Monthly Archives: March 2015

GWUOHS Parent Newsletter March Edition


A Message from our Head of School


By Staci Kimmons


Dear GWUOHS Family,

We are thrilled to invite you to join us in celebrating the Class of 2015! We look forward to celebrating the hard work and accomplishments of our graduates on Friday, June 26th and Saturday, June 27th on The George Washington University Foggy Bottom campus in Washington DC.

Our weekend will begin with the presentation of Capstone Projects on Friday, June 26th. Individual presentations will take place between 9 am and 4 pm in Rooms 301 and 302 of the Marvin Center. Seniors will be given their individual presentation times in advance. We are happy to have faculty and representatives from GWU, as well as K12 Inc, to serve as evaluators this year. Family members, friends, and classmates are welcome to attend the presentations.

The graduation ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 27th at 1 pm in the Grand Ballroom of the Marvin Center. The ceremony will be followed by a reception for our graduates, their families, and other guests.


GWU Summer Immersion Program 2015

Summer Immersion Dates

(Mount Vernon Campus)

Session I July 5 – July 17

Session II July 19 – July 31

The Summer Immersion program is open to students in grades 9-11. This two-week highly-structured program provides interactive, non-graded experiential sessions that integrate lectures and seminars with applied activities and site visits. Courses are taught by GW’s faculty or expert practitioners. Class projects allow students to articulate their understanding of the field and demonstrate skills learned.

Areas of study include:

  • The Arts
  • Business & Economics
  • English, Writing & Communications
  • Engineering
  • Medical & Health Sciences
  • History, Culture & the Humanities
  • International Relations, Law & Government
  • Mathematics & Science

Co-Curricular Activities offer students the opportunity to experience college life in a vibrant and supportive community of peers. Students participate in workshops focused on U.S. higher education and the admission process, college and career readiness. During evenings and weekends, students participate in organized recreational social events, trips, and activities on campus and around Washington, D.C. GW Precollege students have full access to GW’s libraries, computer labs, health services, dining and recreational facilities. Students reside with other high school students in residence halls supervised by a Resident Advisor.

Application Deadlines

  • Priority deadline May 15
  • Early application is strongly recommended as courses fill quickly.
  • Late applications are accepted subject to availability
Fees GWOHS Program Expenses (per student) Summer Immersion 2015:
Application Fee Waived ($50)
Program Fees (tuition, program fee, supplies, room & board) $1929/session(reflects a @30% discount)
Financial responsibility per student Total $1929

For program information contact:

GW Pre-College Program c/o Sharon Testor


Phone: 202-994-6360


Spring Break Trip 2016

The destination for our 2016 Spring Break Tour has been revealed! We will be traveling to Paris and the Riviera. Highlights of this our include a tour of the Palace of Versailles, a visit to the Eiffel Tower, a visit to the Louvre, as well as travel throughout Provence, Nice, Cassis, Cinque Terre, and Milan. To learn more about this opportunity or to enroll for the tour, please click HERE

Upcoming Events for March/ April

Thursday, March 19th

Permanent Zero Deadline for Assignments due 2/20-2/26/2015

Thursday, March 26th

Permanent Zero Deadline for Assignments due 2/27-3/5/2015

Monday, March 30th – Friday, April 3rd

GWUOHS Spring Break

Thursday, April 9th

Permanent Zero Deadline for assignments due 3/6-4/9/2015

Tuesday, April 14th

Permanent Zero Deadline for assignments due 4/10-4/14/2015

Tuesday, April 14th

3rd Quarter Ends

Wednesday, April 15th

4th Quarter Begins



The Yearbook Club is hard at work compiling the 2015 issue of the GWUOHS Pioneer and we need your help. We are asking students to submit photos for the yearbook. We are looking for traditional school photos, fun photos, or photos of you participating in your sport/ activity. Any captions or explanations of the photos are welcome. Please send your pictures to Dr. Kimmons via k-mail or e-mail at skimmons

GWUOHS New Strong Start Program

Our latest tool to empower parents and students is our new GWUOHS Strong Start website. This site is designed to be a one stop shop for parents to get access to all their GWUOHS information. Students will love it too. Check it out today and let us know what you think. We will be adding and improving the site over time, but we hope it becomes your go site for answers and important school resources.

Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.

Paul J. Meyer





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