Preparing for Life after Middle School Requirements for high school graduation General attendance requirements General information about 4-year colleges Gpa and class rank Scholarships Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) High School Activities Requirements for a High School Diploma • Four English Credits • Four Mathematics Credits (excluding Intro to Algebra and Algebra Enrichment) • Three Science Credits, Including Biology • Three Social Studies Credits (US History, Economics/Govt) • One Computer Science Credit • One Physical Education or JROTC Credit • One World Language Credit or Occupational Elective • Seven Additional Electives 24 Credits Total Required All freshmen in Lexington 1 are required to take Leadership 21 What is a credit (unit)? • Each semester-long class (GHS, LHS, PHS, WKHS) or year-long class (RBHS) is worth one credit (unit) • Each 45-day class (GHS, LHS, PHS, WKHS) or semester-long class (RBHS) is worth ½ credit (unit) • It takes 24 credits to graduate • All credits calculate into GPA and Class Rank Attendance Student attendance laws require that students must be present a certain number of days per course to receive credit, provided the student receives a passing grade in the course: • In a 45-day course, a student must attend 42 days • In a 90-day course, a student must attend 85 days • In a 180-day course, a student must attend 170 days FOUR-YEAR COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES 4 ENGLISH 4 MATH: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Probability & Statistics 3 LAB SCIENCES: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and any science for which Biology or Chemistry is a prerequisite 3 SOCIAL STUDIES: US History, Government / Economics, Elective 2 WORLD LANGUAGES: (some colleges require 3 of the same language) 1 FINE ART 1 ADDITIONAL COLLEGE PREP UNIT (Computer Science) 1 PE/ROTC Grade Point Average GPA GPA: Grade points are assigned for each numerical grade (example 85% = 3.0) How is GPA calculated: Each number grade received in a class is associated with a point value. Each point value is averaged together to create a GPA. Class Rank: Class rank is calculated at the end of the academic school year. Level of Classes in High School College Prep (CP) Honors (HN) -honors classes may receive awarded additional .5 value points toward GPA Advanced Placement (AP) / International Baccalaureate (IB) / Dual Credit -AP, IB and Dual Credit classes may receive awarded additional 1.0 value points toward GPA 8th Graders can earn high school credit for the following classes: Algebra I – Honors English I - Honors World Language – College Prep * French * German * Latin * Spanish State Lottery Scholarships and Tuition Assistance Palmetto Fellows Life SC Hope Lottery Tuition Assistance SC Need-based Grant **Scholarships are awarded based on GPA, class rank, standardized test scores Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) An IGP is a road map that guides students toward their education, career, and employment goals IGPs include general graduation requirements, as well as coursework and out-of-classroom learning opportunities related to a student’s chosen cluster of study IGPs help students align high school courses with your child’s personal and/or career interests and goals Curriculum Framework School of Arts & Humanities Arts & Humanities Cluster •Graphics Technology & Animation •Journalism & Broadcasting •World Languages •English •Visual Arts •Performing Arts •Advanced Placement •International Baccalaureate *CAS-Multimedia Arts *CAS-World Languages & IB Education & Training Cluster -Teaching & Training School of Business Management & Information Systems Business Management& Administration Cluster •Administration Services, Business Financial Mgmt *CAS-World Languages & International Business Financial Cluster •Accounting Hospitality & Tourism Cluster •Restaurant, Food/Beverage Services Information Technology Cluster •Networking Systems •Programming & Software Development Marketing Sales & Service Cluster •Marketing & Management School of Engineering, Manufacturing, & Industrial Technologies Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Cluster *CAS- Advanced Agribusiness Research •Agribusiness Systems •Natural Resources Systems Architecture & Construction Cluster •Architecture •Construction *CAS Sustainable Design Manufacturing Cluster •Maintenance, Installation, Repair •Production Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Cluster *CAS-Advanced STEM Studies •Computer Science & Engineering •Pre-Engineering & Technology •Science •Math Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Cluster •Automotive Vehicle Service, Maintenance & Body Repair School of Health Science & Human Services Health Science Cluster •Biotechnology Research •Diagnostics Services *CAS Public Health & Advanced Medical Studies •Therapeutic Services Human Services Cluster •Personal Care Services School of Public Services Government & Public Administration Cluster National Security CAS- Law & Global Policy Law, Public Safety & Security Cluster •Emergency & Fire Management •Law Enforcement Services •Legal Services Advanced Centers of Study Additional High School Activities Fine Arts, Chorus, Music, Band Drama, Debate Team Sports Student Council World Languages Clubs Many more activities to be explored…..