Chatham High School

School District of the

Chathams

Essential Intent

Chatham High School strives to meet the social, emotional, academic and special interest needs of each student at Chatham High School through providing a supportive and safe school atmosphere which is built on mutual respect, understanding, and compassion.

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Attendance: Mrs. Suzanne Bassolino sbassolino@chatham-nj.org (973) 457-2505 ext. 2010

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Essential Intent

The Chatham High School Counseling Department strives to meet the social, emotional, academic and special interest needs of each student.

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Philosophy

The goal of the athletic program is to field competitive teams exhibiting discipline, the desire to excel, and pride in themselves and school. Our program is intended to improve student physical skills and to promote qualities of personality, character, and leadership. We wish to encourage a healthy life-style by providing daily opportunities for physical skill enhancement, a competitive team or individual play, and organized opportunities for peer interaction in a cooperative spirit.

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Philosophy

Being a part of our school community involves more than just academics. It is also important to pursue interests outside of class and explore activities that will provide for a well-rounded high school experience. Clubs and Activities allow for students to take advantage of all of the opportunities that exist at CHS.

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Virtual and Non-Virtual External Course Offerings

Virtual Provider: Educere:  www.educere.net

 
 

Chatham High School is pleased to offer online learning opportunities for students. Students will be able to sign up for courses through Educere, a board-approved provider of online educational services, or any other approved virtual course provider. Educere offers 5,000 plus virtual courses from over 40 education providers. Students may select core academic courses or elective courses that satisfy the NJ high school graduation requirements.

Educere also offers a complete listing of advanced placement courses such as: AP Art History, AP Music Theory, AP Computer Science (Java Programming), AP Computer Science A, AP Economics Macro and Micro, AP Language and Composition, AP Calculus AB and BC,  AP Statistics, AP Psychology, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics B & C, AP European History, AP Government and Politics, AP Human Geography, AP US Government, AP US History, AP World History, AP French Language, AP German, AP Spanish, and AP Latin.
 
Payment for the courses will be the responsibility of the families and be made directly to the provider, except in certain circumstances, such as homebound instruction, when the board of education will pay the course fee.

Course Approval

All courses must be approved by the subject area supervisor and school counselor. Students are able to take one virtual course within a core required sequence and an unlimited number of elective courses. Students may take up to two virtual courses each semester, but may not exceed eight total courses in a semester. Unusual circumstances will be handled on a case-by case basis. Students must consult with their school counselor before registering for courses. 

Course Completion Timeline

All virtual courses registered through Educere have strict timelines. Full credit(5cr.) courses must be completed within nine months of registration. Halfcredit (2.5 cr.) courses must be completed within four months of registration. The School District of the Chathams does not have the ability to extend these timelines. 

Summer School

Students may take up to two courses over the summer for a maximum of ten credits. Virtual and non-virtual courses taken over the summer must be completed by August 15th. Special circumstances may be granted to begin a summer course in the Spring Semester or complete the course in the fall semester as long as the student does not already have eight scheduled courses in either semester.  

Grading

All grading will be done through the course provider. Grades will not count toward a student’s grade point average at Chatham High School. Virtual courses will be listed on a student’s transcript, but they will be designated as a virtual course. The numerical grade assigned by the provider will be translated to an alpha grade based on the CHS grading scale and will display on the transcript.  All grades will appear on the transcript unless notified by the student's parent within 10 days of receiving the final grade. 

Chatham High School updates transcript information two times per year. Coursework assigned a final grade by mid-January will appear on the mid-year transcript. Classes where grades are finalized by mid-May will be included on the end of the year transcript.

The one exception is homebound instruction. In that case, the Educere instructor will communicate the student’s progress to the Chatham High School teacher of record, who will determine the student’s final grade.

 

Essential Intent

Chatham High School strives to meet the social, emotional, academic and special interest needs of each student at Chatham High School through providing a supportive and safe school atmosphere which is built on mutual respect, understanding, and compassion.

Attendance: Mrs. Suzanne Bassolino sbassolino@chatham-nj.org (973) 457-2505 ext. 2010

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