The Grade seminars are part of the larger Grade program that offers weekly study nights as well throughout the year at Westcott Study Center. Freshman & Sophomore Grade Seminars and Study Nights meet on Tuesdays, and Junior & Senior Grade Seminars and Study Nights meet on Wednesdays. While signing up for the program does not require students to attend every seminar or study night, the cost of the registration includes the entire program, and the more often students are able to attend the various activities, the more they will benefit! Although The Grade seminars do not begin until September, our first study night is Tuesday, August 24th for Freshmen and Sophomores, and Wednesday, August 25th for Juniors and Seniors.
Throughout the school year on Saturday afternoons, there will be many other great high school activities at Westcott, including sports competitions, movie screenings and discussions, days of recollection, excursions to Galveston or Lake Livingston, and visiting the homeless. Every Saturday there will be an activity for ALL interested high school students from 4-8pm. Each student will need to pay for his own dinner on Saturdays, which will usually be some sort of fast food or a cookout.
SEMINARS ON STUDY NIGHTS
Study Night Calendar (4:30-8:30pm)
Freshmen & Sophomores: Every Tuesday during the school year
Juniors & Seniors: Every Wednesday during the school year
Seminar Calendar (7:30-8:30pm)
1st Tuesday: Big Picture Seminar (Freshmen)
2nd Tuesday: Study Skills Seminar (Sophomores)
1st Wednesday: College, Career & Beyond Seminar (Juniors)
2nd Wednesday: Filling the Gaps Seminar (Seniors)
For students enrolled in The Grade, Westcott Study Center is open daily from 9AM-9PM.
SCHEDULE FOR THE GRADE
6:30-7:00pm Time of Prayer (optional)
7:00-7:30pm Dinner (included in cost of The Grade)
7:30-8:30pm The Grade Seminar (once a month) OR Study (when there is no seminar)
Or come anytime between 9AM-9PM to study with friends!
COST & LOCATION
The Grade Program costs $300 for the year. This includes all the materials, seminars, mentoring time, and staff time dedicated to the program. Anyone who registers will also receive dinner whenever they attend a Grade Study Night on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Financial aid is available upon request.
All Grade activities occur at: Westcott Study Center, 410 Westcott St., Houston, TX 77007
FRESHMAN: THE BIG PICTURE SEMINAR
The Freshman Seminar helps students see ‘the big picture’ of their life. Freshman year is not too early to start thinking about what kind of father, husband, professional, and friend one wants to be as an adult. Besides helping students to think about their future, the seminar addresses the challenges they will encounter along the way to maturity. Classes include a mixture of reading, discussion, lecture, debate, and breakout activities.
SOPHOMORE: STUDY SKILLS SEMINAR
JUNIOR: COLLEGE, CAREER & BEYOND SEMINAR
SENIOR: FILLING THE GAPS SEMINAR
SATURDAYS AT WESTCOTT!
4:00pm: Meditation (time of guided prayer)
4:20pm: Confessions Available
4:30pm: Benediction with Blessed Sacrament
4:45pm: Activity (Sports, Movie, Games, Visit to Homeless or Elderly, etc.)
7:00pm: Dinner (buy your own)
There is no need to sign up for Saturdays at Westcott. We will send periodic reminders about what is happening and those who want to can just come on over!