2It is important to understand that the information in the Course Description Booklet is the most accurate and up-to-date information available at the time. As course offerings, Department of Education mandates, and curricular updates occur information in this document may become outdated. The most current version of the Course Description Booklet is posted on the Jasper High School Website. The on-line version of the Course Description Booklet takes precedent over any older published versions.
3Choices Are you ready for all of the choices that you have to make? The things you do in high school will determine the things you can do after high school.College 2yr. or 4yr.Technical SchoolMilitaryWorkforce
4Basic Preparation Meet ECA requirements in English 10 and Algebra I Earn a diplomaCore 40 diplomaCore 40 with Academic Honors diplomaCore 40 with Technical Honors diploma
5GQE Requirements Meet ECA standards in Algebra I and English 10 Waiver Retest at least once a yearComplete all remediation provided by schoolMaintain 95% attendance rateAchieve a C- average (1.5 GPA) in the 34 credits specifically required for graduationComplete all graduation requirementsComplete requirements for “Evidence-based” waiver or “Work-readiness” waiver
6Core 40 Diploma English 8 credits Mathematics 6 credits Social Studies Eng 9, 10, 11 and a senior English courseMathematics6 creditsAlgebra I, Geometry, Algebra IISocial StudiesWorld History (full year)US History (full year)Government & Econ (1 semester each)ScienceMust include: Biology 1, and ICP, or Chemistry, or Physics, and one other science courseHealth1 credit1 semester(May count first 2 PLTW BioMed courses for Health credit)PE2 credits2 semestersDirected Electives5 creditsIn any combination selected from World Languages, Fine Arts & Career/TechnicalLocal Graduation RequirementStudents need to complete 1 semester of Preparation for College and CareersElectivesTotal Credits40 creditsForeign language is not required but recommended
7Core 40 with Academic Honors Diploma English8 creditsEnglish 9, 10, 11 and a senior English courseMathematicsMust include:Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II,And 2 credits from the following:Trigonometry, Probability and Statistics, Pre-calculus/TrigonometrySocial Studies6 creditsWorld History (full year)US History (full year)Government & Econ (1 semester each)ScienceMust include: Biology I, and ICP, or Chemistry, or Physics,And one other science courseHealth1 credit1 semester(May count first 2 PLTW BioMed courses for Health credit)PE2 credits2 semestersWorld Languages6 or 8 credits3 years (6 credits) of one languageOR2 years (4 credits) of two different languagesFine Arts2 semesters of visual art, instrumental music, vocal music or theatre artsLocal Graduation RequirementStudents need to complete 1 semester of Preparation for College and CareersTotal Credits47 credits*Must have GPA of 3.0 by end of senior year*No semester grade below C- in the 47 required credits
8Additional considerations for Academic Honors Diploma: Must complete ONE of the following:4 AP credits and corresponding AP exams –OR-Dual HS/college courses resulting in 6 college credits from the DOE Dual Credit Priority Course list –OR-2 AP credits and corresponding AP exam and a dual HS/college course resulting in 3 college credits –OR-1750 or higher on SAT(3 sections, no score less than 530 on any section –OR-ACT composite of 26 or above, must include writing
9Indiana Department of Education Guidance Document for Priority Dual Credit Courses Jasper High School Course Credit Hours University Agreement Automotive Services Technology I and II Ivy TechEarly Childhood 6 Ivy TechPrinciples of Business Management 3 Ivy TechComputer Integrated Man.-PLTW 3 Ivy TechDigital Electronics-PLTW 3 Ivy TechEngineering Design and Development-PLTW 3 Ivy TechIntro. To Engineering Design-PLTW3 Ivy TechPrinciples of Engineering-PLTW 3 Ivy TechWelding Technology I and II 15 Ivy TechPrecision Machine Technology 18 Vincennes UniversityHOSA (Medical Terminology) 3 Vincennes UniversityCriminal Justice 6 Vincennes UniversityHuman Body Systems-PLTW 3 Missouri S&TMedical Interventions-PLTW 3 Missouri S&TPrinciples of Bio. Med.-PLTW 3 Missouri S&TAnatomy and Physiology (Adv. Science A&P) 6 Oakland City UniversityAP Government 3 Oakland City UniversityUS History Honors 6 Oakland City UniversityEconomics Honors 3 Oakland City UniversityPsychology 3 Oakland City UniversitySpanish Oakland City UniversityGerman Oakland City UniversityFrench Oakland City UniversityEnglish Literature 3 Oakland City UniversityAdv. Speech and Comm. 3 Oakland City University
10Core 40 with Technical Honors Diploma English8 creditsEnglish 9, 10, 11 and a senior English courseMathematics6 creditsAlgebra I, Geometry, Algebra IISocial StudiesWorld History (full year)US History (full year)Government & Econ (1 semester each)ScienceMust include: Biology I, and ICP, or Chemistry, or Physics,And one other science courseHealth1 credit1 semester(May count first 2 PLTW BioMed courses for Health credit)PE2 credits2 semestersLocal Grad. Req.Students need to complete 1 semester of Preparation for College and CareersElectives13 creditsComplete a career-technical program of 8-10 high school creditsTotal Credits47 credits*Must have GPA of 3.0 by end of senior year*No semester grade below C- in the 47 required credits
11Additional requirements for Core 40 with Technical Honors For the Core 40 with Technical Honors diploma, students must:Complete all requirements for Core 40.Earn 6 credits in the college and career preparation courses in a state-approved College & Career Pathway and one of the following:1. State approved industry recognized certification or credential, or2. Pathway dual credits from the approved dual credit list resulting in 6 transcripted college credits.Complete one of the following,AP credits and corresponding AP exams –OR-Dual HS/college courses resulting in 6 college credits from the DOE Dual Credit Priority Course list –OR-2 AP credits and corresponding AP exam and a dual HS/college course resulting in 3 college credits –OR-1750 or higher on SAT(3 sections, no score less than 530 on any section –OR-ACT composite of 26 or above, must include writing2. Earn the following minimum score(s) on Accuplacer: Writing 80, Reading 90, Math 75.
12General DiplomaBeginning with students who enter high school in , completion of Core 40 becomes a graduation requirement.A general diploma is only available to students whose parents feel students are unable to complete the Core 40 curriculum.To graduate with less than Core 40, a formal Opt-out process must be completed.Beginning in fall 2011, Core 40 will be an admissions requirement to attend a public four-year university in Indiana (Core 40 is a minimum requirement – colleges may have additional admissions requirements).
13Core 40 Opt-Out TriggersA parent may request that a student be exempted from the Core 40 curriculum and be required to complete the general diploma to graduate, orThe student does not pass at least three (3) courses required under the Core 40 curriculum, orThe student receives a score on the graduation examination that is in the twenty-fifth percentile or lower when taking the graduation exam for the first time.***If the decision is made to opt-out of Core 40, the student is required to complete the course/credit requirements for a general diploma and the career/academic sequence the student will pursue is determined.
14Core 40 Opt-Out ProcessThe student, the student’s parent/guardian, and the student’s counselor meet to discuss the student’s progress.The student’s career/course plan is reviewed.The student’s parent/guardian determines whether the student will achieve greater educational benefits by completing the general curriculum or the Core 40 curriculum.
15General Diploma English 8 credits Mathematics 6 credits Social Studies Eng 9, 10, 11 and a senior English courseMathematics6 creditsMust include 2 credits in Algebra ISocial StudiesWorld History (full year)US History (full year)Government & Econ (1 semester each)ScienceBiology I and two more science coursesHealth1 credit1 semesterPE2 credits2 semestersCareer Academic SequenceElectives selected to take advantage of career explorationLocal Graduation RequirementStudents need to complete 1 semester of Preparation for College and CareersElectives5 creditsAny combination of coursesTotal Credits40 credits
16A Change from Middle School At the end of a semester, if you complete courses with a passing grade of D- or better, you earn one credit in each of those courses.If you fail a required course - you must repeat each semester of all required classes until you earn the credit.
17COURSE RETAKE/GRADE REPLACEMENT A grade retake/replacement occurs when a student retakes a class that he/she has already taken to hopefully receive a better grade. A student who receives below a C- on a course may retake that course for credit. The second grade earned will replace the original grade—no matter what the grade—and shall count for grade point average and class rank. The original grade will remain on the transcript with the credit for that class being transferred to the second class. A student may take advantage of this option up to two times in his/her high school career. This would allow a student trying to earn an Indiana Academic Honors diploma an opportunity to retake a class where he/she might have received below a C-, thus giving him/her an opportunity to keep his/her Academic Honors diploma. Students may not use on-line credit recovery classes for retakes
18Not to Worry We have seven periods in each day. If you take just six classes each semester, and pass all your classes, you will graduate with 48 credits.
19Course Recommendations In a move to make all course offerings available to our students, we are removing prerequisites from most course offerings at Jasper High School. On its merit, this move is designed to give any student an opportunity to take the most rigorous course offerings at our school. It is also designed to give students an opportunity to take the courses that best fit into their future opportunities. The teacher of each course has built course recommendations for the curriculum required within each course. These recommendations should be taken seriously as the rigor of a course will not be adjusted to fit students who might not be academically talented enough to handle the rigor of our most challenging content offerings. It is our belief that the student and his/her parents must have the opportunity to select course offerings that best suit the student’s individual needs. It will be necessary for patrons to approach the selection of courses for their student with a realistic mindset.
20Ninth Grade Enrollment Decisions Required English Mathematics Science Health/PEElectives Art Biomedical Sciences Business Family/Consumer Science Language Arts Music Technology World Languages
21English English 9 or English 9, Honors ENGLISH 9, HONORS: includes all of the requirements for the regular English 9 class and more—with major emphasis being placed on the reading of classic world literature texts. Students in the honors class will write extensively, and all written work must exceed normal expectations in terms of creativity, development, clarity, structure, and mechanical precision. Vocabulary development will concentrate on an extensive study of Greek and Latin derivatives as preparation for the SAT. Students in this class will participate in several projects and engage in a variety of speaking situations. It must be clearly understood that honors students will be held to a higher academic standard overall. Students who cannot work independently, those who do not complete assignments correctly or on time, and those who do not wish to participate fully in the spirit of the class should not enroll. Honor students are defined by their exceptional reading ability and their enjoyment of and competence in writing. Successful students must be mature individuals who are willing to put in the time necessary to do quality work. A summer reading assignment is required for this course. This course is NOT required for the academic honors diploma.
22MathematicsMath Lab, College Prep(formerly pre-algebra) Algebra I Algebra I, Honors Geometry, Honors
23Mathematics Guidelines State guidelines require that all students complete Algebra I as two of their math credits required for graduation.Eighth grade math teachers will make the math placement recommendation.
24Eighth Grade AlgebraCompletion of Algebra in the 8th grade is required for Geometry, HonorsAll grades earned in the 8th grade (for high school credit)will go on the high school transcript thus starting the student’s GPAGrades earned in 8th grade Algebra will NOT go on the transcript if the student takes Algebra I, Honors in the 9th grade
25All PLTW BioMed classes will count for a science credit. Biology I orBiology I, HonorsAll PLTW BioMed classes will count for a science credit.
26Health-PLTW optionCompletion of PRINCIPLES OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE and HUMAN BODY SYSTEMS will count as the Health requirement for all students. Students registering for the PRINCIPLES OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES will not be required to signup for Health. Students using PRINCIPLES OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES and HUMAN BODY SYSTEMS as their Health requirement will not receive a grade or credit for a traditional Health class. Students completing PRINCIPLES OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES without completing HUMAN BODY SYSTEMS will be required to take a one semester Health class in a traditional manner.
27P.E.All students are required to obtain 2 PE credits for before graduation P.E. – one traditional credit by the end of freshmen year. Strength and Conditioning-This year we will offer a S/C class for male athletes, female athletes. Must be in season and must have completed a summer PE course before taking the S/C class. **Students will need to take PE I before taking any other elective PE
28Form is available on guidance website. PE II OptionStudents will be able to count the following for one credit of PE after they have taken a traditional PE course.**Students MUST turn in PE Waiver form before PE credit will be awarded**Form is available on guidance website.Completion of:any athletic season in good standingmarching band, including flag corpsCheerleadingStrength and ConditioningLife Guard Training
29Summer PE Summer P.E. – June 2 through June 27 Cost for Summer P.E. - $135.00Time commitment:Mon.,Tues.,Thurs., and Fri. 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.Wednesdays are 8 hours for special activities
31Introduction and Advanced 2D Art This is a full year course.This course is required before taking any other art classes.
32Business First Semester only Introduction to Business Second Semester only Principles of MarketingMay be either First or Second SemesterIntro. to CommunicationsPreparation for College and Careers** Meets Local Graduation RequirementFull Year courseInteractive Media (Formerly Publications)
33Family & Consumer Science Full year course Nutrition/Wellness Semester Course Interpersonal Relations
34World Languages All are two semester classes French I German I Spanish IStudents that have completed Spanish I in the 8th grade may register for Spanish II
35Music Instrumental Music Dance Performance - Band Vocal Music One semester onlyMarching guardAudition requiredIf not enrolled in bandBandFull yearVocal MusicBeginning ChorusFull year
36PLTW BioMed Curriculum Principles of the Biomedical SciencesIntroductory course in the curriculumStudy of human medicine, research processes & intro. to bioinformatics.Investigate human body systems & health conditionsWill include engineering principlesDetermine factors that led to death of fictional person, lifestyle choices & medical treatments
37One Semester courses Fund Engineering 1 Fund Engineering 2 TechnologyOne Semester courses Fund Engineering 1 Fund Engineering 2Full Year CourseIntro to Eng Design- PLTWAlgebra I required – completed or enrolled inNational pre-engineering programIntroduction to the scope and rigor of engineering
38Courses that are weighted. Receive AP weight Courses that are weighted *Receive AP weight. All others receive Honors weightEnglish 9, Honors English 10, Honors AP Eng. Lang. & Comp.* AP Eng. Lit. & Comp.* Eng. Comp. Adv. Speech and Comm. World History Honors AP World History* U.S. History, Honors AP U.S. Government* Economics, Honors Psychology Sociology Ethics Algebra I, Honors Geometry, HonorsAlgebra II, Honors Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry AP Calculus* AP Statistics* Biology I, Honors Chemistry I, Honors Earth/Space Science, Honors AP Chemistry Anatomy & Physiology Physics, Honors AP Biology* Spanish IV German IV French IV AP Spanish*
41Example – Assume all courses are 1 credit courses Student 1Student 2Student 3Student 4Biology I(Hon) A = 4.8(Reg) A+ = 4.1English 9A = 4.0A = 4.0HealthAlgebra IFor LangElectiveStudy HallQuality Pts28.824.828.124.1÷ Credits÷ 7÷ 6GPA4.114.134.014.027 class equalizerWeighted GPA4.264.16
42Course Enrollment Decisions Planning to enroll in seven classes each semester?ConsiderHomeworkExtra-curricular activitiesWorkGoalsInterestsMost students take six classes and a study hall.
43Enrollment Worksheet First Semester Second Semester 1 English 9 or Honors2Math3Biology I or Honors4P.E. or ElectiveHealth5Foreign Language or Elective6Elective7Elective or Study Hall
44IU Admission requirements 8 credits (semesters) of English, such as literature, grammar, composition, and journalism7 credits (semesters) of mathematics, including 4 credits of algebra and 2 credits of geometry (or an equivalent 6 credits of integrated algebra and geometry) and 1 credit of pre-calculus, trigonometry, or calculus.6 credits (semesters) of social sciences, including 2 credits of U.S. history; 2 credits of world history/civilization/geography; and 2 additional credits in government, economics, sociology, history, or similar topics6 credits (semesters) of sciences, including at least 4 credits of laboratory sciences—biology, chemistry, or physics4 credits (semesters) of world languages3 or more credits (semesters) of additional college-preparatory courses. Additional mathematics credits are recommended for students intending to pursue a science degree and additional world language credits are recommended for all students.
45Purdue admission requirements Math- 8 Semesters Lab Science- 6 Semesters For engineering 2 science semesters must be chemistry. For nursing, pharmaceutical sciences, prepharmacy, and veterinary technology, 2 science semesters must be biology and 2 must be chemistryEnglish- 8 Semesters Foreign Language- 4 Semesters Social Studies-6 Semesters Beginning with students who apply for 2011 enrollment, Purdue expects 8 semesters of college-preparatory math.
46AP Information Night MARCH 4, 6:30pm JHS Auditorium There will be an informational meeting for any students and parents interested in learning about AP(Advanced Placement) courses available at Jasper High School. The rigor, expectations, and pace of the AP courses will be discussed. AP instructors will be present to answer course specific questions.