Senior Year College Preparation Program: Getting Accepted
College Success prepares high school seniors for everything they need to know and do this year to identify an appropriate college or vocational program,
develop high quality essays, complete applications on time and accurately, learn interview skills, complete financial aid paperwork, and prepare for the next steps. College Success meets with high school seniors once a month for eight months.
College! Now what?
Preparation for the College Freshman
So you got accepted into college. Congratulations! Now what? This program reviews everything from how to prepare for your first year in college, being away from home, effective study skills, and what to bring and what not to bring to school. This program will show you how to make your first year of college successful and set the foundation for your whole college experience.
Preparing for Employment Success
Employment Preparation Program Part I
Students will learn the essentials on completing a job application, interview skills, work ethics, and resume building. Students will complete skills and interests assessments to help them identify jobs that meet their skill level.
Get Out of the Box, Laterally
A Creative Thinking Program
Through an interactive team process, students will learn effective problem solving skills. Students will have to think creatively to solve riddles, team
challenges, mysteries and world issues. Students will learn about lateral thinking and how to apply it to their everyday life. Through the process of thinking creatively, students will learn effective problem solving skills.
A Picture Says 1000 Words
An Intro to Digital Photography/Self Awareness
Students will learn an introduction to Digital Photography, in conjunction with a self awareness program. Students will be assigned to take photographs based on a different ‘emotions theme’ each class. For example, students will take 5-10 photographs of the theme “happy”. Students will then present their photos to the class and speak about the digital photography skills they used as well as describe their emotional response to their image. Each class students will have a different theme assignment. As they learn more about digital photography and feel more comfortable with the group their assignments will
become more challenging. The process of photography is used as a metaphor for how students understand their emotional response to the world around them.
The Great Nature Race
A Lesson in Teamwork
Teams learn the basics of reading a compass and map in order to navigate through a course laid out in the forest, school grounds, or other sites as determined. Teams will work together to locate different positions. At these positions they will have to answer the riddles correctly in order to move to their next position. Teams can compete against each other or as one group.
How do I Learn?
Identify your Learning Styles
Understanding how you learn is the first step in achieving academic success. Through the process of completing short quizzes and comprehensive assessments students will identify their learning styles. Most people are surprised at results because they thought they had a different learning style. Students will then learn how to apply new strategies that specifically support their learning style. They will become more efficient at the learning process and experience greater success in the classroom and workplace.
A PSA Video Production Program
Students will learn the basics of video production including; script development, camera operations, camera angles, video editing, and performance. Students will self-produce a 30 to 60 second public service announcement selected from a wide variety of issues. The end product will be a DVD as well as web ready media files.
Employment Preparation Program Part II
Vocational Review is part two of Preparing for Employment Success. In this program students delve deeper into researching career fields and post-secondary education options. Students will go on field trips to meet with actual professionals in a wide variety of occupations and learn about what specific skills and education is needed for their position. Students will complete skills, interests, and personality assessments.
Understanding your Finances
The need for all students to have a good understanding of financial literacy has never been so important than right now. Because in recent years the economy is in a constant state on volatility, it is more important now than ever for students understand how to earn money, save it, and plan for their future.
An Architectural Approach for Decision Making
Students design structures using different materials. They will then build their structures and evaluate them. Engineering basics and understanding the process of evaluation and how to apply it in their daily lives.
Who am I?
A Multi-session Self-Evaluation Workshop
“Who am I” is a session of several workshops, where students are assigned fun tasks to research themselves. Student will complete interviews of their family, and collect pictures and milestone items to use in the development of a scrapbook of themselves.
An Art Class Integrating Digital Self-portraits and Other Art Mediums
Students will have digital portraits taken and will paint and draw over the photographs to express four different emotions.