Boyertown Area Senior High School - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

Boyertown Area Senior High School

Description:

Boyertown Area Senior High School CLASS OF 2019 – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:149
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 50
Provided by: basd9
Category:

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Boyertown Area Senior High School


1
Boyertown Area Senior High School
  • CLASS OF 2019

2
What We Know Today
  • In order to compete in a 21st century global
    economy, Pennsylvania needs a highly-educated and
    proficient workforce.
  • The current years U.S. workforce is facing a
    shortage of 12 million qualified workers for the
    fastest-growing job sectors including
    engineering, health care and computer technology.
    (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • This will make it imperative that all students -
    both enrolled and out of school - have
    the skills and education to meet
    this shortage.

3
How do we get students to think about their
future?
  • Career Portfolio
  • Berks Business Education Coalition Visit
  • Bear Essentials
  • School Counselor Classroom Presentations and
    Individual Conferences
  • Availability of Rigorous Coursework (AP,
    Concurrent, Honors)
  • Standardized Testing and Results

4
Career Portfolio Requirements
  • Grade 9- resume builder
  • Grade 10- post-secondary education/training
    investigation, personal planning/goal setting,
    career investigation, BBEC visitation, Digital
    Drivers License
  • Grade 11- job shadowing
  • Grade 12- portfolio presentation
  • Portfolio details are located on BASH web site.

5
Berks Business Education Coalition Career Visit
  • All Sophomores will visit a local business during
    the first quarter of the school year
  • The purpose is to acquaint students with the
    factors employers consider when hiring
    (communication skills, attitude, computer
    literacy, reputation, school performance)
  • Alcon, Met Ed, Pottstown Medical Center,
    Sealstrip, Brentwood Industries and more

6
Bear Essentials
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Safe

7
School Counselor Classroom Presentations and
Individual Conferences
  • Counselors are in classrooms several times a year
    to distribute important information relevant to
    the current grade level.
  • Counselors are available for educational, career,
    personal, social and emotional issues.
  • Students can make individual appointments with
    counselors before school, after school, and
    during open periods.
  • Parent/Student evening informational sessions

8
Rigorous Coursework
  • AP
  • Honors
  • Concurrent Enrollment

9
Advanced Placement Courses
  • An AP student receives the maximum preparation
    for college.
  • Students may be exempt from taking certain
    courses in college with an AP test grade of 3 -5.
    The AP test is given at the conclusion of the AP
    course.
  • Students may be eligible for honors and special
    programs in college for being an AP student in
    high school.
  • Typically requires summer work
  • AP students receive a GPA weight of .2 for having
    a final grade of a C or higher.
  • Cost for each exam is approximately 90.00

10
Honors Courses
  • Rigorous coursework which may include summer
    assignments
  • Classes move at a faster pace with more
    independent learning expectations
  • The final GPA of a student for each Honors course
    in which the student has achieved at least a
    grade of B- will be raised .1

11
Concurrent Enrollment
  • Only for grade 11 and 12
  • Excellent opportunity to experience postsecondary
    coursework while still in the high school
    environment
  • CE courses are indicated in the course selection
    book yearly
  • CE opportunities are advertised through
    announcements and correspondence to parents
  • The final GPA of a student for each CE course in
    which the student has achieved at least a grade
    of B- will be raised by .1

12
Why Take Concurrent Enrollment?
  • Students get the experience of taking a college
    course while still receiving the support from the
    high school.
  • Students get an early start on the courses
    required at college.
  • Concurrent enrollment credits transfer to all the
    state universities and other institutions that
    have partnerships with the community college.
  • Parents save money! The cost of dual enrollment
    credits is reduced.
  • _at_ 170.00 per 3 4 credit course

13
Cyber Course Offerings
  • Cyber Courses
  • Academic English 10
  • Academic Modern World History
  • French 1
  • Animation I
  • Intro to Computer Graphics
  • Intro to Weaving
  • Students taking Cyber courses should contact the
    Senior high and check with their school counselor
    for approved course by the NCAA.

14
Additional Cyber Course Information
  • You will be required to complete a demonstration
    of what the course will look like.
  • You will be required to complete a summer
    orientation program online. This must be
    completed prior to the start of the school year.
  • Work can be done anytime,anywhere.

15
Characteristics of a Successful Online/Cyber
Student
  • Be self-motivated and self-disciplined
  • Be able to communicate through writing
  • Feel that high-quality learning can take place
    without going to a traditional classroom
  • Be willing to speak up for your
    educationmaintain frequent communication with
    teacher
  • Be willing and able to commit to 8-9 hours a week
    per class
  • Meet course pacing requirements
  • Accept critical thinking and decision making as
    part of the learning process
  • Have access to a computer and the Internet
  • Be able to think ideas through before responding
  • Be open-minded about sharing work, experiences
    and life as part of the learning process
  • These courses are treated like regular courses in
    that, they cannot be dropped. Choose these
    courses carefully!!!!!!

16
Standardized Tests and ResultsStandardized
Tests and Results
  • PSAT
  • ASPIRE 10 (a pre-ACT)
  • SAT
  • ACT
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • KEYSTONE EXAMS
  • EOCAS

17
ASPIRE 10
  • You will take this in 10th grade
  • Considered a pre ACT test/practice ACT test.
  • Use these results when choosing courses during
    high school.
  • Useful for determining whether you would like to
    take the ACT as a Junior/Senior

18
PSAT/NMSQT
  • Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test/National
    Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
  • All Juniors and Sophomores have the opportunity
    to take the PSAT.
  • Test is given once each year in October.
  • Must take it as a Junior in order to qualify for
    the National Merit Scholarship competition.
  • If you are interested in signing up for this as a
    Sophomore, you must sign up in May of 9th grade.

19
SCHOLASTIC ASSESSMENT TEST(SAT)
  • Test taken by both Juniors and Seniors
  • College entrance exam
  • 2 areas tested- Evidence-Based Reading and
    Writing Math (essay optional)
  • Test dates and locations are available at
    collegeboard.com
  • Boyertown is not a test site due to construction
    at the high school

20
ACT
  • College entrance exam available to juniors and
    seniors
  • 4 areas tested- English, Math, Reading, Science
    (essay optional)
  • Test is given 5 times per year on Saturdays
  • Dates and locations are available at
    actstudent.org or in the counseling office
  • Boyertown is not a test site due to construction

21
KEYSTONE EXAMS
  • REPLACE PSSAS
  • You must score proficient or higher on the
    Keystone Exams in Algebra 1, Biology, and
    Literature in order to get your Boyertown Area
    Senior High School diploma.
  • Your score will be placed on your transcript
    which is your official high school record

22
Keystone Exams
  • Administered at the conclusion of the following
    courses
  • Algebra I (possibly Geometry)
  • English Literature (English 10)
  • Biology (Biology 10)
  • If unsuccessful the first time taking the
    Keystone Exams, you WILL be required to re-take
    them
  • Grade 10 students will NOT be required to take
    the EOCA in Biology 10 AND English 10

23
EOCAs
  • Are administered in all courses at BASH.
  • At the conclusion of the school year administered
    via an EOCA schedule
  • All related study courses administered during
    class time at the conclusion of the course.
  • Constitute twenty (20) percent of a courses
    final grade.

24
Student Support Services
  • School Counseling Department
  • Student Assistance Program (SAP)
  • Health Services through the Nurse
  • Library Services- extended hours

25
Academic Support Services
  • Flex Period (GIS-MIS-CIS)
  • National Honor Society Tutors
  • Intervention Center
  • Student academic support through teacher access
    (Tutoring)

26
GIS-MIS-CIS In Detail
  • Guided Instructional Support (GIS)- 9 week
    program where students need to work on skills
  • Mandatory Instructional Support (MIS)- 5 weeks or
    longer assigned when not doing homework,
    projects intentional non-learner
  • Current Instructional Support (CIS)- no defined
    time tutoring sessions

27
2016-2017Program of Academic Studies
  • CLASS OF 2019

28
PROGRAM OF STUDIES ON HIGH SCHOOL WEBSITE
  • www.boyertownasd.org
  • Select Boyertown Area Senior High
  • Click on Academics
  • Select Program of Studies
  • All course listings and descriptions may be found
    online.
  • No paper copies available

29
Selection of Courses
  • Use the recommendation form from your current
    teachers when making selections.
  • Students may not drop courses once the selection
    process concludes on May 27th.
  • We do not drop or change classes!!!!!!!!!!

30
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
  • SUBJECTS SPECIFIED AS
  • English The equivalent of four year-long courses
    in grades 9-12 .
  • Social Studies The equivalent of four year-long
    courses in grades 9-12
  • Mathematics The equivalent of four
    year-long courses in grades 9-12
  • Science Three, year-long courses in grades 9,
    10, 11, or 12
  • Health Phys. Ed. Two planned courses, one each
    in grades 10 and 11
  • Physical Education Two planned courses, one each
    in grade 9 and 12
  • Electives See course description
    section
  • Total Credits must equal or exceed
    24.0
  • Students who plan on attending a four-year
    college/university are encouraged to take four.
  • This information can be
  • found on page 10 of the
  • Program of Studies.

31
Career-Technical Program(BCTC)
  • You will receive 3 credits for BCTC each year.
  • ALL academic subjects will be at BASH through the
    BCTC Academy.
  • BCTC students select math, social studies,
    English, science and health/PE to be scheduled at
    BASH.

32
BCTC Academy
  • Math and Biology are administered in a
    traditional manner
  • English, Social Studies, H/PE are administered in
    a modified format
  • Through various block formats students take their
    three classes over a 2 1/2 block period

33
NCAA Eligibility Standards
  • Pertinent information for student athletes
    wishing to play at the collegiate level at a
    Division I or Division II level school can be
    found in the Program of Studies.

34
Course Selection Sheet
  • You must choose a minimum of 7.0 and a maximum of
    8.0 credits. This includes major subjects as
    well as electives.
  • If you schedule 8.0 credits, you will not have a
    study hall/open campus.
  • You must choose a minimum of two alternate
    electives and designate those choices as ALT on
    the line next to the course number.
  • Choose your courses based on your educational and
    career plans as well as your interests.

35
People to Know
  • Mr. Maoury Assistant Principal
  • Mrs. Hawkins Counselor A-E
  • Mrs. Shive Counselor F-K
  • Ms. Gallagher Counselor L-Rh
  • Mrs. Greener Counselor Ri-Z
  • Mrs. Ali Counseling Secretary
  • Mrs. Groff Career Assistant

36
Things To Look Forward To
  • Open Campus
  • Lunch Privilege
  • BYOT
  • Flex Period
  • Early Release

37
OPEN CAMPUS/LGI
  • Open Campus is for students who are in good
    academic and social standing.
  • Eligibility is determined on a quarterly basis
  • Open Campus provides opportunity for group study
    and peer interaction
  • If you do not qualify for Open Campus, you will
    be scheduled for LGI
  • LGI is a quiet, structured environment conducive
    to studying

38
LUNCH PRIVILEGE
  • AS A JUNIOR, 3.2 GPA IS NEEDED
  • ALL SENIORS IN GOOD STANDING HAVE LUNCH PRIVILEGE

39
BRING YOUR OWN TECHNOLOGY (BYOT)
  • BASH students may BYOT.
  • Refer to the district website for the guidelines.
  • You may bring a laptop, netbook, ipad, ipod, or
    smartphone

40
BASH 11 Initiative
  • BASH 11 11 Computer Initiative

41
What is a 11 Computing Initiative?
  • The Goal is to supply all BASH students with a
    computer, so that they would have access to
    learning 24/7

42
Why Implement a 11?
  • Increase students abilities in the following
    21st century skills
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Increase students engagement in meaningful
    learning in classes and beyond
  • Prepare students for college and career

43
Benefits of a 11 Initiative
  • Anytime/Anywhere Learning Opportunities
  • Devices can enable students to work offline at
    their convenience
  • Bridge the Digital Divide
  • Flipped Classroom Creation
  • Example of classrooms modeling 21st Century
    skills
  • Opportunities for students to participate in a
    student support center

44
What Device
  • Netbook
  • Specifications
  • Lightweight (3.2 lbs)
  • 11.6 display
  • Up to 8hrs battery life
  • Touch Screen capable
  • Highly functional keyboard (full sized keyboard)
  • Capability
  • Easily Transported and Stored
  • No learning curve for faculty or students
  • Can use any web browser
  • Administration of standardized tests
  • Aligns with business world
  • Supports Flash and Silverlight

45
Expectations
  • Students will be expected to
  • Bring the device everyday
  • Fully charge the device each night
  • Use the device appropriately
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Take good care of the device
  • Maintain control of the device
  • Insurance will be available

46
FLEX PERIOD
  • Time to support students for the English,
    Biology, and/or Algebra Keystone Exams
  • Opportunities for students to participate in
    various enrichment course and groups
  • Potential to meet with teachers and classmates to
    study and/or receive help
  • Quiet Study Hall time

47
Parent Support Communication
  • Home Access Center (HAC)
  • Weekly Electronic Newsletter (BASH Week In
    Review)
  • School Counselor Evening Programs
  • Presentations for Parents
  • Financial Aid Night
  • 10th Grade Orientation Night in August
  • BASH Website http//www.boyertownasd.org

48
What Can Parents Do?
  • Access the BASH program of Studies via the BASH
    web site
  • http//www.boyertownasd.org/Domain/8
  • Discuss course selections
  • Discuss future plans often
  • Encourage your children to take rigorous course
    work throughout all three years of high school.
  • Tap into resources about post secondary
    education/training and future planning

49
REMIND 101
  • To receive messages via text, text
  • _at_cg4f6 to 81010.
  • Please noteYou can opt-outof messages at anytime
    by replying, 'unsubscribe _at_cg4f6
About PowerShow.com