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North Smithfield High School earns "Commended" status

 North Smithfield High School

North Smithfield High School has earned the distinction of being named as one of Rhode Island’s 22 “Commended” schools of 2016.  This is the highest rank attainable under the Rhode Island Department of Education’s ranking. Of the schools selected, there were only 2 high schools that made the list of top performing schools in RI, and North Smithfield is one of them!

RIDE scores schools on the following criteria, ranking them by a composite index score: student proficiency levels on Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers exams, the closing of learning gaps between the lowest-achieving students and performance standards of the PARCC exams, a student’s measured annual improvement on exams and the Class of 2015 graduation rate.

Congratulations to our students and staff for a job well done!

AP US History Summer Reading

Students intending to take AP US History in 2018-2019 must complete the summer assignments.  Please see Mrs. Rawson if you have questions.  

2018-2019 NSHS Course Registration

Dear Parents and Students,


It’s hard to believe that shortly the first semester of the 2017-2018 school year will end and we will embark on student registration for the 2018-2019 school year. Course Registration in Infinite Campus will open after Grade level assemblies in early February.

As you may already know, North Smithfield High School has been preparing for the upcoming year with the introduction of 15 new college/ career pathways.  Information regarding these pathways may be found on the high school website, the curriculum website, and the NSHS Course Registration website.

The course registration process is designed to give each student the opportunity to contribute to the decision-making process with regard to his/her four-year academic program.  During the process, students are encouraged to engage in conversation with parents, school counselors, teachers, and department chairs with the goal of designing a robust course of study that fits the individual student’s needs and desires.  School counselors are a wonderful resource for parents to connect with during this process.  School counselors are able to answer questions about the course selection process, the NSHS Program of Studies, and NSHS Pathways. 

NSHS policies and procedures have their own space on the NSHS Course Registration website detailing graduation requirements, promotion requirements, course change policy, advanced studies policy, GPA/Rank, and Credit Recovery.  It is important to note that courses will be offered pending sufficient enrollment and availability of staff. Students should make alternate requests in the event the selected class is not offered or does not fit into the schedule. Students can also access information on NSHS Pathways, course catalog, course distribution chart, departmental flowcharts, Senior English electives, Prepare RI, VHS, Advanced Course Network, and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. 

Prior to course registration, I would encourage all students to have a conversation with their families and make time to learn about job trends, the value of education and setting/attaining goals.  The links below are provided to help parents and students make educated decisions regarding scheduling and college & career planning.  It is strongly encouraged that students and families have conversations regarding future plans.

NSHS Pathways Link   
NSHS Course Registration Site
NSHS Course Credit Tracker
Careers Clusters
Jobs in demand within 10 years
NSHS Brochure
RI Labor Market Information

Are you on Track?    

Grade level assemblies will be held at the beginning of February and all students will meet individually with a school counselor to discuss teacher recommendations, electives, pathways, and future plans. All students must select their elective choices in Infinite Campus no later than Sunday, February 25, 2018. Registration directions can be found on the NSHS Course Registration Site.

Sincerely,


Timothy McGee
North Smithfield High School Principal
 

Scholarship for College students

The Rhode Island Foundation is now accepting applications for the Michael P. Metcalf Memorial Fund and Christine T. Grinavic Adventurer’s Fund.

The Michael P. Metcalf Memorial Fund and Christine T. Grinavic Adventurer’s Fund provides grants to college students to subsidize these experiences. This may include travel in this country and abroad and a variety of internship and public service programs.

Please forward this Request for Applications to current college students who you believe can benefit from this unique opportunity.

Applications will be accepted from students who have been legal residents of Rhode Island. Plans must include a well-defined program and demonstrate clear purpose.

Deadline for application submission is January 12, 2018.

 

Apply here

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