2 credits Career & Technology Completer 4 credits Advanced Technology 2 credits World Language or Program Choices
Art, Media & Communication Business, Management & Finance Construction and Development Consumer Services, Hospitality & Tourism Health & Biosciences Human Resource Services Information Technology Manufacturing, Engineering & Technology Transportation Technologies Career Academy Programs
Algebra I/Data Analysis Algebra I/Data Analysis Students must pass HSA or PARCC Assessments. American Government Biology Biology High School Assessments English 10
A Typical 9th Grade Schedule English 9 United States History Mathematics Science Health/ Lifetime Fitness World Language Fine Arts/ Technology
StartEndClass Time Period 17:258:1550 minutes Period 28:209:1050 minutes Period 39:1510:0550 minutes Period 4A and 4B 10:1012:25 Includes a 30 minute lunch Period 512:251:1550 minutes Period 61:202:1050 minutes
GradeStandardHonorsGT/AP A B C D1.0 E000 Weighted Grading Scale
Gifted and Talented Program Vincent James
Learning 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.
Course Outline: First Quarter – Basic research techniques, defining topics Second Quarter – Project proposal due Third Quarter – Display boards due, abstracts and research papers due Fourth Quarter – Final project due
9 th grade English Samantha Armstead Abraham Wright, ITL
English 9 Review English 9 Regular English 9 Seminar English 9 Honors English 9 GT ReadingIn class 3-4 books Independent 15 pages/night 4 books Same as Engl 9, Double Period Independent 20pg/night 4 books Independent 20pg/night 6 books WritingIn class Essays: organization detail purpose Essays: organization detail Analysis Essays: organization detail analysis Essays: organization detail support analysis Essays: organization detail support analysis VocabularyLevel C Sadlier Oxford Vocab Level D Sadlier Oxford Vocab Level E Sadlier Oxford Vocab 2 periods/ 2 grades/ 2 credits, More depth Independent Projects Nightly journal
English 9 Review English 9 Regular English 9 Seminar English 9 Honors English 9 GT BOOKSSpeak Night TKM (play version) A Raisin in the Sun Speak Fahrenheit 451 Night A Raisin in the Sun Speak Fahrenheit 451 Night A Raisin in the Sun Speak Fahrenheit 451 Night To Kill a Mockingbir d A Raisin in the Sun Speak Fahrenheit 451 Night To Kill a Mockingbir d Mid Summers Night Dream
Some thoughts … Great success with middle school recommendations Middle School elective credit for Algebra I Great success with Algebra Seminars Testing in all Algebra classes at beginning Lunch bunch, after school help H.S.A. at end of year for Algebra I
9th grade U.S. History 1877-Today story: Today Lamont Goode, ITL
Overview… Three levels –Regular –Honors –G.T. Engaging teaching strategies Quarterly Assessments Preparation for American Government
For more information… Mr. Lamont Goode – Instructional team leader Mr. Thomas Browne – Regular US History Mr. Rodney Clifford - Regular US History Ms. Caroline McDermott – GT & Regular US History Mr. Richard Ewart – Honors US History
Science Course Offerings Earth Science Earth Science GT Introduction to Ecological Systems Biology GT
Thoughts on Science Biology GT, recommended completion or concurrently enrolled in Geometry GT H.S.A. in Biology Several A.P. options in Science as upper classman IES – Intro to Eco Systems for students who can benefit from extra support for Biology Earth Science for strong science students who do not need extra support for Biology concepts
If 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.
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.
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 requirement It is a fun and engaging learning experience!
World Language Honor Societies (Spanish and French) Gives the opportunity to appreciate and learn about other cultures.
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.
Health Education and Lifetime Fitness Christina Hewitt, ITL
Health Education and Lifetime Fitness are ONE SEMESTER, ½ credit classes that are MSDE High School Graduation Requirements
Health Topics … *SAFETY *FIRST AID AND INJURY PREVENTION *TOBACCO, ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS *MENTAL HEALTH
Health Topics … *DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL *NUTRITION AND FITNESS *FAMILY LIFE AND HUMAN SEXUALITY ( Exclusion is required)
Lifetime Fitness … Short and long term fitness goals Individual, dual and team activities Periodic Assessments
Residency up to date Physical Exam after April All 9 th graders eligible Fall Eligibility for Sports
Mr. 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.
Project Lead the Way Engineering Academy
5 classes in 4 years –Introduction to Engineering Design –Principles of Engineering –Computer Integrated Manufacturing –Digital Electronics –Engineering Development & Design All College Credit GT level Courses
Please plan to join us in the Cafeteria for the Electives Fair