We all are born with the urge and ability to learn, to relate to a new environment and the people in it, to move our bodies, to communicate. As we develop, our instinct to observe those around us and notice differences and similarities continues to serve us well at home, in the community, and in school.
Learning in school draws on that natural ability, but as subjects grow more complex and abstract, other skills and tools are required for mastery in the classroom. As students progress through elementary and middle school, they are taught much of what they need to succeed, but there is more to learn about how to learn.
That’s where Ninth-Grade Seminar comes into play. The course is designed to guide our incoming freshmen through the transition to high school and the new expectations that come with it.