The Ninth Grade Freshman Transition Program is a program that ensures all freshmen have a successful transitional year as Killingly High School students. Program staff is dedicated to a team model utilizing common planning time for designing rigorous and engaging units of study, analysis of student learning strategies, and shared evaluation of student performance data. The success of each student?s transition will be determined by measurable data on their performance including attendance, behavior, coursework, and daily observations. Students will receive support through a prescribed series of interventions that involve various school support resources including parents, to ensure students academic and emotional growth and that all academy students achieve higher levels of learning.
We will do whatever it takes to establish and maintain support and accountability for Killingly grade 9 students by making sure to?
Develop positive healthy relations with grade nine students.
Establish a smooth transition from 8th grade to 9th grade.
Use teachers in teams developing a culture of collaborative action and response to student needs.
Provide social, behavioral, and academic support to all grade 9 students through services and interventions.
Initiate and employ a rigorous and relevant curriculum with common assessments.
A fair and consistent grading policy that holds students accountable yet provides consistent support.
Develop and utilize a parent communication network that involves parents in problem solving, support, and accountability.
Emphasize literacy and numeracy first with writing across the content areas.
Ensure that each student leaves grade 9 with the necessary credits to enter the sophomore year.
Hold students accountable for attendance and actively attending class.
Assist students with progress on Career Performance Graduation Requirement.
Search and establish relationships with community resources.
Data Trends to date:
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What Works and Why?
•Professional Learning Community Model
–Vision, Mission, Roles, Goals
–Attendance, Behavior, Coursework (ABC)
–Interdisciplinary and content teams with regular time to meet