Parent Information on
Scheduling
for
2010 – 2011
School Year
FRESHMAN YEAR
 Fresh Start – New Beginning
 Time to make a 4 Year Plan
“A Successful Student”
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Good Attendance
School Involvement
Good Study Habits
Parental Involvement
WHAT IS DIFFERENT AT HIGH SCHOOL?
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Credits
Semester Grades
Exams
Levels of Classes
GPA
Weighted Grades
Rank
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How does a student earn credit?
Can a student earn credit for taking
Algebra I and Foreign Language in
the 8th grade?
Semester Grades
Semester Exams
Levels in Academic Classes
Non-Leveled (N)
General (G)
College Prep (CP)
Honors (H)
Advanced Placement (AP)
Teacher Recommendations
Student effort
Student ability
Work habits
Grades
GPA
What are weighted classes?
CLASS RANK
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Minimum Graduation Requirements
English
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Health/PE
Electives
4
4
3
3½
1
6½
(1 elective from business/technology
foreign language, or the fine arts)
Total
22
Pass the OGT
25 hrs. of community
service (included in
social studies
grade)
- Pending Board of
Education approval
What is an elective?
Required Classes for Freshmen
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English 9
Modern World History
Math
Science
Health
PE I
What about summer Health and PE?
Typical 9th Grade Schedule
Semester 1
Homeroom
1. English 9
2. Math
3. Science
Lunch
4. MW History
5. P.E. I
6. Elective
7. Elective
Semester 2
Homeroom
1. English 9
2. Math
3. Science
Lunch
4. MW History
5. Health
6. Elective
7. Elective
What about study halls?
College Bound Students
Four Year College
 Graduation requirements
 2 credits of the same foreign
language
 1 credit of fine arts
 Selective colleges will want more
than the minimum
Foreign Language
 Does a student have to take a foreign
language?
 When should my child begin a foreign
language?
 Who recommends a foreign language?
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ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY
Fall sports - must pass 75% of the classes
in 4th quarter of the 8th grade
Winter/Spring sports determined by
previous quarter in 9th grade
Must have a 2.00 GPA for the quarter
Must pass at least 5 courses totaling 2.5
credits per semester
PE does not count as 1 of the 5 courses
PLAN AHEAD
 National Honor Society
 Honors Diploma
DON’T
THROW AWAY
THE COURSE GUIDE!
My kid is perfect…
Well almost!
What Do I Do Now?
 Read the Course Guide
 Discuss goals with your
son/daughter
 Complete the 4 year Plan
 Talk to your child’s teacher to
answer recommendation questions
 Talk to the 9th grade counselor to
answer high school questions
SCHEDULING TIMELINE
Students bring forms home – Feb. 16
Students return forms to Nagel – Feb. 25
Students schedule on-line at AHS – March 1-5
Verification forms mailed home – April 9
9th Grade Student Orientation – August
Final day to request changes -- June 2
WELCOME
TO
HIGH SCHOOL!
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