WEST MORRIS CENTRAL
HIGH SCHOOL
PRESENTS
Eighth Grade
Parent/Student
Curriculum Night
February 12, 2013
WEST MORRIS CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
WELCOME
CLASS OF 2017
UNIVERSITY CLASS OF 2021
THE ADVENTURE BEGINS TODAY
CHALLENGE YOURSELF!
MAKE YOUR KEY OPEN THE MOST DOORS
MAKE YOUR LIFE EXTRAORDINARY!
Tonight’s Objectives:
Provide information on the scheduling
process
Review the graduation requirements
Outline available courses
List the course levels available
Present a typical 9th Grade schedule
Identify the scheduling timelines
High School Transition
What makes high school different?
– Most rapid period of growth in a young person’s
life
– Influences and stresses: Activities/sports/friends
– Quality vs. Quantity: Trying to do too much
– Personality/Academic patterns are continuing to
be set
– Permanent Record begins
– Graduation requirements
(College/Trade/Technical Schools/Military
entrance requirements)
– Post Secondary Planning begins
– “Everything Counts!”
Course Levels
IB / AP / Honors
Advanced
Academic
Studies
*The Freshman year is
the foundation for a
successful High School
career.
RECOMMENDED READING
* Also check out Ted Talks – presentations viewable on-line regarding
stimulating current topics. Go to http://www.ted.com/talks
West Morris Regional High School District
Will our students be
prepared
to
compete
“We need to prepare
for their
in our
thechildren
interconnected
future
not
our
past.”
global and digital
era?
Daniel Pink
COMMUNIT Y TECH FORUM
7:0 0 M A RC H 21 ST @ M E N DH AM H I G H SC H OOL
Community Panel
&
Audience
Feedback
Doug Imbruce
CEO QWIKI
Bill Davidson
Strategist Qualcomm
Register to attend our Community Tech Forum and/or take our
Community Technology Survey
www.wmrhsd.org
Click on Community Tech Forum
Bringing you up-to-date:
WMC Juniors have been to the Middle school twice to
talk with the 8th Graders about the scheduling process.
Jr’s will be back in June to address
Activities/Athletics/Rotational Schedule
Program of Studies Booklets were distributed to all 8th
Graders to bring home.
8th Graders visited to WMC last week. Mr. Ryan
and Mr. Ferreri spoke concerning course selection
and the Elective Programs.
Middle School teachers to forward “level”
recommendations in the mail.
8th grade parents are returning your Scheduling
Conference preference. Confirmation of date and time
forth coming. February 25th-March 22nd.
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
130 Credits over 4 years
Minimum of 7 classes (35 credits) per year
English - 20 credits (4 years)
Social Studies – 15 credits (3 years)
Mathematics – 15 credits (3 years)
Science – 15 credits (3 years)
World Language – 10 credits (2 years)
P. E. & Health/Dr. Ed. - all years in school
Visual/ Performing Art - 5 credits
Career/Consumer/Life Skills – 5 credits
Financial Literacy – 2.5 credits
NJ HSPA (Junior Year)
NAME___________________________________
WEST MORRIS CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL 4 YEAR WORKSHEET
GRADE 9
GR
GRADE 10
CR
GR
GRADE 11
CR
GR
GRADE 12
CR
English 1
5
English 2
5
English 3
5
English 4
Math
5
Math
5
Math
5
Elective
Science
World History
Science
5
World Language
U.S. History 1
Science
5
World Language
GR
CR
5
Elective
U.S. History 2
5
World Language
Elective
Elective
Personal Fitness
4
Phys Ed.
4
Phys Ed.
4
Phys Ed.
4
Family Life
1
Driver Ed.
1
Family Life
1
Family Life
1
Visual/Perform. Arts
Visual/Perform. Arts
Visual/Perform. Arts
Visual/Perform. Arts
Visual/Perform. Arts
Visual/Perform. Arts
Visual/Perform. Arts
Visual/Perform. Arts
Practical Arts
Practical Arts
Practical Arts
Practical Arts
Practical Arts
Practical Arts
Practical Arts
Practical Arts
Financial Lit.
Financial Lit.
Financial Lit.
Total Credits:
Total Credits:
Total Credits:
Total Credits:
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WMC GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:
130 Credits which include:
20 credits of English
15 credits of Social Science including World History, US 1, US 2
15 credits of Mathematics
15 credits of Science
10 credits of Modern/World Language
5 credits of a Visual/Performing
5 credits of a Practical Arts
2.5 credits of Economic/Entrepreneurial Literacy
Career Exploration (No formal credit awarded)
Physical Education & Family Life/Driver Ed. every year in school
Academic Electives
* Visual/Performing Arts:
Practical Arts:
P: Counselors/form/worksheet
GPA ___________
Minimum for
College Entrance
Recommended
4
2-3
3
2-Lab
2
4
4
4
3-4
3-4
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16 – 17
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19 – 22
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What do I need to know to
schedule?
Required Courses
Course Levels
Electives
*Please consult the
Program of Studies Booklet
for
Course Descriptions
(Visit on-line WMCHS.org)
REQUIRED 9th GRADE
COURSES
English
Social Studies
Mathematics
Science
World Language (or elective)
Required Elective (s)
P. E. & Health
*Must select at least 7 courses
36 credits
Typical 9th Grade Schedule
(8 Period Day)
English 1
World History
Mathematics:(Math Stud/Algebra 1/Geometry /Algebra 2
Honors)
Science: (Biology)
World Language: (Chinese, French or Spanish)
Physical Education 1 / Health Education
Required Elective
Elective as eighth class or Academic Study
Lunch
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