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Freshman Seminar

 

What is Its Purpose?


Meet the Co-Ordinators

Nathan Hobbs

Teacher, Science

Ailey Ruger

Teacher, Spanish, Panther Pride

MAIN GOALS of Freshman Seminar:
  1. Ease the transition from middle school to high school for all freshmen by providing a smaller community atmosphere where everyone is welcomed and the drive for excellence is supported through a teacher-to-student and student-to-student mentoring process.
  2. Increase SEAL through specific lessons and curriculum
    1. Help to increase academic achievement in all subjects by providing freshmen with an overview of skills that are necessary for success at the high school level.
    2. Build a stronger sense of community by requiring all freshmen along with their Panther Pride leaders to participate in community activities designed to increase ownership and pride in Boulder High.
  3. Provide every freshman a trusted adult for support.
  4. Provide all freshmen models of success by pairing them with upperclassmen who have demonstrated achievement and good citizenship during their time at BHS.

Program Structure

Freshman Seminar is a partnership between Panther Pride leaders and the seminar teacher. Together they will work to create a weekly experience that provides needed support and skills for the 9th grade class.  The ownership of the lessons will shift between the Pride leaders and the teachers depending on the content being covered each week.  

Expectations

This space respects all aspects of people including race, ethnicity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, age, religion, body shape, size, and ability. 

SAFE ZONE

This space respects all aspects of people including race, ethnicity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, age, religion, body shape, size, and ability.