Coe Brown Northwood Academy 2007 Archived Content


 

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COE-BROWN NORTHWOOD ACADEMY
 

Coe Brown Northwood Academy
907 First New Hampshire Tpk., Northwood, NH 03261

tele: 603-942-5531  fax: 603-942-7537

 


Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, founded in 1867, is a private comprehensive secondary institution offering the highest quality curriculum of studies to the residents of Northwood, Strafford, and surrounding towns. Our educational programs and opportunities are accessible to both traditional and non-traditional learners, responsive to the diverse needs of an ever-changing community, and consistent with state and federal laws supporting the education of our youth.

To achieve this mission we seek to:

1. Promote learning outcomes that:

- meet high academic standards
- support excellence in the acquisition of literacy, technology, and computational skills
- place the needs of the individual student first, maintaining small teacher/student ratios
- provide a strong foundation for post-secondary education, employment, and life-management skills
- reflect and meet the needs of students in a multi-cultural society.

2. Create an environment that fosters an appreciation of:

- life-long learning
- critical thinking
- personal responsibility
- self-respect
- multiple aspects of knowledge

3. Support mutual respect for peers, faculty, administration, community, and the environment through example,curriculum, community service projects, and community involvement within the school.

4. Continuously assess, improve, and develop curriculum in response to the ever-changing world.

The Academy offers a curriculum of studies, which is consistent with these premises, and the laws of the State of New Hampshire. This curriculum, woven into a coordinated course of study, will enable all students to realize their potential and prepare them for their chosen endeavors upon graduation. The expertise of faculty and staff permits course offerings to develop the full potential of all students, whether they be educationally advantaged or challenged. It is then incumbent on the students to be academically diligent, consistent in attendance, and positive in attitude to successfully complete their chosen course of studies.


Main Campus

DEFINITION OF A COE-BROWN GRADUATE

We expect the Coe-Brown graduate to possess the communication skills of writing, reading, listening, and speaking; to possess computational skills in mathematics and personal economics; and to possess basic computer literacy.

The Coe-Brown graduate is expected to have a basic knowledge of the fine arts, aesthetically and historically; healthy lifestyle choices and personal fitness; science and the environment; and history and civics in order to choose options as a responsible citizen.

The Coe-Brown graduate will demonstrate individual responsibility in the home and community, be courteous to and accepting of people of all backgrounds and abilities, demonstrate a desire for lifelong learning, and demonstrate self-reliance tempered with sound problem-solving and decision-making skills.

 



 


Wiggin Hall

Circa 2007

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy
Guidance Department Admissions Information

Because Coe-Brown is a public academy, our admissions procedure information
falls into two categories:

1) We have contracts with Northwood and Strafford to be the high school for all residents of those two towns. Consequently, students who live in/ move into those towns will automatically become Coe-Brown students barring very unusual circumstances.

2) Students who reside in Nottingham, Barrington, or Deerfield may apply to come on a competitive basis, as may students from any other town within reasonable commuting distance. Nottingham, Barrington and Deerfield will pay all or a substantial amount of a student’s tuition, whereas other towns which have their own high schools would require a parent to pay private tuition to Coe-Brown. Please note that no transportation is provided by towns other than Northwood and Strafford.

Guidance counselors divide the student body alphabetically to serve students for all four years. After reading the pertinent information below, depending on the student's last name you should contact one of the following counselors at 942-5531:

A-F Mrs. Anne Onion (ext. # 101)
G-Mc Mr. Stephen Smith (ext. # 105)
Me-S Mrs. Tara Tenasco (ext. # 152)
T-Z Ms. Wendy Porter (ext. # 122)

The first day of the 2007-2008 school year will be Friday, August 17th for Freshmen (9:45 AM- 2:34 PM). Orientation for transfers will be from 10:30 until noon, with lunch optional. Since a portion of this day will be spent outdoors, students should come dressed to be active, with sunscreen and a water bottle. Lunch will be provided for all.

All other students will start on Monday, August 20th.
All fall sports practices begin on Monday, August 13th. Inquire about specific times. Sports physicals will be available for girls on Thursday, August 9th and for boys on Friday, August 10th. Further details can be found on the Coe-Brown website under Athletics/images. Physicals done by your own physician must have been done after June 1st, 2007.



 


Science Building Entrance

Classes and Subjects
 

 

Anatomy
Architecture/Woodcraft
Art 
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Civics
Computers
Contemporary Problems
Economics
English
Family and Consumer Studies
Film
French
Health
Horticulture/Agriculture

 

 

Journalism
Latin   
Marketing    
Music
Orientation
Physical Education   
Physics     
Psychology
Science   
Sociology  
Spanish   
US History    
World Cultures    
World History
Zoology


Smith Hall

 



 

2007 ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

Moving to Northwood or Strafford Over the Summer
with Incoming High School Students

Welcome to Coe-Brown!

Moving to Northwood or Strafford Over the Summer with Incoming High School Students

Welcome to Coe-Brown!
If you are reading this in the spring prior to your move, please review the rest of this page and contact the appropriate Guidance Counselor to make an appointment to register your student prior to June 21, 2007. Some classes do fill up fast, so it is important to have students select classes as soon as it is definite that your family will be moving to our area.

If you are reading this after June 21st, please contact Mrs. Cheri Wolf, the Guidance Secretary, at 942-5531(ext. # 107) or at cwolf@coebrownacademy.com so that she can make a tentative appointment for you to speak with the appropriate counselor at some point between August 9th and August 14th.

Meanwhile, in the interim, the registration process will be greatly facilitated if parent or guardian and student complete the following tasks (You may stop by the Coe-Brown office to pick up these documents, or click on each to download or follow the link for information.):

1) Fill out an Application.

2) Complete a Release of Records and leave it with the Coe-Brown office so that we can obtain records from the previous school.

3) Go to the SAU #44 office on Route 4 (942-1290) to complete a District Assignment Form to have it approved and returned to us. (This form is in triplicate and cannot be posted on this site.) N. B. According to New Hampshire state law, no students may register for school in a town unless they are living with a parent or legal (court-appointed) guardian. In the case of change of custody between divorced parents, the SAU will require evidence from the court that the parent in our district has physical custody. **Until an assignment form is approved, your child will not be able to start school at Coe-Brown.

4) Review the CBNA Newsletter (Available by mail or fax upon request from the office at (603)-942-5531) for all pertinent information that is asked of all transfers as well as of current students, and the Sports Physical information.

5) Review the Program of Studies and the current Addendum so that you have ideas about which courses you wish to take.

When you come to register, please bring with you:
1) The completed Application.
2) The most recent report card or transcript from your previous school.
3) A copy of your immunization records. (Students will not be permitted to start school without this.)
4) Special Education or 504 information, if pertinent.


Pinkham Hall

 

 

Families Moving to Towns Other than Northwood or Strafford Over the Summer
with Incoming High School Students

As noted above, students from towns other than Northwood and Strafford are accepted on an application basis as space permits. Since we never know what will happen over the summer as families move in and out of the two towns, this often means that we cannot determine whether or not there will be room in a particular class until shortly before school opens in August. Given this uncertainty, if you still want to consider Coe-Brown as an option, please contact Mrs. Cheri Wolf, the Guidance Secretary, at 942-5531(ext. # 107) or at cwolf@coebrownacademy.com so that she can make a tentative appointment for you to speak with the appropriate counselor at some point between August 9th and August 14th.

You also should take the following steps before then (You may stop by the Coe-Brown office to pick up these documents, or click on each to download or follow the link for information.):

1) Fill out an Application.

2) Complete a Release of Records and leave it with the Coe-Brown office so that we can obtain records from the previous school.

3) Review the CBNA Newsletter (Available by mail or fax upon request from the office at (603)-942-5531) for all pertinent information, including the Summer Reading requirement that is asked of all transfers as well as of current students, and the Sports Physical information.

4) Review the Program of Studies and the current Addendum so that you have ideas about which courses you wish to take.

When you come to interview about potential registration, please bring with you:
1) The completed Application.
2) The most recent report card or transcript from your previous school.
3) A copy of your immunization records. (Students will not be permitted to start school without this.)
4) Special Education or 504 information, if pertinent.

If the student is accepted at Coe-Brown, at that point you must confirm with your home district that it is committed to paying tuition. N. B. According to New Hampshire state law, no students may register for school in a town unless they are living with a parent or legal (court-appointed) guardian. In the case of change of custody between divorced parents, the School Administrative Unit (SAU) will require evidence from the court that the parent in its district has physical custody. **Until an assignment form is approved or we receive other notification from your SAU your child will not be able to start school at Coe-Brown.
Nottingham residents: Go to the SAU #44 office on Route 4 (942-1290) to complete a District Assignment Form to have it approved and returned to us. (This form is in triplicate and cannot be posted on this site.)
Barrington residents: Call SAU # 74 at 664-2715 to obtain tuition payment information.
Deerfield residents: Call SAU # 53 at 485- 5187 for confirmation regarding tuition payment to Coe-Brown.

 

 Families Moving to Northwood or Strafford
During the School Year

Please note: Many times families have no choice about when they must move. However, when it comes to moving a high school student, certain challenges may arise if the current school of your student runs on a block schedule (with students enrolled in only three or four classes per semester) as opposed to a more standard schedule such as our seven block day during which most students are enrolled in either five or six classes. Regrettably, this can cause situations in which a transferring student might lose credit in some classes or be required to make time up in a summer school program in order to attain credit. Even if your current school has a traditional schedule, classes in which your student is enrolled may not exist here. If you have the luxury of choosing your moving time, please call the appropriate guidance counselor for your child to consult about this in advance.

Once you know you will be moving, please call in advance to make an appointment with a guidance counselor. We are often busy teaching in classes or in previously scheduled meetings or appointments, thus making dropping in at Coe-Brown with the expectation of an immediate appointment sometimes frustrating for you.

Please bring with you the following documents:
1) The most recent report card or transcript from your previous school. (A full transcript will be needed for upper-class students to determine requirements met.)
2) A copy of your immunization records. (Students will not be permitted to start school without this.)
3)Special Education or 504 information, if pertinent.

Once here, you will need to:

1) Fill out an Application

2) Complete a Release of Records and leave it with the Coe-Brown office so that we can obtain records from the previous school.

3) Go to the SAU #44 office on Route 4 (942-1290) to complete a District Assignment Form to have it approved and returned to us. (This form is in triplicate and cannot be posted on this site.) N. B. According to New Hampshire state law, no students may register for school in a town unless they are living with a parent or legal (court-appointed) guardian. In the case of change of custody between divorced parents, the SAU will require evidence from the court that the parent in our district has physical custody. **Until an assignment form is approved, your child will not be able to start school at Coe-Brown.

 

 

Families Moving to Towns Other than Northwood or Strafford During the School Year
with Current High School Students

As stated above, students from towns other than Northwood or Strafford will be accepted only on an application, space-available basis. Occasionally, we might have a deserving applicant but still be unable to offer admission due to lack of space in the necessary classes.

All the notes and procedure written under Moving to Northwood or Strafford will then pertain, with the exception that tuition assignment forms will be obtained as outlined at the end of "Families Moving to Towns Other than Northwood or Strafford Over the Summer", as noted above.

 

 

Admission Process for Eighth Grade Students
Living in Towns Other than Northwood and Strafford

In the fall of eighth grade year, the guidance counselors in Barrington and Nottingham work to coordinate the application process for us. If you live in one of those towns and your student is attending the public school, please obtain information directly from your student’s guidance counselor. Some districts also serve as liaison for home-schooled students as well.

Coe-Brown is in direct touch with Good Shepherd School and Cornerstone Christian Academy regarding the admissions process.

Students attending any other private school or living outside the five towns mentioned, may contact the Coe-Brown Guidance department after Columbus Day regarding setting up a visiting day and the application time-line.

In general, the time-line is as follows:

November through mid-January: We run shadow visiting days. (See information below.)
December: Application materials are sent out to all participating schools (as listed above), and by request to any other parents interested in an application. These materials explain the application process in further detail.
January: Applications are due. Deadline to be set by December.
March 1st: Decisions will be in hand.

Applications will include

1) Form provided by Coe-Brown.
2) Essay required of student.
3) Reference form provided by Coe-Brown to be given to current 8th grade teachers.
4) 7th and 8th grade grades, attendance, and conduct and effort information provided by current school.
5) Standardized test scores as available from the current school.
6) Immunization records.

 

 



 

COMMUNITY SERVICE IDEAS for Coe-Brown Students

Coe-Brown requires that students comple te 40 hours of community service as part of its graduation requirement. We are frequently asked what sorts of things can be done, so we have compiled the following list which is not meant to be all- inclusive or to provide ever-changing contact people and phone numbers, but to give you ideas about the types of things you might do.

We encourage students to think about what they like to do, a gr oup to which they might feel good about contributing, or something t hat might assist in helping them to decide what they might like to do for a career.

As you might imagine, Community Service cannot be done for a profit-making enterprise (i.e. working for nothing for your usual employer), nor can it be done for a family member or neighbor that you should be he lping anyway out of the goodness of your heart (shoveling y our grandmother’s walk).

WORKING WITH CHILDREN Many students enjoy working with younger children in a variety of ways, some of which may help you decide about future careers. Examples:

  • Coaching younger teams in a favorite sport, perhaps at a Summer camp, or in your home town.
  • Assisting elementary school teachers at the end of the school year when Coe-Brown is out and they are still in session, or on some of our workshop days when they might be session.
  • Helping in after school programs at elementary schools.
  • Coaching an OM team at an elementary school. Babysitting for town and school district meetings. Teaching or assisting with Sunday Schools. Assisting at the Special Olympic events.

 

ACTIVE and/or OUTDOOR OPTIONS

Town and local nonprofit groups often need assistance, particularly with seasonal cleanups.

Examples:

  • Doing trail work for a snowmobile club or local Parks and Recreation committee.
  • Highway pickup crews.
  • Spring cleanup for town beaches.
  • Cemetery maintenance.
  • Custodial work at local schools.

WORKING FOR A CAUSE
You might volunteer for any one of a number of nonprofit agencies which seek to raise money for a specific cause, by working on mailings or actually participating in things like walk-a-thons.

Examples:

  • Groups that raise money for research on various health
  • issues such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis, or muscular dystrophy.
  • Social issue organizations suchas Sexual Assault Support Services.
  • Various environmental organizations

ASSISTING PEOPLE OR ANIMALS IN NEED
Some of these ideas may also help with determining interest in a future career.
Examples:

  • Volunteering at hospitals or nursing homes.
  • Working at a soup kitchen or a Salvation Army/Goodwill type agency.
  • Assisting at an animal shelter.

COMMUNITY SERVICE CONNECTED WITH COE-BROWN
These opportunities arise on an intermittent basis. Pay attention to daily announcements! The time must be put in outside of the regular school day and it cannot count as participation in any related organization for which you otherwise get “credit”.
Examples:

  • Building and/or striking sets for the drama department (only if you are not an active member trying to build hours toward Thespian Society membership.)
  • Tutoring
  • Assisting an athletic team, e.g. running scores for track and
  • field.
  • Working at the Deerfield Fair Petting Barn through FFA.

MISCELLANEOUS
Of course there are countless other options which might arise. As long as they meet the community service criteria
and are pre-approved * many things can qualify. Periodically check the bulletin board in the Multi-Purpose Room for requests for help that are posted there.

Examples:

  • Volunteering at your local library or Town Hall.
  • Projects for your religious organization, Scouts, or 4H.
  • Pre-approval is normally done by your team leader, with your counselor and/or anyone in the administration serving as back-up.

 
A senior may also have projects approved by his or her portfolio advisor. Approval can even be gained during the summertime since an administrator is usually available to review a project. If an opportunity should arise totally unexpectedly, one could also leave a message on a weekend on e-mail or voicemail.

However, approval is not guaranteed if the service criteria were not met. Students who enter senior year with all 40 hours completed are in the best shape for the whole Senior Portfolio process.

Start today!

 


Cupola and weathervane

 

 


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