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1 From a good school to a GREAT school…

2 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

3 Example Student Schedule A P ERIOD C OURSE T EACHER R OOM 1 P HYSICAL E DUCATION 1A P. K IRK 129 2H E NGLISH 9AK. B OLDON 234 3H S PANISH 3AM. S ALZMAN H US H ISTORY A A. S TEPPLING 167 5L UNCH R.N EGIN C AFE 6 H M ATTER & E NERGY A K. S CHWARZ C ONCERT B AND A C. H ERMAN 29 8 H G EOMETRY A C. T UCKER 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 4 th, 5 th, or 6 th periods Classes 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 length

4 Example Student Schedule B P ERIOD C OURSE T EACHER R OOM 1AP NSL H ISTORY BC RESHAM A LGEBRA 2 W / A NALYSIS B T UCKER 292 3H ONORS E NGLISH 9BD ICKEL 278 4L UNCH N EGIN C AFÉ 5H ONORS C HEMISTRY BC HARUHAS 114 6H ONORS S PANISH 3BS ALZMAN 145 7W EIGHT T RAINING L ONG 16 8 F OUNDATIONS OF T ECHNOLOGY B D ENTON 13 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.

5 Population Total Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior SAT Mean ScoresVerbalMathWriting National State Montgomery County Wootton  Graduation Rate: 99%  Attending College or Military: 97% All data is gathered from the Wootton registrar, “School at a Glance” document,or School Profile.

6 Population Critical Reading/ Verbal Mean Score Math Mean Score Writing Mean Score Wootton 2,409* Richard Montgomery 2,044 * Montgomery Blair 2,832* Poolesville 1,170 * SAT Data * School Profile

7 Spring 2011 DataWootton Richard Montgomery Montgomery Blair Poolesville Population2,4092,0442,8321,170 No. AP Exams Given2,5961,9821, Total No. Students Tested 1, Percentage Tested within Total Population 52.1 %45.8 %30.4 % 48.5 % No. Tests Scoring 3 and higher 2, , Percentage Scoring 3 and higher 85.8 %83.2 %88.4 % 85.4 % * All data is gathered from the respective school’s School Profile

8 Wootton Richard Montgomery Montgomery Blair Poolesville Graduation Rate97.8 %90.8 %88.1 %99.3% Attendance Rate97.2 %95.7 %95.1 %95.8% Dropout Rate0.4 %1.0 % 2.0 %0.1% Suspension Rate1.5 %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 “School at a Glance” Please note: More recent data is not available at this time.

9 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)

10 Humanities & Arts Signature Program For students who are passionate about literature, history, languages, art, theatre, music…!

11 A unique, flexible, and challenging course of study Special enriched sections of 9th/10th Grade English and Social Studies for H&A students only Special enriched sections of 9th/10th Grade English and Social Studies for H&A students only Junior and senior seminar classes Junior and senior seminar classes Field trips, artists-in-residence, workshops, speaker series 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 Specialty H&A courses such as Law, Film Studies, Mock Trial, Debate, and History of Rock’n’Roll

12 Course Requirements: Humanities Focus (4)English* (4)English* (3)Social Studies* (3)Social Studies* (4)Foreign Language (4)Foreign Language (1.5) Fine Arts (1.5) Fine Arts (2) Additional Electives (may be in any of the four major humanities or arts disciplines) (2) Additional Electives (may be in any of the four major humanities or arts disciplines) (1)Specialty Electives, including (.5) Junior Seminar (1)Specialty Electives, including (.5) Junior Seminar (.5)Senior Seminar (fall of senior year) (.5)Senior Seminar (fall of senior year) *all H&A students are enrolled in special cohorted classes of English and Social Studies *all H&A students are enrolled in special cohorted classes of English and Social Studies

13 Course Requirements: Arts Focus (4)English* (4)English* (3)Social Studies* (3)Social Studies* (4 or 5) Fine Arts (4 or 5) Fine Arts (3 or 4)Foreign Language (3 or 4)Foreign Language (.5)Junior Seminar (either semester) (.5)Junior Seminar (either semester) (.5)Senior Seminar (fall of senior year) (.5)Senior Seminar (fall of senior year) *all H&A students are enrolled in special *all H&A students are enrolled in special cohorted classes of English and Social Studies

14 Off-Campus Experience We believe that these experiences are critical to the understanding of the humanities and arts in culture and society 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: Students must complete one off-campus experience during the program: An internship An internship A study abroad experience A study abroad experience A university summer program A university summer program (arts focus students may also use music lessons or art experiences for the OCE)

15 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

16 Class of 2011 Statistics 57 Graduates H&A GPA Avg.: 3.69 Avg. # H&A AP: Graduates going to top-tier universities: 29 !! 2011 Graduates going to top-tier universities: 29 !! Including Swarthmore, Dartmouth, Carnegie Mellon, UC Berkeley, NYU, Bard, and the University of Michigan Including Swarthmore, Dartmouth, Carnegie Mellon, UC Berkeley, NYU, Bard, and the University of Michigan

17 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. 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. Application packets may also be submitted directly to the Program Coordinator. Students will be formally notified of acceptance into the program. Students will be formally notified of acceptance into the program. H&A Program Contact Information Michelle Hanson, Coordinator (301)

18 “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 The ARTS

19 Art Music Theatre Dance Family and Consumer Science Foods & Child Development

20 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.

21 The ARTS ArtMusic Foundations of Art Chorus Studio Art Chamber Singers Painting Concert Choir Fashion Drawing & Design AP Music Theory Ceramics Rock 101 Photography Concert Band AP Art History Symphonic Band Jazz Band Theatre Percussion Ensemble Theatre Guitar Advanced Acting Concert Orchestra Play Directing Symphonic Orchestra Technical Theatre Chamber Orchestra Family and Consumer ScienceDance Cultures and Cuisines Dance/PE Food Trends Dance as a Fine Art Child and Adolescent Development Education Internships

22 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

23 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.

24 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

25 “The secret of life is in the ARTS!” Oscar Wilde Sue Thorpe Arts Resource Teacher

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27 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.

28 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

29 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

30 Advanced coursework Extensive extracurricular and co-curricular offerings Individualized, science-focused academic guidance for STARS students

31 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

32 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

33 23 Xiyang Zhao 49 David Zbarsky 61 Russell Brown 77 Le Qi 92 Xiaochi Wang 92 Tingjiao Chen 118 Gavin Kramar 118 Chengyu Liu 142 Keren Gu 142 David Lokshin 142 Kevin Yan 171 Akira Horiguchi 202 Eileen J Li 202 Yuxiao Tan 202 Xuxinye Xu 202 Victor Wang 202 Prashants Venkataram 35 other Wootton students particicpated, but did not qualify.

34 AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Physics Total Students Average AP Score

35 1 Intel Semifinalist 2 Siemens Semifinalists 6 MCPS Science Fair Awards including 1 overall 1 st 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

36 Physics Bowl Competition- Year 1 team-1 st Place Year 2 team- 1 st Place Chemathon- Held at U of MD for multistate competition 2 nd year team placed 1 st 1 st year team placed 2 nd JETS (Junior Engineering Team Score) Grade 9/10 and 11/12 were BEST in STATE Competition held at GW School of Engineering

37 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

38 Contact For additional information and STARS application : Visit the Wootton website under "Signature Programs”(STARS) Wootton Math RT: Wootton Science RT: For STARS Program:

39 The A cademy Of I nformation T Thomas S. Wootton HS Presented by: Monica Mattey – AOIT coordinator

40 The A cademy O f I nformation T echnology 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 technology

41 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

42 National Academy of Information Technology (OASIS Code = AR) Programming Option Requirements for Program Completion (3 credits A) + (1 Credit B) CodeCourse #Course TitleCredit A 2812/2813Designing Technology Solutions A/B /2990Computer Programming 1A/1B (Advanced Level) /2902Computer Programming 2A/2B (Advanced Placement) /2966Advanced Topics in Computer Science 3A/3B (Advanced Level) /2406IB – Information Technology in a Global Society (Advanced Level) 1.0 B TBDCollege - Information Technology (Advanced Level; Unlimited Repeats)* Internship – Foundation (Advanced Level) (Unlimited Repeats)* /2939Guided Research – Foundation A/B (Advanced Level) 1.0

43 National Academy of Information Technology (OASIS Code = AR) Information Resource Design Option Requirements for Program Completion (3 credits A) + (1 Credit B) CodeCourse #Course TitleCredit A 2812/2813Designing Technology Solutions A/B /2990Computer Programming 1A/1B (Advanced Level) /2902Computer Programming 2A/2B (Advanced Placement) /2406IB – Information Technology in a Global Society (Advanced Level) /2906Advanced Software Applications by Design A/B /2992Web Site Development A/B1.0 B 2936/2937Advanced Web Tools and Digital Media A/B /4233Database Administration Programming A/B1.0 TBDCollege - Information Technology (Advanced Level; Unlimited Repeats)* Internship – Foundation (Advanced Level) (Unlimited Repeats)* /2939Guided Research – Foundation A/B (Advanced Level)1.0

44 National Academy of Information Technology (OASIS Code = AN) Networking/Hardware Option Requirements for Program Completion (1 credit A) + (2 credits B) + (1 Credit C) CodeCourse #Course TitleCredit A 2812/2813Designing Technology Solutions A/B /2990Computer Programming 1A/1B (Advanced Level) /2906Advanced Software Applications by Design A/B1.0 B 5611/ /4215 Microcomputer Technologies A/B / /4217 Microcomputer Technologies A/B (DP) / /4219 Network Engineering and Management A/B / /4221 Network Engineering and Management A/B (DP)2.0 C 4230/4231Advanced Network Engineering and Management A/B Internship – Foundation (Advanced Level) (Unlimited Repeats)* /2939Guided Research – Foundation A/B (Advanced Level)1.0 TBDCollege - Information Technology (Advanced Level; Unlimited Repeats) * 0.5

45 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 It can be located on our homepage under special programs (AOIT-Information Technology)

46 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.

47 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.

48 Scholarships Our 2011 graduates received $16, 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.

49 Dynamic Employer Partners Employer Partners: – Lockheed Martin – Montgomery County Public Schools – Cisco Systems – InfoStructures – Montgomery College – Intervise – Booz, Allen &Hamilton – TalentShip, Inc. – IBM

50 College Institute at Wootton Early College Access Programs Summer college courses After school or weekend courses Montgomery College Early Placement Concurrent Enrollment AOIT Capstone course Education Academy

51 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) Early College Access Programs

52 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 12 th Grade Level Administrator ◦ , Dr. Ira Thomas ◦ Proposed class of 2015 Administrator: Dr. Ira Thomas

53 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

54 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

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: Anthropology Business Computer Science Criminal Justice Engineering English History Math Meteorology Philosophy Political Science Psychology Sociology Speech Theatre Women’s Studies

56 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)

57 Student Eligibility 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 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:

58 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 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

59 For More Information, check out our websites The Office of Dual Enrollment Programs artment.aspx?id= o Scroll over the Special Programs option o Select the “College Institute” link

60 We ARE the Wootton PATRIOTS.


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