Class of 2015 College Matriculations

The Class of 2015 class has made its mark on College Prep with their spirit, purposefulness, and dedication to each other and our school. Here is where the Class of 2015 will be matriculating next year:

  • Swarthmore (6 students)
  • Barnard (5)
  • Harvard (4)
  • Amherst (3)
  • Georgetown (3)
  • NYU (3)
  • University of Pennsylvania (3)
  • Scripps (3)
  • Stanford (3)
  • UCLA (3)
  • Washington University – St. Louis (3)
  • Bowdoin (2)
  • Brown (2)
  • Carleton (2)
  • Carnegie Mellon (2)
  • Cornell (2)
  • Harvey Mudd (2)
  • Lewis and Clark (2)
  • Middlebury (2)
  • Northwestern (2)
  • Rice (2)
  • Tufts (2)
  • UC Santa Barbara (2)
  • University of Southern California (2)
  • Williams (2)
  • Augustana (1)
  • Bates (1)
  • Bryn Mawr (1)
  • University of Chicago (1)
  • Colgate (1)
  • Dartmouth (1)
  • Hamilton (1)
  • Macalester (1)
  • University of Michigan (1)
  • MIT (1)
  • Notre Dame (1)
  • Occidental (1)
  • University of Oregon (1)
  • Princeton (1)
  • Santa Clara (1)
  • Wake Forest (1)
  • Wesleyan (1)
  • Whitman (1)

Honeydew Heaven: A Collaborative Journey

At yesterday’s faculty meeting The Arts Department at College Prep gave a fascinating presentation about ways in which they have collaborated this year. Collaboration has been an unofficial theme of this school year, not just in the arts, but across the disciplines. The intentionality behind the academic and artistic collaborations happening at College Prep ensures that these projects will continue, and that time and other resources will be carved out for teachers from different departments to share their expertise and create new opportunities for our students.

The Arts Department collaborated on three big projects this year that involved teachers and students from our four arts disciplines: dance, drama, music, and visual arts.

The easiest one to share with you is the music video below. The original composition is by our instrumental music teacher Kurt Patzner. The Jazz Combo recorded it, while Intermediate Art students created artwork for the video and Digital Video & Production  students shot the video and then edited it into the entertaining piece that follows. Enjoy “Honeydew Heaven!”

Faculty Spotlight: Yea Afolabi, Director of Learning Services

On Friday, I sat down with Yea Afolabi and asked her as many questions as I could in five minutes.

Jonathan Zucker: How long and in what capacity have you worked at College Prep? 
Yea Afolabi: This is my third year as the Director of Learning Services.
Yea Afolabi

Yea Afolabi, Director of Learning Services

JZ: Tell me about your job?Yea: I love that I get to help people for a living. I love that students who are coming in who have problems with anything from time management and organization, to having backpacks that are too heavy, to needing support with writing essays and history papers, can come by my office and always feel welcome to get the help that they need and that there’s absolutely no stigma associated with getting that help and support.

JZ: What’s the goal of the Learning Center?
Yea: The goal of the Learning Center – the actual physical space of the Learning Center – is to provide a space where students can come and either work by themselves at the laptop bar or work collectively with each other on homework. So they can work by themselves, they can work with other people, and we have a little study room. Students go in there and often work on group projects or study for tests together. It has a dry erase wall, so often times the students work out math problems on the wall. We also have a group work table that has a dry erase tabletop so students also do work on the table and leave notes for each other, which is really fun for them. It’s a welcoming, inviting space for people to work on their homework and anything they need support with.

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Happy Halloween!

Things got a little dicey at assembly today. Luckily, no one was hurt, though Dean Chabon did turn into a zombie! Where have I seen that before?

An Hour in the Life of College Prep

2:45 pm this Thursday. I’m at my desk, tired of looking at a computer screen, so I grab my camera and start walking around campus. I hear that Ms. Kolluri’s AP Computer Science class is building arduinos! I had never heard of an arduino until this summer, when Ms. Kolluri excitedly told me about all the cool things you can do with them.

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College Prep 2014 Dance Show: BODY/Truth

For those who were unable to attend (or just want to relive the magic of) the fabulous 2014 dance show “BODY/Truth.”

Matchmakers: A College Prep Love Story

Maybe you missed it last year, when zombies invaded College Prep. Well, this year’s intraterm movie making class tackled a different subject: love (which some would argue is even scarier than zombies!).