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1 Welcome - Class of 2018

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3 The Shelton High School community believes that a safe, respectful atmosphere must be established and maintained for all students to achieve excellence and become responsible citizens. Within this environment, we expect all students to be engaged learners and critical thinkers who demonstrate technological literacy.

4  A respectful, safe atmosphere must be established and maintained for successful teaching and learning;  Students, staff and parents, in cooperation with community members, must share responsibility in the teaching and learning process;  A rigorous curriculum must be provided to accommodate and challenge students in order to prepare them to participate productively in a global society;  Instruction must provide opportunities for all students to work independently and collaboratively.

5 Academic, Social and Civic Competencies  Reads and writes effectively  Researches effectively to investigate topics  Thinks critically to solve problems  Presents information and ideas fluently  Participates actively in civic life

6 Expectations Cafeteria Rules Hall Rules Library/Media Center Restroom Rules Bus Area Rules Classroom Rules Respect: To show consideration for oneself, others, school and community. -Use socially- acceptable language and volume -Be mindful of others -Honor school and personal property, space and boundaries - Use socially- acceptable language and volume -Be kind to staff and students -Honor school and personal property, space and boundaries - Use socially- acceptable language -Work/research quietly -Talk softly -Honor school and personal property, space and boundaries - Use socially- acceptable language and volume -Remain smoke free -Always be mindful of others - Use socially- acceptable language and volume -Honor school and personal property, space and boundaries -- Use socially- acceptable language and volume - Honor school and personal property, space and boundaries -Be kind and considerate to other people Responsibility : To take ownership of one’s learning and exhibit appropriate behaviors towards oneself, others, school and community. -Arrive on time -Pay your way -Keep it clean -Arrive to class on time -Wear school approved ID on school approved lanyard -Keep it clean -Follow pass and sign-in procedures -Keep it clean -Follow pass and sign-in procedures -Report inappropriate behavior -Keep it clean -Take care of bus, personal property and others -Keep it clean -Arrive on time -Use electronic devices appropriately and responsibly -Be prepared and ready for class Safety: To feel physically and emotionally secure in a non- threatening environment. -Handle food appropriately -Use trash and recycle bins -Wear school approved ID on school approved lanyard -Be physically appropriate when passing in the hallways -Stay in motion -Wear school approved ID on school approved lanyard -Use furniture, equipment, and resources for their intended purpose -Use designated entrance and exits -Wear school approved ID on school approved lanyard -Report damage, malfunctions and inappropriate behavior -Wear school approved ID on school approved lanyard -Follow safety procedures for entering and exiting the bus -Remain seated -Wear school approved ID on school approved lanyard -Follow pass and sign- in and out procedures -Follow directions and appropriately engage in classroom activities Settings and Expected Behaviors Shelton High School GAEL GUIDELINES

7  Challenging a student’s intellect at the appropriate academic level  Providing opportunities to explore new interests  Allowing students to make informed career and post secondary choices

8  Headmaster – Dr. Beth A. Smith  House 1, 2, and 3 Housemasters – Mr. John Skerritt, Mr. Steven Swensen, and Mr. James Colandrea  School Counselors - Mrs. Barbara Clifford, Mrs. Lynn Giordano - Mrs. Casey DeGennaro, Ms. Lisa Papa - Mr. Erik Martire, Ms. Daria Ploski  Career Center-K-12 School Counselor Curriculum Leader - Mrs. Kathleen Riddle  Athletic Office – Director of Athletics -Mr. John Niski

9  English4.0 credits  Mathematics3.0 credits  Social Studies3.0 credits US History, *Civics  Science4.0 credits Biology  Fine Arts/Career Tech Ed1.0 credit  Physical Education1.0 credit  Health Education.5 credit  Additional Course Credits7.5 credits  Reading/Writing Assessment.1 credit  Science Assessment.1 credit  Mathematics Assessment.1 credit  Community Service.4 credits  Capstone Senior Project1.0 credit Total for Graduation:25.7 credits

10 Writing & Reading Assessment  Students will be required to perform at the proficient level on a writing and/or reading assessment Math Assessment  Students will be required to perform at the proficient level on a math assessment. Science Assessment  Students will be required to perform at the proficient level on a science assessment. Community Service  Students will be required to complete 10 hours of community service per year, a total of 40 hours prior to graduation. Capstone Project  Capstone is designed to be the culminating experience of the students’ high school education in Shelton, an opportunity for him/her to demonstrate mastery of the key skills and attributes that are the foundation of the Shelton Public School System.

11  25.7 credits required  Full year course = 1 credit  1/2 year course =.5 credit  Lab Sciences = 1.5 credits  Work Experience Internships= 2 credits  Capstone Project = 1 credit  Competency Exit Requirements for the Class of 2018 =.3 credits  Community Service Requirements for the Class of 2018=.4 credits

12 HONORS  Honors courses are closely aligned with the academic demands of most four-year colleges and require exceptional proficiency in all areas. Honors courses demand in-depth study and significant time out of class for completion of independent reading and research and preparation of comprehensive papers, reports and other assignments. Teacher recommendation is based on the following criteria:  The student is highly self-motivated and capable of extensive independent study.  The student is willing to extend beyond specific assignments.  The student shows continual willingness to be challenged intellectually through the use of critical thinking and complex problem solving.  Standardized test scores may be used to support placement as well.

13 COLLEGE PREPARATORY  College Preparatory courses reflect the academic demands of many four-year colleges and require proficiency in the skills related to the field of study. Projects, reading and assignments require a significant amount of time out of class to complete. Teacher recommendation is based on the following criteria:  The student demonstrates motivation and effort.  The student demonstrates responsibility and promptly completes independent reading and research.  The student shows a willingness and ability to use critical thinking and complex problem solving.  Standardized test scores may be used to support placement as well.

14 ACADEMIC  Academic courses offer students a solid foundation for a variety of post- secondary options. Students who enroll in these courses are taught strategies to further develop academic proficiency in the subject area. Reinforcement of academic skills and motivation are emphasized. Teacher recommendation is based on the following criteria:  The student shows a need to improve subject area proficiency.  The student demonstrates a need to develop stronger academic skills.  The student demonstrates a need for reinforcement of problem solving and critical thinking skills.  Standardized test scores may be used to support placement as well.

15  Advanced Placement (AP) is a rigorous academic program that provides students with exposure to college-level work during high school. Through these courses AP certified teachers assist students to develop and apply the skills, abilities, and content knowledge they will need later in college.  AP courses culminate in a college-level assessment developed and scored by college, university, and secondary school faculty.  AP Courses allows students to:  Earn college credit while in high school.  Remain competitive in the college admission process.  Broaden intellectual horizons.  Build confidence in their readiness for college.  Gain a financial head start on college costs.

16  English Language and Composition  English Literature and Composition  European History, U.S. History, Psychology, U.S. Government & Politics, World History  Calculus, Statistics  Biology, Chemistry, Physics I and II, Environmental Science  Spanish Language  Computer Science

17  UCONN ECE provides academically motivated students the opportunity to:  Take university classes while in high school  Preview college work  Build confidence in their readiness for college  Earn college credit  Get a financial head-start on a college degree

18  General Physics I & II- 8 UCONN Credits  Principles of Micro Economics- 3 UCONN Credits  Principles of Macro Economics- 3 UCONN Credits  Seminar in Academic Writing- 4 UCONN Credits  French Language and Culture- 3 UCONN Credits  Writing in French- 3 UCONN Credits  Intermediate Spanish Composition- 3 UCONN Credits  Spanish Conversation: Cultural Topics- 3 UCONN Credits  Music Appreciation- 3 UCONN Credits  Fundamentals of Music- 3 UCONN Credits  Calculus IA and IB- 8 UCONN Credits Courses are open to academically motivated juniors and seniors who receive the recommendation of a current subject area teacher. To receive UCONN credit, students must earn a grade of C or better.

19  The CCP at HCC program provides students with an enhanced program of study that prepares them for careers in several fields.  The goals are to have students develop the skills needed for the work force of the twenty-first century, to explore career options, and to pursue advance study beyond high school.  Students can earn college credits, which can be applied toward the Associate Degree at any Connecticut Community college. The credits are also transferable to other colleges at the discretion of the college.

20  HCC Algebra II – H  HCC Chemistry Lab – H  HCC Financial Accounting – H  HCC Marketing – H  HCC Precalculus – H  HCC Composition Writing - H

21  All 9th graders must:  Select four academic subjects (English, Math, History & Science)  Select Physical Education  Fill two full-year elective slots in their schedule  Choose two full-year alternate elective slots in their schedule EnglishSocial Studies MathScience Physical Education Elective*Elective

22  English I  Honors, College Prep, Academic, & Special Education  English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) English is a four year requirement at SHS. Students must successfully complete English I, II, III, IV in succession as a requisite for graduation. English electives open to ninth graders: *Classical Mythology, *World Mythology, *Creative Writing I

23  World History  Advanced Placement,  Honors, College Prep,  Academic, & Special Education  Social Studies is a three year requirement for graduation. U.S. History and *Civics must be included. Social Studies course open to ninth graders: *Civics 9

24  Algebra I  Honors, College Prep & Academic  Geometry/ Geometry for Engineers  Honors, College Prep & Academic  Essentials of Mathematics  Special Education Mathematics is a three year graduation requirement. Mathematics electives open to 9 th graders: - Programming I

25  General Science  Honors, College Prep,  Academic & Special Education  Biology I/Lab  Advanced Placement, Honors Science requirement for graduation is three years, which must include Biology 1/Lab Science electives open to ninth graders: -*Environmental Science, *Herpetology

26  Spanish I, Spanish II  Italian I  French I, French II  Although a student is not required to take a World Language in order to graduate, most colleges and universities require a minimum of 2 years of the same world language for admissions.

27 Computer Applications *Computer Applications I *Computer Applications II *Entrepreneurship *Global Business Studies HCC Financial Accounting I Introduction to Business *Investing and the Stock Market *Marketing Style *Personal Financial Planning *Personal Keyboarding *Principles of Accounting *Sports and Entertainment Marketing * Foods and Nutrition I *Foods and Nutrition II *Basic CAD *Career Awareness *Construction Technology *Graphic Arts *Introduction to Engineering and Design/Production *Intro to 3D Animation *Manufacturing Technology *Technical Literacy for the 21 st Century *Video and Photography Video Production *3D Animation II

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29  *Art Foundations  *Studio Art  Fine Art Photography

30  Chorale  Concert and Marching Band  Concert Choir  *Fundamentals of Music  *History of Jazz and Rock  *Introduction to Piano Keyboarding  *Music Appreciation I  *Music Appreciation II  Music Theory I  *Piano Keyboarding II

31  *Research, Design, and Career Development in the Digital Age

32 Physical Education  Graduation requirement in physical education is 1.0 credit. Health Education  Graduation requirement in health education is.5 credit  Health electives open to ninth graders:  *Current Health Issues, *Personal Health and Fitness, *Red Cross Standard First Aid, *Nutrition for Health

33  Shelton High School offers a continuum of Special Education and related services to meet the individual needs of identified students. In accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), students receive their instruction in the Least Restrictive Environment. Recommendation to all Special Education classes is made via the Planning and Placement Team (PPT) process.  This plan could include:  Collaborative Classes  Adjusted Curriculum  Behavior Management Classes  Life Skill Classes  Additional Services could include:  Physical Therapy  Occupational Therapy  Speech and Language Therapy  Counseling Services

34 At the SHS Library Media Center students will:  Develop lifelong habits of reading for information & pleasure  Independently apply 21 st Century Information, Research & Technology Skills Students have access to:  200 onsite computers, over 20,000 books, 65 magazines  24/7 access to student support materials, eBooks & online databases via the Library Media Center Website  Mrs. Tichy, Certified Library Media Specialist/Teacher, will provide support and instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading and using information.

35 What is Virtual High School?  An accredited provider of “for-credit Net Courses” VHS founded in 1996 by industry leaders including Apple, Cisco, Dell and Microsoft in partnership with the National Education Association.  VHS offers over 200 courses in Arts, Business, English Language Arts, World Language, Life Skills, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Technology.  VHS Net Courses are either one semester or a full year in duration. Courses are delivered to students around the United States and the world via the Internet.  VHS offers full year Advanced Placement (AP)* courses. *Virtual High School courses using the AP designation have been approved by the College Board's AP Audit. All AP VHS students must take the AP exam.

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37  Fall Sports  Football, Boys’ & Girls’ Soccer, Boys’ & Girls’ Cross Country, Girls’ Volleyball, Girls’ Swim, Cheerleading, Girls’ Field Hockey  Winter Sports  Boys’ & Girls’ Basketball, Boys’ Swim Team, Boys’ and Girls’ Indoor Track, Wrestling, Unified Basketball, Unified Cheerleading  Spring Sports  Baseball, Softball, Golf, Boys’ and Girls’ Track, Boys’ & Girls’ Tennis, Boys’ Volleyball, Girls' & Boys’ Lacrosse, Unified Track

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39  Requirements for participation in athletics  Students must maintain a cumulative average of at least a C  Current physical exam  Pay to participate

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41  Participate in sports programs  Participate in co-curricular activities  Volunteer  Explore other educational options

42 After-Hours Chorus, Animal Rights Club, Argus, Art Club, Automotive Club, Best Buddies, Book Club, Chess Club, Color Guard, Concert Choir, Concert and Marching Band, DECA, Digital Photography Club, Diversity Team, Drama, East Asian Club, FBLA, FCCLA, Federal Challenge, Film Club, French Club, Gael Winds, Gaming Club, GSA, Habitat for Humanity, Hacky Sack Club, HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), Hearts for Heroes, Italian Club, Interact Club, JSA, Kan Jam, Key Club, Make a Difference, National Honor Society, Philosophy Club, Ping Pong Club, Poetry Club, Pom Pons, Renaissance Club, Robotics Team, Science Club, Ski and Snowboard, Spanish Club, Sports Center Club, Student Council, World Language Honor Society, Youth to Youth...

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45  Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture Science & Technology Education Center  Courses in marine and environmental sciences as well as marine and science-related technology  Regional Center for the Arts (RCA) - Trumbull  Meets the needs of artistically talented high school students wishing to pursue their interests in arts training ( dance, theatre, musical theatre, film/video production, creative script writing )

46  English 1 or ESOL  World History  Algebra 1  General Science  Elective (2 half-year electives or 1 full- year)  Physical Education

47  English 1  World History/AP World History  Geometry, Geometry for Engineers  Biology 1/Lab or AP Biology/Lab  Elective (2 half-year electives or 1 full-year)  Physical Education

48  Students must fill two full-year elective slots in their schedule by selecting:  Two full-year elective courses or;  One full-year elective course and Two 1/2 year elective courses or;  Four 1/2 year elective courses

49 English 11001112 Mrs. Corris World History2001112 Ms. Lawler Algebra 13003143 Mrs. Blum General Science4001113 Mr. Wolf Phys Ed8005140N/A Spanish 21521140 Ms. Stowe *Foods and Nutrition I 5050140N/A *Art Foundations 7001140N/A Course TitleCourse # (6 digits) Level Teacher

50  Read the Course Selection Guide carefully  Course selections must be made thoughtfully  All graduation requirements and courses of study are clearly outlined  Use the course selection guide to find your answers  Build you high school career on a solid foundation which fits your needs, abilities, and interests

51  Meet the SHS Core Values, Beliefs and Learning Expectations  Follow the Gael Guidelines  Choose your 4 years of courses wisely  Complete Community Service over the summer  Attend Freshmen Orientation  Be attentive to your studies  Involve yourself in school activities  Attend school functions


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