Welcome to DJHS
Curriculum Night
Welcome
Mrs. Cathy Sankey
Slide Show
Presentation
Dept. Chairs
IB Program
Mr. John Dye
Celtic Advisory Program
Mrs. Lori Davis
Closing Remarks
Mrs. Cathy Sankey
Key Websites for Jerome
School Website http://www.dublinjerome.net or
http://jerome.dublin.k12.oh.us
***Staff e-mail addresses are available at the school website.
District Website http://www.dublinschools.net
Registration for Mass e-mails and school newsletters http://newsletters.dublinschools.net
District Changes
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8 Period Day
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Semester Credit
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Grading Scale
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Weighted Grades
8 Period Day: Recommendation
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All freshmen should schedule
Freshman Advisory for next year.
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Will serve as study hall as well as
important regularly scheduled freshman
advisory program.
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7 periods + freshman advisory in
schedule
Grading Scale
A = 93 - 100
A- = 90 - 92
B+ = 87 - 89
B = 83 - 86
B- = 80 - 82
C+ = 77 - 79
C = 73 - 76
C- = 70 - 72
D+ = 67 -69
D = 63 - 66
D- = 60 - 62
F = 59 - below
Semester Credit
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.5 credit awarded for successful
completion of each semester in semester
and year-long courses.
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Means that semester average grade in
year-long courses will now appear on high
school transcripts.
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Important to get off to a strong start.
Weighted Grades
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5.0 AP and IB courses
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4.5 Honors courses
(Grades of D+ or lower do not
receive weighted credit)
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4.0 Regular courses
Credit Flexibility
Students earn credit by…
 Completing coursework; and/or
 Testing out or showing mastery of
course content; and/or
 Pursuing an educational option.
In Dublin, the Credit Flexibility program
will be implemented in a
conservative and multi-year phase-in
process.
Carnegie
Design Team
REPORT TO THE STATE
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Guidance Department
Mrs. Bauer
Mrs. Rodgers
Mr. Bauer
Mrs. Russell
A-E
F-K
L - Rh
Ri - Z
Graduation Requirements
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Dublin City Schools
– 21 Credits
State
of Ohio
– Ohio Graduation Test
Class of 2014
English
4 units
 Math
4 units
 Science
3 units
 Social Studies
3 units
 Visual/Perf. Arts
1 unit
 P.E.
1/2 unit
 Health
1/2 unit
 Electives
5 units
 Ohio Graduation Test
5 tests
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Minimum
College Requirements
 English
 Math
 Science
 Social
Studies
 World Languages
 Visual/Perf. Arts
4 units
3 units
3 units
3 units
2 units
1 unit
Ohio Graduation Test
Consists of five tests
-Science, Social Studies, Math,
Reading, Writing
 Replaces the “Ninth Grade Proficiency
Tests”
 As many as seven opportunities to pass
all five areas
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Work With Your School Counselor
Academic advisement
 Personal/social counseling
 College advisement
 Career advisement
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Important Dates
 Schedule
requests due to your
middle school counselor
– Feb. 11 - KMS
– Feb. 18 - GMS
 Verification
sheets home
Academic Assistance at the High School
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Content Labs
Teachers
Guidance Counselors
Academic Skills Center
After school intervention/tutoring
Freshman Advisory
Mr. Chuck Crawford
Department Chair
Science
There are two
important Science
scheduling concerns.
All students need to:
1. successfully complete the state
mandated graduation requirements
for science.
2. pass the Science portion of the
Ohio Graduation Test (OGT).
Graduation Requirements for Science
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Three years of science
One year of Physical Science
One year of Biological Science
One year of any other science
(Most Jerome students take 4 years of
science.)
Grade 9
All students should take
Physical Science in Grade 9.
Taking Physical Science in Grade 9 does two
important things:
1. fulfills the Physical Science requirement for
graduation.
2. prepares the students for the 9th grade
content standards that are assessed on the
OGT.
Grade 10
All students should take
Biology in Grade 10.
Taking Biology in Grade 10 does two
important things:
1. fulfills the Biological Science requirement
for graduation.
2. covers additional science content for the
OGT (taken in March of Grade 10).
Typical Science Sequence Options for
Jerome Students Grades 9 and 10*.
Grade
Option #1
Option #2
Option #3
Summer
School
9
Physical
Science
Physical
Science
Physical Science
and Biology
Physical
Science
Biology
Any
Course
Any
Course
10
Biology
Any Course
Biology
and
Chemistry
11-12
Any Course
Any Course
Any
Course
* In
Option #4
any year students may take more than
one science course at a time.
Grade 11
• Most students in Grade 11 need to
take a third science course. Most
choose Chemistry.
• More science (Physics, Systems of the
Earth, AP science, and IB science)
Grade 12
•No science (if appropriate credits
earned)
or
•More science (Physics, Systems of
the Earth, AP science, and IB
science)
The science staff will advise
your child about what science
courses to take in subsequent
years on Advisement Day.
Science courses:
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Physical Science
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Systems of the Earth
AP Biology (2 periods)
AP Chemistry (2 periods)
AP Physics (2 periods)
AP Environmental Science (1 period)
IB Biology
IB Chemistry
IB Environmental Systems
IB Physics
Be sure to read the Frequently
Asked Questions (FAQs) for
Science that accompany the
registration materials.
If you have any further
questions please stop by at the
science table in the commons.
Mrs. Bentley
Mrs. Cybak
Department Co-Chairs
Mathematics
9th Grade Course
Options
Sequence Recommendations
Graduation Requirements: 4 years of mathematics
Most 4 year Colleges recommend a minimum of:
Algebra 1
Geometry
Algebra 2
Typical Mathematics Options for Jerome Students
Grades 9 -12.
Grade
Option #1
Option #2
Option #3
Option #4
8 or
Summer
School
Algebra I
Algebra I
9
Geom. / Hon.
Geom.
Hon. Geom. and
Hon. Alg. II
Algebra B/Algebra I
Alg. II /
Hon. Alg. II
10
Alg. II /
Hon. Alg. II
Pre-Calc. /
Hon. Pre-Calc.
Geometry
Pre-Calc. /
Hon. Pre-Calc.
11
Pre-Calc. /
Hon. Pre-Calc./
IB Math Studies or
Stand. Level
Calc. /
AP Calc. AB or
BC/
AP Stats/
IB High Level
Alg. II/
IB Math Studies
Calc. /
AP Calc. AB or BC /
AP Stats/
IB High Level
12
Calc. /
AP Calc. AB or BC
/AP Stats/
IB Math Studies or
Stand. Level
IB High Level/
Other
Pre-Calc./
IB Math Studies
IB High Level/
Other
Geometry
* All courses are offered at standard or honors/AP levels.
Honors vs. Standard Course
An honors student is self-motivated, responsible, and
reliable. He/She should be hard-working and possess
good time-management skills. Honors classes cover
more material and are taught at a faster pace than
standard math courses.
Doubling Up:
It is possible to take 2 mathematics
courses in the same year
 Geometry
and Algebra 2
 Pre-Calculus and AP Stats
Teacher Recommendation Only
Calculators:
 Scientific
- for Algebra I and
Geometry
 Graphing - for Algebra II and higher
– TI 84 is used in most Algebra II
– TI 83, 85, and 86 are also acceptable
models
Course selection should be based on
successful completion of Algebra I and
teacher recommendation. Subsequent
classes will be addressed on
advisement day. Thank You!
Mr. Graham Rouse
Mrs. Rachel Turk
Department Co-Chairs
Language Arts
Choices for incoming freshmen:
 World
Studies
 English I
 Honors English I
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three core courses prepare
students for the OGT in Reading
and Writing
 All three courses are aligned to
Ohio’s Academic Content Standards
 The emphasis in Grade 9 language
arts courses is on building solid
writing and reading skills
How does Honors English I
differ from English I?
 Literary
Analysis Emphasis
 Weighted Grade
 Aligns well with IB and AP
 Accelerated pacing
How does World Studies differ from
English I?
Like English I, World Studies emphasizes
critical reading and writing skills.
 World Studies is team-taught in a double
block period
 It combines World History and World
Literature
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Continued…
 Students
taking World Studies will
receive 2 credits: 1 in Language Arts
and one in Social Studies.
 Students receive one grade for the
class.
 Aligns well with AP and IB curriculum
Language Arts Electives
 Electives
are in addition to English
I, World Studies, or Honors
English I. They do not replace
these core courses.
Language Arts Electives
 Reading
& Study Skills (9-10)
(sem/ 1/2 credit)
 Individualized Reading (9-12)
(sem/ 1/2 credit)
 Public Speaking (9-12)
(sem/ 1/2 credit)
Test Prep (ACT/SAT)
Continued…
 Argumentation
& Debate (9-12)
(sem/ 1/2 credit)
 News Writing I (9-12)
(sem/ 1/2 credit)
 News Writing II (9-12)
(sem OR year- upon completion of News
Writing I or by teacher approval)
Continued…
 Yearbook
(9-12)
(year/1 credit)
 Broadcast
& Video Production I (9-12)
(year/1 credit)
Mrs. Chandler
Mr. Steele
Department
Co- Chairs
Social Studies
All students will have to pass
the OGT to graduate. The
Social Studies test will evaluate
knowledge from the 9th and
10th grade curriculum.
Freshman year, students must
take one of the following
courses:
 Modern
World History
 World Studies
What is World Studies?
An interdisciplinary course combining
Modern World History and English I.
 Team-taught in a double block period
 One Social Studies and one Language Arts
credit
 OGT Prep. in reading, writing and social
studies
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A Pre-AP Course
Who should take World Studies?
 Students
should enroll in World
Studies if they are self-motivated,
enjoy independent projects and a
variety of classroom activities.
 Students who are interested in
taking an AP course in the 10th
grade or the IB program.
Sophomore year, students
choose one of these courses;
 US
History: 1877 to the Present
 American Studies: 1877 to the Present
 AP US History
 AP American Studies
What is American Studies:
1877 to the Present?
Interdisciplinary course covering modern
US History and American literature
 Team-taught, block periods, 2 credits
 Will prepare students for literacy and
history sections of the OGT
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What is AP American Studies?
This course combines AP US History
and Honors English II
 Team taught in a block schedule
 Focus on success on the OGT and the
AP US History test
 Highly recommended for future AP and
IB students
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AP World History , AP European
History, IB Philosophy and IB
Psychology are offered in the 11th and
12th Grade.
 Students interested in AP Government in
the 12th grade should take AP World or
AP European junior year.
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IB History of the Americas is a two year
program students begin in the 11th grade
All students must take one full credit of
social studies in the 12th grade. Students
must take one semester of US Government
and one semester of either American
Politics, Economics, Foreign Policy or
International Diplomacy.
AP US Government and Politics is a full
year course offered in the 12th grade.
Mrs. Irwin
Mrs. Kendall-Sperry
Department Co-Chairs
Modern World
Languages
Languages Offered At DJHS
 French
& IB French
 German & IB German
 Japanese
 Latin
 Spanish & IB Spanish
 Chinese 1, 2, and 3
Why A World Language?
 Part
of a well-rounded education
 Required by most colleges and
universities
 College credit
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 Scoring
higher on standardized
tests
 Nearly 3,000 Ohio companies
export--they need employees with
knowledge of language and culture
Which class to schedule?
 Middle
school courses are duplicates
 If the student received a C or higher,
go on to II
 If the student received a D+ or lower,
repeat I or switch languages
 If the student has an interest in another
language, try it!
 Clubs
 IV
and V year program
 Travel opportunities
Mr. Huesman
Mr. Maust
Department
Co-Chairs
Physical Education &
Health Department
Requirements To Graduate
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PE 930 (required)
PE 931 (required)
PE 932 Elective
PE 934 Personal
Physical Fitness
PE Helper
Health 921(required)
.25 Credit
.25 Credit
.25 Credit
.50 Credit
Grade: 9-12
Grade: 9-12
Grade: 11-12
Grade: 10-12
.25 Credit
.50 Credit
Grade: 11-12
Grade: 10-12
Physical Education Curriculum
 Group
Instruction
 Individual Instruction
 All summer school questions go to
Administrator!!
Group Instruction
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Archery
Badminton/Pickle ball
Basketball/Volleyball
Indoor Soccer
Floor Hockey/Broom Ball
Super Circuit-weight training
*All Phys. Ed. 1 Required
Softball/Flag Football
Tennis
Table Tennis
Other Departments
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Applied Science
Broadcast Video
Business
E.S.L. (English as Second Language)
Performing Arts
Reading
Special Education
Tolles Technical Center
Visual Arts
Y.P.A. (Young Professionals Academy)
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The previous slide contains departments
whose courses will fill electives.
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Each of those departments has a booth in
the commons to answer your questions.
The International
Baccalaureate (IB) Programme
Brief Overview for Curriculum Night
The IB Programme
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Overview of the IB Programme
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Characteristics of IB Courses
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The IB Curriculum
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Benefits of the IB Programme
IB Overview
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2 year pre-university program
A Bridge from Secondary School to College
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Used in schools in over 130 countries around
the world
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Recognized by universities around the world
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A well-established and reputable program
 Founded in Geneva in 1968 as a non-profit
educational organization
Universal Skill Set for Success
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Understand of Global Issues
 Understand Different Cultural Perspectives
 Written and Oral Communication Skills
 Research Skills
 Open Mindedness
 Use of Technology
 Strong Knowledge of Subjects Across the
Curriculum
 Logically make Connections among Different
Subject Areas
Characteristics of IB Courses
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Build Global Awareness and Cultural
Understanding
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Emphasis on Multiple Perspectives
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Find Connections Between Different Subjects
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Emphasis on Written/Oral Communication Skills
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Encouragement to Ask Questions: Why and How
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Unique Assessments
IB Diploma Program Curriculum
Group 1: English
Group 2:
Second
Language
Group 3:
Individuals and
Societies
Theory of
Knowledge
Extended Essay
CAS
Group 4:
Sciences
Group 5:
Mathematics
Group 6:
The Arts/Electives
Jerome IB Courses
Group 1: English
Group 2: Second
Language
Group 3: Ind and
Socities
IB English (HL)
IB Spanish B (SL)
IB French B (SL)
IB Spanish Ab
Initio (SL)
Group 4: Sciences
Group 5: Math
Group 6: Arts or
Electives
IB Biology (HL)
IB Physics (HL)
IB Chemistry (SL)
IB Environmental
(SL)
IB Math (HL)
IB Math (SL)
IB Math Studies
(SL)
IB Visual Arts A
IB Visual Arts B
IB Music
IB History (HL)
IB Philosophy (HL)
IB Psychology (SL)
Benefits and Goal of IB
IB Benefits
•Global Awareness
•Multiple Subjects
•Communication Skills
•Research Skills
•Critical Thinking Skills
•Independent Learning
•In-Depth Knowledge
•Connections between
subjects
Goal
IB students will have
the skills and attitude
for success in higher
education and
employment
Concluding Points
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Well established and highly regarded program
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Open to all students
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9th and 10th grade: Scheduling
Recommendations and Considerations
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Students at Jerome can participate in the Full
Diploma Programme or take individual IB
Courses
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Dublin Grade and IB Score
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More information will be available at a table
Celtic Advisory Program
CAP Mission: To help our Freshman
students at Dublin Jerome High School
experience a positive transition into high
school. Students are paired with student
mentors and teacher advisors and through
those relationships will receive direct,
personal guidance in the areas of academics
and social issues.
Objectives for Freshmen
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Build a positive relationship with Dublin Jerome High School
juniors and/or seniors
Complete lessons and activities designed to improve academic
achievement and build healthy social relationships
Demonstrate time management and study skills learned
Discuss transition issues with mentors and in small groups
Practice school traditions and participate in school clubs and
activities
Evaluate the effectiveness of the CAP program and
recommend improvements
Schedule
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Freshman Advisory is scheduled during the freshman study hall period.
Advisory activities are scheduled twice a week.
Activities last approximately 20 minutes.
Mentors attend Advisory every day.
Other Advisory activities are scheduled outside the advisory period as
well.
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Freshman Orientation
Football Tailgate
CAP Basketball Night
Snowball Softball and Dodgeball Tournaments
Community Service opportunities
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