Welcome to Baden High School
Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year. This year we will attempt to eclipse the record number of students that graduated from Baden High School last year. Baden High School graduates are held to the same rigorous academic requirements as students at the other high schools in the district with the exception of the number of required elective credits. Our strong faculty, staff, and counselors are here to motive and encourage students to not only earn a high school diploma, but also to set them on a career and post high school path to success. All graduates must complete the “School to Career” requirement and fifteen hours of community service. Students also produce a final writing assignment related to their plans after graduation and their community service.
As was done last year, each grading period this year we will be focusing on a positive personal trait that we hope all of our students develop to help them with their transition to life after high school. During the first and second grading periods, students will be learning about self-responsibility. Teachers will develop strategies for teaching students about self-responsibility and what role it plays in academic and elective subject areas and their personal lives.
Last year was a very positive and exciting year at Baden. Our students seemed eager to create a positive climate on campus and work hard academically to earn their credits.
The average of Top Credit Earners (12 credits or more) rose from 25% to 28% of the student body for each of the six grading periods. There were 36 graduates last spring, while just five years ago, the average number of graduates at Baden was fewer than 10 students. We also had a 94% graduation rate, one of the highest in the County.
I’m very excited to be the new principal at Baden High School, and as we start the 2013-2014 school year, I know that the Baden staff will work enthusiastically to meet the needs of our students. Here’s to a great school year at Baden High School!
Michael Coyne, Principal