Greenwich High School
Points of Pride
Realtors Presentation
October 29, 2010
Greenwich High School provides something for everyone with opportunities of excellence for all
Students
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2010-11 Enrollment: 2,691
10 2010 Merit Scholar Semi-Finalists
34 2010 Commended Scholars
51% participate in Interscholastic Athletics
20% participate in Performing Music Programs
3.6% English Language Learners
12.5% qualify for Free & Reduced Price Lunch
26.3% Minority
faculty
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• 263 staff
• 90.5% with Masters Degrees
• Finalist in 2011 Connecticut Teacher of the Year
Program – GHS World Languages teacher, Rita Baker
• 2009 National Teacher of the Year – Arch School
teacher, Anthony Mullen
Opportunities
Greenwich High School provides something for everyone
with opportunities of excellence for all
• 402 Courses
• 54 World Language Courses in 7 subjects:
• Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, French, Italian, German, Latin
• 99 Interscholastic Athletic Teams for 42 Sports
• e.g.: Football, Soccer, Lacrosse, Golf, Swimming, Field Hockey,
Volleyball, Basketball, Bowling, Track, Cross Country, Fencing
• 38.2 Performing Arts Courses, 19 Performing Arts groups
• Unique Course Offerings: Independent Science Research, 3D
Gaming, Forensics, Shapers of the World, Architecture, etc.
• Television Studio/Production
College Prep
• 16 Guidance Counselors
• Ratio: 1 per 177 students
• College and Career Counselor: works with all students
• Naviance 21st Century College Information System
• College Kick-Off
• Personalized College Counseling for all students
• Internships providing real world experiences
• Financial Aide Presentations
• College Representative visitations throughout the year
• College Panels
• College Fair – 238 Colleges represented this year in October
• AVID: Advancement Via Individual Achievement
Mathematics Program
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26 Courses including: Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, AP Computer Science,
Advanced Computer Programming, AP Calculus, AP Statistics, Advanced
Calculus
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GHS Math Team: 2008-09 & 2009-10 Connecticut State Math Champions – CT
State Association of Mathematics Leagues
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GHS Math Team competes in:
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Fairfield County Math League
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Connecticut Math League
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New England Math League
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American Regional Math League
English Program
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24 English Elective Courses for Juniors and Seniors including
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AP English, Journalism, Medieval Literature, British Literature, Creative Writing,
Public Speaking, Modern World Literature, etc.
(Freshman English, Sophomore English)
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Shapers of the World – based in the English department, this Senior Honors
Course is an interdisciplinary Humanities course that combines literature, art,
music, philosophy, history and science. Students are also enrolled in History of
Art and History of Music courses
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2010: GHS students captured 1st and 2nd place in the 26th annual Shakespeare
competition sponsored by the English Speaking Union and Smith College.
Social Studies Program
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14 Social Studies Elective Course for Juniors and Seniors including:
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AP Psychology, AP U.S. Government and Politics & Comparative Government and
Politics, AP European History, etc.
(Freshman: World Themes, Sophomores: American History, Juniors: Contemporary
America and The World & Civics in Contemporary America)
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GHS We The People Team – Top 20 Nationally in 2010, Top Ten in 2009.
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2010 National Unit award winners in We The People: The Citizen and the
Constitution
Science Program
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38 Courses: Biology (AP), Chemistry (AP), Physics (AP), Environmental Science (AP),
Forensics, Marine Biology, Environmental Science, Astronomy, Horticulture, etc.
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Honors Science Research Seminar - The course is designed to provide students with the
opportunity to: 1. Interact with practicing scientists; 2. Participate in a significant research
experience; 3. Select, develop and conduct an independent research project; 4. Develop the skills
of reporting and presenting research.
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2010: 11 of 13 GHS Science projects were selected as finalists at CT Science Fair
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2010: A GHS student qualified to compete at the Intel-International Science and
Engineering Fair (ISEF), receiving a First Award in the Engineering: Materials and
Bioengineering category.
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This is the fourth consecutive year that at least one GHS student has presented his/her
research at ISEF. In the past 4 years, 8 GHS students have been selected to compete at ISEF.
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2009: 4 of 6 CT students qualified to compete at the Intel-International Science and
Engineering Fair (ISEF) were from GHS
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2009: GHS student: 3rd in 2009 International Sustainable World Engineering, Energy, and
Environment Project Symposium (ISWEEEP)
World Languages
Program
• Seven Languages: Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, German,
Latin and American Sign Language
• 39 Courses available at all level: Introductory, Intermediate, Honors and AP
• Over 90% of GHS students take 3 years or more of World Languages
• 2009: 17 Gold and Silver Medal winners-National Latin Exam
• 2009: 16 Award Winners, including 2 1st place awards for the State of
Connecticut-National French Contest
• 2009: 7 Award Winners- National Italian Contest
• 2009: 15 Gold Medal Winners, 27 Silver Medal Winners, and 29 Bronze
Medal Winners - National Spanish Exam
Arts Program
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33 Arts Courses including History of Art, AP Music Theory, Video Production, Theater,
Improvisation, Photography, Clay, Design, Drawing, Guitar, Electronic Music, etc.
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11 Performing Music Groups
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8 Theater Arts Groups/Performances
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2009 Scholastic Art Awards – National Silver Photography Portfolio Medal (GHS student 1
of 10 National winners)
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2009 National Photography Gold Medal-Single entry
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2010 Scholastic Art Awards – National Silver Medal for sculpture
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Educational Theater Association’s Outstanding Schools Theater Program Award for being
one of the top High School Theater programs nationally - fourth time designation in 2010
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One of 100 Best Communities for Music Education in the US – sixth time designation in
2010
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1st Place Trophies and Superior Ratings at contests in FL (Choir 2008), and VA (Band &
Orchestra 2009)
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Designated a "Signature School" by the Grammy Foundation.
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More students each year in the All-State Music Festival than any other CT high school.
Athletic Program
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42 sports, 99 teams
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2009-10 Girls Swim Team named #1 Girls Sports Team in Connecticut by the CT High
School Coaches Association and the U.S. Marine Corps
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FCIAC Divisional Champions: Football, Girls Volleyball, Girls Swimming, Field Hockey,
Girls Ice Hockey, Boys Swimming
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FCIAC Champions: Girls Swimming, Boys Swimming, Boys Ice Hockey
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State Champions: Girls Swimming, Boys Swimming
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State Open Champions: Girls Swimming, Boys Swimming
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FCIAC Coaches of Excellence: Field Hockey, Girls Volleyball, Girls Swimming, Boys
Soccer, Football, Boys Swimming
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FCIAC Coaches of the Year: Girls Volleyball, Boys Ice Hockey
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CT High School Coaches Association: Boys Tennis Coach of the Year
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2008 Sports Illustrated - #1 Athletic Program in CT
…and More…
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PHYSICAL EDUCATION, HEALTH& WELLNESS Courses including Wellness, Aquatics,
Lifeguard Training, Body Image and Media, Self Defense, Sports Medicine, etc.
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FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES Courses including Fashion Design, Interior Design, Cooking,
Human Development, etc.
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BUSINESS EDUCATION Courses including Business Law, Accounting, Entrepreneurship,
Investments, Personal Finance, etc.
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TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION Course including Graphic Technology, Architectural Design, 3D
Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Systems, Transportation Engineering, etc.
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Award Winning School Newspaper: The Beak (CT Newspapers’ Daily Newspaper
Associations’ High School Journalism Contest)
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1st Place Team – 2008 CT Stock Market Game (out of 800 Teams in the State)
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1st Place in Area Nine Cable Council and Cablevision of CT Access Awards 2008-09
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GHS Students (2) won 1st Prize in C-SPAN’s National StudentCam Contest (2009)
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Business Student scored in Top 5% Nationally on the 2008 National Financial Literacy
Challenge (out of 75,000 students)
Technology
• Smartboards in every academic classroom
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75% in 2010-11
100% by 2011-12, pending budget approval
• Wireless
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Pilot in one house and media center
Full school 2011-12, pending budget approval
• World Languages Lab
• Computer Labs
• Electronic Communication
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Intranet Portal
Web Site
ParentLink
Student Activities
75 clubs, leadership and/or service opportunities, a sampling:
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AIDS Awareness
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Go Green
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Autism Awareness
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Habitat for Humanity
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Big Brothers, Big Sisters
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Junior United Way
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Elementary Tutoring Clubs
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Key Club & Signettes
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Cancer Awareness
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Math Team
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Computer Science
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Moc Trials
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Debate Club
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Model U.N.
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World Language Clubs
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Peer Mentors/Tutors
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Gay Straight Alliance
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Unified Sports
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Thespians
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