+ What after school activities are offered outside of the sports programs?
students are able to participate in a variety of activities after the school day has ended. currently, the school offers robotics, drama, esports competition team, music production, art club, and community service. we are always on the lookout for new clubs and expect these offerings to expand with student interest.
+ How will I keep in touch with how my child is doing?
brandon hall uses reach boarding school system as the primary software for the residential life program. this system helps us to manage the goings-on of all students, including permissions, requests for leave, welfare, and discipline.
brandon hall uses oncampus as our main learning management system. through oncampus, parents can keep track of grades and assignments, as well as contact teachers and administrators at the school.
+ What do boarding students do during major holidays?
皇冠hg0088全讯the brandon hall residential program is closed during three major holidays: thanksgiving week, winter break (through christmas and new year’s), and spring break (usually the first week in april). it is expected that students leave campus during this time to travel home or to relatives/guardians if traveling home is impossible.
during other school holidays, specifically three day weekends, the residence hall will be open for boarding students. please note that a fee may be required for students staying on campus for october break or february break.
+ How do we manage the college application process from so far away?
皇冠hg0088全讯the college advisement program at brandon hall works with families to find the right college/university fit for all students. our head of college advisement is available to discuss individual needs and to work with students. during the first semester of the senior year, students may enroll in the senior seminar class. senior seminar focuses on comprehensive preparation for a student’s college experience. support is provided in the completion of college applications, identification of a core group of schools, and admissions essays.
+ Do you provide transportation to and from the airport?
yes. students can either pay for car service to the airport or can be taken in groups by brandon hall. the school works to provide transportation for students upon leaving for holidays or returning to school after break. these shuttles will run only at times determined by the director of residential life. we do not make individual trips for students flying in or out while school is in session. please contact the director of resident life to make specific transportation arrangements.
+ What do you do in advisory groups?
皇冠hg0088全讯advisories meet every friday and provide a time for all students to meet with faculty and staff to discuss their academic lives, have conversations about the panther pillars, and to contribute to the community service program.
+ What sports do you offer?
brandon hall offers sports throughout the school year. the sports seasons are split into fall, winter, and spring. here are the current offerings for each:
皇冠hg0088全讯fall: cross country, flag football, middle school soccer, volleyball
皇冠hg0088全讯winter: basketball, wrestling, swimming
spring: tennis, golf, baseball, track and field, soccer (starting in spring 2021)
+What do students do on the weekends?
皇冠hg0088全讯brandon hall provides a variety of activities for boarders each weekend, both on and off-campus. due to our proximity to atlanta, brandon hall is always searching for activities to enhance the lives of the students. signups for weekend trips are available throughout the week. students will also know if a trip has an extra cost.
+How can I arrange to take the SAT and ACT for my college applications?
Ms. Nicole Chapman is our testing coordinator. She will help register students for both the SAT and the ACT. It is recommended that students begin taking standardized tests for college during the spring of their sophomore year. Ms. Chapman will also help students in need of special testing. Brandon Hall is a testing center for some SAT testing dates. Please check with Ms. Chapman (firstname.lastname@example.org皇冠hg0088全讯) for more details.
+How much homework should I expect per night?
皇冠hg0088全讯whereas we cannot guess homework amounts per night, boarding students are expected to spend 90 minutes in quiet study working to complete their homework. this time is monitored by the dorm staff and is consistent throughout the school year. for those students who require assistance during homework time, a monitored study hall is available.
+ How will the dorm staff help manage the homework load?
the dorm staff is available each night to provide whatever assistance they can to manage the homework load; however, the students’ primary method of help is provided during the day. office hours is a 15 to 20 minute period of time each day in which students can work with teachers. we encourage students to use this time to ask for help on assignments or merely to get started on work with a teacher in close proximity. if students use this time wisely, homework in the dorm should not be an issue.
+ Medical Services
brandon hall has a trained medical services coordinator on staff during the school day.
皇冠hg0088全讯all policies related to the residence hall are located in the .