Freshman Academy Assistant Principal - Brennon Sapp Freshman Coordinator - Thad Dusing.
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Freshman Academy Assistant Principal - Brennon Sapp Freshman Coordinator - Thad Dusing
What is the Job of Freshman Academy? 1. Help students learn (by any means possible) Learn the Basic Earn good grades Develop a joy for learning 2. Successfully transition students from the middle school to the high school Earn good grades Develop good habits Experience Schools of Study 3. Turn your child into a Sophomore
Our Mission We will do everything we can to make learning easy, interesting, and enjoyable. We will be a constant presence in your child’s life. We will not relent!
Your Mission Be there Check on your child’s progress constantly Ask questions Contact teachers and coordinator constantly Email (www.dixie.kenton.kyschools.us) Phone (859-341-7650) Letters & Notes Reward/Restrict/Love/Ground/Hug/Punish...
A Few Statistics Only one in five repeat freshman graduate high school (Kenton County) For students who drop out, only three in 10 will obtain a job. (Alliance for Excellence in education) Assuming that each works until age 65 and earns the average salary A high school graduate will earn nearly $333,000 more than a dropout, A student with a college degree will earn $538,000 more than a high school graduate (Alliance for Excellence in education)
What is Freshman Academy? Two teams of teachers from core subject areas an a few others The teachers utilize a team concept/approach to better assist students as they: develop academically and socially bridge the gap between the year-long courses of middle school and schools of study Strive to become successful high school students Student divide time equally between academy and non-academy classes during the freshman year A coordinator and administrator devoted exclusively to freshman
Freshman Academy Activities & Resources Camp Dixie Rewards Field Trips “Colonel Character” Cards Pathways (Advisor Program) Tutoring Tutoring Busses Red & Gray Olympics Honors Breakfast Freshman Coordinator Freshman Administrator Teacher Teams STI Home Parent Contacts Progress Reports Freshman Advisory Remediation Homework Hotline Community Safe Athletic Passes School Website Teacher Websites (teacherweb.com) Teacher Team Interventions
Trimesters Three-12 week grading periods each year Five Classes each day Each class will be 70 minutes long Each 12 week term is a ½ credit Students will take a total of fifteen-½ credit classes each school year
Graduation Requirements: English- 4 units: English I, II, III, & IV Mathematics - 4 units: Must include Algebra I-A & I-B and Geometry * Science- 3.5 units: CSI, Core Life, Physical & Earth/Space Science required, plus 1.5 credits other Science credits. Social Studies- 3 units: Intro. to Social Studies and World Civilization recommended, U.S. History required Health-1/2 unit Physical Education-1/2 unit Arts & Humanities- 1 unit Business Principles- 1 unit (formerly Keyboarding) & Tech. Applications Electives- 10.5 units _______________________________ Total- 28 units *Beginning with the class of 2007, prep algebra will be considered only as an elective credit, not a math credit towards graduation.
Credits Needed for Promotion (Beginning with Class of 2011) Sophomore -- 6 credits (including English I) Junior -- 13 credits (including English I, II) Senior -- 20 ½ credits (including English I, II, III)
Mock Schedule 1st Trimester 2nd Trimester 3rd Trimester 1st PeriodEnglish 1AHealthAlgebra 1C 2nd Period Business Tech & Career Applications CSI Business Tech. W/ Marketing Skills 3rd PeriodAlgebra 1AEnglish 1BSocial Studies B 4th PeriodSocial Studies AGerman 1AGeneral Art 5th PeriodP.E.Algebra 1BGerman 1B