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1 WELCOME TO Delaware Valley High School INCOMING FRESHMAN PARENT MEETING CLASS OF 2019

2 Course Selection Guide for Available at Go to DVHS  Academics  Go to Course Selection Guides

3 DELAWARE VALLEY AND PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: 1 Credit = 1 Full Year Course or 2 Half Year Courses 4 CREDITS OF ENGLISH PASSED 4 CREDITS OF SOCIAL STUDIES PASSED (3 Period Career Technical Student may graduate with 3 SS credits) OF WHICH 1 CREDIT SATISFIES 1 CREDIT OF THE HUMANITIES REQUIRED 3 CREDITS OF SCIENCE PASSED 3 CREDITS OF MATHEMATICS PASSED 2 CREDITS OF HUMANITIES PASSED 2 CREDITS FOR 4 YEARS OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION, HEALTH, & DRIVERS EDUCATION (3 Period Career Technical Student may graduate with 1.5 PE credits) 4 CREDITS OF ELECTIVES 21 TOTAL CREDITS MINIMUM NEEDED FOR GRADUATION * HUMANITIES REQUIREMENT SATISFIED VIA PASSING MUSIC, ART, FRESHMAN SEMINAR, OR FOREIGN LANGUAGES

4 ENGLISH (Full Year Class = 1Credit) Honors English 9 Integrated English/ Social Studies English 9 Concepts of English 9

5 SOCIAL STUDIES (Full Year Class = 1Credit) Honors American Studies Integrated English/ Social Studies American Studies Concepts of American Studies

6 MATHEMATICS (Full Year Class = 1Credit) Honors Geometry Block Honors Geometry Geometry Informal Geometry Algebra 1A Algebra 1B Electives~ Intro to Programming 1A & 1B (After completing Algebra 1)

7 SCIENCE (Full Year Class = 1 Credit) Honors Biology Block Honors Biology Science 9 Concepts of Science 9

8 REQUIRED ELECTIVES (Half Year Class = ½ Credit) Physical Education Freshman Seminar / Health

9 Literacy 1 (Half Year Class = ½ Credit) Criteria for Identifying Students: Enrolled in Concepts of English 9 OR Basic or Below Basic on the 8 th Grade PSSA OR Basic or Below Basic on 3 rd 4Sight OR Failed Grade 8 English Teacher recommendation “No Child Left Behind” Legislation

10 ART ELECTIVES (Half Year Class = ½ Credit) General Art Foundations in Art Computer Art I & II Intro to Drawing I & II Digital Photography (after Comp Art I)

11 BUSINESS ELECTIVES (Half Year Class = ½ Credit) Career Exploration Computer Applications Personal Budgeting & Finance Intro. to Cyber Skills Web Development Business Communications Video Game Design

12 ENGINEERING ELECTIVE (Full Year Class = 1Credit) Must have completed Algebra 1 Engineering 1

13 FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE (Half Year Class = ½ Credit) Parenting Skills Intermediate Foods A & B Gourmet Foods Housing and Design

14 SOCIAL STUDIES Geography (Half Year Class = ½ Credit) For students who want to take an additional Social Studies elective

15 MUSIC ELECTIVES (Half Year Class = ½ Credit) Music Performance Concert Band Concert Choir Orchestra (Can take for a Full Year = 1 Credit) Student must audition if they did not participate in Middle School

16 WORLD LANGUAGE ELECTIVES (Full Year Class = 1Credit) Spanish German French

17 TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION ELECTIVES (Half Year Class = ½ Credit) Introduction to Technology (1 st semester) Technology Systems (2 nd semester) Mechanical Drawing 1/CADD (1 st semester)

18 REMINDER : ALL major subjects and world language levels are by current year teacher recommendations Students may select electives (Upon Availability and Schedule)

19 STUDENT SCHEDULE 1. English 2. Social Studies 3. Mathematics 4. Science 5. Phys Ed/Freshman Seminar & Health 6. Elective/Elective 7. Elective/Elective

20 HONORS MATH/SCIENCE STUDENT SCHEDULE 1. Honors Block-Science 2. Honors Block-Math 3. Block-Freshman Sem/Phys Ed. & Health 4. English 5. Social Studies 6. Elective/Elective 7. Elective/Elective

21 New Courses Video Game Design ~ Integrates cross-curriculum and STEM activities ~ Will use HTML code, Adobe creative suite, and web site design concepts ~ Highly recommended that students have sufficient computer experience and an interest in website design Physical Fitness and Training ~ Focus on nutrition and personal lifetime fitness ~.5 Credit, does not count as PE credit

22 ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES (Full Year Class = 1 Credit) DV offers 24 Advanced Placement Courses ~ 9 th graders are not eligible for AP 3 AP Courses will be available in 10 th grade ~based on teacher recommendation and 9 th grade performance 1.AP World History 2.AP Statistics 3.AP Biology https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home?navid=gh-aps

23 CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION (Available in 10 th, 11 th & 12 th Grade = 3 Credits) Automotive Mechanics Building Construction Early Childhood Education Electrical Occupations Food Management, Production, & Service Health Occupations Marketing and Business Diverse Occupations (12 th grade only)

24 Services Available Student Assistance Program (SAP) ~ Support Groups, Transition Groups, & Career Groups Homework Hotline Power School ~ https://powerschool.dvsdedu.org/publichttps://powerschool.dvsdedu.org/public DV Teacher Websites D=73&ChannelID=181&DirectoryType=6

25 F.Y.I. *GPA Counts *Attendance Expected (Handbook Policy Strictly Followed) *Student Self-Advocacy * Report Cards- Quarterly *Parent Conferences in November & February *Tutoring/Extra Help *Freshman Orientation in August *Guidance Website ~

26 Student Activities Fall Sports Varsity Football: Keith Olsommer7278 JV Football: Nick Quaglia7078 Freshman: Bob Cosentino7226 DVMS Football: Joe Spinetta 7412 DDMS Football: Jeff Krasulski 7241 Varsity Soccer: Aaron Stark7325 JV Soccer: Sean Giblin7113 DVMS Soccer: Michael Murray7425 DDMS Soccer: Steven Kim7405 Varsity Girls Soccer: Jeff Rainear7322 JV Girls Soccer: Taylor Hartey7005 DVMS Girls Soccer: Chris Gawel DDMS Girls Soccer: John Staub7139 Cross Country: Audrey Josephite7142 Jr Hi Cross Country: Joyce Batista1852 Golf: Jim Salus(1216)7435 V Field Hockey: Lindsey Gonzalez 7704 JV Field Hockey: Jen Dwyer7035 DVMS Field Hockey Ann Marie Miller 7001 DDMS Field Hockey: Casey Donovan7306 Varsity Girls Tennis: Larry Hudson 7038 JV Girls Tennis: Bridget Gray7103 DVMS Girls Tennis: Liz Watson 7227 DDMS Girls Tennis: Stacy DeFrancesco7363 Varsity Girls Volleyball: Bridget Crawford7080 JV Girls Volleyball: Leslie Sikora7049 DVMS Girls Volleyball: Heather Farley7057 DDMS Girls Volleyball: Adam Holdridge7043

27 Winter Sports Varsity Boys Basketball: Kris Holtzer 7261 JV Boys Basketball: Scott Neilsen 7425 Fresh Boys Basketball: Chris Neidig 7273 DVMS Boys Basketball: Brian Sweeney 7182 DDMS Boys Basketball: Dave Koretz 7313 Varsity Girls Basketball: Lyndsay Baker 7333 JV Girls Basketball: Carl Imbt 7116 Fresh Girls Basketball: Kait Sabo DVMS Girls Basketball: Heather Farley 7057 DDMS Girls Basketball: Rick Batista Varsity Wrestling: Lou DeLauro 2004 JV Wrestling: Adam Penberthy7093 DVMS Wrestling: James Mang1825 DDMS Wrestling: Brian Felkowski7398 Swimming: Joe Kusner1849 Swimming: Vicki Zielazany Diving: Chelsea Koch7193 Cheerleading: Jennifer Simonsen7066 Cheerleading Fall: Chris Gawel DVMS Cheerleading: Lisa Centanni DDMS Winter Cheer: Caitlin Vill

28 Spring Sports Varsity Baseball: David Peters 7196 JV Baseball: Peter Supko 7235 Varsity Boys Tennis: Larry Hudson7038 JV Boys Tennis: 7026 Varsity Track: Nick Quaglia 7078 Varsity Softball: Angelo Matz 7160 JV Softball: Tony Bajor 7412 For a complete list of high school sports and the coaches, please visit… Varsity Boys Volleyball: Heather Farley 7057 JV Boys Volleyball: Adam Holdridge 7043 Varsity Girls Lacrosse: Bernadine Salak 7181 JV Girls Lacrosse: Taylor Hartey Varsity Boys Lacrosse: Jeff Krasulski 7241 JV Boys Lacrosse: Dan Gonzalez 7153

29 NCAA Core-Course Requirements To establish initial-eligibility at an NCAA Division I or II college or university, a "core course" must meet all of the following criteria: A course must be a recognized academic course and qualify for high school graduation credit in one or a combination of the following areas: English, mathematics, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language, and philosophy. A course must be considered four-year college preparatory by the high school (Concept level classes do not apply). A mathematics course must be at the level of Algebra or a higher level mathematics course. *** It is the student’s responsibility to monitor NCAA course eligibility ***

30 After School Clubs Anime Club Art Club Broadcast Del Val Computer Graphics Club Computer Programming Club Creative Writing Club Dance/ Zumba Digital Photography Club Drama Environmental Club Foreign Film Club Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Family Career & Consumer Leaders of America (FCCLA) Fencing Club Foreign Language Club Forensic Science Club Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) Geocaching Club Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA)

31 After School Clubs (Continued) Junior Historians Martial Arts Math Tutors Mock Trial Competition Model U.N. Mountain Bike Club Mu Alpha Theta (Math League) National History Day Club National Honor Society Odyssey of the Mind Peer Buddies Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) Political Issues Club Pennsylvania Youth Education Association (PYEA) Rachel’s Challenge Scholastic Bowl Science Olympiad

32 After School Clubs (Continued) Ski Club Skills USA Slam Poetry Student Council Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU) Winter Track World Language Club Yearbook (Delaware) Please Visit the DVHS Guidance Webpage for a complete listing of after school clubs and the advisors. * Late Buses available at 4:30pm & 6:00pm

33 DVHS Counselors Mrs. Corry(A-F) Mr. Yarem(G-M) Miss Westgate(N-Z) DVHS Principals Mr. Blaum:Principal Mr. Pope:Asst. Principal Mr. DeLauroAsst. Principal Mrs. Bixby:Asst. Principal Mrs. CosentinoAsst. Principal

34 Thank You!!! Questions?


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