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GLASTONBURY HIGH SCHOOL. Matthew Dunbar, Principal Ted Gregorski, Director of School Counseling Kim Herwerth, School Counselor Mary Metheny, Library Media Specialist Rosemary Tralli, Director of Career & Vocational Education Glastonbury High School. 2100 students

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    1. GLASTONBURY HIGH SCHOOL • Matthew Dunbar, Principal • Ted Gregorski, Director of School Counseling • Kim Herwerth, School Counselor • Mary Metheny, Library Media Specialist • Rosemary Tralli, Director of Career & Vocational Education •

    2. Glastonbury High School • 2100 students • 182 Faculty members • 4 Assistant Principals • 10 Curriculum Directors (K-12) • 12 School Counselors • 3 School Psychologists • Youth and Family Services

    3. Traditional 8 period schedule • Graduation requirements include 14 performance standards and 21 credits • 96% of graduating class will attend two or four year colleges • Rigorous curriculum including ECE and AP offerings • Extensive support services including math, writing, and foreign language labs • Over 50 clubs and activities

    4. GHS School Counseling Office The role of the school counselors in preparing your child for college • Grade 9 • Grade 10 • Grade 11 • Grade 12 • 12 School Counselors (3 smaller caseload counselors) • 3 Psychologists • 4 Assistant Principals • TEAM Approach

    5. Transition to High SchoolPlanning for Post Secondary

    6. Grade 9 • Academic monitoring • Solid schedule including college prep courses • Encourage extracurricular activities • High school transcript information • Planning for next school year with courses and credits • Promote student self advocacy • Close contact with case manager

    7. NCAA Eligibility • NCAA • Registration • Knowing what courses are required • Different requirements for Div. I and II • GPA/SAT requirements • Approval of course

    8. Ongoing contact with parents Phone calls (parent school counselor) Scheduled meetings such as • Freshman parent groups • Case conferences • Planning and Placement Team meetings (PPT’s) or Section 504 meetings

    9. Grade 10 • Continued reinforcement of importance of: • Academic performance • Accruing credits • Increasing self advocacy skills in managing school challenges • Extracurricular participation

    10. Grade 10 College Planning PSAT • Fall practice test for SAT Reasoning Test • Registration information is reviewed with students in classroom setting prior to test date Individual career/ personality/interest inventories offered to students on NAVIANCE during their Health and Physical Education Class Sophomore Parent Breakfast Students are encouraged to attend the Fall College Fair at Glastonbury High School

    11. Grade 11 Postsecondary Planning

    12. Focus on General Post Secondary Planning • PSAT’s in fall • Fall College/Career Fair • Junior Mini Groups • Exploring Colleges and Careers on NAVIANCE • Individual career/interest inventories • Spring Individual Junior Parent meetings

    13. Grade 12 Post-Secondary Transition Plan

    14. Goals for Successful Post Secondary Transition : Team of student, parent(s) and school staff • Student to develop/maintain good academic habits • Student to practice good self advocacy skills • Student and families to use supports to put in place a post-secondary plan

    15. Course offerings for Career interests: Health Careers Collaborative Advanced Research Mentorship Great Path Academy Academy of the Arts Academy of Math and Science Agriscience and Technology

    16. Support Programs • 9th grade Mentor Program • English for English Language Learners (ELL) • Senior Focus Group • Big Brother/Big Sister Program • Evening presentation on college awareness for the student with special needs • Peer Tutoring Center

    17. The School’s role in preparing student’s with Special Needs for transition • Incorporated in the curriculum Students have 2 classes through the special ed department called Strategies for Success 1 & 2 that include explanation of their disabilities, strategies to compensate and self advocacy skills • Expect increasing independence and self advocacy from students as they progress through high school • Reduce unnecessary modifications • Provide as rigorous a curriculum as the student can manage with increasing independence

    18. A Key Cognitive Strategy for College Success Ability to evaluate the credibility and utility of source material and then integrate sources into a paper or project appropriately David Conley Today’s Keynote Speaker

    19. GHS Performance Standard #19 The Glastonbury High School student researches effectively by locating, accessing, evaluating and using appropriate information from a variety of sources.

    20. Library Orientation andFour Common Required Research Experiences • Taught collaboratively – library media program and core curriculum areas • Assessed collaboratively by library media specialist and classroom teacher

    21. Library Orientation • Week long introduction to library databases for research and web evaluation tools • Establishes a base from which all future research at GHS happens

    22. Freshman I-Search • Choose a topic of personal interest • Four required sources including one book • Cite in MLA documentation style

    23. Sophomore Persuasive Essay • Choose a controversial topic • Take a stand • Support ideas with evidence from at least 3 current sources • Cite in MLA documentation style

    24. Junior U.S. History Paper • Choose a topic in American history • Formulate a question/thesis • Support ideas and analysis with seven sources including one print monograph and one primary source • Cite in Chicago documentation style

    25. Senior Current Issues Papers • Choose one foreign policy topic and one domestic policy topic • Ask a question and take a position • Support ideas with evidence from five sources no older than one year. • Cited in APA documentation style

    26. 21st Century Skills • Creative and critical thinking • Generate ideas from multiple sources of reliable information • Information literacy/fluency • Respect for intellectual property • Transfer of skills across disciplines • Adherence to schedule of due dates

    27. Building Post-Secondary Bridges through Connecticut Career Pathways

    28. Perkins IV Throughout 2008-13, CTE programs shall address the following activities: • Standards-based curriculum • State CTE Assessment System • Work-based learning • Career pathways • Career & technical student organizations • Postsecondary linkages

    29. Articulation Agreements • Manchester Community College • Middlesex Community College • University of Connecticut

    30. Current Work-Based Learning Experiences • Allied Health Clinical Experience • Hartford Hospital • St. Francis Hospital • Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE)

    31. Strategies that Build Connections • Inform students, parents, teachers and counselors • Develop ongoing relationships with post-secondary institutions • Build standards-based curriculum that links to career pathways • Develop structured work-experiences • Analyze test data and use that data to inform instruction