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2014-2015 School Year. High School Administration Mr. Jeffrey Hughes - High School Principal Seniors Mr. Joshua Weitzel - High School Assistant Principal.

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1 2014-2015 School Year

2 High School Administration Mr. Jeffrey Hughes - High School Principal Seniors Mr. Joshua Weitzel - High School Assistant Principal and Assistant Athletic Director Freshmen Mr. Christopher Fultz - High School Assistant Principal Sophomores and Juniors

3 High School Counselors Ms. Locker - Students with last names A-G Mr. Iezzi - Students with last names H-M Mrs. Brown - Students with last names N-Z Miss Hackett - College Advisor

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5 Graduation Project Students in the Classes of 2015 and 2016 must successfully complete a graduation project as outlined by Manheim Central School District The project begins in the freshman year and is completed by the junior year Students are assigned to homerooms to help guide them through the process Students will complete a project based upon job shadowing or community service Mr. Brothwell - Graduation Project Coordinator 664-8555 Link to the Graduation Project website can be found on the high school home page

6 Keystone Exams In addition to the graduation requirements defined by Manheim Central School District Policy 217, students must now demonstrate a level of proficiency on end-of-course exams, titled Keystone Exams. Starting with the Class of 2017 these assessments will be a mandatory State requirement for graduation. Members of the Class of 2015 and 2016 must take the Keystone Exams. Per the graduation requirements defined by Manheim Central School District, students must be proficient in both Algebra I and Literature to earn a Manheim Central High School diploma. The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has developed a project based assessment (PBA) that is aligned with the modules of each Algebra I, Biology, or Literature Keystone Exams for students who are unable to demonstrate proficiency on a Keystone Exam or Keystone Exam module. Successful completion of a project based assessment (PBA) aligned to the Keystone Exam or Keystone Exam module on which the student did not demonstrate proficiency shall satisfy the Keystone Exam graduation requirements.

7 PSAT Testing Test is administered at Manheim Central High School Test is given in October on the Wednesday test date PSAT is given only once a year The district requires all sophomores to take the PSAT Helps to familiarize students with standardized tests It is recommended that juniors take the PSAT a second time Helps to prepare students for the SAT Qualifies the student for the National Merit Scholarships Cost of test is approximately $15.00 Sign-ups are announced on the high school announcements When students receive their PSAT scores they will receive a password for a College Quick Start account

8 SAT and ACT Testing College board recommends that students take the SAT for the first time during the spring of their junior year Many students take the SAT’s more than one time How a school interprets scores varies by individual schools Signing up for SAT’s is done on the internet at www.collegeboard.org www.collegeboard.org Must create a College Board account Save your username and password somewhere safe Students who qualifiy for free and reduced lunch may attain an SAT fee waiver from their school counselor Question of the Day Register for the ACT at www.act.orgwww.act.org Colleges accept either test

9 Dual Enrollment Opportunities Manheim Central offers Humanities, Agriculture Sales and Marketing, Project Lead The Way courses: Introduction to Engineering, Principles of Engineering, Civil Engineering and Architecture, and Aerospace Engineering Courses are taught at Manheim Central but students have the opportunity to earn college credit The district has dual enrollment agreements with Harrisburg Area Community College, Lebanon Valley College, Millersville, Clarion University, Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. Students have the opportunity to take a college course Opportunity to take the course is dependent upon the student’s schedule Student must pay for the course

10 Lancaster County Career and Technology Center (LCCTC) Students may elect to go to LCCTC during their senior year Students must complete an application that will be reviewed by the LCCTC to determine acceptance www.lcctc.org

11 2014-2015 School Year

12 Grading Scale For the purpose of calculating class rank and honor roll, letter grades earned will be converted to the following numerical equivalents. PercentageGradeNumerical Equivalent 100-94A4.0 93-90A-3.67 87-89B+3.33 83-86B3.00 80-82B-2.67 77-79C+2.33 73-76C2.00 70-72C-1.67 67-69D+1.33 63-66D1.00 60-62D-0.67 59 and belowF0.00

13 Course Weighting Class of 2015 and 2016 Only AP courses and College in the High School courses will be weighted 1.4 weighting Class of 2017 and 2018 AP courses 1.3 weighting Core curriculum Honors courses 1.2 weighting College in the High School 1.2 weighting World Language level 3 and 4 1.2 weighting

14 Graduation Requirements Course Required Credit Earnings Class of 2015Class of 2016Class of 2017 & 2018 English Language Arts4 Credits Mathematics4 Credits Social Studies3 Credits Science3 Credits Physical Education1.5 Credits (3 Classes) 9 th Grade Course(s) 1 Credit (Nutrition, Technology Systems, Agriculture Exploration, and Life Essential Art) 0.5 Credit Ecology, Environment, and Engineering Computer Application0.5 Credit 0.5 Credit or Test Out of Microsoft Office 2010 Health0.5 Credit 10 th Grade Course(s) 1 Credit (Careers, 10 th Gr Life Essentials Music, and Personal Financial Management) 0.5 Credit (Careers and 10 th Gr Life Essentials Music) 0.5 Credit Humanities Family Consumer Science 0.5 Credit (FCS Connections) Elective Courses9 Credits9.5 Credits10 Credits

15 Sample 9 th grade schedule Semester 1 (August – January) Semester 2 (January – June) Term 1 Term 2 Block Term 3 Term 4 Physical Science 1 EEE Elective EEE Elective Microsoft Physical Office Education Office Education2 9 th grade Language Arts Math (Concepts, Alg 1 or 2) 3 American History Elective (Examples: chorus, intro to ag mech, language) 4Elective

16 Credit Values 9 week course - 0.5 credit Marking period 18 week course - 1 credit Semester

17 Prerequisites

18 Changing Levels To move up levels, students must: Meet the prerequisites for the course outlined in the curriculum guide Parent/Guardian’s signature on course selection sheet Levels will not be changed if these steps are not followed If the student does not meet the prerequisites for the course The student cannot change levels without having a parent/guardian sign a course override sheet The student must see their counselor for an override sheet

19 What if I haven’t had the class long enough to make a decision? Sign up for the level you are currently in In the late spring, review the curriculum guide and the prerequisites for the course The student should make an appointment with their counselor to make the change If the student does not meet the prerequisite for the course the student and parent will need to fill out a course override form

20 Advanced Placement Courses Students enrolled in an AP course will have option of taking the AP Test The district no longer pays for the AP exam Students selecting to take an AP exam will need to pay for the test Students will be reimbursed for the cost of test if they score a 3, 4, or 5 on the exam

21 Summer Reading/Assignments Honors Language Arts and AP English Honors Social Studies and AP Government

22 Required 9 th Grade Courses All students must schedule a minimum of 8 credits 1 credit English Language Arts 0.5 credit Physical Education 1 credit Mathematics 1 credit Science 1 credit Social Studies 0.5 credit Microsoft Office 2010 0.5 credit of Environment, Ecology and Engineering 2.5 credits of Electives

23 Required 10 th Grade Courses All students must schedule a minimum of 8 credits 1 credit English Language Arts 0.5 credit Physical Education 0.5 credit Health 1 credit Mathematics 1 credit Science 1 credit Social Studies 0.5 credit of Humanities 2.5 credits of electives

24 Required 11 th Grade Courses All students must schedule a minimum of 8 credits 1 credit English Language Arts 0.5 credit Physical Education 1 credit Mathematics 1 credit Science 1 credit Social Studies 0.5 credit F.C.S. Connections 3 credits of electives

25 12 th Grade Required Courses All students must schedule a minimum of 8 credits 1 credit of English Language Arts 1 credit of Mathematics 6 credits of electives

26 9 th Grade English Language Arts 0205 - Honors 9 th Grade Language Arts 0206 - 9 th Grade Language Arts, Lvl 1 0208 - 9 th Grade Language Arts, Lvl 2 0203/0204 - 9 th Grade Language Arts, Lvl 2 Part 1 and 2

27 9 th Grade Mathematics 0406 - Algebra I, Part 1* 0407 - Algebra I, Part 2* 0409 - Algebra I 0416 - Algebra II, 9 th Grade 0410 - Geometry* 0411 - Honors Geometry*

28 9 th Grade Science 0550 - Honors 9 th Grade Physical Science* 0551 - 9 th Grade Physical Science, Lvl 1* 0552 - 9 th Grade Physical Science, Lvl 2 0560 - Environment, Ecology and Engineering 0511 - Honors Biology I* (elective)

29 9 th Grade Social Studies 0601 - Honors American History II* 0602 - American History II, Lvl 1 0603 - American History II, Lvl 2 0636 - Pennsylvania Studies (elective) This class cannot count as a required Social Studies course but can be taken as an elective

30 9 th Grade Wellness and Fitness 0324 - Intro to Physical Education Required 9 th grade Physical Education course 0330 - Ball Games (for music students only) 0341 - Wellness: A Guide To Fitness* – this course requires a nurse or Physical education teacher recommendation

31 9 th Grade Business Electives 0808 - Introduction to Business 0828 - Stock Market Investing 0842 - Careers and Your Money

32 9 th Grade Computer Education Courses 0904 - Microsoft Office 2010 9 th Grade students are required to take 0904 0906 - Advanced Microsoft Word 2010 0910 - Advanced Microsoft Excel 2010 0915 - 21 st Century Skills for Success

33 9 th Grade Agriculture Electives 1410 - Honors Agriculture Science 1 1411 - Agriculture Science 1 1430 - Honors Ag Mechanics 1 1431 - Agriculture Mechanics 1

34 9th Grade Music Electives 1312/1322 - Concert Band 1314/1322 - Orchestra 1360/1361/1322 - Choir & Band 1370/1372/1322 - Choir & Orchestra 1381/1382/1322 - Band & Orchestra 1390/1391/1392/1322 - Choir, Band, & Orchestra 1310 - Concert Choir 1323 - Choir, Semester 2 1321 – Chansodie*

35 9 th Grade Music Electives Continued 1330 - Music Technology May count as Humanities requirement 1332 - Arts Connection May count as Humanities requirement 1334 - Musical Theater May count as Humanities requirement

36 9 th Grade Technology Education and Engineering Electives 1209 - Digital Design/Print Media 1217 - Digital Photography 1218 - Energy, Power & Control 1220 - Transportation Systems 1221 - Materials and Production Tech 1232 - Intro to Electronic Media 1250 - PLTW-IED (Introduction to Engineering Design)* 1255 - PLTW-POE (Principles of Engineering)*

37 9 th Grade Art Electives 0724 - Drawing and Painting 1 May count as Humanities requirement 0725 - Drawing and Painting 2* 0733 - Computer Art – Graphic Design 0753 - Computer Art – Animation 0734 - Computer Art 2* 0748 - Ceramics 1 May count as Humanities requirement 0749 - Ceramics 2* 0755 - Sculpture 1 0756 - Sculpture 2*

38 9 th Grade World Language Electives World Language Electives require English Language Arts teacher recommendation 1010 - French I 1018 - German I 1026 - Spanish I

39 9th Grade Family and Consumer Sciences Electives 1112 - Personal Financial Management 1114 - Foods I 1125 - Survival 101 1131 - Contemporary Fashion

40 Learning Support 1812A - Skills For Living 1814A - Vocational Math 1815A - Vocational English 1918A - English 1926A - Mathematics 1930A - Science 1935A - Social Studies 1919A/1925A - English and Mathematics, Full Year 0843 - Careers and Your Money

41 Academic Language Acquisition 2100 - Academic Language Acquisition, Fall A 2101 - Academic Language Acquisition, Spring A 2102 - Academic Language Acquisition, Fall B 2103 - Academic Language Acquisition, Spring B

42 Ranking Electives and Choosing Alternates Rank 3 of your electives (circled on sheet) beginning with your least favorite. These are the courses that we will consider dropping first when resolving course conflicts. Least favorite to favorite List 3 alternate courses that will be used to resolve a schedule conflict. Do Not Circle the Alternates on Your Sheet.

43 Lunch Schedule Lunch is scheduled during 3 rd block Four different lunch periods a day

44 Advisories Enrichment Assigned based on standardized testing results Assigned based on student selection Homeroom Assigned by grade and alphabet Contact person for graduation project

45 Course Selection Due Dates Signed course selection worksheets due: Friday, February 28, 2014 in the Guidance Office Students who do not turn in a course selection sheet will have their courses selected for them. Courses will not be changed for students who do not complete the process.

46 Final Course Selection Deadline Last day to make course selection changes: Thursday, July 24, 2014

47 School Counselor Recommendations Choose a well balanced and challenging schedule each year Select courses that build a strong academic foundation to prepare for post-secondary education and employment opportunities In addition to a strong academic schedule consider involvement in a variety of school activities Encourage your student to connect to the school and the larger community

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