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CLASS REGISTRATION 2015-16 Grade 8 to 9. VIEWING COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ONLINE The registration handbook is available on the Aitkin Public Schools website.

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1 CLASS REGISTRATION Grade 8 to 9

2 VIEWING COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ONLINE The registration handbook is available on the Aitkin Public Schools website

3 Go to High School – Guidance Office Registration Information and Forms tab.

4 Select “Registration Handbook”

5 Parts of the Course Description Only register for classes open to your grade! Some courses will only be offered alternate years. That will be noted here. Length of class and credit type. Be sure to put the course name and course number on your form.

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8 When filling out your worksheet: Your core classes (English, Social, and Science) have been entered for you, except Math (check with your Math teacher to see which Math course you should take) Put the Course Number and Course Name on your form, if a course has more than one number, write them all in. Put Full Year courses on a line for each quarter. Choir is a full year class. Enter Choir on a line for each quarter If you are taking both Band and Choir, enter Band/Choir on a line for each quarter Pay attention to each elective course is offered to plan your schedule If you are in a sport and substituting a quarter of PE 9/10, write PE Substitution on the form. A form signed by your coach/AD must be completed in order to receive credit. Specific criteria apply. You must fill in a class on all lines. Do NOT put “Lunch” as a class.

9 Graduation Requirements 45 semester credits Total Credits Required for the CLASS of 2019: English 9~ 4 years (8 credits) English 9 – 4 quarter credits (2 semester credits) English 10 – 4 quarter credits (2 semester credits) English 11 – 2 quarter credits (required) + 2 quarter English electives English quarter credits (required) + 2 quarter English electives *English electives – 4 total quarter credits Junior and Senior year.

10 Social Studies ~ 4 years (8 credits) Social 9 – 4 quarter credits American History – 4 quarter credits World Culture/Geography – 4 quarter credits or Approved College Social Civics quarters (1 semester) or College Civics Economics quarters (1 semester) or College Economics Mathematics ~ 3.5 years (7 credits) Algebra I - 4 quarter credits (2 semester credits) Geometry or Basic Geometry – 4 quarter credits (2 semester credits) Intro to Statistics/Statistics – 2 quarter credits (1 semester credit) Algebra II or Basic Algebra II – 4 quarter credits (2 semester credits) See your math teacher before you fill out your registration form to find out which math classes you should register for. Graduation Requirements, cont.

11 Science ~ 3 years (6 credits) Physical Science 9 – 4 quarter credits (2 semester credits) Biology 10 – 4 quarter credits (2 semester credits) Chemistry or Physics – 4 quarter credits (2 semester credits) Physical Education/Health ~ 1.5 years (3 credits) Physical Education 9/10 – 4 quarter credits (2 semester credit) Health – 2 quarter credits (1 semester credit) Fine Arts ~ 1 year (2 credits) 4 quarter credits (2 semester credits) Elective Credits (11 credits) 22 quarter credits (11 semester credits) Graduation Requirements, cont.

12 Band/Choir Band and Choir will again be offered the same period. You can take band or choir or both. They will count as one year long elective. Both of these courses are a FULL YEAR commitment. A signature from you and your parent will be required to signify that you understand and agree to this policy - you will not be able to drop this course at any point next year.

13 Additional Information You must plan well for the entire year because courses you choose during spring registration will be FINAL. Certain electives will only be offered if there are sufficient students enrolled to warrant the formation of a class. Please discuss your course choices with your parent(s)/guardian(s) before completing your registration form. Once your schedule has been finalized this Spring, there should be no need to change your schedule. However, if a situation should arise in which a schedule change is needed, you will need to obtain a DROP/ADD Form from the Guidance Office and get the signatures of both teachers, AND a parent or guardian signature, before the schedule change will be made.

14 REMINDER: When filling out your registration worksheet, remember to put the course number AND name on your form. This will speed up the registration process. You must choose 1 alternate class for each quarter and list them on your registration form. Do not use classes that have already been listed in your regular requests. If you do not choose alternates – we will do it for you. It is important you make your choices carefully and return your registration form by the due date.

15 PLEASE NOTE: It is YOUR responsibility to know what you need for graduation and to make sure that you are scheduled for those classes. The Guidance Office is here to help you with this process. You may make an appointment at any time to go over your transcript and schedule.

16 Your signed registration must be returned to Ms. Pearson by: Registration Form Due Date Thursday March 5, 2015

17 THANK YOU! If you have any questions, see Ms. Husom before the registration deadline.


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