WELCOME
CLASS
OF 2013
http://thunderbird.guhsdaz.org/
High School
classes
What needs to be done to register?
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Within THS Attendance Boundaries
– Complete the front and back of the blue form.
» Forms will be handed out at Mtn. Sky on January 16th.
– Turn blue form in to Mtn. Sky on Jan 22nd.
» THS Counselors will be at Mtn. Sky on January 22nd to
register students.
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OUTSIDE the THS/GUHSD District
– We are accepting variance requests this year.
» See Mr. Miner or call the attendance office for more
information at 623-915-8911.
Blue PRE-REGISTRATION
Forms Due To Mtn. Sky
January 22, 2009
If you have any questions please contact the Counseling Department at 623-915-8915
2 THINGS TO DO TONIGHT
 Decide on the desired LEVEL of English,
Science, and Math.
 Decide on which 2 ELECTIVES you most
want – and 2 you will accept if your first
choice is not available.
Diploma Options
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Standard Diploma
Advanced Diploma
Honors Diploma
Diploma Options
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Standard Diploma- Minimum State Requirements
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4 Credits of Math and English
3 Credits of Social Studies and Science
1 Credit of Physical Education
1 Credit of Fine Arts/Career and Tech. Ed.
6 Credits of Electives
Total of 22 Credits
Diploma Options
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Advanced Diploma-State University Requirements
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4 Credits of Math and English
3 Credits of Social Studies and Science
2 Credits of Foreign Language- Same Language
1 Credit of Physical Education
1 Credit of Fine Arts
5 Credits of Electives
Total of 23 Credits
Maintain a 2.75gpa or rank in top 25% of class
Diploma Options
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Honors Diploma-State University Requirements
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4 Credits of Math and English
3 Credits of Social Studies and Science
2 Credits of Foreign Language- Same Language
1 Credit of Physical Education
1 Credit of Fine Arts
6 Credits of Electives
Total of 24 Credits
Diploma Options
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Honors Diploma-State University Requirements
Additional Requirements
– Maintain a 3.0 GPA or rank in the top 25% of
class
– Successfully complete 6 honors/AP credits
-4 of 6 must be in Junior and Senior Year
– Achieve an Exceeds score on at least two
AIMS tests
REQUIRED COURSES
All Freshmen must take
4
Required Core Classes
REQUIRED COURSE # 1
ENGLISH
Regular
or
Honors
REQUIRED COURSE # 2
SCIENCE
Regular
or
Honors
REQUIRED COURSE # 3
MATH
Algebra 1
or
Geometry
or
Algebra II
REQUIRED COURSE # 4
Boys or Girls
Honors Classes
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Offered in English, Math, Science.
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Junior high teacher recommendation
and high test scores are required for
placement.
Freshman Honors Courses
Science
Honors Thinking Science
or
Honors Biology
Freshman Honors Courses
Honors English 1-2
Freshman Honors Courses
Math
Honors Algebra I/Geometry
Or
Honors Algebra II
Special Education
Program
 Full Time Psychologist
 Ms. Lauren Kelly
 Department Chair
 Mr. Bob Falk
The special education department will be available for
questions and answers in the 700 conference room
English Language
Learner Program
Department Chair
 Ms. Angela Schneider
The ELL department will be available for questions and
answers in the faculty cafeteria
ELECTIVES
Each freshman will take 2 electives.
Choose electives based on:
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Reading Level (Read 180)
Career goals
College requirements
Student interests / needs
ELECTIVES
 Foreign languages
– Spanish
– French
– Japanese
All foreign language courses offer a 4 year program.
ELECTIVES
 Visual Arts
– Art
– 3-D Design
– Digital Photography
All visual arts classes offer 4 year programs.
ELECTIVES
 Naval Science (NJROTC)
 Naval Science 1-2
» Teams available for participations:
Air Rifle Team
Air Pistol Team
Color Guard
Community Action and Service Team (CAST)
Drill Team with out Arms
Drill Team With Arms
Orienteering Team
NJROTC offers a 4 year program.
ELECTIVES
 Journalism (Newspaper)
 Publications (Yearbook) Media Productions-
requires teacher interview
requires teacher interview
Journalism, Publications and Media Productions offer 4 year
programs.
ELECTIVES
 Applied Technology
 Engineering Science
 Cabinet Making
 Drafting 1-2
Cabinet Making offers a four year program.
ELECTIVES
 Business Education
 Business Fundamentals
Gateway class to Accounting and Marketing Programs
ELECTIVES
 Family and Consumer Sciences
 Intro to Culinary
 Child Development
Culinary classes offer a four year program.
ELECTIVES
 Performing Arts
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Orchestra
Guitar
Jazz Ensemble*
Band*
Theatre
Dance*
Choir*
Piano
*Audition courses
All performing arts classes offer a four year program.
Cafeteria
•Core Curriculum Offerings
•Honors Class Placement
•Snacks and Drinks from CPA
•Counselors
Media Center
•Elective Course offerings
•Opportunity to see student work
Competition Gym
•Sports
•Clubs
Conference Room
•Special Education
Teacher Cafeteria
•English Language Learner Program
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