The Scheduling Process Today- receive Course Selection Sheet to take home and review with parents Course catalogs will be distributed when available. The 2013-2014 catalog is on our website www.appohigh.org HS Counselors return to review course selections with students individually: – Meredith MS- March 4 th – Waters MS- March 5 th – Redding MS- March 6th
The Scheduling Process March 7th- Parents and students will begin to view their child’s course selections in the Home Access Center Week of March 10 th - Students will receive a copy of their course request (this is not a schedule) Students will have until Friday, March 21st to make changes to their course request- No changes will be made after this date!
Students attending a different school If you know you will not be attending AHS next year, we still need you to complete a course request form. We will keep your course request form until we receive notification from the new school you will be attending.
Graduation Requirements CourseUnits of Credit English4 Social Studies4 Mathematics4 Science3 World Languages2 Career Pathway3 Electives3.5 Physical Education1 Health0.5 Senior Project0.5 Student Success Plan0.5
Promotion/Retention Requirements In order to be promoted to 10 th grade: – Students must take a full schedule in 9 th grade (8 credits) – Students must earn 5 credits: 4 of which must be English, math, science and social studies – Students who do not meet these criteria will be scheduled into appropriate courses the next year/semester
World Languages American Sign Language Chinese French Japanese Spanish
Career Pathway A planned program of sequenced or specialized courses designed to develop knowledge and skills in a particular career area 3 credits in a Career Pathway are required for graduation The Career Pathway is not a life- long career choice and may not necessarily be something a student would like to pursue following graduation from high school
The Career Pathways Academic – Humanities – Math/Science Technology Allied Health (starts in 10 th grade) AgriScience – Animal Science – Natural Resources & Environmental Science – Plant & Horticultural Science Business, Finance & Marketing Education – Accounting – Banking Services – Marketing Management Computer Science Family & Consumer Science – Early Childhood Education – Clothing & Textiles – Nutrition & Culinary Arts
The Career Pathways JDG- Jobs for Delaware Graduates JROTC- Military Science Performing Arts – Instrumental Music – Theatre Arts – Vocal Music Technology Education – Drafting & Design – Graphic Design & Production Visual Arts – Ceramics & Sculpture – Drawing & Painting – Photography (starts in 10 th grade)
Block Scheduling Students will have four 90-minute periods per semester. Each period is a “block” All courses except Integrated Math I (yearlong), Chorus, Orchestra, and Band will be offered in a 90 minute block period for one semester Chorus, Orchestra, and Band will be offered all year, every other day Students enrolled in Chorus, Orchestra or Band must take Health & Physical Education
Course Level Offerings College Preparatory Courses (CP) – 9 th - 12 th grade Honors Courses – 9 th – 12 th grade Advanced Placement (AP) – 10 th – 12 th grade – Students interested in taking an AP course in 10 th grade need to inform the counselor during his/her scheduling meeting
Math Sequencing Students in 8 th grade math will take Integrated Math I in 9 th grade. Students in Advanced Math (Integrated Math I) in 8 th grade will take Integrated Math II (CP or Honors) in 9 th grade. Students can “double up” on math courses (Int. Math II Honors & Int. Math III Honors) in 9 th grade, but you are required to take a math course all 4 years of high school. Integrated Math I (1 semester) is an accelerated course for students earning 85% or higher in 8 th grade math & a 3 or higher on DCAS. Final placement in this course will be determined at the end of the school year.
Sample Schedule- Integrated Math I (Career Pathway- Culinary Arts) First Semester MP1 & MP2 Second Semester MP3 & MP4 Integrated Math I (yearlong) Earth/Physical Sci. CPUS History CP English 9 HonorsHealth/Physical Ed. Food Prep & ProductionSpanish I
Course Selection Choose your courses wisely Talk to your current teachers – What level do they recommend for you? Talk to your parents/guardians – What do they recommend and support? Talk to your counselors – What do they advise for you? Remember: course request changes will not be made after March 21st
Course Selections- # of Courses to Circle If you select Integrated Math I (yearlong)- You will circle 7 courses: – Integrated Math I – English 9 (CP or Honors) – US History (CP or Honors) – Physical/Earth Science (CP or Honors) – Health/PE – World Language – 1 Career Pathway/Elective If you select Integrated Math I (1 semester) OR Integrated Math II- You will circle 8 courses: – Int. Math I or Math II (CP or Honors) – English 9 (CP or Honors) – US History (CP or Honors) – Physical/Earth Science(CP or Honors) – Health/PE – World Language – 2 Career Pathway/Electives
Course Verifications Course requests will be available to view in the Home Access Center. You will also receive a copy of your course requests the week of March 10 th. COURSE REQUEST CHANGES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY March 21 st - NO CHANGES WILL BE MADE AFTER THIS DATE- After this date, you will need to wait until you receive your final schedule to make changes!