Presentation on theme: "Rising Ninth Grade Parent Information Meeting Rising Ninth Grade Parent Information Meeting What To Expect for Ninth Grade Southwest Dekalb High School."— Presentation transcript:
Rising Ninth Grade Parent Information Meeting Rising Ninth Grade Parent Information Meeting What To Expect for Ninth Grade Southwest Dekalb High School Counseling Department
Ninth grade students must be scheduled: Four Core Classes –Math –English –Science –Social Studies –For Students earning middle school credits in World Language One PE/Health Class Two Elective Classes Note: Students with Gifted and or Magnet classification are enrolled in the same core courses. However, they have instructors with Gifted Certifications.
Math All students must be scheduled for a math course. Based on their academic history and needs, students will be scheduled for CCGPS Coord Algebra or Accelerated Coord CCGPS Algebra. General CCGPS Coord Algebra is taught over two semesters and Accelerated Coord CCGPS Algebra is taught in one semester. Students currently enrolled in Accelerated Coord CCGPS Algebra will be scheduled for Accelerated CCGPS Analytical Geometry. End of Course Test are taken in December /April
English All ninth grade students are scheduled for Literature/Composition 9. Lit/Comp 9 is a one semester class and can be either first or second semester. * End of Course Test at the end of the semester in which course is taken
Social Studies All ninth grade students are enrolled in Citizenship- Civics/World Geography. This is a one semester class and can be either first or second semester. Students are taught Citizenship-Civics for the first nine weeks of the semester and given their final grade. The second nine weeks, students are taught World Geography. If passed, 0.5 credits are earned per nine weeks which totals 1.0 credit.
Science All ninth grade students are enrolled in Biology. Biology is a one semester class and can be scheduled first or second semester. Some students maybe in the Fernbank STT program and will earn 1 unit of Biology and 1 additional unit of Science * End of Course Test at the end of the semester in which course is taken
PE/Health All ninth grade students are scheduled for PE/HE 9. PE/HE9 is a one semester class and can be either first or second semester. Students are taught either PE or Health the first nine weeks of the semester and given their final grade. The second nine weeks, students are taught the remaining subject. If passed, 0.5 credits are earned for PE and Health which totals 1.0 credit.
Elective Courses Ninth grade students will be scheduled 2 elective courses if they are enrolled in a two- semester general math class and 3 elective classes if they are enrolled in a one-semester accelerated math class. Counselors make every effort to accommodate the student. However, elective scheduling is contingent upon availability. Band, JROTC, Chorus, and Orchestra are considered two-semester classes.
Remember Make sure that the counselor schedules first and second semester classes at the time of registration. Check that all required courses have been scheduled. Select courses comparable to your students academic abilities. However, do not be afraid of a challenge or choosing rigorous classes! Understand elective course descriptions before making a selection. Double check your schedule and do not be afraid to ask questions.
Promotion Policy In order to be Promoted Students must have 6 credits to be promoted to 10thgrade 3 core classes and 3 electives 12 credits to be promoted to 11 th grade 6 core classes and 6 electives 18 credits to be promoted to 12 th grade 9 core classes and 9 electives
As You Prepare Your Child for Ninth Grade Parents, you should know that: Ninth grade can be a difficult year for students –Anxiety –Frustration –Overwhelmed –Excited You will need to –Talk with them –Listen to them –Check in on how they are adjusting
Contact Your Student’s Counselor With any Questions –Christopher M. Little, Head Counselor Counselor Last Names (S-Z) –Mrs. Ali, Administrative Assistant –Mr. James Demmons Counselor Last Names (F-L) –Ms. NeGenne Hall Counselor Last Names (M-R) –Ms. Melanie Calloway-Davis Counselor Last Names (A-E) This presentation located on the Southwest DeKalb Counselors’ Websites