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AHS Course Selection 2014 -2015 Mrs. Statham. AHS 9 th Grade School Counselor
The Scheduling Process l l l 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 6 th
The Scheduling Process l l l March 7 th- 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 21 st 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. l We will keep your course request form until we receive notification from the new school you will be attending. l
Graduation Requirements Course English Social Studies Mathematics Science World Languages Career Pathway Electives Physical Education Health Senior Project Student Success Plan Units of Credit 4 4 4 3 2 3 3. 5 1 0. 5
Promotion/Retention Requirements l 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 l l l American Sign Language Chinese French Japanese Spanish
Career Pathway l l l 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 l Academic – Humanities – Math/Science Technology l Allied Health (starts in 10 th grade) l Agri. Science – Animal Science – Natural Resources & Environmental Science – Plant & Horticultural Science l Business, Finance & Marketing Education – Accounting – Banking Services – Marketing Management l Computer Science l Family & Consumer Science – Early Childhood Education – Clothing & Textiles – Nutrition & Culinary Arts
The Career Pathways l JDG- Jobs for Delaware Graduates l JROTC- Military Science l Performing Arts – Instrumental Music – Theatre Arts – Vocal Music l Technology Education – Drafting & Design – Graphic Design & Production l Visual Arts – Ceramics & Sculpture – Drawing & Painting – Photography (starts in 10 th grade)
Block Scheduling l l 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 l l l 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 l l 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 Second Semester MP 1 & MP 2 MP 3 & MP 4 Integrated Math I (yearlong) Earth/Physical Sci. CP US History CP English 9 Honors Health/Physical Ed. Food Prep & Production Spanish I
Course Selection l l l 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 21 st
Course Selections# of Courses to Circle If you select Integrated Math I (yearlong)l 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 IIl 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 l l 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!
Questions Course Selection Questions?