2 Transition to High School Classroom Sessions with CounselorPre-IGP (Individual Graduation Plan) meetingsAcademic Opportunities: Parent and Student Meeting8th grade tours of CHSApril 20th – IGP DAY!!Summer RegistrationOpen House in August
3 Tonight’s Agenda Graduation Requirements Typical Schedule Mix of CoursesAcademicsElectives and Career ClustersScholarshipsGPA and SC UGS GPARegistration TimelineStudent Panel
4 Minimal Course Requirements High School Graduation and Two Year CollegeFour Year CollegeEnglish4 unitsMath4 units (Algebra 1, 2, Geometry, Higher Level)Science3 units3 units (3 Lab Science in two different fields)Social Studies3 units (1 US History, .5 Gov., .5 Economics)Computer Science1 total unitPE or ROTC1 unitHealth.5 unitWorld Language1 unit of W. Language OR1 unit of a CATE class2 or 3 unitsCATENone requiredFine Arts1 unit for SC Public CollegesElectivesMinimum of 24 total units
5 Overview of the Schedule 4 X 4 Schedule8 classes per year4 each dayTypical 9th grade scheduleNotice the mix of academics and electivesFall (August – January)Spring (January – June)English 1Algebra 1Physical SciencePE or ROTCWorld HistoryFrench 1Computer ApplicationsFamily and Consumer Sciences
6 Mix of courses each year Core AcademicsEnglish, math, science, social studies and world languageDifferent levels available in each area.9th grade levels determined by:Test Scores (PASS and MAP), Grades, EOC, Teacher Recommendationgrade levels determined primarily by:Grade earned in previous course
7 9th gradeAcademics levels will be recommended by the middle schools. Tech Prep – High School Graduation and Two Year College (ex: Math Tech 1) CP – Two or Four Year College (Alg. 1 CP) Honors – Four Year College (Geometry H) GT – Two classes (World Geo and History)
8 High School Credit for Middle School Classes Students must earn an 85 (3.0) or above84 and belowRetake with no penaltyBenefits to retakingGreater mastery of materialProtects high school GPA (more on this soon)Can request a waiver from the principal if your grade is between an 80 and 84
9 10th-12th grade Academic Levels Tech Prep, CP and Honors in most subjectsLevel is based on performance in previous class. Example: in English 1 CP then in 10th grade you could choose English 2 HCollege Credit Opportunities
10 College Credit Courses AP (Advanced Placement)Free3 hour standardized exam determines creditBiology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Human Geography, US History, Calculus, Statistics, English Literature, English Language, French, SpanishDual Credit (Enrolled in two schools)Cost to the StudentTaught by a CHS teacher on our campusEnglish 101, English 102, Psychology, Western CivilizationMiddle CollegeStudents actually attend York TechAlmost any course available during the school day is open for our students based on the student’s goals.
11 i-SchoolOptions for students to take a class virtually (on the computer)Classes can be taken on our campus or from homeClasses can be used for initial credit or credit recovery (student earned 60 – 69)Students are permitted to take a total of 3 i- school classes per school year and 2 over the summer.South Carolina Virtual School.CSD Homepageof EducationSC DepartmentVirtual School
12 ElectivesWe have a large variety of electives! These are organized by career clusters and majors.Students can choose from a certain number of electives. Many count towards graduation requirements (PE, health, computer science). Others are based on interest (art, music, agricultural science, engineering)Most elective classes run in a sequence, so students should plan ahead.(ex: Auto Tech 1, 2, then 3)
13 Career Clusters Tips to keep in mind: College major is different than high school major. They do not have to match!Students declare a cluster in 8th grade and a major in 10th grade.Students can change their cluster and major each year.The choice of a major does not impact graduation. The requirements are the same.You can choose a major to try something new in high school OR take a major to help prepare for a career.Automotive TechnologyITT Technical to major in diesel engine repairAttend USC to major in Business Management
14 Programs of Study (page 4) Arts and HumanitiesSchool of Business Management & Information SystemsSchool of Math, Science, Engineering & Industrial TechnologiesSchool of Health & Human ServicesArts, A/V Technology and Communication ClusterAdvanced Studies (English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies)Audio/Video ProductionJournalism & BroadcastingLiberal ArtsPerforming ArtsVisual ArtsWorld LanguageEducation ClusterTeaching & TrainingBusiness Management & Administration ClusterBusiness InformationManagementGeneral ManagementOperations ManagementFinance ClusterAccountingHospitality & Tourism ClusterCulinary ArtsHospitality Management and OperationsInformation Technology ClusterProgramming & Software DevelopmentNetworkingWeb and Digital CommunicationsMarketing, Sales, & Service ClusterMarketing CommunicationsAgriculture, Food, & Natural Resources ClusterPlant & Animal SystemsArchitecture & Construction ClusterArchitectural DesignBuilding ConstructionTransportation, Distribution, & Logistics ClusterAutomotive TechnologyScience Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics ClusterMathematics(NEW) MechatronicsPre-engineering & TechnologyScienceGovernmentNational SecurityForeign ServiceHealth Science ClusterHealth & Personal FitnessNursing & Pre-medicineSports MedicineHuman Services ClusterFamily & Community Services
15 NEW COURSE for 2013High School 101—1/2 Unit-- This course is designed to provide ninth grade students with the skills necessary to become independent learners and active members of their high school. The course will focus on the transition from the middle school environment to the high school. Topics to be discussed include: study skills, note-taking, organizing for learning, time management, teamwork, goal setting, decision-making, and career and financial planning. This course can be paired with Mechanics of Writing or Street Law.
16 Scholarships How does GPA impact Scholarships? LIFE Two year college ALL Tuition3.0 SC GPALIFE Four year college $5000Top 30% of senior class1100 SAT or 24 ACTMust meet 2 out of the 3 above criteriaPalmetto Fellows Four year college $67003.5 SC GPATop 6% of the sophomore, junior or senior class1200 SAT or 27 ACT OR4.0 GPA and 1400 SAT or 32 ACT
17 SC UGS: Uniform Grading Scale Weighted Formula AverageGradeCPHonorsAP/IB/DC100A4.8755.3755.875994.7505.2505.750984.6255.1255.625974.5005.0005.500964.375954.250944.125934.00092B3.875913.750903.625893.500883.375873.250863.125853.00084C2.875832.750822.625812.500802.375792.250782.125772.00076D1.875751.750741.625731.500721.375711.250701.12569F1.000680.875670.750660.625650.500640.375630.250620.125GPA & rank in class are pulled from numeric grades
19 Tips to know On the SC UGS Scale: Every class counts Every point counts (95 is higher than a 93)You will see a few GPA’s as high as 5.0SC GPA range typically is:Top 6 % = to a 5.2Top 10 % = 4.5 and upTop 30 % = 3.8 and upTop 50 % = 3.3 and up
20 Registration Timeline April 20 IGP Saturday at CHS June 3 – June 14 Waiver Conferences with Middle School Principals as neededAugust 1 Summer Registration for 9th9 am – 1 pm AND 3 pm – 7 pmStudents will receive their scheduleAugust 5 Make-up RegistrationAugust 15 NGA Meet the Teacher NightAugust 21 First Day of School
21 Final Comments for Understanding the High School Academics Attend evening parent meetingsAttend the IGP conferences once a year with the school counselorUnderstand graduation requirements and college entrance requirementsEncourage good attendanceBe very thoughtful when choosing your child’s scheduleEnjoy these years! Age of Opportunity
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