Course Selection Presentation

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SOUHEGAN HIGH SCHOOL
2016-2017 SCHEDULE
Graduation Requirements
English – 4 Credits
Math – 3 Credits
4 yrs. – class of 2019
Science – 3 Credits
Social Studies – 3 Credits
Wellness – 1 Credit
Health .5
Fine Arts .5
Computer Portfolio.5
Advisory 2 Credits (.5 per year)
Elective Courses – 4.75
Graduation Requirements
Division
1 Exhibition
Junior Research Project
Post Graduation Plan
Senior Project
Community Service – 40 hours minimum
22.25 Total – Minimum Credits
Course Selection Process
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Transcript Reviews in advisory or on team
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Class Presentations
Review of the graduation requirements
Review of college admissions requirements
Review of the Program of Studies
Review of the schedule and options
Students are encouraged to research colleges
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On-line Registration of Classes
Meetings with the counselors to review requests
Division 1 Team Schedule
10th Grade Team
American Studies- English
American Studies - Social Studies
Living Systems - Science
Wellness
Math - Off Team
Example Sophomore Schedule
Per. 1 - American Studies - English
Per. 2 - American Studies - Social Studies
Per. 3 - Living Systems
Per. 4 – Wellness/Health
Per. 5 - Lunch/Advisory
Per. 6 - Math
Per. 7 - World Language
Per. 8 – Band
Example Junior Schedule
Per. 1 - World Language
Per. 2 - Math
Per. 3 - Science
Per. 4 - Elective
Per. 5 -Elective
Per. 6 - Lunch/Advisory
Per. 7 - World Literature
Per. 8 - World Studies
Juniors - allowed free period
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Per. 1 – Senior Seminar
Per. 2 – Senior Seminar
Per. 3 – Math Elective
Per. 4 – Science Elective
Per. 5 – Free Period
Per.6 – Lunch/Advisory
Per. 7 – Elective
Per. 8 – Elective
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Seniors allowed 1-2 free periods
Elective Choices
Trimester Examples –
Full Year Examples-
Philosophy
Sociology
Astronomy
Music Production
Web Page Design
Digital Photo
Pottery
Drawing
Accounting
Personal Finance
Programming
Psychology
Video Production
Marine Biology
Advanced Studio Art
Band
Chorus
World Language
Environmental Science
Physics
Statistics
Financial Algebra
Technical Programs for
Juniors/Seniors
Career
Technical Programs
Two Year Programs (some 1 year)
Application Process / Deadlines
Milford Applied Technology Center –
www.mildfordschools.net/mhs
Open House – Feb. 11 6:00-8:00pm
Nashua Technology Center –
nsd-school.nashua.edu/highschool/NTC
South Open House – Feb. 3 6:00-8:00pm
North Open House – Feb. 4 6:00-8:00pm
Alvirne Vocational Technical Center –
www.sau81.org/ahs
Open House – Feb. 3 5:30-7:30pm
Technical Programs
Programs – Examples
Auto Technology – Nashua
Cosmetology – Nashua
Health Occupations – Nashua
Culinary Arts – Milford
Biotechnology – Milford
Fire Science – Milford (at ConVal)
Veterinary Science– Alvirne
Forestry & Wildlife – Alvirne
CTE
Advanced
Placement (AP) Course Offerings
National Standardized Curriculum
Nationally recognized courses
AP Exams in May
 Rigorous course of study – fast pace
Colleges may award credit or
placement for specific scores on exams
Summer work assigned
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Rigor, Rigor, Rigor
World Languages
Colleges have individual course requirements
Examples –
Bentley University – Precalculus
University of California – Fine Arts Credit (1)
Specific majors/programs may have requirements
Nursing students – must have chemistry
Engineering students – chemistry, physics
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Most important factors in college admissions
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Grades in college preparatory classes
Rigor of course of study
Colleges will often recalculate GPAs –
awarding extra points for Honors and AP
classes
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Keene State
English – 4 Credits
Math – 3 Credits
Sciences – 3 Credits
Social Sciences – 2 Cr.
 World Lang. – 2 rec.
Boston College
English – 4 Credits
Math – 4 Credits
Sciences (Lab) – 4 Credits
Social Sciences – 4 Credits
World Language – 4 Credits
UNH Statistics
UNH Requirements
English – 4 Credits
Math – 3 Credits
Social Sciences - 3 Cr.
Science (Lab) – 3 Credits
Lang. – 2 Credits
(3 yrs. Preferred)
Foreign
92%
89%
79%
have 4 years of Math
have 3 or more years of SS
have 4 years of Science
57% have 4 years of Foreign Lang.
On-line
Courses
Independent Study
 Work Study
Community Service Learning
Internships
College Courses
Pre-approval is required for credit!
New Hampshire Scholars Program
National Scholars Program – www.nhscholars.org
Goal - To encourage rigorous academic program
and prepare students for college and work
Encourages students to seek experiential learning
opportunities and community partnerships/business
mentorships
Specific Course Requirements
Scholarships at some colleges
Form must be filled out and signed
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Three new pathways
1) NH Scholars (general)
2) NH Scholars with STEM Emphasis
4 yrs. Science
1 yr. Technology
Minimum 3.2 GPA
3) NH Scholars with Arts Emphasis
2 yrs. Arts
Minimum 3.2 GPA
Course Selection Considerations
Student Interests and Passion
Math and World Language Teacher Recommendations
Prerequisites
Graduation Requirements
Post-Secondary Plans and Requirements
College Credit - Advanced Placement Courses, Running Start,
Granite State College
NCAA Requirements- http://eligibilitycenter.org
NH Scholars
Rigor, Rigor, Rigor
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Sophomores – 2/2-2/5 Class Visits
2/2-2/12 On-line Registration
2/8 – 19 Counselor Meetings
Juniors – 2/8-2/11 Advisory Visits
2/8-2/19 On-line Registration
3/3-3/15 Counselor Meetings
Freshman – 3/7-3/9 Class Visits
3/7-3/14 On-line Registration
3/14-3/18 Counselor Meetings
Course
requests drive master schedule
Course requests determine offerings
Ability to make changes is limited
Teacher assignments are not finalized
until spring
Counselors receive initial schedules in late
spring
Final Schedules sent home in summer
Add/Drop Policies
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