BHS February Parent Newsletter
-From the Counseling Department
A-D, Mrs. Borel email@example.com
E-K, Ms. Bryan firstname.lastname@example.org
L-R, Mrs. Barber email@example.com
S-Z, Mrs. Clawson firstname.lastname@example.org
College/Career/Crisis Intervention, Mrs. Breiner email@example.com
Graduation Coach, Mrs. Garrott firstname.lastname@example.org
Counseling Secretary, Mrs. Sadler email@example.com
Counseling Secretary, Mrs. Kasbee firstname.lastname@example.org
English = 4 credits
Math = 4 credits
Science = 3 credits
Social Studies = 2 credits
Government/Economics = 1 credit
Fine Art = 1 credit
Personal Finance = ½ credit
Wellness = 1 ½ credit
Foreign Language = 2 credits
Elective focus (pathway) = 3 credits
Elective = 1 credit
*A total of 23 credits are needed for graduation.
**All seniors must take the ACT and the Civics Test to graduate.
Registration Timeline for the 2018-2019 School Year
January 29th - February 27th
Counselors will meet with students individually during their English class to discuss their classes for next school year. We will begin with rising seniors and finish with rising sophomores. Students will bring home a packet of information with their teacher recommendations prior to meeting with their counselor. Students will be able to register online through INow at school after they meet with their counselor.
Verification forms will be sent home. A parent override form is required to take a course beyond the teacher recommended level and must be signed in person at BHS. The deadline for parent overrides is March 16th.
Signed verification forms with any changes are due to the counseling office. No changes will be made past this date.
Rutherford Works High School Internship Program Application Deadline February 9th
The Rutherford Works High School Internship Program is a partnership with employers who offer students productive and meaningful work assignments with a learning component ideally related to their area of interest. The Internship Program will provide 60 rising seniors who reside in Rutherford County the opportunity to gain paid work experience with a Rutherford County employer.
Students will learn about and begin to develop 21st Century skills and competencies needed for success in the workplace. The duration of internship is 4 weeks or 64 working hours. In addition to gaining work experience, students will also receive 4 hours of pre-employment training and 16 hours of work based learning. Click here for more information. The application deadline is Feb. 9th at 4:30 p.m.
Youth Leadership Rutherford Applications Now Available
Youth Leadership Rutherford is directed by the Leadership Rutherford Chair, Executive Director and Business Education Partnership Executive Director. Youth Leadership Rutherford consists of a weekend orientation program in September, seven seminar days from October- April, and graduation in May. Each day focuses on a major area of community concern and explores issues of leadership within the context of that subject. The goal of each day is to open the minds of participants to the viewpoints that surround each issue and enable young people to become more visionary leaders. Click here for more information.
Criteria for selection include:
- Rising high school senior
- GPA of 2.75 or higher
- Demonstrated interest in leadership positions in school and/or community
- Desire for personal growth opportunities
- Commitment to completion of entire program
APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED AND RECEIVED BY FEB. 26th.
AP & Dual Enrollment Courses
AP Courses: English Language, English Literature, U.S. History, European History, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, U.S. Government, Comparative Government, AP Psychology, Human Geography, World History, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physics C, Physics I, Physics II, Art History, Studio Art: 2-D
Dual Enrollment Courses through MTSU: English 1010, English 1020, College Algebra 1710, Applied Statistics 1530, US History 1010, US History 1020, COMM 2200, Psychology, Sociology, English 2020, Advanced Language and Calculus III, Spanish, Criminal Justice
Parent Teacher Conferences
Early Postsecondary Opportunities (EPSOS)
- College-level high school courses offered multiple subjects
- Nationally recognized exams
- Post-secondary credit can be earned based on AP exam score
BHS offers: English Language, English Literature, U.S. History, European History, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, U.S. Government, Comparative Government, AP Psychology, Human Geography, World History, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physics C, Physics I, Physics II, Art History, Studio Art: 2-D
- Post-secondary course taught at the post-secondary institution, high school, or online
- Post-secondary credit can be earned by passing the course
- BHS has partnered with MTSU's Dual Enrollment Program and currently offers: English 1010, English 1020, College Algebra 1710, Applied Statistics 1530, US History 1010, US History 1020, COMM 2200, Psychology, Sociology, English 2020, Advanced Language and Calculus III, Spanish, Criminal Justice
- Assessment by an independent certifying entity based on standards for knowledge, skills, and competencies
- Office Management - Microsoft Office Specialist, Microsoft Expert, Microsoft Officer Master
- Nursing - CNA
- Emergency Services - Emergency Medical Responder
- Therapeutic Services - Emergency Medical Assistant
- Culinary Arts - Serve Safe Food Manager for III/IV, Serve Safe Food Associate in I or II
- Horticulture & Vet Science - Commercial Pesticide
- Networking Systems - CompTIA IT Fundamentals, CompTIA A+, Cisco Certified Entry Network Tech, CompTIA Network +, Cisco Certified Network Associate
Statewide Dual Credit
- High school course aligned to statewide post-secondary standards
- Post-secondary credit can be earned based on challenge exam score
Local Dual Credit
- High school course aligned to standards at local post-secondary institution
- Post-secondary credit can be earned for the partnering institution based on challenge exam score
*Possible dual credit courses: Horticulture, Vet Science, A/V Production III, Teaching as a Profession, STEM IV, Court Systems
ILEAD ACT Prep
When: Saturdays beginning 2/17 from 7:30-3:30
Where: Blackman High School
Deadline to register is February 13th. You must register online by clicking here.
ACT Prep with Shmoop
Thanks to Rutherford County Schools, you now have access to Shmoop's premium resources. HERE'S HOW TO GET STARTED:
- Your username is your full RCS email address: email@example.com (Example: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Your password is your 7 digit state ID number (lunch number)
- If Shmoop asks you for a "magic word", contact Mrs. Brown at email@example.com
- Be sure to use our school's login page at: https://schools.shmoop.com/login/rutherfordcounty/blackman-high-school
Special Education Parent Meetings 17-18
Fire Safety Educational Announcement
Senior Parent's Section
ALL SENIORS MUST TAKE THE ACT AND THE CIVICS TEST TO GRADUATE. MAKE SURE YOUR STUDENT HAS TAKEN OR WILL TAKE BOTH BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR!
Save the Date: Rutherford County Hiring Event April 10th
Students may register for the event now at the following link: http://bit.ly/RWHiringEvent2018.
Senior Job Shadow Day
File your FAFSA
Graduating with Honors and Distinction
To graduate with honors students must meet the following ACT benchmarks:
To graduate with distinction students must attain a 3.0 GPA and meet one of the following criteria:
- Participate in at least one Governor’s School
- Participate in one of the TN’s all State musical organizations
- Be selected as a National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist
- Attain a composite score of 31 or higher on the ACT
- Attain a score of 3 or higher on at least 2 Advanced Placement Exams
- Earn 12 or more semester hours of transcripted postsecondary credit
- Earn a nationally recognized industry certification
*Seniors must have let their counselor know by December if they are graduating with distinction.
Colleges and universities will ask that your student send an official transcript when they apply. This is the process they should follow:
- Go to the counseling office and fill out a Transcript Request Form located beside Mrs. Sadler’s desk.
- Pay $2.
- It will be ready to pick up in 3 days or Mrs. Sadler can mail it for you.
If your student is planning to play sports at an NCAA Division I or II college, he/she must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net. NCAA requires 16 core courses. Make sure your student has met those requirements by talking with their coach and counselor.