A Day in the Life of Cassidy Collins
Cassidy Collins is a very busy student and has decided to share her day with us.
8:30AM - 9:25AM
AP Physics: AP physics is the most difficult class I've ever taken. This class not only enhances my problem solving skills, but also allows me to apply mathematics in real world situations. In AP physics, we discuss different topics such as electricity, forces, and waves. While this class may be challenging, it is teaching me a new way of thinking when it comes to applied mathematics.
9:30AM - 10:25AM
Japanese lll: I have been taking Japanese since sixth grade. This class not only teaches me a new language, but also allows me to learn more about a different culture. We discuss how to talk about many topics such as restaurants, directions, and shopping. We then get the opportunity to research farther into these topics to create a presentation or project that will help us learn more about the Japanese culture.
10:30AM - 10:35AM - BREAK
10:40AM - 11:30AM
Pre Calculus: Math has been my favorite subject since kindergarten. It allows me to improve my problem-solving skills. I love this because I think of math as though it is a puzzle and puzzles intrigue me. In pre-calculus, we discuss many math topics such as trigonometric functions and limits. This allows me to challenge myself and learn about topics that interest me.
11:30AM - 12:30pM
Honors Entrepreneurial Studies III (Business Law & International Finance):
I am a part of the Entrepreneurial Studies Specialty program. The curriculum in this class is broken into two parts. Half of the course is based off of a book, and this year we learn about the international monetary system and the Chinese renminbi. This allows us to learn details about what it will be like to run a business and financial considerations to maximize profit.
The second part of the curriculum is all about creating a business. During this time we create a company. Once we come up with the idea for a company, we interview 100 strangers about our product, allowing us to better our public speaking skills. We also have many mini-presentations throughout the year when we dress business formal and present to our class.
This prepares us for our big presentation in the spring where we give a six-minute presentation in front of our whole school and a panel of guest judges. Last year, I won the school-wide competition, which gave me the opportunity to submit my product to the Diamond Challenge at the University of Delaware.
"This is a worldwide competition for young entrepreneurs. I just passed the first round of submission and, if I pass the second round, I will be able to travel to Delaware and pitch my product to trained judges in the hopes of winning up to 15 thousand dollars. Last year, my whole class went to the Diamond Challenge Summit and participated in many workshops. During this time, we met people from over 50 countries around the world, ranging from Africa to India and even Georgia, the country! It was a truly incredible experience."
~ Cassidy Collins, 11th grader
12:30pm - 1:00pm - lunch
1:06PM - 2:00PM
US Military History: This class makes the battles of the past come alive with Mr. D. We look at American history through the eyes of its generals, their victories, and their defeats. Mr. D. demonstrates the chaos of war through demonstrations of battles, in depth research projects, and collaborative discussions.
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Honors Eastern Literature: This in-depth English course gives students the opportunity to explore eastern cultures and their literature. To do this we have examined Asian and African literature through plays, poems, and novels. On top of this, we have been reviewing grammar that will be beneficial on the SAT. Overall, Survey of Eastern Literature is an insightful course that enhances our knowledge on both literature and cultures within Asia and Africa.