Presentation on theme: "HENRY CLAY I0I Orientation for Parents of the Class of 2016"— Presentation transcript:
1 HENRY CLAY I0I Orientation for Parents of the Class of 2016 Tuesday, January 17th at 6:30pmGuidance Counselors:Bonnie Barnes, Lana Bishop, April Cain, Josh Edwards, Rachael Howard,Jackie Smith, Sharron WesleyAll Information Provided Tonight is Available on the Henry Clay Counseling website.
2 *Henry Clay serves about 2300 students in grades 9-12. *HC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.*Approximately 80% of our graduates enter college.*22 credits are required to graduate.
3 General InfoHC operates on a traditional 6 hour school day (non-block).The first class begins at 8:25 am and the last class ends at 3:15 pm.Students will take 6 classes each year. Each class is worth ½ credit per semester so students can earn a maximum of 3 credits per semester within the 6-period day.To be a 10th grader students must earn 5 credits; 11th - 10; 12th – 16.Foreign Language classes are not required to graduate.However, 2 years of the same foreign language is required for college admissions.Students are not required to take a foreign language in 9th grade.
4 Graduation Requirements 4 English credits3 Math credits – You must take math each year.Minimum = Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and 1 math elective3 Science creditsIntegrated Science, Biology, Chemistry ORAdv. Biology, Adv. Chemistry, Adv/Gen Physics
5 Graduation Requirements continued 3 Social Studies creditsCitizenship, World Civilizations, US History1 Health and Physical Education credit1 Arts/Humanities credit7 Elective credits (1 might be Math)GRAND TOTAL = 22 CREDITS
6 PRE-COLLEGE CURRICULUM The PCC is the same as the graduation requirements except for the foreign language requirement.At least 2 years of the same foreign language is required for college admissions.Highly selective colleges require prospective students to have had a more rigorous curriculum.PCC for selective colleges:4 years of English4 years of Math4 years of Science4 years of Social Studies3-4 years of the same foreign language1 year of Arts/Humanities
7 9TH GRADE SCHEDULEThe typical 9th grade schedule will be a Total of 6 Classes:Gen or Adv English (Adv. Requires Summer Reading)Algebra I, Adv. Geometry* or Adv Alg 2*Integrated Science or Adv Bio**Adv CitizenshipElective*must qualify by taking the math placement test**must qualify by taking Adv Geom or Adv Alg 2
8 Placement Exams9th graders who desire to take an advanced math class are required to take the math placement test. Each middle school will administer this test – EJHayes and Morton is on March 21stIf the student wants to take a math class higher than Algebra I, then the student must take the math placement test to qualify.
9 9th GRADE ELECTIVES – All Year JROTCArt IDrawing IDesign /PrintmakingCraftsComputer ScienceComputer ApplicationsBusiness EconomicsAdvanced Business EconFreshman 101Life SkillsDebateDrama ActivitiesNewspaperBroadcast JournalismFitness for LifeIntro to EngineeringAdvanced IEDArchitectureGraphic CommunicationsWorld LanguagesBandOrchestraChorus
10 GRADING The grading scale is as follows: A = 92 – 100 % B = 83 – 91% The school year is divided up into two semesters.Students receive progress reports every 6 weeks.Final grades are posted to the transcript at the end of each semester. Grades are not cumulative from one semester to the next. Each semester stands alone with permanent grades.
11 KEES Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship Students can qualify for money with good grades and ACT or SAT score 2.50 GPA or better at the end of each year.Bonus award for ACT and SAT Test Scores.Only AP courses are weightedKHEAA will notify studentsFor more info go to
12 SATISFACTORY PROGRESS Requirements to be promoted to the next grade level:*5 credits to go to 10th grade*10 credits to go to 11th grade*16 credits to go to 12th grade
13 NCAA EligibilityAll student athletes must register with the NCAA Eligibility ClearinghouseNCAA has a list of Accepted Core ClassesThe GPA is averaged using only these approved core classes.For more info visit
14 Orientation for New Students Orientation will be held for incoming 9th graders the first week in August.Students will be invited to Henry Clay to meet teachers and tour the building.
15 Henry Clay Extracurricular Activities AthleticsBaseballBasketballCheerleadingCross CountryFootballGolfSoccerSoftballSwimmingTennisTrackVolleyballWrestlingClubs – to name of fewAcademic TeamDance TeamDebate TeamDrama ClubFrench ClubGo Green ClubHistory ClubHockeyOutdoor ClubSpeech TeamAnd Over 50 More Listed on Page 27 of theProgram of Studies
16 Henry Clay High School Incoming Freshman Orientation Thank you for coming!Last Name of Your Student Determines Your CounselorA – Cole = Sharron Wesley-PorterColl – Gol = April CainGom – Ka – Rachael Howard