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2015 orientation

  1. 1. Class of 2015<br />Welcome<br />
  2. 2. Rockford High School Freshman Center<br />Parent/Student Orientation<br />Doug VanderJagt, Freshman Center Principal<br />Welcome<br />Dan Zang, 10-12 Building Principal<br />Transition to High School<br />Mike Westgate, Freshman Center Assistant Principal<br />Climate<br />Tim Erickson, Athletic Director<br />Athletics<br />Holly Normington, Counselor<br />Academics<br />Deb Gibson, Head Counselor<br />Registration<br />
  3. 3. Turning point in a student’s life<br />Learn to balance<br />Academics – required credits<br />Extra-curricular activities<br />Positive social/peer relationships<br />Family time<br />Class of 2015<br />High School<br />
  4. 4. Responsibility<br />Expectations<br />Requirements<br />Social environment<br />Extra-curricular involvement<br />Use the support around you to make high school an amazing experience<br />Family<br />Teachers<br />Counselors<br />Administrators<br />Friends<br />Coaches<br />Advisors…<br />Class of 2015<br />Don’t do it alone!<br />
  5. 5. Attendance<br />Limited absences<br />No notes<br />Phone call must be made<br />Code of conduct<br />General information<br />Student handbook<br />Class of 2015<br />www.rockfordschools.org<br />Family Access<br />Student Access<br />
  6. 6. Clubs, activities, & organizations<br />Available to all 9th -12th graders<br />Variety of opportunities<br />Three seasons<br />Fall season begins in August<br />Physical required by 1st practice<br />Academic eligibility<br />At least 3 C-’s<br />No more than 1 failing grade<br />Athletics<br />High School<br />Student Opportunities<br />Get involved!<br />
  7. 7. Class of 2015<br />Michigan Merit Core Graduation Requirements<br />1 trimester class = ½ credit<br />
  8. 8. Class of 2015<br />Michigan Merit Core Graduation Requirements – Additional RPS<br />1 trimester class = ½ credit<br />
  9. 9. Class of 2015<br />Elective Classes Video<br />
  10. 10. Core classes<br />Teacher recommendation<br />Elective classes<br />Check pre-requisites<br />College requirements, career interests, personal interests<br />Honors classes<br />Application process (English & science)<br />Selecting Freshman Classes<br /><ul><li>SOME CLASSES WILL BE SELECTED FOR YOU BASED ON 8TH GRADE PERFORMANCE.
  11. 11. SOME CREDITS MAY HAVE BEEN EARNED BASED ON MIDDLE SCHOOL PERFORMANCE.</li></li></ul><li>Registration meeting with counselors<br />ERMS – February 17<br />NRMS – February 18<br />Students new to RPS – by appointment<br />Discuss class placement with current teachers, counselors, and parents<br />Follow online instructions and select classes<br />Registration Process<br />
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  13. 13. Log into Family Access<br />
  14. 14. Connect to Student Access<br />
  15. 15. Use Student Access for online scheduling. (Family Access does not allow additions or changes<br />
  16. 16. Select Rockford High School<br />
  17. 17. Select Courses 2011-2012 tab to add classes<br />Use Course Book tab to view course descriptions and requirements<br />Registration instructions will provide instructions and deadlines<br />
  18. 18. Review courses available for 9th grade students<br />
  19. 19. Add/update courses until 15 classes are listed<br />
  20. 20. Add 5 alternates to take if other requests cannot be honored<br />
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  22. 22. Complete registration by March 1st<br />Complete honors placements tests by April 27th or 30th<br />Review/return course verification sheets in May<br />Attend summer orientation August 25th (make-up orientation is August 29th)<br />First day of school is September 6th<br />Registration Process<br />
  23. 23. Honors testing (ACT)<br /><ul><li>Wednesday, April 27th
  24. 24. Saturday, April 30th</li></ul>Class of 2015<br />Honors testing – English and Earth Science<br />
  25. 25. Questions?<br />Class of 2015<br />
  26. 26. Please contact the department representatives listed below with class specific questions?<br />Class of 2015<br />
  27. 27. Welcome Class of 2015<br />