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CURRICULUM INFORMATION NIGHT Wednesday, February 26, 2014
AGENDA Welcome Expectations Registration Information Opportunity to meet Teachers and Staff Opportunity to see the building Opportunity to ask questions
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
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
BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY… Curriculum Program of Studies Registration Information Hear from Teachers and Staff throughout the evening
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.
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
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
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
SPECIAL DIPLOMA Awarded to students who meet the goals of their IEP.
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 2014. Forms are available in the school counseling offices at both middle schools and RCHS.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
EARTH SCIENCE HONORS Accelerated course Examines Earth Science subjects in more detail and depth More rigorous tests, projects Extended reading and writing assignments
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
LATIN Latin I Latin II Latin III Latin IV/V/VI Honors/Advanced Placement/Dual Enrollment
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.
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.
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.
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!