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What does a typical 9 th grade schedule look like?... What does a typical 9 th grade schedule look like?... Sample schedule: 1.Unscheduled period 1 2.English 9 3.Health 4.Biology 5. P.E. 6.Elective 7.Algebra or Geometry in addition 7 period day *If you plan to take band/chorus in addition to a world language, consider taking health in summer school, otherwise you will enroll in a 7 period day. Must take 6* classes! Can start at 8:00a.m. or 7:00a.m.
Academic Petitions If already in HONORS: Can remain in honorsIf already in HONORS: Can remain in honors as long as student earns B- or better at the last marking period. If in COLLEGE PREP SCIENCE and wish to try BIOLOGY HONORS:If in COLLEGE PREP SCIENCE and wish to try BIOLOGY HONORS: Must score a 475 on the STAR test and have two A’s in the 8th grade. If in COLLEGE PREP ENGLISH and wish to try ENGLISH 9 HONORS:If in COLLEGE PREP ENGLISH and wish to try ENGLISH 9 HONORS: Must score a 475 on the STAR test and have two A’s in the 8 th grade. If in ALGEBRA 1 CP but wish to try GEOMETRY HONORS:If in ALGEBRA 1 CP but wish to try GEOMETRY HONORS: Must score a 475 on the STAR test and earn three A’s in the 8 th grade. Students not meeting these requirements may go through the formal petition process: 1.Pick up petition from your middle school counseling office. 2.Fill it out. 3.Attach a transcript. 4.Attach a teacher recommendation form. 5.Submit a writing sample of an in-class essay with teacher comments for English petitions. 6.Submit completed petition to your middle school counseling office by May 1. All 9 th grade students in Honors must maintain a B- at ALL grading periods, or you may be moved to CP.
High School Graduation Requirements SUBJECTSEMESTERSCREDITS English8 (4 years)40 Health1 (1/2 year)5 Mathematics (must include Algebra 1) 6 (3 years)30 Physical Education4 (2 years)20 Phys. Science (Geosci or Chemistry) 2 (1 year)10 Biology2 (1 year)10 World Hist/Geography2 (1 year)10 US History2 (1 year)10 United States Government 1 (1/2 year)5 Economics1 (1/2 year)5 Visual/Perf. Arts OR Foreign Lang. 2 (1 year) 10 Electives 75 CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam) PASSING SCORE ON ENGLISH AND MATH230 Classes are worth 5 credits per semester. You must earn a D or better to receive high school credits for a class. You must earn a C or better for 4-year university admissions.
There are two basic sets of requirements: There are two basic sets of requirements: High School Graduation Requirements Any level of the course will count: Standard, Resource, Basic, CP, H, AP Must meet only the minimum requirements Earn credits with D- or better 4-Year University Requirements, a.k.a. “A-G” Must take CP level or higher Must often take courses above and beyond minimum requirements Must earn a C or better (must earn a B or better for selective colleges)
High School Graduation Any level of: World History orWorld History or AP European History US HistoryUS History U.S. Government & PoliticsU.S. Government & Politics EconomicsEconomics A-G Requirement: Must pass with “C” or better World History CP or AP European History US History CP or AP U.S. Government & Politics CP or AP Economics CP or H Well qualified students may petition to enroll in AP Human Geography as an elective in grade 9, space permitting. Social Science Requirement (Starts in Grade 10!)
High School Graduation 1 year of Visual & Performing ArtOR 1 year of a World Language A-G Reqt: Must pass with “C” or better. 1 year of Visual & Performing ArtAND 2 years of the same world language (3 years recommended) Visual & Performing Arts and World Language Requirements (will fill in under “elective” later…)
ENGLISH REQUIREMENT High School Graduation Four years of English A-G Reqt: Four years of college prep (CP) level or higher. Must pass with grade of “C” or better.
MATH REQUIREMENT High School Graduation Must complete total of 30 credits on the high school site, including Algebra 1 A-G Reqt: Three years of CP level or higher. Must pass with a grade of “C” or better.REQUIRED Algebra 1 CP / HAlgebra 1 CP / H Geometry CP / HGeometry CP / H Algebra 2 CP / HAlgebra 2 CP / HRECOMMENDED Above and beyond Algebra 2 (Math Analysis, Calculus etc.)
Science Requirement High School Graduation Biological Science (1 yr) Physical Science (1 yr) A-G Reqt: Two years of laboratory science. Must pass with “C” or better. 2 Years Required Biology CP / H Chemistry CP / H 3 rd Year Recommended Advanced Anatomy H ( Teacher approval required ) AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Environmental Science Marine Science CP Physics CP/AP Physiology/Anatomy CP/H Forensic Science CP
Physical Education Requirement Physical Education Requirement Note: P.E. is not required for college admissions 2 Years: Can be earned from P.E., a WHS team sport, marching band or colorguard. If you are interested in trying out for a team sport, marching band or colorguard, go to your middle school counseling office and fill out a Future Warrior Packet
1 semester of health1 semester of health Other half of the year will be filled with your choice of Careers/Auto Safety or Microsoft Office. Health is offered during summer school so that students may replace it with a full year elective, if desired. Auto Safety is not offered to students who take Health over the summer. See the CVUSD website for information on taking Health in summer school.CVUSD website Health Requirement Health Requirement Note: Health is not required for college admissions
Elective Requirement High School Graduation Every class taken above and beyond the previously listed graduation requirements will count towards the 75 credit elective requirement A-G Reqt: Must pass with “C” or better. 1 full year of a CP/H/AP level elective is required (above and beyond previously mentioned requirements)
Elective Instructions… Please fill in your registration form: Choose one primary elective List two alternate electives Elective options are on back of registration sheet Class descriptions are available online in the H.S. Course Directory: If you plan to take Health over the summer, please list an alternate class choice on the registration form
All registration forms must be signed by a parent and returned to your Social Studies teacher by: FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH! To view this presentation online, visit the WHS