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Welcome to Nashoba Regional High School! Class of 2020
Agenda l l l Overview of NRHS and 8 th to 9 th transition Presentation from Minuteman Technical HS Building tours from student ambassadors Department heads available in cafeteria, clubs and activities throughout building Admin team available to answer questions
Three primary questions l l l What is high school like? How do course levels and the course registration process work? How does Nashoba support incoming freshmen?
What is high school like? l l General school facts Clubs and activities Athletics The freshman schedule
Facts about NRHS l Projected student Population at NRHS: 1028 – l 7 period rotating day – – l l Current class of 2020: 245 Start Release 7: 40 2: 20 There are 4 -~23 minute lunches organized by subject area. A variety of Extra-Curricular Opportunities (sports, music, drama, clubs, student governance)
Clubs and activities l Clubs – – – l Additional activities – – – l Currently over 20 different clubs Student Council to Weightlifting to DECA to Robotics to Best Buddies to Yearbook Freshman activities fair in fall Drama productions Jazz band chorus EMT program Activity buses at 4: 30 (year-round) and 6: 00 (fall and spring)
Interscholastic athletics l l l Fall pre-season meeting will be held in June Fall tryouts will begin August 25 th, with football tryouts beginning on August 19 th Requirements for Participation: – – – l Participation permission registration (online) User fee Physical exam form (physical exams are valid for 13 months to the day) Fall Sports Offered: Football Cheer, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Soccer, Golf, Girls’ Volleyball, Unified Street Hockey l Additional information can be found on the Athletics website or contact Tania Rich, AD at [email protected] net
Sample Freshman Schedule Period Semester Course A (1 -8) 14 -15 English 9 B (1, 3, 5, 7) 14 -15 Wellness C (1 -8) 14 -15 French 1 D (1 -8) 14 -15 Environmental Science E (1 -8) 1 Introduction to Game Design E (1 -8) 2 Acting 1 F (1 -8) 14 -15 Algebra 1 G (1 -8) 14 -15 World History
Course levels and course registration Academic levels l Logistics of course registration l Graduation requirements l
Academic levels (page 3) l l Non-Leveled (NL) – Courses are multi-grade electives that are grouped heterogeneously. Accelerated (ACC) – l College Prep (CP) – l CP Courses are recommended for students who have solid levels of achievement and motivation and perform best when there is consistent explanation and repetition as well as structure and support in their instructional setting. Honors (HON) – l Students who are recommended for this level demonstrate high levels of achievement and motivation. These courses either move at a somewhat faster pace than our college preparatory courses and/or include some additional materials that expand on topics being covered; therefore, more homework can be anticipated both in volume and in degree of difficulty. Honors courses are recommended for students who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement through a combination of ability and motivation. Advanced Placement (AP) – Upperclassmen specific course offerings. There are many from which to choose.
Logistics of course registration l l l l l Eighth grade teachers make recommendations by March 18, with guidance and collaboration from high school Eighth grade students sign up for courses during the week of March 21 st – Program of Studies Class Registration link in Power. School opens 3/14 – 4/4 Intent to over-ride paperwork due to middle school guidance by April 8 th Over-ride request due to middle school guidance by May 13 th Non-public school parents contact our guidance department We build our master schedule in April and May based on student course requests Schedules go home before the end of the school year Course change requests are processed at the end and beginning of the year
Graduation requirements l 90 credits to graduate – – – l Policy is at least 25 credits per year Full-year course = 4 credits Semester-long course = 2 credits Subject-area requirements – – – Four years of English Three years of Math, Science, and Social Studies Two years of a foreign language One year each of fine/performing arts and technology Wellness each year
Highlighted courses l l Freshman World Humanities (pages 7 & 14) Math Foundations (page 10) Intro to Computer Science (page 10) Theater Arts courses (page 17)
Support for freshmen l l l l l New Chieftain Day, Orientation Day Guidance counselors Freshman study skills After-school help Media center hours after school Academic Support Center IEPs/504 s Power. School Freshman Transition Guide
THANK YOU FOR COMING! l l l Opportunity to hear from Minuteman Technical High School Student ambassadors leading tours from the auditorium (from middle and front) Department heads in the cafeteria Administrators circulating to help and answer questions (Parry, Brian Cote, & Kerri O’Donnell) We will shoo you out at 8: 00, but please make sure we answer your questions or get your contact info before you leave