2High School Assessments Credit RequirementsService LearningHigh School AssessmentsCareer Preparation
3Credit Requirements English 4 credits Health 1/2 credit Social Studies Fine Arts1 creditMathematics*Technology Ed.ScienceProgram Choice2 - 4 creditsLifetime FitnessElectives1 - 3 credits* Mention the 4 credit math requirement for University of Maryland system.
11Learning Objectives/Outcomes: At the conclusion of this course it is expected that students will have demonstrated: * The ability to develop a research question which will guide their research.* The knowledge of research sources and techniques* How to write a research paper which includes a proper thesis, references, footnotes, citations.* The ability to create “new knowledge” through experimentation and problem solving.* How to create and present an effective presentation.
12Course Outline:First Quarter – Basic research techniques, defining topicsSecond Quarter – Project proposal dueThird Quarter – Display boards due, abstracts and research papers dueFourth Quarter – Final project due
19Some thoughts … Great success with middle school recommendations Middle School elective credit for Algebra IGreat success with Algebra SeminarsTesting in all Algebra classes at beginningLunch bunch, after school helpH.S.A. at end of year for Algebra I19
209th grade U.S. History 1877-Today story: 1877 - Today Lamont Goode, ITL20
21Overview… Three levels Engaging teaching strategies RegularHonorsG.T.Engaging teaching strategiesQuarterly AssessmentsPreparation for American Government
22For more information… Mr. Lamont Goode – Lamont_Goode@hcpss.org Instructional team leaderMr. Thomas Browne –Regular US HistoryMr. Rodney Clifford -Ms. Caroline McDermott –GT & Regular US HistoryMr. Richard Ewart –Honors US History
25Thoughts on ScienceBiology GT, recommended completion or concurrently enrolled in Geometry GTH.S.A. in BiologySeveral A.P. options in Science as upper classmanIES – Intro to Eco Systems for students who can benefit from extra support for BiologyEarth Science for strong science students who do not need extra support for Biology concepts
27Languages offered Spanish Chinese French Ms. Bowman Mrs. Florida Ms. BoveMr. TourtlotteFrenchMrs. MenegayMrs. TourtlotteMrs. Macek
28General InformationIf a student starts taking French or Spanish in Middle School, they can reach the 5AP level their senior year.If not, they can reach level 4 Honors in Spanish and French.Students need at least 2 years of a language to fulfill the graduation requirement.Level 3 Honors (or higher) of any language are Merit courses.
29Why take a language?Generally, students who take four years of language are our most well-rounded and accomplished students.Studying a second language contributes positively to listening and communication skills, cognitive skills, and higher order thinking skills.Students who study a second language perform better on the verbal portion of the SAT.
30Why take a language? There are travel and study abroad opportunities. Many universities look for an applicant with 4 years of language, some require it. It shows dedication to an academic program!2 years fulfills the graduation requirementIt is a fun and engaging learning experience!
31Why take a language?World Language Honor Societies (Spanish and French)Gives the opportunity to appreciate and learn about other cultures.
32Heritage Learners Heritage language learners are students who: Are raised in homes where a non-English language is spoken;Speak or merely understand the heritage language;Are to some degree bilingual in English and the heritage language.Students who wish to study their heritage language in high school have the opportunity to take a placement test to determine in which level of the language they should be placed. This applies to the languages offered in the Catalog of Approved High School Courses.
33Questions?We will be in the cafeteriaafter this presentation!
34Health Education and Lifetime Fitness Christina Hewitt, ITL
35Health Education and Lifetime Fitness are ONE SEMESTER, ½ credit classes that are MSDE High School Graduation Requirements
36*FIRST AID AND INJURY PREVENTION *TOBACCO, ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS Health Topics …*SAFETY*FIRST AID AND INJURY PREVENTION*TOBACCO, ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS*MENTAL HEALTH
37*DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL *NUTRITION AND FITNESS Health Topics …*DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL*NUTRITION AND FITNESS*FAMILY LIFE AND HUMAN SEXUALITY(Exclusion is required)
38Short and long term fitness goals Individual, dual and team activities Lifetime Fitness …Short and long term fitness goalsIndividual, dual and team activitiesPeriodic Assessments
39Fall Eligibility for Sports Residency up to datePhysical Exam after AprilAll 9th graders eligible
40Mr. Yarn, OMHS PLTW Project Lead the Way Engineering Fair Teams of high school seniors from all 12 HCPSS high schools participated in the Project Lead the Way Pathway Engineering Fair on April 27. The first place winner, Jackie Galloway from Oakland Mills High School (pictured, right), won a $500 college scholarship from Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems for his Voice to Voice Mobile Application.Mr. Yarn, OMHS PLTW
42All College Credit GT level Courses 5 classes in 4 yearsIntroduction to Engineering DesignPrinciples of EngineeringComputer Integrated ManufacturingDigital ElectronicsEngineering Development & DesignAll College Credit GT level Courses