High School Course Selection Information Futures Take Flight! Graduation Requirements Diploma Types Scheduling Career Tech Courses Lunch Options Athletic Eligibility Course Selection Forms 4 English 4 Math 4 Science 4 Social Studies 1 Physical Education* ½ Health** ½ Fine Arts 2 Foreign Language (Advanced Diploma only)*** ½ Computer Applications**** 4 or 6 Electives (depending on diploma type) Total Credits: 24 Students must also pass the Alabama High School Graduation Exam. Physical Education – 1 Credit – PE, Athletics, Band Fine Arts – 1/2 Credit - Art, Theatre, Graphics Arts, Chorus, Strings, Band, Musical Theatre Health – ½ Credit – Family Wellness, Health, Intro to Medical Careers (1.0 credit) Computer Literacy – ½ Credit - Complete if you passed the course in middle school. Foreign Language – 2 Credits of the same language - Spanish, French, German, Latin Alabama High School Diploma with Advanced Endorsement (Advanced Diploma)* Alabama High School Diploma (Academic Diploma)* *A Career Tech Endorsement can also be earned on these diplomas. Alabama Occupational Diploma ** **Only students with an IEP may choose the AOD. Credit Based Diploma – option for seniors only after Spring AHSGE Advanced Diploma – College Prep Minimum: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II with Trigonometry, one more math. Two years of the same foreign language. Some students will take Honors core courses. Academic Diploma – College Prep Minimum: Algebra IA & B, Geometry A & B. Occupational Diploma – Work Prep Students have an IEP. There is a work component. Students must take the AHSGE, but are not required to pass the exam. Diploma change form must be completed and returned to the counselor Additional courses may be required if a student changes diplomas How do I decide? Your core teachers will make a recommendation to you. What are your grades in high school? Do you have good reading and writing skills? How much time are you willing to put into outside work? Do you turn in your work on time? Are you self-motivated? High school students should spend at least one hour studying each night regardless of the courses chosen. English 11/12 Geometry A, Geometry B, Geometry, Algebraic Connections, Alg II W/O Trig Physical Science, Earth Science, Ecology US History From 1877, Am Gov’t /Economics Be sure to finish the PE, Fine Arts, Health, and Computer Applications before graduation. English 11/12 or AP English 11/12 Algebraic Connections, Alg II W/Trig, Alg III/Stats, Pre-Cal W/Trig, Honors Pre-Cal, AP Stats, Calculus AB, Calculus BC Earth Science, Human Anatomy/Physiology, Astronomy/Meteorology, Chemistry, Physics, AP Chemistry, AP Biology US History From 1877 or AP American History, American Gov’t / Economics or AP Am Gov’t / Economics Be sure to finish the PE, Fine Arts, Health, and Computer Applications before graduation. ACCESS – IVC / Web-Based APEX – Credit Recovery Dual Enrollment / Career Tech Articulation Electives Twelve For Life Auto Technology Business Education Construction Technology Cosmetology Family and Consumer Science Hospitality & Tourism/Culinary Arts Graphic Arts Technology Health Science Paired with lunch time, students will have a unique opportunity to explore career paths and participate in enrichment activities. Stay tuned for more information! Means Academics FIRST Grade Requirements – Students must pass 6 courses including 4 cores with an overall 70 average. Residence Requirements If you have questions, contact the Athletic Director, Coach Briggs, or the activity sponsor. Students must take certain prescribed NCAA core classes to be eligible to participate in college sports. Students must maintain a certain GPA and ACT or SAT score to be eligible to participate in college sports. See your Athletic Director, coach, School Counselor or visit the NCAA Clearinghouse at www.ncaaclearinghouse.org for the latest information. Students should think about their goals, interests, and motivation. Students should take classes because the class is important to them, not because a friend is taking the class. Plan carefully when choosing courses. The Master Schedule is made taking into account initial schedule requests. Complete Course Selection Forms. All forms should be signed by the student and Parent/Guardian. Counselors will collect Course Selection Forms in English classrooms during the week of Mar. 28-April 1. Absolute deadline for return of Course Selection Forms is April 22! Note: Counselors will create a schedule for students who have not submitted forms. www.florencehs.com For more information, contact: Alicia Chappell, Guidance Clerk 256-768-2215 Glenda Page, Counselor, Grade 10 256-768-2216 Wanda Riser, Counselor, Grade 11 256-768-2218 Lori Lovelace, Counselor, Grade 12 256-768-2260 The Sky Is The Limit!