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Welcome to the Underclass Parent Information Evening Program Presentations on: Graduation Requirements, Career Academies/STEM, Honors/GT/AP Courses, Admissions.

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1 Welcome to the Underclass Parent Information Evening Program Presentations on: Graduation Requirements, Career Academies/STEM, Honors/GT/AP Courses, Admissions Tests, College and Career Searches, How to Navigate the Social Scene

2 Sample Evening Program 7:25-7:55 Career Academies/Stem 8:00-8:30 Admissions Tests 8:35– 9:05 Navigating Social Scene 9:10– 9:30 General Questions Your Choice 7:00-7:20 General Information Session 7:25-7:55_________________ 8:00-8:30_________________ 8:35-9:05_________________ 9:10– 9:30 General question session Evaluation Forms After each session, please complete the workshop section of the evaluation form. After completing the final evaluation please leave the form on table outside the auditorium. The feedback will enable us to improve future programs Time Schedule 7:00pm–7:20pm General information for all students in grades :25pm-7:55pmSession I 8:00pm-8:30pmSession II 8:35pm-9:05pmSession III 9:10pm-9:30pmGeneral Questions Topic Location 1. Career Academies/Stem Rm Honors/GT / AP course Cafeteria Placement information 3. Admissions Tests-PSAT Auditorium SAT, ACT, Subject Tests 4. Resources for College and Media Center Career searches 5. How to navigate the Student Services Social Scene

3 Graduation Requirements. Resources: Catalog of Approved High School Courses Credit Check Sheet Four Year Plan School Counselors

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5 HSA Testing Beginning with the school year, all students enrolled in the Government course, American Government or Government and Politics AP, will take the Government HSA. Administration in the school year will serve as a formative assessment for schools to get ready for the test as a graduation requirement. The entering 9 th grade students in the school year will be required to pass or obtain 1602 combined score for the four tests.

6 HSA Testing If a student is absent during the testing they will have to make up the test. A student will not have to retake the test if they don’t achieve a passing score. Entering grade 9 in or before: May achieve a combined score of English, Biology, Algebra or combined score of English, Algebra, Biology, Government

7 HSA Testing Entering Grade 9 in and beyond, must achieve a combined score of 1602 for English, Algebra, Biology, Government. Passing Scores: Algebra Biology English Government - 394

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9 Career Academies and STEM Suggested Grade Levels: 9-10 Presenters: Caren Hoffman, Greg Strimel, & Cara Moulds This session will cover information on the Career Academies, at ARL and MRHS; including when you should sign up and start them. Our Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs, offered at MRHS, will be discussed.

10 Honors, GT, AP Course Placement Suggested Grade Levels: 9-10 Presenters: Paul Eckert, Liz Crawford & Renard Parson This session will cover information on correct level placement, and how to move students up or down levels appropriately. What is the work load really like?

11 Admissions Tests Suggested grade levels: 9-11 Presenter: Margie Ford PSAT/SAT/ACT/Subject Tests? This session will provide an overview of the admissions testing system, outlining the differences between the various tests as well as when students should be taking those tests. Specific resources/programs offered to students will be reviewed.

12 Resources for College & Career Searches Suggested Grade Levels: Presenters: Linda Won & Will Schwarz This session will cover what resources are available for college and career searches. The main resource covered will be Family Connections. This is a free resource, offered to all MRHS students, and at this time, heavily used in the college application process.

13 How to Navigate the Social Scene Suggested Grade Levels: 9-10 Presenters: Kim Burke & Tara Ebersole We will discuss how to get involved in extracurricular activities. We will also discuss how to deal with bullying /harassment at MRHS, including cyber bullying and school policies related to these topics.

14 General Questions Presenter: Will Schwarz This final session is offered in the auditorium, to give parents an opportunity to ask questions and/or receive clarification on information shared this evening.

15 Evaluation Forms After each session, please complete the workshop section. After completing the final evaluation please leave the form on the table outside the auditorium. Your feedback will help us to improve future programs


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