Welcome to our Upper School where students are encouraged to practice critical thinking skills, risk-taking, and develop expert communication and collaborative skills. It’s all a part of integrating the three R’s (reading, writing, and arithmetic) with the Four C’s (communicators, creators, critical thinkers, and collaborators) of learning to achieve the optimal academic outcome. At the core of high school is our holistic approach. Students are provided with sixteen career clusters and an Advisor that develops a Personalized Collegiate Plan which acts as a road map for their educational journey in 9th through 12th grades. At the beginning of each school year students will meet with their advisor, and revisit the plan to guarantee that the required 24 credits and other graduation requirements are being met, and the student is on track. Employing services and resources to guide students as they enter high school is paramount to their success in the future. As an institution, we look at the needs of our 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade students, and endeavor to render to their educational goals. Here are some resources we offer students to guarantee positive academic results:
• Student OnTrack Forecast.
• Student Personalized Collegiate Plan.
• Collaborate with parents, teachers, students, and advisors for students who are flagged as struggling.
• Measure student’s cognitive presence within the theoretical framework.
• Measure student social presence within the theoretical framework.
Senior year is probably going to be one of the best years of your life. The first step you’ll take is to get with your Advisor and review your Personalized Collegiate Plan. Here you will confirm all required courses are up to date, and proper credits have been assigned to your school records. If you are a transfer student, this is an important aspect of your high school credit check. In August of your senior year, you will commence the college application process, and get your Early Decision (ED) application completed. So the scores from the SAT/ACT you took in junior year will be included in the ED application. By December and January, you will get your ED results, and you’ll know if you need to continue with additional applications. Moving forward you will face the challenges of finals, then you will look forward to spring break and graduation.