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									     Welcome
     Parents
FHS Curriculum Night
  “FHS Class of 2015”
  Goals For Curriculum Night
• Learn about the transition to high school

• Gain information about FHS course offerings
• Get answers from FHS Department Heads,
  Guidance Counselors, and Faculty
• Begin planning future course selections

• Interact with other families and kids
          F.H.S. By The Numbers
                   Total Students = 2152
White              =    66.8%           9th Grade (Class of 2014)    =   564
Hispanic           =    18.5%           10th Grade (Class of 2013)   =   557
African-American   =     7.8%           11th Grade (Class of 2012)   =   548
Asian              =     6.3%           12th Grade (Class of 2011)   =   483

•~31% of student body speaks a first language other than English (10% in ESL)

•Total Classroom Teachers = 164            Guidance Counselors = 8

•Average S.A.T. Scores (Class of 2009) : Reading = 522 Math = 563 Writing = 524

•Advanced Placement Course Offerings in 16 Different Subjects
Recent MCAS Scores
Recent MCAS Scores
Recent MCAS Scores
                               2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
            1 Art                1       1       1       1       1        1       1
            2 Biology            2       3       3       2       1        2       2
            3 Calculus AB        2       3       4       3       4        5       4
            4 Calculus BC        2       3       3       3       4        3       3
Number      5 Chemistry          1       3       1       1       1        0       1
            6 English Lang       3       3       3       4       4        4       4
   Of       7 English Lit        2       2       4       3       4        4       4

  A.P.      8 Env Science
            9 Euro History
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Sections   10 French             1       1       1       1       1        1       1
           11 Gov’t/Politics     1       1       1       1       2        1       1
  Run      12 Music              1       1       1       1       1        1       1

   At      13 Physics
           14 Psychology
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 F.H.S.    15 Spanish            2       3       3       3       3        2       2
           16 Statistics         1       2       3       5       4        3       4
           17 US History 2       2       5       3       4       4        3       3
           18 Comp Sci           1       1       1       1       1        0       0
           19 Italian            0       1       1       1       1        0       0
              Totals             27      38      42      40      43      39      40
  What Makes F.H.S. Great?
Co-Teaching : Collective support for teachers and students

Departmental Collaboration : Content support and dedicated curriculum time

Student Support Services –
      Academic Development Center – Peer one-on-one tutoring
      BEST After school program
      Resiliency For Life (RFL), Mazie and Step Up Mentoring Programs
      Saturday School

College/Career Center – PSAT’s for All; SAT Prep, Internships & Naviance

Award winning Theater, Music, and Athletics Programs

Hard Working Faculty and Staff!
                     FHS Structure
•   “Grade Offices” – Principal + Admin Assistant For Each Grade
•   Guidance Counselors
•   Homerooms
•   Departmental Structure
            Department Head + Subject-Specific Teachers
• Student Support Teams
    (VP, Counselor, Social Worker, Psychologist, Nurse)
    Meet once per cycle (7 days) to discuss students
What’s Different In High School?
     “Individual Responsibility and Accountability”

Increased Freedom & Increased Individual Responsibility
“Terms” and “Semesters” vs. Trimesters
Ability Grouping In All Core Subjects
 A.P., Honors, College Prep 1, College Prep 2
Increased Academic Intensity
Less In-School Time For School Work Completion
Less Coordination Among Teachers – No Academic Teams
High Expectations For Attendance
    Graduation Requirements
1 Full-Year Course = 1.0 Credits          1 Half-Year Course = 0.5 Credits

         English               -       4 years            4.0 credits
         Mathematics           -       3 years            3.0 credits
         Science               -       3 years            3.0 credits
         Social Studies        -       3 years            3.0 credits
         World Language        -       2 years            2.0 credits
         Practical Arts        -       1 year             1.0 credits
         Fine Arts -          1 year             1.0 credits
         Physical Education -          2 years            2.0 credits
         Additional Credits    -                          3.0 credits

                                          Total       = 22 Credits
   Current 9th Grade Enrollments
English Summary                               % Taking
Course      Level    Sections   9th Graders   This Level
English 1   Honors      7          150         29.47%
English 1   CP1        14          287         56.39%
English 1   CP2         6           72         14.14%


Totals =               27          509        100.00%
    Current 9th Grade Enrollments
Math Summary
                     Course      #         Total     % 9th Grade

Course      Level      #      Sections   9th Grade   Taking This

Geometry    Honors    201        5         114         22.89%

Geometry     CP1      202       15         113         22.69%

Algebra 1    CP1      203        9         188         37.75%

Algebra 1    CP2      204        6          83         16.67%

                                35         498        100.00%
  Current 9th Grade Enrollments
History Summary                                        % Taking

Course               Level    Sections   9th Graders   This Level

Modern World Hist.   Honors      10         243          46.73%

Modern World Hist.    CP1        15         248          47.69%

Modern World Hist.    CP2         2          29          5.57%

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   Current 9th Grade Enrollments
Science                          Course          #    Total      % 9th Grade
Course                  Level      #      Sections   9th Grade     Of Total
Biology                 Honors    303        5         102         20.45%
Biology                  CP1      304       16         133         23.68%
Biology                  CP2      305        4          10        3.21.219%

Total Biology                               25         245        46.49%

Earth Science           Honors    311        2          39          4.66%
Earth Science            CP1      312       10         172         38.46%
Earth Science            CP2      313        4          42          8.10%

Total Earth Science                         16         253        48.00%

Science & Engineering    CP1      385        2          29         5.50%
   Current 9th Grade Enrollments
World Language Summary
                                 #         Total     % 9th Grade
Language                      Sections   9th Grade     Of Total

Spanish                         19         271        66.75%

French                           4          53        13.05%

Italian                          2          58        14.29%

Latin                            2          24         5.91%


Total Students Taking a World Language    406        70.86%
    Current 9th Graders’ Levels
     Taking a World Language          NOT Taking a World Language
                   Number   Percent                      Number   Percent
   6 Honors          8      1.45%        4 Honors          0      0.00%
   5 Honors          44     8.00%     3 Honors + 1 CP1     0      0.00%
4 Honors + 1 CP1     50     9.09%     2 Honors + 2 CP1     0      0.00%
3 Honors + 2 CP1     64     11.64%    1 Honors + 3 CP1     2      0.36%
2 Honors + 3 CP1     60     10.91%         4 CP1           9      1.64%
1 Honors + 4 CP1     58     10.55%     3 CP1 + 1 CP2       11     2.00%
     5 CP1          101     18.36%     2 CP1 + 2 CP2       7      1.27%
 4 CP1 + 1 CP2       38     6.91%      1 CP1 + 3 CP2       11     2.00%
 3 CP1 + 2 CP2       20     3.64%          4 CP2           32     5.82%
 2 CP1 + 3 CP2       8      1.45%      1 @ each Level      1      0.18%
 1 CP1 + 4 CP2       9      1.64%         Total =          73     13.27%
     5 CP2           4      0.73%
  1@each level       13     2.36%
         Total =    477     86.73%
    Comparison Of Last 3 Years
    Taking a World Language                            NOT Taking a World Language
                   10-11   10-11   09-10    08-09                      10-11   10-11   09-10   08-09
   6 Honors         8      1.45%   0.52%               4 Honors         0      0.00%   0.17%   0.00%
   5 honors         44     8.00%   10.12%   7.48%   3 Honors + 1 CP1    0      0.00%   0.00%   0.00%
4 honors + 1 CP1    50     9.09%   6.46%    7.84%
                                                    2 Honors + 2 CP1    0      0.00%   0.00%   0.00%
3 honors + 2 CP1    64     11.64% 10.30% 10.03%
                                                    1 Honors + 3 CP1    2      0.36%   0.52%   0.00%
2 honors + 3 CP1    60     10.91% 11.17%    8.21%
                                                         4 CP1          9      1.64%   1.05%   2.92%
1 honors + 4 CP1    58     10.55% 15.36% 11.86%
                                                     3 CP1 + 1 CP2      11     2.00%   2.09%   2.37%
     5 CP1         101     18.36% 12.91% 20.25%
 4 CP1 + 1 CP2      38     6.91%   7.16%    9.12%    2 CP1 + 2 CP2      7      1.27%   2.27%   2.74%

 3 CP1 + 2 CP2      20     3.64%   5.06%    4.38%    1 CP1 + 3 CP2      11     2.00%   1.57%   0.55%

 2 CP1 + 3 CP2      8      1.45%   2.97%    1.10%        4 CP2          32     5.82%   5.24%   6.93%

 1 CP1 + 4 CP2      9      1.64%   1.05%    1.46%    1 @ each Level     1      0.18%   0.35%
     5 CP2          4      0.73%   0.52%    0.55%      Total =          73     13.27% 13.26% 15.51%
 1@each level       13     2.36%   3.14%    2.74%

   Total =         477     86.73% 86.74% 81.75%
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