Freshman Parents’ Night
September 9, 2014
NECA Faculty & Staff
Karen Amaker, Director
Kerry Cramer, Professor, NCC
Paul DeFelice, Math
Sophia Husain, English
Aland Joseph, Counselor
Jenna Kober, English
Laura Rorick, Math
Lisa Rivieccio, School-to-Career Coordinator
Monoswita Saha, Program Manager/IBM Liaison
9th Grade Schedule
Traditional
NECA
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English 9 (1.5 credits)
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English (2 credits)
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Math (2 credits)
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Math (2 credits)
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World History (1 credit)
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Workplace Learning (1 credit)
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Physical Science (1 credit)
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Web Development and Design (4 credits
– NCC)
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Elective (1 credit)
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Elective (1 credit)
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Elective (.5 credit)
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APEX – Extended day (1 credit)
District minimum is 6.5 credits
NECA & NCC minimum is 10 credits
Scholar Schedule
8-day, 8-Period Rotation w/drop
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Period 1
English
D1
D2
D3
D4
D5
D6
D7
D8
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Period 2
English
P1
P8
P7
P6
P5
P4
P3
P2
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Period 3
Math
P2
P1
P8
P7
P6
P5
P4
P3
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Period 4
Math
Study Hall (Prelude Orchestra)
P2
P1
P8
P7
P6
P5
P4
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Period 5
P3
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Period 6
Workplace Learning
P4
P3
P2
P1
P8
P7
P6
P5
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Period 7
Elective
P5
P4
P3
P2
P1
P8
P7
P6
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Period 8
Web Development & Design
P6
P5
P4
P3
P2
P1
P8
P7
P7
P6
P5
P4
P3
P2
P1
P8
(APEX Study Hall)
Every student has a 30-minute lunch period scheduled
between 10:53 – 12:39.
Workplace Learning
Monoswita Saha, Program Manager
Employability Skills
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Creativity, innovation, flexibility, and adaptability
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Oral and written communication of complex ideas
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Ability to work within and lead multi-cultural teams
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Critical thinking and problem solving skills
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Awareness of core societal challenges
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Highest global integrity standards
Technology
Business
People &
Culture
High School
Key Student Experiences

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Exposure: Workplace learning, Workplace
experiences (speakers, work site visits,
job shadow), Mentors
Practice: Paid internships, Opportunity
to interview at IBM
College
Culture
Workplace
Learning
Interdisciplinary
Collaboration
Extended Day
School-to-Career
Lisa Rivieccio, Coordinator

21st Century learning
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Early college awareness visits – 4-year schools
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Career days
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NPS College fair
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Women-to-Women in STEM, Man-to-Man in STEM
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Naviance
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Workplace learning curriculum developer
Extended Day
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Starts Tuesday, September 9
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Tuesday – Thursday, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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Two assigned teachers: Ms. Kober (101E) and Mrs. Rorick (100E)
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Transportation provided (bus tokens for the wheels bus)
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APEX online learning (remediation/acceleration)
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Homework assistance
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Attendance taken at every session (sign in/out)
APEX Learning
Ralph Valenzisi, Chief of Technology,
Innovation and Partnerships
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Standards-based curriculum engages students in rigorous coursework to
prepare them for college and work
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Subject areas: math, science, English, social studies, world languages, and
electives

Used for credit, remediation, intervention, and acceleration

Students move at their own pace, taking as much or as little time as needed
to master the material
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Multimedia instruction motivates and engages students and addresses
different learning styles
Laptop Program and Usage Agreement
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Lenova 11e laptop computer issued to the scholar by NECA
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The laptop is made available for purposes of advancing the scholar’s education
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The laptop is school property and is intended only for approved educational
uses
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Scholars must have their laptops with them for use during NECA classes and the
NCC Web Development and Design course

Scholars may transport the laptop to and from home, public libraries, and
meetings of school study groups; scholars are allowed to leave their laptop in
school
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Scholars are required to sign the laptop agreement if he/she wishes to remove
the laptop from campus
Support Services
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Advisor, Link Crew, advisory program (Friday meeting)
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Gail Stevens, NCC Liaison (College Forum)
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IBM mentor
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NECA/NCC faculty and staff
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NECA peers
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Tom Duffy, Computer Science Department Chair, NCC
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PTech students (joint leadership retreat/conference, school visits,
and online chats
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School counselor, Aland Joseph
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School-based health center
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Social workers and school psychologist
Open House Schedule
Period 1
7:20 – 7:30
Period 2
7:35 – 7:45
Period 3
7:50 – 8:00
Period 4
8:05 – 8:15
Period 5
8:20 – 8:30
Period 6
8:35 – 8:45
Period 7
8:50 – 9:00
Period 8
9:05 – 9:15
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Freshman Parents’ Night