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1 High School Registration and Four-Year Planner LAKE HAZEL MIDDLE SCHOOL FEBRUARY 18, 2014

2 High School Registration and Four-Year Planner In this presentation, you will learn: High school graduation requirements. What is a 4-Year Planner and why its 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.

3 High School Graduation Requirements CoursesNumber of Credits Required English8 credits Math6 credits Science6 Lab credits Speech/Debate1 credit Global Perspectives1 credit US History4 credits American Government2 credits Humanities2 credits Economics1 credit Physical Education2 credits Health1 credit Electives(Minimum)22 credits TOTAL CREDITS NEEDED TO GRADUATE 56 credits 1 Credit = 1 Semester

4 Required Classes English - All four years and in sequence. Math - All four years and in sequence. Science – 9 th and 10 th 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 – 10 th and 11 th grades American Government and Economics– 12 th grade

5 Required Classes Health – One semester credit required in 11 th Speech –One semester credit required in 11 th Competitive Speech, Debate, and Personal Skills Development will meet the speech graduation requirement. Physical Education – 2 semester credits required Physical Education Co-Ed Introduction to Fitness Other PE classes will be available in 10, 11, 12 th grades. Humanities – 2 semester credits required There are many options to fill these credit requirements. More on this later. Electives – 22 semester credits are needed over four years

6 High School Graduation Requirements 56 Credits are required for graduation. Students must also be proficient on SBAC (the test that replaces the ISAT) and The Senior Project.

7 Honors, 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 11 th and 12 th grades. Student Self-Assessment is located in the freshman handbook to determine if you are a good candidate for honors or AP classes.

8 Honors, 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 RHSs website for more information.

9 Language Arts Sequence of Classes 9th Grade English 9 A/B* or Honors English 9 A/B 10 th Grade English 10 A/B*orHonors English 10 A/B *You may have a Language Arts Lab if needed or required.

10 Language Arts Sequence of Classes 11 th Grade English 11 A/B*orHonors English 11 A/B AP English 11 A/B 12 th Grade English 12 A/BorAP English 12 A/B *You may have a Language Arts Lab if needed or required.

11 Math Sequence of Classes Current Class: CCSS Algebra 8 or Applied Math 8 9 th Grade:HS CCSSM I* orHS CCSSM I Honors 10 th Grade:HS CCSSM IIorHS CCSSM II Honors 11 th Grade:HS CCSSM IIIorHS CCSSM III Honors 12 TH Grade:Senior Year Mathor 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.

12 Math Sequence of Classes Current Class: HS CCSSM I 9 th Grade:HS CCSSM II 10 th Grade:HS CCSSM III 11 th Grade:Calculus, AP or Concurrent Credit Math 12 th Grade:Calculus II, AP or Concurrent Credit Math

13 Math Class Placement Your 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.

14 Science Sequence of Classes 9 TH Grade Earth Science A/BorHonors Earth Science A/B 10th Grade Biology A/BorHonors Biology A/B

15 Science Sequence of Classes 11 th or 12 th Grades: (Choose one or more classes) AP Biology Anatomy Wildlife Biology Microbiology and Genetics Chemistry (General or AP Chemistry) Physics (Conceptual or AP Physics) AP Environmental Science Practical Entomology Forensics in Science

16 Social Studies Sequence of Classes 9 th Grade Global Perspectives Freshman Cornerstone 10th Grade US History 10 A/BorHonors US History 10 A/B

17 Social Studies Sequence of Classes 11th Grade US History 11 A/BorAP History 11 A/B AP History 11 A/B 12 th Grade American Government A/B Honors American Government A/B AP American Government A/B Economics Honors Economics Consumer Economics/Agricultural Business & Economics

18 Humanities Requirements 2 credits in Humanities are required for graduation. You can choose from classes in: Communication – Introduction to Mass Media Music – Choir, Band, Guitar, Orchestra, Performing Arts – Acting Visual Arts – Design, Drawing/Painting, Pottery, Teaching Art in Elementary School, Advanced Art World Languages– French, German, or Spanish

19 Humanities Requirements Before selecting your Humanities classes, you will need to understand the difference between: Idaho High School Graduation Requirements and Idaho 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.

20 Electives You 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!

21 Professional-Technical Center Automotive Technology Automotive Technology Pathway** Collision Repair Agriculture, Welding/Fabrication & Natural Resources Animal Science Pathway** Botany Pathway** Welding/Fabrication & Mechanical Pathway **These programs have prerequisites that you must take your freshman year!

22 Professional-Technical Center Construction Magnet Masonry Residential Construction Digital Home Technology Integration Police, Fire & Emergency Services Magnet Law Enforcement, Detention and Corrections Fire Services and Emergency Services Culinary Arts Magnet

23 Professional-Technical Center Health Science Magnet Medical Technology Health Professions CNA II Pharmacy Technician EMT Basic Pre-Engineering Magnet** Computer Integrated Manufacturing Digital Electronics Civil Engineering and Architecture Aerospace Engineering Engineering Design and Development **These programs have prerequisites that you must take your freshman year!

24 Professional-Technical Center Commercial Graphic Design Electronics Technology Precision Machining Information Technologies Small Gasoline Engines* Renewable Energy **These programs have prerequisites that you must take your freshman year!

25 PT Programs: Required Freshman Classes Botany Pathway Required: Intro to Animal Science or Personal Skills Development (Counts as Speech Credit) Recommended: Horticulture I and II Animal Science Pathway Required: Intro to Animal Science Recommended: Personal Skills Development (Counts as Speech Credit)

26 PT Programs: Required Freshman Classes Pre-Engineering Pathway Required: Intro to Small Gasoline Engines Automotive or Small Gasoline Engines Pathway Recommended: Intro to Small Gasoline Engines

27 What 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 8 th 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.

28 How will this help me? The Plan will help you select courses that will meet the Districts high school graduation requirements. It helps you explore educational career choices and plan for the next four years of high school so you dont 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.

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30 Completing 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.

31 Completing 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 Schools 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.

32 Completing 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 youve 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 24 th !

33 Example – 9 th Grade 1 st Semester2 nd Semester English 9A (or Honors)English 9B (or Honors) Earth Science AEarth Science B Math Level: We will select this! Freshman Cornerstone Global PerspectivesPE Fitness B PE Fitness ATeen Living I German I AGerman I B Acting I AActing I B

34 Example – 10 th Grade 1 st Semester2 nd Semester English 10A (or Honors)English 10B (or Honors) Biology ABiology B Math Level: We select this! US History AUS History B German II AGerman II B Cardio Fitness AFoods and Nutrition DesignDrawing Digital Photography ADigital Photography B

35 Example – 11 th Grade 1 st Semester2 nd 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 B HealthSpeech Music TheoryMusic Awareness Psychology ISociology Acting II AActing II B

36 Example – 12 th Grade 1 st Semester2 nd Semester English 12 A (or Honors)English 12 B (or Honors) Math Level: Must Pass! American Government AAmerican Government B EconomicsCreative Writing Cardio Fitness ACardio Fitness B OceanographySenior Foods and Nutrition Newspaper ANewspaper B Debate ADebate B

37 MVHS Registration Make 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.

38 Reminders!! MVHS Registration and 4-Year Planners are due: When:Monday February 24 th Where:Science Teacher Dont forget that you AND your parent need to sign both the planner and registration forms!


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