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1 Welcome Class of 2018 The Freshman Academy School Year Matawan Regional High School

2 What is the Freshman Academy?????

3 A Team Approach to Learning…

4 MISSION To assist the incoming freshmen in making a smooth transition into high school and meet the rigorous high school standards.

5 How do we achieve this??? Providing programs and supports designed to address the unique needs of the 9 th grade student. Goals of: Increased Academic Achievement Increased Academic Achievement Social-Emotional Development Social-Emotional Development

6 STRUCTURE Dedicated Administrator Dedicated Counselor Dedicated Team of Teachers ENGLISH HISTORY ENGLISH HISTORY SCIENCE MATH SCIENCE MATH

7 TEAM APPROACH Students assigned to a team Alaskan Huskies Polar Huskies Siberian Huskies Goal of: Creating Small Learning Communities Creating Small Learning Communities Staff Staff Students Students School within a School Design School within a School Design

8 PURPOSE Build Rapport Build Rapport Nourish Student Growth Nourish Student Growth Academically Academically Socially Socially Emotionally Emotionally Create a sense of unity and community within the freshman class Create a sense of unity and community within the freshman class Team Challenges Team Challenges Grade Level Competitions Grade Level Competitions Trans-Disciplinary Lessons/ Themes Trans-Disciplinary Lessons/ Themes Early Intervention Early Intervention

9 BENEFITS Increased Academic Achievement Increased Academic Achievement Increased Student Attendance, Attitudes and Behavior Increased Student Attendance, Attitudes and Behavior Promotes positive feelings about self and others Promotes positive feelings about self and others Stronger Student-Teacher Relationships Stronger Student-Teacher Relationships

10 STATISTICS (Pre-Freshman Academy) (Pre-Freshman Academy) 83 Students Failed a Total of 160 classes 83 Students Failed a Total of 160 classes (1st Year) (1st Year) 36 Students Failed a Total of 82 Classes 36 Students Failed a Total of 82 Classes (2nd Year) (2nd Year) 29 Students Failed a Total of 54 Classes 29 Students Failed a Total of 54 Classes (3rd Year) (3rd Year) 23 Students Failed a Total of 42 Classes 23 Students Failed a Total of 42 Classes ??????????????? ???????????????

11 Highlights Freshman Team Challenge Freshman Team Challenge Team Assemblies Team Assemblies Group Counseling Group Counseling Peer Tutoring Peer Tutoring “Good Apples” Program “Good Apples” Program Community Service Project Community Service Project Relay for Life Relay for Life

12 What’s New for Team Challenges Team Challenges Study Island Study Island Community Service Community Service Tutorial Attendance Tutorial Attendance Peer Mentorship Peer Mentorship Civic Leadership Civic Leadership Health & Physical Education Health & Physical Education

13 ORIENTATION PROGRAM The Goal of Today’s Program was to…. Today’s Program Co-Curricular Fair Co-Curricular Fair Scavenger Hunt Scavenger Hunt Classroom Activities Classroom Activities Civic Leadership Civic Leadership Ice Breaker Activities Ice Breaker Activities Guided Tour Guided Tour Goal Setting Activity Goal Setting Activity Learning Style Quiz Learning Style Quiz

14 STUDENT EXPECTATIONS Adhere to the student handbook Adhere to the student handbookhandbook Possess accountability and pride in their behavior and academics Possess accountability and pride in their behavior and academics Explore their interests in extra curricular activities Explore their interests in extra curricular activities Engage and take ownership in their education Engage and take ownership in their education Communicate with their parents on their progress Communicate with their parents on their progress

15 COMMUNICATIONCOMMUNICATION IS KEY!!! COMMUNICATION Classroom Teacher Guidance Counselor Assistant Principal Building Principal


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