Information for Outgoing Eighth Graders

Making a Smooth Transition   
A key indicator of a successful high school experience is a positive transition from middle school. 

Silvestri's Former Students Attend One of
Two High Schools

A  DREAM written down with a date becomes a GOAL.

 

A Goal broken down into steps becomes a PLAN.

A Plan backed by ACTION becomes REALITY!

What are YOUR Dreams?

Silverado HS

Liberty HS

Location:  700 Liberty Heights Avenue,
                 Henderson, Nevada, 89052

 

Phone:     (702) 799-2270

 

Links:

 

School Hours:  7:00am to 1:16pm

 

 

Special Electives to Consider:  

 

  1. Liberty Air Force JROTC program

    • Saturday, April 4 the JROTC members will be at Silvestri to tutor our students in math.

    • Tuesday, March 6 at 8 AM the JROTC will be at Silvestri to introduce the 8th grader to their program.

    • You can find out more
      on Liberty AF JORTC
      website.



       

  2. Liberty High School Chinese Class
    • Do you want to learn a different language and culture?

    • Do you want to learn about Asian culture?

    • Mandarin Chinese
      is spoken by over 955
       native speakers all
      over the world.

    • You can find out more at   LibertyChineseClass  website.

Location: 1650 Silver Hawk Drive,
                 Las Vegas, Nevada, 89123

 

Phone:     (702) 799-5790

 

Links:

 

School Hours:  7:00 am to 1:19 pm

 

 

How to Plan NOW So You Can Graduate 2022!

 

All students in the Clark County School District will be enrolled in the 21st Century Course of Study.  Each ninth grade student must have an approved four-year academic plan that sets forth the specific educational goals the student intends to achieve before graduation from high school.

 

In the Clark County School District you can earn four different types of diplomas:

  1. Standard High School Diploma

    • Students must earn 22 ½ credits

  2.   Advanced Diploma

    • Students must earn 24 credits

  3. Advanced Honors Diploma

    • Students must earn 24 credits and specific honors courses

  4. Adjusted Diploma

 

What is a Credit?

It has been reported that many ninth-grade students do not understand what a 'credit' is or means.  Credits are one of the primary methods used to determine and document that students have met academic requirements, at the high school and college levels.

 

Credits are awarded upon completing AND passing a course or required school program. In the United States, credits are often based on the Carnegie unit or 120 hours of instructional time; this is one of the reasons why you must attend school.  If you do not have enough 'seat time', even if you are passing a class, you may not graduate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-Advocate and Monitor Your Credits

Key findings from the study Looking Forward to High School and College: Middle-Grades Indicators of Readiness 

  1. Many students with the highest levels of achievement in the middle grades fall off-track for college in the ninth grade. So, you must monitor your progress, including keeping track of your credits.

  2. Students who were chronically absent or receiving Fs in the middle grades are already very likely to be off-track in ninth grade before they even begin high school.  This does not mean that it will be difficult to graduate, it means that you must make school a priority and self-advocate when you are struggling.  Talk to your teachers and counselor before you fail a test or the course.

  3. Most students who are off-track in ninth-grade courses did not show signs of academic trouble in the middle grades.  High school is new, exciting, and offers many extra-curricular activities.  It is imperative that you check Infinite Campus often and if you see your grades falling, talk to your teachers or counselor.    

 

 

Silvestri Jr. High School 

1055 Silverado Ranch Boulevard

Las Vegas, NV 89183

(702) 799-2240 Phone

(702) 799-2247 Fax

 

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