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1 The Nuts and Bolts of High Schools Rising Freshmen Class of 2018 High School Orientation & Overview James F. Key, II Area Superintendent of High Schools

2 The Mission of the High School Office: Every DPS student will graduate prepared for college, career, and life: Enlisted, Employed, or Enrolled!

3 FUTURE READY CORE For Ninth Graders Entering in Content AreaCourse NameCredit(s) Required EnglishEnglish 1, 2, 3, 44 MathematicsCommon Core Math I, II, III PLUS A 4th Math Course to be aligned with the student’s post high school plans.* 4 Science A Physical Science course, Biology, & Earth/ Environmental Science 3

4 FUTURE READY CORE For Ninth Graders Entering in Content AreaCourse NameCredit(s) Required Social StudiesWorld History, American History I: The Founding Principles and American History II (or AP US History + one additional Social Studies elective), and Civics & Economics 4

5 FUTURE READY CORE For Ninth Graders Entering in Content AreaCourse NameCredit(s) Required Electives 2 Elective credits of any combination from either:  Career and Technical Education (CTE)  Arts Education  Second Languages 4 Elective credits strongly recommended (four course concentration) from one of the following:  Career and Technical Education (CTE)  JROTC  Arts Education (dance, music, theater arts, visual arts)  Any other subject area (e.g. mathematics, science, social studies, English, or cross disciplinary) 6

6 FUTURE READY CORE For Ninth Graders Entering in Content AreaCourse NameCredit(s) Required Second Language None Required0 Computer Skills None Required0

7 FUTURE READY CORE For Ninth Graders Entering in Content AreaCourse NameCredit(s) Required Health & Physical Education Healthful Living1 Other ElectivesNon – Specified by DPS6 Total Credit28/24* *Durham School of the Arts- 24 credits required

8 Freshmen Course Selection 1. English I (Academic, Honors) 2. World History (Academic, Honors) 3. Mathematics: Common Core Math I (semester or year-long) or Common Core Math II for students who took Common Core Math I in middle school. 4. Science A. Earth Science (Academic, Honors) B. Biology (Honors) 5. Healthful Living 6. Elective or 2 nd Credit Math Option 7. Elective 8. Elective (if on a 4 x 4 or A/B schedule).

9  Complete a Four-Year Plan  Consider Future Goals  Primary & Alternate Course Selections are Equally Important  Review Teacher Recommendations and Ask Questions Making Course Selections

10 Future Ready Core Versus Minimum Course Requirements for UNC School Admission FRC and MCR do not have the same requirements. Please research the college / university of interest to determine individual school minimum requirements.

11 Testing within High School WhoWhatWhenPurpose 10 th GradePLANFall Semester (December) -Helps students identify strengths and needs in order to be strategic when planning for college and career readiness -Required by the state of North Carolina 11 th Grade (10%) PSATFall Semester (October) - Allows students to qualify for National Merit Scholarships 11 th GradeACT*Spring Semester (March) - Required by the state of North Carolina as an indicator of College and Career Readiness 11

12 Subject Testing with High Schools Required as an End-of-Course test: Common Core Math I; English II; and Biology. Required as NC Final Exams: Math II; Math III; AFM, Pre-Calculus; Discrete Math; English I; III; IV; World History; Civics; US History I & II; Earth Science; Physical Science; Chemistry; and, Physics.

13 High School Success Create a Solid Schedule Considering Future Goals Attend After School tutorials and Saturday programs Student(s) & Parent(s) Communicate with Teachers Regularly Complete & Turn In All Assignments Get Involved In Extracurricular Activities Attend Evening Events Visit District and School Website Often Advance Placement courses typically are available to students beginning in the sophomore year.

14 DPS Support Programs Positive Behavior Support Initiatives Peer Tutoring Programs After-school Help Sessions Saturday Academy Freshmen Orientation Programs Meet-the -Teacher Night ACT Academy Summer Bridge Programs

15 Homework Guidelines Plan for at least two hours of homework nightly. Rigorous student schedules will require additional time spent on academic work at home.

16 Traditional & Comprehensive High Schools C.E. Jordan High School Hillside High School Northern High School Riverside High School

17 Comprehensive Magnet High Schools Durham School of the Arts Southern School of Energy and Sustainability The School of Creative Studies

18 C.E. Jordan High School Principal: Jerome Leathers Address: 6806 Garrett Road Durham NC Phone : Hours of Operation : 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. School Schedule: A/B Year-long Enrollment : 1818

19 Hillside High School Principal: Dr. William Logan Address: 3727 Fayetteville Street Durham NC Phone : Hours of Operation : 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. School Schedule: 4 x 4 Semester Block Enrollment : 1248

20 Northern High School Principal: Matthew Hunt Address: 117 Tom Wilkinson Durham NC Phone : Hours of Operation : 7:30 am - 2:30 pm School Schedule: 4 x 4 Semester Block Enrollment : 1377

21 Riverside High School Principal: Joel County Address: 3218 Rose of Sharon Road Durham, NC Hours of Operation : 7:30 am - 2:30 pm Phone : (919) School Schedule: 4 x 4 Semester Block Enrollment : 1837

22 Southern School of Energy & Sustainability Principal: Kenneth Barnes Address: 800 Clayton Road Durham, NC Phone : Hours of Operation : 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. School Schedule: 4 x 4 Semester Block Enrollment : 1039

23 Durham School of the Arts Principal: David Hawks Address: 401 North Duke Street Durham NC Phone : Hours of Operation : 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. School Schedule: Seven period, year-long Enrollment : 1550

24 The School of Creative Studies Principal: Renee Price Trapp Address: 5001 Red Mill Road Durham NC Phone: (919) Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. School Schedule: Year-round Enrollment: 300

25 Smaller, Specialized High Schools City of Medicine Academy Durham Performance Learning Center Hillside New Tech J.D. Clement Early College Middle College Southern School of Engineering

26 City of Medicine Academy City of Medicine Academy is a high school program that provides a four-year health career curriculum for students interested in pursuing health care careers Principal: Jackie Tobias Address: 301 Street, Durham, NC Phone: Hours of Operation: 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. School Schedule: 4 x 4 Semester Block (aligns with Durham Tech) Enrollment: 320

27 Durham Performance Learning Center Durham Performance Learning Center, located in Holton Career & Resource Center, features small classes where students work online at their own pace. Principal: Danny Gilfort Address: 401 North Driver St, Durham, NC Phone : (919) Hours of Operation: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm School Schedule: 4 x 4 Semester Block Enrollment : 172

28 J.D. Clement Early College Early College High Schools are small high schools from which students may leave with sufficient college credits to enter a four-year, liberal arts program as a junior. Principal: Gloria J. Woods-Weeks Address: 1801 Fayetteville Street Durham NC Phone : Hours of Operation : 7:20 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. School Schedule: 4 x 4 Semester Block (aligns with NC Central) Enrollment : 350

29 Hillside New Tech Hillside New Tech High School promises to effectively engage students in preparing for careers in engineering by using project- based learning with technology embedded in the projects. The school offers computer engineering and electronics courses, as well as advanced science courses in a variety of areas. Principal: Tounya Wright Address: 3727 Fayetteville Street Durham NC Phone: (919) Hours of Operation: 7:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. School Schedule: A/B Year-long Enrollment: 422

30 Middle College The mission of the Middle College High School at Durham Technical Community College, a community characterized by diversity, high expectations and support for learning, is to enable students to accelerate their program of study and receive higher education credit, by providing an academically rigorous experience in a smaller and collegiate environment. Principal: Dr. Charles Nolan Address: 1616 Cooper Street, Newton Bldg. Durham, NC Phone: Hours of Operation: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm School Schedule: 4 x 4 Semester Block (aligns with Durham Tech) Enrollment: 103

31 Southern School of Engineering Southern High School of Engineering provides each student with the physical, intellectual, emotional and social skills needed to compete in a 21st century global market. Principal: John Rollack Address: 800 Clayton Road Durham, NC Phone: Hours of Operation: 7:30 am - 2:30 pm School Schedule: 4 x 4 Semester Block Enrollment: 225

32 Holton Career and Resource Center Students take traditional courses at their base high school and then advanced career/technical courses at Holton. Areas of study include: Cosmetology, Barbering, Construction, Engineering, Public Safety, Robotics, etc.

33 Magnet Lottery Program Timeline Application Period: January 13 – January 31, 2014 Applications for program and calendar magnet schools must be submitted online at Applications for Pathway Cluster Programs must be submitted online by

34 Application Process For Hillside New Tech, JDC Early College, and City of Medicine Academy, applications are two-fold. Applicant must submit the online student data form, and then submit the hard copy application to the small high school.

35 Computer Access is Available Durham Libraries: 8 locations across the county Durham Housing Authority: access is available at community centers DPS Staff Development Center, 2107 Hillandale Rd: January 18 & 25 from 9 – 1. DPS Magnet Schools (use during operating hours).

36 Magnet Process Lotteries conducted in late February Lottery notification letters are mailed out on March 1, 2014, through U.S. Postal Service Must register by March 21, 2014, at the assigned school.

37 Questions, Comments, Thoughts For additional information, contact the magnet/base school directly or the High School Area Office at (919) Thank you for your time and attention!


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