2What are the graduation requirements for the class of 2017? Question 1What are the graduation requirements for the class of 2017?
3High School Assessments Credit RequirementsService LearningHigh School AssessmentsCareer PreparationThere is a slide describing each area in detail following this summary slide.
4Credit Requirements English 4 credits Health 1/2 credit Social Studies Fine Arts1 creditMathematics*Technology Ed.ScienceProgram Choice2 - 4 creditsLifetime FitnessElectives1 - 3 creditsMention the 4 credit math requirement for University of Maryland system.Program Choice and Electives are in italics so you can explain to students they are the two areas in the credit requirements that are subjective and they have different paths they can take.Program choice will be explained further on the next slide.1 credit is equivalent to a full year course (FY)½ credit is equivalent to a semester course (half the year)
5Career & Technology Completer Program ChoicesAdvanced TechnologyCareer & Technology CompleterWorldLanguageoror4 credits2 credits2 credits*Program choice must be selected on the course registration form (even for Career Tech Completers) This is new*Students can choose more than one program choice.*If students is interested in a 4 year college or university they must choose World Language (but they can still choose another if they want).* Career Academies and Career Technology Completer are interchangeable.
6High School Assessments Students must pass each assessment or score a total of 1602 on the four assessments.Algebra 1/ Data AnalysisBiologyEnglish 10Government (requirement for class of 2017)English 10
7Four Year PlanResumeMock InterviewCareer Preparation
8Service Learning75 hours of service which includes planning, action, and reflection.Most HCPSS students complete service learning in middle school.
9What is a Career Academy? Question 2What is a Career Academy?
10A Career Academy:Is an opportunity for a group of students to enroll in a specific set of courses associated with a designated career area.Is a small learning community of students who take classes together.Teaches college preparatory curriculum with a career focus.Provides hands on work experiences with employers in the community and local colleges.Give specific examples and have students turn to page 21 to look through the options.
11Go to http://www2.hcpss.org/cte/ to learn more about the Career Academies!!
12Pre-Engineering: Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Academy Give as example when looking into career aacadmiesExplain*Shaded areas indicate required career academy courses.
13How do I select my classes? Question 3How do I select my classes?
14The Course Selection Process Teacher makes course recommendationStudent takes course request form homeParent reviews, signs and returns course request formSchool counselor reviews request form and forwards form to high schoolExplain the importance of including all these people in the process and decision making.Offer a time counselors are available to help students individually with planning for 8th grade.
17What is a typical academic schedule for a ninth grade student? Question 4What is a typical academic schedule for a ninth grade student?
18A Typical 9th Grade Course Selection English creditUnited States History 1 creditMathematics creditScience creditHealth ½ creditLifetime Fitness ½ creditWorld Language creditFine Arts creditRemind students all schedules will look different.Give examples of other schedules and discuss the typical conflicts and choices students have.In this schedule World Language is the Program Choice.Fine Arts is the elective choice.
19What does the high school schedule look like? Question 5What does the high school schedule look like?
2090 minutes with 30 minute lunch StartEndClass TimePeriod 17:258:1550 minutesPeriod 28:209:10Period 39:1510:05Period 4A and 4B10:1012:2590 minutes with 30 minute lunchPeriod 51:15Period 61:202:10
22GPA - Grade Point Average GPA is a measure of a student's academic achievement.Points are earned based on letter grades.There are weighted and unweighted GPA’s. A regular class is unweighted a honors or GT/AP class is weighted. Both are reported on transcripts.GPA - Grade Point Average
23Weighted Grading Scale GradeRegularHonorsGT/APA4.04.55.0B3.03.5C2.02.5D1.0EGive an example on the board of a GPA – Have students do the math at their desks.This is a skill HS teachers want students to know when entering 9th grade.
24What is the attendance policy for high school students? Question 7What is the attendance policy for high school students?
25All students are expected to attend regularly in accordance with public school laws. Any student with unlawful absences of more than 5% of the course may be considered for denial of credit.
26What is academic eligibility? Question 8What is academic eligibility?
27Determines participation in all voluntary extracurricular activities. Must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and no failing grades for the marking period prior to the start of the activity.All incoming 9th graders are academically eligible for fall extracurricular activities.Mention that this policy is under review. If changes are made, they will become effective on July 1 , 2012.
28What are some other important aspects of high school? Question 9What are some other important aspects of high school?
29Extra Curricular Activities Athletic TeamsService ClubsCheerleadingStudent GovernmentSchool PlaysDanceMusicalsClass BoardsInterest ClubsAcademic Clubs(Just to name a few…)