Ashley, Upper

“Andover is an amazing place to express yourself creatively. I love being a dancer and playing clarinet in our chamber orchestra.”

Ashley is an upper from Frisco, Texas who is active in Andover's dance program and loves residential life on campus. Watch as she takes you through a typical day in her life at Phillips Academy.

Period 1 | 8:30 - 9:10 a.m.

History 300: The United States // Instructor: Hyeryoung Rhee
In this three-term course, students will examine the history of the United States from the 15th and 16th centuries to the early 21st century. Within this temporal span, students will engage with a diverse range of historical voices and experiences in order to unpack the longstanding tensions, debates, and inequities informing this country’s history, society, and institutions, as well as to understand how different people and groups have challenged those inequities. Through this course, students will focus on improving those skills essential to the discipline of history: critical thinking and writing, research, and informed and engaged discussion.

Period 2 | 9:20 - 10 a.m.

Physics 400: College Physics II // Instructor: Ji Seok Kim
This is the first term of non-calculus physics course, covering classical mechanics in Term 1. Laboratory work is an integral part of the course. Completion of a chemistry sequence is not a prerequisite for enrolling in PHY400A.

Conference Period | 10:05 - 10:45 a.m.

Conference period is built into every student’s schedule as an opportunity to meet with instructors and receive additional help on assignments and projects.

Period 3 | 10:50 - 11:30 a.m.

English 300: The Stories of Literature
Literature tells the stories of people’s experiences—their dreams, their desires, their acts, their mistakes. ENG300 students read poems, plays, short stories, and novels representing diverse historical periods, locations, and identities. In their writing, students practice formal literary analysis in order to gain greater appreciation for the artistic construction of a text and its cultural resonance.

Period 4 | 11:40 - 12:20 p.m.

Math 560: AB AP Calculus I // Instructor: Ingrid Kupka
This is the beginning of the three-term calculus sequence that, together with MTH570, covers the syllabus of the AB Advanced Placement examination. This term focuses primarily on differential calculus: limits, continuity, derivatives, and applications of derivatives. Graphical, numerical, and analytic methods will be used throughout the course.

Period 5 | 12:25 - 1:05 p.m.

Spanish 403: Current Events and Multimedia: Approaches to the Hispanic World // Instructor: Maria Martinez
Students will refine speaking, writing, and listening skills in Spanish as well as their ability to express current issues through a cultural context. This course will use literary texts, film, TV program series, and journalism to provide a basis on which to discuss and understand issues of modern Spain, Mexico, and the Hispanic Caribbean. The course will begin a comprehensive review of basic to advanced grammar structures for students thinking about taking the various national Spanish exams.

Period 6 | 1:20 - 2 p.m.

Ashley heads to Pareskey Commons to grab lunch with friends.

Period 7 | 2:10 - 2:50 p.m.

Ashley has a free block and uses the time to get a jump on her assignments.

Afternoon Activities | 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Ashley is a dancer and takes dance as her sport. Most days she'll go to the new Pan Athletic Center Abbot Academy Dance studio to practice and work on choreography with friends.

Evening | 5 - 11 p.m.

Ashley goes back to Paresky Commons for dinner with friends before heading off to Chamber Orchestra rehearsal in Cochran Chapel, where she plays the clarinet. She'll then return to the library to complete any assignments for the following day. Once her work is done it's back to the dorm to relax and prepare for the rest of the week.

Back to people