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Upcoming Freshmen. Please Support CHS and Your Child’s Education Ask your child on a daily basis if they have homework or what they did in class today.

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1 Upcoming Freshmen

2 Please Support CHS and Your Child’s Education Ask your child on a daily basis if they have homework or what they did in class today. Contact the teacher if you have a concern with his/her class. If you are not satisfied with the results, then contact your child’s counselor or administrator. Check your child’s grade online Contact us when you have a question Contact us when you hear a rumor and give us a chance to find out the information.

3 ZAP Enrollment A package of information concerning graduation and ACE requirements, valedictorian candidacy, course descriptions, Oklahoma Scholars requirements, and other information will be sent home with students concerning next year’s enrollment on March 14. Please review this with your child before the ZAP enrollment sessions on March 29 and 30.

4 CLAREMORE HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION BLOCK SCHEDULING Claremore High School incorporates a true Block Scheduling model. Students complete four credits/classes in the Fall term and four different credits/classes in the Spring term. PERIOD: an 85 minute time frame. Each student will enroll in and attend 4 periods daily. BLOCK: a nine-week time frame. The successful completion of one block = 2.0 credits;.5 credit per class. Final block grades are recorded on transcripts. TERM: an 18-week time frame. One term = 2 blocks. One term = 4.0 credits. TERM 1= August-December TERM 2= January-May BLOCK 1 = 1 st 9 weeks (Aug-Oct) BLOCK 3 = 3 rd 9 weeks (Jan -Mar) BLOCK 2 = 2 nd 9 weeks (Oct-Dec) BLOCK 4 = 4 th 9 weeks (Mar-May)

5 GRADING POLICY FOR REGULAR CLASSES A %(4.0 GPA) B80-89% (3.0 GPA) Block grades will be C70-79% (2.0 GPA) determined as follows: D60-69% (1.0 GPA) 4/5 or 80% for daily work and F 0-59% (0.0 GPA) tests 1/5 or 20% for block tests GRADING & ENROLLMENT FOR HONORS AND PRE-AP CLASSES All Honors and Pre-AP courses carry a.5 grade point advantage on a weighted grading scale (A=4.5, B=3.5, C=2.5, D=1.5, F=0.0). Freshmen enrolling in an Honors or Pre-AP class must have met one of the following requirements their 8 th grade year: (1) earned two B’s or better in that subject or (2) earned a score above the benchmark score in that subject on the EXPLORE test: English = 16, Math = 18, Science = 21, Reading (History) = 16.

6 College Graduation Plan Note: This curriculum option is aligned with Oklahoma’s Promise* 4 credits of EnglishEnglish 1, English 2, English 3, and English 4 4 credits of Social StudiesOK Hist/US Govt, US Hist 1 & 2, and World Hist 3 credits of SciencePhysical Science, Biology, and one more science 4 credits of Mathematics Alg 1 A&B, Alg 1 C&D, Geometry, and Algebra II ** 1 credit of Fine Arts Art, Music, Performing Arts, Drama, or Speech 2 credits of the same World Language OR 2 of Computer Technology 10 credits of Electives *All coursework must be at grade level or above. ** 3 Maths be completed during grades 9-12 at CHS. For example: if a student completes Algebra 1 as an 8 th grader, then he/she will take Geometry, Algebra II and one more math of a higher level.

7 CHS Standard Grad Plan 4 credits of English English 1, English 2, English 3, and English 4 4 credits of Social StudiesOK Hist/US Govt, US Hist 1 & 2, and World Hist 3 credits of SciencePhysical Science, Biology, and one more science OR two agriculture sciences 4 credits of MathematicsAlg 1 A&B, Alg 1 C&D, and two more maths of a higher level 2 credits of Fine ArtsArt, Music, Performing Arts, World Language, Dance Team, or Housing & Home Furnishings 11 credits of Electives

8 Valedictorian Valedictorian candidates must meet all of the following criteria Candidate must have successfully completed graduation requirements with all course work at or above grade level. Candidate must have attained a 4.0 weighted grade point average (GPA) or better by the end of the third block of senior year. Candidate must have completed 10 credits of weighted classes (Honors, Pre-AP or AP) from four (4) of the following curriculum areas: Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, World Language, Fine Arts, and/or Liberal Arts. Of these 10 credits, candidate must have completed a minimum of three AP classes from two different curriculum areas. Candidate must have received no final grade lower than a ‘B’ in any class – (exception: ‘C’s’ in AP classes which are equivalent to a ‘B’) It is recommended to enroll in honors level coursework beginning freshmen year.

9 ACE Requirements for Graduation Students must be proficient on the Algebra I and English II End Of Instruction(EOI) test. Students must meet proficiency on 2 out of the next 5 additional EOI tests. They are Algebra II, Biology I, English III, Geometry, and US History. Students must pass the Personal Financial Literacy Passport – 14 objectives

10 Common Core State Standards Common Core standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry- level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs. Fewer, clearer, and higher Aligned with college and work expectations Internationally benchmarked Include rigorous content and application of high-order skills Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards Evidence and/or research based

11 Required Electives Reading Improvement – Students that do not score proficient on the 8 th grade OCCT reading test. Career Choices – Students that are not currently performing on grade level in math and reading.

12 Career Tech at CHS Agricultural Science Family and Consumer Science Pre-Engineering Program Bio-Medical Program

13 OKCIS OKlahoma Career and Information System Features include: Career exploration and planning, Interest inventories, Portfolios, Programs of Study, Practice ACT and SAT exams, Internet sites, Resume writer, etc. username: claremorehs password: okcis80

14 Pathway to a Scholarship Enroll in AP or Honors classes Keep grades up Prepare for the ACT Prepare a list of questions to ask while visiting colleges Join student organizations and run for office Put a portfolio/resume together that highlights your special skills, volunteer service, leadership roles, how you have handled adversity, academic and extracurricular accomplishments, and talents Volunteer for activities and clubs related to career interests. Visit our scholarship website often. then select CHS and counselor corner and scholarships

15 Upcoming Opportunities Driver’s Education ($250) – Forms and payment - Kari Payne’s office 2 Summer Sessions (June and July) August – December 2012 January – May 2013 Oklahoma Promise application

16 Room 402 Transition Center Oklahoma College and University information packets Technical School Information and applications Military information Out of State College and University information Miscellaneous college and career information Scholarship notebook (list of scholarships available) College Advisor sign up sheets


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