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 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 Course Requirements: Arts Focus (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: 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 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. 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 We have homeroom meetings. – 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 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 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 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 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: • • • • • • Anthropology Business Computer Science Criminal Justice Engineering English • • • • • • History Math Meteorology Philosophy Political Science Psychology • • • • 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. (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 earned an average of 6 credits in the past) 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 o o Scroll over the Special Programs option Select the “College Institute” link We ARE the Wootton PATRIOTS.