Freshman Course
Selection
Shawnee High School
2015-2016
Shawnee Counselors
Counselor
Last Names
Mrs. Michelle Scheffer
A-B
Mr. Kevin Looney
C-D
Mr. Gary Hill
E-Ha
Mrs. Janae Zechman
He-Man
Ms. Julie McGrory
Mar-Pi
Mr. Darren Welsh
Pl-So
Mrs. Erin O’Neill
Sp-Z
Room
D113
D114
LGI
D116
D117
D122
D123
This presentation will help guide 8th grade
parents/guardians through the course
selection process.
It may also be helpful to access the 2015-2016 Program
of Studies for complete descriptions of all courses
referenced in this presentation.
Itinerary for Tonight
1. Power Point Presentation
2. Curriculum/Course Information in the Cafeteria
Graduation Requirements
English – 4 years
Math – 3 years
Science – 3 years
World Language- 2 years
History– US 1, US 2, World Cultures
PE and Health – 4 years
Visual Performing Art – 1 year
Century Life & Careers, Career-Tech Education– 1 year
Financial, Economic Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy- ½ year
All Students must complete 130 Credits
Grade Promotion
o 10th Grade-29 credits
o 11th grade-58 credits
o 12th grade-91 credits
130 credits to graduate
• Full year Academic & Elective classes are 5 credits each
• PE & Health are half year classes and are 2.5 credits
each
• Lab sciences are 6 credits
Failure to adhere to the Attendance Policy may also prohibit promotion.
See the 2015-2016 Program of Studies for complete details.
Levels of Instruction
HON Honors -Requires a strong command of basic skills
and is extremely rigorous. This is equivalent to the
demands of a college level course. By invitation
only; not on selection sheet because you need to be
Invited from middle school. Select Accelerated level
and it will be changed after honors letter is returned.
ACC Accelerated-Requires a good command of basic
skills and the ability to perform in a rigorous
program at a rapid pace. This is a college prep
course.
CP
College Prep-Requires a command of basic skills
and is moderately paced. This is a college prep
course.
MOD Modified-Reinforces and builds upon basic skills.
PR
Pullout Replacement -Special Education
Shawnee High School
Freshman Course Offerings
Code Course Level
English
102
English 1
ACC
104
English 2
CP
974
English 1
PR
Language
206
French 1
ACC
230
German 1
ACC
251
Italian 1
ACC
255
Latin 1
HON
272
Spanish 1
ACC
273
Spanish 1
CP
282
Spanish Comm MOD
278
Spanish 2
ACC
005
Spanish
PR
Code Course Level
Mathematics
319
Algebra 1
ACC
320
Algebra 1**
CP
363
Geometry
ACC
970
Math 1
PR
347
Comp Prog 1 ACC
**If you select 320 (Alg 1 CP), you
must also select : 966-Alg 1 Support Lab
Science
422
423
424
410
994
Envir Science
Envir Science
Envir Science
Biology /Lab
Envir Science
ACC
CP
MOD
ACC
PR
Shawnee High School
Freshman Course Offerings
Code Course Level
Social Studies
590
World Civ ACC
596
World Geo ACC
Business
601 Accounting 1
621 Study Skills/Career Awareness
624 Intro to Business
625 Exp Intro to Business
680 Computer Apps
681 Exp Comp Apps
697 Web Design
Art
706 Foundations of Art
713 Exploring Art 1
Code Course
Music
724 Chorus
730 Concert Band
731 Beginner Band
734 Music App
738 Music Theory 1
762 Tech in Music
770 Piano Lab
Code Course Level
PE/Health
910 PE 1
912 Health 1
Special Education
988 Ind St
PR
983 Health 1 PR
Technology Education
832 Drafting & Design
834 TV Broadcasting Tech 1
839 Photography 1
842 Exploring Photography 1
Family & Consumer Science
859 Fashion & Clothing 1
868 Foods 1
873 Intro to Family/Consumer Science
LRHSD 9th Grade Schedule Sample
English 1 – Choose a level
Math – Algebra 1 or Geometry (only if had Algebra 1 in middle school).
Option at end of 8th grade to take high school credit for Algebra 1. If
students sign up for Algebra 1 CP and/or do not pass Math section of
PARCC testing, he/she will be placed in Algebra support class in
addition to Algebra 1 class. This is a P/F class and does not count as
a required math course.
Science –Environmental Science or Biology-pair with Math;
successful completion of Algebra 1 is recommended for Biology
Physical Education/ Health 1
World Language – Usually same level chosen as English . Only
students who had a full year of Spanish 1 in middle school can pick
Spanish 2. Option at end of 8th grade to take high school credit for
Spanish 1.
Elective
Elective
Elective or Study Hall
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Must pick at least 7 classes.
It is possible to take one study hall each year and fulfill the 130 Credit Graduation
Requirement.
Course Changes
o July 30, 2015 is the last day to request a schedule
change. This must be done by parent in writing or
by phone.
o Once school starts ONLY errors will be corrected.
o There are timelines to drop levels and/or drop a
course to a study hall.
o Only 1 study hall per year is allowed (so a class
cannot be dropped if you already have a study
hall).
o If you drop a course, WP (Withdraw Passing) or
WF (Withdraw Failing) will appear on transcript.
o CHOOSE WISELY!!
See the 2015-2016 Program of Studies for details about
Course/Level Changes.
Option Two
Option Two serves as an alternative to traditional high school courses
for credit in the following categories:
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College/Vocational Courses
Distance Learning Courses
Work/Internship
Community Service
Proof of Proficiency-Written request by 6/1; Test completed by 7/15
Credit for Courses Completed Prior to Grade 9
Summer School/Tutoring for Original Credit
Independent Study
EMT/Firefighter
LDTV
** 8th grade courses (Algebra 1, Spanish 1) being accepted for high school
credit will appear on the transcript as an Accelerated course and
will NOT be calcuated in GPA and rank. **
Please visit the district website
for more information- www.lrhsd.org
Athletics
Shawnee Sports
Fall/Winter Sports: All Freshman are eligible.
Spring Sports: All Freshman must pass 15 credits at the end of the
first semester to be eligible.
College Sports- NCAA- www.ncaa.org
• Division I & II sports require 16 core courses
• GPA & SAT requirements
• See the 2015-2016 Program of Studies for NCAA Eligibility
Requirements
Attendance
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Students are allowed 4 unexcused absences per semester
Semester 1- Marking periods 1 & 2
Semester 2- Marking periods 3 & 4
The following will excuse an absence:
• Doctor’s note
• Funeral/death in family
• Court
• Written parental permission-Limited to one parent note per semester (note may
excuse a series of consecutive days absent)
No credit status-Requires a student to attend the LRHSD Credit
Completion program to be awarded high school credit for completed
courses. Any pupil who exceeds 4 unexcused absences will be on No
Credit for single semester courses and any pupil who exceeds 8
unexcused absences will be on No Credit for full year courses.
Visit www.lrhsd.org for detailed attendance policy.
Due Date
• Review course selection with middle
school teachers.
• Parent must sign course selection
sheet.
• Due to middle school by 1/26
COUNSELOR CONTACT
INFORMATION
Counselor
Last Names
Mrs. Michelle Scheffer
Mr. Kevin Looney
Mr. Gary Hill
Mrs. Janae Zechman
Ms. Julie McGrory
Mr. Darren Welsh
Mrs. Erin O’Neill
Mrs. Heidi Krihak
A-B
C-D
E-Ha
He-Man
Mar-Pi
Pl-So
Sp-Z
SAC
Phone
x4416
x4408
x4419
x4411
x4417
x4451
x4402
x4413
Email
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Shawnee-609-654-7544
Questions ???
The evening will conclude in the cafeteria with
Curriculum/Course Information
Your students will meet you in the cafeteria
Thank you for coming!!
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8th Grade Parent Night - Lenape Regional High School District