Programs & Grantees
Informational meetings designed to give insight into the academic experience at TL.
2015 TL101 Meetings:
- Hacking Your Education with Dale J. Stephens founder of Uncollege.org and author of Hacking your Education. Learn how our College & Career Center can help you student find an internship!
- Forging New Partnerships with College of Marin and Meet Marco Ganzales, Sociology Instructor College of Marin who will be teaching at TL in 2016!
- PSAT Results Night-National expert will help interpret your child's scores
- College Night with TL Alums TL Students can learn from 1-year college students/TL Alums in a Q&A panel discussion secretes of success in the application process and new college experience.
- Bright Ideas - End of Year Review of AE@TL (PowerPoint Presentation)
- Gearing UP-Academic Excellence 2015-16 (PowerPoint Presentation)
TLCoding Lab is an Academic Excellence enrichment program that provides knowledge of computer science through the instructional materials developed and supported by mentors at CodeSH. CodeHS believes that knowing how to code is as important as knowing how to read and write; and AE@TL support readwritecode at TL! Become a volunteer mentor!
Art Beyond TL
In collaboration with TL'S art teachers, students, Art Boosters, and local arts organizations, TL's art students have many wonderful opportunities to exhibit their art beyond the halls of our campus at TL!
In addition to exhibitions at within our community, TL's art students have opportunities in learning curatorial process through our exhibition enrichment programs developed by art teachers in partnership with Art Works Downtown.
Metamorphosis explores the natural environment and personal perceptions of our students, and the inter-connectedness of their changing world. Transformation, alteration, and adaptation are explored in works created in a variety of media by the Visual Art Students at Terra Linda High School.
Opening Reception: Friday January 8, 2016, 5:30 - 8 p.m., Underground Gallery, Art Works Downtown
1325 -1337 Fourth Street, San Rafael 94903 RSVP not required. Free and open to the public.
TL Dollars & Sense
Finance & Philanthropy for Seniors
Before our seniors head-off to new endeavors beyond TL, they will have the opportunity to learn about financial literacy and philanthropy in a two class workshop, sponsored by Amanda Weitman, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Private Bank and Marin Community (MCF) Foundation. Financial literacy will cover the nuts and bolts of personal finance, budgeting, understanding your personal banking, and how loan decisions are made; as well as, understanding what a FICO score is and what it means. Our Philanthropy class lead by MCF explores the historical context of philanthropy and the role philanthropy plays in society today. What is philanthropy? How is it practiced? And what are the benefits to the giver and the receiver? Students will wrap-up with a real-world example of philanthropy in action which will end with the granting of $1,000 to a local nonprofit organization. This will be the second year of this enrichment program generously started and supported by Amand Weitmand and Marin Community Foundation.
Marin Science Seminar is a one-hour science lecture/presentation open to all interested Marin teenagers, educators and their families. Seminar sessions are held on a Wednesday evening during the school year, from 7:30 to 8:30 pm in room 207 at TL. Seminar speakers are scientists, mathematicians, engineers, physicians, technologists and computer programmers. The topics presented are in a specific area of the speaker’s expertise, geared to interested high school students.
AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system for elementary through higher education that is designed to increase school wide learning and performance. Although AVID serves all students, the AVID elective focuses on the least served students in the academic middle. The formula is simple - raise expectations of students and, with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge. What distinguishes AVID from other educational reform programs is its continuous success rat3.
Advance Placement Academic Programs and Curriculum Enrichment Support
This year AE@TL funded special lab materials for Advanced Placement Physics. AE@TL makes learning dynamic by supporting special needs for academic enrichment in our all of our classrooms at TL.
The college search and application process can be daunting not only to students but to parents, as well. To assist students and families through the process, TL College and Career Center offers a wide range of services:
- Tutorial period workshops such as completing the CSU, UC, and Common App applications, and writing personal statements and college essays
- Meetings with the College and Career Specialist to assess interests, strengths, and goals, and to build a balanced college application list
- Meetings with college admissions representatives
- A library of college catalogues, college guidebooks, and books on such special subjects such as programs in the visual and performing arts, gap year and study abroad programs, and resources for parents
- Practice test books on college admissions tests (ACT, SAT, and Subject Tests)
- Evening programs featuring guest speakers as who address topics such as trends in college admissions, financial aid, and college admissions testing
- Current job postings
- Community service listings to help students participate in local volunteer and internship activities
More info, contact: Paula Nichols, College and Career Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org
A program that provides students the opportunity to engage with significant legal concepts in a competitive, authentic environment. Team members grow emotionally and intellectually, gaining confidence in themselves and learning to value their ideas. In addition, TL Mock Trial has been met with success on multiple levels, winning myriad county competitions More info, contact: Amy Henken at email@example.com
The Terra Linda High School Scholarship Foundation was established in January 1975 as a non-profit corporation for the purpose of granting awards to Terra Linda High School graduates who are continuing their education. Awards are made on the basis of goals, accomplishments and school involvement without regard to race, creed or sex. Any student who has a "C" average or higher and who plans to continue his or her education or training may apply. More info, contact: Tina Bournazos firstname.lastname@example.org