Presentation on theme: "Zachary High School Class of th-9th Transition Meeting"— Presentation transcript:
1 Zachary High School Class of 2018 8th-9th Transition Meeting February 25, 2014
2 Objectives for Tonight’s Meeting To share information regarding Freshman Academy resources for ZHS students and parentsTo review Graduation Requirements and TOPS curriculumTo prepare for 9th grade schedulingTo browse through Career Pathways Showcase and walk through Foundation Hall
3 Ninth Grade Academy Goals Increase the # of first-time 9th graders who successfully complete freshman yearRaise student achievement levelsIncrease daily attendance rateDecrease the # of discipline referralsIncrease the # of 9th graders participating in ZHS extracurricular activitiesPromote students’ awareness of post-secondary options
4 Strategies for Success Successful transition to high schoolIncreased communication between school and home9th grade core teachers teaming dailyEnhanced guidance supportHEAT daily for missing homeworkSaturday School for academic workAfter-school tutoring available T-ThEarly, targeted interventions for struggling learners
5 Grading System 18-week cumulative grading period Semester 1(Aug.-Dec.) Semester 2 (Jan.-May)Progress reports are mailed home at the end of a 6-week period (parents should check JPAMS Parent Command Center on a regular basis)Final grades are awarded at the end of each semester. These are official transcript grades that will follow students to all post-secondary options.
6 Importance of Rigor Honors courses AP (Advanced Placement) courses ChallengeExposureIn-depthCollege ReadinessPlease review the following handout carefully:Comparison Chart for Standard, Honors, AP Courses
7 Journey to College and Career 9th Grade ChecklistCounselors’ Corner websiteACT resourcesAnnual update of Individual Graduation PlansCollege Fair in the fall semester
8 Core 4 Graduation Requirements English 4 UnitsMust be I, II, III, and IVMathematics 4 UnitsAlgebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, 4th MathScience 4 UnitsBiology, Chemistry, 3rd and 4th ScienceSocial Studies 4 UnitsWorld Geography, Civics,American History, 4th Social StudiesPhysical Education ½ UnitsCan substitute ROTC I and IIHealth ½ UnitForeign Language 2 UnitsTwo years in the same languageArt Elective 1 UnitFine Art Survey, Art, Music, or DramaElectives 3 Units24 Units
9 TOPS Curriculum & Requirements Graduates of 2014 and thereafter English – 4 UnitsEnglish I, II, III and English IVMathematics – 4 UnitsAlgebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry, Advanced Math, Probability & Statistics, or CalculusScience – 4 UnitsBiology, Chemistry, and Physical Science, Environmental Science, Earth Science, Anatomy & Physiology, Biology II (AP), Chemistry II (AP), Agriscience II, or PhysicsSocial Studies - 4 UnitsCivics, American History, World Geography, and World HistoryForeign Language – 2 Units2 units from same languageArts – 1 Unit_________________________Total – 19 UnitsLevel 1 Award: 2.5 Core GPA, 20 ACTLevel 2 Award: 3.0 Core GPA, 23 ACTLevel 3 Award: 3.0 Core GPA, 27 ACT
10 Registration February 27th @ NMS Course selections should be driven by the student’s academic record, standardized test scores, career interests and postsecondary plans
11 Advising/Scheduling Process When we come to NMS on February 27, we will sit one-on-one and advise your child as to his/her course selections.How we look at student placement in core courses, including honors/AP:Use 7th iLeap, current grades, and teacher input to make our best judgment as to which classes your child will be most successful.A few days after scheduling, your child will come home with a copy of his/her course requests. Please review your child’s course requests and write any changes you’d like on the bottom of the form, sign, and return. When considering honors/AP, use our selections to help guide your decisions.
12 Advising/Scheduling Process Electives:The state wants students to explore one elective area in depth rather than take several intro elective courses. Therefore, students must choose an elective area of concentration/elective pathway and plan to stick with that elective pathway for all 4 years of high school.In junior and senior year, students will have more room in their schedules which will allow them to take additional electives outside of their elective pathwayWe do not have a pathway for every possible career. Therefore, if we have a pathway that does relate to your child’s career interest, we would encourage him/her to choose that pathway. If we do not have a pathway related to your child’s career interest, we would encourage him/her to choose an elective area that they are interested in exploring and might enjoy while in high school.
13 Career Pathways Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Ag Production/ Management/ EntrepreneurshipHorticultureArchitecture and ConstructionCarpentry and ConstructionArts, A/V Technology, and CommunicationEntertainment ProductionJournalismLiberal ArtsMass CommunicationPerforming Arts
14 Career Pathways Business, Management, and Administration Business AdministrationEducation and TrainingEducationFinanceBanking and FinanceGovernment and Public AdministrationJROTCHealth ScienceNursingPharmacySports Medicine
15 Career Pathways Human Services Information Technology Manufacturing Management of Family ResourcesInformation TechnologyComputer ScienceInformation SystemsManufacturingWeldingMarketing, Sales and ServicesClothing and TextilesTransportation, Distribution, & LogisticsAuto Technology
18 Save the DatesMay – begin checking online for summer assignments (all incoming 9th graders) and sports informationJuly 30th – Freshman Orientation/ Parent University sessionsLast names A-L 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.Last names M-Z 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.***Student fees are $35 plus additional fees for various classes/programs.July 31st - 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Freshmen Only Day
19 Questions??? Contact… Donna Kline, Freshman Academy Coordinator Tiffany Bacon, Freshman Counselor
20 Zachary Career and Technical Center (ZCTC) Kim C. Germany, AdministratorBianca W. Brown, Counselor
21 A typical ZCTC student… Works well in smaller classes and school environmentStruggles academicallyStruggles sociallyInterested in graduating on time according to ageMotivatedNeeds flexibilityPrefers the use of technology in the classroomInterested in working ahead to graduate earlyInterested in Carpentry, Auto Mechanics, or Art career fields
22 If you’d like to learn more about ZCTC, please meet with Mrs If you’d like to learn more about ZCTC, please meet with Mrs.Bianca Brown in Foundation Hall, room F107, immediately following this general session.
23 If you were invited to a separate informational meeting with Mrs If you were invited to a separate informational meeting with Mrs. McMorris, please meet in Foundation Hall, room F113, immediately following this general session.
24 Thank you for coming tonight! Now enjoy our Career ElectivesShowcase in theZHS practice gym.