Sophomore Year Options Bryan High School January 23, 2012 Advice for Sophomores Freshman year is over and the foundation has been set. This is the year to have the biggest impact on improving that foundation. Graduation Requirements Ohio CORE 21 Total Credits 4 English 4 Math – including 1 credit of Algebra 2 3 Social Studies – Economics/Financial Literacy covered in 3 Science 0.5 Oral Communications 0.5 Health 0.5 Physical Education (2 semesters) 5.5 Electives Alternative To Graduation Without Completing CORE Must complete 2 years of high school and student’s parents must sign statement consenting to graduation without core acknowledging that child may not be able to proceed directly to a 4-year university. Student/parent must fulfill any procedural requirements the school stipulates to ensure student/parent are informed of the informal consent process. The student/parent/school must develop career plan. The school must provide counseling/support for the student related to the plan. The student successfully completes, at a minimum the current curriculum (mainly 3 math versus 4). Honors Diploma Reminder 4 English 4 Math 4 Science 4 Social Studies 1 fine art 3 of one foreign language or 2 of two different foreign languages 3.5 GPA (through 1st semester Senior year) 27 ACT / 1210 SAT Must Meet 7 of 8 Criteria High School Paths Junior/Senior College Prep • 4-Year College • 2-Year College Junior/Senior Vocational • • • • Four County Career Center Technical School Armed Forces 2-Year College College or Four County or Both? Offering information session on College Process and Four County Career Center during: Session 2 (6:40-7:00) Session 4 (7:30-7:50) All Sophomores will go on a Four County visit in December. Will be doing career research papers in English and are encouraged to actively explore career interests and start thinking about what they can do for the remainder of high school to prepare for those careers. Registration Process Will be in the classroom on January 24 or 27 to explain scheduling for next year. Registration will be done on the computer/online and they can complete at home or with counselor during Activity Period. Registrations will be due to the high school Feb. 3rd! Must be signed by a parent/guardian. Must have a signature for English, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Schedules will be mailed towards the end of the school year. The school has the right to change student schedules at any time and there are no guarantees that specific requests will be honored. Registration Considerations If they have not finished their PE/OC/Health requirements, it is recommended they finish them by the end of Sophomore year. Health and PE will be offered as Early Bird classes next year. English – CP or Intermediate Science – Accelerated or Comprehensive US History – Regular, Comprehensive or Advanced Placement Math – Math 10, Geometry, Algebra 2 Foreign Language, Music, Art, Business/Computer, Work & Family Life, English Electives Schedule Changes • • • • • • You have the first 10 days of the semester to add/drop any course. Any drop after 10 days will be a withdrawal failure and a meeting must be held. Yearlong courses WILL NOT be dropped at the semester unless school supported. Band cannot be dropped after the completion of band camp. Please try to make schedule changes prior to the beginning of the next year. Teacher changes/requests will NOT be made. Summer School June 4 through June 29 (pending we do not go over our 5 days) 8:30-11:30 / 12:30-3:30 PE, Health and Oral Communications (each will likely only be offered once either AM or PM) $90 per course Letters will be mailed the beginning of April and registration is on a first come basis Pass/Fail grade that will not be factored into GPA May be absent two days and may not miss the last day Credit Remediation Encouraged to make up credit ASAP Options Retake the class STEP Ahead (deposit) – offered during summer English/Science Session will start January 31 and Math will start March 7. Virtual Learning Academy (deposit) - On-line during study hall or own time Correspondence Course (fee) - Typically takes 5-6 weeks to complete 0.5 credit Summer School (fee) - Four County offers two 3-week sessions for 0.5 credit Sophomore Testing PLAN (November/December) Designed to provide career insight and predict potential ACT success If students plan to take the ACT, it is recommended they take the PLAN PSAT (October) The top 20% of class will be invited to take the PSAT as a practice for officially taking the PSAT as a Junior. This test determines National Merit. OGT (March) Must pass 5 sections to graduate. ACT Earliest recommended time is June after Sophomore year. Thank You For Attending! Please contact a counselor or administrator with any questions about next year.