Welcome to Norwell High School
General Information Parents
Should Know
NHS CORE VALUES
INTEGRITY
LEARNING
RESPECT
RESPONSIBILITY
ADVISORY
Students remain in same advisory group for
four years. Freshman and sophomore groups
are led by teachers and Peer Educators.
Freshmen will participate
in Advisory Kickoff Day
on October 7th.
Advisory groups meet
once each month in
addition to the daily
homeroom period.
GRADUATION
REQUIREMENTS
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4 yrs English
4 yrs Math
4 yrs Social Studies ( US History )
4 yrs Science ( biology, chemistry,
physics)
3 yrs Foreign language
4 semesters Unified Arts ( one in arts )
2 semesters PE/Health 1 freshman yr
1 sophomore yr
PE electives Jr and Sr year
ELECTIVES
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ART
MUSIC
TECHNOLOGY
PHYSICAL
EDUCATION
PE/Health I,II
PE electives
ACADEMICS
LEVELS
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LEVELS
Advanced Placement AP
Honors H
College Prep CP
ADVANCED PLACEMENT
AP Exam required
JUNIOR YEAR
 English Language
 US History
 Chemistry
 Biology ( soph)
SENIOR YEAR
 English Literature
 European History
 Biology
 Calculus
 Chemistry
 Physics
 Psychology
 Government
 French V
 Latin V
 Spanish V
 Statistics
 Studio Art
TEACHER ACCESSIBILITY
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Before School
Teacher Late
Nights
Websites
Email
Voice Mail
Parent Role in Homework
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Help organize- agenda, long term
planning
Check assignments
Proofread essays
Quiz students preparing for
tests/quizzes
Encourage students to review notes
even if no homework assigned
Using the X2 Parent Portal
to track student progress
Interim reports and report cards can
be viewed on the parent portal.
They will not be mailed. Email
Kathy Lynch at
[email protected]
with log-in questions.
HONOR ROLL
HIGH HONORS
HONOR ROLL
 No less than 5 A’s
 B- or better in all
or A-’s in all courses
courses receiving
receiving
letter grades.
grades.
 No grade lower
than a B-
ELIGIBILITY
Co Curricular Activities
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A student who fails 1 course in a term is
ineligible for performances, interscholastic
competitions, club sponsored field trips and
positions of leadership.
Students can practice with teams or
ensembles but not perform in plays, concerts
or games.
If midterm grades are passing in all subjects,
eligibility is regained. If not, all participation
must cease.
Students with two or more failures in a term
forfeit all participation until midterm when
all passing grades would regain eligibility.
Grade Point Average
GPA
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AP
Hon
CP
A
AB+
B
BC+
C
CD+
D
DF
4.25
4.0
3.75
3.5
3.25
3.0
2.75
2.5
2.25
2.0
1.75
0
4.0
3.75
3.5
3.25
3.0
2.75
2.5
2.25
2.0
1.75
1.5
0
3.75
3.5
3.25
3.0
2.75
2.5
2.25
2.0
1.75
1.5
1.25
0
National Honor Society
Junior/Senior yr
4 Criteria
Scholarship
3.5 GPA
Leadership
Service
Character
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ACTIVITIES - CLUBS
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AFS
Amnesty Intl
Art Club
Best Buddies
Chess Club
GSA/Diversity
Drama
Environment Club
French Club
Latin Club
Peer Education
Robotics
JSA
Halyard
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International Club
Math Team
Mock Trial
Nat’l Honor Society
Navigator
Norwell Volunteer Corps
Robotics
Paintball club
Student Gov’t
Yearbook
ATHLETICS - FALL
Cheerleading
 Cross Country
 Field Hockey
 Football
 Soccer
 Golf
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ATHLETICS - WINTER
Basketball
 Cheerleading
 Gymnastics
 Hockey
 Track
 Wrestling
 Skiing
 Swim/Dive
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Athletics - Spring
Baseball
 Lacrosse
 Softball
 Tennis
 Track
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STANDARDIZED TESTING
MCAS
PSAT
SAT Subject Tests
SAT Reasoning Test
ACT
AP Exams
MCAS
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Graduation Requirement
ELA, Math, ( taken grade 10)
Science ( Biology taken grade 9 )
PSAT
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Sophomore and/or Junior year
Given at NHS
Saturday, Oct. 15
Counselors informed classes and distributed
practice booklets
Register by bringing $25 check payable to
Norwell High School to guidance office
Testing
Students with Disabilities
IEP – ( Individual Educational Plan)
 504 Accommodation Plan
Student may be eligible for
accommodations on standardized
testing – consult your special
education liaison or your guidance
counselor
Application and approval time required
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SAT SUBJECT TESTS
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1 hour tests in specific subject areas
Required by some colleges
Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics,
World History, US History, Latin, French,
Spanish, Literature
Freshman options– Biology, World History
Soph options– Chemistry, Math
Junior options– US History, Math, Literature,
languages, sciences
SAT REASONING / ACT
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Junior yr – Spring (March, May, June)
Senior yr – Fall ( Oct., Nov., Dec. )
Critical Rdg, Math, Writing
Prep Courses available- Kaplan, Revolution,
and others
Private tutoring
ACT - Multiple choice test covering four
skill areas: English, math, reading, and
science with optional writing test.
SENDING SAT SCORES
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Students have the option of sending
SAT Reasoning tests from a particular
test session or all scores
For Subject tests, students have the
option of sending the subject test
scores of their choice
POST SECONDARY
PLANNING
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COLLEGE
PREP SCHOOL
MILITARY
EMPLOYMENT
GAP YEAR
GUIDANCE ROLE
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Group and individual meetings with students
Class meetings
Freshmen - SAT Subject Tests
Sophomores - PSAT, Naviance Personality
Inventory, SAT Subject Tests
Juniors - PSAT, SAT, Naviance , College
Planning
Seniors - College Planning, Fin Aid, Local
Scholarships
GUIDANCE PROGRAMS
IN SCHOOL
College Mini Fairs
 Naviance –
Personality
Inventory &
College search
Group information
at Class meetings
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GUIDANCE EVENING
PROGRAMS 2011-2012
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Sept- Senior Parents College Evening
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December 15 – Financial Aid
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March -Juniors & Parents College Planning
Evening
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Spring – Grade 8 HS Programming
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June 1- Senior Scholarship/Awards Night
REFERENCES
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Guidance Website
www.norwellschools.org choose NHS
and then under Student Services link
to guidance.
Call your student’s counselor with
questions or for an appointment
781 659 8806
Counselor Assignments
for Freshmen
Amy Greene
Grade 9 A - F
[email protected]
Rebecca Prescott Grade 9 G - L
[email protected]
Brenda Barrientos Grade 9 M - Z
[email protected]
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