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  1. From a good school to a GREAT school… Thomas S. Wootton High School

  2. Wootton Basics Opened in 1970 Comprehensive HS serving Rockville community and students in grades 9-12 Current enrollment – 2, 455 students School day begins at 7:25 and ends at 2:10 School day consists of eight class periods, which includes lunch Students may NOT leave campus for lunch

  3. Example Student Schedule A Student schedules have 8 periods Lunch is part of a students schedule. It is an important part of balancing a students workload Lunches are either 4th, 5th, or 6th periods Classes are divided into two semesters. (Either section A or B, 1 or 2) Semesters are divided into 2 quarters/marking periods. (MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4) All periods are 45 minutes in length

  4. Example Student Schedule B Advanced courses count towards a students weighted Grade Point Average (GPA) Second Semester classes. Most classes culminate in a final exam or final project depending on the curriculum.

  5. WoottonH.S. Statistics 2009-2010 • Graduation Rate: 99% • Attending College or • Military: 97% All data is gathered from the Wootton registrar, 2009-2010 “School at a Glance” document ,or 2010-2011 School Profile.

  6. Data Comparison between schools 2010-2011 SAT Data *2010-2011 School Profile

  7. Advanced Placement Comparison All data is gathered from the respective school’s 2010-2011 School Profile

  8. Comparison for 2008-2009 Please note: More recent data is not available at this time. All data is gathered from the respective school’s 2010-2011“School at a Glance”

  9. Advanced Placement Tests Administered for Wootton HS, Spring 2011 Biology, Calculus (AB and BC), Chemistry Chinese Language, Comparative Government, Computer Science, English Language & Composition, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, French Language, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Physics C (Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism), Psychology, Spanish Language and Literature, Statistics, Studio Art, U.S. History, World History, U.S. Government & Politics (AP NSL)

  10. Humanities & Arts Signature Program For students who are passionate about literature, history, languages, art, theatre, music…!

  11. A unique, flexible, and challenging course of study • Special enriched sections of 9th/10th Grade English and Social Studies for H&A students only • Junior and senior seminar classes • Field trips, artists-in-residence, workshops, speaker series • Specialty H&A courses such as Law, Film Studies, Mock Trial, Debate, and History of Rock’n’Roll

  12. Course Requirements: Humanities Focus • (4) English* • (3) Social Studies* • (4) Foreign Language • (1.5) Fine Arts • (2) Additional Electives (may be in any of the four major humanities or arts disciplines) • (1) Specialty Electives, including (.5) Junior Seminar • (.5)Senior Seminar (fall of senior year) • *all H&A students are enrolled in special cohorted classes of English and Social Studies

  13. Course Requirements: Arts Focus • (4) English* • (3) Social Studies* • (4 or 5) Fine Arts • (3 or 4)Foreign Language • (.5)Junior Seminar (either semester) • (.5)Senior Seminar (fall of senior year) • *all H&A students are enrolled in special cohorted classes of English and Social Studies

  14. Off-Campus Experience • We believe that these experiences are critical to the understanding of the humanities and arts in culture and society • Students must complete one off-campus experience during the program: • An internship • A study abroad experience • A university summer program (arts focus students may also use music lessons or art experiences for the OCE)

  15. Senior Independent Project • The Humanities & Arts Program experience culminates in the Senior Independent Project (SIP). Students choose • extended research essay (18-20 pages) OR • major art project with a short research essay (8-10 pages) • Prepares students for the independent research, writing, and oral presentation skills expected by universities • students give an oral defense of their work to a faculty panel

  16. Class of 2011 Statistics 57 Graduates H&A GPA Avg.: 3.69 Avg. # H&A AP: 5.03 • 2011 Graduates going to top-tier universities: 29 !! • Including Swarthmore, Dartmouth, Carnegie Mellon, UC Berkeley, NYU, Bard, and the University of Michigan

  17. How Do I Join? • Applications will be available online in January of the 8th grade year; the application should be submitted to the guidance counselor together with the registration form for the next year. • Application packets may also be submitted directly to the Program Coordinator. • Students will be formally notified of acceptance into the program. H&A Program Contact Information Michelle Hanson, Coordinator Michelle_A_Hanson@mcpsmd.org (301)517-8173

  18. The ARTS “The ARTS are an essential element of education...music, dance, drawing, painting, and theatre are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment.” William Bennett

  19. The ARTS at Wootton High School Art Music Theatre Dance Family and Consumer Science Foods & Child Development

  20. The ARTS at Wootton High School • The Arts cultivates skills and discipline. • The Arts strengthen academic performance. • The Arts challenge student to think about themselves and the world in creative ways. • The Arts make learning come alive. • The Arts provide leadership opportunities. • The Arts open a wide range of careers.

  21. The ARTS Art Music Foundations of Art Chorus Studio Art Chamber Singers Painting Concert Choir Fashion Drawing & Design AP Music Theory Ceramics Rock 101 Photography Concert Band AP Art History Symphonic Band Jazz Band Theatre Percussion Ensemble Theatre Guitar Advanced Acting Concert Orchestra Play Directing Symphonic Orchestra Technical Theatre Chamber Orchestra Family and Consumer Science Dance Cultures and Cuisines Dance/PE Food Trends Dance as a Fine Art Child and Adolescent Development Education Internships

  22. The ARTS • Art Clubs and Exhibits • Chamber Singers and A Cappella Concerts • Concert, Symphonic and Jazz Band Concerts • Concert, Symphonic, and Chamber Orchestra Concerts • Theatre Productions Dramatic and Musical • The Festival of the Arts • The Child Development Lab School

  23. The Education Academy at Wootton High School Whatever career path one chooses can be admirable, but if you really want to be all that you can be, be a teacher and affect eternity.

  24. The Education Academy • Child and Adolescent Development 1 • Advanced-Level Child and Adolescent Development 2 and 3 Lab School for Pre-K Children • Advanced-Level Education Internship All Subjects All Grades All Schools • Foundations of Education College Classes – 4 credits Partnership with Montgomery College LEARN LEAD INSPIRE

  25. The ARTS at Wootton High School “The secret of life is in the ARTS!” Oscar Wilde Sue Thorpe Arts Resource Teacher 301.279.8581 Susan_c_thorpe@mcpsmd.org

  26. STARS Signature Program The mission of the Thomas S. Wootton Science, Technology and Research Signature Program is to provide an environment in which each student is challenged to excel personally and academically through a comprehensive educational experience. STARS fosters problem solving and leadership through independent research and collaboration with the local science, mathematics, and technology communities.

  27. The small learning environment STARS provides students with a small group environment, while maintaining all of the resources of a large, comprehensive school experience. • Freshman Cohort • Extensive Science Club Selection • Science Lectures and Extra-curricular Learning Activities

  28. STARS connect their learning to the community • Students participate in a wide variety of activities, clubs and special offerings • Extracurricular learning, community service, lectures and field trips are an integral part of the STARS experience

  29. Rigorous Academics • Advanced coursework • Extensive extracurricular and co-curricular offerings • Individualized, science-focused academic guidance for STARS students

  30. AP MATH CLASSES (data 2010) Performance and Participation AP Calculus BC mean score: 4.76 (#2 in the county) with 85 participating (#4) 2011 mean: 4.76 AP Calculus AB mean score:4.0 (#3) with 143 students (#1) 2011 mean: 4.24 AP Statistics mean score: 4.2 (#1) With 116 students (#2) 2011 mean: 4.12

  31. Advanced Math Topics • College level Math Courses & Beyond • AP Calculus BC • AP Calculus AB • AP Statistics • Multi-variable Calculus • Differential Equations • Mathletes • County Math League • American Mathematics Competition • American Invitational Mathematics Examination • International Mathematics Olympiad • University of Maryland Mathematics Competition • Continental Math League • American Regional Mathematics League

  32. 2009 University of Maryland Competition Wootton Rankings(2265 students competed) 23 Xiyang Zhao 49 David Zbarsky 61 Russell Brown 77 Le Qi 92 Xiaochi Wang 92 Tingjiao Chen 118 Gavin Kramar 118 Chengyu Liu 142 KerenGu 142 David Lokshin 142 Kevin Yan 171 Akira Horiguchi 202 Eileen J Li 202 Yuxiao Tan 202 XuxinyeXu 202 Victor Wang 202 PrashantsVenkataram 35 other Wootton students particicpated, but did not qualify.

  33. AP Science Program

  34. Individual Science Awards for 2010-2011 • 1 Intel Semifinalist • 2 Siemens Semifinalists • 6 MCPS Science Fair Awards including 1 overall 1st place in Medicine & Health • 3 Biology Olympiad Semifinalist • 2 Chemistry Olympiad Semifinalists • 1 National team member • 6 Physics Olympiad Semifinalists • 1 BioGenius Finalist for Northeast region

  35. Science Team Competitions • Physics Bowl Competition- • Year 1 team-1st Place • Year 2 team- 1st Place • Chemathon- Held at U of MD for multistate competition • 2nd year team placed 1st • 1st year team placed 2nd • JETS (Junior Engineering Team Score) • Grade 9/10 and 11/12 were BEST in STATE • Competition held at GW School of Engineering

  36. Preparation for the Future • All students take Research Project (.5 credits) in order to prepare them for research internships • Rigorous and highly varied science and mathematics course selections • Many students complete off-site research through an internship

  37. Contact For additional information and STARS application : Visit the Wootton website under "Signature Programs”(STARS) Wootton Math RT: Christopher_S_Tucker@mcpsmd.org 301-517-8174 Wootton Science RT: Jacqueline_R_Alton@mcpsmd.org 301-279-8594 For STARS Program: Terri_Nostrand@mcpsmd.org

  38. The Academy Of Information Technology @ Thomas S. Wootton HS Presented by: Monica Mattey – AOIT coordinator

  39. The Academy Of Information Technology Academy Mission: Our mission is to support the personal and professional success of youth by creating career-themed learning experiences; and building partnerships between high school and businesses. Academy Vision: Our vision is to provide highly-qualified graduates who are prepared for college and for careers in information technology

  40. Academy Structure Enrollment: Limited to 50 students each school year Program Sequence: Students select pathways to content areas within information technology, such as: • Programming • Networking/Hardware • Information Resource Design

  41. National Academy of Information Technology (OASIS Code = AR) Programming OptionRequirements for Program Completion(3 credits A) + (1 Credit B)

  42. National Academy of Information Technology (OASIS Code = AR) Information Resource Design OptionRequirements for Program Completion(3 credits A) + (1 Credit B)

  43. National Academy of Information Technology (OASIS Code = AN) Networking/Hardware OptionRequirements for Program Completion(1 credit A) + (2 credits B) + (1 Credit C)

  44. Meetings • We have homeroom meetings. • Attendance is taken • We have scheduled speakers to enlightened our students on career choices. • Visit the website to see up to date information • http://woottonaoit.org • It can be located on our homepage under special programs (AOIT-Information Technology)

  45. Student Internships • All students are required to do a paid internship during the summer of their Junior and Senior year. • Students will actively look for internships that interest them in the field of study they have chosen. • Mock Interviews are set up for students to learn the process of interviewing with local businesses.

  46. College Level Course • Students are required to take the necessary courses within the pathway. Recommended that they take a college course during their senior year. • As a result, Academy students are prepared for post-secondary studies in information technology.

  47. Scholarships • Our 2011 graduates received $16,000.00 worth of scholarships • One student was given the NSA Stokes Scholarship. Full tuition to any college of his choice and a guaranteed job with NSA upon graduation • Maryland is the National Cyber Security Headquarters for the nation. Over 100,000 jobs expected to be filled.

  48. Dynamic Employer Partners Employer Partners: • Lockheed Martin • Montgomery County Public Schools • Cisco Systems • InfoStructures • Montgomery College • Intervise • Booz, Allen &Hamilton • TalentShip, Inc. • IBM

  49. Early College Access Programs College Institute at Wootton Summer college courses Concurrent Enrollment Montgomery College Early Placement AOIT Capstone course Education Academy After school or weekend courses