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:
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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
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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.
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