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1 Student Scheduling A Guide to the Class Selection Process Sun Valley High School Penn Delco School District S V Sun Valley High School Home of the Vanguards

2 Administrative and Guidance Staff Pete Donaghy, Principal Pete Donaghy, Principal Ro Edmiston, Asst. Principal Ro Edmiston, Asst. Principal Joel Alutius, Asst. Principal /Athletic Director Joel Alutius, Asst. Principal /Athletic Director Amy Jenkins, Dean of Students & Academic Affairs Amy Jenkins, Dean of Students & Academic Affairs Bill Hartwell, Lead Counselor, V-Z Bill Hartwell, Lead Counselor, V-Z Susan Lichtenfeld, Counselor, M-U Susan Lichtenfeld, Counselor, M-U Elyssa Eisenbrock, Counselor, F-L (GinaYannarell) Elyssa Eisenbrock, Counselor, F-L (GinaYannarell) Janet Kruger, Counselor, A-E Janet Kruger, Counselor, A-E Kat Goss, 9 th Grade Counselor Kat Goss, 9 th Grade Counselor S V

3 Class Credit Requirements Freshman Class Freshman Class –Meet requirements of Middle School Sophomore Class Sophomore Class –Complete minimum of 5 credits Junior Class Junior Class –Complete minimum of 11 credits Senior Class Senior Class –Complete minimum of 16 credits Graduation Graduation –Must earn at least 23 high school credit S V

4 Course Selection –Mathematics 4.0 credits Minimum Graduation Requirements Minimum Graduation Requirements –English 4.0 credits –Social Studies 3.0 credits –Science 3.0 credits –Phys. Ed/Arts/Humanities/ Electives 9.0 Electives 9.0 S V

5 Course Selection College Bound Students English- 4 Credits English- 4 Credits Mathematics- 4 Credits Mathematics- 4 Credits Social Studies- 4 Credits Social Studies- 4 Credits Science- 4 Credits- Physics Science- 4 Credits- Physics Phys. Ed./Arts/Humanities/Electives- 4.0 Credits Phys. Ed./Arts/Humanities/Electives- 4.0 Credits World Language- 3 Credits (Same Language for consecutive years) World Language- 3 Credits (Same Language for consecutive years) S V

6 Course Selection English: Math: Survey of LiteratureAlgebra I World Literature Geometry American Literature Algebra II British Literature Intro to Calculus CalculusStatistics Science: Social Studies: General Science Civics & Government BiologyWorld History ChemistryContemporary American History Physics(Elective) Typical Course of Study for High School Career S V

7 Course Selection The master schedule for the school is constructed based on the needs and wishes of the student body at large The master schedule for the school is constructed based on the needs and wishes of the student body at large Attempt to fulfill the requests of the maximum number of students Attempt to fulfill the requests of the maximum number of students Courses will only be scheduled if there is adequate student enrollment and teacher availability Courses will only be scheduled if there is adequate student enrollment and teacher availability Numerous excellent classes offered to accommodate all types of skill levels and interests Numerous excellent classes offered to accommodate all types of skill levels and interests S V

8 Course Offerings New in Last 2 years Course Offerings New in Last 2 years Freshman Astronomy Freshman Astronomy Freshman Intro to Business Freshman Intro to Business Sustainable Energy (STEM) Sustainable Energy (STEM) AP Psychology AP Psychology AP World History AP World History World History World History American Society & Popular Culture American Society & Popular Culture Terrorism, Human Rights & Human Security Terrorism, Human Rights & Human Security Entertainment and Sports Management Entertainment and Sports Management S V

9 Electives Electives are weighted at the accelerated level. All electives are weighted the same. Electives are weighted at the accelerated level. All electives are weighted the same. Examples of electives: Examples of electives: –Anatomy –Band –Chorus –Art Classes –Forensics –Psychology –Intro to Business (Freshmen) –Astronomy (Freshmen) S V

10 Delaware County Technical Programs Applications are due now Applications are due now Programs run in afternoon daily Programs run in afternoon daily Need to be on track with your graduating class Need to be on track with your graduating class Upper classmen only Upper classmen only –Due to the need to get all credits before graduation

11 Reading the Course Selection Guide 700 Art Foundations IX(Grades 9-12)Credits: 1.0PPC 6 LAB FEE $5.00 Prerequisites: None In this beginning course students learn to recognize the elements and principles of design and use them in a variety of art media and techniques. Students are provided with opportunities to work in the studio areas of drawing, painting, collage, book arts, sculpture, and printmaking. The course includes the four problem-solving areas of art: art criticism, aesthetics, art history, and art production. There is a $5.00 lab fee for this class S V

12 Accelerated (X) Describes those courses that make up the major core of the curricula Describes those courses that make up the major core of the curricula Designed to: Designed to: –Increase knowledge of the basic subject areas –Prepare for continuing education after high school S V

13 Honors (H) For high-achieving students who excel academically For high-achieving students who excel academically Demonstrate an ability to express themselves effectively via various mediums Demonstrate an ability to express themselves effectively via various mediums High expectations of performance and achievement High expectations of performance and achievement

14 Advanced Placement (AP) No Freshman classes (Starts Sophomore YR) No Freshman classes (Starts Sophomore YR) Intended for academically talented students Intended for academically talented students Abilities, interests, and demonstrated levels of performance are considered Abilities, interests, and demonstrated levels of performance are considered They will do difficult, college-level work in high school (summer work is involved) They will do difficult, college-level work in high school (summer work is involved) May earn college credit at some colleges May earn college credit at some colleges AP Tests administered by ETS and are taken in May yearly (Fee for the exam) AP Tests administered by ETS and are taken in May yearly (Fee for the exam)

15 ADVANCED PLACEMENT HONORSACCELERATED A - 5.0A – 4.5A 4.0 B - 4.0B – 3.5B 3.0 C - 3.0C – 2.5C 2.0 D - 1.0D 1.0 F- 0F – 0 Other-Grade Point Scale S V

16 Typical 9 th Grade Schedule Physical Education- 2 ppc Physical Education- 2 ppc English (Survey of Literature)- 6 ppc English (Survey of Literature)- 6 ppc Social Studies (Civics & Government)- 6ppc Social Studies (Civics & Government)- 6ppc Math (Geometry or Algebra I)- 6 ppc Math (Geometry or Algebra I)- 6 ppc Science (General Science)- 6 ppc Science (General Science)- 6 ppc 10 PPC of electives 10 PPC of electives Electives- 16 ppc Electives- 16 ppc –Foreign Language (6ppc) –Art Foundations (6ppc) –Music (Choral or Instrumental) 2 or 6 ppc –Technology, Bus. Ed., TV Prod. or ROTC (2 or 6 ppc) –Astronomy 2 ppc –Intro to Business 2 ppc (New Course) S V

17 Other-NCAA Clearinghouse Determines whether student athletes are eligible to participate in college athletics. Determines whether student athletes are eligible to participate in college athletics. If a student athlete wishes to participate in college athletics he/she must meet the core course requirements set by the NCAA Clearinghouse If a student athlete wishes to participate in college athletics he/she must meet the core course requirements set by the NCAA Clearinghouse For a list of approved core courses visit the NCAA Clearinghouse website: For a list of approved core courses visit the NCAA Clearinghouse website: https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/common/ https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/common/ S V

18 Course Scheduling Dates Freshmen through Juniors Freshmen through Juniors January 23rd through February 4 rd 8 th Grade Assembly January 25 th 8 th Grade Assembly January 25 th 8 th Grade Week of January 28th 8 th Grade Week of January 28th Rosters will be sent in Spring Rosters will be sent in Spring S V

19 Contact Information Who will help me with scheduling?? -Departments then guidance High School Guidance Office High School Guidance Office –(610) ext S V

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