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1 Alpharetta High School ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT NIGHT FOR 8th GRADE PARENTS Class of 2016Building the FoundationCourse Registration & Scheduling forAlpharetta High School will be nationally competitive in academics, arts, athletics, and service to the community.
2 ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT NIGHT FOR 8th GRADE PARENTS Presented January 24th and 25th Alpharetta Theater TAG Information Session :30 pmAHS TAG Program Tracey Eick, TAG Teacher (Tuesday) Allison Tubiak, TAG Department Chair (Wednesday)PresentationAcademic Advisement 7:00 pmWelcome Shannon Kersey, PrincipalAHS Athletics Kirk Alexander, Athletic DirectorA Word of Advice Reuben Lack, Student Body PresidentSchool Information & Course Clair Greenaway, Assistant Principal & SchedulerRegistration for School YearGuided Tour & Activities Fair 7:40 pmTour Raider AmbassadorsQ&A Table AHS CounselorsAlpharetta High School will be nationally competitive in academics, arts, athletics, and service to the community.
3 HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR RISING FRESHMAN’S HIGH SCHOOL YEARS NEXT STEP: HIGH SCHOOLHOW TO MAKE THE MOSTOF YOUR RISING FRESHMAN’SHIGH SCHOOL YEARSAlpharetta High School will be nationally competitive inacademics, arts, athletics, and service to the community.
4 Class of 2016The freshman class of will be made up of students from Webb Bridge Middle School and Hopewell Middle School. Students who have attended private schools and local charter schools through eighth grade will also join your student for freshman year.
5 What to Expect: Daily Life Class Schedule6 periods every day and students take 6 classesClasses are 57 minutes long with 5 minutes inbetween classesLunch is 45 minutes during 4th period4th Period Class / LunchLunch / 4th Period ClassSome of your student’s classes will be yearlong9th Grade Lit, Math, Biology, World Languagesand some electivesSome of your classes will be just a semesterAmerican Government/Civics, Health, and some electives
6 What to Expect: Academics Homework is assigned every day inmost classes.AHS has very rigorous classes so it isimportant for students to stay on topof their assignments.Recommendations:Agenda for assignmentsTeacher’s syllabus and websiteHome Access Center - check itregularlyExtra help sessions with teacher
7 What to Expect: More Academics Highly CompetitiveHonors and AP (Advanced Placement)courses provide rigorous preparationfor collegeExcellent Career Tech TrainingGreat Test Scores:Third Highest SAT Score of Fulton SchoolsThird Highest ACT Score of Fulton SchoolsNamed one of the Top All AroundHigh Schools by Atlanta MagazineRanked Seventh among Atlanta areaschools
8 What to expect: Faculty & Staff Administration: Duties & ResponsibilitiesDiscipline (An Assistant Principal assignedto just the Freshman class)Supervision of Instruction/CurriculumTextbooksLockersCounselors: Students in grades 9 – 12 are assigned a counselor by their last name:Dee Webb A – CHNKeisha Iton CHO – GRAMMatt Garrett GRAN – LEDShari Frankel LEE – OSusan Chamberlin P – SHKaren Bolt SI – Z
9 What To Expect From Your Counselors A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove, but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child Forest WhitcraftIndividual CounselingClassroom guidanceCollege & Career PlanningCoordinate Conferences with Parents, Teachersand StudentsScheduling / RegistrationInformation NightsAcademic AdvisingStudy Skills support
10 Graduation Requirements 23 units of credit required for graduation:4 units of ENGLISH4 units of MATHEMATICS4 units of SCIENCE3 units of SOCIAL STUDIES3 units required from: WORLD LANGUAGE* and/or CAREER TECHNOLOGY and/or FINE ARTS1 unit in HEALTH/PERSONAL FITNESS4 units of ELECTIVES* Students planning to enter or transfer into a 4-year college inGeorgia must take at least 2 units of the same World LanguageEach year students have the potential to earn 6 credits
11 What to expect: Graduation Requirements Required Tests for graduation:Must pass the GHSGT-WritingMust pass the courses that require the End of Course Tests (EOCT). They must take the EOCT and it will count as 20% of the course grade.EOCT is comprised of the following content area assessments:English Language Arts – 9th Lit/Comp and 11th American Lit/CompScience – Biology and Physical ScienceMathematics - CCGPS Algebra and CCGPS GeometrySocial Studies - United States History and Economics
12 What if a class is failed? Retention PolicyTo be promoted to the next grade, students need the following number of credits:5 units = 10th grade11 units = 11th grade17 units = 12th gradeSTAY ON TRACK to graduate all 4 years by PASSING THEIR CLASSESMaking Up Failed CoursesIn scheduleOnlinePLATOSummer School
13 Advanced Level Courses Honors/Gifted(Gifted - available to 9th and 10th graders in the TAG program)Advanced Placement (AP)College CoursesSeven (7) additional points are added at the endof each semester to passing grades inadvanced level courses.
14 TAG Program In 9th grade, take a seminar OR course in area of interest Seminar – mini-courses that meet once a week and rotate through class periodsCourse – Freshmen in the TAG Program pick ONE area of interest out of four areas: English - Gifted 9th Lit/Comp H Math - Gifted GPS Accelerated Geometry H or Gifted GPSAccelerated Pre-Calculus H Science - Gifted Biology H Social Studies - AP Government/Politics – U.S. or AP HumanGeographyGIFTED COURSES are taught using the honors curriculum for the course with enhancements and enriched activities – research component
15 TAG Program Seminar Courses: Gifted and AP Internships 10th Grade and Beyond…SeminarCourses: Gifted and APInternshipsDirected StudiesIndividual ProjectsLook for updates at the TAG Department Website
16 Advanced Placement (AP) Available to 9th – 12th gradersProgram of college-level coursesOpportunity to receive exemption or credit in college through successful completion of an AP examRequired to take the AP exam if taking and passing the course
17 Language Arts 4 Units 9th Grade Lit/Comp 10th Grade Lit/Comp (On-level, Gifted, or Honors)10th Grade Lit/Comp(On-level or Honors)11th American Lit/Comp(On-level, H, AP Lang)12th Grade Lit/Comp(On-level, AP Lit, College English)
18 COURSE PLACEMENTS www.ahsraiders.com PREREQUISITE9th Grade Lit/CompNone; 8th Grade Language Arts9th Grade Lit/Comp Honors85+ in Advanced or TAG 8th Grade Language Arts or 95+ in on-level 8th Grade Language Arts and 8th Grade Language Arts teacher recommendationGifted 9th Grade Lit/Comp HonorsSame as 9th Grade Lit/Comp Honors plus enrollment in TAG Program; application/ selection as content area for gifted participation*FOR GIFTED COURSE PLEASE NOTE: The student has to be recommended forhonors where appropriate; for example a TAG student who was recommended for 9th Lit, can’t select science as their area and take Gifted 9th Lit Honors
19 Mathematics 4 UNITS 9th GRADE 10th GRADE 11th GRADE 12th GRADE CCGPS Algebra &Algebra SupportGPS Geometry & Geom. SupportGPS Advanced AlgebraGPS Pre-Calculus or AMDM*not required for SECCCGPS AlgebraGPS GeometryGPS Pre-calculus or AMDM or AP StatisticsCCGPS Accelerated Algebra HonorsGPS Accelerated Geometry HonorsGPS Accelerated Pre-Calculus HonorsAP Statistics orAP Calculus AB or BC or Dual EnrollmentGPS Geometry HonorsGPS Advanced Algebra HonorsGPS Pre-Calculus HonorsAP Statistics or AP Calculus AB or BCAP Calculus AB or BCor Dual Enrollment
20 COURSE PLACEMENTS www.ahsraiders.com PREREQUISITECCGPS AlgebraPassed Math 8 or Math 8 AdvancedCCGPS Algebra SupportPassed Math 8, level 1 on CRCT, take with CCGPS AlgebraCCGPS Accelerated Algebra HonorsPassed Math 8 Adv, level 3 on CRCT;Passed Math 8 with 90+, level 3 on CRCTGPS GeometryPassed GPS AlgebraGPS Geometry HonorsGPS Algebra Honors; 9th grade students onlyGPS Accelerated Geometry HonorsPassed GPS Accelerated Algebra HonorsGPS Gifted Accelerated Geometry HonorsPassed GPS Accelerated Algebra H; TAG Program; application/selection as content area for gifted participation
21 COURSE PLACEMENTS www.ahsraiders.com PREREQUISITEGPS Advanced AlgebraPassed GPS GeometryGPS Advanced Algebra HonorsGPS Geometry Honors; 10th grade students onlyGPS Accelerated pre-calculus HonorsPassed GPS Accelerated Geometry HonorsGPS Gifted Accelerated pre-calculus HonorsPassed GPS Accelerated Geometry Honors; TAG Program; application/selection as content area for gifted participation
22 Science 4 UNITS Biology (on-level/Gifted/Honors/AP) Physical Science orPhysics (on-level or AP)Chemistry (on-level/Honors/AP),Earth Systems,Environmental Science,or Human Anatomy4th Science
23 COURSE PLACEMENTS www.ahsraiders.com PREREQUISITEBiologyNoneBiology Honors85+ in Advanced Science or 95+ in on-level Science and 85+ in Math 8A or 95+ in Math 8 or enrolled in higher level of mathGifted Biology HonorsBiology Honors prerequisites and enrolled in TAG Program; application/selection as content area for gifted participation
24 Social Studies 3 UNITS No honors classes in SS 9th Grade American Gov/CivicsOn-level or AP(1 semester)10th GradeWorld History11th GradeU.S. History12th GradeEconomicsOn-level orAP MacroeconomicsNo honors classes in SS
25 COURSE PLACEMENTS www.ahsraiders.com PREREQUISITEAmerican Government/CivicsNoneAP Government/Politics(Freshmen)Freshman; 85+ in advanced or 95+ in on-level 8th Grade Language Arts and 90+ in 8th Grade Social Studies; ITBS reading score above the 85th percentile; Teacher Recommendation; AP Commitment ContractAP Human Geography*Not a required social studies class for graduation but the course can be taken as an academic electiveFreshman; 85 or higher in advanced or 95 or higher in on-level 8th Grade Language Arts and 90 or higher in 8th Grade Social Studies; ITBS reading score above the 85th percentile; Teacher Recommendation; AP Commitment Contract
26 WORLD LANGUAGE and/or CAREER TECHNOLOGY and/or FINE ARTS Graduation RequirementsWORLD LANGUAGE and/or CAREER TECHNOLOGY and/or FINE ARTS3 UNITS
27 World Languages offered at AHS Students planning to enter or transfer into a 4-year Georgia college must take a minimum of 2 units of the same world languageWorld Languages offered at AHSChineseFrenchGermanLatinSpanishNi haoSalveWORLD LANGUAGE
28 COURSE PLACEMENTS www.ahsraiders.com PREREQUISITEChinese 1NoneChinese 2Chinese 2 H90+ in Chinese 1; Teacher RecommendationFrench 1French 2French 2 Honors90+ in French 1; Teacher RecommendationGerman 1German 2German 2 H90+ in German 1; Teacher Recommendation
29 COURSE PLACEMENTS www.ahsraiders.com PREREQUISITELatin 1NoneLatin 2Latin ILatin 2 Honors90+ in Latin I; Teacher RecommendationSpanish 1Spanish 2Spanish 2 Honors90+ in Spanish 1; Teacher Recommendation
30 General Health/ Personal Fitness 1 UnitGeneral Health(1 semester)Personal Fitness
31 CAREER TECHNOLOGY Career Pathways Architectural EngineeringDrawing & DesignBroadcast & Video ProductionBusiness & Computer ScienceCulinary ArtsEngineering
32 FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT Music Drama/Performing Arts Visual Art Band OrchestraChorusGuitarDrama/Performing ArtsVisual Art23 classes offered (4 Advanced Placement Classes)
33 Electives 4 UNITS Art Culinary Arts Orchestra Architectural Band GuitarChorusDramaBusinessEngineeringJournalismCulinary ArtsArchitecturalEngineeringDrawing & DesignComputer ScienceBroadcast & VideoProductionPhysical Education (P.E.)Speech/ForensicsWorld Language
34 What to Expect: The Registration Process Academic Courses:Window of February 6th to February 10th (dateto be determined by middle school) thestudent will walk their academic registrationforms around to their teachers for theirrecommendationsElective Courses:The student will receive their electiveregistration forms and their elective selectionguidesThe student will take these home to go overthem with their parents and return them toschool on Friday, February 10th
35 What to Expect: A Typical 9th Grade Schedule First SemesterSecond Semester9th Grade Language ArtsMathBiologyAmerican Govt/CivicsGeneral HealthWorld Language or ElectiveElectiveStudents receive grades at the end of each semester that is reported on the transcript; the two semester grades for a yearlong class are not averaged together for a yearlong grade
36 What to expect: The Registration Process Course verification forms will be sent homewith students in early March for the studentsand their parents to review their academiccourses and the electives they have selectedIt is important to make sure the studentwould be happy in any of the electives thestudent selects because AHS will use his/herregistration sheet to pick back-up electives ifthe student did not get his/her first choiceSchedules will be given to students the weekbefore school starts on Alpharetta HighSchool’s Information Day
37 What to expect: Recs and Waiver Forms Students are placed in courses based on specificcriteria. Prerequisites reflect skills and levels ofachievement needed for success in a desired course.Proper academic placement is essential for academicsuccess; therefore, students will not be placed incourses in which the prerequisites have not been met.Course placement is contingent upon the finalunweighted course grade. If a student fails to meet aprerequisite unweighted grade requirement by fivepoints or less and has fulfilled all other prerequisites, aparent may request placement in the desired course bycompleting a placement waiver.This is the only circumstance for which placementwaivers will be offered.
38 What to expect: Events Middle School Nights AP Night Tuesday, January 24th at 7:00 pmWednesday, January 25th at 7:00 pmTAG Information Sessions will be held at 6:30 pm each nightAP NightMonday, February 6th at 6:30 pmHigh School Tour Field TripThursday, March 8th at 9:00 am
39 What to expect: Ways to Get Involved ClubsBetaSpeech / DebateFencingEquestrianStudent CouncilMath ClubEnvironmental ClubFBLAFCARaider AmbassadorsKey ClubFriend’s ClubHabitat for HumanityMedical ClubStudents Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)National Honors SocietyDramaScience OlympiadFrench Cluband many more…
40 What to expect: Ways to Get Involved Athletics (AAAAAA)BaseballBasketballCheerleadingCross CountryFootballGolfIce HockeyLacrosseSoccerSoftballSwimming & DivingTennisTrackVolleyballWrestling
41 What to expect: Athletic Eligibility All students entering the 9th grade in the Fall of 2012 areimmediately eligible for the fall semesterCoaches will look at the student’s 8th grade grades anddiscipline to determine if they want the student on their teamTo participate in any sport, the student must pass 5 out of 6courses the preceding semester – summer school is consideredan extension of spring semesterAll athletes must be on track to graduate at the beginning ofeach school yearRemember: STUDENT comes first in STUDENT-ATHLETE
42 What to expect: Ways to Get Involved Student-Centered ArtsMarching BandColor GuardJazz BandSymphonic BandShow ChoirChoral EnsemblesOrchestraChamber OrchestraDrama & Musical Theater
43 Making the Most of Your Student’s High School Years High School SuccessGood Attendance isessentialProper Placement inclassesCompleting HomeworkStudyingBeing organized(Keep an agenda)Seeking help when neededGetting involved
44 Q & A The End AHS website: www.ahsraiders.com It is the policy of the Fulton County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice, educational program, or any other program, activity or service.
45 See you Next Year! Guided Tours of AHS Raider Ambassadors Activities Fair- Main HallwaySee you Next Year!