Welcome Class of 2023!
My name is Ms. High. I am the 9th grade school counselor. Freshman year is a big transition! I hope you find the information helpful as you plan your first year in high school and set your sights on doing your best! I look forward to working with our freshmen and their families become acclimated to high school. Please make an appointment if you have any questions or concerns. Let's have a great year!
How I interact with students:
- Beginning of Year Freshmen Classroom Presentation
- Goal Setting Lesson
- Social/Emotional Classroom Guidance Lessons
- 4-year Plans
- Individual Academic Conferences
- SOS or Signs of Suicide Classroom Lessons
- Bullying & Harrassment Classroom Lessons
- Assistance with Registration for 10th grade courses
- Middle School Visits pertaining to Rising 9th registration
4th Quarter Updates
- Report cards are scheduled to be distributed on Friday, March 27th. Included in the report card distribution, students will also receive 2020-2021 course registration verification sheets. Please review. If a course needs to be updated, please email me. Parents you can also have your child log on to their PowerSchool account to see what they registered for.
- Please see this attachment for information regarding Career & College Promise (CCP), which is an opportunity extended to underclassmen to take courses at Wake Tech Community College. There are requirements students must meet to be eligible and steps to pursue this opportunity. Please view this attachment for new propspective students.
- I encourage 9th graders to log into their CFNC accounts and do a few activities in Learn About Yourself. It's not mandatory but your future is quickly approaching and it's good to have an idea about where you are going and what your interests are.
- Click here to access a presentation on the Career Interest Survey! My recent results show that my interest are Conventional, Artistic, and Social! I'd love to know what your interests are!
- If you need help loggining in, you may need to reset your password. If you didn't use your school email address, then try using your personal email address.
- Did you miss curriculum night on January 30th? Check out the link to the presentation shown to families of Rising 10th (current 9th graders) here.
Does your child need help bettering their understanding of course content
- Our teachers offer tutoring, please see this list of availability: 2019/ 2020 Teacher Tutoring. There is no fee for tutoring offered at school.
- If you prefer tutoring from outside services, please see these lists 2019-2020 WCPSS Science Tutors and 2019-2020 Math Tutors. Fees may apply.
- Also check out free online resource, Khan Academy for support with Math, Science & Engineering, Arts & Humanities, Test prep, Computing, Economics & Finance, and more.
Language Interpretation & Translation Service
Servicio de traducción e interpretación de idiomas
WCPSS offers language intepretation and translation services for our families who need it. Please let us know if you need this service to communicate with us or your child's teachers.
WCPSS ofrece servicios de interpretación y traducción de idiomas para nuestras familias que lo necesitan. Háganos saber si necesita este servicio para comunicarse con nosotros o con los maestros de su hijo.
Q: What are the promotion and/or Graduation Requirements?
Q:How do I schedule an appointment with my child's school counselor?
A: Please call or email your child's school counselor or leave a message with our guidance technician to set up an appointment.
Q: How do I set up a conference with my child's teachers?
A: Please call or email your child's school counselor. Then they will notify your child's teachers.
Q: Who can I speak with regarding my child's attendance?
A: If you have a question about your child's attendance, first please contact their teacher directly to verify whether they were in class for an entire period or were tardy. Please send a note to the attendance clerk regarding student absences or to update how their attendance was coded.
Q: What is an academic plan?
A: An academic plan is visual layout of courses from 9th grade through 12th grade. It helps students, families, and those working on behalf of students track the students' progress toward graduation. The following affects an academic plan: credit earned/not earned for a course, teachers' recommendations, grades and testing data, and the decisions from the discussions you have as a family.
Q: What is an Academic Recovery Plan (ARP)?
A: An academic recovery plan is a contract created between the teacher and student when the student does not pass his/her courses first quarter. If the student fulfills the plan provided by their teacher and has a 60 or higher average in the 2nd quarter, the grade that was below passing 1st quarter is changed to a 59. Please contact our your child's teacher or the intervention coordinator for further questions.
Q: What is the difference between Objective Recovery and Credit Recovery?
A: Both are completed through an online program called GradPoint. Students may complete modules in Gradpoint in school or outside of school, as long as they have access to the internet. A teacher assigns objective recovery for students who need to review a few objectives for a content/subject area. A student can be assigned credit recovery after they have failed the initial face-to-face course.
Q: What is the difference between having a pathway and being an academy?
A: All students are recommended to complete a pathway, which is a cluster of at least 4 electives that relate to the same topic. Some examples include Arts, Humanities, or a NC career cluster such as Hospitality & Tourism or Finance. If your child is interested in applying to the magnet program at SRMHS, they have an option of selecting the Biomedical Science, Engineering, or Information Technology & Cybersecurity Academy. Click here to apply. The electives for the pathway for these academies are predetermined and included in your child's regisration, as long as they remain in the academy. If your child is not accepted into an academy, they may register for an elective in an academy's pathway; however, placement is not guaranteed.
Steps to take to have a successful school year:
Step 1. Read the directions, complete all assignments & submit them in a timely manner (don't forget your name )
Step 2. Raise your hand & speak with your teacher if you do not understand the lesson taught ( also after class)
Step 3. Talk with your parent/guardian, see if they are able to help you better understand the lesson
Step 4. Use online resources: Khan Academy, Math Plus, Grammarly, Photo Math, etc.
Step 5. Schedule to speak with your grade level Counselor & share your concerns /or educational ambitions
Step 6. Complete assignments in a quiet place where you can focus with great lighting
Step 7. Study in small chunks, break up the information over the course of a week, Do Not cram overnight
Step 8. Breath, eat a good meal, and rest, this is fuel for the mind and body
"Rome was not built in a day! We're here to guide you along your way"
- Beginning of Year Freshmen Classroom Presentation