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1 ADVANCED PLACEMENT AND HONORS – EL MODENA HIGH SCHOOL

2 HOW DOES EL MODENA COMPARE? Mrs. Whited… 665 Total Exams Administered, 405 Students EL MODENAS ADVANCED PLACEMENT PASS RATE IS CONSISTANTLY THE HIGHEST OF ALL 4 HIGH SCHOOLS IN ORANGE UNIFIED AND IN OUR STATE AND NATION? EL MODENA CONSISTANTLY HAS BESTED THE NATIONAL and STATE AVERAGE EL MODENA CONSISTANTLY SCORES HIGH THEN THE CALIFORNIA OVERALL AVERAGE

3 Consistent Vanguard Excellence

4 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE 230 CREDITS FOR GRADUATION FROM EL MODENA HIGH SCHOOL A-G REQUIREMENTS FOR 4 YEAR SCHOOLS A) HISTORY (3 YEARS) B) ENGLISH (4 YEARS) C) MATH (3 YEARS REQUIRED – 4 YEARS RECOMMENDED) D) SCIENCE (2 YEARS REQUIRED – 3 YEARS RECOMMENDED) E) FOREIGN LANGUAGE (2 YEARS REQUIRED – 3 YEARS RECOMMENDED) F) VISUAL/PERFORMING ARTS (1 YEAR) G) OTHER ELECTIVES (1 YEAR )

5 Course Offerings

6 AVID Mrs. Chapman… A college preparatory program designed to provide skills to get students in AND through a 4-yr college/university Replaces Freshman Seminar-Students take Health any time before graduation Not an At-Risk program Offered for grades 9-12 at EMHS

7 AVID: 9 th Grade Curriculum Academic skills: Note-taking, organization, critical reading, academic writing in content areas Test Prep: PSAT Collaboration and Inquiry: Two tutorial sessions per week with college-age and peer tutors College & Career Exploration Leadership The Hidden Curriculum: Technology etiquette, college admissions, community service, and more

8 LANGUAGE ARTS Mrs. Chertock/Mr. Finn… Honors 9th Grade English Teachers – Mike Finn and Kristin Lamphier (Laptop) Honors 10th Grade English Teachers – Jemi Acantilado and Carol Shelby AP English Language and Composition Teacher – Molly Chertock 2011 Pass Rate = 57% (115 students tested) AP English Literature Teacher – Jemi Acantilado 2011 Pass Rate = 87% (60 students tested)

9 DIGITAL LEARNING 9 th Grade Digital Learning Laptop

10 What is Digital Learning… Mrs. Lamphier… A more modern approach to learning for the current and upcoming generations. Provides the necessary tools in technology for todays modern age. Teachers are able to go more in-depth through the use of technology and are able to help the students easier with the help of the internet and by having access to helpful devices such as Smart Boards.

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12 What advantages does Digital Learning provide? Students will be able to have access to internet resources, such as: Online interactive StudyMates Online text and reading materials that are frequently updated. Google Docs for easier collaboration with other students. Students can present their projects easier by using the interactive Smart Boards. Students will also be able to take online quizzes and tests that provide them with their scores and mistakes right after completing a quiz or test.

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14 Why Choose Digital? You do not have to be good at using computers. The teachers are there to help show you. All you need is to have an interest in using the technology to your advantage. All Photos courtesy of Lamphier 5 th Period English Laptop Honors

15 Hybrid Classes are… 50% online and 50% in class Taught onsite so students are able to interact with their teacher Cutting edge and powered by Google Great preparation for the online demands of college and college classes Digital based learning

16 SCIENCE Mrs. Quihuiz… Honors Biology – 9 th Grade Teachers – Stephanie Quihuiz AP Biology – 10 th Grade Teacher – Pam Netherton Honors/AP Chemistry – 11 th or 12 th Grade Teacher – JaDonne Gyswyt & Ernesto Nodado Honors/AP Physics – 11 th or 12 th Grade Teacher – Robyn Lingle Honors Physiology – 10 th, 11 th or 12 th Grade Teacher – Lori Rivera *New to the academic school year is AP Environmental Science.

17 SOCIAL SCIENCE Mr. Mac Lachan… AP World History - 10 th Grade Teacher – Lowell Benner AP United States History - 11 th Grade Teacher – Lowell Benner AP Macro Economics - 12 th Grade Teacher – Roger MacLachlan AP United States Government - 12 th Grade Teacher – Roger MacLachlan AP Human Geography– (Elective) Grades 9-12 Teacher – Katie Karich AP Psychology – (Elective) Grades 11 & 12 Teacher – Roger MacLachlan

18 FOREIGN LANGUAGE For Grades 9-12 SPANISH 1 – 4 AP Spanish Teacher – Ededina Spanner FRENCH 1-4 AP French Teacher – Sean Edwards

19 MATH Honors Geometry – Grade 9 Teacher – K. Merlihan Honors Algebra II – Grade 10 Teacher –Diane Lissner Pre Calculus/Trig – Grade 11 Teachers – Jeff Hojnacki AP Calculus AB and BC – Grades 11 & 12 Teacher - Diane Lissner AP Statistics – Grades 11 & 12 Teacher – Kim Merlihan

20 ART AND MUSIC ELECTIVES PRIMARILY OFFERED TO 11 TH AND 12 TH GRADERS AP Art History ( Elective offered every other year ) Teacher – Brian Beaman 2011 AP Pass Rate = 56% (16 students tested) AP Music Theory (Elective offered every other year ) Teacher – Tracy Solis/Brian Glahn 2011 AP Pass Rate = 83% Pass Rate (6 students tested)

21 WHY COME TO EL MODENA? Best Education in Orange Unified 10 out of 10 in similar school rankings Newsweek ranked in top 1500 schools in the nation Inclusive School Culture Sports Clubs Academic Teams Performing Arts Blending of Students Multicultural experience Charitable Organizations Community Service Hours Staff


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