Crossing the Bridge…. The Transition from Middle to High School G8 Parent Coffee Presentation by High School Counselors Monday | May 20, 2013. Agenda. Student Transition Academic Program HS Guidance Counselor Support Questions?. Middle and High School. Similarities. Differences.
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Crossing the Bridge… The Transition from Middle to High School G8 Parent Coffee Presentation by High School Counselors Monday | May 20, 2013
Agenda Student Transition Academic Program HS Guidance Counselor Support Questions?
Middle and High School Similarities Differences Different cohort in each class Do not travel by Homeroom Many new students in G9 Academic record (transcript) is final Counselors work with student and family throughout HS Academic, personal/social, career/university planning • Academics • Continue the MYP Program • Same criteria for marking • Timetable is the same • WAB • Food service • Bus service • Community links • WABX activities
Student Transition G8 students are prepared
G9 students • Increased responsibility • Get to class on time, without bells • Organize own HW planner (paper or electronic) • Turn in long-term projects on time • Prepare for G10 Personal Project • Take advantage of co-curricular opportunities • Global Citizenship • WABX regional travel activities– ISAC, ACAMIS, APAC\ • Sports, music, dance, theater, MUN, World Scholars Cup, F1 in Schools • China Studies Trip • 5 days long • 3 groups go to Shanghai • Experiential Week in June • G9: Creativity, Action, Service activities focus • G10: Work Experience Week
Transition Program in 2013 • Parent Information Night • January 21 • Assembly presentation by counselors • January 30 • G9 student panel • Course selection presentation • Course selection process • CNY holiday to end of February • MS teachers approved appropriate levels • Students visited High School classes • March 25 to 29 • Observed 9/10 classes, ate lunch on their own • Alpha-split: Q&A with Counselors • May 7 • students had very few questions; seemed less anxious
Students’ perspective • G8 students ranked the transition program #1 – their favorite PSE activity this year! It was interesting to see what we'll be doing next year. It was a fun experience. I wondered if they only did tests and independent work in the high school, but when we visited the classrooms we did fun things too. The teachers were really enthusiastic in the High School and [I liked the building] - it looks like an easy place to study. Asking questions to the student panel was really helpful and made me feel relieved.
The counselors were nice and their session was helpful. The students gave us really useful information about next year. The counselors were clear and answered our [last] questions about high school. The time with the counselors was very helpful. It was fun to order food off-campus!
Academic expectations Middle Years Program (MYP)
Classes MYP continues Same schedule 8 classes 4 blocks per day Rotation ABCD/EFGH 80 minute blocks “Block X” on Wednesdays 60 minute blocks PSE lessons HS Assemblies Homeroom discussions Grade 9 activities • English A or B • Language A or B • Humanities • HEAP • Science • Math • Studies/Standard/Extended • Health/PE • DT/ICT • 1 per semester • MAD + Dance + Film • 1 per semester (choose 2)
Curricular support • Curriculum content and instruction should challenge each individual student to be successful • Academic rigor increases appropriately from G8 to G10 • To prepare for transition b/w MYP and IBDP (from G10 to G11) • Exams at end of each year • Homeworkshould be relevant and manageable • An extension of class work (lots of use of Moodle online learning tool) • Approximately 1.5 to 3 hoursper night • Study skills: Use Naviance system to assess individual learning strengths and improve time management • PSE lesson: Find a time management system that works for you! • PowerSchool: Parents can access student’s weekly schedule, attendance records and assessment achievement levels
Transcript Official record of all classes taken at WAB High School Grading scale: 1 to 7 Sent to universities
HS Counselors Provide support to students and parents throughout HS
High School Guidance • Whole School Guidance model • Work with students and families from G9 through G12/Alumni • Support in all areas: • ACADEMIC • Course selection, study skills, time management, tech tips • Naviance: Learning Style Inventory • SOCIAL • Friendship issues, harm minimization strategies • PERSONAL/EMOTIONAL • Confidential familyissues, guardianship, healthy and responsible choices • Naviance: Personality Profile • Referral to outside psychologists, if necessary
HS Guidance Curriculum Grade 12 Grade 11 Grade 10 Grade 9
Class of 2013: Attending these colleges* • American University • Amsterdam University College • Babson College • BerkleeCollege of Music • Blue Mountains Hotel School • Boston University • Bowdoin College • University of British Columbia (UBC) • Brown University • University of California at Berkeley • University of California at Los Angeles • University of California at San Diego • Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design • Centre College (full scholarship) • Chapman University • University of Chicago • Columbia University • Drexel University • University of Edinburgh • Endicott College • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign • Indiana University at Bloomington • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis • Landmark College • Lehigh University • Leiden University College The Hague • Marist College • McGill University • New York University • Northeastern University • Northwestern University • Peking University • University of Pennsylvania • Pratt Institute • Roosevelt Academy • University of San Diego • Sarah Lawrence College • Scripps College • Seoul National University • Swarthmore College • Trinity College • University of Toronto • UniversiteitUtrecht • Washington State University • Washington University in St. Louis • University of Washington • University of Waterloo • Wellesley College • Woodbury University • Yale NUS College *without all UK, EU, Hong Kong, Korea, Australia
Upcoming Parent Presentations • Destination Coffees (9 am, in Wild Ginger Café) • Thursday, May 23 – Canada • Thursday, May 30 – USA & Financial Aid • HS Guidance Overview • August • In English, Chinese & Korean • IB Office Presentations • August 29 – MYP Overview • September – IBDP Overview • G10 Course Selection Evening • January/February 2015 • G11 University Planning Evening • January 2016
High School Philosophy WAB has a rigorous curriculum in Grades 9 and 10 that prepares students for IB Diploma or IB courses in balance with: • Life long learning skills – active engagement with learning • Interdisciplinary learning – the ability to transfer understanding, knowledge and skills across the disciplines • Values and attitudes that support student action (IB Learner Profile) • Global Citizenship commitments to the WAB and local communities • Enrichment, Learning Support and ESOL
General Questions? For specifics, please meet with your Counselor in August.