Yesterday I summarized the work of The Freshman Academy in a Tedx talk. This provides a good overview of how the adults approach our work with freshmen.
Check out our promo video for our summer program we call Connections. We secured the help of Josh Novak to shoot and produce this helpful tool to let freshman know that Connections is worth 10 days of their summer!
At after-school tutoring I was making the rounds to see what freshmen were working on. It looked to be a good start to our power half-hour after school. One freshman was doing Spanish flashcards on Quizlet. Another freshman was working on a transition sentence for her research paper. A third was working on Algebra. And so on.
Disclaimer: This program is under construction. Implementation may cause sudden and significant changes. Buckle your seatbelts.
If a freshman has straight A’s, he or she is on the right track. If a freshman is failing all of his or her classes, there are adults in this building that are on the job to help.