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1 SHAPING YOUR FUTURE Cranston High School West Cranston High School West

2 “What you do today affects what you can do tomorrow” Future success often depends on your high school effort Future success often depends on your high school effort Aim high and work hard to create as many postsecondary options as possible when you graduate from CHSW Aim high and work hard to create as many postsecondary options as possible when you graduate from CHSW Freedom in high school requires greater responsibility Freedom in high school requires greater responsibility

3 General Overview of Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements (PBGR) Credits Credits Required Courses Required Courses Graduation Portfolio and Presentation Graduation Portfolio and Presentation Community Service (20 hours over 4 years) Community Service (20 hours over 4 years) Standardized Assessments Standardized Assessments –Starting with the Class of 2012, all students will be required to pass the NECAP in order to graduate Comprehensive Course Assessments Comprehensive Course Assessments Individualized Learning Plans Individualized Learning Plans Detailed information can be found in our New Diploma Handbook New Diploma HandbookNew Diploma Handbook

4 PBGR: Credits 24 credits for Class of 2011 and subsequent classes 24 credits for Class of 2011 and subsequent classes Credit awarded for final grade of D or higher (however, 4 year colleges require grade of C minus or higher) Credit awarded for final grade of D or higher (however, 4 year colleges require grade of C minus or higher) Depending on course, student will receive 1.75 (CACTC courses), 1.0,.5, or.25 credit(s) Depending on course, student will receive 1.75 (CACTC courses), 1.0,.5, or.25 credit(s)

5 PBGR: Required Courses Students must complete: 4 credits in English 4 credits in English 4 credits in Math 4 credits in Math 3 credits in Science 3 credits in Science 3 credits in Social Studies 3 credits in Social Studies (1 credit must be US History).5 credit in Computer Technology.5 credit in Computer Technology.5 credit in Fine Arts.5 credit in Fine Arts 1 credit Physical Education 1 credit Physical Education 1 credit Health Education 1 credit Health Education 7 additional credits in elective courses 7 additional credits in elective courses General rule: take four years of all major disciplines and fill open periods with required and meaningful electives

6 PBGR: Portfolio  Working Portfolio consists of artifacts and accompanying reflections  Artifacts are evidence of proficiency in communication, problem-solving, technology, research, health, and the fine arts  After school support is available for assistance and make-up work  Portfolio can be accessed through the RIEPS website RIEPS website RIEPS website  Graduation Portfolio is a subset of the Working Portfolio  Senior year presentation of Graduation Portfolio  For detailed information see our New Diploma Handbook New Diploma HandbookNew Diploma Handbook Portfolio consists of two components: Working Portfolio houses all artifacts and corresponding reflections Working Portfolio houses all artifacts and corresponding reflections Graduation Portfolio houses artifacts and corresponding reflections for portfolio presentation Graduation Portfolio houses artifacts and corresponding reflections for portfolio presentation

7 PBGR: Comprehensive Course Assessments  Students are required to complete final exams in all courses  Every student is required to participate in the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) during the junior year  Starting with the graduating class of 2012, students are expected to score at least Partially Proficient  Results will become part of the student’s official transcript  For specific information see our New Diploma Handbook New Diploma Handbook New Diploma Handbook

8 PBGR: Community Service Students must complete 20 hours of community service over 4 years of high school. It is anticipated that all students complete the community service requirement by the 2 nd quarter of grade 12 Students must complete 20 hours of community service over 4 years of high school. It is anticipated that all students complete the community service requirement by the 2 nd quarter of grade 12 For a complete list of acceptable and unacceptable community service hours, please see our New Diploma Handbook For a complete list of acceptable and unacceptable community service hours, please see our New Diploma HandbookNew Diploma HandbookNew Diploma Handbook Students are responsible for maintaining a log of their community service hours on an Hourly Log Sheet as hours are completed. Students must have verifying signatures that service has been completed. Hourly Log Sheets should be stored in student’s ILP folder (make a backup copy and keep at home as well) Students are responsible for maintaining a log of their community service hours on an Hourly Log Sheet as hours are completed. Students must have verifying signatures that service has been completed. Hourly Log Sheets should be stored in student’s ILP folder (make a backup copy and keep at home as well) Community service will be part of the senior Portfolio Presentation at which time the student will present verified Hourly Log Sheets and orally reflect on their experiences Community service will be part of the senior Portfolio Presentation at which time the student will present verified Hourly Log Sheets and orally reflect on their experiences

9 Admission to Four Year Post Secondary Institutions Differs from PBGR for CHSW Differs from PBGR for CHSW General rule: Students should engage in and earn a C minus in a challenging program of studies General rule: Students should engage in and earn a C minus in a challenging program of studies Consult the high school Program of Studies located on the Cranston Public School's website for course descriptions to determine appropriate course of study for admission to technical, 2 year, or 4 year post secondary institutions Consult the high school Program of Studies located on the Cranston Public School's website for course descriptions to determine appropriate course of study for admission to technical, 2 year, or 4 year post secondary institutionsCranston Public School's websiteCranston Public School's website

10 Basic Admission Requirements for Public Four Year Institutions: Courses and Credits   English4 years   Math3 years   Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2   Lab Science2 years   Chemistry 412, Biology 422   Social Studies2 years   World Language2 years   Fine Arts Elective   Additional Electives Important Note: Final grades from all high school years appear on your transcript. Poor grades can negatively affect your future plans (i.e. college acceptance and employment)

11 Basic Admission Requirements for Public Four Year Institutions: Standardized Assessments PSAT in sophomore year for practice PSAT in sophomore year for practice PSAT in fall of junior year for additional practice and qualification for National Merit Scholarship PSAT in fall of junior year for additional practice and qualification for National Merit Scholarship Register for the PSAT through the CHSW guidance office Register for the PSAT through the CHSW guidance office

12 Basic Admission Requirements for Public Four Year Institutions: Standardized Assessments SAT or ACT in spring of junior year SAT or ACT in spring of junior year SAT Subject Test (if needed) as soon as possible after completion of advanced courses SAT Subject Test (if needed) as soon as possible after completion of advanced courses SAT/ACT in fall of senior year SAT/ACT in fall of senior year Register through the testing service Register through the testing service  College Board College Board College Board  ACT ACT Never too early to create an account for standardized testing Never too early to create an account for standardized testing

13 College/Career Planning Use the following online resources:  College Board's College Planning Center College Board's College Planning Center College Board's College Planning Center  WaytogoRI WaytogoRI  ACT's College Planning Center ACT's College Planning Center ACT's College Planning Center Start researching career paths and postsecondary options now! Start researching career paths and postsecondary options now! Your postsecondary plans may drive your course selection, extracurricular activities, community service, summer employment Your postsecondary plans may drive your course selection, extracurricular activities, community service, summer employment

14 Attendance When absent, a parent must call the main office When absent, a parent must call the main office If student is absent or it is projected that the student will be absent for three or more days of school, the parent may request assignments by phoning the main office; please allow twenty-four hours for teachers to process the request If student is absent or it is projected that the student will be absent for three or more days of school, the parent may request assignments by phoning the main office; please allow twenty-four hours for teachers to process the request Student is responsible for making up all missed assignments and/or assessments. See all teachers immediately upon return to class; set up a schedule for submitting all assignments and taking all assessments Student is responsible for making up all missed assignments and/or assessments. See all teachers immediately upon return to class; set up a schedule for submitting all assignments and taking all assessments In cases of extended absences, please notify the guidance counselor In cases of extended absences, please notify the guidance counselor If incomplete grades are issued, you may be academically ineligible If incomplete grades are issued, you may be academically ineligible

15 Unexcused Absences Unexcused Absences  Students with more than 5 days unexcused absences in major classes or more than 3 days in minor classes will have their quarter grade reduced by 10 points  The grade deduction is determined by the student’s Assistant Principal (not the classroom teacher) upon review of attendance records  Consult the school planner for the CPS Attendance Policy  Excessive unexcused absences will result in a referral to Truancy Court

16 Assessment of Coursework Approximately midway through each report card period Interim Progress Reports will be issued through the advisory Approximately midway through each report card period Interim Progress Reports will be issued through the advisory If you are not doing satisfactory work, you may need to modify your study habits, see your teacher(s) for extra help, and/or have a parent/teacher contact. Contacts can be arranged through your guidance counselor If you are not doing satisfactory work, you may need to modify your study habits, see your teacher(s) for extra help, and/or have a parent/teacher contact. Contacts can be arranged through your guidance counselor Report cards are issued each quarter. They are distributed in advisory except for the fourth quarter which are mailed to the student’s home address Report cards are issued each quarter. They are distributed in advisory except for the fourth quarter which are mailed to the student’s home address

17 Aspen Use Aspen portal to check assignments, assessments, and grades Use Aspen portal to check assignments, assessments, and grades Students Students –Username: capital S followed by student ID# (e.g. S123456) –Password: capital CHSW followed by Year of Graduation (e.g. CHSW2014) Parents/Guardians Parents/Guardians –Contact the Guidance office if you never received a temporary username and password Access through the Aspen login website Access through the Aspen login websiteAspen login websiteAspen login website

18 Weekly Progress Reports If you or your parents would like a weekly update of your academic performance, you may pick up a Weekly Progress Report form in the guidance office or download a copy of our Weekly Progress Report form by visiting the Student Center on our school’s website If you or your parents would like a weekly update of your academic performance, you may pick up a Weekly Progress Report form in the guidance office or download a copy of our Weekly Progress Report form by visiting the Student Center on our school’s websiteStudent CenterStudent Center The weekly report process is driven by the student and parent. Guidance counselors and teachers do not initiate, maintain, and/or provide consequences for academic performance based on weekly reports The weekly report process is driven by the student and parent. Guidance counselors and teachers do not initiate, maintain, and/or provide consequences for academic performance based on weekly reports

19 Summer School If you fail a course or receive a “D”, you should repeat the course in summer school to recover credit and/or enhance your transcript If you fail a course or receive a “D”, you should repeat the course in summer school to recover credit and/or enhance your transcript It is strongly recommended that students attend summer school because failure to do so will negatively impact your program of studies It is strongly recommended that students attend summer school because failure to do so will negatively impact your program of studies Guidance counselors will provide information regarding summer school attendance at the close of the school year Guidance counselors will provide information regarding summer school attendance at the close of the school year Please note: If you earn a “F minus” in a course, you do not qualify for summer school Please note: If you earn a “F minus” in a course, you do not qualify for summer school

20 Keep Informed Keep informed of all student and school activities through the daily bulletin that is read in advisory each morning Keep informed of all student and school activities through the daily bulletin that is read in advisory each morning Typical announcements concern meetings with college representatives, athletic events, student elections, club notices, and other pertinent information Typical announcements concern meetings with college representatives, athletic events, student elections, club notices, and other pertinent information Visit the CHSW website for school information and add your address to the CW Family Listserv for school announcements and updates Visit the CHSW website for school information and add your address to the CW Family Listserv for school announcements and updatesCHSW websiteCW Family ListservCHSW websiteCW Family Listserv

21 Scheduling Courses Each year, teachers will recommend courses for the following academic year Each year, teachers will recommend courses for the following academic year Recommendations are based on perceived ability, work/study skills, and academic performance Recommendations are based on perceived ability, work/study skills, and academic performance Recommendations are also based upon performance on standardized assessments (e.g. NECAP, NWEA-MAP) Recommendations are also based upon performance on standardized assessments (e.g. NECAP, NWEA-MAP) Students and parents may elect to override a teacher’s recommendation, provided that a course override form has been completed, signed, and returned to the guidance counselor Students and parents may elect to override a teacher’s recommendation, provided that a course override form has been completed, signed, and returned to the guidance counselor Until the master schedule is created in late August, the courses are requests only. Students are ultimately placed in courses based on requests, requirements, availability, and faculty/student ratios Until the master schedule is created in late August, the courses are requests only. Students are ultimately placed in courses based on requests, requirements, availability, and faculty/student ratios

22 Teacher Rapport Your relationship with your teachers and staff is an important one. Your relationship with your teachers and staff is an important one. Establish a good rapport as soon as you can. Let them know that you are interested in doing well in their class. Establish a good rapport as soon as you can. Let them know that you are interested in doing well in their class. You may need a letter of recommendation for college and/or employment. You may need a letter of recommendation for college and/or employment.

23 Eligibility Students who do not meet satisfactory behavior guidelines and academic criteria are placed on an ineligibility/unsatisfactory conduct list(s) and will be restricted from participating in school-related extracurricular activities Students who do not meet satisfactory behavior guidelines and academic criteria are placed on an ineligibility/unsatisfactory conduct list(s) and will be restricted from participating in school-related extracurricular activities Unsatisfactory Conduct Ineligibility Unsatisfactory Conduct Ineligibility Student incurs three or more “3s” in Citizenship in a marking period - The student may ask for a review of status during the interim grading period (see Student Planner for procedure) Student incurs three or more “3s” in Citizenship in a marking period - The student may ask for a review of status during the interim grading period (see Student Planner for procedure) Academic Ineligibility Academic Ineligibility  Follows RI Interscholastic League guidelines  Student must pass 60% of scheduled courses (see Appendix C in Student Planner)  Academic Eligibility cannot be reviewed mid-quarter

24 Start a Guidance Folder Begin a Guidance Folder, either in paper form or in your Portfolio Begin a Guidance Folder, either in paper form or in your Portfolio Visit the Student Center on the CHSW website in order to download the Individual Learning Plan Worksheet and Activity Sheet templates Visit the Student Center on the CHSW website in order to download the Individual Learning Plan Worksheet and Activity Sheet templatesStudent Center Student Center Include all the awards and achievements you receive in school and the community (CLCF, part-time jobs, volunteer work, awards, activities, etc.) Include all the awards and achievements you receive in school and the community (CLCF, part-time jobs, volunteer work, awards, activities, etc.) This folder will prove helpful as you begin the college application and/or employment process in your junior and senior years This folder will prove helpful as you begin the college application and/or employment process in your junior and senior years

25 School Activities There are a variety of athletic, academic, musical, and social extracurricular activities There are a variety of athletic, academic, musical, and social extracurricular activities Benefits include better school performance, sense of belonging, increased pride in school, and more competitive college and employment applications Benefits include better school performance, sense of belonging, increased pride in school, and more competitive college and employment applications Consult the student planner or CHSW website for a current list of all activities Consult the student planner or CHSW website for a current list of all activities Visit the RI Interscholastic League website for detailed information on athletics Visit the RI Interscholastic League website for detailed information on athleticsRI Interscholastic League websiteRI Interscholastic League website Become involved in the school community!

26 Guidance Services: General Overview Counselors are available to assist students in dealing with academic, career, and personal issues Counselors are available to assist students in dealing with academic, career, and personal issues Counselors can provide referrals to other support staff members (school social workers, psychologist, nurse) Counselors can provide referrals to other support staff members (school social workers, psychologist, nurse) Counselors play an integral role in the selection of courses Counselors play an integral role in the selection of courses Counselors can assist in the college and/or employment application process Counselors can assist in the college and/or employment application process

27 Guidance Services: Requesting an Appointment Students: Ask your advisory teacher for a “Request for Counselor Appointment” form or fill out one in the Guidance Office. Please include the reason for the visit so your counselor can plan the time accordingly Students: Ask your advisory teacher for a “Request for Counselor Appointment” form or fill out one in the Guidance Office. Please include the reason for the visit so your counselor can plan the time accordingly Parents: Call the Guidance Office at or the guidance counselor to schedule an appointment. Please refrain from walking in without an appointment Parents: Call the Guidance Office at or the guidance counselor to schedule an appointment. Please refrain from walking in without an appointment

28 Anti-Bullying Policy Bullying of any form is NOT tolerated in the Cranston Public Schools Bullying of any form is NOT tolerated in the Cranston Public Schools –Forms of bullying include physical, mental, emotional, and technological (i.e. Facebook, texts, s) If you are a victim of bullying or know of another student who is getting bullied, please let an administrator, counselor or teacher know If you are a victim of bullying or know of another student who is getting bullied, please let an administrator, counselor or teacher know You can anonymously send us information as well!

29 Reference Support staff Support staff –Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs: K. Magnelli –Assistant Principal of Special Education and related Services: D. Schiappa –School Counselors: D. Golini, J. McGuirl, M. Royal, R. Willette, R. D’Almeida, L. Velino, D. Ciccone and V. Clark –Social Workers: L. Thompson, K. Ascoli –School Psychologist: G. Blessing –School Nurse: D. Mollicone Location: A-1 Wing Location: A-1 Wing Phone number: (401) Fax: (401) Phone number: (401) Fax: (401) School address: 80 Metropolitan Avenue, Cranston, RI, School address: 80 Metropolitan Avenue, Cranston, RI, Website address: Website address: addresses: available at school website addresses: available at school website CEEB school code: CEEB school code:


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