For College Bound Young Men
The Grade offers the practical, intellectual and moral foundation to be a man of character. The Grade is a monthly seminar that helps young men see their high school years from the viewpoint of their entire life. It encourages them to develop now the skills and attitudes they will need for future life challenges. Through a combination of classes, career presentations, and one-on-one mentoring, it teaches them to be men of character who are ready for responsibility in: marriage and fatherhood, professional work, responsible citizenship, friendship with family, colleagues, neighbors, and God.
THE GRADE SEMINARS
PETER J. COULCHINSKY, AIF, LLM
President, The Summit Group and The Grade Staff
Microbiology Graduate, UTSA and The Grade Staff
JAMES C. KEENAN
CEO, J. Keenan & Associates, Inc. and The Grade Staff
CARLOS LORENZO, MD, PHD
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio and The Grade Staff
Earned his BA in English from Providence College and his MA of English at University of Dallas. He is Director of Advisory and Teacher of Religion and Theater at Western Academy in Houston.
Senior English major and graduate student at University of Dallas. He graduated from Seton School in Virginia and has been helping with high school activities throughout his college career.
Each student is assigned a mentor who will meet individually with him between the monthly sessions. The mentor guides the student in applying the principles taught in class and helps him set personal goals that are important and practical. Mentoring lasts 45 minutes and takes place at the student’s home for the 1st session and thereafter at Montevista Study Center on 1st and 2nd Saturdays or as otherwise mutually agreed upon. Experience has shown the personal one-on-one mentoring to be a very effective means to help the students progress in academics, professional direction, contributions to family life, friendship building, and other areas covered in the seminars.
SEMINAR TOPICS 2019-2020
UPCOMING GRADE SESSIONS ARE:
Sept. 14 - Seminar: Men of Character Part I: Temperament &
Character Activity: Priority & Time Management
Oct. 12 -- Seminar: Men of Character Part II: Develop the Virtue You Are Challenged By
Activity: Impromptu Speeches
Nov. 9 ---- Seminar: Men of Character Part III: The Upward Spiral of Growth Activity: Case Study on Temperance
December - There will be no Grade session in December
January-May -The January-May Sessions of The Grade will consist of a series of Seminars Educating the Moral Imagination: Life Lessons through Literature led by Tony Janeiro, his specialty for a number of years, and developmental activities led by Thomas O'Keefe on Effective Communication, Prudent Use of Social Media, and the Fan Club.
The Grade in San Antonio will meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month from September through May (Except on December TBA and for May 2) at TriPoint Center from 2:00 pm to 4:15 pm.
Address of TriPoint Center: 3233 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212
For new students, application to The Grade may require an interview for full registration