Freshman Academy Administrator
Degrees and Certifications:
BS Health and Physical Education Masters of Arts in Teaching Principal Certification
Mr. Robert Nitowski
Freshman Parents & Guardians,
Welcome to the 2017 - 18 school year and the Osbourn Freshman Academy. I am privileged to be given the opportunity to work as an assistant principal at Osbourn High School, under the leadership of Mr. Joseph Gabalski, our principal. Many of you might know & recognize me from my time at Grace E. Metz Middle School. I look forward to working with your child as they make the important transition from middle school to high school. It will be an exciting and inspiring year as we transition together to the high school environment.
The Freshman Academy model provides support by organizing students into teams to help promote the concept of Small Learning Communities. Each team will consist of interdisciplinary teams in English, Math, Science, and Social Studies. This team concept will assist incoming 9th graders in adjusting to Osbourn High School standards, routines, and expectations.
The Freshman Academy wishes to prepare our students as future leaders and productive citizens. In order for all students to attain maximum achievement in all areas, we need your full and continual support to make Osbourn High School better each day. By working together, faculty, parents, students, and community, we can accomplish the goals of the Freshman Academy:
*To help students attain their maximum academic potential
*Provide students with guidance for setting short and long - term goals for acdemics and a lifetime.
*Contribute to the success of the student academic and social skills for high school and beyond.
*Build and foster relationships so students enjoy attending school each day.
The faculty and staff wish all students a very successful academic year. Please continue to visit our website for information regrading the Freshman Academy and Osbourn High School.
I look forward to a great 2017 - 18 school year,
Robert J. Nitowski
Class Presidents Welcome:
Welcome Class of 2021!
I am happy to welcome you into a new transition in our lives, high school. My name is Destiny and I am your class president. I know you don't think it's that big of a deal but in reality, it is! As your class president, I am responsible for keeping you updated on everything that is happening at the school. If you have any questions, you are welcome to come and ask me or email me at (Destiny @email@example.com). We are planning to have so much fun stuff to do this year so stay tuned for further details. Your remaining class officers are: Mayson Deighton is your Vice President, Mildren Tirado is your secretary, you can email her at Mildren95547@mcpsvastudents.org Yaneli Mercedes is your class representative. They will also be there for you to ask questions. Let's have a Soaring Eagle Year!!
Strive for Excellence in all you do this year.
Destiny Amani, Class President
2021 Class Sponsors
Ms. Stephanie Myers -
Ms. Maryanne Tarbell -
At the Freshmen Academy we have embedded several additional supports outside of the classroom to help your son/daughter be successful which include:
- Access to AVID tutors afterschool in the Johnson Building
- Saturday Learning Seminar
- Occurs in the library 9am-12pm (Check our calendar for learning seminar dates)
- (Math Jams sessions are offered every Saturday in May)
- Participation on Response to Intervention reading and math remediation as identified by screening assessments
- ESOL tutoring through case managers
- Mentor-A-Freshmen teacher and staff mentors
As members of our school community, you and your child have access to Parent Portal where you may log in and check the grades and assignments scores of your son/daughter and at any time. Additionally, many of our teachers use a Google classroom format where students can access missing assignments any time using their tablets.If you have concerns about the academic progress of your studnet please do not hesitate to reach out.