Welcome – Dr. Brett Bending, Principal HHS Student Growth Report – Jim Szymczak, Associate Principal Curriculum & Instruction Elective Options – Nate Danielson/Geoff Falk, Academic Division Chairs Pathways Programs – Jeff Ehardt, Associate Principal Operations Handout Overview – Aaron Butler, Dean of Students Extracurricular Options – Dave Hicks, Athletic Director Next Steps – Lisa van Wageningen, Educational Services Conclusion – Dr. Bending and Kurt Rohlwing, HMS principal
Student Growth Report Individualized projections, based on middle school standardized tests Used as one component in the high school core course placement process
Displays a predicted score for 3 standardized tests, with a comparison to college readiness benchmarks Your projected scores College Readiness Benchmarks Student Growth Report
Students scoring at or above the benchmark in each subject area are projected to be on pace to succeed in high school and college classes, if they keep up with their coursework. Students scoring below the benchmark will need to put in extra effort and seek out additional supports to improve their scores for future tests. What do the scores mean? 6
Middle school teachers will use these projections to recommend you for the appropriate level classes in English, Math, History, and Biology. Middle school teachers also take into consideration other factors, including: – Current grades and classes – Previous performance in class – Interventions and progress monitoring – Reading and writing ability – Work ethic and motivation You’ll have the chance to review these recommendations in January. How are these scores used? 7
These are just projections. Depending on the types of classes you take during high school, and the effort you put into your studies, you may do better or worse than projected. You will be able to request a different level class after you receive your recommendations in January; the form is available on the website
Semester 1Semester 2 Period 1English Period 2Math Period 3World History Period 4Biology Period 5Lunch Period 6Academic Support (ASP) Period 7Physical Education Period 8Elective Period 9Elective
_200 Prep for College Readiness _300 College/Career Readiness _400 Honors Level _500 Advanced Placement (AP) _800 Elective or PE For example, honors biology would have a course code of 4401/4402
Freshmen Course Selection Two things happen between now and January: 1.Middle school teachers make core course recommendations 2.8 th grade students and their families make elective course requests
What electives are available? Information is located on the 2015-16 course selection sheet Freshman Elective Options Where can I get more information? www.d300.org/freshmen 12 ArtBusiness English Family and Consumer Sciences Industrial Education Music Social Studies World Languages
If you are currently in AVID, your middle school teacher may recommend you to move on in high school High School AVID recruitment is currently going on. You must be nominated and follow the process that is initiated by the high school to enroll Questions? Ask your high school counselor in January during your appointment
Art Fundamentals 2D I Photo IV Photo III Photo II Photo I 3D I 3D II PC Art I PC Art II PC Art IV PC ART III 2D II Studio Art AP Studio Art
World Languages Spanish Spanish I Spanish II Spanish III Spanish IV AP Spanish French French I French II French III French IV German German I German II German III German IV
Concert Band Symphonic Band Symphonic Winds Wind Ensemble Jazz Band Jazz Ensemble Percussion Ensemble Concert Orchestra Symphonic Orch. Symphonic Strings Chamber Orchestra Men’s Chorus Women’s Chorus Varsity Women’s Chorus Varsity Women’s Singers Concert Choir Concert Singers Chamber Choir Music Theory 1 AP Music Theory Guitar 1 & 2 Musicology Beginning Instrumental Methods Music in District 300
1.On paper – Review the list of electives – Discuss with your parents – Fill out the homework sheet – Bring it in to discuss with a high school counselor the week of January 12 2.Online – Review the list of electives – Discuss with your parents – Login to your Student Portal and complete the Freshman Elective Request Form – Confirm your requests with a high school counselor the week of January 12 Two Ways to Make Elective Requests 18 **HMS students will complete this during exploratory periods on 12/11, 12/12 and 12/15
22 Beginning in 2015-2016 Three pathways with a focus on employment after high school, college, or both Specific focus at each school A limited number of seats will be open in each program for transfer students See brochures for more information
For more information www.d300.org/pathways Or refer to the brochures in your folder!
Organizational flow chart Map of the building Overview of high school transition process List of courses available to 9 th graders Blank Course selection sheet Career pathways program information Summer school information Health and immunization information Athletics overview and contact information 2015-16 school calendar
We have a club or sport for everyone! Visit the field house to obtain information, meet sponsors, and ask questions! Colleges love to see students involved in extracurriculars! Being involved in extracurriculars helps students make friends, feel connected to the school, and enhances their classroom learning
Before January 7: Make elective requests (online preferred, via the Student Portal) Week of January 12: High school counselors will visit D300 middle schools and feeder parochial schools/charter school during the day to review elective requests with each student. Week of January 26: Students will receive a copy of their core course recommendations and elective course requests. Parents will be asked to review the recommendations and requests. Week of January 26: If you have questions about core recommendations, contact the appropriate high school division head or administrator. Submit level change requests to division heads at this time. Please note: Students will not receive a copy of the finalized schedule until July.
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