(Frequently asked Questions)
1. What is the process if I do not agree with my child's class recommendation?
a. Please have a conversation with your child regarding his/her work ethic, motivation, ability and time management skills.
b. Please contact your child's recommending teacher with questions or concerns.
c. Please connect with guidance to be sure that the propper paerwork is completed.
2. When is NKHS in session?
North Kingstown High school is in session from 7:25 AM- 1:55 PM
3. What is Block Scheduling?
Courses meet every other day for ninety minutes. Students are encouraged to contact thier teacher via email with questions or concerns about assignments, tests or quizzes.
4. Is there homeroom at NKHS?
There is no homeroom at NKHS. However, advisory meets every day for twenty minutes.
5. What is advisory?
The purpose of advisory is to provide students an opportunity to connect with a specific adult in the building every day througout his/her high school experience. Advisory meets daily for twenty minutes. During this time morning announcements take place and student teacher connections are developed.
6. Is there homework Club?
Homework club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students may take the late bus as needed.
7. What is the academic policy for participating in a sport or club?
Students who fail more than 1 course will be ineligible to participate in extracurricular activities including practices and games until the next report card is issued.
8. What is the difference between General, College Prep and Honors courses?
Success Academy- The mission of the Success Academy is to offer academic support and personalized instruction to students using a variety of strategies. The Success Academy uses a team approach that supports students to meet education goals and grade span expectations. The team has a strong focus on reading, writing and math which increases supports student achievement and opportunities for future success.
College Prep- College prep classes provide instruction at or above student grade level. Students are expected to be independent learns and possess a strong work ethic.
Honors- Honors classes move at a rapid pace and provide curiculum substantially above grade level. Students are required to complete additional reading and writing at an advanced level.
9. What are the requirements for graduating from NKHS?
Students must earn twenty four credits to graduate from NKHS. One credit is earned for a full year course. A half credit is earned for a semester course.
English (4 credits) Social Studies (3.5 credits)
Math (4 credits) Science (3 credits)
Technology Readiness (.5 credit) Visual/ Performing Arts (.5 credit)
PE/Health (2 credits) Electives (8 credits)
The Class of 2008 and beyond will have the same twenty-four credits required to earn a diploma from NKHS, but in addition to passing the minimum number of credits as stated below, all students must also demonstrate proficiency in English, math, science, social studies, computer and fine arts in order to graduate. More than simply passing a class, students graduating from North Kingstown High School will be able to celebrate earning their diploma by showcasing what they know and what they are able to do through a portfolio of student work and a culminating senior project.
The Proficiency- Based Graduation Requirements are:
*Graduation Portfolio - a collection of evidence (class work, artifacts, common tasks, reflections, etc.) demonstrating that a student is proficient in the skills and knowledge expected of all RI high school graduates. The portfolio allows students to show that they are meeting high expectations as well as providing a way for students to express their individuality and show off and reflect on what they feel to be their best work.
*Senior Project- an exhibition-type project designed by the student with an adult mentor that is derived from a core question based on the students' interest. This project showcases both applied learning and content standards and should reflect what we do to solve problems in the real world.
The state has recently announced that the Class of 2009 and beyond will also be required to demonstrate proficiency in the performing or visual arts in addition to the above mentioned required to demonstrate proficiency in the performing or visual arts in addition to the above mentioned requirements for graduation.
North Kingstown High School Grade 8 Family Night
February 16, 2012
Location: North Kingstown High School Auditorium
Please attend Grade 8 Family Night. This evening will provide you and your child with information about North Kingstown High School. An overview of the high school program will be presented. Parents and students will have an opportunity to ask administration and guidance couselors questions.
Please contact NKHS at 268-6240 for more information.