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Timeline

While creating our timeline there were obstacles that we had to take into consideration. The following are a few examples of the things we would take into consideration or adjust as needed.

  • During the year the state may add more requirements. For example, this year they decided that the class of 2014 would be required to take a personal finance class. During the first step of our time line, re-evaluating current master schedule, we would take these requirement changes into consideration.
  • Review program of studies would allow us to review the instructional focus, if changing, and update our program of studies as necessary.
  • During the January meeting with the guidance department, planning for parent night would begin. Parent Night would allow teachers, counselors, and administration to be available to parents to offer help throughout the scheduling process.
  • During the student registration in February and April our counselors will be available, but one week they would offer flex hours. Flex hours would allow counselors to come in late and stay later than normal, so that they are available for parents.
  • During rising 9 th grade registration, Horizon High School’s guidance department would give a presentation to the 8 th graders about classes. Special education (including the middle school case manager, high school SPED coordinator, and an assistant principal) will schedule transitional meetings for SPED students moving into the high school.
  • On May 27, 2011 we will run a simulation of the schedule to see if there are any conflicts. You want to make sure that students who are on a certain track are able to take all courses they desire without hindering their progress.
  • We made sure that on our timeline we mailed the teachers their schedules BEFORE students’ schedules are mailed. That way the teachers would be aware of the students in their courses before the students approach them.
  • Horizon High School’s first day of school is September 6, 2011. The last day to withdraw from a class without penalty is September 27, 2011.

Budget

The budget was calculated using the average per pupil expenditure for a school in the Roanoke Valley (Virginia). This number was approximately $7,000 per student, giving us a budget of $5,760,000. Our expenditures are as follows: 88% or $5,068,800 of our budget was spent on employees’ salaries/ benefits; 7.63% or $439,488 was spent for purchased services; 4.01% or $230,976 of the budget was spent on supplies for the school; and 0.36% or $20,736 was used for capital or all expenditures classified as “other”.

While developing our budget we designed our financial allotments for Employees Salaries/Benefits in accordance with one principal, two assistant principals, one athletic director, 77 teachers, 8 instructional aides, and 18 support staff personnel.

Additionally, the purchased services, supplies, and capital are divided accurately in the pie chart below.

Explanations for decisions

  • BUDGET: Because the purpose of this assignment was not to set up a budget, but to develop a master schedule, we did not focus much on the budget. We took a very general number as the average for the Roanoke Valley. Once we had a total number for our budget we broke it down into a very simple framework. We realize that in our future schools, our budgets will be much more developed and detailed. Our simple budget in this case served our purposes.
  • ART: Since we only had 800 students and we wanted to put our instructional focus on the environment, we decided to combine the art classes. Our art courses are now survey classes. For example, instead of offering a number of specific art courses, we decided to streamline these courses into one. Students who take art will still receive instruction on pottery, drawing, painting, etc., but it will be incorporated into one course rather than registering for these courses separately.
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION: We realize that in most schools a full inclusion model would not be the mode of services students with special education needs. For this project we decided to choose the full inclusion model because of the time constraints and obstacles that might otherwise be created.
  • ADVANCED COURSES: We realize that our advanced course offerings are slim. However, for Horizon High School we push our students to a higher level. All students will be required to write papers, do projects, and many of the other assignments normally required of an advanced course. In a larger school system with a different focus, more advanced classes may be available, however we feel we have justified our choices to limit those offerings.
  • DIRECTED STUDIES: This course will be offered to students at risk of failing SOL courses. Students will be placed into this course based on multiple criteria such as teacher recommendations, benchmark tests, students’ grades, etc.

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
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Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
Daniel
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Anassong
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
NANO
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Tarell
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
Virgil
is Bucky paper clear?
CYNTHIA
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
NANO
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Harper
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
s.
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
SUYASH Reply
for screen printed electrodes ?
SUYASH
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
Ebrahim
or in general
Ebrahim
in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
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