H Welcome to Burlington Township High School Parents of the Class of 2017 I O P E N G H S C H O O L “The Future Begins Today!” H O U S E PROGRAM AGENDA Welcoming Remarks High School’s Vision Course Selection Process Student Services Co-Curricular/Extra Curricular Academic Presentations Q & A Session Building Tours 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 Additionally, the Following Subjects are required for Graduation: 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: Algebra I Spanish I French I 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) 2. 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 3. Internet-based courses THE SCHEDULING PROCESS FAQ’S 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 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 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) C. D. Environmental Science (Honors or CP) 5 D. E. US History I (Humanities/CP) 5 E. 0 or 5.0 F 15 G. 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 H. H. I. I. J. J. 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 • ATHLETICS ACADEMICS •Eligible • 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 • for Semester One for Semester Two Completed 15 Credits and attained a GPA of 2.0 or higher from semester one ATHLETICS – AGE QUALIFICATIONS • 16 Years old before September 1st of the Freshman year – student will not participate in Freshman athletics • 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: • – firstname.lastname@example.org Senior Trip Information 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 You earn $4.00 for every $100.00 you purchase. Order online: Go to the Athletics Web Site to order your certificates English – Must have 4 years Freshman Year – (Genres) CP English II Humanities II CP English I Humanities I Honors US History I Honors English I Junior Year – (Genre s) CP English III Honors English III No Humanities Option Sophomore Year – (Genres) Senior Year – (Genres) CP English IV Honors English IV AP English IV No Humanities Option English Electives – offered 10-12th grade 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 Mathematics Program at BTHS Freshmen have four options for Algebra 1: – – – – Honors Algebra 1 College Prep Algebra 1 Algebra 1 A/B Algebra 1 Course sequence: Algebra 1→ Algebra 2→ Geometry→College Math/Pre-calc/Statistics or other math to follow. Students are required to take four math classes. Mathematics Program at BTHS 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. 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 Laboratory Biology II Laboratory Chemistry Laboratory Physics I Laboratory Physics II Applied Scientific Concepts Marine Science Genetics Astronomy Anatomy & Physiology Biotechnology & Forensics AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Physics Social Studies 9th Grade Year – 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 11th Grade Year – Options: » CP World History » Honors World History – AP courses are options for students in grade 11 or 12 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. WORLD LANGUAGES 10 High School Credits (2 semesters) required for graduation FRENCH Levels 1 though 4 Honors level 2 AP French Language and Culture 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 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 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 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 String Orchestra (2.5 credits per semester) (5 credits) (Grades 9-12) Prerequisite: One or more years of experience playing a string instrument. Concert Band (2.5 credits per semester) (Grades 9-12) Introduction to Instrumental Music (5 credits) (Grades 9-12) You can select any instrument. Jazz Ensemble (2.5 credits per semester) (Grades 9-12) CAP Credit Pending Rhythm Workshop (5 credits) (Grades 9-12) Music Theory I and II (2.5 credits each) (Grades 9-12) Marching Band and Jazz Band (co-curricular) (Grades 9-12) Vocal Music Courses Vocal Music (2.5 credits a semester) (Grades 9-12) Advanced Vocal Technique (5 credits) (Grades 10-12) – (available for Freshmen with teacher approval) BTHS Jazz Singers (co-curricular/audition) (Grades 9-12) Additional Courses available for Sophomores and above Chorus II (2.5 credits a semester) (Grades10-12) Honors Course Songwriting Workshop (5 credits) (Grades 10-12) Computer Technology & Music (5 credits) (Grades 10-12) DANCE Course Intro to Dance (5 Credits) (Grades 9-12) Offered through BCC earning 3 college credits Visual Arts Courses 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 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 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.