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The problem is too many of our students just don’t see the relevance of school. -Betsy Brand Here What We Must Do To Get Our Student Ready for Work. The Four “R’s” in EDUCATION Reading ‘riting ’rithmetic &. REALITY. For every 100 ninth Graders…. ? Graduate from high school time.

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The problem is too many of our students just don t see the relevance of school

The problem is too

many of our students

just don’t see the

relevance of school

-Betsy Brand

Here What We Must Do To Get Our Student Ready for Work


The problem is too many of our students just don t see the relevance of school

The Four “R’s” in

EDUCATION

Reading

‘riting

’rithmetic

&

REALITY


The problem is too many of our students just don t see the relevance of school

For every 100 ninth

Graders…..

?Graduate from high school time

?Of these students immediately enroll in college

?Of these students are still enrolled their sophomore year

And? Graduate from college within six years


The problem is too many of our students just don t see the relevance of school

THE GOAL

Creating

Economically

Self-Sufficient Adults


The problem is too many of our students just don t see the relevance of school

15 minutes with a counselor, a couple of computerized interest inventories, and a paper on what you want to be when you grow up just won’t do it in today’s world.

What Can We Do?

Set course standards for a freshman transition class which should include: personal/social development and skill building, educational achievement plans, career and life skills and planning. The benefits of this program will reduce dropout rates, increase maturity in post-secondary programs, increase number in Tech Prep programs and provide skills to navigate through life and work.


The problem is too many of our students just don t see the relevance of school

KAPLAN HIGH PIRATES


The problem is too many of our students just don t see the relevance of school

Failure is not an option for Kaplan High Freshman!

http://spiritclips.com/films/tcp


Why transitions http www doe state la us lde hsr 2427 html

PIRATES

Goals of High School Redesign 9th Grade Initiative:

* Increase 9th to 10th grade promotion rates* Decrease 9th grade dropouts* Increase 9th grade daily attendance* Reduce 9th grade course failures* Decrease 9th grade suspension and expulsions* Increase 9th grade iLEAP test scores

Why Transitions?http://www.doe.state.la.us/lde/hsr/2427.html


The problem is too many of our students just don t see the relevance of school

  • Focus Area One: Personalization

  • Teaming w/structured common planning time in Freshman Academy

  • Freshman Academy (evaluating grades, attendance and discipline)

  • 8th Grade Bridge Night (April)

  • Placement into Intervention Programs (summer)

  • Assigned Mentors (5 hour KICK-OFF Orientation)

  • Advisory program

  • Freshman transition skills course

  • Interventions-STAR Reading and Math

  • Increased parental contacts


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