All 9th grade Bulldogs and their parents are invited to join us for our annual Academy Information Night on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 6 PM, beginning in the auditorium.
While students have been learning about academies during outreach events in their advisory classes and at lunchtime gatherings, this is a great (and invaluable) opportunity for parents to better understand the choices available as well as the application process.
Learn about our pathways, which begin in 10th grade.
Each year, we strive to refine our pathway/academy application process for 9th grade students in order to make it more transparent, responsive and welcoming to all. As we grow our 10th — 12th grade pathways, we’re also working to enhance how we present the options to our freshmen and their families.
This year, 9th grade students will not only select their 1st/2nd/3rd choices, they’ll also be asked to write down the reasons for their selections. On Jan. 29, pathway directors will conduct brief interviews with any students whose applications didn’t sufficiently answer the queries.
We will then place students based on their choices and interests along with our purposeful intention to have each program represent the diversity of Tech. Placement will be followed by acceptance interviews — an important opportunity for students to ask any remaining questions.
While we would like every student to get into his/her first choice that simply isn’t possible given space limitations. However, we believe — strongly — that each pathway offers rich, engaging coursework and tight-knit communities, and know that students can thrive in any of their choices.
Jan. 22: Academy Applications Distributed to Students
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