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Lincoln High School

Seminar


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 Lincoln High School

Seminar Overview

 

Mission and Purpose

LHS seminar is a community of scholars dedicated to the development of strong character and intellectual engagement.

 

Scope and Sequence

Strong Character

Intellectual Engagement

·         Relationships

·         Advocacy

·         Goal setting

·         SLCs

·         Time management

·         Culture building

·         Team building

·         Community service

·         Grade checks

·         Goal setting

·         Post-HS plan

·         Career Guidance (formerly known as Nav101)

o   12 lessons total

·         SLCs

·         Daily routines

·         Study skills

o   Tutorial

o   Discussion protocols

·         Time management

 

Themes

·         Freshmen and Sophomores

o   1st semester: Who am I as a scholar?

o   2nd semester: Who am I as a global thinker?

·         Juniors and Seniors

o   1st semester: Who am I as a servant?

o   2nd semester: Who am I as a leader?

 

Weekly Overview

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Advisory activities

Study Tables

Study Tables

Study Tables

 

Study Table Norms

·         Silent 15

·         Bring all materials—homework or not

·         Planners open and on desk, for teacher review

·         Top 3 to-do list

·         Staff interacts with students (e.g. circulate, on-on-one conferences, tutoring, etc.) to support and identify student strengths


 

 

Study Tables Snapshot (an example)

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Grading

Credit / No credit

Criteria Checklist: must complete each of the following grade level requirements:

 

Freshmen:

SLCs

Community service hours

Portfolio

·         Career Guidance lessons

·         Best works

o   One from each core class (math, English, science, history)

o   One from an elective

Goal setting

Transcripts/Credits/GPA

Required surveys and reflections

Sophomores:

SLCs

Community service hours

Portfolio

·         Career Guidance lessons

·         Best works

o   One from each core class (math, English, science, history)

o   One from an elective

Goal Setting

PSAT/PRA/ASVAB exam prep

Required surveys and reflections

Juniors:

SLCs

Community service hours

Portfolio

·         Career Guidance lessons

·         Best works

o   One from each core class (math, English, science, history)

o   One from an elective

Goal setting

College applications

Personal essays

ACT/SAT/Accuplacer/ASVAB exam prep

Required surveys and reflections

Seniors:

SLCs

Community service hours

Senior Project Portfolio

Presentation

Post High School Plan (13th Year Plan/ Goal setting)

SAT/ACT/Accuplacer/ASVAB

Required surveys and reflections

 

 

 

 

 Common Seminar Agreements based on the Coalition of Essential Schools Common Principles​:

CES Principle 1: Help students to “use their minds well”

CES Principle 3: Apply goals to all students.

CES Principle 7: Stress unanxious expectation, trust and decency.

CES Principle 10: Model democratic and equitable practices.

 

Common Seminar Agreements

CES 1

CES 3

CES 7

CES 10

Career Guidance lessons, to be conducted on Mondays

X

X

 

 

Student-led conferences, informal at home, formal at school

X

X

X

X

Common routines

·         15/10

·         Instructional strategies

·         Building-wide rules

X

X

 

X

Safe place to connect with students

X

X

X

X

Staff-led tutoring, academic support

X

X

 

X

Student-to-student academic support and collaboration

X

X

 

X

Staff mentor and advocate

X

X

X

X

Study tables

X

X

 

X

Family involvement

·         Goals

·         Networking

·         Career Guidance Reflection with parent/guardian

 

 

X

X

Relationship building, seminar feels like family/home

 

 

X

 

Grade and credit checks

·         Grade checks a minimum of every other week

·         Check all students

·         Action plans generated, as needed

X

X

 

 

Grade level checklists

X

X

 

X

Portfolios

X

X

 

 

 

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DOCUMENTS FOR ALL SEMINAR GRADE LEVELS:
  1. Weekly Grade.docxLHS Grade Check.doc​ (for students).
  2. Weekly Grade.docxWeekly Grade.docx (for teachers)
  3. CommunityServiceHourVerificationform.docxCommunityServiceHourVerificationform.docx.
  4. Goals - fall conference.docxGoals - fall conference.docx.
​FRESHMEN / SOPHOMORE SEMINAR DOCUMENTS:
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