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

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
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

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!

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

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
  • 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

  • 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
  • U.S. History required
  • Health -1/2 unit
  • Physical Education -1/2 unit
  • Arts Humanities - 1 unit
  • Business Principles - 1 unit (formerly
  • Tech. Applications
  • Electives - 10.5 units _____________________
  • Total - 28 units

Credits Needed for Promotion
  • (Beginning with Class of
  • 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 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
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