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 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. • • 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: • • • • • • • • • • 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 • 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!!