Presentation on theme: "Welcome Parents of Future Freshmen Kentridge’s mission is to prepare all students to be knowledgeable and responsible citizens in a diverse community Graduation."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome Parents of Future Freshmen Kentridge’s mission is to prepare all students to be knowledgeable and responsible citizens in a diverse community Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2019
Parent Registration Night Goals Connecting to KR Academic Programs Registration Process
Connecting to KR Link Crew –Assist incoming students to adjust to high school through fun activities, powerful messages and a genuine connection with our junior and senior “Link Leaders”.
Co-curricular and Extra-curricular Success Club Participation – over 700 students We have over 20 clubs for your students to choose from 9 th grade athletics –Fall: Football, Golf, Volleyball, Girls Soccer, Cross Country, Girls Swim, Boys Tennis –Winter: Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball, Wrestling, Boys Swim, Gymnastics, –Spring: Baseball, Fastpitch, Track and Field, Dance, Cheer, Judo, Girls’ Tennis, Boys’ Soccer
Culminating Project Graduation Requirement Academic Components Career Components NAVIANCE
Support for the Culminating Project NAVIANCE/Culminating Project Lab in the library every day after school KR Connections Advisory every month On-line handbook, resources and templates Career Counselor
Parents and KR Staff in Partnership for Rigor The completion of solid academic core was more strongly correlated with a bachelor’s degree than high school test scores, grade point averages or class rank. Finishing a mathematics course beyond Algebra III-IV more than doubled the odds that a student would earn a bachelor’s degree. At the top of the achievement scale were high school students who took more than one AP course; more than three years of English & math; two years of laboratory sciences, foreign language and history.
Technologically Proficient Computer Essentials or Computer Applications 1 strongly recommended!! Please see handout for contrast of Computer Essentials vs. Computer Applications I.
Registering your student Course Requirements Credits
4 years (4 credits) of English 3 years (3 credits) of Social Studies 3 years (3 credits) of Science 3 years (3 credits) of Math 1.5 years (1.5 credits) of PE.5 years (.5 credit) of Health 2 years of World Language 1 year (1 credit) of Occupational Education 2 years (2 credit) of Fine, Visual or Performing Arts 4 credits of electives 24 Total credits needed Core Course Requirements
Additional Graduation Requirements Meet standard on state assessments Successful completion of the Culminating Project
Core classes for registration English Core or Honors Social Studies Core or Honors Science Integrated 1-2 or Integrated 3-4
Math 1 year Algebra I-2 (9 th grade) 1 year Geometry (9 th grade if Algebra was taken in 8 th grade)
1.5 years of PE.5 year of Health Recommend starting in 9 th grade 9 th grade PE Food & Fitness Health 10 th, 11 th, or 12 th grades
1 year Occupational Education Recommend starting in 9 th grade Includes Business Education Computer Essentials Computer Applications I Family and Consumer Sciences Technical and Applied Programs Computer Programming Commercial Art I Peer Tutoring
2 years Fine, Visual, or Performing Art Complete any time in high school Includes –Music programs –Art programs –Drama programs
2 years World Language Spanish French Japanese American Sign Language
Typical 9 th grade schedule 1 st Semester –Freshman English –9 th Grade Social Studies –Integrated Science 1/2 –Algebra 1/2 –Occupational Education ( Computer Essentials or Computer Applications I highly recommended ) or elective –Music, PE or elective 2 nd Semester –Freshman English –9 th Grade Social Studies –Integrated Science 1/2 –Algebra 1/2 –Occupational Education or elective –Music, PE or elective
Certificate of Achievement Students must meet standards on state assessments in: English/Language Arts Math Science
Dates to remember Summer Orientation: August 2015 Open house: September 2015 Conferences: November 2015 Parent Visitation: December 2015 Surviving High School 101 for parents of 9 th graders: October 2015
Post-Presentation Q & A: A-D: Alicea Rieger Rm 133 E-L: Rob Rutherford PAC M-S: Jeff Vanderport Rm 113 T-Z: Amy Wiskerchen Rm 123 Special Education: Casey Stoflet/ Lindsey Cornish Rm 117 Spanish Speakers: Kara Nolte Library