HENRY CLAY I0I
Orientation for Parents of the
Class of 2016
Tuesday, January 17th at 6:30pm
Guidance Counselors:
Bonnie Barnes, Lana Bishop, April Cain,
Josh Edwards, Rachael Howard,
Jackie Smith, Sharron Wesley
All Information Provided Tonight is Available
on the Henry Clay Counseling website.
*Henry Clay serves about 2300 students in grades 9-12.
*HC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and
Secondary Schools.
*Approximately 80% of our graduates enter college.
*22 credits are required to graduate.
General Info
HC operates on a traditional 6 hour school day (non-block).
The first class begins at 8:25 am and the last class ends at 3:15
pm.
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Students will take 6 classes each year. Each class is worth ½
credit per semester so students can earn a maximum of 3 credits
per semester within the 6-period day.
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To be a 10th grader students must earn 5 credits; 11th - 10; 12th –
16.
 Foreign Language classes are not required to graduate.
 However, 2 years of the same foreign language is required for
college admissions.
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Students are not required to take a foreign language in 9th grade.
Graduation Requirements
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4 English credits
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3 Math credits –
You must take math each year.
» Minimum = Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II,
and 1 math elective
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3 Science credits
» Integrated Science, Biology, Chemistry OR
» Adv. Biology, Adv. Chemistry, Adv/Gen Physics
Graduation Requirements continued
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3 Social Studies credits
» Citizenship, World Civilizations, US History
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1 Health and Physical Education credit
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1 Arts/Humanities credit
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7 Elective credits (1 might be Math)
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GRAND TOTAL = 22 CREDITS
PRE-COLLEGE CURRICULUM
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The PCC is the same as the graduation
requirements except for the foreign
language requirement.
– At least 2 years of the same foreign language is required
for college admissions.
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Highly selective colleges require prospective
students to have had a more rigorous curriculum.
PCC for selective colleges:
» 4 years of English
» 4 years of Math
» 4 years of Science
» 4 years of Social Studies
» 3-4 years of the same foreign language
» 1 year of Arts/Humanities
9TH GRADE SCHEDULE
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The typical 9th grade schedule will be a Total of 6
Classes:
Gen or Adv English (Adv. Requires Summer Reading)
Algebra I, Adv. Geometry* or Adv Alg 2*
Integrated Science or Adv Bio**
Adv Citizenship
Elective
Elective
*must qualify by taking the math placement test
**must qualify by taking Adv Geom or Adv Alg 2
Placement Exams
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9th graders who desire to take an advanced
math class are required to take the math
placement test. Each middle school will
administer this test – EJHayes and Morton
is on March 21st
If the student wants to take a math class
higher than Algebra I, then the student
must take the math placement test to
qualify.
9th GRADE ELECTIVES – All Year
JROTC
Art I
Drawing I
Design /Printmaking
Crafts
Computer Science
Computer Applications
Business Economics
Advanced Business Econ
Freshman 101
Life Skills
Debate
Drama Activities
Newspaper
Broadcast Journalism
Fitness for Life
Intro to Engineering
Advanced IED
Architecture
Graphic Communications
World Languages
Band
Orchestra
Chorus
GRADING
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The grading scale is as follows:
A = 92 – 100 %
B = 83 – 91%
C = 74 – 82%
D = 65 – 73%
F = 0 – 64%
The school year is divided up into two semesters.
Students receive progress reports every 6 weeks.
Final grades are posted to the transcript at the
end of each semester. Grades are not cumulative
from one semester to the next. Each semester
stands alone with permanent grades.
KEES
Kentucky Educational
Excellence Scholarship
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Students can qualify for money with good
grades and ACT or SAT score 2.50 GPA or
better at the end of each year.
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Bonus award for ACT and SAT Test Scores.
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Only AP courses are weighted
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KHEAA will notify students
For more info go to www.kheaa.com
SATISFACTORY
PROGRESS
 Requirements
to be promoted to
the next grade level:
*5 credits to go to 10th grade
*10 credits to go to 11th grade
*16 credits to go to 12th grade
NCAA Eligibility
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All student athletes must register with the
NCAA Eligibility Clearinghouse
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NCAA has a list of Accepted Core Classes
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The GPA is averaged using only these
approved core classes.
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For more info visit
www.elgibilitycenter.org
Orientation for New Students
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Orientation will be held for incoming
9th graders the first week in August.
Students will be invited to Henry Clay
to meet teachers and tour the
building.
Henry Clay
Extracurricular Activities
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Athletics
Baseball
 Basketball
 Cheerleading
 Cross Country
 Football
 Golf
 Soccer
 Softball
 Swimming
 Tennis
 Track
 Volleyball
 Wrestling
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Clubs – to name of few
Academic Team
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Dance Team
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Debate Team
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Drama Club
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French Club
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Go Green Club
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History Club
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Hockey
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Outdoor Club
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Speech Team
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And Over 50 More Listed on
Page 27 of the
 Program of Studies
Henry Clay High School
Incoming Freshman
Orientation
Thank you for coming!
Last Name of Your Student Determines Your Counselor
A – Cole = Sharron Wesley-Porter
Coll – Gol = April Cain
Gom – Ka – Rachael Howard
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