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PowerPoint From 9th Grade Parent Orientation for Class of 2015

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  • 1. March 2, 2011 Welcome to  Burlington High School 9th Grade Parents' Night
  • 2. Important Data/Point of Pride
      • 95% of Classes of 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 have gone on to Post-Secondary Education
      • Extensive Co-curricular offerings
      • Extensive Advanced Placement Course Selection 
      • 100% of Class of 2010 passed MCAS
      • Web-based Guidance Information Management System
      • Over 150 students during the past two years have had the opportunity to take courses which will yield college credit
      • Growing partnerships with local colleges (Mass Bay CC and Middlesex Community College)
      • Virtual High School opportunities  
  • 3. Burlington High School Mission Statement Burlington High School prepares students for lifelong learning and responsible citizenship by offering a challenging, relevant curriculum and varied activities in a safe environment.
  • 4. What Do We Want For Our Students?
    • From Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos at Princeton's graduation ceremony:
    • "Will inertia be your guide or will you follow your passions? Will you follow dogma or will you be original?"
    • "Will you be a cynic or will you be a builder? Will you be clever at the expense of others or will you be kind?"
  • 5. Burlington High Points of Pride Some concrete examples: Modern Communication methods/transparency Burlington High Principal's Blog BHS Facebook Page BHS Alerts on Twitter Burlington High Guidance Blog  
  • 6. Burlington High Points of Pride
      • Our Staff, Students, and Community Support!!!!
  • 7. Burlington High Points of Pride Some concrete examples: Poetry Out Loud BHS Art Students Win Seven Gold Keys BHS Band  BHS Chorus Holiday Traditions School Spirit/Student Voice
  • 8. Burlington High Points of Pride Some concrete examples: Nobel Prize Winners Becoming a 1:1 School National Recognition for Students National Recognition for Professional Development Regional Recognition For School Improvement Plans
  • 9. What Else Would You Like  To Know About BHS?   Please ask any questions on the BHS Principals Blog on the post on tonight's event. Or call my cellphone 339 234-1673 Or e-mail at [email_address]  
  • 10. Other contact info Associate Principal Rick Sheehan rsheehan@burlington.mec.edu  Associate Principal Mark Sullivan [email_address] Guidance Director [email_address] Other BHS Staff e-mails cab be found here: http://www.burlington.mec.edu/hs/contact/contact.html