Meadowridge will be working with Oxford Learning Center to offer SAT/ACT prep courses for current Grade 11 students in the spring of 2015. Each course will cost $625 and will be for 8-10 students with a diagnostic test being offered before Christmas to help with the SAT/ACT choice. Currently the classes are scheduled to run on Mondays after school from 3:45pm to 5:45pm and will begin the week of February 9th and end the week of April 27th so that students are prepared to write their SATs on May 2nd or their ACTs on June 13th... Click here for more information.
I wanted to inform everyone as to how our students did on our first ever IB Diploma and Course results. These were our first IB exams – scored externally and internationally, worth up to 80% of the student grades, and analyzed internationally. Click here to read more
Some parents have approached me with a concern about international students at our school, and have shared their perception that we have significantly increasing numbers of international students, notably from Asia. I actually got a call from a local journalist to ask me some questions about this, which had been told to him by a few people as though it were news. We do not keep any numbers by ethnicity normally – we care about ability and character. But I found this interesting, so I decided to investigate.... Click here to read more.
I have been talking a bit with parents in the school about the nature of the education that their children are receiving at the school. They have pointed out that their children could go to another school, and get higher grades with less work. I can only agree. But, in our school, we are most interested in learning, learning that is complex, and challenging, and rewarding... Click here to read more.
Imagine this: In just a few years, your child has graduated and gone to university. After a few weeks, you get a phone call, and your child tells you that this university is hard, so hard, with difficult assignments and a huge reading list... and that their roommate does not know how to clean up, and that it is really difficult to see a Professor... Click here to read more.