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Welcome to My AHS Website

Thanks for coming to my AHS website.  I am in the beginning stages of developing my site and hope to add and enhance it over time.  I am thinking that I will describe a bit about my background and how I landed here at this great school and I will likely add some commentary about my educational philosophy and some links to resources and research provide some of the basis for my beliefs around student achievement. 

I think it will be fun to add some personal photos such as the one of my lovely family and I... 

My Lovely Family

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4/20/16

Final exams for the second semester are coming soon!  See the attached bell schedules for finals weeks (note that senior finals and 9th-11th grade finals are different).  Students should be prepared for this important aspect of their courses by staying caught up with current assignments and spending quality time studying for their finals.  Finals can be weighted up to 20% of the grade in their courses so preparing sufficiently and being sure students are here for their finals is critical.  Families are encouraged not to leave town early for trips etc that will result in students missing finals.  Parents and students should understand that no final exams will be given early (before the scheduled date for that course) for any student.  Giving finals early jeopardizes the confidentiality of the content on the final and rewards students/families for missing finals due to vacations and other reasons.   Students who miss the final will be assigned a failing grade (not incomplete) for the missed exam and that will be factored into the semester average.  Teachers are required to provide a reasonable opportunity for the student to make up the exam when they return and then change the grade accordingly when they’ve completed the final.  This must be done on the designated finals make-up day (June 3, 2016) or within the first ten days of the following semester (unless the student is Migrant and has completed a Migrant student final exam contract with their teacher).  Students who have no other option but to miss the final are encouraged to inform their teacher of this as soon as possible so that a plan to make up the exam can be put into place.    

 

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4/20/16

Attention to parents and siblings of students who wish to attend the Aptos Junior High School Promotion Ceremony on June 2nd at 9:00 a.m.  The administration and teachers of AHS invite Mariner siblings to attend this ceremony even though we will be hosting our own final exams for 9th-11th graders for periods 5 and 6 on this morning.  Mariners who plan to attend their sibling’s ceremony should communicate this with their AHS instructor in advance and as soon as possible – then they may take their final exam on our designated finals make-up day at an agreed upon time with their instructor which is on June 3rd at AHS.  Keep in mind that no instructor is allowed to give a final exam early unless it coincides with senior final exams for mixed grade classes on May 26th and 27th.  See the Ship to Shore News for the AHS Final Exam Policy and for bell schedules.  Keep in mind that this opportunity is for siblings only.   

 

Go Mariners and Go Sea Dragons!     

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