2016–2017 PROFILE 11600 WELCH ROAD, DALLAS, TX 75229–2999
TEL 214.363.6311 FAX 214.363.0942
COLLEGE COUNSELING Direct 214.360.6559 Fax 214.360.6558 High School CEEB Code 441750 STAFF Eugene McDermott Headmistress Liza Lee firstname.lastname@example.org Head of Upper School Terry Murray email@example.com Registrar Lyse Herrera firstname.lastname@example.org
THE SCHOOL The Hockaday School is an independent, college-preparatory day and boarding school for girls from prekindergarten through twelfth grades. The School, founded in 1913, is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest. Hockaday is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, One Schoolhouse, The College Board, the National and Texas Associations for College Admission Counseling, and the Cum Laude Society.
Director of College Counseling Courtney M. Skeritt email@example.com
STUDENT BODY ENROLLMENT Upper School: Grades 9 – 12 Middle School: Grades 5 – 8 Lower School: Grades Pre-K – 4 TOTAL ENROLLMENT
Associate Director of College Counseling Micah Lyles firstname.lastname@example.org
BOARDING STUDENTS (Grades 8 – 12) 74 The Residence Department includes students from nine states, one U.S. Territory, and 12 foreign countries: Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Jamaica, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Somaliland, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, and Trinidad & Tobago.
College Counseling Associate Kerrie Smith email@example.com The Hockaday School is an equal opportunity environment. It is our policy not to discriminate, and to comply with all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination in the School’s admission and education policies, financial aid programs, athletic programs or other administered activities based on race, color, sexual orientation, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity or other applicable protected classification.
Students of Color (reported; 20% of student population did not self-identify) Students Receiving Financial Aid
486 327 276 1,089
ADMISSION Selection of students is based on previous academic performance and entrance tests. Requirements of admission include an application, a copy of the birth certificate, transcript, teacher recommendations, personal interviews, and parent and student questionnaires. APPLICANTS FOR 2016–2017 736 NEW STUDENTS FOR 2016–2017 142 FACULTY Full-time Teachers Part-time Teachers Teachers with Master’s Degrees Teachers with Doctoral/J.D. Degrees
119 9 78 14
COURSES TO NOTE Business French (Honors): This course requires a mastery of French strong enough to succeed in the professional world of business, economics, and finance. The course culminates in the administration of the Certificat de Français Professionnel and prepares students for study and work abroad. English IV – Senior Seminars: Senior English classes are offered as semester-long courses focusing on a variety of themes. Because Hockaday students are independent learners, many will elect seminar courses that allow them to explore their individual interests over AP English. Integrated Math: Integrated Math spirals concepts from Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II over a three-year period. All students will graduate with a firm foundation in these three subjects, having completed the equivalent of a year of study in each. In addition, concepts from statistics/probability, logical reasoning, and discrete mathematics are spiraled throughout the program. History of Art and Music: This required interdisciplinary course seeks to enrich a student’s historical understanding by providing instruction in the aesthetic and cultural parallels to the chronological periods that she has already studied in World History. AP Studio Art: Due to the great rigor and time requirements of this course, Hockaday counts AP Studio Art as one of the five possible academic solids a student may take in one year. Students electing AP Studio Art must eliminate a class in another academic subject area from their schedules.
THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY OF THE UPPER SCHOOL All courses at The Hockaday School are taught at the highest possible level of rigor. Many courses that do not carry an honors or AP designation are considered among our most demanding. The required course load is four full-credit academic courses per year, and the maximum course load is five full-credit academic courses. It is not recommended that students pursue more than three advanced courses per year; additional advanced courses per year may be allowed by special petition. Most advanced courses become available to students in the junior year. ACADEMIC SCHEDULE The academic calendar is divided into semesters. Classes are 80 minutes and meet three times in a six-day rotation, 36 weeks per school year. RANKING AND GPA It is the School’s policy not to rank Hockaday students. GPA is cumulative, unweighted, calculated on a four-point scale, and includes all Hockaday classes. Honors and Advanced Placement courses are not weighted. GRADING SCALE A = 90 – 100 D = 60 – 69
B = 80 – 89 F = Below 60
C = 70 – 79
ADDITIONAL EDUCATION OPTIONS There are additional education options available to Hockaday students, including directed independent study projects, Hockaday Summer Session classes, CITYterm at The Master’s School, High Mountain Institute in Colorado, and Swiss Semester in Zermatt. In addition, Hockaday has worked with students who placed in year or semester-long placements in France, China and Thailand, and at Oxbow in California. ONE SCHOOLHOUSE Previously known as The Online School for Girls (OSG), One Schoolhouse is the first accredited online independent school and is a consortium of 83 independent girls’ and co-ed schools. The courses are taught at the highest level of rigor by faculty members at Hockaday and other consortium schools. Hockaday considers these courses to be an equivalent educational experience to a course taken in a traditional classroom setting.
2016-2017 COURSES ENGLISH English I English II English III AP English Literature Senior Seminars MATHEMATICS Integrated Math II/III, III, IIIB, or III Enriched Functions and Trigonometry Precalculus or Precalculus Enriched Calculus AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC AP Statistics Multivariable Calculus & Differential Equations (Honors) WORLD LANGUAGES Mandarin Chinese I, II, III AP Mandarin Chinese Chinese Language and Culture (Honors) French I, II, III AP French Language and Culture Business French (Honors) Latin I, II, III Latin Literature (Honors) AP Latin (Caesar & Vergil) Spanish I, II, III, Advanced III, IV AP Spanish Language and Culture Latin American Perspectives (Honors) Spanish Literature and Culture (Honors) HISTORY World History AP World History U.S. Government AP Comparative Government U.S. History AP U.S. History AP Modern European History AP Economics American Civil War American Dreams and Nightmares: A Cultural History of Postwar American Film Philosophy21: Thinking for the 21st Century Spycraft: Espionage & Diplomatic Policy
SCIENCE Physics AP Physics C Chemistry AP Chemistry Biology AP Biology AP Environmental Science AP Human Geography Astronomy (Honors) Bio: Classical Genetics (Honors) Bio: Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (Honors) Bio: Human Evolution (Honors) Community Impact by Design (Honors) Engineering Design (Honors) Investigations of Fundamental Neuroscience (Honors) Microbiology and Human Diseases (Honors) Science and Pseudoscience (Honors) COMPUTER SCIENCE AP Computer Science FINE ARTS History of Art & Music Monuments of Contemporary Culture Orchestra Studio Art I, II, Advanced Studio Art AP Studio Art Ceramics & Sculpture: Clay, Advanced Ceramics & Sculpture Hockaday Theater Company: Technical Theater Hockaday Theater Company: Drama Hockaday Theater Company: Adv. Drama Concert Choir, Show Choir, Madrigal Ensemble Beginning Photography, Advanced Photography Introduction to Debate, Advanced Debate (Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum) Dance Extension, Workshop II and I, Lab, and Theater Beginning Filmmaking Advanced Filmmaking MASS COMMUNICATION Introduction to Journalism Newspaper/Fourcast Yearbook/Cornerstones Literary Magazine/Vibrato PHYSICAL EDUCATION Health I: Intro to Wellness Health II: Understanding and Managing Fitness Health III: Protecting Your Health Self Defense First Aid & CPR
COLLEGE ADMISSION CLASS OF 2016
Traditionally, 100% of Hockaday graduates attend four-year colleges or universities. The 122 members of the Class of 2016 were admitted to 177 different institutions, listed below.
The University of Alabama The American University of Paris American University Amherst College The University of Arizona University of Arkansas Auburn University Austin College Bard College Barnard College Bates College Baylor University Belmont University Boston College Boston University Bowdoin College Brandeis University University of British Columbia Brown University Bucknell University California Institute of Technology University of California, Berkeley University of California, Davis University of California, Irvine University of California, Los Angeles University of California, San Diego University of California, Santa Barbara University of California, Santa Cruz Carleton College Carnegie Mellon University Case Western Reserve University Centenary College of Louisiana Chapman University College of Charleston University of Chicago Clemson University Colby College Colgate University University of Colorado at Boulder University of Colorado at Denver Colorado School of Mines Columbia University Cornell University Dartmouth College University of Denver Dickinson College Drew University Duke University Durham University Eckerd College Elon University Emerson College Emory University Florida Southern University University of Florida Fordham University Franklin & Marshall College Furman University George Mason University The George Washington University
Georgetown University The University of Georgia Goucher College Hampton University Hampshire College Harvard University Harvey Mudd College Haverford College University of Hawaii at Manoa Hobart & William and Smith College Hope College University of Houston Howard University University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Indiana University at Bloomington The University of Iowa Lawrence University Lehigh University Lewis & Clark College Louisiana State University Loyola Marymount University Loyola University New Orleans Macalester College Massachusetts Institute of Technology McDaniel College McGill University University of Memphis Miami University, Oxford University of Miami University of Michigan Midwestern State University University of Minnesota, Twin Cities University of Mississippi University of Missouri Columbia Mount Saint Mary’s University New York University The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Texas Northeastern University Northwestern University University of Notre Dame Occidental College Oglethorpe University The Ohio State University Ohio Wesleyan University University of Oklahoma University of the Pacific Pennsylvania State University, University Park University of Pennsylvania Pepperdine University University of Pittsburgh Pomona College Portland State University Prescott College Providence College Princeton University University of Puget Sound
Purdue University University of Redlands Reed College Rhodes College Rice University University of Richmond Rochester Institute of Technology University of Rochester Rollins College Rutgers University – New Brunswick Saint Louis University San Diego State University University of San Diego University of San Francisco Santa Clara University Sarah Lawrence University Savannah College of Art & Design Scripps College Seattle University Sewanee: The University of the South University of South Carolina University of Southern California University of South Florida, Tampa Southern Methodist University Spelman College University of St. Andrews St. Edward’s University St. Olaf College Stanford University Syracuse University Texas A&M University Texas Christian University The University of Texas, Austin The University of Texas, Dallas The University of Texas, San Antonio Tufts University Tulane University University of Tulsa Union College Vanderbilt University University of Vermont Villanova University University of Virginia Wake Forest University Washington and Lee University Washington State University Washington University in St. Louis University of Washington Wellesley College Wesleyan University Westmont College Whitman College Whittier College College of William and Mary University of Wisconsin, Madison Yale University
SCHOLARSHIP RECOGNITION PROGRAMS CLASS OF 2016 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARS Finalists 11 Semifinalists 11 Commendees 35 NATIONAL HISPANIC RECOGNITION PROGRAM Scholars 3 Recognition 5 STANDARDIZED TESTING ADVANCED PLACEMENT TESTING MAY 2016 Tests Administered 745 Students Tested 285 Percent Who Scored 3, 4, or 5 89% SAT TESTING CLASS OF 2016 Range of Middle 50% Critical Reading Mathematics Writing
630 – 750 610 – 760 630 – 750
SAT SUBJECT TESTS CLASS OF 2016 Range of Middle 50% Biology Chemistry English Literature French Language Latin Mathematics Level 1 Mathematics Level 2 Spanish U.S. History
600 - 720 680 - 800 630 - 710 620 - 710 790 - 800 610 - 760 610 - 760 620 - 750 610 - 730
ACT TESTING CLASS OF 2015 Range of Middle 50% English Math Reading Science Reasoning Composite
31 – 35 27 – 34 30 – 35 26 – 33 29 – 34