Presentation on theme: "Open Enrollment Natchez Early College Academy"— Presentation transcript:
1Open Enrollment Natchez Early College Academy Natchez Adams School DistrictCurriculum FairOpen Enrollment Natchez Early College AcademyWelcome to the Natchez Adams School District Curriculum Fair. We are now opening enrollment for the Natchez Early College Academy for the school year.
2Natchez Early College Academy What is NECA?BenefitsThe opportunity to receive a high school diploma and up to 28 college creditMixture of high school and college classesFewer high school classes because some of the college classes replace the high school classes (dual credit and/or enrollment)Save money on college tuitionEarn a degree soonerOpportunity to enter workforce soonerIncrease chances of success in collegeAccess to college resources, facilities and servicesThe Natchez Early College Academy is an opportunity for students to earn a high school diploma and up to 28 college credit while in high school. Through a blend of high school classes and college courses, students save money on college tuition, earn a degree sooner, and enter the work force sooner. NECA students are offered college guidance and tutoring support throughout their high school career making them more likely to succeed at the collegiate level.
3NECA 2014-2015 Requirements & Eligibility High school studentsLegal residents of Adams CountyFirst 50 completed and qualifying applications of current 8th grade students will be considered.Current 9th and 10th graders may apply, and as slots become available those students will be notified.NECA is open to high school students who are legal residents of Natchez-Adams county. The school year is open to the first 50 current 8th grade students who are looking for an alternative to a large high school, motivated to graduate high school and pursue a college degree, and are interested in project based learning. Qualifying current 9th and 10th grade may apply. Should slots become available you will be considered for admission into Natchez Early College Academy.
4NECA: Course of Study Year 1 9th Grade Year 2 10th Grade Years 3 and 4 11th & 12th GradeMay include:First SemesterEng I (yearlong)Biology IMS Studies/GeographySREB Math/Algebra IACT PrepEnglish IIPhysical ScienceChemistryWorld HistoryAlgebra IITrigonometryEnglish Composition I (Required)English Composition IIAP EnglishGeneral Biology I/LabGeneral Biology II/LabCollege AlgebraUS HistoryFine Arts ElectiveOral CommunicationHuman Anatomy & Physiology / LabSociologyAfro-American LiteratureSocial Science ElectiveWorld CivilizationPsychologyStatisticsSecond SemesterEnglish IPE/HlthAlgebra ICollege PortfolioAdvance SeminarAP BiologyGeometryAdvance AlgebraContinue College PortfolioResearch PaperThe course of study will include high school and college courses. Students will take four courses per day on a 100-minute block schedule and up to six classes per semester. There is a blended block and traditional schedule for students needing additional support. Electives will focus on courses for the Associates of Arts degree or up to 28 college credits. The more aggressive students are towards completing the maximum number of college courses, the less room they will have for high school electives. Those electives will be used to earn college credits.
5What students are saying about NECA… NECA has a great support system (teachers, principal, etc.) to help with work and personal things. – April B.NECA is helping me to construct a productive way of learning and preparing for a better future. I also like the block classes because we are able to generate more and be more academically successful. – Niyahna D.NECA teachers are committed to their jobs and are fun as well. They make me feel at home. I love the block schedules…When we graduate from high school we will have a high school diploma and we will have started on college courses. Just being in NECA makes me feel like a scholar. – Madison P.NECA will help me prepare for the future that I am looking forward to living. – Jaylyn C.Students are saying great things about NECA. Students enjoy the support of the faculty, staff and leaders at NECA; they enjoy the block classes; they also enjoy the feeling of being prepared for the future and the opportunity to take so many college courses.
6Success is within reach… Success is within reach through our rigorous curriculum, through opportunities such as mini-courses at Copiah Lincoln Community College and support given by teachers through tutoring and providing in-class safety nets.
7Down in the Delta College Tour What we do…We expose our students to colleges as early as the 9th grade. Many colleges have provided instruction in their labs, talks with the vice president, and connections with current college students.Down in the DeltaCollege Tour
8Thinking Curriculum NECA Classes… Reciprocal Teaching Student-led CollaborationStudents are challenged daily in classrooms that focus on a thinking curriculum which provides opportunities for students to solve problems, lead the instruction, collaborate with others and teach small groups.ThinkingCurriculum
9Positive Educational Experiences MotivationMattersStudents engage in hands on learning opportunities and teachers are continuously learning ways to improve their craft. At NECA we always seek opportunities to showcase students who are excelling and or showing growth.
10Alcorn State University College Tour We make learning relevant by collaborating with Universities on our college tours. Our students often participate in college lectures and labs, obtaining hands on experience with college instructors. We also use college tours as an opportunity to connect our curriculum through historical tours. As early as 9th grade students are exposed to schools and sites to build their portfolio and assist them in determining the course of their education.Real World TextbookFrom the TextbookTo theLab
11College tours starting in 9th grade College Portfolio starting in 9th gradeResearch starting in 10th gradeACT Prep starting in 10th gradeDual Enrollment starting in 11th gradeNatchez Early College Academy was created to facilitate community growth by providing students with the skills necessary to be career and college ready through accelerated learning. Through exposure and experiences we live our vision statement - Success at college and beyond: an affordable and attainable goal for all students. It is our motto that success is within reach through rigor, opportunity and support. Although NECA is an accelerated program any child who works hard and takes advantage of the established safety nets can and will succeed at NECA.Earn up to 28 college credits by the end of 12th grade
12Apply today to reserve your spot for 2015-2016. NECA wants….ApplicationDeadlineMarch 6, 2015YOU!!!!Apply today to reserve your spot forIf you are up for the challenge; if you have a strong desire to earn a college degree and save money for your family; if you want to enter the workforce sooner than your peers; then NECA wants you. Apply today to reserve your spot for Completed application packets are due by March 6, 2015.
13Thank You! For more information: Call Kesha Campbell, Principal To register call:Angela Reynolds, CounselorDr. Frederick Hill, SuperintendentDr. Tanisha Smith, Deputy SuperintendentThank you. Apply today. Call Principal Kesha Campbell or Counselor Angela Reynolds for more information.