Common Core State Standards O Formally Adopted by 45 States O English and Mathematics curriculum standards O Anchor Standards for ALL subjects that focus on Literacy and Writing O Resources available for Parents on LNHS web site (Parents, Resources, Curriculum)
English O Required all 4 years for graduation O We offer academic and honors sections in all grades and AP in 11 th and 12 th grade O Common Core State Standards O Emphasis on Informational Text O Emphasis on writing with evidence from texts O There will be a state test given in tenth grade.
Math O 4 mathematics courses are required for graduation (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 OR Integrated 1, 2, 3 plus another course) O Movement toward discovery learning O With the anchor standards, students will be required to do more writing. O They will be asked to explain their thinking and write it down.
Science O With the anchor standards, parents and students can expect to see more text-based exploration into science. O National Geographic, Scientific American, etc. O NC adopted new NC Essential Standards, which are vertically aligned K through 12. Students are responsible for retaining information from year to year. O 3 sciences required for graduation
Social Studies O For current sophomores, juniors, and seniors: 3 credits required for graduation (World History, U.S. History, and Civics and Economics) O For current freshmen: 4 credits required for graduation (World History, American History I, American History II, and Civics and Economics.) O Anchor standards will be used to gauge students reasoning skills. O Students will explore informational texts and use critical thinking skills to explain ideas.
9 th : World History 10 th : American History I 11 th : American History II 12 th : Civics and Economics
World Languages O For college application/acceptance, students need two semesters of the same foreign language. Recommended to take as many levels as possible. O Avoid leaving years in between foreign language courses. O Take advantage of courses offered at LNHS: Spanish, French, Latin
Arts O Performing Arts – Band, Chorus, and Theatre O All incorporating literacy and writing anchor standards to help develop those skills within the content area O Visual Arts O Art 1 is required pre-requisite for drawing, painting, ceramics, and sculpture tracks O Visual Art and Design Academy – upper level academy O Contact Department Chair Ms. Brette Webb with questions.
Foundations of Art Prerequisite to ACADEMY & All Other Art Classes 1 Point Drawing I B & above advance. 90 and above = 1 Point Painting I Techniques and Media 90 and above = 1 Point Ceramics I Handbuilding Techniques 90 and above = 1 Point Sculpture I Techniques and Processes 90 and above = 1 Point Drawing II 90 and above = 1 Point Drawing III * 90 and above = 1 Point Ceramics II Complex Des. & Figure Study 90 and above = 1 Point Ceramics III * Wheel Throwing & Artist Study 90 and above = 1 Point Sculpture II Figure Study 90 and above = 1 Point Sculpture II * Exploratory 90 and above = 1 Point Painting II 90 and above = 1 Point 2D Pre AP * (Fall) Semester I Breadth of AP Portfolio 90 and above = 1 Point 2D AP (Spring) Semester II Portfolio Prep. 90 and above = 1 Point 3D Pre AP * (Fall) Semester I Breadth of AP Portfolio 90 and above = 1 Point 3D AP (Spring) Semester II Portfolio Prep. 90 and above = 1 Point 3D Non-AP 1* Exploratory Production Portfolio Prep. 90 and above = 1 Point 3D Non-AP 2* Non-AP 3D Portfolio Exploratory Production. 90 and above = 1 Point Painting III 90 and above = 1 Point 2D Non AP 1* Exploratory Production Portfolio Prep. 90 and above = 1 Point 2D Non AP2 * Non-AP Portfolio Exploratory Production 90 and above = 1 Point LNHS ART CURRICULUM TRACK
Visual Art Academy Graduate: 2.5 Min. GPA for Admission : Completed Application (including signed learning agreement, parent agreement, and curriculum overview, and Mini-Essay), Copy of High School transcript (from Homeroom Teacher), Two Completed Teacher Recommendation Forms Earns 6 Art Points to graduate from (AFA,VADA) with Honor Cord Maintains 90 and above average in each Art Class to maintain (AFA, VADA) status The Visual Art and Design Academy, VADA at LNHS, is structured as a school-within-a-school or small learning community for approximately 60 students with a passion for visual art. The goal of this 3 year experience is to integrate academics with high rigor art classes to prepare confident and competitive 21st Century learners for college, career, and post-secondary education. Classes that college, career, and post-secondary education. Classes that are not offered at LNHS may be found at Iredell-Statesvilles Magnet School, (VPAC).
Physical Education O 1 credit of Health and PE required for graduation O Fitness Gram – program that helps to measure cardiovascular fitness O Implementation of Common Core Anchor Standards includes writing, specifically explaining how skills learned applies to students personally
Career and Technical Education O LNHS offers courses in Business, Marketing, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health Sciences, Digital Media, Drafting, Auto Tech and Agriculture. O Students can continue to take advanced courses in Allied Health, Digital Media, ProStart (Culinary Studies), Auto Tech, Nursing, and Fire Fighter Technology. O Common Core Anchor Standard implementation can be seen in regular assessments using open- ended written responses.
State End of Course Tests O Integrated 1 O Biology O English II O State tests account for 25% of course grade (State Board of Education Requirement) O No retests. NC Department of Public Instruction
Measurements of Student Learning O Earth/Environmental Science O Physics O Chemistry O Physical Science O English I O English III O English IV O Pre-calculus O Advanced Functions and Modeling O Geometry O Algebra 2 O World History O Civics & Economics O U.S. History O Occupational Course of Study – English, Financial Management, Math, Applied Science
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium O In 2014-15 juniors will be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium tests in English and mathematics. O National assessment aligned to the CCSS
Curriculum Support at LNHS O Continuous Classroom Improvement O Professional Learning Communities O Instructional Facilitator and Administration support
Photo Release Form O New form required by our school board O To use photo in any school platform (including yearbook, newspaper, web site, etc.), we must have signature O Separate signature for use of name. O If we have a signature for photo but not name, a students photo will appear in the yearbook but not his/her name. O Forms sent home in homeroom and available in the commons OR on the web site under Student Resources.
Project Lazarus O Dispose of Unused prescription Drugs Safely O Saturday, Sept. 29 th 10 am – 2 pm O Goodwill O 214 Williamson Road