Presentation on theme: "Benson High School Magnet. School Counselors Mrs. Brown – E, Q, R – Director Ms. Carper – F, G, S – Records Mr. Emmer – A, B, T, U, V – Career Mr. Ferree."— Presentation transcript:
School Counselors Mrs. Brown – E, Q, R – Director Ms. Carper – F, G, S – Records Mr. Emmer – A, B, T, U, V – Career Mr. Ferree – K, L, M, N, O Mrs. Stichler – C, D, W, X, Y, Z – Pers./Soc. Mrs. Toney – H, I, J, P - Academic
Success at Benson High School Magnet Be in class and be on time. Pass courses (at least a D) to earn credit. You must earn 49 credits to graduate. Participate in class, take notes, complete homework, and study.
A day / B day Each class meets every other day for 90 minutes. You will have 4 classes plus homeroom each day, which means you will have 8 classes each semester each worth 1 credit (8 credits per semester = 16 credits per year). Block 17:40 – 9:06 a.m. Block 29:11 – 10:35 a.m. Block 3 (Homeroom)10:40 – 11:00 a.m. Block 4 (includes a 30 min lunch) 11:04 a.m. – 1:16 p.m. Block 51:21 – 2:45 p.m.
Graduation Requirements EnglishSocial StudiesMathScience PE/ROTC/ Musical Theater or 4 yr of Band 49 credits 8 credits7 credits6 credits 4 credits Required Courses Eng 1-2 Eng 3-4 Eng 5-6 Eng 7-8 US Hist 1-2 Geog / Econ World Hist 1-2 Am. Gov’t Courses based on proper placement Phys Sci 1-2 Bio 1-2 1 Additional Year Courses based on personal preference
College Admission Requirements (beyond Benson graduation requirements) World Language – Spanish – French Math (Algebra 1-2, Geometry 1-2, Algebra 3-4, 1 Additional Year) Science (Physical Science 1-2, Biology 1-2, Chemistry 1-2 or Physics 1-2)
What is GPA? What is Class Rank? Grade Grade Points AcademicHonors A45 B34 C23 D12 F00
Typical Freshman Schedule Semester 1Semester 2 1 English 1English 2 2 US History 1US History 2 3 Math: 4 Physical Science 1Physical Science 2 5 GPS 6 Elective 7 8 * Enhanced Reading– Required Elective if Recommended **Include Band, ROTC, or Choir if you plan to be involved in these groups. ***Two years of Spanish or French are required for college admission.
Honors Classes Benefits – Increase academic challenge – Increase GPA/Class Rank – Increase future opportunities Challenges – Teacher expectation and pacing – Time commitment – One year obligation Eligibility – Teacher recommendation – Middle School Grades – Test Scores
Choosing Electives Concert band and/or P.E./ROTC? Do you have to take P.E./ROTC in 9 th grade? If you plan to attend a 4 year college after high school and you are not recommended for Academic Literacy class, consider world language as one of your electives. Choose electives that match your career interests if possible. Check the on-line course guide for future electives and prerequisites.
Athletics at Benson Spring – Track and Field – Soccer – Tennis – Boys’ Golf – Baseball Fall – Football – Volleyball – Cross Country – Girls’ Golf – Softball Winter – Basketball – Wrestling – Swimming
OPS Academic Eligibility Only practice, no play…. – For one full quarter if student has 1 or more F’s on quarter report card Academic Coaching (required tutoring)…. – For one full quarter if student has 1 or more F’s on quarter report card – Previous Quarter GPA is below 2.0 – 8 th Grade Q4 term GPA will be used for Q1 of 9 th grade
Activities at Benson Academic Decathlon African American Club Art Club B Green Club Benson High Gazette Allies Cheerleading Chess Club Close Up Culinary Club Yearbook Dance Team DECA (Marketing) Drama Club ESL Club Future Business Leaders of America Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Activities at Benson Just Friends Club Key Club Latino Leaders Math Club National Honor Society Poetry Club Science Club Skateboarding Club Strategy Game Club Student Government Thrive (Asian Leadership Club) Vex Robotics World Languages Club
Summer Launch June 2-20 - 7:30-11:30 a.m. Meet some of your classmates Take some fieldtrips Read some inspirational stories
Completing Registration Sheets Semester 1Semester 2 1 English 1English 2 2 US History 1US History 2 3 Math: 4 Physical Science 1Physical Science 2 5 GPS 6 Elective 7 8 * Enhanced Reading– Required Elective if Recommended **Include Band, ROTC, or Choir if you plan to be involved in these groups. ***Two years of Spanish or French are required for college admission.