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Welcome to Horizon Science Academy Columbus High School

Welcome to Horizon Science Academy Columbus High School. Mr.Sechen, Director. Parent-Student Orientation 2011-2012. Let’s Poll . You can participate in the online polling by sending a text message. “EXCELLENT” rated High School OGT Proficiency Rates: 95% College Acceptance Rate.

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Welcome to Horizon Science Academy Columbus High School

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  1. Welcome to Horizon Science Academy Columbus High School Mr.Sechen, Director Parent-Student Orientation 2011-2012

  2. Let’s Poll • You can participate in the online polling by sending a text message.

  3. “EXCELLENT” rated High School • OGT Proficiency Rates: • 95% College Acceptance Rate

  4. I am proud of our school and staff and as the proud parents we want you to be at the school and school events: • Speak up and promote our school ( elected officials, TV, newspaper) • Volunteer at the front desk for making copies and mailing • Participate in fundraisers like Kroger • Come to celebrations, award assemblies and sports games

  5. Testimonials • (please please please) • PTO

  6. Parent Classes • Continue this year like last year with ESL and Computer. • First 6 classes will be on Sept 10,17,24, Oct 1,8,15 on Saturdays between 9am-12noon. • We will have two sessions, 1.5 hours each that will repeat. Parents can attend ESL in the first session and Computer in the second or vice-versa.

  7. www.internetessentials.comCall 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376) If your child qualifies for free lunch you can get: $10/month high speed internet $150 a low cost computer

  8. There are three areas in which students must meet requirementsin order to be promoted GRADING & PROMOTION POLICY Academics Attendance Discipline

  9. GRADING POLICY In order to pass a class, a student must have at least an average of D-

  10. Academics

  11. Total of minimum 100 community service hours • Minimum cumulative GPA (CGPA) of 1.2 • A passing score for every subject of the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) • No balance due

  12. The only credits Horizon Science Academy will accept from middle school (8th grade) are Foreign Language and Algebra I credits with a minimum of B (3.0) final grade. • In order to achieve senior status, a minimum 18 credits is necessary. • Only AP and college level courses will be considered as a replacement to required credits. • Three Units of Foreign Languages of the same type is highly recommended.

  13. Academic Diploma with Honors Criterion

  14. Ivy League Mentorship Program (IMP) • To promote IVY League college admissions • Yearlong advisory on academics, career choices, leadership program, ACT/SAT prep • Behavior and Academic eligibility • Mr.Gabriel is our IMP Coordinator

  15. Online Database • Each parent gets a password to check records online: Grades Assignments Current grade Attendance eBooks: sites.google.com/a/horizoncolumbus.org/highdocs/


  17. PARENT- TEACHER CONFERENCES 2 Parent-Teacher Conferences Oct.1 Saturday 10am-2pm Feb. 25 Saturday 10am-2pm

  18. Professional Development Days – No School Sep. 30 Friday Oct. 21 Friday Feb. 17 Friday March 30 Friday Holidays Labor Day: Sep. 5 Monday Thanksgiving: Nov. 24-25 Thur-Fri Winter Break: Dec. 22- Jan.2 Presidents’ Day: Feb. 20 Monday Spring Recess: Apr. 2-6 Memorial Day: May. 28 Monday

  19. Attendance • If a student accumulates more than 30 days of excused or unexcused absences they will not be promoted to the next grade.(15 Days each semester) • It is the students responsibility to get their work if they are absent.

  20. Unexcused vs. Excused Absence • Parents who provide a written reason to the office for their child’s absence will be assigned an excused absence. • Absences of 2 days or longer require an official note. • Family vacations, even if the school is notified, will not be counted as excused absences.

  21. Plagiarism Cheating is a serious infraction, any form of cheating will result in a zero on the assignment. Frequent offenders will result in an office referral and/or a parent conference.

  22. Tutoring? • Students are always welcome to ask their teachers for help before and after school without enrolling in tutoring. • Tutoring will be available during Lunch time Monday through Thursday. • Teachers will identify students who need extra help as the academic year progress. • It is the students’ responsibility to attend tutoring.

  23. THANK YOU Questions after the next session….

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