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1 WELCOME CLASS OF 2016

2 T.C.H.S. by the Numbers 24 credits to graduate 7 periods in the day 28+ total credits possible in 4 years 5 minutes passing time 25 minutes for lunch 49/50 minute classes 2 per locker for freshman School begins @ 8:25 School ends @ 3:00 1 counselor, 1 assistant principal, 1 principal, 1 nurse, 1 attendance clerk, 1 school secretary 27 adults instructing students each period Current enrollment – 400ish

3 Credits Are earned when you pass a course. Year long courses are worth 1 credit; semester courses are worth ½ credit. If you don’t earn enough credits you will not be promoted to the next grade. If you do not earn the required 24 credits in 4 years, you will not graduate on time with your class.

4 Credits for Promotion 6 credits earned = promoted to10 th grade 12 credits earned = promoted to11 th grade 18 credits earned = promoted to 12 th grade 24 credits earned = student will graduate on time with the class in cap and gown Students are NOT promoted based upon age, special needs, etc. Passing classes and earning credits are the only ways to be promoted and graduate with a diploma. Online courses, at the student expense, can be used for this purpose. Students must be on “grade level” to compete in athletics and must pass 6 of their 7 classes EACH week of the athletic season.

5 Credits needed for graduation: ENGLISH (4): English I (CP or Honors) English II (CP or Honors) English III (CP or Honors) English IV (CP, Honors, AP) MATH (3): Algebra I (CP or Honors) Geometry (CP or Honors) Algebra II (CP or Honors) Other math elective: Senior Transitions Math, Pre-Calculus, or A.P. Calculus TAKESTUDENTS MUST TAKE MATH ALL FOUR YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL! Even if taking Algebra I in 8 th grade. SCIENCE (3): Integrated Earth/Space Science (CP or Honors) Biology (CP or Honors) Physical Science A student may choose to take Chemistry AND Physics in place of Physical Science. SOCIAL STUDIES (3): World History (CP Honors) Integrated Social Studies (CP or Honors) U.S. History (CP, Honors, or A.P.)

6 Credits for graduation, cont. Arts/Humanities Elective (1)Arts/Humanities Elective (1) Health & P.E. (1)Health & P.E. (1) Electives (13)Electives (13) 24 credits required for graduation from T.C.H.S.

7 Should I choose a College Prep or an Honors class? Honors course:Honors course: –for those students who want to be challenged and are anticipating going to a four-year college –for academically gifted students who can learn material at a faster pace than those in a regular course –are more difficult and will improve your weighted class grade point average because these courses are “weighted” College Prep course:College Prep course: –has the same content of the Honors class but moves at a more manageable pace –will prepare students for both college and career opportunities

8 A typical 9 th grade schedule… Grade 9:Grade 9: –English I: CP or Honors –World History: CP or Honors –Integrated Earth/Space Science: CP or Honors –Math Course: Algebra I CP or Honors (or Geometry Honors if you took Algebra I at TCMS) –Algebra I Math Lab (mandatory for students who take Algebra I at TCHS next year) –Health/PE –Elective #1 –(Stagecraft/Theatre, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Music Theory, Art, Language Lab, Computer Applications, Principles of Agriculture, Technology Concepts).

9 So…what if I am in the band? STAY IN THE BAND!!STAY IN THE BAND!! The opportunities for marching band, pep band, jazz band, pep rallies, parades, tournament games, concerts, and festivals, etc. are too fun to give up on or miss out! Your schedule will look something like this:Your schedule will look something like this: –English I –World History –Integrated Earth/Space Science –Algebra I (or Geometry if you had Algebra I at TCMS) –Algebra I Math Lab –PE/Health –Elective of your choice (BAND)

10 Can I “double up” on math? YES! It is possible to take both Geometry and Algebra II in the freshman year but only with teacher approval and appropriate placement scores. Your elective classes may be impacted though so be prepared for alternatives. Remember, this will have you in Pre Calculus as a sophomore, A.P. Calculus as a junior, and you will still be required to take a math class your senior year. This may be an online course.

11 Grade Point Average Is determined by the courses you take and the grades you make in those courses. The more difficult the class and the better the grade…the higher the grade point average, both weighted (can be above a 4.0) and unweighted (max of a 4.0). Grade point average will be reported on scholarships and college admissions applications in the future. It will be on your permanent transcript in the guidance office.

12 Weighted Grade Point Average Example Honors Courses: English I Honors: A = 5 Algebra I Honors: A = 5 Integrated Science Hon.: A = 5 Integrated Soc. St. Hon.: A = 5 PE/Health: A = 4 Band: A = 4 Rosetta Stone: A = 4 G.P.A. = 32/7 = 4.57 C.P. Courses: English I CP: A = 4 Algebra I CP:A = 4 Integrated Science CP: A = 4 Integrated Soc. St. CP: A = 4 PE/Health: A = 4 Band: A = 4 Rosetta Stone: A = 4 G.P.A. = 28/7 = 4.0

13 Weighted Grade Point Average Example Honors Courses English I Honors: A = 5 Algebra I Honors: C = 3 Integrated Sci. Honors: B = 4 Integrated Soc. St. Hon: A = 5 PE/Health: A = 4 Band: A = 4 Rosetta Stone: A = 4 G.P.A. = 29/7 = 4.14 C.P. Courses English I CP: A = 4 Algebra I CP:A = 4 Integrated Sci. CP: A = 4 Integrated Soc. St.: A = 4 PE/Health: A = 4 Band: A = 4 Rosetta Stone: A = 4 G.P.A. = 28/7 = 4.0

14 What if I want to play ball in college? Become familiar with the NCAA and NAIA websites. www.ncaa.org and www.naia.org www.ncaa.orgwww.naia.org PASS YOUR CLASSES! Your GPA combined with your ACT score determine eligibility. Be aware of the “NCAA Core Courses” that are acceptable for the required 16 credits that determine your NCAA g.p.a. Examples of classes that do not count: vocational school, career and technical, arts/humanities/music, physical education/health, journalism/media, our foreign language program. CHOOSE YOUR COURSES WISELY!

15 Next steps… 1.Obtain information from curricular guide, school website, and from counselors/teachers on course selection, CP/Honors, and graduation requirements. 2.Be ready for “portal scheduling” next Thursday, March 15 at TCMS. Return the scheduling form to Mrs. Marsh before March 15, signed by a parent.

16 Questions… Contact information and websites: Brigette Kunselman 255-7781, ext. 2003 Brigette.kunselman@trimble.kyschools.us The Trimble County High School webpage will give direct access to student portal for schedule requests. In addition, there will be a link to the curricular guide and this presentation.


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