NBCP’s core programs will focus on the Arts and Social Justice. Our teachers were selected because of their educational practice as well as their alignment with these themes. NBCP’s Leaders will explore their artistic gifts in Visual and Graphic Arts classes.
Students will learn the basic skills and terminology of Wing Chun. Class will include history of martial arts, history of Wing Chun, centerline theory, proper falling techniques, throwing, and simultaneous attack and defense techniques.
Course Description: Students will learn the basic skills and terminology of Chinese martial arts. Students will take an in-depth look at Wing Chun through active participation and visual demonstration. Wing Tsun, or Wing Chun, is a style of Chinese martial arts developed over 400 hundred years ago, with its roots in the Shaolin Temple. Wing Chun is designed to be devastatingly effective as a complete self-defense system using close-range targets, and yet it is safe and healthy to practice. Class will include history of martial arts, history of Wing Chun, centerline theory in its relation to science and math (for example, appropriate angles and balances), proper falling techniques, throwing, and simultaneous attack and defense techniques. Not only is Wing Chun used in the instance of a self-defense mechanism, Wing Chun is only effective through the traditional method of relaxation. Wing Chun will teach students to become discipline in any aspect of life, especially in a school and classroom setting. Wing Chun is used to help students view a myriad of stressful situations through a calm perspective to approach each aspect with the best possible choice. Wing Chun is not about fighting an opponent. Wing Chun is not about who can throw the most attacks or do the most damage. It is about seeing everything while seeing nothing at all. It is about being focused on everything in front of you with complete serenity, both mentally and physically. Wing Chun will teach students to not make rational decisions based off shrill emotions, but to think effectively and intelligently.
Leaders at Butler College Prep will participate in advisory for the entire four years of enrollment. Leaders remain in their advisory, with the same advisor, until graduation (unless retained).
Advisors are responsible for the following:
- College planning
- Regular communication with parents
- Parent-teacher conferences
- Academic planning and monitoring
- Career exploration and planning
- Records and daily attendance
- Monitor readiness for school by checking for uniforms, assignment book, homework and supplies
Textbook: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, The 6 Most Important Decisions and supplemental-reading materials will also be selected.
After School Programming
Butler College Prep offers several programs after school to supplement the educational day of our Leaders.
Teachers Office Hours: Each teacher offers at least two hours per week after school and Leaders can attend to receive additional instruction or help on specific assignments.
LaSalle: If a Leader does not complete their assigned homework and turn it in the day it is due, the Leader will receive LaSalle from their teacher and be required to attend a teacher’s office hours that same day Monday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm; Tuesday - Thurday from 4:00pm to 5:00pm; and Friday from 12:35pm to 1:35pm. LaSalle was created and implemented to reinforce that the Leader’s day is not over until everything due has been completed and if they have problems or questions on an assignment, they have the means to receive help.
Enrichment Classes: Enrichment classes are offered throughout semester 1 and semester 2 and are usually non-traditional courses. These classes change semester to semester and Leaders can gain enrichment credits through these classes, which are necessary for promotion from grade to grade. More information about enrichment classes can be found under the extracurricular activities tab.
Sports: Butler College Prep offers different sports from fall to winter to spring. Practices and games are often held after school and Leaders must be in good academic standing to participate. More information on Butler’s sports programs can be found under the extracurricular activities tab.
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