Tottenville High School, Home of the Pirates, where juniors and seniors wake up bright
and early to take advantage of College Now courses offered in the school through the
Kingsborough Community College - College Now program. The College Now courses at Tottenville
High School offer the students' variety of classes that give them insights and knowledge
about topics related to each subject and skills that can facilitate them in the future.
It is lucid that students who take College Now courses show dedication, commitment
and eagerness to learn. To get a better jump among the students in the school, students
take College Now courses to obtain college credits for free and save profuse amounts
of money in college.
Students in Tottenville High School enjoy waking up early to attend classes like science
with Ms. Andrawis, who wants the best for her students and teaches with great passion.
She treats her students like real college students and imbues in them the value of
work hard and being studious. Students who choose this science class enjoy learning
fascinating things about science and are easier to pursue majors in the science field
in the future. Before becoming Student Advisory Board members, we loved the science
class with Ms. Andrawis, when we didn't understand a particular subject; she does
her best to explain it and makes sure we understand it.
Ms. Andrawis (in the middle) is demonstrating to the students how to meticulously
dissect and label a sheep brain. She shows them the proper technique of a dissection
by putting on gloves and make sure instruments like scalpels are not close by to prevent
any injuries. A few students gather around to watch as she performs her demonstration.
Caroline Escobedo (left) and her partner (right) read the directions and follow the
instructions to labeling the sheep brain. They prove that there is no "I" in team,
as they work together to finish the assignment.
A student's job well done. Finally, the sheep brain has been label according to its
anatomy and physiology.
The Kingsborough College Now program has brought students in Tottenville High School
together. Before signing up for the next subject, every student is eager to know what
the other student is taking. The program definitely gives the students insights of
how college is going to be like and encourages them to prepare for it. The teachers
are facilitators in showing the students variety of subjects that are out there.