WELCOME PARENTS & CLASS OF 2017 High School Planning Night March 5, 2013
To Discuss Graduation Requirements High School Planning /Steps to Success Course selection for 9 th grade Questions & Answers
Graduation Requirements Class of 2017…………….. Local Diploma-22 credits Regents Diploma - 22 credits Advanced Regents Diploma - 22 credits Freshman entering 2013 Subject to change based on NYS Board of Regents Approval
REGENTS DIPLOMA Core Course Requirements English…..4 credits Social Studies…..4 credits Math…..3 credits Science…..3 credits *Second Language…..1 credit Art/Music….. 1 credit Health…..1/2 credit Physical Education…..2 credits (1/2 per yr) ELECTIVES Students must take electives in order to meet the 22 credits required for graduation
REGENTS DIPLOMA ….Examination Requirements 5 EXAMS REQUIRED… passing grade 65% Test Typical Year Taken Biology8 th or 9 th Integrated Algebra 8 th or 9 th Global Studies 10 th US History 11th Comprehensive English 11th
Regents with Advanced Designation Core Course Requirements English…..4 credits Social Studies…..4 credits Math…..3 credits Science…..3 credits Second Language…..3 credits or 5 credit sequence Art/Music….. 1 credit Health…..1/2 credit Physical Education…..2 credits (1/2 per yr) ELECTIVES Students must take electives in order to meet the 22 credits required for graduation
Regents with Advanced Designation……Examination Requirements Test Typical Year Taken Biology8 th or 9th Earth Science10 th Integrated Algebra 8 th or 9th Geometry 10 th A2T11 th Global Studies 10th US History 11th Comprehensive English 11th *1 Locally Developed Foreign Language Examination or Alternate 5 unit sequence required (art/technology/music/business/CTE- based on course availability!)
Second Language Students taking a foreign language will take a locally developed proficiency examination in June Students taking a foreign language will take a locally developed proficiency examination in June. Below 65%: Student must fulfill 1 credit in high school Above 65%: Student can move to the second year of the language (Spanish Students only)
French Students- Silver Creek will be phasing out the French program. Options: Earn 1 high school required credit in June for Regents Diploma Start Spanish I in grade 9 Work towards 5 sequence
Areas to focus on in high school Career Exploration Becoming a serious student Taking a challenging course load
10 Steps to High School Success 1.Understand your academic record Once you become a freshman all of your courses, grades and credits will be listed on your transcript. (see pink sheet) 2. Know your School Take the time to know the high schools attendance policy, athletic eligibility requirements, and school rules 3. Attendance! An absence is an absence is an absence Students in grades 9-12 may be denied course credit if they are absent from class for more than 28 days All absences count towards the total 28 days
4. Know how to get good grades Be organized Manage your time Take good notes Use test taking strategies 5. Set Goals Having a goal helps you stay focused and also helps you determine a plan of action. If for example your goal is to go to college, then there are specific things you must do in order to achieve this goal. 6. Make Good Choices and Decisions Make your choices carefully and make sure they are consistent with your values and your goals
7. Get involved…feel connected to your school! Try something new (sports,clubs,plays, etc.) Meet new people –see list that you received 8. Know how to handle stress and.. 9. Use Available Services Counselors, principals, tutors, teachers Teachers available after school 9 th period 10. Plan and prepare for your future In order to prepare for your future, it is important that you get the best education you can Choose your high school courses carefully
4 year planning Development of a 4 year plan begins tonight as you choose your courses for next year. (see enclosure) Plan is adjusted each year in individual planning meetings with students and counselors Plan includes career goals, diploma status, post-secondary education goals Counselors will continue to stress the importance of leaving as many options open as possible.
TWO YEAR COLLEGE TECHNICAL OR VOCATIONAL TRAINING There is a school or program beyond high school for every interested student. Two year colleges can you earn you an associate’s degree or it may be a stepping stone to a 4-year college. Most 2-year colleges have university parallel programs or transfer agreements with 4-year schools.
Four Year College Colleges show a preference for students with as much Math and Science as possible. In Math this would be Integrated Algebra, Geometry and Algebra2/Trigonomety. Science courses would be Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Language requirements vary from college to college, but it is in a student’s best interest to have 3 years of a foreign language. Students should keep a full schedule throughout all 4 years of high school. This will maintain proper study habits and help students cope with the amount of work connected with college.
DEPARTMENT INFORMATION (for elective choice) Art Technology Music Business
Studio in Art – first fine arts course Studio in Computer Graphics- first Graphic Arts Course Both course meet NYS Graduation Requirement in art/music/ technology!
Computer Aided Design & Drawing (CAD YR 1) Creation of technical drawings to describe physical objects in a technical society ½ Year Manual Drawing ½ Year Computer Aided Design Program ***Fulfills art/music/technology graduation requirement**
Music Department Senior High Chorus Senior High Band ½ Band/1/2 Chorus
Business Department Accounting I Sports and Entertainment Marketing/Digital Filmmaking Business Ownership Business Law
Grade 9 English/Social Studies Recommendations Teacher recommendations based on: attendance homework completion class participation test and quiz scores will seek help when necessary ability in these academic areas State exams
Math course placement- based on current course Algebra students will move to Accelerated Geometry Grade 8 math students will move into Algebra Science Course placement- based on current course Biology students will move to Earth Science Grade 8 Science students will move into Biology
GRADE 8 HIGH SCHOOL PLANNING NIGHT.. 3.5.13 *** SEE GOLD FORM Student Name____________________________________ Circle Language Choice and Electives English-English 9 or English 9 Honors Math- Algebra or Accelerated Geometry (based on current placement) Science- Biology or Earth Science (based on current placement) Social Studies- Global 9 or Accelerated Global 9 Language- Spanish I, Spanish II, Seneca I, Seneca II Electives: Recommended Electives that fulfill 1 credit needed for graduation *Please indicate first and second choice Studio Art Computer Graphics Chorus Band Chorus/Band CADD YR 1 *AIS and RR may be added if needed Parent Signature:________________________________________