Program of studies, grad policies topic of Monday night Bristol Warren school committee meeting

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Mt. Hope High School administrators will make a presentation to the Bristol Warren Regional School District School Committee the program of studies for 2014-15, as well as give an overview of the new state and district graduation policy, during the Jan. 13 meeting at the high school cafeteria at 7 p.m.

Students graduating this spring are required to show a level of proficiency on the NECAP assessment. 

Administrators will explain the supports that have been provided to those students who have not achieved Partial Proficiency on the NECAP assessment and will inform the public of alternate assessment options for students who have not met the NECAP standard.

In addition, administrators will inform students and families of the criteria for requesting a waiver of this graduation requirement. The Bristol Warren Regional School District Waiver Policy – RI State Assessment Graduation Requirement can be found on the district website.

The Mt. Hope High School Program of Studies for 2014-2015 will include additional options for students to help them meet new graduation requirements. Modeled from the successful Intensified Algebra course, which includes more “time on task” in mathematics, the Humanities Department will provide an additional English course focused on high leverage reading and writing skills to support students who are below grade level. This course will be required for those students who have not met the tenth-grade reading/writing standard. Students will read, discuss and respond in writing to high interest texts that focus on topical issues.

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