Presentation on theme: "Eighth Grade Parent Night Welcome to LTHS!. Opening Remarks Dr. Matthew Reitz, Principal Mr. Chad Greevy, Assistant Principal Mrs. Christina Herman, Director."— Presentation transcript:
Eighth Grade Parent Night Welcome to LTHS!
Opening Remarks Dr. Matthew Reitz, Principal Mr. Chad Greevy, Assistant Principal Mrs. Christina Herman, Director of Student Services and Career Development Mr. Ron Insinger, Athletic Director
How to Succeed in High School Seek a balance – Academics & Extra curricular stuff Challenge yourself - but don’t over-extend Take your coursework in school seriously ◦ Everything matters now … even if you may never use it again! Study and learn how to study independently Expect to potentially earn a B or C. Make time after school and on weekends to study with others Get involved in school – PARTICIPATE! Decide what motivates you to get a High School diploma Take advantage of help that is all around you ◦ When in doubt, ask questions to adults or other students. Communicate with adults
High School Requirements 28 credits total, including: ◦ 4 Math ◦ 3 Science (Earth and Environment, Bio, IPS OR Chem AND Physics) ◦ 4 English (9, 10, 11, 12) ◦ 4 Social Studies (US History II, World History, American Systems, US History III)
High School Requirements 28 credits total, including: ◦ PE (9 th, 10 th, Wellness OR Fitness and Sport) ◦ Freshmen Seminar (9 th grade) ◦ Health (10 th grade) ◦ Computer Applications ◦ Law, Investment, and Finance Education (LIFE) ◦ Graduation Project (11 th and 12 th grade English)
High School: Requirements If a student fails a core/required course, he/she must repeat it. Summer school opportunities ◦ Advancement or remediation- WAHS ◦ Remediation only- MAHS (?) ◦ Online coursework on a case-by-case basis Any Questions?
High School: The Schedule ◦ English (Academic/Honors) ◦ Math ◦ Science (Earth and Environment/AP Env. Sci.) ◦ Social Studies (US History II) ◦ PE/Freshmen Seminar ◦ Computer Applications ◦ Electives (FORMS DUE APRIL 19!)
High School: The Schedule Block scheduling: ◦ 2 semesters ◦ 1 block = 2 periods 1 block is 86 mins. 1 period = 43 mins (2 periods to 1 block) Ex: Choir/Band
Schedule Format Fall Spring __________________________________________
Teacher Testimonials ◦ … about courses typically taken by Freshmen
Looking Ahead: Enrichment Lycoming Career and Technology Center ◦ Variety of curricular areas: Early Childhood Education Drafting and Design Construction Technology Automotive Technology Criminal Justice Computer Service Technology Culinary Arts Health Careers ◦ Potential for college credit and professional certification before HS graduation
Looking Ahead: Enrichment Advanced Placement Coursework ◦ Variety of curricular areas Science, Math, English, Social Studies, Art ◦ Potential for college credit Lycoming College Coursework ◦ After taking all courses in a curricular area Typically language and math ◦ Potential for college credit
What’s Next? Elective Selection Forms Due FRIDAY, APRIL 19 (Electives are first-come, first served!) Freshmen Orientation: ◦ Tuesday, August 20 at 9:00 a.m. Check out our HS website to learn more ◦ Student Handbook ◦ Course Selection Guide for