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Fleming High School Profile 2015-2016
Fleming High School Profile 2015-2016
High School

Roanoke City Public Schools

P.O. Box 13145

Roanoke, VA 24031

Telephone (540) 853-2381

Dr. Rita D. Bishop, Superintendent

 

William Fleming High School Profile

 

COMMUNITY PROFILE

      Roanoke, a city of approximately 100,000 in a metropolitan area located in Southwest Virginia, is nestled in the Roanoke Valley area between the Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountain Ranges.  The Roanoke Valley is the business, medical, industrial, transportation, and shopping hub of Southwest Virginia.

      Roanoke City has two high schools with a combined enrollment of approximately 3,3600.  The school division is organized into a 6‑3‑4 system with a total population of nearly 13,000.

 

CURRICULUM

The requirements to earn a diploma in Roanoke City Public Schools are addressed through competency-based instruction. The comprehensive program of studies consists of more than 300 course offerings. Each student is required to take a minimum of seven credit classes per year.

 

DIPLOMAS AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

 

Graduation Requirements (Differentiated Diplomas)

MINIMUM

DIPLOMA

REQUIREMENTS

ENGLISH

MATH

SCIENCE

SOCIAL

STUDIES

HEALTH &

PHYSICAL ED.

WORLD

LANGUAGES***

ECONOMICS AND PERSONAL FINANCE

FINE OR

PRACTICAL

ARTS

SEQUENTIAL

ELECTIVES

MINIMUM NO.

OF ELECTIVES

ADVANCED STUDIES

DIPLOMA (Grades 9-12) *

26

4

4

4

4

2

3

1

1

0

2

VIRGINIA STANDARD

DIPLOMA (Grades 9-12) **

22

4

3

3

3

2

0

1

1

2

4

* Of the total credits, students must earn a minimum of nine verified units of credit by passing SOL tests in the following areas: two English, two mathematics, two science, two history and social sciences, and one of the student’s choice.

** Of the total credits, students must earn a minimum of six verified units of credits by passing two English SOL tests, one math, one science, one social science, and one of the student's choice.

*** Student must have three years of one language or two years of two different languages.

 

DIPLOMA SEALS

BOARD OF EDUCATION meets the minimum requirements for the (22) credit diploma and graduates with an average grade of 4.0.

GOVERNOR’S meets the requirements for Advanced Studies Program with an average of 3.0 or better and successfully completes an AP or college-level course.

THE BOARD OF EDUCATION’S CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION meets the requirements for an Advanced Studies or Virginia Standard Diploma with a prescribed sequence of career or technical courses and meets one of the following: 3.0 GPA or better in career or technical education courses, passes an examination for certification, and/or receives a license from a professional association.

THE BOARD OF EDUCATION’S SEAL OF ADVANCED MATHEMATICS AND TECHNOLOGY meets the requirements for either a Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma with a 3.0 average, satisfies the four mathematics units (including Algebra II and two verified credits), and either passes an examination that confers a certification from a recognized industry or trade, acquires a professional license, or passes an examination approved by the Board that confers college-level credit in a technology or computer science area.

EXCELLENCE IN CIVICS meets the requirements for a Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma and makes a 3.0 GPA or better in United States History and United States Government, completes 50 hours of approved voluntary participation (or enlists in military) and maintains good attendance and citizenship.

 

THE ROANOKE VALLEY GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

     The Roanoke Valley Governor’s School for Science and Technology is a regional center for the study of advanced courses in science, mathematics, computer applications, and high technology, serves over 200 students in grades 9‑12 for a half-day program. Students must apply for admission and are chosen competitively. Participating school divisions are Roanoke County, Roanoke City, Franklin County, Salem City, Bedford County, Botetourt County, and Craig County. Rigorous courses provide advanced preparation in mathematics, science, and technology.

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM

Roanoke City Public Schools and William Fleming High School offer Advanced Placement courses in English, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Socials Studies, and Science. Students may sit for the examinations in elective and core areas.

 

DUAL ENROLLMENT PROGRAM

Virginia Western Community College and William Fleming High School provide opportunities for students to be involved in dual enrollment of courses. This year courses in English, History, World Languages, and Business/Technical courses are offered.

 

SENIOR SEMINAR

     Seminar is a challenging instructional program offering twelfth grade students the opportunity to earn a minimum of eighteen hours of dual enrollment credit while also preparing them for two AP exams. The Seminar is comprised of the following courses: AP/Dual Enrollment English and AP/Dual Enrollment Government and Politics. In addition, all students demonstrate leadership and service to the community by performing fifty hours of community service.

 

GRADING SCALE (Beginning 2009-2010 School Year)                 GRADING SCALE (Prior to 2009-10 School Year)

  1. 100-90                                                                                                       A- 100-93

  2. 89-80                                                                                                         B- 92-85

  3. 79-70                                                                                                         C- 84-75

  4. 69-60                                                                                                         D- 74-65

  1. 59 and below                                                                                             F- 64 and below

                                                                                               

                                                               

GRADE POINT AVERAGE                                                             

     The 4.0 grading system is used to determine grade point average:     A= 4 points, B= 3 points, C= 2 points, D= 1 point, F= 0 points

 

     Weighted credit is one additional point when students successfully complete course requirements. The additional point is given for an Advanced Placement course when students successfully complete the course requirements and take the Advanced Placement examination. Dual Enrollment and college-level courses carry weighted credit. Pre-Advanced Placement courses receive one-half weighted credit. Credits established by transfer students from accredited high schools are included in the computation of the student’s GPA.

 

CLASS RANK

     Rank in class is based on all subjects and is computed on all grades earned for eight semesters from ninth grade through the second semester of the senior year. It is based on grades in all subjects, regardless of class level. All Carnegie Unit courses taken prior to grade 9 are used in the grade point average (GPA) and class rank. Special and modified diploma candidates and certificate candidates are not ranked. Students with a GPA of 4.0 and above are ranked by the second decimal place.

 

SCHOOL INFORMATION

School Name: William Fleming High School

Address: 3649 Ferncliff Ave NW

Roanoke, VA 24017

Telephone: (540) 853-2892

Principal: Archie Freeman III

Counseling Coordinator: Nicole Adams (contact person)

SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

 

     William Fleming, one of two high schools in Roanoke City Public Schools, has an enrollment of approximately 1,600 students in grades 9-12. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges and the Virginia Department of Education.

 

Grade Distribution (second semester 2015):               A-33.7%     B-31.3%      C-21.0%      D-10.4%     F-3.4%

 

CLASS OF 2015

371 Graduates

66% enrolled in post-secondary programs

26% in four-year institutions

38% in two-year institutions

2% in other continuing education programs

Class of 2015 Mean SAT Scores

 

National

State

William Fleming

Critical Reading

495

518

440

Mathematics

511

516

443

Writing

484

499

421

                                                                                                                                               

               Class of 2015 Mean Composite ACT Scores

                                                                                                                            National                                 21.0

                                                                                                                            State                                      23.1

                                                                                                                            William Fleming                    17.8