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Welcome Class of 2015 Students & Parent. CounselorStudent Last Name Ms. CloningerA – D Mrs. Hall-WilliamsonE – K Mrs. WilkinsonL – Re Ms. BaltzegarRh.

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1 Welcome Class of 2015 Students & Parent

2 CounselorStudent Last Name Ms. CloningerA – D Mrs. Hall-WilliamsonE – K Mrs. WilkinsonL – Re Ms. BaltzegarRh - Z

3 Each passed class = 1 credit Final grade of 70 or awards credit Semesters 1 st Semester - August thru January 2 nd Semester - January thru June 4 classes only during any semester 1.5 hours in each class per day (3) six weeks grading periods in a semester Total of 8 classes at end of year

4 Promotion is based strictly on # of credits earned each year: 10 th grade = 6 credits 11 th grade = 13 credits 12 th grade = 20 credits To graduate = 28 credits Will take 32 credits in 4 years Early Graduation = Option available if a student passes all classes and meets exits standards 1 st semester of senior year.

5 Future Ready Course of Study Must pass 5 EOCs with III or above – BEACH Biology English 9 Algebra I Civics US History

6 Future Ready Course of Study

7 High expectations must be in place for all students so that our graduates will have the foundations of academic and life skills they will need for college and/or to enter the workforce. Many business leaders say it takes about the same level of academic preparation to be successful in the workplace as it does to be successful as a first-year college student.

8 Future-Ready All freshmen entering high school in Fall 2009 will participate in the required Core Course of Study, known as the Future-Ready. (State Board of Education policy HSP-N-004 approved Sept. 2008)

9 The Core (21 credits) 4 credits of English 4 credits of Mathematics 3 credits of Social Studies 3 credits of Science 1 credit of Health/Physical Education 6 Elective Credits 4 credit Concentration (CTE, ROTC, Arts…) 2 credit Electives of any combination Gaston County Schools (7 credits) Additional courses to meet local graduation requirements Page 5 GCS Curriculum Guide

10 8 courses need to be chosen total from front and back of card 2 alternate courses should be chosen Alternates should be carefully chosen because they could appear in your childs schedule

11 Symbols Legend: Requires Teacher Permission + Requires Additional Course in Same Year * Prerequisite (see course descriptions in curriculum guide)

12 Teacher Recommendations For Honors courses and for Math placement Honors courses: Highlighted on form Math placement: Checked on form Based on standards from East Gaston teachers Honors vs. Regular Honors requires more independent thinking and independence in work effort. Student can take Honors courses in Grades if they dont take them in Grade 9. Remember cant go out once go in.

13 Considering Honors? 8 th Grade Teachers were asked to recommend which level a student should do for each Academic class. Teachers were given information on ???????????????? What if my child wasnt recommended for Honors and I still want him/her to do the Honors class? Take into consideration what the teacher recommended. Student can take the course if a waiver form is signed and returned day of registration. Remember cant go out once go in.

14 English 9 3 choices – Regular, Honors, or AP Prep Math See chart for four class sequence

15 Future-Ready Core Math Sequence + or Geometry 2 + Algebraic/ Geometric Modeling I & Geometry 2 + Algebra I 1 Foundations of Algebra & Algebra I 1 or + + Algebraic/ Geometric Modeling II & Algebra II 3 3 or 4 th Math* 4 Adv Functions Eligible for University of NC System AP Statistics Pre-Calculus AP Calculus AB Courses such as… AP Calculus BC Approved Community College Math Courses *Additional courses are available which will satisfy the 4 th math requirement but may not satisfy the requirements for admission to UNC System Universities.

16 Science Earth/Environmental – Regular or Honors Option to also take Biology Honors: if recommended by teachers to take all honors level classes and plan to take them Also score Level IV on Reading EOG Social Studies World History – Regular or Honors Health/PE

17 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Arts Education (music, theater, visual) Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) Any other subject areas: Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, English

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19 Electrical Trades Pathway Drafting Architectural Pathway 9 th Grade – Career Management 10 th Grade – Housing Interiors I 11 th Grade – Housing Interiors II (Yearlong) 12 th Grade – Life Management or Enhancement Course 9 th Grade – Computer Applications I 10 th Grade – Drafting Arch. I 11 th Grade – Drafting Arch. II 12 th Grade – Drafting Arch. III Interior Design Services Pathway 9 th Grade – Career Management 10 th Grade – Electrical Trades I 11 th Grade- Electrical Trades II (Yearlong) 12 th Grade – Enhancement Course

20 Computer Applications Pathway 9 th Grade – DCS 10 th Grade – Computer Apps I 11 th Grade – Computer Apps II 12 th Grade – Small Business or Principles of Business

21 Allied Health Sciences Pathway Medical Sciences Pathway 9 th Grade – Health Team Relations 10 th Grade – Biomedical Technology 11 th Grade – Allied Health Science I 12 th Grade – Allied Health Science II 9 th Grade – Health Team Relations 10 th Grade – Biomedical Technology 11 th Grade – Allied Health Science I 12 th Grade – Medical Sciences II Honors

22 9 th Grade – Career Management or DCS 10 th Grade – Foods I Fundamentals 11 th Grade – Culinary Arts & Hospitality I (Yearlong) 12 th Grade – Culinary Arts & Hospitality II (Yearlong) Culinary Arts and Hospitality Pathway

23 Early Childhood Education Pathway 9 th Grade – DCS or Career Management 10 th Grade – Parenting & Child Development 11 th Grade – Early Childhood I (Yearlong) 12 th Grade – Early Childhood II (Yearlong)

24 9 th Grade – DCS or Career Management 10 th Grade – Sports & Entertainment Marketing I 11 th Grade – Marketing Management II 12 th Grade – Small Business Marketing Education Pathway

25 Drafting Engineering Pathway 9 th Grade – DCS or Computer Applications I 10 th Grade – Drafting I 11 th Grade – Drafting Engineering II 12 th Grade – Drafting Engineering III

26 9 th Grade – Digital Communications or Career Mgt. 10 th Grade – Auto I 11 th Grade – Auto II (Yearlong) 12 th Grade – Auto III (Yearlong) or Enhancement Course

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28 Course selections are final once students register This includes changing from a regular course to an honors course, changing from an honors course to a regular course, changing an elective, or changing an alternate Choices made by students determine classes offered and the number of sections taught

29 Next fall we will have a night to provide information regarding Concentration Areas and the 4-year plan. You will move to the Commons Area for your next session.


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