Presentation on theme: "WELCOME TO FRESHMAN ACADEMY 2018 Mr. William Vogel, Vice-Principal, grades 10-12 Mrs. Kathleen Downing, Vice-Principal, Freshman Academy Mr. Richard Manley,"— Presentation transcript:
WELCOME TO FRESHMAN ACADEMY 2018 Mr. William Vogel, Vice-Principal, grades Mrs. Kathleen Downing, Vice-Principal, Freshman Academy Mr. Richard Manley, Principal
WHY FRESHMAN ACADEMY ? 2018 Increase student achievement by providing equitable access for opportunities to achieve high learner outcomes. Improve student attendance by working with families. Establish consistent parent/home/school communications to establish positive working relationships. Encourage student participation in civic, sports, and social high school events to provide opportunities to thrive and succeed beyond the classroom. Create opportunities for teachers to engage in collegial discussions about teaching and learning to support student achievement.
Good Grades Positive Behavior GPA COUNTS STARTING GRADE NINE National Honor Society RESPECT National Foreign Language Honor Society CHARACTER National Business Honor Society ACADEMIC INTEGRITY Excellent Attendance Attendance Review Board Monitors attendance and tardies Bring absent notes to your homeroom teacher RESPONSIBILITY RESPONSIBILITY Building Good Habits 2018
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Earn 22 units of academic credit Earn 5.0 Credits PASS Grade Nine Pass MCAS: English Mathematics Science (Biology, Introductory Physical Science, Chemistry) 2018
ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS No more than 4 absences per quarter 8 days for a semester 16 days for full year courses Attendance Review Board for appeals process 2018
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS All Students Must Pass:Students Recommended for College Must Pass: English: 4 ½ creditsEnglish: 4 credits History: 4 credits Mathematics: 3 creditsMathematics: 4 credits, including Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry Science: 3 creditsScience: 4 credits Wellness: 1 credit ** World Language: 1 creditWorld Language: 3-4 credits of the same language Unified Arts : 1 credit **Band, show choir, or color guard having a FULL 7 period schedule may be exempt from no more than ½ credit. 2018
7 CLASSROOMS: CELEBRATION OF LEARNING
Progress Report/Report Card Analysis DATA FOR PERFORMANCE HW Classwork Test/Quiz Grades Absenteeism WHAT CAN YOU DO? Homework Assistance Club NHS tutors Test Remediation EXTRA HELP Seek Guidance Counselor Encourage Student Achievement 2018
21st Century Learner Expectations 21st CENTURY SKILLS Embedded in the Learner Expectations LEARNER EXPECTATIONS Students are assessed twice a year first and third term CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY Five hours of Community Service recommended each year 2018
21st Century Learner Expectations The Dracut High School students will be able to perform the following skills: Speak effectively; Write effectively; Read, view, and interpret a variety of media effectively; Demonstrate financial/business literacy; Utilize an array of methods to research, analyze, and problem solve; Use technology effectively and responsibly; Demonstrate cultural literacy; Practice personal wellness and social responsibility; 2018
AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING BOY SCOUTS, GIRL SCOUTS CHARITY EVENTS Walk for Hunger Team Walk for Cancer Making Strides SCHOOL SPONSORED VOLUNTEER INITIATIVES Student Council –Events that raise money etc. National Honor Society DRACUT SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION Craft Fair Annual Telethon CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY DRACUT FOOD PANTRY PARKER MEMORIAL LIBRARY LOCAL RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS YMCA OLD HOME DAY LOCAL HOSPITALS DRACUT COUNCIL ON AGING DRACUT ACCESS TELEVISION NURSING HOMES A SERVICE OR ACTIVITY THAT HAS BEEN PRE-APPROVED BY ADMINISTRATION DRACUT POP WARNER 2018
Spring Musical Destination Imagination Art Club National Honor Society LEO National Business Honor Society Foreign Language Honor Society 2017 Navigator Poetry Out Loud DECA Student Council Yearbook GSA Peer Mentors Fall Drama Production JETs Destination Imagination EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES : CLUBS/PERFORMING ARTS 2018
EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: SPORTS FALL Football Soccer Field Hockey Golf Cross Country Girls’ Volleyball Girls’ Swimming Cheerleading SPRING Track & Field Baseball Softball Boys’ Volleyball Lacrosse WINTER Gymnastics Basketball Wrestling Ice Hockey Indoor Track Cheerleading 2018
STUDENT PRIDE 2018
What is the one Thing, Once Lost, Can NEVER be Recovered?