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Ready for high school

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Ready for high school

  1. 1. Are You Ready for High School? Information Students and Parents need to Know
  2. 2. What is the Northern Kentucky Council of Partners? (P-16 Council) <ul><li>A group of regional education leaders at all levels, with business and community partners </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses on education issues from preschool (P) through postsecondary (16), with emphasis on transition between levels and curriculum alignment </li></ul><ul><li>Major goal is prepare high school graduates for success in postsecondary education or the workplace </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>What Does the Future Hold? </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>49 of 50 highest paying occupations require a college degree or higher </li></ul><ul><li>70% of the 30 fastest-growing jobs will require an education beyond high school </li></ul><ul><li>40% of new jobs will require at least an associate ’ s degree </li></ul>
  5. 5. Nine of the ten fastest growing occupations are in Healthcare or Computers
  6. 6. A Few of the Fastest Growing Occupations 2005-14 <ul><li>Home health aides </li></ul><ul><li>Network systems & data communications analysts </li></ul><ul><li>Computer software engineers, applications </li></ul><ul><li>Forensic science technicians </li></ul><ul><li>Physical therapists </li></ul>U.S. Department of Labor
  7. 7. Did You Know? <ul><li>A person with a college degree on average makes twice as much money as a person with only a high school diploma </li></ul>
  8. 8. Over a lifetime, workers with a college degree will earn nearly $1,000,000 more than workers without a college degree. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2004-05
  9. 9. Kentucky full time wage and salary workers, 25 years & older, 2004 average
  10. 10. Our labor force is not expected to keep pace with job growth through 2020
  11. 11. 1970 ’ s 1990 ’ s 2010 <ul><li>High Skill </li></ul><ul><li>Low Skill </li></ul>Source: International Center for Leadership in Education, 2004 The Changing Nature of Jobs
  12. 12. Education and Jobs in the U.S. Educational Testing Service 2003: Standards for What? The Economic Roots for K-16 Reform Professional 20% Unskilled 60% Skilled 20% Skilled 62% Unskilled 12% Professional 26 % 1950 2000-2010
  13. 13. Be Prepared! <ul><li>Many of our students are not prepared to be successful at the next level … .. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Postsecondary educators and employers need students who can … <ul><li>Solve problems </li></ul><ul><li>Apply critical thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Think and write analytically </li></ul><ul><li>Draw conclusions from a set of data </li></ul><ul><li>Write and speak clearly and concisely </li></ul><ul><li>Work effectively with a team </li></ul>
  15. 15. What Do Students Need To Be Prepared To Take in High School? <ul><li>4 years of Math </li></ul><ul><li>4 years of English (English I-IV) </li></ul><ul><li>3-4 years of Social Studies (US History, World History, World Geography, Economics, Government) </li></ul><ul><li>3 years of Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) </li></ul><ul><li>2 years of the same World Language </li></ul><ul><li>1 year Arts & Humanities </li></ul><ul><li>At least one credit in Technology </li></ul>
  16. 16. DID YOU KNOW? <ul><li>Students who take advanced classes in high school are more prepared for college-no matter what their grade is. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Students who take more difficult math courses have greater success at attaining a Bachelors Degree Highest Math Studied Percentage of HS Grads Earning Bachelors Calculus 79.8 Pre-Calculus 74.3 Trig 62.2 Algebra II 39.5 Geometry 23.1 Algebra I 7.8 Pre-Algebra 2.3
  18. 18. And what happens if students aren ’ t prepared? <ul><li>Students who do not meet the ACT requirement or are missing a required course have to take remedial classes </li></ul><ul><li>Students who have to take remedial classes : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Still pay full tuition for the class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not get any college credit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And many of our students have to take these courses </li></ul>
  19. 19. Students Entering NKU Fall 2004 <ul><li>No remedial classes 53% </li></ul><ul><li>One remedial class 17% </li></ul><ul><li>Two or more remedial 29% </li></ul><ul><li>classes </li></ul>
  20. 20. 2000 Northern Kentucky Graduates Attending KY Four Year Institutions Fall 2000 No Remediation 65% At least one Remedial course 35%
  21. 21. And what happens to those students who have to take remedial classes? <ul><li>They are much less likely to return sophomore year </li></ul><ul><li>They are much more likely to have less than a 2.0 and less than 12 credits at the end of one year </li></ul><ul><li>They are far less likely to complete a degree </li></ul><ul><li>They are much more likely to leave their institution with debt and no degree </li></ul>
  22. 22. ACT/ GPA Requirements for College University of Kentucky 22-27 ACT 3.3-3.9 GPA College Prep Northern Kentucky University Min. 19 (2005) Min. 20 (2006) 3.0 GPA college prep required Thomas More Min. 20 ACT GPA 2.0/ top 80% of class
  23. 23. ACT Scores 2004 Composite United States 20.9 Kentucky 20.3 Math 20.7 19.7 Reading 21.3 20.9 Science 20.9 20.4
  24. 24. Courses Add Points to ACT Less than 3 Math Courses 17.3 Algebra I, II and Geometry +1.8 19.1 Advanced Math +1.7 20.8 Trigonometry +1.9 22.7 Calculus +2.3 25
  25. 25. What if a four-year university isn ’ t for me?
  26. 26. Success in the 21 st century requires education or training beyond high school. <ul><li>Installing and Maintaining Telecommunication Lines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HS Diploma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4-5 year apprenticeship or postsecondary training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical reading, Geometry and Trigonometry </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tool & Die workers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HS Diploma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4-5 year apprenticeship or postsecondary training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Algebra, Trigonometry and Geometry </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. You Need to Be Prepared <ul><li>Your future boss will accept nothing less than the best. </li></ul><ul><li>What skills will you have to make you stand out from the rest? </li></ul>
  28. 28. How can students prepare themselves for postsecondary education and the workplace? <ul><li>Be prepared for school each day and have regular attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Make homework a priority </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to take rigorous courses </li></ul><ul><li>Set goals early and STICK TO THEM! </li></ul>
  29. 29. And parents should: <ul><li>Make school a family priority - attendance, homework, doing assignments on time, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Reward academic achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate regularly with teachers and counselors </li></ul><ul><li>Help your child begin to learn about careers & discuss possible career paths. </li></ul><ul><li>Demand that your kids have the rigorous courses they need. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Your school must: <ul><li>Develop and maintain high expectations for every student </li></ul><ul><li>Provide challenging and rigorous courses for every student </li></ul><ul><li>Address the academic and career planning needs of every student </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate regularly with parents </li></ul>
  31. 31. Follow these steps and feel confident you are prepared for what lies ahead!
  32. 32. <ul><li>5516 E. Alexandria Pike </li></ul><ul><li>Cold Spring, KY 41076 </li></ul><ul><li>859-442-7012 </li></ul><ul><li>Barbara B. Stonewater, Ph.D. </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Director </li></ul><ul><li>Jenny Miller-Horn </li></ul><ul><li>Special Projects Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Lucy Riffle Middle School Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>