Volunteers can select from one of the four options:
- Saturday, April 22 8:45 – 12:00
- Saturday, April 22 12:45 – 4:00
- Sunday, April 23 8:45 – 12:00
- Sunday, April 23 12:45 – 4:00
We will have a short orientation before interviews, which will begin at the top of each hour. For each session there will be four teams of three, a community member, a teacher and an administrator. Each team will conduct a 10-minute interview with approximately 12 seniors who are currently participating in the College & Career Symposium.
This school year, nearly 200 students participated in the CHS Senior to Transition College Program (TCP). To participate in the program, students had a schedule of four fully weighted classes (such as Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Project Lead the Way, etc.) and participated in a non-credit senior symposium during SRT. Students also agreed to participate in a culminating year-end exit interview. The program was designed to assist students in the transition from high school to college by creating a schedule that mimicked more of a college-like schedule than what is typical of a traditional high school. Students who committed to this program were given release time from school when they did not have scheduled classes. This provided time for studying, completing assignments and projects, collaborating with other students, researching in the library, meeting with instructors, working on school-related extra-curricular activities, participating in career-related internships, or other similar activities.
Students attended the College & Career Symposium one to two times per month during SRT on topics centered around the habits of mind. The Symposium is a non-graded, non-credit program designed to create experiences on the 16 Habits of Mind by Arthur Cost and Bena Kallick. They describe the 16 Habits as, “an identified set of problem solving, life related skills, necessary to effectively operate in society and promote strategic reasoning, insightfulness, perseverance, creativity and craftsmanship (Costa, Kallick 2000).
The 16 Habits of Mind are
- Managing impulsivity
- Listening with understanding and empathy
- Thinking flexibly
- Thinking about thinking (metacognition)
- Striving for accuracy
- Questioning and posing problems
- Applying pas knowledge to new situations
- Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision
- Gathering data through all senses
- Creating, imagining and innovating
- Responding with wonderment and awe
- Taking responsible risks
- Finding humor
- Thinking interdependently
- Remaining open to continuous learning