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2 GRESHAM HIGH SCHOOL Forecasting

3 WELCOME ! It’s time to forecast and choose your classes for next year. Here are the steps you will follow…

4 Forecasting: Step by Step 1. Use Course Planning Guide 2. Discuss with parents, teachers, others 3. Fill in forecast sheet 4. Get signatures 5. Meet with counselor as needed 6. Turn in form to teacher by due date

5 Graduation Requirements Language Arts 4.00 Language Arts 4.00 Social Studies 3.00 Social Studies 3.00 Math 3.00 Math 3.00 Science 3.00 Science 3.00 World Language 1.00 World Language 1.00 Physical Ed 1.00 Physical Ed 1.00 Health 1.00 Health 1.00 Career/Fine Arts/Tech *2.00 Career/Fine Arts/Tech *2.00 Electives 7.00 Electives 7.00 Total Credits Required: credit must be earned in Technology May include Arts, World Language, Career, or Computer Tech classes.

6 How many classes do I take? Freshmen and Sophomores = 7 classes Freshmen and Sophomores = 7 classes Juniors take at least 6 classes. Seniors take at least 5 classes.

7 Choose Seven Due to budget cuts and fewer teachers, students will be taking seven classes next year.

8 Remember: Honor Roll requires 6 graded classes. (Any class taken for Pass/No Pass credit will not count. Examples: Aide, Credit by Proficiency, etc.) Honor Roll requires 6 graded classes. (Any class taken for Pass/No Pass credit will not count. Examples: Aide, Credit by Proficiency, etc.) Athletics requires Athletics requires passing 5 classes & passing 5 classes & being on track to graduate being on track to graduate

9 Additional Requirements for Graduation: Academic Portfolio Academic Portfolio Four Year Plan Four Year Plan Extended Application (Senior Year) Extended Application (Senior Year) 2 CRLEs 2 CRLEs (Career Related Learning Experiences) (Career Related Learning Experiences) Don’t procrastinate!

10 Academic Portfolio A collection of State test scores, CRLES and work samples in: Math Math Writing Writing Speaking Speaking Science Science Note: Must have passing scores on OAKS tests or equivalent in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics.

11 My Four Year Plan Each student is required to have a four year plan. Created in Bridges classes (using the CIS portfolio). Created in Bridges classes (using the CIS portfolio). Reviewed and updated in Health 10, Health 12 and with your counselor. Reviewed and updated in Health 10, Health 12 and with your counselor. It is the student’s responsibility to keep the portfolio updated as a requirement of graduation. It is the student’s responsibility to keep the portfolio updated as a requirement of graduation.

12 General University Requirements A minimum grade of “C” in core courses 4 years of English 4 years of English 3 years of Mathematics - (Algebra 2 or higher) 3 years of Mathematics - (Algebra 2 or higher) 3 years of Science 3 years of Science 3 years of Social Studies 3 years of Social Studies 2 years of the same World Language 2 years of the same World Language 16 academic credits in core subject areas 16 academic credits in core subject areas.5 credit in a Visual/Performing Fine Arts class is recommended.5 credit in a Visual/Performing Fine Arts class is recommended

13 Additional College Requirements Minimum grade point averages for admission: 3.0 for U of O (automatic admission with a 3.40) 3.0 for U of O (automatic admission with a 3.40) 3.00 for OSU, EOU, PSU and OIT 3.00 for OSU, EOU, PSU and OIT 2.75 for WOU and SOU 2.75 for WOU and SOU Universities also require ACT/SAT test scores. The tests now include a 30 minute writing section.

14 College & Career Center See Kendra Maddox for information about college, job opportunities, apprenticeships, careers, and scholarships

15 International Baccalaureate(IB) IB is the most advanced course of study offered at GHS in six different subject areas during junior and senior year. IB Program Options: Earn a full IB diploma (Should take pre-IB Earn a full IB diploma (Should take pre-IB classes in 9 th and 10 th Grades) classes in 9 th and 10 th Grades) Earn individual subject area certificates Earn individual subject area certificates Take an individual class Take an individual class Questions? See Ms. Gray or your counselor.

16 Special note regarding IB: If you are planning to be a full diploma IB student, Honors and advanced courses should be taken. Full IB students also need 4 years of World Language. If questions, see your counselor.

17 Center for Advanced Learning--CAL CAL offers advanced courses in 5 technology-based fields for juniors and seniors : Digital Media (Graphic Design & Video) Digital Media (Graphic Design & Video) Programming & Networking Programming & Networking Medical/Dental Medical/Dental Engineering Engineering Manufacturing Manufacturing

18 A.C. E. Academy ACE stands for Architecture, Construction and Engineering. Students apply and are accepted based on grades & interests. Students apply and are accepted based on grades & interests. Students attend junior and senior years Students attend junior and senior years

19 Remember: Make up credits through counselors pre-approved courses: SUN Program/Night School/Online School/Summer School SUN Program/Night School/Online School/Summer School See your counselor for more information See your counselor for more informationAides: One period per semester One period per semester Requires teacher’s signature Requires teacher’s signature Cannot aide during teacher’s prep time Cannot aide during teacher’s prep time

20 Forecast Process 1. Receive forecast sheet from teacher 2. Fill in personal information, counselor, and due date 3. Select required classes 4. Select electives and alternate choices 5. Get signatures as needed 6. Return to teacher by due date. 7. Input classes online.

21 Forecasting Sheet – Page Two Electives Mark choices with an “X” Select a minimum of 3 alternates Mark with an “A” Note: You may get an alternate. Choose carefully. Get signatures if course has asterisk (*)

22 Counselors A – B and ELL: Armando Gonzales A – B and ELL: Armando Gonzales C – Go: Laura Blaser C – Go: Laura Blaser Gr– Ma: Scott Lipner Gr– Ma: Scott Lipner Mc – Sa: Susan Fields Mc – Sa: Susan Fields Sc – Z: Re’nice Siefer Sc – Z: Re’nice Siefer

23 Forecast Sheet – Front Side After you have completed the personal data section, Mark core course selections with an “X” Mark core course selections with an “X” Mark alternates with A1, A2, and A3 in order of preference. Mark alternates with A1, A2, and A3 in order of preference. Choose classes for English, Math, Science and Social Studies (grade 10). Choose classes for English, Math, Science and Social Studies (grade 10). Freshmen-Add Health Freshmen-Add Health Sophomores- Add PE Sophomores- Add PE Get signatures of teachers as indicated. Get signatures of teachers as indicated. Include parent/guardian signature Include parent/guardian signature

24 English Step 1. Choose your class, with teacher’s help. Freshmen choose Honors or English 3-4. Freshmen choose Honors or English 3-4. Sophomores choose IB Honors or Junior English. Sophomores choose IB Honors or Junior English. Step 2. If you choose Honors, you must have English teacher’s signature.

25 Math Choice of class requires teacher’s signature. Choice of class requires teacher’s signature. If you fail either semester, you must discuss with math teacher. You need a plan to catch up. If you fail either semester, you must discuss with math teacher. You need a plan to catch up. Math Labs (with teacher approval) are offered in Algebra I and Geometry. Math Labs (with teacher approval) are offered in Algebra I and Geometry.

26 Math Sequence Sequence B Algebra 1 or Everyday Algebra Algebra 1.5 Geometry or Everyday Geometry Algebra 2 Check the Course Planning Guide to ensure the right choice of class. Sequence C Geometry or Honors Geometry Algebra 2 IB Math Studies Calculus Sequence A Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra 2 IB Math Studies

27 Social Studies For freshmen: Most sophomores take U. S. History. Most sophomores take U. S. History. Pre-IB students must take both Honors Pre-IB students must take both Honors Government and Honors Economics. Government and Honors Economics. For sophomores: Most juniors take Government and Economics. Most juniors take Government and Economics. Students may take IB History of the Americas, if they took Govt & Econ as sophomores. Students may take IB History of the Americas, if they took Govt & Econ as sophomores.

28 HEALTH All sophomores are required to take one semester of Health. (You will take another semester your senior year.)

29 Physical Education All juniors are required to take a semester of Junior P.E. This does not include elective classes such as Weight Training, Lifetime Activities and Team Sports.

30 SCIENCE The choices for sophomore science: Applied Biology, Biology, Chemistry. The choices for junior science: Chemistry, Zoology, Physics, Botany, Earth Science, and IB courses. Your teacher must approve your choice.

31 Electives How many electives to take? Freshman: 3.0 credits Sophomores: 2.5 credits

32 Alert! Talk with parents, teachers and counselor before choosing your classes. Talk with parents, teachers and counselor before choosing your classes. Choose very carefully. Schedule changes are almost impossible. Choose very carefully. Schedule changes are almost impossible. IB level courses will not be changed. IB level courses will not be changed.

33 People to Know! Your counselor Your counselor Kendra Maddox, College and Career Center and Scholarships Kendra Maddox, College and Career Center and Scholarships Barbara Cooke, Academic Portfolio/CRLE Barbara Cooke, Academic Portfolio/CRLE Carol Sweere, Registrar (transcripts) Carol Sweere, Registrar (transcripts) Pat Gray, IB Coordinator Pat Gray, IB Coordinator

34 If you need help: Your counselor is happy to see you! Breaks Breaks Before/after school Before/after school Lunch Lunch Appointments Appointments

35 What’s next? 1. Complete forecast sheet with choices & signatures. 2. Turn in form to teacher by due date. 3. You will input your choices into the computer in about a next week. 4. Be sure your computer choices are all marked on the forecast sheet. These MUST match.

36 Your counselor looks forward to meeting with you!


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