Presentation on theme: "Lakeside School Curriculum Night Class of 2014 January 10, 2012 Kent Evans Auditorium."— Presentation transcript:
Lakeside School Curriculum Night Class of 2014 January 10, 2012 Kent Evans Auditorium
Principles to Keep in Mind Consider outside/after school activities Strive for balance Hone interests in 11 th grade Trust your judgment: you know your student best
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.) Physical Education: 2 years in grades nine and ten Outdoor Education: One week trip Service Learning: 80 hours submitted and approved; at least 60 with an out-of-school organization
Arts: 101 English (American Cultural Studies): 124 English (American Studies): 15 English Electives: 4 U.S. History: 118 World History: 6 History Electives: 55 1 st /2 nd Year Language: 6 3 rd /4 th /5 th Year Language: 125 Math: 159 Advanced Biology: 10 Chemistry: 124 Physics: 7 Science Electives: 26 Global Online Academy Classes: 3 Grade 11 Statistics (2011-2012) Students taking certain courses (out of a class of 143)
Global Online Academy Information Semester-long courses Count for Lakeside credit on the transcript Equal in work load to a “brick-and- mortar” class
GOA Signups Use Lakeside signups sheet GOA signup 2/13 2 Lakeside students per GOA section Firm commitment Global Online Academy Information
Standardized Tests Defined PSAT (Practice SAT Test) SAT I Reasoning SAT Subject Tests (SAT II) Advanced Placement Tests (AP)
Testing and College Considerations PSAT tests are given by the school (on campus) in October of the sophomore and junior year. Cost is $20 and is billed home. No registration paperwork needed. We recommend that juniors take the SAT I Reasoning Test once in their junior year – usually spring. These are offered 7 times per year (October through June) and the cost is $49 (fee waivers available)
Testing and College Considerations There are very likely to be SAT Subject Tests (a.k.a. SAT II tests) that are relevant in the spring of sophomore year. Most colleges want to see two subject test results. Best scores only. We advise taking these after an “ending” course. For instance, Physics and World History at the end of 10 th grade. Cost: The relevant SAT Subject tests are given just before or right in between Lakeside’s final exams Cost: $33-44 per test (fee waivers are available) Deadline: late April for June SAT Subject Tests
Testing and College Considerations Hot Tip from the Parents Association: If you hope to register your student for an SAT being administered in Seattle, sign up early! (For example, if your student plans to take an SAT Reasoning or Subject Test this spring your student can plan ahead now and register now for future dates.)
Testing and College Considerations Advanced Placement Tests About 70% of our graduates take at least one AP test and 80% of those receive a 4 or better (out of 5) We recommend that students take an AP test after they have achieved mastery in a subject and have taken the highest level of that course that they will take. Taken in the first two weeks in May (at school during the school day). Registration is done on campus with the deadline in March. Cost: $87 per test Please visit the following website for more information: www.collegeboard.com www.collegeboard.com
Summer School Information Full catalog for Upper School course offerings coming out in early February. 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.
Important Dates to Remember Friday, January 20 th : All leave requests due Friday, January 27 th : Course sign-up forms due (electronic & paper, with all signatures) Mid-June: List of courses (NOT schedules) distributed to students; preliminary course change period begins Mid-August: Schedules mailed home to students; open course change period begins First Day of school: Schedules distributed to students during Advisory Two weeks into school: Course change period ends for first semester
What Can Parents Do? Read Curriculum Guide (students have paper copies; also available online) Know remaining requirements Communicate with students, advisors, and college counseling office If you have questions about college, read the College Handbook (found electronically on the College Counseling portion of the website)