Skyline Course Selection & Planning Class of 2019 Speakers Julie Lee, Assistant Principal Diane Hogle, Guidance Department Chairperson Important Dates • Friday, March 13 Counselors will present at middle schools • Tuesday, March 17 Freshmen Welcome Night at Skyline at 6:00 PM – Sessions begin at 6:30 • Wednesday, March 18 SHS Counselors will be at the middle schools during lunches for Q & A Online Resources 2014 -2015 Course Catalog Class of 2019 High School & Beyond Plan Course Selection Timeline Student Access step-by-step instructions Student Access step-by-step video Classroom PowerPoint presentations www.shs.issaquah.wednet.edu Graduation Requirements Class of 2019 Requirements Please see course catalog for specifics 1. 2. Satisfy graduation credits and classes Complete High School & Beyond Plan each academic year How will I earn HS credits? A transcript is the official record of your high school classes & credits 1 year = 2 semesters (18 weeks each) A semester course = 0.5 credit A year-long course = 1.0 credit High School Credits By passing all of your classes each semester, you earn 6.0 credits every year of High School 6.0 credits/year x 4 years = 24.0 credits Total number of credits needed for graduation = 24.0 credits Required Credits Language Arts 4.0 Social Studies 3.0 Mathematics 3.0 (*Algebra II is grad requirement– may go beyond it) Science 2.0 Health 0.5 Physical Education 1.5 Fine/Applied Arts 1.0 Career & Technical Education 1.0 Electives/Additional Core 6.0 TOTAL 22.0 – Northwest Studies (taken in grade 7-12) Course Planning Sheet Selecting Freshman Courses What do I take in 9th Grade? (Be sure to attend breakout sessions on specific subjects at Freshmen Welcome Night) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Literature and Composition 1 World History 1/Civics Math Science Elective - PE, Health Elective (1 year-long class* or 2 semesterlong classes) *Most common are World Language, Music, PE Humanities Option #1 – BLOCK Literature and Composition 1 and World History 1/Civics 1 classroom 2 consecutive periods (i.e. 1st & 2nd periods) 2 teachers Humanities Option #2 – HONORS BLOCK 1 classroom, 2 consecutive periods 2 teachers A successful honors student should be intellectually curious, enjoy reading & read on a regular basis, possess strong study habits and be able to write a five paragraph essay Humanities Option #3 – SPLIT BLOCK Literature and Composition 1 and World History 1/Civics 2 separate classrooms 2 separate periods – may or may not be back to back Same students in both classes Math The math sequence (non-IEP) is: CC Algebra I CC Geometry CC Algebra II Advanced Algebra, Pre-calculus, IB Pre-HL Math, Statistics, or Financial Algebra Algebra 1 Lab & Geometry Lab –support classes for students who struggle with math; must be taken concurrently with Algebra 1 or Geometry Science Biology (Year-long class) Biology is recommended in 9th or 10th grade Chemistry Laboratory Methods (Semester class) Physics Laboratory Methods (Semester class) Physical Education (PE) 1.5 credits = 3 semesters 1.0 MUST be done through classes The remaining .5 credits can be done outside of school: School Sports (.25 waived for each school sports season, 2 season maximum) Outside credit Course Options World Languages Spanish1A and 1B (Spanish 1 taken over 2 years) Spanish I, Spanish II French I Japanese I Mandarin Chinese 1 PE Spartan 360, Intro to Fitness Course Options (continued) Career & Technical Education (CTE) Graphic Design 1 & 2, Police Forensics 1 & 2, TV Productions, Child Development Health Intro to Computer Science Website Design Fine Art Equivalency Courses There are some courses that satisfy more than one graduation requirement. (example: Health course satisfies both Health & 0.5 CTE requirement) These equivalent courses do not reduce the number of credits required for graduation, but may change the courses needed to fulfill graduation requirements. Outside Credit Options Students are able to take up to 4.0 credits outside of Skyline, but only 2.0 per school year (such as online courses, private accredited institutions, etc.) 50% of any graduation requirement must be met through Issaquah School District courses Students must receive written pre-approval to earn outside credit Course Selection Things to keep in mind when selecting course requests: Balance - consider academic load & outside involvements; sports, clubs, home, etc. Learning Recommendations for sequential courses Graduation requirements College requirements Typically 2-3 years of World Language Math based Science (such as yearlong Physics or yearlong Chemistry) Welcome to Skyline!