Pathway to
th
9
Grade!
8th Grade Pre-Registration
Wilson K-8
High School vs. Middle School
• Responsibilities
• Conference periods
• News and information
• Transcript
• Attendance
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• Student responsibilities
Responsibilities
 Communicate with teachers
 Ask for assistance
 Keep parents informed; you’ll keep
privileges
 Admit to mistakes and learn from them
 Volunteering, clubs, athletics…get involved!
Conference Periods
• 8:15 – 8:54 on W & Th
• Considered part of the school day
• Attend regularly to develop good habits
• Free academic assistance offered after
school (M-W) if more help is needed
IRHS News and Information
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Daily announcements
IRHS website
Counseling website
Parent newsletter
Iron Quill Newspaper (Journalism)
Facebook – IRHS Scholarships and More
Twitter – @IRHSCounseling
Transcript
• Official document of grades
• Semester grades are listed, not quarter
grades
• Grades are permanent
Attendance
More than 9 absences, you may be placed
on administrative probation and eventually
lose credit
Communicate with each teacher (e-mail)
Teachers love to hear from students
Student Responsibilities
• Request make-up work when absent
• Spend 1.5+ hours on HW every night
• Use a planner for organization
• Keep syllabi from each class all year
• Individual progress report form
• No lockers, except in PE – use it!
Student Responsibilities
• Failed required classes must be repeated
until passed
• Year-long classes are a year-long
commitment
• Follow IRHS student handbook rules and
regulations
Course Catalog
• Write name on front cover
• Get to know the layout of the book
• Student’s responsibility to read all areas
IRHS Honors Programs
• pages 5 - 7
• Pre-AP and AP courses have weighted grades
• Recommendations required for Pre-AP and
AP courses
• Before enrolling in a Pre-AP or AP course,
complete the AP self-assessment (pg. 7)
Scholars Program
• Maintain 3.5 GPA
• Average 3 or more Scholars Program classes
each year
• By meeting Scholars Program requirements,
you graduate “with Honors” as an
IRHS Scholar
Scheduling Information
• Page 8 - 10
• Choose classes wisely!
– Pages 9 - 10 deal with schedule changes
• Students are STRONGLY reminded to
remember the year-long commitment
they are making to those classes
Level Changes
Page 10
Curriculum is different
Only 10 days to decide
Choose courses wisely now and this won’t
be a problem
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade
1. English 9
1. English 10
1. English 11
1. English 12
2. Algebra
2. Geometry
2. Math -
2. Government / Economics
3. Biology
3. Physics
3. Science -
3. Math
4. P.E.
4. World History
4. US/AZ History
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5. P.E. /
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Summer prior to 9th grade
Summer prior to 10th grade
Summer prior to 11th grade
Summer prior to 12th grade
IRHS Graduation Requirements – 22 Credits
(**Identifies additional in-state college requirements)
Required Courses
15.5 credits
Sem
1
Sem
2
Electives
6.5 credits
English 9
**Foreign Language I
English 10
**Foreign Language II
English 11
English 12
Math
Math
Math
Math
Science
Science
Science
World History
US/AZ History
Gov / Economics
Physical Education
Physical Education
CTE or **Fine Arts
Sem
1
Sem
2
16 Core Classes for College (GPA)
English 9 _____
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English 10 _____
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English 11 _____
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English 12 _____
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Math _____
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Unweighted
Math _____
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Grades
Math _____
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A=4
Math _____
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B=3
Science _____
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C=2
Science _____
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D=1
Science _____
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F=0
Fine Arts _____
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Foreign Language _____
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Foreign Language _____
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Social Studies _____
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Social Studies _____
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Pre-Registration Form
• Review teacher recommendations
• Determine the correct number of
accelerated classes for YOU!
• Student may choose to take regular class
instead of accelerated, be realistic when
choosing
Freshman Courses
• Required classes:
– English
– Biology
- Math
- Physical Education
• Electives - choose two!
– Check Pre-requisites – i.e. Modern Language
– Check semester vs. year
• Alternate Electives – must have three!
– No repeats
– Choose another PE
PUT YOUR
NAME ON
FORM!
List two different
alternate
electives that you
can live with – or
counselors will
pick your
classes!
FORMS DUE:
FEBRUARY
19TH
IRHS Open House
February 16th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
1. General information meeting
2. Self-guided tour
3. Talk with department members about your
class choices
4. Visit with club members and learn about
other activities on campus
IRHS Open House
No forms will be collected that evening
Parents and students should take the time
to speak with department members about
classes
Write questions down to ask departments
before you attend Open House
Online Pre-Registration
• One week from today, February 19th, in
this class period!
• Please make sure that you bring your
signed course request form
• Counselors will be here to assist you with
entering your courses into the computer
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Questions?
Thank you for your attention!
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