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Our school utilizes an alternating block schedule. 1 st period meets every day for 50 minutes, followed by three 90 minute blocks meet every other day. Each day, we have a campus wide break for breakfast which lasts 20 minutes.
ITS EARLY!!! SCHOOL BEGINS AT 6:55 AND RELEASES AT 1:40
All ninth graders will take the following courses: Pre IB English 1 (1 Credit) A. P. Human Geography ( I Credit) Pre IB Spanish 1, Pre-IB German I, or Pre-IB French I (1 Credit) PRE IB Biology ( 1 Credit) Math: Algebra I & Geometry if you have not earned the Algebra 1 credit. If it has been earned you will take Geometry, Algebra II, or Pre Calculus. All math courses are taught at the honors level. Electives: Pre IB Art, JROTC, Agriculture, Chorus, Band, Orchestra, Pre IB Psychology, Guitar, Piano, Drama, T.V. Production, P.E., or Physics
You will have the opportunity to sign up for clubs, student government etc. in the fall. Some of the clubs on campus include: Key Club: a service organization Interact Club: a service organization Chess Club: Polk Scholastic Chess 2 nd Place A Team: a competitive academic team Habitat for Humanity Environmental Club Impact Club Honor Society ( by invitation only) Art Honor Society ( by invitation only)
Football Baseball and Softball Volleyball Track and Cross Country, girls and boys Soccer, girls and boys Basketball, girls and boys Tennis: girls and boys Golf, girls and boys Wrestling Weight lifting, girls and boys Swimming, girls and boys
Community Service is an Integral part of the IB Program. Ninth grade students are required to earn 20 hours of community service. Ms. J will send out regular emails to parents and students announcing opportunities for hours. Students must earn a total of 40 hours by the end of 10 th grade to remain in the program.
For students participating in extra-curricular activities: Each hour of practice, such as band, JROTC, sports, chess competitions etc., students may earn one hour of community service, up to a total of 20 hours.
Transition from middle school can be a shock. Our curriculum is not driven by the FCAT. It emphasizes critical thinking, writing, analyzing information and application. Many of our students become overwhelmed at first. Encourage them to hang in there!!! We will provide them with the necessary skills to become proficient. Adjustment to homework every night! Necessity for organization and time management. Recognition that your child will have ups and downs in terms of workload. Dont put the community service off until the last minute; it always gets busier towards the end. Your child may receive their first B or C; remember Pre-IB courses are weighted for the grade point average. This is a commitment for the entire family, not just your child.
Please take a look inside your folder: Community Service Forms: Ms. J English Summer Assignment Registration Form ( address and fax number are on the form
Please check our webpages periodically: http://www.hainescityib.com/home http://hainescityhighschool.com/ Want more information about the Diploma Program and International Baccalaureate: http://www.ibo.org/ Our office is open throughout the summer, feel free to call with questions 421-3282.