Classroom presentations, meetings, open house, and a field trip! Thank you to all the students, parents, and teachers who were patient with us as we worked through all the emails, phone calls, and schedule change requests. The counselors each have 2 grade levels, and we move up with the students. Last year, I had 8th grade and 11th grade, this year I have 9th grade and 12th grade.
This week I went into the non-IB 12th grade English classes. Don’t worry IB students, you’re next! We talked about high school graduation requirements, college applications, scholarship information, and more. I gave students a pre and post quiz to understand what students did not know before the presentation, and if they learned anything from the presentation. These were the commonly missed questions on the pre-quiz: number of credits required for graduation, tests required to be passed for graduation, knowing how to find scholarship information, Bright Futures requirements, how to find college application requirements, and being able to name 1 college application system. Check out the presentation for answers to these questions.
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Dual Enrollment Updates
There are many new changes with the Dual Enrollment articulation agreement. These changes were made effective July 1, 2019. One important highlight: students now have 5 school days to notify their high school counselor if they are withdrawn or dropped for a course. If they do not notify us in that time frame, they cannot take Dual Enrollment classes for 2 high school semesters. This allows us to ensure students are in the correct classes and on track for graduation.
Parents and guardians got to follow their student’s schedule for a night. Everyone started off in the auditorium greeted by our new principal, Dr. Rendell. Everyone was then dismissed and went to 1st period. Parents/guardians only spent a brief time in each class. If you were unable to attend or still have questions for teachers, you can find their emails on the CBHS website at: https://www.brevardschools.org/domain/9065.
On Friday, National Junior Honor Society hosted foreign exchange students from Japan. 12 Cocoa Beach NJHS students participated in the fun. The exchange students got to see several classrooms in action. The Japanese students performed two songs for us-one in English and the other in Japanese. The exchange students then taught us origami and calligraphy. Everyone then walked to Cocoa Beach City Hall, where we got to speak with the mayor. After, we got to tour both the police department and fire station! It was a very fun and educational day. Thank you to all the teachers and students involved. If you are interested in NJHS or any of the clubs on campus, visit: https://www.brevardschools.org/domain/3620.
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