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New Manchester High School 4925 Hwy 92/166 Douglasville, GA 30135 Connie Craft, Principal http://tinyurl.com/3do7ocr HIGH SCHOOL PLANNING and ORIENTATION
Last Names (A-G) Department Head Mrs. Nicole Watson Last Names (H-O)Mrs. Pam Cummings Last Names (P-Z)Mrs. Lori Tyson Graduation Coach/BRIDGES Mrs. Mari McKnight Career Center ClerkMrs. Pam Morris
High Schools in Douglas County Alexander Cougars Chapel Hill Panthers Douglas County Tigers Lithia Springs Lions New Manchester Jaguars Each unique…..but all have the same graduation requirements
* Specific Sequence of Course Requirements * * * * * (MINIMUM)
A-B SCHEDULE Students take 8 classes per year Students take 4 classes each day Each class is 90 minutes. Each class counts as 1 unit/credit. Health & Personal Fitness are.5 units/credits. 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.
FRESHMEN CLASSES Academically, high school can be a difficult adjustment. Some classes can cause a struggle because EVERYTHING COUNTS! Even in the first year….
A B 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.
FRESHMAN COURSE REQUIREMENTS ALL 9 th graders take: – 9 th Lit/Comp – American Government – Coordinate Algebra – Biology I – Health/PE – 4 electives
FOREIGN LANGUAGE Students 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. 9 th 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 9 th grade.
EXTRA SUPPORT IS HERE FOR YOU WHEN YOU NEED HELP, ASK!! Classroom Teacher Tutoring 9 th Literature & Reading Lab Bridges Tutoring Special Education SST
BRIDGES Building Rigor in Douglas to Graduate Every Student Smaller Learning Communities Grant Freshman Summer Camp Freshman Fiesta Freshman Academy Mentors & Buddies Freshman Parent Night Freshman Enrichment Trip Advisement After School & Saturday Tutoring Freshman Newsletter Freshman of the Month
9 th GRADE IS IMPORTANT! HOPE scholarship Freshman Index (college admissions) Superintendent Scholar Award (3.5 GPA first semester, no grade below “B”) For promotion to 10 th 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!
End of Course Tests: 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. * 9 th Grade Literature American Literature *Biology Physical Science *Math (9 th and 10 th )Economics US History * 9 th grade
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/Link Free Parent Link Mobile Application for Smartphones available in August
Student Involvement: Activities Spanish Honor Society Science National Honor Society Student Government Association (SGA) Beta Club New Manchester Chess Masters DECA FBLAFCCLA First Priority French National Honor Society HOSA National Art Honor Society National Honor Society Key Club Reading Bowl Student Council International Club Fine Arts Club
ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY: ALL 1 st time 9 th graders are eligible At the end of December: – Meet GHSA criteria – Pass 5 out of 8 classes – Be on “track” Obtain 5 units by 10 th grade Obtain 11 units by 11 th grade Obtain 17 units by 12 th grade Athletic Director: Mr. Shawn Bissell