Academic Focus Emphasis on writing strategies, reading strategies, and problem-solving to improve student performance
Keystone Exams Grade 11 PSSA’s have been eliminated Keystone Exams for Algebra I, English Literature, and Biology are now required of all students
Grade 11 Keystones: All 11 th grade students will take the Keystone exams in December If you do not score proficient, you will need to re-take them in May
Grades 9 and 10 Keystones: Students will take the exam at the end of the course during the semester they have the course Exceptions: If you already had Alg. 1, you will take the exam at the end of Alg. II If you already had Biology, you will take it in your junior year All 10 th graders will take English Lit.
Special Programs (reminders): Advanced Placement Bucks First Credit Union (11-1 T/Th) Dual Enrollment Medical Career Pathways Business Career Pathways PSD Cyber School Virtual High School
Special Programs (NEW): “Blackboard” will be used in ALL English classes All math classroom will be equipped with “clicker” systems Cyber Center
Summer Reading Assessments: Regardless which semester you are scheduled to take English or social studies. English assessment—Wednesday, 9/12 Social Studies—Thursday, 9/13 Science-Friday, 9/14 If you haven’t already done so, COMPLETE YOUR Reading!
9 th Grade Students: Clubs/Activities Freshmen orientation program Career portfolios Importance of “acquiring” credit 4 credits of English and 4 credits of math If you have a study hall, find a class!
12 th Grade PSSA Results: 2012 PSSA Results: Writing 92% Proficient or better Reading 75% Proficient or better Math 67% Proficient or better If you did not score proficient, you will need to take a re-test in October.
Student Gov’t Elections: Applications available starting Monday, Sept. 10 th in Room 211—Mrs. Flagg- Detweiler Due by 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14 th Speeches will be filmed from Sept. 19 th -20 th Speeches aired on Sept. 27 th Voting on Sept. 28 th
Other Important Info: Picture Day-Monday, September 10 th College Info. Night-September 13 th Back to School Night-September 18 th Please be sure to return any forms that required a parent’s signature