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1 Freshman to Sophomore Orientation February 5, 2015

2 School Counselors Jon Court –Students with last names A-F Peggy Steward –Students with last names G-M Josh Packard –Students with last names N-Z

3 Text or reminders Class of 2018 (Freshmen) Text or Reminders To sign up for text messages, send the text to To sign up for messages, send an to (you can leave the subject blank)

4 Minimum Requirements for Graduation 21 units of credit –4 credits of English –4 credits of Math –3 credits of Science –3 credits of Social Studies –½ credit of Health –½ credit of P.E. (2 semester classes) –2 semesters of fine or performing art in grades 7-12

5 Other Considerations Students need six courses per semester Students need to be passing 5 credits and have at least a 1.5 GPA in order to be eligible for extracurricular activities.

6 College Credit Plus (Formerly Post-Secondary and Dual Credit) College Credit Plus allows students to earn college credit either by attending classes at Ashland High School or by attending classes on a college campus. Student interested in the College Credit Plus program should attend our information night with their parents on February 24 th at 7:00 PM in the high school cafeteria.

7 Possible Sophomore Courses: English 4 credits required for graduation –Required Freshman courses English 9 –Required Sophomore Courses Honors English 10 or English 10

8 Possible Sophomore Courses: English Honors English 10 –Prerequisites C or above in Honors English 9, or an A in English 9 Teacher recommendation Completion of summer reading requirements Strong interest in continuing in the English Honors Program

9 Possible Sophomore Courses: English Possible Semester Elective Courses –Literature of Sports –Mythology –Dramatics –Journalism I and II (Journalism II requires instructor approval) –Speech (College Credit Plus) Be sure to circle the College Credit Plus option if you are interested in receiving college credit

10 Possible Sophomore Courses: English Possible Program Electives –Newspaper Journalism I (Panorama) Prerequisite of Journalism I & II Requires advisor’s approval –Yearbook Journalism I (Yearbook Staff) Journalism I recommended as a prerequisite

11 Possible Sophomore Courses: English Possible Program Electives –Video Production I Requires an application

12 Possible Sophomore Courses: Social Studies 3 Credits required for graduation –American History (usually taken 9 th grade year) –World History –Honors World History –Requires Online Application –Application can be found on AHS guidance website

13 Possible Sophomore Courses: Science 3 Credits Required for Graduation Full Year Courses –Physical Science I & II –Biology Courses Biology or Advanced Biology –Chemistry Courses Prerequisite of Algebra I (can be taken concurrently) –Chemistry or –Advanced Chemistry

14 Possible Courses: Science Microbiology– semester class –Prerequisite of Biology or Advanced Biology Genetics– semester class - Prerequisite of Biology or Advanced Biology

15 Possible Sophomore Courses: Math 4 credits required for graduation –Geometry –Algebra II or –Honors Algebra II

16 Possible Sophomore Courses: Business Education Full Year Courses –Accounting I –Web Internship Prerequisite of Web Design I & II Can also be taken as a semester class

17 Possible Sophomore Courses: Business Education – –Semester Courses Microsoft Word (College Credit Plus) –Be sure to circle the College Credit Plus option if you are interested in receiving college credit Microsoft Excel – –Prerequisite: Microsoft Word –Be sure to circle the College Credit Plus option if you are interested in receiving college credit Entrepreneurship (College Credit Plus) –Be sure to circle the College Credit Plus option if you are interested in receiving college credit Marketing

18 Web Design I – –Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (Formerly known as Computer App I) Web Design II Prerequisite: Web Design I –Be sure to circle the College Credit Plus option if you are interested in receiving college credit. – –You have to take both Web I and Web II in the same year to receive college credit Possible Sophomore Courses: Business Education

19 Possible Sophomore Courses: Career Tech Full Year Courses –Food, Agriculture, & Natural Resources Formerly Ag Science I –Plant & Horticultural Science Formerly Ag Science II Prerequisite of Food, Ag, & Nat Resources –1.25 credits due to out of classroom responsibilities

20 Possible Sophomore Courses: Career Tech Semester Courses –Child Development –Decisions in Living –Towards Independence

21 Possible Sophomore Courses: Foreign Language Any of the following languages in sequence: FrenchLatinSpanish Three years of one foreign language or two years of two foreign languages are required for the Honors Diploma upon graduation.

22 Possible Sophomore Courses: Art Full year courses –Introduction to Art Prerequisite for all courses Semester courses –Ceramics –Printmaking –Painting –Drawing Fundamentals –Contemporary Crafts –Sculpture

23 Possible Sophomore Courses: Music Band Stage Band A or B (by audition) Orchestra (by audition) Concert Choir Symphonic Choir Music Theory (Semester class – Instructor Permission)

24 Possible Sophomore Courses: Physical Education Note: P.E. classes are only worth ¼ of a credit. Please keep this in mind if you are in extracurricular activities. P.E. I (semester course and prerequisite for all other P.E. classes)

25 Possible Sophomore Courses: P.E. II Classes (all semester courses) –A. Team / Lifetime Sports –C. Rhythm & Dance/Yoga Health (semester course) –1/2 credit required for graduation

26 ASHLAND CITY SCHOOLS PHYSICAL EDUCATION WAIVER Students who participate in two seasons of district-sponsored high school interscholastic athletics, marching band or cheerleading shall not be required to complete any physical education course as a condition to graduate. (An athletic season is defined by the rules and bylaws of the Ohio High School Athletic Association). Partial credit will not be granted. In order to be eligible to graduate, a high school student who is excused from the physical education requirement must still complete instruction in 6.5 electives.

27 ASHLAND CITY SCHOOLS PHYSICAL EDUCATION GRADUATION REQUIREMENT WAIVER Participating in interscholastic athletics, marching band and cheerleading is a privilege, and not a right. This policy shall not in any way be construed as granting a student the right to participate in such district-sponsored activities. Board rules and policies including Code of Conduct continue to apply. In addition, any student participating in this policy shall be subject to any athletic fee and or pay-to-participate fee. Granting of this waiver becomes effective upon completion of the specified athletic seasons as approved by the band director, athletic or cheerleading coach/advisor and submission to the Guidance Office.

28 ASHLAND CITY SCHOOLS PHYSICAL EDUCATION GRADUATION REQUIREMENT WAIVER Please indicate on your registration sheet if you are planning on using the PE waiver in lieu of taking PE classes. ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES: FALLWINTERSPRING FootballGirls BasketballBaseball Girls VolleyballBoys BasketballSoftball Boys Cross CountryWrestlingBoys Track Girls Cross CountryCheerleadingGirls Track Boys SoccerBoys Swimming/DivingBoys Tennis Girls SoccerGirls Swimming/Diving Girls TennisGymnastics CheerleadingCompetition Cheerleading Marching Band Boys Golf Girls Golf

29 Summer Course Offerings Students should circle P.E. I and/or Health and write “Summer” beside that selection. Once student interest and staffing has been determined, an announcement will be made about the date, time and cost. (Late April) Sign-up for summer classes is on a first-come, first- served basis. Tentative start date would be June 8 th –Usually and AM and PM session 8-11 AM & 11:30 – 2:30 PM –Runs for four weeks –Approximate cost is $100 per class

30 Other Important Information Honors Diploma Requirements (must meet 7 of 8 requirements) – –4 English Credits – –4 Math Credits – –4 Science Credits – –4 Social Studies Credits – –3 Foreign Language Credits (same language) Or 2 in 1 language and 2 in another – –1 Credit in Fine/Performing Arts – –3.5 GPA – –ACT composite score of 27

31 Other Important Information Ohio College Recommendations –4 credits of College Prep English –4 credits of Math Prefer Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II –3 credits of Science (2 lab sciences) –3 credits of Social Studies –2 credits of Foreign Language –1 credit of Fine/Performing Arts

32 Other Important Information: AHS Guidance Website: –Program of Studies is available online –Web pages with links to information on colleges, careers, planning timelines, scholarship listings, financial aid, and information for potential college athletes. Registration sheets are due Friday February 13 th in English classes

33 Parent Meeting Course information will be presented to parents tonight at 7:00 PM in the Ashland High School cafeteria.


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