What are Juries?
At the end of each year, every student presents a sample of his/ her work to a jury that consists of a teacher, a student, and a community member. Juries are the oral component of a student’s final exam. Together with the written component, the final exam represents 20% of the student’s total subject grade. (Note: Not all subjects have an oral jury exam).
How long are Jury sessions?
Each session is typically 2-3 hours (although some might be slightly short). During that time period you may watch up to 6 students present. The morning session begins at 10am; the afternoon session begins at 1pm.
What happens when I arrive?
Our staff and students will greet you, and bring you to the check-in room where there is food/ snacks. From there you will be escorted to the classroom where your session will take place. Before the session begins, the teacher will explain what the students will present, and provide any needed material and/or answer keys.
Do I need to know the subject materials to be a Juror?
No! Only for Spanish juries do you need to know the subject material in order to understand the oral presentation. For the other subjects the teachers will brief you on the students’ presentation and provide any needed materials.
I want to participate, but cannot commit 3 hours – can I still come?
Yes! We understand that asking for three hours of your time is a lot – if you are available for less time just email email@example.com with your specific availability and we will schedule you based on that.
When will my jury session be confirmed?
You will receive an email back in 2-3 business days confirming your session day/time/subject, based on your availability and preferences.
What happens if my schedule changes, and I can no longer make the original day/ time?
No problem! Just contact our Development Team (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will reschedule it!
Where do Juries take place?
Juries typically take place at school in the students subject classroom. Given COVID-19’s continued impact, Juries may be remote.
Can I park at the schools?
Our campus, located on Circuit Street, has plenty of free street parking, in addition to a small parking lot.
Is food provided?
Yes! Lunch will be provided after the morning session and before the afternoon session, so everyone participating has a chance to eat. There will be sandwiches, chips, dessert and drinks.
Who do I contact if I have more questions?
Feel free to contact our Development Team! Our email is email@example.com.