2018 WELCOME TO FRESHMAN ACADEMY Mr. Richard Manley, Principal Mr. William Vogel, Vice-Principal, grades 10-12 Mrs. Kathleen Downing, Vice-Principal, Freshman Academy 2018 WHY FRESHMAN ACADEMY ? Increase student achievement by providing equitable access for opportunities to achieve high learner outcomes. Improve student attendance by working with families. Establish consistent parent/home/school communications to establish positive working relationships. Encourage student participation in civic, sports, and social high school events to provide opportunities to thrive and succeed beyond the classroom. Create opportunities for teachers to engage in collegial discussions about teaching and learning to support student achievement. 2018 RESPONSIBILITY Good Grades Positive Behavior GPA COUNTS STARTING GRADE NINE National Honor Society National Foreign Language Honor Society National Business Honor Society RESPECT CHARACTER ACADEMIC INTEGRITY Building Good Habits Excellent Attendance Attendance Review Board Monitors attendance and tardies Bring absent notes to your homeroom teacher 2018 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Earn 22 units of academic credit Earn 5.0 Credits PASS Grade Nine Pass MCAS: English Mathematics Science (Biology, Introductory Physical Science, Chemistry) 2018 ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS No more than 4 absences per quarter 8 days for a semester 16 days for full year courses Attendance Review Board for appeals process 2018 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS All Students Must Pass: Students Recommended for College Must Pass: English: 4 ½ credits English: 4 credits History: 4 credits History: 4 credits Mathematics: 3 credits Mathematics: 4 credits, including Algebra I , Algebra II, and Geometry Science: 3 credits Science: 4 credits Wellness: 1 credit ** World Language: 1 credit World Language: 3-4 credits of the same language Unified Arts : 1 credit **Band, show choir, or color guard having a FULL 7 period schedule may be exempt from no more than ½ 2018 CLASSROOMS: CELEBRATION OF LEARNING HOMEWORK • Carry an agenda book/Smart Phone to homework • Homework is your chance to you learned in class your and • Be sure to ask the next day to clear up any misconceptions • Stay for extra-help for 7 what 2018 Encourage Student Achievement Progress Report/Report Card Analysis DATA FOR PERFORMANCE HW Classwork Test/Quiz Grades Absenteeism WHAT CAN YOU DO? Homework Assistance Club NHS tutors Test Remediation EXTRA HELP Seek Guidance Counselor 2018 Multi-Race NonHispanic, 0.9% African American, 3.40 % White, 86.4% Asian, 4.0 % Hispanic, 5.3% 2018 21st Century Learner Expectations 21st CENTURY SKILLS Embedded in the Learner Expectations LEARNER EXPECTATIONS Students are assessed twice a year first and third term CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY Five hours of Community Service recommended each year 2018 21st Century Learner Expectations The Dracut High School students will be able to perform the following skills: • Speak effectively; • Write effectively; • Read, view, and interpret a variety of media effectively; • Demonstrate financial/business literacy; • Utilize an array of methods to research, analyze, and problem solve; • Use technology effectively and responsibly; • Demonstrate cultural literacy; • Practice personal wellness and social responsibility; 2018 CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING BOY SCOUTS , GIRL SCOUTS CHARITY EVENTS Walk for Hunger Team Walk for Cancer Making Strides OLD HOME DAY LOCAL HOSPITALS SCHOOL SPONSORED VOLUNTEER DRACUT COUNCIL ON AGING INITIATIVES DRACUT ACCESS TELEVISION Student Council –Events that raise NURSING HOMES money etc. A SERVICE OR ACTIVITY THAT HAS BEEN National Honor Society PRE-APPROVED BY ADMINISTRATION DRACUT SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION DRACUT POP WARNER Craft Fair Annual Telethon DRACUT FOOD PANTRY PARKER MEMORIAL LIBRARY LOCAL RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS YMCA 2018 2017 EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: CLUBS/PERFORMING ARTS Spring Musical Destination Imagination Art Club National Honor Society LEO National Business Honor Society Foreign Language Honor Society Navigator Poetry Out Loud DECA Student Council Yearbook GSA Peer Mentors Fall Drama Production JETs Destination Imagination 2018 EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: SPORTS FALL Football Soccer Field Hockey Golf Cross Country Girls’ Volleyball Girls’ Swimming Cheerleading WINTER Gymnastics Basketball Wrestling Ice Hockey Indoor Track Cheerleading SPRING Track & Field Baseball Softball Boys’ Volleyball Lacrosse 2018 STUDENT PRIDE What is the one Thing , Once Lost, Can NEVER be Recovered?