English Math Social Studies 4 credits Science 3 credits Health/PE Electives ½ credit each 5 credits Credit Requirements 2 Semesters Fine Arts
English 9College Prep English 9 English Choices How do I decide which level is right for me?
Math Choices Algebra I CP Algebra I CP Geometry Think about your math ability and your future goals.
Science and Social Studies Physical Science Everyone takes this course World History 9 Everyone takes this course
Health and Physical Education Health Credit earned in middle school Physical Education ½ credit before graduating
Elective Choices Business Fine Arts (Art and Music) Met in EMMS Foreign Language Family and Consumer Sciences Vocational Agriculture Choose courses based on your interests.
How to decide what courses are right for your student Be honest about your child’s abilities, strengths, and weaknesses Seek advice from your child’s teachers or counselors Be aware of course prerequisites Consider your child’s interests and future goals when choosing electives
Registration Process Register for six credits of classes Registration form due by February 28, 2014 Teachers will evaluate course selections Counselors will meet with students if necessary Hand out schedules after the Promotion Ceremony
Schedule Changes Make changes as soon as possible! Guidance Office Summer hours: – May 27-June 9 8:00 -2:00 – August 4-158:00 -2:00
Schedule Changes Please take note!! First 5 days = you may add or drop classes Drop after 5 days= W on transcript Drop after 3 weeks = WF on Transcript and affects GPA
JGHS Curriculum Guide What can you find inside? Graduation Requirements GPA Calculation Course Descriptions and Prerequisites Senior Award Requirements Mid-East Career Center Information Future Courses Options
JGHS Testing Program The State Department of Education is in the process of developing new assessments. As we understand right now the Class of 2018 will take the OGT
JGHS Testing Program ? PARCC Assessments ACT Aspire Assessments As your child progresses through high school our testing program will be evolving
JGHS Testing Program Given to Sophomores and Juniors PSAT Practice SAT National Merit Scholarship Competition
ACT Quality Core End of Course Exams Purpose = Determining College and Career Readiness English 9, 10, 11 Algebra Geometry Algebra II Pre-Calculus Biology Chemistry
JGHS Testing Program ACT/SAT Required by most colleges Taken Junior/Senior year Most JGHS students take ACT JGHS is now a testing site for the ACT
Our Goal For Your Child Make the most of his/her years at JGHS Be a successful graduate Leave JGHS with a clear plan for life after JGHS