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Welcome to
Burlington Township High School
Parents of the Class of 2017
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“The Future Begins Today!”
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PROGRAM AGENDA
Welcoming Remarks
 High School’s Vision
 Course Selection Process
 Student Services
 Co-Curricular/Extra Curricular
 Academic Presentations
 Q & A Session
 Building Tours
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Mission Statement
The Burlington Township School District
will develop the intellectual, creative, and
social potential of each child through an
active partnership with all members of the
community.
Mission Statement
We Believe ...
That all students learn based on their
individual styles
That the school community establishes a
safe, secure, and positive climate
That mutual respect and appreciation of
diversity enriches a community
Mission Statement
The BTHS graduate will:
Show respect towards self and others in a personal and
professional environment
Think critically in order to adapt and apply knowledge to
new situations
Be an effective communicator
Have knowledge of emerging technologies
Participate productively and ethically as a member of
our democratic society
BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL
GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT
Mr. James Mills – Director
Mrs. Heidi Roman- Grade 9 A-Z
Mrs. Cindy Marzilli – A-Ek
Mr. Troy Scott – El-La
Mrs. Lara Webb– Le-Rh
Mrs. Linda Porter – Ri-Z
The Intensive Block Model
 The
4 X 4 semesterized block
allows students to take 4 courses
per semester.
 Students attend 4 seventy-six
minute classes each day.
Instructional Schedule
Period 1/2 Class ------ 76 minutes
Period 3/4 Class ------ 76 minutes
Period 5 Lunch ----- 36 minutes
Period 6 Advisory --- 36 minutes
Periods 7/8 Class -- 76 minutes
Period 9/10 Class ------ 76 minutes
Sample Student Schedule
Periods
Semester 1
Semester 2
1/2
Math
3/4
H/PE
Tech. and
Financial Lit.
English
5
Lunch
Advisory
6
Advisory
Lunch
7/8
Science
Social Studies
9/10
Art
World Lang.
Credit and Subjects Required for
Graduation:
145 Credits are required for graduation
including 20 credits in each of the following:
Language Arts
 Mathematics
 Science
 Physical Education, Health and Safety
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Additionally, the Following Subjects
are required for Graduation:
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United States History I and II
World History
10 Credits in World Language
5 credits in Technology and Financial Literacy
5 Credits in Visual and Performing Arts
5 Credits in Career Education, Consumer, Family and
Life Skills, or Vocational-Technical Education
Middle School Equivalency Courses
Students who have taken a High School
Equivalent Math or World Language course
may receive High School credit for those
courses, BUT grades in courses taken prior
to 9th grade are currently not used in the
calculation of a student’s GPA.
Courses from the Middle School at
Springside that are High School
Equivalent courses are:
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Algebra I
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Spanish I
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French I
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German I
Opportunities for Course
Advancement
AP Program
AP English Literature
AP Calculus
AP Statistics
AP Spanish Language
AP Spanish Literature
AP French
AP Gov’t and Politics
AP German
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Physics B
AP United States History
AP World History
AP Psychology
AP Computer Science
Option 2 Program
Seniors who are on target to meet all graduation requirements have the
opportunity to take a reduced course load in order to participate in a
volunteer or career internship or take college courses off campus
through the Option 2 program
Additional Opportunities to
Earn College Credits
1.
College Acceleration Program (CAP) (through BCC)
 Offers students the opportunity to earn
college credits for courses taught at BTHS
 BTHS curriculum and instructor must be approved
by BCC- tuition at a reduced rate (2012-13- $150
for a 3-4 credit course)
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College courses taught by college professors on our campus
during the regular school day (2012-13- Intro. to Criminal
Justice, American Sign Language, and Intro to Dance
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Internet-based courses
THE SCHEDULING PROCESS
FAQ’S
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When will scheduling occur?
Students from MS at Springside – Beginning early February MS at
Springside parents who would like to participate in
the scheduling meeting should contact the Middle School
Counseling Office at (609) 699-4021ext. 4015 by Feb. 1st.
Parents of private school students should contact the High School
Counseling Office to make a scheduling appointment (609) 387-1713,
and dial “5” for the counseling office after Feb. 15th
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Where will scheduling occur?
MS at Springside students will be scheduled at the Middle School
Private School students will be scheduled at the High School
THE SCHEDULING PROCESS
How is the schedule determined?
Classroom performance
Teacher recommendations
NJASK Results
Parental and student feedback
 How will I know when my child has been
scheduled?
Each student will be asked to bring home a
completed class schedule form to be signed
by parent/guardian
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CLASS SCHEDULE FOR 2013-14
Name _________________
RECOMMENDED SCHEDULE
A. Health/Phys. Ed. I
Grade Next Year 9
CREDITS
COURSE NAME & CODE
1.25/3.75
A.
5
B.
(Honors/ CP/ A/ B)
5 (10)
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D. Environmental Science (Honors or CP)
5
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E. US History I (Humanities/CP)
5
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0 or 5.0
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15
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B. English I (Humanities/CP)
C. Math
F. Lunch plus Advisory or Music Options
G. 15 credits in electives in the following areas
(World Language / Performing Arts)
(Fine Arts / Tech and Financial Literacy)
Must select 3 alternate electives
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THE SCHEDULING PROCESS
 Once
my child’s signed scheduled
form has been returned can changes
still be made in their schedule?
Changes in a student’s schedule
can be made at any time up until
August 1st!!
Our Door Is Always
Open!
ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES
Physical Activity is the Law
of Life.
Without it, any degree of
health worthy of its name is
impossible.
Bernard McFadden, 1911
CoCurricular
Sign up during Lunch Periods in
September 2013
•Academic, Service, and Activity
Related Clubs
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ATHLETICS
ACADEMICS
•Eligible
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Completed 30 Credits and attained a GPA of
2.0 or higher from the previous year (does
not apply to incoming 9th grade students.)
•Eligible
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for Semester One
for Semester Two
Completed 15 Credits and attained a GPA of
2.0 or higher from semester one
ATHLETICS – AGE
QUALIFICATIONS
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16 Years old before September 1st of the
Freshman year – student will not
participate in Freshman athletics
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19 Years old before September 1st of the
Senior Year – student will not
participate in athletics
ATHLETICS –
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
 Physical
from your family physician
 Signed Permission slip
 NJSIAA Steroid Testing Form
 NJSIAA Concussion Acknowledgement
Form
 Abide by the signed athletic contract &
team rules
 On the Student in Good Standing List
ATHLETICS
Fall
Winter
Spring
Soccer –
Boys’ & Girls’
Football
Basketball –
Boys’ & Girls’
Wrestling
Track –
Boys’ & Girls’
Baseball
Cross Country –
Boys’ & Girls’
Bowling
Boys’ & Girls’
Softball
Girls’ Tennis
Winter Track
Golf – Co-ed
Field Hockey
Cheerleading Activity
Boys’ Tennis
Cheerleading –
Activity
Spring Musical
March 15 @ 7:30 pm
• March 16 @ 7:30 pm
• March 17 @ 2:00 pm
• March 22 @ 7:30 pm
•March 23 @ 7:30 pm
• Order tickets at:
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– [email protected]
Senior Trip Information
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You can earn money towards your son/daughter’s
Senior Class Trip by purchasing Food Gift
Certificates from the Athletic Office
You may purchase Food Gift Certificates for
Shoprite, Pathmark, or ACME
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You earn $4.00 for every $100.00 you purchase.
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Order online: Go to the Athletics Web Site to
order your certificates
English – Must have 4 years
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Freshman Year –
(Genres)
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 CP English II
 Humanities II
 CP English I
 Humanities I
 Honors US History I
 Honors English I
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Junior Year –
(Genre s)
 CP English III
 Honors English III
 No Humanities Option
Sophomore Year –
(Genres)
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Senior Year –
(Genres)
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CP English IV
Honors English IV
AP English IV
No Humanities Option
English Electives –
offered 10-12th grade
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Creative Writing on the Web
Graphic Novels in the Classroom
Young Adult Literature on Film
Supplemental English Courses
English Composition I- fall semester
 English Composition II- fall quarter
 English Composition III- fall quarter
 E.O.E.- Senior year partially proficient HSPA
students
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Mathematics Program at BTHS
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Freshmen have four options for Algebra 1:
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Honors Algebra 1
College Prep Algebra 1
Algebra 1
A/B Algebra 1
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Course sequence: Algebra 1→ Algebra 2→
Geometry→College Math/Pre-calc/Statistics or
other math to follow.
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Students are required to take four math classes.
Mathematics Program at BTHS
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Work closely with the 9th grade Counselor, Ms.
Roman, and your child, when choosing
courses. Determine the highest level Math
course you would like to complete to best
prepare for post-secondary plans.
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We highly recommend that each student have
their own graphing calculator. (Currently using
TI Nspire for Alg II and higher)
Science
Freshman Year
Environmental Science or Honors Environmental Science
» Environmental issues, Ecological Principles, Pollution,
Resources, Earth Systems and Biodiversity
Sophomore Year
Laboratory Biology 1 or Honors Laboratory Biology1
» Biochemistry, Energy Transformation, Ecology, Homeostasis,
Heredity, and Evolution.
Science Electives
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Laboratory Biology II
Laboratory Chemistry
Laboratory Physics I
Laboratory Physics II
Applied Scientific
Concepts
Marine Science
Genetics
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Astronomy
Anatomy &
Physiology
Biotechnology &
Forensics
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Physics
Social Studies
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9th Grade Year
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– Options:
» CP US History I
» Humanities/Honors US I
The pathway to AP US History,
World History, AP Government
and AP Psychology:
– Humanities/Honors US
History I and II
10th Grade Year
– Options:
» CP US History II
» Humanities/Honors
US II
AP U.S. Government and
Politics is open to 10th
graders
Social Studies
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11th
Grade Year
– Options:
» CP World History
» Honors World History
– AP courses are options
for students in grade 11
or 12
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The pathway to AP US History,
World History, AP Government
and AP Psychology:
– Humanities US I & II
– Honors World History
•12th Grade Year
–Options:
•AP US History
•AP World History
•AP U.S. Government and Politics
•AP Psychology
•Electives
•Electives:
–Sociology
–American Pop Culture
–Model Congress
–Psychology
–Practical Application of the Law
–Psychology I
–Introduction to African American Studies
Health and Physical
Education
Physical Education:
Health:
 66 days
 22 days
 3.75 credits
 1.25 credits
Main topics covered:
Topics covered:
 Fitness
 Lifestyle Choices
 Cooperative Learning
 Driver’s Education  Team Sports
 Individual and Dual
 Human Sexuality
Sports
 First Aid/CPR
Health and Physical
Education
Peer Leadership Program- 10 credits
Junior and Senior year elective
Student are trained to become peer educators
Topics include:
– bullying
– harassment
– teen sexual health issues
Special Education
Goal of the High School is:
 To provide services in the least restrictive
environment based on individual needs.
 To include students in as many regular education
programs as possible.
 To create programs that promote success as
students move to less restrictive environments.
Programs
Child Study Team that consists of two dedicated
case managers and a group of caring teachers
working in conjunction with parents/guardians in
order to create and implement individualized
programs to best meet the needs of the student.
 Teachers provide services in the general education
classes as co-teachers with the content specialist,
as well in a more restrictive environment with
smaller class sizes based on IEP needs.
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WORLD LANGUAGES
10 High School Credits (2 semesters)
required for graduation
FRENCH
Levels 1 though 4
 Honors level 2
AP French Language and Culture
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GERMAN
•Levels 1 through 5
•Honors level 2
•*AP German Language and Culture (proposed)
SPANISH
Introduction to Spanish
 Levels 1 through 4
 Honors level 2
 Spanish for Spanish Speakers levels 1 and 2
 AP Spanish Language and Culture
 AP Spanish Literature
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BUSINESS/LIFE SKILLS
COURSE
Technology and Financial Literacy
GRADE
9–12
Advanced Spreadsheet and Database Applications 10–12
Career, Business, and Vocational Experience 12
Accounting I-II
10–12
Retail Marketing
9–12
Hospitality and Tourism
9-12
Keyboarding
9–12
Internet and Web Page Design
10–12
Business Law
10–12
Marketing
9–12
Personal Finance
9–12
Advertising
9-12
Entrepreneurship (CAP credit available)
11-12
CREDITS
5.0
5.0
15.0
5.0
2.5
2.5
2.5
5.0
2.5
5.0
2.5
2.5
5.0
FAMILY CONSUMER
SCIENCE SKILLS
COURSE
Independent Foods
Culinary Arts I
Culinary Arts II
International Foods
Careers with Children
Community Issues
Parenting
Human Behavior and Development
Independent Living
GRADE
11–12
11–12
11-12
11-12
11–12
11-12
10-12
10–12
11-12
CREDITS
2.5
5.0
5.0
2.5
5.0
5.0
2.5
2.5
2.5
INDUSTRIAL TECH
COURSE
CAD
GRADE
9–12
CREDITS
5.0
Theater Courses
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Theater I (5 credits) (Grades 9-10)
Musical Theater Workshop I (5 credits) (Grades 9-12)
Technical Theater I (5 credits) (Grades 9-12)
Fall and Spring Shows (Co-curricular/audition) (Grades 9-12)
Additional Courses available for Sophomores and above
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Theater II ( 5 credits) (Grades 10-12) Honors Course
Theater III (5 credits) (Grades 11-12) CAP Course
Theater IV (5 credits) (Grades 11-12) CAP Course
Musical Theater Workshop II and III
(5 credits) (Grades 10-12) CAP Course
American Cinema (5 credits) (Grades 10-12) CAP Course
Technical Theater II (5 credits) (Grades 10-12) CAP credit pending.
Theater Independent Study (2.5-5 credits)
Instrumental Music Courses
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String Orchestra (2.5 credits per semester) (5 credits)
(Grades 9-12)
Prerequisite: One or more years of experience playing a string
instrument.
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Concert Band (2.5 credits per semester) (Grades 9-12)
Introduction to Instrumental Music (5 credits)
(Grades 9-12) You can select any instrument.
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Jazz Ensemble (2.5 credits per semester) (Grades 9-12)
CAP Credit Pending
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Rhythm Workshop (5 credits) (Grades 9-12)
Music Theory I and II (2.5 credits each) (Grades 9-12)
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Marching Band and Jazz Band (co-curricular)
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(Grades 9-12)
Vocal Music Courses
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Vocal Music (2.5 credits a semester) (Grades 9-12)
Advanced Vocal Technique (5 credits) (Grades 10-12)
– (available for Freshmen with teacher approval)
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BTHS Jazz Singers (co-curricular/audition) (Grades 9-12)
Additional Courses available for Sophomores and above
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Chorus II (2.5 credits a semester) (Grades10-12) Honors Course
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Songwriting Workshop (5 credits) (Grades 10-12)
Computer Technology & Music (5 credits) (Grades 10-12)
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DANCE Course
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Intro to Dance (5 Credits) (Grades 9-12)
Offered through BCC earning 3 college credits
Visual Arts Courses
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Art I (5 credits) (Grades 9-12)
Decorative/Functional Crafts (2.5 credits) (Grades 9-12)
Printmaking/Sculpture (2.5 credits) (Grades 9-12)
Graphic Design I - Adobe Photoshop (5 credits)(Grades 9-12)
There are a limited amount of seats for freshmen with approval of
their 8th grade computer teacher.
Additional Courses available for Sophomores and above
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Art II, III and IV (5 credits) (Grades10-12)
Ceramics I, II, III and IV (5 credits) (Grades 10-12)
Ceramics II is a CAP course
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Graphic Design II – Illustrator (5 credits) (Grades 10-12) CAP Course
Digital Imaging (5 credits) (Grades 10-12)
Fashion Illustration (5 credits) (Grades 10-12)
Transition Support
Activities/Programs
 Advisory Activities
 HEART Program
 Peer Leadership Outreach activities
 Supplemental Support Advisory Classes – (Math &
English)
 Media center and computer labs available
 National Honor Society Peer Tutoring – Begins 2nd MP
 Homework Hotline available Tues. and Thurs. in the
main building media center (2:15-3:15)
 Late bus – Tues. and Thurs (3:30) for extra help with
teachers or club meetings
Transition Support
Activities/Programs (Con.)
 Transition
Group
 New Student Meetings
 Peer Mentoring
 Round Table Discussions – Teen Talk
 9th Grade Community Service Day – April
 Making High School Count
 Naviance Career and College Search
An 8th Grade student program on
the scheduling process will be
held at the Middle School on:
Tuesday February 5th
Wednesday February 6th
During the school day.
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