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CASADY SCHOOL 9500 N. Pennsylvania Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Fax (405) 749-3133
CEEB CODE: 372640 Head of School Chris Bright Ext. 111 firstname.lastname@example.org Director of Upper Division Peter Huestis Ext. 135 email@example.com Director of Admission Curt Foster Ext. 125 firstname.lastname@example.org Director of College Counseling Josh Bottomly Ext. 130 email@example.com Associate Director of College Counseling Mark Hoven Ext. 150 firstname.lastname@example.org Registrar Mary Ann Cockrum Ext. 136 email@example.com
Casady School is an independent, Episcopal, coeducational, college preparatory school that provides a stimulating and supportive environment in which qualified students can grow and learn. Founded in 1947, the school offers students the opportunity to acquire an enduring love of learning, an understanding of traditional ethical principles, a social conscience and an appreciation for physical health. Under the direction of Head of School Christopher C. Bright, more than 870 students at Casady are educated in a college campus-type atmosphere comprised of 29 buildings on 80 acres in northwest Oklahoma City, Okla. To recognize its standing among independent schools nationwide, Casady was awarded a prestigious endowment of $2 million from the Malone Family Foundation in May of 2006. Casady is one of 25 schools across the country to receive this honor. The School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest; recognized by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education; a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, National Association of Episcopal Schools, National Association for College Admission Counseling, Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools, The College Board and the Cum Laude Society.
Casady School seeks to challenge and encourage each individual to realize his or her potential and to use it for selffulfillment and the betterment of the community in which they live. Through an integrated program directed toward preparation for college, Casady strives to provide qualified boys and girls with an opportunity to acquire an excellent academic foundation within a positive and encouraging environment. As a result, a student should also acquire a positive self-image, openly accept others, and become an adaptable and contributing citizen within an ever-changing world.
The service program implements a 45-hour service requirement for graduation. Students have ownership of the who, what, where, when, why, and how of their service experience. Experiential youth voice, choice, and process empower leadership. Service focused on personal values, talents, interests, skills, and application of academic preparation allow students to find relevant and engaging volunteer opportunities. When students focus on the needs of others with passion, compassion, and love, they will give, learn, grow, and transform. Students are introduced to “learning service by doing” through the program’s director. The director’s trainings are guided by Lions Quest Skills for Action Curriculum and ShinnyoEn Foundation Six Billion Paths to Peace initiative. The program has offered a Skills for Action Independent Study course since 2006. In the summer of 2008 the program had its first Global Education Summer Service in Peru.
The Fine Arts Department at Casady School strives to expose students to a variety of visual and performing art forms in order to instill an appreciation of the arts, cultivate skills and original creative thought, and make informed critical responses. By promoting creativity, the arts enable students to develop positive self-esteem and inspire personal expression. Upper Division students who excel in the arts may pursue independent study in their chosen field, as well as produce portfolios for shows and for the college admission process. Upon graduation, our students have gone on to secure jobs in all aspects of art careers. Many have pursued further education in art history, photography and the film industry, fashion and design, as well as embarking on successful careers as producing artists.
New Programs: Debate
In 2009, Casady School reintroduced a Debate Program and Competitive Team in accordance with the mission of Casady School and the National Forensic League mission to empower students to become effective communicators, ethical individuals, critical thinkers and leaders in a democratic society. As of the fall of 2010, Debate is offered as a co-curricular
MINIMUM GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS A student must complete the courses listed, and earn no fewer than five credits per year. The school year is divided into trimesters. Three term courses are equivalent to one full credit.
English: 4 Computer Science: 1/3 (or demonstrated competency) Mathematics: 3 Fine Arts: 1 (or a total of three trimesters) Foreign Language: 3 Service Learning: 45 hours before senior year Science: 2 Physical Education: 4 History: 2
In addition, students who attended Casady School Middle Division will have completed a twoyear Latin requirement, which is not reflected on the transcript.
GPA, SAT, & ACT SCORES BY CLASS
Number in Class GPA SAT (1600) ACT
2008 76 3.188 1249 27
2009 74 3.103 1213 27
2010 74 3.189 1214 26
NATIONAL MERIT SEMI-FINALISTS AND FINALISTS
2008 Number in Class 76 Number Commended 4 Number of Finalists 4
2009 74 4 3
2010 74 1 2
program with a competitive squad in policy debate. The team competes in tournaments as an associate member of the OSSAA, as well as in the Texas Forensic Association and the National Forensic League. Within the Casady curriculum, Debate is offered as a fall trimester elective in the fine arts for the 2010-2011 academic year, and as the program grows, the curriculum offerings in debate will expand. With its emphasis on history, current events, politics and policymaking, as well as contemporary critical theory, debate offers students an intense academic experience animated by a challenging competitive environment.
The Casady Athletic Program participates in the prestigious Southwest Preparatory Conference, which is comprised of 18 of the finest independent schools in the southwest. Casady competes in 21 competitive sports at the varsity and junior varsity levels. Outside the Athletic Program, Casady offers a Fitness Program comprised of an assortment of non-competitive activities such as yoga, cardiovascular and strength training. The Casady School student is required to participate the equivalent of 10 trimesters during their high school experience.
Highlights from the Class of 2010
• US Presidential Scholar • National Hispanic Scholar • AP National Scholar • 24 Students achieved AP Scholar; 7 with Honor and 5 with Distinction • 10,000 Service Learning Hours • H2OPE Project: Student led campaign that partnered with charity: water to successfully raise $20,000 to provide a Ethiopian school of 1,000 with clean water • 5 Student/Athletes sign to compete at the Collegiate level GRADING SCALE
Casady School’s grading scale, with the corresponding GPA equivalents, is as follows:
The following chart represents the grade distribution for the class of 2011. Avg GPA 3.44
*As of June 2010
A +: 4.33 (96-100) A: 4.00 (90-95) A-: 3.67 (85-89) B+: 3.33 (82-84) B: 3.00 (78-81) B-: 2.67 (75-77)
A+ A AB+ B BC+ 0
Number of Students*
C+: 2.33 (72-74) C: 2.00 (68-71) C-: 1.67 (65-67) D+: 1.33 (63-64) D: 1.00 (61-62) D-: 0.67 (60)
Beginning 2009-10 Casady School offers a weighted and an un-weighted GPA on its transcript. The weighted GPA is meant to reflect the rigor of the student’s course of study. Weight is applied to AP courses and selected honors courses. By policy, Casady School does not rank its students other than to determine specific awards and honors.
ACADEMIC CURRICULUM Class of 2011 MATH
Algebra I Geometry Algebra II Algebra II H Advanced Math Concepts Pre-Calculus H AP Statistics Calculus AB Calculus BC
Intro to Physics and Chemistry Biology Biology H AP Biology Chemistry Chemistry H AP Chemistry Physics Physics H AP Physics
ENGLISH English I English II English III English IV*
Popular Culture, Serious Thought* Culture, Chaos, and Self-Creation* How Do We Know What We Know?* Recalling Experience and Crafting Personal Narratives* The Contemporary American Bildungsroman* Mysteries* Things Fall Apart: Modernism and its Discontents* The Evolution of Friendship* Multi-Genre Creative Writing* Post-Apocalyptic Literature* Women’s Voices* Metaphor* American Paradox: Culture and Contradiction* Self Discovery Expressed in Poem and Song* Contemporary American Short Fiction*
Chinese I, II, III, IV French I, II, III, IVAP, V Spanish I, II, III, IVAP, VAP Latin I, II, III, AP Epic Poetry, Lit
World History US History AP US History AP Government and Politics AP European History South Asian History East Asian History African History Cultural Collisions in the New World Greek & Roman Mythology* * One-trimester course Total number of Honors (H) courses offered: 5 Total number of Advanced Placement (AP) courses offered: 13
In 2010, 137 Casady School students sat for 294 AP exams, of the scores 68% scored a 3 or higher.
College Acceptances/Matriculation 2007-2010
The following list represents the college acceptances for the classes 2007-2010. The schools in bold show where those Casady School students have matriculated. Abilene Christian University University of Alabama American Musical and Dramatic Academy American University Arizona State University University of Arizona University of Arkansas Auburn University Austin College Averett University Avila University Baylor University Belmont University Beloit College Boston College Boston University Bowdoin College University of British Columbia Brown University Bryn Mawr College Bucknell University University of California, Berkeley University of California, Davis University of California, Los Angeles University of California, Santa Barbara California State Polytechnic University, Pomona California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Cameron University Carleton College Carnegie Mellon University Case Western Reserve University Centenary College of Louisiana University of Central Arkansas University of Central Oklahoma Chapman University College of Charleston Claremont McKenna College Clemson University Colby College Colgate University University of Colorado, Boulder Colorado College Columbia College Colorado School of Mines Columbia University Connecticut College Cornell College Cornell University University of Chicago University of Cincinnati Dartmouth College Davidson College University of Denver DePaul University DePauw University Dickinson College Drexel University Drury University Duke University
Earlham College East Central University Eckerd College Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Emerson College Emory University Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles Florida Institute of Technology Florida State University Fordham University Franklin College, Switzerland Furman University George Mason University George Washington University Georgetown University Georgia Institute of Technology University of Georgia Goucher College Grinnell College Hamilton College-NY Hampden-Sydney College Harvard University Hendrix College Hiram College Holy Cross College Hope College Howard University Indiana University Ithaca College Johns Hopkins University Juniata College Kansas City Art Institute Kalamazoo College Kansas State University University of Kansas University of Kentucky Kenyon College University of Kingâ€™s College Knox College Lake Forest College Langston University Lehigh University Lewis & Clark College Lewis University Lindenwood University Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus University of Louisville Loyola University, Chicago Loyola Marymount University Loyola University, New Orleans Lynn University Macalester College University of Maryland Maryland Institute College of Art Marquette University University of Manitoba Miami University, Oxford University of Miami University of Michigan Middlebury College Middle Tennessee State University Montana State University
University of Mississippi University of Missouri, Columbia University of Missouri, Kansas City Montclair State University Moore College of Art and Design Mount Holyoke College University of Nevada-Las Vegas New Hampshire Institute of Art New York University North Carolina State University University of North Carolina, Asheville University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Northeastern University Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Northland College Northwestern University University of North Texas Northwestern Oklahoma State University University of Notre Dame Norwich University Occidental College Ohio State University Ohio Wesleyan University Oklahoma Baptist University Oklahoma City University Oklahoma State University, OKC Oklahoma State University University of Oklahoma Pennsylvania State University University of Pennsylvania Pepperdine University Philadelphia University Pittsburg State University Princeton University University of Puget Sound Purchase College Purdue University University of Redlands Regis University Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rhodes College University of Richmond Rice University Rider University Rochester Institute of Technology University of Rochester Rollins College Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Saint Louis University Samford University San Francisco Art Institute Santa Clara University Santa Monica College University of San Diego Savannah College of Art and Design School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Sewanee: University of the South Seton Hall University Shenandoah University University of Southern California Southern Illinois University Southern Methodist University University of Southern Mississippi Southwestern Oklahoma State University Southwestern University St. Edwards University St. Johnâ€™s College St. Lawrence University St. Olaf College Stephen F. Austin State University Swarthmore College Sweet Briar College Syracuse University Taylor University University of Tennessee Texas A&M University Texas A&M University, Galveston Texas Christian University Texas Tech University University of Texas, Austin University of Texas, Dallas Trinity International University Trinity University Truman State University Tufts University Tulane University University of Tulsa Valparaiso University Vanderbilt University Vassar College Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Virginia State University University of Virginia Wake Forest University Washington University, St. Louis Washington and Lee University Webster University Wellesley College Wesleyan University Westmont College Westminster College-UT Westminster College Wheaton College Whitworth University Willamette University College of William and Mary William Jewell College University of Wisconsin College of Wooster