800 E. McKinley St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 387-5435 F
Dear Freshman Academy Parents and Students
Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year. As the Freshman Academy teaching team, we are excited to share with you some big changes at McKinley High School this year. The goal of McKinley High’s Freshman Academy is to help your child succeed, ease the transition into high school, and begin preparing them for college.
Most freshman academy students will have seven 50 minute periods during the upcoming school year: English I, Algebra I, World Geography, Physical Science, Basic Career Readiness, Physical Education, and an elective. This schedule will allow your student to learn from teachers who are experts in their content areas. These teachers will work together to make sure that your student is prepared for completing graduation requirements and lay the preliminary groundwork for End of Course Exams.
Please be sure to pay the school fee and purchase the school supplies as soon as possible. The suggested school supplies include: a zippered 1 ½ or 2 inch binder, a pack of 8 dividers, 4 packs of loose leaf paper, 6 pocket folders, pens, pencils, markers, colored pencils/crayons, 2 boxes of Kleenex, 1 bottle of hand sanitizer.
We would like to call your special attention to two areas in which we need your help: homework and being prepared for class. To preserve our learning time, it’s important that your student comes with all of the materials he or she needs to succeed in class. Homework will be posted in each class and will be assigned every night. Every student is expected to complete each homework assignment. We understand that some homework may be challenging, but we expect every student to show effort.
We are excited about your input and involvement in this school year. We will regularly invite parents and guardians to participate in bi-monthly family night activities. We also extend an open invitation for you to visit our classrooms at any time. Our email addresses are listed below. You may email us at any time, or you may call the school at 225.344.7696.
MCK Freshman Academy Team:
|Clarissa Batiste, English Ifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Marcus Williams, English Iemail@example.com|
|Lauren Butler, Algebra Ifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Maria Acosta, Algebra Iemail@example.com|
|Lynette Jackson, Physical Sciencefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jamari Tillman, World Geographyemail@example.com|
|Joseph Williams, World Geographyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chi Franklin, Counseloremail@example.com|
|Dominique Zenon, Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Achieve success in and out of the classroom
Build confidence & character
Be on time and prepared.
Follow the Dress Code.
Respect others and their property.
HAVE PANTHER PRIDE!
|F||67 & below|
Respond to others courteously
Ask and Answer Questions
Keep up with assignments and materials
Do not Cheat/Copy work
Be present and on time each day
All incoming freshman students will adhere to the following dress code:
Tops: Black Uniform Polo with MCK school logo
Bottoms: Khaki Uniform Pants
Outerwear: Jackets/Sweaters zip or button up; No pullovers will be allowed.
ABSOLUTELY NO shorts, skirts, dresses, capris, cargos, skinnies, jean type, or stretch pants allowed.
*Spirit Shirts are only allowed on designated days.
Students are not allowed to use any electronic devices in class or in the hallways. This includes mp3 players, cell phones, ipods, tablets, etc. The use of headphones is also prohibited. These items should not be in plain sight at any time. If they are seen, they will be confiscated for a minimum of 24 hours. Once confiscated, only a parent can retrieve the item(s). This applies even if the device was not in use at the time it was seen. This policy will be strictly enforced.