FRANKLIN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL WELCOME TO JUNIOR SCHEDULING PROGRAM COUNSELORS Mr. Michael Hall A-G Mrs. Jan Henderson H-M Mrs. Diana Hughes P-Z Mrs. Kristin Schuetz Freshman Counseling Department Website http://www2.fcsconline.org/counseling SCHEDULING HIGHLIGHTS ATTEND SCHEDULING NIGHT ATTEND THE FCHS COURSE FAIR ON FEB. 2: 6:00-8:00 PM. ALL FCHS DEPARTMENTS WILL BE REPRESENTED. READ AND DISCUSS COURSE PLANNING BOOKLET, GOALS, GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS, POST-SECONDARY PLANS WITH YOUR STUDENT. KNOW THE SCHEDULE CHANGE POLICY IN THE BOOKLET ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENT TO TAKE THE MOST CHALLENGING COURSES HE/SHE CAN HANDLE. STUDENTS WILL MEET INDIVIDUALLY WITH COUNSELORS & PARENTS MAY CALL FOR APPOINTMENT TO BE INCLUDED. CALL OR CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE COUNSELOR WITH ANY QUESTIONS/CONCERNS. Graduation Requirements 40 or 47 credits, depending on diploma Passing Score on the ECA (graduation qualifying exam) or waiver. ECA waiver is determined according to state guidelines. Core 40 Diploma Core 40 with Academic Honors Diploma Pass the Core 40 Diploma English – 8 credits Social Studies – Math – ECA 6 credits: Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II or a third year if student received Algebra I credit in 8th grade. Science – 6 credits 2 credits Biology 2 credits from chemistry/physics 2 credits elective science 2 credits Health – 6 credits: 2 in U.S. History, 1 Government, 1 Economics, 2 World History or 2 World Geography Physical Education – 40 credits 1 credit Computers - 1 credit Electives – 10 credits ACADEMIC HONORS DIPLOMA Core 40 requirements PLUS 2 additional math credits 6 credits of World Language in one language OR 2 years each in 2 different languages 2 credits in Fine Arts such as music or art And one of the following: 2 Advanced Placement courses and exams 6 dual enrollment college credits 1 Advanced Placement course and 3 dual enrollment college credits. No grade lower than a C- in required areas 3.00 GPA by the end of the senior year. Total of 47 credits required. MID YEAR GRADUATION AND REDUCED TIME SCHEDULES Mid-year graduates: Students who complete 7 full semesters and all requirements may graduate in Dec. No diploma or ceremony at that time. Reduced Second Semester Schedules: Seniors may have a partial schedule second semester. Not for athletes. Both options require parent permission form and must be submitted when scheduling. FCHS Advanced Placement Courses available to Seniors European History Biology II Physics II Studio Art 2 D Art Studio Art Portfolio English Literature and Composition Calculus World History AP INFORMATIONAL NIGHT WILL BE AFTER SPRING BREAK All AP Courses fulfill Honors Diploma requirements. Some reminders about AP Courses Weighted courses Require summer reading Require the AP exam at end of course College level instruction College credit possible High correlation with college success for students with AP experience DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSES IVY TECH-PURDUE-I.U.-FRANKLIN COLLEGE ADV MATH: BRIEF SURVEY CALCULUS PRE CALCULUS AND HONORS PRE CAL MARKETING PLANTS AND FLOWERS 101 (Horticulture Science ADVANCED LIFE SCIENCE ANIMALS W131 COMPOSITION (pending approval) F.C. Running Start classes (Cost & application) Students may receive both high school and college credit. WARNING CHECK INDIVIDUAL COLLEGES FOR REQUIREMENTS, ENGINEERING AT ROSE-HULMAN REQUIRES PHYSICS ENGINEERING AT PURDUE REQUIRES CHEMISTRY PURDUE REQUIRES TEST SCORES FROM TESTING SERVICE. COURSES BY DEPARTMENT FOR SENIORS AGRICULTURE Fundamentals of Agricultural Science and Business Agricultural Mechanization, Adv. Mech. Plants and Flowers 101 (Horticulture Science) Animal Science, Advanced Animal Sciences Food Science ART DEPARTMENT Introduction to 2 Dimensional Art Drawing I, II, III AP Studio Art AP 2 D Art Painting I, II, III 3 Dimensional Art I, II Photography Digital Design BUSINESS DEPARTMENT Business and Personal Law Computers, Advanced Computers Web Design I, II Business Foundations Accounting Marketing Foundations Sports and Recreation Marketing Personal Finance Entrepreneurship Academy I, II Economics LANGUAGE ARTS 8 CREDITS OF ENGLISH REQUIRED for Graduation • Advanced Placement English 12 • English 12 • W 131 Composition (pending) • English Electives: Composition, Legends, Speech, Etymology Publications and FCTV Journalism KITE Yearbook Staff * ELECTRON Newspaper Staff * Introduction to Broadcasting FCTV * * Require application and instructor approval. FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES Consumer Economics Child Development/Parenting I, II Nutrition and Wellness I, II Advanced Foods and Nutrition Fashion and Textiles I, II Interpersonal Relations I, II Family Wellness Housing and Interior Design Advanced Life Science: Foods FACS Issues and Applications WORLD LANGUAGE American Sign Language I-III French I-IV Japanese I-IV Spanish I-IV NOTE: World Language is required for the Core 40 with Academic Honors Diploma. Many colleges require at least two years for admission. HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1 FULL YEAR OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION IS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION 1 SEMESTER OF HEALTH IS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION Other courses include: – Weights and Conditioning – Co-Ed Team Sports – Co-Ed Individual Sports MATHEMATICS Algebra I, Algebra II, Algebra II Honors, Geometry, Geometry Honors Pre Calculus Honors & Pre Calculus AP Calculus Probability,Statistics and Discrete Math College Math: Brief Calculus MUSIC DEPARTMENT BAND* PERCUSSION TECHNIQUES * DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY: COLOR GUARD* JAZZ BAND MUSIC APPRECIATION MUSIC THEORY KEYBOARD 1 & 2 *REQUIRES BAND CAMP CHORAL MUSIC CONCERT CHOIR SENSATIONS: ALL FEMALE PERFORMANCE GROUP AUDITION IS REQUIRED, COSTUME REQUIRED HERITAGE SINGERS: MIXED VOICES PERFORMANCE GROUP. AUDITION IS REQUIRED, COSTUME IS REQUIRED. SCIENCE DEPARTMENT Biology Advanced Placement Biology Chemistry, Chemistry II Physics, AP Physics II Integrated Chemistry and Physics Earth Science Biology II: Anatomy and Physiology Biology II: Kinesiology Advanced Life Science: Foods • • • • • • • SOCIAL STUDIES AP European History AP World History World History Geography and History of the World Psychology Sociology United States Government Introduction to Technology Enterprise TECHNOLOGY Construction Systems Construction Processes Communication Systems Communication Processes Transportation Systems Transportation Processes Manufacturing Manufacturing Processes Special Services Courses for Seniors English 12 Business Math U.S. Government Sociology Economics Orientation to Life and Careers Developmental Reading Special Services Courses are determined during the IEP conference (Individual Education Plan) CENTRAL NINE • Automotive Service Technology • Aviation Technology • Automotive Collision Technology • Building Trades • Building and Facilities • Business Technology • Cosmetology • Culinary Arts • Dental Assisting • Medical Assisting • • • • • • • • • • • Diesel Equipment Graphic Imaging Drafting/CAD Electronics EMS Firefighter Horticulture Health Sciences Pre-Engineering Information Tech Biomedical Sciences • • • • • • • • • • • • Central Nine, Continued Precision Machine Technology Sports, Entertainment and Recreation Marketing Recreation and Small Equipment Repair Interactive Media Tractor-Trailer Driving Welding Veterinary Assisting Law Enforcement Intro to Pharmacy Intro to Physical Therapy Career Internships Cadet Teaching REMINDERS SCHEDULE 7 COURSES OR 6 COURSES PLUS A STUDY HALL FOR EACH SEMESTER. IF YOU SCHEDULE A STUDY HALL, YOU MUST HAVE AN ALTERNATE FOR IT. COUNSELORS MEET WITH EACH STUDENT YEAR LONG CLASSES MUST BE SCHEDULED FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR UNLESS THE CLASS IS FOR MAKE-UP. SEE COURSE BOOKLET FOR EXPLANATION OF COURSE CONTENT PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO PREREQUISITES. SUBMIT YOUR SCHEDULE WITH PARENT SIGNATURE BY DEADLINE ON THE COURSE SHEET. SUBMIT REQUIRED FORMS FOR MID YEAR OR REDUCED TIME SCHEDULES. EDUCATION PAYS Average Earnings 4-Yr College 33,433 1-3 Yr Post Sec 23,154 HS Diploma 19,844 HS Drop Out 16,605 0 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 30,000 35,000 40,000 Unemployment Rate 4-Yr College 2.30% 1-3 Yr Post Sec 4.50% HS Diploma 6.90% HS Drop Out 11% 0% 2% 4% 6% 8% 10% 12% LIFE AFTER GRADUATION 2 year college 4 year college Business college Technical or trade school Military Apprenticeships Working Preparing for Life After High School: WHAT YOU NEED TO BE DOING NOW Schedule rigorous courses your senior year. Talk to your counselor. Investigate your options. Check out the Counseling website, the internet, and other sources for college and career information. Finish strong for your junior year. Take the SAT and ACT in June. SAT and ACT TESTS Both are used for college admissions and for scholarships Registration required, preferred on line Fee required Free lunch students may obtain a fee waiver from counselor Test dates for FCHS: SAT is June 4 ACT is June 11 We recommend taking both tests at least SAT SUBJECT TESTS & AP TESTS Some colleges (usually the most selective) also require SAT subject tests. Always check the admissions criteria. Advanced Placement Courses; The tests at the end of the courses, depending on your score, can give you college credit and/or determine course placement. Check with your chosen colleges. COLLEGE THOUGHTS Schedule rigorous classes for senior year Research scholarships Check college websites for summer programs Start a resume Visit college campuses this spring and summer. Check websites for visit programs NATIONAL CENTER FOR COLLEGE COSTS FREE SERVICE TO OUR STUDENTS AND PARENTS HELPS DETERMINE COSTS AND WHICH COLLEGES ARE BEST FIT HELP WITH ANSWERS TO COLLEGE SELECTION, FINANCING AND RELATED ISSUES. WE HAVE FORMS. Connect to www.collegecosts.com QUESTIONS? Counselors are here to help.