Class of 2019 High School Options • Traditional High Schools (all are Open Choice – applications accepted March 16 – April 24) – Laney – New Hanover – Hoggard – Ashley • Non-Traditional High Schools – Isaac Bear Early College (UNCW) – Wilmington Early College (CFCC) – Mosley Career Readiness Academy NHCS GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS • 28 Course Credits • Future-Ready Core Course of Study • Graduation Project COURSE CREDITS • You must have accumulated 28 course credits to graduate. • Each class that you take and pass, you get one course credit. • If you do not pass a class, you do not get credit for the class… Let’s add it up… • Each year has 2 semesters… • Each semester you take 4 classes* • So, 2 semesters x 4 classes each = 8 total courses per year • There are 4 years of high school, so 8 classes per year x 4 years = 32 credits • If you pass all of your classes, you will have 32 credits when you graduate… Required Courses for Graduation (28 credits) English Math (4) 4 Math I (Algebra) Math II (Geometry) Social P.E./Health Studies (4) 1 World History Civics & Ecomonics American History I American History II (Hands-Only CPR) Science (3) Earth/Environmental Biology Physical Science* Electives 12 PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS • 9th 10th grade 6 credits (English 1 & Math 1) • 10th 11th grade 12 credits • 11th 12th grade 20 credits • To graduate… minimum of 28 credits End-of-Course Tests (EOCs) • Math 1 (Algebra 1)/Integrated Math 1 • English II • Biology Each EOC counts 25% of your final grade for the class. Future-Ready Core Course of Study • To graduate, you must meet the requirements on the following chart… CONTENT AREA FUTURE-READY CORE English 4 credits I, II, III, IV Math 4 credits (Math I, Math II, Math III) OR (Integrated Math I, II, III – WECHS only) 4th Math Course should be aligned with student’s post HS plans Science 3 credits Earth/Environmental Science, Biology, a physical science course Social Studies 4 credits World History, The Founding Principles, Civics & Economics, American History I, American History II *AP US History may be substituted for American History I&II, but it will only count as one credit…an additional social studies class must be taken. Second Language Not required for graduation. Required to meet minimum application requirements for UNC system colleges. Health/PE 1 credit Health/Physical Education + Hands-Only CPR instruction Electives 6 credits required (see next slide) Additional NHCS Requirements 6 credits TOTAL 28 credits Electives • 2 Elective credits of any combination from either: • Career and Technical Education (CTE) • Arts Education – (Dance, Music, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts) • Second Languages • 4 Elective credits strongly recommended (four course concentration) from one of the following: • • • • Career and Technical Education (CTE) JROTC Arts Education – (Dance, Music, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts) Any other subject area GRADUATION PROJECT (offered within English IV) Sem ester-Long Project "Senior Project" 4 com ponents Research paper Physical Product Portfolio Oral Presentation 8-10 pages written on topic of your choice m ust involve 15 hours of work outside the classroom shows progress throughout project and research paper 8-10 m inutes 3-5 m em ber panel of com m unity/school judges GPA & CLASS RANK • Rank is established at the end of each school year. Final rank includes all courses attempted in HS GPA (Grade Point Average) A (90-100) = 4.0 points B (80-89) = 3.0 points C (70-79) = 2.0 points D (60-69) = 1.0 points F (below 60) = 0 points EXAMPLE... • A student made the following grades after her first year of high school: – A, B, A, A, B, C, B, A (letter grades) – 4, 3, 4, 4, 3, 2, 3, 4 (points per unit) – 4+3+4+4+3+2+3+4 = 27 points total – to get her GPA for that year, divide the total number of points by the number of classes: • 27 divided by 8 = 3.375 GPA WEIGHTED COURSES • Honors and Advanced Placement Classes get extra points when calculating GPA. • The typical rule is that Honors courses get 0.5 additional points and AP courses get 1 additional point. Special Programs & Courses • • • • • • • • • • Striving to Achieve Excellence (STAE) Advanced Placement Program (AP) N.C. Virtual Public Schools (NCVPS) NC School of Science & Math (NCSSM) The Lyceum Academy @ NHHS Marine Science Academy @ AHS Laney STEM Program International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) UNCW Advanced Study N.C. Career & College Promise N.C. Academic Scholars • Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 unweighted through the first semester of his/her senior year • Students must complete the course of study outlined in the curriculum guide • Students must complete two credits of higher level courses (honors or AP) during their junior and/or senior years • Students must complete the Graduation Project. High School Registration The high school registration process will be done this year utilizing a scheduling program found within PowerSchool. NHHS, Hoggard, and Ashley will also require a paper/pencil registration sheet. Today, we will provide you with a Course Curriculum Guide & school specific course information (LHS, JTH, NHHS & AHS) based on your district school for next year. We encourage you to start thinking about which electives you would like to take in 9th grade (as well as alternates) by using the Student Registration Worksheet provided today. Completed registration worksheets, with a parent signature, are DUE to your homeroom teacher by February 25th. On March 4th & 5th, you will come into the library by Social Studies classes to enter your course selections into PowerSchool (if you have a parent signature on your registration worksheet). A print out and/or final registration sheet will go home for parent review and signature…signed sheets must be returned to your homeroom teacher by March 13th.