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The 9 th Grade Year--- Make It or Break It Year Presentation to Class of 2015 J. Brian Norton, Principal Beverly Ivy, Asst. Principal Cindy Eason, School.

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2 The 9 th Grade Year--- Make It or Break It Year Presentation to Class of 2015 J. Brian Norton, Principal Beverly Ivy, Asst. Principal Cindy Eason, School Counselor Adam Simon, School Counselor Scotts Hill High School

3 We want to…… Share with you about our academic programs Provide sound advice for career/academic planning Inform you of our athletic teams, clubs and organizations Provide an opportunity for you to ask ?????

4 Freshman cohorts tend to have the highest…… Discipline referrals to the office Dropout Rates---if you dont leave 9 th grade with at least English, Algebra I, and Wellness credit you will most likely drop out Truancy Rates Failure Rates--- 45% of students give up by end of grade 9 if they experience failure

5 The Freshman Opportunity…. It is our goal to help you believe that you can graduate and succeed in postsecondary education. It is our responsibility to provide the tools to you so that you can achieve Standardized expectations Standardized classroom management Organization and time management skills Study skills Advisory Groups (small, cared-about groups)

6 ACADEMIC INFORMATION The Class of 2015 will be the third class to be in the Tennessee Diploma Project. One Path 28 Credits Elective Focus Students are encouraged to take Honors and Advanced Placement Courses

7 AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination What is AVID? AVID, is an elementary through postsecondary college readiness system that is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance. AVID focuses on the least served students in the academic middle. The formula is simple - raise expectations of students and, with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge.

8 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 4 ENGLISH 4 MATH (Algebra I and II, Geometry, and 1 Higher Math) 3 SCIENCE (Physical Science, Biology, and Chemistry or Physics) 1.5 WELLNESS and PE WORLD HISTORY US HISTORY.5 US GOVERNMENT.5 ECONOMICS.5 PERSONAL FINANCE 2 FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Same language) FINE ART 3 ELECTIVE FOCUS 6 ELECTIVES 28 CREDITS TOTAL

9 END OF COURSE TESTS English 9, 10, 11 Algebra I, II Geometry Biology Chemistry Physics US History

10 Elective Focus 3 courses in one area: Math and Science Advanced Placement Fine Arts Humanities Career and Technical Education

11 CAREER and TECHNICAL EDUCATION Programs of Study: Animal Systems – Pre-Veterinarian Plant Systems – Horticulture Interactive Multimedia Law Enforcement Services Therapeutic Services Family and Community Services Fashion Design Hospitality Management and Lodging Services Travel and Tourism

12 BLOCK SCHEDULE EXAMPLE First SemesterSecond Semester Aug.-Dec. CreditsJan.-May Credits 1 st Block English 9 1 Physical Science1 2 nd Block Wellness 1World History1 3 rd Block Algebra I A 1Health Science Ed.1 4 th Block Visual Art 1Algebra I B1 Total Credits Per Semester 4 4 Total Credits Per Year 8

13 AYERS FOUNDATION SCHOLARS PROGRAM Founded by Jim Ayers Scotts Hill Coordinator: Belinda Reed Help ALL students plan for Postsecondary Education Explore all other avenues of money available for school Each student can receive up to $4,000 per year for four years based on need.

14 LION & LADY LION ATHLETICS BOYS BASKETBALL BASEBALL GOLF SOCCER CROSS-COUNTRY FOOTBALL TENNIS GIRLS BASKETBALL SOFTBALL GOLF SOCCER VOLLEYBALL CHEERLEADING CROSS-COUNTRY TENNIS

15 SIGN-UP COMMITMENT TRY-OUTS GIRLS BASKETBALL: MAY 10:00AM BOYS BASKETBALL: MAY 12:00PM GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: MAY 1:30PM FOOTBALL: Voluntary workouts from March 28,31, April 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 from 3:30-4:45 ELIGIBILITY MUST PASS 3 OF 4 SUBJECTS EACH SEMESTER * ALL PLAYERS MUST HAVE A SPORTS PHYSICAL AND A RELEASE FORM SIGNED BY A PARENT BEFORE THEY CAN PARTICIPATE IN ANY ATHLETIC ACTIVITY

16 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS BETA CLUB HANDS OF HOPE CHRISTIANS ON CAMPUS CAREER & TECHNICAL CLUBS: HOSA, FFA, FCCLA, FBLA MU ALPHA THETA (MATH CLUB) STUDENT COUNCIL CHORUS BAND COLOR GUARD AVG OWL (One Wise Life)

17 FRESHMEN CAMP Day of Fun Activities before school begins Free T-Shirt and Lunch Get to know Freshman Class and Sponsors Get locker assignment Receive schedule and have opportunity to make schedule changes

18 FRESHMEN ORIENTATION ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE OPENING OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR: RECEIVE CLASS SCHEDULE VISIT CLASSROOMS AND GREET TEACHERS MEET YOUR CLASSMATES FROM THE OTHER FEEDER SCHOOLS

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