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Table of Contents Welcome Message 3 School Year - Key Dates 4 5-6 College and Future Planning 7-8 Course Selection 9 Pathways 10 Athletics 11 Fine Arts 12 Clubs and Activities 13-14 How to Stay Connected

Welcome from the Principal Dear Students and Families, We are excited to welcome you to Barrington High School! We have a rich tradition of academic excellence and a broad array of course offerings, athletic programs and clubs to support students' passions both in and out of the classroom. We hope this booklet provides an overview of the many extracurricular activities available and an outline of key dates and timelines for course selection and state-wide assessments (SAT/PSAT, etc.). If any of the information in this booklet sparks your curiosity and you are interested in learning more, please stop by our counseling office, your school counselor is a great person to start the conversation to make sure you get connected with the right teacher or coach. Lastly, if you have any feedback for us or feel additional information should be included, please let us know by giving us a call at 401-247-3150. Welcome again to Barrington High School, we look forward to a great school year! . Christopher Ashley, Principal 3

2024-2025 School Year 2024-2025 Academic Calendar View the adopted calendar here. Important Social Events December April continued Music Coffee House Day without Hate September Winter Concert Junior Prom Booster Day Family Engagement Day Open House February Unified Theatre Production May October Senior Prom/After Prom School photos Spring Concert March Music Fall Showcase Choralpalooza Battle of the Classes Pep Rally/Homecoming Fair Awards Night World Languages Week Homecoming Music Banquet Music Coffee House Music Coffee House Citizens Scholarship Fund Awards Banquet April November June Spring Concert Drama production Senior Cookout NHS Induction Ceremony Bonfire 4

College Planning Tools BigFuture™ is the College Board free college planning tool, designed to support students from their first thoughts about college to their first day on campus. Career Finder™ helps students find careers of interest, view videos of people in those fields, and plan small steps to help build their future path. Rhode Island Student Loan Authority (RISLA) College Planning Center - is a free service dedicated to helping students gain equal access to higher education. Timeline Freshman Year Sophmore Year Take the mandatory school day PSAT in the spring. Take responsibility for your academic program (freshman Meet with your school counselor to: year grades count). Continue to discuss and update your academic plan. Get involved! Participate in extracurricular or community Begin to develop your post-secondary plans. activities. Expand your talents and interests. Gain Update your ILP in Richer Picture: leadership experience and develop socially. Click on the “Learning Plan” icon Meet with your school counselor to discuss and update Click on and complete the “Interest Profiler” under your academic plan. College/Career Work hard in your classes and reach out for help if Evaluate your personality, interests, learning style and needed. You are your own best advocate! skills. Update your ILP in Richer Picture. Look for an interesting summer opportunity (job, volunteer Academic support available through NHS tutors and ALC positions, education program). Junior Year Senior Year Take the mandatory school day SAT in late April. Don’t get senioritis: Senior courses and grades are Fall - Review results of PSAT to see where extra work or very important in the college admission decision! skill improvement is needed Register for SAT or ACT tests, if needed. Attend the junior counselor meeting to: Familiarize yourself with the BHS college Plan your senior year courses (remember that senior application procedures located in the Senior year courses and grades are important in the college Evaluate Early Decision, Early Action, and Regular admission process). Discuss your post-secondary /college plans. Decision admission options. Attend the Junior Parent Night in the spring. Finalize your list of colleges. Begin your college search Deadlines are very important in the college Review your Junior Booklet - Visit the BHS Website admission process. Make sure you meet the >School Counseling>College Planning> application deadlines of the colleges and the BHS Research colleges by taking a virtual college tour. deadlines as outlined in the Senior Booklet. Visit colleges while classes are still in session. Attend the BHS Financial Aid Night. Schedule a campus tour. Notify your counselor as you receive admission Think about teachers who might write your decisions. recommendations (make your request before you leave Apply for scholarships – view available for the summer). scholarships on the BHS webpage>School If you plan on competing in Division I or II college sports Counseling>Financial Aid & Scholarship and want to be eligible to be recruited by colleges, you Information. must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Submit your FAFSA soon AFTER October 1st, CSS During the summer before senior year: Update your Profile (if required by college). Be aware of resume of your high school accomplishments, activities, deadlines for each school. and work in Richer Picture. Review financial aid packages. Begin to work on your college essay. Send your deposit to the college you will attend by Begin completing college applications using the Common Application which opens in early August (Use May 1st. your personal email when creating an account). Continue to visit college campuses (in-person or virtual) 5

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Course Selection When the course selection window opens during the winter months, students are encouraged to talk with their teachers, school counselors and families about the course selections for the following school year. We want all students to have a balanced academic workload and ask students to think carefully about clubs, athletics, work and family commitments that are an important part of student life. Course selection is one of the most important commitments that take place each year. Once enrollment has been determined, teachers and rooms have been assigned. Therefore, students and parents should plan to make adjustments in course selections prior to the start of the new school year. It is important to note that courses will be offered pending sufficient enrollment and availability of staff. Students who have selected a course that is canceled will be asked to make an alternate selection. In some cases, students may have scheduling conflicts that will have to be resolved with the counselor through the selection of alternate courses. Because the number of classes to be offered, class size and teacher assignments are determined during this process, late course changes may be impossible to arrange. EARLY ENROLLMENT PROGRAM (EEP) The Early Enrollment Program is a partnership with Rhode Island College that provides juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit while fulfilling their graduation requirements at Barrington High School. Rhode Island All Course Network The new RI All Course Network provides qualified high school students the chance to take an exciting catalog of college and career preparatory courses at no cost to participating students. The ACN offers students the opportunity to pursue college, high school, AP and elective course offerings that may not be available at Barrington High School. Please note: The ACN course and grade will be included on the Barrington High School Transcript. Dual Enrollment Dual Enrollment courses are taught on the institutional campus. URI, RIC, and CCRI have established criteria for high school students to find out if they are ready to take college courses. Dual enrollment means you receive the approval of your school counselor or administrator to take a college class that is taught by a professor on the college campus and receive high school credit at the same time. Concurrent Enrollment Concurrent enrollment courses are college classes that are taught by high school teachers, which means students can take a college class and earn college credit without leaving Barrington High School. Visit RIDE for further details. 7

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Pathways Career and Technical Education Certification (CTE) Pathways CTE pathways result in an industry-recognized and professional certification through course completion, work-based learning and a state-required assessment. 3-D Design Architecture Audio Engineering Computer Information Sciences Pre-Engineering Television Audio Production Television Graphics Television Production Experiential Pathways There is a series of required coursework, optional coursework, and 30 hours of work- based learning. In addition, an application project must be completed. There is not a required certification assessment. This is not recognized by the State of Rhode Island. Arts Pathway (Music Technology) Business Pathway (Marketing) Arts Pathway (Music Teaching) Government and Citizenship Pathway Arts Pathway (Creative Writing) STEM Pathway (Robotics) Arts Pathway (Theater) STEM Pathway (Laboratory Technician) Arts Pathway (Music Performance) STEM Pathway (Coding) Business Pathway (Entrepreneurship) STEM Pathway (Science Research) Business Pathway (Finance) How to Enroll In order to enroll in a Pathway for those in-district, students need to schedule a meeting with their assigned school counselor to discuss their options. All students who wish to enroll in a Pathway must declare their enrollment by the end of their sophomore year. To apply to the Barrington High School (BHS) CTE program as an out-of-district student, please complete the BHS CTE Pathway Application for Out of District Students. 9

Athletics FALL Varsity Cross Country - Boys/Girls Varsity and JV Field Hockey - Girls Freshman, JV and Varsity Football - Boys Varsity Football Cheerleading - Co-ed Varsity and JV Soccer - Boys/Girls Varsity and JV Tennis - Girls Unified Volleyball - Co-ed WINTER Varsity and JV Volleyball - Girls Freshman, JV and Varsity Basketball- Boys Varsity and JV Basketball - Girls Varsity Basketball Cheerleading - Co-ed Varsity Gymnastics - Girls Varsity Ice Hockey - Boys/Girls Varsity Swimming - Boys/Girls Varsity Wrestling - Boys SPRING Freshman, JV and Varsity Baseball - Boys Unified Basketball - Co-Ed Varsity Golf - Co-Ed Varsity and JV Lacrosse - Boys/Girls Varsity and JV Softball - Girls Varsity and JV Tennis - Boys Varsity Outdoor Track and Field - Boys/Girls Varsity and JV Volleyball - Boys 10

Fine Arts Music Department Offerings Audio Production 1 (EEP) Jazz Ensemble Audio Production 2 Introduction to Piano Chorus Introduction to Drumming Choral Ensemble Popular Music of the 20TH Century (EEP) Concert Band Music History (EEP) Electronic Music 1 (EEP) Music Theory and Composition (EEP) Electronic Music 2 Theater Department Offerings Introduction to Theatre Acting for Film and Television Acting I Playwriting and Screenwriting 11

Clubs and Activities Click here for the club advisor's email to find out details about the club or to sign up. Mock Trial Art Club Model Legislature Astronomy Club Model United Nations Best Buddies National Honor Society Chain Reaction/Diversity New England Math Team Chess Club Outing Club Chinese Club Pep Band Common Ground Club Photography Club Dance Team Rhode Island Math Team Debate and Speech Club Robotics Club Eagle’s Athletic Club Sailing Club Eagle’s Athletic Outlet School Newspaper (Talon) Environmental Club Science Fair e-Sports Gaming Science Olympiad Film Club Spanish Club Finance Club Squash Club French Club Student Council Future Business Leaders of America Students Demand Action Gender Sexualty Alliance (GSA) - LBGTQR Theatre Arts (Stagemasters) Gender Equity and Awareness Theatre Arts (Technical) Helping Ourselves to Protect Each Other TV Studio (Sunrise Show) Interact Club Unified Theatre International Club Yearbook (Arrow) Latin Club Young Politicians LifeSmarts Literacy/Art Magazine (Revue) 12

How to Stay Connected Social Media Barrington Public Schools (BPS) recognizes and encourages the appropriate use of social media as an important communications tool for BPS, BPS programs, and individual BPS students and staff members. We encourage you to review our social media accounts and connect with us and show your support for our school. Sites listed below include our official social media channels. News Alerts Our weekly news letter and other alerts are sent out using our alert system. It is very important that we have your most up-to-date email address and mobile number. Administration Chris Ashley Principal - [email protected] Edward Daft Assistant Principal - [email protected] Allison Scanlon Assistant Principal - [email protected] Student Services Athletics - George Finn [email protected] Nurse - Tammy Lafreniere [email protected] School Counseling - Toni Corry [email protected] School Resource Officer - Joel Saccoccio [email protected] 13

Stay Connected BHS Parents Association BHS PA meetings are typically held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 pm in the BHS Library. We have a guest speaker with valuable insight into BHS and we hear an update from Principal Ashley. The Barrington Education Foundation (BEF) is a non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to the support and enrichment of all students within the Barrington Public Schools. Founded in 1992, BEF has raised and awarded over $860,000 to fund a wide range of programs, technology and materials. Through an annual grant cycle, monies raised return to the schools, providing direct benefit for the enrichment of students in all schools and grades in the district. Art Department Chairs Lauren Tucciarone Physical Education/Health [email protected] Corey Downey [email protected] Business/Technology Ed Matthew Silva Science [email protected] Diana Siliezar-Shields [email protected] English/Theater Kevin Blanchard Social Studies [email protected] Steven Pickford [email protected] Library Suzanne Costa Special Education [email protected] Drew Genetti [email protected] Mathematics Robert Marley World Language [email protected] Cynthia Navarro [email protected] Music Nahum Mitnik [email protected] Barrington High School 220 Lincoln Avenue Barrington, RI 02806 Follow Us Online Phone: 401-247-3150 Fax: 401-245-6170 14