Welcome Class of 2018! Objectives for the Evening: Meet the Student Services Department Learning as a focus and being prepared as an outcome What is different about high school? Diploma Types for Rising 9th Graders Overview of the Curriculum at Chantilly Focus on Learning over Grades! Understand the difference between homework and studying Read what is assigned Persevere when things are difficult Ask for help as needed Understand the “why” Practice, Practice, Practice Then…you will earn good grades What do Chantilly Students do after Graduation? 69% matriculated to a four-year college or university 25% matriculated to a two-year school 6% entered the workforce and/or military What does it mean to be College & Career Ready? Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Content Knowledge – 3 R’s English (reading & writing) and Mathematics Partnership for 21st Century Skills Skills – 4 C’s Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Communication Collaboration Creativity & Innovation Chantilly High School is committed to both! VDOE Indicators of College Readiness Include: (Prepared for credit-bearing courses) Successful completion of Algebra II and Chemistry Earning Advanced Proficient scores on the math, reading and writing SOL test Earning an Advanced Studies Diploma Participating in AP classes What if the Standard Diploma is the Best Option for my Child? Successful completion of Algebra II and Chemistry Earn Advanced Proficient scores on the math, reading and writing SOL test Take math and science every year Earn a B average in core classes Ignore the pecking order of rankings Chantilly Academy – certifications/training No teams! We keep track of you through sub-schools!! SUB-SCHOOL #1: SUB-SCHOOL #2: SUB-SCHOOL #3: SUB-SCHOOL #4: A-GAZ GB-MEIJ MEIK-SAK SAL-Z SCHOOL HOURS – 7:20am to 2:05pm SHORTER DAY ON FRIDAY! – School starts at 7:56am. Buses still come on time. DIPLOMA TYPES STANDARD ADVANCED 22 CREDIT DIPLOMA • • • • • • • • • • English - 4 Social Studies - 4 Math – 3 Science – 3 PE – 2 World Language, Fine Arts/ CTE – 2 Econ/Personal Finance - 1 Electives – 3 Sequential electives required 6 SOL/verified credits 26 CREDIT DIPLOMA • • • • • • • • • • English - 4 Social Studies - 4 Math – 4 Science – 4 PE – 2 World Language– 3 Econ/Personal Finance - 1 Fine Arts/CTE – 1 Electives – 3 9 SOL/verified credits English: English 9 English 9 HNs English 9 HNs Civ Social Studies: World Hist. 1 World 1 HNs World 1 HNs Civ Science: Biology Biology HNs (Science Fair Required) Mathematics Algebra 1 Part 1 & Algebra 1 (Double blocked class that takes place every day fulfills one math credit) Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra 2 Algebra 1 HNs (Repeating Alg. 1) Geometry HNs Algebra 2 HNs Please do NOT take a NEW math course in the summer! FRESHMAN SCHEDULE REQUIRED CLASSES: 1. English 9 2. Math 3. World History/Geography 1 4. Biology 5. PE YOUR CHOICE: 6. World Language or elective 7. Elective SHOULD I TAKE AN HONORS CLASS? YES, IF I AM A STUDENT WHO: Is currently earning an A or B+ in that subject. Is an independent learner. Loves the subject and wants to go more in depth in this area. Is a good note taker. Is self-disciplined. Is organized. Is an independent reader. Desires an academic challenge. Is willing to commit extra time. Consider the balance of your schedule and factor in outside activities. Enjoys reading. HONORS OVERVIEW Independent research project is required for Honors Biology. Honors World Civilization is a linked Honors English and Honors World History 1 class. Literature and History overlap. You have the option of taking Honors English and Honors World History 1 separately. Independent reading is required. HONORS OVERVIEW CONTINUED You must love reading – there is a lot of it. Most honors classes have a summer packet. Please check the CHS Website in June for summer assignments. Students will be tested on summer material at the beginning of the school year. HONORS/AP MATRIX EXAMPLE GEOMETRY HOMEWORK: 45 MINUTES A DAY 2-3 TESTS PER QUARTER 1 STUDY HOUR FOR TESTS MORE EXAMPLES & PRACTICE FOCUS ON ESSENTIAL SKILLS GEOMETRY HN HOMEWORK: 1 HOUR A DAY 2-3 TESTS PER QUARTER 1-2 STUDY HOURS FOR TESTS SUMMER PACKET REQUIRED SUMMER PACKET TEST LOGIC UNIT APPLICATION OF GEOMETRY CONCEPTS THROUGH PROOFS RETAIN CONCEPTS WITH MINIMAL EXAMPLES 22 MORE TOPICS TAUGHT THAN IN THE NON-HONORS CLASS SHOULD I TAKE A WORLD LANGUAGE? YES, IF I AM A STUDENT WHO: - Has good study habits. - Is willing to commit to spending time DAILY to studying the language. - Wants the Advanced Studies Diploma.* *You can still earn the Advanced Diploma and WAIT until 10th grade to begin taking a World Language. Chantilly Players I am on stimulus overload – who do I listen to? Academic Advising Materials http://www.fcps.edu/ChantillyHS/StudentServices/Advi sing.shtml On Line Resources Course Catalog Course Selection Sheet 9th Grade Electives AP & Honors Information FCPS Policies & Regulations Curriculum Information ELECTIVE HINTS Only one elective spot in the schedule if you take a World Language. Choose something fun that will allow you to explore your creativity and/or career interests. The grade counts and will average into your GPA. Use course booklet to get more information about the electives. Choose wisely and carefully. Schedules CANNOT be changed in September. IMPORTANT: CHOOSE TWO ALTERNATIVE ELECTIVES 9TH GRADE ELECTIVE CHOICES ART: -STUDIO ART & DESIGN 1 -PHOTOGRAPHY -COMPUTER GRAPHICS BUSINESS: -INFORMATION SYSTEMS -ADVANCED INFORMATION SYSTEMS -DESIGN MULTIMEDIA -PROGRAMMING -WEB PAGE DEVELOPMENT ENGLISH ELECTIVES -JOURNALISM -FILM STUDY -CREATIVE WRITING -DEBATE -SPEECH COMMUNICATION -FORENSICS WORLD LANGUAGE -FRENCH -GERMAN -LATIN -SPANISH -SPANISH FOR FLUENT SPEAKERS 9TH GRADE ELECTIVE CHOICES MARKETING -INTRO TO MARKETING -FASHION MARKETING MATH -COMPUTER SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION -BASIC TECHNICAL DRAWING -DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY MUSIC -BAND (WITH MARCHING BAND) -BAND (WITHOUT MARCHING BAND) -ORCHESTRA -Choir -GUITAR -PIANO -MUSIC THEORY THEATRE -THEATRE 1 -TECH THEATRE 1 Involvement in Student Activities 100 clubs and organizations 20+ sport teams 3 student publications Performing arts (choir, band, orchestra, theatre) Visual arts Church, scouts, community groups, etc. Students that are involved perform better academically. A time to reflect: Celebrate What’s Right with the World. Like Michaelangelo……………… The Chantilly High School faculty and staff…………………. See an angel in the stone and carve to set it free! Or, in the words of Oscar Wilde Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken! Create a four-year plan based on your intellectual curiosity, talents, interests and post graduation plans.