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Ashley Ridge High School. Welcome to Future Fox Night Class of 2018. What to Expect from Today’s Meeting. Introductions Student Expectations College and Career Readiness Goals Radcliffe’s Non- Negotiables The Swamp Fox Academy A Word from Guidance Athletic Eligibility Tardy Policy

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ashley ridge high school

Ashley Ridge High School

Welcome to

Future Fox Night

Class of 2018

what to expect from today s meeting
What to Expect from Today’s Meeting
  • Introductions
  • Student Expectations
  • College and Career Readiness Goals
  • Radcliffe’s Non-Negotiables
  • The Swamp Fox Academy
  • A Word from Guidance
  • Athletic Eligibility
  • Tardy Policy
  • Scheduling
  • Reminders
home of the swamp foxes
Home of the Swamp Foxes

Principal – Karen Radcliffe

Assistant Principal 9th grade – Ryan Ashley

Guidance: Sean Connor

Guidance: Shannon Scott

Phone Number – 843.695.4900

home of the swamp foxes1
Home of the Swamp Foxes

Mission Statement:

Ashley Ridge High School is committed to providing educational opportunities in a safe, supportive environment which fosters pride, inspires excellence, promotes respect and builds strong relationships.

expectations for all arhs students
Expectations for All ARHS Students

Learning is required!

Students will be involved and Successful!

Failure is NOT an option!

We care about you!

college and career readiness
College and Career Readiness
  • High School Diploma
  • WorkKeys Certificate
  • College Entrance Score
  • Acceptance Letter to College or Military
  • Tools to be a contributing member of the community
radcliffe s non negotiables
Radcliffe’s Non-Negotiables
  • Attend school/class each day/each period.
  • Arrive at school and class on time.
  • Be respectful of adults, other students and self.
  • Take care of your school/facilities/belongings.
  • Graduate in four years!
south carolina graduation requirements
South CarolinaGraduation Requirements
  • English 4 units
  • Mathematics 4 units
  • Science (including Physical Science) 3 units
  • U. S. History 1 unit
  • Economics/Government 1 unit
  • Other Social Studies 1 unit
  • P.E. or ROTC 1 unit
  • Computer Science 1 unit
  • Foreign Lang. or Career/Technology 1 unit
  • Elective Units 7 units

Total 24 units

what s with this carnegie unit stuff
What’s with this Carnegie Unit Stuff?
  • Units are earned by successfully passing a course and meeting the attendance requirements
  • 24 prescribed units are required for graduation
  • If you took courses for high school credit in middle school, and you passed those courses, all of those earned units will appear on your high school transcript.
diploma of distinction
Diploma of Distinction
  • Students must meet ALL of the following criteria:
    • Earn at least 28 credits by the end of the 8th semester of high school
    • Earn an overall 4.0 GPA or higher
    • Earn a composite SAT score of 1600 OR ACT of 24 or higher
    • Earn 4 or more units in math, science, English, and social studies
    • Earn 3 or more units of AP or Dual Credit. (2 of the 3 must be earned at the AP level in the core subjects)
    • Earn 3 or more units in the same foreign language
    • Show written verification of participation in at least one school sponsored organization during grades 10-12, OR complete 50 hours of approved community service during high school
district honor graduates
District Honor Graduates
  • Distinguished Honor Graduates
    • At the end of the 4th quarter of the senior year, any senior who has an overall high school GPR of 4.37 and above
  • Honor Graduates
    • At the end of the 3rd quarter of the senior year, any senior with an overall high school GPR of 4.00-4.3699
academic achievement awards
Academic Achievement Awards

For a student to receive a SC Academic Achievement Honors Reward, he or she must:

  • Complete 24 units of credit as prescribed
  • Meet the standard on all subtests on the Exit Exam
  • Have received minimum grade of B for each course in grades 9-12 through the 7th semester
  • Achieve either a score of 710 on the SAT verbal or a score of 690 on the SAT math or an ACT score of 30 on English or 33 on math

Or

  • Have a combined score of 1400 on the SAT verbal and math sections or an ACT composite score of 31.
promotion policy
Promotion Policy

To go from 9th-10th grade: 6 credits total including

English 1 credit

Math 1 credit

Science 1 credit

To go from 10th-11th grade: 12 credits total including

English 2 credits

Math 2 credits

Science 2 credit

Social Studies 1 credit

To go from 11th -12th grade: 17 credits total including

English 3 credits

Math 3 credits

Science 2 credits

Social Studies 2 credits

swamp fox academy goals
Swamp Fox Academy Goals
  • Attain the dream of 2018!
  • Increase attendance rate
  • Reduce incidents of negative behavior
  • Provide smooth transition from middle to high school setting
  • Promote teamwork and build strong relationships
  • Inspire academic excellence
  • CELEBRATE SUCCESS
swamp fox academy
Swamp Fox Academy
  • Teaming of Classes (English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Freshman Seminar)
  • Lockers located on academy hallway
  • Administrators, Guidance Counselors and Teachers plan together regularly!
8 period traditional schedule seven academic periods and one lunch
8-Period Traditional Schedule(seven academic periods and one lunch)
  • Earn seven credits
  • 1 credit course - 50 mins/day all year
  • .5 credit course – 50 mins/day for one semester
  • Example:

1st Period English 1

2nd Period Freshman Seminar

3rd Period Algebra 1

4th Period S1 – Keyboarding S2 – Computer Applications

5th Period Lunch

6th Period PE

7th Period Global Studies 1

8th Period Physical Science

Total 7 Credits

bell schedule
Bell Schedule

All students will receive a bell schedule in their registration packets and it is on the web site.

  • The first bell- 7:15 am
  • 8 Period Day
  • Each class is 50 minutes, with 5 minutes to transition to the next class.
9 th grade tutoring lunch
9th Grade Tutoring/Lunch
  • 50 minute lunch period (w/ 25 minute tutoring time)
  • 9th Grade Tutoring Schedule
    • Monday—Science
    • Tuesday—Math
    • Wednesday—Freshman Seminar
    • Thursday—English
    • Friday—World Geography
  • Other examples of activities during lunch:
    • Mentoring
    • Test Make-up
    • Character Development
dream snatchers challenges of 9 th graders
Dream Snatchers:Challenges of 9th Graders
  • Work Load
  • Time Management (i.e. to keep up with homework, tests, and projects)
  • Socializing at inappropriate times: in the hallways after the 1st bell rings, and between classes
  • Afterschool and Weekend Jobs
  • Class Tardiness and Attendance
  • Leaving Facebook, Twitter, My Space, Neighborhood, and etc… Drama at home.
defeating the snatchers overcoming the challenges means that you must realize that you must
Defeating The Snatchers- Overcoming The Challenges means that you must realize that you must:
  • Dress out for PE or you won’t pass.
  • Go to all of your classes on time; teachers take attendance every period.
  • Leave Middle school drama at home, it is sooooo last year!
  • Take responsibility for doing your work and for your actions. Your teachers love you, but they don’t buy your excuses.
  • Do your credit, unit recovery, and retesting opportunities!
  • Follow the rules. If Mrs. Radcliffe or any administrator says it, they mean it.
  • Failure is NOT an option!
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Defeating The Snatchers- Overcoming The Challenges means that you must realize that you must:

  • Go to tutoring as soon as you get behind (or before you get behind).
  • When applying to college they see your grades from Freshman year.
  • Join clubs, play sports, get involved!
  • Laziness WILL catch up with you and it’s nobody else’s fault.
  • Study! Study! Study!!! You’ll thank me later!
  • Summer School Stinks! Stay out of it!
  • These years are gonna go by fast so suck it up and do what you’re supposed to do.
uniform grading policy
Uniform Grading Policy
  • May retake a unit course in 9th grade ONLY. No matter what grade was earned in middle school, the Freshman grade will replace that and will appear on the transcript whether it is higher or lower
  • Retaking courses is strongly recommended if a student does not make a “B” or better in middle school
  • Units earned in middle school are computed in the GPA and reflect on the high school transcript (unless the grade is replaced.)
attendance regulations
Attendance Regulations

According to SC state law regarding school attendance:

  • No more than 10 absences per course for any year long course
  • No more than 5 absences per course for any semester long course
  • Students will be denied credit if they exceed the allowable absences per course
end of course exams
End Of Course (EOC) exams are given in:

State EOC’sQuality Core EOC’s

Algebra I English 2

Algebra 1 B English 3

English I Chemistry

United States History Physics

Biology Algebra 2

Geometry

EOC’s count 20% of the final course average.

End of Course Exams
individual graduation plans
Individual Graduation Plans
  • Developed beginning in 8th grade
  • Review of post-secondary goals, career interests and course selections
  • Reviewed and revised yearly
  • Focus toward Career Major
9 th grade athletic eligibility for sports
9th Grade Athletic Eligibility for Sports
  • To be eligible for Fall & Winter Sports:
    • Must be PROMOTED to 9th grade

(rather than being placed)

  • To be eligible for Spring Sports:
    • If was eligible in the Fall, must be passing four courses AND have an overall passing average (70 or higher)
    • If was not eligible in the Fall, must be passing five courses AND have an overall passing average (70 or higher)
maintaining athletic eligibility
Maintaining Athletic Eligibility
  • To be eligible for Fall & Winter Sports:
    • Must pass at least five courses the previous year (two must be from 2nd semester) AND have an overall passing average
  • To be eligible for Spring Sports:
    • If was eligible in the Fall, must be passing four courses AND have an overall passing average
    • If was not eligible in the Fall, must be passing five courses AND have an overall passing average
tardy policy
Tardy Policy
  • 1-2 tardy-Teacher issues verbal warning
  • 3rd tardy-Teacher communication with parents
  • 4-5 tardy-Student detention
  • 6-9 tardy- Student assigned In School Suspension
  • 10-13 tardy- Student assigned OSS and school probation
  • 14th tardy- Student assigned OSS and referred to ScIP
  • 15th tardy-Student recommended for expulsion
how did i get this schedule anyway
How did I get this Schedule Anyway?
  • You had your IGP
  • Teachers made recommendations for core courses
  • You were enrolled in the classes that now appear on your schedule.
  • Verification forms were given out and reviewed
  • Verification forms were returned if any changes needed to be made
recommendations teachers made course recommendations based on the following
RecommendationsTeachers made course recommendations based on the following:
  • Willingness to devote hours for preparation out of class
  • Ability to work independently
  • Conscientious about meeting deadlines and following instructions
  • Behavior and maturity
  • Grade received in present class
  • Self-Motivation
  • Work ethic
  • Ability to budget time wisely
  • Reading ability
  • Ability to think analytically
arhs on the web
ARHS on the Web

A great place to get updated information about ARHS is the school’s website:

http://ashleyridge.schoolfusion.us

You should also follow us on Twitter:

ARHSswampfox

ARHSCounselor

ARFreshmanFox

reminders
Reminders

Registration Day

Fact and Fees Day

August 5th and 6th

7:00 am-7:00 pm

freshman orientation
Freshman Orientation
  • Mandatory for all Freshman
  • A way to meet all your teachers before the 1st day of school (run through your schedule)
  • Date to be determined
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It all begins on

August18th

at 7:15 AM!

Welcome to Ashley Ridge High School!!

welcome to the fox family thank you for coming
Welcome to the Fox Family.

Thank you for coming!