Damon Monteleone Principal Jon Garrick Assistant Principal Rising 9 th Grade Admin Kim Heidler Assistant Principal Master Scheduler John Randall Resource Counselor
Meeting Outcomes By the end of this meeting we will have: Reviewed High School Graduation requirements for our incoming 9 th grade students Heard information about the academic programs and courses available to students at Richard Montgomery High School Heard information about the academic programs and courses available to students at Richard Montgomery High School Reviewed the course registration timeline and on-line registration process Navigated the RMHS website to locate resources to support the registration process & visited the on-line scheduling site Navigated the RMHS website to locate resources to support the registration process & visited the on-line scheduling site
Graduation Requirements 22 Credits - MSDE required courses SubjectCredits English 4 Social Studies 3 (req. US, NSL, MWH) Science 3 (1 Biological, 1 Physical) Math 4 (incl. Algebra 1, Geometry) Physical Education 1 Health 0.5 Fine Arts 1 Other Classes 4.5 Tech Ed 1 Total 22 PARCC Exam (English 10 and Algebra) Maryland High School Assessment (MHSA) (Biology and NSL) 75 Student Service Learning Hours: 75
Progress Towards Graduation MCPS Promotion Policy: The present promotion policy for high school students states that students must earn 5 credits to be promoted to the 10 th Grade.
Academic Information For the 2015-2016 school year, Julius West Middle School staff have submitted course recommendations for the class of 2019. Richard Montgomery High School offers a diverse array of leveled academic courses (on- level, honors, Advanced Placement, IB, etc.) Richard Montgomery High School offers a diverse array of leveled academic courses (on- level, honors, Advanced Placement, IB, etc.) Richard Montgomery High School, like Julius West Middle School, implements a whole school Middle Years Programme (MYP) model for ninth and tenth grade students.
Academic Information MYP Students are expected to participate as fully as possible in the MYP by: – Continuing to take a second language (Spanish, French or Chinese) – Completing a personal project in grade 10 – Taking a range of courses in which they are interested at a level appropriate to their skills and interests Students will have access to MYP instructional models in all classes, regardless of level.
Honors courses are available to all students during grades 9-12. – Courses are available in all content areas Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses are available to all students grades 10-12. Honors & Advanced Placement Courses
Access to the IB Magnet Eighth Grade: Students who applied to enter into the county-wide magnet program must complete the regular Julius West Middle School registration process. Tenth Grade: Students enrolled in RMHS may apply to enter the IB Diploma Programme for their 11 th grade year. A parent meeting held in December of the sophomore year will share the specific application process. For additional questions, please contact Jennifer Hoover, Magnet Coordinator, Jennifer_M_Hoover@mcpsmd.orgJennifer_M_Hoover@mcpsmd.org
Student Support Academically at-risk students who need additional support may qualify for placement in our Alternative 1 and intervention programs where they will receive daily academic support. Special Education Teachers at Richard Montgomery High School will collaborate with staff at Julius West Middle School in regards to students with Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs) in order to ensure a smooth transition.
REGISTRATION PROCESS Timeline Registration Resources Scheduling Card Directions for On-line Registration
Registration Timeline Wednesday, January 21, 2015 JWMS Counselors presented four year high school planning to Grade 8 students. Week of January 21, 2015 Grade 8 students were in JWMS computer labs completing their four year plans. Monday, January 26, 2015 – RMHS Counselors visit JWMS to distribute registration materials and explain the on-line registration process. – Incoming 9 th Grade Course Registration Meeting for parents held at RMHS. Thursday, January 29, 2015 Grade 8 students in JWMS computer labs to complete course registration with the assistance of RMHS and JWMS counselors. Friday, January 30, 2015 Registration completed with a make-up session for any Grade 8 students absent on 1/29/15. D e a d l i n e f o r c o m p l e t i n g o n - l i n e r e g i s t r a t i o n a n d s u b m i t t i n g r e g i s t r a t i o n c a r d.
RMHS Website http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/rmhs/ Click on Registration 2015-2016 Click on Counseling tab 1.) RMHS web page 2.) Counseling web page
ON-LINE REGISTRATION DIRECTIONS Click on Requesting courses in myMCPS Scheduler to view step by step directions..
Transition Activities Additional information regarding the 8 th to 9 th grade transition will be shared with parents and posted on the Richard Montgomery High School website throughout the remainder of the school year. Principal’s Coffee for incoming ninth grade parents in May 2015Principal’s Coffee for incoming ninth grade parents in May 2015 Student Orientation in Friday, June 12, 2015 (last day of school) Back to School Barbeque in AugustBack to School Barbeque in August Expect food, fun, & to learn about student life at RMHSExpect food, fun, & to learn about student life at RMHS Future communication: Update letters,ConnectED messages, website postings Summer informational packet August summer information on website