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1 Thomas S. Wootton High School From a good school to a GREAT school…Thomas S. Wootton High School
2 Presenters/Contact InformationPrincipal: Dr. DoranAssistant Principal Mr. Du BoyceScience RT Ms. AltonMath RT Mr. TuckerArts RT Ms. IngramResource Counselor Ms. TaylorArts & Humanities Ms. HansonCoordinatorSTARS Coordinator Ms. NostrandAOIT Coordinator Ms. Mattey
3 Wootton Basics Opened in 1970 Comprehensive HS serving Rockville community and students in grades 9-12Current enrollment –2, 344 studentsSchool day begins at 7:25 and ends at 2:10School day consists of eight class periods, which includes lunchStudents may NOT leave campus for lunch
4 Example Student Schedule A Student schedules have 8 periodsLunch is part of a students schedule. It is an important part of balancing a students workloadLunches are either 4th, 5th, or 6th periodsClasses are divided into two semesters. (Either section A or B, 1 or 2)Semesters are divided into 2 quarters/marking periods. (MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4)All periods are 45 minutes in lengthPeriodCourseTeacherRoom1Physical Education 1AP. Kirk1292H English 9AK. Boldon2343H Spanish 3AM. Salzman1494H US History AA. Steppling1675LunchD. GomezCafe6H Matter & Energy AK. Schwarz2087Concert Band AC. Herman298H Geometry AC. Tucker285
5 Example Student Schedule B Advanced courses count towards a students weighted Grade Point Average (GPA)Second Semester classes. Most classes culminate in a final exam or final project depending on the curriculum.PeriodCourseTeacherRoom1AP NSL History BCresham1682Algebra 2 w/ Analysis BTucker2923Honors English 9BDickel2784LunchD. GomezCafé5Honors Chemistry BCharuhas1146Honors Spanish 3BSalzman1457Weight TrainingLong168Foundations of Technology BDenton13
6 Wootton H.S. Statistics 2012-2013 Population*Total22972344Freshman584647Sophomore574548Junior563588Senior576561Graduation Rate: 99%Attending College orMilitary: 98%SAT Mean Scores*VerbalMathWritingNational496514488Montgomery County545561Wootton594634608Data: *Schools at a Glance
7 Data Comparison between schools SAT Data*Population% TestedCritical Reading/ Verbal Mean ScoreMath Mean ScoreWriting Mean ScoreWootton2,29783.7594634608Richard Montgomery2,12479.5591595589Montgomery Blair2,80674.8555568547Poolesville1,170 *86.2521614* School Profile
8 Advanced Placement Comparison Spring 2012 DataWoottonRichard MontgomeryMontgomery BlairPoolesvilleNo. AP Exams Given2,7722,0732,0801,750Total No. Students Tested1,350949896556Percentage Tested withinTotal Population( data)52.1 %45.8 %30.4 %48.5 %No. Tests Scoring 3 and higher2,4651,7491,7931,530Percentage Scoring 3 and higher88.9%84.4%86.2%87.4%Data: MCPS AP Testing Data Report
9 More data points to compare* WoottonRichard MontgomeryMontgomery BlairPoolesvilleGraduation Rate>95.0 %90.3%85.8 %>95.0%Attendance Rate94 %93.5 %>95.%Dropout Rate<5.0 %9.7 %<5.0%Suspension Rate<3.0 %4.3 %3.6 %3.5% %Percent of Students Meeting Univ. of MD System Entrance Requirements86.4 %70.6 %71.0 %88.4 %* Data: “Schools at a Glance ”
10 Advanced Placement Tests Administered for Wootton HS, Spring 2013 Biology, Calculus (AB and BC), ChemistryChinese 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)
11 Humanities & Arts Signature Program For students who are passionate about literature, history, languages,art, theatre, music…!
12 A unique, flexible, and challenging course of study Cohorted, enriched sections of 9th/10th Honors/AP English and Social Studies; 11th Grade Social StudiesJunior and Senior seminar classesField trips, artists-in-residence, workshops, speaker seriesSpecialty electives such as such as Law, Film Studies, Mock Trial, Debate, and Musical Theatre
13 Course Requirements: Humanities Focus (4) English*(3) Social Studies*(4) Foreign Language(1) Fine Arts(3) Additional H&A Electives (may be in any of the four major humanities or arts disciplines and electives)(.5) Junior Seminar (spring of junior year)(.5) Senior Seminar (fall of senior year)*all H&A students are enrolled in special cohorted classes of English and Social Studies
14 Course Requirements: Arts Focus (4) English*(3) Social Studies*(4 or 5) Fine Arts(3 or 4) Foreign Language(.5) Junior Seminar (fall or spring of junior year)(.5) Senior Seminar (fall of senior year)*all H&A students are enrolled in specialcohorted classes of English and Social Studies
15 Off-Campus Experience We believe that these experiences are critical to the understanding of the humanities and arts in culture and societyStudents must complete one off-campus experience during the program:An internshipA study abroad experienceA university summer program(arts focus students may also use music lessons or art experiences for the OCE)Private art lessons ( Arts Focus Students)
16 Senior Independent Project The Humanities & Arts Program capstone experience is called the Senior Independent Project (SIP). Students chooseextended research essay (18-20 pages) ORmajor art project with a short research essay (8-10 pages)Prepares students for the independent research, writing, and oral presentation skills expected by universitiesstudents give an oral defense of their work to a faculty panel
17 Extended Essay Examples “The New Suburban Marketplace: New Urbanism, Retailing, and Community in the Internet Age”“A Bullet-Riddled Defeat: An In Depth Analysis of the Failures of the Merida Initiative in Dealing with the Mexican Drug War”“Who Gives a Tweet?: The Social and Psychological Impact of Social Media on the Mobile Generation”“The Final Solution: An Analysis of German Passivity towards the Jews during the Holocaust from a Historical and Psychological Perspective”
18 Short Essay/Creative Projects Samples “A Comparative Study of the Keyboard Preludes of Bach and Chopin” (Piano Performance)Portrait Art Examined: An Exploration into the Psychology and Brain Science of Facial Recognition (Painting Portfolio)“Women of Will: The Outspoken Women of Shakespeare’s Comedies” (Dramatic Performance)
19 Class of 2013 Statistics 57 Graduates H&A GPA Avg.: 3.61 Avg. # H&A AP: 5.35Students are currently attending Princeton, Cornell, Kenyon, Drexel, NYU, Boston University, and the University of Maryland.
20 Michelle Hanson, Coordinator 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 InformationMichelle Hanson, Coordinator(301)
21 The ARTS“The ARTS are an essential element of education...music, dance, drawing, painting, and theatre are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment.”William Bennett
22 The ARTS at Wootton High School MusicTheatreDanceFamily and Consumer ScienceFoods & Child Development
23 The ARTS at Wootton High School 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.
24 The ARTS Art Music Theatre Percussion Ensemble Foundations of Art ChorusStudio Art/AP Studio Art Chamber SingersPainting Concert ChoirAP Art History Songwriting (Pre-AP Music Theory)Fashion Drawing & Design AP Music TheoryCeramics Rock 101Photography Concert BandSymphonic BandJazz BandTheatre Percussion EnsembleTheatre GuitarAdvanced Acting Concert OrchestraPlay Directing Symphonic OrchestraTechnical Theatre Chamber OrchestraMusical TheatreFamily and Consumer Science DanceCultures and Cuisines Dance/PEFood Trends Dance as a Fine ArtChild and Adolescent DevelopmentEducation Internships
25 The ARTS Art Clubs and Exhibits Chamber Singers and A Cappella ConcertsConcert, Symphonic and Jazz Band ConcertsConcert, Symphonic, and Chamber Orchestra ConcertsTheatre ProductionsDramatic and MusicalThe Festival of the ArtsThe Child Development Lab School
26 The Education Academy at Wootton High 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.
27 The Education Academy LEARN LEAD INSPIRE Child and Adolescent Development 1Advanced-LevelChild and Adolescent Development 2 and 3Lab School for Pre-K ChildrenEducation InternshipAll Subjects All Grades All SchoolsFoundations of Education College Classes – 4 creditsPartnership with Montgomery CollegeLEARN LEAD INSPIRE
28 The ARTS at Wootton High School “The secret of life is in the ARTS!”Oscar WildeCarla IngramArts Resource Teacher
30 STARS Signature Program 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 in science, math and research. STARS fosters problem solving, leadership, and an appreciation of science through independent research that is supported by rigorous classroom academics.
31 The small learning environment STARS provides students with a small group environment, while maintaining all of the resources of a large, comprehensive school experience.Freshman CohortExtensive Science Club SelectionScience Lectures and Extra-curricular Learning Activities
32 STARS connect their learning to the community Students participate in outside lectures each year.Students take additional years of science and math.Students take 1 semester research class.MANY internship opportunities are availableCommunity service opportunities
33 Rigorous AcademicsAP Sciences, AP Computer Science, AP Calc AND Multivariable Calc availableMultiple sections of many APs to make scheduling of electives possibleIndividualized, science-focused academic guidance for STARS students
34 AP MATH CLASSES (2012- 2013) Performance and Participation AP Calculus BC mean score: 4.47with 101 participating mean: 4.73AP Calculus AB mean score:4.32with 134 students 2012 mean: 4.40AP Statistics mean score: 3.94With 97 students 2012 mean: 4.10
35 Advanced Math Topics College level Math Courses & Beyond AP Calculus BCAP Calculus ABAP StatisticsMulti-variable CalculusDifferential EquationsMathletesInterstellar Online CompetitionCounty Math LeagueAmerican Mathematics CompetitionInternational Mathematics OlympiadUniversity of Maryland Mathematics CompetitionContinental Math LeaguePrinceton University Math Competition
36 AP Science Program AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Physics 154 140 34 Total Students15414034Average AP Score3.624.874.68
37 Science Awards Intel Semifinalist Siemens Semifinalists- 3 last year! MCPS Science Fair AwardsBiology Olympiad SemifinalistChemistry Olympiad SemifinalistsNational team memberPhysics Olympiad SemifinalistsBioGenius Finalist for Northeast region
38 Science Team Competitions Physics Bowl Competition-Year 1 team-1st PlaceYear 2 team- 1st PlaceChemathon- Held at U of MD for multistate competitionJETS (Junior Engineering Team Score)Grade 9/10 and 11/12 were BEST in STATECompetition held at GW School of Engineering
39 Requirements for STARS: All students take Research Project (.5 credits) in order to prepare them for research internshipsMinimum of 4 science credits (honors/AP)- many take more!Many students complete off-site research through an internshipOut of class lectures- 3-5/yearCommunity Service Involvement-bake sales, Fall Festival, March Madness, etcOverall 3.0 GPA for science
41 For additional information and STARS application : ContactFor additional information and STARS application :Visit the Wootton website under "Signature Programs”(STARS)Wootton Math RT:Wootton Science RT:For STARS Program:
42 The Academy Of Information Technology @ Thomas S. Wootton HS TITLE SLIDEThis slide is intended to be the title slide for your presentationCustomize title to suit your audience and presentationInclude school or program icon or photoInclude presenter names, date, audience information, etc. as neededFOR ALL SLIDES:Customize the text and add artwork and animation as neededFor projected slides, use dark backgrounds with light colored text (use opposite for handouts)Try to limit text to 10 lines per slide, no smaller than 18 pt. fontGo to “View” -> “Master” -> “Slide Master” to format style throughout or add elements to appear on every slideUse a consistent text and image style throughout if possiblePresented by:Monica Mattey – AOIT coordinator
43 The Academy Of Information Technology Academy Mission:Our mission is to support the personal and professional success of youth by creating career-themed 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 technologyMISSION/VISION SLIDEThis slide is intended to cover the purpose, vision, and beliefs of the Academy program.Enter mission statement or program mottoEnter vision statement or goals of the programEnter core agreements, program values, belief statements, or other brief statements that give audience a sense of how business will be done in the AcademyFOR ALL SLIDES:Customize the text and add artwork and animation as neededFor projected slides, use dark backgrounds with light colored text (use opposite for handouts)Try to limit text to 10 lines per slide, no smaller than 18 pt. fontGo to “View” -> “Master” -> “Slide Master” to format style throughout or add elements to appear on every slideUse a consistent text and image style throughout if possible
44 Academy Structure Enrollment: Limited to 50 students each school year Program Sequence: Students select pathways to content areas within information technology, such as:ProgrammingNetworking/HardwareInformation Resource DesignACADEMY STRUCTURE SLIDEThis slide gives audience members a sense of the overall structure of your programInclude information on student enrollment (projected), number of sections (projected), schedule, and program sequenceAdd other information if necessaryFOR ALL SLIDES:Customize the text and add artwork and animation as neededFor projected slides, use dark backgrounds with light colored text (use opposite for handouts)Try to limit text to 10 lines per slide, no smaller than 18 pt. fontGo to “View” -> “Master” -> “Slide Master” to format style throughout or add elements to appear on every slideUse a consistent text and image style throughout if possible
45 Meetings We have homeroom meetings. Attendance is takenWe have scheduled speakers to enlightened our students on career choices.Visit the website to see up to date informationIt can be located on our homepage under special programs (AOIT-Information Technology)
46 Student InternshipsAll 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.
47 College Level CourseStudents 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.
48 ScholarshipsOur 2011 graduates received $16, worth of scholarshipsOne student was given the NSA Stokes Scholarship. Full tuition to any college of his choice and a guaranteed job with NSA upon graduationMaryland is the National Cyber Security Headquarters for the nation. Over 100,000 jobs expected to be filled.
49 Dynamic Employer Partners Lockheed MartinMontgomery County Public SchoolsCisco SystemsInfoStructuresMontgomery CollegeInterviseBooz, Allen &HamiltonTalentShip, Inc.IBM
50 College Institute at Wootton Early College Access ProgramsSummer college coursesConcurrent EnrollmentMontgomery College Early PlacementAOIT Capstone courseCollege Institute at WoottonEducation AcademyAfter school or weekend courses
51 Early College Access Programs College InstituteA Partnership in Excellence between Montgomery College & MCPS since 2002Wootton High SchoolGaithersburg High SchoolKennedy High SchoolSeneca Valley High School(Kennedy and Seneca Valley joined the partnership in 2005)
52 CI Program Coordinators and Staff Dr. Jay Bass, Wootton School CounselorMs.Amy Evans, Wootton’s Dual Enrollment Program Assistant12th Grade Level Administrator, Mr. Joseph Du Boyce
53 Primary ObjectivesTo 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 & responsibilityTo offer challengesbeyond AP classesTo support the success of the students participating
54 Students’ senior year is enriched by: Becoming academically and socially oriented to collegeExpanding their academic reach beyond the AP level while still in high schoolSelecting college courses that build on the AP classes of interestEnjoying more freedom in their course schedule
55 College Institute Course Selections Working together with students, MC, and Wootton administrators and staff, various course offerings are generated. Many academic departments participate, including:AnthropologyHistorySociologyBusinessMathSpeechComputer ScienceMeteorologyTheatreCriminal JusticePhilosophyWomen’s StudiesEngineeringPolitical ScienceEnglishPsychology
56 Universities at Shady Grove (USG) Classes are held in classrooms or computer labs with state-of-the-art technology and equipmentThe CI program is housed in Building III, USG’s LEED Gold Certified Camille Kendall AcademicCenter, which was constructed to be both energy efficient and environmentally sensitive.(Satellite campus encompassing the innovative partnership of nine Univ. System of MD universities, USG offers more thanLocated two miles from Wootton, about a 5 minute drive60 of the best and most popular degree programs from across the state. (
57 Student EligibilityStudents 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 3.5An Appeals Process exists for highly motivated students with strong academic records whose achievements fall slightly below the criteria cited above
58 Benefits of this program Extends opportunities beyond the AP levelExperienced college faculty work with students during their first foray into the college experienceSmall class sizes, typically no more than students per classOpportunity 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” classroomsTransportation provided by MCPS bus to and from USGEnhances college admissions profileSchedule planning, course registration, guidance and support provided by Wootton College Institute staff during junior yearFinancial Aid available through Montgomery College specifically for high school students concurrently enrolled
59 For More Information, check out our websites The Office of Dual Enrollment ProgramsScroll over the Special Programs optionSelect the “College Institute” link
60 We ARE the Wootton PATRIOTS. Questions and Answers