Presentation on theme: "SSOE Freshman Parent Night for Successful Transition to High School WELCOME! September 20, 2011 6:30-7:30 p.m. Southern High School Media Center."— Presentation transcript:
SSOE Freshman Parent Night for Successful Transition to High School WELCOME! September 20, 2011 6:30-7:30 p.m. Southern High School Media Center
Introductions Ms. Darneise Massey, Principal Ms. Gwen D. Roulhac, School Counselor SSOE Families
SSOE Mission Statement Southern School of Engineering will provide each student with the physical, intellectual, emotional and social skills they need to compete in a 21 st century global society.
Goal Setting Set a goal. Make a plan. Check in to see how things are going. Revise the plan, if necessary. Celebrate achievements along the way.
Goals... Class of 2015 Make the Honor Roll Be inducted into NHS Finish all my homework at home Pass all EOCs Make real friends Study a lot more Try not to procrastinate Get better at math Complete high school and go on to college Be in class on time Keep a positive attitude Make the basketball team Balance my time with school work and having fun
Engage in meaningful activities... but not too many! One or two extra-curricular activities is enough during the first year of high school.
Invest in positive relationships. Peers Parents School Faculty & Staff
Future-Ready Core Graduation Requirements English I, II, III, IV World History, Civics & Economics, US History Earth/Environmental Science, Biology, Physical Science course (Physics or Chemistry or Physical Science) Health/PE
Future-Ready Core Graduation Requirements Subject Area SSOE RequirementsOptions (outside SSOE) Math 4 credits: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and higher level math course 4 credits: Algebra 1, Geometry and 2 application-based math courses World Language 2 credits of same language required by UNC system and most colleges/universities Not required for high school graduation Career/Arts/Academic Concentration Engineering concentration that consists of 4 courses, one of which must be advanced level 4 courses in Art, JROTC, PE, CTE Cluster, or academic elective area in English, Math, Science, Social Studies or World Language
Future-Ready Core Graduation Requirements 2 credits in any combination of: World Language CTE Cluster Arts Education Additional elective credits for a total of 28 credits
End-of- Course Tests Algebra I English I Biology
Study, Organizational and Time Management Strategies Student Quiet Place Planner Daily Effort Test Taking Tips Tutoring Learning Style
Date to Remember Durham Public Schools College Fair October 2, 2011 1:00-4:00 Northgate Mall Durham Public Schools counselors will be present to answer any questions and to support attending students.