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Incoming Freshman & Parent Pre-Registration & Curriculum Night Riverside Brookfield High School January 15, 2014.

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1 Incoming Freshman & Parent Pre-Registration & Curriculum Night Riverside Brookfield High School January 15, 2014

2  All students are assigned a guidance counselor and remain with their counselors for 4 years  Provide academic, college & career, and social & emotional advising and support  Counselors  Melissa Carey  Jim Franko  Maggie Leiteritz  Mike Reingruber  Renee Thomas

3  Academics  Athletics  Extra-Curricular Activities Our goal is to offer you the best high school experience possible through:

4  Placements in core academic courses  Guidelines for placement decisions  Information about registration day  Forms needed for registration day  Forms needed for summer residency

5  Pink Form o Placement Recommendation in Core Academic Classes  Green Forms o Registration Requests o Graduation Requirements / 4-year Plan o Course Choices

6 Example: Explore Scaled Scores (1-25) English24 Mathematics17 Reading22 Science25 Composite22

7  Based upon the professional judgment of the Placement Committee  Data-based decision making o Explore scores + local percentiles o 8 th grade teacher recommendations Careful consideration is given when making placements

8  English (Regular or Honors)  Math (Pre-Algebra, Extended Algebra, Algebra or Honors Algebra  Science (Biology or Honors Biology)  Western Civilization or Extended Reading  World Language (Spanish I or II/French I or II)

9  Forward test scores from another testing location to RB  Or contact April Englehart in Student Services to schedule testing  No placements will be make without test scores

10 Please contact the Department Chair

11  All placement change considerations must be submitted to the Placement Committee using the online Placement Change Request Form.  The deadline for all placement change considerations is January 22,  If you do not receive a call or , consider your request granted.  The online form is available at

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13 Step 1:  Copy the core courses your student has been recommended for (pink form) next to the corresponding course name (green form)

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15 Step 2:  Select electives using o Course Options List o Graduation Requirements/4-year Plan Form o The online Curriculum Guide Think about trying something new!

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17  A copy of the Curriculum Guide can is available online at

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20  Applied Arts  English  Fine Arts  World Languages  Students placed in Reading are not advised to take a World Language or Western Civilization Freshman year

21  Some students have been recommended for Academic Support  Help with organization and study skills  Homework support and help provided  Communication between school and home  Study Hall is offered every period of the day  Freshmen will take either 6 or 7 academic courses

22 Depending on placement scores, students may have been recommended for Extended Reading and/or Extended Algebra  Extended Reading (1.5 periods) Takes the place of Western Civilization  Extended Algebra (1.5 periods)  Extended Reading AND Extended Algebra = Full period of Academic Support  Only Extended Reading OR only Extended Algebra = ½ period of Academic Support  Electives might be possible freshman year

23 Please select alternative electives in the event that a first choice elective is not available

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25 This information will help assist your counselor with advising during your high school years at RB. College and Career Plans Please Complete

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28 Check the SEE Team box on the green form you if interested in being part of SEE team.

29 Create a schedule that o Offers academic rigor o Allows for student interest o Allows time for student involvement in extra-curricular activities

30 Saturday, January 25, 2014  Follow the registration time table according to last name in your packet

31 Parking available in the faculty parking lot Enter door A at the main entrance Turn in data forms Meet with a counselor or Department Chair to select electives

32  Contact April Englehart in Student Services at (708) as soon as possible to reschedule.

33  Review Explore scores  Review Placements  Review the online Curriculum Guide to become familiar with RB’s course offerings  Complete the online “Placement Change Request Form” if needed  Complete the green registration form using placements in core classes, the Curriculum Guide, and graduation requirements

34  2 Credits in Cultural & Applied Studies (Applied Arts, Fine Arts, and/or World Language) are required for graduation  Elective Courses for Freshman Year…  Child Development  Computers  Consumer Economics  Drafting CAD  Exploring Technologies  Foods & Nutrition  Broadcast Journalism  TV Arts Production

35  4 credits are required for graduation (1 English credit each year)  Course options for Freshman Year…  English 9  Honors English 9  Elective options  Reading  Debate  Journalism  Clarion (Newspaper)  Rouser (Yearbook)

36  2 Credits in Cultural & Applied Studies (Applied Arts, Fine Arts, and/or World Language) are required for graduation  Electives for Freshman Year…  Music Choir, Band, Orchestra, Music Creativity, & World Percussion  Visual Arts Drawing & Painting, Ceramics, & Photo  Theater Acting & Directing & Improv Sketch Comedy  Fine Arts Survey

37 LIBRARY SERVICES ● Extended hours (before/after school and lunch) ● Alternate learning space for study hall ● Reader's advisory ● Reference assistance ● Programming ACADEMIC COLLABORATIONS ● Research curriculum ● Freshman and sophomore English projects ● Skills for academic success ● Technology proficiency ● Google Applications ● Web 2.0 tools

38  3 credits are required for graduation (4 are recommended for college-bound students)  Course options for Freshman Year…  Pre-Algebra  Extended Algebra  Algebra  Honors Algebra  Geometry (Placement Exam Required)

39  3 credits are required for graduation (4 are recommended for college- bound students)  Course options for Freshman Year…  Biology  Honors Biology  Zoological Research

40  3 credits are required for graduation  1.0 in Western Civilization (Freshman or Sophomore Year) or 1.0 AP European History  1.0 in U.S. History (Junior Year) .50 in U.S. Government (Senior Year) .50 in Global Area Studies (or 4 years of the same World Language)  Course options for Freshman Year…  Western Civilization (Not recommended for student taking Extended Reading)

41  3.5 credits of PE are required (.5 credit each semester) .5 credit in Health (Sophomore year)  Course options for Freshman Year…  Boys PE 9  Girls PE 9  Dance Techniques

42  2 Credits in Cultural & Applied Studies (Applied Arts, Fine Arts, and/or World Language) are required for graduation  Course options for Freshman Year…  French (Level I or II)  Spanish (Level I or II)  German I  Heritage Speakers (Level I or II)  Level II placements will require additional testing

43 School of Environmental Education Please express your interest in the SEE Team by checking the SEE Team box on the green registration form. There are limited spots. You will be notified in February if we were able to accommodate your request SEE Team Courses  English (Regular or Honors)  Math (Regular or Honors)  Science (Regular or Honors)  PE

44 1. Student Data and Registration 2. Race and Ethnicity 3. Student Language Survey 4. Technology Acceptable Use Agreement

45  Bring with you 1. Course Requests form (green) 2. Registration Packet (blue)  Student Data  Race and Ethnicity form  Student Language Survey  Technology Acceptable Use Agreement 4. Picture ID 5. Custody papers if applicable 6. Student’s original birth certificate

46  Health Forms (State Mandated) 9 th grade physical (parent fills out the Health History portion) Immunization record o Must be signed by your child’s doctor o Must be returned to RB before the first day of school  Students who do not have the above listed documents completed and on file in the Health office will be subject to the state mandated exclusion from school

47  Proof of Ownership or Rental  3 Proofs of residency 1. Utility bills 2. Insurance policies 3. Bank or credit card statement  Photo ID of parent

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