On October 15, 16, and 17, the Mount Teacher Academy hosted West Frederick Middle School's eighth grade class. One of the goals for the Mount Teacher Academy is college readiness for students in high poverty/high minority schools. Therefore, the Mount Teacher Academy planned a field trip for the eighth grade students to learn about the various aspects of college and how their grades and work in the eighth grade is important for being prepared for college.
The field trip gave eighth graders a sneak peek at college life ranging from academic (the various programs of study) to recreational (students explored the ARCC facillities and Dillon Fieldhouse). Student life at the Mount was discussed, as well as the benefits of being involved in activities, clubs, and sports.
Dr. Frazier, the Coordinator of Teacher Education, explained the admissions process and how working hard in the eighth grade and in high school prepares them for a successful college experience. The eighth graders concluded their memorable field trip be eating lunch with Mount students in Patriot Hall.