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2013 Freshmen Orientation. National Anthem. Amanda McGuire, Senior. Welcome. Mr. John Gibbs, Principal. Freshman Orientation August 6, 2013 Bassett High Academics.

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2013 Freshmen


National Anthem

  • Amanda McGuire, Senior


  • Mr. John Gibbs, Principal

Freshman OrientationAugust 6, 2013Bassett HighAcademics

Advanced DiplomaStudents may earn an Advanced Diploma by earning the required standard and verified units29 CREDITS/ 9 VERIFIEDStandard Diploma25 CREDITS/ 6 VERIFIED(Basic differences- no foreign language requirement, one less English class, one less math class, one less verified credit in math, science, and history)In 4 years, take 8 classes/year= 32 credits

Credit is received for passing the classVerified Credit is received for passing the SOL Test given for that class.

New Requirements

  • Industry Certification with a Standard Diploma

  • CPR requirement

  • Economics & Personal Finance

Make sure you have:PROGRAM OF STUDIES (updated)Everything you need to know to graduate!!!Link on the Henry County website under “Students” tab.Site Address:http://www.henry.k12.va.us/Program-of-Studies.html

Challenging Courses

  • Dual Enrollment

  • Pre-Ap

  • Advanced Placement (AP)

  • LaDonna Varner

Staying on Track-Pass your classes! If you fail a required class, you will have to repeat the class. SOLs- They count!! Take them seriously and do your best. You will have the opportunity to retake ones that you fail.

If you are struggling, GET HELP!ASK- teachers, counselors, administrators, parents, someone!!!BE RESPONSIBLE!!!!!PARENTS:Remember to keep up with your child’s grades with Parent Portal!

Schedules-Guidance will adjust/fix schedules for things such as:

  • Student has less than 8 classes

  • Student has already taken a class ex. Algebra/ Spanish

  • Missing a core class- English, math, science, history

  • Missing Health & P.E. 9

  • Needing, but missing Spanish or French

  • Want to change to a Pre AP class or want to be removed from a Pre AP class (all core subjects have the option of Pre AP)

Setting the Tone

  • Academics

  • Organizations/clubs

  • Sports

  • Why is it important?

My Role

  • Academic Guidance

  • Career Guidance

  • Social/Emotional Well being

  • Contact information:

    [email protected]

  • Questions?

Bassett High School

  • A wonderful place to learn and grow.

Four C’s

  • Critical Thinking

  • Creativity

  • Collaboration

  • Communication

Bell Schedule

Release to Class 8:10

1st 8:25 – 10:00

2nd 10:05 – 11:35

3rd 11:40 – 1:50

1st 11:35 – 12:05

2nd 12:10 – 12:40

3rd 12:45 – 1:15

4th 1:20 – 1:50

4th 1:55 – 3:25


  • Free Breakfast

    • 7:50 AM – 8:20 AM

  • Lunch

    • 3rd block class

    • $2.00

    • 4 Lines

  • Lunch Forms

    • due by August 31


Student Expectations

School/Class Attendance

  • VA Compulsory Attendance Laws

    • 6 unexcused = Attendance Contract

    • 7 unexcused = Truancy Referral to Juvenile Intake

  • Classroom

    • 2+ unexcused = 69 grade.

    • Must be present for 50% of class (45 min)

  • Excessive tardiness to school/class will not be tolerated.

Cell Phones

  • Phones are allowed in the building during non-instructional time. In the classroom, cell phones are only allowed during instruction as directed by the teacher.

  • Bring Your Own Device


  • Disrespect or defiance of staff members will not be tolerated.

    • Violations will warrant an out of school suspension.


  • Any form of bullying will not be tolerated

    • (physical, verbal, written)

    • Cyberbullying (electronic)

    • Cyberbaiting (viral videos)

      *Disciplinary sanctions will be harsh.

Dress Code

  • Students’ dress/appearance shall not disrupt or distract students from the educational process.

    • Clothing representing or displaying drugs, alcohol, or gangs will not be allowed.

    • Shorts, dresses, and/or skirts cannot be more than five inches above the knee.

    • No holes in jeans above the knee

    • Shoulders must be covered

3 Things Parents Can Do

Ask Your Child About School Every Day.

Check your child’s homework.

Talk to your child’s teachers.

Student Involvement

Bassett High School

Why get involved

Social Networking

Time Management

Building a resume

Connecting with adults

Community Service

Fine Arts





*must have a physical and concussion form on file to try out or practice

Scholastic Bowl

Ms. Setliff


Student Council Association

Ms. Hubbard


We are a cadet driven program, and we are always ready to take forth a challenge and show how successful we can be.

Col. Hann


  • Minority Student Alliance

  • ShekilaYralux

Other Opportunities

Art Club-French

Audio Visual-HOSA



DECA-Paw Print




FCCLA-Student Leadership



Parent Involvement


Booster Club

Touchdown Club

Upper 90 Club

Band Boosters

Virginia Baseball Association

After Prom Committee

The Bassett High School Experience

  • Kat Seay, Graduate 2013


Schedule for the Evening

  • Pizza Social-Cafeteria Hallway

  • Scavenger Hunt-Optional

  • Follow first semester schedule

  • All Physical Education and Sports Medicine classes, please meet in the Gym.

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