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  • Welcome to The Academy of Our Lady of Peace

    Empowering and educating women since 1882

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    O U R L A D Y O F

    F O U N D E D 1 8 8 2

    PEACE

    A C A D E M Y O F

  • Table of ContentsChecklist for Registration 1

    Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy 2

    Math & World Language Placement Tests 3

    Class Placement Criteria 4

    Summer School Offerings 5

    Service Learning & Uniforms 6

    Summer School Sports Camps & Cheer Try Outs 7

    College Prep: Counseling Resources 8

    Summer Reading Requirements 10

    Spring Welcome Night 11

    Get Involved 12

    Questions? Contact the Office of Admissions 619.725.9118 | admissions@aolp.org

  • 1 OLP Welcome Kit

    Checklist for Registration Day

    Student Tuition Contract (completed)

    Course Selection Worksheet (completed)

    Checkbook

    Important Dates

    Date Time Event or Requirement

    April NA Summer School Registration: Online

    April NA Registration Summer Sports Camps

    April 9 3:30 PM Math & World Language Placement Test

    -or-

    April 12 9:00 AM Math & World Language Placement Test

    May 1 NA Summer Sports Camp Registration

    May 8 6:30 PM Spring Welcome Night

    July 1 NA Physicals and Immunization Records Due

    July 1 NA Final Transcripts Due

    August 13 8:00 AM Freshmen Orientation Day

    August 14 8:00 AM Freshman Technology Camp (Required)

    August 18 7:45 AM First Day of School

    Dec. 16-18 8 AM-12 PM Final Exams (Mandatory Attendance)

    CarpoolsIf you are interested in forming a carpool, please register online at www.aolp.org/carpool by June 1, 2014.

    A list will be compiled, by zip codes, and will be mailed back to you in July to assist you in forming carpools on your own. If you do not wish for your information to be published, please do not respond.

  • OLP Welcome Kit 2

    Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)OLP strives to develop mastery of 21st-century skills in each student in order that she becomes an engaged agent of change

    in our global society. Technology plays a critical role in the way we collaborate and communicate in that same world.

    To this end, beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year, OLP is requiring that all students have access to the tools of the 21st-century via a mobile device. With respect to OLPs mission and the economic diversity of our families, OLP is not mandating the specific device

    each student uses, but rather, has adopted a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy that outlines minimum

    specifications for whatever device a family chooses.

    2014-2015 BYOD Minimum Requirements

    This new policy and practice will guide the use of interactive instruction and learning that will connect our students more meaningfully to the world outside, and, just as effectively, the world outside to the classroom.

    Tablet Specifications (iPad/Android/Windows)

    Internal SD 16GB

    Screen Resolution 1024x600

    Wi-Fi 802.11 g/n

    Battery Life 4 hours

    System Age Younger than four years

    Software Google Drive App

    Laptop/Netbook Specifications (MAC/PC/Chromebook)

    RAM 1GB

    Hard Drive: 250 GB

    Screen Resolution: 1024x768

    Wi-Fi: 802.11 g/n

    Battery Life: 4 hours

    System Age: Younger than four years

    Software: Google Drive Desktop Client

  • 3 OLP Welcome Kit

    All applicants are required to take the Math and World Language Placement exams. Two dates are offered to meet scheduling needs and pre-registration is not required. Please choose one of the following dates:

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 3:30 PM 5:00 PM

    Saturday, April 12, 2014 9:00 AM 10:30 AM

    Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the exam for registration. Bring two #2 pencils, no calculators will be needed or allowed.

    Math & World Language Placement Tests

    Questions?Mathematics: Call Mrs. Lazar (619) 725- 9158 or email elazar@aolp.org

    World Languages: Call Mr. Moreno (619) 725- 9160 or email gmoreno@aolp.org

  • OLP Welcome Kit 4

    English class placements are made based on the following: HSPT Entrance Exam scores 7th & 8th grade Language Arts &

    Reading grades

    Teacher Recommendations Grammar Test Entrance Exam Essay

    Math Class Placements are made based on the following: HSPT Entrance Exam Scores 7th & 8th grade Mathematics

    Grades

    Teacher Recommendations OLP Math Placement Exam

    (taken in April, following acceptance)

    Western Civilizations class placements are based on the following: HSPT Entrance Exam Scores 7th & 8th grade Social Studies

    grade

    Entrance Exam Essay

    Class Placement Criteria

    Chemistry Honors Students must be enrolled in the zero block and have been placed in the freshman accelerated math course, Algebra IIA Honors. They must also have scored a local percentile composite HSPT score of 75% or higher. Eligibility for this course will be noted on the student's course selection worksheet.

    Biology Students must be enrolled in the zero block and have been placed in Algebra I or Algebra IIA Honors. They must also have scored a local percentile composite HSPT score of 70% or higher. Eligibility for this course will be noted on the student's course selection worksheet.

    All World Language placements are based on the OLP placement test to be taken in conjunction with the math placement test in April.

  • 5 OLP Welcome Kit

    Summer School Offerings

    Math Review Course This course serves as a remedial course for students who have been admitted to the Academy, but have not demonstrated appropriate grade level math proficiency. This course is open to all students, however, some will be required to take the course, contingent upon their admission.

    Three-Week Course

    June 23, 2014 July 11, 2014

    8 AM 10 AM

    Fee: $200

    English Review Course This course serves as a remedial course for students who have been admitted to the Academy, but have not demonstrated appropriate grade level reading comprehension, writing, vocabulary or grammatical skills. This course is open to all students, however, some will be required to take the course, contingent upon their admission. The course will adequately prepare students for high school English.

    Three-Week Course

    June 23, 2014 July 11, 2014

    10:30 AM- 12:30 AM

    Fee: $200

    Algebra Bridge Course Students who wish to challenge their mathematics class placement may take this course in an effort to be placed in Algebra II-Honors. Taking the course does not guarantee advancement, students must demonstrate learning through assessments to advance in their placement status. A final assessment will be given on the last day of the course.

    Three-Week Course

    June 23, 2014 July 11, 2014

    8 AM 10 AM

    Fee: $200

  • Service LearningService LearningAll OLP freshmen, sophomores and juniors are required to complete 25 hours of service each year with an officially recognized nonprofit organization as part of the OLP graduation requirements. Seniors will complete a synthesis project within their senior religion course. Freshmen may begin to record their service for the 2014- 2015 school year as of June 1, 2014. Check out the OLP website, aolp.org/faith-service/service-learning/ for verification directions and information about interesting and unique service learning opportunities.

    UniformsOLP Uniforms are supplied through Mills Uniform Company. Uniforms can either be ordered in person at the Kearny Mesa Mills Store, 3949 Ruffin Road, Suite D, San Diego, CA 92123, or online at millswear.com. Their phone number is 858-836-2181. The school code is 125. There are many uniform offerings; some are required while others are optional. Please visit our website and look for Uniform Requirements under the Student tab to review the uniform offerings and OLP dress code.

  • 7 OLP Welcome Kit

    Summer School Sports Camps & Cheer Try Outs

    OLP Summer Sports CampsInstruction is offered by some of our premier OLP coaches. Registration will begin May 1, 2014. See the website for more details, including dates, times and fees.

    The following camps will be offered in the summer of 2014:

    OLP/Saints Cheer TeamAll incoming freshmen can try out for the OLP/ Saints Cheer team. The commitment is year round and practices take place both before school at OLP and after school at Cheer Force, El Cajon throughout the week. Practices begin May 15, 2014 and continue throughout the summer (with scheduled vacations).

    Interested? Come learn more at the informational meeting, Monday, April 14, 2014 in the OLP Event Center from 6:00 PM 7:00 PM.

    Tryouts will take place Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Friday, May 9, 2014 from 3:30 PM 5:30 PM in the OLP Event Center.

    Questions? Contact the Head Cheerleading Coach, Mr. Casey Popp at caseypopp1@gmail.com.

    OLP Volleyball Camp

    OLP Basketball Camp

    OLP Softball

    OLP Surf Camp

  • OLP Welcome Kit 8

    College Prep: Counseling Resources

    A Four-Year PlanOLP college counselors are available to help students and their parents with the careful planning and consideration that is required when preparing for college admission. OLP takes a grade level approach to academic and college planning.

    Beginning with a four-year academic plan in the freshman year, our counseling program assists students in selecting colleges or universities that match their interests, goals and abilities.

    Counseling Objectives for Incoming Freshmen Introduce counseling services

    (academic, college, and personal)

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