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1 Pembroke Pines Charter High School Citizenship~College~Community Course SelectionPembroke Pines Charter High SchoolCitizenship~College~Community
2 CURRICULUM GUIDE! hs.pinescharter.net Course Curriculum Guide is available at the high school website, under School Information.
3 *Standard Graduation Requirements 4 credits of English (Language Arts)4 Credits of Mathematics3 credits of Science.1 credit World History1 credit U.S. History.5 U.S. Government/.5 Economics1 credit in Fine or Performing Arts1 credit of Physical Education with integration of Health (HOPE course)8 elective creditsWorld Languages TWO credits-not required for HS graduation, but required for admission into state universities (count towards the elective credits needed for graduation)Min. 2.0 Cumulative Unweighted Grade Point Average*Specific core class requirements are by academic cohort, the year thestudent entered the ninth grade
4 Assessment (Testing) Requirements Varies by cohort (when student entered 9th grade)Current Grade 9:Cohort-School year entering 9th grade is• Passing scores on the Grade 10 FCAT 2.0 Reading or scores on a standardized test that is concordant with passing scores on the FCAT 2.0 (ACT or SAT)• Students must earn a passing score or attain an equivalent score on theAlgebra 1 EOCGeometry EOCAnd Biology 1 EOC Assessment in order to earn course credit.• The final grade for U.S. History or U.S. History Honors must include a minimum 30 percent of the U.S. History EOC Assessment.Current Grade 10:Cohort-School year entering 9th grade isPassing scores on the Grade 10 FCAT 2.0 Reading or scores on a standardized test that is concordant with passing scores on the FCAT 2.0 (ACT or SAT)Algebra 1 End of Course (EOC) to receive creditPass Geometry. The Geometry EOC counts as 30% of final Geometry gradePass Biology. The Biology EOC counts as 30% of final Biology grade.The final grade for U.S. History or U.S. History Honors EOC is 30% of the final grade.At least one course within the 24-credit program must be completed through online learning. * If you register for a 1.0 credit online, you must complete the full credit to fulfill the requirement. If you register for a .50 half credit course, then completing the .50 credit meets the requirement.Current Grade 11:Cohort-School year entering 9th grade isAlgebra 1 EOC Assessment is required and the results will count as 30 % of the final course grade (if taken in high school, 7th/8th graders were “grandfathered” from the EOC for this graduating class only)The final grade for U.S. History or U.S. History Honors must include a minimum 30% of the U.S. History EOC Assessment, effective for students enrolled in the course in
5 Grade Point Averages (GPA) “At the high school level, credit is granted on the semester basis. One-half (.50) credit is given for passing a semester’s work in a course.” The semester grade is determined by totaling the points earned in both quarter grading periods and the points earned on the semester examination.To receive a passing mark for the semester grade in a subject, the student shall have previously earned at least a passing mark in:both quarter grading periods, or one quarter grading period and the semester examinationQuarter, quarter, exam=semester grade. Students must pass 2 out of 3 to earn semester credit.To calculate a grade point average (gpa) you must add up the quality points of each class for the grades earned and divide by the total number of classes. Quality points are in HALF per semester. (Ex: An “A” is 2 points after 1 semester-an “A” for 2nd semester is another 2 points).Three GPAs appear on a report card: weighted, unweighted, academic/statePlus grades are not recognized by the Bright Future Scholarship ProgramGPAs ONLY go raise or lower when a semester credit is earned (not quarter grades). All credits attempted show on your transcript!The weight of each quarter grade is 37.50% of the final semester grade. The weight of the final examination is 25% of the final semester grade.
6 3 GPAS identified on report card Unweighted GPA (State)Weighted GPA (District)Academic CoreALL courses attempted for high school creditNO “additional” points for plus, honors, or APHighest this can be is a 4.0 (if straight As earned)ALL courses attempted for high school credit.Quality points issues for pluses, honors, dual enrollment, or AP classesAll Core academic courses:English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages (yes, this includes “academic electives”)Gives a .25 additional weight for honors or APBright Futures GPA: A weighted and unweighted scale that is applied to college preparatory courses (Florida Academic Scholars, Florida Medallion Scholars, and Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Awards) and career preparatory courses(Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award). That is, 0.5 additional quality point for each full credit and .25 additional quality points for each half-credit is awarded for courses that are more challenging. These courses can be found in the Bright Futures Comprehensive Courses Code Table at
7 Honors Level CoursesHonors courses are advanced high school courses that include a greater range and depth of subject matter, with an emphasis on higher level critical thinking skills.Honors courses carry a quality point, meaning that when calculating GPA an honors course gives the student a higher GPA value than a regular course in a weighted GPA.The additional 1 point (if a “C”or higher is earned in the course) are called quality points.
8 What is Advanced Placement? Advanced Placement (AP) are rigorous college level courses offered at high school through the Advanced Placement teachers submit a syllabus to the College Board, which is reviewed and approved by college professors, insure the course is of comparable content and rigor to an introductory college course.All students that take an AP course will also take the national AP Exam in May.Colleges and universities often award college credit or advanced course placement for AP exam scores of 3, 4, or 5 in a scale of 1 through 5. Each college has varying standards for scores as well as what type of credit they will award for a course, and in order to know those options visit the specific website for the university of your choosing. If a “C” or higher is earned in the course and the student takes the exam, 2 quality points are issued to the weighted GPA.Many honors courses open up the doors to advanced placement in some classes. By tenth grade, you have the opportunity to consider AP classes. For example, Biology Honors could lead to AP Biology, Spanish III could lead to AP Spanish Language, Drawing and Painting II could lead to AP Art.AP classes cover the breadth of information, skills and assignments found in corresponding college courses and usually is 2 hours of homework a night.AP classes align with the standards and expectations of leading liberal arts and research institutionsAP classes provide motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to study and learn at the college levelThe College Board encourages all educators to make equitable access a guiding principle for their schools’ AP programs and to make every effort to ensure that their AP classes reflect the racial, ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of their student body.Most U.S. colleges and many international ones have an AP Credit Policy that allows students who have taken AP courses or exams to earn college credit, placement or both.
9 PPCHS A.P. Courses Studio Art Spanish Language Art History English LanguageEnglish Literature StatisticsCalculus AB Physics BBiology ChemistryEnvironmental GovernmentWorld History U.S. HistoryPsychology European History
10 What is Dual Enrollment? The dual enrollment program with Broward College allows eligible high school students who have completed:a min. of 11 high school credits andhave an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher or higherMeet min. test scores through the ACT/SAT/PERT testInformational meeting on 4/12. You must pre-registat the Guidance Desk to attend the meeting.Dual enrollment courses provide two additional quality points to a weighted grade point average(like Advanced Placement courses).You will save both time and money on your college education since tuition, laboratory and student fees are waived for program participants. Textbook fees are also waved for core academic courses.The classes count into your high school transcript and graduation requirements AND it starts your high school transcript.Most students are not eligible for this program until they are entering their junior year, but it is something to keep in mind since you will need at least a 3.0 unweighted grade point average.There will be further meetings for you to learn about the program when you enter sophomore year.
11 Cards due Friday, April 12th, 2013 Discuss course selection with your teachers and parents. Do not “hold on” to your Course Selection card after the due date. If you have a question to ask the counselor or want to discuss the course selection with the counselor, submit your card and complete a “Request to See Counselor”
12 Bright Futures Scholarship http://www. floridastudentfinancialaid Florida Academic Scholars Award (FAS)3.5 weighted GPA in college prep academic courses*1290 SAT (Reading & Math sections) or *29 ACT Composite100 Hours of Community ServiceFlorida Medallion Scholars Award (FMS)3.0 weighted GPA in college prep academic courses*1170 SAT (Reading & Math) or *26 ACT75 hours of Community ServiceFlorida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award (GSV)3.0 weighted GPA core credits required for high school graduation3.5 unweighted GPA in a minimum of 3 vocational credits in one ProgramMinimum scores from PERT, SAT or ACTIn addition, each student must have an error free FAFSA filed annually.*Pending Annual Legislative Review, criteria could change annually.Bright Futures weighting for more challenging, higher level courses is prescribed by law as .50 per courseper year.Basically Honors or AP course is given the same .25 “weighted” quality point per semester
13 Behind Credits? Trying to Get Ahead? If you are planning to take the required HOPE graduation requirement online, NOW is the time to register. FLVS is seeing a mass influx of requests and waiting lists are long.Register NOW (select a course start date of late May/early June so you are placed on the waiting list)Create an account or register atFlorida Virtual School now has a 14 day drop without penalty clause. After 14 days, if you are dropped from the course an additional “F” is averaged into your cumulative GPA.
14 Pembroke Pines Charter High School Mathematics Department
16 Mathematics Courses Offered, cont. Mathematics for College ReadinessAdvanced Algebra II with Business ApplicationPre-Calculus (Honors)Calculus (Honors)Statistics (Honors)Advanced Placement Calculus ABAdvanced Placement Statistics
17 Pembroke Pines Charter High School Science Department
18 Sciences Earth Space Science Biology/H Chemistry/H Genetics (Honors) Anatomy and Physiology (Honors)Marine Science (Honors)Physics/HPhysical ScienceForensic Science (elective not science credit)Zoology (elective not science credit)AP Physics B/CAP EnvironmentalAP ChemistryAP Biology
19 Pembroke Pines Charter High School Social Science Department
20 Social Science Courses 10th GradeWorld History Regular & HonorsAP World History11th GradeUS History Regular & HonorsAP US History12th GradeGovernment Regular & HonorsEconomics Regular & HonorsAP Government /Economics Honors
21 Social Science Elective Courses World Geography/HonorsPsychology and SociologyPsychology I/IIAP PsychologyAP European HistoryAP Art HistoryLaw StudiesLeadership Skills I and IILeadership II (can only be taken once) Local Honors credit
22 Pembroke Pines Charter High School English Department
23 English Courses 9th Grade - Survey Regular & Honors 10th Grade World Regular & Honors11th GradeAmerican Literature Regular & HonorsAP Language and Composition12th GradeEnglish IV for College ReadinessBritish/World Literature Reg. & HonorsAP Literature and CompositionLang. Arts Elective – Debate 1,2,3,4
24 Pembroke Pines Charter High School CommunicationsandTechnology Department
25 Com & Tech - Courses Offered Introduction to JournalismJournalism 1-4The CHAT Online NewspaperThe Independent MagazineDigital Publishing 1-4 (CHAT)YearbookThe ProwlerIntro to Information TechnologyMultimedia Foundations 1,2,3,GAMINGDigital Video Production 1
26 Com & Tech - Courses Offered Electives – Dual EnrollmentCollege Credit CoursesComputer & Internet LiteracyThree (3) College CreditsDigital I Photoshop CS5Classes available to eligible Dual Enrollment Students
28 Courses Offered French American Sign Language Spanish French I French IIFrench III HonorsAmerican Sign LanguageAmerican Sign Language IAmerican Sign Language IIAmerican Sign Language III HonorsAmerican Sign Language IV HonorsSpanishSpanish I Spanish III HonorsSpanish II Spanish IV HonorsSpanish for Spanish Speakers I and IIAdvanced Placement Spanish Language
29 Pembroke Pines Charter High School Fine Arts Department
30 Chorus 1,2,3,4Keyboard I & IIGuitarA.P. Art History
32 Drama classes improve Drama I Acting Technical theatre Theatre history CreativityPublic SpeakingTeamworkDrama IActingTechnical theatreTheatre historyImprovisationMime, movement, voice and dictionAnnual “Winter Fantasy” showAdvanced Drama classes - Theater Company:Drama 2, 3 and 4 studentsAdmission is by audition Two full productions each school yearSmaller festivals, competitions and shows32
34 Drawing & Painting Annual PPCHS Art Show Art 2D Levels: 1, 2 &3 Advanced Placement Studio ArtAnnual PPCHS Art Show
35 Physical Education Beginning/Intermediate Weight Training Advanced Weight TrainingVolleyball/BasketballSoccer/Individual Dual SportsTeam Sports 1 and 2
36 Sheridan Tech Vocational REGISTER FOR AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING AT THE GUIDANCE DESKA new and unique opportunity is being considered at PPCHS for rising Juniors who have a 2.0 unweighted GPA (or higher) and are seriously considering a career in:Legal Administrative SpecialistTeaching AssistantMedical Coder BillerA/C and Heating TechnologyCourt ReportingCustomer Service RepresentativeWeb DevelopmentAutomotive Service Technology
37 SAT/ACT ACT ($50.50)-www.actstudent.org All Juniors should have at least one ACT and/or SAT completed this year.ACT ($50.50)-www.actstudent.orgTest Date: JUNE 8TH (must register by May 3rd)SAT ($50.00)-www.collegeboard.comTest Date: June 1 (must register by May 2nd)Eligible free/reduced lunch students should request to seeMr. Gonzalez in the guidance office for applicable fee waiver