Presentation on theme: "Welcome! Class of th Grade Parent Course Selection Meeting"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome! Class of 2016 8th Grade Parent Course Selection Meeting Hatboro-Horsham High SchoolFebruary 7, 2012
2 Mr. Dennis Williams, Jr. Principal Opening RemarksHigh School IntroductionsMrs. Tammy Stavenski-Bennick, Assistant PrincipalMr. Ralph Rapino, Assistant PrincipalMr. John Zuk, Assistant Principal
3 Guidance Department Ms. Sarah Carner Last Names A - G Mrs. Stacy SoricelliLast Names H - PaMrs. Marcey VaranoLast Names Pe - ZMrs. Pam HermannC.O.R. Counselor
4 Graduation Requirements Class of 2016 SubjectCreditEnglishPhysical Education& Health2.0Social Studies3.0Creative Arts0.5Mathematics4.0 – 6.0Technology Educationin Computer ScienceScience3.5Electives5.5 – 10.0Graduation ProjectTOTAL CREDITS29.0
5 Course Selection8th Grade Students were given a Course Selection Guide (CSG) on Monday , January 30thWorksheets with teacher recommendations on Feb. 3rd9th grade counts - transcripts will list all 9th grade final course gradesChoose your classes wisely, the courses you choose will determine your year-long schedule. The master schedule is created based on your selections, which determines space available and class offerings
7 Course SelectionComplete your PE, technology and art credits early if you are considering Eastern Center for Arts & TechnologyList your electives in order of preference on your card – you might not get your top choice!Courses may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment or staffing restrictionsCredits should equal 8.0, 8.5 or 9.0
8 What courses should I take? Students should take the most challenging courses in which they can be successful, maintain a competitive GPA and still have a healthy lifestyle. This means that students will have time left after studying for social and physical activities. The schedule should also allow students time to find or pursue their passions through electives and extracurricular activities.
9 Course SelectionWorksheets must be returned Friday, February 10th to GuidanceHS Counselors will input course selections with students on February 21st – February 23rdSelections will go online mid-MarchLast day for any changes – April 13thGuidance Website
10 Directed Study/LunchNo requests for Directed Study/Lunch schedule changes, based on friends or other personal preferences, will be made. Students are individually assigned to a Directed Study with an available teacher on their schedule.-Pages 6 & 7 of CSG
11 Mathematics & Science Algebra 1 Intro to Probability and Statistics GeometryPhysical ScienceEnvironmental Science
12 English & Social Studies English I-9th Eng SurveyCommunication StrategiesGlobal Studies
13 World Languages & Business/Computer Science Spanish 1German 1French 1Desktop PublishingWeb Design IComputer ApplicationsComputer Skills for the 21st CenturyIntroduction to Computer ScienceBasic Home Computer Skills
14 Music & Industrial Arts BandBand/Concert ChoirConcert ChoirStrings EnsemblePiano LabDigital Media TechnologyDigital Media Technology IITechnical DrawingIntroduction to Industrial Technology
15 Physical Education & Art/Family Consumer Science Physical Education I9th Grade Digital PhotographyComputer Graphics IIllustrative Drawing for Comic Book ArtBest of Baking9th Grade Family & Consumer Science
17 Naviance is a college and career planning resource that will help students plan their educational path.
18 Freshman AcademyFreshman year in high school is a time of excitement and expectation. It is a time when young people discover who they are and more importantly, who they can become. The transition from middle school to high school is a big step in a young person’s life. This transition is supported by our freshman academy model.
20 Freshman AcademyThe goal is to assist incoming ninth graders in adjusting to high school standards, expectations, and routines as well as creating a greater sense of connectedness and belonging for students.
21 Clubs & Organizations Fall Drama Adventure FBLA Anti-Defamation League Gay/Straight AllianceGolden Pen Literary MagazineHat Chat - NewspaperHatters Inc.AdventureAnti-Defamation LeagueBlack Student UnionChessClass Advisors - Freshman - SeniorConcert Band
22 Clubs & Organizations National Honor Society Helping Little Hands National Art SocietyNo Place for HateOne Act PlaysOrchestraPartnershipProm - Senior & JuniorHelping Little HandsIndoor Color GuardInteractJazz Band Key ClubMarching BandMathModel UN
23 Clubs & Organizations Student Council Red & Black Vocal Robotics World AffairsStage CrewYouth in GovernmentYearbookRed & BlackRoboticsSkate ClubScience ClubSki ClubStudents for Sustainable Future
24 Interscholastic Teams BaseballLacrosseBasketballSoccerBowlingSoftballCheerleadingSwimmingCross CountryTennisField HockeyTrackFootballVolleyballGolfWrestling
25 Summer Programs Summer Nights At the end of August, from 6:30-8:00 pm, we invite all interested incoming freshman to our Summer Nights Program. This will provide an opportunity for the newest members of our high school to gather some important information about the high school, tour the building, and find their classrooms in preparation for the first day of school. We hope to see you here in August.
26 New Student Registration For students new to the Hatboro-Horsham School District New 9th grade students on Tue. Feb 21st & Wed Feb. 22ndItems required at the time of registration are:Immunization recordsBirth CertificateProof of residence - Lease Agreement, Settlement Papers or Deed to Property;(3) bills that come to the home with your name and address imprinted;Report card and/or Transcript (UNOFFICIAL).Other documents such as an IEP or custody agreement if applicableTo register, an appointment needs to be made with Janice Moore (215) and a registration packet needs to be completedAfter registering, please contact the High School Guidance Office for an appointment to select classes