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Freshmen Scheduling Overview Important Information for Students and Parents February 2015 Stephanie Krosnosky, David Leland, Carrie Washburn.

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2 Freshmen Scheduling Overview Important Information for Students and Parents February 2015 Stephanie Krosnosky, David Leland, Carrie Washburn

3 Graduation Requirements SubjectCredits English4.0 Math4.0 Science3.0 (must include Physical, Biological, and Chemical Science) Social Studies3.0 (to include World Studies, US History, and Government & Economics) Business/Technology World Language Fine Arts0.5** Physical Education0.5 (two PE courses of 0.25 credits each; students using PE Waiver are required to complete an additional 0.5 elective credits) Health0.5 Arts0.5 Personal Finance/Capstone0.5 Electives4.5 Total21

4 Graduation Requirements: State of Ohio Honors Diploma SubjectCredits English4.0 Social Studies4.0 (to include US History, and Government & Economics) Math4.0 (must include Geometry and Algebra Ii, or equivalent and another higher level course or a four- sequence of courses that contain equivalent content) Science4.0 (must include Chemistry and Physics) Foreign Language3 credits of one language OR 2 credits of two different languages Fine Arts1.0 GPA3.5 Testing*27 on the ACT or 1210 on the SAT (verbal/math)

5 Graduation Requirements (State Testing)  Ohio Graduation Test (OGT):  10 th grade students must pass all five portions of the test  Portions include:  Writing  Reading  Mathematics  Social Studies  Science  Students will have one opportunity in the fall and one in the spring of their junior and senior years, plus the summer to retake content areas not yet passed

6 Physical Education Waiver  Students may be excused from the physical education requirement for graduation by participating in the following for at least two seasons:  Athletics*  Marching band  Cheerleading  Participation in one full season cannot be combined with 0.25 credits of PE to meet the graduation requirement *NOTE: see the Bexley High School Physical Education Waiver handout for list of approved athletic activities / teams

7 Bell Schedule PeriodTime Warning7:49 Homeroom7:54-8:01 1 st 8:05-8:55 2 nd 8:59-9:49 3 rd 9:53-10:43 4 th 10:47-11:37 Lunch11:37-12:37 5 th 12:37-1:27 6 th 1:31-2:21 7 th 2:25-3:15

8 Sample Schedule (Academic Year) Note: student schedules may not reflect a teacher / room assignment until schedules are distributed just before the first day of school PeriodCourseTeacherRoomTerm HR (A)HomeroomTeacher (A)Physical ScienceTeacher (A)Latin ITeacher (A)English 9Teacher (A)Study HallTeacher 51234S1 4 (A)Healthy CuisineTeacher 61234S2 5 (A)World StudiesTeacher (A)Theatre IntroTeacher (A)Study HallTeacher 91234S1 7 (A)Algebra IITeacher S2

9 Schedule Change Policy  Elective Change:  A student may drop a course within the first eight days of the semester  Dropping after this time period may result in the following reflected on the transcript:  ‘W’ (withdrawn)  ‘WF’ (Withdraw failing)  ‘WP’ (withdraw passing)  Level Change:  A student may change course levels between week 3 and 6 of the course  Level change will be reflected on the student’s transcript with the original course shown as a ‘W’ (withdraw)

10 FAQs  When/how do I want to complete and/or plan for my:  P.E. requirement  Health requirement  Foreign Language requirement  Which Science course do I want to take to fulfill my Physical Science requirement?  Physical Science (freshmen year)  Physics (likely Junior year, for students who take Honors Biology freshmen year)  Honors Courses  Understanding the additional time that you need to invest to be successful in each course  Summer reading requirements  Factors to consider:  Use the Course Selection Sheets to help decide which courses to take that offer an honors or accelerated course  What other obligations do I have outside of school (work, athletics, etc.)


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