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
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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
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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
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4 English
4 Math
4 Science
4 Social Studies
1 fine art
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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
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Four County Career Center
Technical School
Armed Forces
2-Year College
College or Four County or Both?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Encouraged to make up credit ASAP
Options
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Retake the class
STEP Ahead (deposit) – offered during summer
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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
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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.
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