Presentation on theme: "Welcome to SOUTH BRUNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL,"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome to SOUTH BRUNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL, Class of 2019!Our MissionPursuing academic excellence and celebrating diversity in a safe learning environment.Empowering students to develop skills and explore talents so they can become responsible, informed citizens and leaders.
2 Our mission in action: Supporting the transition to high school Ass’t Principal, Dean, and Grade-Level Office (Jaymee Boehmer)10 Guidance Counselors and Ass’t Principal for Student Services (Susana Nikitczuk)Intervention Services and 504 PlanSpecial Education/Child Study Team (Kathleen Derillo)Nurses (Donna Sichta, Donna Moreen)Student Assistance Counselor - Cleo LowingerB.R.I.D.G.E. Center (Nicole Schley)Freshman classes located primarily on the 3rd floor and AnnexClass advisorsSummer orientation
3 Our mission in action: Supporting 9th graders HAPHelp & Access Period/Music HAPsExcelFocused academic support for struggling students during student’s HAPHomework Help CenterAfter school until5:00 PM (Tues.-Thurs.)NHS Students tutoring studentsPeer GroupsTwo trained senior Peer Leaders per groupMore than 10 sessionsGuidance CounselorsTen counselors provide academic and social- emotional supportTeachersExtra help sessions or days of the week set aside to help students after school
4 What’s a typical day for a 9th grader? A DayBL :30 – 8:58Academic English 1Home Base: 8:58 – 9:08BL :14 – 10:42HAP/Music HAP (Band,Choir, Strings)Option II Music HAPBL. 3 – 10:47 – 12:52Phys. & Earth ScienceA Lunch 10:47-11:20B Lunch 11:33-12:06C Lunch 12:19-12:52BL. 4 – 12:57 – 2:25French IIB DayBL :30 – 8:58Algebra IHome Base: 8:58 – 9:08BL :14 – 10:42Phys. Ed./HealthBL :47 – 12:52American GovernmentA Lunch 10:47-11:20B Lunch 11:33-12:06C Lunch 12:19-12:52BL :57 – 2:2521st Century SkillsClass
5 …for a 9th grader very interested in music? A DayBL :30 – 8:58Academic English 1Home Base: 8:58 – 9:08BL :14 – 10:42Music HAP (Band, Choiror Strings)Option II MusicBL. 3 – 10:47 – 12:52Phys. & Earth ScienceA Lunch 10:47-11:20B Lunch 11:33-12:06C Lunch 12:19-12:52BL. 4 – 12:57 – 2:25French IIB DayBL :30 – 8:58Algebra IHome Base: 8:58 – 9:08BL :14 – 10:42Phys. Ed./HealthBL :47 – 12:52America GovernmentA Lunch 10:47-11:20B Lunch 11:33-12:06C Lunch 12:19-12:52BL :57 – 2:25Music for the 21st Century/9th Chorus
6 What are “credits”? Full year / one block every other day = 5 credits Semester (half-year) / one block every other day = 2.5Phys. Ed. = 3.75 credits (3 quarters)Health = 1.25 credits (1 quarter)Passing final grade necessary to receive credit
7 Graduation requirements PARCCPartnership for Assessment ofReadiness for College and Careers 125 CreditsFinancial Literacy½ yearVisual or Performing Art1 year21st Century SkillsEnglish I, II, III, IVSocial StudiesAmerican GovernmentUS HistoryGlobal StudiesMath3 yearsScience1 Physical (PES or Physics)1 Biological1 Additional Lab ScienceWorld Language2 years same languagePhysical Education & Health4 years
8 Character Education and Academic Integrity Honesty and Responsibility are two of our core values (In addition to Respect, Service, and Kindness)Instruction in Academic Integrity and Plagiarism in the 9th grade English classesCharacter Education integrated in 21st Century classesSome teachers utilize turnitin.com as a preventative measure
9 Online Scheduling for Incoming 9th Graders Incoming Freshman will be selectingElective: 21st Century Skill courseElective Alternate 1Elective Alternate 2HAP (Help and Access Period)Regular HAPMusic HAP: Band – Strings – ChoirMusic - Option II (for credit): Students must communicate their intentions to Crossroads Music Teacher or Music Supervisor.
10 21st Century Skills Courses NJDOE State requirement: All students must meet curriculum standards in 21st century skills.Technology:ArchitectureAutomotive TechnologyVideoEngineeringTechnologyFamily/Consumer Science:Culinary ArtsKidsFashionBusiness:BusinessComputer & Multimedia AppsEnglish:Writing for Film & MediaJournalismMusic:Music/ChoirMath:Computer Science (student must have completed Algebra I)
11 Scheduling coursesAcademic Courses placements determined by high school subject supervisors after review of…Teacher recommendationsStudent’s gradesNJ ASK scoresHealth/Physical Education classes will be prescheduledNOTE: Students wishing to change their World Language choice will need to contact their Crossroads World Language teacher or World Language supervisor
12 Scheduling Courses: Important Dates Online course registration for Crossroads StudentsJan. 16th – Jan. 23rdParents must have their PowerSchool access information in order to register!!
13 Scheduling courses: Getting started Step IGo to to view the online Course Book.Step IIUse the Course Worksheet to plan courses to enter online.
14 Scheduling courses: Step III Go to Power School at Family Connect ps.sbschools.org/public.Students/Parents must log on to the Parent Site to access the tab for Course Registration.Use your Parent Access User Name and Password. If you do not have a Parent Access User Name and Password – please contact your Crossroads counselor or the helpline for assistance.
15 21st Century Skills Course Selection You will make a selection only for the courses witha red exclamation Point.Click on the pencil to reveal the courseselection list.Click the box in front of the class you choose.Once you have selected the 21st Century Skills courses go to the bottom of the page and click “Submit.”
16 Option II See our website for more information: Understanding the Options: A Guide forParents and StudentsPathways to Graduation: Option IIAt-a-Glance
17 Dates: July 8th and August 12th Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM FRESHMAN ORIENTATIONDates: July 8th and August 12thTime: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PMStudents will attend one 3 hour session with high school teachers to help them transition to the high school.
18 SBHS SUMMER INSTITUTE JUNE 26 - AUGUST 7 Selected courses offered to incoming freshmanInformation available onSBHS Web Site onFebruary 15, 2015
19 COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIR APRIL 30th, 2015SOUTH BRUNSWICKHIGH SCHOOL6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
20 The Key to SuccessPartnershipParentsStudentSchoolParents
21 The Key to Success – Ponder this… Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice and discipline. Jim Collins
22 Questions? Welcome, SBHS Class of 2019! See a faculty member tonight Check our web site – it’s a great resource!Assistant Principal for Student ServicesSusana NikitczukContact our Guidance Office atext. 3278Welcome, SBHS Class of 2019!