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1 Germantown High School Student Services PLEASE put your cell phone away! We need your FULL attention!

2 Germantown High School Student Services Pre-registration 2011-2012 Germantown High School Pre-Registration Presentation Counselors: Shannon Cox A-G Taylor Walden H-N Rebecca Cobb O-Z

3 English Math(4 Carnegie Units) English I Algebra I English IIGeometry English IIIAlgebra II English IVOne other math GHS Graduation Requirements

4 Science History (4 Carnegie units) Biology I.5 MS Studies One Physical Science.5 World Geo. Two other full credits World History US History.5 US Gov..5 Economics

5 GHS Graduation Requirements Health Computer (.5 Carnegie unit) (1 Carnegie unit) Contemporary Health STEM ONLY! Physical Education (.5 Carnegie units)

6 Fine Arts Electives (1 Carnegie unit) (5 Carnegie units) BandAny courses of Art your choice Theatre Choral Music GHS Graduation Requirements

7 State mandated exit exams: All students must pass Subject Area Tests in: US History * English II * Biology I * Algebra I

8 Mississippi Community College Admissions : Any student who meets the graduation requirements for high school graduation is automatically eligible for entrance into a 2-year or community college. *The ACT test is also required for admission.

9 Mississippi University Admissions Requirements There are 8 major Universities in Mississippi: 1.Alcorn State University 2.Delta State University 3.Jackson State University 4.Mississippi State University 5.Mississippi Valley State University 6.Mississippi University for Women 7.University of Mississippi 8.University of Southern Mississippi

10 Mississippi University Admissions Requirements: English Math (4 Carnegie Units) English IAlgebra I English IIGeometry English IIIAlgebra II English IVOne math above Algebra II

11 Mississippi University Admissions Requirements: Science History (4 Carnegie Units) Biology Ms Studies/World Geo Chemistry World History (recommended)US History 2 other sciences Gov/Econ Health/PE: ½ unit of each Fine Arts: 1 unit Computer: 1 unit

12 Mississippi University Admissions Requirements Required Elective: (2 Carnegie Units) 1st unit must be either: Foreign Language OR Advanced World Geography 2 nd unit must be one of the following: 2 nd year language Advanced World Geography 5 th math 5 th science

13 I want to be a Sophomore! In order to be classified as a Sophomore, you must have: * completed English I * completed 1 math * completed 4 additional units for a minimum of 6 units

14 Important!!! Please do not rely on Summer School to become a Sophomore! Did you know that you must have at least a 55 in the class you fail in order to even attend Summer School? Anything lower, Summer School is not even an option!

15 Example of course offerings

16 Watch the Pre-Requisites!

17 Course Description Book If you see a course and you want to learn more about it’s content, simply go to: In the “Counselor” drop down, click on “Courses”

18 English recommendations Regular English I now = Regular English II next (moving from Regular English I to Accelerated English II requires an A in English I and teacher recommendation) Accelerated English I now = Accelerated English II next (Please remember, if you get out of Accelerated there is NO going back!)

19 Choice Sheet

20 Math recommendations Algebra IGeometry GeometryAlgebra II Make sure you take a math your senior year!

21 Choice Sheet

22 Science Requirements: Biology 1 One Physical Science (Chemistry, Physics, or Physical Science) Two other sciences Note: IF YOU HAVE NOT TAKEN BIOLOGY, MAKE SURE YOU TAKE IT YOUR SOPHOMORE YEAR!!!

23 Choice Sheet

24 World History You may pick either Regular World History Or AP World History * * (A in your current Social Studies course and have your current Social Studies teacher sign your choice sheet.)

25 What is AP and WHY take it? AP is college-level courses taught to well-prepared high school students WHY TAKE IT? Gain an edge on College preparation Stand out in the college admissions process Broaden your knowledge Possible College Credit Your grade will be weighted (grade x 1.1)

26 If you are signing up for cheer, dance or any sport please sign up for: VARSITY SPORTS

27 IMPORTANT MEETING!! Any student interested in taking an AP level course for the 2015-16 school year are highly encouraged to attend a AP Parent Meeting with their parents this Thursday, January 22 at 6pm

28 Your choice sheet is due: to your English I teacher NO later than Monday, Feb. 2 (B Day) COMPLETED AND ENTERED INTO ACTIVESTUDENT! ALL alternate courses filled out AND parent signature (and teacher signature if needed)

29 All course requests must be entered into ActiveStudent by: Monday, February 2 Please note: your login and password will be the same as your MAC book and GHS student email ActiveStudent:

30 NO SCHEDULE CHANGES Therefore, please choose wisely!

31 Food for thought! The BEST way to increase your ACT score……….. take challenging courses! Don’t take the easy way out and take easy courses!

32 What you can do to prepare for college:  Build your resume get involved in school and the community  Work on your ACT however, ACT says not to take the test until you are a junior  Work on your GPA  Come see us with questions

33 Questions?

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