Ninth Grade Parents Night 2 Class of 2014
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Ninth Grade Parents Night 2 Class of 2014



An overview for parents of 9th graders (Class of 2014)

An overview for parents of 9th graders (Class of 2014)



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Ninth Grade Parents Night 2 Class of 2014 Ninth Grade Parents Night 2 Class of 2014 Presentation Transcript

  • Welcome To Ninth Grade Parent Night (Class of 2014) February 23, 2010
  • Faces To Know At Burlington High Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Eric Conti – [email_address]
  • Faces To Know At Burlington High Patrick Larkin Principal [email_address] Rick Sheehan Associate Principal [email_address]
  • Faces To Know At Burlington High Mark Sullivan Associate Principal [email_address] Joseph Attubato Support Services Coordinator [email_address] Mark Sullivan Associate Principal [email_address]
  • 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.
  • Burlington High Points of Pride
    • The staff and administration at BHS are pleased to share our ranking in Boston Magazine as one of the top public high school's in Massachusetts in each of the last two years. This is truly a testament to the generous support that the Town of Burlington offers its public schools. We are fortunate to have such wonderful students from supportive families coming through our doors each day. The true challenge is for us to continue to find internal measures that will affirm our high school is providing students with the highest quality education possible.
  • NEASC Accreditation
    • Commendations
    • The richness of course and co-curricular offerings
    • The strong teacher-student relationships that promote personalized instruction
    • The development of a unified school community that focuses on student learning
  • Burlington High Points of Pride
    • Our Staff and Students!!!!
  • Burlington High Points of Pride
    • 95% of Classes of 2007, 2008, 2009 have gone on to Post-Secondary Education
    • Extensive Co-curricular offerings
    • Extensive Advanced Placement Course Selection (12)
    • 100% of Class of 2009 passed MCAS
    • Web-based Guidance Information Management System
    • Over 100 students during the 2008-2009 school year have taken courses which will yield college credit
    • Growing partnerships with local colleges (Mass Bay CC and Bay Path College)
    • Virtual High School opportunities (44 students this year)
  • Burlington High Points of Pride Poetry Out Loud 2009 and 2010 Our First Senior Health Fair Student Artwork All-State Musicians
  • Burlington High Points of Pride Record Setting Relay Teams Holiday Traditions Honor Our Heroes Drive Child Development
  • Burlington High Points of Pride First Robotics State Champion Wrestling Faculty-Student Events Phenomenal Drama Productions
  • Burlington High Points of Pride Mr. Sheehan Commended National Merit Students SpeakShop Super Eight Hockey
  • Self-Published English Texts For Juniors and Seniors
  • Requirements For Graduation
    • English – 20 Credits
    • Math – 20 Credits
    • Science – 15 Credits
    • (Including Life Science and Physical Science)
    • Social Studies – 15 Credits
    • (U.S. History I and II and World History II)
    • Foreign Language – 10 Credits
    • (Two year sequential program)
    • Electives from 500-900 – 10 Credits
    • Physical Education/Health – 10 Credits (four semesters)
    • Passing Grade 10 MCAS ELA , Math, and one Science MCAS
    • (Physics, Biology, or Chemistry)
  • High School Schedule Typical 9 th Grader
    • Required
    • Freshman English
    • Math (Algebra I or Geometry)
    • Science (Fundamentals of Physics or Biology)
    • U.S. History I
    • Freshman Physical Education (1/2 year )
    • Recommended
    • Foreign Language
  • FLITE Mentoring For All 9 th Graders
    • Each 9 th grader will be matched up with an 11 th or 12 th grade student mentor.
    • These upperclassmen, who will are recommended by their teachers, will be a great resource in helping 9 th graders make the transition to BHS
  • FLITE F riends L earning I ntegrity T hrough E ducation
    • Focal Points
    • smooth transition to high school
    • monthly interaction between mentors and mentees
    • topics of discussion
    • midterms
    • building community and promoting a positive attitude
    • what makes us qualified?
    • looking ahead …