Presentation on theme: "Lakeside School Class of 2016 Curriculum Night January 11, 2012 Kent Evans Auditorium."— Presentation transcript:
Lakeside School Class of 2016 Curriculum Night January 11, 2012 Kent Evans Auditorium
Getting Connected: Students Visits from Bryan, Student Support Team and US students (this spring) New Student Orientation (August) 1st Day of School Program and Club Fair (September) 9 th Grade Retreat (September) Lakeside 101 (Fall) Advisor groups, Activities, Outdoor Trips
Getting Connected: Families Family Picnics (Summer) Class Picnics (September) Back-to-School Night (September) Upper School Administrator Breakfasts (All Year) Advisor Conferences (October) Family Potlucks (Fall) ROAR (Fall) Rummage (Fall and Spring) Pawprints, Lion Talk, and Class Reps
Advising Program Program goals: sense of inclusion and belonging; adult and group connection Approximately ten students per group Students assigned based on input from the Middle School Student Support Team Advisor travels with student for four years
Student Support Team Meets weekly to discuss academic and social- emotional needs of students Counselors, learning resources coordinator, family support liaison, athletic trainer, director of diversity Goal is to provide safety net for all students
Course Selection The higher the grade level, the more options Requirements leave room for student choice No “right” or “standard” set of courses 5 course minimum (includes PE and Art)
Principles To Keep In Mind Students responsible for their own learning Many (and varied) paths toward graduation Keep outside activities in mind Strive for balance
Distribution Requirements Arts: 2 years, 3 years with specialization English: 4 years History: 3 years (2 World, 1 U.S.) Math: 3 years in sequence Languages: Through Level III, at least two years at Upper School Science: 1 year Biology, 1 year Physics or 1 year Chemistry (A year-long science course is required in the 11th or 12th grade year.)
More Distribution Requirements Physical Education: 2 years in grades 9 and 10 Outdoor Education: One week trip or longer Service Learning: 80 hours submitted and approved; at least 60 with an out-of-school organization
Grade 9 Statistics for 2011-2012 Students taking certain courses (out of a class of 135) Arts: 132 English: 135 Modern World History: 113 Big History: 20 Language: 136 Math: 136 Freshman PE: 133 Biology: 123 Physics: 4 Honors Physics: 4
Scheduling Timeline Friday, January 27 th : Course sign-up forms due (electronic & paper, with all signatures) Mid-August: Schedules mailed home to students; open course change period begins First day of school: Schedules handed out during Advisory period first thing in the morning Two weeks into school: Course change period ends for first semester
Summer School Information Upper School course offerings are on the handout you received tonight. Financial Aid available. Course registration will begin for Lakeside students on February 6 th. Open registration begins on February 27 th. Some courses may not run due to low enrollment. Regular updates available through June 1. All registration materials will be available online in February. An informational e-mail from Chris Hartley will be sent at the end of this month.
Summer School: Things to consider Courses that earn Lakeside credit will become part of the student’s transcript. Strict attendance policy. Students should sign up for courses as if there were no summer school. Schedules can be adjusted.
LAKESIDE ACADEMIC BRIDGES A specialized two week Middle to Upper School transition program** covering: “Writing Across the Curriculum” and “Algebraic Thinking” Open to incoming 9 th grade Lakeside students only. Get to know some of your peers, teachers, and how to access some of the Upper School educational resources even before the school year begins! Review math and firm up writing skills according to Lakeside expectations in English, History and Science. Program Dates: Mid August** Days: Monday - Friday (5 days per week) Times: 9 a.m. – 12:40 a.m. Cost = Free!!! Snacks will be provided. FLYER AND APPLICATION COMING SOON TO A MAILBOX NEAR YOU… **Note: It differs from our regular summer school program and doesn’t interfere with fall athletics.
Testing and College Don’t worry about it!!!! PSATs, SAT Subject Tests (SAT IIs) start sophomore year Testing at this age has little (if any) ultimate relevance in the college process
Schedule Worksheet Grade 9 Arts: Full Year (Optional) English: Full Year (Required) History: Full Year (World History) Language: Full Year (Level 1 or 2) Math & Computer Studies : Full Year (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry) Physical Education: Full Year (Required) Science: Full Year (Biology or Physics) Interscholastic Sports: Fall/Winter/Spring Other Activities: ITA, Student Govt., Judicial Comm.
What Can You Do? Read Curriculum Guide (each student received a paper copy; also available online) Take an active role in course sign-ups all four years Know graduation requirements Communicate with students, advisors, department heads, administrators