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1 Welcome! Class of 2016 8th Grade Parent Course Selection Meeting
Hatboro-Horsham High School February 7, 2012

2 Mr. Dennis Williams, Jr. Principal
Opening Remarks High School Introductions Mrs. Tammy Stavenski-Bennick, Assistant Principal Mr. Ralph Rapino, Assistant Principal Mr. John Zuk, Assistant Principal

3 Guidance Department Ms. Sarah Carner Last Names A - G
Mrs. Stacy Soricelli Last Names H - Pa Mrs. Marcey Varano Last Names Pe - Z Mrs. Pam Hermann C.O.R. Counselor

4 Graduation Requirements Class of 2016
Subject Credit English Physical Education & Health 2.0 Social Studies 3.0 Creative Arts 0.5 Mathematics 4.0 – 6.0 Technology Education in Computer Science Science 3.5 Electives 5.5 – 10.0 Graduation Project TOTAL CREDITS 29.0

5 Course Selection 8th Grade Students were given a Course Selection Guide (CSG) on Monday , January 30th Worksheets with teacher recommendations on Feb. 3rd 9th grade counts - transcripts will list all 9th grade final course grades Choose your classes wisely, the courses you choose will determine your year-long schedule. The master schedule is created based on your selections, which determines space available and class offerings


7 Course Selection Complete your PE, technology and art credits early if you are considering Eastern Center for Arts & Technology List your electives in order of preference on  your card – you might not get your top choice! Courses may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment or staffing restrictions Credits should equal 8.0, 8.5 or 9.0

8 What courses should I take?
Students should take the most challenging courses in which they can be successful, maintain a competitive GPA and still have a healthy lifestyle.  This means that students will have time left after studying for social and physical activities. The schedule should also allow students time to find or pursue their passions through electives and extracurricular activities.

9 Course Selection Worksheets must be returned Friday, February 10th to Guidance HS Counselors will input course selections with students on February 21st – February 23rd Selections will go online mid-March Last day for any changes – April 13th Guidance Website

10 Directed Study/Lunch No requests for Directed Study/Lunch schedule changes, based on friends or other personal preferences, will be made. Students are individually assigned to a Directed Study with an available teacher on their schedule. -Pages 6 & 7 of CSG

11 Mathematics & Science Algebra 1 Intro to Probability and Statistics
Geometry Physical Science Environmental Science

12 English & Social Studies
English I-9th Eng Survey Communication Strategies Global Studies

13 World Languages & Business/Computer Science
Spanish 1 German 1 French 1 Desktop Publishing Web Design I Computer Applications Computer Skills for the 21st Century Introduction to Computer Science Basic Home Computer Skills

14 Music & Industrial Arts
Band Band/Concert Choir Concert Choir Strings Ensemble Piano Lab Digital Media Technology Digital Media Technology II Technical Drawing Introduction to Industrial Technology

15 Physical Education & Art/Family Consumer Science
Physical Education I 9th Grade Digital Photography Computer Graphics I Illustrative Drawing for Comic Book Art Best of Baking 9th Grade Family & Consumer Science

16 Sample Schedule . Full Year . Semester 1

17 Naviance is a college and career planning resource that will help students plan their educational path.

18 Freshman Academy Freshman year in high school is a time of excitement and expectation. It is a time when young people discover who they are and more importantly, who they can become. The transition from middle school to high school is a big step in a young person’s life. This transition is supported by our freshman academy model.


20 Freshman Academy The goal is to assist incoming ninth graders in adjusting to high school standards, expectations, and routines as well as creating a greater sense of connectedness and belonging for students.

21 Clubs & Organizations Fall Drama Adventure FBLA Anti-Defamation League
Gay/Straight Alliance Golden Pen Literary Magazine Hat Chat - Newspaper Hatters Inc. Adventure Anti-Defamation League Black Student Union Chess Class Advisors - Freshman - Senior Concert Band

22 Clubs & Organizations National Honor Society Helping Little Hands
National Art Society No Place for Hate One Act Plays Orchestra Partnership Prom - Senior & Junior Helping Little Hands Indoor Color Guard Interact Jazz Band Key Club Marching Band Math Model UN

23 Clubs & Organizations Student Council Red & Black Vocal Robotics
World Affairs Stage Crew Youth in Government Yearbook Red & Black Robotics Skate Club Science Club Ski Club Students for Sustainable Future

24 Interscholastic Teams
Baseball Lacrosse Basketball Soccer Bowling Softball Cheerleading Swimming Cross Country Tennis Field Hockey Track Football Volleyball Golf Wrestling

25 Summer Programs Summer Nights
At the end of August, from 6:30-8:00 pm, we invite all interested incoming freshman to our Summer Nights Program. This will provide an opportunity for the newest members of our high school to gather some important information about the high school, tour the building, and find their classrooms in preparation for the first day of school. We hope to see you here in August.  

26 New Student Registration For students new to the Hatboro-Horsham School District
New 9th grade students on Tue. Feb 21st & Wed Feb. 22nd Items required at the time of registration are: Immunization records Birth Certificate Proof of residence - Lease Agreement, Settlement Papers or Deed to Property; (3) bills that come to the home with your name and address imprinted; Report card and/or Transcript (UNOFFICIAL). Other documents such as an IEP or custody agreement if applicable To register, an appointment needs to be made with Janice Moore (215) and a registration packet needs to be completed After registering, please contact the High School Guidance Office for an appointment to select classes


28 Dept. Location for the Curriculum Fair
Social Studies – H207 World Language Spanish - B213 French/German – B214 Counselors – Library Community Based Learning – Student Success Center Art – Gallery – F/G Wing First Floor Business/Computer - 2nd Floor in front of library English – H206 Math – H101 PE - Aux. Gym Science – A Wing

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