Welcome to High School 101 - Neuqua Valley High School

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Welcome to High School 101 - Neuqua Valley High School
Welcome to High School 101
HIGH SCHOOL 101
Navigating the Journey Forward
or Everything you wanted to know about
getting your 8th grader ready to be a Wildcat!
Your Guides for This Evening
Lance Fuhrer, Assistant Principal for Curriculum & Instruction
Maree Russavage, Assistant Principal at the Gold Building
Sandy Schuller, Director of Guidance
Transition
Importance | Placement | Criteria | Timeline
• The most important counsel we offer regarding
course selection is for the freshman year.
• Our goal is to serve the strengths and needs of
our students and connect them with the classes
that address both.
• These meetings will provide you with insight into
this important process.
Transition
Importance | Placement | Criteria | Timeline
College-Ready or Career-Ready?
BOTH.
Transition
Importance | Placement | Criteria | Timeline
College-Prep or Honors/AP?
BOTH.
Transition
Importance | Placement | Criteria | Timeline
High Expectations or High Help?
BOTH.
Transition
Importance | Placement | Criteria | Timeline
• Eighth Grade Teachers will make course
recommendations between January 10-17.
• Neuqua Valley High School Department Chairs
will place students in appropriate programs by
January 31.
• Requests to re-examine placement decisions
need to be communicated to high school
department chairs by January 31.
Transition
Importance | Placement | Criteria | Timeline
• Courses with Levels: Math, English, Social
Studies, and Science.
• Specialized Courses: Reading Workshop and
Algebra Block.
• Specialized Programs: IEP, ELL, Music
Transition
Importance | Placement | Criteria | Timeline
• Eighth Grade Teacher Recommendation
• Grades in Coursework
• Knowledge of High School Curriculum
• EXPLORE Scores
Transition
Importance | Placement | Criteria | Timeline
Our goal is to build a master schedule for 4,000
students that provides small class size,
individualized programming and stewards
responsibly our financial resources.
EXPLORE >> PLAN >> ACT
ACT
11th Grade
Out of 36
PLAN
10th Grade
Out of 32
EXPLORE
8th Grade
Out of 25
Each test helps you predict the
next and can help you make
post-high school plans.
Life at Gold - Horizontal Curriculum
• Habits of Work
• Habits of Mind
• College Readiness
• 21st Century Skills
Life at Gold
What do Freshman Say?
Class of 2016 Enrollment Process
Enrollment– January 2012
• Course Selection
Registration– June 2012
• Physical, Demographics
HS101 Reference Guide
Where to find everything you need to know
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Enrollment Process
• November: 8th/9th grade Counselors began
planning for transition.
• December: HS Dept Chairs plan with 8th grade
teachers course rigor, guidelines,
recommendations & procedures.
• January: Parents & students join the action.
High School Course Guide
Class of 2016 Course Selection
Choosing Core Courses
College Prep
Honors
English I
Honors English
Algebra I
Honors Geometry
Honors Algebra 2/Trig
Biology
Honors Biology
World Geography
Honors World History
AP
AP World History
Sample Schedule
Sample Schedule
Sample Schedule
Important Dates
AP/Honors Information Evening
• January 23, 2012 | 7pm NVHS Gym
Open House for 8th-grade Families
• January 25, 2012
6:30 pm NVHS Gym (A-L)
8:00pm
NVHS Gym (M-Z)
Important Dates
Course Selection Sheets due to 8th grade teachers
• January 27, 2012
Change request window
• May 29-June 1, 2012
– Changes cannot be guaranteed.
The Latin System
Summa Cum Laude: GPA 4.5 or higher
Magna Cum Laude: GPA 4.2-4.49
Cum Laude: GPA 4.0-4.19
SUMMARY:
Elements of transition
Life at Gold
The enrollment process

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