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1 Pleasant Grove High School “Where Students Build A Foundation for the Future” Welcome to the Incoming Freshman Orientation

2 Tonight’s Program Registration Dates and Times Four-Year Academic Plan 9th Grade Required Course Selection Academies and Specialized Programs Elective Course Offerings Support Services Extra-curricular Programs Preparing Students for a Successful Ninth Grade Year:

3 Contact Information Administration Position Name Address Principal Frank Lucia Head Counselor (A-Ca) Teresa Schmutte Counselor (Ce-Go) Hien Pham Counselor (Gr-Lem) Todd Hirsch Counselor (Len-O) Michelle Khayat Counselor (P-So) Michele Jimenez-Lundy Counselor (Sp-Z) Dawn Grovhoug Library Media Teacher Dany’l Van Someren School Secretary Wendy Moylen Department Chairs Activities Jeff Platt Business & Industrial Technologies Michael Young Math Lisa Bjorgum PE/Athletics Jeff Caton Performing Arts Jay DeWald Science Nancy Blaker Social Science Jorge Moreno Special Education Taigan Keplinger Visual Arts Casey Tosta World Language Danette Mora Special Programs/Academies Agricultural Science Izzy Zallo AVID Laurie Weiss CADD/Comm Academy Rebecca Roush Public Service Academy Ray Cavanagh

4 Contact Information School Loop

5 ADVOCACY To ensure that every student has at least one adult staff member that knows them well, the PGHS Advocacy Program assigns each student to a teacher who will remain together from their freshman to the senior year. The objectives of the Advocacy class are to: –Provide opportunities for all students to make connections to their school –Assist and guide students in their exploration of post-secondary college and career options –Provide students with the knowledge, skills, and resources to track their individual academic progress. The PGHS Advocacy Program:

6 9 th Grade Student Registration Dates and Times

7 9 th Grade Registration Dates and Times Albiani Middle School Students February 17th & 20 th (Course Selection during students’ 8 th Grade Science Class) New Student Enrollments Rolling Admissions If you have any questions call the PGHS Counseling Dept. at

8 Four Year Academic Plan Checklist to Graduation

9 Four-Year Academic Plan Student Worksheet

10 Four-Year Academic Plan Graduation Requirements English 40 Credits Mathematics / Science –40 Credits Math / 20 Credits Science OR –30 Credits Math / 30 Credits Science Other Math Requirements –Must pass Algebra I –Must pass 10 credits of Math in their Senior Year High School Graduation Requirements:

11 Four-Year Academic Plan Graduation Requirements Social Science - 35 credits –World Geography - 5 credits –World History - 10 credits –US History - 10 credits –Econ/Govt - 5 credits each Physical Education - 20 credits World Language / VAPA - 20 credits –20 credits of same World Language OR –10 credits World Language AND 10 credits VAPA Health - 5 credits High School Graduation Requirements – cont.:

12 Four-Year Academic Plan Graduation Requirements Speech Proficiency –Speech approved demonstrations within various classes Technology Proficiency –Computer Tech Class (or other approved tech course) Other High School Graduation Requirements Senior Portfolio –Students will receive guidance through their Advocacy and Senior English classes to complete their Senior Portfolio. High School Graduation Proficiencies:

13 Four-Year Academic Plan California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) The exam is comprised of a Language Arts and Mathematics section First attempt is in the 10th grade year Subsequent attempts occur two times per year (fall and spring). California High School Exit Exam:

14 Four-Year Academic Plan California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) –The Mathematics section includes: Algebra Geometry Statistics and probability –The Language Art section includes: Reading comprehension Written expression California High School Exit Exam:

15 9 th Grade Course Selection UC Requirements

16 UC & CSU A-G REQUIREMENTS A History/Social Science 2 years required. B English 4 years required C Mathematics 3 years required, UC- 4 recommended D Lab Science 2 years required, UC- 3 recommended E Foreign Language 2 years, UC- 3 recommended F Visual & Performing Arts 1 year required G College Preparatory Electives 1 year required UC Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra 2 Biology Chemistry Must earn grades “C” of better in “a-g” coursework.

17 9 th Grade Course Selection Required Courses

18 English –College Prep English 9 –Honors English 9* –EL English* –Language!* * Enrollment requires completion of a specialized approval process Required Courses for all 9 th Grade Students: 9 th Grade Course Selection Required Courses

19 Math –Algebra I –Algebra I Honors* –Geometry –Geometry Honors* –Algebra II –Algebra II Honors* –PreCalculus –PreCalculus Honors* * Enrollment requires completion of a specialized approval process 9 th Grade Course Selection Required Courses Required Courses for all 9 th Grade Students:

20 Physical Education –P.E. 9 Required Courses for all 9 th Grade Students: 9 th Grade Course Selection Required Courses

21 Science –Applied General Science (AG Science) –General Science –Biology * Enrollment requires completion of a specialized approval process Required Courses for all 9 th Grade Students: 9 th Grade Course Selection Required Courses

22 Social Science –World Geography (One Semester) Health –Health (One Semester) Required Courses for all 9 th Grade Students: 9 th Grade Course Selection Required Courses

23 Academies and Specialized Programs Personalizing Education for Unique Interests

24 9 th /10 th Grade Courses: –Applied General Science –Agricultural Biology 10 th /11 th Grade Courses: - Animal Anatomy & Physiology 11 th Grade Courses: - Agricultural Leadership 12 th Grade Courses: –Economics in Agriculture Course Offerings for AG Science: Academies and Specialized Programs Agricultural Sciences Program

25 CADD will give students the opportunity to use industry standard software in a hands- on environment to create three dimensional animated projects. Course Offerings in this strand include: –CADD –Engineering A –Design and Implementation –Advanced CADD Computer Aided Drafting/Design (CADD): Academies and Specialized Programs CADD/Comm Academy

26 Digital Communication will provide industry standard training to students in the fields of Digital Video Production, 3D Animation, and Web Design Course Offerings in this strand include: –Computer Tech./ Multimedia –Video Production 1 –Video Production 2 –Advance Media Production –Advance Media Production- Broadcast Digital Communications (Comm): Academies and Specialized Programs CADD/Comm Academy

27 The Public Service Academy will explore career options related to –Fire Science –Criminal Justice –Health/Medical Program Description: Academies and Specialized Programs Public Service Academy

28 The goals of AVID are to provide academic instruction and other support to underrepresented students to –Prepare them for four year university eligibility –Provide them college level entry skills –Support them in their rigorous coursework Contact person: Laurie Weiss AVID Program Description: Academies and Specialized Programs Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

29 Elective Course Offerings Broadening Horizons and Exploring Interests

30 Elective Course Offerings 9 th grade students have room for only ONE elective choice.

31 Business and Technologies –Computer Technology –Multimedia –Intermediate Computers –Web Page Design Industrial Technologies –Computer Aided Drafting/Design –Video Production I Business and Industrial Technologies: 9 th Grade Course Selection Elective Courses

32 Public Speaking I/II Yearbook (application required) Literary Publications I (School Newspaper) English: 9 th Grade Course Selection Elective Courses

33 Psychology I & II You and the Law Sports Psychology Social Science: 9 th Grade Course Selection Elective Courses

34 Instrumentals –Marching Band –Concert Band –Jazz Band –Guitar Workshop Choir –Vocal Ensemble –Concert Choir Performing Arts - Music: 9 th Grade Course Selection Elective Courses

35 Dance –Jazz Dance I and II Drama –Theater I –Drama Productions Performing Arts – Dance & Drama: 9 th Grade Course Selection Elective Courses

36 Art I Ceramics I Photography I Visual Arts: 9 th Grade Course Selection Elective Courses

37 French Japanese Spanish World Language: 9 th Grade Course Selection Elective Courses

38 Spanish 1 Spanish 2 Japanese 1 Jazz Band *Students must complete a PGHS Permission Contract as a part of their commitment to take a zero period course. Courses Offered: 9 th Grade Course Selection Zero Period Courses

39 Support Services Ensuring That ALL Students Succeed

40 Support Services Career Center 4 Year Academic/Career Planning Preparation for College Admissions College Admission Tests Career Exploration Program Scholarship and Financial Aid Assistance Services Available for all Students:

41 Extra Curricular Programs Strengthening Students’ Connection To Their School

42 Extra-curricular Programs Athletics Softball (JV, Varsity) Swimming (JV, Varsity) Tennis (Varsity) Track (JV, Varsity) Women’s Volleyball (Frosh/Soph and Varsity) Wrestling (JV, Varsity) Athletic Director Office (916) Athletic Programs offered at PGHS: Basketball (Frosh/Soph/Varsity) Cheerleading (Frosh/Soph/Varsity) Cross Country (Frosh/Soph/Varsity) Football (Frosh/JV/Varsity) Golf (Varsity) Soccer (JV, Varsity)

43 Athletics Fall Sports: Practices begin August 17, Practice times: TBD For Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Girls’ Tennis, Volleyball, Boys’ Soccer and Girls’ Golf Requirements: 2.0 GPA from previous semester report card. Physical Exam after June 1 st by an MD only (no physicals from Chiropractor or Nurse Practitioner). Physical Form must be given to the coach on August 17 th. Forms will be available in the Main Office beginning June 1 st.

44 Extra-curricular Programs Activities Clubs Link Crew Academic Competitions Conflict Mediation SAFE School Ambassadors Student Government and Leadership Programs Available for all Students:

45 Thank you for attending tonight’s program!


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