September 10, 2012
Dear Parents of NHS Seniors,
On Monday and Tuesday of this week, Seniors who did not score Proficient on the Math and/or Reading PSSA during the spring of their Junior year will be informed of the plans in place to make certain each graduates in June with the Class of 2013.
Approximately, 250 students will receive remediation in math and/or reading to satisfy the PSSA graduation requirement.
The remediation plan is as follows:
In lieu of the above plan, seniors may retake the PSSA (in its entirety) in October. If the student scores proficient on the retest when the results are available in January, then the student has met his/her graduation requirement. If he/she is again not proficient, he/she will begin the aforementioned remediation in Math and/or English Grad Lab during the second semester. An NHS Administrator, Guidance Counselor or Math/English Grad Lab Teacher will meet with each student individually to plan the course that best meets the student’s individual circumstance.
Individual student PSSA result reports will be mailed home to parents during the week of September 10. This report will show the student’s overall proficiency level and specific areas where remediation is required.
I understand this is not the news your son/daughter wanted to hear in the first week of his/her senior year. We intentionally held such information until we had students in school so we could speak with them face-to-face and address individual concerns.
You have my word that we will do everything within our power to assure all members of the Class of 2013 are on that field on the night of graduation. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have additional questions/concerns.
With Neshaminy Pride
Rob McGee, Ph.D.