2 HIGH SCHOOL PLANNING and ORIENTATION New Manchester High School4925 Hwy 92/166Douglasville, GA 30135Connie Craft, Principal
3 Graduation Coach/BRIDGES Last Names (A-G)Department HeadMrs. Nicole WatsonLast Names (H-O)Mrs. Pam CummingsLast Names (P-Z)Mrs. Lori TysonGraduation Coach/BRIDGESMrs. Mari McKnightCareer Center ClerkMrs. Pam Morris
4 High Schools in Douglas County Alexander CougarsChapel Hill PanthersDouglas County TigersLithia Springs LionsNew Manchester JaguarsEach unique…..but all have the same graduation requirements
5 * Specific Sequence of Course Requirements (MINIMUM)****** Specific Sequence of Course Requirements
6 A-B SCHEDULE Students may earn up to 8 units/credits per year. Must pass 6 units to be a Sophomore – at least 1 English & 1 Math.Most students will have two core/academic classes per semester and 2 electives per semester.Students take 8 classes per yearStudents take 4 classes each dayEach class is 90 minutes.Each class counts as 1 unit/credit. Health & Personal Fitness are .5 units/credits.
7 FRESHMEN CLASSESAcademically, high school can be a difficult adjustment. Some classes can cause a struggle because EVERYTHING COUNTS!Even in the first year….
8 Don’t Play Catch up With Grades High School GPA is a cumulative total. EVERY course counts.If you get behind, by failing one or more courses, it is hard to recover and if you can recover it will take the remainder of your high school career.AB
10 FOREIGN LANGUAGEStudents planning to attend a four year post-secondary school must take 2 foreign language classes in the same language.All DCSS high schools offer Spanish and French.9th graders are typically unable to take foreign language classes due to upper class scheduling.If a student completed two years of a foreign language in middle school he/she is automatically placed in the second year of that language during 9th grade.
13 EXTRA SUPPORT IS HERE FOR YOU WHEN YOU NEED HELP, ASK!!Classroom Teacher Tutoring9th Literature & Reading LabBridges TutoringSpecial EducationSST
14 BRIDGES Building Rigor in Douglas to Graduate Every Student Smaller Learning Communities Grant Freshman Summer CampFreshman FiestaFreshman AcademyMentors & BuddiesFreshman Parent NightFreshman Enrichment TripAdvisementAfter School & Saturday TutoringFreshman NewsletterFreshman of the Month
15 9th GRADE IS IMPORTANT! Bring your “A GAME” everyday! HOPE scholarshipFreshman Index (college admissions)Superintendent Scholar Award(3.5 GPA first semester, no grade below “B”)For promotion to 10th grade (have to earn 6 units) – no more “placement” in the next grade. You MUST earn units to go to next grade level.While possible, it is difficult to recover from failing grades!Bring your “A GAME” everyday!Your future depends on it!
16 End of Course Tests: *9th grade Your students will be taking several state mandated End of Course Tests (EOCT) throughout their high school experience.The EOCT counts for 20% of the final semester grade.The following courses have an EOCT.*9th Grade Literature American Literature*Biology Physical Science*Math (9th and 10th) EconomicsUS History*9th grade
17 How can I be notified about my child’s progress? Grades will be sent home every 9 weeks.Parents can view their child’s attendance, grades, and comments from the teacher through Parent Portal/LinkFree Parent Link Mobile Application for Smartphones available in August
18 Student Involvement: Activities Spanish Honor SocietyScience National Honor SocietyStudent Government Association (SGA)Beta ClubNew Manchester Chess MastersDECAFBLAFCCLAFirst PriorityFrench National Honor SocietyHOSANational Art Honor SocietyNational Honor SocietyKey ClubReading BowlStudent CouncilInternational ClubFine Arts Club
19 ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY: ALL 1st time 9th graders are eligibleAt the end of December:Meet GHSA criteriaPass 5 out of 8 classesBe on “track”Obtain 5 units by 10th gradeObtain 11 units by 11th gradeObtain 17 units by 12th gradeAthletic Director:Mr. Shawn Bissell
20 Jaguar Sports: FALL WINTER SPRING Football Wrestling Baseball Softball BasketballTrackCross CountrySwimmingTennisCheerleadingGolfVolleyballSoccer
21 High School has a dress code. Poor attendance will negatively affect your student’s academic progress.Discipline issues can make your child miss classes and fall behind in work