Hilton Head Preparatory School senior, Alexis Voulgaropoulos, has been named a Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented by Prep's upper school head, Tina Webb-Browning, on Monday, September 26.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2017 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
Hilton Head Preparatory School is pleased to announce that they have 13 seniors approved and ready to move forward with Prep's Certificate of Excellence program. This program allows exceptional and motivated seniors to have a one year capstone experience designing, developing, and executing both a major service initiative and a sustained inquiry or research project. As the culmination of their experience and in fulfillment of a final requirement, students earning a Certificate of Excellence must give a formal presentation and defense of their work.
The Capstone programs are designed to give students a meaningful experience through which their interests and training in high school culminate in something other than a series of assessments. Without a Capstone experience, community life, creative endeavors, career goals, and academic pursuits can be very compartmentalized and school can seem like a series of inauthentic hoops through which one has to jump. These Capstone programs provide students an impressive vehicle for showcasing initiative, innovation, leadership, and real world problem solving.
In addition, Prep has six juniors and three sophomores that will begin their pursuit of the Prep Diploma of Distinction. This program provides an intensive two year course of study and Capstone experience for gifted, motivated, curious, and self-reflective students. Candidates for this diploma design, develop, and execute both an innovative and significant service initiative and a sustained inquiry or research project. Candidates work closely in independent study and directed readings with a faculty advisor, explore opportunities for internships and outside the classroom learning, and take interdisciplinary seminar classes in research methods, theory of knowledge, and creative problem solving. As the culmination of their experience and in fulfillment of a final requirement, students earning a Diploma of Distinction must give a formal presentation and defense of their work.
Proposed projects include everything from the use of virtual design software to create designs for more efficient habitat for humanity homes, creation of programing to foster enthusiasm for STEAM learning, to research inquiries into cross-cultural happiness indexes.
SCISA has announced their All-State teams for spring sports. Congratulations to six Prep students:
Baseball—E.J. Churchich, Tyler Fox and Gavin Hurlbut
Boys Soccer—Mac Orie
Girls Soccer—Charlotte Covington and Catherine Sheehan
Congratulations to the following Prep students who have been accepted to the Junior Leadership Program. Students from seven area high schools also participate.
The Hilton Head-Bluffton Junior Leadership program is a signature, unique leadership program for high school students through the Hilton Head-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce since 2000. It is guided by a volunteer Board of Trustees and student advisors from the previous year's class. The mission of the program is to develop young leaders for their schools and community. Local students who are current sophomores/rising juniors and enrolled in a High School program are eligible to apply.
To encourage students to recognize their own potential and develop their leadership skills. To develop a committed cadre of young leaders who will be challenged to apply their new leadership skills through interactions with community leaders, decision makers, and peers from other schools. To create an environment that nurtures potential young leaders to participate in school/community service and volunteerism.
The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Junior Leadership program works to effect positive change in a community by providing high school juniors opportunities to build leadership skills through service learning projects, seminars, workshops and interaction with local leaders and decision makers.
To qualify for the program, a student must be currently enrolled as a sophomore and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or equivalent. (In other words, the student must be classified as a HS Junior by September, 2016.) Additionally the applicant's parents and school administrator must sign off on the application. Three personal references must be submitted by the application deadline of Monday, April 4, 2016. Following the application process, qualified sophomores will be interviewed and selections made by the end of May, 2016. The classes will begin August 2016 and run through the academic school year. The program allows for 2 class-day absences and a $100 program fee upon acceptance which is to be paid by Orientation in August. Scholarships for the $100 program fee are available.
We are excited to announce our new lunch vendor - Healthy Culinary Concepts - who will be serving lunch to our students this year. Chef Brooks is an experienced chef who has also worked for more than 10 years providing campus dining experiences. His healthy lunch options - including a daily salad bar option - will be sure to please.
Dear Parents of Hilton Head Preparatory School:
I wanted to introduce myself to all of you and to tell you how very excited I am about providing the food service at your school beginning this school year. Starting this August, dining at Hilton Head Preparatory School will be a new and positive experience for you and your child. I will be the Chef preparing and cooking the food and look forward to meeting your children on my weekly visits.
Culinary arts have been a part of my life since my early teenage years. My work experience includes being a Chef with Hyatt Hotels for 12 years, as well an Area Chef and General Manager for 8 years in University Campus Dining Services. It is with this experience and knowledge that I aspire to partner with Hilton Head Preparatory School and be a part of the learning journey that your child will lead. Just as a daily educational environment plants the seeds for a rewarding and fruitful life, a daily regimen of eating nutritiously helps nurture that life into all it can be.
As the school year starts in the fall of 2016, I look forward to meeting you and your child and making this a great year at Hilton Head Preparatory School.
Chef Brooks Rinehart
My mission is to incorporate Healthy Culinary Concepts into the daily lives of children and families of the Low Country.
The Matriculation Packet provides new and returning families with pertinent information and required forms for the school year. We encourage families to complete the forms as soon as possible and return the completed forms to Hilton Head Preparatory School prior to the student's arrival to campus. This will ensure your child a successful transition into the Hilton Head Prep community.
Please print and submit the completed forms that require signatures and/or needed information under each step outlined. When completing the forms, it is not necessary to print the entire packet, only the ones that apply to your child.
Also included in the packet is the Permission for Release of Final Transcript form for newly admitted students only. Please complete the form and submit to your child's current school as soon as possible. In order to complete scheduling for your child, final transcripts must be received. Returning students do not need to submit the Permission for Release of Final Transcript form.
Contract & Deposit Payment (No Forms Attached)
Contract & Deposit Payment (No Forms Attached)
Step 4 - ATHLETICS
Contract & Deposit Payment (No Forms Attached)
Step 4 - SENIORS ONLY
Step 7 - ATHLETICS
LOWER SCHOOL ASSIGNED READING & SUPPLY LISTS
MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSIGNED READING & SUPPLY LISTS
Attached are the summer reading documents for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. There are three books for each grade. A thinking map must be filled out for each book, except for the 6th grade book on getting organized. Sixth graders only need to have two thinking maps completed by the start of school. Books will be taught and assessments will be given at the beginning of next school year.
UPPER SCHOOL ASSIGNED READING
Upper School Assigned Reading - Grades 9-12
Hilton Head Prep is starting their first ever Prefect Program for the 2016-17 school year. To be a Prefect is an honor. This leadership opportunity gives juniors & seniors the opportunity to accept and demonstrate responsibility to his/her peers and the entire Hilton Head Prep community. The Prefects will report directly to the Director of Campus Life and will have many responsibilities. Above all else, the Prefect is to lead through example.
Congratulations to the following upper school students on their selection as a Prefect for the 2016-17 school year!
The Prefect is the main student programming body on the campus of Hilton Head Prep. Prefects are charged with the responsibility of providing, on a regular basis, support for prospective, new, and current students and for all members of the Hilton Head Prep community.