Sophomore Seminar: Career Orientation

What is the High School Seminar Series?

Tenley’s four-year High School Seminar Series gives students the practical, intellectual, and moral foundation to be men of character. Through a combination of classes, one-on-one mentoring, and career presentations by successful professionals, the seminars help students develop the skills and attitude necessary to be effective in high school, college, and later on as fathers, professionals, and citizens.

Topic of Sophomore Seminar: Career Orientation

This Seminar introduces students to diverse career paths through a series of presentations by leading professionals. Speakers address the schooling and preparation needed for their field, the daily duties and activities they encounter, and the interesting challenges and opportunities that arise in their line of work. Students become aware of the various ways that they can serve society and support their families in the future, and also are encouraged to take their studies seriously as preparation for a challenging and fruitful professional career.

Cost

  • $350 before September 24th
  • $400 after September 24th

Schedule

6:00 – 7:00 Silent study hall
7:00 – 7:30 Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 Seminar

Dinner

Dinner is provided at each seminar and is covered by the overall seminar fee.

Study hall

Each seminar has a required 60 minute silent study hall, which is monitored by a Tenley staff member.

Location

All seminars are held at Tenley Study Center. For directions please call or click on the link “Contact us” at the top of the page.

Transportation

The Center is a few blocks away from the Friendship Heights Metro station on the red line.  Students may receive a ride from the Heights School in the Tenley van; it leaves the school at 5:30 pm on seminar days. Parents provide the rides home for their sons; carpools can be arranged for this purpose.

Dress code

All students attending a High School Seminar are asked to wear collared shirts and long pants. No t-shirts, jeans, shorts, or sandals please.

Dates and Topics:

9/22 Medicine
10/13 Public Life, Politics
11/10 Law
12/8 Engineering
1/12 Computer Science, Coding
2/2 Business and Finance
3/9 Intelligence / National Security / Military
4/13 Architecture
5/4 Journalism

More info

Please contact Joe Cardenas at jcardenas@tenley.org

Senior Seminar: Truth on Trial

What is the High School Seminar Series?

Tenley’s four-year High School Seminar Series gives students the practical, intellectual, and moral foundation to be men of character. Through a combination of classes, one-on-one mentoring, and career presentations by successful professionals, the seminars help students develop the skills and attitude necessary to be effective in high school, college, and later on as fathers, professionals, and citizens.

Topic of Senior Seminar: Truth on Trial

One of the critical issues for our society is moral relativism–the idea that there are no abiding values by which to orient our lives. By giving students a philosophical grounding in topics surrounding truth, knowledge and the goal of human life, this seminar helps them to recognize and critique relativistic claims which are commonly advanced in the media, public policy and academia. As a result, they will be better prepared to continue their intellectual and cultural development in the university.

Cost

  • $350 before September 24th
  • $400 after September 24th

Schedule

6:00 – 7:00 Silent study hall
7:00 – 7:30 Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 Seminar

Dinner

Dinner is provided at each seminar and is covered by the overall seminar fee.

Study hall

Each seminar has a required 60 minute silent study hall, which is monitored by a Tenley staff member.

Location

All seminars are held at Tenley Study Center. For directions please call or click on the link “Contact us” at the top of the page.

Transportation

The Center is a few blocks away from the Friendship Heights Metro station on the red line.  Students may receive a ride from the Heights School in the Tenley van; it leaves the school at 5:30 pm on seminar days. Parents provide the rides home for their sons; carpools can be arranged for this purpose. The Center is a few blocks away from the Friendship Heights Metro station on the red line.

Dress code

All students attending a High School Seminar are asked to wear collared shirts and long pants. No t-shirts, jeans, shorts, or sandals please.

Dates and Topics

9/23

Relativism

10/21

Evolution

11/4

Freedom and Authority

12/9

Conscience and the Moral Law

1/13

Secular Humanism

2/3

Rights, Individualism, Libertarianism

3/10

The Immateriality of the Soul

4/14

The Meaning of Marriage

5/5

Work, Play & Leisure

More info

Please contact Lucas Lopes at llopes@tenley.org

Junior Seminar: College Orientation

What is the High School Seminar Series?

Tenley’s four-year High School Seminar Series gives students the practical, intellectual, and moral foundation to be men of character. Through a combination of classes, one-on-one mentoring, and career presentations by successful professionals, the seminars help students develop the skills and attitude necessary to be effective in high school, college, and later on as fathers, professionals, and citizens.

Topic of Junior Seminar: College Orientation

Junior Year is a key time to begin to firm up your college decision. But making this decision and being able to go to one’s college of choice is an arduous progress. There are tests to take, essays to write, colleges to visit, etc.  This seminar seeks to supplement and reinforce what your school’s college orientation program already provides.

Cost

  • $350 before September 24th
  • $400 after September 24th

Schedule

6:00 – 7:00 Silent study hall
7:00 – 7:30 Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 Seminar

Dinner

Dinner is provided at each seminar and is covered by the overall seminar fee.

Study hall

Each seminar has a required 60 minute silent study hall, which is monitored by a Tenley staff member.

Location

All seminars are held at Tenley Study Center. For directions please call or click on the link “Contact us” at the top of the page.

Transportation

The Center is a few blocks away from the Friendship Heights Metro station on the red line.  Students may receive a ride from the Heights School in the Tenley van; it leaves the school at 5:30 pm on seminar days. Parents provide the rides home for their sons; carpools can be arranged for this purpose.

Dress code

All students attending a High School Seminar are asked to wear collared shirts and long pants. No t-shirts, jeans, shorts, or sandals please.

Dates and Topics

9/23 – Navigating the Tests
PSAT’s, SAT, ACT, AP’s… SOS! Which ones to take and when.

10/21 – Mind the App
Completing the Common Application:
Grades, Letters of Recommendation, and Extracurriculars.

11/4 – Narrowing the List
What should I look for when choosing a college?
From Academics to Sports—and everything in between.

12/9 – Seeing is Believing
How to Plan your College Visit… what to look for;
when to go; what to ask.

1/13 – Summer Counts
Getting the most out of internships and volunteer jobs.
Why they matter in your college application process.

2/3 – Because I’m Free
The Liberal Arts and Practical Training.
What do you want to get out of college?

3/10 – The X Marks the Spot
If you want to get there… you first need to know your
destination. Why having a plan of studies is the key to
success in college.

4/14 – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Having a Blast; Growing in Faith; Staying the Course.

5/5 – Who am I?
Writing your best essay yet… that might open the door
to the college of your choice.

More info

Please contact Ricky Ybarra at rybarra@tenley.org

Freshman Seminar: The Big Picture

What is the High School Seminar Series?

Tenley’s four-year High School Seminar Series gives students the practical, intellectual, and moral foundation to be men of character. Through a combination of classes, one-on-one mentoring, and career presentations by successful professionals, the seminars help students develop the skills and attitude necessary to be effective in high school, college, and later on as fathers, professionals, and citizens.

Topic of the Freshman Seminar: The Big Picture

The Freshman Seminar helps students see ‘the big picture’ of their life. Freshman year is not too early to start thinking about what kind of father, husband, professional, and friend one wants to be as an adult. Besides helping students to think about their future, the seminar addresses the challenges they will encounter along the way to maturity. Classes include a mixture of reading, discussion, lecture, debate, and student presentations.

Cost

  • $350 before September 24th
  • $400 after September 24th

Schedule

6:00 – 7:00 Silent study hall
7:00 – 7:30 Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 Seminar

Dinner

Dinner is provided at each seminar and is covered by the overall seminar fee.

Study hall

Each seminar has a required 60 minute silent study hall, which is monitored by a Tenley staff member.

Location

All seminars are held at Tenley Study Center. For directions please call or click on the link “Contact us” at the top of the page.

Transportation

The Center is a few blocks away from the Friendship Heights Metro station on the red line.  Students may receive a ride from the Heights School in the Tenley van; it leaves the school at 5:30 pm on seminar days. Parents provide the rides home for their sons; carpools can be arranged for this purpose.

Dress code

All students attending a High School Seminar are asked to wear collared shirts and long pants. No t-shirts, jeans, shorts, or sandals please.

Dates and Topics

9/17 – The Struggle for Success Starts Now
A birds-eye view of the next four years of High School and how they can prepare one for success in college and beyond

10/15 – Becoming a Man of Character Begins with Self Mastery
Knowing oneself in order to acquire new skills and virtues that will help one navigate school and life

11/5 – Time: a Nonrenewable Resource
Practical advice on how to prioritize one’s tasks and maximize one’s time

12/10 – Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do
How to set clear goals for oneself that are both demanding and achievable

1/14 – Man and the Need for True Friendships
Ideas and suggestions not only on how to become a good friend, but also how to choose one’s friends wisely

2/4 – Leadership: Helping Others See What’s Possible
Learning how to inspire one’s friends and colleagues to achieve great goals

3/11 – Freedom and the Power to Do the Good
Acquiring a deeper understanding of the meaning of freedom that will help one reach his true potential

4/15 – A Cultured Man is a Complete Man
How to engage one’s mind to reach wisdom and understand one’s culture—going beyond homework and sports

5/6 – Living the Real and the Pitfalls of Relativism.
Having the proper set of intellectual tools to keep oneself always in the truth

More info

Please contact Mike Cheely at mcheely@tenley.org