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1 Sophomore Year Options Bryan High School January 26, 2015

2 Advice for Sophomores Freshman year is over and the foundation has been set. This is the year to have the biggest impact on improving that foundation.

3 Graduation Requirements Ohio CORE 21 Total Credits 4 English 4 Math – including 1 credit of Algebra 2 3 Social Studies – Economics/Financial Literacy covered in Gov 3 Science 0.5 Oral Communications 0.5 Health 0.5 Physical Education (2 semesters) 5.5 Electives High School Assessment Requirements

4 High School Assessment Problem based assessment & end of course exams 8 th Grade Year 1. Algebra I or 8 th grade achievement test Freshman Year 1. English 2. Algebra I or Geometry 3. Biology Sophomore Year 1. English 2. Geometry 3. American History Junior Year 1. American Government 2. National Standardized test

5 Testing Points End of Course Exams - Must receive 18 3 points = proficient 4 points Math 4 points English 6 points between Science & Social Studies More information to come about National standardized test More information to come about approved industry- recognized credential and achieving a workforce- readiness score on a related job skills assessment

6 Alternative Graduation Without Completing CORE - OPT OUT o Must complete 2 years of high school and student’s parents must sign statement consenting to graduation without CORE, acknowledging that child will not be able to proceed directly to a 4-year university. o Student/parent must fulfill any procedural requirements the school stipulates to ensure student/parent are informed of the informal consent process. o The student/parent/school must develop career plan. (4CCC) o The school must provide counseling/support for the student related to the plan. o The student successfully completes, at a minimum the current curriculum.

7 Graduation Requirements OHIO CORE OPT OUT 21 Total Credits 4 English 3 Social Studies - Global Studies, U.S. History, & Government (Including economics) 4 Math – DOES NOT NEED TO INCLUDE ALGEBRA 2 3 Science – Including Lab Based and 1 Advanced Science 0.5 Oral Communications 0.5 Health 0.5 Physical Education (2 semesters) Fine Art Requirement (Met in Junior High) High School Assessment Requirements

8 Honors Diploma Reminder Must Meet 7 of 8 Criteria 4 English 4 Math 4 Science 4 Social Studies 1 fine art 3 of one foreign language or 2 of two different foreign languages 3.5 GPA (through 1st semester Senior year) 27 ACT / 1210 SAT Proficient on Ohio Career-Technical Competency Assessment 4 Career Technical Credits

9 High School Paths 4-Year College 2-Year College Junior/Senior College Prep Four County Career Center Technical School Armed Forces 2-Year College Junior/Senior Vocational

10 College or Four County or Both? Offering information sessions on College Process (Rm. 220) and Four County Career Center (Rm. 216) during: Session 1 (5:30 – 6:15) FCCC (1/28/15 @ 5:15pm Room 216) Session 3 (7:00 – 7:30) College Process All Sophomores will go on a Four County visit in December. Will be doing career research papers in English and are encouraged to actively explore career interests and start thinking about what they can do for the remainder of high school to prepare for those careers.

11 Registration Process Will be in the classroom on January 22 and 23 to explain scheduling for next year. Registration will be done on the computer/online and they can complete at home or with counselor during Academic Assist/Study Hall. Registrations will be due to the high school Jan. 30th! Registration worksheet must be signed by a parent/guardian. Must have a signature for English, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Schedules will be mailed with grade cards at end of year The school has the right to change student schedules at any time and there are no guarantees that specific requests will be honored.

12 Registration Considerations If they have not finished their PE/OC/Health requirements, it is recommended they finish them by the end of Sophomore year. Health and PE will be offered as Early Bird classes next year. English – CP, Intermediate, or Intervention Science – Accelerated, Regular, or Comprehensive US History – AP, Regular, or Comprehensive Math – Applied Geometry, Geometry, Algebra 2, Accelerated Algebra 2 Foreign Language (Accelerated), Music, Art, Business/Computer, Work & Family Life, English, Math, **SS**, **Science** Electives

13 Schedule Changes You have the first 10 days of the semester to add/drop any course. Any drop after 10 days will be a withdrawal failure and a meeting must be held. Yearlong courses WILL NOT be dropped at the semester unless school supported. Band cannot be dropped after the completion of band camp. Please try to make schedule changes prior to the beginning of the next year/semester. Teacher changes/requests will NOT be made.

14 Summer School June 1 through June 26 (tentative) 8:30-11:30 / 12:30-3:30 PE and Oral Communications (each will likely only be offered once either AM or PM) $100 per course Letters will be mailed the beginning of April and registration is on a first come basis Pass/Fail grade that will not be factored into GPA May be absent two days and may not miss the last day Health – only offered as online class ($100 fee)

15 Credit Remediation Encouraged to make up credit ASAP Options Retake the class STEP Ahead – offered during summer English/Science/Math/Social Studies Offered Virtual Learning Academy (deposit) - On-line during study hall or own time Summer School (fee) - Four County offers two 3-week sessions for 0.5 credit

16 Sophomore Testing Aspire (November/December) Designed to provide career insight and predict potential ACT success If students plan to take the ACT, it is recommended they take the Aspire PSAT (October) All sophomores are required take the PSAT. High School Assessments ACT Earliest recommended time is June after Sophomore year.

17 Thank You For Attending! Please contact a counselor or administrator with any questions about next year.

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