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1 Program of Studies – 9 th Grade Course Selection Loudoun County High School

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3 Useful resources LCHS Guidance Website LCHS Guidance Website Program of Studies Program of Studies 9 th grade course selection sheet 9 th grade course selection sheet

4 Typical 9 th Grade Schedule English 9 English 9 Math Math Science – Earth Science Science – Earth Science Social Studies – World History/Geo I Social Studies – World History/Geo I Health/PE Health/PE Foreign Language Foreign Language Raider Rally Raider Rally Elective Elective

5 Levels of Classes Honors – Course content is rapidly paced with additional depth. Lessons are often designed to be complex, abstract, and open ended. Honors – 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. Academic – Course content and expected student performance require additional reading and writing at a rigorous level.

6 Raider Rally Study Hall Study Hall Remediation Remediation Tutoring Tutoring Activities Activities

7 Know your diploma options In Virginia, diploma options available to all students: Advanced Studies DiplomaAdvanced Studies Diploma Advanced Technical DiplomaAdvanced Technical Diploma Standard DiplomaStandard Diploma Standard Technical DiplomaStandard Technical Diploma Modified Standard DiplomaModified Standard Diploma IEP DiplomaIEP Diploma

8 Standard Diploma Academic Areas Credits SOL Verified Credits English42 Social Studies 3 1 Mathematics31 Laboratory Science 3 1 Health and Physical Education 2 Foreign Language, Fine Arts or Career and Technical Education 2 Economics and Personal Finance 1 Electives (Must include 2 sequential electives.) 4 Student Selected Verified Credit 01 Total226

9 Credits Earned A standard unit of credit is earned by passing a course with a minimum of 140 clock hours of instruction. A 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. 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 Areas Credits SOL Verified Credits English4 2 Social Studies 4 2 Mathematics4 2 Science4 2 Foreign Language 3 or 4 Health and Physical Education 2 Fine or Career and Technical Education 1 Economics and Personal Finance 1 Electives3 Student Selected Verified Credit 01 Total269

11 Teacher Recommendations By now teachers should have talked to your students about their recommendations on what course they should take next year. 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 childs courses for next year. Please consider their recommendation when selecting your childs courses for next year. Balance Balance

12 Course Selection Process Course Selection Changes: Please be in contact with the Middle School to make any changes. 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. 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 students schedule. Please take the course selection process seriously. Once school starts in the fall – it is very difficult to change a students schedule. Please take the course selection process seriously.

13 Other Notes Get Involved Get Involved 350 students (Simpson, Private, ROTC) 350 students (Simpson, Private, ROTC) Private school students – sols Private school students – sols Math is not a race! Math is not a race! A Day – B Day A Day – B Day Academic Programs – AOS and Monroe Academic Programs – AOS and Monroe Use the PSAT results Use 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 Strong academic record –Students who have completed the most challenging course of study appropriate for their abilities, including a rigorous senior year schedule –Improvement over the high school years –Solid standardized test performance (SAT & ACT) Extracurricular, Athletic, and Community Involvement Extracurricular, Athletic, and Community Involvement –Colleges 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 recommendations Well-prepared application package – required demographic forms, essays/personal statements, and teacher/counselor recommendations –Stress the importance of your son or daughter getting to know his/her teachers/counselors in high school

16 Expunging Expunges grade from students transcript Expunges grade from students transcript Applies to high school credit courses only Applies to high school credit courses only Forms will come from the Middle School Forms will come from the Middle School Return form to high school Return form to high school Due date is very important Due date is very important Cannot be reversed Cannot be reversed

17 Quiz Explain Raider Rally. Explain Raider Rally. What is a weighted class? What is a weighted class? What percentages of the seniors go on to two or four year colleges? What percentages of the seniors go on to two or four year colleges? How many credits do students need to graduate from LCHS? How many credits do students need to graduate from LCHS? What is a verified credit? What is a verified credit?

18 TIMELINE February 13 th & 14 th – Pre JLS February 13 th & 14 th – Pre JLS February 15 th – Parent Information Night February 15 th – Parent Information Night February 23 rd – return course selection forms February 23 rd – return course selection forms Middle School students visit LCHS during the day – April 12 th Middle School students visit LCHS during the day – April 12 th Freshman Athletic Orientation – June 6 th Freshman Athletic Orientation – June 6 th High School 101 – August 14th High School 101 – August 14th Freshman Parent Orientation Night -August 23rd Freshman Parent Orientation Night -August 23rd Freshman Orientation Picnic – August 24 th Freshman Orientation Picnic – August 24 th


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