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Hyde Center for Global Education

Hyde Scholars Program

The BC High Hyde Global Scholars Program provides students with opportunities to demonstrate exemplary cultural competence, exceptional communication skills, significant awareness of our interconnectedness and a passion to become engaged citizens of the world.
The Freshman/Sophomore Fall 2017 deadline for Hyde Global Scholars is Dec. 1.

By participating in international travel, showing a commitment to a second language, and expanding concrete knowledge on global issues, Hyde Scholars will codify their learning by participating in a cohort research project, leading on-campus and community events, and reflecting on their personal journey of what it means to be citizens of the world.  

Students in the Hyde Global Scholars program will:
 
  • experience other cultures through global immersion;
  • participate in projects and extracurricular activities with global themes;
  • hone their ability to communicate effectively in a second language;
  • deepen their understanding of their own cultural and spiritual identity;
  • work towards a broadened awareness of the interconnectedness of the world and the beauty of its diversity;
  • demonstrate solidarity with people and cultures outside of their own immediate context and identity;
  • critically analyze global concerns and injustices;
  • produce and present an independent portfolio of projects, assignments and reflections.

In order to be recognized as a Hyde Global Scholar, students must complete the following criteria:

List of 6 items.

  • Participate in an International Experience

    1. Students must participate in a Hyde Center international travel program between 9th and 12th grade. Non-Hyde Center travel programs will be reviewed and approved at the discretion of the Hyde Global Scholar Review Committee. Students must submit an International Travel Approval Form for trips not run through the Hyde Center.  
  • Demonstrate Proficiency and Confidence in a Second Language

    1. Students must take four consecutive years of the same language (or maximum years of the allotted offering).

    2. Students must demonstrate a sustained engagement with their language of choice, which can be demonstrated in a variety of manners (including but not limited to oral assessment, presentation, documentary video or formalized conversation). 
  • Serve as a Global Ambassador

    Hyde Global Scholars are the most important and experienced advocates to broaden perspectives within the larger BC High community.  This requirement asks each student think about he you can best use his experiences as a Global Ambassador.  You are required to complete either option 1 or option 2 each year of the program.
     
    Option 1:  Initiate and conduct an event for the greater school community.  Student-designed discussion sessions, or information sessions of personal global experiences can educate and enlighten peers, faculty, staff, and interested parents of your experiences abroad.
     
    Option 2:  Participate in a minimum of 2 Hyde Center events throughout the year.  Opportunities include:  volunteering at Hyde Center Information Night, Open House Admissions events or Accepted Students nights (HS or Arrupe).  In addition, students can use their creativity and initiative to generate events and activities that will enhance the global experience for visiting students and teachers.  Activities include, acting as guides for visiting groups, organizing community building events, planning sporting events, organizing discussions on shared Ignation values, etc. 
  • Engage in the Global Speaker Series

    The Hyde Center will present a new series of global speakers each semester. These speakers will share their experiences, customs and cultures from their own unique global perspective. Hyde Scholars will attend a minimum of three speakers each year to broaden their understanding and perspective of global issues.
  • Complete a Cohort-based Research Project

    Students will complete a global exploration project of choice with their cohort.  Students will choose members of their cohort to investigate one of the 16 UN Sustainable Development Goals. The research involved will foster a deeper understanding of the interactions between global cultures, countries, religions or civilizations. 

    The focus of this project will be to research elements of the chosen sustainability goal, and through research, propose several ways to solve the issue.  In addition, you will make a connection and participate in a BC High community event that relates to your chosen Sustainability Goal (e.g., Solidarity Sleepout, Green Eagles Club, St. Louis Project, La Silla Roja).  The cohort may use several years to complete this project.
     

    This project and your findings  will be presented to the wider BC High community at a designated Global Education Evening. A Bibliography/work cited component must be included.
  • Develop a Personal Narrative Summarizing Global Experiences

    This task involves a thoughtful response to participating in Hyde Global Scholars.  Your narrative must:

    1. explain the personal importance and impact of the different components of the Hyde Scholars program, and how they have influenced your thinking about international issues and global citizenship.
    2. comment on how you hope to develop your global citizenship skills beyond BC High.
    3. answer this question: “Why is being a globally informed citizen important in today’s world?”.
    You are not limited in how you choose to convey your answers to these questions.
     
    Possibilities include:

    • producing a high-quality multimedia presentation or photo essay
    • a formal essay
    • an e-portfolio scrapbook that highlights specific aspects of your learning
    • writing a newspaper article for publication
    • creating an artistic response
    • numerous other opportunities based on student interests   

Hyde Global Scholar Cohorts

Students wishing to be Hyde Global Scholars must declare their interest and apply no later than the fall deadline of their sophomore year. Hyde Global Scholar cohorts form during the student’s sophomore year, while requirements of the program must be completed by senior year.

Recognition

Hyde Global Scholars are expected to go above and beyond, demonstrating active learning and progression in becoming citizens of the world.  Upon successful completion of the program, Hyde Global Scholars will receive an additional 0.5 credit, and will graduate with a special designation as a Hyde Global Scholar in the graduation program.