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Class of 2018 Course Selection Deb Castinado Academic Counselor Barb Bruns College Counselor Ellen White Registrar
One semester down…… 7 more semesters to complete for graduation! 5 more before you apply for college!! Are you aware of all the opportunities at STA? Lets talk!!
What is our goal tonight? 1. To look at your transcript for the first time. 2. To review graduation requirements. 3. To learn about all the opportunities available as a Sophomore. 4. To choose classes and complete your course selection worksheet.
High School Transcripts Official document that records each course you take per semester with your grade and credit earned. 67% and up receive credit (.5) 66% and below will not receive credit (.0) Honors courses +5% added in GPA calculation Semester GPA is calculated after every semester Cumulative GPA will change after every semester Work in Progress= classes currently taking Grad Requirements= progress towards graduation in each required subject area.
Service Hours Reminder Freshman = 20 hours of service 15 Corporal works + 5 Non Corporal Due by April 15 Turn forms in to your Theology teacher Forms found online under Catholic Outreach Grade is P or F =.25 credit for a P Contact Mr. Best &/your Theology teacher
Graduation requirements 4 credits (8 semesters) Theology English 3 credits Math (4 suggested) Science Social Studies 3 World Language 3 Modern World Language ~or~ 1 Latin + 2 Modern World Language 1 credit Computer Technology Fine Arts Physical Education Catholic Outreach (service hours) ½ Credit Speech 3.5 Credits Electives 27 credits needed for Graduation.
Course selection sheet Take out your course selection worksheet and confirm it has your name on the sticker. We will step by step discuss each course option and then you will choose it by circling it or writing in the course number. Use the Sophomore Course Availability Sheet as a quick guide.
Please remember It is important to choose your course selections with accuracy. Important decisions are made due to your selections! Stay committed, you know you can do it!
Rule of Thumb to Pick Courses 1. Always check the prerequisites needed for a course before you select it from the Program of Studies book and your teacher recommendation. 2. Recommendations are viewed on Skyward under the Schedule, Courses 2015-16 tab. 3. Honors courses will set you on your way for potential college credit if recommended.
Theology (4 credits to graduate) Freshmen 2 semesters of Freshman Theology Sophomores 10A- Christ’s Mission in the Church 10B- Sacraments and Prayer Juniors 11 A- Morality 11B- Theology of the Body Seniors Faith and Reason Pick one- World Religions, Social Justice, Church History, Christian Lifestyles
Theology class completed Note that both sophomore theology classes have already been selected for you Theology 10 A #80295 Theology 10 B #80285
English (4 credits) ( Honors optional) English 1 Comp 1 or J-Comp Comp 2 or Creative Writing World Lit American Lit or American Media/Culture English 4
Choose your English class now Comp 1Honors Comp 1 #30215#30205 J Comp 1Honors J Comp 1 #30225# 30203 **at least an 80 % in English for J Comp World LitHon World Lit #30235#30206 All Honors courses require summer reading!!
Multimedia News or Yearbook?? You must take the following for the prerequisites: Journalistic Composition Desktop Publishing (suggested)
Choose your science class now Earth & Space Science goes to Biology Biology goes to Chemistry or Honors Chemistry Honors Chemistry prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology AND minimum of Honors Algebra 1. See recs on Skyward.
Physical Education P.E. 9 P.E. 10 Advanced P.E. Weight Training 1 Weight Training 2
Choose a P.E. course now Girls P.E. 10 #50215 Boys P.E. 10 #50275
Math (3 credits) **Starting point 8 th grade Math Algebra 1 Honors Alg. 1 Honors Algebra 1/ Honors Geometry Practical Geometry Geometry Honors Geometry Honors Geometry & Algebra 2 Algebra 2 Honors Algebra 2 College Algebra/Trig *CC Algebra 3/ Trig Honors Pre-Calculus / Trig *CC Honors Statistics *CC Honors College Calculus 1 *CC Honors College Calculus 2 *CC
Choose your math class now Typically… Algebra 1 goes to Geom or Prac Geom Honors Algebra 1 goes to Hon Geom Honors Geom goes to H Alg 2 H Alg 1/H Geom goes to H Alg 2 H Geom/H Alg 2 goes to H Pre-Calc Please note recommendations by your teacher on Skyward.
Honors Mathematics Courses Prerequisite: Generally students should have a minimum grade of 86% in a preceding honors class or a minimum grade of a 94% in a regular class before enrolling in honors class.
Social Studies (3 credits; World History at least 1 semester, American History, Economics and Government) World History Honors World History Geography *Odd years Sociology 11-12 Honors American History American History 11 Psychology 11-12 American Government 12 Economics 12
Choose your Social Studies class ( if needed) World History #70151 Honors World History #70103 One semester must be taken for KS State Dept. of Ed requirements another SS elective can complete the credit. Can be taken in grade 9 or 10
World Language (3 credits to graduate) The modern world languages offered are French, German and Spanish Latin 1Modern 1Modern 2 Modern 1Modern 2 Modern 3 *CC Optional Modern 4
Choose your world language class now Basic Latin to Survey of World Languages Latin 1 to Modern Language 1 Honors Latin 1 to Modern Language 1 French 1 ▫ #4121 German 1 ▫ #5111 Spanish 1 ▫ #7121 Honors Spanish 1 ▫ #7102
Drama & Theater Stagecraft Adv. Stagecraft Adv. DramaActing 1 Introduction to Theater
Visual Arts Foundations in ArtDesign Drawing or Painting Advanced Drawing & Painting 1 Advanced Drawing & Painting 2 Portfolio Prep CeramicsCeramics 2Senior Art
Music Chorale Jazz Band Zero hour Choir- See Mr. Heidesch Band- See Mr. Burgess Show Choir Zero hour Audition required Concurrent enrollment Chamber Choir Band Concert Choir
Consider a Fine Arts class now Foundations in Art ▫ #1115 Introduction to Theater ▫ #3165 Acting I ▫ #3275 Drafting #20311 Interior Design # 10335 c Chorale ▫ #3111 Concert Choir (per audition) ▫ #3121 Chamber Choir (per audition) #3122 Show Choir (per audition) ▫ Zero Hour ▫ #3151 Girls Show Choir (per audition) #3152 Band #3211 Jazz Band (per audition) ▫ Zero Hour ▫ #3281
Technology (1 credit) Technology Apps Digital Creative Apps Basic Programming Desktop Publishing Fundamentals of Web Design Video Creation Summer options
Consider a technology class now *Technology Applications *Digital Creative Apps Desktop Publishing Web Design Basic Programming Video Creation
Other Electives: Drafting (1 credit) Foods 1 Clothing 1 Foundation of Art Intro to Theatre Acting 1 Interior Design Geography (odd years)
Choose an alternate Pick a course from your selection sheet that you would be willing to take if one of your course did not fit.
Total credits =7 Add up your credits to confirm you have a minimum of 7 credits. If adding a zero hour both semesters = 8 credits
Summer school options We are offering this summer: ▫ Speech (AM) ▫ Technology Applications (AM) ▫ Web Design (PM) ▫ World History- Sem 1 (AM) Schedules will be posted on website
NEXT STEP 1. COMPLETE COURSE SELECTION WORKSHEET at home. 2. BRING TO LAB TO ENROLL ONLINE NEXT week in Theology class. 3. PARENTS SIGN FINAL COMPUTER PRINT OUT AND RETURN TO ACADAMIC COUNSELING If adding credits over summer please note on your final print out.
Remember 4 things = SUCCESS 1. Pray every day for Christ to work through you to know your gifts and use them for His glory! 2. Strong academic course work to the best of your ability. 3. Activities & leadership at school and/or outside school 4. Community Service above and beyond We are proud to be called Saints!!
Core Character Strengths = Optimal well being 1. Curiosity 2. Grit 3. Gratitude 4. Optimism 5. Self- Control 6. Social Intelligence 7. Zest
2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”