9th Grade Presentation

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PLANNING FOR
9th GRADE
GHS Counselors
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Mrs. Arsine Hovannesian Am-Az,B,C,D,E,F
Ms. Maria Mendez  G,H,I,J,K,L
Ms. Jennifer Widaman  A-Al,M,N,O,P,Q
Ms. Jacqueline Tabor  R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z
A-G & Graduation Requirements
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• 4 years English
• 2 years History/Social Science
• World & US
• 3 years Math(4 preferred)
• Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2
• 2 years lab Science(3 years preferred)
• 1 biological/1 physical
High School Graduation
 4 years English
 3 years History/Social Science
(World/US/Econ & Gov)
 2 years Math
 Algebra 1 & Geometry
 2 years Science
 (1 biological/1 physical)
• 2 years Foreign Language (3 preferred)  1 year Visual and Performing Art
 1 semester Health
• 1 year Visual and Performing Art
 2 years Physical Education
• 1 year College Prep Elective
 1 semester Career Prep (hands-on class)
• Additional year of an academic class
 General Electives - 70 credits
Total → 220 credits
+ Pass the CAHSEE
Registration Forms – Blue & White
• Complete BOTH today during presentation with
the same information
• Turn in the Blue Form to the GHS Counselors
today
• Take the White Form home to review with a
parent tonight
• Use the White Form and the Q Student
Connection Course Request Instructions to enter
your classes into your Q Portal online
6 REQUIRED FRESHMEN
COURSES
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
English
Math
Science
PE
Health/Contemporary World Affairs
One Elective
Planning Notes: English
• English Options
• English 9
or
• English 9 Advanced
o You must earn A’s in English 8 to take Advanced next year
• If you are an ELD student, select the next level of ELD
o You will have 2 periods of English daily (No elective)
o When you enter your classes in Q Portal, select both semesters of
ELD Writing and both semesters of ELD Com
o ie: ELD Writing 3A, ELD Writing 3B, ELD Com 3A, ELD Com 3B
Planning Notes: Math
• Math Progression - (Must be taken in the order listed)
Intro to Algebra A-Intro to Algebra B
(summer before 9th only)
↓
Algebra 1A-Algebra 1B
↓
Geometry 1-Geometry 2
↓
Algebra 2A-Algebra 2B
• If earning an A or B in 8th grade Math, select the next Math level
from the list above.
• If earning a C or lower in 8th grade Math, we recommend you repeat
your current math level in 9th grade
Science
• Biology
• 9th graders generally take Biology
• Enter both Biology 1 and Biology 2 when
selecting your classes in your Q Portal
• Your Science class may be changed by your
counselor, depending on your academic
performance
Planning Notes: PE
• PE courses available
• PE 9-1/PE 9-2
• Marching Band (Zero period; first semester only)
• Sports (Including Dance)
o You may not enter a sport in your Q Portal. Enter PE 9-1 & PE 9-2
o You must tryout for any sports team
o You will be added to a sports team by your counselor (and removed
from PE), if you are on a coach’s final roster
Contact coaches regarding tryout dates. Go to
www.glendalehigh.com for coaches’ contact information.
Planning Notes: Health
• Health and is a required 1 semester class for 9th graders
which you will take with Contemporary World Affairs
(CWA), a 1 semester History elective
• Enter both classes into your Q Portal:
Health
and
Contemporary World Affairs
Academic Elective Options
• Foreign Language
You must choose an alternate
for your elective and write it on
BOTH Registration Forms!
• To enroll in a foreign language students must earn a “C”
or better in 8th grade English
• Visual and Performing Art
• Career prep
Reminders: Choosing Classes 
• Don’t forget to write your FIRST and ALTERNATE
choice electives on your Registration forms
• Your counselor may change your course selections
based on your grades from 8th grade, test scores and
teacher recommendations
• BE AWARE! Choose wisely, because at GHS, there
are:
NO CLASS CHANGES
and
NO TEACHER REQUESTS/CHANGES
 Reminders: Online Registration 
• Follow instructions on your handout
• Go to: student.gusd.net
• Enter your ID number & Q Password
• Select yourself as a 9th grader!
• For each 1 year class you must enter TWO semesters
• ie: Algebra 1 = Algebra 1A and Algebra 1B
• There should be a total of 12 course selections on your
final list of classes
Keep your grades UP in 8th Grade!
• Important for:
• Eligibility for activities and sports
• Prerequisites for high school classes
o English & Math Level
o Foreign Language
o Science
Summer School
June 6th – July 8th
REMEDIAL
• Courses offered:
– Intro to Algebra
– ELD Essentials
• If there is a course your
counselor recommends you
take during summer, you
will receive notification in
the mail
• Free
ADVANCEMENT
•Offered through Glendale
Educational Foundation
•Health is available to allow for
an additional elective during 9th
grade
•You must sign up for the class
yourself when forms become
available
•Fee Required
•For details go to GEF website
www.glened.org
QUESTIONS?
E-mail your GHS Counselor with any questions
• Mrs. Arsine Hovannesian Am-Az,B,C,D,E,F
– [email protected]
• Ms. Maria Mendez  G,H,I,J,K,L
– [email protected]
• Ms. Jennifer Widaman  A-Al,M,N,O,P,Q
– [email protected]
• Ms. Jacqueline Tabor  R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z
– [email protected]
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