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Title: High School 101


1
High School 101
2
WELCOME
  • River Hill High School
  • National Blue Ribbon School
  • Principal
  • William Ryan

3
Our Mission
  • The mission of River Hill High School is to
    provide a personalized, high-quality education
    that connects academic excellence to real-life
    experiences. Our staff, students, parents, and
    community members will collaboratively model core
    values essential to a diverse and democratic
    society.

4
Our Goals
  • Goal 1 River Hill will meet state standards set
    by the year 2006 and eliminate all achievement
    gaps by ensuring that all student subgroups meet
    state standards by 2007.
  • Goal 2 River Hill teachers will design high
    quality, hands-on, differentiated implementing
    the Howard County essential curriculum while
    emphasizing real life applications.
  • Goal 3 River Hill teachers will communicate and
    collaborate with parents to establish a strong
    partnership to foster each students growth.
  • Goal 4 River Hill teachers will convey a sense
    of caring and model core values so that students
    believe that teachers share a stake in student
    learning.

5
National Blue Ribbon School
  • Outstanding student performance
  • Highly accomplished staff
  • Fantastic parental involvement
  • Award winning co-curricular and extra-curricular
    programs

6
Web Presence
  • William_Ryan_at_hcpss.org
  • (All staff follow the same algorithm)
  • www.hcpss.org/rhhs
  • Our website
  • www.eschoolnewsletter.com
  • Weekly Principals Update

7
Scheduling
Assistant Principal Dr. John DiPaula
8
Scheduling Timeline
  • Course selection sheets must be returned to the
    respective middle school (January).
  • High School counselors input requests into system
    (February).
  • Students receive a printout of confirming their 7
    requested courses (March 4, 2009).
  • Master schedule is built based on student
    requests and staffing (March / April).
  • If there are conflicts (usually not many for
    freshmen) counselors contact students to resolve
    (April - June).
  • Students receive a copy of their 7 confirmed
    classes (May 27, 2009).
  • Student schedules are mailed home (August 1,
    2009).

9
Policy 8010
  • Any student in grade 8 must meet the following
    requirements or automatically be considered for
    retention
  • A student must pass all courses and receive a
    final grade of not lower than C in the core
    subjects (English, social studies, reading, math,
    and science).
  • A student who does not meet this requirement may
    be recommended to attend summer school.

10
Policy 8010
  • A student who is below grade level in reading
    and/or math at the end of the 8th grade (as shown
    on the students report card) will be required to
    participate in appropriate interventions such as
    summer school and/or designated reading and/or
    math intervention courses in 9th grade.

11
Guidance
Mr. Phil Vangeli
12
Guidance Counselors
  • Danny Ives A - Do
  • Annette Jackson Dr - J
  • Marianne Pizzo K - N
  • Phil Vangeli O - R
  • Kareef Overton S Z
  • Neyda Moulier Newcomers

13
Question 1
  • What are the graduation requirements for the
    Class of 2013?

14
Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2013
15
Credit Requirements
16
Program Choice
Foreign Language
Advanced Technology
Career Technology Completer
2 credits
2 credits
4 credits
or
or
17
High School Assessments
Students must score a total of 1602 on the four
exams.
Algebra
Biology
American Government
English
18
Four Year Plan
Mock Interview
Resume
Career Preparation
19
Service Learning
  • 75 hours of service which includes planning,
    action, and reflection
  • Most HCPSS students complete in middle school

20
Certificate of Merit
Merit
Merit with Honors
Merit with Distinction
  • 15 merit courses
  • 1 GT/AP
  • 3.4 GPA
  • 12 merit courses
  • 3.0 GPA
  • 15 merit courses
  • 3 GT/AP
  • 3.75 GPA

21
Question 2
  • What are the Career Academy options?

22
Career Academy Programs
  • Architecture and Engineering
  • Biotechnology and Health Services
  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Culinary Arts and Hotel Management
  • Energy, Power and Transportation
  • Multimedia Arts and Technology
  • Human Resources

23
Question 3
  • How does my child select classes?

24
The Course Selection Process
Teacher makes course recommendation
Student take course request form home
Parent reviews, signs, and returns
Middle school counselor reviews and sends to
high school
25
Question 4
  • What is the parents role in course selection?

26
1. Talk with your child about goals for the next
four years.
2. Review course recommendations and make the
best decision for your child.
3. Encourage your child to take the most
rigorous courses while enjoying other aspects of
high school.
27
Question 5
  • What is the typical academic schedule for a 9th
    grade student?

28
A Typical 9th Grade Schedule
29
Question 6
  • What does the high school schedule look like?

30
High School Schedule
31
Question 7
  • What are weighted and unweighted grade point
    averages?

32
Unweighted Grade Point Average
  • Add the quality points for each course
  • A 4 points
  • B 3 points
  • C 2 points
  • D 1 point
  • E 0 points
  • Divide by the number of credits attempted.

33
Weighted Grade Point Average
  • Weighted GPA is used for college admissions and
    scholarship applications only.

34
Question 8
  • What is the attendance policy for high school
    students?

35
  • All students are expected to attend regularly in
    accordance with public school laws.
  • Any student with unlawful absences of more than
    5 of the course may be considered for denial of
    credit.

36
Question 9
  • What is academic eligibility?

37
  • Governs student participation in all voluntary
    extracurricular activities.
  • Student must maintain a 2.0 grade point average
    and no failing grades for the marking period
    prior to the start of the activity.
  • All incoming 9th graders are academically
    eligible for fall extracurricular activities.

38
Question 10
  • What are some other important aspects of high
    school?

39
School Plays Musicals
Class Boards
Cheerleading/ Dance/ Poms
Extracurricular Activities
Service Clubs
School Clubs
Athletic Teams
40
9th Grade Team Leader
Mrs. Jaime Munford
41
Ninth Grade Team
  • 9th Grade Wing
  • Team Members
  • 20 Teachers including 1 Special Education
  • 1 Instructional Assistant
  • Administrator
  • Guidance Counselor

42
Why 9th Grade Teams?
  • Data GPA of 9th Graders
  • National trend to break High Schools down into
    smaller workable groups
  • Interdisciplinary teaching and planning
  • Seamless transition from Middle Level to High
    School

43
  • Transition is a process..
  • ..NOT an Event!

44
Orientations
  • January RHHS staff visit middle schools
  • June Annual RHHS Student Life Expo
  • June 3 Middle school students visit RHHS
  • August 9th Grade Orientation Day
  • September Back-To-School Night

45
Activities
  • August 9th Grade Dance
  • September Back to School Dance
  • Sept/Oct Homecoming
  • January Midterm Exams
  • March/April HSA Extended Day Program
  • June 9th Grade Awards
  • June Final Exams
  • Ongoing Data Discussions and suggestions
    for student support

46
TIPS FOR SUCCESS
  • BE PREPARED FOR THE SCHEDULE!
  • AS PARENTS. STAY INVOLVED IN THE SCHEDULING
    PROCESS!
  • GET INVOLVED IN EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES!

47
Questions?
Please join us in the dining center.
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