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January 25, Feb 1 & 4 Course selection presentations February 5 7pm – Meeting for parents of 8 th grade students in PB Auditorium February– Meet with JROTC.

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1 January 25, Feb 1 & 4 Course selection presentations February 5 7pm – Meeting for parents of 8 th grade students in PB Auditorium February– Meet with JROTC reps if interested & NMTCC program aptitude testing for th graders April 26 – Verification sheets sent home with 3 rd MP report card ** Need to be returned to Mrs. Schofield only if changes need to be made June 15 – Last Day for Course Selection Changes

2 Introduction Course Selection for 9 th grade is based on: * Teacher recommendations of levels * PSSA and Keystone proficiency * Credits needed * 42 periods per cycle for classes * Elective choices

3 Credits 6 periods/ cycle = 1.0 credits 4 periods/ cycle = 0.7 credits 2 periods/ cycle = 0.3 credits 4.0 credits are needed to attain 10 th grade status. 11 credits are needed for 11 th grade. 6.9 credits is the maximum possible for 9 th

4 or 7289 (LS) 8552 Smith Berlanda Wright Gregory 4 _ _ 5 Tech school Back-ups for each Elective Course #Course name Course #Course name Teachers recommend levels Spanish 2

5 Electives ~You have 12 periods to use~ Which of these do you want? Majors- 6 period classes- You must pick one. You can pick two. Language 1 st or 2 nd year of language – you can take 2 Art – see Ms. Pearcey, Mrs. Didomizio Business – see Mrs. Beard FCS – see Mrs. Moos or Mr. Panger Technology – see Mr. Hollstein or Mr. Lorenzo Music (performing group + music tech) – see Mrs. Campbell or Mr. Neu NMTCC- 12 pds per cycle – see Mrs. Schofield JROTC- 6 pds./cycle plus another HS- see Mrs. Schofield

6 NMTCC Program (page 62) 12 periods- All of your Electives Construction Trades Construction Carpentry Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Industrial Electricity Construction Trades Cosmetology Culinary Arts Engineering & Manufacturing Computer Information Science Drafting & Design Precision Machining Robotics & Automation Welding & Fabrication Engineering & Manufacturing Floral Design and Landscaping Health and Human Services Allied Health Biotechnology Health Occupations Protective Services Health and Human Services Power & Transportation Auto & Truck Collision Repair Automotive Diesel Truck Technology Outdoor Power Equipment Retail & Distribution/Parts & Service Power & Transportation Visual Communications Commercial Art Graphic Arts Visual Communications

7 JROTC (page 6) Junior Air Force ROTC- classes and program at North Penn HS Start in 9 th grade- 4 year program Take classes- Science of Flight and either your math class or another major elective- at HS for 1 st and 2 nd period Participate in officer training, drilling and marching Show colors at local events and parades Meeting for interested students in February during lunch study

8 More Elective Choices- Minors ~these are for 2 or 4 periods Art (Ms. Pearcey, Mrs. Didomizio) Theatre (Mr. O’Brien) Exploratory Business (Mrs. Cardamone) RFA (Mrs. Campbell) FCS (Mrs. Moos) Technology (Mr. Lorenzo) Band (Mr. Neu) – 2 or 4 periods per cycle Chorus (Mrs. Campbell) – 2 or 4 periods per cycle Orchestra (Mr. Pimentel-Cedre) – 2 or 4 periods per cycle Music Tech (Mr. Neu) Tech Drawing (Mr. Hollstein) Gifted Seminar (Dr. Ward) – for students with Gifted IEP only

9 Course Card Requirements, pg 22 9 th grade schedule consists of 42 periods. English 6 periods Social Studies +6 periods Math +6 periods Science +6 periods Elective Major +6 periods (+12 for NMTCC) Phys. Ed. +2 periods Health +2 periods Computer App III +2 periods = 36 periods (42 if NMTCC) +Your Choice of Electives to get to 42 periods

10 Graduation Credits –page 4 To graduate from North Penn High School, a student needs: 4 credits in English 4 credits in Social Studies 4 credits in Social Studies 4 (or 3 credits) in Math 3 (or 4 credits) in Science 2 credits of Arts and Humanities 2 credits of Arts and Humanities 1.2 credits of Phys. Ed. 1.2 credits of Phys. Ed. 0.9 credits of Health 0.9 credits of Health 3.9 credits of Electives 3.9 credits of Electives TOTAL minimum = 23.0 credits from gr

11 Additional Graduation Requirements - pg 4 You must demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing and mathematics on the PSSA tests. Importance of 8 th grade PSSAs – it determines your courses in high school! You must be proficient on 4 Keystone Exams: Algebra Biology English Lit and Comp US History and Civics

12 Recommendations Teachers base their recommendations on your performance in class. Level 3 (co-taught), 5, 6H, or 6P Level changes from 8 th to 9 th are also based on classroom performance. Requests for level changes must be through communication between parent and teacher after verification sheets are sent home. If you want to move up a level, talk with your teacher to hear what they need to see you doing in the classroom.

13 Grade Level 4.0 Level 5.0 Level 6.0 A A B B C C D E/F Starting in 9th grade, grades in major subjects are weighted, based on the level of the course. You can find out your rank at the beginning of 10 th grade at NPHS GPA & Class Rank - page 7

14 Class rank continued … Example: In a class of 1000, the student’s total points from five major subjects are computed and an average is calculated. “A” in a 4 level or LS course = 4 points “A” in a 5 level course = 5 points “A” in a 6 level course = 6 points Your top 5 majors will count to your GPA and rank Based on their averages, students are ranked from 1 to Major subject course levels where you can maintain A’s & B’s provide the greatest opportunity for obtaining a high class rank. Higher level classes will give you more points towards your GPA – challenge yourself to take higher level classes A “B” in a 6.0 class earns you 5 quality points – the same as an “A” in a 5.0 class

15 What to Check on Course Card Teacher names are listed in the far left column. All elective course numbers are listed. 42 periods are requested. Alternate choices are on the card for major and minor elective requests!!! All cards are returned to Mrs. Schofield or your teacher today before you leave. Write your elective choices in your course selection booklet in the back 9 th grade page.

16 or 7289 (LS) 8552 Smith Berlanda Wright Gregory 4 _ _ 5 Tech school Each Elective needs a back-up Each Elective needs a Back- up Course #Course name Course #Course name Teachers recommend levels Spanish 2

17 February 5 Meeting for parents of present 8th grade students 7:00 PM Pennbrook Auditorium June 15 th Last Day for Course Selection Changes April 26 th Verification sheets sent home with report cards ~Return to Mrs. Schofield only with any changes


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