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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS AND PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS: LORI MILLS – GRADES 9-12, A-G ANDI LAWING – GRADES 9-12, H-O TERESA HEINZ.

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Presentation on theme: "GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS AND PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS: LORI MILLS – GRADES 9-12, A-G ANDI LAWING – GRADES 9-12, H-O TERESA HEINZ."— Presentation transcript:

1 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS AND PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS: LORI MILLS – GRADES 9-12, A-G ANDI LAWING – GRADES 9-12, H-O TERESA HEINZ – GRADES 9-12, P-Z

2 Future Ready Core English – 4 Credits Math – 4 Credits Science – 3 Credits Social Studies – 4 credits Health/PE – 1 credit 6 Electives – ~ 2 Required Electives (any combination of CTE, Foreign Language, and Arts) ~ 4 electives from a specified Concentration Area 28 credits are required in order to graduate from Pisgah High School. The requirements above account for 22 of the 28 credits.

3 ENGLISH…. English I English II English III English IV

4 MATH…IT ALL ADDS TO YOUR SUCCESS! Foundations of Math I in Fall of 9 th Grade to help some students – NOT a math credit 9 th Grade (Entered 9 th grade 13-14) 10 th Grade (Entered 9 th grade 12-13) 9 th Grade (Entered 9 th grade 13-14) 10 th Grade (Entered 9 th grade 12-13) 9 th Grade (Entered 9 th grade 13-14) 10 th Grade (Entered 9 th grade 12-13) Math IAlgebra IMath IIGeometryHonors Math II Honors Geometry Math II Math III Honors Math III Honors Algebra II Math III Adv. Functions Pre-Calc Adv. Functions Pre-Calc AP Calculus

5 SCIENCE…IT’S ELEMENTAL Earth and Environmental Science Biology Physical Science OR Chemistry Some students will CHOOSE to take more than the 3 required sciences A small number of students will choose to “double up” and take Biology and Chemistry in 10 th grade in order to make their 11 th and 12 th grade schedules available for as many honors science courses as offered. Chemistry is not required for graduation, but many college programs, even at the community college level, may require Chemistry. Check college websites!! Looking to be a NC Scholar? Will need Chemistry to qualify!

6 SOCIAL STUDIES World History American History I American History II Civics Students taking AP US History will follow a bit different path, but still complete 4 social studies credits

7 HEALTH AND PE One credit of Health and PE required, most often completed in 9 th grade

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9 Electives Required for Graduation 2 Required Electives - Any combination of 2 electives to be taken from: Arts Foreign Language CTE (Career and Technical)

10 INTRO TO T & I AND MSITA SPANISH I & HORTICULTURE I BAND I & HEALTH TEAM RELATIONS SPORTS MKT I & FRENCH I CHORUS I AND CHORUS II

11 CONCENTRATION AREAS Career & Technical Education Arts Education ROTC Academic

12 CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION A CTE Concentration Area means that you choose from 1 of 11 Career Cluster Areas, and take 4 courses from within that cluster. One of the 4 courses must be a level II.

13 CTE CLUSTERS Ag., Food, & Nat. Resources  Principles of Business  Animal Science I  Equine Science I  Equine Science II Information Technology  Introduction to T & I  Foundations of Information Technology  Computer Engineering 1  Computer Engineering 2 Hospitality & Tourism  Foods I  MSITA  Sports & Entertainment Mkt. I  Sports & Entertainment Mkt. II These are just 3 of the many CTE sequences available at PHS!

14 ARTS EDUCATION A concentration of classes within Arts would include 4 courses from any combination of: Art Music Drama as long as one course is a level II course

15 Band I Drama I Art I Art II Chorus I Chorus II Orion Band I Band II Band III Band IV

16 ROTC A concentration of classes within ROTC would include 4 courses in an ROTC sequence with at least one level II course

17 Examples: ROTC I ROTC II ROTC III ROTC IV ROTC I ROTC II Drill & Ceremony

18 ACADEMIC A concentration of classes within Academics would include courses in any combination from Honors, AP, Foreign Language that are in addition to those fulfilling core requirements

19 Examples: Honors Biology II Honors Anatomy & Physiology AP Psychology Honors Native Amer. Studies Spanish I Spanish II Spanish III Spanish IV Spanish I Spanish II Spanish III Spanish IV French I French II AP Human Geography Honors Physics

20 Foreign Language Art Credit Anything else?

21 NC ACADEMIC SCHOLARS PROGRAM 4 English Language Arts I, II, III, IV 4Math (Alg. I, Alg. II, Geometry, and higher level math with Alg. II as prerequisite, or Integrated I, II, III with a higher math course in which Integrated Math III is a prerequisite) 3 Science (Chemistry, Bio, and an Earth/Environmental Science course 4Social Studies (World History, American History I, American History II, Civics) 4Elective credits constituting a concentration recommended from one of the following: CTE, JROTC, Arts, Academic 3.5 Unweighted GPA 2Languages (2 credits of the same) 3 Higher level courses taken during junior and/or senior years which carry 5 or 6 quality points, such as AP, Advanced CTE/CTE credentialing courses, online course, other honors or above designated courses

22 WHY 9 TH AND 10 TH GRADES DO COUNT!

23 ACADEMICS Weighted / Unweighted GPA (grade point average) Honors / Advanced / A.P. (Advanced Placement) Courses Career & College Courses / HCC Transcripts to colleges / scholarships (will contain grades 9-11 and course choices for senior year)

24 BEHAVIOR Attendance Course credit Transcript OSS / ISS (Applications do ask!)

25 OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL… Extracurricular Community DEPTH of involvementService Leadership UNIQUE Work / Volunteer Enrichment Opportunities Time managementSummer / School year Career explorationCan be expensive---but many are FREE

26 RESEARCH PHS Counseling Center website: Newsletters Open House events Enrichment opportunities in career exploration /

27 TESTING The PLAN (10 th ) – required of all sophomores in NC. Free of charge, great practice for the ACT PSAT (10 th /11 th ) – optional. Small fee, great practice for the SAT ACT (11 th ) – required of all juniors in NC. Free of charge, can be used as College Entrance Exam scores SAT (11 th ) – optional. Good to take spring of 11 th grade so that student could choose to re-take ACT or SAT in September of October of Senior year Free test prep can be found at cfnc.org, actstudent.org, and collegeboard.com Aspire

28 NCAA / NAIA ELIGIBILITY


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