Presentation on theme: "Dallastown Area High School 9th Grade Course Selection"— Presentation transcript:
1Dallastown Area High School 9th Grade Course Selection
2Counselor Assignments Class of 2017Mrs. Kathryn Hughes A - CMrs. Erica Poster D - HeMr. Garrett Boop Ho - MeMs. Kristen Cooper Mi - ShMr. William Probert Si - ZMrs. Laura Dixon Alt. Ed. & Cyber
3 Graduation Requirements – Class of 2017 26 Total Credits4 credits in English (English I, II, III and a credit in the senior year)4 credits in Social Studies (World Cultures, U.S. History I, U.S. History II, and senior Economics unless a senior AP class is selected)
4 Graduation Requirements- Class of 2017 3 credits in Science 3 High School credits in Mathematics (including Algebra I and Geometry; Algebra I A and B will satisfy the Alg. I graduation requirement and 2 of 3 required credits) 2 credits in Humanities/Applied Arts (World Lang., Music, Art, Engineering and Tech, FACS, Philosophy, or an additional English and/or Social Studies credit)
5 Graduation Requirements – Class of 2017 1.6 credit in Physical Education (one PE course each year).6 credit in Health6.8 credits in non-required majors/elect.1 credit for the Culminating Portfolio3 KEYSTONE exams- Algebra I, Biology, and English Composition/Literature
6Requirements for Promotion At least 6.5 Cr. must be earned to promote to Grade 10.(13 cr. to Gr cr. to Gr. 12)Freshmen will usually carry 7.4 – 7.6 cr.*FIVE MAJORS = credits*Phys. Ed. = .4 credits*Electives = 1.4 – 2.2 credits (approx.)*2-3 Study Halls/Week for preparation
7Athletics and College Requirements High school course work in major subjects must be taken at a level 2 or higher to meet core academic requirements to compete in Division I and II athletics at the college level.A list of NCAA approved core courses for Dallastown is available at Our code number is
8Scheduling Requirements Each student should schedule 5 major subjects and a minimum of 34 total periods each year.A minimum of 2 and maximum of 6 periods should be allowed for study halls.
9All Freshmen should schedule: ENGLISHWORLD CULTURESGENERAL SCIENCE or BIOLOGY IAMATHEMATICS5th MAJORPhysical EducationSufficient number of electives tocomplete a schedule with 34-38total periods
10Possible 5th majors: WORLD LANGUAGE INTRO TO BUSINESS INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC MAJORINTRO TO ENGINEERING AND TECHJROTC
11Deadline to submit changes: by the last day of school Deadline date for submitting course request changes to the Guidance Office is:June 5, 2013 orby the last day of school
12HIGH SCHOOL, DEPARTMENTS, Guidance Dept. WebsiteClick on: SCHOOLS,HIGH SCHOOL, DEPARTMENTS,GUIDANCE
13Keystone ExamsKeystone Exams will cover the following core academic subjects:AlgebraBiologyEnglish Composition/LiteratureClasses of 2017 and beyond will be required to demonstrate proficiency on all three tests.
14Eighth to Ninth Grade Transition LINK Program Upcoming ProgramsEighth to Ninth Grade Transition LINK Program
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