2 LHSClassOf2018Our Schedule Lowndes High School is on a 4x4 block schedule to offer additional educational opportunities and choices for students.There are two semesters per school year.Each semester is 18 weeks long.First semester: August through DecemberSecond semester: January through MayMS Schedule Students take 7 classes each day: Reading, LA, Sci, SS, Math, 2 -Connections
3 L H S Our Schedule Class Of 2018 Students attend 4 classes daily. Each class is approximately 90 minutes.Most students will have two academic classes and two elective classes each semester.Thus, each school year students can earn 8 credits. Students must earn 28 credits to graduate from LHS. The block schedule affords additional opportunities to meet the needs of all students.First SemesterSecond SemesterEnglishScienceElectiveMathSocial Studies
4 Sample 9th grade Schedule #1 ClassOf2018Sample 9th grade Schedule #1.First Semester(18 weeks)Second SemesterCoordinate Algebra(CP, PreAP, or Accelerated)American Gov’t/Civics (CP,PreAP, or AP)Physical Science(CP or PreAP)9th Grade LiteratureElectiveElective: Health/Personal Fitness
6 Block Scheduling Reminders… ClassOf2018Block Scheduling Reminders…With an 18-week (1 semester) course, students who get behind in their studies often have a “false security” that they still have time to pull it up in time to pass.The grading period is cumulative for the semester. This is vastly different from the middle school 9-week grading period.Attendance is critical on the block schedule. When students are absent, they miss more material than on a traditional schedule.
7 Graduation Requirements LHSClassOf2018Graduation RequirementsStudents must earn 28 Carnegie unitsto graduate from LHS4 units of English4 units of Mathematics4 units of Science4 units of Social Studies3 units (minimum) required from Foreign Language* and/or CTAE and/or Fine Arts8 additional electives (minimum)1 Health/personal fitness course (required)*Students planning to enter or transfer into a University System of Georgia institution must take two units of the same foreign language.
8 LHSClassOf2018End of Course Tests State mandated End of Course Tests (EOCT) are given to all students for the following courses. These exams will count for 20% of the student’s final grade:Analytic Geometry (10th)Biology I (10th)American Literature/ Composition (11th)US History (11th)Economics (12th)9th grade Literature/ Composition (9th)Physical Science (9th)Coordinate Algebra (9th)
9 Graduation Requirements LHSClassOf2018Graduation RequirementsIn addition to earning 28 Carnegie units, students must also earn a passing score on the Georgia High School Graduation Writing Test (GHSGWT) to receive a regular diploma.GHSGWT is taken during the Junior year.
10 L H S Challenging Courses Class Of 2018 LHS offers courses at a variety of levels including CollegeBoard approved Advanced Placement classes including:AP Language AP LiteratureAP Statistic AP Calculus*AP Government *AP Human GeographyAP European History AP US HistoryAP Microeconomics AP MacroeconomicAP PsychologyAP Biology AP ChemistryAP Physics AP Environmental ScienceAP Spanish Language AP Spanish LiteratureAP Art DrawingAP Art Design
11 Advanced Placement Classes HSClassOf2018Advanced Placement ClassesWhile CP classes are challenging, please consider these expectations before you enroll your child in a Pre-AP or AP academic class: Your child needs to have:Exceptional Writing SkillsExceptional reading, analytical thinking and application skillsIndependent Study HabitsAccess to a computer with internetSelf-motivated
12 The Freshman Academy Teacher Support LHSClassOf2018Tutorials are held from 3:00 – 3:45 most days.Individual teachers have individual tutorial schedules; the student should ask the teacher for an agreeable day and time for tutoring.The purpose of tutorial:provide individualized reinforcement of skills, materials, or concepts covered in classmake up missed work or tests incurred from absences.The student should come to tutorial prepared with specific questions.
13 How can I help my child succeed? ClassOf2018How can I help my child succeed?Check your child’s progress in all classes frequently. Communicate with the teachers. Visit your child’s teachers’ websites. These can be accessed through the Lowndes County Schools website: (http://www.lowndes.k12.ga.us).Ask your child daily about his/her school day. Ask about class work, upcoming tests, and homework. If necessary, ask to see completed homework.Enforce the keeping of the homework agenda, and check it daily until your child becomes accustomed to recording assignments regularly.
14 How can I help my child succeed? ClassOf2018How can I help my child succeed?Arrange for after school tutoring when necessary.Keep in communication with teachers. Contact your child’s guidance counselor to schedule a parent, student, teacher conference.Infinite Campus Parent Portal is an online connection that allows you to monitor your children’s educational progress. The portal will provide you access to current information on attendance, schedule, and your children’s grades.https://campus.lowndes.k12.ga.us/campus/portal/lowndes.jsp
16 Extracurricular Activities HSClassOf2018Extracurricular ActivitiesAcademic Quiz Bowl Student CouncilAnchor Club Mat GirlsBands of Tomorrow Math TeamBat Girls Mock TrialBeta Club Model RocketryChess Club Mu Alpha ThetaClass Cabinet MuninCultures in Action National Art HSOff-Broadway SAGAFrench HS Science Club
17 Extracurricular Activities HSClassOf2018Extracurricular ActivitiesFuture Educators of AmericaFamily Career Community Leaders of AmericaFellowship of Christian AthletesFuture Business Leaders of AmericaProfessional Food ServicesHealth Occupations Students of America (HOSA)Future Farmers of AmericaTechnology Student AssociationTeenage Young Republicans of Lowndes High Young Democrats of Lowndes High
18 FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions HSClassOf2018FAQ: Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat do I need to do when my child is absent?How do I check my child out of school?What do I need to do if I have a problem with my child’s schedule?What do I need to do if I need to speak to my child’s teacher?How difficult will it be for my child to receive the HOPE Scholarship?
19 Finishing out 8th Grade – What do we still need to do? ClassOf2018Finishing out 8th Grade – What do we still need to do?Review and return the course selection sheet. Please note: This is NOT your child’s schedule. This reflects the courses requested.Pass the CRCTsPass all classes
20 Finishing out 8th Grade – What do we still need to do? ClassOf2018Finishing out 8th Grade – What do we still need to do?See sample of course selection sheet.
21 L H S Guidance Department Class Of 2018 Mrs. Newson – A – Ci Your child’s counselor is determined by the first letterof his/her last nameMrs. Newson – A – CiMrs. Walker – Cg – GraxDr. Hutchinson – Gray – LewisMs. Meyers – Lf – PerkMr. Upchurch – Perl – StoMrs. Cooper – Stp – Z
22 LHSClassOf2018Thank You for attending this evening. We look forward to working with the Class of 2018!Be sure to check the LHS website during the summerfor additional information.