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Welcome Mr. Steve Riley, BCHS Principal Mrs. Amy Allen, Trojan Academy Principal Mrs. CheyAnne Fant, Trojan Academy Counselor.

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2 Welcome Mr. Steve Riley, BCHS Principal Mrs. Amy Allen, Trojan Academy Principal Mrs. CheyAnne Fant, Trojan Academy Counselor

3 Fresh Start Program Freshmen Concerns Lockers Peer pressure Getting lost AppearancesGradesWorkloadLunch To ease transitions concerns…. Two Teams Different Schedule Focus on core subjects CafeteriaLockersHallwayRestrooms Supports for success

4 Trojan Academy Mission Increase Student Achievement Increase Student Achievement –Academics, extra-curricular, attendance, course offerings Increase Parent/Community Involvement Increase Parent/Community Involvement –Parent/Teacher conferences, Advisory Speakers, Community service –Academic Achievement Nights Reduce the number of Retained Freshmen Reduce the number of Retained Freshmen –Direct correlation to high school graduation –National Average is approximately 30% retained –Trojan Academy has reduced its retained freshmen to 2% - 4%

5 Freshman Schedule Algebra I Part I Algebra I Honors Algebra I Honors Algebra II Honors Geometry Math English I Pre-AP English I English Integrated Science Honors Integrated Science Science Careers Lifeskills Health Physical Education Rotation ACT Orientation Teen Transition Academic Enhancements Advisory 2 Blocks – 90 min classes for 1 semester 2 Year Long – 45 min classes for both semesters Electives

6 One class = one credit 5 credits = Sophomore 10 credits = Junior 16 credits = Senior 22 credits and 8 semesters to graduate Freshmen can earn 7 credits Sophomores – Seniors earn 8 credits each year

7 Freshmen Opportunities Centered Upon Success Dual Credit - college credit and high school credit Advanced Placement Courses – the “true” college experience for college credit Barren County Area Vocational Center - courses transfer to Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Leadership opportunities in clubs and organizations Career Completors – career ready skills and training KEES – Scholarship money, better grades = more money ACT Readiness – more rigorous classes = better scores better scores = more scholarship money

8 Need to Know Drop off BEFORE 7:20 – Trojan Academy Drop off BEFORE 7:20 – Trojan Academy Drop off AFTER 7:20 – High School Drop off AFTER 7:20 – High School Checking Out During School – Trojan Academy Checking Out During School – Trojan Academy Pick Up AFTER school – High school Pick Up AFTER school – High school Absences/Tardies must be excused before students can make up their work Absences/Tardies must be excused before students can make up their work –3 Parent Notes per semester –Doctor’s Notes, Court Documentation –Turn in to the front office –Unexcused absences = 0s

9 Folders for each class Agenda books Check grades once a week Contact teachers if grades are not what you expect Cell phones only during class change and break – will be confiscated, parents have to pick up Shorts/skirts at or below the knee Sleeves must be 3 inches wide No cut out shirts Leave hats at home

10 I didn’t know…

11 Communication Trojan Academy Trojan Academy Trojan Academy Counselor Website and Newsletter Trojan Academy Counselor Website and Newsletter – sign up in the front office if you have not received an – sign up in the front office if you have not received an Facebook – Barren County High School Trojan Academy Facebook – Barren County High School Trojan Academy Twitter – BCTrojan Academy Twitter – BCTrojan Academy WCLU Radio WCLU Radio Morning Announcements Morning Announcements Bulletin Boards Bulletin Boards Progress Reports Progress Reports Parent-Teacher Conferences Parent-Teacher Conferences

12 Mrs. Fant, Guidance Counselor and 21 st Century Coordinator Infinite Campus Handout FOCUS – Families On Campus Uplifting Students Barren Beyond the Bell When should you contact school?

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