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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 requirements To discuss career cluster and concentration requirements To discuss college entrance requirements To give overview of counseling program To give an overview of the LINKS student advising program

6 Objectives To help you understand graduation requirements
To help you understand academic options To review school schedule To discuss co-curricular opportunities and how your student can become involved To give you important tips for student success

7 Beginning High School High 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.

11 Graduation Requirements Class of 2009
Pathways Major Requirements Professional – 4th Math, 2 Foreign Language Skilled –Concentration 3 credits Entry – Concentration (3-4 cr) English Social Studies Science (Cats Cr.) 3 Math (algebra, Geometry +2) 4 Physical Ed Health The Arts Keyboarding ½ Computer ½ Career Major Electives

12 Career Pathways Professional – students who plan to attend 4 or more years of college Skilled – students who plan to attend a technical or associate degree program or earn a work credential while in high school

13 Career Clusters Students must select a career cluster in the 8th Grade. Clusters include: Arts and Humanities Business / Marketing Engineering / Technical Health Care Human Services Science / Natural Resources

14 Career Concentrations
We offer several concentrations in each career cluster Counselors/Advisors will work with students in a variety of ways to help students select a major Students will select a major in the 10th grade Students 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 Sciences Business / Marketing Construction Technologies Drafting Technology Culinary Arts Early Childcare Professions Automotive Technology Auto Body Collision Repair Information Systems Air Conditioning / Refrigeration Computer Programming Health Care Technologies COOP Programs (work experience) are available for only Seniors enrolled in certain Career Majors.

16 College EDGE Program Dual Credit Classes are offered in a variety of classes Allows students to earn college credit while completing high school course work See Student Enrollment Bulletin or counselor to determine EDGE classes Low to no cost for credit

17 Honors Program 9th – Math
10th 11th & 12th – Math, English, Social Studies, Science Students must complete AP/Honors form and meet 2 of 3 criteria: Teacher recommendation A or B in subject area 75% or above on standardized test or ABOVE MASTERY

18 Advanced Placement Program
Pre-AP Classes in English classes 9 and 10 11th and 12th grade s include: Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, US History, Physics, English 11 and 12 National Test (May) Scored from 1-5 Many private universities give college credit if student earns 3 or above 4 or above for some colleges Rigorous curriculum Classes NOT weighted

19 9th Grade School Day “A” DAY Block 1 (9) Block 2 (9) Block 3 (9)
Block 3 Block 4 “B” DAY Block 1 (9) Block 2 (9) Block 3 (9) Block 4 (9) Block 7 Block 8

20 10th Grade School Day “A” DAY Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 “B” DAY

21 9th Grade Success Small 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 Studies Core 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 y Each student will be assigned an advisor to work with him/her throughout high school Students 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 to help students learn better focus on individual needs increase knowledge about options after high school and the 21st Century workforce Improve skills for school success

25 . LINKS Advisors will: Facilitate weekly lessons (standards based)
Be the “go to” person for parents Assist students with academic and career planning Refer students to counselors as needed Contact 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 schedule Advocate 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-Knowledge School Success Skills Academic Development Work Ethic Life Skills Career 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 Counselors Will also be available throughout your students high school career to help support academic achievement Sometimes this means helping them with personal / social issues If you know your student is going through a difficult time, let his/her counselor or advisor know.

30 School Counselors Will work with student in individual, group, and classroom guidance lessons to help students in the areas of: Academic Development Career Development Personal/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 pathway and concentration is best for them.

32 Programs that Require Applications/Recommendations/ Audition
Student Council Select Choir Groups Natural Helpers (Sophomore year) National Honor Society/Tri-M/Math Jazz Band, Show Band, etc. Jobs for WV Graduates Library / Office Staff

33 Support Services LUNCH Tutoring Program Kerswald Reading Program
Student Assistance Program After school tutoring 504 Plans IEPs

34 Special Education Program
Model of service is similar to JHS EACH student is assigned to SE advisor Special Educators assist students with arena scheduling process Special Education Teacher act as advocates IEPs carry over IEPs as student need changes when team agrees Schedules must align with IEP Students integrated in regular classroom when possible Smaller specialized classrooms available as needed Parents should contact student advisor or counselor with any school concerns Emphasize 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 advisor Be involved in the education process Volunteer Encourage your student to be involved in school activities Inform 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 ability Encourage a nightly homework routine Place responsibility for success with your student At first sign of school concerns contact your student’s advisor or counselor

37 Athletics

38 Athletics YOU WILL NEED: Signed Training Rules Current Physical (after
March 1, 2009) Athletic fee 2.0 grade point average Insurance coverage

39 JROTC Program Four year program emphasizing:
Leadership Discipline Teamwork Citizenship Srgt. Major ??? and Major ??? - Instructors

40 Fall Sports Cross Country (boys/girls) Football (boys)
Golf (boys/girls) Volleyball (girls) Soccer Cheerleading

41 Winter Sports Basketball (boys/girls) Wrestling (boys) Cheerleading

42 Spring Sports Baseball (boys) Tennis (boys/girls)
Track & field (boys/girls) Softball (girls) Girls can play in the following boys sports: Football Golf Wrestling baseball

43 Other Activities Speech/Debate Team Theatre Fall & Spring Plays Band
Concert Choir Yearbook Newspaper Honors Societies National, Tri-M, Art Clubs

44 Thank YOU! We look forward to working with you as a team to help your student succeed.

45 Any Questions?

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