Presentation on theme: "Updated: 3/2015. Registration form is due to your English teacher Friday March 13 th ! If there is a possibility you might not be at IHS next year, register."— Presentation transcript:
Registration form is due to your English teacher Friday March 13 th ! If there is a possibility you might not be at IHS next year, register for classes anyway so you have a spot in the event you stay. Step 1: Choose a family (skip if you are applying to an academy). The classes you will be considered for are listed in each box (no substitutions). If you are requesting Family 9 Honors, you will be considered for the family based on your 7 th and 8 th grade academic performance.
Academies: Academies are a 4-year commitment. Students that are interested in CCA, NMAA or ITA have to complete an application. Applications must be completed and stapled to the registration form! Go to irvington.org under the programs tab for an application and for more information on the academy. Academy Coordinators (if you have questions): NMAA: Ms. Burton: firstname.lastname@example.org ITA: Mr. Albizo: email@example.com CCA: Ms. Friend: firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 2: A math class will be selected for you later this year based on your 7 th and 8 th grade academic performance and FUSD district standards. See the Recommended Math Sequence Chart to see possible math pathways at Irvington. Students cannot skip math levels by taking classes during the summer or testing out! If you are currently enrolled in an honors math course and would like to request an honors math class for 9 th grade, check the appropriate box. Choose carefully as classes cannot be dropped during the school year. Honors courses are not offered in summer school.
DO NOT DO NOT take honors classes just because your friends/peers are. Everyone has different ability levels. Take the most challenging classes that YOU can still do well in. DO NOT take honors classes just to impress colleges. GPA is still the most important factor in college admissions. If you take a lot of AP and honors classes but do not do well in them, it will not matter for college admissions that you took them and will negatively impact your application. Notes about Honors Classes If you are registering for Honors classes: Make sure you are prepared and have an interest in the subject. Make sure you will have the time necessary to be successful in all of your classes. Remember to take into consideration clubs, extra-curricular activities, volunteer work, etc. AP and honors classes cannot be made up in summer school so if you do poorly, you are stuck with the NC (failing grade). Understand that you will not have the opportunity to transfer to a college prep course once the school year begins (even if you are failing the course or are earning a “c” grade). The number of spaces in college prep classes are based on student requests at the time of registration. ****As you can tell this is a very big and important decision. We have hundreds of students that receive NCs, Is and Cs in their AP/honors classes, and try to drop the class. Drops cannot be accommodated. Choose your classes wisely.****
Step 3: Choose your elective. Every 9 th grader takes 1. English, 2. science, 3.health, 4. PE, and 5. math. You will have 6 classes next year. Choose your elective thoughtfully based on meeting graduation requirements and college admission requirements. List classes in order of preference and make sure to list an alternate elective (Choice 2). If you do not add an alternate elective and the class you want is full, an elective will be chosen for you. Make sure to have teachers sign for EVERY course that requires a teacher’s signature or the course request will not be honored. Courses that need a signature say Teacher Rec. next to them on the Elective Options Form (ex: level 2 and higher of world language, band, etc.). If you are applying to be in Journalism, Yearbook, or ASB, list a class on your registration form that you want in the event you DON’T get accepted. If you are accepted, you will be dropped from your elective class.
Health: All 9 th graders take one semester of health and a semester elective. Health is a graduation requirement. The elective opposite health is determined by the school and cannot be changed. Marching Band/Color Guard If you are signing up for 7 th period Marching Band (PBAG) check the appropriate box. Marching Band students must have a band class concurrently during the school year. Students that participate in Marching Band or Color Guard to fulfill the PE graduation requirement must participate in the program for all four years to meet the requirement (students earn 5 PE credits per year for the fall semester of Marching Band/Color Guard). Student selecting Marching Band or Color Guard will not be placed in a PE class.
Step 4: Proof of residency. Attach two COPIES (you will not get them back). Step 5: Parent and student signatures are required. Note that: Course requests cannot be guaranteed Students will not be able to drop classes once the school year begins. **Form Corrections: “Step 5” should say “Step 4.” “Step 6” should say “Step 5.” **
Graduation/ UC/CSU Requirements Keep these in mind when registering for your classes. (Students earn 5 credits per class per semester) English: 40 credits History: 30 credits (World History in 10 th, US History in 11 th, Gov/Econ in 12 th. ) Math: 30 credits (including both semesters of Algebra 1 ) CSU/UC: At least Geometry and Algebra 2 Fine Art/ World Language: You need 10 credits of a Fine Art OR World Language to graduate. CSU/UC: A yearlong Art class AND at least level 2 of a language are needed (You can start/continue your language in 9 th grade or start it in 10 th or 11 th if you want to take a different elective in 9 th [Art class, computer support, etc.]). Health: 5 credits required PE: 20 credits required (PE 1 [9 th grade] and PE 2 [10 th grade]) Science: 20 credits required. CSU/UC: Prefer Biology and Chemistry/Biotechnology. Electives: 75 credits required. Any class taken after a subject requirement is met is counted as an elective (Ex: Your 3 rd year of science counts as an elective).
Know Irvington’s a-g list http://www.ucop.edu/doorways / Every class at Irvington that fulfills an a-g subject requirement for CSU and UC admission can be found on this list.
Irvington.org Visit the Counselor’s Corner and the College and Career Center online for answers to many frequently asked questions… College and Career Center: SAT info and test prep options Calendar showing upcoming visits from college reps College requirement info Financial aid information College application information Career information Military information Summer opportunities Scholarship information And more!! Where to go for additional information :
Irvington.org Counselor’s Corner: Important announcements PowerPoints/ FAQs Resources for students struggling academically Community resources 4 year plan College Planning Checklist Irvington course offerings Registration information Graduation reqs/college entrance reqs A-g list And more!
Registration Information/ PowerPoint can be found on irvington.org. Scroll down.
PowerPoints with transcript review, graduation requirements, college requirements, registration information, etc. can be found here.
Have questions? For parents and students: Come to Irvington High School’s Freshmen Orientation on Thursday, March 12 th at IHS. The program starts at 6:00 PM in Valhalla (Irvington’s theater). For parents: Come to Irvington High School’s 8 th grade Parent Registration Information Session with the counselors on Wednesday, March 11 th from 8:15AM- 9:15AM in Valhalla (Irvington’s theater). *This is an opportunity for parents to ask questions regarding registration. It is not mandatory. E-mail an IHS counselor to RSVP. Counselors are unable to have individual meetings with incoming 9 th graders and their families due to large caseloads.