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Welcome to SOUTH BRUNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL, Class of 2018! Our Mission  Pursuing academic excellence and celebrating diversity in a safe learning environment.

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1 Welcome to SOUTH BRUNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL, Class of 2018! Our Mission  Pursuing academic excellence and celebrating diversity in a safe learning environment.  Empowering students to develop skills and explore talents so they can become responsible, informed citizens and leaders.

2 FRESHMAN ORIENTATION Dates: July 2 nd and August 14 th Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Students will attend one 4 hour session with high school teachers to help them transition to the high school.

3  Ass’t Principal, Dean, and Grade-Level Office (Patricia Abitabilo, Christina Santowasso)  10 Guidance Counselors and Ass’t Principal for Student Services (Susana Nikitczuk)  Intervention Services and 504 Plan Supervisor (Susan Coyle)  Special Education/Child Study Team (Kathleen Kirby)  Nurses (Donna Sichta, Donna Moreen)  Student Assistance Counselor - Cleo Lowinger  B.R.I.D.G.E. Center (Nicole Schley)  Freshman classes located primarily in Annex, 3 rd floor  Class advisors  Summer orientation Our mission in action: Supporting the transition to high school

4  HAP  Help & Access Period/Music HAPs  Excel  Focused academic support for struggling students during student’s HAP  Homework Help Center  After school until 5:00 PM (Tues.-Thurs.)  NHS Students tutoring students  Peer Groups  Two trained senior Peer Leaders per group  More than 10 sessions  Guidance Counselors  Ten counselors proving academic and social- emotional support  Teachers  Extra help sessions or days of the week set aside to help students after school Our mission in action: Supporting 9 th graders

5 What’s a typical day for a 9 th grader? A Day BL :30 – 8:58 Academic English 1 Home Base: 8:58 – 9:08 BL :14 – 10:42 HAP/Music HAP (Band, Choir, Strings) Option II Music HAP BL. 3 – 10:47 – 12:52 Phys. & Earth Science  A Lunch 10:47-11:20  B Lunch 11:33-12:06  C Lunch 12:19-12:52 BL. 4 – 12:57 – 2:25 French II B Day BL :30 – 8:58 Algebra I Home Base: 8:58 – 9:08 BL :14 – 10:42 Phys. Ed./Health BL :47 – 12:52 American Government  A Lunch 10:47-11:20  B Lunch 11:33-12:06  C Lunch 12:19-12:52 BL :57 – 2:25 21 st Century Skills Class

6 …for a 9 th grader very interested in music? A Day BL :30 – 8:58 Academic English 1 Home Base: 8:58 – 9:08 BL :14 – 10:42 Music HAP (Band, Choir or Strings) Option II Music HAP BL. 3 – 10:47 – 12:52 Phys. & Earth Science  A Lunch 10:47-11:20  B Lunch 11:33-12:06  C Lunch 12:19-12:52 BL. 4 – 12:57 – 2:25 French II B Day BL :30 – 8:58 Algebra I Home Base: 8:58 – 9:08 BL :14 – 10:42 Phys. Ed./Health BL :47 – 12:52 Gov‘t. & Economics  A Lunch 10:47-11:20  B Lunch 11:33-12:06  C Lunch 12:19-12:52 BL :57 – 2:25 Music for the 21 st Century/ 9 th Chorus

7 What are “credits”?  Full year / one block every other day = 5 credits  Semester (half-year) / one block every other day = 2.5  Full year / one block EVERY day = 10 credits  Phys. Ed. = 3.75 credits (3 quarters) / Health = 1.25 credits (1 quarter)  Passing final grade necessary to receive credit

8 Graduation requirements  FORMER High School Proficiency Assessment – HSPA NEW End of Course Assessment - Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers PARCC  125 Credits  Financial Literacy  ½ year  Visual or Performing Art  1 year  21 st Century Skills  1 year  English I, II, III, IV  Social Studies  American Government  US History  Global Studies  Math  3 years  Science  1 Physical (PES or Physics)  1 Biological  1 Additional Lab Science  World Language  2 years same language  Physical Education & Health  4 years

9 Character Education and Academic Integrity  Honesty and Responsibility are two of our core values (In addition to Respect, Service, and Kindness)  Instruction in Academic Integrity and Plagiarism in the 9 th grade English classes  Character Education integrated in 21 st Century classes  Some teachers utilize turnitin.com as a preventative measure

10 Online Scheduling for Incoming 9 th Graders Incoming Freshman will be selecting  Elective : 21 st Century Skill course Elective Alternate 1 Elective Alternate 2  HAP  Regular HAP  Music HAP: Band – Strings – Choir  Music HAP - Option II (for credit): Students must communicate their intentions to Crossroads Music Teacher or Music Supervisor.

11 21 st Century Skills Courses NJDOE State requirement: All students must meet curriculum standards in 21 st century skills. Technology:  Architectural  Automotive Technology  Video  Engineering  Technology Family/Consumer Science:  Foods I  Kids  Fashion Business:  Business  Computer & Multimedia Apps English:  Writing for Film & Media  Journalism Music:  Music/Choir Math:  Computer Science (student must have completed Algebra)

12 Scheduling courses  Academic Courses scheduled by high school subject supervisors after review of…  Teacher recommendations  Student’s grades  NJ ASK scores  Health/Physical Education classes will be prescheduled NOTE: Students wishing to change their World Language choice will need to contact their Crossroads teacher/counselor

13 Scheduling Courses: Important Dates Online course registration for Crossroads Students Jan. 24 th – Jan.31 st Parents must have their PowerSchool access information in order to register!!

14 Step I  Go to to view the online Course Book. Step II  Use the Course Worksheet to plan courses to enter online. Scheduling courses: Getting started

15 Scheduling courses: Step III  Go to Power School at Family Connect ps.sbschools.org/public.  Students/Parents must log on to the Parent Site to access the tab for Course Registration.  Use your Parent Access User Name and Password. If you do not have a Parent Access User Name and Password – please contact your Crossroads counselor or the helpline for assistance.

16 21 st Century Skills Course Selection You will make a selection only for the courses with a red exclamation Point. Click on the pencil to reveal the course selection list. Click the box in front of the class you choose. Once you have selected the 21 st Century Skills courses go to the bottom of the page and click “Submit.”

17 Option II See our website for more information:  Understanding the Options: A Guide for Parents and Students  Pathways to Graduation: Option II At-a-Glance

18 COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIR MARCH 6 TH, 2014 SOUTH BRUNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

19 The Key to Success Partnership Parents Student School Parents

20 The Key to Success – Ponder this… Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice and discipline. Jim Collins

21 See a faculty member tonight Check our web site – it’s a great resource! Assistant Principal for Student Services Susana Nikitczuk Contact our Guidance Office at ext Questions? Welcome, SBHS Class of 2018!


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