Welcome to Steubenville City Adult Basic Education Classes at Steubenville High School. The staff looks forward to working with you this year to prepare you to meet the long and short term goals that you have set for your self and our staff to achieve. We strive to provide a high quality education, which will enable you to be competitive in education in order to gain educational, lifestyle, and personal growth needs. Students are responsible for coming to class daily, learning the rules, regulations and policies as written in this student handbook.
Marcia Michalak - Reading & Science
Susanna Kress - Writing, Math & Computers
Amy W. Carducci - Life Skills & JOG Coordinator
Mark Stacy - English, Life Skills & Typing
Dortha Vincent - Professional Educational Aid
Regular school year classes will be held Monday through Thursday 3 pm - 6 pm begins the first Monday after the Labor Day weekend. Classes will continues through out the school year observing the regular school holidays. Classes will end the Thursday before Memorial Day weekend. Summer classes will resume the third Monday in June each year and continue through the last Thursday in July with only the 4th of July off.
Summer classes will be Monday - Thursday 8 AM - 12 PM.
Fire Drills- A fire evacuation plan is posted in each classroom. Students should study the plan and become familiar with it. When the fire alarm sounds, students will immediately stand and form a line to leave the room. Teachers and students closest to windows will close them. When leaving the room the last person will close the door behind them. No one is to pass another or break line. Running is not permitted. If students remain calm everyone will exit safely. The first student to the outside doors will hold it open it for the exiting students. The class should remain at least 50 feet away from the building until a signal is given to reenter the building.
Tornado Drills- Tornado Alarm Procedures are posted in each classroom. During tornado drills students do not leave the building. The class will report to the basement of the building.
A tornado alarm will be given in two stages:
Stage One - TORNADO ALERT- Two blasts of a air horn (repeated) All classes will empty into the nearest hallway and proceed to the basement.
Stage Two- TORNADO WARNING- Three blasts of an air horn (repeatly). All classes will follow the specific directions to their designated location. These are posted in each classroom.
In order to respect everyone in our program to gain the education that they desire, each student must follow these rules:
1. SIGN-IN EACH DAY ATTENDING
2. COMPLETE INTAKE FORM
3. HAVE GOOD ATTENDANCE
4. INTRODUCE THEMSELVES TO THE TEACHER AND THE TEACHERS WILL DO THE SAME.
5. TAKE TABE LOCATOR TEST
6. TAKE TABE SURVEY TEST
7. BE ASSIGNED SELF DIRECTED LEVEL TO STUDY (BASIC, PREGED, GED)
8. USE LESSON ASSIGNED BY THE TEACHER ALONG WITH USE OF SELF-DIRECTED PLAN NOTEBOOK (STUDENTS SHARE EDUCATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY).
9. REEVALUATION WILL OCCUR WHEN STUDENT FINISHES EACH LEVEL (BASIC, PRE-GED, GED) USING THE TABE TEST OR THE PRACTICE GED TEST
STUDENTS WILL CHOOSE CLASSROOM AND PERSONAL MATERIAL TO:
1. BUILD A PORTFOLIO THAT CONTAINS WORK THEY HAVE DONE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
A. SAMPLE OF WRITING - WHEN THEY FIRST STARTED THE PROGRAM AND PRESENT
B. KEEP ALL ASSIGNMENTS COMPLETED FROM SELF PACED LESSON BOOKS
1. BEGINNING & PRESENT LESSONS WILL BE INSERTED TO SHOW GROWTH
2. COMPLETE A LIFE SKILLS CHECKLIST TO SEE WHAT AREAS THE NEED US TO HELP THEM WITH DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR
a. Labels / instructions /cost of:
1. BE EMPOWERED WITH RESPONSIBILITY OF LEARNING DUE TO OUR SELF-DIRECTED PLAN NOTEBOOKS FOR EACH LEVEL OF LEARNER (BASIC, PRE-GED, GED)
2. BE ABLE TO USE COMPUTERS TO SUPPLEMENT TEXTUAL WORK
3. DEVELOP AN INDIVIDUAL LEARNING PLAN WITH REALISTIC
4. CONFER WITH MENTOR TO REVIEW GOALS
5. ENDORSE THEIR GOAL SHEET TO SHOW THEIR COMMITMENT
6. BE WORKING TOWARD NEW PLATEAUS LEVELS THAT WILL LET THEM GROW EDUCATIONALLY
7. WORK IN CLASS, ASK TEACHERS QUESTIONS AND COOPERATIVELY EVALUATE WORK
8. USE MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERS, AND WORK APPLICATIONS TO LEARN HOW TO APPLY LEARNING IN EVERYDAY LIFE
9. BE PRESENTED THE OPPORTUNITIES TO BE INVOLVED IN SCHOOL ACTIVITIES (EG. FAMILY EXPO, SCHOOL PLAYS, SCIENCE & MATH FAIR) AND VARIOUS OTHER CIVIC AND FAMILY ORIENTED ACTIVITIES
10. BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO REGISTER TO VOTE
11. BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO USE A COMPUTER PROGRAM THAT WORKS WITH PROBLEM SOLVING LESSONS THAT WILL HELP THEM WITH COPING STRATEGIES IN THEIR EVERYDAY LIFE
1. ASK TEACHERS TO RECORD LEARNING PROGRESS DATA SHEET
2. COMPOSE AND EVALUATE GOAL SHEETS WHICH BECOME AN ELEMENT IN THEIR PORTFOLIO
3. RECEIVE CERTIFICATES OF RECOGNITION AT COMPLETION OF EACH LEVEL (BASIC, PRE-GED, GED)
4. RECEIVE CERTIFICATES BIMONTHLY FOR GOOD ATTENDANCE THE 5TH OF NOVEMBER, JANUARY, MARCH, JUNE, AUGUST
5. BE ABLE TO ATTEND AN ANNUAL CEREMONY WITH OTHER PROGRAMS OF JEFFERSON COUNTY TO RECOGNIZE STUDENTS THAT PASS THE GED TEST
THE STUDENTS WILL BE:
1. CHALLENGED ACADEMICALLY BY USING STRUCTURE SELF PACED LESSON PLANS THAT USE MANY DIFFERENT GED TEXTS AND MANY EDUCATIONAL COMPUTER PROGRAMS
2. GRADED EVERYDAY ON THE LESSONS THAT THEY COMPLETE. TEACHERS WILL GIVE THE STUDENT THE OPPORTUNITIES TO SUCCEED AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE THROUGH INDIVIDUAL TUTORING
3. ABLE TO USE REAL LIFE MATERIALS AND TEXTS IN THE CLASSROOM (EG. NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, BROCHURES, BUS SCHEDULES)
4. ABLE TO RECOGNIZE WHEN THEY HAVE MET THEIR GOALS DUE TO THE DOCUMENTATION, RECORDING, AND RECOGNITION OF LEARNER ACHIEVEMENT
1. TEACHERS WILL REFLECT & EVALUATE CONTINUOUSLY ON HOW WELL THE PROGRAM WORKS SO THAT WE CAN BETTER OUR PROGRAM IN THE FUTURE
2. IN PROGRAM PLANNING WE USE THE OPINIONS OF MANY DIFFERENT CROSS SECTIONS OF OUR COMMUNITY
3. TWICE A YEAR TEACHERS MEET INDIVIDUALLY WITH THE COORDINATOR TO EVALUATE THEIR PERFORMANCE
4. OUR PROGRAM HAS A WRITTEN PLAN THAT IS USE FOR INTAKE / ORIENTATION / ASSESSMENT / LEARNING / APPLICATION / DOCUMENTATION / RECOGNITION / CURRICULUM / PROGRESS MEASUREMENT
5. WE EVALUATE THE NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITY CONTINUOUSLY SO WE CAN MATCH THE COMMUNITY NEEDS
6. OUR PROGRAM HAS TWO INTERNET CONNECTIONS IN OUR CLASSROOM AND WILL HAVE A WEB SITE IN THE SPRING OF 1998
7. ABLE INSTRUCTORS DO SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION AND INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION AND THE STAFF GET WHAT EVER THEY NEED TO DO THIS INSTRUCTION
8. ABLE STAFF MEMBERS ARE ADVISED OF ALL CORRESPONDENCES ON THE WELL BEING OF THE ABLE PROGRAM RELAYED TO US BY THE STATE
9. ABLE INSTRUCTORS ARE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY FOR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH BY UTILIZING STAFF MEETING AND BEING OFFERED SPONSORED WORKSHOPS THAT THEY MAY ATTEND
10. ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES ARE THE TWO ABLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES AND THE LIST OF ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS