All programming at Golder College Prep is designed to align with the Noble pillars of: Scholarship, Discipline & Honor.
To strengthen the academic potential of our scholars the Golder campus:
- 2,000 minutes of instructional time per week
- A rigorous core of English, literature, math, science and social studies for all students
- Academic clubs including cultural cuisine club, chess club, and Spanish club, depending on student and staff interest
- Summer college programs around the country
- Extracurricular academic enrichment courses after school and on weekends including Tae Kwon Do, Dance, and Chicago Culture. Recently Golder has added travel abroad programs to Europe and a service-learning trip to Central America.
To help build the discipline of students the Golder campus offers:
- A variety of athletics, including basketball, soccer, and baseball, cross-country
- Student-led Town Hall presentations, which can address community issues or showcase student work in a school wide assembly.
- Rigorous physical education program which includes fitness requirements to pass to the next grade
To help further the extent to which our students' honor the community the Golder campus offers:
- A four year commitment to community service
- Community service requirements to pass to the next grade
- Town Halls in which the community is welcome
- Clubs and co-curriculars that focus on bettering the community
- Parent involvement during and after school
- Awareness of the local and greater community built into academic classes
- College planning
- Regular communication with parents
- Parent-teacher conferences
- Academic planning and monitoring
- Career exploration and planning
- Records and daily attendance
- Implementation of Golder College Prep standards
- Monitor readiness for school by checking for uniforms, assignment book, homework and supplies
Textbook: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, The 6 Most Important Decisions and supplemental-reading materials will also be selected.
Office Hours: From Monday through Thursday after school our students can choose to attend office hours for individual teachers from 3:45-4:45pm. Each teacher offers after school office hours at least one day per week and students can attend to receive additional instruction or help on specific assignments.
LaSalle: LaSalle is a program for freshman only. If a freshman student does not complete their assigned homework and turn it in the day it is due, the student will receive LaSalle from their teacher and be required to attend a teacher’s office hours that same day from 3:45-4:45pm. LaSalle was created and implemented to reinforce that the student’s day is not over until everything due has been completed and if they have problems or questions on an assignment, they have the means to receive help.
AIP: AIP (Academic Intervention Program) applies to all students at Golder College Prep and is in place to help students struggling with grades and coursework. Every two weeks Golder prints progress reports for each student, and if at that time a student has below a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) or more than 2F’s on their progress report, they are required to attend office hours for teachers from 3:45-4:45pm Monday – Thursday until they raise their grades above a 2.0 and have less than 2F’s. Golder’s AIP program provides students with the opportunity to work with their teachers after school and receive additional help and guidance.
Night School: Golder offers night school classes and summer school classes for students to make up credits for previously failed classes. Night school and summer school registration is held after the end of semester 1 and semester 2. Exact courses and curriculum vary each semester and year.
Enrichment classes: Enrichment classes are offered throughout semester 1 and semester 2 and are usually non-traditional courses, chosen and instructed by our Golder staff. These classes change semester to semester and students can gain enrichment credits through these classes, which are necessary for promotion from grade to grade. More information about enrichment classes can be found under the extracurricular activities tab.
Sports: Golder offers different sports from fall to winter to spring. Practices and games are often held after school and students must be in good academic standing to participate. More information on Golder’s sports programs can be found under the extracurricular activities tab.
Spring semester is dedicated to financial aid and financial planning. Students are guided through the FAFSA as well as private scholarship research. Spring semester is especially exciting as students receive their college acceptances and make their final decisions about where they will be matriculating to in the fall. Parents are a crucial part of the financial aid and decision process and are expected to play a active role in meeting deadlines and communicating with the college counselor, the student's advisor and the student about goals, questions and concerns they may have.
Golder's Collegiate Seminar course is a uniquely designed to assure students have all the resources and tools necessary to matriculate to and graduate from a four-year university/college. Proper preparation for the academic, financial, emotional and social demands of college is essential to realizing college graduation and opening the door of opportunity to all our students.
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