2014-2015 Class Registration Lyman Guidance Department Mary Adessa Michele Bello Judy Lee Mary Isaacson Joannie Shalls Patricia Reyes A-L M-Z ESE/ESOL/Gifted Institute A-R Institute S-Z Academic Dean Graduation Requirements 4 Credits of English 4 Credits of Math (in high school, must include Algebra 1 and Geometry) 4 Credits of Science (must include Biology) 3 Credits of Social Studies (World History, American History, American Government, Economics) 1 Credit of PE (Personal Fitness and ½ credit of additional PE) 1 Credit of Fine/Performing Art 9 Additional Credits of Electives (2 credits of the same foreign language are required for university admissions) = 26 Total Credits 2.0 Minimum GPA Testing – Pass with Level 3 or Higher - Reading FCAT 2.0 in 10th Grade, Algebra 1 EOC Take 1 class on virtual school (this can be ½ credit, such as Personal Fitness, but does not include Driver’s Education for Class of 2016 or after) Virtual School Sign Up www.flvs.net Other Diploma Options Scholars Diploma – all of the requirements of a standard diploma, plus students must also pass the Biology and US History EOC’s and take more rigorous academic classes, including 2 foreign language classes and at least 1 AP/DE class. Scholars with Distinction – all of the requirements of a Scholar’s diploma with additional foreign language and AP/DE credits, as well as a 3.75 weighted GPA or higher Merit Diploma – all of the requirements of a standard diploma, including at least 1 Industry Certification Course which leads to College credit and passing score on Industry Certification test. *For more details, see page 2 of your Curriculum Guide. Getting Help With Your Schedule Thoroughly read the Curriculum Guide for class descriptions and prerequisites Talk to your current teachers about what you should take in that academic subject area next year. It is strongly recommended that you follow their advisement and do not choose a different level or different course than what is recommended. Teachers must initial in ink next to Honors/AP choices and approve of the class. Speak to your parents about course selection and get their input. Parents must sign the bottom of the form in ink. Getting Help With Your Schedule There is a counselor on lunch duty everyday at a table on the courtyard side of Guidance during both lunches to answer student questions. Ms. Reyes is also available during lunches in the hallway in Building 7. Counselors can be called or emailed directly by students and/or parents. If you need assistance, speak to someone before you are due to input your classes. DO NOT WAIT until the day you are in the Media Center. Remember… Intensive Reading is required if a student scores a Level 2 or below on FCAT Reading. Intensive Math classes may be required if you do not pass the Algebra or Geometry EOC. Please choose alternates for ALL of your elective choices because you may not get your top choices. If you don’t have enough alternates and your top choices aren’t available, you will get placed in whatever class is available and not be able to change it. Important Registration Dates Students will get their registration cards on February 12th during 3rd period. *When you get it, confirm that your contact information on the top is accurate (i.e., address, phone number) Students will input the schedules into their Skyward account in the Media Center through Science classes at some point between February 21st -28th Since students are entering schedules into Skyward on specific dates, late schedules will not be accepted. It is your responsibility to get signatures from parents/teachers before your scheduled date in the Media Center. Schedule Change Policy Choose courses wisely!! It is extremely difficult to change schedules once they are finalized. Standard academic classes are typically full during the school year so Honors and AP course selections are full year commitments. The only times a schedule change will be guaranteed is if you have already earned credit in the course, the prerequisite was not completed, or if you are scheduled for too few or too many classes. *For more details on Steps to a Successful Registration and our Schedule Change Policy, see page 3 of your Curriculum Guide See your counselor if you’re interested in signing up for… Plato Office Assistant Dual Enrollment Taking virtual classes during the school day Economics/US Government (Juniors Only) Standard and Honors level classes will have a virtual component within the classes that will satisfy the virtual requirement for graduation (in case you don’t have your virtual requirement complete yet) AP Macro and AP Gov will be blended together during the course of the school year to help students perform better on AP exams. So you will have to sign up for both AP classes. Questions???