at 12:48 pm on Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Please find at the link the Henrico County Specialty Center Application. Middle school students should turn their applications in to their guidance counselor on the date the school has designated. For more information about the IB program, or if you are applying as a rising sophomore or junior, please call Henrico High School IB office at 228-2745.
at 10:31 am on Sunday, 23 November 2008
Recent visit of author CA Schmidt to our senior seminar to discuss her novel Useful Fools and the issues of terrorism attracted media attention. See more in this link: http://henrico.k12.va.us/newsroom/features/112008b.html
at 11:58 am on Monday, 17 November 2008
Ms. Bradford came across this website, http://www.challengesuccess.org/, and it seemed to be tailor-made for our students. I don’t know about the organization, but the advice and resources should be useful to anyone who comes in contact with students like ours who are engaged in high stakes learning.
at 5:53 pm on Saturday, 15 November 2008
Theory of Knowledge is the capstone course for the Diploma Program. Its purpose is to lead students into a metacognitive understanding of their own learning specifically and knowledge in general. It is a challenging course that deals with philosophy, science, the arts, current events and everything in between. Currently, it is offered in the junior year. Next year’s juniors, however, will take it for two years, as IBO has mandated. We see this as an exciting change!
at 9:43 am on Friday, 7 November 2008
Seniors will be given their TOK essays on 11/7 and their World Lit 1 essays on 11/21 to revise. Parents, please see that your child has time those weekends to devote to these revisions. The TOK essay, along with the Extended Essay, can add extra points toward the diploma, compensating for any lower scores in their SL exams! It is a good strategy to have those points “in the bank”! The links are the explanations of both essays as well as the rubrics for judging their quality.
external-assessment-guidelines-for-seniors : All about the TOK essay
external-assessment-rubric: The rubric
world-lit-paper-packet: All about the World Lit 1 Essay
world-lit-paper-rubric: World Lit rubric
at 9:53 am on Wednesday, 5 November 2008
If you are a sophomore or junior, you may be interested in applying for one of Virginia’s residential Governor’s School Academies. They are held at the following times: Agriculture 6/29-7/25 at Virginia Tech; Humanities 7/5-8/1 at Christopher Newport University; Life Science &Medicine 6/28-7/24 at VCU; Math, Science and Technology 7/5-8/1 at Lynchburg College; Engineering Mentorship 6/21-7/18 at NASA/Langley Research Center; or Marine Science Mentorship 6/21-7/18 at VIMS.
See Mrs. Bradford by November 25th to find out how to apply!!
at 3:19 pm on Monday, 3 November 2008
Henrico High School
Senior Scholarship Newsletter
LA-STEM Research Scholars
Qualifications: 3.5+ GPA; ACT 24+ or SAT 1100+; plan to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math from Louisiana State University
Procedure: Nomination form in school counseling office; mail to address on form
More Info: www.lsu.edu/lastem
Naval Helicopter Association
Qualifications: Have a relative who served in any military branch
Procedure: Apply online
More Info: www.nhascholarship.org
FIRE Freedom in Academia Essay Contest
Qualifications: College-bound senior; must write 700-1,200 word essay about free speech on college campuses
Procedure: Apply online
More Info: www.thefire.org/contests
American Legion Oratorical Contest
Qualifications: High school students; must give a speech about the Constitution of the United States
Procedure: See Mrs. Bradford in school counseling office for procedures/information
Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship
Qualifications: 2.8+ GPA, leadership, commitment to community service, attend accredited college or technical school
Procedure: Submit resume to Mrs. Bradford; scholarship committee will select one nominee
More Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Toyota Community Scholars
Qualifications: Community service; 3.0+ GPA; plan to enroll in accredited 4-year college
Procedure: Nomination form in school counseling office; submit to Mrs. Bradford
More Info: www.toyota.com/communityscholars
See more for December deadlines and beyond!!
at 9:48 am on Monday, 3 November 2008
One of our goals this year is to start a Parent Advisory Council with a view toward the future creation of a Parent “Booster” Organization for Henrico HS IB Program. To inaugurate this process, we will hold our first meeting on Tuesday, November 11, 5:30-7, in Henrico HS Library. The goals of the committee, the need for other committees and overall organization structure as well as the IB expansion will be discussed. If you have any questions, call Ana Watson at 261-5015.