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1 Smithfield High School Class of 2017 Course Selection and Post-Secondary Planning Forms due: March 22, 2013

2 High School Curriculum and Course Strategy Aim high, set long and short term goals Aim high, set long and short term goals GPA is important GPA is important Choose the courses in which you will be most successful Choose the courses in which you will be most successful Get involved early in your ninth grade year Get involved early in your ninth grade year Each student needs to develop his or her own interests and skills through the years…but we are here to help! Each student needs to develop his or her own interests and skills through the years…but we are here to help!

3 Standard Diploma 22 Standard Credits and 6 Verified Credits StandardVerified English42 English42 Mathematics31 Mathematics31 Laboratory Science31 Laboratory Science31 History & Social Sciences31 History & Social Sciences31 Health & P.E.2 Health & P.E.2 FL, Fine or Practical Arts2 FL, Fine or Practical Arts2 Econ & Pers Finance 1 Econ & Pers Finance 1 Electives4 Electives4 Student Selected SOL1 Student Selected SOL1

4 Advanced Diploma 26 Standard Credits and 9 Verified Credits StandardVerified English42 English42 Mathematics42 Mathematics42 Laboratory Science42 Laboratory Science42 History & Social Sciences42 History & Social Sciences42 Foreign Language3 Foreign Language3 Health & P.E.2 Health & P.E.2 Fine Arts or Practical Arts1 Fine Arts or Practical Arts1 Econ & Pers Finance 1 Econ & Pers Finance 1 Electives3 Electives3 Student Selected SOL1 Student Selected SOL1

5 Program of Studies Use to find course descriptions, graduation requirements, special programs and other important information Search “Program of Studies” Guidance Program of Studies

6 English English 9English 9 Honors English 9Honors English 9

7 History and Social Science World History I World History I Honors World History I Honors World History I

8 Mathematics Algebra I Algebra I Geometry Geometry Honors Geometry Honors Geometry Algebra II Algebra II Algebra II/Trigonometry Algebra II/Trigonometry

9 Science Earth Science Earth Science Honors Earth Science Honors Earth Science Biology I * Biology I * Honors Biology I * Honors Biology I * * Suggested for students interested in applying for the Gov. School for Science and Technology

10 Health and Physical Education Health and PE 9

11 Foreign Language French (I, II) French (I, II) Latin (I, II) Latin (I, II) Spanish (I, II, III) Spanish (I, II, III)

12 Fine Arts Theater Arts (I, II) Theater Arts (I, II) Band (I, II) Band (I, II) Guitar (I, II) Guitar (I, II) Chorus (I, II) Chorus (I, II) Art (I, II) Art (I, II)

13 Career and Technical Education * Some classes have prerequisites - check program of studies Keyboarding Applications OR Information Technology Fundamentals Keyboarding Applications OR Information Technology Fundamentals Computer Information Systems * Computer Information Systems * Design, Multimedia and Web Technologies * Design, Multimedia and Web Technologies * Army JROTC (I, II) Army JROTC (I, II) Independent Living Independent Living

14 REQUIRED ! ECONOMICS and PERSONAL FINANCE is a graduation requirement. ECONOMICS and PERSONAL FINANCE is a graduation requirement. It is best to take this course in the 11 th or 12th grade…UNLESS you are applying for GSST. It is best to take this course in the 11 th or 12th grade…UNLESS you are applying for GSST.

15 Special Programs Honors and Advanced Placement courses Honors and Advanced Placement courses Governor’s School for the Arts Governor’s School for the Arts Governor’s School for Math, Science and Technology Governor’s School for Math, Science and Technology Dual enrollment and dual credit courses Dual enrollment and dual credit courses Governor Cain’s Early Scholars Program Governor Cain’s Early Scholars Program Pruden Center (Specialized Career and Technical Certification Programs) Pruden Center (Specialized Career and Technical Certification Programs) More information may be found in the Program of Studies More information may be found in the Program of Studies


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