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1 CURRICULUM INFORMATION NIGHT Wednesday, February 26, 2014

2 AGENDA  Welcome  Expectations  Registration Information  Opportunity to meet Teachers and Staff  Opportunity to see the building  Opportunity to ask questions

3 WELCOME  Excited to begin the 9 th grade journey!  Put students in a position to succeed  Recognize new members of the Wildcat Family!  Know that we are here to help and support

4 EXPECTATIONS  Success for all students  Communication – Maintain open lines  Support – From the entire Wildcat Family  Effort – Give us your best every single day  Working every single day to accomplish goals

5 BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY…  Curriculum  Program of Studies  Registration Information  Hear from Teachers and Staff throughout the evening

6 REGISTRATION  I visited each middle school to distribute and explain the Program of Studies to all rising freshmen.  Rising 9 th graders will register for next year’s courses with the assistance of their middle school counselors.  If you need to make any course request changes after submitting your initial requests, please contact the RCHS Counseling Office.

7 DIPLOMA OPTIONS  Standard Diploma / 22 credits  Advanced Studies Diploma / 26 credits

8  Standard  4 English  3 Math  3 Science  3 History & Social Science  2 Health & PE  2 Fine Art, World Language OR CTE  Economics and Personal Finance  4 additional electives (2 sequential) STANDARD DIPLOMA  Additional Requirements  Earn a board-approved Career & Technical Education Credential  Successfully complete one virtual course

9  Advanced Studies  4 English  4 Math  4 Science  4 History & Social Sciences  3-4 World Language  2 Health & PE  1 Fine Art OR CTE  Economics and Personal Finance  3 additional electives ADVANCED STUDIES DIPLOMA  Additional Requirements  Students must successfully complete one virtual course

10  Standard  6 Verified Credits  2 English (11 th grade)  1 Math  1 Science  1 History & Social Science  1 student selected test  Advanced Studies  9 Verified Credits  2 English (11 th grade)  2 Math  2 Science  2 History & Social Science  1 student selected test SOL REQUIREMENTS Accommodations to this requirement can be made for students receiving Special Education Services

11 SPECIAL DIPLOMA  Awarded to students who meet the goals of their IEP.

12 MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSES FOR HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT  May include: World History/Geography I, Algebra I, Keyboarding Secondary, Computer Applications, Introduction to Drafting and Technology, Agriculture I, Introduction to Trades, Individual Development, and any World Language Course  If you wish to have this course removed from your transcript and GPA, you must do so BEFORE ENTERING HIGH SCHOOL IN THE FALL OF  Forms are available in the school counseling offices at both middle schools and RCHS.

13 SUMMER SCHOOL 2014  Health/PE 9  June 23—July 31; Monday—Thursday, 8:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.  No Bus Transportation!  Fee: $125, payment due with registration  Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 15  ALL REGISTRATION FORMS & PAYMENT MUST BE TURNED IN TO RCHS  70 spots available; if more than 70 students register, there will be a lottery

14 DEPARTMENT PRESENTATIONS  Ms. Cindy Jones  Dr. Sandra Hayslette  Ms. Jennifer Hall  Mr. Lee McLaughlin  Mr. Jason White  Ms. Pamela St. Clair  English  History & Social Sciences  Mathematics  Science  Health & PE  World Languages

15 ENGLISH English 9 Foundations Fundamental course which develops  reading, writing, speaking, organizing, and listening skills English 9 Critical course which develops  reading and writing analytical skills  speaking and listening skills  organization and research skills  vocabulary and grammar study

16 ENGLISH English 9 Honors Advanced academic course requiring:  Self-discipline, motivation, a superior work ethic, and a strong desire to learn  Solid knowledge of literary and grammatical conventions  A desire to cultivate close reading skills in order to identify, assess, and analyze literary elements, mood, tone, purpose, and thematic content in a variety of genres  A desire to learn, understand, and implement all components of the writing process in both informal and formal writing assignments  Collaboration and oral presentations  Summer reading assignment

17 HISTORY & SOCIAL SCIENCES WORLD HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY II  All Freshmen!  Covers World History from 1500 until the present  Fast-paced!  REQUIRES READING TEXTBOOK, PRIMARY SOURCES, AND OTHER HISTORY RESEARCH  REQUIRES STUDY OUTSIDE OF CLASS  REQUIRES RESEARCH AND WRITING  SOL COURSE: GETTING VERIFIED CREDIT = PASSING THE COURSE + PASSING THE SOL TEST

18 Algebra I Geometry SOL Geometry Geometry Honors AFDAAlgebra IIAlgebra II Honors Pre-Calculus Honors Pre-Calculus AP Calculus Intro to Calculus 9th AP Stats Can be taken after completing Algebra II Algebra I CP Mathematics

19 CALCULATORS

20 EXTRA HELP  Math teachers are available for help before school and after school.  Go to the math lab during school.  W&L offers free tutoring after schools in the Library.  Private tutors can be recommended by your guidance counselor.

21 SCIENCE - 9 TH GRADE EARTH SCIENCE  Foundation for most of the science courses offered  Emphasis on the dynamic changes Earth undergoes  Earth’s features, processes and placement in the universe  Instruction in the areas of: astronomy, meteorology, geology, ecology, and oceanography Chemistry Biology Physics

22 EARTH SCIENCE HONORS  Accelerated course  Examines Earth Science subjects in more detail and depth  More rigorous tests, projects  Extended reading and writing assignments

23 HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION  PE/Health 9  1 Week of PE  1 Week of Health  Grade is 50% PE, 50% Health  Summer School PE/Health 9  6 Weeks Long  2 hours of PE & 2 hours of Health each day  Activity Log (50 extra hours outside of class)  $125  70 spots (selected by lottery if more sign up)  See Guidance Department to sign up

24 LATIN  Latin I  Latin II  Latin III  Latin IV/V/VI Honors/Advanced Placement/Dual Enrollment

25 FRENCH  French I  Advanced French I  French II  Advanced French II  French III  French III Honors  French IV Honors  French V Honors  In Advanced classes 30 minutes per night of study is expected.

26 SPANISH  Spanish I  Advanced Spanish I  Spanish II  Advanced Spanish II  Spanish III  Spanish III Honors  Spanish IV Honors  Spanish V AP  In Advanced classes 30 minutes study per night is expected.

27 FOREIGN LANGUAGE ACADEMIES  Spanish  French  Latin  Japanese  German  STARTALK  Russian  Arabic  Chinese  Portuguese  These programs are offered in the Summer of the Junior year by nomination only.

28 PART TWO OF OUR EVENING  In the Gymnasium:  Math, Science, English, Social Sciences, World Languages  Counseling Department  Athletics and Student Activities  Visit classrooms (on program) to learn about our elective offerings  THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING!


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