Presentation on theme: "IT’S GREAT TO BE A SPARTAN!!"— Presentation transcript:
1 IT’S GREAT TO BE A SPARTAN!! ??? High SchoolWELCOME!IT’S GREAT TO BE A SPARTAN!!
2 Parent Orientation Date: Principal ??? Principal – Class of 2012 ??? Counselor – Class of 2012??? Counselor – Class of 2013
3 Parent/Student Orientation Date:Principals??? Principal – Class of 2009??? Principal – Class of 2010??? Principal – Class of 2011??? Principal – Class of 2012
4 Parent/Student Orientation Counselors??? Counselor – Class of 2009??? Counselor – Class of 2010??? Counselor – Class of 2011??? Counselor – Class of 2012
5 Objectives To introduce you to school leadership and staff To review graduation requirementsTo discuss career cluster and concentration requirementsTo discuss college entrance requirementsTo give overview of counseling programTo give an overview of the LINKS student advising program
6 Objectives To help you understand graduation requirements To help you understand academic optionsTo review school scheduleTo discuss co-curricular opportunities and how your student can become involvedTo give you important tips for student success
7 Beginning High SchoolHigh school is the final transition into adulthood and the world of work as students begin separating from parents and exploring and defining their independence.Students are deciding who they are, what they do well, and what they will do when they graduate.
8 Mission Statement A SCHOOL OF HOPE The faculty, staff, students and community will collectively work together to foster and achieve optimal personal growth through the building of skills knowledge, and character in a safe and respectful environment of freedom and hope.
9 About ??HS??? is a comprehensive high school offering many opportunities and programs to help ALL student achieve success.Our website:provides a comprehensive look at our school including websites for many teachers and departments
10 School Counselors/Advisors Will review graduation requirements with your students annually and help them schedule classes needed.
12 Career PathwaysProfessional – students who plan to attend 4 or more years of collegeSkilled – students who plan toattend a technicalor associate degree programor earn a work credential while in high school
13 Career ClustersStudents must select a career cluster in the 8th Grade. Clusters include:Arts and HumanitiesBusiness / MarketingEngineering / TechnicalHealth CareHuman ServicesScience / Natural Resources
14 Career Concentrations We offer several concentrations in each career clusterCounselors/Advisors will work with students in a variety of ways to help students select a majorStudents will select a major in the 10th gradeStudents may change majors as career choices change as long as their schedule permits
15 Career & Technical Education CTE Courses & Labs focus on these areas: Agriculture SciencesBusiness / MarketingConstruction TechnologiesDrafting TechnologyCulinary ArtsEarly Childcare ProfessionsAutomotive TechnologyAuto Body Collision RepairInformation SystemsAir Conditioning / RefrigerationComputer ProgrammingHealth Care TechnologiesCOOP Programs (work experience) are available for only Seniors enrolled in certain Career Majors.
16 College EDGE ProgramDual Credit Classes are offered in a variety of classesAllows students to earn college credit while completing high school course workSee Student Enrollment Bulletin or counselor to determine EDGE classesLow to no cost for credit
17 Honors Program 9th – Math 10th 11th & 12th – Math, English, Social Studies, ScienceStudents must complete AP/Honors form and meet 2 of 3 criteria:Teacher recommendationA or B in subject area75% or above on standardized test or ABOVE MASTERY
18 Advanced Placement Program Pre-AP Classes in English classes 9 and 1011th and 12th grade s include:Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, US History, Physics, English 11 and 12National Test (May)Scored from 1-5Many private universities give college credit if student earns 3 or above4 or above for some collegesRigorous curriculumClasses NOT weighted
19 9th Grade School Day “A” DAY Block 1 (9) Block 2 (9) Block 3 (9) Block 3Block 4“B” DAYBlock 1 (9)Block 2 (9)Block 3 (9)Block 4 (9)Block 7Block 8
20 10th Grade School Day “A” DAY Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 “B” DAY
21 9th Grade SuccessSmall Learning Communities/Freshman Academies/ LINKS Student Advisement groups.We want your student to succeed, therefore your student will be placed in small learning groups where a teacher/advisor will work with them throughout the year to help them do well in school.
22 Freshman Academy Students will be put in freshmen “academies” with core teachers for:Math, Science, English and Social StudiesCore teachers will have the same planning period to allow parents easy access to all core teachers at the same time.Core teachers can meet together, discuss concerns and develop strategies to improve student success.
23 yEach student will be assigned an advisor to work with him/her throughout high schoolStudents will be placed in small advising groups that meet at least weekly throughout high school
24 .LINKS stands for “Learning, Individualized Needs, Knowledge and Skills”Advisors will work tohelp students learn betterfocus on individual needsincrease knowledge about options after high school and the 21st Century workforceImprove skills for school success
25 . LINKS Advisors will: Facilitate weekly lessons (standards based) Be the “go to” person for parentsAssist students with academic and career planningRefer students to counselors as neededContact parents with concerns about attendance, behavior, and grades
26 . LINKS Advisors will: Help students maintain a career portfolio Assign activities on Career Cruising – a computer tool to help student plan for the career that is best for them.Meet with parents to help plan each year’s scheduleAdvocate for each student’s success
27 .LINKS will bridge the gap between what is taught in the core curriculum and the skills necessary in the work place by addressing six major Skills Areas:Self-KnowledgeSchool Success SkillsAcademic DevelopmentWork EthicLife SkillsCareer Planning
28 .Student may receive elective credit for LINKS. When students miss school, they can go to the LINKS website and download lessons missed in class. To learn more about LINKS go to our state website at:
29 School CounselorsWill also be available throughout your students high school career to help support academic achievementSometimes this means helping them with personal / social issuesIf you know your student is going through a difficult time, let his/her counselor or advisor know.
30 School CounselorsWill work with student in individual, group, and classroom guidance lessons to help students in the areas of:Academic DevelopmentCareer DevelopmentPersonal/Social Development
31 School Counselors/Advisors Will work with your student using assessments such as the EXPLORE, PLAN, WESTEST and ASVAB to help you students set academic and career goals and determine which career pathwayand concentration isbest for them.
32 Programs that Require Applications/Recommendations/ Audition Student CouncilSelect Choir GroupsNatural Helpers (Sophomore year)National Honor Society/Tri-M/MathJazz Band, Show Band, etc.Jobs for WV GraduatesLibrary / Office Staff
33 Support Services LUNCH Tutoring Program Kerswald Reading Program Student Assistance ProgramAfter school tutoring504 PlansIEPs
34 Special Education Program Model of service is similar to JHSEACH student is assigned to SE advisorSpecial Educators assist students with arena scheduling processSpecial Education Teacher act as advocatesIEPs carry overIEPs as student need changes when team agreesSchedules must align with IEPStudents integrated in regular classroom when possibleSmaller specialized classrooms available as neededParents should contact student advisor or counselorwith any school concernsEmphasize that later in the spring HS special ed. teachers will be meeting with SMS special ed. teachers to review file information more closely.
35 Tips for Student Success Get to know your student’s counselor and advisorBe involved in the education processVolunteerEncourage your student to be involved in school activitiesInform the school of special situations / don’t assume you child will
36 Tips for Student Success Encourage your student to take the most challenging courses in relation to abilityEncourage a nightly homework routinePlace responsibility for success with your studentAt first sign of school concerns contact your student’s advisor or counselor