Open House Presentation - Sept 24, 2013

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Open House Presentation - Sept 24, 2013

  1. 1. OPEN HOUSE SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. Wallenberg Academy
  2. 2. Historical Background Wallenberg’s work as Sweden’s envoy in Budapest in 1944 was a cover for a humanitarian mission as a secret emissary of the U.S. War Refugee Board, created to try to stem the annihilation of Europe’s Jews
  3. 3. Projected Timeline  September 2013– Open House  October 2013 - Application Process Begins  October 2013 – Placement Tests & Interviews  November 2013 – Letters of Acceptance sent out  May 2014 – Orientation for New Students & Parents  August 2014 – Classes Begin
  4. 4. Student Profile  The school culture will reflect the life of Raoul Wallenberg, promoting learning through community and compassion.  In order to allow for the enriched, heritage and sports concentration options, the time for compulsory subjects has been reduced by 20% on average.  Students attending Wallenberg Academy need to be able to maintain a high academic standing even with this reduction in time.
  5. 5. Student Profile Wallenberg Program tailored for: an independent learner a motivated student a student achieving in the top third of their class a special needs child who can fulfil the accelerated academic requirements
  6. 6. Application Process  Registration Form  Student Profile Application Form  June 2013 Report Card  Eligibility Certificate  Placement Tests (Oct. 20th or 27th)  Student Essay (Why do I Want to Apply to Wallenberg?)  Interview  Teacher Recommendations  Parents will be informed of the committee’s decision in November
  7. 7. Sports Program Note: ● in order to participate in the Sports Program, the student must show a proficiency in one of the selected sports program (swimming, soccer, tennis, by providing a letter of support from their sports club or coach or association)
  8. 8. Sports Program Note:  in order to participate in the Sports Program the parent is responsible for developing a liaison with the corresponding athletic club or coach or association for the coaching aspect of the program from 1:00 to 3:00, Monday to Friday
  9. 9. Enriched Program Note:  Students must demonstrate an interest and a desire to pursue studies in a heritage language (Hebrew, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin, – subject to demand) and one more of the choices below:  Music  Arts  Drama  Robotics
  10. 10. Enriched Program Note:  students will participate in the enriched program from 2:00 to 3:00, Monday to Friday  this program is not part of the sports profile
  11. 11. Tentative Schedule – 9 Day Cycle Times Minutes Period 8:20-8:30 10 Homeroom 8:30-8:34 4 Passing Time (PT) 8:34-9:34 60 Period 1 9:34-9:38 4 PT 9:38-10:38 60 Period 2 10:38-10:56 18 Recess 10:56-11:56 60 Period 3 11:56-12:00 4 PT 12:00-13:00 60 Period 4 13:00-14:00 60 Lunch 14:00-15:00 60 Period 5
  12. 12. Compulsory Courses – French Immersion Subjects (Per 1-4) # Periods Minutes per Cycle English 6 360 French 6 360 Mathematique 6 360 Geo/His (fr) 6 360 Science 4 240 Art or Music 4 240 Phys Ed 2 120 ERC 2 120
  13. 13. Period 5  Sports Concentration • Swimming, Soccer, Tennis  Enriched Programs • Heritage Language • Specialized Studies
  14. 14. Options for Heritage Languages Hebrew Italian Spanish Mandarin • Subject to demand
  15. 15. Options for Enriched Program Music Arts Drama Robotics Multimedia Entrepreneurship • Subject to demand
  16. 16. Sports Facilities Nearby Aquatic and Community Centre Cote Saint-Luc Gymasium Samuel Moskovitch Arena Wagar Field Wagar Tennis Courts
  17. 17. Shared Spaces With Marymount Adult With John Grant Library Gym Cafeteria Science Lab Entrance
  18. 18. Palatucci Building – 2nd Floor
  19. 19. Bring Your Own Device  Students will be allowed to use their portable electronic devices (Laptop, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, And roid...) in most classes to assist with their studies  Subject to the rules established by the school Governing Board  Partnerships will be developed to aid students who do not have one of these devices
  20. 20. Estimated Fees $400 - $700 Depending on which sports / enriched course / heritage program chosen
  21. 21. Minimum Numbers  A minimum 75 students is required to open in August 2014 This would consist of a minimum of 2 groups Secondary 2 (Grade 8) opening will be considered based on demand
  22. 22. SEPTEMBER 2013 Questions and Answers

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