Students are involved in the planning of their learning and future.
-Sycamore Strategic Design Plan
Picture this: It’s your 14th birthday and you are sitting in the auditorium at Sycamore High School with your friends and parents. The High School principal has just told you that the choices you make tonight could impact your future forever. Wow!
Next, you travel to the field house to find teachers and students sharing information and giving demonstrations about courses you might choose. Displays are setup for English, science, math, social studies, and foreign language just to name a few. The art department has students creating awesome art work, the madrigal choir students are performing, and the dance team is sharing what you can do in physical education. There are so many interesting choices to explore.
This was the scene at Sycamore High School on Monday night as wide-eyed 8th graders and their even wider-eyed parents tried to map out a plan for their child’s career at Sycamore High School. As I talked with students and parents they were both excited and anxious. If anything, many parents wished they had experienced the opportunities their children were about to embark upon when they were in school.