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1 Oliver Ames High School Course Selection Process Grade 9 2015-2016
2 addressed to Wes Paul, Principal, OAHS. Important DatesFebruary 13-26th Grade 8 Teachers make recommendations onlineFebruary 27th- Parents and Students select courses online March 5th through student portal at https://ma-easton.myfollett.com/aspen/logon.doMarch 3rd Counselors follow-up on students in World Historyclasses to verify schedules.March 11th Printed schedules are sent home for parent approval. Due back to EMS CC by 3/20.All scheduling concerns must be submitted in writing andaddressed to Wes Paul, Principal, OAHS.June 9th Freshman Orientation at OAHS – 9 -10:30am Parent meeting at 7:00p.m.June 25th Teacher deadline for recommendation changes.
3 **** High School Graduation Requirements The Easton School Committee has set the following requirements as the minimum necessary to receive an Oliver Ames diploma1. All students must carry seven courses each year. 2. Pass four (4) years of English grades Pass three (3) years of social studies grades Pass three (3) years of science grades Pass four (4) years of math grades Pass physical education for grades 9 and 10 five days a week, with the exception of science laboratory students who must take physical education every other day and pass it. 7. Pass one (l) year of business/technology education. 8. Pass one (l) year of (one or combination of music, industrial technology, art, family and consumer sciences). 9. A total of 18 courses are required as part of the graduation requirements; students may choose 8 electives grades Complete a total of 130 credits All students must receive a passing grade according to state standards on the Massachusetts MCAS tests. This requirement is mandated by the Education Reform Law. 12. To be considered a College Preparatory graduate from Oliver Ames High School, a student must have successfully completed 2 years of a language in addition to meeting the requirements in the other areas. 13. Students may participate in graduation activities when all credit requirements are fulfilled Under exceptional circumstances or situations, requests for waivers for exceptions to these graduation requirements shall be ad-dressed to the building principal. Determinations shall be made on a case-by-case basis with priority placed on scheduling conflicts with higher-level courses. The decision of the building principal shall be final.
4 130 credits needed to graduate!! Credit AccumulationEach year-long, everyday course is worth 5 credits.*Students that took a language for two years (ie. Spanish 1A and Spanish 1B) will enter high school with 5 credits*Students that have taken Honors Algebra 1 will enter high school with 5 credits5 (credits) X 7 (courses a year) = 35130 credits needed to graduate!!35 (credits per year) X 4 (years) = 140 total credits20 (courses req. to graduate) X 5 (credits) = 100 credits140 (total credits) – 100 (required credits) = 40 flexible credits40 (flexible credits) / 5 credits = 8 Elective Courses
5 COURSE SELECTION - Grade 9 All students must select a total of 7 courses or the equivalent of 35 credits.*Core Curriculum. Students must select a course from each of these four academic areas. The additional 15 credits will be selected from the remaining areas.*ENGLISH – Course / 5 Credits*SOCIAL STUDIES – 1 Course / 5 Credits*MATH – Course / 5 Credits*SCIENCE – Course / 5 CreditsWORLD LANGUAGE – 1 Course /5 CreditsELECTIVE – 1 Course / 5 Credits(Family & Consumer Science, Music, Art, Business, Industrial Technology)*PHYS. EDUCATION – 1 Course / 5 CreditsSPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMMING 1 Course / 5 or 2.5 Credits(Resource Room, Reading)
6 OAHS - Grade 9 COURSE AVAILABILITY 2015- 2016 Core Academic Subjects Students are encouraged to select a challenging schedule and to discusscourseselections with teachers and parents!!EnglishOA 010 English 9 - HonorsOA 011 English 9 - CollegeOA 013 English 9OA 015 English 9 ModifiedOA017 Lang. Based English 9Foreign LanguageOA 411 French 1OA 412 French 2OA 431 Spanish 1OA 432 Spanish 2OA 451 Latin 1MathOA 202 Algebra IOA 201 College Algebra IOA 211 College GeometryOA 210 Honors GeometryOA 207 Lang. Based Math 9ScienceOA 390 Conceptual Physics - HonorsOA 391 Conceptual Physics - CollegeOA 393 Conceptual Physics – PrepSocial StudiesOA 190 World Cultures 2 - HonorsOA 191 World Cultures 2 - CollegeOA 193 World Cultures 2Click on “Program of Studies” for course descriptions
7 Math Sequence GRADE 8 GRADE 9 Honors Geometry Honors Algebra 1 College GeometryAlgebra 1College Algebra 1Pre-AlgebraAlgebra 1Math Mod. BLang. Based Math 9
8 Math Sequence GRADE 9 GRADE 8 Honors Geometry Honors Algebra 1 (PreReq: B or better in Honors Algebra 1)Honors Algebra 1College Geometry (PreReq: C or better in College Algebra 1)
9 College Geometry (PreReq: C or better in College Algebra 1) Math SequenceGRADE 9GRADE 8College Geometry (PreReq: C or better in College Algebra 1)Algebra 1College Algebra 1
10 Math Sequence GRADE 9 GRADE 8 College Algebra 1 (PreReq: C or better in Pre-Algebra)Pre-AlgebraAlgebra (PreReq: Passing grade in Pre-Algebra)
11 Teacher recommendation needed Math SequenceGRADE 8GRADE 9Algebra 1Math Mod. BLang. Based Math 9Teacher recommendation needed
12 Mathematics Scope & Sequence Grades 9 -12 AP Calculus ABHonorsGeometryHonorsAlgebra IIHonorsPre-CalculusHONORSAP Calculus BCELECTIVESElectiveA, BCollegeGeometryCollegeAlgebra IICollegePre-CalculusA. CollegeCalculusB. StatisticsCOLLEGECollegeGeometryCollegeAlgebra IICollegeAlgebra IIIElectiveB, DC. CollegeAlgebra IIID. Math TopicsCollegeAlgebra ICollegeGeometryCollegeAlgebra IIElectiveC, DElectiveDAlgebra IGeometryAlgebra IILanguage Based Math 9Algebra & Geometry BGeometryAlgebra IIFOUNDATIONS
13 OAHS - Grade 9 COURSE AVAILABILITY 2015 - 2016 Electives(1st choice goes to upper classmen)Business OA 534 Web Page Design OA 535 MarketingOA 531 College AccountingOA 533 Adv. Business and Personal FinanceEnglish OA 091 Writing Seminar (Full year)OA 941 Study Skills / ELL (Rec. needed)Family / Consumer OA 791 Family / Consumer ScienceSciencesFine Arts OA 801 Foundation of Art Workshop / Art 1
14 OAHS - Grade 9 COURSE AVAILABILITY 2015 - 2016 Electives Cont’dIndust. Tech. OA 601 Woodworking Tech. 1OA 611 Machine / Metal Tech. 1OA 621 Tech. DraftingOA 661 Power Tech./Small Eng. RepairMusic OA 851 Band (daily)OA 853 Orchestra (daily)OA 855 Concert Choir (daily)OA 857 Show Choir (daily / teacher rec. required)OA 883 Band / Concert ChoirOA 886 Orchestra / Concert ChoirOA 871 Music Tech. / Beginning TheoryOA 871 Into. to American Popular MusicOA 867A Guitar 1Phys. Ed. OA 911 Fitness Fund. (daily)Special Education OA 955 Academic Support - RR (6x)
15 Entering Your Course Selection on. X2 Aspen ma-easton. myfollett Entering Your Course Selection on X2 Aspen ma-easton.myfollett.com/aspen
16 To enter your requests: Log on to the Student view.Click the My Info tab.Click the Requests side-tab. The Requests page appears:
17 4. In the Primary requests box, select your requests for the different subject areas. For example , to select your request for a math course, click Select next to Math. The courses you can request appear:The Status column displays the course(s) your teachers have recommended for you. If you select a course other than the course recommended for you, your counselor is notified.
18 5. Select the checkbox in the Select column of the course(s) you want to request, and click OK. The request will now appear on your Requests page.Note: To remove a request from your Request page, click the Select checkbox again to deselect it.6. In the Notes for Counselor box, type any notes to your counselor regarding your requests. You counselor can view these notes when reviewing your requests:
19 Your requests are automatically saved after you enter them on the Requests page. Your counselor can view them anytime.7. After you complete your requests, click Post. This lets your counselor know that you are finished entering requests. If you have not selected enough courses to satisfy requirements for your academic track the system lets you know which area you need to make more requests in:Once your counselor approves your requests, you can no longer make changes to your course selections.
20 Next Step for Grade 9 Course Selection Process Review and Select courses with your parents online at ma-easton.myfollett.com/aspen by March 5th.See your Guidance Counselor for logon information to X2.