SAYREVILLE WAR MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL ORIENTATION for Parents/Guardians of Class of 2014 February 4, 2010
HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION Mr. Brown Principal Mr. Leonardo Vice - Principal Mr. Preston Vice - Principal Mrs. Goscienski Vice-Principal
DISTRICT SUPERVISORS Mrs. SicolaCounseling & Guidance Mr. Anschuetz Science & World Language Mrs. KennellySpecial Education Mr. Eberhardt Business & Mathematics Mr. GentileHumanities Mr. KohutanyczHealth, Physical Education & Athletics Ms. ReillyLanguage Arts
SCHOOL COUNSELORS Mr. AbruscatoAll Freshman Sophomores- Seniors Ms. Nakielny A - C Ms. Schnorbus D - I Mr. Feldman J - M Ms. Fass N - S Ms. Panza T - Z
H I S T O R Y World History Honors World History CP World History--NJ ASK 8 determined World History --CST determined
H I S T O R Y E L E C T I V E S Current History World Geography Street Law
Performing Arts Electives Band Mixed Chorus Music Appreciation Theory & Harmony Theatre 1
Performing / Visual Arts Electives Art Appreciation Creative Crafts Introduction to Art Graphic Arts
E N G L I S H English 9 Honors English 9 CP English 9 -- NJ ASK 8 determined English 9 -- CST determined English ELL Reading 9 -- NJ ASK 8 determined Reading A --CST determined
E N G L I S H E L E C T I V E S Creative Writing Journalism Mysteries in Film and Literature Mythology
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS English 4 years Mathematics 3 years Science including Biology 3 years U.S. History 2 years World History 1 year World Language 1 year Visual/Performing Arts 1 year Practical/Vocational Arts 1 year Physical Education and Health 4 years
HIGH SCHOOL PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENT In addition to passing the required courses and attaining the 120 credits, all students must successfully complete the requirements of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) – which is the graduation test given for the first time in the spring of the junior year.
CREDITS REQUIRED Cumulative 25creditsTo pass to grade 10 50creditsTo pass to grade 11 85creditsTo pass to grade 12 95creditsTo be eligible for an early dismissal schedule 120creditsTo graduate!
COLLEGE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS MINIMUM 4 yrs. English 3 yrs. History 3 yrs. Mathematics 3 yrs. Science 2 yrs. World Language Academic Electives RECOMMENDED 4 yrs. English 3 yrs. History 4 yrs. Mathematics 4 yrs. Science 4 yrs. World Language Academic Electives
WHEN & WHERE Beginning mid-March Two meetings: group meetings in cafeteria and individual meetings in the Guidance Office From Physical Education or Health class
TYPICAL FRESHMAN SCHEDULE 1.English 2.Mathematics 3.Science 4.World Language 5.World History 6.Visual/practical/performing arts OR Academic electives 7.Physical Education 8.Lunch
Tom Jones’ Grade 9 Schedule Pd. 1 YRGeneral ScienceB9 Boyle Pd. 2 YR World History A215 Clarkint Pd. 3 YR English 102 A203 Hoosit Pd. 4/5 S1 PE1S Gym March Pd. 4/5 S2 Auto 1 C16March Pd. 6S1 Lunch Café Jenkins Pd. 6 S2 Lunch Café Jenkins Pd. 7/8 YR Spanish 1A93 Songel Pd. 9/10 S1Creative Crafts E4 Enrico Pd. 9/10 S2PE 2S Gym Fells Pd. 11 YRAlgebra 1 b A228 Mattski
SCHEDULING TIPS Read the course description book Have 5 – 7 alternate elective courses in mind Take course selection sheet home for parent/guardian review and signature Return signed course selection sheet within 3 days to Middle School Counseling Office
NJ ASK 8 Reminder April 27, 28, 29, 30 Test Taking Tips Get a good night’s sleep Eat breakfast Take seriously – performance affects 9 th grade English, Mathematics and Science placements For more information see state website: www.state.nj.us/education/index.html www.state.nj.us/education/index.html
Class of 2014 Parents/Guardians The SWMHS School Counselors wish your children (and you) success as they complete their last year in the Middle School. We look forward to September and the beginning of their high school career!