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1 Great choices for Cabarrus County Families

2 Learning Opportunities Magnet Fair School Open House

3 You have a choice...

4 Current CCS Choices International Baccalaureate Weddington Hills Elementary JN Fries Middle Concord High STEM Patriots Elementary Coltrane – Webb JN Fries Central Cabarrus High Language Immersio n CA Furr Elementary TBA Elementary Winkler Middle JM Robinson High Other Choices Early College High High School Academies Performance Learning Center High HomeReach

5 The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

6 Weddington Hills Elementary  Small class size  Positive school atmosphere  Active and supportive PTO  Technology infused classrooms  Inquiry Based science program  Reading & Writer’s Workshop  Multiple Club Opportunities  Strong Academically Gifted program Location: 4401 Weddington Rd. School Hours: 8:15 am -3:00 pm Mrs. Janet Smith, Principal Mrs. Chasity Dolan, API Mrs. Amy Peters, AP

7 The IB Primary Years Programme Curriculum Framework & Learner Profile 6 Trans-disciplinary Themes Who we are Where we are in place and time How we express ourselves How the world works How we organize ourselves Sharing the planet Open House at Weddington Elementary: January 14, 2014, 6:30 – 8:00pm

8 J.N. Fries Magnet School “Innovative World Class Education” Dual Magnet – offering S.T.E.M. and I.B. programs through student centered learning with a strong focus on technology integration and global awareness Well-rounded, multi-cultural students with enthusiasm for learning Dynamic teachers committed to excellence for all students Students engage in academic competitions i.e. Science Olympiad, Odyssey of the Mind, Battle of the Books, Biomoto, etc… Students participate in clubs i.e. Student Ambassadors, Cooking, Lego, Video Game Design, Chess, International Sports, Dance, Pinterest Crafts, Rock Band, Change the World, etc… “The most supportive group of educators I have encountered. From the teaching staff to the counselors. They say it takes a village and we have definitely found our home.” ~Powell

9 J.N. Fries MYP Program What is I.B.? “The IB Middle Years Programme, for students aged 11 to 16, provides a framework of academic challenge that encourages students to embrace and understand the connection between traditional subjects and the real world, and become critical and reflective thinkers.” http://www.ibo.org http://www.ibo.org Courses Advanced English/Language Arts Advanced Mathematics Science Social Studies Health/PE Art (band, chorus, or visual) Technology World Language (Chinese or Spanish) “The IB Program has certainly broadened my daughters perspective to think on a global level. Through her assignments and interactions I have observed her ability to interconnect her course study and I have noticed increased application in what she is learning. ~Martin

10 Why IB at Concord High School? Diverse, positive climate Students have earned many prestigious scholarships: Morehead-Cain to UNC Poteat at Wake Forest Levine at UNCC Presidential Scholarship at Davidson Class of 2011 earned 158 scholarships Class of 2012 earned over 3.1 million in scholarships Class of 2013 earned over 3 million in scholarships All students at CHS can participate in band, clubs, club sports (Rugby and Lacrosse), sports and extracurricular activities.

11 Why IB at CHS? Learning Experience Return on Investment Do you want to challenge yourself and Be prepared for college and life in the 21 st century? Do you want to be part of a learning community that investigates the content through problem solving? Do you want to examine the content through an international lens? Do you want to give back to your community? College Acceptance Rate IB Rate Chapel Hill 35%64% Duke 25%40% Howard 56%92% Wake 41%71% Air Force 17%44% Naval 12%43%

12 “The STEM workforce is exploding and is expected to continue to grow well into the future. From 2000 to 2012, STEM jobs grew nearly 8%, from 2010 to 2018 that increase is expected to jump to nearly 17%. That is why STEM education is vital to the careers of the future and what better way to encourage student participation than by putting before them teachers who have a passion and experience within STEM fields.” - Representative Bucshon, 2012,

13 Patriots STEM Elementary Whole-school implementation in 2014-15 Currently have 920+ students in grades K-5 th Service “Southern Zone” of CCS Utilize Problem-Based Learning 1:1 technology device initiative with Google Chromebooks and Apple iPads

14 Patriots STEM Elementary 2 STEM Labs Numerous extra-curricular offerings including Robotics Club, Odyssey of the Mind, Bricks 4 Kidz, Science Olympiad, Bicycle Club, Adventure Book Club, and more

15 Located in historic, downtown Concord  Northern magnet (Cox Mill, Weddington, Boger, Carl Furr, Beverly Hills, R. Brown McAlister, Irvin, Mt. Pleasant, AT Allen, and Pitts School)  Approximately 478 students  Engineering is Elementary - Boston Museum of Science Coltrane Webb STEM Elementary

16  Problem-Based Learning model integrated throughout the day  1:1 technology with Google Chromebooks and Apple iPads  STEAM (Arts) clubs integrated into the day, once per month, including K-2 and 3-5 robotics, Girls in Engineering, Newspaper, Art, Sign Language, Spanish, Fitness, Food Chemistry, Scratch, Photography, Chess and more!

17 J.N. Fries STEM Program What is STEM? In our STEM program, the approach to teaching is through Problem Based and Project Based Learning. Students work collaboratively to solve real world problems using creativity, innovation and higher order thinking skills. STEM has a career focus along with science, technology, engineering and math infused into a rigorous course curriculum. Courses English/Language Arts Advanced Mathematics Science Social Studies Health/PE Elective (art, band, chorus, technology) “ The S.T.E.M. Program makes learning interesting and fun! My daughter was actually being challenged so she can now be proud of her success. This is the best way to individualize a child’s education.” ~Perusek

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19 CENTRAL CABARRUS HIGH SCHOOL STEM HANDS ON WORK! REAL WORLD CONNECTIONS!

20 CENTRAL CABARRUS HIGH SCHOOL STEM ENGINEERING COLLABORATION! BUILDING STRONG FOUNDATIONS IN MATH & SCIENCE!

21 CENTRAL CABARRUS HIGH SCHOOL STEM ART+DESIGN! WORKING AS A COMMUNITY!

22 “Learning in two languages develops inactive brain areas and increases creativity and problem solving skills” – Drs. Thomas & Collier

23 Carl A. Furr Elementary Splash Spanish Immersion Opened in 2013. Currently have first graders and kindergartners Open Enrollment Program with no transportation A maximum of 96 kindergarteners will participate in Splash in 2015-16 First priority will be given to students who live within the Furr Elementary attendance zone All other Splash students from outside the Furr attendance zone will be selected via a random drawing

24 What is Splash? A 50/50 dual-language immersion program Students are taught the same standards and content as those in a traditional kindergarten class, but those standards are taught in two languages Students follow an A/B day schedule spending one day with the English-speaking instructor and the next with the Spanish-speaking instructor

25 How do students benefit from being in Splash? Research shows: Students become bilingual (speaking, reading, and writing) Learning another language requires higher level thinking which improves students’ creativity, problem-solving skills, and performance in other academic areas Students in dual language programs perform higher on End- of-Grade tests than their peers in traditional classes Promotes cultural awareness and diversity

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27 Early College Get a Jump Start on College Earn up to 2 years of College or associate degree while in high school Tuition and books are free

28 Early College Located on the South Campus of RCCC Must start in 9 th Grade

29 A virtual extension of the Performance learning center

30 What is it? Virtual Extension of the Performance Learning Center Supplemental courses Advanced Placement World Languages Advanced science and math Target audience Middle and High School students

31 How it works? Students enroll for 2 classes per semester or 4 per year to be considered part-time public school students Students will only access campus for final exams that require an EOC or Common Exam CCS will issue a certificate per course indicating completion and course grade. In addition, each student will have courses recorded on their CCS transcript Students may graduate from the PLC or Home School

32 “80% of high school graduates live and work within 100 miles of where they went to high school”

33 High School Academies NCHS Biotech &Health Sciences JMRHS Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics HRHS Hospitality & Tourism MPHS Energy & Sustainability CMHS Information Technology & Programming CCHS STEM CHS International Baccalaureate


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