Welcome to Delano High School! 9 th Grade & New Student Parent/Student Orientation Home of the Tigers!!!!
AGENDA Introductions Purpose of our Meeting –Academic expectations –The need to get involved –Tradition of excellence –Remove day one anxiety Volunteer Coordinators Project LINK
Vision: Educational Excellence is Our Foremost Goal! Mission: Delano High School is a caring community committed to achieving Academic Excellence, Responsible Leadership, and Consistent Integrity.
The Delano Way! Show Up! Show Up on Time! Work Hard While you Are Here! Failure is Not an Option!
School Pride! Respect - Each Other Respect - Adults Respect - Property Pride - Always represent your high school, no matter where you are!
Get Involved!! Mr. Lindquist OpportunitiesAcademicActivitiesAthleticsServiceEligibility http://www.dela no.k12.mn.us/ http://www.dela no.k12.mn.us/
Rich Academic Tradition! 34 National Merit Scholar Finalists or Commended Scholars over the past seven years. 99% pass rate on the Minnesota State GRAD Writing Test in 9 th Grade. 87% of our 10 th graders tested proficient in reading last year. Math scores that consistently rank at or near the top in the state. ACT composite score of 24.2 last year (DHS Record!) with 82% of our students taking the test (state average 22.9).
Rich Academic Tradition! 99% Graduation Rate, one of the best in the State 94% Attendance Rate Four year college entrance rate of approximately 70% Two year college or tech school entrance rate of about 21% 9% enter the workforce or military
Course SEM 1 UniversityCreditsCourse SEM 2 UniversityCredits Chem. 1 Grade 12 Southwest State University 5 Chem. 2 Grade 12 Southwest State University 5 Psychology Grade 12 St. Cloud State 3 Composition & Literature Grade 12 U of M 8 Calculus I Southwest State University 5 Calculus II Southwest State University 5 Spanish U of M 4Economics Grade 11 St. Cloud State 3 Grand Total 38
Plus Advanced Placement –U. S. History –Biology Rasmussen College Opportunities
Your Testing Opportunities Grade 9 MCA II GRAD Writing (mid April) PSAT by invitation Grade 10 MCA Reading (mid April) PLAN test (October 13) MCA II Science (Biology students) PSAT optional Grade 11 MCA Math (mid April) PSAT ACT /SAT College entrance exams Grade 12 ACT/SAT
Policies to be aware of: Cell Phones Appropriate Clothing Hats Lunch Areas Attendance
Remove Day One Anxiety Understand Your Schedule Establish yourself Significance of a great start GPA Class Rank & Report Cards online only Lunch Periods Who do you see Lunch Ticket Process (Sept. 2nd Back to School 5:30 – 7:30) Lunch Costs What to expect on Day 1
Thank you for Coming Lets make it a GREAT year! QUESTIONS?