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School Year 2014 / 2015 Karen Fox – Principal Stephen Schreibeis– Assistant Principal Herb Townsend – Director of Activities Becky Wommack– High School.

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2 School Year 2014 / 2015

3 Karen Fox – Principal Stephen Schreibeis– Assistant Principal Herb Townsend – Director of Activities Becky Wommack– High School Secretary Sheila Blohm – High School Secretary Bette Strever – High School Secretary Patsy Taylor – District Secretary and Registrar Officer Stan Langve – Student Resource Officer

4 Brent Edgmond Students with last names A – L Mark Goyette Students with last names M - Z

5 4 Credits of English 3 Credits of Math 2 Credits of Science 3 Credits of Social Studies (World History, US History, Civics) 1 Credit of Fine Art (Art, Band, Vocal Music, or Photography) 1 Credit of Physical Education/Health 1/2 Credit Information Literacy & Technology 8.5 Credits of Electives 23 Total Credits

6 Montana University System Admission Requirements

7 CourseMinimum CoreYearsRigorous CoreYears MathematicsAlgebra I, II, and Geometry (or the sequential content equivalent). 3Algebra I, II, and Geometry (or the sequential content equivalent) and a course beyond Algebra II (such as Trigonometry, Pre- Calculus, Calculus, Computer Math, or course equivalent) 4 EnglishWritten and oral communication skills and literature 4Written and oral communication skills, literature, and a designated college- prep composition or research-writing course 4 Science2 lab sciences: one year must be earth science, biology, chemistry or physics 2Full year each: General, physical or earth science; biology; chemistry or physics 3 Social StudiesGlobal studies (world history, world geography), American history, and government. Economics, American Indian history or other third-year course 3Global studies (world history, world geography), American history, and government. Economics, American Indian history or other third-year course. Recommend: ½ yr of other courses such as psychology, humanities 3 ElectivesWorld language, computer science, visual and performing arts, or vocational education 22 years of a second language, music, fine arts, speech/debate, career and technical education (such as information technology, computer science) 3 Students must complete the Board of Regents’ College Preparatory Program in high school.

8 Bottom line is that you will need 4 years of English, 4 years of Math, 4 years of Science, and 3 years of Social Studies. If you expect to “take” the next step, you need to prepare for it.

9 Division I and II schools – 16 Core Courses 4 years of English 3 years of Math – Algebra I or higher 2 years of Natural / Physical Sciences 1 additional year of English, Math, or Science 2 years Social Science 4 years of additional courses – NCAA approved (Foreign Language)

10 For more information – please go to: _Reference_Sheet.pdf ility_Rules/High_School_IE_Standards.pdf

11 NAIA and NJCAA Eligibility for NAIA Schools are: High School Diploma and 18 on ACT, better than a GPA, graduate in top half of your class. Eligibility for NJCAA Schools are: High School Diploma or GED and admission requirements of the school.

12  Always check website or catalog for the colleges being considered by your sophomore year of high school.  Requirements vary. Common additional course requirements are 2 years of foreign language, an additional year of science, and additional year of math.

13  Please, please, please challenge yourself!  Take the opportunity during the next four years to do all you can do. Get involved with school activities and do your best to take advantage of the education and experiences offered to you.  It’s an investment – the more put into it now, the more benefits will be available later.  Start now as a Freshman, don’t wait until you are a Senior.  Differences in “Honors” classes, and “Regular” classes are increased pace of work, increased depth of material and increased demands of out of class time (homework). Be College Ready!

14 English – 1 year Math – 1 year Science – 1 year Information Literacy & Technology - 1 semester Physical Education/Health- 1 semester Required Classes:

15 Freshman Course Selections

16 Competitive Four-Year PlanCompetitive Four-Year Plan Grade 9Grade 10Grade 11Grade 12 Honors GeometryHonors Algebra IITrig/PrecalcAP Calculus,AP Statistics Honors BiologyChemistryPhysicsBiochemistry, Honors Environmental Science Honors English 9Honors English 10AP Language / CompositionAP Literature / Composition PE/Health semesterPE/Health semesterUS HistoryHonors Civics Information Literacy &World HistoryForeign LanguageAP Foreign Language Technology- 1 semesterForeign LanguageElective Fine Art Elective Elective Foreign Language Four-Year College Student Grade 9Grade 10Grade 11Grade 12 Algebra IGeometryAlgebra IITrig/Precalc Biology I or Earth ScienceBiology IIChemistryPhysics English 9English 10English 11English 12 PE/Health semesterPE/Health semesterUS HistoryCivics Information Literacy &World HistoryElective Technology- 1 semesterForeign LanguageElective Fine Art Elective Elective Foreign Language Two-Year College Student Grade 9Grade 10Grade 11Grade 12 Algebra IGeometryAlgebra IIAlgebra 3 Biology I or Earth ScienceBiology IIChemistryPhysics English 9English 10English 11English 12 PE/Health semesterPE/Health semesterUS HistoryCivics Information Literacy &World HistoryElective Technology-1 semesterElective Fine Art Elective Elective Career and Technical Education Student Grade 9Grade 10Grade 11Grade 12 Pre-AlgebraAlgebra 1GeometryAlgebra 2 Science class Fine Art ElectiveCivics English 9English 10English 11English 12 PE/Health semesterPE/Health semesterUS HistoryFine Arts Information Literacy &World HistoryElective Technology-1 semesterElective

17 Please go to On the top right corner please click on “Infinite Campus – Parent/Student Portal”

18 English 9 Honors English – Must have a B average in 8 th English or teacher recommendation. Summer reading requirement: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

19 Placement is based upon grade in current math class, NWEA scores, and teacher recommendation. Pre-Algebra – recommendation by 8 th grade math teacher Algebra I – recommended for most 9 th graders Geometry – Students who have taken Algebra I in the eighth grade,have the appropriate NWEA test scores, and have been recommended. Honors Geometry- Students who have been recommended for the honors track by their 8 th grade teacher and have the appropriate NWEA test scores. Four Year Plan – Depends on where you start

20 General Math I Pre-Algebra Algebra 1 Honors Geometry General Math II Algebra 1 Geometry Honors Algebra 2 AP Calculus Trig/PreCalculus Algebra 2 Dual Credit College Algebra AP Statistics Consumer Math RTI Math Math Lab Repeat Alg 1/Geo Math Course Sequencing Chart

21 Earth Science Biology I Honors Biology (Biology I & Biology II) Four Year Plan – College prep = Biology I, Earth Science / Biology II, Chemistry, Physics Rigorous prep = Honors Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Chemistry II / Honors Environmental Science

22 Information Literacy & Technology is a required course for all freshman. It is only a semester course.

23 Study Hall is an option for students who believe they may need time during the school day to get homework done. Especially students who participate in extracurricular activities, who have jobs, or may need extra time to get work completed. Study Hall also will enable students to have the opportunity to access the Math Lab to get extra help in their math and class.

24 1. English 9 2. Algebra I 3. Earth Science 4. Applied Ag I 5. Info. Lit & Tech 6. Band 7. Study Hall 1. English 9 2. Algebra I 3. Earth Science 4. PE / Health 9 5. Applied Ag I 6. Band 7. Study Hall 1 st Semester 2 nd Semester This is not the order that classes would be scheduled in. This is done by the Infinite Campus software as to best balance the class loads with all sections.

25 1. Honors English 2. Honors Geometry 3. Honors Biology 4. Study Hall 5. Info. Lit & Tech 6. Spanish I 7. Chorale 1. Honors English 2. Honors Geometry 3. Honors Biology 4. PE / Health 9 5. Study Hall 6. Spanish I 7. Chorale This is not the order that the classes will be scheduled in.

26 Attendance and Tardy policy – On 11 th day of absence, students grade is reduced by 10% and 2% points for each day after 11. Three tardies count as one day of absence. Communicate with teachers when concerned. Please do not wait for mid-terms. Please use or phone. addresses and phone numbers will be posted on web site and are in the student handbook. Infinite Campus is the easiest way to communicate and obtain information. Students are earning credits towards graduation. Classes needed to graduate, will be taken until student receives a passing grade. Lunch at Laurel High School is $3.00 daily specials. A la carte menu items are also offered and are individually priced.

27 Eligibility is determined at midterm and quarter. Freshmen eligibility is based on the eighth grade 4 th quarter grades. Students must have a 2.0 GPA and no more than 1 failing mark. Driver’s Ed –Students must be 14 ½ the first day of class. Cost - $200. Classes are offered throughout the summer. Announcements will be made at the middle school about registration. You may call the main HS office for more information later. Pre-registrations are not accepted.

28 CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONSEXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Art/Culture ClubGirls Basketball Art of the NinjaBoys Basketball Business Professionals of America (BPA)Boys Football Drama ClubGirls Cross Country Economic ChallengeBoys Cross Country Future Farmers of America (FFA)Girls Volleyball Spanish ClubBoys Wrestling Creative Writing Club (Literary Art Magazine)Girls Track Locomotive Express (Coffee Cart)Boys Track Poetry ClubGirls Golf Robotics ClubBoys Golf Rocket ClubGirls Softball Leo ClubGirls Soccer Student CouncilBoys Soccer Outdoors ClubSpeech, Drama and Debate S.T.A.N.D.Cheerleading National Honor Society LHS Clubs, Organizations and Activities

29 If you are an out-of-district student, to begin the registration process of entering Laurel Public Schools students must first register at the Central Administration office: 410 Colorado Avenue, Laurel, MT Contact person is the District Secretary Patsy Taylor


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