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MVGS Prospective Student Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Michael H
12:26
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Vineeta Ribeiro
41:23
Math Analysis is here! :)
Hannah Drawns
42:40
Is humanities (English 10) a dual enrollment class or just humanities 2 (English 11)?
Ms. Harrington - Middletown Humanities
42:51
Both are DE
Hannah Drawns
43:03
Okay, thank you.
Hawari
44:09
Is Colleigate Chemistry DE
Christian Laourdakis (Mr. L)
44:16
Yes
Ms. Harrington - Middletown Humanities
44:16
Yes
Hannah Drawns
44:30
Is Math Analysis DE?
Hawari
44:31
thanks
Vineeta Ribeiro
45:21
Math Analysis is not dual enrolled.
Hannah Drawns
45:33
Okay, thank you.
dwilm
46:06
We do not dual enroll Math Analysis. Our students dual enroll Statistics, Calculus 1 and Calculus 2/3 which gives them lots of math credits.
kimberleecalvert
46:49
If a freshman student is currently enrolled in the dual-school cyber security program, does attendance at MVGS accommodate that, or should that be considered an alternative to MVGS? Thx.
Michelle Stanley
47:26
Looking at the pre-requisites and co-requisites for 10th grade, would the student need to be currently enrolled in Biology their 9th grade year to be considered?
Christian Laourdakis (Mr. L)
47:46
9th or 10th
Michelle Stanley
47:56
Okay thank you
Ms. Harrington - Middletown Humanities
48:20
The cyber security program compatibility would probably depend on scheduling.
wbyard
48:22
We would need to see what the courses are that are dual enrolled. Many schools call cyber security computer science, but they are not CS courses. We don't have many high schools dual enrolling computer science courses.
Vineeta Ribeiro
48:46
Students do not need to have taken Bio already as 9th graders.
kaycee shields
49:45
Would students enrolled in 10th grade need to reapply for 11th and 12th?
Christian Laourdakis (Mr. L)
49:55
No
dwilm
49:57
No
dwilm
50:31
We expect that current students will finish the program.
Kim Lewis
51:31
Does MVG work with Current IEP’S?
dwilm
51:35
Yes.
Ms. Harrington - Middletown Humanities
51:47
We follow all state and federal education guidelines.
Ammad
51:48
Approximately how many student apply to the program each year?
Hawari
51:53
So the acts of kindness program covers the volunteer work that they can show on college applications
Ms. Harrington - Middletown Humanities
52:02
Applications vary depending on the district.
Chad Patterson, MVGS, Humanities Educator
52:10
Humanities 12 is DE - 6 credits
dwilm
52:58
And Humanities 12 covers the US Government high school requirement.
Chad Patterson, MVGS, Humanities Educator
54:58
I have been tracking student volunteer time with Acts of Kindness that Warrenton Campus has completed in the community. I am willing to sign off on volunteer hours based on the base school and NHSS willingness to accept the volunteer activities.
Hawari
55:29
On the high school transcript it will not show as an AP class?
Christian Laourdakis (Mr. L)
55:38
No
Christian Laourdakis (Mr. L)
55:48
Though typically it will be weighted
Chad Patterson, MVGS, Humanities Educator
55:49
Government requirements for VDOE are met in Humanities 12.
Ms. Harrington - Middletown Humanities
56:06
No, but it will show as DE on their LFCC transcript, and each student gets an explanatory letter in their transcript that explains the MVGS curriculum and expectations.
Ms. Harrington - Middletown Humanities
56:20
Colleges are very familiar with the Virginia Governor's School System.
Hawari
57:02
Ok, Thanks
Cindy Wilt
57:14
Do MVGS students get a reduced DE credit rate?
Christian Laourdakis (Mr. L)
57:22
Yes
Christian Laourdakis (Mr. L)
57:32
25% the cost of normal rates typically
Chip's iPhone
57:48
For 11th grade enrollees, can they take the college chemistry as an elective or do they take at their home school?
Christian Laourdakis (Mr. L)
57:50
Which is much cheaper than a typical university
Ms. Harrington - Middletown Humanities
57:50
It's not reduced compared to any other DE student, but it is reduced compared to typical LFCC tuition.
Christian Laourdakis (Mr. L)
58:21
Id the schedule can fit to take Chem we can make it work
Christian Laourdakis (Mr. L)
58:29
If*
Chip's iPhone
58:53
Perfect thanks
Ammad
01:04:04
The student who completes the program will get an associate degree only after they give the AP exam for ENG 111 or ENG 112?
Christian Laourdakis (Mr. L)
01:04:26
Or take it with LFCC or dual enrolled at the base school
Ms. Harrington - Middletown Humanities
01:04:30
They need ENG credits, and the AP exam score above a 3 helps them get that.
Ms. Harrington - Middletown Humanities
01:04:45
We don't DE for ENG; we DE for HUM.
Ammad
01:06:58
as per my understanding without the ENG credit they dont get an associate degree?
Christian Laourdakis (Mr. L)
01:07:12
Correct
Christian Laourdakis (Mr. L)
01:07:26
Though the credits are the valuable thing.
Ms. Harrington - Middletown Humanities
01:07:42
There are other paths to getting that credit, but we do have a very high success rate on the AP Eng Lang exam.
Kim Lewis
01:08:54
Is there a cost for MVG?
Christian Laourdakis (Mr. L)
01:08:59
No
Ammad
01:09:00
Thank you for clarifying everything.
Christian Laourdakis (Mr. L)
01:09:13
But if you want to dual enrolled then you would pay for that
Hawari
01:09:16
Do they graduate from their Hs? Walk with their base high school class?
dwilm
01:09:17
No. No cost to attend. If you choose to dual enroll you will need to pay tuition.
Ms. Harrington - Middletown Humanities
01:09:19
MVGS is a public school paid for by your tax dollars. DE is a service we offer, but it's not required.
Christian Laourdakis (Mr. L)
01:09:21
You do not need to dual enroll
Christian Laourdakis (Mr. L)
01:09:38
Yes they walk with the HS
kimberleecalvert
01:09:47
Who is the best POC to discuss individual questions unique to our student to determine best options?
Vineeta Ribeiro
01:09:47
Students graduate via their base schools, wearing their MVGS medallions.
Jonathan Newman
01:09:48
Kelly, my daughter attended private school up to high school, and doesn't have any existing SOL or standardized test scores (outside of ERBs for her middle school). What is the process for her needing to test in order to apply?
wbyard
01:09:51
Students pay 25% tuition to dual enroll with all of our public school divisions and MVGS.
dwilm
01:10:31
Jonathan - please email me. I will give you the contact info for the GT coordinator in your division.
Jillian Taylor
01:10:36
If I wanted to get my associates while still in high school, would MVGS be the best option for obtaining that?
dwilm
01:10:37
dwilmore@mvgshome.org
Joel Cooper
01:11:07
Once accepted for 10th grade, do you have to enroll each year and be accepted or are you already accepted for 11th and 12th?
Christian Laourdakis (Mr. L)
01:11:13
I would say yes, that is the best option
Christian Laourdakis (Mr. L)
01:11:21
You stay the whole 3 years
Ms. Harrington - Middletown Humanities
01:11:23
You're accepted for the entire program.
rueaa ebrahim (STU)
01:11:27
Will we be given the test this year if we plan on applying?
Crystal
01:11:29
What is the average cost of the 25%?
dwilm
01:11:49
Jillian - many of our students graduate with an associates degree with approximately 2 extra lfcc credtis.
dwilm
01:12:37
Joel - once accepted, we expect students to complete the program for all 3 (or 2 if coming in as an 11th grader). So they do not need to re-apply
wbyard
01:12:41
A 3-credit course is generally close to $500. Students pay approximately $167 or thereabouts.
Crystal
01:13:28
Thank you!
dwilm
01:13:49
Crystal - this year the tuition was about $41 per credit. Please email me and I am happy to send an "average" dual enrollment tuition per year. dwilmore@mvgshome.org.
Jonathan Newman
01:13:52
thanks!
rebecca
01:14:05
Who would be to talk about specific questions Humanities 10
Colleen La Bree
01:14:28
Does this affect a students ability to participate in sports at base school?
Ms. Harrington - Middletown Humanities
01:14:31
Rebecca, You can contact myself of Mrs. Stephens, depending on which campus your child might attend.
Ms. Harrington - Middletown Humanities
01:14:41
*or
dwilm
01:15:11
Rueaa - are you asking about placement tests?
Christian Laourdakis (Mr. L)
01:15:26
Many students can still play sports and clubs, though budgeting time and cost/benefit will come down to the student and ability
Hawari
01:16:06
Community service is done through MVGS or base school
dwilm
01:16:46
Hawari - community service for NHA is probably done through both.
Hawari
01:17:00
Thanks
rueaa ebrahim (STU)
01:17:27
I'm not sure if that's what it's called. But it's the test that's given to students who apply to MVGS, and it's one of the factors that's looked at.
Teresa Paccassi
01:17:46
How do VGS students participate in clubs? Most of the school clubs meet during A+ time in the morning.
dwilm
01:18:10
Rueaa - please email me and I will give you the contact information for your GT coordinator. dwilmore@mvgshome.org.
Estefany Nunez
01:18:23
If a student is currently in Geometry, can they be accepted into MVGS? Or would they have to take Algebra 2 first and then apply?
Christian Laourdakis (Mr. L)
01:18:26
That would depend on the base school and what the family would value
Ms. Harrington - Middletown Humanities
01:18:38
Teresa, That depends on the campus and the base school. They all have different schedules. We do offer our own clubs, as well (STEAM groups).
dwilm
01:18:46
Teresa - that would be worked out with Ms. Huff.
Christian Laourdakis (Mr. L)
01:18:46
Algebra 2 is required
Estefany Nunez
01:19:07
Okay, thank you!
Ammad
01:19:09
What is the Criteria for acceptance into the program?
Michael H
01:19:20
Does any Algebra 2 course work or does it have to be Algebra 2 Advanced?
Christian Laourdakis (Mr. L)
01:19:45
Any algebra 2 I believe
dwilm
01:19:50
Estefany - in certain situations, there are options for getting your math credits. Please email me: dwilmore@mvgshome.org
Hawari
01:20:30
The application packet is mail by the school counceling department, correct?
jennifer
01:20:56
does MV accept a certain number of students from each base school?
Ammad
01:21:00
What is the Criteria for acceptance into the program?
Laurie Bosshard
01:21:00
When is first day of school and when it last…I know it does not alone with base school
Laurie Bosshard
01:21:08
Align
dwilm
01:21:26
Michael H: please email me at dwilmore@mvgshome.org
steff
01:21:26
What is the nightly homework expectation?
Vineeta Ribeiro
01:21:44
We usually start in early August.
Patricia Anderson
01:21:54
Is there a breakdown of how many seats each county pays for?
dwilm
01:21:57
Laurie: we are working on our calendar but you can find this year's calendar at www.mvgshome.org
Ammad
01:22:13
Can Ms Susan Campbell provide her email address ? thank you
Susan Campbell Culpeper Co
01:22:36
Scampbell@ccpsweb.org
Ammad
01:23:01
Thank you .
Ms. Harrington - Middletown Humanities
01:23:02
Each course assigns homework according to our credit hours and rigor, and that varies, but we do have a nice break between days homework is due, which our students appreciate (Monday homework isn't due until Thursday; Tuesday homework isn't due until Friday, etc...).
Vineeta Ribeiro
01:23:08
Nightly homework expectation varies with classes, but each class meets only 2x a week, so students have sufficient time between assignments.
dwilm
01:23:12
Hawari: you should be able to get the application from your counseling department or on your school division website
Judi Greathouse
01:23:19
Please let me know if you have quesitons. Frederick County Public Schools - Supervisor of Gifted Services & Libraries - Dr. Judi Greathouse - greatho@fcpsk12.net
Grant and Jennifer Li
01:23:23
For the essay, how should we cite which document we used?
Rose
01:23:26
Is it possible to get a copy of the meeting?
Hannah Drawns
01:23:48
Is it possible to earn above a 4.0 GPA at this school?
Michelle Stanley
01:23:54
Thank you so much all of you for the information
Christian Laourdakis (Mr. L)
01:24:01
We don't have a GPA
Ammad
01:24:02
What is the Criteria for acceptance into the program?
Edison
01:24:05
This is gonna be hard to remember
Christian Laourdakis (Mr. L)
01:24:07
All grades are at the base school
Ms. Harrington - Middletown Humanities
01:24:19
Each district handles GPA differently, so that will depend on how your district weights classes.
Ms. Harrington - Middletown Humanities
01:24:37
We are recording the meeting. Please contact dwilmore@mvgshome.org for a copy.
dwilm
01:24:41
Patricia: slots depend on how many students are currently enrolled from the school division. We encourage everyone to apply.
John Faircloth
01:24:49
GPA is dependent on whether the base school weights our courses due to DE/AP. Most do. Check with your school counselor
dwilm
01:25:35
Ammad: Each school division has a selection committee that determines the best candidates.
Hawari
01:26:20
We hve the application. SOme teachers already filled out the recommendations, My question is, once the application packet is complete, do we give it to the base school to mail to MVGS, or do we mail it ?
dwilm
01:26:35
Hannah: Most of our school divisions weight some or most of MVGS classes.
Ms. Harrington - Middletown Humanities
01:26:50
Your application will be turned in to your base school.
Judi Greathouse
01:27:00
@Li - APA style if this is what you are asking.
Hawari
01:27:05
Thanks
Grant and Jennifer Li
01:27:11
Thank you
Ammad
01:27:13
to know what the committee look for should I contact my school couselor?
dwilm
01:27:37
Ammad: email me and I will give you a contact person. dwilmore@mvgshome.org
Ammad
01:28:09
ok thank you .
dwilm
01:28:13
Anyone who emails me, please include your school division.
Hannah Drawns
01:29:06
Okay, thank you.
Chad Patterson, MVGS, Humanities Educator
01:30:52
Our LHS student is Student Athletic Trainer as well!!
Raven #1530
01:32:15
Is it possible to pick up Math Analysis over the summer?
Teresa Paccassi
01:33:05
Concerning the application process, should the recommendations be sent directly to the base school or should all pieces of the application be sent to MVGS together?
Ms. Harrington - Middletown Humanities
01:33:08
Anything is possible, but we'd prefer you take Math Analysis with us during the year.
Anca Schmittou
01:33:10
We do Math Analysis here at MVGS
Vineeta Ribeiro
01:33:29
Some students do come in with Math Analysis already, and I know it is offered in the summer at some programs, but you would want to make sure the summer Math Analysis is robust.
Ms. Harrington - Middletown Humanities
01:33:37
Your application goes to your base school.
Judi Greathouse
01:33:47
If you don't apply, you won't be considered for acceptance!
Raven #1530
01:33:51
Got it. Thanks.
Anca Schmittou
01:34:21
We cover two math analysis classes not only one, so it's not recommended to take Math Analysis over the summer.
Teresa Paccassi
01:35:42
Thank you for an informative meeting. You have a wonderful program!
Vineeta Ribeiro
01:35:43
We had three MVGS students go to Princeton this fall, one is a runner and the other plays softball. The third is the Queen of Computer Science.
dwilm
01:36:34
Teresa: Thank you!
John Faircloth
01:36:40
Actually, 4 went to Princeton this past year
Michael H
01:36:55
You all have been extremely helpful
Jack W
01:37:16
Thank you!
Hannah Drawns
01:37:29
Thank you for answering all of my questions.
Gretchen Franti
01:37:37
My 9th grade student is considering the program. Should we start by talking with our base school counselor?
Patricia Anderson
01:37:39
The classes say they have to be there by 7:30. Does that mean we have to be at the bus stop earlier than normal school?
Hawari
01:37:40
Thank you
Hannah Drawns
01:37:45
This was very helpful. Thank you.
Ammad
01:37:49
Thank you for all the information.
Leys Rodriguez
01:37:51
Very informative meeting. Thank you so much.
Raven #1530
01:37:57
Thank you!
kaycee shields
01:38:03
Thank you !!
rueaa ebrahim (STU)
01:38:04
Thank you!!