Core Programs


All programming at Baker College Prep is designed to align with the Noble pillars of: Scholarship, Discipline & Honor. 

Academics

To strengthen the academic potential of our scholars, the Baker campus offers:

  • 2,000 minutes of instructional time per week
  • A rigorous core of English, literature, math, science, civics, music, and physical education for all students
  • Academic enrichment activities, which will be determined based on student and staff interest
  • Summer college programs around the country

Advisory

Students at Baker College Prep will participate in advisory for the entire four years of enrollment. Students remain in their advisory, with the same advisor, until graduation (unless retained).

Advisors are responsible for the following:

  • College planning
  • Regular communication with parents
  • Parent-teacher conferences
  • Academic planning and monitoring
  • Career exploration and planning
  • Records and daily attendance
  • Announcements
  • Monitor readiness for school by checking for uniforms, assignment book, homework and supplies

Textbook: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens and supplemental reading materials will also be selected.


Town Hall

The Baker College Prep community gathers every month to celebrate its achievements and to address important issues facing the school, our city, and our community. Town Hall is a required part of school.  Town halls in the past have included performances from our chorus, band, and dance groups, student lead presentations on trips or activities, as well as student assemblies for recognition of merits and quarterly prizes. We invite parents/guardians and members of the public to attend.

After-School Programming

Baker College Prep offers several programs after school to supplement the educational day of our students. 
 
Teacher Office Hours:
Our students can choose to attend office hours for individual teachers before school or after school.  Each teacher has after school office hours at least one day per week and students can attend to receive additional instruction or help on specific assignments.
 
LaSalle:
If a student does not complete their assigned homework and turn it in the day it is due, the student will receive LaSalle from their teacher and be required to attend a study hall that same day from 2:55 pm - 4:10 pm. LaSalle was created and implemented to reinforce that the student’s day is not over until everything due has been completed and if they have problems or questions on an assignment, they have the means to receive help.
 
Enrichment classes:
Enrichment classes are offered throughout the school year and are usually non-traditional courses. These classes change from semester to semester and students can gain enrichment credits through these classes, which are necessary for promotion from grade to grade. More information about enrichment classes can be found here.
 
Sports:
Baker College Prep offers different sports from fall to winter to spring.  Practices and games are often held after school and students must be in good academic standing to participate.  More information about Baker’s sports programs can be found here.
 

Collegiate Seminar (offered during students' senior year)

Collegiate Seminar is designed to guide students through the research, application, financial planning and matriculation process for college. This course is modeled after college level instructional practices, in an effort to best to prepare students for college level studies. Fall semester is dedicated to the college research and application process. This includes creating a list of at least ten appropriately challenging and diversified colleges/ universities for which to apply to and completing college applications by December. By the end of the semester students should be able to identify their prospective colleges' graduation rate, average "out of pocket" cost, type of college (state university, research university, liberal arts college) and average ACT/ GPA accepted.

Spring semester is dedicated to financial aid and financial planning. Students are guided through the FAFSA as well as private scholarship research. Spring semester is especially exciting as students receive their college acceptances and make their final decisions about where they will be matriculating to in the fall. Parents are a crucial part of the financial aid and decision process and are expected to play a active role in meeting deadlines and communicating with the college counselor, the student's advisor and the student about goals, questions and concerns they may have.

Baker's Collegiate Seminar course is a uniquely designed to assure students have all the resources and tools necessary to matriculate to and graduate from a four-year university/college. Proper preparation for the academic, financial, emotional and social demands of college is essential to realizing college graduation and opening the door of opportunity to all our students.