Day in the Life

What would a typical day look like for a student at Energy Tech?

On a typical day as a student at Energy Tech, you could expect to arrive around 8:15 am and come directly to the cafeteria. You might grab a free breakfast and begin to review homework with friends or go into the gym for a session of morning basketball. At 8:35 am, the principal and counselors call everyone to go downstairs to advisory classrooms to hang up their coats and check in briefly with their teacher before the day begins.

After this brief session, students quickly head to their classes where the 9th graders might prepare for a debate on good versus evil in English class, create computer-generated geometric designs in mathematics, practice their handshake and elevator speech in College and Career Foundations, design and test a bridge in Pre-Engineering, or evaluate the beaks of finches in their Living Environment class. Later in the day, you arrive at Freshman Seminar, where students are sitting in a circle, discussing the ways in which 9th grade differs from the middle school experience and setting goals for the semester. In classes down the hall, 10th graders are annotating and analyzing texts in English, giving one another feedback about graphs in Algebra II/Trigonometry, analyzing and writing about primary and secondary sources and documents in Global Studies, and conducting scientific experiments in our Chemistry laboratory. There are 11th grade students returning to Energy Tech from the classes they are taking at LaGuardia Community College—they are talking about the discussion they had in English 101 and the designs they are working on in their engineering labs. Toward the end of the day, you may even find groups of students in our lecture hall talking with a professor about perception and belief systems in the Critical Thinking college course that they take at Energy Tech after school.

As you make your way toward the exit at the end of the day, you may decide to participate in one of our many extracurricular activities such as robotics, Green Team, soccer, basketball, Anime and Gaming Club, Movie Club, Community Service Club, or Arts Club. Sometimes there are even students and staff members playing table tennis in the hallways! As you leave, one of your teachers stops you in the hallway to talk to you about the essay you turned in, and encourages you to join a group of students using laptops to work on revisions. While you are there, you quickly check your grades online and make a list of work you need to do when you get home. When you leave around 5 pm, you say goodbye to some friends who are still working with the robotics team in the engineering lab, and then you walk with your friends to the train station around the block. Your days at Energy Tech are certainly full, but it is exciting to be part of a new, unique school. Even when the work is demanding, you know that you are preparing to be successful in college and in your future career.

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We have finalized our Open House schedule for prospective incoming 9th graders (2018-2019). In addition to meeting us at the upcoming high school fairs, register now for an information session:  RSVP

Welcome back to a new school year!  School starts for students on Thu, 9/7 at 8:49am. Based on last year's votes, the schedule for students has changed slightly this year. School hours are 8:49am-3:45pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, students are in school from 8:49am-2:20pm. Students will be dismissed at 2:20pm on Thu, 9/7. Friday will run on a "Monday" class schedule. Students will follow their Monday schedules on Fri, 9/8. Please e-mail Sara Mohamed (smohamed@energytechhs.org) with questions. LaGuardia classes start this week - please contact Kat Papatheodorou (apapat@lagcc.cuny.edu) with any questions about college classes. Student schedules are live in PupilPath and you can report any errors or questions to us here.

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