Rhodes to Success
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year of Rhodes to Success at Rhodes Junior High School. We are looking forward to getting to know you and your student this year. This letter is to share some information about the Rhodes to Success program.
Rhodes Junior High uses a Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports system. This program outlines the expectations for respectful, responsible, and safe behavior in a wide variety of locations and situations.
Rhodes to Success will continue to use this behavior program, with minor adjustments when necessary, in order to maintain consistency throughout the school. Please refer to your student’s handbook for more information about the P.O.P. program.
Rhodes to Success
Rhodes to Success is a unique and innovative program designed to bring academic and personal achievement for all students involved. The central tenant will be Project/Problem Based Learning, and all content teachers will be working together beyond walls and bell schedules to give your student a learning experience that will challenge, engage, and encourage him/her to achieve at his/her highest potential.
Your student will be engaging in lessons that connect directly to real-world events; therefore, all required standards will be used to identify, explain, and engage with a current issue. To do this, your student will be engaging in a process called Project/Problem Based Learning. Your student will still learn all of the required standards for each of his or her core content classes (ELA, Math, Science & Social Studies) as well as his or her elective classes.
Your student’s overall grades will be based on his or her performance on a task aligned to a standard. Scores on individual content standards are subject to change based on a student’s growing level of mastery. No score lower than a 50% will be given for a student attempting the task.
● Exceeds the standard = 100%
● Meets the standard = 83%
● Almost there = 67%
● Not yet = 50%
● Not attempted = 0%
Content areas (math, science, PE, etc.) will each have their own section in the grade book. Assignments that directly align with one or more performance objectives for that content area will be listed within that portion of the grade book. Therefore, assignments may be listed in more than one content areas grade book because the task/product may address standards in more than one content area.