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?
Location: 700 Liberty Heights Avenue,
Henderson, Nevada, 89052
Phone: (702) 799-2270
School Hours: 7:00am to 1:16pm
Special Electives to Consider:
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
- Liberty High School Chinese Class
Do you want to learn a different language and culture?
Do you want to learn about Asian culture?
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
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:
Standard High School Diploma
Students must earn 22 ½ credits
Students must earn 24 credits
Advanced Honors Diploma
Students must earn 24 credits and specific honors courses
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
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.
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.
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.