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9 th grade course selection and Personal Academic Career Plan
24 Credits 1 credit = 1 full year long class 2.0 Unweighted Grade Point Average (GPA) That’s a “C” average 40 Community Service Hours Assessments: Pass the Grade 10 Reading Common Core Assessment Take the Grade 11 Reading Common Core Assessment when implemented Pass the Algebra 1 EOC with a Level 3 or higher for Graduation and 30% of final grade Take the Geometry EOC for 30% of final grade Take the Biology EOC for 30% of final grade Take the US History EOC for 30% of final grade
Core classes English (all 4 years) = 4 credits Math (all 4 years) = 4 creditsTOTAL CORE = 17 Social Studies (all 4 years) = 4 credits Science (all 4 years) = 4 credits Foreign Language – must be same language (at least 3 years) = 3 credits Required Electives HOPE online(1 year) = 1 creditTOTAL REQUIRED ELECTIVES = 2 Fine or Performing Art (1 year) = 1 credit Electives Choices You get a total of 7 elective choices throughout your 4 years of high schoolTOTAL ELECTIVE CHOICES = 7 Intensive classes AP electives Dual Enrollment classes Courses of interestTOTAL AMOUNT OF COURSES = 28 (7 Classes a year, for 4 years)
Each high school course that is taken will result in two grades being issued: a Semester 1 grade and a Semester 2 grade. Semester 1 Q1 Q2 Mid-term Exam Semester 2 Q3 Q4 Final Exam
Perception 12 th (college applications & admissions) 11 th (SAT’s) 10 th (I still have time) 9 th (I have time) Reality 9 th (This establishes your GPA) 10 th (The last care-free year to work on your GPA) 11 th (SAT’s will be a result of your learning in 9 th and 10 th ) 12 th (College admissions is icing, not the cake)
9 th Grade Year Matters! There will never be a time when you will be able to impact your GPA more than in 9 th grade. Good grades do not happen over night! Start preparing for high school NOW ! Build your study habits Do all of your work Use your resources
Consider your previous FCAT/FSA scores, current grades and teacher recommendations If you are taking a high school class such as Algebra 1 Honors, Geometry Honors, Spanish, Spanish for Speakers, or Italian and you have earned a C+ or worse (C, D, or F) – consider re-taking it next year for a better grade. Plan for your future – Honors and AP classes prepare you for college and help boost your GPA.
ENGLISH English 1 English 1 Honors (current Language Arts teacher signature) SCIENCE Biology Biology Honors (ONLY if you’ll be in Geometry or Algebra 2) MATH Algebra 1 Algebra 1 Honors Geometry (if taking Algebra 1 Honors THIS year) Geometry Honors (if taking Algebra 1 Honors THIS year) Algebra 2 (if taking Geometry Honors THIS year) Algebra 2 Honors (if taking Geometry Honors THIS year) SOCIAL STUDIES World Culture Geography World Culture Geography Honors AP Human Geography FOREIGN LANGUAGE Select the level 1 of your language of choice If currently taking Spanish, or Italian 1 select the level 2 (same language) If currently taking Spanish for Speakers 1 select Spanish for Speakers 2 If currently taking Spanish, Italian or French 2 select the level 3 (same language) If currently taking Spanish for Speakers 2 select Spanish for Speakers 3 ELECTIVES Choose 7 electives in order of preference 1 (first choice),2,3,4,5,6,7 (last choice)
HONORS COURSES: RIGOROUS, ACCELERATED LEARNING IN PARTICULAR SUBJECT AREAS. CAN BE TAKEN ON A COURSE BY COURSE BASIS. ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) COURSES: A NATIONWIDE PROGRAM SPONSORED BY COLLEGE BOARD CONSISTING OF MORE THAN 30 COLLEGE-LEVEL COURSES AND EXAMS OFFERED AT PARTICIPATING HIGH SCHOOLS. CREDIT IS EARNED BY PASSING A HIGHLY RIGOROUS EXAM. DUAL ENROLLMENT : TAKE COLLEGE COURSES AT YOUR LOCAL COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY, OR TECHNICAL CENTER WHILE YOU ARE STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL. EARN COLLEGE CREDITS TOWARD A CERTIFICATE, ASSOCIATE, OR BACHELOR’S DEGREE. * 11 HIGH SCHOOL CREDITS AND A 3.0 GPA REQUIRED * *COLLEGES LOOK FOR A COMBINATION OF AP AND DUAL ENROLLMENT CLASSES** Improve your chances of being admitted into the college you want!
Circle the academic courses you plan on taking each year Add your electives: Foreign LanguagesArtsAcademic electives RequiredOther Spanish 1, 2, 3, & APDance 1,2,34JournalismHOPE 9 th grade Team Sports Spanish for Speakers 1, 2, 3 & AP Speech/Debate Acting AP Psychology AP Art History AP Euro History Read College Success (online) 11 th TV production 1,2,3,4; Computing for College and Careers Italian 1, 2, 3, & APArt 2D Digital Art Dual Enrollment Teacher Assisting 1,2,3 (3.0 GPA req. 10 th – 12 th ) Band 1,2,3,4 Chorus, Jazz Peer Counseling 1,2,3,4
1. The completed white copy of your subject selection 2. The top sheet of your PAC plan 1. The color copy of your subject selection sheet signed by your teachers and parent to certify your class selection a) DUE BY: February 9, 2015
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