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Title: Welcome to Kingsford High School


1
Welcome toKingsford High Schools8th Grade
Parent NightJanuary 26th, 2011
2
Introductions
Ms. Jayne Counselor
Mr. Smithson Principal
Mr. Usitalo Assistant Principal
3
Graduation Requirements
  • Need to have 24 credits to graduate

English 4 Credits Math 4 Credits
(Alg/Geom/Alg II/Math related) Science 3
Credits (Sci 9/Bio/Chem or Physics) S.
Studies 3 Credits (U.S. History/Civics
Econ/World History) P.E./Health 1 Credit Intro
to Micro 1 Credit VPAA credit 1
Credit Other 1 Test Prep Credit
4
Scheduling
  • Course Descriptions are Online
  • Typical 9th Grade Schedule
  • English 9
  • Science 9 (Intro to Chemistry/Physics)
  • Math (Teacher Recommended)
  • US History
  • (?) P.E/Health (?)
  • (?) Intro to Microcomputers (?)
  • Elective (see handout)
  • DUE ASAP (no later than March 4th).
  • Turn into your Primetime Teachers.

WWW.KINGSFORD.ORG
5
Differences HS v. MS
  • Must retake classes if you fail/Summer School
  • No extra credit/study guides
  • No test retakes/late work accepted
  • Grading policies (homework vs tests)
  • Saturday School (attendance/discipline)
  • Must READ the textbook
  • Homework nightly in most classes (bell to bell)
  • Time Management How to study?/Extracurriculars
  • Final Exam Prep starts the first day (40/40/20)

6
Study Resources
  • Teachers (before/after school)/Study
    Groups/Emails
  • Online Textbooks
  • Pre-reading information (BIG HELP)
  • NHS tutors (free help!)
  • After School Study Hall
  • Tests Learn from mistakes

7
Testing
  • 8th grade Explore (Practice PLAN)
  • 9th grade MEAP Social Studies
  • 10th grade PLAN (Practice ACT)
  • 11th grade
  • ASVAB Used for Career Aptitude and possibly
    Military
  • PSAT Optional as practice for SAT
  • MME State Test
  • Includes ACT/Work Keys/Wrap-Around
  • March
  • Michigan Department of Education
  • ACT/SAT
  • Which one do I take? With Writing?
  • Can I retake it? How often? Fees?
  • Test Preps/Tutorials Free
  • www.march2success.com
  • KnowHow2Gowisconson.org

8
Counseling Office Homepage
  • Career Cruising Kingsford/Career
  • Record Keeping On-line (EDP)
  • Online EDPs Created in 8th grade
  • Find Careers Nationwide
  • Find Schools Nationwide
  • Develop Resumes

9
Summer Programs
  • Girls State
  • Boys State
  • MTU Youth Programs
  • Inland Seas
  • Youth Leadership Forums
  • .ETC

10
Any Questions?
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