Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2015 You must have 21 credits to graduate from Nordonia H.S. You must pass all five parts of the Ohio Graduation Test You must have met the following requirements: English4 creditsOne per year in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 Math4 creditsOne credit per year in grades 9, 10, 11, and Science3 creditsOne credit per year in grades 9, 10, and 11 (Biology, Physics or Physical Science, and Chemistry or Environmental Science.) Social Studies3 creditsWorld History, U.S. History, Government and Economics. Health½ creditOne-half credit in Grade 9 Phys. Ed.½ creditOne-fourth credit per year in grades 9 & 10 Fine Arts1 creditBand, Choir or Art Electives5 credits
Diploma with Honors Students must fulfill all but one criterion for any of the following Diplomas with Honors (Pg. 8 of Program Booklet) Diploma with HonorsCareer-Technical Diploma with Honors ENGLISH4 Units4 Units MATHEMATICS4 Units including Algebra I, Geometry4 Units including Algebra I, Geometry Algebra II or equivalent and another Algebra II or equivalent and another higher level course or a four-year sequence of courses that contain equivalent content SCIENCE4 Units including physics and chemistry4 Units including physics and chemistry SOCIAL STUDIES4 Units4 Units FOREIGN LANGUAGE3 Units including at least 2 units in each3 Units including at least 2 units in each language FINE ARTS1 UnitNot counted toward requirements CAREER-TECHNICALNot counted toward requirements4 Units of Career-Technical minimum. Program must lead to an industry recognized credential, apprenticeship, or be a part of an articulated career pathway which can lead to post secondary credit GRADE POINT AVERAGE3.5 on a 4.0 scale3.5 on a 4.0 scale ACT/SAT SCORE27 ACT / 1210 SAT27 ACT / 1210 SAT ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENTNot applicableAchieve Proficiency Benchmark established for appropriate Ohio Career-Technical Competency Assessment or equivalent.
New Courses for the 2015-2016 School Year AP English language and Composition So you want to be a Writer? Marketing I Recreational Sports and Games Dance and Exercise AP Music Theory
Complete your name and telephone information now. Circle one course in English, math, and any other required classes you may need. Fill additional periods with electives (you must pair semester electives together that are indicated with a 0.5). All students will have at least one, if not two, study hall periods. If it is absolutely necessary that you have a full schedule, you can request a full schedule of courses during online scheduling. Miss Tytko will meet with you after you submit requests to determine if your plan allows for this. Get signatures for any course that has a blank line next to it. You cannot register for IMC or Student Council without the appropriate signature indicated. Yearbook and Computer Maintenance I, II or III have an application/selection process. You will be registered for these courses once you have been selected. Mr. Killian will write in the course number for you. Please select Choir 7053 regardless of which choir you plan to participate in. Your schedule will be altered upon selection.
Include your CVCC course as part of your requests during online scheduling if you are taking the second year of a program. Be sure to include the additional course, if indicated. List 3 alternate elective choices in the event you are closed out of your first choices. Use the spaces in the bottom box to ensure you have requested enough courses. Remember to pair semester courses on the same line. You will use this portion of the form during online scheduling so be sure to copy course numbers carefully. Use your Program Booklet to research class information. You and your parent must sign the bottom. It will be returned to you if you do not have both signatures. Submit completed forms to your English teacher on Tuesday, Feb 18th. Students that take English at CVCC will submit their completed forms to Mrs. Maxwell.
Schedule Changes/Dropping Classes Once schedule requests have been submitted, students and parents may elect to change a student’s schedule for the next school year only before the first day of school. After the start of the school year, changes will only be made if: 1. There is a scheduling conflict that cannot be resolved. 2. Changes necessitated by failures. 3. Satisfactory completion of a course in summer school. 4. A technical error was made in the process of scheduling the student’s requests. SCHEDULE CHANGES AFTER THE SCHOOL YEAR HAS BEGUN ARE NOT PERMITTED.
All students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses are required to take the national exams given at Nordonia High School in May. College credit may be granted upon successful completion of these exams. The college which the student attends awards credit. Check with your individual college on its credit granting policies. Costs for each test given are approximately $90 per test. Exam fees will be added to your fee account upon enrollment in the A.P. class. Advanced Placement Testing
College Credit Plus College Credit Plus replaces Ohio’s Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program and all alternative dual enrollment programs previously governed by Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3365. The program permits college-ready students, grades 7-12, who qualify for college admission and receive state funding to participate. The bill establishes guidelines and procedures for enrolling 7-12 grade students in the program. The postsecondary institutions to which this option program applies are state-assisted colleges or universities. The legislation requires school districts to inform students and their parents of this program on an annual basis. Interested students and their parents must attend a mandatory presentation every school year in February and inform the High School Guidance Department by March 30 of their intent to participate in the College Credit Plus program. Detailed information is available in the Guidance Office.
Summer School There are many options with regard to summer school. See your counselor for more information if you fail a course this year. Do not push a failed course to your senior year! If you have not passed all sections of the OGT, you should explore options for taking the test in summer school.
Reminders! Yearbook – Application/selection process. Mr. Killian will provide the scheduling number once you receive his recommendation. IMC – Do not register for this course unless you have a signature from Mrs. Wojtecki. Choir – Register for Choir 7053. Your schedule will be adjusted upon selection by Mr. Pickering whether you audition for Symphonic Chorale or participate in Men’s or Women’s Chorus.
STUDENT COUNCIL Openings for 10 th – 12 th grades MAY be available each year depending on students not returning. See the advisor (Mrs. Dressig)for further information. An interview will need to take place prior to final scheduling. Her signature is required on your Academic Scheduling Worksheet in order to register for this class. This is an important commitment/responsibility to serving your school.
Computer Maintenance & Repair I, II, III The Computer Maintenance & Repair I program will be a study-oriented course based on earning CompTIA A+ certification. In this course the student will take apart a computer, identify parts, be able to assemble a computer, and practice using different operating systems. Students will also explore the topics of system files, general maintenance, networking, configuration of hardware and software, and troubleshooting computer problems. Passing the CompTIA A+ exams will give you the A+ Certification. Earning certification is optional and must be pursued outside of the classroom. There will be some hands on application in the form of “Work Orders,” which will require you to practice the skills learned in class. However, most of the hands on application will happen within the Computer Maintenance & Repair II class. In order to be considered for this class, you must complete an application and submit it to Mr. Witschey, room 205, by February 17 th. There is a limit to the number of students that will be accepted. Applications are available in the Guidance Office or from Mr. Witschey, room 705. Do not register for this course during online scheduling unless you have completed the application process and Mr. Witschey has signed your Academic Scheduling Worksheet.
To Do List! 1.Get the required signatures from your teachers 2.Obtain parent signature 3.Return : Scheduling Worksheet -and- Senior Scheduling Worksheet Course Recommendation Waiver form (if applicable) TO YOUR ENGLISH TEACHER B Y FEBRUARY 18th You must have ALL required signatures and classes properly recommended! 4. Friday, February 20 th - Online scheduling during English class Any changes in your schedule must be made before the start of the school year.