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1 High School and Beyond Helping your teenager plan for the future

2 Planning for Post High School Begins Now Students begin to expand or limit their future based on choices they make entering high school. Students should take advantage of opportunities offered in high school that will give them important life experience. Students need to have a general idea about what they might want to do after high school graduation. Students need to know that some decisions they make limit their choices for the future.

3 South Dakota Graduation Requirements For the Class of 2011, 2012, 2013 are under the previous SD Graduation Pathways of Standard, Advance and Distinguished. The Graduating class of 2014 and those starting HS thereafter will be under the graduation requirements passed by the SD Board of Education on Nov. 2,

4 Personal Learning Plan The SD high school graduation requirements, state that all high school students should have a personal learning plan with a minimum of 22 credits. Students create a personal learning plan using SDMylife.com SDMylife.com Students will revisit and update personal learning plans annually. The learning plan is a guide and can be changed and modified at any time.

5 Language Arts Requirements: Four unites of Language Arts- must include: Writing 1.5 units Literature 1.5 units (which must also include.5 units of American Lit) Speech or Debate -.5 unit Language Arts elective.5 unit

6 District Language Arts Requirement Freshman:Junior: - Sophomore:Senior: - - -

7 Math Requirements: Three units of Math – must include: Algebra I 1 unit Algebra II 1 unit* Geometry 1 unit* * With school and parent/guardian approval, a student maybe be excused from this course in favor of a more appropriate course. A student may be excused from Algebra II or Geometry, but not both. If excused 3 units of math is still required.

8 District Math Requirements Freshman:Junior: - - Sophomore: Other Math offerings: -

9 Science Requirements: Three units of Lab Science – must include: Biology - 1 unit Any Physical Science - 1 unit Chemistry or Physics -1 unit* * With school and parent/guardian approval, a student maybe be excused from this course in favor of a more appropriate course. A student may be excused from Algebra II or Geometry, but not both. If excused 3 units of math is still required.

10 District Science Requirements Freshman: Junior/Senior - - Sophomore: Other Courses Offered: - - -

11 Social Studies Requirements: Three units of Social Studies – must include: US History - 1 unit US Government -.5 unit World History -.5unit Geography -.5 unit

12 District Social Studies Requirements Freshman: Junior - - Sophomore: Senior: - -

13 Other Requirements:

14 Electives:

15 District Electives:

16 Do I Want to Take Advanced Classes? The right planning and scheduling allows student to take more classes in HS What are the advantages of AP classes? What are the advantages of dual credit classes? Students don’t want to go to college without having math for one or two years. Links for Dual Credit Info:

17 District Advanced Placement and Dual Credit Options:

18 Do I Want to Get Involved? Involvement in HS is important. Getting involved helps you gain skills that colleges and employers look for. The more you can get involved in the more you expand your options. You can be involved in school sponsored organizations, athletics or activities outside of school. Sometimes a part-time job also benefit students in gaining important experiences. Community service is also a great way to get involved.

19 How to get involved in District:

20 Do I Want to Play College Athletics? Why do I have to think about this now? NCAA Division I and II eligibility requirements DI: 16 core courses DII: 14 core courses ACT/GPA Sliding Scale NAIA Schools: Graduate from an accredited HS and meet two of the three entry level requirements A minimum score of 18 on the ACT (860 SAT) A overall HS GPA of 2.0 Graduate in upper 50% of HS class

21 Scholarships: South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship:South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship Dakota Corps Scholarship: Local District Scholarships: Scholarship Search Engines: Scholarship America Mapping Your Future

22 Resources and Guides: NCAA Student Resources NCAA Student Guide NCAA Student Resources NAIA Student Resources NAIA Student Guide NAIA Student Resources SD College Prep Search For Majors at SD Post Secondary Schools SDMylife.com SD University System Prospective Students

23 QUESTIONS Thanks for coming:


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