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Wednesday, June 1, 2016


2016-17 Schedules Available Soon on Power School

Counselors are currently adjusting 2016-17 course schedules as they respond to students requests (to add and/or drop classes), teacher recommendations, course prerequisites, and changes in the master schedule.  To date, a few changes have been made in the past week to the master schedule and this has prompted changes in some student schedules as well.  In virtually every instance, changes in student schedules resulting from adjustments in the master schedule have simply altered the sequence of courses in the daily schedule (meaning that a class that originally appeared in the B period time slot, for example, may now be in the H period time slot).  Given all of this, student schedules are not being made available yet for viewing.

Students will be able to view their tentative 2016-17 class schedules on June 3rd at 3:45 pm by logging into their Power School accounts.  Note that these schedules are tentative.

Students may still request changes through the end of this school year and should contact their counselors ASAP if they wish to do so.  Any change made after June 17 will be due to failing final grades in current courses or failure to meet prerequisites in courses scheduled for 2016-17.

Counselors will be available sporadically during the summer and will return on Thursday, August 25th.  Students are encouraged to contact their counselors regarding their availability.

Meanwhile, courses not being offered next year appear below;

Accounting 1B
Accounting 2A
AD Individual & Family Development
Music Theory

PE Department Offers Options in 2016-17

The Physical Education Department will offer a series of "selectives" in 2016-17 to 10th and 11th graders.  In addition to PE 10-11, students may select from the options listed below;

Sports Performance/Strength Training: Students will have the opportunity to design and implement their own exercise plan during the course of the semester based on their activity levels and goals. 
Adventure PE: The Adventure physical education class is not your traditional PE course. Instead of teaching PE with basketballs and tennis rackets, students will be introduced to activities such as archery, team building lessons/challenges and ropes courses.
Team Sports:  Students will be exposed to a variety of team sport units.  Emphasis will be on teamwork and how to work together.
Aerobic Dance/ Kickboxing: 
A total body workout through dance! This is a music inspired and energetic interval based class for all levels.  Kickboxing combines cardio, boxing and marital arts to provide a total body workout which aims to improve strength, aerobic fitness, speed, flexibility, coordination and balance.
Yoga is a physical and mental practice or discipline. This class will incorporate breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures and transitions, all of which are beneficial for health and relaxation.  This class will also incorporate Pilates which includes concentrated work on core strength, body alignment and muscular balance.​

Students should consult with their current PE teachers for more information and contact their counselors to inform them of their choices. 

ECE Course Registration Deadline Extends to June 6

The final date on which students may submit online applications for Early College Experience courses to UConn has been extended to June 6.  This extension has been granted to EOS students.  After this point, students who are scheduled to take ECE courses at EOSHS in 2016-17 and who have not submitted their applications will need to register in early September through the add/drop process in order to be eligible to earn free college credits.  More information on this will be available at the start of the school year.

Doing neither will result in a lost opportunity.

For those students who have completed the initial step in the ECE registration process, the next step for them is to return to their ECE on-line accounts and choose the ECE courses they will take for the 2016-17 school year.  These courses are available in a drop down menu.  Students should make sure they choose the correct teacher(s) assigned to their ECE course(s) 

As for on-campus registration, students interested in taking a course on campus should bring their completed registration forms to the Guidance Office by June 17.  See below for more information.

For Students Interested in Courses on UConn Campus

With construction of the 2016-17 master schedule near completion, it's time for EOS students interested in taking courses on the UConn campus for the fall semester to contact Doug Melody.  

For now, the most expeditious way to express interest is via email (dmelody@eosmith.org).  The class schedule is available on the UConn website and by clicking here.  Be sure to select Fall 2016 from the drop down menu and to select "Storrs" for the campus.  There is a drop down menu for departments as well.  Courses are listed there along with meeting times.  Enrollment numbers are also available.  See below for eligibility criteria.

Eligible students (11th and 12th grade students with academic credentials - strong transcript and combined SAT scores of 1200+ in Critical Reading and Math) may request enrollment in no more than two classes per semester. Decisions on enrollment are made by the Early College Experience Office. EOS students enroll as part-timers. Typically, about 30 students enroll in courses there each semester. 

Final grades earned in courses there appear on both EOS transcripts and UConn transcripts. It should be noted that the grades earned in courses taken on campus are NOT factored into the EOS cumulative GPA.

Note that students successfully completing AD Calculus this year are automatically eligible for enrollment in UC MATH 2110 in the fall semester.  A section has already been designated for EOS students and the class will meet on Mondays and Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 pm.

For Students Enrolled in ECSU Courses at EOS

Students enrolled in ECSU courses at EOSHS for 2016-17 need to complete an application form by June 17.  These ECSU courses are listed below.

ECSU Human Anatomy & Physiology
ECSU Calculus A
ECSU College Algebra & Discrete Math

Unlike ECE courses that are free for EOSHS students simply because of an agreement made between Region 19 and UConn several years ago when the latter forfeited control of the high school to Region 19 (EOS students would - and still do - take ECE courses at no cost), courses available through ECSU are offered at a nominal fee of $25 per credit.  This cost is a fraction of the cost for the same course available on the ECSU campus.  In addition, the textbooks for students are free.

Applications are available in the EOS Guidance Office.

Students should submit by June 17 their completed applications along with a check made payable to EOSHS in the amount corresponding to the number of credits in which one is enrolled.  EOSHS will then pay a lump sum to ECSU.

Method Test Prep Offers Video Tutorials

Method Test Prep, a web-based test prep program that the EOS Guidance Department purchases for students to help them prepare for both the SAT and ACT, has posted its webinars and classes offered over the past several weeks.  For more information, click here and here.  

For Graduating Seniors

Mailing Final Transcripts to Colleges

Students moving on to higher education should expect their final EOS transcripts to be mailed in early July.  It's during the first week of July that the EOS Guidance Department hopes to have transcripts available for mailing.  
If seniors have not already informed the Guidance Department where they will be attending school in 2016-17, they'll need to do so immediately.  Without this information, the Guidance Department will be unable to mail the transcript, the final and necessary step in the matriculation process.

Transfer Credit Policy for UConn

Students looking to transfer MCC credits to UConn should refer to the transfer credit policy established by the latter.  Click on this link to learn more.  Be sure to use the drop down menu.


AP Exam Scores Available in July

AP exam scores will be made available in late July on The College Board's AP Central web site.  Look for notification on the availability of these scores.  For more information, click on AP Central.

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