Welcome to 2014 Spring Term, the final phase of this school-year (holy cow!). Students, we’ll see you at 8:45 on Tuesday morning, April 8.
In this news-blast you’ll find information about a few things:
- Key Dates
- Hybrid Model Pilot Program
- Freshman: Food & Food for Thought
- Sophomores: Cure & Drama
- Juniors: Urban Planning & Policy
- Seniors: Enterprise & Endurance
- Graduation: June 4, 5:30-7pm. Location & agenda TBD and info shared in early April. Information about Final Presentations, also likely to be held on June 4th, will be sent in the coming weeks.
- Parent Event: April 16, 6pm @ Amazing Edibles. More details coming soon.
- Enrollment Paperwork will be sent to families the week of 4/8. Please also check the 2014-15 school calendar so that you may begin scheduling your family activities.
- This is a tame pilot. For the most part, the schedule for seniors is business as usual: Monday-Friday, 8:50am-3:30pm.
- One significant change: classes meet 3 days/week instead of 5.
- Monday & Thursday are regular classes (Tuesday 4/8 and 5/27 run Monday schedules)
- Wednesday focuses on Field Experiences, although seniors have several inspiring exposures scheduled for other days.
- Tuesday & Friday mornings are scheduled time for each student to meet individually with teachers (think college professor office hours!).
- As seniors demonstrate autonomy & accountability they may earn their way into remote work during the Tuesday & Friday morning sessions.
- Apprenticeship Classes take place on Tuesdays and Friday afternoons. We are piloting the first term of a 2-year apprenticeship program, so much of it focuses on preparation. Among other topics, specific Tuesday and Friday afternoon sessions will focus on:
- Student interests & career research
- Resume building
- Cover Letter drafting
- Interview prep & practice
- Anticipating and dealing with challenges in the workplace
- Job Shadowing/Apprenticeships (TBD for each student)
- A FEW Tuesday & Friday afternoons (specific dates shared directly with students on 4/11) will be open for students who already have apprenticeships to pursue these positions in place of the Apprenticeship Course, and students will complete their course-work remotely and asynchronously.