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1 Deshler High School Diploma Information & Graduation Requirements For school year beginning Presented by: Ms. Clark – Counselor for grades 9 & 10 Mrs. Belue – Counselor for grades 11 & 12

2 Deshler High School At Deshler Middle School… Homeroom daily Homeroom daily 6 periods each day 6 periods each day At Deshler High School… No daily homeroom No daily homeroom Go to homeroom every 4 ½ weeks to receive progress reports/report cards Go to homeroom every 4 ½ weeks to receive progress reports/report cards 7 periods each day 7 periods each day 3 lunch waves 3 lunch waves Deshler High School Handbook and Code of Conduct… Bell schedule: Bell schedule: 7:45 – first bell 7:45 – first bell 8:00 – tardy bell 8:00 – tardy bell 3:00 – dismissal 3:00 – dismissal Written excuses from parent or physician are turned in to the attendance office Written excuses from parent or physician are turned in to the attendance office 10 or more absences in a semester (excused or unexcused) may result in loss of credit 10 or more absences in a semester (excused or unexcused) may result in loss of credit

3 Choosing Classes Students should make course selections after discussing appropriate courses with parents, counselors, and teachers. Students should make course selections after discussing appropriate courses with parents, counselors, and teachers. July 1 st is the deadline for all schedule changes. July 1 st is the deadline for all schedule changes.

4 Completing the Registration Form Select 7 courses for the upcoming school year = 7 credits at the end of the school year upon making a 60 or higher Select 7 courses for the upcoming school year = 7 credits at the end of the school year upon making a 60 or higher 4 core classes 4 core classes 3 elective classes 3 elective classes Select 3 alternate courses Select 3 alternate courses CORE class – English, Math, Science,CORE class – English, Math, Science, Social Studies Social Studies ELECTIVE class – drama, band, P.E.,ELECTIVE class – drama, band, P.E., art, chorus, Career Tech classes art, chorus, Career Tech classes

5 SAMPLE OF CLASSES FOR NEXT YEAR 1 st period – Core (English) 2 nd period – Elective (Computer) 3 rd period – Elective (Art I) 4 th period – Core (Science) 5 th period – Core (Math) 6 th period – Core (Soc. Studies) 7 th period – Elective (Band)

6 CREDITS Each class is worth 1 credit. Each class is worth 1 credit. (except Health is ½ credit and Dr. Ed is ½ credit) (except Health is ½ credit and Dr. Ed is ½ credit) Timeline for credits: Timeline for credits: You must earn 5 credits during the 9 th grade year to be promoted to 10 th grade You must earn 5 credits during the 9 th grade year to be promoted to 10 th grade You must have a total of 12 credits at the end of your 10 th grade year to be promoted to the 11 th grade You must have a total of 12 credits at the end of your 10 th grade year to be promoted to the 11 th grade You must have a total of 19 credits at the end of your 11 th grade year to be promoted to the 12 th grade You must have a total of 19 credits at the end of your 11 th grade year to be promoted to the 12 th grade

7 Alabama High School Graduation Exam Math Math Reading Reading Language Language Biology Biology Social Studies Social Studies You must pass all 5 parts of the test in order to receive a high school diploma.

8 Alabama High School Graduation Exam The test is given 4 times a year (Sept., Dec. March, July) The test is given 4 times a year (Sept., Dec. March, July) There are certain assigned times to take the test. There are certain assigned times to take the test. So, when do I take it??? So, when do I take it???Math When you pass Algebra I – you will take the Math part of the test the next time it is given When you pass Algebra IA AND Algebra IB – you will take the Math part of the test the next time it is given

9 Alabama High School Graduation Exam Biology When you pass Biology I – you will take the Biology part of the test the next time it is given Social Studies The first opportunity to take this part of the test is March of the 10 th grade year. Reading

10 Alabama High School Graduation Exam Language The first opportunity to take this part of the test is March of the 10 th grade year. Note: Once you pass a part of the test, you do not take that part again. Once you pass a part of the test, you do not take that part again. If you do not pass a part in March of 10 th grade, you can take the part again in March of the 11 th grade. After that, the next opportunity will be July before the Senior year. If you do not pass a part in March of 10 th grade, you can take the part again in March of the 11 th grade. After that, the next opportunity will be July before the Senior year.

11 Types of Diplomas Standard Diploma – 24 credits Standard Diploma – 24 credits Advanced Diploma – 26 credits Advanced Diploma – 26 credits (COLLEGE PREP coursework in English and History classes) _____________________________________________ Occupational Diploma (for students w/ special needs) Occupational Diploma (for students w/ special needs) Certificate of Graduation (for students w/ Certificate of Graduation (for students w/ special needs) special needs)

12 Requirements of the Standard Diploma Four credits in English Four credits in English (English 9, English 10, English 11, English 12) Four credits in Mathematics Four credits in Mathematics Option 1Option 2 Algebra IA (9 th ) Algebra I(9 th) Algebra IA (9 th ) Algebra I(9 th) Algebra IB (10 th )Geometry(10 th ) Algebra IB (10 th )Geometry(10 th ) Geometry (11 th) Algebraic Connections (11 th ) Geometry (11 th) Algebraic Connections (11 th ) Algebraic Connections (12th)Algebra II (12th)

13 Requirements of the Standard Diploma Four credits in Science Four credits in Science (Biology I, Physical Science, and 2 other science classes) Four credits in Social Studies Four credits in Social Studies (History 9, History 10, History 11,and Gov./Economics) ( = 16 CORE credits) Electives to complete the 24 credit requirement (including requirements needed of all diplomas) Electives to complete the 24 credit requirement (including requirements needed of all diplomas) Passing all 5 parts of the AHSGE Passing all 5 parts of the AHSGE

14 Requirements of the Standard Diploma The Standard and Advanced diplomas require: 1 credit in Physical Education (L.I.F.E.) 1 credit in Physical Education (L.I.F.E.) Required in grade 9 if you are not in Athletic P.E. or Band) Required in grade 9 if you are not in Athletic P.E. or Band) 1 fine arts credit (art, music, drama) 1 fine arts credit (art, music, drama) ½ credit in health ½ credit in health Dr. Ed. ½ credit is combined with health ½ credit in grade 10 Dr. Ed. ½ credit is combined with health ½ credit in grade 10 9 th grade students may take Health/Dr. Ed. if they will be 15 years of age or older on or before September 1 st of the 9 th grade school year 9 th grade students may take Health/Dr. Ed. if they will be 15 years of age or older on or before September 1 st of the 9 th grade school year 1 credit in computer education if you took Business Technology in 8 th grade 1 credit in computer education if you took Business Technology in 8 th grade If you did not take Business Technology in 8 th grade, you must take Business Technology in grade 9 plus another computer class before graduation If you did not take Business Technology in 8 th grade, you must take Business Technology in grade 9 plus another computer class before graduation 1 online course / experience ** New for freshmen ** 1 online course / experience ** New for freshmen **

15 Requirements for the Advanced Diploma Four credits in English Four credits in English (College Prep English 9, College Prep English 10, College Prep English 11, College Prep English 12 or College Prep English 11, College Prep English 12 or AP English 12) AP English 12) Four credits in Mathematics Four credits in Mathematics Algebra I Geometry Geometry Algebra II with Trigonometry Algebra II with Trigonometry Algebra III or Pre-Calculus Algebra III or Pre-Calculus

16 Requirements for the Advanced Diploma Four credits in Science Four credits in Science (Biology I, Chemistry, and 2 other Sciences from: Physics, Human Anatomy & Physiology, or Forensic Physics, Human Anatomy & Physiology, or Forensic Science) Science) Four credits in Social Studies Four credits in Social Studies (College Prep World History, College Prep Early U.S. History, College Prep Modern U.S. History, History, College Prep Modern U.S. History, Government/Economics) Government/Economics) ( = 16 CORE credits)

17 Requirements for the Advanced Diploma Electives to complete the 26 credit requirement (including requirements needed of all diplomas – Electives to complete the 26 credit requirement (including requirements needed of all diplomas – see next slide) Passing all 5 parts of the AHSGE Passing all 5 parts of the AHSGE

18 Requirements for the Advanced Diploma The Standard and Advanced diplomas require: 1 credit in Physical Education (L.I.F.E.) 1 credit in Physical Education (L.I.F.E.) Required in grade 9 if you are not in Athletic P.E. or Band) Required in grade 9 if you are not in Athletic P.E. or Band) 1 fine arts credit (art, music, drama) 1 fine arts credit (art, music, drama) ½ credit in health ½ credit in health Dr. Ed. ½ credit is combined with health ½ credit in grade 10 Dr. Ed. ½ credit is combined with health ½ credit in grade 10 9 th grade students may take Health/Dr. Ed. if they will be 15 years of age or older on or before September 1 st of the 9 th grade school year 9 th grade students may take Health/Dr. Ed. if they will be 15 years of age or older on or before September 1 st of the 9 th grade school year 1 credit in computer education if you took Business Technology in 8 th grade 1 credit in computer education if you took Business Technology in 8 th grade If you did not take Business Technology in 8 th grade, you must take Business Technology in grade 9 plus another computer class before graduation If you did not take Business Technology in 8 th grade, you must take Business Technology in grade 9 plus another computer class before graduation 1 online course / experience ** New for freshmen ** 1 online course / experience ** New for freshmen **

19 Requirements for the Advanced Diploma Additional requirements of the Advanced Diploma are: 2 credits in the same Foreign Language 2 credits in the same Foreign Language College Prep Composition/Speech College Prep Composition/Speech NEW!!

20 Requirements for the Alabama Occupational Diploma Four credits in English Four credits in English (Employment English I, Employment English II, Employment English III, Employment English IV) Four credits in Mathematics Four credits in Mathematics (Essential Skills Math I, Essential Skills Math II, Algebraic Explorations I, Algebraic Explorations II) (Essential Skills Math I, Essential Skills Math II, Algebraic Explorations I, Algebraic Explorations II) Four credits in Science Four credits in Science (Life Skills Science II, Life Skills Science I, Life Skills III, Science Connections IV) Four credits in Social Studies Four credits in Social Studies (World History for Living, U.S. History for Living I, U.S. History for Living II, (World History for Living, U.S. History for Living I, U.S. History for Living II, Government/Economics for Living) Government/Economics for Living) 1 credit in Fine Arts (music, art, drama) 1 credit in Fine Arts (music, art, drama) 1 credit in P.E. 1 credit in P.E. ½ credit in Health ½ credit in Health 2 credits in Career/Technical Education 2 credits in Career/Technical Education 1 credit in Marketing Principles (required before CO-OP course) 1 credit in Marketing Principles (required before CO-OP course) 1 credit in Cooperative Education Seminar course (270 work hours) 1 credit in Cooperative Education Seminar course (270 work hours) Electives to complete 24 credits Electives to complete 24 credits Must participate in the Alabama High School Graduation Examination Must participate in the Alabama High School Graduation Examination

21 National Honor Society Students need to have good leadership, character, and need to be involved in the school and community. Students need to have good leadership, character, and need to be involved in the school and community. Passed all parts of the Alabama High School Graduation Exam Passed all parts of the Alabama High School Graduation Exam 87.5 cumulative grade average (begins in grade 9) 87.5 cumulative grade average (begins in grade 9) Eligibility is determined in the 11th grade Eligibility is determined in the 11th grade Completion of NHS application turned in by announced deadline to NHS sponsor Completion of NHS application turned in by announced deadline to NHS sponsor Students have the responsibility to plan curriculum to meet these requirements. Students have the responsibility to plan curriculum to meet these requirements. Two College Prep Math courses, One College Prep Science course, and One College Prep Elective course Two College Prep Math courses, One College Prep Science course, and One College Prep Elective course Red Book Page 2

22 Senior Honor Students ( determined for graduation ceremony ) To be an HONOR STUDENT at graduation from Deshler High School a student must: Earn an Advanced Diploma Earn an Advanced Diploma Pass all 5 parts of the Alabama High School Graduation Exam Pass all 5 parts of the Alabama High School Graduation Exam Have a cumulative grade point average which ranks the student as one of the top ten academic students in the senior class on a scale of points. These will be the students with the ten highest grade averages. Have a cumulative grade point average which ranks the student as one of the top ten academic students in the senior class on a scale of points. These will be the students with the ten highest grade averages. Red Book Page 2

23 DUAL CREDIT/ DUAL ENROLLMENT Available with local colleges to students who have COMPLETED grade 10 and have a B average or above Available with local colleges to students who have COMPLETED grade 10 and have a B average or above 1 college course = ½ credit at high school level 1 college course = ½ credit at high school level Red Book Page 3 Red Book Page 3

24 Valedictorian/Salutatorian The honor student with the highest grade average is the valedictorian. The honor student with the highest grade average is the valedictorian. The honor student with the second highest grade average is the salutatorian. The honor student with the second highest grade average is the salutatorian. They will be determined after the first nine weeks grades of the second term of the senior year. They will be determined after the first nine weeks grades of the second term of the senior year. Two year residency required. Two year residency required. Red Book Page 3

25 ACCESS Distance Learning Program An education initiative of the Alabama Department of Education An education initiative of the Alabama Department of Education Provides opportunities and options for Alabama public high school students to engage in Advanced Placement (AP) courses and other electives to which they may not otherwise have access Provides opportunities and options for Alabama public high school students to engage in Advanced Placement (AP) courses and other electives to which they may not otherwise have access All courses are offered during the regular school day by Internet connections linking classrooms, educators, and students across the state All courses are offered during the regular school day by Internet connections linking classrooms, educators, and students across the state Red Book Page 3

26 MATH PATH Standard Diploma Standard Diploma OPTION 1 OPTION 2 OPTION 1 OPTION 2 9 th grade – Algebra IA (1 credit) 9 th grade – Algebra I (1 credit) 10 th grade – Algebra IB (1 credit) 10 th grade – Geometry (1 credit) 11 th grade – Geometry (1 credit) 11 th grade – Alg. Connections (1 credit) 12 th grade – Alg. Connections (1 credit) 12 th grade – Algebra II (1 credit) Advanced Diploma 9 th grade – Algebra I 10 th grade – Geometry 11 th grade – Algebra II w/ Trig. 12 th grade – Algebra III w/ Stats or Pre-Calculus

27 Guidelines for Choosing Ninth Grade Math Course 8 th grade Math Course Grade Earned Recommended 9 th Grade Course I. Advanced Pre-Algebra Pre-Algebra * * Algebra I Alg. IA(9 th ) Alg. IB(10 th ) II. Pre-Algebra Alg. IA (9 th ) Alg. IB (10 th ) Pre-Algebra is no longer offered due to 7-period day schedule

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29 Destination Deshler Day Orientation for all th graders Tuesday, August 4, :00-11:00 Morning orientation session of dress code, rules, etc. Morning orientation session of dress code, rules, etc. Schedules will be given out Schedules will be given out Lockers can be purchased Lockers can be purchased Schedule run through Schedule run through

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31 DESHLER HIGH SCHOOL Guidance Counselors Jennifer Clark - 9 th & 10 th Counselor; Career Tech Counselor Nancy Belue - 11 th & 12 th Counselor Phone: 256/


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