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PREPARING FOR YOUR FUTURE High School Planning. Important Dates (mark your calendars) Wednesday, February 4th at 7:00pm Fairfield Ludlowe High School.

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1 PREPARING FOR YOUR FUTURE High School Planning

2 Important Dates (mark your calendars) Wednesday, February 4th at 7:00pm Fairfield Ludlowe High School Open House for incoming ninth graders and their parent/guardian (STUDENTS MUST ATTEND WITH A PARENT/GUARDIAN) Tuesday, February 10th th during homerooms High school guidance counselors will be visiting homerooms to answer any questions you may have…come prepared with your questions!!! Thursday, February 19 th – Thursday, February 26 th Students select electives in Infinite Campus Monday, March 9 th All 9 th Grade Course Request Verification forms are due. Homeroom teachers will collect them.

3 High School Absences o Important to pay attention to absences and tardiness. o Begin to familiarize yourself with the policy. Transcript o What is a transcript? Why do you think it would be important? o Day one you begin to create this document that will be used for your post- secondary plans. (i.e. colleges).

4 Program of Studies Review Program of Studies booklet carefully o Understand prerequisites for courses. o Select courses carefully based on interest. Scavenger Hunt

5 Course Registration Choice of subjects is one of the most important decisions a student makes in high school. All general education classes are grouped by ability levels of student. This grouping is based on o Past performance o Teacher recommendation o Counselor recommendation o Test scores The elective subjects especially should be chosen to fit o Abilities o Interests o Future plans

6 Freshman Year Courses 9 th Grade Requirements12 Credits Minimum Credit Distribution o English 2 credits o Math 2 credits o Science 2 credits o Social Studies 2 credits o World Language2 credits Highly Recommended o Physical Education.5 credits o Health.25 credit o Electives2 credits Automatically scheduled for students.

7 Electives Worksheet Electives Selection Course Registration Packet will be received during homeroom. Review 9 th Grade Electives Worksheet Example Select four credits in electives and prioritize by numbering 1 as first choice, 2 as second, etc. Full Year Elective Course – 2.0 credits One Semester Elective Course – 1.0 credit Select at least two Alternate Electives Enter selections on Infinite Campus with your parents or guardians

8 Course Request Verification Form Verification Form o Distributed by your homeroom teachers the first week in March. House Assignment o Write down older sibling and their house. Signatures o Parent & Student must sign before handing in to School Counselor. o Parent should include address. Attending a School other than FLHS o Important for your parents to let us know if you will be attending another school. o High School Course Request Verification form– Still must be handed in.

9 Weekly Schedule Block Schedule o 4 periods a day, plus homeroom o Classes meet every other day o Most periods one hour twenty five minutes Homeroom o Same teacher all four years o 7 minutes long, starts at 10:30 on most days Activity Period o Once per week o All clubs and activities meet during this period

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11 The Time is Here Now! This is an exciting time for all of you...take the time you need to make the right decisions and have some fun.


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