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1 1 Nation Ford High School First Impressions Welcome! Class of 2019 Beverley Bowman, Principal

2 091205 Curriculum Night Agenda NFHS Staff Graduation requirements Support for Students and Parents Departments and Courses How to Stay on Track How to Register 2

3 091205 NFHS Staff Administration Beverley Bowman, Principal Assistant Principals  Pam Pittman (A-D)  Emily McQuay (E-K)  Debra Miller (L-Q)  Ernest Poag (R-Z) Counselors  Sonya Williams (A-Co)  Kirkley Russell (Cp-Hh)  Charles Drakeford (Hi-Mg)  Tarah Boulware (Mh-Si)  Shaun Huitt (Sj-Z) 3

4 091205 Goal: College and Career Ready Colleges and Companies Look For: A Love of learning Academic interest and discipline Commitment to success and academic excellence Willingness to take on work and responsibility 4

5 091205 Goal: College and Career Ready Colleges and Companies Look For: Maturity Ability to handle college-level work AP courses – college admission officers will give priority over an applicant who has not taken any May earn credit or advanced standing 5

6 091205 6 SC diploma requires = 24 credits 1 course = 1 credit Meet attendance requirements What Does It Take To Graduate?

7 091205 Courses and Required Units 7 CourseUnits English4 Math4 Science3 U.S. History and Constitution1 Government/Economics1 1 Additional Social Studies1 Physical Education or JROTC1 Computer Science/Intro to Computers1 Cluster Course or Foreign Language1 High School 1011 Electives6

8 091205 Promotion Standards 8 YearUnits/Courses Required FreshmanSuccessful Completion of 8 th Grade Sophomores1 English, 1 Math, & 4 Other = 6 Units Juniors2 English, 2 Math, 1 Science, and 7 Other = 12 Units Seniors3 English, 3 Math, 2 Sciences, and 8 Other = 16 Units

9 091205 9 NFHS Students Can Graduate With More Than 24 Credits 4 classes/semester (90 min. per class) 2 semesters/year 8 credits per year = 32 credits upon graduation

10 091205 Question Why is the school schedule structured so that students earn 8 more credits than needed to meet State requirements for graduation? To expose students to more career/elective courses To allow students to focus only on 4 courses at one time To accommodate students that fail a course 10

11 091205 Grade Point Average (GPA) SC Uniform Grading Scale adopted in 2000 for all high schools in SC GPA impacts class rank, scholarships, college admissions, athletic eligibility, and possibly employment GPA is re-calculated each semester 11

12 091205 Course Levels Regular College Prep Honors Advanced Placement or Dual Credit 12

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14 091205 Example English I CP 91= 3.75 Algebra I CP 87= 3.25 Physical Science CP 94= 4.12 World Geography Honors 94= 4.625 GPA = 3.94 14

15 091205 Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) Outlines courses that students plan to take in high school Created/revised annually by parent, student, and counselor beginning in 8 th grade Allows students to identify a career field of interest 15

16 091205 Naviance Prepares Students for Post Secondary Success Students learn about themselves and exploring careers Create plans and develop the skills and knowledge to set and accomplish their goals. Personalized learning plans College preparation, resources, and support 16

17 091205 17 Electives: Sorted into Schools of Study Arts and Humanities A/V Technology & Communications; Arts Humanities Engineering/Integrated Tech Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources Architecture and Construction Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics Health/Human Services Health Science Hospitality & Tourism Law & Public Safety Education & Training Business/Infor. Systems Information Technology Marketing, Sales, & Service Business, Mgt, & Administration Finance

18 091205 18 Declaring a Major Students encouraged to select major by 10 th grade 4 required courses within a major Majors are recognized at graduation— student wears a special cord Not required to complete a major for graduation Students may have multiple majors

19 091205 19 What Classes Should I Take Next Year? Core Classes  English  Math  Science  Social Studies Required Electives  High School 101  PE or ROTC Electives 2 of your choice

20 091205 Marine Corps JROTC Things that we focus on in Marine JROTC: -Leadership -Citizenship -Personal Growth -Responsibility -Career Exploration -Public Service -Moral, Mental and Physical Fitness *It is all about Respect for Self and Others! *Positive Mental Attitude *Working together as a Team/Family *Uplifting and Encouraging each other

21 091205 Foreign Language 21  French and Spanish  Levels 1-5  Emphasis on Communicative Skills  One unit is needed for graduation  Two units are needed for most schools in S.C.  Three are needed for Clemson and College of Charleston

22 091205 Digital Art & Design In Digital Art & Design, students will learn how to create artwork on the Mac computer using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop with a focus using the design principles. Projects, Assignments, and Activities Include: Designing and Creating T-shirts Promotional Posters Making Buttons Recreates Business Cards and Notepads Vinyl Decals Logo’s Embroidery Working with Clients Internships Banners *College Credit*

23 091205 Tips for Selecting Courses  Teacher recommendations  Course prerequisites  Grade level requirements 23

24 091205 24  Course Registration Advisement: Fort Mill Middle School - Feb. 5 th – 6th Banks Trail Middle School – Feb. 19th Springfield Middle School – Feb. 25 th – 26 th  8 th Grade Tours—(May 22 nd )  LEAD Camp (July 13 th – 16 th )  9 th Grade Orientation (August 12 th ) When Do I Register?

25 091205 25 Contact Information Debra Miller, Assistant Principal Sonya Williams, Counselor (A-Co) Kirkley Russell, Counselor (Cp-Hh) Charles Drakeford, Counselor (Hi-Mg) Tarah Boulware, Counselor (Mh-Si) Shaun Huitt, Counselor (Sj-Z)

26 091205 Final Thoughts We look forward to seeing you in the Fall of 2015!!! 26

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