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1 Welcome to DJHS Curriculum Night Welcome Mrs. Cathy Sankey Slide ShowDept. Chairs Presentation IB ProgramMr. John Dye Celtic Advisory ProgramMrs. Lori Davis Closing RemarksMrs. Cathy Sankey

2 Key Websites for Jerome School Website - or ***Staff addresses are available at the school website. District Website - Registration for Mass s and school newsletters -

3 District Changes 8 Period Day Semester Credit Grading Scale Weighted Grades

4 8 Period Day: Recommendation All freshmen should schedule Freshman Advisory for next year. Will serve as study hall as well as important regularly scheduled freshman advisory program. 7 periods + freshman advisory in schedule

5 Grading Scale A = A- = B+ = B = B- = C+ = C = C- = D+ = D = D- = F = 59 - below

6 Semester Credit.5 credit awarded for successful completion of each semester in semester and year-long courses. Means that semester average grade in year-long courses will now appear on high school transcripts. Important to get off to a strong start.

7 Weighted Grades 5.0AP and IB courses 4.5Honors courses (Grades of D+ or lower do not receive weighted credit) 4.0Regular courses

8 Design Team Carnegie REPORT TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Credit Flexibility Students earn credit by…  Completing coursework; and/or  Testing out or showing mastery of course content; and/or  Pursuing an educational option. In Dublin, the Credit Flexibility program will be implemented in a conservative and multi-year phase-in process.

9 Guidance Department Mrs. Bauer A - E Mrs. RodgersF - K Mr. Bauer L - Rh Mrs. RussellRi - Z

10 Graduation Requirements Dublin City Schools –21 Credits State of Ohio –Ohio Graduation Test

11 Class of 2014 English 4 units Math 4 units Science 3 units Social Studies 3 units Visual/Perf. Arts 1 unit P.E. 1/2 unit Health 1/2 unit Electives 5 units Ohio Graduation Test 5 tests

12 Minimum College Requirements English4 units Math3 units Science3 units Social Studies3 units World Languages2 units Visual/Perf. Arts1 unit

13 Ohio Graduation Test Consists of five tests -Science, Social Studies, Math, Reading, Writing Replaces the “Ninth Grade Proficiency Tests” As many as seven opportunities to pass all five areas

14 Work With Your School Counselor Academic advisement Personal/social counseling College advisement Career advisement

15 Important Dates Schedule requests due to your middle school counselor –Feb KMS –Feb GMS Verification sheets home

16 Academic Assistance at the High School Content Labs Teachers Guidance Counselors Academic Skills Center After school intervention/tutoring Freshman Advisory

17 Mr. Chuck Crawford Department Chair

18 Science

19 There are two important Science scheduling concerns.

20 All students need to: 1. successfully complete the state mandated graduation requirements for science. 2. pass the Science portion of the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT).

21 Graduation Requirements for Science Three years of science One year of Physical Science One year of Biological Science One year of any other science (Most Jerome students take 4 years of science.)

22 Grade 9 All students should take Physical Science in Grade 9.

23 Taking Physical Science in Grade 9 does two important things: 1. fulfills the Physical Science requirement for graduation. 2. prepares the students for the 9th grade content standards that are assessed on the OGT.

24 Grade 10 All students should take Biology in Grade 10.

25 Taking Biology in Grade 10 does two important things: 1. fulfills the Biological Science requirement for graduation. 2. covers additional science content for the OGT (taken in March of Grade 10).

26 Typical Science Sequence Options for Jerome Students Grades 9 and 10*. GradeOption #1Option #2Option #3Option #4 Summer School Physical Science 9 Physical Science and Biology Physical Science Biology 10BiologyAny Course Biology and Chemistry Any Course 11-12Any Course * In any year students may take more than one science course at a time.

27 Grade 11 Most students in Grade 11 need to take a third science course. Most choose Chemistry. More science (Physics, Systems of the Earth, AP science, and IB science)

28 Grade 12 No science (if appropriate credits earned) or More science (Physics, Systems of the Earth, AP science, and IB science)

29 The science staff will advise your child about what science courses to take in subsequent years on Advisement Day.

30 Science courses: Physical Science Biology Chemistry Physics Systems of the Earth AP Biology (2 periods) AP Chemistry (2 periods) AP Physics (2 periods) AP Environmental Science (1 period) IB Biology IB Chemistry IB Environmental Systems IB Physics

31 Be sure to read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Science that accompany the registration materials. If you have any further questions please stop by at the science table in the commons.

32 Mrs. Bentley Mrs. Cybak Department Co-Chairs

33 Mathematics

34 9th Grade Course Options

35 Sequence Recommendations Graduation Requirements: 4 years of mathematics Most 4 year Colleges recommend a minimum of:  Algebra 1  Geometry  Algebra 2

36 GradeOption #1Option #2Option #3Option #4 8 or Summer School Algebra I Geometry 9Geom. / Hon. Geom. Hon. Geom. and Hon. Alg. II Algebra B/Algebra IAlg. II / Hon. Alg. II 10Alg. II / Hon. Alg. II Pre-Calc. / Hon. Pre-Calc. GeometryPre-Calc. / Hon. Pre-Calc. 11Pre-Calc. / Hon. Pre-Calc./ IB Math Studies or Stand. Level Calc. / AP Calc. AB or BC/ AP Stats/ IB High Level Alg. II/ IB Math Studies Calc. / AP Calc. AB or BC / AP Stats/ IB High Level 12Calc. / AP Calc. AB or BC /AP Stats/ IB Math Studies or Stand. Level IB High Level/ Other Pre-Calc./ IB Math Studies IB High Level/ Other Typical Mathematics Options for Jerome Students Grades * All courses are offered at standard or honors/AP levels.

37 Honors vs. Standard Course An honors student is self-motivated, responsible, and reliable. He/She should be hard-working and possess good time-management skills. Honors classes cover more material and are taught at a faster pace than standard math courses.

38 Doubling Up: Geometry and Algebra 2 Pre-Calculus and AP Stats It is possible to take 2 mathematics courses in the same year Teacher Recommendation Only

39 Calculators: Scientific - for Algebra I and Geometry Graphing - for Algebra II and higher –TI 84 is used in most Algebra II –TI 83, 85, and 86 are also acceptable models

40 Course selection should be based on successful completion of Algebra I and teacher recommendation. Subsequent classes will be addressed on advisement day. Thank You!

41 Mr. Graham Rouse Mrs. Rachel Turk Department Co-Chairs

42 Language Arts

43 Choices for incoming freshmen : World Studies English I Honors English I

44 All three core courses prepare students for the OGT in Reading and Writing All three courses are aligned to Ohio’s Academic Content Standards The emphasis in Grade 9 language arts courses is on building solid writing and reading skills

45 How does Honors English I differ from English I? Literary Analysis Emphasis Weighted Grade Aligns well with IB and AP Accelerated pacing

46 How does World Studies differ from English I? Like English I, World Studies emphasizes critical reading and writing skills. World Studies is team-taught in a double block period It combines World History and World Literature

47 Students taking World Studies will receive 2 credits: 1 in Language Arts and one in Social Studies. Students receive one grade for the class. Aligns well with AP and IB curriculum Continued…

48 Language Arts Electives Electives are in addition to English I, World Studies, or Honors English I. They do not replace these core courses.

49 Language Arts Electives Reading & Study Skills (9-10) (sem/ 1/2 credit) Individualized Reading (9-12) (sem/ 1/2 credit) Public Speaking (9-12) (sem/ 1/2 credit) Test Prep (ACT/SAT)

50 Continued… Argumentation & Debate (9-12) (sem/ 1/2 credit) News Writing I (9-12) (sem/ 1/2 credit) News Writing II (9-12) (sem OR year- upon completion of News Writing I or by teacher approval)

51 Continued… Yearbook (9-12) (year/1 credit) Broadcast & Video Production I (9-12) (year/1 credit)

52 Mrs. Chandler Mr. Steele Department Co- Chairs

53 Social Studies

54 All students will have to pass the OGT to graduate. The Social Studies test will evaluate knowledge from the 9th and 10th grade curriculum.

55 Freshman year, students must take one of the following courses: Modern World History World Studies

56 What is World Studies? An interdisciplinary course combining Modern World History and English I. Team-taught in a double block period One Social Studies and one Language Arts credit OGT Prep. in reading, writing and social studies A Pre-AP Course

57 Who should take World Studies? Students should enroll in World Studies if they are self-motivated, enjoy independent projects and a variety of classroom activities. Students who are interested in taking an AP course in the 10th grade or the IB program.

58 Sophomore year, students choose one of these courses; US History: 1877 to the Present American Studies: 1877 to the Present AP US History AP American Studies

59 What is American Studies: 1877 to the Present? Interdisciplinary course covering modern US History and American literature Team-taught, block periods, 2 credits Will prepare students for literacy and history sections of the OGT

60 What is AP American Studies? This course combines AP US History and Honors English II Team taught in a block schedule Focus on success on the OGT and the AP US History test Highly recommended for future AP and IB students

61 AP World History, AP European History, IB Philosophy and IB Psychology are offered in the 11th and 12th Grade. Students interested in AP Government in the 12th grade should take AP World or AP European junior year. IB History of the Americas is a two year program students begin in the 11th grade

62 All students must take one full credit of social studies in the 12th grade. Students must take one semester of US Government and one semester of either American Politics, Economics, Foreign Policy or International Diplomacy. AP US Government and Politics is a full year course offered in the 12th grade.

63 Mrs. Irwin Mrs. Kendall-Sperry Department Co - Chairs

64 Modern World Languages

65 Languages Offered At DJHS French & IB French German & IB German Japanese Latin Spanish & IB Spanish Chinese 1, 2, and 3

66 Why A World Language? Part of a well-rounded education Required by most colleges and universities College credit

67 Continued … Scoring higher on standardized tests Nearly 3,000 Ohio companies export--they need employees with knowledge of language and culture

68 Which class to schedule? Middle school courses are duplicates If the student received a C or higher, go on to II If the student received a D+ or lower, repeat I or switch languages If the student has an interest in another language, try it!

69 Clubs IV and V year program Travel opportunities

70 Mr. Huesman Mr. Maust Department Co-Chairs

71 Physical Education & Health Department

72 Requirements To Graduate PE 930 (required).25 Credit Grade: 9-12 PE 931 (required).25 CreditGrade: 9-12 PE 932 Elective.25 Credit Grade: PE 934 Personal.50 CreditGrade: Physical Fitness PE Helper.25 CreditGrade: Health 921(required).50 Credit Grade: 10-12

73 Physical Education Curriculum Group Instruction Individual Instruction All summer school questions go to Administrator!!

74 Group Instruction Archery Badminton/Pickle ball Basketball/Volleyball Indoor Soccer Floor Hockey/Broom Ball Super Circuit-weight training *All Phys. Ed. 1 Required Softball/Flag Football Tennis Table Tennis

75 Other Departments Applied Science Broadcast Video Business E.S.L. (English as Second Language) Performing Arts Reading Special Education Tolles Technical Center Visual Arts Y.P.A. (Young Professionals Academy)

76 The previous slide contains departments whose courses will fill electives. Each of those departments has a booth in the commons to answer your questions.

77 The International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme Brief Overview for Curriculum Night

78 The IB Programme Overview of the IB Programme Characteristics of IB Courses The IB Curriculum Benefits of the IB Programme

79 IB Overview 2 year pre-university program  A Bridge from Secondary School to College Used in schools in over 130 countries around the world Recognized by universities around the world A well-established and reputable program  Founded in Geneva in 1968 as a non-profit educational organization

80 Universal Skill Set for Success  Understand of Global Issues  Understand Different Cultural Perspectives  Written and Oral Communication Skills  Research Skills  Open Mindedness  Use of Technology  Strong Knowledge of Subjects Across the Curriculum  Logically make Connections among Different Subject Areas

81 Characteristics of IB Courses  Build Global Awareness and Cultural Understanding  Emphasis on Multiple Perspectives  Find Connections Between Different Subjects  Emphasis on Written/Oral Communication Skills  Encouragement to Ask Questions: Why and How  Unique Assessments

82 IB Diploma Program Curriculum Group 1: English Group 2: Second Language Group 3: Individuals and Societies Group 4: Sciences Group 5: Mathematics Group 6: The Arts/Electives Theory of Knowledge Extended Essay CAS

83 Jerome IB Courses Group 1: English IB English (HL) Group 2: Second Language IB Spanish B (SL) IB French B (SL) IB Spanish Ab Initio (SL) Group 3: Ind and Socities IB History (HL) IB Philosophy (HL) IB Psychology (SL) Group 4: Sciences IB Biology (HL) IB Physics (HL) IB Chemistry (SL) IB Environmental (SL) Group 5: Math IB Math (HL) IB Math (SL) IB Math Studies (SL) Group 6: Arts or Electives IB Visual Arts A IB Visual Arts B IB Music

84 Benefits and Goal of IB Global Awareness Multiple Subjects Communication Skills Research Skills Critical Thinking Skills Independent Learning In-Depth Knowledge Connections between subjects IB students will have the skills and attitude for success in higher education and employment Goal IB Benefits

85 Concluding Points Well established and highly regarded program Open to all students 9 th and 10 th grade: Scheduling Recommendations and Considerations Students at Jerome can participate in the Full Diploma Programme or take individual IB Courses Dublin Grade and IB Score More information will be available at a table

86 Celtic Advisory Program CAP Mission: To help our Freshman students at Dublin Jerome High School experience a positive transition into high school. Students are paired with student mentors and teacher advisors and through those relationships will receive direct, personal guidance in the areas of academics and social issues.

87 Objectives for Freshmen Build a positive relationship with Dublin Jerome High School juniors and/or seniors Complete lessons and activities designed to improve academic achievement and build healthy social relationships Demonstrate time management and study skills learned Discuss transition issues with mentors and in small groups Practice school traditions and participate in school clubs and activities Evaluate the effectiveness of the CAP program and recommend improvements

88 Schedule Freshman Advisory is scheduled during the freshman study hall period. Advisory activities are scheduled twice a week. Activities last approximately 20 minutes. Mentors attend Advisory every day. Other Advisory activities are scheduled outside the advisory period as well. –For example: Freshman Orientation Football Tailgate CAP Basketball Night Snowball Softball and Dodgeball Tournaments Community Service opportunities


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