In the tradition of formation of the entire student, the Guidance Department oversees the Rock Workshop program. Rock Workshop is an enrichment program covering a variety of topics that may not already be addressed in a regular classroom setting. This aspect of formation goes to the core of our work with the young men entrusted to our care because it addresses the personal habits and characteristics we believe are essential for them to develop so that they can grow into the men God has created them to be.
Every other Wednesday (except for exam weeks) students meet in grade level workshops for 50 minutes. In the first semester, we focus on the Cambridge Education Test Prep System to better prepare our students for the many standardized tests they will see in high school. Test prep will be personalized for each grade and ability level, so each student will receive what he needs to be more successful.
In the second semester, we discuss a wide range of topics including:
The options for group discussion are limitless and will help each young man grow into the well-rounded man of character God calls him to be. Our goals for this program are to:
Specific subtopics that groups may cover include but are not limited to:
|Being Grateful||The Art of Conversation|
|Effective Study Habits||Respect for Women|
|Proper Dress & Grooming||Positive Thinking|
|Human Dignity||Preparing for College Life|
|Citizenship & Service||Etiquette|
|Social Media Responsibility||Mindfulness|
|Grit & Perseverance|
We look forward to working with your son to help him achieve his God-given potential!
In His Heart,
Erich W. Hoffer
Director of Guidance