New Egypt High School Program of Studies



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New Egypt High School

Program of Studies

2014-2015


Principal




Assistant Principal

Mr. Gene Mosley




Mrs. Sara Brogan










Counselors




Secretary of Guidance

Mrs. Katina George

Mr. Jason Frable




Ms. Kimberly DiGangi

Mrs. Joy Kubilewicz

Ms. Jacqueline Duca, SAC






Child Study Team
Dr. Erin Sappio, School Psychologist

Ms. Alisa Forman, School Psychologist

Mrs. Diane Jarvis, LDTC




Principal’s Message:

New Egypt High School offers a number of courses in a variety of subjects designed to meet the academic interests and needs of a diverse student body. Each subject is designed to challenge our students and help them realize their scholastic and career ambitions. Our goal is to produce more thoughtful individuals, solid citizens, and life-long learners.

The administration at New Egypt High School strongly believes that a genuine partnership between parents, teachers, and administration – founded in open and honest communication - is the best way to create the optimum environment for our students to find success. A key to that partnership is the relationship between the students, their parents, and the guidance counselors. We encourage parents to be active participants in that relationship. Please contact the counselors – either via email or phone – regularly to make sure that the needs of you and your child are being satisfied. Since every student is different, every student’s academic journey through New Egypt High school will be different. Please be proactive in establishing a mutually positive relationship with guidance that will insure an academic experience that fulfills the goals that are specific to you.

Our program of studies includes a wide array of options, more than many schools our size. We encourage you to read through it carefully to find courses that fit your interests and abilities. We also encourage you – the student - to challenge yourself whenever possible. If you are considering honors or advanced placement classes and are willing to put in the work necessary to succeed, please do so. You will only be enriched by the experience. But whatever courses you choose remember this: it is your education. You are responsible for it. You, and only you, have the power to make it as strong as your abilities and work ethic will allow.

Best of Luck,

Gene Mosley

Gene Mosley



Board of Education

Mr. Harry Miller, President

Mrs. Leslie Septor, Vice President

Mr. Garrett Midgett

Mr. Christopher Probasco

Mrs. Sandra Soles

Mrs. Barbara Wig

Mr. Larry Witham
Administration
Dr. Karen Jones, Superintendent

Mr. Sean Gately, Business Administrator

Mrs. Colleen Gravel, Director of Special Projects

Dr. Jeanette Baubles, Director of Curriculum & Instruction

Mr. Mike Donnelly, Director of Special Services





New Egypt High School


All courses in this program of studies will be offered pending enrollment.

Students First


GUIDANCE PROGRAM

Guidance is a shared responsibility between the home and school and it is most effective when all work together. The main function of the counselor is to establish a relationship with the student that will help him/her make good decisions about his/her educational, social and career plans. The Guidance Department also runs counseling groups for students throughout the school year.


CHILD STUDY TEAM

Our Special Services Department affords each student a positive and rewarding high school experience. We offer a wide range of courses designed to accommodate the special needs of our students with individualized education programs. The Child Study Team, as well as all counselors and all teachers, are available to help each student and his/her parent(s)/guardian(s) in the planning process for ensuring a positive high school experience.


STUDENT ATTENDANCE

The Board of Education has established a strict student attendance policy regarding the withdrawal of courses, credits and excessive absences. Administrative action will also be taken for school/class cutting. Specific procedures for parents and students regarding attendance are written in the Student Handbook. These procedures will include what to do when students are absent, tardy or dismissed early.


NUMBER OF SUBJECTS SELECTED

All students must select eight (8) subjects every year regardless of the credits previously earned. When selecting their courses, students should study the course description very carefully and once the schedule has been completed, changes will be extremely limited and made for educational reasons only.


PROGRAM CONFLICTS

In building student schedules, it is frequently found that one or more of a student’s course selections have only one section offered (singleton). The more singletons a student selects the higher the chances a conflict will occur. Every effort is made to make every combination of course selections available. Not every combination of courses can be offered. When irresolvable conflicts occur, the student and parent will be asked to decide upon which course(s) the student

would like to keep and make an alternate selection for those remaining in conflict.


PARCC PREPARATION

Students will be tested in language arts and math courses at the end of the year in grades 9, 10, and 11. Students who perform below the minimum level of pupil proficiency in one or more areas of the state mandated Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) will receive remediation. Credit for these classes will not count toward fulfilling Math or English requirements.


EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM

1. Students can attend a full year of college in lieu of senior year.

2. Students can attend one semester of college in lieu of one semester of senior year. Students can have a reduced schedule in the senior year to attend college courses. The student must see the counselor for details to determine eligibility and review process.

4. Fifth year students can finish at mid-year and be included in the succeeding graduation ceremony.

5. Paid work experiences are provided by business working in partnership with the School Based Learning Program. The work experience is a continuation of vocational and academic skills learned in the classroom, allowing the student worker to build new and more advanced skills on those previously learned. Planning between school instruction and on-the-job supervisors must occur before students are assigned to the job, permitting an articulation between the classroom curriculum and the on-the-job training curriculum.
ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY

Students involved in co-curricular activities must follow the requirements listed below:

1. ELIGIBLE if a student has not reached the age of 19 prior to September 1.

2. ELIGIBLE during the first semester if a student has passed 25% of the credits required by the State of New Jersey for graduation, during the immediately preceding academic year, i.e. 30.0 credits. ELIGIBLE FOR SECOND SEMESTER if a student has passed the equivalent of 12.5%of the credits required by the State of New Jersey for graduation at the close of the preceding semester i.e. 15.0 credits. Full year courses shall be equated as one-half of the total credits to be gained for the full year to determine credits passed during the immediately preceding semester.

3. NOT ELIGIBLE after the completion of 8 semesters following a student’s entrance into the 9th grade

4. NOT ELIGIBLE after the class in which a student originally enrolled graduates, regardless of transfer from any school during the 3 or 4 year period.

HONORS COURSES

Courses designated as honors level are designed to provide greater in-depth investigation into a particular subject area. They will be assigned additional grade weight. Placement into an honors level course is determined according to the following criteria: teacher and counselor recommendations, standardized test scores and grades. Must maintain 85 average or better in previous honors courses, and teacher recommendation. Students may also waiver into an honors course. This will require a meeting with the principal and signing of the Course Waiver form.


COLLEGE PREP

Either college-bound or non college-bound students may take these courses. They qualify as college preparatory courses. We recommend that students take the most challenging courses possible.


ACADEMIC RECOGNITION

New Egypt High School is very proud of its students who distinguished themselves in their studies. Their pride is reflected in various forms of recognition.



1. Honor Roll – To achieve honor roll status a student must earn an overall weighted average of 81.00 in all subjects with no failing grades.

2. Distinguished Honor Roll – Very much like Honor Roll except the student must earn an overall weighted average of 91.00 in all subjects with no failing grades.

3. National Honor Society – Based upon scholarship, character, service and leadership.

    1. Scholarship – Minimum, weighted grade point average of 92.00 with no failing grades.

    2. Character and Leadership – Rated by teachers.

    3. Service – Student participation in at least two activities.


GRADING AND CURRICULUM

Marking system

  1. All grades are numerical

  2. Grades are in integers of 1

  3. 65 is the passing grade

  4. 100 is the maximum grade

  5. Report cards are issued on line quarterly

  6. Progress reports are issued on line quarterly


Weighted Grades

To encourage students to elect more challenging classes, courses are weighted in the following manner:

  1. Honors classes are based on the following scales:

  • Numerical - an additional 5 points

  • 4.0 - five (5) points for an A

four (4) points for a B

three(3) points for a C

one (1) point for a D

zero (0) points for failing



  1. Advanced placement classes are based on the following scales:

  • Numerical - an additional 10 points

  • 4.0 - six (6) points for an A

five (5) points for a B

four (4) points for a C

one (1) point for a D

zero (0) points for failing

It is expected that students who enroll in AP classes take the AP exams and pay for the cost of the test. Financial aid is available for those with documented financial hardship.

If chosen not to take the AP exam, students will receive only Honors credit for the class.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROCEDURES RELATIVE TO PHYSICAL EDUCATION EXCUSES

1. Students may have one-day excuse from Physical Education, which will be given by the School Nurse.

2. For an extended excuse, the student most have a statement signed by a physician (chiropractor notes are not acceptable by New Jersey State Law). This statement must include the nature of the illness, as well as the duration, designating inclusively the period during which the student will not take Physical Education. The physician’s statement should be taken to the School Nurse.

3. The School Nurse will complete a record for the Physical Education Instructor stating the dates of absence from Physical Education. The official physician’s statement will be kept on file in the Health Office.

4. Medical excuses issued until further notice will be effective for 30 calendar days. After that, the medical must be renewed or the student must return to Physical Education.

5. In all cases of ongoing, serious illness, the physician’s statement will be required only at the beginning of each school year.

6. Students medically excused from Physical Education for an indefinite period of time, may be assigned a written paper relating to Physical Education for course credit or assigned to health class. REMINDER: Athletes must participate in Physical Education on the day of any athletic event or practice.





CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

New Egypt High School students are offered many opportunities outside the classroom to gain experience in living and working with others. The school encourages participation in the extra-curricular activity programs. Student interest is the primary requisite for membership in most school clubs.

Although there is no “limit” to the number of clubs a student may join, a good rule of thumb might be: It is better to be active in one club than to be inactive in three or four. The following is a list of programs currently in place and some that could be formed in the coming year:

Book Club

College Club

Drill Team

Environmental Club

Fishing/Archery Club

FBLA
French Club

Interact Club

Model Congress

National Honor Society

Peer Leaders

School Musical
Spanish Club

Student Government

Volleyball Club

Warrior School Newspaper

Yearbook


Of course, no high school would be complete without sports and the Warriors offer a full range of athletic activities, including:





Baseball

Basketball (boys/girls)

Bowling (boys/girls)

Cheerleading (fall/winter)

Cross Country (boys/girls)
Field Hockey

Football


Golf

Lacrosse (boys/girls)

Soccer (boys/girls)
Softball

Tennis (girls only)

Track (boys/girls)

Wrestling






For NCAA eligibility information, please make an appointment with your guidance counselor and coach.


Beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, in order to support the large variety of co-curricular programs offered to our students, the Plumsted Township Board of Education instituted participation fees in the amount of $50.00 for all athletic teams, school drama productions, cheerleading and the marching bands. The fee for all clubs at the high school level is $25 per club (with a maximum of $50 per student). Students who qualify for free and reduced lunch are eligible for discounted rates. Once a student has paid for two activities ($100 maximum for athletics, $50 maximum for clubs) all remaining activities that a student chooses to join will not require a fee




New Egypt High School

Graduation Requirements

Subjects and Credits Required

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Graduation requirements, as defined by law, fall into three categories – number of credits, courses required and attendance requirements.



CREDITS

1. Students must select 40 credits each school year (Exceptions require administrative approval)

2. One hundred and thirty (130) credits are required for graduation.

3. All required courses must be passed in proper sequence.

4. Most courses = 5 credits, vo-tech as determined by courses.

5. Additional GPA weight is afforded honors and AP courses.





6. No student may participate in graduation unless all requirements have been met.


  • STUDENTS MUST PASS THE Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) IN ORDER TO GRADUATE. THIS TEST IS THE STATE GRADUATION REQUIREMENT. THE CLASS OF 2015 MUST PASS THE HSPA.

SUBJECTS/Subject Areas CREDITS

Required

English* 25
Mathematics 20
Physical Education/Health I, II, III, IV 20
Science 15
Social Studies 15
World Language 5
Fine Arts (Visual & Performing Arts) 5
Personal Finance/Economics** 5
Electives 15
Practical Arts (Career Education, Consumer, Family, & 21st Century Life Skills)* (5)
Total Credits Required for Graduation 130
Testing Required for Graduation PARCC
*Begins with the class of 2018

** State requirement

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TESTING AND FUTURE COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

Students must pass all sections of the PARCC in order to obtain a high school diploma in New Jersey.

COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS

Most 4-year colleges require a minimum of:


English I, II, III, IV 2 U.S. History I & II

2 Laboratory Sciences (normally 3 College Level Mathematics

Biology & Chemistry) (Normally Algebra I, 2 World Languages I & II Geometry and Algebra II)

World History 2 Other College Preparatory Electives


Students not planning to attend 4-year colleges must concentrate on fulfilling the graduation requirements. They are free to pursue electives of interest beyond the requirements. Credits must total 130 minimum. Even if students are planning to attend 2-year colleges, it is STRONGLY recommended that they follow the 4-year college course sequence





OCEAN COUNTY VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL CENTERS

The Ocean County Vocational-Technical Centers consist of five sites. Each center offers varied, comprehensive, practical arts programs to meet the diversity of interests of its participating students. The centers provide essential reading and math skills necessary for success in the world of work. In addition to providing an abundance of career choices and relevant academics, the centers also have career counselors who maintain communication with counselors here at New Egypt.


HOME SCHOOLS

New Egypt High School is one of nineteen “home schools” which send students to the county vocational-technical schools. The home school arranges transportation and schedules for participants. Each participant spends a half-day at the home school, and a half-day at the vocational-technical school. This is called the “shared time concept.” Credits are given for successful completion of a program and such credits are applied for graduation. In addition to a high school diploma, successful students receive a vocational-technical school certificate and a skill profile in the area studied



STUDENT BODY

Students participating in the vocational-technical program are juniors and seniors. Candidates must demonstrate good attendance, academic record, and disciplinary record. Admissions criteria will not be based on gender or ethnicity.


POST SECONDARY OPPORTUNITIES

The credibility of a vocational-technical program is its ability to successfully place its students upon program completion. A job placement service exists to fulfill this commitment; students are assisted by this existing service. In addition, students may receive assistance in seeking out career schools or colleges. Ocean County Vocational-Technical Schools also offer its very own continuing educational day programs and in its evening division a free course to its day students that have successfully completed their programs.



COURSE OFFERINGS



Brick Center

Advanced Automotive Technology (AM)

Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating

Automotive Technology

Building Construction Technology

Child Care Professions

Cosmetology

Culinary Arts

Fashion Merchandising

Graphic Arts Technology (Commercial Art, Printing and Commercial Photography)

Office Systems Technology

Performing Arts

Plumbing and Heating
Jackson Center

Automotive Technology

Collision Repair (Auto Body)

Commercial Building Construction (Masonry)

Cosmetology

Custom Cabinetmaking (PM)

Electrical Trades

Landscaping and Greenhouse Technology (PM)

Medical Skills (PM) (1 year)

Medical Skills Advanced (AM) (1 year)

Recreational Vehicle
Lakehurst Center

Audio Recording for Electronics Media

Aviation/Aerospace Technology

Toms River Center

Architectural/Engineering Design

Automobile and Diesel Engine Technology

Collision Repair (Auto Body)

Computer Science

Cosmetology

Dental Assisting (1 year)

Electrical Trades

Electronics/Computer Service

Environmental Science

Health and Fitness

Marine Trades

MATES (Marine Science)

Medical Assistant (PM) (2 years)

Medical Science Technology

Performing Arts

Telecommunication I (AM)

Telecommunication II (PM)

Welding Technology
Waretown Center

Automotive Technology

Building Construction Technology

Cosmetology

Health and Fitness

Introduction to Culinary Arts (2-4:30 PM)

Recreational Vehicle



ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
Requirements for Graduation: Four (4) years of English, passing of the PARCC

College Requirements: Four (4) years of English

The main goal of the English program is to improve oral and written communication skills. Course work is designed to help

students express their thoughts logically and coherently and to expand their abilities to understand the thoughts of others.





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