Freshmen Orientation 2009-2010 by dennishaskins

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									Freshmen Orientation
     2009-2010
  Barren County High School
         Welcome
 Mr. Hale, BCHS Principal
Ms. Grimes, Trojan Academy
         Principal
     Fresh Start Program
Mrs. Allen, Guidance Counselor
 *Transition Concerns
 *Attendance, grades, discipline, team
 approach
 *Four Teams
 *Core classes of English, Algebra,
 Integrated Science, and
 Health/PE/Careers/Lifeskills
 *Advisory Time
 *Two electives
 *Different Schedule
                  Registration
 Turn in registration forms tonight or no later than
  January 30 to BCMS homeroom teacher
 Complete top portion
 English, Algebra, and Science
    To ensure best education possible, students will be
     placed into these classes based upon test results and
     teacher recommendation
    Students will be able to move up to honors if they
     choose
              Registration
 Electives
   Year long – classes meet every day for 45
    minutes
   Block – meet for one semester for 90 minutes
   Select top two choices
   Provide alternate selections at the bottom
               Credits
**One class = one credit
    *5 credits = Sophomore
    *12 credits = Junior
    *18 credits = Senior
    *26 credits and 8 semesters to
    graduate
**Freshmen can earn 7 credits
**Sophomores – Seniors earn 8
credits each year
          Things to Consider
 Commonwealth Diploma
   Requires 4 Advanced Placement classes and testing
    in 3
   Possible college credit
   Must take foreign language each year of high school
   Designate at top of registration sheet
   Offer AP World Civilization, AP American History, AP
    English Language, AP Chemistry, AP English
    Literature, AP Spanish, AP French, AP Biology, and
    AP Calculus
         Things to Consider
 Dual Credit – Senior Year
 Receive college credit and high school
  credit
 At BCHS or at WKU, taken during the
  school day
 Cost is at a discounted price
 Offering Intro to Speech, Intro to Ed,
  Psychology 100, Math 116, Chemistry
  105/106, Sociology
         Things to Consider
 Barren County Area Technical Center
   31 courses that transfer to KCTCS
 KEES – Scholarship money
   Money is based upon grades for freshmen –
    senior year
   Money can be used for in-state tuition
   Better grades = more money
             Communication
 www.barren.kyschools.us Trojan Academy –
    Counselor
   Counselor Newsletter
   WCLU Radio
   Morning Announcements
   Email
   Bulletin Boards
   Progress Reports
   Parent-Teacher Conferences
Questions????

								
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