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Title: Dixie%20Heights%20High%20School%20Freshman%20Academy


1
Assistant Principal - Brennon Sapp Freshman
Coordinator - Thad Dusing
Freshman Academy
  • Red Team
  • Ms. Nieport
  • Ms. Eubank
  • Ms. Holliday
  • Ms. Ring
  • Mr. Wischer
  • Grey Team
  • Ms. Newman
  • Mr. Chavez
  • Ms. King
  • Ms. Schmidt
  • Ms. Spritzky

Dual Team Mr. Chevalier Mr. Lackner
2
What is the Job of Freshman Academy?
  • Help students learn (by any means possible)
  • Learn the Basic
  • Earn good grades
  • Develop a joy for learning
  • Successfully transition students from the middle
    school to the high school
  • Earn good grades
  • Develop good habits
  • Experience Schools of Study
  • Turn you into a Sophomore

3
Our Mission
  • We will do everything we can to make learning
    easy, interesting, and enjoyable.
  • We will be a constant presence in your life. We
    will not relent!

4
Your Mission
  • Show up
  • Pay Attention
  • Work hard
  • Check your progress constantly
  • Talk to your teachers constantly
  • Do what it takes to become a sophomore

5
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)

6
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

7
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

8
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

9
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

10
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)

11
Mock Schedule

1st Trimester 2nd Trimester 3rd Trimester
1st Period English 1A Health Algebra 1C
2nd Period Business Tech Career Applications CSI Business Tech. W/ Marketing Skills
3rd Period Algebra 1A English 1B Social Studies B
4th Period Social Studies A German 1A General Art
5th Period P.E. Algebra 1B German 1B
12
Questions?
www.dixie.kenton.kyschools.us
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