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KAS Parent Night Camille Dixon Curriculum Coordinator Unique Challenges of High School Transition Organization - Longer, more involved assignments Long Term planning - College How do I find out how my child is doing in class? Jupiter SIS Contact the teacher by email or phone Quarterly and semester report cards Progress Reports – Posted on Jupiter everyday! What do I do if my child is having difficulty? Student can get help from teachers directly Parent-Teacher Conference Learning Support Center Open Sunday-Thursday at Lunch and After School from 2:30-4:00 pm in the Library. Communication Jupiter: http://www/jupitergrades.com KAS website: http://kas.edu.kw Parent Conference Day Teacher Newsletters Curriculum Guide Parent – Teacher Communication Why? Questions or concerns regarding your child’s progress in class. How? By email or phone (contact information on KAS website) When? As soon as you have a concern – do not wait! School Policies The student Agenda publishes all the School Policies regarding the rules and consequences of conduct at KAS. Student Involvement on Campus Athletic Clubs Teams Athletic Teams Students must tryout for most teams prior to the season and maintain a 2.0 GPA and satisfactory citizenship. Clubs Students are encouraged to find a few clubs of interest and maintain involvement throughout high school. High School Graduation Requirements 4 English 3 Math 3 Science 1 additional Math or Science 3 Social Studies 1 Art 2 Foreign Language 1 Physical Education 5 Electives Graduation Requirements ½ Personal Health ½ Life Management 24 Total Credits Students must earn a 60% or higher to pass a class. FRESHMEN SOPHOMORE English I English II Algebra I Geometry Biology Chemistry Modern World History Ancient World History Physical Education Physical Education Arabic Arabic Religion* Religion* Electives Electives JUNIOR SENIOR English III English IV Algebra II or Other Math Pre-Calculus or other math recommended Physics or Other Science US History Environmental Science or other science recommended Personal Health American Government Arabic Economics Religion* Arabic Electives Religion* Electives Tips for Success Aim for a high GPA Take challenging courses Get Organized! Use the Student Agenda. Get to know your teachers Suggestions for College Entrance A. History and Social Science (3 years, 4 years recommended ) B. English (4 years) C. Mathematics (3 years, 4 years recommended) D. Science (3 years Lab Science, 4 years recommended) E. Foreign Language (2 years) F. Visual and Performing Arts (1 year) G. College Prep Elective (1/2 year) Suggestions for College Entrance SAT Reasoning or ACT with Writing TOFEL SAT Subject Tests Choose challenging and rigorous courses Community Service No “D” grades accepted, earn a C- or higher. Repeated grades will be calculated into GPA Other Post Secondary Options Career & Technical Education Military Workforce Questions?