Last week the Rhode Island Department of Education released the proficiency results for NECAP Science. This test measures the percentage of students that are at or above the "proficient" level in the area of Science. North Smithfield made steady increases at the high school level over the past few years. Last year,(2014 results) 52.1% of North Smithfield High School students tested, were proficient or above, in contrast to the Rhode Island state average of 30.1%.
This year, 70.2% of North Smithfield students attained the proficiency or above status, while the Rhode Island state average is 31.5%. According to the latest district results, North Smithfield High School has the highest Science proficiency scores in the entire state! Proficiency scores in North Smithfield have risen a remarkable 42.8% since 2008 !
Congratulations to our students and Science Department! Your hard work and dedication is paying off!
The Elks National Foundation 2016 Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest is now open and available. Please visit www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm for more information. The deadline is 12/4/15. Applications are to be submitted to Guidance and are NOT to be mailed. Please see Mrs. Watier or Mr. Pepin in Guidance if you have questions. Good Luck!
The Guidance Department will be hosting three sessions of “College Coffee Hour” for parents this fall. Each session will take place in the High School Library from 7:30-8:15 AM. These sessions are intended to give parents going through the college search process an opportunity to meet with school counselors and ask questions. We also welcome parents who have been through the process before to come and share their experiences with parents who have not been through the process. Please bring a laptop or tablet to make the experiences more inter-active. Topics will be discussed at each session and afterwards, there will be time for questions. If you would like to attend, please RSVP via this link:
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 Topic: The College Search
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Topic: The Common Application
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Topic: Scholarships & Financial Aid (NEW DATE)