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1 HAMMOND HIGH MAGNET School Scheduling for Incoming Freshmen The Tangipahoa Parish School System does not discriminate on the basis of Race, color, national origin, sex, age, disabilities or veteran status. We are an equal opportunity employer.

2 Introduction The information you are receiving today is important to you as a student. In order for HHMS to provide you with the best possible education, you must take the responsibility of choosing subjects that will help you achieve your goals. You will receive an information booklet needed for scheduling. It will provide you with graduation requirements, scheduling requirements, course summaries and other important information. Read this guide carefully and discuss your schedule with your parents. You are not allowed to change teachers or course subjects, so you should give serious consideration to your selections.

3 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS ( for incoming freshmen beginning ) The Louisiana Department of Education has three basic diplomas for the freshmen class of and beyond. They are the LA Core 4, the Career Diploma and the Basic Diploma. Every student is automatically enrolled in the LA Core 4 unless the student transfers over on the Career Diploma. After two years in high school the parent/guardian and the student may choose to opt out of the Core 4 and enter the Basic Diploma. In order to opt out, a conference must be held with the student’s counselor to discuss the options and a contract must be signed. Note: only those students in the Core 4 meet 4-year university/college entrance requirements.

4 LA Core 4 Class of and beyond The following only includes the courses offered at HHMS: 4 Units of English (English I, II, III, IV)

5 4 Units of Math Algebra I Part I/II Algebra I Geometry Algebra II Remaining unit shall come from the following: Math Essentials, Financial Math, Advanced Math Pre-Calculus, Advances Math Functions and Statistics, Calculus

6 4 Units of Science Biology I Chemistry I 2 units from the following: Physical Science, Physics I, Biology II, Environmental Science, Agriscience II A student completing a Career and Technical Area of Concentration may substitute a BESE/Board of Regents approved IBC-related course from within the student’s Area of Concentration for the 4 th required science unit.

7 4 Units of Social Studies World Geography Civics American History World History Psychology A student completing a Career/Technical Area of Concentration may substitute a BESE/Board of Regents approved IBC-related course from within the student’s Area of Concentration for the 4 th required social studies unit.

8 ½ Unit of Health 1 ½ Units of PE or JROTC

9 1 Unit of Art Fine Arts Survey or 1 unit of Art, Band, Choir or Piano 2 Units of the same Foreign Language (must have foreign language for TOPS). 3 units of electives Total 24 units

10 EOC Testing In addition to the courses needed for graduation a student must pass 1 end-of- course test in the following categories to graduate: Algebra I or Geometry English II or English III Biology or American History 15% of the students final grade will come from their EOC score.

11 HAMMOND HIGH MAGNET PROGRAMS Beginning with the school year, Hammond High has been designated the Medical Magnet school in the parish. HHMS will be offering programs in medical fields and other areas of concentration. These Career Clusters and Career Pathways have specific guidelines and course selections see course guide and website for detailed outlines.

12 Career Clusters Career Pathways for Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (Agriculture) Arts, A/V Technology, and Communication (The Arts) Government and Public Administration (JROTC) Health Science ◦ Emergency Health Care (EMT) ◦ Health Professionals (First Responder) ◦ Nursing (CNA) ◦ Nutrition and Food ◦ Pharmacy ◦ Sports Medicine

13 Hospitality and Tourism Culinary Arts (Pro Start) Human Services Child Development Services (Early Childhood Care) Information Technology Computer Science Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Engineering (Robotics)

14 MEDICAL COURSES Introduction to Health Occupations Allied Health Services I Sports Medicine I Sports Medicine II Sports Medicine III First Responder Medical Terminology CNA Pharmacy Tech EMT ( ) Medical Coding (TBD)

15 OTHER NEW COURSES Computer Science I Computer Science II Computer Architecture Engineering Design I (Robotics) Engineering Design II (Robotics) PE III PE IV

16 Testing Information 9 th grade EOC testing 10 th gradePLAN EOC testing 11 th gradePSAT- on a voluntary basis ACT – Recommended in April for college bound SAT – if required for college entrance 12 th gradeRepeat ACT and SAT as needed

17 Grade Classification Based on the following: 9 th – 0 to 5.5 credits 10 th – 6.0 to 10.5 credits 11 th – 11 to 16.5 credits 12 th – 17 credits

18 Individual Graduation Plan According to the Career Options Law, every student must have an individual graduation plan on file. The plan is initiated in the 8 th grade and will be updated each year. Individual graduation plans will be made using LAePortal. (www.LAePortal.com)www.LAePortal.com Students are to select an area of concentration to use as a focus for their high school curriculum. Students are to select 4 primary courses in the area of concentration and 2 related courses. Students may revise plans as needed.

19 TOPS The Louisiana Tuition Opportunity Program for Students is a scholarship program that will pay for 8 semesters of average college tuition at any in-state public college for qualifying students. The College Prep award will pay for tuition only at a qualifying state college. The Tech award will pay for qualifying technical school tuition.

20 About Scheduling We encourage students and parents/guardians to agree upon course selections. Parents’ signatures are required and the scheduling form should be returned within the deadline. If a student does not turn a schedule request in on time, the counselors will make one for them. Once a course has been selected we will be unable to make changes as the master schedule is based upon students’ requests.

21 CRITERIA FOR HONORS COURSES Students must meet three of the four criteria yearly for each subject area: Minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.80 Minimum subject area average of 3.00 Teacher Recommendation based on a subject-area checklist—form provided Score Mastery or Advanced on LEAP or EOC test in subject area.

22 Honors Teacher Recommendation Form Tangipahoa Parish School System Teacher Input Form Student _______________________________ Teacher ___________________________ Subject ________________________________ Hour _______ Date_________________ To the teacher: To be considered for enrollment in an honors course, a student must meet 3 of 4 criteria, including teacher feedback on student performance in the specific subject area. To give an overall picture of the above-referenced student’s performance in your class, please read the following descriptors and check the appropriate column. Please write a brief comment for any area marked “No.” Additional Comments (optional) ______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ Check one: _____I recommend this student for enrollment in an honors course in the above-referenced subject. _____I do not recommend this student for enrollment in an honors course in the above-referenced subject. _______________________________________________________ Teacher Signature Date The student: YesNoSpecific Statement about the Student Brings materials to class Completes assignments in time for class Is alert and cooperative in class Works well with peers Is concerned about grades and learning

23 Scheduling Brochure The scheduling brochure has information on course selection and guidelines. Please read it carefully. All the courses offered here are listed with a brief description. Pay attention to any prerequisites, requirements and fees. Remember, be careful in your selections---once you select a course you will be expected to remain in it as changes drastically affect the master schedule.

24 HAMMOND HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMEN COURSE SELECTION CARD Student Name:_______________________________________________________ (Printed) Last Name First Name Middle Phone Number:_____________________________ Jr. High__________________ Directions: 1) Identify Career Cluster and Area of Concentration 2) For an honors core class place an “x” in the column by that class. Honors requirements: Must meet 3 out of 4: 3.0 in core class; 2.8 overall gpa; mastery or advanced in core area on LEAP and teacher recommendation in specific subject area—attached sheet. 3) Select (circle) either PE or JROTC—the other can be selected as an elective. 4) Write in the name of the elective class you would like to take. 5) Write in the name of two alternate electives. Career Cluster:_________________________Area of Concentration___________________________ Alternate Elective Course to replace any elective that does not fit in the schedule. Alt 1_______________________________________________ My signature below indicates that I understand all expectations and can meet all requirements for the above requested courses. Furthermore, I understand there are no trial-periods for classes; once scheduled there are NO changes. Student Signature:________________________________________________date__________ Parent Signature:_________________________________________________date__________ Counselor:_______________________________________________________ *For any questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Nelson at Hammond High at * Honors 1English I 2Algebra I 3Physical Science 4World Geography 5Journey to Careers 6PE I or JROTC 7Elective: 8

25 Counselor’s Corner We hope this has been helpful to you. For any questions please contact your counselor: Miya Nelson (9 th grade)


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