Margi Wald High School Our Mission

Brian Lin, Hongyan Liu, Matthew Tran, Yongquan Ma

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1. Planning Google Doc

2. Advising & Counseling

2.1. College application guide

2.1.1. Alumni program

2.1.1.1. Connect students with alumni that can give advice on the process, especially if alumni goes to the university the student wants to attend

2.1.2. University list to help narrow down choices

2.1.2.1. Help student choose a university that best fits their intended field

2.1.2.2. Help students find their passion

2.2. Career advising

2.2.1. Aid students in choosing a career that best fits themselves

2.2.2. Provide career fairs or the like

2.2.3. Connect students with people working in fields they're interested in

2.3. Course planning

2.3.1. Provide several course plans for different paths the student desires

2.3.1.1. Computer Science

2.3.1.2. Engineering

2.3.1.3. English

2.3.1.4. History

2.3.1.5. Various other paths

3. Curriculum

3.1. Course subjects

3.1.1. English Literature & Writing

3.1.2. Ethnics studies

3.1.2.1. Introduction to Ethnic Studies

3.1.2.2. Migration and Movement

3.1.2.3. Power & Oppression

3.1.2.4. Social Movements & Advocacy

3.1.2.5. Ethnics on international affairs

3.1.2.6. Why does it matter? Both Debra Satz, a professor of Ethics in Society, and Rob Reich, the program's director, from Stanford University underline the benefits of studying ethics. Click icon for audio.

3.1.3. Languages

3.1.3.1. Chinese Mandarin

3.1.3.2. Japanese

3.1.3.3. Spanish

3.1.3.4. French

3.1.3.5. American Sign Language

3.1.4. History & Government

3.1.4.1. AP/Regular U.S. History

3.1.4.2. AP/Regular World History

3.1.4.3. AP/Regular European History

3.1.5. Sciences & Math

3.1.5.1. Physics

3.1.5.2. Chemistry

3.1.5.3. Biology

3.1.5.4. Intro to Science

3.1.6. Physical Education (PE)

3.1.7. Business related courses

3.1.7.1. Intro to Accounting

3.1.7.2. Intro to Entrepreneurship

3.1.7.3. Intro to Marketing

3.1.8. Technology courses

3.1.8.1. Coding

3.1.8.2. Computer Science 101

3.1.8.3. Intro to Robots

3.2. Class size: =<20

3.2.1. Here's why we believe small class size makes BIG difference--->(click the icon for video)

3.2.2. Hire more teachers, make schools larger, and having more schools overall to achieve this goal

3.3. Tutoring

3.3.1. After school peer-peer tutoring

3.3.1.1. Writing center

3.3.1.2. STEM center

3.3.1.3. Language center

3.3.2. Instructor office hour tutoring

3.3.2.1. specific class needs

3.4. Special Education

4. Staff

4.1. Hiring

4.1.1. Employment Enquiries

4.1.1.1. Required to have a minimum of a bachelor degree

4.1.1.2. Must have the teaching certification issued by the "Commission on Teacher Credentialing".

4.1.2. Requirements

4.1.2.1. Curriculum vitae

4.1.2.2. A brief cover letter

4.1.2.3. Names and contact details of 3 references letter

4.1.3. Background Check

4.1.3.1. The National police check

4.1.3.2. The Driving report Check

4.1.3.3. The Workers Compensation check

4.1.3.4. The Qualifications Check

4.1.3.5. The Bankruptcy Check

4.2. Training

4.2.1. Teaching philosophy

4.2.2. Weekly meeting

4.2.3. Term report

4.2.4. Students evaluation

4.2.5. Supervising

4.2.6. After school activities

5. Facilities

5.1. Education

5.1.1. Administration

5.1.2. Well-equipped general purpose learning areas

5.1.2.1. Well-equipped classrooms

5.1.2.2. Scientific laboratories equipped with facilities for the teaching of Biology, Physics and Chemistry

5.1.2.3. Lecture theatre (size for 200 people)

5.1.2.4. Library

5.1.2.5. Computer rooms

5.1.2.6. Manual Arts, Technology and Graphics rooms

5.1.2.7. The Visual Arts Center

5.1.3. Additional facilities for the Creative Arts

5.1.4. Additional facilities for the Music

5.2. Sports

5.2.1. Health and Physical Education Centre

5.2.1.1. Basketball

5.2.1.2. Volleyball

5.2.1.3. Badminton

5.2.1.4. Swimming Pool

5.2.1.5. Gym

5.2.2. Multiple playing fields and practice facilities

5.2.2.1. Baseball

5.2.2.2. Football

5.2.2.3. Soccer

5.2.2.4. Hockey

5.2.2.5. Tennis court

6. Student Life

6.1. Student Selection

6.1.1. Goals

6.1.1.1. Ethnic diversity

6.1.1.2. Socioeconomic diversity

6.1.1.3. Reasonable commute

6.1.2. Draw district lines to achieve goals of diversity and convenience

6.1.2.1. Use method like Berkeley that takes slices that cover a large range of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds

6.1.2.2. Occasionally redraw district lines to keep in line with goals as populations naturally move around

6.1.2.3. Improve school bus system to make commute more efficient to counter potentially less efficient new district lines

6.2. Academic Evaluation

6.2.1. Formative assessment

6.2.2. Formal report/presentation

6.2.3. Standardized testing

6.3. Extracurriculars

6.3.1. Sports

6.3.2. Outdoor Education Program

6.3.2.1. Camp overnight in a variety of locations

6.3.2.2. Challenging problem-solving situations

6.3.2.3. Cooperate with others

6.3.2.4. Learn skills for personal development

6.3.3. Debate

6.3.4. Science Olympiad

6.3.5. Allow students to start their own clubs

7. Funding System

7.1. Sources

7.1.1. International Students' Tuition

7.1.1.1. Local students already fund through taxes

7.1.1.2. Foreign students don't pay taxes so must pay tuition

7.1.2. Property Tax

7.1.2.1. Current system creates inequality which we will fix by adjusting its distribution

7.1.3. Portion of Military Funding

7.1.3.1. The amount the US spends on military dwarfs education spending, so taking even a small portion would help a lot

7.1.4. Donations

7.2. Distribution

7.2.1. Overall increased funding from sources

7.2.2. Current system causes many disparities in funding between schools

7.2.3. Equal funding for schools

7.2.3.1. Place all funding in one pool, then distribute equally amongst schools with slight adjustments for the cost of living

7.2.3.1.1. Need to ensure salaries for staff allows them to live in the district

7.2.3.2. Every school can afford the same things

7.2.3.3. Allow donations directly to a school to appease parents that oppose to this distribution method

8. The school's comprehensive teaching system enables teachers to help students develop well in their personal life, social skills and intelligence. We guarantee mutual respect among people in a community with diverse social backgrounds and beliefs. The differences in gender, ethnicity, social class and sexuality can be understood and mutually inclusive. Our school believes that It is useless to have only noble moral without rich knowledge; however, knowledge only without noble morals is dangerous. That is why we value ethnics studies as one of the key factors to become success in the future. For a long time, this creed has enabled students to constantly surpass themselves in their mental, physical and to enter new fields, both for themselves and for others.