Class of 2018 High School Options • Traditional High Schools (all are Open Choice – applications for OC accepted March 10 – Apr. 25) – Laney – New Hanover – Hoggard – Ashley • Non-Traditional High Schools – Isaac Bear Early College (UNCW) – Wilmington Early College (CFCC) – Mosley Performance Learning Center HS NHCS GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS • 28 Course Credits • Future-Ready Core Course of Study • Graduation Project COURSE CREDITS • You must have accumulated 28 course credits to graduate. • Each class that you take and pass, you get one course credit. • If you do not pass a class, you do not get credit for the class… Let’s add it up… • Each year has 2 semesters… • Each semester you take 4 classes* • So, 2 semesters x 4 classes each = 8 total courses per year • There are 4 years of high school, so 8 classes per year x 4 years = 32 credits • If you pass all of your classes, you will have 32 credits when you graduate… Required Courses for Graduation (28 credits) English 4 Math (4) Science (3) Math I, II and III 4th Year Math Class Earth/Environmental Biology Physical Science* (Physical Science, Chemistry or Physics) Social Studies (4) World History Civics & Ecomonics American History I American History II P.E./Health Electives 1 12 (Hands-Only CPR) PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS • 9th 10th grade 6 credits (English 1 & Algebra I/Math I) • 10th 11th grade 12 credits • 11th 12th grade 20 credits • To graduate… minimum of 28 credits End-of-Course Tests (EOCs) • Math I (Algebra I)/Integrated Math I • English II • Biology Each EOC counts 25% of your final grade for the class. Future-Ready Core Course of Study • To graduate, you must meet the requirements on the following chart… CONTENT AREA FUTURE-READY CORE English 4 credits I, II, III, IV Math 4 credits (Math I, Math II, Math III) 4th Math Course should be aligned with student’s post HS plans Science 3 credits Earth/Environmental Science, Biology, a physical science course Social Studies 4 credits World History, Civics & Economics, American History I, American History II Second Language Not required for graduation. Required to meet minimum application requirements for UNC system colleges. Computer Skills No specific course required; students must demonstrate proficiency through state testing. Health/PE 1 credit Health/Physical Education + Hands-Only CPR instruction Electives 6 credits required (see next slide) Additional NHCS Requirements 6 credits TOTAL 28 credits Electives • 2 Elective credits of any combination from either: • Career and Technical Education (CTE) • Arts Education – (Dance, Music, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts) • Second Languages • 4 Elective credits strongly recommended (four course concentration) from one of the following: • • • • Career and Technical Education (CTE) JROTC Arts Education – (Dance, Music, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts) Any other subject area GRADUATION PROJECT (offered within English IV) Semester-Long Project "Senior Project" 4 components Research paper 8-10 pages written on topic of your choice Physical Product must involve 15 hours of work outside the classroom Portfolio shows progress throughout project and research paper Oral Presentation 8-10 minutes 3-5 member panel of community/school judges GPA & CLASS RANK • Rank is established at the end of each school year. Final rank includes all courses attempted in HS GPA (Grade Point Average) A+ (98-100) = 4.0 points A (93-97) = 4.0 points B (85-92) = 3.0 points C (77-84) = 2.0 points D (70-76) = 1.0 points F (below 70) = 0 points EXAMPLE... • A student made the following grades after her first year of high school: – A, B, A, A, B, C, B, A (letter grades) – 4, 3, 4, 4, 3, 2, 3, 4 (points per unit) – 4+3+4+4+3+2+3+4 = 27 points total – to get her GPA for that year, divide the total number of points by the number of classes: • 27 divided by 8 = 3.375 GPA WEIGHTED COURSES • Honors and Advanced Placement Classes get extra points when calculating GPA. • The typical rule is that Honors courses get 1 additional point and AP courses get 2 additional points. Special Programs & Courses • Advanced Placement Program (AP) • N.C. Virtual Public Schools (NCVPS) • The Lyceum Academy • Marine Science Academy • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme • UNCW Advanced Study • N.C. Career & College Promise N.C. Academic Scholars • Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 unweighted through the first semester of his/her senior year • Students must complete the course of study outlined in the curriculum guide • Students must complete two credits of higher level courses (honors or AP) during their junior and/or senior years • Students must complete the Graduation Project. High School Registration The high school registration process will be done using paper/pencil (and eventually Power School) this year for all 4 high schools. Today, I will provide you with a Course Curriculum Guide & school specific course information (LHS, JTH, NHHS & AHS) based on your district school for next year. I encourage you to start thinking about which electives you would like to take in 9th grade (as well as alternates) by using the Student Registration Worksheet provided today. Teachers will compile their recommendations for your core academic classes, based on your performance in their classes this year. Turn your Student Registration Worksheet in by Friday, February 28 to me (Mrs. Demolina) A list of academic and elective classes will then be printed for each of you to take home (based on teacher recommendations and your elective choices), to discuss with your parents, and to send back with parent signatures if everything looks okay.