A Freshman Transition Initiative…
is based on a 10-year plan that takes
the students through high school, on
to postsecondary education and training,
and into the workforce and helps
them understand what it takes to
become financially responsible adults.
Our charge and responsibility is for students to leave us prepared for college, career and life in the 21st century world.
Our goal is to increase achievement of every student and to enrich and increase parent and community engagement.
Our work centers on five essential practices that promote student achievement:
- Exercise fidelity to the core
- Apply the instructional framework
- Use district tools and assessments
- Participate in professional learning communities (PLCs)
- Implement multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS)
Our commitment to student achievement is non-negotiable.
– Attention as soon as they walk through the door
– Knowledge that they have control over their future
– Understanding that high school leads to opportunities
Freshmen academy teachers can meet student needs through:
–Positive adult interactions –Home/school interaction
–Ensured predictability of the school day –Merging of social and academic supports
–Knowing something about every 9th grade student in the course