MAKING THE MOST OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 7 P. M . WELCOME TO THE CANNON UPPER SCHOOL Kristin McClanahan, MS College Counselor [email protected] WELCOME TO CANNON UPPER SCHOOL Joe Trojan, MEd, 10th Grade Dean Co-Coordinator of Freshmen Seminar With Laura Huffman, MA [email protected] [email protected] FRESHMAN SEMINARS • What? A full slate of presentations, activities, and programs • Why? Created based on feedback from students, teachers, and advisors to ease the transition from middle to high school for our newest Upper School students • Who? Presented by teachers, administrators, counselors and fellow students to the freshman class • When? During student life, drop periods, and on our annual freshman beach trip FRESHMAN SEMINAR SCHEDULE PROCTORED STUDY HALL • Freshmen are in proctored study hall, allowing them to • • • • Attend freshmen seminars Work on homework and study Visit teachers for additional help Learn positive habits that they will hopefully continue throughout their high school career • Finally… • “It takes time, but we’re trying to limit the amount of time it takes.” – Joe Trojan ANNE HOFFMAN, MA Upper School Counselor [email protected] CANNON SCHOOL COUNSELORS: PERSONAL, SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL HEALTH 7 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW “Trust but Verify!” OCTOBER: ALCOHOL ED OTHER DRUG ED MONDAY, OCTOBER 20TH 7-9PM : MARIA DAHAAS SPEAKER Deb Roffman named one of Time Magazine’s 16 Top Parenting Experts for the 21st Century SELF KNOWLEDGE: TRUE COLORS Volunteer! Career Lunch & Learn Series Monday-Thursday 11:15-12:00 noon FABIO HURTADO, MA Dean of Academics [email protected] ACADEMICS EVERYWHERE • Advising Time – Open gradebook check-in AdvisorAdvisee, once per quarter. • New Academic Spaces in the US – Academic Center (US 610), The Learning Lab, The Fish Bowl for Tutoring • Learning Goals based assessment and grading in 9th grade US Physics course. SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE THIS: • It’s not about the grade and it’s not about completion nor compliance. It’s about the practice and the learning of content and of habits. • An Engaged and connected student in Freshman Seminar, and in what happens during class time. • When is it that tutoring is a bad idea? • A relational approach to teaching and learning teacher-student and student-student. YOU SAY TOMATO AND I SAY… TIMELY ACADEMIC SUPPORT • Open Gradebooks • Advisor: 4 Academic Advising Days during Student Life • House Games, House Activities, Advisory • DROP time for HW • Extra Help with Teachers: 3-3:45 PM/Drop Days • US Learning Specialist, Mrs. Hurtado • Peer Tutoring 3PM in Academic Center (Academic Prefects) • College Counseling Four Year Plan • Academic Dean LOOKING AHEAD: WINTERM YEAR II • www.cannonschool.org/uswinterm LOOKING WAY AHEAD… • 10th Grade typically involves: • The choice between World History II and AP European History - first chance at an AP course at Cannon. • A first or second year of a foreign language • Chemistry • A math course (following sequence) • English II (Inquiries into Others) • An elective (Fine Arts, PE, Film, etc…) * Expect support from teachers, Deans, and College Counseling as we enter the course recommendation process in the Spring. KRISTIN MCCLANAHAN, MS College Counselor [email protected] THE FOUR YEAR PLAN • Class of 2018 • Graduation Requirements • Asking students: • Who am I? Who do I Want to be? • Self Assessments • Self Reflection Questions • Course Planner • Family Connection Website Resource • Haiku College Counseling Page • http://cannonschool.haikulearning.com GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Credits 4 3 3 3 3 2 1 1 20 Subjects English I, II, III, IV Math (Alg. I*, Geometry, Alg. II & one unit beyond Alg. II) Science (Chemistry, Biology required) History (US History required) World Language (consecutively in the same language recommended) Fine Arts Physical Education (class or athletic participation) Computer Proficiency (satisfied upon graduation) Total Credits Required for Graduation * Algebra I or Geometry may be completed in Middle School. However, any credits earned while in middle school, even in Cannon Upper School courses, do not count among the credits required for graduation from the Upper School It is recommended that all students take a mathematics course in twelfth grade. Selective colleges prefer to see at least three years of the same foreign language; four years is encouraged. COLLEGE COUNSELING FRESHMAN PROGRAMMING • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Setting the Course/Making the Most of High School – Parents Setting the Course/Making the Most of High School – Students College Fair – Sept. 27th! PSAT – Family Day October 15th Learning Styles Inventory & Family Connections Funding a College Education – Parent Program November 19th 7 p.m. Lunch & Learn – Military Academies PSAT Interpretation Lunch & Learn – Competitive Scholarships Conversation with College Counselor – Freshman Parents 8:00 a.m. Summer Opportunities Lunch & Learn – Academic & Leadership Summer Programs Lunch & Learn – Adventure & Travel Summer Programs Lunch & Learn – Work, Internships and Volunteer in the Summer MAKING THE MOST OF HIGH SCHOOL • Beyond the classroom – Learn it, Live it, Earn it , Love it • Why does it matter?… First Year Class at UNC 95% served the community 74% played a sport 54% participated in the arts 19% founded an organization 51% served as class or club president 25% conducted research outside of class 26% internships 53% traveled outside their home country TOM BOOKER Upper School Dean of Students [email protected] RESOURCES Who are the people here at school who can help you? Teachers and Advisors Academic Dean ( Fabio Hurtado) Dean of Students (Joe Trojan, Sue Ramsey, Tom Booker) Counselor ( Anne Hoffman) Learning Specialist ( Teresita Hurtado) College Counselor ( Kristin McClanahan) Head of Upper School ( Deb Otey) WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND?