3 Useful resources LCHS Guidance Website Program of Studies 9th grade course selection sheet
4 Typical 9th Grade Schedule English 9MathScience – Earth ScienceSocial Studies – World History/Geo IHealth/PEForeign LanguageRaider RallyElective
5 Levels of ClassesHonors – Course content is rapidly paced with additional depth. Lessons are often designed to be complex, abstract, and open ended.Academic – Course content and expected student performance require additional reading and writing at a rigorous level.
7 Know your diploma options In Virginia, diploma options available to all students:Advanced Studies DiplomaAdvanced Technical DiplomaStandard DiplomaStandard Technical DiplomaModified Standard DiplomaIEP Diploma
8 Standard Diploma Academic Areas Credits SOL Verified Credits English 4 2Social Studies31MathematicsLaboratory ScienceHealth and Physical EducationForeign Language, Fine Arts orCareer and Technical EducationEconomics and Personal FinanceElectives (Must include 2 sequential electives.)Student Selected Verified CreditTotal226
9 Credits EarnedA standard unit of credit is earned by passing a course with a minimum of 140 clock hours of instruction.A verified unit of credit is earned by passing a course and its related end-of-course Standards of Learning test where an end-of-course test is required.
10 Advanced Studies Diploma Academic AreasCreditsSOL Verified CreditsEnglish42Social StudiesMathematicsScienceForeign Language3 or 4Health and Physical EducationFine or Career and Technical Education1Economics and Personal FinanceElectives3Student Selected Verified CreditTotal269
11 Teacher Recommendations By now teachers should have talked to your students about their recommendations on what course they should take next year.Please consider their recommendation when selecting your child’s courses for next year.Balance
12 Course Selection Process Course Selection Changes: Please be in contact with the Middle School to make any changes.Subject Load: Student are expected to be enrolled in seven credit subjects.Once school starts in the fall – it is very difficult to change a student’s schedule. Please take the course selection process seriously.
13 Other Notes Get Involved 350 students (Simpson, Private, ROTC) Private school students – solsMath is not a race!“A” Day – “B” DayAcademic Programs – AOS and MonroeUse the PSAT results
14 Activity & Athletic Participation In order to be eligible to participate in any Virginia High School League competition, a student must be currently enrolled in five subjects for credit or the equivalent, and have passed five subjects for credit or the equivalent the previous semester. If a passed course is being repeated, that course may not be counted as one of the five subjects for credit.Students who are planning to participate in Division I and II interscholastic sports in college should see their school counselor and/or athletic directors to learn about NCAA regulations.
15 What Colleges Expect Strong academic record Students who have completed the most challenging course of study appropriate for their abilities, including a rigorous senior year scheduleImprovement over the high school yearsSolid standardized test performance (SAT & ACT)Extracurricular, Athletic, and Community InvolvementColleges are seeking well-rounded students who demonstrate a variety of interests and a connection to the world around them“Quality vs. Quantity”Well-prepared application package – required demographic forms, essays/personal statements, and teacher/counselor recommendationsStress the importance of your son or daughter getting to know his/her teachers/counselors in high school
16 Expunging Expunges grade from student’s transcript Applies to high school credit courses onlyForms will come from the Middle SchoolReturn form to high schoolDue date is very importantCannot be reversed
17 Quiz Explain Raider Rally. What is a weighted class? What percentages of the seniors go on to two or four year colleges?How many credits do students need to graduate from LCHS?What is a verified credit?
18 TIMELINE February 13th & 14th – Pre scheduling @ JLS February 15th – Parent Information NightFebruary 23rd – return course selection formsMiddle School students visit LCHS during the day – April 12thFreshman Athletic Orientation – June 6thHigh School 101 – August 14thFreshman Parent Orientation Night -August 23rdFreshman Orientation Picnic – August 24th