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110608 Final High School Presentation Aaa (5)

  1. 1. Baltimore City Public Schools <ul><li>STATE OF OUR HIGH SCHOOLS </li></ul><ul><li>PARENT AND COMMUNITY FORUM </li></ul><ul><li>NOVEMBER 6, 2008 </li></ul>11/06/08
  2. 2. AGENDA <ul><li>Color Guard (6:00-6:10 p.m.) </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome (6:10-6:20 p.m.) </li></ul><ul><li>Japheth Clark, Vice President, Associated Student Congress of Baltimore City </li></ul><ul><li>Chairman Brian Morris, Board of School Commissioners </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations (6:20-6:45 p.m.) </li></ul><ul><li>The State of Our High Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Andres Alonso, CEO Baltimore City Public Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Making a Great Choice for High School </li></ul><ul><li>Bianca Pilewski, Director of Pupil Services </li></ul><ul><li>Questions & Answers Session (6:45-7:05 p.m.) </li></ul><ul><li>Small Group Breakout Sessions (7:15-8:00 p.m.) </li></ul>11/06/08
  3. 3. ENROLLMENT 11/06/08 *Enrollment as of 10/10/08.
  4. 4. HIGH SCHOOL ASSESSMENTS 11/06/08
  5. 5. HIGH SCHOOL ASSESSMENTS 11/06/08
  6. 6. HIGH SCHOOL ASSESSMENTS 11/06/08
  7. 7. HIGH SCHOOL ASSESSMENTS 11/06/08
  8. 8. HIGH SCHOOL ASSESSMENTS 11/06/08
  9. 9. HIGH SCHOOL ASSESSMENTS 11/06/08
  10. 10. HIGH SCHOOL AYP 11/06/08
  11. 11. COHORT STATUS 11/06/08
  12. 12. COHORT RETENTION 11/06/08 “ Transfer” indicates last SASI record codes student as transferring to a school outside of BCPS.
  13. 13. GRADUATION AND DROPOUT RATES 11/06/08
  14. 14. DROPOUTS 11/06/08
  15. 15. ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMS 11/06/08
  16. 16. ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMS 11/06/08
  17. 17. SAT EXAM <ul><li>From SY’07 to SY’08, City School students gained 9 points (total score across critical reading, mathematics, and writing); Maryland and the nation had no gain. </li></ul><ul><li>The percentage of high school students taking the SAT is higher in City Schools (79%) than in Maryland (69%) and the nation (45%). </li></ul>11/06/08
  18. 18. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR HIGH SCHOOLS <ul><li>$6.2 million from CAROI funds were allocated to provide HSA Recovery interventions. Funds were divided among schools based on the number of students in need of service at each school. </li></ul><ul><li>Eligible students were in the incoming freshman classes of 2005 (graduating 2009) and 2006 (graduating 2010) and have failed at least one HSA. 33 high schools participate fully, and 5 high schools received limited funding. Schools design after-school and Saturday interventions to support students in their efforts to meet the HSA graduation requirement. </li></ul><ul><li>Under Fair Student Funding, high school students also get an additional $900 per pupil for a total of $11 million. </li></ul>11/06/08
  19. 19. HSA TESTING DATES <ul><li>Remaining HSA Testing Dates for 2008-2009: </li></ul><ul><li>January 12-16, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>April 20-23, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>May 18-22, 2009 </li></ul>11/06/08
  20. 20. BRIDGE 11/06/08 Data as of 14 October 2008. Bridge Course Enrollment Enrollment Algebra 783 English 689 Biology 483 Government 442 Total 2397 Total Unique Students 1232
  21. 21. BRIDGE <ul><li>Students will have 7 opportunities to submit completed projects for review during the 2008-2009 school year. </li></ul><ul><li>Scoring Centers will review projects on the following dates: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- October 18 & 19 - February 21 & 22 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- November 22 & 23 - March 28 & 29 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- December 19 & 20 - May 30 & 31 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- January 17 & 18 </li></ul></ul>11/06/08
  22. 22. Baltimore City Public Schools <ul><li>MAKING A GREAT CHOICE </li></ul><ul><li>FOR HIGH SCHOOL </li></ul><ul><li>BIANCA PILEWSKI, DIRECTOR, PUPIL SERVICES </li></ul><ul><li>NOVEMBER 6, 2008 </li></ul>11/06/08
  23. 23. MAKING A GREAT CHOICE: THE SY09-10 HIGH SCHOOL GUIDE <ul><li>YOUR resource for Making a Great Choice. </li></ul><ul><li>The high school guide, which will be distributed to every student in 8 th grade in City Schools, includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Application Timeline. </li></ul><ul><li>Open House Schedule. </li></ul><ul><li>Map of Schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Alphabetical Listing of Each School. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academics: School self-description, Course and program highlights, Academic services, Extracurricular activities, Partnerships. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demographics: Address, Bus Routes, Principal, Contact Information, Grades, Enrollment, Uniform description, and school type. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Entrance Criteria for Schools and Programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation Requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>Frequently Asked Questions. </li></ul>11/06/08
  24. 24. MAKING A GREAT CHOICE: THE OPTIONS 11/06/08 *George W. F. McMechen Middle/High #177, Claremont #307, and New Hope Academy #345 are city-wide specialized schools.  All students assigned to these schools have an Individual Education Plan (IEP).
  25. 25. MAKING A GREAT CHOICE: EXPANDED OPTIONS FOR SY09-10 11/06/08 <ul><li>Transformation Schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 opened in SY08-09 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9 already approved for SY09-10 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(3 alternative and 6 college prep) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alternative Schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Almost 900 additional high school seats in SY08-09 and all programs redesigned </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>Think about what interests you most about the school. Be sure to consider all areas including academics and extracurricular activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to your school counselor(s) about what school may offer the academic or career track you are interested in. </li></ul><ul><li>Attend the Great Choices, Great Futures High School Fair on November 15, 2008 to talk with school staff and find out more information about schools that interest you. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to your families and people whom you trust to assist you with your decision. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss your goals and expectations with your peers. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider distance to school and transportation needs when looking at each school. (Visit www.mtamaryland.com for public transportation routes and information.) </li></ul><ul><li>Visit Schools of Interest. </li></ul><ul><li>Decide What Schools You Prefer. </li></ul><ul><li>Submit Your Application for Your High School Choices to guidance counselors by December 19, 2008. </li></ul>MAKING A GREAT CHOICE: THE PROCESS 11/06/08
  27. 27. MAKING A GREAT CHOICE: APPLICATION TIMELINE 11/06/08 October – December 2008 High school open houses are held October 1 – 8, 2008 City Schools 8 th graders take the Terra Nova exam October through December Schools host informational sessions with 7 th and 8 th grade students November 15, 2008 High School Fair held at the Poly-Western Complex from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. November 17 – 21, 2008 City Schools 8 th graders receive high school applications from school counselors December 19, 2008 Deadline for all current City Schools students to submit their Application for Admission to High School to their school counselors December 19, 2008 Deadline for all non City Schools potential students to submit their Application for Admission to High School to the Office of Student Placement February 28, 2009 Admission status is mailed to 8 th grade students.
  28. 28. MAKING A GREAT CHOICE: THE APPLICATION PROCESS 11/06/08
  29. 29. MAKING A GREAT CHOICE: THE LOTTERY PROCESS 11/06/08
  30. 30. MAKING A GREAT CHOICE: GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 11/06/08
  31. 31. MAKING A GREAT CHOICE: GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 11/06/08
  32. 32. MAKING A GREAT CHOICE: KEY WAYS TO LEARN MORE 11/06/08 <ul><li>School Open Houses: October – December </li></ul><ul><li>State of High Schools Board Forum: November 6th, 6-8:00 PM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NAF/Digital Campus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Appointment with your child’s school counselor. </li></ul>ALL students (100%) Make a Great Choice.
  33. 33. <ul><li>We want to hear from you. </li></ul>Questions & Comments 11/06/08
  34. 34. <ul><li>Please go to classrooms based on the color of the dot on your State of High Schools’ Report: </li></ul><ul><li>Room 203 - Green </li></ul><ul><li>Room 204 - Blue </li></ul><ul><li>Room 213 - Yellow </li></ul><ul><li>Room 215 - Red </li></ul><ul><li>Room 225 – Orange </li></ul>Small Group Sessions 11/06/08

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