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1 Welcome to Central Dauphin Course Selection Night 2015

2 January 29, PM Central Dauphin High School 9 th, 10 th and 11 th Grades Course Selection Meeting AGENDA A. Introduction – Mr. Miller B. Naviance Overview – Mrs. Stoe C. Power Point Presentation – Ms. Baker D. Small Group Assignments/Department Speakers

3 Naviance Family Connection Connecting Learning & Life The Central Dauphin School District has selected Naviance, a comprehensive college and career readiness solution for middle and high schools that helps connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals.

4 Principal & Counselor Directory Principal by Grade Level 12 th Grade: Ms. Herb 11 th Grade: Mr. Shrader 10 th Grade: Mr. Porter 9 th Grade: Mr. Benkovic *Counselor by Grade Level 12 th Grade: Mrs. Stoe Permanent 12 th Grade: Miss Niebel 11 th Grade: Mrs. Bell 10 th Grade: Ms. Baker 9 th Grade: Miss Bielawa

5 Course Selection Time-line Feb. 2-Feb. 6 Student Meetings Feb 9 – Feb 11 Computer Lab Feb/March Students meet with counselor by request with any questions or updates by April 1. August Schedules mailed home. A letter will be mailed home with schedule change instructions

6 Requirements for Class of 2016  English4.0 Credits NOTE: May only be enrolled in a single English course in one school year. English courses must be taken sequentially.  Mathematics4.0 Credits  Science3.0 Credits  History3.0 Credits  Physical Ed.2.0 Credits  Health.5 Credits  Humanities 1.0 Credits  Electives6.0 Credits  Grad. Project.5 Credit TOTAL CREDITS24 Credits (Minimum)

7 Requirements for Class of 2017 and Beyond Beginning with the Class of 2017, students are required to score proficient or advanced on the Keystone Exams for Algebra I, Biology, and Literature to complete the requirements for graduation.

8 Credits Needed for Grade Level Promotion Credits needed to become a Sophomore: 4.5 Credits needed to become a Junior: 9.0 Credits needed to become a Senior: 14.0

9 Weighted Grades Honors Course Final Average 82 CreditX Course Weight x 1.04 Weighted Grade85.28 calculated into the student’s overall G.P.A.

10 Weighted Grades AP Course Final Average 82 CreditX Course Weight x 1.08 Weighted Grade88.56 calculated into the student’s overall G.P.A.

11 Benefits of Taking AP Courses 1.Increase college admission opportunities 2.Rich classroom experience 3.Broadens your scope of learning 4.Increases the college going culture 5.Prepares students for success in college and career 6.Opportunity to earn college credit while in high school at a fraction of the cost 7.Boosts your G.P.A. with a 1.08 multiplier 8.Improves your chances of getting scholarships

12 Summer School A student must earn at least a 40% cumulative average in a course during the school year, to be eligible for summer school. Students that receive a permanent incomplete in a course may not make it up in summer school.

13 FINE AND PRACTICAL ARTS ELECTIVES

14 Technology Education Technical Drawing Architectural Drawing Design & Automation Computer Animation Advanced CADD Engineering 1 Engineering 2 Engineering 3 Digital Comm. 1 Digital Comm. 2 T.V. Studio Production

15 Art Education  Drawing and Painting I  Drawing and Painting II  Drawing and Painting III  Three Dimensional Art I  Three Dimensional Art II  Three Dimensional Art III  Photography I  Photography II  Advanced Creative Studies (Advanced Portfolio Development

16 Family and Consumer Science  Foods and Nutrition  Life Management Skills  Family Dynamics  Child Development and Planning

17 Music Education  Music Keyboard I (1/2 credit every other day)  Music Keyboard II (1/2 credit every other day)  Guitar I (1/2 credit every other day)  Guitar II (1/2 credit every other day)  Music Theory I  AP Music Theory  Introduction to Recording and Sound (1/2 credit every other day)

18 Music Education  Introduction to Recording and Sound This is a course where students will be working with the Macintosh computers to learn how to create and edit recordings and work with live sound.

19 Music Performing Groups  Students may sign up for multiple ensembles.  Band Wind Ensemble  Percussion Percussion Ensemble  Choir Choir  Orchestra Concert Orchestra  Jazz Jazz I  Auditions for each group will be held in the spring and then students will put into specific ensembles based on ability and balanced instrumentation/ vocal part.

20 Music Performing Groups Marching Band Open to all musicians and band front. Attendance at summer band camp is required. Rehearsals outside of school day during marching season are mandatory. Mandatory participation in performances at football games, parades and competitions during the school year.

21 Thank you for coming to our annual Course Selection Night! Please enjoy our academic presentations !

22 Grade Room Assignments Current 11 th GradeCR 1 & 2 Mrs. Stoe, Miss Niebel, Mrs. Potter Current 10 th Grade ROOM 910 Mrs. Bell Current 9 th GradeAUDITORIUM Ms. Baker


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