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February 6 Mid-AprilMid-April June 13 Students complete course cards Verification sheets sent home with 3 rd marking period grades ** Should be returned.

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2 February 6 Mid-AprilMid-April June 13 Students complete course cards Verification sheets sent home with 3 rd marking period grades ** Should be returned to Guidance if changes need to be made Last day for course selection changes Course Selection

3 Teacher recommendations Credits needed Elective Choices Course Selection

4 Teachers base their recommendations on in class performance Certain Math and Reading placements are based on PSSA scores After verification sheets are sent home, parents who would like to request a level change must initiate communication with the teacher and/or counselor Course Selection

5 6.0 (HP) High Potential: For students who have a solid command of the basic skills. 6.0 (H) Honors: For students who have a strong command of the basic skills. 5.0 For students who have a good command of the basic skills. Course Selection

6 English+6 periods Social Studies+6 periods Math+6 periods Science+6 periods Phys. Ed.+2 periods Health+2 periods Computer App III+2 periods 1 or 2 Elective Majors+6-12 periods (+12 for NMTCC) 0-3 Elective Minors+0-6 periods

7 JROTC – Science of Flight 6 periods Art Major 6 periods Intro to Business 6 periods Language 1 st or 2 nd year 6 periods FCS Major 6 periods Applying Technology 6 periods NMTCC12 periods Course Selection

8 Applying Technology Art Band Chorus Exploratory Business FCS Orchestra Related Fine Arts Foundation of Music (4 pds Music) Technical Drawing Theater Arts Course Selection

9 Pages focus on 9 th Grade course selection only Pages provide information on NMTCC Course Selection

10 7 credits is the maximum possible for 9 th grade 4 credits are required to achieve 10 grade status Students who fail a class are advised to enroll in summer school for remediation and credit recovery. 6 periods/cycle = 1.0 credit 4 periods/cycle = 0.7 credit 2 periods/cycle = 0.3 credit 6 periods/cycle = 1.0 credit 4 periods/cycle = 0.7 credit 2 periods/cycle = 0.3 credit Course Selection

11 To graduate from NPHS, a student needs: 4 credits in English 4 credits in Social Studies 3 (or 4) credits in Math 3 (or 4) credits in Science 2 credits in Arts and Humanities 1.2 credits of Physical Education 0.9 credits of Health 3.9 credits of Electives Course Selection

12 Additionally, a NPHS student must: Demonstrate proficiency in English Literature, Algebra 1, and Biology on Keystone Exams (p. 5) ** An intervention plan will be in place for students who need support to reach Keystone proficiency. Course Selection

13 Class Rank combines grades and course levels to determine a weighted GPA (Grade Point Average) Class rank is computed at the end of each year in 9 th, 10 th and 11 th grades Maintaining As and Bs in appropriately challenging levels is important in class rank and GPA Course Selection

14 Construction Trades Cosmetology Culinary Arts Engineering & Manufacturing Course Selection Floral Design & Landscape Health & Human Services Power & Transportation Visual Communications Programs

15 Some NMTCC students will be at Pennfield for periods 1, 2, 6, 7 and 8. They will attend NMTCC and eat lunch during periods 3, 4 and 5. NMTCC students with reading and/or math intervention needs will be at North Penn High School for 3 periods, followed by NMTCC and Pennfield at the end of the day. Course Selection

16 Mid-AprilMid-April June 13 Verification sheets sent home with 3 rd marking period grades ** Should be returned to Guidance if changes need to be made Last day for course selection changes Course Selection February 6 Students complete course cards

17 Mr. Halligan s son committed suicide in 2003 due to extensive bullying and online harassment. He will be speaking to parents on Wednesday February 12 th, at 7:00 here at Pennfield. He focuses on telling his story and things parents can do to be proactive in protecting their children from the dangers that can come with social media and other online usage.

18 What is Air Force Junior ROTC all about? Creating a Great Group of Friends Giving Back to the Community Exploring Aviation and Space Flight JROTC Program Did you Know? There is NO commitment to the military – NONE! Wearing the uniform is YOUR OPTION -- so keep your hair as long & multi-colored as YOU like All of the JROTC courses count as Science Electives As a 9 th grader YOU can take classes at the High School – get a jump compared to your Middle School peers! JROTC participation looks great on college applications and opens windows for potential college scholarships and also admission to Americas Service Academies

19 Aerospace Science: –Science of Flight (3915) –History of Aviation (3903) –The Exploration of Space (3925) –Global Studies (1935) Leadership Education –Intercommunication Skills –Life Skills –Principles of Management –Summer Leadership School Graduation Project YOU CAN EARN… College Credit Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado $180 per course ($60 per course credit) B Grade Required 3 Elective College Credits/Class, which equals 10-12College Credits while attending High School Class Flight Simulators Spacecraft Design/Flight History of Aviation JROTC Curriculum Global Studies

20 Offered at the end of June or beginning of July: Open to all 8 th -12 th grade students Leadership Exercises and Challenges McGuire Air Force Base Trip (Aircraft, Battlefield Simulators) Extreme Water Adventure park Obstacle Courses with the Pennsylvania National Guard at their Training Complex Laser Quest More details to come- sign-ups are in March.

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