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1 Brownsburg High School 8 th Grade Scheduling Meeting “Transition to your Future”

2 Meeting Objectives Team Concept at BHS Transition to High School Quick Review of BHS Grad. Requirements Diploma Review Freshman Year Schedule Program of Studies Scheduling Process – Next Steps

3 Team 2019 Shane HackerAssistant Principal Rebekah FrazerGuidance Counselor Lindsay MahanAcademic Coach Jennifer MatherlyAdministrative Assistant Brownsburg High School Team Page Team Office Phone: ext. 1701

4 What Have We Noticed?

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7 The state’s goal for students to show success in this area for school is 25%. During the last three years, over 60% of BHS graduates showed success in this area.  Scored a 3, 4, 5 on an AP Exam  Earned at least 3 Hours of Dual Credit  Pass approved Industry Certification Exam

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9  Average AP Scores  2012 – – – 3.06

10 AP Scholars (Score a 3, 4, or 5 on at least 3 different AP Exams )  Since 2009, BHS has had 14 National Merit Scholars School Year# of AP ScholarsAverage Score

11 Why Teams?

12 Transitioning to High School Plan now for the future Everything counts from this point forward Course Selection – Look at a 4-year plan Establish “Academic Momentum” early Encourage Involvement Band, Choir, Athletics, Clubs Students busy with positive groups provides positive results Parents – keep your foot on the pedal! Bulldog Boot camp (Freshman Orientation) Get official schedule for 9 th grade July 23, 2015 – Groups sorted by alphabet (AM/PM)

13 BHS Minimum Graduation Requirements Core 40 Diploma – 43 Credits English/Language Arts9 credits *speech Mathematics6 credits *at BHS Science6 credits *at BHS Social Studies6 credits Physical Education2 credits Health1 credit Fine Arts *Visual, Performing, Theatre 1 credit Practical Arts *Business, FACS, PLTW, Career-Technical 1 credit Directed Elective *World Language, Fine Arts, Business, FACS, PLTW, Career- Technical 5 credits Electives6 credits

14 Academic Honors Diploma – 47 Credits 2 Additional math credits beyond Algebra II 6 – 8 World Language Credits (3 years of 1 language, 2 years of 2 different languages) 2 Credits in Fine Arts Overall GPA of 2.67 or higher, minimum of C- in semester grades of courses counting toward diploma Complete one of the following: 4 credits in 2 or more AP courses and take exams 6 dual credits Combination of 2 AP credits & 3 dual credits 26 ACT composite score & complete written section 1750 SAT Score (530 minimum on Critical Reading, Math, & Writing)

15 Technical Honors Diploma – 47 Credits PLTW or Area 31 Programs Complete all requirements for Core 40 6 Career-Technical (HS) credits in a College & Career Pathway & one of the following:College & Career Pathway Pathway industry certification OR Pathway dual credits from approved priority courses Overall GPA of 2.67 or higher, minimum of C- in semester grades of courses counting toward diploma Complete one of the following: 4 credits in 2 or more AP courses and take exams 6 dual credits Combination of 2 AP credits & 3 dual credits 26 ACT composite score & complete written section 1750 SAT Score (530 minimum on Critical Reading, Math, & Writing) Qualifying scores on Accuplacer or WorkKeys

16 Typical Freshman Year Required Courses English: English or Pre-AP English 9 Honors Math: Appropriate sequential math course Science: Biology, Chemistry, Pre-AP Bio II Honors Social Studies: Complete 2 credits during 9 th or 10 th grade Physical Education: 2 semesters required Recommended Courses PLTW – Biomedical, Engineering, Computer Science World Language – required for AHD Fine Arts – Band, Choir, Orchestra, Theatre, Visual Arts Preparing for College & Careers

17 Future Years Plan ahead for future years

18 Program of Studies Found on the High School WebsiteHigh School Website Graduation Requirements/Diploma Types Class Rank Calculation Grade Weighting AP, Pre-AP, Dual Credit Scheduling Policies – Recommendations, Course Changes, Deadlines, etc. Athletic Eligibility – BHS, NCAA, NAIA Course Offerings, Sequencing, Descriptions Harris Academy Area 31 Programs

19 HS Credit Earned Below Grade 9 Grades and credits for high school courses completed prior to grade 9 must be factored into the high school cumulative GPA if those courses are to be used in meeting the requirements for graduation. Students have the option to include or not include grades and credits for middle school courses in the high school GPA for the following courses: Spanish I, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Biology I Accepted credits will appear on the high school transcript. Students do not have to accept credits in order to enroll in the next sequential course as long as the grade is B- or higher Implications for Academic Honors – 8 credits required for Math, 6-8 in World Language Last year’s video presentationvideo presentation More information will be sent home in September

20 Class Rank Calculation Only grades and credits earned in grades 9-12 included If middle school credits are accepted, they will factor into the cumulative GPA but not class rank

21 Grade Weighting Unweighted,.5 weight, or 1.0 weight C- or higher to receive grade weight For courses that have a dual credit option, students must enroll with the university. AP students must also take the AP exam All courses that carry a grade weight may be found on page 9 of Program of Studies

22 Scheduling Process Scheduling Worksheet Refer to Program of Studies if you have questions Worksheets due Feb 20 th to Social Studies Teacher or Counselor Scheduling Sessions (via PowerSchool) BWMS – Feb 24 th BEMS – Feb 26 th

23 Quick Review Fill out Scheduling Worksheet Student/parent conversation - Utilize Program of Studies Worksheet due Feb 20 th Select Courses w/Counselors via PowerSchool Feb 24 th – BWMS, Feb 26 th BEMS Schedule Change Date – March 15 th

24 Other Important Info July 22, 2015 – Freshman Orientation for Parents Meeting More info to come late-June/early-July July 23, 2015 – Freshman Orientation More info to come late-June/early-July July 30, 2015 – First Day of School

25 How Can I Stay Informed? Stay in communication with your student and teachers. Check websites regularly BHS Team @bhsdogs

26 Bret Daghe - Principal Cell

27 We Value Your Feedback Please take the time to fill out the survey (back page of packet) Place in boxes outside Auditorium


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