FRESHMAN ORIENTATION

WELCOME TO HIGH SCHOOL!

We are your ACADEMIC ADVISORS.

Think of us as 1:1 mentors to help students set some solid study habits, figure out natural areas of strength (and how to leverage those!) and to help shape your high school story.  We will be your “go-to” person if you have questions about anything related to school or learning. Here’s a little more about us:

Jean majored in educational psychology and educational studies at Wellesley College and holds an M.Ed. from Harvard University. She has worked in both education and in corporate sectors. She taught 4th and 5th grade in independent schools and served as a curriculum consultant for the Open Circle Social Competency Curriculum. Jean has worked in Educational Consulting at the district level for public schools and spent 15 years in corporate education performing root cause analyses for performance deficiencies and developing training programs. She LOVES helping teens “find their awesome”. She is happily married, has three kids and a furry, little dog. When not at LCA, you’ll find her cheering from the soccer and baseball sidelines, running road races or … hanging out with teens.

Jean Noh, M.Ed

Jess majored in elementary education, special education, and english language and literature at Gordon College. She holds an M.Ed. from Gordon College with a license as a math specialist. Before LCA, Jess taught 2nd and 5th grade for five years in the Lynn Public Schools. She has worked at LCA for the last two years in the athletic department and as the Assistant Director and Director of Meadow Breeze Day Camps. You could also find her on the athletic field as the Assistant Coach for both varsity field hockey and varsity softball. She is thrilled to get back into helping students reach their full potential in all areas of life. When not at LCA, she enjoys traveling to/talking about all things Disney, playing tennis, and going on walks with her husband and dog.

Jess Pooley, M.Ed

In an effort to start the year off right, we’d like to invite you to participate in our FRESHMAN ORIENTATION, which consists of a few steps – some for students and some for parents/guardians. Navigate below to learn more about your part(s) in our orientation process. Each step is important, so be sure to read all the way through! If you have any questions, email jean.noh@lca.edu.

PARENTS

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As we get to know your child, we will also explore areas of interest beyond high school classes, and we will look for opportunities that he/she can pursue to spark any potential passions. We will always be more effective in our role when we have feedback on your child.  There is no one who knows your child better than you.

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We are honored to be partnering with you and the faculty at LCA to see your child grow and develop over these next several years.

 

       

      STUDENTS

      MEET YOUR ADVISOR

      WhenAug. 23-Sept. 2, 2021

      Where:  Via Zoom

      What:  Individual Zoom meeting with your Academic Advisor before the first day of school

      These will be casual conversations for us to get to know each other a little bit, answer your questions and hopefully help you feel more comfortable starting your 9th grade year. Your parents are welcome to join, but only if you want them to!

      Schedule an introductory meeting with us through our online meeting calendar

      You will receive in your email a shared Google Doc called “Student Profile”.  Please take a few minutes to complete that before your meet & greet meeting!

      PRO TIP: Click on the link and scroll through the calendar to the week of Aug. 23 to find an open meeting time. Select a time and the meeting will automatically show up in your Google Calendar with a zoom link!  Don’t forget to SAVE THE DATE and TIME of your meeting!  (If none of the available times work, email us at  academicadvising@lca.edu and we’ll find another time!)

          CRASH COURSE

          WhenTuesday, Sept. 7.  Pick up @2:30pm

          Where:  at LCA

          What:  This is an important day where returning and new students connect with each other and when we will introduce them to how things are done in the Upper School at LCA. Students should bring their own device and have successfully logged into their school email account beforehand.

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