Minimum Graduation Requirements English 4 Mathematics 4 Science 3 Social Studies 3 ½ Health/PE 1 Electives 6 ½ (1 elective from business/technology foreign language, or the fine arts) Total 22 Pass the OGT 25 hrs. of community service (included in social studies grade) - Pending Board of Education approval
College Bound Students Four Year College Graduation requirements 2 credits of the same foreign language 1 credit of fine arts Selective colleges will want more than the minimum
Foreign Language Does a student have to take a foreign language? When should my child begin a foreign language? Who recommends a foreign language?
ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY Fall sports - must pass 75% of the classes in 4 th quarter of the 8th grade Winter/Spring sports determined by previous quarter in 9 th grade Must have a 2.00 GPA for the quarter Must pass at least 5 courses totaling 2.5 credits per semester PE does not count as 1 of the 5 courses
National Honor Society Honors Diploma PLAN AHEAD
Read the Course Guide Discuss goals with your son/daughter Complete the 4 year Plan Talk to your child’s teacher to answer recommendation questions Talk to the 9 th grade counselor to answer high school questions What Do I Do Now?
SCHEDULING TIMELINE Students bring forms home – Feb. 16 Students return forms to Nagel – Feb. 25 Students schedule on-line at AHS – March 1-5 Verification forms mailed home – April 9 9th Grade Student Orientation – August Final day to request changes -- June 2