Class of
2018
High School Options
• Traditional High Schools
(all are Open Choice – applications for OC accepted March 10 – Apr. 25)
– Laney
– New Hanover
– Hoggard
– Ashley
• Non-Traditional High Schools
– Isaac Bear Early College (UNCW)
– Wilmington Early College (CFCC)
– Mosley Performance Learning Center HS
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
4
Math (4)
Science (3)
Math I, II and III
4th Year Math Class
Earth/Environmental
Biology
Physical Science*
(Physical Science, Chemistry or Physics)
Social
Studies (4)
World History
Civics & Ecomonics
American History I
American History II
P.E./Health
Electives
1
12
(Hands-Only CPR)
PROMOTION
REQUIREMENTS
• 9th  10th grade
6 credits
(English 1 & Algebra I/Math I)
• 10th  11th grade
12 credits
• 11th  12th grade
20 credits
• To graduate… minimum of 28 credits
End-of-Course Tests
(EOCs)
• Math I (Algebra I)/Integrated Math I
• 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)
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, Civics & Economics, American History I, American History II
Second Language
Not required for graduation. Required to meet minimum application
requirements for UNC system colleges.
Computer Skills
No specific course required; students must demonstrate proficiency through
state testing.
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:
•
•
•
•
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+ (98-100) = 4.0 points
A (93-97) = 4.0 points
B (85-92) = 3.0 points
C (77-84) = 2.0 points
D (70-76) = 1.0 points
F (below 70) = 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 1 additional point and AP courses
get 2 additional points.
Special Programs &
Courses
• Advanced Placement Program (AP)
• N.C. Virtual Public Schools (NCVPS)
• The Lyceum Academy
• Marine Science Academy
• International Baccalaureate
Diploma Programme
• 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 using
paper/pencil (and eventually Power School) this year for all 4
high schools.
 Today, I will provide you with a Course Curriculum Guide &
school specific course information (LHS, JTH, NHHS & AHS)
based on your district school for next year.
 I 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.
 Teachers will compile their recommendations for your core
academic classes, based on your performance in their classes
this year.
 Turn your Student Registration Worksheet in by Friday,
February 28 to me (Mrs. Demolina)
 A list of academic and elective classes will then be printed for
each of you to take home (based on teacher recommendations
and your elective choices), to discuss with your parents, and to
send back with parent signatures if everything looks okay.
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