jueves, 29 de agosto de 2013

Bentley/Scad University Visits

This coming Monday, Sep. 2, we have two universities visiting us: Bentley University and SCAD. We would like to share some important facts about them:

Facts About Bentley

Campus and Location

  • Set on 163 acres in Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Minutes west of Boston
  • Free daily shuttle from campus to Harvard Square in Cambridge


  • Undergraduate students: 4,168 full time; 140 part time
  • Average undergraduate class size: 26
  • Approximately 81 percent of full-time undergraduates live on campus
  • Graduate students: 1,401
  • Average graduate class size: 21
  • PhD students: 43
  • International students represent 13 percent of the undergraduate student population, 24 percent of the graduate students including PhD candidates


  • More than 276 full- and 184 part-time faculty members, who teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels
  • 82 percent hold doctoral degrees
  • Professors are accessible, committed to excellent teaching and advising as well as to pursuing research and scholarship in their field
  • Many have significant experience in the business world
  • Faculty-student ratio is 1 to 14


  • As a business university, Bentley distinctively integrates business and the liberal arts and provides international leadership in business education and research.
  • Bentley is a leader in promoting ethical and socially responsible enterprise and the critical role of information and communication technology in achieving sustainable high performance.
  • Bachelor of science degrees in 11 business fields; bachelor of arts degrees in five arts and sciences disciplines
  • The graduate school emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice and offers PhD programs in Business and Accountancy, an MBA with 7 areas of concentration, an integrated MS+MBA, seven Master of Science degrees, and custom executive education programs.

Tuition and Fees for 2013-2014

  • Undergraduate: Tuition is $39,600. Room and board (double room, meal plan) is $13,450. The mobile computing fee is $1,200; the activity fee is $305.
  • Graduate: Tuition for each three-credit MBA and Master of Science course is $3,800.


  • Based on a survey completed six months after graduation, more than 95 percent of responding Bentley students find professional employment or enroll in graduate school
  • Recruiting programs bring more than 1,200 job opportunities to students each year
  • Almost 90 percent of students take on at least one professional internship while at Bentley; more than 60% complete more than one
  • Workshops, individualized advising, and resource materials help students fine-tune career goals
  • Many of Bentley's 44,500 alumni serve as contacts and resources for students through panel discussions, informational interviews and a mentor program



In 1978 by Richard G. Rowan, Paula Wallace, May L. Poetter and Paul E. Poetter.

Type of Institution

Independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt, accredited


Paula Wallace


Art the Bee


Gold and black

Areas of study

40-plus majors, more than 60 minors


SCAD is committed to the ideal that academic pursuits should be the top priority for all student-athletes.

Housing and dining

SCAD has housing and dining facilities in Savannah, Atlanta, Hong Kong and Lacoste.


More than 11,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Approximately 14 percent of the student body is international.


2013-14 academic year:
$32,950 (HK $255,798)
$33,750 (HK $258,325)

Faculty and staff

SCAD employs more than 1,500 full and part-time employees. Of more than 720 full and part-time faculty, 75 percent hold terminal degrees.

Exhibition spaces

SCAD has eight galleries in Savannah, the four galleries in Atlanta, the two galleries in Lacoste, and one gallery in Hong Kong.


The Savannah College of Art and Design libraries are focal points for information, learning, inspiration and research.

Student media

Student media sponsors student-run, online news sources and radio stations in Atlanta and Savannah.

Historic preservation

SCAD has been a leader in restoring and adaptively reusing many of Savannah's architectural treasures.

Community service

The SCAD community volunteers time and talent in support of organizations such as the Beach Institute African-American Cultural Center, Center for Pupperty Arts, United Way of the Coastal Empire, American Cancer Society and many others.

Public safety data and information

The need to ensure the safety and security of students, faculty and staff is the foremost priority at SCAD. As such, SCAD strives to provide the university community with a safest possible environment.

lunes, 26 de agosto de 2013

CIS University Tour

Check this important date! Permission slips are being sent home today to Seniors and Juniors. Don't forget to bring them back signed as soon as possible.

lunes, 19 de agosto de 2013

Organizational and Study Skills Presentation

We will begin working on group discussions/presentations with the sixth graders this week. The topic they will focus on will be "Reinforcing Organizational and Study Skills ".

domingo, 18 de agosto de 2013


Your invited to join the page on facebook, EDUCATIONUSA-Honduras, which provides important and valuable information on financial aid/scholarship programas at several US universities.
Some of the information you'll find is:


Our new scholarships for first-year international students living on campus have been increased to up to $17,500 USD per academic year (half tuition). Students will be considered for scholarships at the time of application and are not required to fill out a separate scholarship application. There is no limit to number of scholarships that can be awarded.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/15kEyKM

Located in the heart of Central New York, Utica College is a comprehensive, independent, private institution founded in 1946. Utica College offers a broad range of opportunities to grow personally and intellectually, helping you to build a strong foundation for success in your professional life.

Utica College provides merit-based scholarships for qualified international students ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 per year on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and the process does not require a separate application. We also offer rolling admission for Fall and Spring semesters, and an easy online application process.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/132ofQR

Financial Aid
Home to more than 30,000 students and some of the nation's top scholars and researchers, the University of Iowa offers more than 200 areas of study on a vibrant and diverse campus. The University of Iowa welcomes more than 5,000 new undergraduate students to campus each year from high schools and colleges around the world.

The University of Iowa offers several scholarships to outstanding international students. Among these scholarships are the Presidential Scholarship, Old Gold Scholarship, and University of Iowa International Scholars Award, available to incoming first-year students. These scholarship and award amounts range from $2000-$10,000 per year.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/ZLtPAp

miércoles, 14 de agosto de 2013

Visit from our Discovery School alumnus Carlos Aguilar

We want to thank Carlos Aguilar for his visit to the school on Tuesday, Oct. 13th. Carlos shared with our junior and senior students valuable and interesting information about the college he's enrolled in, Georgia Southern University. We wish him the best on his trip and his studies.

Online College Fair

Be part of this enlightning experience. It's free! All you need to do is sign up at http://www.collegeweeklive.com/internationalday/?refcode=INT_ACT360_EMAIL3_INT_DAY_FALLAUG13_7prior_where


Meet your dream schools and a chance for $1,000 Scholarship!
When: Aug.21 5:00 AM EDT to 7:00 PM EDT

Where: Online here
You are invited to join CollegeWeekLive exclusive online college fair where you can:
  • Ask questions to admissions representatives from more than 80 top universities (some listed below)
  • Get expert advice on TOEFL & GRE, choosing the right school, scholarships, etc.
  • $1,000 scholarship: simply enter by visiting 3 colleges booths online!

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- Grace W.
Student at UC Berkeley
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domingo, 11 de agosto de 2013

Homework and Parents' Supporting Role

A Parent's Supporting Role

When it comes to homework, be there to offer support and guidance, answer questions, help interpret assignment instructions, and review the completed work. But resist the urge to provide the right answers or complete assignments.
Focus on helping kids develop the problem-solving skills they'll need to get through this assignment and any others, and offer your encouragement as they do. They'll develop confidence and a love of learning from doing it themselves.
Here are more tips to help make homework easier for kids:

  • Establish a routine. Send the message that schoolwork is a top priority with ground rules like setting a regular time and place each day for homework to be done. And make it clear that there's no TV, phone calls, video game-playing, etc., until homework is done and checked.
  • Strategize for homework sessions. Teach kids to take stock of how much homework there is and what it involves so they can create a strategy that fits their workloads and temperaments. Some kids might want to tackle the harder assignments first — when mental energy levels are highest — while others prefer to get the easier tasks over with. By helping them approach homework with a strategy when they're young, you'll teach your kids to do that independently later. Allow them to take a break if needed, then guide them back to the homework with fresh focus and energy.
  • Instill organization skills. No one is born with great organizational skills — they're learned and practiced over time. Most kids first encounter multiple teachers and classrooms in middle school, when organization becomes a key to succeeding. Teach your child how to use a calendar or personal planner to help get organized.
  • Apply school to the "real world." Talk about how what they're learning now applies outside the classroom, such as the importance of meeting deadlines — just like adults in the work world — or how the topics in history class relate to what's happening in today's news.
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jueves, 8 de agosto de 2013

Upcoming SAT Tests

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martes, 6 de agosto de 2013

Welcome Back !

Dear Discovery School Families,

Welcome to a new school year here at Discovery School. This year holds many opportunities for learning and sharing experiences for all our Discovery community.  We share as a common goal to work together as a team to achieve what’s best for your children, our students.

I feel honored to be working with you as the Guidance and Career Counselor this year. I am married and have two small girls who are students in our school. This is my 20th year in education. I’ve worked abroad in countries including El Salvador and Germany. I am proud to be part of Discovery and believe in making a difference in children´s education and lives.  I am also a firm believer that every child has the ability to learn as long as he or she is exposed to a variety of teaching methods which instill in them a desire to learn and succeed in every task they engage in. I love working with children and playing an important role in education.

Throughout the year I look forward to meet all our new community members as well as our returning parents.Communication is the key for success this year; therefore, I invite all new families to make an appointment to see me to help you make this transition a smooth one. I would also like to meet with all seniors and their parents individually before the September holiday. You can contact Ms. Carolina Matute or e-mail me at mzambrana@discoveryschool.edu.hn to arrange a meeting.

To help us build a stronger bond between school and parents, we invite you to volunteer and share your knowledge and experience if you can in topics such as:

·         healthy habits

·         nutrition and fitness

·         setting short term and long term goals ( personal and academic)

·         motivational practices

·         physical and behavioral changes

·         acquiring study and organization skills

Please e-mail me if you are interested in speaking to our students and/or parents on the topics above mentioned.

My doors are open to each of the Discovery families. Please feel free to contact me at any time this school year. I look forward to a great 2013-2014 year.


Mrs. Marilís Zambrana Beckmann

Guidance and Career Counselor