...and we're off! We're now two days in, and the inaugural session of Prep@Collegiate is going strong.
Thursday, July 7th
On Thursday night, we kicked off our opening ceremonies with a fascinating presentation from Princeton University's Director of College Access, Kevin Hudson:
...we made our way across campus for a barbecue dinner--and then students went off for a brief round of pre-assessment testing, while families, faculty, and staff got to know each other better!
Friday, July 7th
Our first day! We started out getting better acquainted--and then we set to work deciding what kind of culture we want to build for our community... taking Baltimore Collegiate's Five Core Virtues & translating these principles into clear, shared expectations for ourselves and each other.
Our stellar teachers introduced students to the rudiments of data analysis--laying the foundation for a key skill we'll be developing this summer--and spent some time fine-tuning their pre-assessments.
We had lunch together... and then: Crew Drafts! Each boy became part of a team--a "crew," in the language of Outward Bound & Expeditionary Learning. They chose crew names, and started working on flags...
Next, crews fanned out across campus, in a heated race to win the scavenger hunt--the first of many Crew Competitions!
...And, finally, we came back together at the end of the day, to reflect on what we'd learned & the choices we'd made. All in all: an outstanding first day!
Up next: our adventure with Outward Bound! See you bright & early on Monday morning...