Important Dates 2018/2019 School year
Important Upcoming Dates
Completed Safety Drills 2018-2019
Career and College Readiness at KHS
Kingston Jr. Sr. High School students use the Career Cruising program to prepare for college and for a lifelong career. Each student starts working on their electronic portfolio in 7th grade. Beginning in 7th grade, students begin to develop their Educational Development Plan (EDP), in 8th grade students continue their work in Career Cruising along with visiting the Tuscola Technology Center. In 9th grade, students continue in Career Cruising and visit Delta College's Career Show. Tenth graders visit the TTC and begin to closely look at choosing a course of study, along with continuing along in Career Cruising. Juniors continue on in Career Cruising and begin the college application, college visitation and financial aid process. Seniors continue in Career Cruising, have a mock senior interview day, visit the Detroit Auto Show, work on college scholarships, applications and financial aid. Through all of this, students align their Career Pathway with their scheduling and by 9th grade choose the best scheduling track for them: traditional Kingston schedule, traditional Kingston/Tech Center schedule, Seat Waiver schedule, and Advanced college prep/ dual enrollment schedule. All of these courses and tracks are available in the course catalogue which is available in the counselor's office. In terms of ACT preparation, our students use the EPAS's program- our 7th, 8th and 9th graders take the ACT EXPLORE test- our 10th graders take the ACT PLAN test, and as part of the Michigan Merit Exam, the juniors take Pre-ACT test two times before taking the actual ACT test. Students are tested, progress monitored frequently and re-tested before given interventions to improve on these tests. Student take the ACT six times before taking the "real" ACT on their MME. For being a small school it is impressive of what we can offer you!
Kingston High School Response to Intervention (RTI) Program
If your child is struggling in any academic areas, please feel free to contact Ms. Moots and the counseling office. We have after school tutoring available Monday-Thursday from 3:00-4:00. We also have academic coaches available in which high school students will tutor your child in a 1 on 1 setting. Finally, we have end of the day seminar available in which students can recieve tutoring with any teacher in the building. Also, three times per year, we assess all of our 7th-11th grade students at a national level in reading, writing and math (NWEA and/or ACT) and place students in tiers- tier 1 students are identified as proficient, tier 2 students as near proficiency and tier 3 students as not proficient. These students are then given the proper in class and out of class interventions (Compass Learning/ ACT Prep) to ensure success.
Michigan's Integrated Behavior & Learning Support Initiative
KHS has implemented school-wide Positive Behavior Support(PBS), also known as our C.A.R.D.S. program, and researched-based interventions that will result in the following.
- Increased reading performance
- Reduced behavior problems
- Accurate and timely knowledge of student performance in behavior and reading.
- Data-driven decision making based on information about student performance in behavior and reading.