The mission of Harrison High School is to provide programs that develop knowledge and skills for success and deliver these programs in a climate that fosters academic achievement and personal growth.
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HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL
2013-2014 POSITIONING STATEMENT
In a safe, nurturing environment, Harrison High School will provide the highest quality education for our students through rigorous coursework, access to college and career options, and postsecondary-focused mentoring practices.
Harrison High School Vision, Destination 2017
90% of our students will graduate from high school on time.
70% of the students graduating will be considered college and career-ready by Year 2017.
70% of our students will enter college, a trade school or military directly from high school.
Dear Parents/Guardians of Harrison High School Students:
As we look forward to hopefully warmer weather and spring break at the end of the month, we are equally as excited for this coming week; specifically March 11th - 13th! It seems odd that as a school we would look forward to three days of testing and ACT Prep, but at Harrison High School, this coming week is a chance for us to show others in the city and state of what the PANTHERS are capable academically, which is, for the past several years, what has become a very proud part of our school culture. We experienced incredible success in TCAP and Accuplacer this past year, attaining the highest scores ever for our school, and we desire to surpass that mark and the state average in multiple tests again this year!
But in order to do that, we absolutely need your help. We cannot be successful without your amazing kids, and they are much more prepared and ready to be amazing when they have your help. This coming week has a slightly different schedule (which is included on the back), and we need your assistance to deliver your students to school on time, every day. Whether they ride the bus, walk, or you transport them here, we need your students at school, having gotten a good night's rest and ready to compete at their best academically. Juniors and seniors arrive at the normal time the next week, but during TCAP, freshmen and sophomores arrive at a slightly later time (testing begins at 9:20). Note: 9th and 10th grades are to report to their bus stop two hours later during these three days. Please help them track the schedule, sleep well, and arrive on time for breakfast and excellent testing days!
Before testing begins each day, your juniors have a requirement they need to meet as well. Juniors will be prepping for the ACT test, probably the most important standardized test they will take in high school, which takes place on April 23rd. Although we have been preparing the entire school year, we don't want to waste any time, and four teachers are going to take their time to prepare content specifically for your student's needs. Attendance is required for ACT prep, and your student will be counted absent for the day if he/she does not attend the morning session from 7:20 until 9:20 all three days.
Similarly, seniors will have a designated morning during this coming week in which it is necessary for them to report during that 7:20 to 9:20 time frame. They will be taking the Accuplacer test, which is also a very important test for college placement. It helps determine the level at which a student will be placed in first-year college courses, so it is extremely important that students give their best effort as it individually impacts their future.
We can't wait to showcase your students this coming week! They have worked diligently throughout the entire school year, and their teachers have worked tirelessly to ensure your students are prepared. Please partner with us as we work to compete and surpass the state in this coming week! You are our most important asset in reinforcing the importance of student achievement as tied to a school's overall performance. Let's together make Harrison High School one of the premier academic programs in the state of Colorado!
Principal Cheri Martinez
The TCAP testing schedule can be found here.
Congratulations to our AFJROTC Cadets on their Successful State JROTC Drill Meet!
We had an incredible performance by our Drill Team at Air Academy HS on February 15. Our team placed second overall out of 11 high schools. Both our regulation unarmed drill team, commanded by Jordyn Tuiasosopo and our Color Guard team, commanded by Randy Keller brought home trophies. The final event of every drill meet is an individual cadet drill down where all 350+ cadets compete. Triumphantly, the final two cadets "left standing" were ours.....Audri Alvarado and Randy Keller. Thank you to Col Hinson and SMSgt Reyes for their unwavering dedication in leading the JROTC program.
Colorado Schools Report Card
The Colorado Report Card was generated in 2010 in an effort to inform parents about how schools are performing across the state. As you know, Colorado is a 'choice' state; therefore many parents refer to this report when making decisions about where to send their kids to school. The information is generated from CDE's School Performance Frameworks. We are excited to see the growth that has taken place at HHS over the past four years.
2010 - 250 out of approximately 425 schools
2011 - 196 out of approximately 425 schools
2012 - 159 out of approximately 425 schools
2013 - 59 out of 429 schools
Our grade is now a B!
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