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Testing Why the ASVAB test is important The ASVAB test is a very important free test that measures one's vocational aptitude and trainability. The test is given each Monday evening in Hopkinsville at the Army Reserve Training Center at 1600 Woodson Drive, near Christian Co. High School between 5-8 p.m. However, before one can sit for the exam, please contact a military recruiter (Army, Navy . . .) at 4152 Ft. Campbell Blvd. (across from O'Charley's restaurant) in Hopkinsville for a request for examination ticket and provide a photo ID. The test is limited to 30 takers per session, so one cannot simply show up and take the test. This is a very helpful test, whether one is going to enlist in the military or not.
Guidelines Truancy The Code of Acceptable Behavior explains the law regarding truancy.
Testing TABE registration? The TABE Test is a test of reading, math, and language skills, and is required by many local employers for hiring consideration. If one does not do well on the TABE test, free remediation and an opportunity to re-test is available through our adult education services. The TABE Test is given at the HCC Technology Building, Room 205, at 5:00 p.m. on Mondays and at 12:30 pm pm Thursday. There is no fee for this test. For more information, call 270-887-1319, or come by Room 205, HCC Technology Center.
Testing Sylvan Learning Center With two local offices in Clarksville and Murray, please contact www.tutoring.sylvanlearning.com for additional details.
Guidelines Suspension Each school’s site-based council determines discipline procedures for that school. Cases of suspension are handled by school principals.
Contact Administration Superintendent Appointments can be made with the Superintendent by calling (270) 887-7001.
Testing Students With Disabilities-Special Needs For additional testing options for students with disabilities, please click here: link here , Students with disabilities.
Contact Administration School visits? Parents are welcome in Christian County Public Schools, but must sign in when visiting a school and show proper identification.
Guidelines School Choice? School Transfer The School Choice program for Christian County Public Schools is monitored by Director of Pupil Personnel.
Contact Administration School Board Member Can I speak before the School Board? To contact your School Board representative or to be added to the School Board agenda to speak before the Board, call (270) 887-7001.
Testing SAT test This test is not required by most colleges in our immediate area. However, if you intend to apply to a college outside Kentucky, you may want to take this test in the Spring of your Junior year. See your HS counselor for details.
Guidelines Quit school Students who are under the age of 18 must secure a parent signature to sign out from school. Students who are over the age of 18 can sign themselves out. For more information call Director of Pupil Personnel at (270) 887-7000.
Testing PSAT 10th grade-Minority Students For any 10th grader, this test is given in the Fall of a student's sophomore year. Particularly for African-American students, this test is required for the National Merit Scholarship and National Achievement programs. Although few students take this test, it will show a student his weaknesses, improve his standardized testing ability, and the test is approximately $25. See your high school counselor for detail. Also, if a high score is achieved, many of the nation's more competitive colleges will begin contacting you before your senior year.
Guidelines Pre-school options?
Guidelines Pregnancy Pregnant? Guidelines and options to remain in school? Pregnant students are encouraged to stay in school throughout the course of their pregnancy. Educational services are provided, for up to six weeks after delivery, through the Home/Hospital program. For more information contact the Home/Hospital Coordinator at 887-1477.
Home School options? PACHEK, Ky., USA The Pennyroyal Area Christian Home Educators of Kentucky (PACHEK) has served home schoolers in Christian, Trigg, and Todd counties since 1992. PACHEK is devoted to supporting area families who exercise their right and responsibility to educate their children. Benefits include meetings, enrichment classes, activities, field trips, and fellowship. Please contact Nancy Carter at 270-265-3596 or e-mail Nancy at president@pachek.org, or click here to visit website: Pennyroyal Area Christian Home Educators of Ky.
Guidelines Optional High School-Summer School The Christian County Optional High School was developed to provide educational opportunities for students who, for a variety of reasons, have not been successful in the traditional school setting. Situations that could qualify for placement in this program include teen parents, 5th year high school students, dropouts, or pregnant students who have earned 20 or more credits. The mission of the Christian County Optional High School as a student-centered, non-traditional school community is to create a safe, supportive, personalized and successful educational experience for all students. If interested in more information, please contact the senior guidance counselor at either Christian County H.S. Guidance Office @ 887-7052 or Hopkinsville High School Guidance Office @ 887-7112.
Guidelines Obtain official transcript Both Christian County High School and Hopkinsville High School are the custodians of students’ official transcripts. To contact your child’s school: Christian County H. S. Guidance Office@ 887-7052 or Hopkinsville High School Guidance Office @ 887-7112.
Testing No Child Left Behind
Sports-NCAA NCAA guidelines Please click here for more information: NCAA.
Academic recommendations Middle School Middle School curriculum is fairly uniform where students take five core classes and then rotate through a series of exploratory courses. Students can also choose to take either band or choir.
Adult education Literacy Council 'A local United Way agency, the program provides family literacy awareness activities aimed at breaking the cycle of illiteracy, e.g. Project Born to Read, BOOKENDS Family Reading Club, and Community Reader Day. The program assists the Adult Education Program in providing employment testing and instructional services for undereducated adults. Help is also available through our adult education program for adult non-readers. A reading assessment will be necessary, and then an instructional plan will be developed. Please call 886-8171 for additional information or click here link here , United Way of the Pennyrile.
Special Academic Programs KYPIRC-Ky. Parent Information & Resource Center The Ohio Valley Educational Foundation, in partnership with three Kentucky school districts has established a statewide Parent Information and Resource Center Program, with the goal of providing local, regional, and statewide support to parents, to enhance their involvement in their children's education and thereby improve student academic achievement. The Kentucky Parent Information & Resource Center (KYPIRC) includes an Early Childhood Education Component, a Parent of School Age Component, and a Training of Trainers Component. Their staff provides training and resources in the areas of No Child Left Behind, parent/school communication, district and school parental involvement policy, supporting children's learning, nutrition, and other topics. For additional information, please contact Ms. Sharon Bronaugh, (270) 887-7045, or sharon.bronaugh@christian.kyschools.us.
On-line courses Ky. Virtual High School The Ky. Virtual High School now offers many challenging courses that rivals the courses taught by the state's elite public high schools. More than 750 Ky. students earned class credits through the KVHS. Classes include Latin, Spanish III, AP Psychology, and even Mandarin Chinese! Cost is $300 per student per credit and students must be enrolled in a public high school to participate. For additional information, call 502-564-4774 (State Dept. of Ed.) or www.kyvs.org. For KET (public TV courses), call 1-800-432-0951 or www.ket.org/education. Also, online courses are offered by both the Hopkinsville Community College and the Murray State Campus.
Sports-KHSAA Ky. High School Athletic Association Please click here to visit website: Ky. High School Athletic Association. Provides eligibility and transfer guidelines for both middle and high school students. Also provides a list of many Ky. high school sport records, schedules, key athletic representatives.
Tutoring KUMON-After School Learning Program After schoool learning/tutoring program for math and reading. Contact www.kumon.com or 1-800-ABC-MATH for additional details. Two centers in Nashville.
Guidelines Kindergarten, Pre-School Children must turn five years old by October 1 to attend kindergarten. All elementary schools in Christian County offer kindergarten and all kindergarten programs are full day.
Testing Key contacts-GED-TABE The GED is an exam that enables a person (19 or older, or out of school a minimum of 90 days if under the age of 19) who did not complete high school the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency diploma. In order to take the Official GED Test, one must first take the Official GED Practice Test. Upon passing the practice test (which is free), the individual is then eligible to take the Official GED Test. If between the ages of 16 - 18, one must present proof of official withdrawal from school to be eligible to attend adult education classes or take the practice test. If one needs it, free instruction is available in whatever area the individual needs. Most instruction is on an individualized basis. Some group sessions are also offered. Please call 887-1319 to make an appointment for your first visit.
Guidelines Internships The GED is an exam that enables a person (19 or older, or out of school a minimum of 90 days if under the age of 19) who did not complete high school the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency diploma. In order to take the Official GED Test, one must first take the Official GED Practice Test. Upon passing the practice test (which is free), the individual is then eligible to take the Official GED Test. If between the ages of 16 - 18, one must present proof of official withdrawal from school to be eligible to attend adult education classes or take the practice test. If one needs it, free instruction is available in whatever area the individual needs. Most instruction is on an individualized basis. Some group sessions are also offered. Please call 887-1319 to make an appointment for your first visit.
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Guidelines Home School If you are planning to home school your child, you must notify the Director of Pupil Personnel in writing that you are withdrawing your child from the Christian County Public Schools for the purpose of home schooling. For more information, contact the Director of Pupil Personnel @ (270) 887-7005.
Career & Technology High School-HCC The Advising Center is located on the first floor of the Administrative Building. Our staff encourages you to make the Center your first stop when you decide you are ready to take that first class or return to college after being out of school for a while. Services are provided on a walk-in basis. You are invited to come in an take advantage of the many services avaialble, including academic advising, new student orientation registration, COMPASS assessment appointments, and class registration. The Center is located on the first floor of the Administration Building, hours are 8:00 am to 5:30 on Monday & Thursday and 8:00 am-4:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday. Their number is 270-707-3820 and the HCC main number is 270-707-3700 and two toll-free numbers are available to call the Hopkinsville Campus: 1-866-534-2224; Fort Campbell Campus: 1-866-317-3950.
Academic recommendations High School High school students are encouraged to first review the high school graduation requirements before they begin planning their class schedule. Failure to meet these requirements will block graduation. Students should seek out rigorous classes to best prepare themselves for post-secondary education, service in the military, or the work force.
College HCC courses in high school? The tuition cost is approximately $160 per credit hour. Contact any high school guidance counselor or admissions advisor at the HCC. Many students, rather than co-op or 'coast' their senior year, take their remaining required high school courses while also taking 1-2 HCC courses as well. This approach is strongly recommended rather than co-opting and for any student who intends to attend any college, not necessarily the HCC. In most instances, HCC courses transfer, so such courses do not have to be repeated at another college.
Guidelines Graduation Requirements, Commonwealth Diploma Due to the new graduation requirements approved during 2008, it is critical for all students and parents to become familiar with the new, more demanding standards. Please check with your high school counselor 2-3 years in advance of your planned graduation for details. Also, to earn a diploma earned by only a few students in any Kentucky high school, please ask your HS counselor concerning the Commonwealth Diploma.
Guidelines Graduate early High school students can graduate early if they have satisfied all the graduation requirements and they secure written permission from the Principal and Assistant Superintendent.
Adult education GED-TABE The GED is an exam that enables a person (19 or older, or out of school a minimum of 90 days if under the age of 19) who did not complete high school the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency diploma. In order to take the Official GED Test, one must first take the Official GED Practice Test. Upon passing the practice test (which is free), the individual is then eligible to take the Official GED Test. If between the ages of 16 - 18, one must present proof of official withdrawal from school to be eligible to attend adult education classes or take the practice test. If one needs it, free instruction is available in whatever area the individual needs. Most instruction is on an individualized basis. Some group sessions are also offered. Please call 887-1319 to make an appointment for your first visit.
Guidelines Free Lunch For more information on the Free and Reduced Lunch program, call the food service director at (270) 887-7009.
Guidelines Foreign Language Courses (on-line) In addition to the foreign language classes in the local high schools, on-line courses are also available. The Kentucky Virtual High School offers on-line courses (including Chinese . . .). For additional information, please contact www.kyvs.org or www.dl.ket.org/faq/courses/1998-99sch.htm. For proficiency, contact STAMP (Standard-based Measurement of Proficiency), a web based assessment tool built to characterize proficiency levels tied to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages performance guidelines, see http://avantassessment.com/products/about_stamp.html.
Kindergarten First Methodist, Grace Episcopal Several different kindergartens are available in Hopkinsville, many sponsored by local churches, including First United Methodist Church Kindergarten (886-0277), Grace Episcopal Kindergarten (885-8757).
Behavior problems Family Resource & Youth Service Centers All Christian County Public Schools have Family Resource Centers, Guidance Counselors, Nurses, School Psychologists and Pennyrile Mental Health Center counseling support. For additional details, please contact the guidance counselor at your child's school. To speak with the guidance counselor, please contact your child’s school.
Guidelines Expulsion Before a student can be expelled from school, their case must be considered by the principal, a hearing officer and the superintendent. If the superintendent recommends expulsion, his recommendation must be approved by the School Board. For more information, call Director of Pupil Personnel at (270) 887-7000.
Hispanic-foreign language-ESL English as a second language Help is also available through our adult education program for adult non-readers. Any adult interested in improving his/her reading skills can come into the HCC Technology Building, Room 205, at any time during our regular hours of operation. A reading assessment will be necessary, and then an instructional plan will be developed.
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Guidelines Co-op programs If a student plans to attend college, he/she should not co-op in high school. Instead, the student should take a full course load during their senior year and improve their proficiency in writing, math, and the sciences, courses they will encounter in college. Or, during their senior year, contact the HCC and take the required courses (math . . .) that will be required during the student's freshman year of college. Or, contact the HCC to enroll in one of the college courses taught by the HCC at each high school.
Contact Administration Central Office, School Administrators
Testing CATS test The Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS) is designed to improve teaching and student learning in Kentucky. CATS includes the Kentucky Core Content Test, a nationally norm-referenced test, the CTBS/5 Survey Edition, writing portfolios, and the alternate portfolio for students with severe to profound disabilities. The CATS test is free and is given each year by each Ky. public school system to different grades. The test indicates how your student is performing compared with similar age students. Also, depending upon your child's GPA and ACT score, your child can earn significant college scholarships (may have to attend a Ky. college). Please click here for additional information, link here , Ky. Department of Education, CATS testing, or call 1-800-533-5372.
Career & Technology Career & Technology Center Located behind the Central Office and Ch. Co. Middle School, the Career & Technology Center offers a tremendous opportunity for students who prefer welding over Shakespeare. Also, can earn HCC college credit while attending the CTC or coordinate the courses so that they transfer to HCC upon high school graduation.
Tutoring Boys & Girls Club, Aaron McNeal House
Testing Advanced Placement tests Advanced Placement courses are high school classes taught with college-bound criteria. They are designed for students who intend to seek out post-secondary studies. The classes are much more rigorous in content and instructors are specifically trained to teach them. Students can take an Advanced Placement exam in each class in May and if they score at least a 3 on the exam, where five is the highest score, the cost of the test is reimbursable. Many of the classes will translate into college credit. Also, the Ky. Virtual High School (KVHS) offers an online AP exam review free of charge to students attending Ky. schools. Schools can register for the online review by identifying one contact person for the school who will receive instructions and be responsible for enrolling students in the AP Exam Review.
Testing ACT, SAT, PMSAT-Minority students Please click here to visit the ACT website for upcoming test dates and other key ACT information: link here , ACT. Please click here to visit the SAT website for upcoming test dates and related information:: link here , PSAT/NMSQT. For fee based testing practice courses, visit link here , Ivy West.
Testing ACT test Every Ky. high school junior must now take this test. Preferably, Algebra II should be completed before taking the ACT. . Plan on taking the ACT again in the Fall of your Senior year. The cost is approximately $35 and money is available to take the test one time for free. Your high school counselor has the registration packets and the separate application to take the ACT for free.
Testing ACT Practice sessions Each high school offers free tutoring to prepare for the ACT. For more information, contact your child’s school guidance office. Christian County High School – (270) 887-7052 or Hopkinsville High School – (270) 887-7112. Also, the Boys & Girls Club offers qn ACT Prep class for approximately $20, call 887-4020.
Testing ACT Fee Waiver Any student interested in obtaining an ACT fee waiver needs to contact his/her guidance counselor. Usually, if a student participates in the free lunch program, a one time fee waiver is available.
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