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EXPERIENCE GUERIN PREP FOR YOURSELF

catch the gator spirit OPEN HOUSES SUNDAY, NOV. 21, 2010 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (last tour 1 p.m.)

MONDAY, NOV. 22, 2010 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. (last tour 7 p.m.)

GATOR–FOR-A-DAY SIGN UP TODAY! www.guerinprep.org

Use the Gator-for-a-Day form or contact the Admissions Office: 708.437.4732 or www.guerinprep.org.

ENTRANCE EXAM SATURDAY, JAN. 8, 2011 — 8 A.M. Taking the exam at Guerin Prep may make you eligible for specific scholarships. To the exam, please bring: • $25 (cash, check or money order) • Social security number • Two #2 pencils • Calculator • Parents: Join us for coffee and an information session at 8 a.m.

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EXPECT MORE FROM YOURSELF At Guerin Prep, you’ll expand your thinking and may surprise yourself with how smart and capable you can be. Our excellent teachers, advisors and staff are always there to help. You’ll become more confident in your own abilities and more involved in learning than you ever thought possible. Together with old friends and new, you’ll be proud to be a Guerin Gator! So, come on,

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GET INTO GUERIN PREP TO

get into college TEACHERS AND COUNSELORS WHO CARE Personal, academic and college counseling Same homeroom teacher for four years Encouragement to grow intellectually, spiritually and emotionally Catholic values

A GREAT PLACE TO LEARN Teachers, counselors and coaches help you do and be your best Respect for every student, in an accepting, nurturing environment An atmosphere where achievement is encouraged A place where you’ll make life-long friends

I loved having just one homeroom teacher for all four years at Guerin. She encouraged me to apply to a college I never thought I would get into—and I did! 3


Quick Facts  97% of 2010 graduates are pursuing college degrees  $3.3 million in college scholarships awarded in 2010  Acceptances at more than 30 colleges and universities annually  Availability of special college scholarships just because you’re a Guerin Prep graduate  Leader in laptop learning in our fully wireless environment  Accredited by AdvancEd (formerly North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement)

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GET INTO GUERIN PREP FOR

academics THE RIGHT CLASSES FOR YOU Providence Program Courses that prepare everyone to do well in college

Nolan Scholar Program Challenging honors and Advanced Placement (AP) opportunities for high achievers

Sullivan Program Structured, individualized programs when you need extra help

OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN Career Exploration Enrichment Program in partnership with Triton College

Barbara Welch Learning Enrichment Center for help with study skills, testing strategies college preparation projects, peer tutoring, freshmen orientation and personal enrichment opportunities

Educating Women for Leadership and Life for girls/ Aspirations for Young Men for boys Individual alumni/adult mentors to help with college selection and career choices All-girl or all-boy topical discussions

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I had teachers that genuinely cared, and because Guerin’s not as big as other schools, Guerin gave me the chance to really be somebody.


Graduation Requirements 27.5 total credits including: English

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Ma Ma Math*

3

Scciee Scie Science*

3

So oc Science Social

3

Fo or Foreign Language*

2

Fn Fi Fine/Practical Arts

2

Thee Th Theology

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P y Ed Ph Phys

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He Health

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Tecc Te Technology

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Co Consumer Ed

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Elee El Electives

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Service SSer erv learning courses must comprise four of the credits above. * 4 credits recommended

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GET INTO GUERIN PREP FOR

one-to-one computing YOUR OWN WIRELESS LAPTOP FOR CLASS & AT HOME Lease a Lenovo ThinkPad® Electronic textbooks and library Internet and email access

WE’RE “CUTTING EDGE” Totally wireless campus One of a handful of schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago with a comprehensive laptop program Used by teachers in class every day Makes group projects fun

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Colleges expect

you know how to use a computer for tests and homework. We’re doing it right now.


Ou One-to-One Our CComputing o Environment  Get’s you ready for college and career  Emphasizes critical thinking and problemsolving  Builds communication and investigation skills  Makes learning fun, active and engaging  Teaches you how to be a life-long learner  Adapts to your personal needs and learning style 8


GET INTO GUERIN PREP FOR

athletics

BE PART OF A TEAM OR CHEER ONE ON Be motivated to do well academically Make great, long-time friendships Have fun in high school Build leadership and team skills

JOIN THE TEAM Nine girls’ teams (three levels) Nine boys’ teams (three levels) Weight room Two gyms 22-acre campus with athletic fields

BE A GATOR Cheer your team on Encourage friends on the field and in the classroom Build a spirit of hope and healthy competition Have P.R.I.D.E. in your school

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WE ARE CHAMPIONS Since becoming Guerin Prep in 2004, we’re building a winning tradition.

Guerin Gator Teams  Baseball  Basketball  Cheerleading  Cross Country  Football  Golf  Hockey  Soccer  Softball  Track  Volleyball  Wrestling Gue G Guerin ue Prep is a member of the IIllinois Ill ino no High School Association (IHS (IH (IHSA) S and the Suburban Christian Conference. Co Con

Sectional Champions Girls’ Softball 2010 Regional Champions Girls’ Softball 2010, 2009, 2008 Regional Champions Girls’ Basketball 2010 3200-Meter Track Sectional Champion 2010 Junior Varsity Hockey State Champions 2008, 2007 Regional Champions Boys’ Basketball 2008, 2005 Regional Champions Girls’ Volleyball 2008 Regional Champions Boys’ Baseball 2008, 2007 State Finalist Class 2A Cross Country 2008

A lot of people make the teams, It’s pretty exciting. GO GATORS! 10


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Once you join something, you just don’t want to stop. We love Guerin.

GET INTO GUERIN PREP FOR

activities CLUBS African-American Club Art Club Asian Pacific Club Broadcast Club Campus Ministry Cercle Français (French Club) Dance Club Irish Club Italian Club Japanese Culture & Anime Club (JCAC) Key Club Polish Club Running Club S.A.A.C. (Students Against Animal Cruelty) S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Spanish Club S.T.O.P. (Safety, Tolerance, Openness, Peace) Tech Club Traces (Yearbook) Voyager (School Newspaper)

ACTIVITIES Homecoming Junior/Senior Prom Ring Ceremony Science Fair Senior Parent Banquet Spirit Week Sports Banquets Talent Show

HONORS International Thespian Society (Theatre Honors) National Honor Society NAHS (Art Honors) Société Honoraire de Français (French Honors) Società Onoraria Italica (Italian Honors) Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Spanish Honors) TRI-M (Music Honors)

GET INVOLVED

LEADERSHIP Ambassadors Class Officers Freshmen Advisory Mentors Kairos Team Leaders Lead Tutors Student Council

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GET INTO GUERIN PREP FOR

fine arts

DISCOVER THE ARTS MUSIC FOR INSTRUMENTALISTS AND SINGERS Marching band Symphonic band Piano

Jazz band Strings Chorus

THEATRE ON- & OFF-STAGE On-stage acting Behind the scenes crew

Acting/Directing classes

VISUAL ARTS TO EXPRESS YOUR CREATIVITY Drawing Ceramics Graphic design

Painting Photography

When you’re involved in the arts, you get to have a lot of fun, there are so many good memories. 13


Compete/Performm iin:n: 

Illinois Music Educator’s Association

Illinois High School Assn. solo/ensemble for chorus and strings

“State of the Art” Catholic Concert Band Competition

Illinois High School Theatre Festival All-State Production

Triton College Art Show

Congressional Art Show

Fall Play, Spring Musical, One Acts, Talent Show 14


Campus Ministry

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Leads daily prayer

Sponsors two Kairos Retreats for seniors, annual retreats for all

Assists with monthly liturgies as Eucharistic ministers, altar servers and lectors

Provides reconciliation services

Prepares gifts for the Adopt-a-Kid Program

Participates in Catholic Relief Service (CRS) Lenten Rice Bowl Project

Supports Lions and Kiwanis Clubs projects


GET INTO GUERIN PREP TO

live your faith LOVE, MERCY, JUSTICE Guerin Prep’s mission is captured in three words—Love, Mercy and Justice—and is demonstrated through daily prayer, the service-learning requirement and liturgical celebrations.

THERE’S POWER IN FAITH

EXPLORE YOUR FAITH Annual retreat, with Kairos for seniors Learn more about yourself, others and your relationship with God Understand what it means to be Catholic

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Campus Ministry projects put the power of faith to work for others.

We share ourselves—and our faith— by helping others.

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GET INTO GUERIN PREP FOR

great classes BUSINESS/TECHNOLOGY Beginning Accounting Introduction to Computer Technology Marketing Multimedia & Web 2.0 ENGLISH Advanced Placement English (HH) American Literature (H) American Studies Literature British Literature (H) Dramatic Literature and Criticism English I (H/SL) Freshman English (SL) Freshman Literature & Composition (SL) Great American Writers Great British Writers Journalism (H) Senior Literature & Composition Speech Studies in British Literature World Literature (H) Yearbook Production FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES Child Development Foods and Nutrition I and II Consumer Education FOREIGN LANGUAGE Advanced Placement French IV (HH) Advanced Placement Italian IV (HH) Advanced Placement Spanish IV (HH) French I and II (SL) French III (H) French V (HH) Italian I and II (SL) Italian II (H/SL) Italian III (H) Italian V (HH) Spanish I and II (SL) Spanish II (H) (SL) Spanish III (H) Spanish V (HH)

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FINE ARTS: MUSIC Advanced Placement Music Theory (HH) Beginning Band Beginning Cello Beginning Piano Beginning Violin/Viola Chorus I and II Concert Choir (H) Intermediate Band String Ensemble (H) Symphonic Band (H) FINE ARTS: THEATRE Acting Advanced Acting/Directing (H) Advanced Piano 1 (H) Intermediate Chorus Introduction to Theatre Music

Complete descriptions are in our curriculum guide online at www.guerinprep.org/academics.html (H-Honors, HH-High Honors, SL-Service Learning)

Pre-Calculus (H) Topics in Algebra I Trigonometry PHYSICAL EDUCATION Adaptive Physical Education Advanced Dance (SL) Advanced Fitness/ Weight Training (SL) Driver Education Fitness/Nutrition Fitness/Weight Training Introduction to Dance Introduction to Physical Education Physical Ed/Health Physical Education-Leaders (SL) Team Sports

SCIENCE Advanced Placement Biology (HH) FINE ARTS: VISUAL ARTS Advanced Placement Chemistry Art Fundamentals (HH) Drawing and Design Advanced Placement Graphic Art Environmental Science (HH) Painting (SL) Anatomy and Physiology Ceramics I and II Biology Photography I and II Biology (H) Advanced Placement Studio Art (HH) Chemistry (H/SL) 3-D Art Chemistry (SL) Conceptual Chemistry (SL) MATHEMATICS Environmental Science Algebra I (SL) Integrated Lab Science IAlgebra 1 (H/SL) Matter and Energy Topics in Algebra II Integrated Lab Science IIAlgebra II Change Over Time Algebra II (H) Integrated Science III-Earth Advanced Placement Calculus (HH) Systems and Interactions College Algebra/Trigonometry Introductory Forensics Freshman Geometry (H) Learning by Design Finite Math (H) Physics General Geometry Physics (H) Geometry Science Seminar (H) Geometry (H) Mathematics for the Liberal Arts Pre-Algebra (SL)

THEOLOGY Introduction to Scripture and Sexuality Hebrew and Christian Scriptures/ Introduction to Sexuality Journey through the Scriptures/ Introduction to Sexuality (H) Church History/Sacraments Church History/Sacraments (H) Foundations of Faith, Morality and Justice (SL) Christian Faith, Morality and Justice (H/SL) Prayer and Spirituality Christian Lifestyles World Religions Life Topics in Theology Comparative Religions (H) Ethics (H) SOCIAL SCIENCE Advanced Placement European History (HH) Advanced Placement Government (HH/SL) Advanced Placement U.S. History (HH) American Cultures (H) American Studies - U.S. History Ancient World Cultures (H) Citizen Politics (SL) Cultural Geography Decision Making Economics Humanities Issues in Law Personal Awareness Psychology (H) Social Science Essentials Sociology Support Group Experience U.S. Government (H/SL) United States History World History I and II


At Guerin, you can be friends with everyone. I remember my first day really clearly, I was nervous, but there’s a really friendly atmosphere here.

Guerin College Preparatory High School is a Catholic secondary school dedicated to the education and faith development of young women and men. Under the sponsorship of the Sisters of Providence, the school reflects a mission of love, mercy and justice, where students come to an awareness of God at work in their lives. 18


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