3Common Core State Standards Formally Adopted by 45 StatesEnglish and Mathematics curriculum standardsAnchor Standards for ALL subjects that focus on Literacy and WritingResources available for Parents on LNHS web site (Parents, Resources, Curriculum)
5English Required all 4 years for graduation We offer academic and honors sections in all grades and AP in 11th and 12th gradeCommon Core State StandardsEmphasis on Informational TextEmphasis on writing with evidence from textsThere will be a state test given in tenth grade.
6Math4 mathematics courses are required for graduation (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 OR Integrated 1, 2, 3 plus another course)Movement toward discovery learningWith the anchor standards, students will be required to do more writing.They will be asked to explain their thinking and write it down.
7ScienceWith the anchor standards, parents and students can expect to see more text-based exploration into science.National Geographic, Scientific American, etc.NC adopted new NC Essential Standards, which are vertically aligned K through 12. Students are responsible for retaining information from year to year.3 sciences required for graduation
9Social StudiesFor current sophomores, juniors, and seniors: 3 credits required for graduation (World History, U.S. History, and Civics and Economics)For current freshmen: 4 credits required for graduation (World History, American History I, American History II, and Civics and Economics.)Anchor standards will be used to gauge students reasoning skills.Students will explore informational texts and use critical thinking skills to explain ideas.
109th: World History10th: American History I11th: American History II12th: Civics and Economics
12World LanguagesFor college application/acceptance, students need two semesters of the same foreign language. Recommended to take as many levels as possible.Avoid leaving years in between foreign language courses.Take advantage of courses offered at LNHS: Spanish, French, Latin
13Arts Performing Arts – Band, Chorus, and Theatre Visual Arts All incorporating literacy and writing anchor standards to help develop those skills within the content areaVisual ArtsArt 1 is required pre-requisite for drawing, painting, ceramics, and sculpture tracksVisual Art and Design Academy – upper level academyContact Department Chair Ms. Brette Webb with questions.
14LNHS ART CURRICULUM TRACK Foundations of ArtPrerequisite to ACADEMY& All Other Art Classes1 PointDrawing IB & above advance.90 and above = 1 PointPainting ITechniques and Media90 and above = 1 PointCeramics IHandbuilding Techniques90 and above = 1 PointSculpture ITechniques and Processes90 and above = 1 PointDrawing II90 and above = 1 PointPainting II90 and above = 1 PointCeramics IIComplex Des.& Figure Study90 and above = 1 PointSculpture IIFigure Study90 and above = 1 PointCeramics III *Wheel Throwing& Artist Study90 and above = 1 PointSculpture II *Exploratory90 and above = 1 PointDrawing III *90 and above = 1 PointPainting III90 and above = 1 Point2D Pre AP *(Fall) Semester IBreadth of AP Portfolio90 and above = 1 Point3D Pre AP *(Fall) Semester IBreadth of AP Portfolio90 and above = 1 Point3D Non-AP 1*Exploratory ProductionPortfolio Prep.90 and above = 1 Point2D Non AP 1*Exploratory ProductionPortfolio Prep.90 and above = 1 Point2D AP(Spring) Semester IIPortfolio Prep.90 and above = 1 Point3D AP(Spring) Semester IIPortfolio Prep.90 and above = 1 Point3D Non-AP 2*Non-AP 3D PortfolioExploratory Production.90 and above = 1 Point2D Non AP2 *Non-AP PortfolioExploratory Production90 and above = 1 Point
15Visual Art Academy Graduate: 2.5 Min. GPA for Admission:Completed Application (including signed learning agreement, parent agreement, and curriculumoverview, and Mini-Essay),Copy of High School transcript (from Homeroom Teacher), Two Completed TeacherRecommendation FormsEarns 6 Art Points to graduate from (AFA,VADA) with Honor CordMaintains 90 and above average in each Art Class to maintain (AFA, VADA) statusThe 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-Statesville’s Magnet School, (VPAC).
16Physical Education 1 credit of Health and PE required for graduation Fitness Gram – program that helps to measure cardiovascular fitnessImplementation of Common Core Anchor Standards includes writing, specifically explaining how skills learned applies to students personally
17Career and Technical Education LNHS offers courses in Business, Marketing, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health Sciences, Digital Media, Drafting, Auto Tech and Agriculture.Students can continue to take advanced courses in Allied Health, Digital Media, ProStart (Culinary Studies), Auto Tech, Nursing, and Fire Fighter Technology.Common Core Anchor Standard implementation can be seen in regular assessments using open-ended written responses.
18State End of Course Tests Integrated 1BiologyEnglish IIState tests account for 25% of course grade (State Board of Education Requirement)No retests.NC Department of Public Instruction
19Measurements of Student Learning Earth/Environmental ScienceGeometryAlgebra 2PhysicsWorld HistoryChemistryCivics & EconomicsPhysical ScienceU.S. HistoryEnglish IOccupational Course of Study – English, Financial Management, Math, Applied ScienceEnglish IIIEnglish IVPre-calculusAdvanced Functions and Modeling
20Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium In juniors will be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium tests in English and mathematics.National assessment aligned to the CCSS
21Curriculum Support at LNHS Continuous Classroom ImprovementProfessional Learning CommunitiesInstructional Facilitator and Administration support
22Photo Release Form New form required by our school board To use photo in any school platform (including yearbook, newspaper, web site, etc.), we must have signatureSeparate signature for use of name.If we have a signature for photo but not name, a student’s photo will appear in the yearbook but not his/her name.Forms sent home in homeroom and available in the commons OR on the web site under Student Resources.
23Project Lazarus Goodwill Dispose of Unused prescription Drugs Safely Saturday, Sept. 29th 10 am – 2 pmGoodwill214 Williamson Road