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									       Welcome Parents of
        Future Freshmen

Kentridge’s mission is to prepare all
students to be knowledgeable and
  responsible citizens in a diverse
            community



 Graduation Requirements for the
          Class of 2014
Parent Registration Night Goals


• Academic Programs
• Connecting to KR
• Registration Process
 Kent-Meridian
 Technology Academy

• Lexi Fisher
  – Teacher: Kent-Meridian
    Technology Academy
• Brandi Egbert
  – Teacher: Kent-Meridian
    Technology Academy
 Who are we?
• Grades 9-12 at Kent-Meridian
  High School
• Small learning community
• Laptop access 24/7
• English, social studies, science
  and math in KMTA
• Health, fitness, arts, electives in
  K-M
• Clubs & athletics with K-M
 What will students do?
• Focus on 21st Century Skills
• Explore new frontiers through
  technology
• Learn digital-age literacy skills
• Complete interdisciplinary
  projects
• Innovative and solve problems
• Follow KSD common
  curriculum
• Option to participate in IB
 How to Apply
• Applications available in school
  offices and online through the
  KMTA website
• Return to KMTA at Kent-
  Meridian by April 30, 2010
• Lottery for the limited spaces
• Notification of acceptance
  begins May 10
• Commitment for one year at a
  time
Contact Information
• Room 117 tonight
• Phone:
   – Kent-Meridian 253-373-7405
     (press 5 and ask for KMTA)
• Email:
   – KMTA@kent.k12.wa.us
For Your 9th Grader……


• Smaller Learning
  Community
• Student Achievement
• Culminating Project
• Student Programs
Pods
• Structure
  – 180 Minutes of instruction
    time
  – Approximately 90 students
    with three teachers
  – Science, Language Arts,
    Social Studies (10th Grade –
    Health)


• Personalization
Pods
• Integrated Curriculum
  – Inclusive Curriculum
  – Depth to instruction and
    understanding
  – Stimulate higher level
    thinking processes
  – Save time; curricular
    overload
Connecting to KR
• Link Crew
  – Assist incoming students to
    adjust to high school through
    fun activities, powerful
    messages and a genuine
    connection with our junior
    and senior ―link leaders‖.
 Co-curricular and Extra-curricular
             Success
• Club Participation – over 700
  students
• We have over 20 clubs for your
  students to choose from
• 9th grade athletics
  – Fall: Football, Golf, Volleyball, Girls
    Soccer, Cross Country, Girls Swim,
    Boys Tennis
  – Winter: Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball,
    Wrestling, Boys Swim, Gymnastics,
  – Spring: Baseball, Fastpitch, Track
    and Field, Dance, Cheer, Judo,
    Girls’ Tennis, Boys’ Soccer
Culminating Project


• Graduation Requirement
• Academic Components
• Career Components

• eFolio—electronic portfolio
    Support for the Culminating
              Project
• eFolio/Culminating Project Lab
  in the library every Tuesday
  and Thursday after school
• KR Connections Advisory every
  month
• On-line handbook, resources
  and templates
• Career Counselor
          Parents and KR Staff in
           Partnership for Rigor
• The completion of solid academic
  core was more strongly correlated
  with a bachelor’s degree than high
  school test scores, grade point
  averages or class rank.
• Finishing a mathematics course
  beyond Algebra III-IV more than
  doubled the odds that a student
  would earn a bachelor’s degree.
• At the top of the achievement scale
  were high school students who took
  more than one AP course; more than
  three years of English & math; two
  years of laboratory sciences, foreign
  language and history.
Technologically Proficient
• Intro to Computer
  Applications or Computer
  Applications 1 strongly
  recommended!!
• Please see green card for
  contrast of Intro to
  Computer Apps vs.
  Computer Applications I
Registering your student


• Course Requirements
• Credits
• Certificate of Achievement
       Core Course Requirements
•   4 years (4 credits) of English
•   3 years (3 credits) of Social Studies
•   3 years (3 credits) of Science
•   3 years (3 credits) of Math
•   1.5 years (1.5 credits) of PE
•   .5 years (.5 credit) of Health
•   1 year (1 credit) of Occupational Education
•   1 year (1 credit) of Fine, Visual, Performing Art
•   6 credits of electives
•   23 Total credits needed
     Additional Graduation
        Requirements

• Successful completion of
  the Certificate of
  Achievement
• Successful completion of
  the Culminating Project
          4 years of English
• Freshman English
     • Honors English is an option
• Sophomore English
     • Honors English is an option
• Junior English
     • AP English Language &
       Composition is an option
• Senior English
     • College English and AP English
       Lit & Composition is are options
         3 years of Social Studies
• .5 years of WA. State History (from 7th or 8th
  grade)
• 1 year Ancient/Cont. World History (9th grade)
      • Honors is an Option
• .5 years Cont. World Issues I (10th grade)
      • Honors is an Option
• .5 years Cont. World Issues II (11th grade)
      • AP Human Geography, AP Government
      • AP Psychology, AP Economics are options
• 1 year U.S. History/American Gov’t. (12th grade)
      • AP U.S. History and AP Government
        are options
                      3 years Science
    • 1 year Earth/Physical Science (9th grade)
    • 1 year Biology (10th grade)
    • 1 year Science Choice (11th or 12th grade)
Common Science Courses
– Chemistry                    Cross Credited Courses
– Chem. in the Community      – Principles of Technology
– Astronomy                   – Culinary Arts Prep III/IV
– Ocean./ Meteor.             – Auto Technology I-IV
– Physics                     – Health Careers I/II
– AP Physics / AP Chemistry   – Sports Medicine I-IV
– AP Biology
– AP Environmental
  Science
              3 years Math
• 1 year Algebra I/II
  (9th grade)
• 1 year Geometry
  (10th grade)
• 1 year of additional math.
  Typically Algebra III-IV.
Additional Math Courses:
  –   Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry
  –   AP Calculus, 1st & 2nd year
  –   AP Statistics & Discrete Math
  –   Series of cross credited
      courses
           1.5 years of PE &
            .5 years Health
• Recommend starting in 9th
  grade
  – 9th grade PE
  – Food & Fitness
• .5 years of Health (10th
  grade)
• 10th-12th grades:
  – Weight Training, Team Sports,
    Aerobics, Food & Fitness
      1 year Occupational
           Education
• Recommend starting in 9th
  grade
• Includes
     • Family and Consumer Sciences
     • Technical and Applied
       Programs
     • Business Education
     • Intro to Computer Applications
     • Computer Applications I
     • Computer Programming
     • Commercial Art I-II
     • Peer Tutoring
      1 year Fine, Visual, or
         Performing Art
• Complete any time in high
  school
• Includes
  – Music programs
  – Art programs
  – Drama programs
          Typical 9th grade schedule

•   1st Semester               • 2nd Semester
    – Freshman English
P                              P – Freshman English
    – World History
O                              O – World History
    – Earth/Physical Science
D
    – Algebra 1/2
                               D – Earth/Physical Science
                                  – Algebra 1/2
    – Occupational
      Education (Intro to         – Occupational
      Computer Applications         Education or elective
      or Computer Apps            – Music, PE or elective
      highly recommended)
      or elective
    – Music, PE or elective
     Certificate of Achievement
    Students must meet HSPE
            standards in:
•   Reading
•   Writing
•   Math
•   Science
Post-Presentation Q & A:
•   A-C: Pam Schilz         Rm 133
•   D-G: Todd Nicholson     Rm 123
•   H-K: Rob Rutherford     Rm 125
•   L-N: Jeff Vanderport    Rm 113
•   O-S: Mary Franklin      Rm 111
•   T-Z: Claudia Bredow     Rm 109
•   Special Education       Rm 121
•   KMTA: Fisher / Egbert   Rm 117

								
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