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Normal West Counselors Class of 2019 Brooke BollmannA-C Marty TarmannD-H Katie TurnerI-Mh Debbie Sondgeroth Mi- Se Carrie Hoffman Sf-Z
What does a HS counselor do? Course selection/scheduling for students Career counseling, including Career Cruising College and vocational counseling Registration of new students Individual counseling Academic counseling Communication with parents Collaboration with outside agencies as needed Test administration Assist with college applications, recommendations, and scholarships Group counseling
How is high school different? Much bigger school Year in school is determined by credits No teams 6 to 7 classes Teachers organized by subject (departments) Different students in each class More independence and responsibility of student (missing assignments)
Graduation Requirements English4.0 credits Math3.0 credits –Algebra 1 Science 2.0 credits Social Science2.0 credits –US History/Constitution Test Health/PE3.5 credits Consumer Ed.5 credits Electives9.0 credits Junior State Standardized Testing ________ 24 Total Credits
Should I Take Honors or Not?? Definition of Honors: “Honors courses are enriched; they offer the same material in greater depth and with a faster pace… Honors courses emphasize critical and independent thinking to produce creative application of ideas… Motivation is the main quality that characterizes an honors student.” (Wikipedia) **Examples: Independent reading, 3-4 page essays
English English I or Honors English I Recommended MAP score of 235 or higher for Honors English
MATH Pre Algebra Algebra 1 Geometry (Honors) Algebra 2 (Honors) **Determined by 8 th grade math teacher and 8 th grade class grades
Physical Education Drivers Ed/Swim (Semester) Health (Semester) Foundations of Fitness (Semester) Advanced Aquatics Lifestyle Management (Year Long) *Swim/PE (Semester) designed for students taking drivers ed OUTSIDE of NCWHS CourseLast Birthday Allowed DRV101/PHY101 End of 1 st Quarter – Oct. DRV111/PHY111 End of 2 nd Quarter – Dec. DRV102/PHY102 End of 3 rd Quarter – March DRV112/PHY112 *Must pass 8 classes in previous 2 grading periods End of 4 th Quarter - May
Highly Recommended Courses Science Biology Honors Biology (A in 8 th grade math/science) Social Studies Regional World Studies
Level Changes May request within 6 first weeks of semester When moving down a level, must show interventions have been utilized. Students must fill out form that is provided in counseling office. Courses with different levels: English Biology Math
6 versus 7courses Course Title 1.Algebra (.5) 2. Study Hall (no credit) 3. Health (.5) 4. Regional World Studies (.5) 5. Biology (.5) 6. English 1 (.5) 7. French (.5) Total: 3.0 credits earned Course Title 1. Algebra(.5) 2. English I (.5) 3. Driver’s Ed/Swim (.5) 4. Regional World Studies (.5) 5. Biology (.5) 6. Culinary Arts (.5) 7. French (.5) Total: 3.5 credits earned A credit can only be earned for a grade of D or higher.
How to Read the Course Description Book? SCI 101/102 BIOLOGY I (Yearly 1 Credit) (9, 10, 11, 12) Students will study life and all of its complexities and interactions…. MAT 601/602 HONORS GEOMETRY (Yearly 1 Credit) (9,10) (Honors Level) Prerequisite: “A” in 8 th grade Algebra; “A” in Algebra 1 with Teacher recommendation Students will enhance logical reasoning and spatial …. ART 051/052 CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS (Semester ½ Credit) (9,10, 11, 12) Contemporary crafts is designed for students to learn basic art skills….
Freshmen Electives Agriculture Art Business Family and Consumer Science Foreign Language Music Technology
What’s Next? January 7 – Freshman Orientation January 6-16 – Middle School Counselors meet with students to select their freshman classes (USING CAREER CRUISING) February 27 – Copy of course requests will be sent home in the mail.
Course Selection Changes March 20, 2015: Last day to make a change in a student’s course selection by completing a course change form. Questions??? Before spring break contact middle school counselor Questions after spring break should be referred to high school counselor