Presentation on theme: "Lakeside School Curriculum Night Class of 2013 January 9, 2012 Kent Evans Auditorium."— Presentation transcript:
Lakeside School Curriculum Night Class of 2013 January 9, 2012 Kent Evans Auditorium
Principles to keep in mind Consider outside/after school activities Consider senior year activities Strive for balance Hone academic interests in senior year 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 Science: 1 year of biology and 1 year of physics or 1 year of chemistry. A yearlong science is required in the 11 th or 12 grade Outdoor Education: One week trip Service Learning: 80 hours submitted and approved; at least 60 with an out-of-school organization
Grade 12 Statistics (2011-2012) Students taking certain courses (out of a class of 132) Arts: 87 Arts (specialization): 40 English (Fall): 137 English (Spring): 142 U.S. History: 7 History Electives (Fall): 114 History Electives (Spring): 123 1 st /2 nd Year Language: 11 3 rd /4 th /5 th Year Language: 57 Math: 154 Physics: 2 Chemistry: 17 Science Electives Fall: 54 Science Electives Spring: 49 Science Electives Year: 80 Global Online Academy Classes: 10
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
College Considerations Junior Families College Night February 2 nd (everything you need to know) Individual College Counselors assigned by the end of February Plan to take at least one math/science class Beware of inappropriately light loads Take SAT Subject or AP tests when closing out subjects (www.collegeboard.com)
College Considerations All students should “register” with www.collegeboard.com www.collegeboard.com We recommend that seniors take the SAT I Reasoning test once in the spring of junior year and, in consultation with their college counselor, once during senior year. These are offered 7 times per year (October through June) and cost $41.50 (fee waivers available)
College Considerations There are very likely to be SAT Subject Tests (a.k.a. SAT II tests) that are relevant in the spring of junior 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: $26-$47 per test (fee waivers are available) Deadline: late April for June SAT Subject Tests
College Considerations PLEASE NOTE: The relevant SAT Subject tests are given just before or right in between Lakeside’s final exams Cost: $26-$37 per test (fee waivers are available) Deadline: late April for June SAT Subject Tests SAT Subject Tests offered : English Literature History and Social Studies United States History World History Mathematics Mathematics Level 1 (formerly Mathematics IC) Mathematics Level 2 (formerly Mathematics IIC) Science Biology E/M Chemistry Physics Languages French French with Listening* German German with Listening* Modern Hebrew Italian Japanese with Listening* Korean with Listening* Latin Spanish Spanish with Listening*
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!
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 during the first two weeks in May (at school during the school day). Registration is done on campus with the sign up deadline in mid-March. Cost: $87 per test
College Considerations January 26: “Ask Admissions” – National keynote speaker John Mahoney, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Boston College Our guest will discuss trends and offer insights about the selective college admission process with Lakeside families in St. Nicks. Forum begins at 7:00 PM.
Summer School Information Full catalog of Upper School course offerings are coming 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. There will be employment opportunities for Lakeside upper school students.
Scheduling Timeline 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: Add/drop period ends for first semester
What Can You 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 on the College Counseling portion of the website!)