The landscape for selecting high school courses, navigating educational options, and optimizing prospects for college admission is rapidly changing. With that in mind, Tippecanoe High School administrators and guidance counselors are excited to offer Curriculum Night to help students and families make strong choices to optimize success in high school.
Tippecanoe High School is hosting Curriculum Night on Thursday, February 2 from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. for current 8th to eleventh grade students and their parents.
THS Principal Steve Verhoff says, “This event is new to THS this year and we hope to generate conversation about course scheduling, academic opportunities, and the overall experience for students at Tippecanoe High School.”
Each academic department will showcase course offerings and highlight clubs, activities, and experiences related to the content area. Booths will be set up in the Commons for each department where teachers will be on hand to answer questions about course offerings for the 2017-2018 school year.
“We feel this will be extremely helpful as students begin to navigate the scheduling process,” says Verhoff.
He adds, “There are more options and a wealth of information for students and parents. It can get overwhelming and we think this is a great way to lessen anxiety and offer assistance so they make informed decisions.”
The 8th grade Parent Informational Meeting is also scheduled for that night. School counselors will help guide parents and students through planning of their high school courses.
During the annual College Credit Plus Informational Meeting, also scheduled for that night, attendees can learn more about the requirements for the program and obtain the intent-to- participate form. Attendance is required to participate in CCP for the 2017-2018 school year.
Parents and students can opt to attend breakout sessions on a variety of other topics such as the state graduation requirements. Discussion topics will include End-of-Course Exams, required coursework, and the various pathways to graduation.
In the session for upper classmen, school Counselors and teachers will help guide parents and students through planning for the junior and senior years. Discussion topics will include college planning and visits, the ACT, the PSAT/NMSC, letters of recommendation, scholarships, and scheduling for classes.
Student and parents can learn more about the district’s Advanced Placement program that provides students with the opportunity to take college-level courses and potentially earn college credit, saving both time and money in college. AP helps students be better prepared for college, builds confidence and introduces them to concepts and skills that will be of benefit beyond high school.
“Why Choose the Miami Valley Career Technology Center?” is another breakout session for students who might want to graduate ready to enter the workforce, earn scholarship money, and/or learn a trade. Representatives from the Miami Valley CTC will be on hand to provide information about the 40 different career opportunities at CTC.
Administrators anticipate a successful, informative night for parents and students and hope to make this an annual event.