Austin High School Registration 2014-2015 Empowering all learners for life!
Grad Requirements ENGLISH | 4 years/4 credits MATHEMATICS | 3 years/3 credits SCIENCE | 3 years/3 credits SOCIAL STUDIES | 4 years/4 credits PHY ED | 2 semesters/1 credit HEALTH | 1 semester/.5 credit VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS | 2 semesters/1 credit Total of 24 credits to graduate + ACCUPLACER or ACT test Empowering all learners for life!
9 th Grade Details What is 9 th grade team? What does that look like? What is a credit? What is a transcript? What is a semester? Empowering all learners for life!
Semester 1 1.Language Arts 9 2.Foods I 3.Algebra T 4.Physical Science 5.Health 6.World History 7.Connect 8.Explorations Sample Schedule Semester 2 1. Algebra T 2. Studio Art 3. Physical Science 4. Language Arts 9 5. PE 6. World History 7. Connect 8. Explorations.5 3.5 7 credits
Semester 1 1.Language Arts 9 2.Foods I 3.Algebra T 4.Physical Science 5.Health 6.World History 7.Connect 8.Explorations 9 th Grade Credits Semester 2 1. Algebra T 2. Study Hall 3. Physical Science 4. Language Arts 9 5. PE 6. World History 7. Connect 8. Explorations.5 0 3.53 6.5 credits
Minimum College Requirements Empowering all learners for life! Riverland Community College, RCTC ENGLISH | 4 years MATH | 3 years SCIENCE | 3 years SOCIAL STUDIES/HISTORY | 3 years WORLD LANGUAGE | 2 years of same World Language Graduate from High School or GED ACT or SAT test not required. ACT recommended if transferring to a university or going into selective program like Health Science.
Minimum College Requirements Seven State Universities who are part of MSCU Bemidji State, Metropolitan State, Minnesota State University, St. Cloud State University, Winona State ENGLISH | 4 years MATH | 3 years (recommend 4 years) SCIENCE | 3 years SOCIAL STUDIES/HISTORY | 3 years WORLD LANGUAGE | 2 years of same World Language Top 50% of class, Average GPA 3.3 “Selective” ACT or SAT test Composite of 21 or higher on ACT Empowering all learners for life!
Minimum College Requirements U of M ENGLISH | 4 years MATH | 3 years (4 years recommended) SCIENCE | 4 years SOCIAL STUDIES/HISTORY | 3 years WORLD LANGUAGE | (2 years of same World Language) Involved in Extra Curricular Leadership Opportunities Top 10%-25% of class, Average GPA 3.75 “Competitive” ACT or SAT test Composite of 27 or higher on ACT Empowering all learners for life!
Minimum College Requirements Private Colleges Gustavus Adolphus, St. Olaf, Carleton, Luther College ENGLISH | 4 years MATH | 3 years (4 years recommended) SCIENCE | 3 years (4 years recommended) SOCIAL STUDIES/HISTORY | 3 years (4 years rec) WORLD LANGUAGE | Individual College Recommendation(usually 3-4 years of same World Language) Fine Arts | 2 years recommended Extra curricular activities with leadership positions Top 10% of class with GPA 3.6 or higher “Selective/Competitive” ACT or SAT test Composite of 27-31 or higher on ACT Empowering all learners for life!
World Languages If you want to attend a 4-year college, keep in mind that 2 years of the same World Language are required by some and recommended by others. Technical Colleges/2 year community colleges do NOT require a World Language. A World Language is NOT required to graduate from high school. Empowering all learners for life!
Concurrent Classes with Riverland CC To qualify for RCC classes your Junior year: Juniors | Must be in the top 1/3 of your class (or score in the top 70% on a Nationally, Norm- referenced test) Seniors |Must be in the top 1/2 of your class (or score in the top 50% on a Nationally, Norm- referenced test) Strong Grades Take the Accuplacer Test AHS offers 8 RCC college classes & 8 AP Classes Class rank in the fall of your sophomore year will determine your eligibility. Empowering all learners for life!
Required Classes Language Arts 9 | Next class in progression and/or Teacher Recommendation Math | Next class in progression and/or Teacher Recommendation Empowering all learners for life!
Required Classes Physical Science or Pre-AP Physical Science | Next class in progression and/or Teacher Recommendation World History or Pre-AP World History Electives 3 full credits (2 + 1 alternate) Health Foundations of Personal Fitness (PE) Empowering all learners for life!
Special Education Students Talk with your Special Education Case Manager regarding required course selections! Empowering all learners for life!
Electives Consider Your Post High School plans… What electives will help me the most in my future course of study or work? Is there an area of study I am interested in pursuing, but don’t know a lot about it? Try an elective in that area. Consider prerequisites now. Schedule changes will be made only if there is an error or improper course placement in your schedule. Empowering all learners for life!
Electives AGRICULTURE Intro to AFNR Agriculture Leadership CASE: Animal Science CASE: Plant Science Landscaping Small Animal Care & Mgmt. ART Basic Drawing Studio Art 3-D Design Adv. 3-D Design 1 Draw & Paint Studio Adv. Draw & Paint 1 Channel 4 News Video Production I 1 Video Production II 1 Photography I Photography II 1 Senior Studio Art 1 Yearbook BUSINESS Explorations I & II Into to Bus. & Marketing Word Processing Accounting Marketing & Sales I Management & Mkt II Classroom 1 Management & Mkt II Internship 1 Mentorship Work Based Learning-OJT 1 Work Based Learning- Seminar 1 FACS Explorations I & II Foods I Working with Young Children Working with Young Children II 1 FACS (continued) Careers Communication & Relationships Baking and Patisserie 1 Foods: Culinary 1 Housing and Interior Design Life Skills Working with Young Children III 1 Language Arts Drama Creative Writing Continued on the next slide… 1 Prerequisite Required Meet Visual & Performing Arts Requirements Freshman electives Empowering all learners for life!
Electives MUSIC Prep Orchestra Concert Band Mixed Choir Wind Ensemble 1 Concert Choir 1 Concert Orchestra 1 Symphony Orchestra 1 Treble Choir 1 Advanced Music I 1 Advanced Music II 1 PHYSICAL FITNESS & HEALTH Packer Fitness Club 1 Strength Training 1 Team and Individual Sports 1 SCIENCE Anatomy and Physiology 1 SOCIAL STUDIES At Issue: Modern World Events Criminal Justice Sociology TECHNOLOGY Explorations I & II Graphic Arts Manufacturing & Metalwork Manufacturing & Metalwork II 1 Woodworking Technology I Woodworking Technology II 1 Basic Building Construction I Graphic Arts II 1 Graphic Arts III 1 Graphic Mentorship 1 Manufacturing & Metalwork 1 Power Systems I Power Systems II 1 TECHNOLOGY (continued) Principles of Technology Transportation Tech I 1 Transportation Tech II 1 Woodworking Tech III 1 Basic Building Construction II 1 WORLD LANGUAGES French I Spanish 1 Spanish 2 1 Spanish for Native Speakers Spanish for Native Speakers II Spanish for Native Speakers III French II 1 Spanish III 1 French IV 1 Spanish IV 1 Spanish V 1 STUDY HALL (no credit) One Semester Both Semesters Empowering all learners for life!
Study Halls If you currently struggle in your classes and/or are earning grades in the C-D range, or you have a lot of after school commitments please consider… Taking a study hall. This built-in study time each day will allow you to stay on top of your homework. Take time to develop good study habits. No Credit will be earned for a study hall. Empowering all learners for life!
Basic Drawing Open for: 9th -12 th grade students You will learn to draw We WILL TEACH YOU!!!!!! Mediums Used: Pencil, charcoal, oil pastel, colored pencil, pen & ink, chalk Come join the art department, gain the skills, and become the next Artist of the Year. BeforeAfter!
Studio Art Open for: 9 th - 12 th grade students You will learn basic drawing skills, printmaking techniques, clay construction, and art history. Mediums Used: Pencil, colored pencil, oil pastel, chalk, collage, and clay. Come join the art department, gain the skills, and become the next Artist of the Year.
Family and Consumer Sciences Introduction to Foods Beginning preparation of foods as they relate to the nutrients. Ideal class for students interested in health and medical professions. Culinary and wanting to live on your own. Grades: 9 - 12
Explorations I & II Introduction to many areas of CTE classes. This class focuses on food preparation, advertising and marketing. Grade: 9 th
Health Credit: ½ credit of Health Grades: 9 th - 12 th Prerequisite: None Topics include: Wellness, mental health, injury prevention, nutrition, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, & human sexuality Skills taught include : decision-making, refusal, conflict resolution, communication, goal setting, & health literacy This course is required for graduation.
Spanish 1 & French I Students will practice Spanish by: In-class conversation & activities Creating & acting out silly stories Singing Spanish or French songs & grammar chants Reading Spanish or French stories & books Studying the geography, food, music, and traditions of Spanish or French-speaking cultures
Spanish 2 Students build on the Spanish acquired in Sp. 1 by adding more vocabulary, verb tenses and grammatical structures Students continue to practice Spanish by: Listening Speaking reading writing In-class conversation & activities Creating & acting out bizarre stories Singing Spanish songs & grammar chants Reading novels & children’s books Celebrations with food & music Studying the geography, food, music, and traditions of Spanish-speaking cultures Chance to go on Spanish field trips and trip abroad
Spanish for Native Speakers 1 Español para hispanohablantes – Nivel 1 películas Noticias del mundo cultura canciones ¡Claro que sí!
Spanish Classes If you are a native Spanish speaker and speak Spanish at home you will be tested and placed accordingly in Spanish. Mrs. Morey will be calling you down to test based on you registering for Spanish next year. Empowering all learners for life!
Research Classes Ask your teachers. They can help you decide if a class is a good choice for you. Discuss with your family and older siblings. See your counselor or assistant principal with questions. What you chose will be what you keep. Choose carefully! Empowering all learners for life!
Language Arts Empowering all learners for life!
Math Progression 3-year minimum 2- or 4-year college, university, or work/vocational program 4-year college or university ; accelerated Intermediate Algebra GeometryHonors Geometry Algebra IIHonors Algebra II Pre-Calculus Honors Pre-Calculus AP Statistics & Functions AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC College Algebra Prep Empowering all learners for life!
Math Progression Empowering all learners for life!
Science Progression 3-year minimum TECHNICAL2-YEAR COLLEGE4-YEAR COLLEGE Non-Science CareersScience Careers Physical Science Pre- AP Physical Science Biology Pre-AP Biology Everyday Chemistry Pre- AP Chemistry or Chemistry Pre –AP Chemistry Physics AP Biology Pre-AP Physics Anatomy & Physiology Pre-AP Physics Empowering all learners for life!
Science Progression 3-year minimum Empowering all learners for life!
Social Studies Progression 4-year minimum Empowering all learners for life!
Your High School Transcript You MUST pass a class with a D- or higher to receive high school credit! Your High School transcript starts to accumulate when you enter 9 th grade! Each class passed is worth ½ (0.5)credit 7 classes = 3 ½ credits each semester Empowering all learners for life!
What if I fail a required course? You are given an excellent opportunity to pass your classes at AHS. Summer School is your ONLY option for recovering credit lost from failure of a required course. There are two (2) sessions of summer school. 12 days in length. 8:00 – 1:00. Each session is worth ½ (.5)credit. To be eligible for sports 3 credits need to be completed by end of 1 st Semester! Make 9 th grade a great year! Empowering all learners for life!
Athletics at AHS Austin High School offers the following competitive opportunities: BaseballFootballGirls’ SoccerBoys’ Track Boys’ BasketballBoys’ GolfSoftballGirls’ Track Girls’ BasketballGirls’ GolfBoys’ Swimming/Diving Volleyball Dance TeamBoys’ HockeyGirls’ Swimming/Diving Wrestling Cross CountryGirls’ HockeyBoys’ TennisCheerleading Girls GymnasticsBoys’ SoccerGirls’ TennisBowling We are a member of the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) and the Big 9 Conference. To be eligible to participate in a sport, students must comply with MSHSL as well as specific District rules. Empowering all learners for life!
Eligibility for Athletics AHS Empowering all learners for life! In order to be eligible for sports, you must have accumulated the following credits: Grade 9: End of 1 st semester= 3 credits Grade 10:Start of year= 6 credits/End of 1 st semester=9 credits Grade 11:Start of year= 12 credits/End of 1 st semester= 15 credits Grade 12:Start of year= 18 credits/End of 1 st semester= 21 credits
Activities at AHS Austin High School offers the following club opportunities: Art ClubJovenes De ValorSkills USA AustinianKnowledge BowlStudent Council Choice/Diversity ClubMath LeagueStudent Union DECAMusicYouth Leadership Drama ClubNational Honor Society (NHS) Go Green Club Exchange Club (AFS)PromKey Club/Science Olympiad Future Farmers of America (FFA) SentinelSpeech/Debate Empowering all learners for life!
Attendance Policy Excused Absences Unexcused Absences Bring note within two days Tardies 4 Tardies turn into lunch detention Loss of Credit – Hold on Grades No credit in any course where the student exceeds three (3) unexcused absences or exceeds nine (9) absences within a semester. Empowering all learners for life!
Who are these people? 9 - 10 Mrs. Schultz/Assistant Principal 9 th Mr. Bergland/ Grade Level Counselor 9-12 Mrs. Baskin/Principal 9-12Mrs. Quednow-Bickler Activities Director Empowering all learners for life!
Completing the Course Request Form Core Teachers will make recommendations in the following areas: Language Arts Math Science Social Studies Recommendations for next year based off grade in class, MCA, & Scantron scores. (Must sign up for full load of classes = 8 credits, which includes a credit of alternates) Empowering all learners for life!
Completing the Course Request Form Select: Three (3), 1 credit Electives (or combination to equal this) (This includes alternates) Select classes carefully as they will be a part of your schedule next year. Changes may NOT occur later!!!!!!!! March 6 and 7-students will be going to AHS to register for electives. Empowering all learners for life!
Registration Info Online Go to the Austin High School website http://www.austin.k12.mn.us/ http://www.austin.k12.mn.us/ Click on Our Schools Click on Austin High School Click on Counseling Scroll to and Click on Course Registration Guide 14-15 FINAL COPY Empowering all learners for life!
Parent Involvement parents Talk with your parents regarding your course selections Bring your signed “Parent Copy” of your Course Request Form back to College Readiness Teacher Empowering all learners for life!
Any other questions… Empowering all learners for life!