Northeast High School Freshman Academy. …making the transition to high school a success. PARENTS………. The FRESHMAN ACADEMY is designed to help make this transition into high school EASIER …thus help your child have a better chance of a SUCCESSFUL high school career. GOALS AT NEHS.
…making the transition to high school a success
PARENTS……….The FRESHMAN ACADEMY is designed to help make this transition into high school EASIER…thus help your child have a better chance of a SUCCESSFUL high school career.
IMPROVE RIGOR IN THE CLASSROOM
INCREASE GRADUATION RATE
INCREASE PROFICIENCY ON GATEWAY EXAMS
IMPLEMENT A BALANCED LITERACY MODEL
How does the FRESHMAN ACADEMY concept make the transition to HIGH SCHOOL easier?
It takes some MIDDLE SCHOOL practices and adapts them to meet the needs of your maturing child as they enter high school. This allows us to follow the progress of your child during this FIRST CRUCIAL YEAR!
One important concept is that of the TEAM approach when it comes to your child’s education.
Alleviates feelings of anxiety as students enter a new school setting.
Makes students feel known and supported as they achieve their academic and career outcomes
Breaks a large school environment into smaller learning communities
Along with 4 core classes and two electives, freshman will also participate in Eagle Ed.
Allows students to have another relationship with a significant adult in the building.
It is a daily program, broken into two 30 minute segments. It allows students to see the connection between their academics and the community at large.
One segment is for guided learning and study skills. The other segment is for relationship building, role playing and community exploration.
The Academy concept began the fall of 2006…..
4 Core Subject Area Teachers
All stakeholders on this team work together to keep your child on track for a personalized education and a successful start in high school.
Eagle Ed Teacher
Loss of social privileges
Mandatory Guided Advisory
Support Programs (AVID, SSG, Read 180…)
Freshman Academy Structure
Bridges – Assigned Adult Monitoring
Pre-identification of Students for placement
Unity of Purpose, Mission, Vision, Values
1 unit of World Geography or World History
English 4 units
Math 3 units
Science 3 units
1 unit of U.S. History
Wellness 1 unit
(or 2 years JROTC)
1/2 Unit U.S. Government
(or 3 years JROTC)
1/2 Unit Economics
All students must choose a path
Exploration, Research, and Technology
Leadership and Public Administration
Business Management and Human Services
Arts, Humanities, and Communications
Questions or concerns can be directed by
phone or email to any of the following people:
Patrick Digby-Academy Principal
Paul Shelby-Academy Guidance Counselor
Jennifer Kelley-Freshman Coordinator
Date: To Be Announced…watch in the Leaf Chronicle and on the NEHS Marquee
What: to hand out schedules, give information about clubs