Presentation on theme: "The Agricultural Scientific Academy at Tracy High School"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Agricultural Scientific Academy at Tracy High School Selling your ideas is challenging. First, you must get your listeners to agree with you in principle. Then, you must move them to action. Use the Dale Carnegie Training® Evidence – Action – Benefit formula, and you will deliver a motivational, action-oriented presentation.Michael K. WoodwardAg/Science Academy Coordinator
2 What is it? An alternative program option at Tracy High School. A program that helps students explore undecided college majors and career options.A program that strives to help students reach their educational goals.It is a school within a school.Open your presentation with an attention-getting incident. Choose an incident your audience relates to. The incidence is the evidence that supports the action and proves the benefit. Beginning with a motivational incident prepares your audience for the action step that follows.
3 Who is it for? Students interested in science or agriculture. Students who enjoy a challenge .Students who are looking for something different.Next, state the action step. Make your action step specific, clear and brief. Be sure you can visualize your audience taking the action. If you can’t, they can’t either. Be confident when you state the action step, and you will be more likely to motivate the audience to action.
4 What We Offer Freshman Year: An instant community of familiar faces A core curriculum with preparation for the CP and IB pathways.a dedicated staffBeginning of Professional PortfolioCalaveras Big Trees Field TripTo complete the Dale Carnegie Training® Evidence – Action – Benefit formula, follow the action step with the benefits to the audience. Consider their interests, needs, and preferences. Support the benefits with evidence; i.e., statistics, demonstrations, testimonials, incidents, analogies, and exhibits and you will build credibility.
5 What We Offer Sophomore Year: The continuation of core curriculum with preparation for the CP and IB pathways.Monterey Field TripSaturday SeminarsBuilding of Professional Portfolioa dedicated staff.
6 What We Offer Junior Year: Continuation of Core curriculum in Social Science and EnglishStudents may branch off into IB classesJob ShadowingBuilding of Professional PortfolioZero Period Senior Project LaunchAlcatraz field Trip
7 What We Offer Senior Year: Culmination of Core Curriculum Senior Project PortfolioSenior Project PresentationsFederal Reserve Field TripAward Ceremony
8 So what? And students will have In addition to meeting graduation and UC/CSU requirements students receive:A Bronze Medallion, a Certificate of CompletionAnd students will havea professional portfolio which will highlight their accomplishments and skill which will be handy for college and job applications.
9 If that’s not enough….Academy Students are a part of something unique, and will have a support network of teachers and peers to help them succeed.
10 Don’t Take My Word For It! It’s so much easier to understand things we’re reading in English, because we’re learning about that same era in history. ~Tiffany Zendejas, SophomoreAg/Science…helps you prepare for the future. ~Matt Hager, SophomoreThe Academy has really awesome teachers that are always willing to help you. ~Rikkilee Carter, SophomoreThe Ag Academy Created a challenging yet fun atmosphere to make life at Tracy High seem to fly by. ~ Stephanie Brendlinger, Sophomore
11 Don’t Take My Word For It! The Ag-Sci. Academy for me has been a great experience due to the amazing teachers and students. The classrooms are controlled, which makes learning fund and easy. ~Nicole Aniasco, FreshmanI came from St. Bernard’s and I’m very glad that I came into the Academy, it is like a little world inside high school. ~Morgan Montalvo, FreshmanThe Academy is great. It’s like a big loving family except you have teachers. The Academy is great if you love science and hands on activities. ~Anna Ryslinge, FreshmanThe Ag/Science Academy is a great experience to figure out what you want to do with your life, even before college. ~Kelley Maestas, Freshman
12 Questions: Can I be in the Academy and be in IB? YES!Can I be in the Academy and be in the Performing Arts Academy?Can I blend the Academy and any other program at THS?
13 What Can I do For Senior Project? Previous topics have been:How to Write a Screen PlayRebuilding a Chevy 454 EngineWeb Page DesignTeach Math and Number Recognition to Kindergarten StudentsCoccidiosis in Goats: is Sanitation a Key Factor?The History of Reconstructive SurgeryHow to Make a QuiltWriting Jazz MusicBuild a Hydroponic GreenhouseRaising a Market PigCreating a Photography BusinessProduce a Book of PoetryGender Learning Differences and BiasesWomen’s Rights in the Middle East and AfghanistanRaising Funds for Children of AfghanistanForensic Science
14 Is Senior Project Worth It? Here’s what Senior Project judges had to say:“Yours is the only presentation that has encouraged me to look into the subject!”“The beauty of the Mexican culture never fails to amaze me. I’m glad you learned more about y our history and culture.”“It is nice to know that I have such fine people as students. You are really making a difference in your community!”“Good job on your topic, it is very nice to see you present on a topic you really enjoy”“Great job on your teaching video; it shows your knowledge of the sport.”“Throughout her presentation, her interest in the profession and respect for nurses was apparent.”
15 “Breeding With Intentions” A genetically researched project for the Agricultural & Scientific AcademyBy: Meghan Davis
20 RYAN LITTLE AG/SCI SENIOR PROJECT Strokes and the BrainRYAN LITTLEAG/SCI SENIOR PROJECT
21 Who Speaks at Saturday Seminars? Good Question!Previous Speakers include:F.B.I. AgentsAnimal Control OfficersLawrence Livermore Labs’ Space Action TeamFiremenAir Force RecruiterPediatricianPhysicist
22 Who Speaks at Saturday Seminars? Good Question!Race Car DriverPilotVeterinarianArchitectLawyerTeacherAgricultural Flier (crop dusting)JournalistJust to name a few!
23 Where Can I Job Shadow? Where do you want to job shadow? We have sent students to:Old River Veterinary clinicAPI ArchitectureTracy Fire DepartmentDr. Robert Williams, Sports MedicineDavid Evans & Associates - Engineering
24 Where Can I Job Shadow? Tangles Beauty Salon Tracy Chevrolet California Department of Fish and gameNever Boring Designs – Graphic DesignTracy Police Department
25 Where Can I Job Shadow? Lawrence Livermore Labs Stockton Symphony San Joaquin County Sheriffs Department
27 Freshman Academy Courses Ag/Science Academy Biology Pre-IBORAg/Science Academy Ag-Biology Pre-IBAg/Science English 1 Pre IBAg/Science Social Studies 1 Pre IB (World Geography)PEMathElectiveBig Trees (or Academy of Sciences) Field Trip
28 Sophomore Academy Courses Ag/Science Academy Chemistry Pre-IBORAg/Science Academy Ag/Earth Science Pre-IBAg/Science English 2 Pre IBAg/Science Social Studies 2 Pre IB (World History)PE or ElectiveMathElectiveMonterey Field TripSaturday Seminars
29 Junior Academy Courses Ag/Science English 3 OR English 3 IBAg/Science Social Studies 3 (U.S. History) OR History of the Americas IScience (as required for pathway)Math (as required for pathway)ElectiveZero Period Senior Project LaunchJob ShadowingAlcatraz Field Trip
30 Senior Academy Courses Ag/Science English 4 OR English 4 IBAg/Science Social Studies 4 (Gov/Econ) OR History of the Americas IIScience (as required for pathway)Math (as required for pathway)ElectiveFederal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Field TripProject Portfolio and Presentation