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THE NINTH GRADE EXPERIENCE at Burlington High School.

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1 THE NINTH GRADE EXPERIENCE at Burlington High School

2 Ninth Grade at BHS

3 Why It Matters? 1. Strong foundations for the 21st century 2. Preparation for lifelong learning

4 Graduate Learning Expectations

5 Goals of Ninth Grade Rigor Relevance Relationships

6 What does this look like?

7 Critical Elements Essential Questions Common Expectations Humanities Teams Interdisciplinary Connections 1:1 Technology

8 Ninth Grade Classes Humanities (English & Social Studies) Biology Math

9 Ninth Grade Classes World Language or ELL PE and Health Elective and Support Classes, and Academic Study (study hall)

10 Academic Supports Reading & Writing Workshop 9 Reading Instruction Classes Biology Recitation Math Lab Supported Academic Study ASPIRE Supported Study Individual Services Courses ELL Courses and Support Classes Call Back 3:00-3:30 Homework Center 3:00-4:30

11 Sample Schedule BLOCKBLUE DAYWHITE DAYWEDNESDAYS Block 1 8:05 -9:35 Humanities 8:05 -9:35 Music/Art 8:05-8:45 Choice Time 8: :10 Block 2 9:43 -11:16 Humanities 9:43 -11:16 Math10: :37 Block 3 (30 Minute Lunch Scheduled Here) 11:23 - 1:23 PE/Health 11:23 - 1:23 World Language11:43 - 1:34 Block 4 1:30 - 3:00 Academic Study 1:30 - 3:00 Science1:40 - 3:00 CALLBACK3:01 -3:30

12 Shifts in Classrooms

13 Proficiency-Based Learning Essential skills and knowledge Demonstrations of learning

14 Ability to Earn Honors Humanities and Geometry: Every student can earn honors through more rigorous coursework deeper knowledge and analysis growth in habits of mind

15 Ability to Earn Honors Honors designation on transcripts Biology Honors available - math prerequisite Honors classes in th grades Advanced Placement classes in th grades

16 Ability to Earn Honors A proficiency-based system with an earned honors option holds all students to high expectations and provides equal access to challenging curriculum.

17 A Focus on Reading Reading skills are essential Extra reading class for some Students placed using SRI scores

18 Engaging, Caring Teachers

19 Also Required for Graduation Community Service Year End Studies

20 Year End Studies (YES) For 10 days in late spring, BHS students can explore in depth something that interests them.

21 High- Interest Courses

22 Real- World Learning

23 Community Connections

24 Demonstrating Learning

25 Breakfast for every student, every day

26 School starts at 8:05 a.m. School ends at 3:00 p.m.

27 Wednesday Choice Time Wednesday classes start 8:50 a.m. Library/cafeteria open

28 Dates To Remember FEBRUARY 2014

29 Dates to Remember HUNT: Return course registration form to HMS by February 6, 2014

30 Dates to Remember EDMUNDS: Return course registration form to EMS by February 6, 2014

31 Dates to Remember PRIVATE SCHOOLS: Choose one registration meeting Tuesday, Feb. 18, 8:45 am Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2:45 pm

32 Dates to Remember Sports Fair: Interested in learning more about BHS sports teams? March 13 – BHS Cafeteria 3:20-7:00 p.m.

33 9 th Grade Orientation Thursday, May 29 7:00 p.m.

34 For More Information - Ninth Informational Discussions with Principal February 11 – 5:00 p.m. February :00 p.m. March 6 – 5:00 p.m.

35 For More Information

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