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What is Seminar?
Seminar will help you develop better organizational and time management skills so that you can be a more successful student.
Seminar is a time for you to visit the ARC to get help in your classes, see your teachers for help with class work, to make up missed assignments, and to work with other students in groups. You can also use this time to meet with your counselor or participate in school activities.
How does Seminar Work?
- The first thirty minutes of the seminar block will be a "no movement time." This will allow for attendance, announcements, and completing student planning.
- Students who wish to move during the last hour of the Seminar block must get a WHITE PASS from the teacher(s) they wish to see BEFORE Seminar begins or be issus a pass from their Seminar teacher to visit the ARC, and they must SIGN OUT in the classroom on the sign-out sheet.
- Students will be permitted approximately 3 minutes to move from their assigned Seminar to their approved location(s).
- One of your classroom teachers may ask your Seminar teacher to deliver work to you to complete in your Seminar without you leaving your Seminar.
- Students must return to Seminar within the last FIVE MINUTES of the block to sign back into the Seminar room.
SPECIAL / ALL SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES DURING SEMINAR
- On special occasions, the Administration reserves the Right to alter the Seminar Block. Alterations include but are not limited to: altering the length of moving time, the actual time that Seminar is held, or completely "closing" Seminar.
- Whenever possible, all school assemblies will be held during the Seminar Period.
Where can I go? What can I do? What is available?
- ASSESSMENT CENTER
- Academic Resource Center (ARC) / Writer's Workshop / Math Lab
- Silent Study Room
- Teacher classrooms for help in your classes
Seminar Guidelines for Teachers
The goal of Seminar is to increase the success and achievement of all of our students. Seminar provides time to do creative schoolwork that goes beyond what has been traditionally expected in our courses. Seminar is not simply a study hall. Students should not expect to be able to do all of their homework during Seminar. Seminar is not the only time students can receive course help. Teachers should also be available to students before or after school as much as their co curricular obligations permit.
STUDENT SEMINAR BENEFITS:
The Seminar program is designed to help students develop accountability and organizational and time management skills. It is our belief that these skills increase the likelihood of success both in our school and in the student's life after high school.
The Seminar program provides time for students to use the technologies in our school to do school work. The ability of students to access information and to use the technologies available is an essential skill in preparing students for life in this century.