Senior student Cameron has been studying the environment and the effects trees have on the environments. The objective of the lesson was to give students the perspective on how trees benefit their community. Students gathered data and make scientific observations on a variety of tree specimens. Cameron utilized a GPS system to determine the longitude and latitude of the different trees. He measured the diameter of the tree and determine its overall condition. Then using a tree benefits calculator, he determined the value of the tree and is benefit value and percentage.The Tree Benefit Calculator allows anyone to make a [...]
This month in math students have been working on representing a linear equation in five different ways. They are representing them verbally, visually, as an equation, as a table or chart, and as a graph. This corresponds to the Maryland standard F.IF.F.9, which states "Compare properties f two functions each represented in a different way. (algebraically, graphically, Numerically, in tables, or by verbal description)". This concept is a big emphasis on Intermediate Algebra. The students were given a situation and then developed the poster based on that situation. Cory had a situation where he had a new job where [...]
November is a time to be thankful but also a time for giving. KAP staff and students are collecting donations for the local community food pantry. Opening hours Monday - Closed Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Wednesday Closed Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Friday Closed Saturday Closed Sunday Closed Also open the Second Wednesday of each month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Donation Suggestions Canned pumpkin Cranberry Sauce Canned yams Flour Boxed stuffing Canned Goods Dried macaroni Boxed Cereal Rice (especially whole grain) Pasta (especially whole grain) Oatmeal Cooking Oils (such as olive oil or canola oil) Please [...]
Students began their year in the English department by writing a literary essay on conflict analysis and how it builds tension and suspense within a text. The students were assigned a reading list over the summer and upon return chose one of the stories to write an essay on. Titles ranged from “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night” by Mark Haddon and “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes. KAP student Rashawn spent his summer reading “All American Boys” by Brendan Kiely and constructed his essay on the internal [...]
The Kent Alternative Program is hosting a back to school kickball event. Welcoming parents, administrators and community members that work diligently with students at KAP. The kickball event is going to be a fun-filled event where parents and guardians can see what their child(ren) have been working on and of course have a chance to meet staff members at KAP. Please join us for a friendly Kickball game!