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									 Cedar Ridge High School
Freshmen Parent Orientation
          General Information
• Opens Fall 2010 to Freshman and Sophomores

• First Wall-To-Wall Academy School in RRISD

• Mascot: Raiders

• School Colors: Purple, Black, and Silver

• Feeder Middle Schools: CD Fulkes, Chisholm
  Trail, and Ridgeview (RRHS and SP9 this year
          Registration Information
• CRHS counselors visit feeder schools for student
   –   Graduation Plans (See Handout)
   –   Academies
   –   Course Offerings
   –   Choice Sheets
   –   Course Catalog
   –   Frequently Asked Questions (See Handout)
• CRHS counselors visit feeder schools for student
   – Student Q&A
   – Input Student Course Selections into Computer
           Graduation Programs
•   High School Program
•   Round Rock Recommended Program
•   Magna Cum Laude DAP
•   Summa Cum Laude DAP
•   See handout for more detailed explanations
           High School Program
• By committee placement only
• Students may not be moved to this program until
  the spring semester of their senior year.
• Students who take courses with a modified
  curriculum (i.e. Applied courses offered as part of
  an ARD committee decision) will also graduate on
  the High School Program.
• Students will be able to enroll in trade/technical
  schools and community/junior colleges.
• 26 total credits, 2 local credits may count
          Round Rock ISD
      Recommended Program
• Applies to the majority of all graduating
• Students will be able to apply to
  trade/technical schools, community/junior
  colleges, and four-year universities.
• 26 total credits, zero local credits may count
        Magna Cum Laude DAP
• Require high performance beyond that which
  is usually expected of high school students,
  including levels I-III of the same foreign
• Must complete any combination of four
  advanced measures
• 28 total credits, up to 2 local credits may
       Summa Cum Laude DAP
• Require high performance beyond that which
  is usually expected of high school students,
  including levels I-III of the same foreign
  language, 5 math credits and 5 science credits
• Must complete any combination of four
  advanced measures
• 32 total credits, up to 2 local credits may
• Not recognized by the state of Texas; a RRISD
  developed program only
               Important Updates
• Weight Training has been removed from approved PE
• Athletics (not PE) may now count for as many as 4 state
  credits; up from 2 in previous years
• Individual PE courses may only count once for credit (i.e.
  individual sports, team sports, FPF, adventure/outdoor
  education, aerobics activity
• Dance no longer counts as a PE waiver
• Cheerleading, Drill Team, and Marching Band are now
  capped at 1 PE credit
• 2 and 3 credit CTE courses no longer waive PE credit
                    Three Components to an

   Smaller Learning        College Prep, Career-
Community comprising         Related Instruction          Partnerships with
 of groups of students     allows students to see     Employers, Community
   who take classes         connection between        and Higher Education to
 together, taught by a    what is taught in school    bring outside resources
team of teachers from     and how it is used in the    into the high school to
    various subjects            field of work         help motivate students
             Smaller Learning Community
 Smaller groups for a sense of belonging and for
  interdisciplinary teaming
 Focus on students’ interests & aptitudes
 An impetus for raising standards to meet new world demands
 Clear and realistic focus on career theme
 Heightened awareness of college & career options
 Partnering with businesses to develop a qualified workforce
 Interdisciplinary teams have common planning time
 Interdisciplinary teams actively collaborates on curriculum,
  instruction, and student progress
Small Learning Communities, Implementing and Deepening Practice – (Oxley, 2006)
          Academy Teaming Concept
• The Academies will capitalize on student interests and
  aptitudes to provide a curriculum that will both challenge and
  motivate all our students. Electives will be clustered to serve as
  a coherent sequence of courses.

• The Academy Teaming Concept will provide students with a
  sense of relevance across the curriculum. Too many of the
  students do not understand how particular courses help them
  prepare for college or their careers. Academies will provide that
  critical link by providing programs of study and real world

• Teachers will work together to integrate and compliment
  lessons so that students will receive an enhanced curriculum.
      Contribution to Relationships
• Smaller settings allow for students and teachers
  to know each other well

• Students grouped together over several years
  with advisors, teachers

• Employers serve as role models, mentors,
            Contribution to Rigor
 High expectations for all students

 Access to college prep curriculum

  Dual Credit Courses

  Articulated Courses

  AP Courses

 Curriculum meets or exceeds state standards, college
  entrance requirements, and industry standards
          Contribution to Relevance
 Students are motivated by applied, contextual, project-based
  teaching and learning
 Students select programs based on life goals & career interests
 Career themes linked to local workforce needs
 Workplace experience, community service
 Students develop skills important to success in careers, life,
  society, and academic skills
 Programs provide pathways to postsecondary education
 Addresses different learning styles and diverse backgrounds
Partnerships with Employers,
Business and Higher Education
 Business and Industry Advisory Committees
 Business and Industry involvement in academy
  enrichment and sponsorship of real work
  experiences for students and teachers
 Internships and Externships
 Certifications and Licensures
 Dual Credit Courses and Tech Prep Articulated
 Partnerships such as ACC College Connections
            Definition: Academy
 A small learning community, comprising a group of
  students within the larger high school who take
  classes together, taught by a team of teachers from
  different disciplines who work as a team to integrate
  curriculum and personalize instruction;
 A college preparatory instruction with a career theme,
  enabling students to see relationships among
  academic subjects and their application to a broad
  field of work;
 Partnerships with employers, the community, and
  local colleges, bringing resources from outside the
  high school to improve student motivation and
            CRHS Academies
• The Academy of International Business and
• The Academy of Visual and Performing Arts
• The Academy of Professional Studies
• The Academy of Science, Technology,
  Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
• See handout for more detailed descriptions of
  each available Academy and Program of Study.
             Programs of Study
The Academy of International Business & Economics
  – Business Management and Administration
  – Finance
  – Marketing
  – Informational Technology
           Programs of Study
The Academy of Visual and Performing Arts
  – Studio Art
  – Dance
  – Theatre
  – Music
           Programs of Study
The Academy of Professional Studies
  – Education and Training
  – Government and Public Administration
  – Human Services
  – Hospitality and Tourism
  – Law, Safety, and Security
  – Fine Arts
                   Programs of Study
The Academy of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
   –   Engineering: Project Lead the Way
   –   Computer Maintenance
   –   Computer Programming
   –   Digital and Interactive Multimedia
   –   Arts, AV Technology, and Communication
   –   Graphic Design and Illustration
   –   Engineering Design and Presentation
   –   Architectural and Interior Design
   –   Health Science
   –   Biotechnology
   –   Construction Management
   –   HVAC
              Transfer Facts 2010-2011
• 8th grade students who are zoned for CRHS are closed to transfer
  out of CRHS.
• Students who are zoned to attend other RRISD high schools may
  apply for a transfer into CRHS if their home campus does not offer
  their academy of choice. Restrictions apply.
• Transfer forms must be turned in or postmarked by February 28 to
  your home campus principal with the exception of Cedar Ridge HS
  students. All transfers to or from Cedar Ridge HS must be returned
  to the Round Rock ISD Administration Building
• Transportation is not provided for transfer students
             Contact Information
Principal: Dr. Daniel Presley

Associate Principal: Dr. Susanne Warren

Lead Counselor: Tisha Kolek, M.Ed.

Senior Administrative Associate: Darlene Bradshaw
Cedar Ridge High School Main Line: 704-0109

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