Elgin High School Students and Families,
Elgin High School is now into the 2019 year with many items on the agenda moving forward. It is hard to believe that we are about to end the second nine weeks and complete semester exams. This time of year brings many important topics and dates that I would like to make you aware of as we move throughout the school year and begin the second semester.
As we move forward into the second half of the school year, our focus continues to be on the students. Our students will continue to prepare for the End of Course Assessments that begins in April. Students must accumulate a certain number of “POINTS” along with credit requirements to graduate from high school. The State of Ohio has also provided alternate pathways for students to meet and still receive a high school diploma. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions and Important Dates for more information.
Our Juniors are planning for their final year of high school and our Seniors are in the process of finalizing plans for graduation! It is exciting to watch as the students grow and mature in their preparation for the next steps of their lives and prepare for their futures!
The following are a number of important sites to assist both students and families for graduation requirements, testing and other educational information.
Frequently asked questions for Graduation:
Graduation Requirements - http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohio-s-Graduation-Requirements. This is very important to review as the State of Ohio has added additional pathways for students to meet that will allow them to graduate. No longer is the sole pathway to earning a diploma based on end of course assessments, receiving a remediation free score on the ACT, or earning industry recognized credentials. Students now have options to receive their high school diploma.
Frequently asked questions for Graduation Tests http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Testing/Ohio-Graduation-Test-OGT/Ohio-Graduation-Tests-FAQs
Sample test items and practice tests: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Testing/Ohios-State-Test-in-ELA-Math-Science-SocialStudies/Sample-test-items-and-practice-tests
January 16, 17, and 18 - Semester Exams
January 18 – End of the 2nd nine weeks
January 21 – No School – Martin Luther King Day
February 15 – No School for Professional Development
February 18 – No School – Presidents Day
Please make sure you are involved in your student’s education! Visit PowerGrade to monitor your student’s progress and grades. If you need information to access your child's grades, please contact the main office at 740-223-4300.
It has been great 2018-19 school year for students, parents and staff! If at any time you need assistance, please contact the High School at 740-223-4300.
Mr. Chad Cunningham, Principal
Elgin High School