Course selection is important because.. Exploring and developing your interests. Taking honors and/or Advanced Placement courses is the best way to show colleges that you are challenging yourself. Future planning – some courses require a pre- requisite. For example, if you would like to take AP Java during junior year and Game Programming during senior year. You MUST take Introduction to Computer Science next year.
Timeline for Course Selection February 13 th – You received your permanent record in official class. KEEP THE ORIGINAL AND DO NOT LOSE IT. MAKE COPIES IMMEDIATLEY. IT IS NOT EASY TO GET A REPLACEMENT. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS HAVE A COPY OF YOUR PERMANENT RECORD IN YOUR BOOKBAG. February 28 th : Naviance opens for viewing March 3 rd – Elective Day 9 th -11 th period. Application Period: Due Date March 10 th March 17 th – Registration opens on Naviance. March 28 th at 3pm: Registration closes on Naviance EVERYONE NEEDS TO REGISTER!!
Selection Criteria Selection for special permission courses consist of the following criteria. Check Department Websites for Selection Criteria Information. Grades (both 1 st semester and 2 nd semester grades) Just because you get accepted in March doesnt mean you will be in the class when we return to school in the fall. Teacher Recommendations Attendance/Cutting. All cuts must be cleared. Students with suspended privileges are not allowed to have Special Permission classes. Placement Test for: Honors Algebra II/ Trigonometry, AP European History & AP Music Theory Check the Department website for testing date/times
What is available to me? Read the Course Catalog on websiteCourse Catalog English Honors Forensics Sophomore Honors English Social Studies AP European History AP Human Geography If you are currently in AP World History and doing well, you will continue with the second year of the course.
Theres More!! Math Department Honors Algebra2/Trigonometry (Placement exam required) Foreign Language Third year Honors Spanish (FS5H) Science Department If you are currently in Chemistry or Honors Chemistry, and already passed the Living Environment Regents then AP Biology, or a Biology Elective Lab Science If you are currently in Biology or Honors Biology, then Chemistry or Honors Chemistry
Last but Not Least! Intel Research Math, Computer Science, Social Science, Biological/Physical Science. This is a 3 year commitment. The research sequence is highly beneficial in college admissions because: Sets you apart from other applicants. Makes you a stronger candidate. More than 3 Special Permission Classes require a Special Permission Form.
What will my Sophomore year program look like? Art Requirement & Sophomore Research are Requirements for Sophomore year! Some students may have taken Art/Music/and or Health at Bronx Science Summer School.
If you still have questions… Speak with your teachers Consult with your counselor Refer back to the course catalogue The catalogue can be accessed through Bronx Sciences Home Page under Selected Links http://www.bxscience.edu/pdf/Course%20Catalog.pdf Students who FAIL to register by the deadline, will be give generic programs, chosen by their guidance counselors