At Kenowa Hills, we strive to ensure our students adjust successfully as they move from one of our school buildings to the next. As our 8th graders transition into high school, we understand the pressure to succeed increases. Academic stakes are higher, athletics become more competitive, and our Knights are not only managing school work but many times part-time jobs and beginning to think about life after graduation.
To support our students, we launched the Kenowa Hills Freshman Academy at the start of the 2022-23 school year. The mission of the Freshman Academy is to provide a safe, supportive, structured, and academically challenging environment to help students transition from middle school to high school, allowing them a space to mature into accountable, independent learners.
Our 9th grade students are placed in a small learning community where they can adjust to the challenges of high school with the support of a dedicated group of teachers. This school year our Freshman Academy includes 10 teachers representing the four core content areas (English, Math, Science, and Social Studies), as well as the Spanish, and Health and Physical Education departments. These Freshman Academy teachers eagerly and intentionally support students in their academic and extracurricular activities as a member of this smaller, more personal learning environment.
All 9th grade core content classes are near one another within the high school, creating the sense of a “freshman campus.” This helps establish a smaller, close-knit learning community that encourages positive academic and social development. It also nurtures meaningful relationships between students and staff, and between the students themselves.
The Kenowa Hills Freshman Academy is designed to offer students high levels of academic, behavioral, and social guidance and support. This assistance will help ensure that our 9th grade students finish their freshman year with the confidence, skills, and knowledge to succeed while at Kenowa Hills High School and beyond.
Our Personal Mastery educational experience has redefined education and has gained attention around the state and nation. Personal Mastery provides your child with personalized attention from teachers. Instead of teaching to a broad group of students without an understanding of their individual strengths and weaknesses, Personal Mastery allows teachers to interact with students individually or in small groups to help them better address their weaknesses. In this way, we strive to help your child reach their full potential.PERSONAL MASTERY SPECIAL EDUCATION ENGLISH LEARNERS TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM