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  • Home Schooling | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    the Commissioner of Education SED Memo Revised Guidelines Relating to The Requirements for Conferral of a College Degree The Home Instruction of Students of Compulsory School Age and Full Time College Study Additional forms included in home instruction packet only To receive a packet call the registration office at 356 8222 Action steps for Home Instruction C R 100 10 Included in Home Instruction Packet Only Fact Sheet Included in Home Instruction Packet Only Perspectives on Home Instruction Included in Home Instruction Packet Only Relations with Home Schools Regulation Included in Home Instruction Packet Only About Us Academics Athletics Board of Education Community Student Services Featured Budget Finance Breakfast Lunch Menus Calendar Contact News Staff Resources About Us Budget Finance Calendar Contact Directions Employment Forms News Notifications Policies Publications Registration Staff Resources Academics APPR Common Core Learning Standards Continuing Education Enrichment Extracurricular Offerings Grant Programs High School Course of Study Guide Report Cards Special Education Teacher Staff Pages Testing Athletics Hall of Fame FAQs Physicals Pool Schedules Teams Board of Education Meeting Minutes Meeting Schedules Agendas Members Community Alumni Continuing Education Pool School Booster Groups Mohonasen Foundation for Excellence Student Services Draper Middle School Guidance Food Services Health Services High

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  • APPR FAQ | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    Determined locally Overall composite score 100 pts possible 65 74 Ineffective Growth or other comparable measures scoring bands 20 pts possible 0 2 pts Locally selected measures of growth or achievement scoring bands 20 pts possible 0 2 pts Other measure of effectiveness 60 pts possible Determined locally Overall composite score 100 pts possible 0 64 pts The information below provided by the State Education Department also demonstrates how each rating is determined Highly Effective Growth or other comparable measures Results are well above state average for similar students or district goals if no state test Locally selected measures of growth or student achievement Results are well above district or BOCES adopted expectations for growth or achievement of student learning standards for grade subject Other measures of effectiveness Overall performance and results exceed standards Effective Growth or other comparable measures Results meet state average for similar students or district goals if no state test Locally selected measures of growth or student achievement Results meet district or BOCES adopted achievement of student learning standards for grade subject Other measures of effectiveness Overall performance and results meet standards Developing Growth or other comparable measures Results are below state average for similar students or district goals if no state test Locally selected measures of growth or student achievement Results are below district or BOCES adopted expectations for growth of achievement of student learning standards for grade subject Other measures of effectiveness Overall performance and results need improvement in order to meet standards Ineffective Growth or other comparable measures Results are well below state average for similar students or district goals is no state test Locally selected measures of growth or student achievement Results are well below district or BOCES adopted expectations for growth or achievement of student learning standards for grade subject Other measures of effectiveness Overall performance and results do not meet standards Are APPR scores available to the public No schools are prohibited by law from releasing APPR scores to the public Teacher and principal composite scores ONLY can be released to parents of students in each teacher s classroom and in each principal s school By law scores can only be released to parents who specifically request them and can only be released for a student s current year teacher s and principal Parents who wish to request these scores should contact their child s school Is teacher principal expertise taken into account in each APPR evaluation Guidance from the State Education Department has been that districts are not expected to consider educator experience when calculating evaluation scores or when selecting local performance measures Who evaluates teachers and principals Teachers and principals are evaluated by trained administrators within the district Districts are required to include in their APPR plan the process by which these evaluators are trained and certified What if a teacher principal receives a rating of developing or ineffective If a teacher principal receives a rating of developing or ineffective and a portion of that teacher s principal

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  • APPR Glossary of Terms | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    comparing the progress i e academic growth of similar students and by which those numerical scores are converted into associated effectiveness ratings using a consistent scale Growth score State provided growth scores measure student performance in the current year compared to that of similar students statewide They are provided to teachers whose courses end in a state created or administered test for which there is a state provided growth model and at least 50 percent of a teacher s students are covered under the state provided measure Hardship Waiver The means through which districts BOCES that are unable to complete and receive state approval on a new APPR plan consistent with regulations set forth in the Education Transformation Act of 2015 by the Nov 15 2015 deadline can maintain their eligibility for a state aid increase and extend the deadline for approval of their new APPR plans HEDI rating An effectiveness rating of highly effective effective developing or ineffective given to all teachers and principals in the state as determined by state law Rubric A set of consistent criteria and standards used to outline expectations of quality performance and measure success in achieving those expectations Districts must choose from a list of state approved rubrics to guide evaluation and scoring of classroom observations SLO Student Learning Objective An academic goal for the school year set by teachers and administrators for a group of students that is specific measurable based on prior student learning data and aligned to state curriculum standards Assessment of student progress toward SLOs is used to determine a student growth score for teachers who are not provided a growth score by the state The process by which the SLOs are set reviewed and assessed is determined at the local level Under the 2015 APPR regulations all teachers

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  • English | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    understanding and enhance their pleasure in literature To achieve these goals students study individual works their characters action structure and language Students are exposed to both large scale literary elements such as form and theme and smaller scale elements such as figurative language imagery symbolism and tone A high level of verbal competence and skill in writing is required as well as the ability of sustained independent inquiry Credit 1 Grades 12 Prerequisite English 11A or English 11 Honors or English 11I Final Research Paper AP Exam is taken in May English 123 College Composition College composition is an intensive study in the method forms and style of composition and in detailed analysis of the writing process Students will acquire a foundation in the writing process by developing effective communication skills with an emphasis on expository writing particularly the essay Students will write a minimum of 24 evaluated pieces including a documented piece of writing They also will deliver an oral presentation Credit 0 5 Grades 12 Prerequisites English 11A or English 11 Honors or English 11I and at least a 75 on the English Regents Exam Final Research Paper Oral Presentation College Credit 3 CHS credits through SCCC English 124 Introduction to Literature This course introduces students to the interpretation of literature and the examination of literary genres devices and critical theory Students read and discuss short fiction drama and poetry Organizational pattern and composition techniques studied in English 123 are strengthened and refined by applying them to writing essays about assigned readings Credit 0 5 Grades 12 Prerequisites English 123 College Composition Final Research Paper Exam Oral Presentation College Credit 3 CHS credits through SCCC Language and the Arts Film as Literature This course will examine classic and contemporary cinema as a modern literary form Through an exploration of a variety of films students will develop a better understanding of the art form and its place in the contemporary world Students will be expected to complete occasional reading assignments in conjunction with the study of various films Assessments will include a variety of writing assignments including critical and analytical essays movie reviews creative writing personal response screenplay excerpts etc Consistent attendance is critical for success in the course as most films will be viewed in class Absences will require the completion of separate substitute assignments Class participation and active alert viewing participation will amount to 20 percent of the final grade Film lists will vary from semester to semester Parental permission is required as some of the films will be rated R Possible R rated titles will include but are not limited to The Graduate 1967 Do the Right Thing 1989 and Crash 1984 Credit 0 5 Grades 12 Prerequisite English 11A or English 11 Honors or English 11I Final Exam Media Society This course will look at how media and society are influenced by each other by looking at major media events of the last century through multiple communication models Students will watch read and listen to

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  • Social Studies | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    In addition to the content of US History A this course offers students the opportunity to debate controversial issues and analyze primary source documents Credit 1 Grades 11 Prerequisite Global History 10 or AP World History or Global History 10I Final US History Government Regents Exam AP Exam is taken in May US History GovernmentI This interdisciplinary course centers on the cooperative discovery of the themes in the history of the United States and American Literature including a focus on primary sources and nonfiction Through examination of the development of the nation s political economic diplomatic cultural and social institutions from the colonial period to the present and the simultaneous reading of American literature from each time period students will be making connections between history literature and culture There is a great emphasis on writing vocabulary and grammar reading independently and preparing classroom presentations and projects both individually and in groups Credit 1 Grades 11 Prerequisite Global History 10 or AP World History or Global History 10I Final US History Government Regents Exam AP Exam is taken in May Students must enroll in US History Government The Humanities and English 11I concurrently Participation in Government PIG This course is designed to promote such skills as civic intelligence civic mindedness civic literacy and civic enterprise Government is taken in the broadest sense to include all citizen groups interested in the issues of society and politics The course utilizes community resources both in the classroom and in the community in such a way as to link the classroom experience to the wider society Credit 0 5 Grades 12 Prerequisite US History and Government A or AP American History Final Exam Participation in Government Honors This course is a thorough examination of the practices and functions of the United States government Upon completion of this course students will have discussed and debated the branches of government the role of political parties the media s role in politics fair elections and the size of government In addition how Americans interacted and used the political process to broaden civil liberties expand public policy and bring about a better country and society The course will be predominantly project based and will have a community action component in addition to the regular curriculum Through projects and community service students will gain a broader understanding of the workings of United States government the current state of democracy in the U S and experience first hand methods of participating in government and their community Credit 0 5 Grade 12 Pre req Honors Application Economics Students in this course will study the economic system of the United States and its operation They will examine the economic interdependence of the world today and their roles as workers investors and voting citizens Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of economic principles that will allow them to make informed decisions about our democracy and economy Students must pass economics in order to graduate Credit 0 5 Grades 12 Prerequisite US History and Government

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  • Math | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    Algebra 2 Regents Exam Credit 1 Grades 10 11 12 Prerequisite Regents Geometry or successful completion of Algebra 2 Trigonometry and a score of 65 or higher on the Common Core Geometry Regents Exam Final Algebra 2 Regents Exam or Common Core Algebra 2 Regents Exam Regents Algebra 2 Trigonometry This course is designed for the strong Regents Geometry student who will gain a greater depth of understanding mathematical concepts and how they relate to the world using real life applications The scope and content includes polynomial and rational expressions real and complex numbers relations and functions transformational geometry exponential and logarithmic functions circles trigonometric graphs equations and identities and probability and statistics Credit 1 Grades 10 11 12 Prerequisite Algebra 2 Trigonometry with at least a 90 average or Regents Geometry with at least an 85 average and a score of 65 or higher on the Common Core Geometry Regents Exam Final Algebra 2 Regents Exam or Common Core Algebra 2 Regents Exam Pre Calculus This course is designed to prepare students for college level mathematics It includes a very thorough study of all algebraic and trigonometric functions polynomial equations and functional notations This course is highly recommended for those planning to attend college Credit 1 Grades 11 12 Prerequisite Algebra 2 Trigonometry w Lab or Algebra 2 w Trigonometry with at least an 85 average and a score of 65 or higher on the Algebra 2 Regents Exam Final Local Final Exam College Credit 3 CHS credits through SCCC Advanced Placement Calculus AB This course will cover topics such as functions graphs limits derivatives and integrals and their applications It is the final course in the accelerated math sequence Credit 1 Grades 12 Prerequisite Pre Calculus with an 80 average Final Local Final Exam College Credit CHS credits through SCCC AP exam is offered in May college credit possible based on test results Statistics This course is intended for students looking for a fourth credit in mathematics Statistics is one of the most widely used applications of mathematics and this course is intended to teach students how to use statistics to interpret the world around them Students will learn about collecting data and sampling techniques organizing data for presenting information analyzing data to make good decisions various distributions and evaluating validity A local final exam will be given in June A graphing calculator is required for the course The recommended models are the TI 84 and the TI 83 This course may be offered for College in the High School credit Students may opt to challenge the AP exam with additional course of study Credit 1 Grades Prerequisite College Credit 3 CHS credits through SCCC Topics in Mathematics This course is open to any senior who has successfully completed three years of high school mathematics and passed at least the Geometry Regents Exam This is a rigorous yet diverse course that builds on the many different math topics students have learned in high school and applies them to

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  • Science | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    equivalent of a first year two semester college physics course It will include a much more rigorous pursuit of problem solving skills laboratory techniques and a study of optional topics not covered in the Principles of Physics course Topics include mechanics electricity and magnetism fluids and thermodynamics waves and light optics and atomic and modern physics Credit 1 Grades 11 12 Prerequisite Two years of science and enrollment in or completion of Intermediate Algebra Algebra2 Trig or Regents Algebra 2 Trig Final Physics Regents Exam College Credit 3 CHS credits through SCCC Advanced Placement Biology This course is the equivalent of a first year two semester college biology course It is based on the College Board s AP Biology curriculum framework Topics include evolution and the diversity of life biological systems and maintenance of homeostasis life processes and the interactions of biological systems The course will culminate in the AP Biology exam in May How you perform on the exam will determine whether college credit will be granted Credit 1 Grades 11 12 Prerequisite Three years of Regents level science including Chemistry with at least an 85 average Final Exam AP Exam is offered in May college credit possible based on test results College Credit 3 CHS credits through SCCC Anatomy and Physiology This course will cover the general aspects of the anatomy of the human body as well as study the body functions and the mechanisms that control them This course is designed to introduce you to the structures and locations of the different body parts and organs as well as the body functions at the cellular tissue organ and systems level This course is also designed to provide a basic understanding of acute and chronic physiological responses to exercise Particular attention will be placed upon muscle function metabolism and the cardiopulmonary responses to exercise Credit 1 Grades 11 12 Prerequisite Minimum of 2 years of regents level science with a minimum of a 75 average and successful completion or currently enrolled in Chemistry Final Exam Environmental Studies Relevant environmental issues and their resulting impacts as well as sustainable energy and agriculture will be investigated through interdisciplinary research literature and field based inquiry This course includes fall spring garden and greenhouse labor and production and on campus multiuse landscape design installation and maintenance Additionally this course incorporates lectures guest speakers off campus learning labs and student projects and is structured in line with New York State math science and technology standards Credit 1 Grades 11 12 Prerequisite Two years of science Final Exam College Credit 3 CHS credits through SCCC Alternative Energy Systems This course is designed to introduce students to the growing field of alternative energy systems and provide students with an introduction and comprehensive overview of renewable energies including biomass geothermal wind power solar power nuclear power fuel cells and hydropower Primary topics will include climate change and environmental impacts energy production and costs alternative energy generation distribution consumption and regulation and power systems and calculating efficiency

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  • Foreign Language | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    French and showcase their creativity in a variety of projects These include a reflection on Francophone poetry short stories and a short novel Students accumulate experience with more advanced structure concepts and nuances of the language Credit 1 Grades 11 12 Prerequisite French 3 Final Exam College Credit 3 UHS credits through SCCC French 5 Students continue their growth toward an advanced level of expertise in French by expansion of their communicative skills understanding of culture and more exposure to literature and history Projects continue to reflect students creativity and increasing sophistication in the language As in previous levels there is emphasis on the usefulness of French in business and other employment areas Credit 1 Grades 12 Prerequisite French 4 Final Exam College Credit 3 UHS credits through SCCC are available Spanish 1 This course introduces students to the Spanish language and culture of the Hispanic people Communicative skills of listening and speaking are developed At the end of the course students will posses sufficient basic vocabulary and structure to comprehend and express themselves with others Credit 1 Grades 9 10 11 12 Prerequisite None Final Exam Spanish 2 The fundamental language skills possessed by the student at the end of Spanish 1 will be reinforced While oral communication remains the primary objective reading and writing skills will be expanded through increased vocabulary and greater emphasis on grammatical structures Credit 1 Grades 9 10 11 12 Prerequisite Spanish 1 Final Exam Spanish 3 This course a synthesis of Spanish 1 and 2 offers a formal analysis of grammar for use in reading and writing Writing is emphasized through guided and original compositions Vocabulary is expanded through supplemental readings And conversational and listening skills are further developed through dialogue Credit 1 Grades 10 11 12 Prerequisite Spanish 2 Final Regents Exam Spanish 4 This course takes an in depth look at the culture and history of the Spanish speaking world Grammar from Spanish 1 2 and 3 is reinforced and expanded upon through readings in the native language Credit 1 Grades 11 12 Prerequisite Spanish 3 Final Exam College Credit 3 UHS credits through SCCC Spanish 5 The objective of the course is to provide students with an in depth study of the Spanish language The goal is for students to demonstrate what they can produce in Spanish using a variety of formats Some of the work completed during the year will reflect the student s particular areas of interest and independent research The course will involve thematic units allowing students to improve communicative proficiency literary criticism and interpretation translation and cross cultural understanding Credit 1 Grades 12 Prerequisite Spanish 4 and a 65 on the Spanish Regents Exam Final Exam College Credit Students can take the Advanced Placement AP Exam at the end of the course Also 3 UHS credits through SCCC are available Information Sequences and Requirements One credit of foreign language is required to graduate in New York State This requirement can be met in several ways Earn

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