|College Board EXCELerator Schools Facts||Advanced Placement at FCHS|
|DCPS High School Diploma Options||FCHS Career Academies|
|Florida FCAT Graduation Requirements||FCHS Guidance Department|
|Safety Nets for Success||FCHS Intensive Reading Program|
|Credit Recovery||FCHS Media Center|
|Summary of Grade Recovery Process||
FCHS Diversified Cooperative Training
|FCHS FCAT Preparedness Plan|
|Homework Help Links|
|2008-2009 Supplemental Readings for Lang. Arts|
|2008-2009 Bell Schedule|
Target for grade recovery, make-up work, and tutoring is offered Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 2:30 - 3:30. Visit each teachers' web page for additional Safety Net/Grade Recovery information.
|1. TARGET after school remediation/recovery|
3. Media Center open after school for computer access
|4. Parent Contact|
|5. On-line Springboard resources||6. FCAT Explorer|
|7. CIM||8. Compass Odyssey|
9. Diagnostic tests
10. Mini-assessments in Reading, Math & Science
Grade Recovery (back to top)
Grade Recovery is a program to assist students who have made an effort to be successful in a course but have failed to make adequate progress to meet standards during a grading period. To be eligible for Grade Recovery, a student
must have earned a “D” or “F” as a quarter of final grade.
must have made a good faith effort to perform class work or have accepted additional assistance offered during the grading period.
must have completed all work that was missed due to a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and must comply with the attendance policy as determined in the School Board Policy Manual: “Missed work shall be made up for all absences; a day of make-up work shall be allowed for each day of absence. Each student shall receive full credit for such work.”
must complete Grade Recovery prior to the end of the following grading period. The time may be extended at the discretion of the principal. Students making less than satisfactory progress at any point during the 4th quarter must begin immediate recovery and must complete that recovery prior to the end of the school year, unless the principal determines that an extension of time is appropriate.
must not have engaged in plagiarism or cheating specifically identified by the teacher which resulted in the unsatisfactory grade.
Grade Recovery Process Summary
Credit Recovery occurs when a student has failed a course. Several programs are available for students to recover a lost credit. However, students must meet stringent criteria, and the student's guidance counselor must approve their participation in one of the following programs:
A.L.C.: (Accelerated Learning Center) an after school program for students who have failed a course.
FLORIDA VIRTUAL SCHOOL: an on-line course for students who have failed a course OR for those who need another course in order to graduate. See your Guidance Counselor for information.
FCAT Preparedness Plan (back to top)
First Coast High School continues its commitment to academic excellence. In addition to the regular standards-based curriculum taught in every class throughout the school year, January marks the beginning of our Focus Days, Scrimmages, and Stop, Drop, Read And Write for FCAT preparation.
Focus Day is a school-wide program of scripted lessons. Students are assigned to a classroom. They are sorted by grade. Whenever possible, 2 teachers have been assigned to each group of students. Students will take the FCAT in their Focus Day classroom.
Senior ACT/SAT preparation and college/career informational sessions - Seniors who have passed the Reading and Math FCAT will attend sessions on ACT/SAT prep., college and career planning, and graduation requirement credit checks.
Target (offered after school from 2:30 - 3:30) is another chance for your child to get "targeted" FCAT preparation. Contact your child's English, Math, or Science teacher for Target days.
WWW.FCATEXPLORER.COM - is a free online FCAT preparation tool. Each student at First Coast has a user name and password provided by his/her English or Math teacher. If your child does not know his/her user name and/or password, call 757-0080 ext. 202. We will be glad to give you that information.
FCAT Simulation CD's for Reading, Math, and Science: If you would like a free copy of "The FCAT Simulation" - Benchmark Assessment and Test Simulation Software for PC and Mac, call 757-0080, ext 202.
The Florida Department of Education offers numerous state testing-related resources and support materials for teachers and parents such as the following:
Homework Help Links
50 States and Capitals - Vital statistics on the states, plus searchable white pages
Ask Dr. Math - Math answers run by Drexel
Ben's Guide to US Government - "Ben," as in Franklin. US Government Printing Office-sponsored guide to the workings of the US republic.
EyeWitness - Extensive history resource run by Ibis Publishing. Includes lots of first-person accounts of famous events.
Facts and References - Big, very buys general reference site, with dictionary, thesaurus, breaking news, search engines and more.
IPL Youth Collection Periodic Table of the Elements
- From Hydrogen to Meitnerium
World Fact book - The CIA used to publish this very useful guide to the world. However, that information is now distributed on a need-to-know basis only. ; )