Presentation on theme: "Jouett 8th Grade Parent Night. High School Transition Dates December – Teachers make recommendations for course levels in English 9, World History, Science,"— Presentation transcript:
High School Transition Dates December – Teachers make recommendations for course levels in English 9, World History, Science, Math, and Foreign Languages. December 11 th -January 9 th - Parents should access and make HS course selections online through the Parent Portal. January 6 th -March 6 th – Mrs. Litton will meet with all 8 th graders and parents if available to complete registration and four year plans. Access Sign-Up Genius on the School Counseling Website to schedule your appointment. January 30 th - Field trip to CATEC for interested students. April 14 th - 8 th grade students visit AHS for tour and lunch. April/May – Summer school applications are available in the Counseling Office for students interested in Summer Health or PE. June – Parents and students receive Denial of Credit letters.
Things to consider when choosing course levels Teacher Recommendation Academic Ability- review grades and SOL scores Effort- homework completion Interests- strengths in certain subject areas Time commitments after school- athletics, other extracurricular activities, part-time job Being a well-rounded student
Programs with Applications Math, Engineering, and Science Academy (MESA) Health and Medical Sciences Academy (HMSA)- located at Monticello High School Environmental Studies Academy (ESA)- located at Western Albemarle High School Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Leadership (deadline TBD) Arts and Letters Pathway at AHS- letter of intent required Applications for the three Academies and AVID are due to the Counseling Office by January 30th. Academy applications may also be submitted online.
9 th Grade Electives Art 1 AVID (application) Business Management Ceramics Computer Science Concert Choir – other Chorus classes by audition Concert Band and Marching Band - other Band classes by audition Concert Strings CORE+ Creative Writing Culinary Arts Debate Design, Multimedia and Web Tech Drama 1 Early Childhood Development Fashion Design Filmmaking Graphic Communications Guitar Health and Medical Sciences I Humanities Journalism I Leadership (application) Marketing Music Theory Photography Piano Robotics and Automation (Geometry prerequisite) Speech and Communication Sports Medicine Technical Drawing TV Production I Yearbook
Notes about Scheduling Opportunity to take 8 classes for credit each year 4 classes each day (Red and Blue days) Most classes meet every other day for the entire year (exceptions: Algebra I and Standard/Jumpstart English meet every day) Foreign Language classes are offered every other day for Level 1, but may be taken by semester for Level 2/3 in Spanish, French, and German. Some students choose to take a study hall, but this is not for credit.
AHS Daily Schedule Mon/Tues/Fri “0” Period 7:40 – 8:40 1st Period 8:55 – 10:24 2nd Period 10:31 – 12:35 (4 lunches during 2 nd Period) 3rd Period 12:42 – 2:10 4th Period 2:17 – 3:45 Wed/Thurs “0” Period 7:40 – 8:40 1st Period 8:55 – 10:19 2nd Period 10:26– 11:54 CHAT Time w/ Lunch 11:54- 12:52 3rd Period 12:42 – 2:10 4th Period 2:17 – 3:45
The 4 – Year Plan and Graduation Requirements Course Credits Verified Credits Standard vs. Advanced Diploma- Course levels do NOT affect which diploma you can get.
ADVANCED DIPLOMA: 9 Verified Credits Needed English4 credits Mathematics 4 credits Science4 credits History4 credits World Lang.3 credits or 2 + 2 P.E.2 credits Electives3 credits Fine Art/CTE1 credit Econ/Personal Finance 1 credit Total = 26 credits STANDARD DIPLOMA: 6 Verified Credits Needed English4 credits Mathematics 3 credits Science3 credits History3 credits P.E.2 credits *Electives4 credits Fine Art/CTE1 credit Econ/Personal Finance 1 credit World Lang/FA/CTE 1 credit Total = 22 credits *2 electives must be sequential. *All students are required to take one virtual course
Credits and Verified Credits A credit is awarded for a course taken and passed (a final grade of D- or better). A credit becomes verified by passing the course’s SOL test with a score of 400 or better. This is known as a verified credit. –For an ADVANCED DIPLOMA, students must get 9 verified credits; including 2 English / 2 math / 2 science / 2 history + 1 student selected. –For a STANDARD DIPLOMA, students must get 6 verified credits, including: 2 English / 1 math / 1 science / 1 history + 1 student selected.
VERIFIED CREDITS – Standard Diploma Verified Credit SOL Test Class Choices Year Taken 1. English - Reading English 11Junior Year 2. English – Writing English 11Junior Year 3. Math Algebra I Geometry Algebra II Freshman, Sophomore or Junior Year 4. History World History I World History II US History Freshman, Sophomore or Junior Year 5. Laboratory Science Earth Science Biology Chemistry Freshman, Sophomore or Junior Year 6. Student Selected Any of the aboveAny
VERIFIED CREDITS – Advanced Diploma Verified Credit SOL TestChoicesYear Taken 1. English – Reading SOL English 11Junior Year 2. English – Writing SOL English 11Junior Year 3. 1 st Math SOL Algebra I Geometry Algebra II Freshman or Sophomore Year 4. 2 nd Math SOL Geometry Algebra II Sophomore or Junior Year 5. 1 st History SOL World History IFreshman or Sophomore Year 6. 2 nd History SOL World History II US History Sophomore or Junior Year 7. 1 st Laboratory Science SOL Earth Science Biology Freshman or Sophomore Year 8. 2 nd Laboratory Science SOL Biology Chemistry Sophomore or Junior Year 9. Student Selected SOL Any of the aboveAny
Student Attendance CLASS ABSENCES: The principal may deny credit for a class to a student that has missed more than four blocks from a semester long class or eight blocks from a year long class. PRE-ARRANGED ABSENCES: Requests for extended absences must be submitted in writing to the school prior to the absence. Pre-arranged absences do count towards absences for attendance. SCHOOL RELATED ABSENCES: Absences that result from school related activities do not count towards absences for attendance (ex. field trips, sports activities, late buses). EARLY DISMISSALS: Three early dismissals count as an absence from a class. TARDIES TO CLASS: Three class tardy occurrences count as one class absence.
Athletics To be eligible for participation on any AHS athletic team, the VHSL (Virginia High School League) requires that students MUST be currently taking FIVE credit courses and must have earned FIVE credits the previous year. Repeating a course for a passing grade DOES NOT count towards this requirement. First semester 9 th grade students are eligible on the basis of their promotion from the 8 th grade the previous semester. All students must have a sports physical dated after May 1st, 2015 to participate.