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WEST MORRIS CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS Eighth Grade Parent/Student Curriculum Night February 12, 2013.

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1 WEST MORRIS CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS Eighth Grade Parent/Student Curriculum Night February 12, 2013

2 WEST MORRIS CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL WELCOME CLASS OF 2017 UNIVERSITY CLASS OF 2021 THE ADVENTURE BEGINS TODAY CHALLENGE YOURSELF! MAKE YOUR KEY OPEN THE MOST DOORS MAKE YOUR LIFE EXTRAORDINARY!

3 Tonight’s Objectives: Provide information on the scheduling process Review the graduation requirements Outline available courses List the course levels available Present a typical 9 th Grade schedule Identify the scheduling timelines

4 High School Transition What makes high school different? –Most rapid period of growth in a young person’s life –Influences and stresses: Activities/sports/friends –Quality vs. Quantity: Trying to do too much –Personality/Academic patterns are continuing to be set –Permanent Record begins –Graduation requirements (College/Trade/Technical Schools/Military entrance requirements) –Post Secondary Planning begins –“Everything Counts!”

5 Course Levels u IB / AP / Honors u Advanced u Academic u Studies *The Freshman year is the foundation for a the foundation for a successful High School career.

6 R ECOMMENDED R EADING * Also check out Ted Talks – presentations viewable on-line regarding stimulating current topics. Go to

7 West Morris Regional High School District

8 “We need to prepare our children for their future not our past.” Daniel Pink Will our students be prepared to compete in the interconnected global and digital era?

9 COMMUNITY TECH FORUM 7:00 MARCH 21 MENDHAM HIGH SCHOOL Doug Imbruce CEO QWIKI Bill Davidson Strategist Qualcomm Community Panel & Audience Feedback Register to attend our Community Tech Forum and/or take our Community Technology Survey Click on Community Tech Forum

10 Bringing you up-to-date: WMC Juniors have been to the Middle school twice to talk with the 8th Graders about the scheduling process. Jr’s will be back in June to address Activities/Athletics/Rotational Schedule Program of Studies Booklets were distributed to all 8th Graders to bring home. 8th Graders visited to WMC last week. Mr. Ryan and Mr. Ferreri spoke concerning course selection and Mr. Ferreri spoke concerning course selection and the Elective Programs. and the Elective Programs. Middle School teachers to forward “level” recommendations in the mail. 8th grade parents are returning your Scheduling Conference preference. Confirmation of date and time forth coming. February 25 th -March 22 nd.

11 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 130 Credits over 4 years Minimum of 7 classes (35 credits) per year English - 20 credits (4 years) English - 20 credits (4 years) Social Studies – 15 credits (3 years) Mathematics – 15 credits (3 years) Science – 15 credits (3 years) World Language – 10 credits (2 years) P. E. & Health/Dr. Ed. - all years in school Visual/ Performing Art - 5 credits Career/Consumer/Life Skills – 5 credits Financial Literacy – 2.5 credits NJ HSPA (Junior Year)

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13 What do I need to know to schedule? Required Courses Course Levels Electives *Please consult the Program of Studies Booklet for Course Descriptions (Visit on-line WMCHS.org)

14 REQUIRED 9th GRADE COURSES English Social Studies MathematicsScience World Language (or elective) Required Elective (s) P. E. & Health *Must select at least 7 courses *Must select at least 7 courses 36 credits

15 Typical 9th Grade Schedule (8 Period Day) English 1 World History Mathematics:( Math Stud/Algebra 1/Geometry /Algebra 2 Honors) Science: (Biology) World Language: (Chinese, French or Spanish) Physical Education 1 / Health Education Required Elective Elective as eighth class or Academic Study Lunch


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