Presentation on theme: "Choices at Seven...Choosing the Right Program"— Presentation transcript:
1 Choices at Seven...Choosing the Right Program LEAPChoices at Seven...Choosing the Right Program
2 LEAP Information Night Welcome to…LEAP Information NightLimestone Education Through the Arts Program2014
3 Calvin Park Administration Laurie Behan - Principal Sara Jo Ottewell - Vice Principal Lynn Bethune – Office AdministratorLaurie & Steve
4 LEAP Teachers RACHEL STEWART RACHAEL MCDONALD KYLA JACKSON CATHERINE TANG
5 Calvin Park Public School Calvin Park Public School is unique in the province of OntarioWe are a middle school, grades 7 and 8 housed in a secondary school: Loyalist Collegiate and Vocational InstituteCalvin Park is a school of approximately 400 students and consists of four distinct programs: LEAP of course, as well as CORE, ATLAS and Challenge.
6 Our Calvin Community CORE Program Provides strong programming of the Ontario Curriculum for our neighbourhood communities. Literacy and Numeracy are a focus as well as integrated studies across the curriculumATLASThis program is designed to provide focused, structured learning opportunities for students who are of average to above average intelligence and who are experiencing significant difficulties with communication, organization and academic performance. This program utilizes state-of-the-art technology to facilitate learning
7 Our Calvin CommunityThe Challenge Program is designed to meet the needs of academically advanced and formally identified gifted students who are seeking new learning challenges. It provides enriched, multi-disciplinary curricular studies with a focus on cutting edge educational technology and real-life application.TAG cross-program student leadership groups are used to build community and educate all students about Growth Mindset.
8 Lcvi and calvin park facilities Calvin Park occupies a distinct and separate space on the second floor of LCVI.Shared access includes a secondary-sized Gym, a Cafeteria equipped for stage performance, a dance studio and school library.Staggered timetabling and separate lunch hour in the cafeteria minimize contact between the two student populations.Special events such as Inside Ride and CarnevalLockers
9 LEAP at Calvin ParkLEAP is a unique program, in which intermediate students study all subjects required in the Ontario Curriculum through an integrated approach that emphasizes arts activities and creative expression.
10 Preparing for the future LEAP emphasizes:Creative risk takingProcess and ProductTeamworkReal world connectionsCritical thinking & problem-solving through the artsOrganization & time management
11 Balanced, enriched curriculum Based on Ontario Curriculum expectationsEnriched integrated arts learning across the curriculumFocused skill development in all areas of the artsInnovative teaching and learning environmentSubject rotary based on teacher expertise
16 Instrumental musicall students in LEAP take instrumental music (concert band or string ensemble)students applying for grade 8 LEAP require previous experience on a concert band or string instrument - grade 8 applicants are required to play their instrument on the workshop day
17 Development of the whole child Academic Success and AccountabilityInterpersonal SkillsCommunity and School InvolvementHealthy Living and Positive Self-ImageRespect, responsibility & citizenship
18 Academic and personal supports Our Teachers, Administration, Student Support Teacher and Student Support Counsellor are all available to support the success of every student. We work together to provide IEP accommodations where necessary, and to help with organization, time management, and assistive technology. We also support students through performance and stress related issues. We can also act as liaison to coordinate support services with community agencies.
19 WHO IS BEST SUITED TO THIS PROGRAM? Keen Interest in the ArtsIndependent WorkerTeam PlayerEnthusiastic LearnerCommittedRespects OthersWorking at Grade LevelResponsibleGood ListenerRisk TakerOrganizedPositiveArts (keen interest in arts)Academics (working at grade level)Independent skills (organization, independent worker, enthusiasm, responsible, initiative)Group skills (collaboration, team player, good listener, respectful)
20 What costs can I expect in leap? Art Kit approx. $75 - $100Instruments: Can range from free up to $400Field Trips – approx. $300 (includes overnight field trip to Toronto)Appropriate Footwear for Phys. Ed. and DancePerformance AttireMath Set
22 Tri-board transportation policy Transportation is not guaranteedWhere routes and space exist, students may apply to Tri-Board TransportationMore information about bussing is available in the application packageContact Tri-Board Transportation for more informationDepending on the route, students may miss some class time
23 Limestone District School Board Choices at Seven Programs Applying to Programs at Calvin Park Public SchoolLimestone District School BoardChoices at Seven Programs
24 Choices at sevenAll applications to Choices at Seven Programs (Challenge, LEAP, ATLAS) are done onlineApplications will be received by a Choices Program Registrar at the Education Centre who will gather the information related to the application packageshttps://choicesatseven.limestone.on.ca
25 Choices at sevenReport cards for Limestone students will be accessed at the Education CentreNon-Limestone students will be required to deliver a copy of their most recent report card to the Education Centre to be included with the application package
26 Leap workshopIt’s a fun day designed for prospective students to experience “LEAP activities”opportunity for the LEAP teachers to assess student’s suitability for this unique programWorkshop dates are: April 7th, 8th, 9th. Your child will be given one of those dates.students onlydrop off at 8:00pick up at 2:00 - main doors of LCVI
27 The day of the workshopParents are responsible for transportation arrangements to and from the workshop.The cafeteria and school telephone are NOT available.
28 Nut-Free Snack and Lunch WHAT YOU NEED FOR THE WORKSHOP:Positive attitude!!!Art WorkMusic CDNut-Free Snack and LunchCover SheetInstrumentComfortable Clothes
29 Assessing the workshop Students will be assessed by the four LEAP teachers and the Community Artists on:presentation piecevisual arts activitydrama activitymovement activitymusic activity
30 What else is assessed?Overall Reading, Writing and Mathematics (most current report card)Overall Arts (most current report card)Overall Learning Skills (most current report card)
31 Selection process As directed by the Limestone District School Board Established to provide equity of opportunityFirst Round - students will be accepted from rank-order list based on quotas established for each family of schoolsQuotas are based on grade 6 enrollment ( )First round ends when quotas are full
32 Second round selection process Only one student from each school will be accepted until all other schools have been consideredSubsequent rounds of acceptance also follow this pattern until all the places in the program are filledStudents from other school boards & private schools would also be considered at this time with one student per school being accepted in the second round
33 The waiting listStudents who are not initially offered a placement, but who have met the criteria will be placed on a rank-order waiting listStudents will be accepted from the waiting list as others decline their placement
34 Upon acceptanceLETTERS OF ACCEPTANCE, WAIT LIST, AND DECLINE WILL BE SENT OUT FROM THE CHOICES AT SEVEN REGISTRAR at the LDSB Education CentrePlease do not contact Calvin Park Public School regarding your child’s acceptance status. Direct all inquiries to the Registrar, Tanis Fairley
35 acceptanceThe Registrar will be available to answer questions related to the application process at: ext. 394
36 Dates to remember Friday, March 21, 2014 – applications due April 7, 8, 9, 2014 – LEAP workshop daysFriday, April 25, 2014 – students notified of standingFriday, May 2, 2014 – registration deadline