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Published on January 10, 2008

Author: Vilfrid

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Hackensack High School STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT NIGHT:  Hackensack High School STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT NIGHT PreAP, AP, Middle College Programs Two Essential Messages for Success:  Two Essential Messages for Success Change Your Conversations! What you do TODAY affects you NOW and in the future. Change Your Conversations:  Change Your Conversations Talk to friends, teachers, parents, relatives, other students about… …Being Successful; …College You Will Be Attending; …Reading and Assignments; …Your Job and Scholarships; ...Athletics and School Activities. (not about cutting, absences, gossip, and other negative or immature behaviors, or ONLY boy- or girl-friends). WHAT YOU DO TODAY at Hackensack High School…:  WHAT YOU DO TODAY at Hackensack High School… …Affects your courses in college; …Affects your friends and teachers; …Affects your FUTURE SUCCESS; …Affects your ability to play sports; …Affects your career opportunities; AND… WHAT YOU DO TODAY at Hackensack High School…:  WHAT YOU DO TODAY at Hackensack High School… …Affects what college you will attend which… …Affects how much money you will make, what car you drive, where you live, your career and work for the rest of your life... YOUR LONG-TERM QUALITY OF LIFE! Let’s Change the Educational “DEFAULTS” for ALL students:  Let’s Change the Educational “DEFAULTS” for ALL students Traditional Defaults 1) 2-Yr Community College 2) Course “tracks” that are easiest 3) Learning for GRADES 4) HS Graduation is the end in itself 5) College leads to career 21st Century Defaults 1) Post Secondary Ed. that is BEST 2) Courses that CHALLENGE and IMPROVE 3) Learning for SKILLS and CREDITS 4) HS Graduation is the beginning 5) College/Career begins K-12 Are we intruding on childhood by talking about academic success early?:  Are we intruding on childhood by talking about academic success early? By saving for retirement at age 21, are we “rushing” our lives or changing the “celerity” of time? Do we consider “little league” sports that model “professional sports” intrusive? What harm is there if we talk “college” and academic success in kindergarten? Pathways to AP English:  Pathways to AP English Pathways to Math Beyond Alg 2 Traditional Pathways:  Pathways to Math Beyond Alg 2 Traditional Pathways Pathways to Math Beyond Alg 2 “Raising The Academic Bar” For ALL STUDENTS ! ! :  Pathways to Math Beyond Alg 2 “Raising The Academic Bar” For ALL STUDENTS ! ! Grade 9: Alg 1 Summer Inst: Geometry Grade 10: Alg 2 Grade 11: Pre Cal Grade 12: AP Calculus A/B Grade 7: Alg 1 Grade 8: Alg 2 Summer Institute: Geometry Grade 9: Pre Calc Grade 11: Calculus B/C Grade 12: Calculus B/C Pathways to AP Foreign Lang:  Pathways to AP Foreign Lang Pathway to AP Science Traditional Pathway:  Pathway to AP Science Traditional Pathway Pathways to AP Sciences “Raising The Academic Bar” For ALL STUDENTS ! !:  Pathways to AP Sciences “Raising The Academic Bar” For ALL STUDENTS ! ! Grade 9: Biology Summer Inst: Chemistry Grade 10: Physics Grade 11: AP Physics B Grade 12: COMBO: AP Bio and/or AP Chem, AP Physics C AP Environ Sci Grade 9: Pre AP Bio Grade 10: Pre AP Chem Grade 11: AP Phys B Grade 12: COMBO: AP BIO and/or AP Chem, AP Physics C, AP Environ Sci Middle College/AP for ANY MOTIVATED STUDENT:  Middle College/AP for ANY MOTIVATED STUDENT Two- or Three-Year Elective Progression that helps Any Student ACHIEVE and SAVE $$$ PreAP Economics AP MicroEconomics AP MacroEconomics Right Decisions at HHS SAVES $$$$$:  Right Decisions at HHS SAVES $$$$$ Dual Credit Courses: 3 college credits = about $2500 or more AP Courses: 3 college credits OR exemption from core courses College-Ready Skills in reading, writing, math will save you $$$ on remedial courses for which you earn NO COLLEGE CREDIT (but the cost is the same) Dual Credit Courses:  Dual Credit Courses $200 + Final B average = 3 college credits accepted at nearly all NJ and many colleges nationwide College-level curricula with rigorous reading, writing, critical thinking Career-based electives New AP Courses and Other Electives SY 07-08:  New AP Courses and Other Electives SY 07-08 AP Macroeconomics AP Environmental Science AP World History ESL AP Government/Politics: US Latin American Studies (dual credit) Webpage Design II (maybe) TV Script Writing and Production Yearbook Production AP Courses at HHS 07-08:  AP Courses at HHS 07-08 AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Physics B AP Physics C AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC AP Computer Science A AP Statistics AP Micro Economics AP Studio Art SY 07-08: AP Environ. Sci. SY 07-08: AP World Hist. AP Psychology AP US History AP Eng Lang & Comp AP Eng Lit &Comp AP French AP Italian AP Spanish Language AP Spanish Literature AP Music Theory AP Art History SY 07-08: AP Macro Econ SY 07-08: AP US Gov’t (FIRST ESL AP COURSE!) Middle College Courses SY 07-08:  Middle College Courses SY 07-08 Sociology Contemporary Studies Anatomy and Physiology Marine Biology Advanced Journalism (for Seniors) Advanced Creative Writing Computers for the College Bound SY 07-08: Latin American Studies Changing HHS Culture: Advanced Placement and Dual-Credit Programs:  Changing HHS Culture: Advanced Placement and Dual-Credit Programs EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL Any student who is motivated Any student with good attendance Any student who will attend tutoring if needed (“C” or below) Any student who is willing to come in summer Combined Initiative: Using Electives Effectively for Student Achievement Connecting HS with College and Careers:  Combined Initiative: Using Electives Effectively for Student Achievement Connecting HS with College and Careers ADDED BONUS: POSTGRADUATE SUCCESS! The Value of ELECTIVES:  The Value of ELECTIVES Often overlooked by students, parents, and educators! Great opportunity for engagement! Great opportunity to lead a student to achieving beyond expectations (interest generates motivation = success!) How do we teach students to choose electives in high school?:  How do we teach students to choose electives in high school? Choosing Electives… …is a college preparatory skill; …must begin in grade 9 to maximize benefit that might lead to achievement; …builds self-esteem, leads to correct college choice, can have impact on major and ultimately future career; …might lead to $$$ savings (college credits or course exemptions). Hackensack Academic Pathways: Supporting Equal Opportunities and Achievement for ALL STUDENTS:  Hackensack Academic Pathways: Supporting Equal Opportunities and Achievement for ALL STUDENTS Career-Based Learning and Elective Choices EQUAL OPPORTUNITY for ALL Students College Fair: October 26, 2006 Second Annual Career Day: December 15, 2006 Objectives of Hackensack Academic Pathways:  Objectives of Hackensack Academic Pathways To highlight HHS grad requirements; To connect high school choices with college/career possibilities; To guide elective choices; To provide career exploration; To promote achievement FOR ALL STUDENTS. Four Hackensack Academic Pathways:  Four Hackensack Academic Pathways Arts and Humanities Health Sciences and Human Services Law, Business, Computer Technology Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Current Post- Secondary Programs:  Current Post- Secondary Programs After School and Saturdays FDU: Tech. Enrichment Outreach Prog (TEOP) FDU: Heating and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) FDU: Chinese (dual credit) FDU: Geography & World Issues (dual credit) FDU: World Civilizations (dual credit) BCC: Health Careers Prog (HCOP) UMDNJ: PreHonors Medical Program SY 07-08: Montclair State University Program SY 07-08: Bergen Community College Credits PreAP/AP/Middle College Advantages:  PreAP/AP/Middle College Advantages SOCIALIZATION (friendships) based on ACHIEVEMENT Instruction demanding higher order thinking skills Improved Reading, Writing, Math, and Critical Thinking Skills REQUIRED: PARENT SUPPORT:  REQUIRED: PARENT SUPPORT WE CAN ONLY BE SUCCESSFUL with PARENT SUPPORT READ texts with your son/daughter Monitor assignments, behavior, dress MAINTAIN CONTACT WITH TEACHERS SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS:  SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS Maintains critical thinking, reading, writing, and math skills during summer hiatus READ texts with your son/daughter Allows teachers pre-assessments to commence with college-level work at start of school year NONFICTION READING!:  NONFICTION READING! The Mayflower Nathanial Philbick In the Heart of the Sea Nathanial Philbick Rough Crossings Simon Schama Washington’s Crossing David Hackett Fisher Salt & Cod Mark Kurlansky The Devil in the White City Erik Larson Isaac’s Storm Erik Larson The Island at the Center of the World Russell Shorto Guns, Germs, and Steel & Collapse Jared Diamond Pets In America: A History Katherine Grier A Land As God Made It: Jamestown James Horn 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Charles Mann The Scratch of a Pen: 1763… Colin Calloway Forty Ways to Look at JFK Gretchen Rubin Mauve

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