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1 Welcome to 8 th Grade Parent Orientation

2 Welcome Parents King Philip Regional High School

3 Honor Societies  National Honor Society  National History Honor Society  Science National Honor Society  World Language Honor Society  Art Honor Society  National Business Honor Society

4 Clubs  International Club  Leo Club  Metacomet  Student Council  Student Government  Yearbook  Hiking Club  KP Cares  Diversity Club  Environmental Club  KP Ski Club  Debate Club  GAPS/Drama Club  Peer Leadership  Sachem  Math League  Screen writing club  Engineering club

5 Activities  Jazz Combo I, II, III  Jazz Ensemble I, II  Marching Band  Winter Percussion  Color Guard  Winter Guard  World Percussion  Dance Team  After School Lessons  Chamber Ensembles

6  Baseball  Boys/Girls Ice Hockey  Boys/Girls Basketball  Wrestling  Boys/Girls Soccer  Boys/Girls Lacrosse  Boys/Girls Tennis  Field Hockey  Cross Country  Track (in and out door)  Boys/Girls Swim  Cheerleading  Football  Golf  Gymnastics  Softball  Volleyball Athletics

7 Save the Date! Freshmen Orientation…. A full day event!

8 ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

9 Grade 9-Honors Admission Guidelines : A- or better in Grade 8-Level 1 Teacher recommendation based on student's background in English grammar, literature analysis and composition Ability to work independently High motivation Advanced ability to analyze literature, informational texts, and multimedia Consistent and firm understanding of correct grammar usage and vocabulary in context Consistent and skillful communication of thoughts in composition and oral language

10 Grade 9-College Prep Admission Guidelines: motivation to succeed and responsibility Teacher recommendation based on student's background in English grammar, literature analysis and composition Proficient ability to analyze literature, informational texts, and multimedia Proficient understanding of correct grammar usage and vocabulary in context Proficient communication of thoughts in composition and oral language

11 This introductory course offers an opportunity for students to design and create media productions. Through analysis; planning; defining central ideas; composing text, images, and sound; and digital editing and revision, students will understand that media productions—like literary works—are the result of careful consideration of audience, message, and form. The overall experience will provide students with valuable skills in creative thinking, composition, oral communication, media literacy, and collaboration. The student’s grade will be based on multiple production projects, effort, and class participation.

12 Please visit our YouTube Channel to see some of the work being done in this program – you will find us at KingPhilipTV!

13 Grades: 9-12

14 HONORS  High motivation, self–directed, and responsible.  Consistent ability to conceptualize and analyze information. Ability to use primary sources while making connections to prior historical knowledge.  Skillful communication of thoughts and ideas in writing, showing strength in organization, content development, and the mechanics of writing.

15 COLLEGE PREPARATORY  Motivated.  Ability to conceptualize and analyze information. Demonstrates the ability to make connections to prior historical knowledge.  Good communication of thoughts and ideas in writing, with sufficient organization and content development skills necessary for writing.  Works toward the formation of logical conclusions from written material

16  United States History 1- Grade 9  (1763-Westward Expansion)  Level 1: B or better recommended in World Civilization level 1 and English level 1 in grade 8.  Level 2: (College Preparatory)

17  United States History II-Grade 10  (Westward Expansion-Present)  Advanced Placement-Survey course, an A- or better in US History 1, Level 1  Modern World History-Grade 11  (Industrial Revolution-Present)  Advanced Placement-Survey course, 11 & 12, a B- or better in AP US History II and AP English II

18  1. CRIMINAL JUSTICE (11 & 12)  2. PSYCHOLOGY (12)  3. ETHICS (11 & 12)  4. SOCIOLOGY (12)  4. AP GOV & POLITICS (11 & 12)  5. AP PSYCHOLOGY (12)  6. AP ECONOMICS (12)

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20 World Languages Graduation requirement: all students must successfully complete at least two years of a world language. Three languages offered: Latin, Spanish, and French Levels offered: Honors & College Prep ECP French: 2 year program; alternative to French 1 & 2, Latin 1 & 2, or Spanish 1 & 2; It is a very basic French course which focuses on speaking and listening; less emphasis on reading and writing.

21 Honors HONORS Students are highly motivated to learn and think in another language. They are eager to participate in the four major areas of learning in world language classes: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. They are able learners who connect previous learning with new experiences. They can understand, communicate, read, and write effectively in the target language and in English. Honors students appreciate a rigorous course and are willing to work harder to master new skills.

22 College Prep COLLEGE PREPARATORY Students possess the ability and the interest to learn a world language. They are able to apply concepts taught and to build upon prior knowledge. They are attentive, cooperative, and diligent. College preparatory students can speak with moderate skill in the target language. These students benefit greatly from the opportunity to practice concepts taught.

23 Spanish 1 CP Spanish 2 HonorsCP Spanish 3 HonorsCP Spanish 4 HonorsCP Spanish 5 APSpanishAPSpanish French 1 CP French 2 HonorsCP French 3 HonorsCP French 4 HonorsCP French 5French 5APFrenchAPFrench Latin 1 Honors Latin 2 Honors ECP only French 2 World Languages Latin 3 Honors

24 Mathematics Department

25 8 th to 9 th Grade Flow Chart Intro- Algebra Grade 8 Algebra 1a Grade 8 Algebra 1 Honors Grade 8 Algebra 1 Extended Grade 8 M3131 Algebra 1 Essential College Prep. M3110 Geometry Extended Honors M3120 Geometry College Prep. M3121 Algebra 1 College Prep.

26 ECP Achieves many of the same benchmarks as the CP For the student that needs smaller study group and teacher centered learning Students are provided with a notes packet to follow along with in class Smaller units of material on assessments to help keep them focused

27 CP Challenging and rigorous Teacher directed notes Step by step problem solving Consistent homework reviews Preparation for exams is teacher directed through class reviews and packets Exams resemble class assignments

28 Honors Accelerated pace A new topic everyday with new application Students can fill in the gaps in notes and problem solving… Students can transition smoothly between problem solving strategies without cues Homework is reviewed briefly in class. Preparation for assessments is self directed.

29 Science Department

30 Required Science Courses There are many electives within the science department however, All freshman are required to enroll in and pass Physical science All sophomores are required to enroll in and pass Biology All students are encouraged to take Chemistry and Physics

31 PHYSICAL SCIENCE HONORS GUIDELINES : minimum grade of A- in grade 8 Science (Honors), Integrated Algebra I/ Geometry and English (Honors) ATTITUDE : highly motivated, self- directed, and responsible SKILLS: organized, firm grasp of algebraic concepts, ability to conceptualize and apply scientific concepts, and ability to express oneself in technical writing

32 PHYSICAL SCIENCE COLLEGE PREP GUIDELINES: completion of grade 8 science (level I and II), and Algebra 1A (should be currently enrolled in algebra IB ATTITUDE: motivated and responsible SKILLS: organized, able to apply algebraic skills with guidance, ability to express oneself in writing, ability to conceptualize and apply knowledge with guidance

33 PHYSICAL SCIENCE ESSENTIAL COLLEGE PREP GUIDELINES: TEACHER RECOMMENDATION ONLY completion of grade 8 science (should be enrolled in Algebra ECP) ATTITUDE: motivation to succeed SKILLS: Student should be developing skills in using algebra to solve for an unknown, writing, organization, and conceptualization of principles given the proper guidance.

34 Geo. Alg. 1 Pre- Calculus Alg. 2 Alg. 2 H Pre-Calc. H S1130 Physical Science Gr. 9 Essential College Prep S1230 Biology Grade 10 Essential College Prep S1330 Chemistry Grade Essential College Prep S1120 Physical Science Grade 9 CP Geo. H S1220 Biology Grade 10 CP S1320 Chemistry Grade College Prep S1420 Physics Grade 12 CP S1110 Phys. Sci. Grade 9 Hon. S1210 Biology Gr. 10 Hon. Alg. 2 H or Pre-Calc. H S1310 Chemistry Gr H 6551 Physics Grade Honors 6551 Physics Grade Honors S1410 Physics Gr H Grade 8 Science 6105 Adv. Place. Physics Grade Adv. Place. Physics Grade Adv. Place. Chemistry Grade Anat. & Phys. Gr Honors 6155 Anat. & Phys. Gr Honors 6155 Anat. & Phys. Gr Honors 6155 Anat. & Phys. Gr Honors 6155 Anat. & Phys. Gr Honors 6155 Anat. & Phys. Gr Honors 6155 Anat. & Phys. Gr Honors 6155 Anat. & Phys. Gr Honors 6476 Adv. Place. Biology Grade Research in Science Gr Honors Concurrent by recommendation Concurrent option Teacher Recommendation Teacher Recommendation COURSE SELECTION SEQUENCES FOR SCIENCE CP Electives (Gr ) S1322 Marine Science S1323 Env. Science S1324 Geology AP/HONORS Electives (Gr ) S1300 AP Chemistry S1400 AP Biology S1500 Adv. Physics/AP Mechanics S1311 Anat. & Phys. S1301 Research/Innov. S1313 Env. Science S1312 Marine Science S1314 Meteorology S1315 Natural Disasters

35 Information Technology Dept.

36 Accounting/Business Accounting 1 CP & Honors (open to grades 9-12) Accounting 2 Honors (open to grades 11-12) Business Management CP (open to grades 10-12)

37 Marketing/Deca Marketing 1 CP & Honors (grade 11) Marketing 2 CP & Honors (grade 12)

38 (16) Autocad Drawings (4 Units) (4) Powerpoint Presentations (1) Bridge Design and Construction

39 Fine and Performing Arts Art and Music

40 Foundation Art Level 2 Semester Course Available to motivated freshmen interested in learning about and creating art.Available to motivated freshmen interested in learning about and creating art. Students will explore a variety of media.Students will explore a variety of media. This course is a prerequisite to our other course offerings.This course is a prerequisite to our other course offerings. Pre-Entrance portfolio checks made with CTLPre-Entrance portfolio checks made with CTL Available to motivated freshmen interested in learning about and creating art.Available to motivated freshmen interested in learning about and creating art. Students will explore a variety of media.Students will explore a variety of media. This course is a prerequisite to our other course offerings.This course is a prerequisite to our other course offerings. Pre-Entrance portfolio checks made with CTLPre-Entrance portfolio checks made with CTL

41 Our Staff 2 Teachers averaging 47 years Active members of NAEA 23 Years of judging Art All State Active Artists in the field 2 Teachers averaging 47 years Active members of NAEA 23 Years of judging Art All State Active Artists in the field

42 Other course offerings Drawing and Painting Ceramics I, II, and III Fashion and Textile Design I and II Art History Sculpture Advanced Art I and II Advanced Placement Art Drawing and Painting Ceramics I, II, and III Fashion and Textile Design I and II Art History Sculpture Advanced Art I and II Advanced Placement Art

43 We are proud to have our students accepted at schools such as: Mass Art SCAD Art Institute of Boston Pratt Alfred RISD UMASS Dartmouth Mass Art SCAD Art Institute of Boston Pratt Alfred RISD UMASS Dartmouth

44 Extra curricular offerings National Art Honor Society Students excelling in Art are invited to apply. The group meets monthly and uses their talents to better their school and community. 9 graduating seniors receive scholarships at awards night. Photography Club Open to all students with an interest in photography. Meets bi-monthly to discuss technical and artistic issues pertaining to photography. National Art Honor Society Students excelling in Art are invited to apply. The group meets monthly and uses their talents to better their school and community. 9 graduating seniors receive scholarships at awards night. Photography Club Open to all students with an interest in photography. Meets bi-monthly to discuss technical and artistic issues pertaining to photography.

45 Juried Art Exhibits Boston Globe Scholastics Art Awards (41 AWARDS 2013) Attleboro Art Museum Other local Art Association Exhibits Students participate in Art All State successfully Boston Globe Scholastics Art Awards (41 AWARDS 2013) Attleboro Art Museum Other local Art Association Exhibits Students participate in Art All State successfully

46 Performing Arts Mr. Joshua Wolloff Music Director

47 IN-SCHOOL OFFERINGS Concert Band Honors or College Prep Symphony Band Honors or College Prep Chorus Honors or College Prep Guitar and Piano Jazz Improvisation Intro to American Popular Music

48 CO-CURRICULA OFFERINGS MARCHING ACTIVITIES Marching Band Indoor Color Guard Indoor Percussion

49 Jazz Combo – Beginning Jazz Combo – Intermediate Jazz Combo – Advanced Jazz Ensemble I Jazz Ensemble II JAZZ ACTIVITIES

50 HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

51 THE FRESHMEN CURRICULUM Fitness Flag Football Speedball Floor Hockey New Games Project Adventure Weight Training Volleyball Badminton/Table Tennis

52 EXCITING OPTIONS FOR UPPER CLASSMEN FAST PLAY INDOOR ACTIVITIES (SEM. I & SEM. II) INTRODUCTION TO FLEXIBILITY, MUSCLE STRENGTH, & MOVEMENT PROJECT ADVENTURES (SEM. I & SEM. II) TEAM SPORTS (SEM. I & SEM. II) LEADERSHIP IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

53  What We Do...  Advocate for all students  Counsel, consult, coordinate & collaborate with students, parents/guardians and staff to  address any social/emotional needs of students  support and enhance student academic achievement  Assist students to develop future plans for academic, career & personal and social areas Guidance Department

54 Counselor Assignments for the school year: Grades 9 & 11-Gold Team Last NameCounselor A-KMrs. Barnes L-ZMs. Habib Grades 10 & 12-Green Team Last NameCounselor A-KMr. Adams L-ZMrs. Nutter Guidance Department

55 Guidance Programs 9th  Freshmen transition to high school meeting  Introduction to Naviance  Course selection 11th  College Representative Meetings  College Planning Workshop with Naviance  Individual Post- Secondary meetings  Course selection 10th 12 th  Career Interest Survey through Naviance  Individual Meetings  Course selection  College Representative Meetings  Post-Secondary Planning Support  Senior Survey

56 Naviance is a web-based resource for students and parents/guardians at KPRHS. The Guidance Department uses Naviance to encourage and support post-high school career and college planning. How is Naviance used?  Career Planning  Learning Style Inventory  Interest Inventory  Personality Inventory  Résumé Building  College Planning  College Research  Application Process  Scholarship/Financial Aid Resources  Freshmen students will be given registration codes to access their Naviance account during their freshmen meetings with guidance What is Naviance?

57  Counselors meet with all freshmen during the first semester to discuss:  transition to high school  importance of earning and maintaining strong grades— how grades during freshmen year calculate towards GPA  extra-curricular activities  short-term and long-term goals Importance of Freshmen Year

58 To Override or Not to Override? Points to consider:  Teacher recommendation  Student motivation  Balance  Students are NOT locked into levels for high school career—there is flexibility to move from one year to the next

59 APHonors CPECP  A  A  A  B  B  B  C  C  C  D  D  D  F GPA GPA is calculated using: quality points based upon final average and credits The difference in quality points from one grade and level to the next is 0.33

60 KPHS Peer Tutoring Center The Peer Tutoring Center is available throughout the school day and afterschool for students to access free tutoring support from highly successful KPHS upperclassmen. These students are taking the Peer Tutoring Internship class offered at KPHS. Tutoring in all core subject areas and many electives is available at the Peer Tutoring Center.

61 THANK YOU FOR COMING.


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