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Future Ready High School Informational Meeting 2013-2014 CLASS OF 2017 TO
NOW 8 th Grade is not over Checking SPAN Attendance continues to be important Turn in missing work Keep up with work Continue to study
Timelines and Dates March 5 – 8th Registration information presented in class to rising 9th graders High school course selections are entered in SPAN (Student Parent Access Net) from home or school Finalized and signed registration forms due back to homeroom teacher no later than Wednesday, March 20 th.
SPAN Registration Option 1-Students Register from Home Students will use their SPAN, to register from home. CAN NOT register on parent SPAN account Contact Ms. Block for help Open to Students March 6. Students will finalize from home and print out 2 copies: one to keep, one to turn in to homeroom teacher Option 2-Students Register from School if needed Students will register at school. Please sign up with Ms. Block- sheet on her door. Students will finalize at school, print out two copies, and bring one home to be signed by parent and return homeroom teacher
High School Registration » Your registration packet will contain the following: Parent letter Directions-Registration from home using SPAN Course selections by school WCPSS 4 sample year plan based on your plans for after high school+ blank plan to keep at home HS Planning Guide documents: web link for the Program Planning Guide
HIGH SCHOOL PLANNING GUIDE Refer to the High School Planning guide link for course descriptions: Be sure to only research courses listed on your child’s school course sheet Web link can be found on AMS website- Student Services/Rising 9 th Grade Information This planning guide is county wide
Future Ready Core– for 9th graders entering in 2009-10 and Later 2. Occupational- for only selected IEP students who are excluded from EOC Proficiency Level requirements
Future Ready? What Is It? It is the Course of Study developed to provide a strong academic foundation so that students are prepared and have many options when they graduate from high school whether they go to college or to work. The main idea is that students graduate.... Future Ready
What do classes look like in High School? Block Schedule Students take 4 courses/credits each semester. Each course is 90 minutes( some exceptions). An entire year’s worth of curriculum is compressed into one semester. Grades start accumulating from day one! No time to “catch up” later in the year!!
9 th 10 th 11 th 12th English IEnglish IIEnglish IIIEnglish IV Algebra*GeometryAlgebra IICareer Cluster Course Earth ScienceBiologyPhysical Science+ 6 electives World HistoryCivics and EconomicsUS History Healthful LivingCareer Cluster Course + 3 Elective+ 3 Electives + 2 Elective Career/Military Sample Plan
9 th 10 th 11 th 12th English IEnglish IIEnglish IIIEnglish IV Algebra*GeometryAlgebra IICareer Cluster Course Earth ScienceBiologyPhysical Science+ 6 electives Healthful LivingCareer Cluster Course + 3 Elective + 2 ElectiveAdd Honors level courses based on student ability and interest. Community College/Specialized Trade School Sample Plan
9 th 10 th 11 th 12th English I or Honors English I English II or Honors English II English III or Honors English III English IV or Honors English IV Algebra* Geometry or Honors Geometry Algebra II or Honors Algebra II Any Advanced Level Math Earth Science or Honors Earth Sci. Biology or Honors Biology Physical Science or Chemistry World History or Honors World Civics and Economics or Honors Civics and Economics US History or Honors US History Healthful LivingForeign Language IForeign Language II Career Cluster Minimum GPA is 2.5. Add Honors level courses based on student ability and interest. Many colleges expect students to take honors level courses. Completing a Career Cluster is not required but highly recommended. UNC System Minimum Requirement Sample Plan
9 th 10 th 11 th 12th Honors English IHonor or AP English II Honors or AP English III Honors or AP English IV Algebra I*Honors GeometryHonors Algebra IIPre-Calculus Honors BiologyHonors Chemistry AP Environmental Earth Science Any Advanced Level Science Honors World History Honors Civics and Economics Honors US History or AP US History Any Advanced Level Social Studies Healthful LivingForeign Language IForeign Language II Foreign Language III + 3 electives Many competitive institutions expect students to take AP Courses. Completing a Career Cluster is not required but highly recommended. Competitive College/University Sample Plan
9 th 10 th 11 th 12th Honors English IHonors English IIAP English IIIAP English IV Honors Geometry*Honors Algebra IIPre-CalculusAP Calculus Honors BiologyHonors Chemistry AP Environmental Science AP Biology Or AP Chemistry Or Any Adv Science Honors World History Honors Civics and Economics AP US HistoryAny AP Social Studies Healthful LivingForeign Lang IIForeign Lang IVAP Foreign Language Foreign Lang IForeign Lang IIIForeign Lang V Many competitive institutions expect students to take AP Courses. Completing a Career Cluster is not required but highly recommended. Most Competitive College/University Sample Plan
Testing Requirements Three EOC tests must be passed- counts as 25% of grade 1.Common Core Math 1 2.Biology 3.English II In courses without an End- of Course test, the final exam shall count as 20% of the student’s final grade.
Course requirements A 4th math course was added for students who previously might not have pursued the College/University Prep COS 2 elective credits from CTE (career and technical ed.), Arts, or Second Language and a recommended 4 elective credits concentrated in one field of interest such as CTE, JROTC, ARTS ED, or other subject A new total of 26 total credits
NORTH CAROLINA ACADEMIC SCHOLARS RECOGNITION Students who complete the requirements for this academically challenging high school program are named North Carolina Academic Scholars and receive special recognition, such as a seal attached to their diplomas. Students must: Complete all the requirements of this North Carolina Academic Scholars Program. Have an overall four-year un-weighted grade point average of 3.500
English English I, II, III, IV are required for graduation from high school Students must pass the English II end-of-course test to graduate
Social Studies 1.World History 2. Civics and Economics 3. US History 1 & 2 Must have a credit in each of the classes above: C & E and US History ( 2 credits)
Science Biology (EOC Course) Physical- physical science, chemistry, or physics Earth/Environmental Three credits are required for graduation (one in each of the above areas)
Math 4 credits in the following are required for Future Ready graduation : Common Core Math I or Common Core Math I A/B Common Core Math II next year only Common Core Math III (Algebra II) *next year only 4 th Math Course- aligned with post high school plans
No longer required for graduation for rising 9 th graders but... Minimum of 2 credits of the same language ARE required for admission to UNC System of Colleges Competitive universities may require more than 2 credits of a foreign language Most local high schools require A averages in 8 th grade courses in order to take a foreign language in the 9 th grade.
Arts Take an arts class! Audition for Band if not in middle school band
Healthful Living Students must pass Healthful Living I Recommended to be taken in the 9 th grade.*** Students may opt to take other PE courses as upperclassmen
Career and Technical Education To graduate with a CTE concentration a student must take four credits within a cluster Agricultural and Construction Finance Human Services Information Technology Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Business Management and Administration Arts,Audio/Video Technology and Communication Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Important Links / http://smsstudentservices.weebly.com/high-school-info.html http://smsstudentservices.weebly.com/index.html http://smsstudentservices.weebly.com/high-school-info.html http://smsstudentservices.weebly.com/index.html www.cfnc.orgwww.cfnc.org. – for high school and career planning
A Word to the Wise Remember to balance your academic and social life. Get involved( check out clubs/ teams/organizations) Great way to make friends, helps you learn who you are, and use for college applications. Get to know your high school counselor. Make good friends. Know and obey laws and school rules. Check out the high school website often.
Points to Ponder Do your best now so you will be prepared for high school Set high standards for yourself Be cautious about internet postings- colleges may do internet searches to gain information about you Courses taken, class rank, and GPA will be viewed by colleges and employers Challenge yourself to take courses that are more rigorous
**Calculating GPA Grade Point Average Letter Grades Standard Courses HonorsAP/IB A456 B345 C234 D123 F000 Quality Work on time: Every assignment counts
**Calculating GPA Grade Point Average Letter Grades Standard Courses HonorsAP/IB A456 B345 C234 D123 F000 The GPA chart shows the number of quality points given for each letter grade. If Heather receives the following grades, what is her current GPA? H English A-5 H Earth Science B-4 Healthful Living A-4 Common Core Math 1 A-45+4+4+4=17 17/4= 4.25
Thank you for coming tonight! Please talk with your student, decide together course selections Please e-mail with questions and include your phone number Email: firstname.lastname@example.org