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2011-12 [School Name]
CEEB code: 222222

Main office: (555) 666-7777
Counseling office: (555) 666-8888
Website: www.schoolname.edu
Principal: Genevieve Berry
School counselors: Cherie Blake, Frank Morgan, Lee Wendell

Community

Spanning [130 square miles], [district name] School District serves the educational needs of [this city's] [area of city]. Located in one of the state's fastest growing areas, the district enjoys a diversified economic base. Currently, the district consists of five high schools, four middle schools and 14 elementary schools utilizing a K–5, 6–8, 9–2 grade-level configuration. The student body is culturally diverse with a population that is 57% Hispanic, 16% African American, 13% white and 12% Asian.

School

[School name] is a comprehensive four-year public high school enrolling 1,250 students in grades 9–12. The school opened in the fall of 1987 and graduated its first senior class in the spring of 1989. [School name] is accredited by the North Central Association of Secondary Schools and holds membership in the College Board and the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

Curriculum

The academic program is organized on a rotating block schedule. Seven credits per semester is the maximum course load; students take four 95-minute block classes, two 97-minute block classes and one 50-minute class. Students attend three block classes and the regular class daily. Block classes are year-long; each block class meets every other day. Block scheduling was instituted in 1993.
 
These AP® courses are offered: Art History, Biology, Calculus AB and BC, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, European History, Government and Politics: United States, Government and Politics: Comparative, Physics B, Statistics, United States History and World History. AP world language and culture courses offered include Chinese, French, German and Spanish as well as Spanish Literature. AP is an open-enrollment program.

Honors classes are offered in English II, Algebra II and Elementary Functions. Entry into Elementary Functions requires an 80% proficiency score on a school-created Algebra II skills test.

The Area Vocational & College Programs (AVCP) enables juniors and seniors to enroll in freshmen courses and earn college credits at local institutions of higher education.

Grading and Ranking

A – Excellent 94–100 4
B – Above average 85–93 3
C – Average 75–84 2
D – Below average 65–74 1
F – Failure 64 or below 0

Rank

School policy eliminated class rank beginning with the Class of 2003.

Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculation

GPA is computed using the above quality points. Beginning with grade nine, all subjects, whether passed or failed, are included in the computation. A minimum of 48 credits is required for graduation. In addition, each student must complete a 200-hour community service graduation requirement. AP and Honors classes are weighted by one point. Grades are recorded on the transcript and GPA is computed in January and May.

Class of 2011

There were 365 graduates in the Class of 2011.

  • 36 earned a 4.0+
  • 50 earned 3.5–3.99
  • 100 earned 3.0–3.49
  • 100 earned 2.50–2.99
  • 75 earned 2.0–2.49
  • 4 earned less than a 2.0

Standardized Test Results

85% of the Class of 2011 (310) took the SAT® 67% of the Class of 2011 (245) took the ACT
Middle 50% Critical reading 480–590 Middle 50% Composite 22–25
Middle 50% Math 500–650    
Middle 50% Writing 490–580    

Advanced Placement Results

  • In May 2011, 337 took AP Exams
  • A total of 771 exams were taken in 19 subjects
  • 51% of the AP Exams received scores of 3 or higher

Post High School Placement

  • 71% matriculated to 4-year colleges
  • 18% matriculated to 2-year institutions
  • 11% selected work, military service or technical instruction

Awards and Distinctions, 2011-12

  • 2 National Hispanic Program Scholar Finalists
  • 2 National Council of Teachers of English Awards in Writing
  • 1 National Merit Finalist

Colleges Attended by [School Name] Graduates from the Last Four Years

  • Adams State College
  • Alaska U of Fairbanks
  • Arizona State University
  • Arizona, University of
  • Brigham Young University
  • Carleton College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Coe College
  • Colorado College
  • Colorado State University
  • Colorado, U of Boulder
  • Cornell University
  • Denver, University of
  • Florida Tech
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Georgetown University
  • Grinnell College
  • Harvard University
  • James Madison University
  • Lawrence University
  • Linfield College
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Mesa State College
  • Montana, University of
  • Nevada, U of Las Vegas
  • New York University
  • Northern Colorado, U of
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Puget Sound, University of
  • Purdue University
  • Rhodes College
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Southern Colorado, U of
  • Texas Christian University
  • Truman University
  • Tulane University
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • United States Military Academy
  • Webster University
  • Western State College
  • Wheaton College
  • William and Mary, College of
  • Wisconsin, U of Madison
  • Wyoming, University of
  • Yale University

Contact Information

Cherie Blake
School Counselor
cblake@schoolname.edu
(555) 666-8888

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