Home of the Polar Bears
to the Class of 2013!
“Bracken County High School will prepare all students to be productive and contributing members of a 21st century global community.”
Parent Nomination Form for Site Based Council 2013-2014
Senior Awards: May 22 at 7:30
Graduation: May 23 at 8:00
Congratulations to the following students for being selected as Governor's Scholars 2013:
Congratulations to the Bracken County High School Track Team
If you happen to see any of the following students please congratulate them on qualifying for the State Track meet that will be contested this Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the University of Louisville at 9:00am.
Girls 4x400 meter relay team - Brookelynn Brindley, Lydia Myers, Gracie Kurtz and Ashley Anderson
Boys 4X400 meter relay team - Logan Holleran, Conner Holleran, Nick Ware and Arthur Wallace
Boys 4X800 meter relay team - Logan Holleran, Conner Holleran, Steven Cummins and Nick Ware
Logan Holleran - 110 and 300 hurdles
Devon Coleman - discus
Pledge Against Bullying
Anonymous Tip Line:
Call 1-866-209-1433, Text: @bchs a space,then your anonymous tip to
606-263-2050, or http://brackencountyhigh.schooltipline.com
( bullying, fighting, threats, weapons, drugs, alcohol, theft, violence,
cyber bulling, gangs, cheating, harrasment, truancy, suicide, depression,
eating disorders and other concerns)
ACT's College Readiness Benchmarks
The Benchmarks are scores on the ACT subject-area tests that represent the level of achievement required for students to have a 50% chance of obtaining a B or higher or about a 75% chance of obtaining a C or higher in corresponding credit-bearing first-year college courses. These college courses include English composition, college algebra, introductory social science courses and biology. Based on a nationally representative sample of 98 institutions and more than 90,000 students, the Benchmarks are median course placement values for these institutions and as such represent a typical set of expectations.
On the ACT Writing Test, ACT's research to date suggests that examinees with a Writing subscore of 7 or higher possess sufficient writing skills to succeed on college-level writing assignments.
BIG CHANGES ON THE HORIZON
Starting with the 2011-2012 School year there will be an increased focus on College and Career Readiness. Bracken County High School will be judged successful or unsuccessful based on 4 Areas established by the Kentucky Department of Education:
1) End of Course Exams (English 10, Algebra II, Biology/Ag. Biology, US History) - these exams are designed by ACT and will account for 20% of your students final grade in his/her class.
2) PLAN to ACT Growth - each student in Grade 10 will take the PLAN test and each student in Grade 11 will take the ACT. The school will be held accountable for improving student skills in math, English, reading and science.
3) College/Career Readiness - currently this will be measured by student ACT scores or by them earning a state approved certification in a vocational area.
4) Graduation Rate - this will be a percentage of students starting in the 9th grade and graduating in 4 years.
All of the testing will focus around the new Core Standards adopted by Kentucky in math and reading. Below are some parent guides to explain these new standards. If you have questions please feel free to contact us here at Bracken County High School.