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Graduation Timeline 2019

Monday April 8th Prom Assembly 8:20 to 9:00

Friday April 12th Prom 8 pm to 11 pm in the gym

Friday April 19th  Vernal Holiday no school

Friday April 26th – Inform Mychele of scholarships or awards you have received

Friday April 26th – Senior Meetings 2pm to 3 pm or 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm in the commons

Wednesday May 1st -All Distance Ed/Dual credit and CEC work due.

Friday May 3rd – ALL classes must be completed and turned in by 3:00 PM. (Students who cannot meet this deadline can continue to hand in work but will NOT walk at the graduation line but may receive a 2019 diploma if all requirements are met by May 23rd 2019

Wednesday May 7th  All fees must be paid to APS (Books, lunch fees, and band and class fees) if you have to pay you need to stop by the school that you owe to and bring a receipt to the Freedom office.

Monday, May 13th – Awards/Robing Ceremony at 10:00 am (Freedom High School Gym)
                                       Practice starts at 9:00 am (Meet at FHS in the Commons)
Students will receive tickets for graduation after the ceremony from your Advisor.

Tuesday, May 14th  - GRADUATION! (Berna Facio Professional Development Complex 3315 Louisiana Blvd NE) Students must arrive at 12:45 p.m.

  • 12:30 p.m. Teaching staff and volunteers arrive
  • 12:45 p.m. Graduates Arrive
  • 1:00-2:00 p.m. Practice
  • 2:00 p.m. theater doors open to the public
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Graduation ceremony begins

Thursday, May 23rd – Any students who didn’t complete all required assignments by the due dates may still receive a 2019 diploma if ALL work is completed by this date, including coursework for Dual Credit and Distance Education classes.

 

**Ongoing- ACT Registration, Start applying for scholarships and completing College Applications

You can still fill out a FAFSA form even though the priority date has passed!

About Freedom:

Parents and students interested in learning more about Freedom should visit Our Program page for a detailed description of our academic programs and offerings.

Interested in Enrolling your child?

  • We encourage you to enroll as soon as possible; when we are full, we will start a waiting list. Please call us at 884-6012 to begin the enrollment process.

  • If you would like more detailed information, please visit our Registration page.

APS: Families Connected

 

 

Parent/Guardian participation accelerates student success:

Welcome to Freedom High School! We are delighted that you have elected to research our program. At Freedom High, the student is assigned an advisor who will oversee his/her educational journey. Administration, advisors, counselors, teachers, and parents all become important parts of a team that works together to ensure student success.  

There are two areas in which it is vitally important for parents to participate: Student Progress Evaluations (Student Led Parent Conferences) and Student Staffing. Evaluations are held every six weeks and Student Staffing are held as needed. Student achievement can be directly linked to parent involvement in these activities.

Freedom’s Philosophy Statement asks that we all take an active part in helping students achieve academic success. Being such a small environment, there is a great deal of communication that takes place to recognize students’ successes, but also to recognize additional support that each student may need. Should the student begin to falter, there are a number of supports that the school offers through differentiated instruction and our team of counseling and health professionals.  If a student is taking responsibility for their education, he /she may be placed on a contract  (excessive tardiness, absences, not attending classes, become disruptive, not working to meet the course content standards, etc.).  The consequence of breaking a contract is often a Student Staffing where we can seek solutions and evaluate student commitment to graduation or attending Freedom High.  

Staffing are a student support intervention designed to redirect students to becoming more successful in their educational journey. Staffing will most often take place on Friday afternoons between 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.  The administration, counselors, teachers, and advisors set aside this time to meet with your student and you, should the need arise. The staffing is very important; it brings the student’s full support team together to address the needs of a particular student and create a plan to support the student’s achievement. There is no one that is more effective in supporting students than their parents and guardians.  Parents are an integral part of the staffing, both as resources in creating the plan for the student and so they can have a clear idea what is happening at school.

Parents and students are asked to sign a commitment letter upon enrollment that reads very similarly to this document. The student advisor will contact parents as early as possible to schedule evaluation meetings and staffing (should the need arise) so that arrangements can be made in an accommodating fashion. As part of the team, parents may also call the advisor to arrange a staffing if they believe there is something we need to address.  Parents may also contact the Principal whenever they would like to do so.

Our staff thanks parents for their willingness to take this journey with us to see their students makes it to graduation. There is no greater gift that a person can give their child than education. 

We invite you to Instructional Council:

Freedom High School staff, students and parents meet monthly to discuss needs of the school.  These needs may include: budget, schedules, planning events for the community, curriculum, and program planning.

We encourage all parents to participate in these discussions.  If you are interested in playing a huge role in the school decision-making process that drives the success of our school, please contact the principal or inform a staff member.