School Counselors Jenessa Reid A-Hi Dave Roeglin/Krystal Salzmann Hj-R Jeanna Carlson S-Z 9 th Grade Registration
9 th grade Registration Overview 1. Pick up registration folder containing registration card, teacher recommendation form, and instruction sheet 2. Make your choices and complete the pink card 3. Return all registration materials by March 7 to your Career Quest teacher. 4. Student requests are entered into the scheduling system in early March and the 2014-15 schedule is built around student requests during the months of March through July. 5. Schedules are generally available in mid-August and there is a one week period for limited adjustments due to conflicts
Resources on the Marshfield High School Website 1. This powerpoint is online and can be accessed from the Counseling Department link. 2. Information about the AP program is available on the Advanced Placement link. 3. The course of study guide can be accessed under the Handbooks link. 4. Complete information about summer school can be accessed from the Summer School link.
Recommendation Sheets in MMS Student Folders Teacher recommendations in the 4 core areas (English, Math, Social Science, Science) and Computer Applications and World Languages. Parents and students should discuss grades, teacher recommendations, test scores, extra-curricular commitments, study habits, and organizational skills. Computer Application suggestions based on Mr. Akin’s or Special Education teacher suggestions
Course Catalogue Overview Daily Time Schedule pg. 2 Graduation Requirements pg. 4 Schedule change policy pg. 5 Class Rank and GPA pg.6 Career Pathway information pg. 8 Individual Learning Plan pg. 16 English, Math, and Social Studies Course Sequences pg. 32, pg. 39, pg. 53 Alphabetical Index
Math Selections Refer the course guide to view the math sequences Progress (or lack of) in the next 3 months may influence your math course selection. You can adjust your selection by contacting your MHS counselor prior to June 1. Students taking algebra this year who have consistently earned less than a grade of “C-” should consider retaking Algebra in grade 9. Strong Algebra skills are the foundation of high school math success.
Algebra 1 R or H Skills for Success Minimum of 15-30 minutes per day outside of class for each assignment given Assertiveness to ask questions when they encounter difficulty Patience to do substantial repetition of review problems to prepare for tests Willingness to participate in feedback loop (retakes)
Geometry Honors Skills for Success Candidates should have earned an A/A- in Algebra 1 Be comfortable with challenge and frustration, it is part of this course Have time in your schedule when you can get extra help such as a study hall or before or after school Commit at least half an hour to homework for this class each night Be able to focus on developing your skills, not just on getting an “A”.
Social Science Selection US Hist & Am Gov R 301 is a regulars level American Government class that will challenge the average student Advanced Placement Hist Am Gov & Pol H 302 is a rigorous, in-depth survey of government that is designed to prepare students for their first AP exam in May of 2015. Students must have a grade of an A or B in Global Studies along with a teacher recommendation. US History & Am Gov Foundations 400 must be taken with English I Essentials and is for students who are developing their reading and writing skills and require a slower pace and more structure in the classroom.
English Selections English I 401 is an regulars literature composition course designed to challenge the average student English I 402 is an honors course for students with strong interest and motivation in literature and writing English I Essentials 400 must be taken with US History & Am Gov Foundations and is for students who are developing their reading and writing skills and require a slower pace and more structure in the classroom.
English 1 Honors Skills for Success Willingness to write multiple drafts of lengthy papers without whining Initiative to contact instructor for direction or feedback when needed Self confidence to accept criticism and use it constructively to improve their writing Motivation to read and process literature independently Organization to work on lengthy projects over several weeks
Biology Honors Skill for Success Organizational Skills sufficient enough to keep handouts, notes, labs accessible Willingness to take notes and the motivation to get better at it The self-discipline to review these notes regularly The self-discipline to read a textbook to prepare for the next days lecture Test preparation over multiple days Consistent, complete work on lab write ups Resilience to respond to a low test score by participating in a feedback loop
Summer School Registration Summer school registration will be through Skyward Student Access Registration will open on Thursday, February 27th at 6:00pm and close on Friday, March 21 st at 5:59pm. Classes will fill on a first come, first serve basis. After March 21 st, there will be a waiting list in guidance for classes that are filled.
Summer School Registration Cont. Do not register on the pink card for classes you intend to take in Summer School. Write Summer School classes in the box on the registration card. Classes will begin June 16th and conclude July 25th You may only miss 5 days of Summer School Summer School options include: Fit for Life, Healthy Choices, Computer Applications, Tailor Made Math, and Food Around the World If you drop a Summer School class and it is a required class for graduation, you may need to adjust your fall schedule.