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Maryknoll School Profile 2011-2012_as of 9-27-11


									                                                     MARYKNOLL SCHOOL
                                                    HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION
                                                 1526 Alexander St. Honolulu, HI 96822 (mailing)
                                      CEEB-ACT Code#: 120065
                                                  Phone: (808) 952-7200 ~ FAX: (808) 952-7201

                                                            Mr. Perry Martin, President
Ms. Betsey Gunderson, Principal Grades 9 – 12                                                  Mrs. Shana Tong, Principal Grades K – 8
Mrs. Darcie Kawamura, Vice Principal Grades 9 – 12                                             Mr. Glenn Medeiros, Vice Principal Grades K – 8

School and Community                                                       College Counseling Staff

Maryknoll School was founded in 1927 by the Catholic Foreign               There are three college counselors on staff working primarily with
Missionary Society of America (Maryknoll Missioners) and                   high school students from grades 9 -12; Naviance user friendly.
graduated its seventy-seventh class in 2011. The school is a college
preparatory (85% attend 4 year colleges and 15% attend 2 year              Mr. Larry Kekaulike, Director of College Guidance
colleges), co-educational, grades K through 12 school. It is a             Mrs. Tracy Manlansing, College Guidance Counselor
Catholic school comprised of a widely diversified ethnic and socio-        Mrs. Raymi Faria, College Guidance Counselor (Mentoring Coordinator)
economic student body. The school is located in Honolulu, a
cosmopolitan area, where 15,000 students attend one of 26 private          Co-Curricular Programs
high schools. The high school has forty-six teaching faculty and the
elementary and middle school have a faculty of forty-seven. At the         Maryknoll Exchange Program- Maryknoll students have the
high school, teacher/student ratio is 19:1 and average class size is 19.   opportunity to travel abroad in a variety of programs that are linked
                                                                           with Advanced Language. A student who elects an Exchange class
Mr. Kristopher Kern, Dean of Students- Grades K – 8                        may visit and live with students in Japan, Spain (or other Latin
Mrs. Toni Nishida-Chock, Dean of Students – Grades 9 – 12                  country) or China. Students travel to the host school during the first
Mr. John Madriaga & Mr. Ben Valle, Co-Athletic Directors                   trimester and live with a host family in the foreign country for three
                                                                           weeks. Students from the sister school visit Maryknoll during the
The Essential School at Maryknoll                                          summer or later during the academic year. Students participating in
                                                                           the World Language Exchange must submit copious amounts of work
Upon becoming a member of the Coalition of Essential Schools               in the language throughout the trimester in order to secure academic
(CES) in January 1995, Maryknoll School implemented a dramatic             credit. The Maryknoll student must additionally, host a student from
change in schedule and classroom methodology for the incoming              the visiting country during his/her Exchange in Hawai’i.
Class of 1998. The Maryknoll Essential School Program follows a
normal 180-day school calendar. The school year is divided into            Maryknoll Mission- Each summer eight to ten students are selected to
three trimesters of 60 days each. Advanced Placement courses are           participate in a mission experience in the third world nation of the
taken over a 90-day period. Students may take one AP class                 Marshall Islands. Students teach summer school (English and
during the junior year and then two more in their senior year,             Algebra) each morning to incoming freshmen at Assumption High
with exceptions. Students concentrate on two core courses (6 per           School in Majuro, R.M.I., participating in work projects in the
year) and 1 or 2 electives per trimester (6 possible per year). Each       afternoon.
core course is worth 1 credit, equivalent to 1 year worth; an elective
is .5 credit(s), equivalent to .5 year worth. Courses are integrated       MEMBERSHIP NATIONAL: Coalition of Essential Schools, Council
where possible, (Ancient Greek History in World History I is taught        for the Advancement and Support of Education, National Association for
concurrently with Greek Classical Literature in World Literature I.)       College Admission Counselors, National Association of Independent Schools,
                                                                           National Association of Secondary School Principals, National Catholic
World Language (Japanese, Chinese, Spanish and Hawaiian) is an
                                                                           Educators Association, Hawai’i Association of College Admission Counselors
intensified immersion program awarding two credits in language, as
classes meet 220 minutes per day usually during the student’s              MEMBERSHIP STATE: Hawai’i Association of Independent Schools,
tenth grade year; Advanced Language(s) are also available for an           Hawai’i State Association of College Admission Counselors
additional credit.
                                                                           ACCREDITATION: Western Association of Schools and
                                                                           Colleges, Hawai’i Association of Independent Schools, Western Catholic
                                                                           Education Association
Grade Distribution Class of 2011: Breakdown by Decile                                         Maryknoll School - Graduation Requirements
As of June 2011                                                                               Graduation requirements include successful completion of 4 areas: Course
Class Size: 136 Students   Average GPA (Weighted): 3.44                                       Work, Student-Led Conferences, Service Portfolio and Senior Project.
 Decile Percentile Rank     Cumulative GPA     Number of                                       (1) Course Work
                                              Students per                                              English                5 credits
                                                 Decile                                                 Social Studies         5 credits
 1         Ten Percent      4.19 – 4.05     14                                                          Science               4 credits
 2         Twenty Percent   4.03 – 3.92     15                                                          Mathematics            4 credits
 3         Thirty Percent   3.91 – 3.78     14                                                          World Language         2 credits
 4         Forty Percent    3.77 – 3.70     14                                                          Arts                   2 credits
 5         Fifty Percent    3.69 – 3.51     15                                                          Physical Education 2 credits
 6         Sixty Percent    3.50 – 3.29     15                                                          Religious Studies      4 credits
 7         Seventy Percent 3.28 – 3.16      14                                                          Electives              2 credits
                                                                                                        Total (minimum)        30 credits
 8         Eighty Percent   3.15 – 2.90     15
 9         Ninety Percent   2.89 – 2.54     14
                                                                                              (2)   Student-Led Conferences
 10                         2.48 -
                                                                                                         In freshman, sophomore, and junior years, each student will
                                                                                                         develop a reflective portfolio answering an essential question
Marking Distribution                                                                                     based on the Maryknoll School Mission statement: “How have I
                                                                                                         become a well-educated person who contributes to society?” The
 Letter Grade             Grade Points                Advanced Placement                                 purpose is to demonstrate growth in the areas of the Habits of
 A                 4.0                              5.0                                                  Mind, Community and Heart. These will be presented in an annual
 B                 3.0                              4.0                                                  Student-Led Conference.
 C                 2.0                              2.0
 D                 1.0                              1.0                                       (3)   Service Portfolio
 F                 0                                0                                                    Each student will complete a yearly Service Portfolio of a
                                                                                                         reflection and scrapbook documenting hours of community
SAT/ACT Mean Distribution Class of 2011                                                                  service. A final Graduation Service Portfolio consisting of a
                                                                                                         scrapbook and a Senior Integrative Essay must be submitted to the
              Critical        Math        Writing                                                        advisor prior to graduation.
  SAT           514            555            520                                             (4)   Senior Project
 Reason-                                                                                                 Each student will undertake a major individual project that is
   ing                                                                                                   completed during the senior year. This project is to be research-
                English       Math       Reading         Science      Comp.                              based, provide evidence of individual analysis and effort, and cross
   ACT            22           23           22             22         22                                 traditional academic disciplines. The project includes a
                                                                                                         presentation and an oral defense.

                                                                              Advanced Placement Courses
                            Note: Maryknoll limits the amount of AP courses a student can take during his/her junior and senior years.
                                       Exceptions may be made. In addition, a * delineates ½ credit continuation courses.
         English                                        Science                               Social Studies                         Mathematics
         AP Language & Composition                      AP Biology                            AP Economics                           AP Calculus AB
         *AP Language & Composition Cont.               *AP Biology Cont.                     AP U.S. History                        AP Statistics
         AP Literature & Composition                    AP Chemistry                          *AP U.S. History Cont.
         *AP Literature & Composition Cont.             *AP Chemistry Cont.

                                                                                  Advanced Schooling
                                         The following is a list of schools attended by Maryknoll graduates over the past 2 years.
         Arizona State University                       Hartnell College                       Notre Dame de Namur                     University of Hawaii, Hilo
         Biola College                                  Hawaii Pacific University                 University                           University of Hawaii,
         Boston University                              Holy Names University                  Oregon State University                   Manoa
         Bradley University                             Honolulu Community                     Pacific University                      University of LaVerne
         Brigham Young                                    College                              Pacific Lutheran University             University of Nevada, Reno
           University—Hawaii                            Kapiolani Community                    Regis University                        University of Northern
         Central Arizona College                          College                              Saint Martin’s University                 Colorado
         Chaminade University                           Las Positas College                    San Antonio College                     University of Portland
         Chapman University                             Leeward Community                      San Diego State University              University of Puget Sound
         Colorado State University                        College                              San Francisco State                     University of San Francisco
         Concordia University -                         Lewis & Clark College                     University                           University of Washington
           Portland                                     Linfield College                       San Jose State University               Washington State
         Creighton University                           Longwood University                    Santa Barbara City College                University
         Dominican University of                        Loyola Marymount                       Santa Clara University                  Wesleyan University
           California                                     University                           Seattle University                      Western Oregon University
         Duke University                                Manhattan College                      Stanford University                     Western Washington
         Embry-Riddle Aeronautical                      Manhattanville College                 University of California,                 University
           University                                   Marquette University                      Davis                                Whittier College
         George Fox University                          McGill University                      University of California,               Xavier College
         George Mason University                        Mesa State College                        Irvine

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