Making the Most Out of High School

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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
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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
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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
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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?

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