High School 101_10_12 - Norwalk Public Schools

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Brien McMahon High School High School 101 The 9

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Grade Program

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Grade Counselors

Ms. Amaker (A – Hik)

[email protected]

, extension 11299 •

Ms. Leeds (Hil – Vel)

[email protected]

, extension 11317 •

Mr. Southerland (Vem – ZZZ & CGS In-District)

[email protected]

, extension 11307 •

Mr. Castelluzzo (CGS Out-of-District only)

[email protected]

, extension 11297

Guidance Services

Developmental Guidance Program

– Includes classroom visits to provide ongoing support and further orient students to high school. Topics: time management, decision making, self awareness, goal setting, college and career exploration, educational planning.

Individual Meetings

– Meetings with the student’s assigned counselor to develop goals and begin college/career planning.

Early College Awareness Program

– Includes trip to local college/university in the spring. Open to students in good academic standing. Participation in college information sessions led by admissions personnel.

Career/College Planning

– Use of Naviance/Family Connection to research careers of interest. Emphasis will be on developing career goals and matching high school preparation to career.

Graduation Requirements 20 Credits

• English • Math • Science ( includes one lab science in Biology, Chemistry or Physics) • History/Social Studies ( includes US History and Civics ) • Arts ( Arts, Business Technology, Technology Education, Music, and/or Family and Consumer Sciences ) • Physical Education • Health Education • Computer Literacy • Electives 4 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 1 credit 1 credit 0.5 credits 0.5 credits 4 credits

Course/Credit Requirements

Students must earn a minimum of 5 credits to move from grade 9 to grade 10

• Grade 9 – minimum 6.5 credits • Grade 10 – minimum 6 credits • Grade 11 – minimum 6 credits • Grade 12 – minimum 5.5 credits

Most students graduate BMHS with more than 20 credits!

Grading Scale

A A B+ B B GPA = 4.0

= 3.7

= 3.3

= 3.0

= 2.7

C+ = 2.3

C = 2.0

C = 1.7

Grading System

A = 90 - 100 B C = = 80 – 89 70 – 79

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Grade Counts!

• College planning begins in 9 admissions decision. 1 are the goal. st th grade! • College admissions officers review the ENTIRE transcript. Military and company recruiters will also request the student’s transcript.

• Freshman year comprises 1/3 of the college quarter senior year grades are also included in the admissions decision.

• Grades and rigor of the academic program factor into the admissions decision. Honors and AP courses • Good grades equate to a strong GPA and class rank!

Clubs and Activities

• Build your college resume now! Join clubs and athletic programs. • Contact Ms. Prescott or Stabach, Class Advisors, to learn about 9 th grade specific activities. • Participate in a Club Fair to learn about the various BMHS clubs.

• Start a club of your own!

Communication

• Visit the school’s website often, specifically the Guidance Department page ( www.norwalkpublicschools.org

and review with your student.

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• Post dates of interim and report card distribution • Contact teachers directly via email or phone ( • Contact your child’s counselor as needed.

email: last name first initial @norwalkps.org, phone: place a • Attend High School 101 meetings throughout the

Ladder of Referral

If you have a question or concern regarding your child’s progress or well being within the school program, we encourage you to follow the Ladder of Referral!

• The Teacher (

program, classroom policies, homework

) • The Counselor, Psychologist, or Social Worker (

adjustment problems, academic problems, chronic attendance issues

) • The Housemaster (

discipline

) • The Principal (

policies and regulations

)

Again, Welcome!

We look forward to working with you and your child to ensure a successful and rewarding school year!