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1 Urbana High School Curriculum Orientation

2 5/9/2015 Agenda  The UHS day  Graduation Requirements  Requirements and Electives  Courses  Activities  Registering for next year  Curricular Showcase (in Commons)

3 5/9/2015 The UHS Day  Everyone starts at 8:00 a.m.  Closed lunch hour and study support for all 9th and 10th graders  Choice 8 period day encouraged for all students  Study halls only for seniors  Students run on individual schedules, not teams

4 5/9/2015 Study Support and Teams  Study Support: All 9th and 10th graders have 25 minutes of this classroom time before or after their lunch. Small groups of students. Academic help is available.  Teams: All 9th and 10th graders are on a team. These numbered teams (no names) are actually teams of teachers with "in common" students. Teams serve as both support and "connection" for students.

5 5/9/2015 ALS: Academic Learning Support  Required for many 9th - 11th graders but an option for all.  Credited/graded class.  25 minutes of support for the student's math class  25 minutes of support for English or other subjects  Students receiving D or F in Math or English at the marking periods may be moved out of an elective and into ALS during the semester.

6 5/9/2015 Graduation Requirements CurriculumRequired Semesters  Academic Learning Support0-6  Composition 92  World Studies – Social Science2  World Studies – English2  American Studies – Social Science2  American Studies – English2  Senior English2  American Government1  Consumer Education1 (or pass proficiency test)  Mathematics 6  Science4 (2 physical science/2 life science)  Health1 (replaces 1 semester of PE)  Art/Music/Foreign Language2 or Vocational Education  Physical Education7 (1 each semester enrolled)

7 5/9/2015 Graduation Requirements 2011 CurriculumRequired Semesters  Academic Learning Support0-6  Composition 92  World Studies – Social Science2  World Studies – English2  American Studies – Social Science2  American Studies – English2  American Government1  Consumer Education1 (or pass proficiency test)  Mathematics6  Science4 (2 physical /2 life science)  Health1  Art/Music/Foreign Language2 or Vocational Education  Physical Education7

8 5/9/2015 New Courses at UHS  Personal Fitness via Strength & Conditioning (1 semester, repeatable)  British Literature (2 semesters)  American History in Film and Music (expanded from 1 to 2 semesters)

9 5/9/2015 English Requirements  2 semesters of Composition 9 in 9th grade  2 semesters of World Studies -English in 10th grade  2 semesters of American Studies -English in 11th grade  2 semesters of English for 12th grade (For class of 2012 forward) *AP Prep Comp 9 *=weighted *AP Prep World Studies-Eng*AP Prep Am Studies-Eng*AP Lit and Comp Composition 9World Studies-EngAmerican Studies-Eng Literature and Comp, British Literature or Writer's Workshop

10 5/9/2015 English Electives  Drama  Journalism #  Speech  Yearbook #  British Literature # Second-year students my take a weighted option

11 5/9/2015 Mathematics Requirements  6 semesters *AP Prep Algebra*AP Prep Alg II*AP Prep Geometry*AP Prep Pre-Calc/Trig *AP Calculus AB or *AP Calculus BC Algebra IAlgebra IIGeometry Pre-Calc/Trig or Coll Algebra or Stats w/ Financial Applic. *AP Calc AB or *AP Prep PreCalc/Trig or Pre-Calc/Trig or Stats w/ Financial Applic. 8th Grade Math Algebra IAlgebra IIGeometry Pre-Calc/Trig or College Algebra The following chart reflects the general course sequence. It is highly recommended that the student take the Summer Bridge prior to any move to an AP Prep course. *=weighted course

12 5/9/2015 Mathematics Electives  Summer Math Bridge  Summer Algebra Preparations  Transitions in Math  Statistics with Financial Applications  College Algebra  Pre-Calculus/Trig  *AP Prep Pre-Calc/Trig  *AP Calculus AB  *AP Calculus BC Note: There will be some variation depending on where a student starts the math sequence.

13 5/9/2015 Science Requirements  2 semesters of life science (Biology or *AP Prep Biology)  2 semesters of physical science (Integrated Physical Science or *AP Prep Chemistry) *AP Prep Biology *=weighted course *AP Prep Chemistry Physics *Anatomy & Physiology *AP Prep Physics *AP Chemistry *AP Biology Earth & Space Sci. *AP Biology *AP Chemistry *AP Physics C *Anatomy & Physiology Earth & Space Sci. Biology Integrated Physical Science or *AP Prep Chemistry Chemistry *AP Prep Chemistry Earth & Space Science *Anatomy & Physiology *AP Prep Physics Physics *AP Prep Physics Earth & Space Science *Anatomy & Physiology *AP Biology *AP Chemistry

14 5/9/2015 Science Electives  Chemistry  Earth and Space Science  *AP Prep Chemistry  *Anatomy and Physiology  Physics  *AP Prep Physics  *AP Biology  *AP Chemistry  *AP Physics C Note: There will be some variation depending on where a student starts the science sequence.

15 5/9/2015 Social Science Requirements  2 semesters of World Studies-SS (10 th Gr)  2 semesters of American Studies-SS (11 th Gr) or AP U.S. History (11 th or 12 th Gr)  1 semester of American Government (Any Gr) Am. Gov't. *AP Prep World Studies American Government *=weighted course *AP Prep American Studies or *AP U.S. History American Government Am. Gov't. World Studies American Government American Studies or *AP U.S. History American Government Am. Gov't. The following chart reflects the course sequence for required courses. American Government is required but does not have a designated year of enrollment.

16 5/9/2015 Social Science Electives  African-American Studies  Ancient/Medieval World History #  Modern World History #  American History in Film & Music #  +Economics  +*AP Economics  *AP U.S. History  *AP Comparative Government  Sociology  Psychology # + meets consumer education requirement #weighting optional for grades 10-12

17 5/9/2015 Physical Educ. Requirements  :  9 th grade = 1 semester of Physical Education 9 # ; 1 semester of Health  10 th grade = 1 semester of PE 10 w/ Driver Ed; 1 semester PE 10  All:  4 semesters of Physical Education  Option: Personal Fitness via Strength & Conditioning  May be taken in place of PE 9, 10, or  May be repeated # School PE uniform required Health P. E. 9 P.E. 10 (Driver Ed) P.E. 10 P.E

18 5/9/2015 Special Education/ Support Services  Co-Taught Courses: Taught in the regular ed classroom with a special education teacher who assists with any needed academic or behavioral accommodations.  Instructional Courses: Taught by special education teachers, these courses are aligned to meet core requirements and some electives.

19 5/9/2015 Special Education/ Support Services  Educational Support Class: This is a combination of teaching students better study skills and assisting them with daily work from classes.  The Learning Center: Available each period as a “drop in” room for students who receive special education services and need assistance with tests and/or coursework during the the time they are scheduled in general education class.

20 5/9/2015 Electives are for…  Enhancing core courses  “Rounding Out” the educational experience  Allowing for exploration and personal growth  Providing more FUN in the schedule  Meeting college entrance requirements  Filling the needed credits for graduation

21 5/9/2015 Agriculture  Basic Mechanics and Construction Technology  Advanced Construction and Technology I  Advanced Construction and Technology II  Advanced Mechanics and Technology I  Advanced Mechanics and Technology II  Environmental Science

22 5/9/2015 Applied Technology  Intro Industrial Tech/Energy & Transport.  Electronics, Communication, and Production  Auto Mechanics 1, 2, 3-4  Drafting and Computer Aided Drafting 1-2 # # Weighting optional

23 5/9/2015 Art  Art 1  Honors Art 1  Art 2  Art 3 # (Drawing, Painting, Sculpture & Pottery)  *AP Studio Art (Drawing, 2-D Design)  Photographic Arts  Advanced Photographic Arts #  Multimedia and Website Creations  Digital Imaging # Weighting optional

24 5/9/2015 Business  Computerized Keyboarding I and II  Accounting 1A & 1B  +Business, Criminal, and Family Law #  +Personal Finance  Entrepreneurship  Word Processing  Desktop Publishing/Microsoft Excel-- Spreadsheets + meets consumer education requirement # Weighting optional

25 5/9/2015 Cooperative Education  WECEP 1-2 (students age 14-15)  Coop 1-2 and 3-4 (students age 16 and up)  STEP (placement by IEP)

26 5/9/2015 Family & Consumer Science  Child Development  Adv. Child Devel.  Food and Meal Preparation  +Independent Living  Introduction to Clothing  Housing and Home Furnishings  Parenting  Adult Living and Resource Management + meets consumer education requirement

27 5/9/2015 Foreign Language  French #  German #  Spanish # # 3rd, 4th, and 5th year courses are weighted

28 5/9/2015 Information Technology  Programming in C++  *Advanced Seminar * Weighted course

29 5/9/2015 Interdisciplinary Studies  Executive Internship Program

30 5/9/2015 Music  Music Theory  Band (Symphonic Band #, Wind Ensemble #, Wind Symphony #, Tiger Marching Band)  Choir (UHS Singers, Concert Choir #, & Honors Choir # )  Orchestra (Symphonic Orchestra # & Chamber Orchestra # ) # Students in grades have a weighted option

31 5/9/2015 Dual Credit Program  Juniors and Seniors age 16 and qualifying GPA  Take college-level courses at Parkland or at UHS  See counselor for more details

32 5/9/2015 School Sponsored Activities DramaticsThespiansYearbook MulticulturalVCRsNewspaper Math TeamInteractLiterary FFAArtSenate Humanities Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Honor Society Foreign Language Clubs

33 5/9/2015 Varsity Athletics Baseball Basketball Golf Soccer Football Cross Country Cheerleading Softball Swimming Tennis Track Volleyball Wrestling

34 5/9/2015 Registration Info - 9 th - 11 th  Teachers will give recommendations for core course selections.  Registration is done in small group settings.  Students have a copy of their choices for parent review.  Current UHS students will register throughout February.  Student choices can be adjusted even after registration.  A printout of the student's course selections is mailed home in late spring.  Phone or your child's UHS counselor with any questions. (217)

35 5/9/2015 Registration Info - 8th Graders  Teachers will give recommendations for core course selections.  Current UMS 8th graders will register at UMS during the regular school day on Feb. 3 and 4.  Registration is done in group settings.  Students have a copy of their choices for parent review.  Student choices can be adjusted even after registration.  A printout of the student's course selections is mailed home in late spring.  Students from private middle schools need to call the Counseling Office for a registration appointment.

36 5/9/2015 To the Commons…  Join representatives of our UHS faculty for a curricular showcase in the Commons.  Counselors are available to answer questions.

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