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WELCOME to STEM ECHS Please begin to fill out the information forms on the left side of the packet you received. We will be collecting these at the end of the evening! Thank you …
NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION WELCOME TO WAKE STEM ECHS David Schwenker Tamara Thomas
You are the CHOSEN FEW … Applicants – 506 Accepted – 64 (12%) Denied – 442
Our Program …. Early College HIGH SCHOOL High School First Ready for College or Not?? Early College Younger Start Sooner Start Slower for Success
HIGH SCHOOL FIRST This is what YOU need to be concerned about FIRST College Readiness MUST be demonstrated or that privilege won’t be earned YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR GOAL!!!
Calendar and Schedule Not a Traditional Calendar Not a Modified Calendar More similar to NCSU Draft Calendar has us starting on August 10th (will be approved soon) Freshman Orientation Dates – July 27, 28 Please note for future reference – if WCPSS does NOT have school, but NCSU does have school, it is the students responsibility to attend college courses or notify professor PRIOR to absence
Time for School Doors open at 7:00 Start Time – 7:25(This is when we START not when we arrive) End Time – 2:18 No after-school care After school tutoring will start but students MUST sign up or be signed up by a teacher – NOT after-school care
Transportation Express and Shuttle Satellite stops Shuttle to Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School 3 buses come here and return to SRMHS 1 bus remains to shuttle to/from NCSU Carpool follow signs around campus – must come from Western Blvd side to front of the building (safety!)
Meals Regular School Food Breakfast ends at 7:20 Lunch served daily 10:30-11:10 Can carry forward your account from Middle School.
Block Schedule??? 4 courses per semester All coursework is Honor’s Some are semester long (English, Math, History, Computer Programming) Some are year-long (Science/Engineering) Math decisions will be made AFTER you have successfully completed your current course Must earn above a “C” to move forward If currently in Math III, then Sophomore year NCVPS Calculus before college More course details in another session (Mr. Haymore) …. All grades hit your High School Transcript at the completion of the course Semester long – mid-year or end of year Year long – end of year
PBL and Technology Project Based Learning and Technology will be covered in more depth in a different session with the teachers … 1:1 computers Computer Options Computer Programs Computer Integrity
Computer Paperwork 3 Options Option One – BYOD Fill out paperwork Student is responsible Option Two – Use one of ours FULL TIME Student will be assigned a computer to use at all times Student is responsible Parent must fill out form and submit with $25 which DOES NOT pay for cost of repairs If repair is necessary, bill must be paid in full PRIOR to graduation Option Three – Use one of ours ONLY WHEN AT SCHOOL Student will be assigned a computer and will check it out each morning from the front desk Each afternoon the computer is left at the school in a designated location
Extra Help?? Student WILL need this! SMART LUNCH – time built in during the school day Teachers may assign Students may choose to attend Time for project work, make up work, retake assessments After School Tutorial Teachers may assign Students may sign up Web Assign Wednesdays Students MUST sign up and have permission form
Advisory One staff member for 10 students Meets monthly on Fridays during SMART lunch NAVIANCE (Brannan will cover) Grades, how to find help, gpa, college information, etc.
Sports and Extra-Curriculars Clubs – Fridays Alternating during SMART Lunch Will have CLUB time at orientation Sports Athens Drive You provide Transportation (carpool) Currently - Girls: Volleyball, Cheerleading, Basketball, Track, Soccer Boys: Soccer, Football, Wrestling, Basketball, Track Can only play for first 4 years
Communication Weekly Phone Message – Mondays Our WEBSITE is your FRIEND stemec.wcpss.net s Powerschools NAVIANCE PTSA blasts Bi-monthly newsletter – STEM NEWS Twitter – follow us!!
Are you Ready for College? By 2020, WCPSS will annually graduate at least 95% of its students ready for productive citizenship as well as higher education or career.
Freshman and Sophomore Years: Critical Years for College Readiness To automatically participate in College Coursework you... Must achieve at least a 3.0 weighted high school gpa Must have NO “D” grades on report cards Must have NO office discipline referrals If you fail to meet the above criteria then … Your college readiness will be determined on an individual basis by the administration, staff, and counselors
Junior Year - FYI Part time High School Coursework Courses to be taken at the Cherry Building Time spent at NCSU to collaborate and study Part time College Coursework as deemed appropriate We will discuss this during your Sophomore Year Remember that SUCCESS is the GOAL Success at College determines your next few years … Must achieve a 2.0 gpa at college to continue Failure to maintain a 2.0 will result in loss of college privileges and mandatory graduation after 4 th year
Senior Year (year 4) - FYI NO TIME SPENT AT CHERRY BUILDING Supervision provided at the Witherspoon Building Dual Enrollment Courses – if you qualify!?!?!?! English at NCSU (counts as your HS English Class) Foreign Language at NCSU (counts as your HS Foreign Language) Failure to qualify will result in mandatory NCVPS coursework College Coursework Other classes at NCSU as deemed appropriate
Super Senior Year (Year 5) - FYI Must be enrolled in 1 HS course Internship Senior Seminar Dual Enrollment Course (Foreign Language?) College courses College course load as deemed appropriate
Successful Completion of Program After Year 4 – High School Graduation Possible All Coursework for HS will be completed Some college credits will have been earned Many reasons to consider leaving at this time After Year 5 – High School Graduation College credits will be earned