at 1:44 pm on Tuesday, 14 May 2013
at 8:43 am on Monday, 13 May 2013
Congratulations to Deep Run, Godwin, Freeman, Tucker, Hermitage and of course, Henrico High School as all were named among the top 2,000 high schools in the nation by Newsweek and The Daily Beast. With six schools on the “2013 America’s Best High Schools” list, Henrico bested all other school divisions in the Greater Richmond area, and was second only to Virginia Beach (10 schools) for the most recognized schools in Virginia.
at 7:13 am on Monday, 13 May 2013
Congratulations to Shyam (pronounced Shom) Venkatasubramanian for winning the Capital District Boys Singles Tennis Tournament. And Congratulations to Shyam and Jake Weber for their runner-up Doubles Title. Good luck in the Regional Singles and Doubles Tournament guys! And good luck to the entire team today versus Hanover for the Capital District Title!
at 2:59 pm on Monday, 11 March 2013
at 10:36 am on Tuesday, 5 March 2013
at 8:23 am on Friday, 1 March 2013
In last night’s quarter final game against Kecoughtan, HHS IB students made the difference in the closing minutes and helped bring us to victory! IB sophomore Ryan Pearson hit a layup with 1:51 to go to cut Kecoughtan’s lead to 62-61. Kecoughtan (25-6) had the ball with a minute to go. Refusing to foul, Henrico fought feverishly for a turnover. IB senior Brandon Towner finally intercepted a pass and got the ball to Tim Jones. Jones passed it to Smith in the post, and Smith hit the layup with 27 seconds left, giving Henrico a 63-62 lead. Way to go Warriors! On the more on Monday!
at 9:44 am on Wednesday, 27 February 2013
On Thursday night, junior Isabelle S. was awarded first place in the student essay contest. She was given the honor of reading her paper to the areas most prominent engineers. The banquet was quite impressive. This is the second year that Henrico has won first place in the contest. Way to go, Isabelle and Ms. Giddings, DP biology teacher!!
at 8:08 am on Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Congratulations to the Henrico High School Model United Nations Delegation for their outstanding performance at the North American Invitational Model United Nations Conference held in Washington DC, this past weekend. From among the 3500 delegates attending from China, Russia and from many top schools throughout the United States, the following Henrico High School delegates were recognized for their contributions:
Parth Taparia was honored as Best Delegate
Molly Robinson, Kern Sharma and Apollo Jain were recognized as Outstanding Delegates
Aditi Joshi, Harsh Thakker and Shyam Venkatasubramanian were awarded Honorable Mentions
Nishil Thakkar, Therese Igharas, Ryan Woodward and Rohan Tomer were acknowledged with Verbal Commendations
Congratulations to all of these Delegates and the other members of the delegation for their outstanding work representing Henrico High School.
at 7:52 am on Tuesday, 19 February 2013
We are really pleased to announce that Isabelle Stern is a finalist in the Richmond Joint Engineers Council! She will attend a banquetl on Thursday evening to find out her rank in the top three finalists. The first place winner of the essay contest will be reading their essay aloud the to audience at the Banquet. Winners of the contest will receive prize money in the form of $100 for first, $50 for second and $25 for third place.
at 1:28 pm on Monday, 11 February 2013
We have long touted our program’s benefits, using both anecdotal data from our students’ experience and achievement as well as studies done in the US and the world which are available through IBO. The studies advocate curricula with a high level of rigor, but many of them have not differentiated IB from AP.
Now, however, we have a study done by none other than UVa that shows that IB matters in terms of preparing for college and providing predictors for college success — particularly the Extended Essay. This project is unique to IB; AP does not offer programmatic opportunities like this.
The study finds that IB students enter college with greater research, information usage, and writing skills than their counterparts — even in AP. They show a higher ability to gather and evaluate sources, to manage time, and a lower level of anxiety about college level research projects. The study shows that 73% of the respondents had not only executed a research project at UVa, but had also a higher level of excitement about and engagement in their research.
In addition, there is a positive correlation between Extended Essay and IBDP scores and first semester and last semester college GPA’s — higher than their AP counterparts.
So, when parents ask me what is the difference between IB and AP, this study provides significant evidence that IB DOES make a difference!