From The Office of The Assistant Principal of Academics

 

From The Office of The Assistant Principal of Academics


Dear St. Francis Families,


I hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter! I am also hopeful that our students had a restful break and are fully prepared for the challenging work that lies ahead to the conclusion of the second semester.  


Thank you for your timely submission of course selection forms for the 2016-2017 school year.  I have been busy preparing the master schedule.  I am doing my best to accommodate the course selections.  Unfortunately, it is not possible to have every student in their requested elective class and I have been meeting with students to discuss alternatives.  The final schedules for 2016-2017 will be available at the end of this month.


Name verification forms have been give to our senior students in preparation for graduation.  These forms need to be completed and returned to my office by Friday, April 15.  These forms are to verify the correct spelling of a student’s name, as families wish it to appear on the diploma.  This will also be used to announce the students during the graduation ceremony.  I will be meeting with individual students to verify correct pronunciation of names for graduation.


It is vitally important that all students focus on their studies and do their best to improve/maintain good grades for the second semester.  For seniors, this could potentially affect their status for graduation.  For all students, “D” or “F” grades in any academic classes will require remediation during the summer to ensure eligibility for graduation and/or eligibility to attend a four-year college or university.


Advanced placement (AP) exams will be occurring on campus from May 2nd through May 12th.  If a student has signed up to take an AP exam, please arrive to school on time and follow the instructions provided by Ms. Green.  Final exams will be occurring May 24th through May 26th.  The final exam schedule will be posted on the St. Francis website by the end of April.


For our incoming freshmen students, the class of 2020, please note that there are placement exams on Saturday, April 16th.  These exams are required only if a student is requesting an advanced level class during their freshman year.  Those advanced level classes include Biology Honors, Geometry Honors, Spanish 2, and Spanish 2 Honors.  


  • The Geometry/Honors Geometry placement test will be held at 9:00am.  The time allowed for the test is 50 minutes and students will need a pencil and a scientific or graphing calculator.

  • The Spanish 2/Honors Spanish 2 placement test will be held at 10:30am.  The time allowed for this test is 50 minutes and will include an oral interview with the Spanish department.  Students will only need something to write with for this test.

  • The Honors Biology placement test will be held at 12:00pm (noon).  The time allowed for this test is also 50 minutes and students will only need a pencil for this test.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at cmaylo@stfrancishigh.net or by phone at (831) 724-5933 ext. 203.


Sincerely,


David M. Cmaylo

Assistant Principal of Academics

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