Members of the graduating Class of 2016 are being offered a new program that emphasizes innovative, rigorous, compelling, and interdisciplinary work beyond the normal curriculum. Students who complete this program will propose, design, research and implement a senior thesis culminating in a TED Talk-style presentation and defense. In addition, they will perform community service and justice projects that move beyond thinking about service in terms of required hours and start developing skills for identifying problems and being leaders in initiatives that better serve the need sin the community.
The Certificate of Excellence will indicate that students who receive it have not only done supererogatory work and demonstrated extraordinary achievement in academic, the arts, and service but that they have also taken accountability for pushing the scope of their own interests and education in ways that reflect the best of creativity, scholarship, character, and leadership.
Moving forward the program will be extended into a two year experience culminating in a special diploma.
Academic learning is valued at Prep and outstanding performance for the Quarter and the full Semester, including examinations, is recognized in the following categories:
Trustee Honors All course grades 93% or above
Headmaster Honors Course grades average 93% or above with no grade below 85%
Faculty Honors All course grades 85% or above
Congratulations to the following Hilton Head Preparatory School middle and upper school students for their outstanding academic performance during the first trimester of the school year.
Hilton Head Prep is pleased once again to announce several athletic commitments for the seniors, Class of 2016, during the November NCAA signing period.
The student-athletes will sign their National Letter of Intent during a ceremony at Prep's Joseph B. Fraser, Jr. Field House on Thursday, November 12, beginning at 12:15 p.m.
Students scheduled to sign are:
Cem Caglayan, Charleston Southern University/Baseball
Walker Campbell, College of William and Mary/Golf
EJ Churchich, St. Petersburg College/Baseball
Elinor Czura, Rollins College/Tennis
Shannon O'Brien, Arkansas State University/Tennis
Chase Schupp, Tulane University/Tennis
Anita Uwadia, University of South Carolina/Golf
Alexander Vanezis, Middlebury College/Tennis
Trevor White, University of the South/Tennis
"This class numbers many gifted athletes," commented Prep's Athletic Director Rich Basirico. "We are pleased to recognize not only their athletic achievements but their academic success as well. It is an honor to see them progress to the next level in their respective sport," Basirico added.
The athletes' family and friends are invited to witness the ceremony in the Field House. Prep anticipates additional athletic signings in the spring as well.
For further information, please contact Bethany Wilkinson, Prep's Director of Communications, at 843-715-8508.
Please join us for the Festival of Trees Preview Party to kick off Prep's annual Festival of Trees Event, Thursday, November 19 at 6 p.m. at the Sonesta Resort, located in Shipyard Plantation, Hilton Head Island...