KENNETT HIGH SCHOOL
100 East South Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348-3654
Web Page: http://khs.kcsd.org
CEEB Code: 392005
Dr. Michael A. Barber, Principal
Raymond A. Fernandez, Assistant Principal
Dr. Tomorrow S. Jenkins, Assistant Principal
Jeffery J. Thomas, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
Cassandra Allen, Guidance Counselor A-D
Colleen Allen, Guidance Counselor E-K
Diana Wildermuth, Guidance Counselor L-Q
Francis Ryan, Guidance Counselor R-Z
Guidance Office: 610-444-6636
Guidance Fax: 610-444-6132
Accredited by: Commission on Secondary Schools, Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Community: Rural-suburban. Within 28 miles of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and 12 miles north of Wilmington, Delaware.
Ethnic Demographics: 57% White, 36% Hispanic, 5% African American, 2% Asian; 32 % FARM
Enrollment: 1,251 pupils – grades 9-12 (2013-2014).
Faculty: 95 Professional staff; 87 percent with a Masters degree or higher.
Graduation Requirements: 25.2 credits (4 English, 4 Social Studies, 4 Math, 4 Science, 8 Electives, 1.2 Health/Phys. Educ.;
and completion of culmination of graduation project and technology portfolio. All graduation requirements must be completed in grades 9-12. (Due to budget restrictions PE credit is waived for 11th and 12th .)
Calendar: Two semesters
Class of 2013: 306 graduates Class of 2013 SAT Averages: Critical Reading = 509 Math = 531 Writing = 499
National Merit Finalists: 1 National Merit Semifinalists: 1 National Merit Commended: 6
National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar: 2 National Achievement Program Scholar: 1
AP Scholars: 30 AP Scholars with Honor: 18 AP Scholars with Distinction: 28 AP National Scholars: 3
Total # of AP exams administered: 426 Total # of students enrolled in AP courses: 204 Mean AP score: 3.6
College Admissions Class of 2013: Four-year colleges – 57%; junior colleges, community colleges, technical schools – 17%. Total continuing education beyond high school – 74%. Employment - 13%; Military - 1%; Other - 12%.
Class of 2014: 310 pupils
National Merit Semi Finalists: 4 National Hispanic Recognition: 3 National Merit Commended: 8
Distribution of Cumulative Grade Point Average:
80th percentile 3.76 60th percentile 3.29 40th percentile 2.94 20th percentile 2.58
|LETTER GRADE TO QUALITY POINTS EQUIVALENCIES|
|Marking Period & Exam Letter Grades||Advanced Placement Courses Quality Points||Honors Courses Quality Points||Regular Courses Quality Points|
|Y: Below 50||-1.00||-1.00||-1.00|
A+=100-97 (4.33 QP’s); A=96-93 (4.0 QP’s); A-=92-90 (3.67 QP’s); B+=89-87 (3.33 QP’s); B=86-83 (3.0 QP’s); B-=82-80 (2.67 QP’s); C+=79-77 (2.33 QP’s); C=76-73 (2.0 QP’s); C-=72-70 (1.67 QP’s); D+=69-67 (1.33 QP’s); D=66-60 (1.0 QP’s); X=59-50 (0.0 QP’s); Y=Below 50 (-1.0 QP’s).
Additional .5 quality point awarded to passing grades earned in labeled Honors courses. Additional 1.0 quality point awarded to passing grades in labeled AP courses.
All courses are included in GPA. All students are included in numerical rank. Rank calculated at the end of the academic year.
No numerical distinction is made between students ranking in the top 5% of the class.
Weighted rank is reported.
Two Semesters, 8 periods – 41 minutes each. Placement in core curriculum is based on teacher recommendation. Students may override recommendations to enroll in Honors and AP classes. All students are encouraged to challenge themselves by studying the most rigorous levels of courses in which they achieve successfully.
All students complete a culminating graduation project that focuses on career exploration. Projects must include identification of student interests, inquiry and research into a career path, completion of an essay, involvement in 40 hours of community service, and presentation of project, which must incorporate technology to faculty advisors. It is noncredit and its completion is designated in either the junior or senior year as GPN- not completed, GPC-completed, or GPH-completed with commendation.
Academically Talented (AT) is a state-mandated program for gifted students. A multi-criteria format is used to determine eligibility for the program, including evidence of superior performance on aptitude and achievement assessments. This program gives AT students the opportunity to meet their educational needs with the regular course curricula or by completing independent projects.
Special Education students who have been evaluated and identified as meeting the state’s definition of Special Education are provided with accommodations according to individual IEP’s. Most frequently, these services are learning support in a resource setting, modified curriculum, direct skill instruction, and hearing, speech, and physical therapies. Special education courses are titled Resource Room, Modified or Practical.
Students requesting Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses should have performed consistently at a B level or higher in the related subject during the previous year, have received designated teacher recommendations, and completed prerequisite assignments. Grades earned in Honors courses are weighted with an additional .5 quality point. Grades earned in Advanced Placement courses are weighted with an additional 1.0 quality point. Students enrolled in AP courses are required to take AP exams.
Advanced Placement English Literature is offered to seniors who have completed Honors English 11 and to other recommended students. Honors Survey (9th), World (10th), American (11th) and British (12th) Literature courses are designed to challenge academically motivated, high-achieving students. Advanced Literature courses and the 12th grade semester genre studies are designed for college bound students. Both levels emphasize literature analysis, the writing process, and vocabulary development. Entrance into honors level classes is dependent upon A or B level achievement and teacher recommendation.
The Social Studies sequence is World Studies I, World Studies II, American Studies, Economics and American Government. Honors courses are taught in World Studies I, World Studies II, and Economics. AP U.S. History and AP American Government can fulfill the American Studies and American Government requirements. AP European is an elective choice for students in tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grade.
The most rigorous mathematics sequence, beginning with Algebra in eighth grade, permits students to study AP Calculus (AB and BC) or Calculus in twelfth grade. The traditional college preparatory mathematics sequence concludes with Mathematics Analysis in twelfth grade. Because of student transfers or development in mathematics, it is possible for students to have some courses in both sequences. AP Computer Science and AP Statistics are elective choices for students who have successfully completed Algebra I and Algebra II respectively. AP Statistics can fulfill a mathematics requirement credit.
The science sequence is Earth and Space (9th), Biology (10th), Chemistry (11th), Physics (12th). Honors level courses in each of these curricula are substantially more rigorous and are designed to challenge academically motivated, high achieving students. Both levels of science courses offer similar topics and labs. AP Physics will fulfill the 12th grade physics requirement. Students may elect AP Biology, and/or AP Chemistry. Some students are able to enroll in two science courses within the same year. It is almost impossible to schedule more than two.
There are no Honors level I languages. There are no regular level II-IV languages, only Honors level or AP. Students may begin their study of a world language in eighth grade.
ESL – students whose first language is one other than English are eligible for support services through the ESL program. A language skills assessment will determine English fluency. Students will then receive direct instruction in English language and reading. As students master English, they will continue to receive academic support. Students are exited from the ESL instructional program based on federal assessment guidelines.
All courses are one or two semesters in length. The curriculum is supported by a full range of offerings in Business Education, Family and Consumer Science, Visual Arts, Music, and two STEM courses that have been introduced this year. Approximately 11% of the student body attends the Technical College High School regional technical school.
|KENNETT HIGH SCHOOL – COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES – CLASS OF 2013|
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