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Cienega Freshmen WHAT PARENTS NEED “WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW” 2008 - 2009 SCHOOL YEAR WHAT PARENTS NEED “WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW” 2008 - 2009 SCHOOL.

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1 Cienega Freshmen WHAT PARENTS NEED “WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW” SCHOOL YEAR WHAT PARENTS NEED “WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW” SCHOOL YEAR

2 Cienega High School Graduation Requirements English - 4 credits Science - 3 credits Math - 3 credits Social Studies - 3 credits Economics -.5 credits PE - 1 credit Health -.5 credits English - 4 credits Science - 3 credits Math - 3 credits Social Studies - 3 credits Economics -.5 credits PE - 1 credit Health -.5 credits Fine Arts or Career Technical Education (CTE) - 1 credit Students participating in marching band may now elect PE credit versus fine art credit Senior Exit Project -.5 credit Electives - 6 credits

3 Student Schedules School Hours School Hours School begins at 8:40A and ends at 3:20P School begins at 8:40A and ends at 3:20P Block Schedule Block Schedule 1st, 3rd, & 5th periods on M-W 1st, 3rd, & 5th periods on M-W 2nd, 4th, & 6th periods on T-Th 2nd, 4th, & 6th periods on T-Th Enrichment Clusters Enrichment Clusters Selected through Arisnet Selected through Arisnet Advisor Base Advisor Base Considered somewhat of a structured study hall Considered somewhat of a structured study hall School Hours School Hours School begins at 8:40A and ends at 3:20P School begins at 8:40A and ends at 3:20P Block Schedule Block Schedule 1st, 3rd, & 5th periods on M-W 1st, 3rd, & 5th periods on M-W 2nd, 4th, & 6th periods on T-Th 2nd, 4th, & 6th periods on T-Th Enrichment Clusters Enrichment Clusters Selected through Arisnet Selected through Arisnet Advisor Base Advisor Base Considered somewhat of a structured study hall Considered somewhat of a structured study hall

4 Student Handbook Dress code Dress code Girls: Blouses, skirts, shorts Eligibility Eligibility “To be eligible for AIA competition, students must be passing all of their classes and have a minimum of 2.0 GPA.” Electronics Electronics “Electronic devices are not allowed to be used in the classrooms. Any devices confiscated from classrooms will be turned into administration and returned to parents/guardians only. It is advised for students to leave these devises at home as they are easily lost or stolen.” UCLA Study “Multitasking adversely affects how you learn” Dress code Dress code Girls: Blouses, skirts, shorts Eligibility Eligibility “To be eligible for AIA competition, students must be passing all of their classes and have a minimum of 2.0 GPA.” Electronics Electronics “Electronic devices are not allowed to be used in the classrooms. Any devices confiscated from classrooms will be turned into administration and returned to parents/guardians only. It is advised for students to leave these devises at home as they are easily lost or stolen.” UCLA Study “Multitasking adversely affects how you learn”

5 Power School Parental Access Parental Access User ID and Password User ID and Password Student Records Student Records Grades, assignment status, attendance Grades, assignment status, attendance Grades and Attendance Grades and Attendance Daily, weekly, monthly Daily, weekly, monthly Parental Access Parental Access User ID and Password User ID and Password Student Records Student Records Grades, assignment status, attendance Grades, assignment status, attendance Grades and Attendance Grades and Attendance Daily, weekly, monthly Daily, weekly, monthly

6 Talk to their teachers… If students don’t understand concepts or assignments… If students feel like they’re falling behind… If students have missed class and need make-up work… If students don’t understand concepts or assignments… If students feel like they’re falling behind… If students have missed class and need make-up work…

7 School Involvement Research states “Students who are involved in school programs are generally more successful in school…” Fine Arts Clubs Athletics Research states “Students who are involved in school programs are generally more successful in school…” Fine Arts Clubs Athletics

8 Attendance Policy 7 non-school related absences may result in no credit 12 non-school related absences will result in no credit School related absences are absences related to athletics, band, field trips, etc. 7 non-school related absences may result in no credit 12 non-school related absences will result in no credit School related absences are absences related to athletics, band, field trips, etc.

9 TardiesTardies 5 minute passing period 1 Tardy = 1% off final grade 5 Tardies = 1 absence After School Detention Tuesday - Thursday 3:30-4:30 Room hour = 1 tardy 5 minute passing period 1 Tardy = 1% off final grade 5 Tardies = 1 absence After School Detention Tuesday - Thursday 3:30-4:30 Room hour = 1 tardy

10 Not Handed In’s Cheat Codes: Although many of my freshman would like them, unlike video games, there are no ‘cheat codes’ for completing work and handing it in.

11 Individual and Group Counseling Guidance lessons in study skills; time management; goal setting On Watch Every three weeks grade check; parent’s of students with D’s or F’s notified; recommendation for tutoring, etc. Students Taking Academic Responsibility Students may receive up to 80% of original grade Tutoring (math), Room 512 after school M-Th 3:30 - 5:30 Individual and Group Counseling Guidance lessons in study skills; time management; goal setting On Watch Every three weeks grade check; parent’s of students with D’s or F’s notified; recommendation for tutoring, etc. Students Taking Academic Responsibility Students may receive up to 80% of original grade Tutoring (math), Room 512 after school M-Th 3:30 - 5:30 Not Handed In’s

12 IntersessionIntersession Students with C, D, or F ~$60 per class How it works 1st/3rd quarter grade in World History - 65(D) Intersession grade in World History - 85(B) New 2nd/4th quarter grade = 150/2 = 75(C) Students with C, D, or F ~$60 per class How it works 1st/3rd quarter grade in World History - 65(D) Intersession grade in World History - 85(B) New 2nd/4th quarter grade = 150/2 = 75(C)

13 Summer School Used for deficiencies Exceptions PE and Health Cost: ~$ per semester 2008 Dates 1 st semester May 27 - June 10 2 nd semester June Used for deficiencies Exceptions PE and Health Cost: ~$ per semester 2008 Dates 1 st semester May 27 - June 10 2 nd semester June

14 Credit Recovery Summer School Correspondence Courses Students may complete 8.5 credit courses from correspondence courses; and only 1 full credit per core course, per subject. Summer School Correspondence Courses Students may complete 8.5 credit courses from correspondence courses; and only 1 full credit per core course, per subject.

15 Home Visits A home visit does not mean there is a problem at school!! Can be requested by parent No specific agenda No specific time requirement A home visit does not mean there is a problem at school!! Can be requested by parent No specific agenda No specific time requirement

16 MOREGOOD ‘STUFF’ FOR PARENTS “MORE GOOD ‘STUFF’ FOR PARENTS TO KNOW” MOREGOOD ‘STUFF’ FOR PARENTS “MORE GOOD ‘STUFF’ FOR PARENTS TO KNOW”

17 Arizona University Admission Requirements English credits Math credits Science credits Social Studies credits Foreign Language credits Fine Arts credit 16 credits Total English credits Math credits Science credits Social Studies credits Foreign Language credits Fine Arts credit 16 credits Total

18 NCAANCAA The governing body for over 1,250 colleges and universities Membership includes: 327 Division I schools 296 Division II schools 430 Division III schools The difference among the three divisions is that Division I and II may offer athletic scholarships; Division III may not The governing body for over 1,250 colleges and universities Membership includes: 327 Division I schools 296 Division II schools 430 Division III schools The difference among the three divisions is that Division I and II may offer athletic scholarships; Division III may not

19 Initial -Eligibility Clearinghouse An organization that works with the NCAA to determine a student’s academic eligibility for athletic competition in his or her first year of college enrollment In order to participate students must register during the later half of their junior year This organization with analyze and process academic records, ACT and/or SAT scores, and amateur status An organization that works with the NCAA to determine a student’s academic eligibility for athletic competition in his or her first year of college enrollment In order to participate students must register during the later half of their junior year This organization with analyze and process academic records, ACT and/or SAT scores, and amateur status

20 Clearinghouse Registration Visit the website now Go online to NCAA Clearinghouse NCAA Clearinghouse Select Prospective Student-Athletes Approved course list Agriculture course work Visit the website now Go online to NCAA Clearinghouse NCAA Clearinghouse Select Prospective Student-Athletes Approved course list Agriculture course work

21 Arizona Board of Regents High Honors Tuition Waiver Scholarship Full state university tuition waiver for 1 year following graduation Renewable for 4 years Amount varies based on tuition Full state university tuition waiver for 1 year following graduation Renewable for 4 years Amount varies based on tuition

22 CRITERIA - 1 Students must complete all 16 Core Competency Courses by graduation with a B or better in each course

23 CRITERIA - 2 Students must meet at least one of the following academic requirements: GPA = 3.50 or Class Rank = Top 5% GPA = 3.50 or Class Rank = Top 5%

24 CRITERIA - 3 Students must meet at least one of the following assessment options: AIMS HS TestsExceed AIMS HS Tests - Exceed Standards on all 3 tests, or AIMS HS TestsExceed AIMS HS Tests - Exceed Standards on 2 tests, MEETS Standard on 1 test, and Minimum of 3 on 2 AP tests AIMS HS TestsExceed AIMS HS Tests - Exceed Standards on all 3 tests, or AIMS HS TestsExceed AIMS HS Tests - Exceed Standards on 2 tests, MEETS Standard on 1 test, and Minimum of 3 on 2 AP tests

25 What is WUE? Western Undergraduate Exchange Fifteen western states that offer reduced tuition to students of member states who attend designated public colleges and universities

26 Participating States Alaska Arizona California Colorado Hawaii Idaho Montana Nevada New Mexico North Dakota Oregon South Dakota Utah Washington Wyoming

27 Which Schools Participate? Each state designates some or all of its public colleges or universities to be WUE schools. There are 2 and 4 year schools There are 70+ four year schools ( ) The complete list can be located at

28 Qualifying for WUE For each school, you must: Be a resident of a member state Meet General Admission Requirements and Meet WUE Requirements

29 General Admission Requirements Vary by school, even within a given state May include some or all of the following: HS Diploma and/or GED Required Subjects /Number of years taken Minimum High School GPA, overall or “core” Minimum SAT or ACT score

30 Questions?Questions?

31 Chuck Scott Freshman Counselor (520) Chuck Scott Freshman Counselor (520)


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