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From the Director

9/16/14

Dear Rockwell,

On September 26th, we will be diving in to some assessments that we believe will help us help our students be more successful. 7th and 8th grade students will be assessed on writing skills as well as some career exploration efforts. 9th grade will be taking the PLAN test and 10th grade will take the EXPLORE test, which we have administered for the past several years. Those tests come from the same people who do the ACT. 11th and 12th grade students will be taking the ASVAB. While it is most directly associated with the military, our desire to use it has to do with the value it provides in helping us better prepare our students for taking and being successful on the ACT. It dives into college and career readiness like few tests do, so we gain from that as well. None of this testing has anything to do with the state's SAGE tests in the spring, but are valuable tests to help us help each student better. The day will run from 8:30 to 12 that day with buses running and sack lunches available.

Speaking of college and career readiness, parents of Seniors and potential graduating Juniors, please take special note. I don't believe we should be okay with an 85% graduation rate (from the class of 2013). We should be graduating 100% of our students plus any of those Juniors who qualify to do so. We need your help to make sure this happens. All of us have to be on the same page working toward that goal. Take the challenge with me. Let's push for 100%. Some of it is out of our control when kids leave the school and seemingly drop out, but we can push harder on that goal and make it what we are about. A high school diploma has a great impact on people and increased earning potential by thousands when compared to dropping out.

Also, I would like to challenge you all to talk up Rockwell, the parts of it that work for you and your students. We have room to grow and we need the students here to be able to do more. No school is perfect, but we sure are working hard to make Rockwell better. Please do what you can to talk it up. Our graduation rate is improving each year. Our test results are improving. Our overall effort to make sure the school is safe and that students get individualized attention will not stop while I am here. We are bluedacious. We are big enough to serve, small enough to care.

Best always,

Darren Beck,
Director
Rockwell Charter High School

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