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2013-2014. High School Administrative Staff Mr. Casey Wright, Principal Mr. Tanner, Associate Principal (letters A-I) Mr. Buckler, Dean of Students (letters.

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2 High School Administrative Staff Mr. Casey Wright, Principal Mr. Tanner, Associate Principal (letters A-I) Mr. Buckler, Dean of Students (letters J-N) Mr. Broman, Associate Principal (letters O-Z) Counseling Staff Current Seniors: Mrs. Rion Current Juniors: Mrs. Ross Current Sophomores: Miss Tytko Current Freshmen: Mrs. Maxwell

3 Nordonia High School Grade 8 Scheduling Activities Calendar Activity Time Line 1. Middle school teachers recommend and initial approval of course December 17- selections in English, math, science, social studies, and foreign language. January All students will attend a Scheduling Orientation Program to receive January 25 registration materials at NMS. 3. Students and parents review the Program of Studies Booklet and plan January 25- appropriate course of study. February 5 January Activities and Academics Fair (NHS Small Gym) 6:00 p.m Parent/Student Scheduling Orientation (NHS Auditorium) 7:00 p.m 5. Students submit completed forms (scheduling worksheet, four year February 6 plan, online scheduling form) in the green packet, to middle school. 6. Completed schedules are collected and students will complete online February 8 scheduling at the middle school. 7. High School Counselor will conduct student/parent conferences by March 1 – 30 appointment if needed. Questions and concerns can be addressed by calling the High School Guidance Office at

4 Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2017 Academic Area:Credit ENGLISH4 Credits MATHEMATICS4 Credits SCIENCE3 Credits SOCIAL STUDIES3 Credits HEALTH½ Credit PHYSICAL EDUCATION½ Credit FINE ARTS (Music and Art)1 Credit ELECTIVES FROM FOLLOWING:5 Credits Business, English, Family and Consumer Science, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Math, Science, Social Studies TOTAL CREDITS21 Credits Ohio Graduation Test - passage of all five parts

5 State of Ohio 4-Year College Entrance RECOMMENDATIONS  4 Years of English  4 Years of math  3-4 Years of science (including Biology, Chemistry, Physics)  3-4 Years of social studies  2-3 Years of the same foreign language  1 Year of fine, applied or performing arts

6 Your Future Starts Now!  This is a chance for a fresh start.  Grades and attendance earned in the 9 th grade impact your GPA, admission to college, and possibly CVCC admission.  GPA=Total of Quality Points divided by credit attempted.

7 Your Freshman Year is Pivotal!  Personal Responsibility increases. Teachers are willing to work with you, but not FOR you. Student, teacher, and parent communication is very important.  Attendance is crucial. You cannot learn if you are not in class participating. It is easier to keep up with the work rather than to catch up to the work.

8 Students are promoted to grade levels based on the number of credits they accumulate per year. Class Placement Grade 10 SOPHOMORE 4.5 Credits Grade 11 JUNIOR 9.50 Credits Grade 12 SENIOR 14.0 Credits

9 Things to Consider for Scheduling  What do you need to graduate?  What are your plans after high school?  Are you going to attend CVCC?  What are your interests?  Talk to your parents and teachers.  What is your past school performance?  Are you working towards an honors diploma? (pg. 7 in Program Booklet)

10 Changes to Honors Courses for the Class of 2017  Honors level courses will now receive a weighted grade.  Honors courses will receive 0.5 weight toward the GPA (4.5 points for an “A”, 3.5 points for a “B”, etc).  Ninth grade honors courses  1530 Honors English  2210 Honors Geometry/2115 Honors Algebra II  3110 Honors Biology  4110 Honors World History  5115 Honors French I/5155 Honors Spanish I

11 PROCEDURES FOR COMPLETING COURSE SELECTION WORKSHEET FOR GRADE 9, Complete name and telephone information. 2.Circle the course number in each required academic area as well as elective courses. NOTE: Freshmen must take the following academic credits: 1 Credit in English 1 Credit in Mathematics 1 Credit in Science 1 Credit in Social Studies ½ Credit in Health ¼ Credit in Physical Education 1 Elective Credit 1 Study Hall (or additional elective upon high school counselor approval.) 3. Please refer to the Teacher Recommendation Form when making academic course selections. 4. Student and parent MUST sign Academic Scheduling Worksheet. 5. All students must be registered for 6 classes EACH semester. 6. Schedules may be changed by contacting the High School Guidance Office BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. SCHEDULE CHANGES AFTER THE START OF THE SCHOOL ARE NOT PERMITTED. 7. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your high school counselor at ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY NOTE: Students must be passing five courses each semester. Physical Education credit does not apply toward eligibility. Please be aware of your grades in order to stay eligible to participate in athletic programs!

12 ACADEMIC SCHEDULE WORKSHEET GRADE Name: ______________________________________________Phone Number: ________________ LAST FIRST REQUIRED ACADEMIC COURSESELECTIVE COURSES ENGLISHCREDITART CREDITYOU MUST SELECT A MINIMUM OF Eng. 9 College Prep Exploring Art 1.00CLASSES PER SEMESTER Eng. 9 Honors1.00SEMESTER CLASSES MUST BE BUSINESS/COMPUTER EDUCATION PAIRED MATHEMATICS 6002 Personal Finance Algebra Concepts Keyboarding & Word Processing.50 Use these spaces to plan your 2105 Algebra I Keyboarding & Computer App 1.00 schedule: 2205 Geometry Honors Geometry1.00 FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE 1. English ______________________ 8351 Life Choices.50 SCIENCE 8331 Careers in Fashion Math _______________________ 3100 Biology Careers in Interior Design Biology Honors Science _____________________ FOREIGN LANGUAGE SOCIAL STUDIES 5110 French I* Soc. Studies _________________ 4100 World History Honors French 1* Honors World History Spanish I* Health/PE ___________________ 5155 Honors Spanish 1* 1.00 * A or B final grade required in both 8 th grade 6. Elective ____________________ HEALTH / PHYS. ED Language Arts & math to enroll in foreign language 9681 Health Study Hall*_______________ 9600 Phys. Ed *or an additional elective upon Musichigh school counselor approval 7020 Band Symphonic Chorale 1.00 TOTAL Required Credits4.75 Synergy* 1.00 *Will be added following a successful music audition NOTE: Worksheet must have both parent and student signatures BEFORE they are returned to the Guidance Office. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ PARENT SIGNATURESTUDENT SIGNAGURE

13 ON-LINE SCHEDULING WORKSHEET Name____________________________________________Grade __________ Complete the following information: List all names of courses. List all course numbers. Be sure that you are scheduled for 6 classes per semester. Semester courses must be paired. LIST COURSE NAMELIST COURSE NUMBER 1. (ENGLISH) ___________________________________________________________ 2. (MATH) _____________________________________________________________ 3. (SCIENCE) ___________________________________________________________ 4. (SOCIAL STUDIES) ____________________________________________________ 5. __HEALTH/PE__________________9681/9600_________ 6. (ELECTIVE) ___________________________________________________________ 7. (STUDY HALL*) _______________________________________________________ *Or additional elective upon high school counselor approval. Student Signature: ___________________________________________________________

14 What if my child is NOT recommended for a course he/she wants to take? Recommendation Waiver Form If you choose to request a course that was not recommended by a middle school teacher, you must complete and submit this recommendation waiver form. The student will not be scheduled for this course until this form has been received. If you have any questions regarding this recommendation, please contact the recommending middle school teacher for more details. *********************************************************************** Sign and return only if you choose to enroll in the non-recommended course. I understand that I have not been recommended for the following course. Dropping this course after school begins will result in a “Withdrawal Failure” on my transcript. Student Name: ____________________________________ Grade: _____________ Course Name:__________________________________________________________ Subject Area Teacher: ___________________________________________________ Parent Signature:___________________________________ Date: ______________ Student Signature: _________________________________ Date: ______________

15 Nordonia High School - Four Year Academic Plan Class of 2017 NAME_________________________________________________________Date: _________________________ (PRINT) GRADE 9 COURSES REQUIREDNAME OF COURSE SELECTEDCREDIT *1. ENGLISH_________________________1.0 Cr. *2. MATH_________________________1.0 Cr. *3. SCIENCE_________________________1.0 Cr. *4. SOCIAL STUDIES_________________________1.0 Cr. *5. HEALTH / P.E._________________________.50/.25 Cr. 6. ELECTIVE_________________________ 7. STUDY HALL*_________________________ *or additional elective upon high school counselor approval GRADE 10 COURSES REQUIREDNAME OF COURSE SELECTEDCREDIT *1. ENGLILSH_________________________1.0 Cr. *2. MATH_________________________1.0 Cr. *3. SCIENCE_________________________1.0 Cr. *4. SOCIAL STUDIES_________________________1.0 Cr. *5. PHYS ED./ELECTIVE_________________________.25 Cr. 6. ELECTIVE_________________________ 7. ELECTIVE _________________________ *REQUIRED ACADEMIC COURSE GRADE 11 COURSES REQUIRED NAME OF COURSES SELECTED CREDIT *1. ENGLISH____________________________1.o Cr. *2. MATH____________________________1.0 Cr. *3. SCIENCE____________________________1.0 Cr. *4. SOCIAL STUDIES____________________________1.0 Cr. 5. ELECTIVE____________________________ 6. ELECTIVE____________________________ 7. ELECTIVE____________________________ GRADE 12 COURSES REQUIREDNAME OF COURSES SELECTED CREDIT *1. ENGLISH___________________________ 1.0 Cr. *2. MATH___________________________ 1.0 Cr. 3. ELECTIVE___________________________ 4. ELECTIVE___________________________ 5. ELECTIVE___________________________ 6. ELECTIVE___________________________ 7. ELECTIVE___________________________ OTHER REQUIRED CREDITS: 1 FINE ARTS CREDIT 5 ELECTIVE CREDIT S FROM THE FOLLOWING: Business, Family & Consumer Science, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, English, Math, Science, Social Studies STUDENTS WHO ATTEND CUYAHOGA VALLEY CAREER CENTER PROGRAMS ARE EXEMPTED FROM THE FINE ARTS REQUIREMENT PLEASE SELECT AT LEAST SIX COURSES FOR EACH SEMESTER OF HIGH SCHOOL.

16 English Course Sequence Chart Refer to Page 45 College Prep (Advanced Honors) English 9 Honors English 10 Honors English 11 Honors English 12 Advanced Placement College Prep (Average Skills) English 9 College Prep English 10 College Prep English 11 College Prep (American Literature) English 12 College Prep (British Literature) 9 th Grade 10 th Grade 11 th Grade 12 th Grade

17 Mathematics Course Sequence Chart Refer to Page 67 College Prep (degree with math requirement) Algebra 1 Honors Geometry or Geometry Honors Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 Honors PreCalculus or PreCalculus AP Calculus or Statistics College Prep or Career Readiness (degree without math requirement) Algebra I or Algebra Concepts Geometry Algebra 2 Senior Math Elective 8 th Grade 9 th Grade 10 th Grade 11 th Grade 12 th Grade

18 Science Course Sequence Chart Refer to Page 74 College Prep (Advanced Technical or Medical) Honors Biology Honors Physics Honors Chemistry AP Physics* Astronomy* Engineering & Design* AP Chemistry* AP Physics* AP Biology Astronomy* Forensics* Anatomy and Physiology* Engineering and Design* College Prep (Regular) Honors Biology Biology Honors Physics Physical Science Honors Chemistry Environmental Science Astronomy* Engineering & Design* Astronomy* Forensics* Anatomy & Physiology* Engineering and Design* AP Chemistry* AP Physics* AP Biology* 9 th Grade 10 th Grade 11 th Grade 12 th Grade Academic Biology Physical Science Environmental Science Astronomy* Forensics* Anatomy & Phys.* Engineering & Design*

19 Social Studies Course Sequence Chart Refer to page 81 Advanced Placement Honors World History Honors Economics AP European History (10 th Grade eligible with Prerequisite – see course Description) AP United States History AP European History (May be taken as an elective in either 11 th or 12 th grade) AP Government AP European History (May be taken as an elective in either 11 th or 12 th grade) Other electives Honors College Prep Honors World History Honors United States History Honors Government Honors Economics Electives Psychology Your Life Contemporary Issues Valley Voyages 9 th Grade 10 th Grade 11 th Grade 12 th Grade Academic Associate Degree or College Prep World History United States History Government Economics Electives Your Life Contemporary Issues Valley Voyages

20 Examples of Nordonia High School Extra-Curricular Programs Clubs and Organizations Academic Challenge Team Symphonic Chorale-Women’s Chorus-Synergy Computer Club Concert Band – Marching Band Date Knights Drama Club Leadership Council - Student Council Mock Trial National Honor Society Newspaper Project Mosaic Science Olympiad Teen Institute

21 NHS ATHLETICS All student athletes must meet eligibility requirements set forth by the State of Ohio and adhere to the Nordonia H.S. Code of Conduct. Questions regarding rules and policies can be found in the Athletic Handbook. **Athletic Contests are held during Winter and Spring breaks and students are expected to be there. Fundraising for athletics is done through Athletic Boosters Club. Fall Sports Cheerleading F,JV,V Brenda BaschTry-outs are in June. Teams practice during summer and after school for football and basketball squads. May attend cheering competitions. Squad attends all games for their sport. Cross Country Coed Mike MartinPractices start in August. Team practices 6 am and after school. Season runs August thru October. Schedule TBA. Football F,JV,V Jeff Fox Practices officially start in August. Team has football camp in July. Season runs Aug. thru Nov. Schedule TBA. JV games are played on Saturday. Ninth grade plays Thurs. and Sat. Golf - Boys JV,V Scott LawrenceStudents attend summer golf league. Try outs and practices start August. Season runs August to mid October. Schedule TBA Golf - Girls JV,V Ken VeharStudents attend summer golf league. Try outs and practices start August. Season runs August to mid October. Schedule TBA. Soccer - Boys JV,V Jake Cooper Practices start in August, am and pm. After school practices once school begins. Season runs August thru November. Schedule TBA, includes some Sat. games. JV and Varsity travel together 2 games/wk. Athletic Eligibility Note: Students must be passing five courses each semester. Phys. Ed. is.25 credit and does not apply toward eligibility. Please be aware of grades in order to stay eligible to participate in athletic programs.

22 Soccer -GirlsJV,VSteve TothPractices start in August am and pm. May attend summer tournament/camp. After school practices once school begins. Season runs August thru November. Schedule TBA, includes some Sat. games. JV and Varsity travel together 2 games/wk. Tennis - GirlsJV,VRyan VeharPractices begin in August. Matches and practice are after school once school begins. Season runs August thru beginning of October. Schedule TBA. When Varsity is home, JV is away. Volleyball - GirlsF,JV,VLori SniderTryouts first full week of August. Season runs August thru beginning of October. Schedule TBA. V, JV, Fr usually play consecutively, Saturday tournaments. Winter Sports Basketball - BoysF,JV, VMatt CashConditioning starts in October. Season runs December thru February; afternoon and evening practices. May go to summer camp and play summer league. Game days: Freshman-Tues. & Fri.; JV- Tues. & Fri.; Varsity - Tues. & Fri. (JV and Varsity usually travel together) Schedule TBA Basketball- GirlsF, JV,VMike GriffinPractices start in October. Season runs Nov. thru. Feb. with afternoon and evening practices. May go to summer camp and play summer league. Game days: Freshman - Wed. & Sat.; JV and Varsity - Wed, & Sat. (JV & Varsity usually travel together) Schedule TBA BowlingV. BoysBob GlontzTryouts are in beginning of November. Regular weekly V. Girls Stephanie Skrovanpractices will be held on Tuesday afternoons at Roseland Lanes at 4 pm until 6 pm. League matches will be held on Thurs. afternoons. Season runs November thru early February.

23 Cheerleading F, JV, VBrenda BaschTry-outs are in the Spring. Teams practice during the summer and after school for football and basketball squads. May attend cheering competitions. Squad attends all games for their sport. HockeyVJoe KrampPractices are held at Gilmour Academy SwimmingVClaudio CostanzoOfficial season starts in November. Practice every day Kim Hernandezfrom 3:30-5:30 pm at the Macedonia Recreation Center. Season runs December thru Feb. 1-2 meets per week. WrestlingJV,VAudie AtienzaOfficial practice starts in November. Practices are after school. Season runs from Dec. to early Feb. Mets are scheduled for Fri. & Sat. Schedule TBA. Spring Sports Baseball - BoysF,JV,VDrew HoisingtonConditioning starts in December. Try outs and practices begin in March. Practices held before and after school. Practice for pitchers and catchers begin in late February. Season runs mid March thru May. Schedule TBA. Softball - GirlsF,JV,VMegan MonsmanConditioning begins in December. First practice starts the end of February for pitchers and catchers. Season runs mid march thru May. Tennis - BoysJV,VRyan VeharPractices begin in March. Season runs late March thru May. Practices are after school. Schedule TBA. Track – CoedJV, VScott BarwidiOfficial practices start in March. Students practice after school. Season runs late March thru beginning of June. Schedule TBA. FOR MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION CALL THE ATHLETIC SECRETARY, MRS. BAUERLE

24 NHS Counselors Guiding Students 9th10th11th12th Monitor academic progress, review course selections and credits towards graduation. Small group sessions in Fall to review graduation requirements, study skills, and future planning. Testing: PLAN (ACT practice and Career Assessment), PSAT (SAT practice test) and AP Exams Testing: PSAT, ACT, SAT and AP exams Testing: ACT, SAT and AP exams Meet with each 9 th grader to review four-year plan and discuss long-term goals. Small group sessions to assess and develop career goals. Meet with each 10 th grader to discuss CVCC. Small group session “Through the Maze,” for college and post HS planning. Meet with each 11 th grader to discuss post HS planning. Small group session to discuss the college application process. Meet with each 12 th grader to discuss graduation and finalize post HS plans.

25 Summary  Choosing classes for next year should be a thoughtful process and requires careful planning and communication. This will enable you to achieve to the best of your ability.  Students should challenge themselves academically now to better prepare for their future.  It is also important, however, to consider time and effort you are willing to put towards courses selected.


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