Francis Scott Key High School held its fifth annual High School Boot Camp (HSBC) during the weeks of July 20 and 27, 2020. HSBC is a two-week program aimed at helping incoming freshmen transition successfully to high school.
In the past, students met in person to tour the school, practice opening their lockers, and discuss important study and social skills. This year, its virtual nature has allowed 41 different students to join the sessions they would like to attend throughout the day.
Topics include basic math skills, effective study strategies for each learning style, time management and organization, the importance of regular attendance and getting involved, decision-making, goal setting, effective communication, and resources when students need support.
Teachers Alethea Miller (Facilitator of Student Support) and Emily Sainz (Mathematics) have led the HSBC in the past and this year have used many newly learned strategies to engage and prepare students for their high school career.