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Manual de WSU PREP en Español  

 

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Class Schedule - Monday - Thursday (No WSU PREP on Fridays)

Year One Schedule - Monday - Wednesday

Time Class
8:40-8:50 Roll Call
9:00-9:50 Career Awareness
10:00-11:00 Class #1
11:05-11:45 Lunch
11:50-12:50 Class #2
12:55-1:55 Class #3
2:00-2:30 Teacher Office Hours

Year One Schedule - Thursday

Time Class
8:40-8:50 Roll Call
9:00-9:30 Career Awareness
9:35-10:05 Class #1
10:10-10:40 Class #2
10:45-11:15 Lunch
11:20-11:50 Class #3
12:00-2:30 Field Trip/Teacher Activities

Year 2 & Year 3 Schedule - Monday - Wednesday

Time Class
8:40-8:50 Roll Call
9:00-9:50 Career Awareness
10:00-11:00 Class #1
11:05-12:05 Class #2
12:10-12:50 Lunch
12:55-1:55 Class #3
2:00-2:30 Teacher Office Hours

Year 2 & Year 3 Schedule - Thursday

Time Class
8:40-8:50 Roll Call
9:00-9:30 Career Awareness
9:35-10:05 Class #1
10:10-10:40 Class #2
10:45-11:15 Class #3
11:20-11:50 Lunch
12:00-2:30 Field Trip/Teacher Activities

Attendance

Because of the difficulty of the material being taught, it is advised that students do not miss any days of PREP; however, each child will be allowed four excused absences. To excuse an absence please email Lily Torres at lilianatorres@weber.edu or give a written note signed by the parent/guardian to a Site Coordinator.

Transportation

Each student is responsible for their own transportation to and from WSU PREP each day. Parents can drop off students from 8:35-8:50 AM and pick up students from 2:30-2:45 PM. Staff members will be at the A2 lot location to meet the students each morning, and stay with the students in the afternoon until 2:45 PM. There will be no supervision prior to 8:30 AM or after 3:15 PM. If you would like to be part of the car-pool list, please email us at wsuprep@weber.edu. 

The Ogden Express (OGX) bus is free for three years. 

OGX Shedule and Route
 

Direction to drop off and pick up locations

Noorda Engineering Building
1465 Edvalson Street
Ogden, Utah 84408

Students should be dropped off and picked up in the designated area in Parking Lot A2.

Mid-Day Pickup

Students may be picked up mid-day if the need arises. Parents can call ahead to inform the staff, and a Program Assistant will accompany them to meet the parent. Parents coming to pick up their students early should park in the A2 Parking lot. Once parked, the emergency flashers should be turned on, this will ensure that parking services will not ticket your car for 15 minutes. 

Late Drop-off

A staff member will wait at the drop-off location each morning until 8:50 AM. If a student is dropped off after this time, they should proceed to Room 305 for Y1 or Room 322 for Y2/Y3 in the Noorda Engineering Building and check in with the staff. Please be aware that drop off and pick-up times may change for Thursday field trips. Parents and students will be made aware of any changes. It is essential to arrive on time for field trips so your child does not miss the bus.

Lunch Time Procedures

WSU PREP students will have a 40 minute lunch break each day at the Bell Tower. Students may bring their own lunch or buy lunch on campus at the Student Union. There will be microwaves available in the Student Union for lunch. Students are expected to remain in designated areas with Program Assistants.

Field Trips/Teacher Activities

Field trips and special events will be held on Thursdays. Students should be dropped off and picked up at the normal times unless notified otherwise. Students are required to wear their WSU PREP T-shirts, closed toed shoes, sunscreen, and bring a water bottle. Each year will have two field trips during the six-week summer program. Students who do not have a field trip on Thursdays will be staying on the Weber State campus and will be doing hands-on activities planned by the teachers. These activities will be designed to support the curriculum being taught in the classrooms.

Curriculum

Year 1

Logic and its Application to Mathematics: Compound statements, truth tables, elementary set theory, Boolean algebra, and switching networks

Introduction to Engineering: Introduction to the engineering profession; measurements, simple mechanics, work-energy and engineering design, in-class laboratory demonstrations of engineering principles and team designs of bridges, towers, gliders, and more

Topics in Problem Solving 1: Problem solving as a method of inquiry and its application so students can use problem solving approaches to investigate and understand mathematical content, formulate problems, develop and apply a variety of strategies to solve problems, verify and interpret results, generalize solutions and strategies to new problem situations, and acquire confidence in using mathematics meaningfully

Year 2

Algebraic Structures: Study of groups, rings, and fields using systems of integers and rational numbers as models, as well as the derivation of algebraic properties of these systems

Introduction to Physics: Mechanics, units and physical quantities, equilibrium of a particle, motion of a straight line, Newton’s Second Law, motion in a plane, work and energy, inertia and momentum, electricity and magnetism, Coulomb’s Law, electric fields, potential, direct current circuits, magnetic fields, and capacitors in series and parallel

Topics in Problem Solving 2: Problem solving as a method of inquiry and its application so students can use problem solving approaches to investigate and understand mathematical content, formulate problems, develop and apply a variety of strategies to solve problems, verify and interpret results, generalize solutions and strategies to new problem situations, and acquire confidence in using mathematics meaningfully

Year 3

Technical Writing: Clear and persuasive technical reports using word processing software and graphics techniques, original research, logic, invention, assessment of purpose and audience, organization and development, revision, editing, style, grammar, and mechanics

Probability and Statistics: Basic probability theory - counting procedures, addition and multiplication rules, independence; Probability models - binomial, poisson, exponential, and normal; Descriptive statistics - tables and charts, measures of center and spread; Analytical statistics - confidence intervals for means and proportions; test of hypothesis for means and proportions; simple regression; how to collect, organize, and evaluate data; analyze, conjecture, and build arguments based on data analysis; and ability to sort, analyze, and interpret numerical data using statistical software

Computer Science: Software Development Life Cycle; important programming aspects; and how to storyboard, design and code their own computer game

Grading Policy

All quizzes, tests, and assignments will be assessed to determine the student’s overall grade for each course. If a student has an overall failing average of all of his/her classes, that student will not be invited to return for WSU PREP the following year. Grades will be distributed after the program ends. Each course has an instructor and an assigned Program Assistant (PA) available to help students with assignments and coursework. 

Cheating and Plagiarism

WSU PREP treats all instances of cheating and plagiarism with the utmost level of seriousness and recognizes all students as responsible for their actions. WSU PREP has the right to investigate any work for a grade if they suspect that cheating or plagiarism has occurred. Cheating can include copying from another students’ test, quiz, or assignment without teacher approval of collaboration, collaborating with another person during a test without a teacher’s approval, permitting any other person to take the test for you, or copying answers directly from a website. Plagiarism includes the unacknowledged use of another person’s work/ideas. This includes purchased, borrowed and copied papers. WSU PREP’s cheating and plagiarism policy will be enforced by WSU PREP teachers and staff. Students suspected of cheating will receive a verbal or written warning. Students found cheating will have their grade reduced by 10 points and may not be invited back to participate in future WSU PREP camps.

Student Code of Conduct

WSU PREP is dedicated to providing an excellent summer program for high-achieving 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students. To accomplish this goal students are expected to behave responsibly at all times to promote a safe, fun, and healthy environment for all participants.
WSU PREP students are expected to:

Safety

Dress Code

Corrective Measures

Corrective measures used will be dependent upon the nature of the behavior, the frequency, and the degree to which the student is willing to try to correct  undesirable behavior. With the exception of serious violations of the Student Code of Conduct, corrective measures will normally begin at a minimal level and then proceed to more serious levels. Most behavior concerns will be handled in the following manner:

  1. Verbal warning
  2. Written warning and parents will receive a phone call
  3. After a written warning a student and parent meeting with the Program Manager will be scheduled
  4. A warning that occurs after a parent meeting will result in the student’s dismissal from WSU PREP

Communicable Diseases

For the health of all our participants, parents are required to notify the WSU PREP director of all communicable diseases your child may have contracted (i.e. chicken pox, head lice, pinkeye, etc.). Specific information will be kept confidential; however, WSU PREP must notify all participants of the situation.

Medication

The legal issues involved with students taking prescribed medication while at WSU PREP prevent our staff from storing or distributing medications (including administering EpiPens). Please make arrangements for the student to schedule taking their medication before or after attending WSU PREP. If your child requires medication during the program hours, please inform site coordinators.

Special Nutrition Needs and Allergies

Please make sure that students are aware of their individual nutrition needs and allergies. Parents should inform WSU PREP site coordinators if needs are serious. These needs can be printed on the back of the student’s ID badge, if necessary.

Sick Students

Students who arrive sick or begin to feel sick at any time during WSU PREP will be asked to sit in the Outreach office until parents are able to pick up the student. Parents will be notified via phone call of their child’s condition.

First Aid/911

If a student is injured while attending WSU PREP, an incident report will be filled out and parents notified. In the event of a serious injury, 911 will be called, first aid will be administered, and parents will be notified immediately. WSU PREP will not transport any student in a personal vehicle. An ambulance will be called in the event of an emergency. WSU is not responsible for medical costs including hospital bills, ambulance fees, etc. related to injuries requiring special medical
attention.

Student Supervision

Under no conditions are students allowed to wander off on their own on WSU campus during WSU PREP program hours. Once the student is checked in to the program each day, they will be required to stay with the group to which they are assigned. Leaving the assigned group may result in dismissal from the program. If the student is considered missing, WSU PREP staff will notify parents to come to campus to assist in the search of the missing student. Campus police will be
notified and an incident report will be written and filed by WSU campus personnel.

Cell Phones

Students may bring a cell phone for emergency use. Phones may only be checked during break periods. If phones are accessed during instruction times, the student’s phone will be taken and returned at the end of the day. WSU PREP students are encouraged to exercise responsible behavior while engaged in this program.