Student Success Plans at Grade 9

 

Guaranteed experiences that address academic (A), career (C), and personal/social/physical (P/S) domains.

Student Orientation

A, P/S

Academic Success Strategies

A

Naviance / Developmental Guidance Lessons

A, C, P/S

Individual Meetings with Counselors/Academic Advisement & Course Selection

A, C, P/S

Physical Education I

P/S

Parent Programs

A, P/S

For more information on each of the sections, please click on the titles below.

Student Orientation

  • Visits to SWHS-8th grade students learn about their new school through a presentation and tour at the high school.  
  • Freshman are invited to attend an Orientation Program, coordinated by upperclassman prior to the start of school, where they are able to meet each other, get their schedules, find their classrooms and lockers, and learn about other aspects of high school life.
  • Freshman Transition Lesson- The 9th grade School Counselor meets with freshman in small groups during the fall to discuss the transition to high school.  Information is shared about the staff and other available resources to assist them in making a successful transition to the high school.

Academic Success Strategies

Strategies are embedded in the school schedule throughout the school year for students who demonstrate a specific need.  These are available through:
  • Literacy Lab
  • Math Lab
  • Homework Club
  • IEP transition services
  • IEP academic support
  • 504 Disability Accommodations
  • Counseling Services

Naviance/Development Guidance Lessons

  • Freshman Transition Lesson- The 9th grade School Counselor meets with freshman in small groups during the fall to discuss the transition to high school.  Information is shared about the staff and other available resources to assist them in making  a successful transition to the high school.
  • Naviance lessons in Computer Applications classes- During freshman year Counselors and Computer Applications teachers co-teach lessons utilizing Naviance and assist students in completing personality and career inventories, career research, and a student resume.  Students store this information in their individual electronic Naviance accounts.
  • Course Selection presentation-students learn about the importance of course selection and how to plan academically for high school graduation and for their goals beyond high school.

Individual Meetings with Counselors/Academic Advisement & Course Selection

  • During the first semester, individual conferences are held with each freshman to begin developing a relationship between the school counselor and the student.  Students and parents may also initiate appointments to discuss academic, career and personal issues as needed.
  • During the second semester, annual individual meetings are held to review each student’s academic progress, to explain and answer any questions regarding course selection, and to ensure students are taking the proper credits toward graduation.

Physical Education I

This is a required freshmen course that focuses on health related fitness, skill development for lifetime activities, social skills and self discipline.

Parent Programs

  • Family Curriculum Night ~Parents of 8th graders are invited to the high school to learn about academic and co-curricular offerings at SWHS prior to their child entering high school.
  • Freshman Parent Orientation ~ Freshmen parents are invited to participate in a morning program to learn more about the 9th grade experience just prior to the start of the school year while their child attends freshman orientation.

South Windsor Public Schools    1737 Main Street    South Windsor, CT 06074    Phone: 860.291.1200   
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