Accounting Allied Health Architectural Automotive Technology Biotechnology Business Management Career Research and Development Certified Nursing Assistant Child Development Computer Programming Construction Management Culinary Science Cybersecurity Networking Emergency Medical Technician Finance Career Academies Government, Law and Public Administration Health Professions Homeland Security and Emergency Management Hotel and Restaurant Management Marketing Pre-Engineering – Project Lead the Way* Systems and Project Engineering Teacher Academy Visual Communications *PLTW Academy – only academy available for 9 th graders
ARL Information Nights January 9 th at the ARL January 23 rd at the Miller Branch Library
Middle School Teacher makes course recommendation Student takes course request form home Parent reviews, signs and returns course request form to Middle School Counselor Middle School Counselor reviews request form and forwards form to High School The Course Selection Process
What is my role in the course selection process? Question 4
1.Talk with your child about goals for the next four years. 3.Take the most rigorous courses possible while enjoying other aspects of high school. 2.Review course recommendations with your child and make the best decision for your child.
What is a typical academic schedule for a ninth grade student? Question 5
A Typical 9th Grade Schedule English 9 United States History Mathematics Science Health/ Lifetime Fitness World Language (Program Choice) Fine Arts
What does the high school schedule look like? Question 6
StartEndClass Time Period 17:258:1550 minutes Period 28:209:1050 minutes Period 39:1510:0550 minutes Period 4A and 4B 10:1012:25 Includes a 30 minute lunch Period 512:251:1550 minutes Period 61:202:1050 minutes
What are weighted and unweighted grade point averages? Question 7
Both weighted and unweighted GPA’s are reported on the transcript. See page 12 in Catalog. Starting this year both weighted and unweighted GPA will be reported. See Policy 8020. Weighted and Unweighted Grade Point Average (GPA)
What is the attendance policy for high school students? Question 8
All students are expected to attend regularly in accordance with public school laws. Any student with unlawful absences of more than 5% of the course may be considered for denial of credit.
Governs participation in all voluntary extracurricular activities. Must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and no more than one failing grade for the marking period prior to the start of the activity. All incoming 9th graders are academically eligible for fall extracurricular activities. See Policy 9070.
What are some other important aspects of high school? Question 10
Athletic Teams School Clubs Cheerleading/ Dance/ Poms Service Clubs School Plays/ Musicals Class Boards Extracurricular Activities
February 3 rd – Course Request Forms Sent to High Schools February 21 th – Last day for CPR May/June – Registered Courses Sent Home June 5 th – Middle School Visit to CHS August – Schedules Mailed Home August 21 st – New Student Orientation Important Dates:
Questions? Break-Out Sessions Counselors – Student Services Music - 703 Dance – Dance Studio Theater Arts - 801 Humanities Remain in Auditorium All Others in Cafeteria!