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1 Rutherford High School Curriculum Night January 22, 2015 Rutherford High School Auditorium 7 p.m.

2 PURPOSE Provide an overview of courses offered Describe the course selection process Review graduation requirements

3 English Mr. Ersalesi, Supervisor Goals: - Develop communication skills - Develop writing skills - Develop grammar and vocabulary skills - Develop research techniques - Explore various forms of literature

4 Requirements Every student is required to take four years or 20 credits of English.

5 Sequence of required courses 9th grade10th grade11th grade12th grade English 100 107 English 200 207 English 300 307 English 400 407 Honors English 100 Honors English 200 Honors English 300 AP English Lit AP English Language Honors English 400 AP English AP English Language

6 Electives Generational Media Public Speaking Creative Writing Honors Great Books Writing for College Honors Humanities Seminar

7 Mathematics Mrs. Heinzel, Supervisor Goals: - Develop students’ analytical, critical thinking, and technological skills - Ensure students gain thorough competence in problem-solving, reasoning and proof, communications, connections and representation with regard to the mathematical content they are studying

8 Requirements Every student is required to take four years or 20 credits of math. Every student is required to take the PARCC assessment for Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2.

9 Sequence of required courses (Read sequence from left to right) Algebra IGeometryAlgebra IIPre Cal or College Math GeometryAlgebra IIPre Cal or College Math Honors Geometry Honors Algebra II Honors Pre Cal Honors Cal or AP Cal Math 107Math 207Math 307Math 407

10 Electives Statistics and Probability

11 Physical Education Mr. Frazier, Supervisor Goals: Provide a base for a healthy life style. - 9th - Safety and Human Growth & Development - 10th - Driver Education - 11th - First Aid - 12th - Family Living and Problem Solving Promote sportsmanship and respect for differences in physical activity settings. Introduce students to various activities to promote lifelong physical activity.

12 Requirements Every student is required to take and pass one year of Physical Education and Health for each year of enrollment.

13 Sequence of required courses 9th grade10th grade11th grade12th grade Physical Ed. 9 Physical Ed. 10 Physical Ed. 11 Physical Ed. 12 Health 9 Safety and Human Growth & Development Health 10 Driver Education Health 11 First Aid Health 12 Family Living and Problem Solving

14 Science Mrs. Heinzel, Supervisor Goals: - Develop an understanding of the main concepts, themes, and laws developed within the domains of the biological and physical sciences, an awareness of the interrelatedness of the physical and biological worlds, and an appreciation of the diversity and complexity of the natural world. - Develop an understanding of the nature of scientific inquiry, the scientific enterprise, scientists and how they work, the multiple methods of science and the role of the imagination and creativity in science.

15 Requirements Every student is required to take three years or 15 credits of Science, which includes Biology. Every student is required to take the state mandated Biology test at the completion of Biology.

16 Sequence of required courses (Read sequence from left to right) 9th grade10th grade11th grade12th grade BiologyChemistry Environmental Science Environmental Science Chemistry Physics Honors BiologyHonors Chemistry Honors Physics Science 107Science 207Science 307

17 Electives Anatomy and Physiology Forensic Science Marine Biology AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Physics

18 Social Studies Mr. Ryan, Supervisor Engage students in the critical analysis of historical and contemporary issues to foster the growth of caring and interested citizens.

19 Requirements Every student is required to take and pass one year of World History (5 Credits). Every student is required to take and pass two years of United States History (10 Credits).

20 Sequence of required courses 9th grade10th grade11th grade12th grade World HistoryUS History IUS History II Honors World History Honors US History I Honors US History II AP US History II World History 107 US History 207 US History 307

21 Electives Psychology AP Psychology Citizen and the Law Pop Music and History Global Issues: Past, Present, and Future Financial Literacy AP European History

22 World Languages Mr. Ryan, Supervisor Goals: - Understand the perspectives of a culture that generate its pattern of behaviors, ways of life, world views, and contributions - Speak and understand a language other than English

23 Requirements Every student must take one year of a world language in order to meet graduation requirements (5 Credits). Most colleges require a minimum of two years of a world language as a part of the admission requirement. General rule of thumb is three years of a consecutive world language.

24 Sequence of courses (Read sequence from left to right) French IFrench IIHonors French III Honors French IV AP French Language Spanish I Spanish 107 Spanish II Spanish III Honors Spanish III Spanish IV Honors Spanish IV AP Spanish Language

25 Electives Business and Computer Technology - Ms. O’Donnell, Supervisor Fine, Practical, and Performing Arts - Mr. Mullins, Supervisor

26 Electives Divided into Career Strands to help students select elective courses more wisely - Arts and Media - Business, Finance, Entrepreneurship - Education, Government, Social & Human Services - STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

27 Fine & Performing Arts AP Art History AP Music Theory AP Studio Art Art by Computer Design Basic Drawing & Design I & II Ceramics I, II & III Concert Band Concert Choir Creative Writing Desktop Publishing Honors Humanities Seminar Honors Great Books Generational Media Multimedia Design Music Theory & Technology Painting Photography I & II Public Speaking Rock Ensemble Studio Art Theatre TV Production TV Studio Workshop Web Page Design

28 Practical Arts Engineering Drawing I & II Financial Literacy Fitness through Nutrition Foods Foundations of Technology Fundamentals of Contemporary Business International Foods Intro to Java Programming Investing & the Stock Market Marketing Personal Computer Keyboarding Technological Design Textiles Transition Advanced Textiles and Fashion Design Accounting I/Honors Accounting Advanced Computer Software Systems Advanced Design Applications AP Computer Science Java Applied Computer Concepts Architectural Drafting Career Transition Child Care & Development Citizen & The Law Computer Programming I Computer Programming C++ Computer Applications

29 Requirements Every student is required to complete one year of visual or performing arts (5 credits). Every student is required to complete one year of practical arts (5 credits). Every student is required to take 2.5 credits of Financial Literacy. (Financial Literacy, Fundamentals of Contemporary Business and Investing in the Stock Market) A minimum of an additional 15 credits of electives is required in order to meet graduation requirements.

30 Course Selection Process Meet with parents providing overview of high school program Provide students with an overview of courses and provide them with access the Curriculum Guidebook available on the school’s web page Schedule date and time to meet with student to select courses Student and parent can review course requests in Parent Portal Mail letter to parent and student indicating courses selected Schedule will be distributed to student on the first day of school

31 Credit requirements for grade level Grade 1030 earned credits Grade 1160 earned credits Grade 12Eligibility to meet all graduation requirements by June of the current school year Every student is required to carry a minimum of 35 credits each year and a maximum of 40 credits each year.

32 Graduation Requirements Pass state and Rutherford High School course requirements. Pass any state mandated test. Complete a minimum of 130 credits.

33 Transitioning Graduation Requirements

34 RESOURCES www.rutherfordschools.org Curriculum Guidebook Student Handbook

35 Guidance Department Shannon Hopkins - Director of Guidance (W & ELL) Lauren Buckley - Guidance Counselor (E-I,N-Q, U & V) Cristina Nicolau - Guidance Counselor (A-D,J-K,X,Y,Z) Paul Scutti - Guidance Counselor (L,M, R-T) Darlene Capobianco - Secretary Joy Mariano - Secretary

36 Contact Us 201-438-7675 Dr. Shannon HopkinsExt. 2114  shopkins@rutherfordschools.org Mrs. Lauren Buckley Ext. 2240  lbuckley@rutherfordschools.org Mr. Paul ScuttiExt. 2245  pscutti@rutherfordschools.org Ms. Cristina Nicolau Ext. 2246  cnicolau@rutherfordschools.org Mrs. Darlene CapobiancoExt. 2242  dcapobianco@rutherfordschools.org Ms. Joy MarianoExt. 2241  jmariano@rutherfordschools.org

37 QUESTIONS? Contact the guidance counselor Call and make an appointment to come in to meet with the guidance counselor


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