What is available? AT (acceleration, advising, academics) Math lab Writers workshop Homework Club Individual teacher help after school Parent Portal What is available? Dual Enrollment Online Courses Outside of the traditional school day Educational Support Team Guidance 3 Domains: Academic planning Career planning Social and Emotional Electives at CHS Colchester High School Electives Art Business Health Music PE World Languages CHS Art Department CHS Art Teachers Vito Cannizzaro Anne Cummings Art Department Requirements • All CHS students are required to take 1 credit (2 semesters) of Fine Art - Visual Art or Music. • All Art classes, except AP Studio Art, are one semester classes, earning ½ credit per class. • Learn, Think, Act, Create!/ Art 1 is a prerequisite for all other art courses. • After LTAC/ Art 1, Freshmen may take Mad Mark-Making(Drawing), Clay Arts, The Laker Brush-off(Painting), and Exploring the 3rd Dimension(Sculpture). Art Course Sequence Learn, Think, Act, Create! Mad Mark Making The Laker Brushoff Clay Arts Exploring the 3rd Dimension Pixography (11th or 12th grade, and ONE other Art course after LTAC) Clay Arts 2 The 3rd Dimension and Beyond Dynamic Design (Mad Mark Making, or The Laker Brushoff CHS Art Warrior: A. P. Studio Art (11th or 12th grade, LTAC, and TWO other Art courses.) CHS Business & Technology Department Business Offerings Business & Technology Skills (Graduation Requirement) Accounting: Manual & Automated (Elective) Yearbook Publishing (elective) Personal Finance (elective) Business & Technology Skills • Keyboarding • Basic Operations of Microsoft Office Suite – Word – Excel – Access – PowerPoint – Publisher • Business Communications/Entrepreneurship Accounting (1 credit) • • • • Basic Accounting Concepts Manual Accounting Practice Automated Accounting Job Shadow Personal Finance (.5 credit) Major Themes: Setting Financial Goals Managing Your Money Earnings Savings & Investing Spending: Identity Theft, Credit Cards CHS Health Department Health Requirements One semester class is required. Students may elect to take Food! From Soil to Stomach as an elective. Student can choose either Human Ecology or Life 101 Both of these courses meet the graduation requirement. Human Ecology is designed for grades 9 & 10. Life 101 is designed for grades 11 & 12. Food! From Soil to Stomach is designed for grades 9-12 and is an elective credit. Human Ecology Topics to be covered: Personal Health; Prevention/Healthy Lifestyles, Stress Management Communication, Goal Setting, Decision Making and Refusal Skills Nutrition Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Human Sexuality Food! From Soil to Stomach Topics to be covered: Sustainability Food systems: global, local, organic, conventional Explores the many facets of food: growing, cooking and eating. Gardening CHS Music Department Evan Peltier– Melissa Towle These courses fit into the Fine Arts requirement. Instrumental Colchester Concert Band • year long course / 1.0 credit Colchester Jazz Orchestra • year long course / 1.0 credit Basic Guitar Semester course / 0.5 credits For the beginning guitarist Beginning Piano Semester course / 0.5 credits For the beginning pianist Intermediate Piano Semester course/0.5 credits Designed to build on beginner piano Music Technology Semester course / 0.5 credits Compose, create, and record music Choir Chorus • • • year long 1.0 credit open to all students and abilities Concert Choir • • • year long 1.0 credit teacher recommendation required Chamber Singers • • • year long 1.0 credit by audition Physical Education Physical Education Tom Perry, Morgan Samler & Courtney Goetz All students are required to complete 1.5 credits of PE for graduation. PE is offered each semester. CHS offers 25 different units. PE Units Racquetball Badminton Fencing Mountain Biking Orienteering Climbing wall Ropes Course Canoeing Skiing/Snowshoeing Table Tennis (ping-pong) In-line skating Archery Dance Crossfit Team Sports Personal Fitness World Languages at CHS French and Spanish Bienvenue Hola World Language Requirements • There is NO language graduation requirement at CHS. • All students are encouraged to enroll in a language. • College bound students should plan to take a minimum of two years of a language. • Competitive colleges are looking for three to four consecutive years. World Language Offerings • French I through French IV • Spanish I through Spanish IV • Level V is not offered annually in either language. It will be offered as enrollment and staffing allow. Next Steps Thank you for coming!