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  • Haverhill Public Schools High School Options Guide

    Haverhill High School

    Haverhill Public Schools High School Options Guide

    Whittier Vocational Regional Technical High School

    Austin Preparatory High School

    Governor’s Academy Central Phillips

    Presentation of Mary
           Academy
    

    Brooks School

    Catholic

    Academy

    Essex Technical High School

    Notre Dame Academy Bradford Christian Academy

    Central Catholic High SchoolSt. John’s Prep

    Haverhill Public Schools High School Options Guide

    Welcome to your 8th grade year! This will be an exciting and important year for you as well as your family as you take part in activities at your school and make decisions about your high school options.

    With a wide range of options, it is important to know that some high schools you will be applying to will require an application and a complete 7th grade report card as well as 1-2 trimesters of your 8th grade school year. The only high school that does not require an application is Haverhill High School.

    It is essential that you strive to do your very best this year. If an academic course is challenging for you or you have fallen behind due to circumstances, you should meet with your teacher to discuss common time you and your teacher can meet before, during, or after school. Your Guidance Counselor is also an excellent resource in navigating this process and helping you create the best profile possible for your application. Behavior, attendance, an interview and recommendations along with your transcripts, and in some cases your SSAT scores, will complete your application.

    This book has been created to help you, and your family, review your choices and help guide you on your path to making the best decision for you!

    Table of Contents

    Overview of Schools & Guidance Contact Information

    Page 3

    High School Options and Deadlines

    Page 4

    How to Choose the Right High School

    Page 5

    Haverhill High School Overview

    Page 6-9

    Whittier Vocational Technical School Overview

    Pages 10-12

    Essex Technical High School Overview

    Pages 13-16

    SSAT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines

    Page 17

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    Overview of Schools

    Haverhill High School (HHS): is a public high school for grades 9-12. No application is needed. A program of studies for all courses offered at HHS can be found online at http://hhs.haverhill- ps.org. Students will register for their course selection with their guidance counselor when they review the program of studies in the spring. The Classical Academy is an admissions exam school within Haverhill High School that engages academically promising students in a challenging college preparatory curriculum intended to broaden and deepen their knowledge, skills, understandings, and civic commitment. Any student interested in this program will take an exam similar to the SSAT that is given for private school admission. The exam is offered in the fall of the 8th grade year at HHS.

    Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School (WVT): is a four-year, comprehensive high school located in Haverhill. WVT integrates traditional academic content, career and vocational/technical education, and supporting elective offerings to provide students with a well- rounded educational background that prepares them for success in a variety of postsecondary settings. Curriculum options include multileveled courses, tech-prep opportunities for college credit, and cooperative educational working internships with community businesses and industry. Each year, the entire 8th grade will visit WVT for a tour and admissions presentation in the early fall/winter.

    The admission process begins after January 1st; applications will be available from Guidance after the visit to WVT.

    Essex Technical High School (Essex Tech): is an agricultural high school experience located in the Hawthorne section of Danvers. Haverhill students can apply for the following concentrations: Plant Science, Environmental Science and Animal Science. The educational liaison from Essex Tech visits HPS’s in the fall for an admission presentation. Interested students are encouraged to attend. Applications will be made available following these presentations from the Guidance Department.

    Private High School Options (Central Catholic, Brooks, Austin Prep, etc.): Students wishing to pursue private school options should register for the SSAT exam and/or the appropriate high school placement test. It is the responsibility of the student’s parent/guardian to sign up for the appropriate exam. Information regarding dates and times can be found at: http://www.ssat.org.

    Applications, with appropriate recommendation forms, should be returned to the Guidance Department a minimum of two weeks prior to the appropriate due date for the school your student will be applying. If you have any concerns or questions regarding high school options, please contact your school’s Guidance Counselor.

    School

    Guidance Counselor

    Email

    Phone

    Dr. A.B. Consentino School

    Stacey O’Brien

    saobrien@haverhill-ps.org

    978-374-5775

    Hunking Middle School

    Holly Deluca

    hdeluca@haverhill-ps.org

    978-374-5787

    J. G. Whittier Middle School

    Jacquie Vlahos

    jvlahos@haverhill-ps.org

    978-374-5782

    Dr. Paul Nettle Middle School

    Megan Crowley Kara Melillo

    mcrowley@haverhill-ps.org kmelillo@haverhill-ps.org

    978-374-5792

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    High School Options and Deadlines

    School

    Testing/Interview Required

    Open House

    App. Deadline

    Website/Phone

    Haverhill High School 137 Monument St Haverhill, MA

    Whittier Regional Voc. Technical School
    115 Amesbury Line Road Haverhill, MA

    Classical Academy only No interview

    Interviews for candidates are held at HPS Middle Schools (winter 2017)

    10/19 at 6:00pm

    11/06 1-4pm

    www.hhs.haverhill-ps.org

    978-374-5700

    April 1st

    www.whittiertech.org

    978-373-4101

    Essex Technical 562 Maple Street Danvers, MA

    Central Catholic
    300 Hampshire Street Lawrence, MA

    Interviews are required

    Test: 11/19 & 12/3 at 8am *Will accept SSAT scores instead of HSPT

    11/19
    Visit at Middle Schools

    Feb. 3rd

    www.essextech.net

    978-304-4700

    10/30 12:30-4:00pm

    Dec. 9th deadline, decisions sent on Jan. 30th

    www.centralcatholic.net

    978-682-0260

    Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School
    303 Haverhill Street Lawrence, MA

    Test: 11/5 & 12/3 (8:00 am), Call to register
    Interviews in January

    10/23 from 2-4 pm

    Dec. 14th deadline, Feb. decision

    www.ndcrhs.org

    978-689-8222 Ext. 19

    St. John’s Prep 72 Spring Street Danvers, MA

    HSPT: 11/5 & 12/3 at St. John’s- code #19
    Can take SSAT –code #6537 12/13

    Interview required.

    9/24 at 9, 10, and 11am

    10/30 at 10, 11, and 12pm

    Dec. 15th deadline, Feb. decision

    www.stjohnsprep.org

    978-7741050 Ext. 301

    Phillips Academy 180 Main Street Andover, MA

    Phillips Exeter 20 Main Street Exeter, NH

    SSAT required Code #5758 Requires an interview

    SSAT required. Code #5764 Interview required- Mon-Fri and some Saturdays, must be scheduled by 1/15. Call for appt.

    9/25 from 11:30-4pm

    No open house.

    February 1st app deadline

    www.andover.edu

    978-749-4050

    January 15th deadline, decisions by March 10th

    www.exeter.edu

    603-777-3437

    Brooks School
    1160 Great Pond Road North Andover

    SSAT required
    Code #1882
    Interview required, Mon-Fri and some Saturdays, call to schedule.

    10/1 at 1pm Must register to attend

    January 15th deadline, March decision

    www.brooksschool.org

    978-725-6271/6272

    Presentation of Mary 209 Lawrence Street Methuen, MA

    HSPT: 11/19, 12/3 at 8am Optional family interview before 10/16

    10/16from 10- 1pm

    Dec. 16th deadline, Feb. decision

    www.pmamethuen.org

    978-682-9391

    The Governor’s Academy 1 Elm Street
    Byfield, MA

    SSAT required Code #3466 Interview required

    10/29
    8:30 & 10:30am

    January 15th deadline
    If boarding- Jan 30th

    www.thegovernorsacademy.org

    978-465-1736

    Bradford Christian Academy
    97 Oxford Ave Bradford, MA

    SSAT required Code #1785 Interview required

    10/19, 1/11 2-3:30 3/3 6:30-8:30pm

    Rolling Admission

    www .bradfordchristianacademy . org
    978-373-7900

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    How to Choose the Right High School

    Step 1: Consider the educational quality of the high school. You want to choose a school that has a reputation for providing a top quality education and good test scores. This can be beneficial to you when you’re ready to choose which college or university you want to attend.

    Step 2: Factor in the costs of going to your chosen school. While public high schools do not have tuitions, private schools do. Talk it over with your parents and see what makes financial sense for your family. Research scholarship options available at the schools you are interested in, as private schools may have financial aid packages.

    Step 3: Visit the high schools you are interested in as this will help give you an idea of what the school is like. Speak with the faculty, students and guidance counselors to get different perspectives on academic rigor and extracurricular activities available. Ask if you can sit in on some classes or attend a sporting event or concert/play to get a sense of what it may be like to be part of this community.

    Step 4: Research the extracurricular life of the high school and match this to your interests. If you love the arts and drama, consider attending a performance arts high school where you will be able to focus in on what you love. The right school for you should help maximize your potential in, and out, of the classroom.

    Step 5: Consider transportation to the school from your home. Determine if the school is in a reasonable distance for you to be able to travel without any problems. If you are looking at a school with boarding options consider what it means to live away from home financially and emotionally.

    This is an exciting time for you and your family! Remember to ask questions, visit

    schools and enjoy the process. Your guidance counselor is here to walk you through the process so feel free to use this resource.

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    Haverhill High School Overview

    Freshmen Academy: Overarching goal: Improved Student Achievement for ALL Students

    The Freshmen Academy has been established to build a greater sense of school community, to foster a successful transition from middle school to high school in support of long term goals for student achievement, and to create a school culture in which each student is supported by adults and peers. All first-time freshmen, except for those enrolled in Classical Academy will be the Freshmen Academy.

    Specific objectives of the Freshmen Academy include:

    •   Ensuring the academic success of all students using a comprehensive, research basedapproach.
    •   Creating a safe and orderly learning environment that more intentionally addresses the social,emotional and academic needs of ninth grade students.
    •   Maintaining on-going communication with parents to establish a positive workingrelationship.
    •   Providing teachers with consistent use of planning time for collaboration on all aspects ofcurriculum design and instruction to support the achievement of all students.

      By modifying the students’ schedules for four periods of the day, we strengthen our current Small Learning Communities into a true team concept. We believe this team structure will build a stronger school community that will encourage more meaningful relationships, increase attendance rates, decrease behavior incidents, teach organizational skills necessary to be successful, and foster higher student achievement.

      Sample Student Schedule – Freshmen Academy:

    A

    7:25-8:15 (Elective)

    B

    8:20-9:08 (English)

    C

    9:13-10:01 (Science)

    D

    10:06-10:54 (History)

    Lunch

    10:59-11:24

    F/G

    11:29-12:17 (Math)

    H/I

    12:22-1:10 (Elective)

    J

    1:15-2:05 (Elective)

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    Academies at Haverhill High School

    Haverhill High School

    Classical Academy

    The Classical Academy is an admissions exam school within HHS that engages academically promising students in a challenging college preparatory curriculum intended to broaden and deepen their knowledge, skills, understandings, and civic commitment. The Classical Academy creates scholars who are well-rounded, cultured, self-disciplined, critical thinkers who can compete at the highest academic levels. The Classical Academy emphasizes: a community of learners with close, supportive connections among teachers, students, and staff; inquiry-based instruction which promotes careful analysis, creativity, independent thought, problem- solving, and informed decision-making; aesthetic appreciation; development of individual confidence and high aspirations; a fully integrated environment; regular and continuous intellectual growth; cultural linguistic sensitivity; and independent learning and research.
    Exam/Criteria
    On the day of the exam, which is similar to the SSAT, student’s booklets and score sheets are assigned a number and from that point on the student’s results remain anonymous. Exams are sent to Illinois to be scored. The committee sets a cut-off score before the test results are returned and students who have scored above the cut-off are put on the list.
    Criteria for full acceptance:

    1. Teacher recommendation
    2. 7th and 8th grade transcript
    3. Test score above the cut-off determined by thecommittee

    Business Academy

    The mission of the HHS Business Academy is to provide students with the opportunity to integrate academic and occupation-related instruction, preparing them for success in life, education, and the 21st century marketplace in a supportive educational environment that will include exposure to a wide spectrum of post- graduate options, marketable skills, and job related possibilities. Students will choose from many different pathways, including business, marketing, finance, accounting, computer gaming, animation, cartoon development, woodworking, construction, web design and development, office administration, cosmetology, culinary arts, and TV production. Students work with their high school counselor in their freshman year to create a 4-year Business academic plan.

    Fine Arts Academy

    Students work with their high school counselor in their freshmen year to create a 4-year Fine Arts academic plan.

    Humanities Academy

    The Humanities Academy is a full-time college preparatory program, which will provide students with a supportive environment, and provides the opportunity to learn the academic, artistic, and social skills necessary to become proficient and productive members of a diverse global community. Pathways include Education, Politics and Law, and Communications. Students work with their high school counselor in their freshmen year to create a 4-year Humanities academic plan.

    A student’s ability is not determined on one test, however the program is rigorous and we have found that students who do well on the test are most successful.

    The Fine Arts Academy seeks to encourage an appreciation and involvement in the arts. The Fine Arts

    Academy fosters the individual growth of all students providing them with skills they will utilize in both the

    arts and in life. The goal is to enable students to develop and achieve their creative and expressive potential.

    Portfolio preparation is available to those students who seek to further their secondary Fine Arts studies.

    There are two pathways within the Fine Arts Academy: a Visual Arts Pathway and a Music Pathway.

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    STEM Academy

    The STEM Academy at HHS is for students interested in careers in many fields that utilize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This even includes students preparing for health occupations and the medical sciences, using specialized instruction. By integrating technology with curriculum across multiple disciplines, this academy will prepare students to be college and career ready and prepare them for the global economy of the 21st century. Students work with their high school counselor in their freshmen year to create a 4-year STEM academic plan.

    Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs- NEW!

    In an effort to close the workforce gap within STEM-related professions, HHS’s career technical education programs (CTE) will prepare students to attend highly competitive post-secondary institutions, complete certificate programs or immediately enter the high-demand STEM workforce. HHS is proud to offer three new CTE programs.

    NAF Academy of Information Technology

    Programming and Web Development

    Students will gain a variety of technical skills to prepare themselves for careers in software development; web development; programming and IT project management. Software developers power the world by creating apps to improve productivity; games for entertainment and education; code to control networks; and programs to keep computer systems safe.

    Healthcare Occupations

    Healthcare is Massachusetts’ fastest growing industry sector, providing over 600,000 jobs in the Bay State. Our Healthcare Occupations Program will provide students with the fundamentals of healthcare through rigorous coursework, and practical clinical experience using state of the art technology, equipment and techniques. Students will have the opportunity to do tours, job shadow days and internships at local hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and long-term rehabilitation hospitals. Upon graduation, students are well prepared for several certification exams such as CPR Healthcare Provider and First Aid, CNA, EMT and OSHA.

    Students will gain a variety of skills across a broad spectrum of hardware and software solutions that drive technological innovation in a modern society. Upon completion of the program, students earn a NAFTrack Certification, which entitles them to preferential hiring opportunities with NAFTrack partners such as Juniper Networks, Cisco Systems, HP, AT&T, EMC2, Verizon and Xerox. OSHA

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    Graduation Requirements at HHS

    Twenty (20) credits are required for graduation from HHS. All students must satisfy the Math and Science graduation requirements through courses offered in the Math/Science area. In addition to earning 20 credits, students must pass the English, Mathematics, and Science MCAS tests required by state regulations to be eligible for graduation.

    Area
    English 4.0 Social Studies (Including 1 credit in U.S. History) 3.0 Mathematics 4.0 Science 3.0 Computer Technology 0.5 School-to-Career 1.0 Fine Arts or World Languages 1.0 Wellness 2.0 Public Speaking 0.5 Electives 1.0

    NOTE: Graduation requirements subject to change with School Committee approval.

    It is highly recommended all students take a minimum of 6 credits per semester. It must be emphasized that the above represents the minimum graduation requirements. If a student is planning to pursue a post-secondary degree at 2 or 4-year colleges and universities additional requirements may be required. Students will work closely with their high school counselor to ensure their academic path is appropriate to their post-secondary aspirations.

    Suggested Credits for Admission to Post Secondary Schools

    *These numbers vary with the intended area of specialization of each student as well as with the demands of each school.

    Credits

    English

    Math

    Science

    Social Studies

    World Languages

    Highly Selective Colleges

    4

    4-5

    3-4

    3-4

    3-4

    4-year colleges

    4

    3-4

    3-4

    3

    2-4

    2-year colleges

    4

    2-3

    2-3

    3

    1-2

    Technical Colleges

    4

    2-3

    2-3

    3

    0-2

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    Whittier Regional Technical High School Overview Admission Policy

    Application process – for Fall admission to the ninth grade:

    Student Responsibility:

    1. Obtain an application from their local school counselor or the Whittier Tech. GuidanceOffice as early in the school year as possible.
    2. Return the completed application form to their local school Guidance Counselor by thedeadline set by the local Guidance Counselor.

    Guidance Counselor Responsibility:

    1. Complete their portion of the application process.
    2. Forward the completed applications to the Admission Coordinator at Whittier by April 1st.Complete applications include:
      1. Completed application form – including required signatures.
      2. For grade 9 applicants (fall admission), the average of grade 7 and terms 1 and 2 ofgrade 8 marks in English/Language Arts, social studies, math and science from the

        local school report card/transcript are required.

      3. For grade 9 applicants the sum of grade 7 and terms 1 and 2 of grade 8 absences fromthe local school report card/transcript are required.
      4. For grade 9 applicants, the average of grade 7 and terms 1 and 2 grade 8 assessmentsof behavior from the local school report card/discipline file or from the local school

        Guidance Counselors assessment are required.

      5. For all applicants, the local school Guidance Counselor’s comments are required.

    Incomplete Applications

    If incomplete applications are received; the following procedures will be followed:

    1. The Admission Office at Whittier will notify the local school Guidance Counselorresponsible for submitting the application that the application is incomplete and will request

      missing documentation.

    2. The applicants parent/guardian will be notified by the Whittier Admission Office in the eventhe problem is not resolved by the local school Guidance Counselor.
    3. If after notifying the local school Guidance Counselor and parent/guardian the applicationremains incomplete for ten school days, the application will be voided.

    Late Applications

    Applications received after April 1st will be evaluated using the same criteria as other applications and their composite score will be integrated in rank order on the established waiting list.

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    Completed applications are processed by the Admission Committee using weighted admission criteria. Each applicant will be assigned a score derived from the sum of the sub scores of the following criteria:

    1. Scholastic Achievement: Maximum 20 pts.

    Average of grade 7 and terms 1 and 2 grade 8 marks in English, Math, Science, Social Studies from the local school report card/transcript are used.

    Selection Criteria

    Grades

    Points

    A

    5

    B

    4

    C

    3

    D

    2

    F

    0

    .

    For grade 9 applicants, the average of grade 7 and terms 1 and 2 grade 8 assessments of behavior from the local school report card/discipline file or from the local school Guidance Counselors assessment are required.

    4. Guidance Counselor’s Comments on Student Effort: Maximum 20 points (Based upon report card)

    5. Interview: Maximum 20 points

    After points are assigned in each area, the points are totaled for each applicant. A maximum total of one hundred (100) points can e earned. In order to meet the Admission requirements for Whittier Tech, an applicant must obtain a minimum score of 67 points.

    2. Attendance: Maximum 20 points

    For grade 9 applicants the sum of grade 7 and terms 1 and 2 of grade 8 absences from the local school report card/transcript are required.

    3. School Discipline/Conduct: Maximum 20 pts.

    Number of Absences

    Points

    0-10

    20

    11-20

    15

    21-30

    10

    31-40

    5

    41 plus

    0

    Discipline/Conduct Rating

    Points

    Excellent

    20

    Above Average

    15

    Average

    10

    Below Average

    5

    Poor

    0

    Rating

    Points

    Excellent

    20

    Above Average

    15

    Average

    10

    Below Average

    5

    Poor

    0

    Rating

    Points

    Excellent

    20

    Above Average

    15

    Average

    10

    Below Average

    5

    Poor

    0

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    Whittier Admission Selection Process, Enrollment, and program Placement

    Selection Process

    The Admission Committee at Whittier will examine, rate and make recommendations for action on the applicants. The Admission Committee considers scholastic achievement, attendance, school behavior, local Guidance Counselor’s comments and interview results. Applicants are reviewed, processed and assigned points by grade level. Points are derived from the report cards of the current and previous school year.

    After a point total for each resident applicant has been determined, all resident applicants are placed in order of their “point total” and town of residence. Resident applicants are then accepted in order of the point total they have achieved. The resident applicant with the highest point total is accepted first, the resident with the second highest total is accepted second, and so on until all seats are filled. All resident applicants are accepted, declined, or put on the waiting list. If an opening occurs, the seats are filled by accepting resident applicants from the waiting list. These resident applicants, like those accepted earlier, are accepted in order of their place on the waiting list determined by the total points given according to the selection criteria.

    Applications received after April 1st will be evaluated using the same criteria as other applications and their complete score will be integrated in rank order on the established waiting list. All applicants whose applications are received by Whittier by April 1st are notified of their status by a letter to their parents/guardians and their local school Guidance Counselor by mid-May.

    Students who did not receive a minimum of 67 points by the April 1st deadline, may choose to submit their final report card at the end of June for review. Students who achieve 67 points or higher based upon the review of the final report card will be rank ordered and integrated on to the established waiting list. Only students who achieve 67 points or above will be notified of the change in their status for waiting list placement.

    Enrollment

    In order to enroll at Whittier Tech for the fall, applicants must have been promoted to the grade they wish to enter by their local school district. In addition, they must have passed courses in English/Language Arts or its equivalent and mathematics for the school year immediately preceding their enrollment at Whittier. If a student fails either of these two (2) subjects at the end of the school year and had received prior acceptance, the student must successfully complete the failed course(s) at the Whittier Summer School Program or a pre-approved course at another educational site. Failure to pass the summer school course(s) will result in the prior acceptance being revoked.

    Vocational Technical Program Placement

    All ninth graders who enroll in Whittier Tech participate in a vocational technical exploratory program designed to help them learn about their talents and interests relative to a variety of different vocational technical programs. Students initially explore each vocational technical shop for five days. At the end of the exploratory period, each student selects his/her program of choice, as well as a second and third choice from the explored shops. Students are admitted into the technical are of their choice based on grades, academic and vocational, attendance, and discipline.

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    Essex Technical High School Overview Application Process for Fall Admission

    (Apply for admission during the winter and spring to begin classes the following fall)

    1. Students interested in applying to Essex Technical High School for fall admission to the ninth, tenth, eleventh or twelfth grade must:

    a. b. c.

    a. b.

    Obtain an application from their local school Guidance Counselor as early in the school year as possible.

    Return the completed application form to the local school Guidance Counselor by the deadline set by the Guidance Counselor.

    Attend an interview at their local school, conducted by Essex Technical High School staff. 2. It is the responsibility of the local school Guidance Counselor to:

    Complete the designated portion of the application form.

    Forward the completed applications to the Admissions Coordinator at Essex Technical High School by the first Friday in February. Complete applications include:
    (i) Completed application form (including required signatures).

    (ii) For applications to grade 9 (fall admission), the average of grade 7 and term 1 of grade 8 marks in English language arts or its equivalent, social studies, math and science from the local school report card/transcript are required.

    (iii)For applications to grade 9 (fall admission), the sum of grade 7 and term 1 of grade 8 absences and tardiness from the local school report card/transcript are required.

    (iv)For applications to grades 9 (fall admission), a recommendation completed by the applicant’s Guidance Counselor.

    (v) For applications to grades 9 the local school discipline records are required.

    Incomplete Applications

    If incomplete applications are received, the following procedures will be followed:

    The Admissions Office at Essex Technical High School will notify the local school Guidance Counselor responsible for submitting the application that the application is incomplete and will request completion.

    The applicant’s parent(s)/guardian(s) will be notified by the Essex Admission Office in the event that the problem is not resolved by the local school Guidance Counselor.

    If after notifying the local school Guidance Counselor and parent/guardian, the application remains incomplete for ten school days, the application will be voided.

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    Essex Technical High School Admission Selection Criteria and selection Process

    The Admissions Committee, using weighted admissions criteria, processes completed applications. Each applicant will be assigned a score derived from the sum of the sub scores of the following criteria:

    Scholastic Achievement: Maximum 32 points (previous year’s and current year’s averages in: English language arts or its equivalent, math, science, and social studies)

    Academic Grade

    Points

    A (90-100) 8

    B (80-89) 6

    C (70-79) 4

    D (60-69%) 2

    59% and below 0

    For applications to grade 9 (fall admission), the average of grade 7 and term 1 of grade 8 marks in English language arts or its equivalent, social studies, mathematics and science from the local school report card/transcript are used.
    Attendance: Unexcused absences/tardiness (yearly average) Maximum 8 points

    Number of Points Unexcused
    Absences/Tardiness 0(y-7earblyseanvcersa/gtaer)diness 8 8-12 absences/tardiness 6

    16 plus absences/tardiness 0

    For applications to grade 9 (fall admission), the average of all of grade 7 and term 1 of grade 8 unexcused absences and tardiness from the local school report card/transcript are used.
    School Discipline/Conduct: Maximum 20 points

    Discipline/Conduct Points

    No Incidents 20

    1-2 Minor Incidents 15

    7+ Incidents or More 0 than 1 Suspension

    For applications to grade 9 (fall admission), the grade 7 and term 1 of grade 8 assessments from the local school discipline record are used.

    13-15 absences/tardiness

    4-6 Minor Incidents 5 and/or 1 Suspension

    4

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    Recommendation form: Maximum 10 points
    For all applicants a recommendation completed by the applicant’s guidance counselor. The recommendation consists of five statements relating to the applicant and career and technical education. Each statement receives a rating: 10 points (Excellent) or 8 points (Above Average) or 6 points (Average) or 2 points (Below Average) or 0 points (Poor).

    Rating

    Points

    Excellent 10

    Above Average 8

    Average 6

    Below Average 2

    Poor 0

    Interview: Maximum 40 points
    An interview comprised of five (5) questions using a scoring rubric for each question of 0 – 8 points per question).

    Rating

    Points

    Strong Interest 8

    Above Average Interest 6

    Average Interest 4

    Below Average Interest 2

    Poor/No Interest 0

    After points are given in each area, the points are totaled for each applicant. A maximum 110 points can be earned.

    Selection Process

    The Admissions Committee at Essex Technical High School will examine, discuss and make recommendations for action on the applicants.

    The Admission Committee considers scholastic achievement, attendance/tardiness, school behavior, local teachers’ recommendation and interview results. Applications are reviewed, processed, and assigned points by grade level.

    After a point total has been determined, all applicants are placed in order of their point total. Applicants are then accepted in order of the point total they have achieved. The applicant with the highest point total is accepted first, the applicant with the second highest point total is accepted second, and so on until all seats are filled. All applicants are accepted, declined, or placed on a waiting list. If openings occur, the seats are filled by accepting applicants from the waiting list. These applicants, like those accepted earlier, are accepted in order of their place on the waiting list determined by the total points given according to the selection criteria.

    Applications received by the first Friday in February are notified of their status by a letter to their parents/guardians and their local school Guidance Counselor by mid-April.

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    Essex Technical High School – Additional Information

    Review and Appeals

    The applicant’s parent(s)/guardian(s), upon receipt of a letter from Essex Technical High School indicating that the applicant was not accepted or was placed on a wait list, may request a review of the decision by sending a letter to the Principal within fourteen days of receipt of the rejection/wait list letter. The Principal will respond in writing to the letter with the findings of the review within fourteen days. If after the review, the parent(s)/guardian(s) wish to appeal the findings of the Principal’s review, he/she may do so by sending a letter requesting that the Superintendent/Director review the Principal’s decision. The Superintendent/Director’s decision is final and will be communicated in writing to the parent(s)/guardian(s) within fourteen days of the receipt of the letter.

    Enrollment

    In order to enroll at Essex Technical High School for the fall, applicants must have been promoted to the grade they seek to enter by their local school district. Students must have passed courses in English language arts (or its equivalent), mathematics, science, and social studies for the school year immediately preceding their enrollment at Essex Tech. Students who have been accepted must remain in good standing or they will have their acceptances rescinded.

    Acceptance and enrollment at Essex Technical High School is conditioned upon the accuracy and completeness of a student’s application. Essex Agricultural and Technical High School reserves the right to revoke its conditional acceptance of any student, at any time, if it determines that the student, the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s), or the student’s sending school district provided inaccurate, incomplete, or misleading information in any of the areas of admission criteria during the application process.

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    Test Dates and Registration Deadlines

    SSAT Standard Tests are held on eight Saturdays during the testing year (October 15-June 10). Register early to avoid additional late fees and to ensure seating at your preferred test center, as rooms may fill up quickly. Testing normally begins at 9:00am, but testing times may vary, so check your admission ticket for the exact start time. Make sure you arrive 30 minutes early.

    Fees

    • Standard Middle/Upper Level SSAT (tests given within the U.S.): $127*

    • Late Registration – $45 additional fee* (effective 12:00 AM EDT on the dates listed above)
    • Rush Registration – $85 additional fee* (effective 12:00 AM EDT on the dates listed above)
    • Change Test Date/Center Fee – $35 additional fee*Refund Policy

      SSAT does not offer refunds for cancelled tests or related fees.

      Fee Waivers

      Students unable to pay the test fee due to financial hardship may be eligible to receive a fee waiver. A limited number of fee waivers are available directly from member schools and only one fee waiver can be applied at the time of registration. Contact the admission office at the school to which you are applying and inquire about fee waiver availability. SSAT does not offer fee waivers directly to students/families. Fee waivers cannot be applied after test registration is completed. Fee waiver amounts are determined solely by the school and can be assigned for the full fee or partial payment.

    Regular Registration

    Late Registration

    Rush Registration

    •   Closes three weeks before the test date
    •   Registrations must be submitted online by the regular registration deadline
    •   Begins three weeks prior to the test date and closes two weeks before the test date
    •   Additional $45 late fee applies
    •   Begins two weeks before the test date and closes the Wednesday prior to the test date
    •   Additional $85 rush fee applies

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  • PTO Update 10/25/16

    Next PTO meeting is this Thursday, November 3rd, 6:00pm in the library.

  • Weekly Parent Update 10/22/16

    Good Morning,
    I hope this email finds you and your families well on this Saturday morning.  I want to congratulate the HHS football team on their big win last night vs. Lawrence.  With the win, the boys made the state playoffs.  Congratulations to Coach O’Connor and our many Consentino graduates.  These folks make me proud to be a Hillie.
    Below are some important dates/reminders:
    • The weather is beginning to change.  Please be sure your child comes to school with a jacket.  We always go outside for recess unless it is bitter cold or snowing/raining.
    • Drop off time is 8:05 am.  Students are not allowed in the building before this time unless they are participating in a before school program.
    • Oct. 24- Elementary teachers’ curriculum meeting.  Teachers will not be available for extra help on this day.
    • Oct. 25, 27- Ski Club sign ups in café from 6-8pm.
    • Oct. 28- Dance for grades 5-8 from 3-6 pm.  Tickets will be sold during lunches this week.  Students who are not restricted for behavior/class effort will be allowed to attend.
    • I want to thank the PTO and parents for our successful Corn Maze fundraiser this past Wednesday at Crescent Farms.  The kiddos had a great time.
    Thank you again for all your support.  I am truly blessed to work with the best students, parents, and staff in the city of Haverhill.  Enjoy the weekend with your families.
    Sincerely,
    Mr. Mele

     

  • HHS Academy Night Tonight

    Good Morning,
    Just a reminder that HHS is hosting their Academy night tonight from 6:00-7:30.  Have a good day.
  • Weekly Parent Update 10/14/16

    Good Evening,
    I hope this email finds you and your family well on this Friday evening.  Our 8th graders were the first group to fill three buckets with Charger checks.  As a result, they were rewarded today with popcorn and a movie in the cafeteria.  Great job teachers and students.
    ST Math and MAP testing have been on going the past two weeks.  The students have been working very hard with these endeavors.  I want to thank Dr. Hagerty for organizing these daily interventions/tests.  Teachers will use the data to target instruction for your children.
    Below are some important reminders/events:
    • HHS football vs. Andover tonight at 7:00 pm at the Stadium.
    • Tomorrow is the VIP Walk for Peace.  This event begins at 1:00 pm at Consentino and ends at Tilton School at 3:30.  The event is free so bring everyone you can to show support for our community.  There will be refreshments and games for the whole family.
    • Oct. 18- Soccer vs. Whittier @ Whittier  Girls play first
    • Oct. 20- Soccer vs. Nettle @ Consentino  Boys play first.
    • Oct. 21-  Essex Tech visits Consentino 8th graders.
    • Haverhill High School Classical Academy Exam
    • The exam for the Haverhill High School Classical Academy will take place on Saturday, November 5th at 8:30am. The exam is approximately four hours long and testing should conclude by 12:30pm. This year the exam will be offered in each of the four middle schools. Please choose the location that is best for you and your student.
    • If you wish for your child to take the test, the link to the Classical Academy Registration for 8th graders is located on the main page of the Haverhill High School website’s (http://hhs.haverhill-ps.org) under the Academies tab.
    • Completed registrations are due by October 20, 2016.
    • If you have any questions please email Jami Dion, Supervisor of Guidance at jdion@haverhill-ps.org or by phone at 978- 374-5700 ext. 1134.
    Thank you again for all your support.  I am truly blessed to work with the best students, parents, and staff in the city.  Enjoy the weekend with your families. 
    Sincerely,
    Mr. Mele
  • Classical Academy Update

    Haverhill High School Classical Academy Exam

    The exam for the Haverhill High School Classical Academy will take place on Saturday, November 5th at 8:30am. The exam is approximately four hours long and testing should conclude by 12:30pm. This year the exam will be offered in each of the four middle schools. Please choose the location that is best for you and your student.

    If you wish for your child to take the test, the link to the Classical Academy Registration for 8th graders is located on the main page of the Haverhill High School website’s (http://hhs.haverhill-ps.org) under the Academies tab.

    Completed registrations are due by October 20, 2016.

    If you have any questions please email Jami Dion, Supervisor of Guidance at jdion@haverhill-ps.org or by phone at 978- 374-5700 ext. 1134.

    Escuela Superior de Haverhill Examen de la Academia Clásica

    El examen para la Academia Clásica de la Escuela Superior de Haverhill se llevará a cabo el sábado noviembre 5, a las 8:30am. El examen dura aproximadamente cuatro horas y debe terminar para las 12:30pm. Este año, el examen será ofrecido en cada una de las cuatro escuelas intermedias. Por favor escoja el lugar que es mejor para usted y su estudiante.

    Si usted desea que su hijo tome el examen, el enlace para la registración para la Academia Clásica para los de 8vo grado, está en la página principal de la Escuela Superior de Haverhill (http://hhs.haverhill-ps.org), bajo la lengüeta

    “ Academias”.

    Las registraciones completadas vencen en octubre 20, 2016.

    Si usted tiene alguna pregunta, por favor envíe correo electrónico a Jami Dion, Supervisora de Consejería a jdion@haverhill-ps.org o por teléfono al 978-374-5700 ext. 1134.

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