8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Boys Basketball @CCHS (1st Rd. Conf Tourn) vs Northeastern
8:15 AM - 2:00 PM 2019 Cap and Gown Pictures @CCHS
8:15 AM - 10:00 AM ACT Test administered to 11th Graders
As our district's traditional comprehensive high school, Currituck County High serves approximately 1,000 students in grades 9-12. We provide each student an extensive selection of courses and academic programs to choose from, including college preparatory, career and technical education, as well as honors and advanced placement classes. Our instructional day operates on a 4x4 block schedule with 85 minutes per class period. In addition to traditional instruction on the 4x4 block, a Power Hour offers students a 30 minute lunch period and 30 minutes for other instructional opportunities, including tutoring, clubs, special topics, and/or engaging in physical activities or socialization.
Please know that all members of our junior class will be taking, free of charge, the national ACT test on the morning of Wednesday, February 20. As you know, the ACT can provide both students and parents helpful information regarding college preparedness, career readiness, academic strengths, and the like.
We wish our eleventh-graders every success on this important test and encourage them to get a good night's sleep on Tuesday, eat a healthy breakfast, arrive on time to school, and give this test their very best!
THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, IS A SCHOOL DAY FOR STUDENTS, WITH DISMISSAL AT 12:30 PM.
STUDENTS ARE OFF NEXT WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, WHICH IS NOW AN OPTIONAL WORKDAY FOR TEACHERS.
Please note that a change in the professional development calendar for teachers will necessitate a modification to our second semester calendar. On Wednesday, February 27, CCPS is excited to host internationally-acclaimed speaker and educator George Couros.
Therefore, Friday, February 22, originally an optional workday for teachers, becomes a school day for students, with dismissal occurring at the regular 12:30 pm Friday dismissal time.
Wednesday, February 27, originally a school day for students, now becomes an optional workday for teachers, with classes not in session for students.
We are so proud to announce that Currituck County High School recently became one of only 1,800 high schools worldwide endorsed to implement the innovative AP Capstone program offered through the College Board. This endeavor includes two courses taken in sequence, the AP Seminar and the AP Research component, which help students pursue the additional challenge in high school of further developing skills essential to collegiate success, including research, collaboration and communication. WELL DONE, KNIGHTS!
NAEP 2019 PARENT/GUARDIAN NOTIFICATION LETTER
Grade 12 – Mathematics, reading, and science assessments-CCHS
Dear Parent or Guardian:
Currituck County High School will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on 3/7/2019. NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. NAEP is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education. NAEP is different from our state assessments because it is a common measure of achievement across the country. The results are released as The Nation’s Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents, policymakers, and the public.
Your child may take an assessment in mathematics, reading, or science. In addition to subject area questions, NAEP survey questionnaires are voluntarily completed by students. The questionnaires help by providing valuable information about participating students’ educational experiences and opportunities to learn both in and out of the classroom. More information about NAEP survey questionnaires is available at https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/parents under the section “What Questions Are on the Test?”
Assessments take about 120 minutes for most students, including transition time and directions.
The information collected is used for statistical purposes only.
There is no need to study in preparation for NAEP, but please encourage your child to do his or her best. A brochure that explains what participation in NAEP means for you and your child is available at http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pdf/parents/2012469.pdf. Contact Lindsay Daniels at (252) 453-0014 ext. 3091 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
We are excited that our school is participating in NAEP. We know that Currituck County High School’s students will show what our nation’s students know and can do.
Brian K. Matney, Ph.D., Principal
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is authorized to conduct NAEP by the National Assessment of Educational Progress Authorization Act (20 U.S.C. §9622) and to collect students’ education records from education agencies or institutions for the purposes of evaluating federally supported education programs under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA, 34 CFR §§ 99.31(a)(3)(iii) and 99.35). All of the information provided by participants may be used only for statistical purposes and may not be disclosed, or used, in identifiable form for any other purpose except as required by law (20 U.S.C. §9573 and 6 U.S.C. §151). By law, every NCES employee as well as every NCES agent, such as contractors and NAEP coordinators, has taken an oath and is subject to a jail term of up to 5 years, a fine of $250,000, or both if he or she willfully discloses ANY identifiable information about participants. Electronic submission of participant’s information will be monitored for viruses, malware, and other threats by Federal employees and contractors in accordance with the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015. The collected information will be combined across respondents to produce statistical reports.