Middle School / Upper School
- Back-to-School Dates
- Required Documents
- Summer Reading : 6th-12th Grade
- LECTURES ESTIVALES: 6ème-Terminale
- BOOKS AND SUPPLIES: INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM
- Livres et fournitures: Programme Français
- Arrival and Dismissal
- Sage Dining
- AWTY SUMMER CAMPS AND CLASSES
- Community Service: Summer Opportunities for Upper School
- Athletics clinics
All meetings and events will take place on the main campus. Awty Plus care will be available for children ages 3 to 10 during events marked with and asterisk (*).
Language 2 Testing for New Students
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
New and Returning Families*
First Day of Classes
9th Grade/3ème - 12th Grade/Terminale
Thursday, August 22 | 7:55 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.*
6th Grade/6ème - 8th Grade/4ème
Friday, August 23 | 7:55 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.*
*Please note: On Tuesdays, students in the Secondary School have the option of a late start. They may arrive at the regular time and attend a study hall or arrive for the first period which begins at 8:50 a.m.
All students entering 6th through 10th grade must indicate their preferences for second language, third language, and elective choices by completing this survey by May 31, 2019. School-funded language options are French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and Arabic. Other options may be available by arrangement.
Students in 6th and 7th grade may participate in the Fine Arts rotation or choose to take Band or Choir for the full year. The Fine Arts rotation is a two-year cycle. One year is devoted to the Visual Arts - Art, Photography, and Digital Studio - and the second year to the Performing Arts - Theater, Speech and Debate, and Dance. In 8th grade, students choose one Fine Art for the entire year.
All students entering the Collège and Lycée must complete a Fiche d’inscription pedagogique for their grade of entry. If you have not already done so, please click on the appropriate grade level below to download the form and return it via email to the the Proviseur's Office as soon as possible.
Students in Middle and Upper School are assigned summer reading to be completed before the start of school. This reading is assessed and discussed during the first two weeks of school. The School Store DOES NOT carry the books on the Summer Reading lists. They may be purchased through any retail book outlet.
When you access the Summer Reading lists (IB), you will notice there are multiple levels of English classes. Below is a description of those levels.
Literature and Language (C2): These are standard level classes for students who are native English speakers or have reached native level proficiency.
Intermediate II (C1): These classes are for students who are advanced English Language Learners.
Intermediate I (B1-B2): These classes are targeted at students still developing many of their English skills.
Students with few basic skills in English (Beginner levels A1-A2) are not assigned summer reading, but they may read from a suggested reading list available upon request.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT
English Language Learners will be tested for appropriate placement. You will receive information in the following weeks. If planning to study another language, students will be tested at the start of school.
Contact the Head of the English Department Jan Castleberry with any questions.
Upcoming 11th grade students taking economics will need to read Freakomomics by Levitt and Dubner. Isbn: 978-0-06-073133-5
History classes (6th-12th grades) do not have summer reading this year.
Vous trouverez ci-dessous la liste des lectures d’été établie par les professeurs de Français de collège et de lycée. Elle a été établie par les enseignants de chaque niveau en fonction des programmes de l’année à venir. Les élèves sont vivement encouragés à faire ces lectures afin d’enrichir leur vocabulaire, entretenir leur imagination, se préparer aux thématiques de l’année. A la fin de cette liste, se trouvent des conseils culturels.
J’attire votre attention sur le fait que, pour chaque niveau, quelques lectures estivales sont obligatoires. Elles sont indispensables pour permettre un travail plus approfondi en cours d’année et feront l’objet d’une activité ou d’un contrôle dans les semaines qui suivent la rentrée scolaire. Ces œuvres sont en lien direct avec le programme.
Certaines lectures sont aussi obligatoires pour le cours d'Anglais; veuillez vous référer à la section ci-dessus "Summer Reading: 6th-12th Grade".
Les élèves sont vivement encouragés à faire quelques lectures complémentaires, sans que ce soit nécessairement de manière exhaustive, afin d’enrichir leur vocabulaire, entretenir leur imagination, se préparer aux thématiques de l’année.
Lectures estivales par niveau:
Conseils Supplementaires : L’été, c’est non seulement le moment idéal pour lire, mais aussi pour aller au théâtre ou au cinéma, écouter la radio (pensez aux podcasts pour rendre moins ennuyeux les longs trajets en voiture ou en avion !), découvrir une exposition, bref se cultiver ! Vous trouverez des conseils specifiques dans les listes estivales par niveau.
Toute l’équipe vous souhaite un fort bel été riche en aventures littéraires et culturelles !
Si vous avez des questions, veuillez contacter à Laure Vermeulen, Responsable du département de français.
Books and supplies for 6th grade through 12th grade are not included in the tuition fee and must be purchased separately. If you wish to purchase the books and supplies through the School Store, please log onto My Backpack>My Forms/Documents>My Forms and complete the forms as soon as possible. Once submitted, the forms will not be accessible until the School Store has processed your order (2-3 business days).
Book Lists (Viewing Purposes Only):
The book lists for viewing purposes only are listed below and are also in the School Store section, under the 2019-2020 Books tab.
- 6th Grade
- 7th Grade (Revised as of 5/23/19.)
- 8th Grade
- 9th Grade
- 10th Grade (Revised as of 5/23/19.)
- 11th Grade (Revised as of 5/23/19.)
- 12th Grade
- Math Letter for 7th-10th Grade
2nd and 3rd Language Books: Due to the multiple levels for foreign language and intermediate English classes, books for these courses may only be purchased once the student’s level has been determined, typically at the start of school.
Students should bring a backpack to carry their books and supplies. Lockers will be assigned either at Orientation or on the first day of school. Locks and locker shelves are available for purchase at the School Store. Some of the required supplies are listed on the book order forms, but teachers may request additional supplies.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email the School Store.
Les livres et les fournitures de la 6ème à la Tle ne sont pas inclus dans les frais de scolarité et doivent être achetés séparément.
En raison des multiples niveaux de langue, vous ne pourrez pas commander les livres avant que le niveau de l'élève ait été déterminé, généralement à la rentrée.
Tout étudiant doit se munir d’un sac à dos pour porter ses livres et fournitures. Les numéros de casiers seront communiqués le jour de l’Orientation ou à la rentrée. Les cadenas pour les casiers seront disponibles à la Librairie de l’école (School Store).
Si vous avez des questions, n’ hésitez pas à contacter School Store.
BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE (BYOD)
Students are required to have a personal computing device (i.e., laptop or tablet) as part of their school supplies.
Middle School students should have a device, but will only be allowed to use it in class under the guidance of a teacher or in the library. Computer access for MS is disallowed at all other times and in all other places during the school day.
Visit the BYOD webpages for more information.
CELL PHONE POLICY
Upper School students (9th grade/3ème - 12th grade/Terminale) are permitted cell phones on campus, but they must be out of sight and turned off during classes. Upper School students may use their cell phones during their lunch period.
If Middle School students bring a cell phone (or any other electronic communication device) to school it must be off and in their lockers throughout the school day.
On the first day of school, all Secondary School students should report to the Performing Arts and Athletic Center (PAAC) to pick up their class schedules. Students in 6th grade/6ème will receive their schedules at the orientation on August 17, but should still report to the PAAC on the first day. Maps of the campus will be made available. After the first day, please follow the instructions outlined below.
CARPOOL (Drop-Off and Pick-Up)
- Morning carpool runs from 7:15 to 7:55 a.m. School personnel will be on hand to assist you and your child. Please follow their instructions. Cell phone use is prohibited in carpool, and the speed limit is 5 mph.
- Afternoon carpool begins at 3:35 p.m.
School buses drop off under the parking garage. Students walk themselves to their lockers and classrooms.
At the end of the day, students should make their way to the buses immediately following their last class. Buses leave promptly at 3:45 p.m.
Parents conducting school business on campus should park in the garage in the spaces marked as VISITOR PARKING located on the third and fourth levels. Please do not park in the assigned numbered spaces for faculty and staff. Additional parking is available at Awty Field (athletics stadium).
Students who arrive later than 7:55 a.m. or leave before 3:35 p.m. must sign in or out through the Division Office with the Executive Assistant.
Please review the attendance policy and procedures for the Secondary School (available mid July).
All students must wear the school uniform every day unless otherwise instructed. Exceptions are made for Spirit Days and other special occasions. Upper School students (grades 9-12/3ème-Tle) have a free-dress day on Fridays. Dennis Uniform is our provider and offers three convenient ways to shop:
- Shop online at: https://www.dennisuniform.com. Enter "Awty" and receive FREE shipping on orders over $50.
- Shop at their new store: Suite A, 7613 Katy Freeway, 77024 (opening September 2018)
- Call Customer Service at 800-854-6951 to place a phone order.
Please review the Uniform Policy for details by grade level and division.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION UNIFORM
Beginning in 5th grade/CM2, students must change into a physical education (P.E.) uniform. The school will provide one P.E. uniform to each student during the first P.E. class. Additional P.E. uniforms may be purchased from the School Store.
NOTE: The School Store is the only source for the following items: hooded sweatshirts, hooded jackets, and P.E. uniforms, as well as other school-branded specialty items.
Arts & Athletic Information Night (Middle & Upper School)
Monday, August 26 at 6:30 p.m., The Globe
Come learn about the art and athletic programs at Awty! Meet teachers and coaches, learn about individual clubs, teams and groups, and discover how to become a part of the fine arts and/or athletic booster clubs.
All students in 6th grade/6ème - 12th grade/Terminale who intend to participate on an interscholastic team must complete the 2019-2020 Athletic Medical Forms.
Please note: Forms can be found in the Magnus Health portal. Page one requires a physician's signature.
Cross Country: Open to students in 7th grade/5ème and 8th grade/4ème. Practices are held before school at 6:00 a.m. and most meets are held on Saturdays. Please contact Head Coach Robert Sload for summer training plans and start date information.
Girls Volleyball: Open to girls in 6th grade/6ème to 8th grade/4ème. Practices are held during the day in physical education (PE) class. Tryouts will be held in PE class on August 26-28.
Boys Volleyball: Open to boys in 6th grade/6ème and 8th grade/4ème. Practices are held during the day in physical education (PE) class. Tryouts will be held in PE class on August 26-28.
Cross Country: Practices are held at 6:00 a.m. before school. Please contact Head Coach Robert Sload for summer training plans and start date information.
Girls Field Hockey: Practice will begin Tuesday, August 6.
Girls Volleyball: Practice will begin on Monday, August 5 and the first tournament will be held on August 8-10. First regular season games begin on Wednesday, August 14.
Boys Volleyball: Practices will begin on Monday, August 5.
Sage Dining provides healthy, home-cooked lunch options daily, the price of which is included in tuition. Snacks for the mid-morning break are available for purchase at the Booster Bistro (cash required), which is located in the Performing Arts and Athletics Center (PAAC). Snack items and water are also available at the School Store from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. After school from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., students also have the option of hot foods and packaged snacks at Fine Arts Booster Canteen. Of course, snacks from home are welcome, but please keep in mind Awty is a nut-aware school. For more detailed information visit the Sage Dining web page (available in August).
- Intensive Arabic Classes
- awty algebra summer enrichment
- Spanish summer camp
- intensive russian classes
- sat/act training camp
- awty science summer camp
2 SESSIONS: NOVICE LOW & NOVICE MID
Open to students entering 6th grade/6ème - 12th grade/Tle
Awty teacher, Ali Al-Maqtari, will offer two sessions of intensive Arabic for beginners.
For students with no prior or very limited knowledge of the language
For students who know at least the alphabet and how to read and write simple words
Students will be exposed to the language in an easy and fun way through these two-week intensive classes. Though intended for beginners, students with prior knowledge of the language who wish to improve their skills or learn more are also encouraged to attend these sessions.
Summer Sessions I and II should prepare students for level A1.2, based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), and level Novice High, based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
Each class will meet daily Monday through Friday for 90 minutes from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. (with a five-minute break halfway through). The cost per session, per student is $350. Please register here by May 25. Payment should be made through your child’s Awty account or through the business office. Payment is due May 25 for Session I, and June 1 for Session II.
Please contact Ali Al-Maqtari with any questions. Spaces are limited. Register by May 25!
Open to students in 6th grade/6ème - 12th grade/Tle
Awty will offer two sessions of project-based, Spanish immersion classes this summer:
- Summer Session I: Middle School......... June 10-14
- Summer Session II: Upper School......... June 17-21
The camp is based on the principles of experiential learning and immersion. It will be project-based and students will work toward completion of a project they present at the end of the session.
Each class will meet daily Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the two-story building. The cost per session, per student is $425. Please register here by May 25. Payment should be made through your child’s Awty account or through the business office.
Please contact Javi Marin with any questions. Spaces are limited. Registration and payment due May 25!
Open to students in 6th grade/6ème - 11th grade/1ère
Awty teacher, Aleksandra Balaban, will offer two sessions of intensive Russian for beginners from June 10-14. Classes are intended for Middle and Upper School students with no prior or very limited exposure to the language.
- Summer Session I: Morning (6th/6ème - 9th/3ème)...............9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
- Summer Session II: Afternoon (9th/3ème - 11th/1ère)...........11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Students will be exposed to the language in an easy and fun way. Though intended for beginners, students with prior knowledge of the language who wish to improve their skills or learn more are also encouraged to attend these sessions.
These classes should prepare students for level A1.2, based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), and level Novice High, based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
Each class will meet daily Monday through Friday for 90 minutes from with a five-minute break halfway through. The cost per session, per student is $350. Please register here by May 30. Payment should be made through your child’s Awty account or through the business office. Payment is due June 1.
Please contact Aleksandra Balaban with any questions. Spaces are limited. Register by May 30!
Open to students in 11th grade/1ère - 12th grade/Tle
Awty will host a SAT/ACT Training Camp for incoming junior and seniors from August 12-16 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Free to Awty students. Registration deadline is June 2. For complete details and to register, click here.
Open to students going into 9th grade/3ème
AwtyScience will be led by our rising 12th graders. It is only offered to new and returning Awty 9th graders. Students may sign up for one, two, or all three sessions to learn about important and interesting Physics, Chemistry, and/or Biology concepts through hands-on experiments and demonstrations. Students will also be able to develop relationships with both upperclassmen and peers, and get a head start on Biology for the upcoming school year! We are able to offer this camp at no cost, and are currently offering 20 spots per session on a first-come, first-serve basis. All sessions will run Monday through Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
- Session I: Physics................................ July 9-12
- Session II: Chemistry............................ July 15-19
- Session III: Biology.............................. July 22-26
For any questions, please feel free to contact Ashlyn Tu.
Awty Athletics will be hosting a variety of summer clinics in the month of June. Clinics are available in basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, volleyball, and strength and agility.
For more information, contact Assistant Athletic Director Justin Puente (713-328-5832).