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1 SHS Course Selection Night February 11, :00 PM

2 What You Need to Know to Help Your Child Make Informed Course Choices Aligned with his/her Career/College Goals

3 Course Selection Process Overview 2/11 Parent Information Night 2/13 Grade level Course Selection Assemblies Consult Opportunities online course descriptions at under Publications tab. 2/13-22 Counselors meet with counselees to review course requests and teacher recommendations. Classroom teachers will discuss course options in class and provide online, PowerSchool recommendations signifying approval, based on current status in courses in progress and departmental criteria. Consult the following link for course prerequisites and criteria: Counselors and counselees input course selection data into PowerSchool/Power Scheduler online by February 22, /22 Deadline for entering courses Online!

4 Graduation Requirements English 4.0 Math 3.0/4.0 (Beginning with the Class of 2015) Science3.0 Social Studies3.5 (.5 Civics, 1.0 US History) Health0.5 Technology0.5 PE1.5 Fine/AppliedArt2.0 World Language 2.0 (same language) Electives5.0/4.0

5 College Credit Partnerships Students can earn college credits as a result of the following partnerships: New London Scholars Program Courses at Connecticut College (4 credits) UCONN Early College Experience (ECE) Maritime Studies (3 credits) Three Rivers Community College/College and Career Pathways Program Possibly earn 14 college credits New England Institute of Technology Earn college credit at NEIT Academy of Digital Arts and Science Earn 12 college credits transferrable to state community colleges and universities as well as UCONN See page 23 in Opportunities for more specific information.

6 Humanities: English 4 CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION 9 th Grade 10 th Grade 11 th Grade 12 th Grade Global Cultural Studies College (English and Social Studies) OR English 9 Core English Courses Electives Global Cultural Studies Honors (English and Social Studies) American Cultural Studies College (English and Social Studies) OR English 10 American Cultural Studies Honors (English and Social Studies) Junior College English Junior English AP English: Language Senior English w/Senior Exp. Senior College English Second Semester Choices: The Short Story Reading the Media Bestsellers You Should Read Survival Stories Contemporary Poetry AP English: Literature Drama: Literature and Writing Drama: Production and Performance Journalism I, II Editorship and Media Ethics Creative Writing I, II Verbal SAT Prep Children’s Literature Public Speaking The Graphic Novel Literacy Language Arts Workshop I Language Arts Workshop II Reading and Writing Across Disciplines

7 Humanities: Social Studies 3.5 CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION 9 th Grade 10 th Grade Global Cultural Studies College (English and Social Studies) OR World Cultures Core Social Studies Courses Social Studies Global Cultural Studies Honors (English and Social Studies) American Cultural Studies College (English and Social Studies) OR US History American Cultural Studies Honors (English and Social Studies) Grades 11 and 12 Required Citizens in Action or AP Government Electives AP European History AP US History AP Comparative Government AP Human Geography AP Psychology European History History of Stonington Maritime Studies*(AP Credit) Last 50 Years I/II World Geography Social Psychology Topics in American Law Multiculturalism & Diversity Criminology Special Topics: Chinese-American Studies *ECE: Early College Experiences

8 Humanities: World Language 2 CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION SPANISH Spanish IA Spanish IB Spanish I Spanish II Spanish III Spanish III Honors Spanish IV Spanish IV Honors Advanced Conversational Spanish V Honors FRENCH French IA French IB French I French II French III French III Honors French IV French IV Honors Advanced Conversational French V Honors CHINESE Mandarin Chinese II Mandarin Chinese III Mandarin Chinese III H Mandarin Chinese IV H Advanced Conversational Mandarin Chinese V Honors

9 STEM: Mathematics 4 COURSE CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION 9 th Grade 10 th Grade 11 th Grade 12 th Grade Algebra 1A Algebra 1 Algebra 21 College Geometry Honors Geometry Algebra 1B Geometry Geometry 21 College Algebra 2 Algebra 2 Honors Geometry Algebra 2 Advanced Mathematical Decision Making Algebra 2 College Algebra 2 Precalculus Honors Precalculus Calculus AP Calculus College Geometry Prob. & Stats. (S1) and Adv. Alg. & Trig. (S2) Precalculus Math Electives: NumeracyPublications ProgrammingAP Statistics Networking I,II,III,IVSAT Prep/Math Topics Computer Troubleshooting If at proficient level on CAPT Alternative Route (teacher recommendation required) Standard Route Concurrent Lateral Movement within grade level

10 STEM: Science 3 COURSE CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION 9 th Grade 10 th Grade 11 th Grade 12 th Grade Biology 21 Biology College Biology Earth & Energy Essentials Intro to CEP College CEP Honors CEP AP Biology Chemistry 21 Physics 21 (2014) General Chemistry College Chemistry College Physics Honors Physics Honors Physics AP Physics Science Electives AP Biology Honors Biology Honors Chemistry College Physics AP Chemistry AP Chemistry Science Electives: Anatomy and PhysiologyEnvironmental Science Marine Ecology Astronomy I, IIExercise Science Oceanography BiotechnologyForensic Science Oceanology Engineering ExplorationNeuropsychology Robotics I, II Alternative Route (teacher recommendation required) Standard Route Concurrent Lateral Movement within grade level

11 STEM: Technology Education 2 CREDITS REQUIRED IN FINE AND APPLIED ARTS FOR GRADUATION (Art/Drama/Music); (Business/Tech Ed) Electives Wood Technology Transportation Technology Manufacturing Technology Game Development and Simulations PublicationsMedia Communications Programmin g (Math) Photojournalism I Photojournalism II Broadcast Journalism Game Development II Web Design and Development Advanced Media Communications Wood Technology II Advanced Engineering Applications & Material Processing Academy of Digital Art and Sciences Skills 21 Research Design and Development (RD2) E-Commerce Entrepreneurship (ECE) (Business) Virtual World and Simulation (VWS) Robotics I, II (Science) Engineering (Science) CAD (Computer Assisted Drafting) CAD II

12 Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences

13 SHS STEM and Career Pathways Crosswalk In addition to taking rigorous and challenging courses in the core curriculum (English, Social Studies, Math, Science, and World Language) based on our graduation competencies, students interested in pursuing careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) are encouraged to take the elective courses listed for specific career pathways. Career Pathways  STEM  Audio/Video Technology and Communication S Science T Technology E Engineering M Math + Media Communications Broadcast Journalism Advanced Media Communications Academy Skills 21 PreCalculus/Advanced Math Decision Making Graphic Design Journalism Photojournalism Publications The Graphic Novel Information Technology Engineering and Technology Therapeutic Heath Sciences Programming I, II Networking I, II, III, IV Computer Troubleshooting Research Design & Dev. Virtual Worlds & Simulations PreCalculus/Calculus/Adv. Math Decision Making Game Development I, II Web Design I, II The Graphic Novel E-Commerce Entrepreneurship Physics (College, Honors, AP) CADD I, II Robotics Engineering Calculus/ AP Calculus Biotechnology Exercise Science Anatomy & Physiology Allied Health & Medical Career Advanced Math Decision Making Probability and Statistics Job Shadowing and Internships

14 Fine/Applied Arts: Art 2 CREDITS REQUIRED IN FINE AND APPLIED ARTS FOR GRADUATION (Art/Drama/Music); (Business/Tech Ed) Art Prerequisite Courses Studio Art: Foundations of Art OR Cartooning Studio Art: Ceramics/Pottery Intermediate Level Courses The Graphic Novel Stage Art Graphic Design I, II Illustration I, II Advanced Placement 2-D Design Advanced Placement 3-D Design Advanced Placement Drawing Portfolio Art History/Appreciation Studio Art: Drawing Studio Art: Paint & Pastel Studio Art: Ceramics/Pottery II Studio Art: Printmaking

15 Fine/Applied Arts: Music/Band 2 CREDITS REQUIRED IN FINE AND APPLIED ARTS FOR GRADUATION (Art/Drama/Music); (Business/Tech Ed) Music/Band InstrumentalVocal Jazz Ensemble Honors Concert Choir Wind Ensemble Chamber Singers Honors Wind Ensemble Honors Keynotes Honors Bearitones Beginning Guitar Introduction to Piano Beginning Percussion Music Theory I, II Music Technology AP Music Theory Music From Jazz to Rap

16 Fine/Applied Arts: Business 2 CREDITS REQUIRED IN FINE AND APPLIED ARTS FOR GRADUATION (Art/Drama/Music); (Business/Tech Ed) Marketing: DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) Marketing/DECA Marketing II with Tourism International Marketing I/II Sports and Entertainment Marketing Management E Commerce and Entrepreneurship Finance: FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Accounting I Accounting II Personal Finance I Personal Finance II Financial Banking Financial Banking Honors (Stonington Savers Club) (Credit Union) AP Economics (Virtual High School [VHS]) Law for Business and Personal Use

17 Fine/Applied Arts: Physical Education/Health 1.5 PE and 0.5 HEALTH CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION Physical Education PE/Health (Gr. 9) Health Issues (Gr. 10) Women’s Health Issues (Gr. 10) PE/Health (Gr ) Advanced Health and Wellness (Gr ) Allied Health & Medical Careers (Gr ) Athletic Experience (Gr. 12) Unified PE CNA Certification

18 Student Success Plans Digital Portfolio The Stonington High School Student Success Plan is an individualized student-driven plan that is developed to address each student's needs and interests to help them stay connected in school and to achieve postsecondary academic and career goals. The SSP provides students support and assistance in setting academic, career, as well as social and personal goals, meeting Stonington High School's rigorous and challenging 21st century learning expectations, and exploring postsecondary education career interests.

19 Continued…. Students begin to develop their Student Success Plan in grade nine in their Ninth Grade Academy course. During the next three years, students will review, revise, and complete their digital SSP. The SSP will be used to document career exploration electives within their chosen pathway, and community as well as work-based learning. The SSPs will be monitored and reviewed two times annually by counselors, parents, and advisors as part of our Advisory program. A culminating activity in grade twelve will require students to present a "tour of their best work" to an audience of teachers and administrators as a capstone project.


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