Presentation on theme: "EIGHTH GRADE OPEN HOUSE January 27, 2013. 8 classes per year (40 credits) ◦ 4 classes, 80 minutes each per day 1 block each day is for a 40 minute."— Presentation transcript:
EXPLORE testing in November 2012 ◦ Results sent home to parents by the end of January 2013 ◦ Used for recommendations and course selections Curriculum guide distributed to students in January ◦ Available on the Lakeland website under Guidance ◦ See p. 3 for a list of the “Graduation Requirements” All core course recommendations are submitted by 8 th grade teachers (English, History, Math, SS, World Language) ◦ If you disagree with a teacher’s recommendation, you will need to appeal this to Tim Conway, Director of Guidance by April 1 st
When will my child meet with his/her Lakeland Regional High School counselor? ◦ Haskell – February 5 th ◦ St. Catherine’s – February 6 th ◦ Ringwood Christian – February 7 th ◦ Wanaque – February 8 th ◦ Ryerson – February – February 11 th & 12 th ◦ St. Francis – February 13 th ◦ St. Mary’s – February 14 th
What do parents need to do to register their child at Lakeland Regional High School? ◦ Discuss course & elective options with your child ◦ Return forms you received in the mailing to the Lakeland Guidance office TODAY If you do not have the forms, they will need to be returned when your child meets with their counselor
Forms Required to Register at Lakeland: Registration Form Record Release Form 9 th Grade Elective Worksheet Verification of student information, policies and forms due in July! ◦ School Office Pro (online submission) If a paper package is required please contact Tim Conway, Director of Guidance.
Family Connection is a comprehensive website that you and your child can use to help in making decisions about courses, colleges, and careers. ◦ Career Assessment ◦ Learning Style Inventory ◦ Resume Builder ◦ 4-year Plan ◦ Research College & Careers ◦ Scholarship Opportunities ◦ Summer Enrichment Opportunities
Use the EXPLORE to help guide you ◦ Students took the EXPLORE in November and should have received their score report in January ◦ Career information is located on first and last page ◦ Review this information with your son/daughter and their high school counselor and develop a 4-year career plan (required) Everything matters starting in 9 th grade!
Earnings and unemployment rate for people 25 years and over Unemployment Rate in 2009 Level of Education Completed Mean Annual Earnings (U.S. Dollars) 14.60%Less than a high school diploma$28,496 9.70%High school graduate, no college$40,352 8.60%Some college, no degree$46,800 7.00% Occupation Program (trade/vocational school) $46,696 6.80%Associate Degree$48,308 5.20%Bachelor’s degree$71,552 3.90%Master’s degree$82,628 2.50%Doctoral degree$113,308 2.30%Professional degree$114,712 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey, unpublished tables, 2010.
14 AP courses are currently offered at LRHS! ◦ Good scores on AP tests can: Qualify for college level credit Save money on college tuition Help your chances for admission to college Register and select college courses early 3 college level (dual enrollment) courses offered at LRHS ◦ Earth Systems Science, Finance & Economics & Studying Film
29 Varsity athletic teams offered at LRHS 65total athletic teams are offered at LRHS ◦ See p. 60 of your 2013-2014 curriculum guide for the sports offered at LRHS and the eligibility requirements to remain eligible to participate. *ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY RULES apply to ALL students!*
50+ Clubs to choose from!!! ◦ See p. 59 of your 2013-2014 curriculum guide for the clubs offered at LRHS! Colleges & Employers pay attention to your life both inside and outside the classroom.
www.lakeland.k12.nj.us Helpful Tools located on our website: ◦ Staff E-mail and Voice Mail ◦ Faculty Pages Shows what to expect for the week! ◦ Parent Portal Round the clock, Real time web access to your child’s grades and attendance
Class of 2012: ◦ 100% of students passed the HSPA or Alternative High School Assessment (AHSA) in Language Arts and Mathematics 97% - Language Arts 92% - Mathematics
Class of 2012: ◦ 92% - 2 & 4 year colleges ◦ 4% - Career / Technical schools ◦ 1% - Military ◦ 3% - Employment * 96% went on to post secondary education