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Welcome Class of 2018 Parents and Students!. Our Schedule Lowndes High School is on a 4x4 block schedule to offer additional educational opportunities.

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1 Welcome Class of 2018 Parents and Students!

2 Our 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 December Second semester: January through May L H S Class Of 2018

3 Our Schedule 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. L H S Class Of 2018 First SemesterSecond Semester EnglishScience Elective MathSocial Studies Elective

4 Sample 9th grade Schedule #1. L H S Class Of 2018 First Semester (18 weeks) Second Semester (18 weeks) Coordinate Algebra (CP, PreAP, or Accelerated) American Gov’t/Civics (CP,PreAP, or AP) Physical Science (CP or PreAP) 9 th Grade Literature (CP or PreAP) Elective Elective: Health/ Personal Fitness Elective

5 Sample 9th grade Schedule #2. L H S Class Of 2018 First Semester (18 weeks) Second Semester (18 weeks) Coordinate Algebra Support Coordinate Algebra Physical Science (CP or PreAP) 9 th Grade Literature (CP or PreAP) Elective American Gov’t/Civics (CP,PreAP, or AP) Elective: Health/ Personal Fitness Elective

6 Block 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. L H S Class Of 2018 Attendance is critical on the block schedule. When students are absent, they miss more material than on a traditional schedule.

7 Graduation Requirements Students must earn 28 Carnegie units to graduate from LHS 4 units of English 4 units of Mathematics 4 units of Science 4 units of Social Studies 3 units (minimum) required from Foreign Language* and/or CTAE and/or Fine Arts 8 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. L H S Class Of 2018

8 End 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: 9 th grade Literature/ Composition (9 th ) Physical Science (9 th ) Coordinate Algebra (9th) Analytic Geometry (10 th ) Biology I (10 th ) American Literature/ Composition (11 th ) US History (11 th ) Economics (12 th ) L H S Class Of 2018

9 Graduation Requirements In 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. L H S Class Of 2018

10 Challenging Courses LHS offers courses at a variety of levels including CollegeBoard approved Advanced Placement classes including: AP Language AP Literature AP Statistic AP Calculus *AP Government *AP Human Geography AP European History AP US History AP Microeconomics AP Macroeconomic AP Psychology AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Physics AP Environmental Science AP Spanish Language AP Spanish Literature AP Art Drawing AP Art Design L H S Class Of 2018

11 Advanced Placement Classes While 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 Skills Exceptional reading, analytical thinking and application skills Independent Study Habits Access to a computer with internet Self-motivated L H S Class Of 2018

12 The Freshman Academy Teacher Support L H S Class Of 2018 Tutorials 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 class make 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? L H S Class Of 2018 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).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? L H S Class Of 2018 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

15 Extracurricular Activities L H S Class Of 2018 Athletics: Cross Country Golf BasketballCheerleading Baseball Softball Track Wrestling Football Tennis Soccer Weight Lifting

16 Extracurricular Activities L H S Class Of 2018 Academic Quiz BowlStudent Council Anchor ClubMat Girls Bands of TomorrowMath Team Bat GirlsMock Trial Beta ClubModel Rocketry Chess ClubMu Alpha Theta Class CabinetMunin Cultures in ActionNational Art HS Off-BroadwaySAGA French HSScience Club

17 Extracurricular Activities L H S Class Of 2018 Future Educators of America Family Career Community Leaders of America Fellowship of Christian Athletes Future Business Leaders of America Professional Food Services Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Future Farmers of America Technology Student Association Teenage Young Republicans of Lowndes High Young Democrats of Lowndes High

18 FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions L H S Class Of 2018 What 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 8 th Grade – What do we still need to do? L H S Class Of 2018 Review and return the course selection sheet. Please note: This is NOT your child’s schedule. This reflects the courses requested. Pass the CRCTs Pass all classes

20 Finishing out 8 th Grade – What do we still need to do? L H S Class Of 2018 See sample of course selection sheet.

21 Guidance Department Mrs. Newson – A – Ci Mrs. Walker – Cg – Grax Dr. Hutchinson – Gray – Lewis Ms. Meyers – Lf – Perk Mr. Upchurch – Perl – Sto Mrs. Cooper – Stp – Z L H S Class Of 2018 Your child’s counselor is determined by the first letter of his/her last name

22 Thank You for attending this evening. We look forward to working with the Class of 2018! L H S Class Of 2018 Be sure to check the LHS website during the summer for additional information.


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