Registration Form for Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Training Programme

Dear Students,

The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States and Singapore. The SAT is owned and developed and administered on behalf of the College Board by the Educational Testing Service. The test is intended to assess a student’s readiness for college. It evaluates a candidate’s knowledge in reading, writing and quantitative aptitude and also other specialized subjects.

The early you start, the better will be your preparation. As a few of you have shown your interest in SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) training, we would like to inform you that you have 2 options available for you.

Please go through the details mentioned below and fill the registration form (link given below) to register yourself for the option of your choice.

Registration Form for SAT Training Programme

Option 1 – 

SAT training classes by Global Careers (Mr. Manish Mittal)

Option  2 – 

SAT training offered by TestRocker SAT/ACT Prep Program

It will be in class training

3 days in a week

The classes will happen in evening, after school hours at Global Careers, Ghod Road Office.

Trainers 

Minal Parekh

BS Comp Tech, Purdue University, U.S.

Trainer – SAT,GRE, GMAT VERBAL  & TOEFL

Teaching experience (5 Years +)

After completing her bachelor’s in Computer Technology with a minor in business studies from the prestigious Purdue University in the U.S, she worked for Milliman & Robertson consulting actuaries, a well known U.S. actuary firm, for two years before returning to India.  She has excellent written and verbal communication skills.  She is also a certified PTE trainer

Sanjay Jajodia

B.E Mechanical, M.A Education

Trainer – Quantitative Section (GRE, SAT & GMAT)

Teaching experience (14 Years +)

With more than 14 years of experience in teaching, Sanjay, the oldest member of GC, has been helping GC students to obtain preeminent score on SAT, GRE & GMAT.  He has also been a visiting lecturer at various schools and management institutes

Manish Mittal

B.E Mechanical, PG Diploma in Career Counseling

Trainer – Vocabulary (GRE, SAT & GMAT)

Teaching experience (14 Years +)

Owing to his penchant for esoteric lexicon, Manish helps students in enhancing their vocabulary in a very pragmatic manner. To date, he has trained more than 3000 students for various standardized tests. He is among very few trainers in the trade who have achieved the following professional certifications in Training:

  • A Certified IELTS trainer by British Council
  • A Certified PTE trainer by Pearson Group
  • A Certified TOEFL trainer by ETS-USA

Program Fees & Duration – Rs. 28000/-, 3-4 months approximately

Online training module

It is for students of Grade 9-12. TestRocker is a Singapore headquartered company with students from 36 countries across the world. TestRocker in the News (Video Link): TestRocker on NDTV

If you are planning to study in the US or Singapore (NUS & UWC), you will need to take the SAT/ACT. By no means is either of the tests – easy. One needs to put in a lot of effort to ensure a good score to make a candidature for admission to the college(s) of your choice. It also offers Early Start Option – For grade 9 and 10 students to pace their prep stress-free. Even for Grade 11 and 12 students they get a 1 year access to the program

Why Grade 9 and 10 students should start early?

The Objective is to enable to Grade 9 & 10 Students to start preparing early to ensure the following:

1. Enable them to register High SAT Scores

2. Increase probability of getting admitted into a Top US/Singapore College

3. Better chances of getting Financial Aid

Program Features:

TestRocker’s Exclusive Offer for FountainHead Students

·   Personalized, Blended (Boot Camp + Online) New SAT/ACT Prep Program based on a Diagnostic Test

·   Program Access: To help students start early and use the program for multiple attempts

o Grade 11/12:  1 Year Extended Access to the New SAT/ACT Prep Program

o Grade 10:  1.5 Year Extended Access to the New SAT/ACT Prep Program

o Grade 9:  2 Year Extended Access to the New SAT/ACT Prep Program

·   2 Essays Hand graded in New York

·   6 Full Length Tests

·   36 Practice Quizzes

·   6 Boot Camps led by TestRocker Instructors (From Ahmedabad) at Fountainhead campus on Saturdays (dates will be in sync school calendar)

·   Fortnightly Report to Parents

Program Fees & Duration – USD 599 (for access period mentioned below – 1 year for Grade 11/12, 1.5 years for Grade 10, 2 years for Grade 9). This covers you for multiple attempts during the Program Access. Technically you need to pay just once for all your attempts.

To Know More – Click Here

In case of any query, do write us at career.counselor@fountainheadschools.org.

Regards

Ritu Khanna

Chromebook Program for Grade 5 onwards

Dear Parents,

Information Technology (IT) has become an integral part of our lives in a short while. Today most adults and students have access to multiple internet enabled devices at home or at their work places. Technology has also become an essential part of education here at Fountainhead School.

To be able to live, learn, and work successfully in our information-rich society, students must be able to utilize technology effectively. Many students’ lives today are filled with technology that gives them ubiquitous access to information and resources, enabling them to pursue their interests in their own way and at their own pace. The opportunities are limitless, borderless, and instantaneous. The ability to use the information & resources meaningfully and effectively is the one skill that will be valued in their careers in the 21st century. Further, technology enables the school to potentially differentiate content to individual needs of the students.

We have started with a 1:1 computing device program Grade 5  onwards from last 2 academic years. Every student of Grade 5 and above is expected to purchase a Google Chromebook.

For Grades 1-4, the school has invested in a set of 20 chromebooks for each grade level.

What are the advantages

  • Improvement in student engagement, by being able to engage students whose learning path and curve is different from the average students.
  • Addresses differentiation effectively by using numerous online resources such as Khan academy and many more for language.
  • Allows students to develop quality research, analytical, synthesis and critical thinking skills.
  • Brings the world closer by allowing for better opportunities for global exposure and collaboration.
  • Allows for much quicker feedback on the student’s work, which is also shared with parents leading to improved academic focus.

What do parents need to invest?

  • In an inexpensive Chromebook plus Chrome OS Management Console (which enables administration, user / app restriction, many educational features etc.)
  • In a reliable and fast internet access at home with WiFi access
  • Yearly Insurance for the device and any cost of repairs / damages over the insurance cost
  • Goguardian- Chromebook blocking system

What has the school invested?

  • Into lockers / carts for safety & charging
  • Into extensive WiFi access and reliable high speed Internet bandwidth
  • Into teacher’s training so that we can maximize these devices

As parents, I am sure you have  lot of questions and concerns. To address the same, we’ve added a dedicated section for the same in our web site called: Tech @ FS (http://www.fountainheadschools.org/purpose-and-decision-steps/chromebook/)

This section on the website covers the following:

  • What’s our experience like? What’s the world doing?
  • Why Chromebooks?
  • Will there be any usage agreements at home & school so that the devices are used effectively and not for the wrong reasons?
  • What are the potential safety concerns and how we intend to address this?

What are the next steps for the parents? They are given at the bottom on this post. Please read through carefully!

Regards,

Vardan Kabra

NEXT STEPS:

Step 1

Firstly, you can voice your suggestions & concerns through the following channels:

  1. Give your feedback using this Google Form: Click here
  2. You can come and meet us on the following two open interaction days:

3rd June & 4th June, 2016 from 9 to 10 am at the school

We request that you go through the web site content that we’ve already put up before taking this step. We will try to address all your unanswered concerns in these planned interactions.

Step 2

Decide on Which Chromebook as there are three options:

Chromebook Brand Acer Dell Asus
Model No. C730E 3120 C201PA-FD0008
Price 20,278

(With back pack)

26,927

(With back pack)

19,844

(With back pack)

LCD Cover Color & Decoration Navy blue
Top Case Color & Decoration Navy blue
On board processor Intel Celeron Dual Core 2840 Processor Intel Celeron Dual Core 2840 Processor Rock Chip RK 3288
On board memory(RAM) 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB
EMMC/ISSD 16 GB 16 GB 16 GB
Screen Size 11.6 Inches 11.6″ Anti-Glare HD LCD 11.6”Wide LED Display- HD
Resolution 1366 x 768 1366*768 pixels
Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD HD LCD with Corning® Gorilla® Glass
HDMI Port Yes HDMI 1.4 1 x micro HDMI
Graphic Processor Integrated Rockchip® Mali T764
Video Camera Integrated 720p HD video webcam HD Web Camera
Wireless IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n Integrated 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth™ V4.0
Card Reader SD SD/Multi Card Slot (push-Push type) 1 x micro SD card
USB Port 1 x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0 1 x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0 2 x USB 2.0 port(s)
Audio Internal Speaker, Combo Mic/Headphone Jack 1 x COMBO audio jack
Weight (Kg) 1.4 1.25 1
Battery 4-cell, Lithium Ion (Li-Ion), 3220 mAh 3 cell (43 WHr) 2Cells 38 Whrs
Warranty 3 Years On Site Warranty with Parts (battery & Adaptor warranty 1 Year) 3 Years On Site Warranty with Parts (battery & Adaptor warranty 1 Year) 3 Years On Site Warranty with Parts (battery & Adaptor warranty 1 Year)

Chrome OS Management Console (perpetual license): This console will enable the school administration to configure and manage each Chromebook with ease, and will allow us to add security features (such as user restriction, apps restriction) as well allow many value-added features such as making an app landing page, online testing etc. This console needs to be bought only once with every device at the price of Rs. 2850 inclusive of all taxes. This price is valid only for bulk educational purchases. Regular license cost is almost double of the current price.

Step 3

Give advance payment

To have the Chromebooks ready for use from August, we need to place the order with the vendor by second week of June. It takes almost 6 weeks time for delivery. Then the school requires to 15 days time to test and configure all the chromebooks. Also it takes 15-20 days to compile and send the order to the vendor. So we are asking for advance payment by 11th June.

Option No. Option Detail Advance Payment (to be paid by June 15th) Total Cost
1 Acer C730E + Chrome Management Console Rs. 15,000 Rs. 23,128
2 Dell – 3120 + Chrome Management Console Rs. 15,000 Rs. 29,777
3 Asus – C201PA-FD0008 + Chrome Management Console Rs. 15,000 Rs. 22,694
4 Only Chrome Management Console (meaning you will purchase one of the above three Chromebooks from outside) Rs. 2850 Rs. 2850

Notes:

  • Balance Payment to be paid in August before the device is received by the student.
  • School will be providing a debit note containing all the details of the purchase.
  • The total cost above is based right now on the minimum quotation that we’ve received from Google Resellers. In case, we get a lower quotation, we will apply the same.
  • Please note that the school has no commercial interest in this transaction.

Payment Details

Option No. Option Title Details
1 Pay by Cheque
  • Name on cheque: “Fountainhead Education Trust”
  • To be submitted by student /parent at the front desk
  • Amount as given above
  • Mention name of the student, grade & section at the back of the cheque
  • Last date June 16. If we do not receive the cheque by this date then the it will be considered that you are not interested in purchasing the chromebook through us and you will be purchasing the same by yourself from the source of your choice.
  • Please mark it A/C Payee only
2 Pay Online through payment gateway We are working on an online payment gateway, which some of you might prefer to use. If it is ready in time, we will inform you through the blog.

Step 4

In first week of August 2016, we will arrange to handover the chromebook to the parent/student and also spend time before the students start using their chromebooks in ensuring that parents and school together can ensure that students use their devices effectively rather than it becoming a distraction. We will make essential agreements for the same.

Offers Receipt Status – University Admissions (Grade 12)

Dear Parents,

We are glad to announce that the following universities have accepted applications and made offers to our Grade 12 students (our 1st Batch of IBDP students) so far.

Important points:

  1. This data is representing offers received by 18 students so far.
  2. The application review process is still going on in some of the foreign universities in abroad so we will update about the same as soon as we get the confirmation from the students.
  3. Application process for Indian universities have recently started and will continue till May end. We will update you as soon as we get confirmation from students.  

Country – USA

Name of University – Offers Received from Course Applied No of offers received
American University Washington D.C.
  • Business

1

Drexel University
  • Finance

1

Hartwick College
  • BBA

1

Houghton College
  • BBA

1

Hult International Business School
  • BBA

1

Iowa State University
  • Computer Science

1

Pace University
  1. Finance
  2. BBA

2

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
  1. Communication
  2. Computer Engineering

2

Pennsylvania State University – Park
  1. BBA in FInance
  2. Computer Science
  3. Mechanical Engineering

3

Rutgers University–Camden
  • Business & Liberal arts

1

Southern Methodist University
  • Business Management

1

Stony Brook University
  • Business Management

1

SUNY The State University of New York
  • Mechanical Engineering

1

University at Buffalo
  • BBA

1

University of California, Irvine
  • Undecided

1

University of California, Riverside
  • Undecided

1

University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Undecided

1

University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • BA- Economics

1

University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Computer Engineering

1

University of New Hampshire
  • Mechanical Engineering

1

University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • BBA

1

Virginia Tech
  • Mechanical Engineering

1

Washington College, Chestertown
  • Liberal Arts

1

Wells College
  • BBA

1

 

Country – UK

Name of University – Offers Received from

Course Applied

No of offers received
Brunel University London
  • Biomedical Sciences in Genetics

1

Cardiff University
  • Media and Communications (BA)

1

City University London
  • Psychology

1

De Montfort University
  • Mechanical Engineering

1

King’s College London
  1. Economics & Management
  2. Molevular Genetics
  3. Psychology

3

Kingston University
  • Biological Sciences

1

Lancaster University
  • Media and Cultural Studies

1

Loughborough University
  • Communication and Media Studies

1

Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Business Management

1

Middlesex University
  • Biomedical Sciences

1

Queen Mary University of London
  • Medical Genetics

1

Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Biomedical Sciences

1

University of Bath
  • Psychology

1

University of Bradford
  • Mechanical Engineering

1

University of Manchester
  • Business Management

1

University of Sheffield
  • Communication

1

University of Warwick
  1. Economics
  2. Psychology

2

 

Country – Canada

Name of University – Offers Received from

Course Applied

No of offers received

McGill University
  • B Arts

1

McMaster University
  • Psychology

1

Queen’s University
  1. Psychology
  2. BSc Biology (Life Sciences)

2

University of British Columbia
  • B Arts & B commerce

1

University of Toronto – St. George Campus
  1. BBA
  2. Studies in Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  3. Psychology

3

University of Toronto Mississauga
  1. Psychology
  2. BSc Biology

2

University of Toronto Scarborough
  • Psychology

1

University of Western Ontario
  • BSc Biology (Medical Sciences)

1

University of Windsor
  • Psychology

1

York University – Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
  • BA – Financial and Business Economics

1

York University – Schulich School of Business
  • Liberal Arts & BBA

1

 

Country – India

Name of University – Offers Received from

Course Applied

No of offers received
AURO University
  1. BBA
  2. BSc (IT)

4

FLAME University
  • BBA

2

SRM University
  • Computer Engineering

1

VIT University
  • Computer Engineering

1

Vixhi Media Institute
  • Filmmaking

1

Regards

Fountainhead School