Wootton - Montgomery County Public Schools

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From a good school to a GREAT school…
Wootton Basics
•Opened in 1970
•Comprehensive HS serving
Rockville community and
students in grades 9-12
•Current enrollment –
2, 455 students
•School day begins at 7:25
and ends at 2:10
•School day consists of
eight class periods, which
includes lunch
•Students may NOT leave
campus for lunch
Example Student
Schedule A
PERIOD
COURSE
TEACHER
ROOM
1
PHYSICAL
EDUCATION 1A
P. KIRK
129
2
H ENGLISH 9A
K. BOLDON
234
3
H SPANISH 3A
M. SALZMAN
149
4
H US HISTORY
A
A. STEPPLING
167
5
LUNCH
R.NEGIN
CAFE
6
H MATTER &
ENERGY A
K. SCHWARZ
208
quarters/marking periods.
(MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4)
7
CONCERT
BAND A
C. HERMAN
29
•All periods are 45 minutes in
8
H GEOMETRY
A
C. TUCKER
285
•Student schedules have 8
periods
•Lunch is part of a students
schedule. It is an important part
of balancing a students
workload
•Lunches are either 4th, 5th, or
6th
periods
•Classes are divided into two
semesters. (Either section A or
B, 1 or 2)
•Semesters are divided into 2
length
Example Student
Schedule B
PERIOD
COURSE
TEACHER
ROOM
towards a students weighted
Grade Point Average (GPA)
1
AP NSL HISTORY B
CRESHAM
168
•Second Semester classes.
2
ALGEBRA 2 W/
ANALYSIS B
TUCKER
292
3
HONORS ENGLISH 9B
DICKEL
278
4
LUNCH
NEGIN
CAFÉ
5
HONORS CHEMISTRY B
CHARUHAS
114
6
HONORS SPANISH 3B
SALZMAN
145
7
WEIGHT TRAINING
LONG
16
8
FOUNDATIONS OF
TECHNOLOGY B
DENTON
13
•Advanced courses count
Most classes culminate in a
final exam or final project
depending on the curriculum.
Population
2009-10
2010-11
Total
2436
2409
Freshman
586
623
Sophomore
591
574
Junior
611
598
Senior
648
621
SAT Mean Scores
 Graduation Rate: 99%
 Attending College or
Military: 97%
Verbal
Math
Writing
National
497
514
489
State
499
502
491
Montgomery County
542
554
541
Wootton
584
623
592
All data is gathered from the Wootton registrar, 2009-2010 “School at a Glance”
document ,or 2010-2011 School Profile.
2010-2011 SAT Data
2010-2011
Population
Wootton
Richard
Montgomery
Montgomery
Blair
Poolesville
Critical
Reading/
Verbal Mean
Score
Math Mean Writing
Mean Score
Score
2,409*
592
626
603
2,044 *
584
596
579
2,832*
573
579
575
1,170 *
597
620
597
*2010-2011 School Profile
Spring 2011 Data
Wootton
Richard
Montgomery
Montgomery
Blair
Poolesville
2010-11 Population
2,409
2,044
2,832
1,170
No. AP Exams Given
2,596
1,982
1,980
1308
Total No. Students
Tested
1,256
936
861
568
52.1 %
45.8 %
30.4 %
48.5 %
No. Tests Scoring 3 and
higher
2,227
1650
1,750
1117
Percentage Scoring 3
and higher
85.8 %
83.2 %
88.4 %
85.4 % *
Percentage Tested
within
Total Population
All data is gathered from the respective school’s 2010-2011 School Profile
Please note: More recent data is not available at this time.
Wootton
Richard
Montgomery
Montgomery
Poolesville
Blair
Graduation Rate
97.8 %
90.8 %
88.1 %
99.3%
Attendance Rate
97.2 %
95.7 %
95.1 %
95.8%
Dropout Rate
0.4 %
1.0 %
2.0 %
0.1%
Suspension Rate
1.5 %
4.0 %
4.7 %
1.0 %
Percent of Students
Meeting Univ. of MD
System Entrance
Requirements
87.2 %
76.0 %
77.0 %
90.1 %
All data is gathered from the respective school’s 2010-2011“School at a Glance”
Biology, Calculus (AB and BC), Chemistry
Chinese Language, Comparative Government,
Computer Science, English Language & Composition,
English Literature, Environmental Science,
European History, French Language, Human Geography,
Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Music Theory,
Physics C (Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism),
Psychology, Spanish Language and Literature, Statistics,
Studio Art, U.S. History, World History,
U.S. Government & Politics (AP NSL)
Humanities & Arts
Signature Program
For students who are passionate about
literature, history, languages,
art, theatre, music…!
A unique, flexible, and challenging
course of study
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Special enriched sections of 9th/10th Grade English and Social
Studies for H&A students only
Junior and senior seminar classes
Field trips, artists-in-residence, workshops, speaker series
Specialty H&A courses such as Law, Film Studies, Mock Trial,
Debate, and History of Rock’n’Roll
Course Requirements:
Humanities Focus
(4) English*
(3) Social Studies*
(4) Foreign Language
(1.5) Fine Arts
(2) Additional Electives (may be in any of the four major
humanities or arts disciplines)
 (1) Specialty Electives, including (.5) Junior Seminar
 (.5)Senior Seminar (fall of senior year)
 *all H&A students are enrolled in special cohorted classes of
English and Social Studies
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Course Requirements:
Arts Focus
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(4) English*
(3) Social Studies*
(4 or 5) Fine Arts
(3 or 4)Foreign Language
(.5)Junior Seminar (either semester)
(.5)Senior Seminar (fall of senior year)
*all H&A students are enrolled in special
cohorted classes of English and Social Studies
Off-Campus Experience
We believe that these experiences are critical to
the understanding of the humanities and arts in
culture and society
 Students must complete one off-campus
experience during the program:
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An internship
A study abroad experience
A university summer program
(arts focus students may also use music lessons or art experiences for
the OCE)
Senior Independent Project
The Humanities & Arts Program experience culminates in the
Senior Independent Project (SIP). Students choose
• extended research essay (18-20 pages) OR
•major art project with a short research essay (8-10 pages)
•Prepares students for the independent research, writing,
and oral presentation skills expected by universities
•students give an oral defense of their work to a faculty
panel
Class of 2011 Statistics
57 Graduates
H&A GPA Avg.: 3.69
Avg. # H&A AP: 5.03
2011 Graduates going to top-tier
universities: 29 !!
 Including Swarthmore, Dartmouth,
Carnegie Mellon, UC Berkeley, NYU, Bard,
and the University of Michigan
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How Do I Join?
Applications will be available online in January of the 8th
grade year; the application should be submitted to the
guidance counselor together with the registration form
for the next year.
 Application packets may also be submitted directly to the
Program Coordinator.
 Students will be formally notified of acceptance into the
program.
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H&A Program Contact Information
Michelle Hanson, Coordinator
[email protected]
(301)517-8173
The ARTS
“The ARTS are an essential
e l e m e n t o f e d u c a t i o n . . . mu s ic ,
dance, drawing, painting, and
theatre are all keys that unlock
p r o f o u n d h u m a n u n d e r s t a n d i ng
and accomplishment.”
William Bennett
•Art
•Music
•Theatre
•Dance
•Family and Consumer Science
Foods & Child Development
•The Arts cultivates skills and discipline.
•The Arts strengthen academic performance.
•The Arts challenge student to think about
themselves and the world in creative ways.
•The Arts make learning come alive.
•The Arts provide leadership opportunities.
•The Arts open a wide range of careers.
The ARTS
Art
Foundations of Art
Studio Art
Painting
Fashion Drawing & Design
Ceramics
Photography
AP Art History
Theatre
Theatre
Advanced Acting
Play Directing
Technical Theatre
Family and Consumer Science
Cultures and Cuisines
Food Trends
Child and Adolescent Development
Education Internships
Music
Chorus
Chamber Singers
Concert Choir
AP Music Theory
Rock 101
Concert Band
Symphonic Band
Jazz Band
Percussion Ensemble
Guitar
Concert Orchestra
Symphonic Orchestra
Chamber Orchestra
Dance
Dance/PE
Dance as a Fine Art
The ARTS
 Art Clubs and Exhibits
 Chamber Singers and A Cappella Concerts
 Concert, Symphonic and Jazz Band Concerts
 Concert, Symphonic, and Chamber Orchestra
Concerts
 Theatre Productions
Dramatic and Musical
 The Festival of the Arts
 The Child Development Lab School
Whatever career path one
chooses can be admirable, but
if you really want to be all
that you can be, be a teacher
and affect eternity.
 Child and Adolescent Development 1
 Advanced-Level
Child and Adolescent Development 2 and 3
Lab School for Pre-K Children
 Advanced-Level
Education Internship
All Subjects
All Grades
All Schools
 Foundations of Education College Classes – 4 credits
Partnership with Montgomery College
LEARN
LEAD
INSPIRE
“The secret of life is in the
ARTS!”
Oscar Wilde
Sue Thorpe
Arts Resource Teacher
301.279.8581
[email protected]
The mission of the Thomas S. Wootton Science,
Technology and Research Signature Program is
to provide an environment in which each
student is challenged to excel personally and
academically
through
a
comprehensive
educational experience.
STARS fosters problem solving and leadership
through independent research and collaboration
with the local science, mathematics, and
technology communities.
STARS provides students
with a small group
environment, while
maintaining all of the
resources of a large,
comprehensive school
experience.
●Freshman Cohort
●Extensive Science Club
Selection
●Science Lectures and
Extra-curricular Learning
Activities
 Students participate in a
wide variety of activities,
clubs and special offerings
 Extracurricular learning,
community service,
lectures and field trips are
an integral part of the
STARS experience
 Advanced coursework
 Extensive extracurricular and co-curricular
offerings
 Individualized, science-focused academic
guidance for STARS students
Performance and Participation
AP Calculus BC mean score: 4.76 (#2 in the county)
with 85 participating (#4) 2011 mean: 4.76
AP Calculus AB mean score:4.0 (#3)
with 143 students (#1) 2011 mean: 4.24
AP Statistics mean score: 4.2 (#1)
With 116 students (#2) 2011 mean: 4.12
 College level Math Courses & Beyond
 AP Calculus BC
 AP Calculus AB
 AP Statistics
 Multi-variable Calculus
 Differential Equations
 Mathletes
 County Math League
 American Mathematics Competition
 American Invitational Mathematics Examination
 International Mathematics Olympiad
 University of Maryland Mathematics Competition
 Continental Math League
 American Regional Mathematics League
23 Xiyang Zhao
171 Akira Horiguchi
49 David Zbarsky
202 Eileen J Li
61 Russell Brown
202 Yuxiao Tan
77 Le Qi
202 Xuxinye Xu
92 Xiaochi Wang
202 Victor Wang
92 Tingjiao Chen
202 Prashants Venkataram
118 Gavin Kramar
118 Chengyu Liu
142 Keren Gu
142 David Lokshin
142 Kevin Yan
35 other Wootton students
particicpated, but did not qualify.
AP
AP
AP
Biology Chemistry Physics
Total Students 153
117
48
2010-11
Average AP
Score
4.18
4.71
4.65
 1 Intel Semifinalist
 2 Siemens Semifinalists
 6 MCPS Science Fair Awards including 1 overall 1st
place in Medicine & Health
 3 Biology Olympiad Semifinalist
 2 Chemistry Olympiad Semifinalists
 1 National team member
 6 Physics Olympiad Semifinalists
 1 BioGenius Finalist for Northeast region
 Physics Bowl Competition Year 1 team-1st Place
 Year 2 team- 1st Place
 Chemathon- Held at U of MD for multistate competition
 2nd year team placed 1st
 1st year team placed 2nd
 JETS (Junior Engineering Team Score)
 Grade 9/10 and 11/12 were BEST in STATE
 Competition held at GW School of Engineering
 All students take Research Project (.5 credits) in
order to prepare them for research internships
 Rigorous and highly varied science and mathematics
course selections
 Many students complete off-site research through an
internship
Contact
For additional information and STARS application :
Visit the Wootton website under "Signature
Programs”(STARS)
Wootton Math RT:
[email protected]
301-517-8174
Wootton Science RT:
[email protected]
301-279-8594
For STARS Program:
[email protected]
The
Academy Of Information Technology @
Thomas S. Wootton HS
Presented by:
Monica Mattey – AOIT
coordinator
The Academy Of Information Technology
Academy Mission:
Our mission is to support the personal and
professional success of youth by creating careerthemed learning experiences; and building
partnerships between high school and businesses.
Academy Vision:
Our vision is to provide highly-qualified graduates
who are prepared for college and for careers in
information technology
Academy Structure
Enrollment: Limited to 50 students each
school year
Program Sequence: Students select
pathways to content areas within
information technology, such as:
– Programming
– Networking/Hardware
– Information Resource Design
National Academy of Information Technology (OASIS Code = AR)
Programming Option
Requirements for Program Completion
(3 credits A) + (1 Credit B)
Code
A
B
Course #
Course Title
Credit
2812/2813 Designing Technology Solutions A/B
1.0
2989/2990 Computer Programming 1A/1B (Advanced Level)
1.0
2901/2902 Computer Programming 2A/2B (Advanced
Placement)
2965/2966 Advanced Topics in Computer Science 3A/3B
(Advanced Level)
2405/2406 IB – Information Technology in a Global Society
(Advanced Level)
TBD
College - Information Technology
(Advanced Level; Unlimited Repeats)*
1.0
5720
Internship – Foundation (Advanced Level)
(Unlimited Repeats)*
2938/2939 Guided Research – Foundation A/B (Advanced
Level)
1.0
1.0
0.5
0.5
1.0
National Academy of Information Technology (OASIS Code = AR)
Information Resource Design Option
Requirements for Program Completion
(3 credits A) + (1 Credit B)
Code
A
B
Course #
Course Title
2812/2813 Designing Technology Solutions A/B
2989/2990 Computer Programming 1A/1B (Advanced Level)
Credit
1.0
1.0
2901/2902 Computer Programming 2A/2B (Advanced Placement)
1.0
2405/2406 IB – Information Technology in a Global Society (Advanced
Level)
2905/2906 Advanced Software Applications by Design A/B
1.0
2991/2992 Web Site Development A/B
2936/2937 Advanced Web Tools and Digital Media A/B
1.0
1.0
4232/4233
TBD
5720
1.0
Database Administration Programming A/B
1.0
College - Information Technology
(Advanced Level; Unlimited Repeats)*
0.5
Internship – Foundation (Advanced Level) (Unlimited
Repeats)*
2938/2939 Guided Research – Foundation A/B (Advanced Level)
0.5
1.0
National Academy of Information Technology (OASIS Code = AN)
Networking/Hardware Option
Requirements for Program Completion
(1 credit A) + (2 credits B) + (1 Credit C)
Code
A
B
C
Course #
Course Title
Credit
2812/2813
Designing Technology Solutions A/B
1.0
2989/2990
Computer Programming 1A/1B (Advanced Level)
1.0
2905/2906
Advanced Software Applications by Design A/B
1.0
5611/5612
4214/4215
5613/5614
4216/4217
5615/5616
4218/4219
5617/5618
4220/4221
4230/4231
Microcomputer Technologies A/B
1.0
Microcomputer Technologies A/B (DP)
2.0
Network Engineering and Management A/B
1.0
Network Engineering and Management A/B (DP)
2.0
Advanced Network Engineering and Management A/B
1.0
Internship – Foundation (Advanced Level) (Unlimited
Repeats)*
Guided Research – Foundation A/B (Advanced Level)
0.5
College - Information Technology
(Advanced Level; Unlimited Repeats) *
0.5
5720
2938/2939
TBD
1.0
Meetings
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We have homeroom meetings.
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Attendance is taken
We have scheduled speakers to enlightened our
students on career choices.
Visit the website to see up to date information
http://woottonaoit.org
It can be located on our homepage under special
programs (AOIT-Information Technology)
Student Internships
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All students are required to do a paid
internship during the summer of their Junior
and Senior year.
Students will actively look for internships that
interest them in the field of study they have
chosen.
Mock Interviews are set up for students to
learn the process of interviewing with local
businesses.
College Level Course
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Students are required to take the necessary
courses within the pathway. Recommended
that they take a college course during their
senior year.
As a result, Academy students are prepared
for post-secondary studies in information
technology.
Scholarships
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Our 2011 graduates received $16,000.00
worth of scholarships
One student was given the NSA Stokes
Scholarship. Full tuition to any college of his
choice and a guaranteed job with NSA upon
graduation
Maryland is the National Cyber Security
Headquarters for the nation. Over 100,000
jobs expected to be filled.
Dynamic Employer Partners
Employer Partners:
– Lockheed Martin
– Montgomery County Public Schools
– Cisco Systems
– InfoStructures
– Montgomery College
– Intervise
– Booz, Allen &Hamilton
– TalentShip, Inc.
– IBM
Early College Access
Programs
Early College Access Programs
College Institute
A Partnership in Excellence between
Montgomery College & MCPS since 2002

Wootton High School

Gaithersburg High School

Kennedy High School

Seneca Valley High School
(Kennedy and Seneca Valley joined the partnership in 2005)
CI Program Coordinators
and Staff
 Dr. Jay
Bass, Wootton School Counselor
 Mrs. Jean Cox, MC’s College Institute
Coordinator
 Ms. Naomi Karp, Wootton’s Dual
Enrollment Program Assistant
 12th
Grade Level Administrator
◦ 2011-2012, Dr. Ira Thomas
◦ Proposed class of 2015 Administrator:
Dr. Ira Thomas
Primary Objectives
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To provide high achieving seniors an opportunity
to earn college credits while still a high school
student.
To provide further opportunities for students to
demonstrate maturity & responsibility
To offer challenges
beyond AP classes
To support the
success of the
students participating
Students’ senior year is
enriched by:
• Becoming academically and socially oriented
to college
• Expanding their academic reach beyond the
AP level while still in high school
• Selecting college courses that build on the
AP classes of interest
• Enjoying more
freedom in their
course schedule
College Institute Course Selections
Working together with students, MC, and Wootton
administrators and staff, various course offerings are generated.
Many academic departments participate, including:
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Anthropology
Business
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Engineering
English
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History
Math
Meteorology
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
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Sociology
Speech
Theatre
Women’s Studies
Universities at Shady Grove (USG)
Classes are held in classrooms or
computer labs with state-of-the-art
technology and equipment
 The CI program is housed in
Building III, USG’s LEED Gold
Certified Camille Kendall Academic
Center, which was constructed to be both
energy efficient and environmentally
sensitive.
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(http://www.shadygrove.umd.edu/sites/default/files/old_site/pdf/Green%20Brochure.pdf)
 Satellite campus encompassing the
innovative partnership of nine Univ. System
of MD universities, USG offers more than
60 of the best and most popular degree programs from
across the state. (http://www.shadygrove.umd.edu/about/learn-more)
Student Eligibility
Students will apply for the program when they complete the
scheduling process with School Counselors in the middle of
junior year. The eligibility requirements are as follows:
• On track to complete primarily all high
school graduation requirements by the end
of junior year (17 on average)
• Achieve a minimum score on the
verbal/English & math sections of the SAT
(at least 550) or the ACT (at least 24)
• Earn a minimum weighted GPA of 3.5
• An Appeals Process exists for highly
motivated students with strong academic
records whose achievements fall slightly
below the criteria cited above
Benefits of this program
Extends opportunities beyond the AP level
 Experienced college faculty work with students during their first
foray into the college experience
 Small class sizes, typically no more than 20-25 students per class
 Opportunity for students to earn college credits that can be
transferred to their future college or university (students have
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earned an average of 6 credits in the past)
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Courses taught at the nearby Universities at Shady Grove (USG)
campus in state-of-the-art “Green” classrooms
Transportation provided by MCPS bus to and from USG
Enhances college admissions profile
Schedule planning, course registration, guidance and support
provided by Wootton College Institute staff during junior year
Financial Aid available through Montgomery College specifically
for high school students concurrently enrolled
For More Information, check
out our websites
The Office of Dual Enrollment Programs
 http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/edu/dep
artment.aspx?id=23873

www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/woottonhs
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Scroll over the Special Programs option
Select the “College Institute” link
We ARE the Wootton PATRIOTS.

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