2016 Summer Reading list for students entering grades 9, 10, and 11CP: click on the attachment below
- NS School Libraries Pinterest Page for 2016: Grades 9-11CP Summer Reading:
2016 Summer Reading Assignment for ALL Students entering Grade 12 - How to Read Literature Like a Professor: click on the attachment below
Grade 12 AP Literature and Language Arts Summer Reading 2016: click on the attachment below
Grade 12 - URI Writing & Literature Summer Reading 2016: click on the attachment below
The North Smithfield School Distirct offers many opportunities for students to remediate failed courses for credit over the summer. Registration materials for summer schools are attached to this post and also available at the high school along with information on virtual learning opportunities. Summer School is not mandatory, but it may be beneficial in order to remain on track for promotion/graduation. We have posted information on local summer schools at the bottom of this message.
NSHS Report Cards, Failure Letters, and Summer School Approval Forms will be mailed home on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 for students who should or need to attend summer school for credit recovery. All other report cards will be mailed home later that week. Students who choose the Virtual Summer School Option must have pre-approval from the Guidance Department before registering for any summer school course.
Please contact the Guidance department at 766-2503 for more information or contact the appropriate school counselor by email at.
- Mrs. Diana Comtois, Caseload A-H, Grades 9-12, dcomtois [at] nsps [dot] us
- Mrs. Amy Gibbons, Caseload I-R, Grades 9-12, agibbons [at] nsps [dot] us
- Mr. William Pepin, Caseload S-Z, Grades 9-12, wpepin [at] nsps [dot] us
NSAA/Northmen Athletics Jamboree cancelled.
The NSAA/Northmen Athletics Jamboree scheduled for tomorrow Friday May 20 at the High School Gymnasium has been cancelled at this time. The Jamboree was to be open for all students and their parents in grades 4 -11.
Mr. Timothy McGee, Principal of North Smithfield High School, has announced that North Smithfield HS has been honored as a 2016 AP Honor Roll School. The honor roll consists of the 425 school districts in the U.S. and Canada that simultaneously achieved increases in access to Advanced Placement® courses for a broader number of students and also maintained or improved the rate at which their AP students earned scores of 3 or higher on an AP Exam. Reaching these goals indicates that a district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for the opportunity of AP. To be included on the 6th Annual Honor Roll, North Smithfield High School has increased the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the number of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.
The first step to delivering the opportunity of AP to students is providing access by ensuring courses are available, that gatekeeping stops, and that the doors are equitably opened so these students can participate. North Smithfield High School is committed to expanding the availability of AP courses among prepared and motivated students of all backgrounds. “That the committed teachers and administrators in this district have both expanded AP access and also helped their students achieve high levels of performance on AP Exams shows they’re delivering opportunity in their schools and classrooms, and it is a real testament to their belief that a more diverse population of young people is ready for the challenge of college,” said Trevor Packer, the College Board’s senior vice president of AP and Instruction. “Congratulations to these teachers and administrators, and to their hard-working students.” Helping more students learn at a higher level and earn higher AP scores is an objective of all members of the AP community, from AP teachers to district and school administrators to college professors. Many districts are experimenting with a variety of initiatives and strategies to determine how to simultaneously expand access and improve student performance.
In 2015, more than 3,800 colleges and universities around the world received AP scores for college credit, advanced placement, and/or consideration in the admission process, with many colleges and universities in the United States offering credit in one or more subjects for qualifying AP scores.
Inclusion on the 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2013 to 2015, looking across 34 AP Exams, including world language and culture. The following criteria were used. Districts must:
• Increase participation/access to AP by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts, and at least 11 percent in small districts;
• Increase or maintain the percentage of exams taken by black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students;
• Improve or maintain performance levels when comparing the 2015 percentage of students scoring a 3 or higher to the 2013 percentage, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.