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1 Rising 9 th Grade Orientation March 1, 2012 WELCOME PARENTS & STUDENTS!!! 12/21/2012

2 Introduction Principal  Lisa Arnold Assistant Principals  Herbie Adams  Jim Crowder, CTE Director Counselors  Priscilla Davis  Dr. Bridgette Hackett Supervisor of K-12 Instruction  Dr. Mischelle Simcox 2 Please feel free to contact any of us at /21/2012

3 Six Year Plans Counselors will meet with students to develop a six-year plan for each rising 9 th grader. This plan includes the following: Course sequence for all four years of high school Recommended electives PS - We promise to use a pencil!! 32/21/2012

4 English – 4 Credits English I (Regular or Honors ) … 1 credit English II (Regular or Honors) … 1 credit English III (Regular, Honors or AP). 1 credit English IV (Regular or Dual) … 1 credit 42/21/2012

5 Math – 4 credits Algebra I (Regular or Advanced ). 1 credit Geometry ( Regular or Honors ) … 1 credit Algebra II (Regular or Honors) … 1 credit Upper Level Math …………… 1 credit 52/21/2012

6 Math Continued Advanced Algebra I students will be required to take Honors Geometry & Honors Algebra II STEM Math (Dual Probability & Statistics, Dual Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus) Bridge Math (Students who have not earned a 19 on the ACT by the beginning of their senior year) Finite Math (Students who have a 19 or better on the ACT but are not on the STEM path) 62/21/2012

7 Science – 4 credits Freshman Science ………… 1 credit Physical World Concepts (Regular or Honors) Agriscience Chemistry or Physics (Regular or Honors) ………1 credit Biology I (Regular or Honors )… 1 credit Science Elective …………… 1 credit 72/21/2012

8 Social Studies – 3 credits World History or World Geography.1 credit U.S. History ( Regular or Dual) ……1 credit Economics/Government ……… 1 credit 82/21/2012

9 PE, Wellness & Personal Finance – 2 credits Wellness ……………….. 1 credit Physical Education………0.5 credit Personal Finance ……….0.5 credit 9 **Everyone will take Physical education & personal finance during their sophomore year 2/21/2012

10 Fine Arts & Foreign Language – 3 credits Fine Art ………………. 1 credit Art Band Chorus Drama Foreign Language … 2 credits (same) French Spanish Latin 102/21/2012 *The Fine Art and Foreign Language requirements may be waived for students who are sure they are not going to attend College – Parents must sign form

11 Career Management Success (CMS) ALL Freshman are required to take this first semester course 2 week rotation of CTE programs of study (except Culinary Arts) Goal Setting Study Skills 112/21/2012

12 Focus of Study – 3 credits Students completing a focus of study must complete 3 credits in one of the following areas: CTE focus Fine Art Elective Focus Math & Science elective focus (above the required courses) 122/21/2012

13 CTE Program of Study Students must complete 3 credits in the same “Program of Study” area Agriculture Science Automotive Technology Business/Computer Technology Culinary Arts Construction Technology Early Childhood Development & Services Health Science Marketing Networking Systems 132/21/2012

14 Advanced Placement Courses offered AP Human Geography – Sophomores AP Biology – Juniors & Seniors AP English – Juniors (2 nd semester of Junior year after Honors English) AP Psychology – Juniors & Seniors AP Calculus – Seniors 142/21/2012

15 Students with Disabilities Requires a math class each year achieving at least Algebra IA, Algebra IB, Geometry A & Geometry B Requires 4 credits in science with either agriscience or physical world concepts, Biology A, Biology B and one additional lab science 152/21/2012

16 JCHS Diploma The Johnson County Board of Education requires 28 credits to graduate with a JCHS Diploma This gives students approximately 6 extra elective credits to take 162/21/2012

17 “Move On” We use Intervention course for all Failures. PLATO web-based curriculum (very hard) 70 is the highest score you can obtain Students will not be making up courses in a “sit-down” class 172/21/2012

18 Testing The following courses will have End of Course exams which will make-up 25% of the students final grade in that class: English I, English II, English III Biology Algebra I, Algebra II U.S. History All Sophomores will take the PLAN in late Fall & the ASVAB in March All Juniors are required to take the Writing Assessment in February and the state- mandated ACT, which occurs during the school day in March 182/21/2012

19 JCHS utilizes a Block Schedule Students take 4 classes each semester, for a total of 8 classes per year. Block classes are 90 minutes each. Students can take up to 32 classes during their high school career. 192/21/2012

20 Sample Block Schedule for a 9 th Grader 20 Period1 st Semester2 nd Semester 1CMSFreshman Science 2Algebra IAAlgebra IB 3English ILifetime Wellness 4World HistoryElective 2/21/2012

21 Presidential Academic Excellence Award Criteria for JCHS Seniors: Must score at the 85 th Percentile or higher in reading/language arts (28) OR math (27) on the ACT GPA of 3.5 or higher Complete a rigorous curriculum in high school Students must not have had any of the following disciplinary actions: ESC, Out- of-School Suspensions, and/or Court Appearances 212/21/2012

22 Attendance at JCHS Students can miss 4 days in each class (excused or unexcused). Upon missing their 5 th day, they must make up their time in order to pass the class They can do this by staying after school, coming in before school, or attending Saturday school. There are NO exceptions to this policy & students need to make up their time as soon as they miss the class 222/21/2012

23 Late to School Tardy Policy (per Semester) 1 st Tardy = Warning 2 nd Tardy = Call Home 3 rd Tardy(& everyone after) = ISS Full Day 4 th Tardy = Truancy Review Board **Each teacher has their own Late to Class Tardy Policy** 232/21/2012

24 Grading Scale A ……… B ……… C ……… D ……… F ……… /21/2012 **3 points are added to honors & dual classes only. However, with dual classes the 3 points are taken off before sending to VI

25 Grade Clarification Sophomore ……… 6 credits Junior …………… 12 credits Senior ………… credits 252/21/2012

26 TN Educational Lottery Scholarships To qualify you must have: 3.0 GPA OR 21 ACT Composite 262/21/2012

27 Registration Meetings Ms. Lonna Smith will be going over the registration guides with ALL 8 th grade students Report to the Middle School Compass Lab at your scheduled time on March 15 th High School Counselors will be at Middle School Parent/Teacher conferences on March 15 th if any parent needs to meet with them. 272/21/2012

28 20 Minute Tours Last Name A-M = CTE Last Name N-Z = High School 282/21/2012 THANK YOU!!!!!


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