Presentation on theme: "HIGH SCHOOL 101 Begin with the end in mind… mind… It’s all about graduation!!"— Presentation transcript:
HIGH SCHOOL 101 Begin with the end in mind… mind… It’s all about graduation!!
Points to Cover Welcome and Introductions Educational Plans Educational Plans Graduation Requirements Diploma Types Focused Elective Groups College & Career Ready Athletic Eligibility Requirements Attendance Tennessee Scholars Career Academies
Educational Plan Educational Plan The Educational Plan gives you a snapshot of how to meet all requirements for graduation. The Ed Plan also addresses after graduation plans.
CoursesCreditsMinimum Requirements English4English I, II, III, IV Math4Algebra I, II, Geometry and one other math course beyond Algebra I Science3Biology I, Chemistry or Physics and a third science Social Studies 3World History and Geography, or equivalent; US History and Geography; Economics and US Government and Civics (3 years of JROTC can substitute for Government) Lifetime Wellness 1TN requirement for health and physical education Physical Education 0.5A student may take a physical education course or may substitute 66 hours of documented participation in a CMCSS school-sponsored, after-school physical activity for this requirement. Personal Finance 0.5Or 3 years of JROTC
CoursesCreditsRequirements Foreign Language22 years of the same language Fine Arts1Visual Arts, Theatre Arts, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, and Music Electives Focused Electives3From CMCSS approved list Additional Requirements
Career-Technical Education 3 credits in a state approved Program of Study (POS) – Will vary by high school Science and Math3 credits other than required Fine Arts3 credits other than required AP/Dual enrollment 3 credits other than required JROTC3 credits other than used for core substitutions Business/Computer s Transfer students may take any combination of 3 business and/ or computer courses Academic3 credits other than required in the areas of English, math, science, social studies, or foreign language TransitionStudents with an IEP may complete the series of 3 transition courses Approved Focused Elective Groups
-Small learning communities made of groups of students in a high school that take classes together -Classes are taught by a team of teachers and focus on a particular career theme -Each High School in CMCSS has a different academy to meet the needs of our students Career Academies in CMCSS
Students earning diplomas will be recognized in the graduation program as graduating with distinction by attaining an 85% cumulative average and completing at least one of the following: Earn a nationally recognized industry certification Participate in at least one of the Governor’s Schools Participate in one of the state’s All State musical organizations Be selected as a National Merit Finalist or Semi- Finalist Graduating with Distinction
Attain a 31 or higher composite score on the ACT Attain a score of 3 or higher on at least two Advanced Placement Exams Successfully complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Earn 12 or more semester hours of transcripted postsecondary credit Graduating with Distinction Continued
DIPLOMA TYPES Regular Diploma Awarded to students who: 1) earn the specified 22 units of credit 2) have satisfactory records of attendance 3) have satisfactory conduct records
DIPLOMA TYPES Honors All requirements for a Regular Diploma must be fulfilled plus: 1) an 85% cumulative percent average 2) no semester grade lower than a 75 3) must score at or above all of the subject area readiness benchmarks on the ACT or equivalent score on the SAT
DIPLOMA TYPES Highest Honors All requirements for an Honors Diploma must be fulfilled plus 1) a 90 cumulative percent average 2) specific course selections as follows: Honors English II, III, and IV, upper level math course above Algebra II/ Geometry, 2 Advanced placement courses, and 3 upper level lab sciences
ATHLETICS Football Baseball Wrestling Basketball Soccer Track/Cross Country Volleyball Tennis Softball Golf Cheerleading Dance Team Wrestlerettes
High School Sports Students must have earned five credits the previous year to be eligible to participate in high school sports Eighth graders must be academically promoted to be eligible their freshman year College Sports Are controlled by NCAA Students who wish to be college eligible for sports should work closely with their coach and high school counselor Visit: http://www.eligibilitycenter.org For detailed information http://www.eligibilitycenter.org Athletic Eligibility