Midtown 9th - 12th Grade Boys
College Orientation Program (COP)
The College Orientation Program is designed to guide and motivate high school students in their work to achieve success in college and beyond. The program helps students navigate the college matching and acceptance process through a combination of skill-building, academic enrichment, career and professional exploration, college-readiness activities, individual advising, individual tutoring, summer apprenticeships, and summer apprenticeships.
Since 2000 Midtown has assured every high school senior graduates and is accepted to college.
Questions? Please contact Gabe Avalos by emailing him at email@example.com or calling (773) 292-2660 x 223.
Entering 9th Grade Boys
Transition to High School for Rising 9th Graders
Students may choose one of the following 10-day modules:
June 19-July 2: Architecture (emphasizing science)
July 8-July 19: Business (emphasizing Math)
July 22-August 2: Law & Social Justice (emphasizing Language Arts)
Time: 9:30 am- 3:30 pm (Mon-Fri)
Cost: $150 — Generous financial aid available
Summer Program Description…
The Freshmen Program prepares students for the academic demands and personal responsibilities they will encounter when they begin high school in the fall.
Courses and activities this summer include:
Study Skills & Intensive Writing: The general and specific skills to be effective note takers, students, and test takers, with a concentration on grammar, expository writing and persuasive writing.
High School Prep: Prepare students for note taking skills, research skills, and writing skills.
Character Development: Overview of the virtues necessary for effective leadership in and outside of the classroom.
Sports League & Field Trips: Students are assigned a team and participate in instructional sessions and a scheduled sports league.
Weekly module instruction: Focus on module that the student chooses, architecture, law, and social justice
Entering 10th-12th Grade Boys
Apprenticeships are hands-on programs in which students learn marketable skills from professionals in specialized fields. Apprentices demonstrate their acquired skills by producing final projects. They also develop the critical thinking and decision-making skills they will need to excel in the workplace. Apprenticeships are open to incoming high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors and are offered in Architecture, Entrepreneurship, Visual Media, Engineering, and Computer Science.
In the Architecture Apprenticeship, students learn the fundamental uses of the tools and processes of architectural drafting and model building. Students learn to visualize three-dimensionally, to design a home for specific occupants, construct a model of it, and do general drawings for it. Besides the general soft skills which all the apprenticeships foster, the course stresses maintaining a collegiate atmosphere, where student projects are work-shopped and discussed with fellow colleagues and instructors in order to create the best product possible.
The overall goal of the program is for students to learn and practice the fundamental principles of business ownership (entrepreneurship). With detailed instruction from a lead and assistant instructor, as well as real life, hands-on, student directed application of instruction, students will be given all the necessary tools to be able to develop, start and manage their our business ideas and ventures on their own.
VISUAL MEDIA APPRENTICESHIP
Visual media plays a role in advertising, art, communication, education, business and engineering. The Visual Media apprenticeship will allow students to create projects in photography, videography, and graphic design. Students will learn about careers in visual media, while also developing technical skills related to these fields and being exposed to the demands of these fields through their own projects.
The Engineering Apprenticeship will first provide the 15-18 high school students with a general introduction to engineering principles, processes, and practices. The course will then proceed through a series of one- to two-week units in which the group will focus on gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to complete basic hands-on projects drawn from various areas of engineering. For example, having learned the relevant principles and processes, students working in small teams might be challenged to design and build small bridges, catapults, model planes and rockets, to solve an electrical problem, or to develop a software code over successive weeks.
Computer Science APPRENTICESHIP
Entering 9th-12th Grade Boys
School Year Program Description…
Students attend program twice a week for supplementary classes that correlate with their academic year, small group tutoring, character development, and sports. College visits and service projects are also worked into the curriculum.
All students receive grade-appropriate instruction in Math and English, homework tutoring help, Character Development classes, and the opportunity to participate in photography, graphic design, and architecture. Juniors & Senior receive SAT prep courses and participate in a college prep and selection seminar.