EVENT RECAP: Intro to High School for 7th Grade + French after SDFAS for 7th and 8th Grade Families
In the Intro to High School Part 1 for 7th Grade Families webinar, Erin presented the following — available here on Zoom Replay. Please click here for the event presentation.
- An overview of the options after graduating from SDFAS, emphasizing that our graduates will be prepared for any of these options and that they make very interesting candidates
- Differences between private and public schools
- Choice applications in the San Diego Unified School District
- Timeline for applying via choice and to private schools
- Steps to take for applying to private schools
- What schools are looking for in a candidate
- How Erin/Tom/Marion support students and parents on the path toward high school
- Factors to consider when choosing where to apply/attend
- Next steps in preparing, researching, visiting high schools in the area
- Past admission data
Mme Addo presented the second part of the webinar, French after SDFAS, given that most high schools in the area do not offer courses with a level of French advanced enough for our students. She presented options that depend on the students’ objectives — keeping up the level of French, returning to France for high school, and/or planning to attend university in France.
- Taking AP French or IB French if offered at your high school
- Taking AP French Exam for possible college credit
- Taking AP Boot Camp Classes offered at SDFAS on Saturdays
- Taking Advanced French classes offered at SDFAS on Saturdays (including Advanced French/Poursuivre le Français, Poursuivre les maths, DELF B2 Boot Camp. Classes will open only if there is sufficient enrollment. Mme Addo noted that these classes are not for grades or transcripts and do require self-discipline on the part of the student. There are currently 25 students taking these Saturday classes.
- Taking French classes at a junior college while in High School
- Taking online classes via CNED (maintain credentials with French Ministry of Education)
- Taking online French classes with OFALycée – mostly zoom classes – ofalycee.org
- Continue to study French when you go to college