Student Enrollment Procedures:
All new HP students will participate in an administrator/student/parent intake interview. Prior to the interview each student will take an assessment to measure their skills in reading comprehension, pre-algebra and algebra. In addition to previous school data, a rubric for each test will assist the administrative team in determining student needs. Where applicable, students may be placed in remedial classes and or, assigned to the Future Freshmen Academy, various workshops, tutoring with teachers, or online tutoring. Student test data and transcript analysis also assist in determining enrichment opportunities, which may include honors and advanced placement (AP) classes. The new information coupled with previous school data ensures that the intake process serves as a baseline from which to measure future growth.
Through this process, students will be assigned classes based on their academic history, graduation needs, as well as student and parent feedback. The interview process initiates the start of a Personalized Education Plan (PEP). Each student has unique characteristics, strengths and areas in need of remediation and enrichment. Each student’s data will be tracked on datasheets that are updated by a specific grade level tracker. For example, freshmen will be tracked by one faculty member whose responsibility is to ensure that all freshmen are kept on track with their freshmen goals, which are articulated in their four-year graduation plan, which is a part of their PEP. Similarly, all sophomores will be tracked by a particular advisor, as will upper classmen. Highland Prep will ensure that each student participates in the creation of a personalized education plan (PEP) uniquely tailored to his or her own learning needs and goals. Highland Prep believes that encouraging students to take an active interest in their own education is essential.