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Course Selection Pembroke Pines Charter High School Citizenship~College~Community
CURRICULUM GUIDE! hs.pinescharter.net Course Curriculum Guide is available at the high school website, under School Information.
*Standard Graduation Requirements 4 credits of English (Language Arts) 4 Credits of Mathematics 3 credits of Science. 1 credit World History 1 credit U.S. History.5 U.S. Government/.5 Economics 1 credit in Fine or Performing Arts 1 credit of Physical Education with integration of Health (HOPE course) 8 elective credits World 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 the student entered the ninth grade
Assessment (Testing) Requirements Varies by cohort (when student entered 9 th grade) Current Grade 9: Cohort-School year entering 9 th 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 the Algebra 1 EOC Geometry EOC And 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 9 th 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) Algebra 1 End of Course (EOC) to receive credit Pass Geometry. The Geometry EOC counts as 30% of final Geometry grade Pass 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 9 th 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) Algebra 1 EOC Assessment is required and the results will count as 30 % of the final course grade (if taken in high school, 7 th /8 th 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
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 semesters 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 examination Quarter, 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 2 nd semester is another 2 points). Three GPAs appear on a report card: weighted, unweighted, academic/state Plus grades are not recognized by the Bright Future Scholarship Program GPAs 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.
3 GPAS identified on report card Unweighted GPA (State)Weighted GPA (District)Academic Core ALL courses attempted for high school credit NO additional points for plus, honors, or AP Highest 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 classes All Core academic courses: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages (yes, this includes academic electives) Gives a.25 additional weight for honors or AP Bright 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
Honors Level Courses Honors 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 Cor higher is earned in the course) are called quality points.
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. What is Advanced Placement?
PPCHS A.P. Courses Studio ArtSpanish Language Art HistoryEnglish Language English LiteratureStatistics Calculus ABPhysics B BiologyChemistry Environmental Government World History U.S. History Psychology European History
T he dual enrollment program with Broward College allows eligible high school students who have completed: a min. of 11 high school credits and have an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher or higher Meet min. test scores through the ACT/SAT/PERT test Informational 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). What is Dual Enrollment?
Cards due Friday, April 12 th, 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
Bright Futures Scholarship Florida Academic Scholars Award (FAS) 3.5 weighted GPA in college prep academic courses *1290 SAT (Reading & Math sections) or * 29 ACT Composite 100 Hours of Community Service Florida Medallion Scholars Award (FMS) 3.0 weighted GPA in college prep academic courses *1170 SAT (Reading & Math) or * 26 ACT 75 hours of Community Service Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award (GSV) 3.0 weighted GPA core credits required for high school graduation 3.5 unweighted GPA in a minimum of 3 vocational credits in one Program Minimum scores from PERT, SAT or ACT In 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 course per year. Basically Honors or AP course is given the same.25 weighted quality point per semester
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 at Florida 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.
Pembroke Pines Charter High School Mathematics Department
Mathematics Courses Offered, cont. Mathematics for College Readiness Advanced Algebra II with Business Application Pre-Calculus (Honors) Calculus (Honors) Statistics (Honors) Advanced Placement Calculus AB Advanced Placement Statistics
Pembroke Pines Charter High School Science Department
Sciences Earth Space Science Biology/H Chemistry/H Genetics (Honors) Anatomy and Physiology (Honors) Marine Science (Honors) Physics/H Physical Science Forensic Science (elective not science credit) Zoology (elective not science credit) AP Physics B/C AP Environmental AP Chemistry AP Biology
Pembroke Pines Charter High School Social Science Department
Social Science Courses 10 th Grade – World History Regular & Honors – AP World History 11 th Grade – US History Regular & Honors – AP US History 12 th Grade – Government Regular & Honors – Economics Regular & Honors – AP Government /Economics Honors
Social Science Elective Courses World Geography/Honors Psychology and Sociology Psychology I/II AP Psychology AP European History AP Art History Law Studies Leadership Skills I and II Leadership II (can only be taken once) Local Honors credit
Pembroke Pines Charter High School English Department
English Courses 9 th Grade - Survey Regular & Honors 10 th Grade – World Regular & Honors 11 th Grade – American Literature Regular & Honors – AP Language and Composition 12 th Grade – English IV for College Readiness – British/World Literature Reg. & Honors – AP Literature and Composition Lang. Arts Elective – Debate 1,2,3,4
Pembroke Pines Charter High School Communications and Technology Department
Com & Tech - Courses Offered Introduction to Journalism Journalism 1-4 The CHAT Online Newspaper The Independent Magazine Digital Publishing 1-4 (CHAT) The CHAT Online Newspaper The Independent Magazine Yearbook The Prowler Intro to Information Technology Multimedia Foundations 1,2,3, GAMING Digital Video Production 1
Com & Tech - Courses Offered Electives – Dual Enrollment College Credit Courses Computer & Internet Literacy Three (3) College Credits Digital I Photoshop CS5 Three (3) College Credits Classes available to eligible Dual Enrollment Students
The World Languages Department
Courses Offered French – French I – French II – French III Honors American Sign Language – American Sign Language I – American Sign Language II – American Sign Language III Honors – American Sign Language IV Honors Spanish – Spanish ISpanish III Honors – Spanish IISpanish IV Honors – Spanish for Spanish Speakers I and II – Advanced Placement Spanish Language
Fine Arts Department Pembroke Pines Charter High School
Chorus 1,2,3,4 Keyboard I & II Guitar A.P. Art History
Band 1-4 and Instrument Tech
Drama I Acting Technical theatre Theatre history Improvisation Mime, movement, voice and diction Annual Winter Fantasy show Advanced Drama classes - Theater Company: Drama 2, 3 and 4 students Admission is by audition Two full productions each school year Smaller festivals, competitions and shows Drama classes improve Creativity Public Speaking Teamwork
Ceramics Ceramics levels 1 and 2
Drawing & Painting Art 2D Levels: 1, 2 &3 Advanced Placement Studio Art
Physical Education Beginning/Intermediate Weight Training Advanced Weight Training Volleyball/Basketball Soccer/Individual Dual Sports Team Sports 1 and 2
Sheridan Tech Vocational REGISTER FOR AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING AT THE GUIDANCE DESK A 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 Specialist Teaching Assistant Medical Coder Biller A/C and Heating Technology Court Reporting Customer Service Representative Web Development Automotive Service Technology
SAT/ACT All Juniors should have at least one ACT and/or SAT completed this year. ACT ($50.50)-www.actstudent.org Test Date: JUNE 8 TH (must register by May 3 rd) SAT ($50.00)-www.collegeboard.com Test Date: June 1 (must register by May 2 nd ) Eligible free/reduced lunch students should request to see Mr. Gonzalez in the guidance office for applicable fee waiver