9 th Grade Advisors – Mr. Dials & Mrs. Taylor 10 th Grade Advisors – Miss Cline & Mr. Kithcart
Your student can earn college credits during each year as a sophomore, junior, and senior. The amount provided free by the state varies from year-to-year (usually four to six). The first PSO sequence offered on campus (10 th grade) is American Culture and History (AMST 1010 and 1030). o The sequence is a six-hour semester sequence (two 3-hour classes). o Freshmen must have at least a 3.5 GPA and obtain a score of at least 18 on the Reading portion of the ACT or score at least an 80 on the Compass Reading Test (taken at NCSC)
For 11 th grade, PSO Chemistry (CHEM 1010 and 1030) is one PSO option. o Requires a 2.75 GPA and an ACT Math score of at least 21 or a Compass score of at least 65 on Pre-Algebra. o These requirements are regardless of whether PSO History was taken the previous year. NCSC has verified that Anatomy will be reinstated as a PSO course
910 Series: online but at set time and with interaction with Professor (text will be in pink box) 920 Series: online and available at flexible times (text will be in white box) HS site based: primarily for students from a specific HS Students must still meet regular PSO requirements
Examples (See NCSC website for more): Introduction to Criminal Justice American Culture and History (to 1877) Introduction to Psychology Introduction to Sociology Space is limited, so these classes may not be available.
The state of Ohio has established these course requirements for graduation for the class of 2014 and beyond. English – 4 units Health – ½ unit Mathematics – 4 units, including Algebra 2 Physical Education – ½ unit (sports waiver may apply) Science – 3 units, must include physical science, biology, and 1 unit of advanced science Social Studies – 3 units Electives – 5 units
The State of Ohio has an honors diploma (considered College Prep III at MCS) ◦ http://www.ode.state.oh.us – Search: Honors diploma http://www.ode.state.oh.us ◦ Basic requirements – 7 of 8 criteria must be fulfilled English – 4 credits Science – 4 credits (must include chemistry and physics) Social Studies – 4 credits MCS offers World History as an optional social studies class Mathematics – 4 credits (Alg. 1 and 2, Geometry, and higher level course) Foreign Language – 3 units Fine Arts – 1 credit ACT score of at least 27 or SAT of 1210 (not including writing) GPA – at least 3.5
24 units required Fine arts requirement 1Bible unit for each year at MCS high school Three college prep diploma tracks offered (see academic handbook for details)
Class of 2016 may be the final cohort required to take and pass all five OGTs. Reading Mathematics Writing Science Social Studies Testing begins in March of the sophomore year. Students failing any one of the tests may retake that test in the summer, fall, or spring in each of their junior and senior years.
The Credit Flex program is a state-allowed option affecting how credits can be earned. Previously, credits were earned based on the amount of time a student spent in class. Credit Flex is based on content rather than time. All grades received via Credit Flex are treated as any other grade on the transcript. There is no distinguishing features on the transcript to identify Credit Flex grades.
In short, there are three main Credit Flex options: 1.Optional Delivery – MCS currently does this via Ignitia and Rosetta Stone. 2.Testing Option – Students may opt to take only prescribed tests and projects as predetermined by the teacher as the basis for the grade. Note: A student may not do this in conjunction with taking the class. The class must be a separate and independent endeavor. 3. A student may suggest an alternate course to take for credit to administration no later than May 1 st for the following school year. The student is responsible for presenting a plan that shows that the course addresses all pertinent state standards and biblical integration. A presentation must be made prior to the deadline date to the administration by appointment.
1) Testing ◦ 9 th graders took the PLAN test last fall and 11 th grade took the PSAT last month. ◦ Decide whether the ACT test as a sophomore is advisable. Definitely take the ACT as a junior. (The SAT is an acceptable alternative, but most Ohio colleges prefer the ACT.)
2) College Visits ◦ It is recommended that students make at least two college visits by the end of junior year. ◦ The junior year is the best time to start the college visitation process as some colleges reward early application and commitment. ◦ A College Visit Permission Form should be obtained from the office. Proper filling out of this form prior to your visit will treat the visit as a field trip and not an absence.
It is too early to know what course changes are in store for next year and what will be the teacher assignments. Bible has been revamped to have grades 9-10 and 11-12 together in order to give more schedule flexibility.
The state is developing end-of-course assessments for 10 required courses: its implementation year is scheduled to be 2014-2015 but may change. These will be computer-based. Algebra 1, 2 and Geometry English 1, 2, 3 US History and Government Physical Science and Biology The state will be requiring all juniors to take the PSAT.
Ohio Career Information System (OCIS) gives Ohio college info and career exploration tools appropriate for grades 9-12 UN: sparcPW: ohiocis03 My College QuickStart is a website sponsored by the College Board (SAT) career and college planning based on PSAT appropriate for grades 11-12