Administrators: Celina Estrada Thomas, Ph.D., Campus Principal Kelli Lopez, Associate Principal Linda Field, Lead Counselor
Alpha Group: A – Gol. = Gayla Zamora, Counselor & Tony Dominguez, AP Alpha Group Gom. – On = Linda Field, Counselor & Sherrell Moore, AP Alpha Group Om – Z = Randy Orris, Counselor & Natalie Bennight, AP Tammy Johnson, College & Career Center
Demographic GroupPercentage White50.2% Hispanic36% African-American10% Asian-American.8% Native-American.7% Two or more races2.2% Economically Disadvantaged 53% Gifted & Talented12% Special Education13% High School of Academic Distinction 2013
Overarching Campus Goal We will graduate 100% of BHS students college and career ready. School of Academic Distinction 2013
Topics of Discussion School Day CCAVE (College and Career: A Venue for Everyone) Homework & Testing Policies STAAR/EOC and Impact on Graduation Testing Calendar Graduation Requirements
PeriodTimeDescription 8:05 – 8:35Open Tutorial Time 18:40 – 9:3050 minutes 29:35 – 10:2550 minutes CCAVE10:30 – 11:05 311:10-12:00 412:00 – 12:30 12:35 – 1:25 Lunch Class 51:30 – 2:20 62:25 – 3:15 73:20 – 4:10 School Day
Protected school time for: Providing extra assistance Increasing commended performance Increasing AP exam/PSAT/SAT/ACT passing rates Ensuring 9 th & 10 th graders are ready for STAAR EOC (End of Course)
CCAVE is part of the school day. Rotates every day; student will see teachers for an extra 30 minutes every 7 days Passes to high need classes allowed on Tuesdays & Thursdays Truancy consequences apply
30 minutes of homework per day; AP classes may require more; due when specified by the teacher Outside of class major assignments, projects, and tests will be due/administered on designated days as noted on the table that follows.
Every morning from 8:05 – 8:35 (except when teacher has duty) Mondays: Biology Room 822 Tuesdays: Algebra Room 108 Wednesdays: English I Room 324
MondayTuesdayWednesday*ThursdayFriday ScienceSocial StudiesMath EnglishCATE/Business / Technology & Foreign Languages Fine Arts or Performing Arts
TEA School of Academic Distinction14 Attendance Students must attain a 90% attendance rate in order to receive credit in a course. Students must attain a 90% attendance rate in order to receive credit in a course. 7 absences allowed in the first semester; lose credit on the 8 th 7 absences allowed in the first semester; lose credit on the 8 th 9 absences allowed in the second semester; lose credit on the 10 th 9 absences allowed in the second semester; lose credit on the 10 th
TEA School of Academic Distinction15 Attendance / Leaving Campus Submit written notes with every absence. Submit written notes with every absence. Permits to leave campus need to be obtained in the morning before school. Permits to leave campus need to be obtained in the morning before school. Early release or checkouts are not permitted after 3:00 p.m. unless a permit to leave is obtained in the morning. Early release or checkouts are not permitted after 3:00 p.m. unless a permit to leave is obtained in the morning.
State reduced the number of tests required for graduation from15 to 5 ! English I in 9 th Grade Biology “ “ Algebra (Alg. I at 8 th grade test counts) English II in 10 th Grade American History in 11 th Grade
July 7-11, 2014 ◦ English I ◦ English II ◦ Algebra 1 ◦ Biology ◦ American History March 31, 2014 ◦ English 1 April 1, 2014 ◦ English II May 5-9, 2014 ◦ Algebra 1 ◦ Biology ◦ American History STAAR/EOC Dates
AP and/or Dual Credit classes may be substituted where appropriate. 26 Total Credits English Language Arts ◦ 4 Credits English 1 English 2 English 3 English 4 Mathematics ◦ 4 Credits Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra 2 The 4 th credit selected from the following: Pre-calculus Advanced Mathematical Decision Making AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC AP Statistics
AP and/or Dual Credit classes may be substituted where appropriate. Social Studies ◦ 4 Credits World Geography World History United States History United States Government (.5 credit) Economics (.5 credit) Science ◦ 4 Credits Biology Chemistry Physics The 4 th credit from: Environmental Systems Anatomy and Physiology AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Physics B Scientific Research and Design Medical Microbiology (.5 credit) Pathophysiology (.5 credit) Graduation Requirements: The Recommended High School Program
Health ◦.5 Credit Health will be taken during the 10 th grade year. Speech ◦.5 Credit Communication Applications Languages other than English ◦ 2 Credits Any 2 levels of the same language Physical Education ◦ 1 Credit Athletics, NJROTC, Drill Team, Cheerleading, Band are substitutes for the PE credit. Graduation Requirements: The Recommended High School Program
Electives ◦ 5 Credits Selected from the following Career and Technology Fine Arts Languages other than English English Language Arts Mathematics Science Social Studies Physical Education Fine Arts ◦ 1 Credit Selected from the following: Art 1-4 Theater Arts 1-4 Theater Productions 1-4 Technical Theater 1-4 Dance 1-4 Folklorico 1-4 Ballroom Dance 1-4 Band 1-4 Choir 1-4 Graduation Requirements: The Recommended High School Program
At the end of the freshman year, students will need: 7 Credits for Sophomore classification 13 Credits for Junior classification 19 Credits for Senior classification Students need 26 credits to graduate on the recommended plan.
Monitor homework Monitor grades Recognize effort (effort creates ability) Seek teacher assistance Encourage tutorial access Consider buying a laptop with wireless access for holidays (Christmas), birthdays or as an incentive for doing well. Students can bring them to school.