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178 ADVANCED SCENE STUDY Open to sophomores, juniors and sen- iors. Students explore in depth, one playwright and body of work. From this students choose one scene for full production for an invited audience. Throughout the term, students exam- ine specific acting techniques and styles of acting. Students present an oral presentation on the playwright of their choosing at the end of the term. This class also involves devising improvisa- tion and creating original work. The pre-requisite for this course is acting class or performance in at least one Oakwood pro- duction. (one trimester/one third credit)

177 PLAY WRITING A course designed for students who are interested in exploring themes, ideas, ways of seeing/communicating and styles of dramatic writing. Students work on improving writing skills, encouraging imaginative thinking and working collaboratively in the process of writing a full length or one act play. (one trimester/one third credit)

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Students may earn IS status by meeting the following terms. Academically, IS students must be on good academic standing, have a B (3.0) average with no grades below a B-, and have no cuts in a term. They also must have established a pattern of completing assignments on time, have no outstanding incom- pletes, and have proven they are not disruptive in class. So- cially, IS students must be on social good standing. Further- more, IS students may not be disruptive in the dorm or study hall, may not have open dorm violations for three months, and must meet all commitments (Community Service, sports prac- tices, games, Meeting for Worship, advisor/core, activities, Col- lection and Community Meeting). IS students are closely re- viewed at the end of each marking period. Students new to Oakwood will be eligible for IS after the completion of one full term.

ACADEMIC GOOD STANDING Students in this category are achieving a satisfactory level of performance and fulfilling the normal requirements for gradua- tion. Unless notified otherwise, students may assume that they are in good standing.

ACADEMIC PROBATION Students who have failed to maintain a C (2.0) or better average in academic courses for the most recently completed term or who have failed to maintain a C or better average for the year will be placed on Academic Probation. The Head of Upper School may suspend from participation in activities those stu- dents who are on Academic Probation.

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