Summer ACA Information

“411 FOR STUDENTS & PARENTS”

As our program evolves and our cohort groups expand, we continue to tweak and improve and bundle our preparatory events to best benefit our students.  Please read below for some exciting and important information organized by grade level/ACA Cohort year…

FOR ALL ACA STUDENTS 9TH-11TH GRADES/COHORTS 2019, 2020, & 2021

  • Registration & Remind:  
    • Registration: For ease of communication and for increased collaboration, I need all of our awesome ACA students to register some basic information here for the summer circle lunch : http://tinyurl.com/ACAsummer
    • Here’s our Remind groups, so please join these refreshed Remind groups: https://www.remind.com/join/phacas
    • 10th & 11th Graders ONLY: we need your presence and mentorship at our Summer lunch for rising 9th graders. Please let us know if you are available to help. RSVP by August 1st at ..https://tinyurl.com/ACAphmentor

 

FOR OUR 9TH GRADERS/ CLASS OF 2021 COHORT

  • Patriot Camp: August 17, 2017 9AM- 12 noon
  • WHO?:       Rising PHreshmen (9th Graders) and PHuture Patriot Parents
  • WHEN?:    August 17th from 9 AM to 12 PM.
  • WHAT?:    Students and parents will be in separate sessions & events.
    • STUDENTS: Please plan to join us for a fun-filled morning including myth-busters brought to you by fellow Patriots, “insider” tours, spirit games, and more.
    • PARENTS: This year, the Counseling Center and PH Administration have added a concurrent but separate parent program with these components:
      • high school information that every parent needs to know & where to find it
      • an opportunity to pay for school fees early (avoid the lines on the August 24th Fee Night, complete the bulk of school forms & registrations).
    • HOW?:      Visittinyurl.com/PHPatriotCamp to register today.  Registration is now open for this exciting event, & RSVP is required to participate.  We can’t wait to see you there!

 

  • ACA Summer Circle Lunch:  August 17, 2017  from 12 noon- 2 PM  

Please join us for our first annual ACA Summer Circle Lunch.

  • ACA is based on an educational cohort model.  A cohort is a group of students who work through a curriculum together to achieve the same academic degree together.
  • We hope to have each cohort in turn mentor those following in their footsteps.
  • At this lunch event that immediately follows Patriot Camp 2017, our ACA mentors from Cohort 2019 and 2020 will facilitate discussions & activities that helps our newest ACA students prepare for their beginning

ACA experience. Please RSVP by August 4th http://tinyurl.com/ACAsummer

        • Additionally, our staff leadership will share with our newest cohort members the vision for the larger ACA Program in our school, our district, and our region and review the advantages of our connections to these larger circles of opportunity.

 

  • Optional Summer Reading for all HCPS Rising 9th & 10th Graders/Class of 2020 & 2021 Cohorts:

Please see the attached document for information on optional summer reading for ACA rising 9th and 10th graders (class of 2020 & 2021). While it is not required, it can give students extra credit. https://patrickhenryaca.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/phhs-summer-reading-2017.doc

 

FOR OUR 10TH GRADERS/ CLASS OF 2020 COHORT:

Optional Summer Reading for all HCPS Rising 9th & 10th Graders/Class of 2020 & 2021 Cohorts:

Please see the attached document for information on optional summer reading for ACA rising 9th and 10th graders (class of 2020 & 2021). While it is not required, it can give students extra credit. https://patrickhenryaca.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/phhs-summer-reading-2017.doc

We need your presence and mentorship at our Summer lunch for rising 9th graders on August 17th . Please let us know if you are available to help.RSVP by August 1st at ..https://tinyurl.com/ACAphmentor

 

FOR OUR 11TH GRADERS/Class of 2019 COHORT:

ACA Rising 11th Graders (Class of 2019)

There is NO summer reading for the ACA rising 11th graders (class of 2019).

 

We need your presence and mentorship at our Summer lunch for rising 9th graders on August 17th . Please let us know if you are available to help.RSVP by August 1st at ..https://tinyurl.com/ACAphmentor

 

FOR ACA PARENTS

JOIN THE NEW ACA PARENT REMIND!: https://www.remind.com/join/phacap

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REVISED Attn: Rising 11th Graders re: Bus Transportation to Reynolds Summer Courses

REVISED HCPS Bus Transportation to/from Reynolds Summer Courses

July 11th-August 3rd

Tuesdays & Thursdays

 

 

BUS A

Leave PHHS @ 7:35am (front of the school)

Leave HHS @ 8:05am

Arrive at Reynolds @ 8:25am

Depart Reynolds @ 12:05pm

Arrive at HHS@ 12:25pm

Arrive at PHHS @ 12:55pm (front of the school)

 

*Actual bus numbers and drivers have not yet been assigned; however, buses used for this transportation will have an ACA sign in the window of the bus at the entrance door.

*Students have the option to drive and park at Reynolds, as well as be dropped off. If you wish to park at Reynolds, when you get your Reynolds Student ID card at the Reynolds Police Office (Burnette Hall, rm. 100) you can also get a Reynolds parking pass. The parking pass is free.

Contact Information for Rising 9th Graders

If you have a rising 9th grade student going into the P.H. ACA and you did NOT attend the ACA evening meeting on April 18th, please email Mrs. Roerink at eroerink@reynolds.edu with the following information:

-child’s name that is entering ACA

-parent’s name

-email addresses of both child and parent

-parent’s phone number

Thank you!

“What to Expect in the 10th Grade ACA”

On May 8th, the 9th graders participated in small group Q & A sessions with a panel of ACA 10th graders on “What to Expect in the 10th Grade ACA.” Students were encouraged to ask any questions they had about next year or ask for advice as they prepare for the transition to the 10th grade year. The 10th graders did an excellent job sharing tips, giving advice, and reflecting on their 10th grade year – both academically and socially. Thank you Libby Klinger, Lindsay Cooper, and Blake Boschen for giving your time and sharing your wisdom! Ninth graders, please come see me if you have any questions or worries as you reflect on next school year. If I don’t know the answer, I will find out for you!

10th Graders – REMINDER

This is a REMINDER to please send me an email (eroerink@reynolds.edu) from your Reynolds email account as soon as possible. I helped all of you log on several months ago to change your password, but now I need to know you can do it on your own 😊 I will not be available this summer if you need my help logging in right before your summer classes start. If you have forgotten your email address or need help resetting your password, please stop by to see me or email me and I can send a pass for you.

I strongly encourage you all to start checking your Reynolds email account weekly. In the not so distant future, you will start to receive information about your summer courses!

OPTION for Current 10th Graders re: ITE 115

ITE 115, “Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts”, is a required one semester course to be taken by ACA students in their senior year or summer before senior year. However, there is an option to test out of it. We encourage students interested in taking the competency exam to take it by the end of this summer because the current exam uses Windows 7 and Office 2013, but it will be switching over to Windows 10 and Office 2016 at the beginning of the fall.  
Tenth grade students interested in testing out by this summer, should do the following:
 
-Notify me in either through email or in person that you are interested in taking it by this summer. 
 
-Prepare for the exam – Review the ITE115 Prep Presentation (you will get this from me) to find out what you will be tested on.
-When you are ready to take the test, you will take a testing disc to one of the Reynolds Testing Centers (Parham Road or Downtown). You will need to bring a photo ID and your Reynolds student ID number (I have this if you have misplaced it). I will be sending a follow up email regarding how you get the testing disc after I have a list of students who are interested in taking it by this summer.
-YOU MUST PRINT YOUR RESULTS AND BRING THEM TO ME. Without your scores, I cannot get you out of taking ITE 115.
-Hanover County Public Schools is generously covering the cost of the competency exam for those who wish to take it. If you don’t test out, you will have one more chance to do so if you wish. You would be responsible for paying for the second attempt, which is $26. You can also postpone to take it this summer and take it at anytime if you wish, however I strongly encourage those interested to take it this summer due to it being on Windows 7 and Office 2013. Of course, you have the option to take ITE 115 senior year or the summer before. 
I will be meeting with 10th graders this week to go over this information and give them each a packet so they can see what it covers (the one that is attached). 
Please contact me at eroerink@reynolds.edu if you have any questions!