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1High School Registration and Four-Year Planner Lake Hazel Middle SchoolFebruary 18, 2014
2High School Registration and Four-Year Planner In this presentation, you will learn:High school graduation requirements.What is a 4-Year Planner and why it’s important.How to complete a 4-Year Planner.How to complete the high school registration packets.Due dates for the 4-Year Planner and High School Registration Packet.
3High School Graduation Requirements CoursesNumber of Credits RequiredEnglish8 creditsMath6 creditsScience6 Lab creditsSpeech/Debate1 creditGlobal PerspectivesUS History4 creditsAmerican Government2 creditsHumanitiesEconomicsPhysical EducationHealthElectives(Minimum)22 creditsTOTAL CREDITS NEEDED TO GRADUATE56 credits1 Credit = 1 Semester
4Required Classes English - All four years and in sequence. Math - All four years and in sequence.Science – 9th and 10th grade are determined; you have to take 2 more semesters but you get to choose which classes you take.Global Perspectives – One semester your freshman year.Freshman Cornerstone – 2 semesters required your freshman year.U.S. History – 10th and 11th gradesAmerican Government and Economics– 12th grade
5Required Classes Health – One semester credit required in 11th Speech –One semester credit required in 11thCompetitive Speech, Debate, and Personal Skills Development will meet the speech graduation requirement.Physical Education – 2 semester credits requiredPhysical Education Co-EdIntroduction to FitnessOther PE classes will be available in 10, 11, 12th grades.Humanities – 2 semester credits requiredThere are many options to fill these credit requirements. More on this later.Electives – 22 semester credits are needed over four years
6High School Graduation Requirements 56 Credits are required for graduation.Students must also be proficient on SBAC (the test that replaces the ISAT) andThe Senior Project.
7Honors, AP, and IB Honors Classes Courses follow the district curriculum, but at a faster pace and include more instructional depth. Students who are successful in these classes usually perform in the top 10% nationally.AP (Advanced Placement)AP courses follow a nationally standardized rigorous curriculum developed by The College Board. Students who are successful in these classes usually perform in the top 2% nationally. In order to receive college level AP credit, you must pass the AP exam. These courses are available in 11th and 12th grades.Student Self-Assessment is located in the freshman handbook to determine if you are a good candidate for honors or AP classes.
8Honors, AP, and IB IB (International Baccalaureate) IB courses follow the rigorous IB philosophy and implement instruction and assessment that support the IB Student Learning Profile. Students can earn an IB Diploma.IB courses are offered at Renaissance High School for Juniors and Seniors.Visit RHS’s website for more information.
9Language Arts Sequence of Classes 9th GradeEnglish 9 A/B* or Honors English 9 A/B10th GradeEnglish 10 A/B* or Honors English 10 A/B*You may have a Language Arts Lab if needed or required.
10Language Arts Sequence of Classes 11th GradeEnglish 11 A/B* or Honors English 11 A/BAP English 11 A/B12th GradeEnglish 12 A/B or AP English 12 A/B*You may have a Language Arts Lab if needed or required.
11Math Sequence of Classes Current Class: CCSS Algebra 8 or Applied Math 89th Grade: HS CCSSM I* or HS CCSSM I Honors10th Grade: HS CCSSM II or HS CCSSM II Honors11th Grade: HS CCSSM III or HS CCSSM III Honors12TH Grade: Senior Year Math or Calculus, AP or Concurrent Credit Math*Some students may have math on both A/B days or may have a math lab in lieu of an elective. Students with math on both A/B days will also loose an elective.
12Math Sequence of Classes Current Class: HS CCSSM I9th Grade: HS CCSSM II10th Grade: HS CCSSM III11th Grade: Calculus, AP or Concurrent Credit Math12th Grade: Calculus II, AP or Concurrent Credit Math
13Math Class PlacementYour math teachers will determine your math placement for next year based on your current progress and success.Whether you need math both days.Whether you need a math lab.Whether you can be successful in Honors math.You will not be allowed to register for math classes online since we will determine your placement.
14Science Sequence of Classes 9TH Grade Earth Science A/B or Honors Earth Science A/B 10th Grade Biology A/B or Honors Biology A/B
15Science Sequence of Classes 11th or 12th Grades: (Choose one or more classes)AP BiologyAnatomyWildlife BiologyMicrobiology and GeneticsChemistry (General or AP Chemistry)Physics (Conceptual or AP Physics)AP Environmental SciencePractical EntomologyForensics in Science
16Social Studies Sequence of Classes 9th Grade Global Perspectives Freshman Cornerstone 10th Grade US History 10 A/B or Honors US History 10 A/B
17Social Studies Sequence of Classes 11th GradeUS History 11 A/B or AP History 11 A/BAP History 11 A/B12th GradeAmerican Government A/BHonors American Government A/BAP American Government A/BEconomicsHonors EconomicsConsumer Economics/Agricultural Business & Economics
18Humanities Requirements 2 credits in Humanities are required for graduation.You can choose from classes in:Communication – Introduction to Mass MediaMusic – Choir, Band, Guitar, Orchestra,Performing Arts – ActingVisual Arts – Design, Drawing/Painting, Pottery, Teaching Art in Elementary School, Advanced ArtWorld Languages– French, German, or Spanish
19Humanities Requirements Before selecting your Humanities classes, you will need to understand the difference between:Idaho High School Graduation Requirements andIdaho Public College & University Admission Requirements.All colleges and universities in Idaho require 2 credits of a foreign language for admission. If you think you want to go to college, you will want to choose to take at least 1 year of a foreign language for your humanities credits.Colleges and universities outside of Idaho may have different admission requirements and will require your research.
20ElectivesYou will get to select several electives each semester all four years.Be sure to consult the Course Description Handbook online to look at all of your options.Mountain View High School – both the freshman handbook and regular handbook.PT Magnet Programs Handbook.If you are interested in specific PT programs, make sure to look at all of the prerequisites and when you need to take them!Tomorrow you will have a slip of paper attached to your planner that has the links to these handbooks!
21Professional-Technical Center Automotive TechnologyAutomotive Technology Pathway**Collision RepairAgriculture, Welding/Fabrication & Natural ResourcesAnimal Science Pathway**Botany Pathway**Welding/Fabrication & Mechanical Pathway**These programs have prerequisites that you must take your freshman year!
22Professional-Technical Center Construction MagnetMasonryResidential ConstructionDigital Home Technology IntegrationPolice, Fire & Emergency Services MagnetLaw Enforcement, Detention and CorrectionsFire Services and Emergency ServicesCulinary Arts Magnet
23Professional-Technical Center Health Science MagnetMedical TechnologyHealth Professions CNA IIPharmacy TechnicianEMT BasicPre-Engineering Magnet**Computer Integrated ManufacturingDigital ElectronicsCivil Engineering and ArchitectureAerospace EngineeringEngineering Design and Development**These programs have prerequisites that you must take your freshman year!
24Professional-Technical Center Commercial Graphic DesignElectronics TechnologyPrecision MachiningInformation TechnologiesSmall Gasoline Engines*Renewable Energy**These programs have prerequisites that you must take your freshman year!
25PT Programs: Required Freshman Classes Botany PathwayRequired: Intro to Animal Science or Personal Skills Development (Counts as Speech Credit)Recommended: Horticulture I and IIAnimal Science PathwayRequired: Intro to Animal ScienceRecommended: Personal Skills Development (Counts as Speech Credit)
26PT Programs: Required Freshman Classes Pre-Engineering PathwayRequired: Intro to Small Gasoline EnginesAutomotive or Small Gasoline Engines PathwayRecommended: Intro to Small Gasoline Engines
27What is the 4-Year Planner? State of Idaho requires each student to be complete a 4-Year Planner by no later than the end of the 8th grade year.Each student will plan out which classes he/she will take for all four years of high school and will write them down on the planner.
28How will this help me?The Plan will help you select courses that will meet the District’s high school graduation requirements.It helps you explore educational career choices and plan for the next four years of high school so you don’t miss out on opportunities.The Plan is purely a tool to plan ahead— it may be reviewed and revised as needed throughout your high school years. You are not stuck with the classes you put on your plan.The 4-Year Planner does not register you for any classes at your high school.
30Completing Your 4-Year Planner Tomorrow, you will receive your packet during your science class, which will include your high school registration information, along with one copy of the plan.Your name will be on both the planner and registration forms. Do NOT lose them!Your science teacher will go through the basics with you again tomorrow on how to complete your 4-year planner and you will actually begin filling out the required classes.
31Completing Your 4-Year Planner You will need to take your planner and (registration packet) home with you on Wednesday after school.You should have already selected your required courses and will now only need to select your electives (the fun stuff!)The following resources are available for you:The High School Course Description Handbook for Freshmen outlines many course offerings and the graduation requirements for the 2018 graduating class.Mountain View High School Course Description Handbook is available online to see all of the courses offered at MVHS. The link is on the bottom of your 4-Year Planner.Professional-Technical School’s website to find the classes you must take for a specific program and the sequence you must take the classes.RMS, MMACHS, and MTCHS websites.
32Completing Your 4-Year Planner We recommend the following:Complete the planner with your parent/guardian.Complete a draft of your 4-year planner on a separate piece of paper.Make sure you’ve looked at the courses available through the Profession- Technical Programs and place those classes/electives on your planner first.Make a copy of your final plan for your use later.Make sure you and your parent/guardian has signed the Planner!4-Year Planners are due to your science teacher on Monday, February 24th!
33Example – 9th Grade 1st Semester 2nd Semester English 9A (or Honors) English 9B (or Honors)Earth Science AEarth Science BMath Level: We will select this!Freshman CornerstoneGlobal PerspectivesPE Fitness BPE Fitness ATeen Living IGerman I AGerman I BActing I AActing I B
34Example – 10th Grade 1st Semester 2nd Semester English 10A (or Honors) English 10B (or Honors)Biology ABiology BMath Level: We select this!US History AUS History BGerman II AGerman II BCardio Fitness AFoods and NutritionDesignDrawingDigital Photography ADigital Photography B
35Example – 11th Grade 1st Semester 2nd Semester English 11 A (or Honors)English 11 B (or Honors)Science A (Lab Credit)Science B (Lab Credit)Math Level: We select this!US History 11 AUS History 11 BHealthSpeechMusic TheoryMusic AwarenessPsychology ISociologyActing II AActing II B
36Example – 12th Grade 1st Semester 2nd Semester English 12 A (or Honors)English 12 B (or Honors)Math Level: Must Pass!Math Level: Must Pass!American Government AAmerican Government BEconomicsCreative WritingCardio Fitness ACardio Fitness BOceanographySenior Foods and NutritionNewspaper ANewspaper BDebate ADebate B
37MVHS RegistrationMake sure all sections of the form are filled out completely.Fill out the form with your parents. Parents and students must sign the registration form.Make sure you choose alternate electives. Make sure you like those choices because odds are that you may not get your first choice.If you know you are moving, you still need to pre-register just in case.If you have been notified that you have been accepted to RHS, MMACHS, or MTCHS, we encourage you to still pre- register at MVHS in case you change your mind.
38MVHS Registration and 4-Year Planners are due: Reminders!!MVHS Registration and 4-Year Planners are due:When: Monday February 24thWhere: Science TeacherDon’t forget that you AND your parent need to sign both the planner and registration forms!