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welcome to connersville high school freshmen center orientation class of 2015

Welcome to Connersville High SchoolFreshmen Center OrientationClass of 2015

Dr. Patricia Flowers


CHS mission:

CHS stakeholders (students, parents, faculty/staff, and community members) encourage students to develop their individual potential to become lifelong learners and contributing members in a global society.

fcsc pledge
FCSC Pledge

Every student will make at least one year’s progress every year.


We model values of good character and strong work ethic – RICHER.





Excellence with Responsibility

tonight s agenda
Tonight’s Agenda


-Freshman Center philosophy

-SRT, typical courses, grading scale

-Extra-curriculars, athletics

-Lunch, PTO, testing

-“Need to know” procedures

-Exciting programs

-Questions and answers


FCSC staff believe there is a current and urgent need for more success with all students.

The CHS Freshmen Center is an important strategy for improving student belonging, academic success and class graduation rate.


SRT – Student Resource Time

  • 11:00 CHS Today
  • 11:08- 11:30
  • Wednesday Early Release: 2:55 p.m.
    • F – Student Government
    • Tu/ Th Clubs /organizations
    • M – Makeup work
freshman center courses
Freshman Center courses
  • Algebra or geometry
  • English 9
  • Integrated chemistry/physics or Academic Biology
  • Geography and History of the World
  • Physical education
  • Other electives of their choice

CHS Grading Scale

100-90 A

89-80 B

79-70 C

69-60 D

Below 60 F


As a student you may choose to join any of the –

    • 22 Varsity sports
    • 22 Clubs /organizations
    • Bands
    • Choirs
    • Drama productions


Art Club and Honor Society

BPA (Business Professionals of America)

CHS Theatre

Class Councils

EIALTeam (Eastern Indiana Academic League)

Eliot Rosewater Reading Club

FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)

FCCLA (Family, Career, Community Leaders of America)

FFA (Future Farmers of America)

French Club

Japanese Club

 Key Club

 Leo Club

Octagon Club

Principal’s Student Advisory

Red Cross

Spanish Club

Spartan Speakers

Spartan Writers Club

Student Council

Student Government


Lunch - period 4 class

B 11:30 – 12:00

C 12:00 - 12:30

D 12:25 – 12:55



Meetings are on Mondays from 6:30 –7:30 p.m. in the Media Center.

September 12

October 3

November 7

December 5

January 9

February 6

March 5

April 2

Student-presented programs will be featured each meeting.


Freshman Testing


Star Reading/ Star Math


ISTEP+ End of Course Assessments:

Algebra 1 and Biology

project lead the way
Project Lead the Way

A program for grades 9-12 offered as a four year sequence of courses which, when combined with traditional mathematics and science courses in high school, introduces students to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering prior to entering college.

other freshman center courses
Other Freshman Center courses
  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW) can help to forge new generations of engineers.
  • CHS’s PLTW program is nationally certified and offers Intro. to Engineering Design and Principles of Engineering
other exciting programs chs finance academy
Other exciting programs: CHS Finance Academy

A three-year program open to all students grades 10-12, offering students the scope, rigor and discipline of finance, marketing and entrepreneurship prior to entering college for up to 15 hrs. of college credit.

Freshman students are encouraged to take who take Advanced Computer Applications and/or Business Foundations as prerequisites.

chs finance academy
CHS Finance Academy

Offers specialized sequence of business courses for its program:

  • Adv. Computer Applications
  • Accounting 1 &Automated Accounting
  • Business and Personal Law
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Professional Career Internship
Education beyond high school is more critical today than ever before.
  • A high school diploma and at least some college credit are absolutely essential for full participation in today’s economy.
A four-year college graduate earns 70 percent more than a high school graduate does.
  • CHS wants to provide options for the future of Connersville’s young adults with its Early College High School program.
Our students earn credits toward an Associate’s degree or college credit toward the baccalaureate while in high school;
  • Mastery and competence are rewarded with enrollment in college-level courses and the years to a postsecondary degree are compressed;
the chs early college high school
The CHS Early College High School

Ivy Tech, I.U. and Purdue Dual-credit courses 2011-12:




Industrial tech. – engineering

Family Consumer Science



3 credits from Take a Course on Us – any courses