HRHS Course Options
for 10th – 12th graders
WE ASK ALL STUDENTS TO CHOOSE THEIR
COURSES CAREFULLY. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT
TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS.
Selection of courses

You will be selecting courses today.

You will be printing your course selections twice, one
for you and one for your counselor.

If you or your parent/guardian want to make a
change to your schedule, write the change on your
registration form and turn it in to the guidance office
within 1-2 days from today.
Regular or Honors Level Classes
Some of you will consider taking Honors level classes…but
should you?
Consider these clues to your honors potential:
Are you a strong student in that subject? You have to have
achieved a 85 or better in an Honors Class or have an 93
average in regular classes.
Are you willing to do more than the minimum amount of work
required?
Do you look for challenges outside of class?
Are you always prepared?
Required English Classes
There are four required English classes:

English I

English II or Honors

English III, Honors, or AP English Language

English IV, Honors, or AP English Literature
English Electives

You can take an additional English class as an
elective:
 Speech
and Debate
 Mythology
 Intro to Broadcasting, Broadcasting II, III, or IV
(online application required)
 Yearbook (online application required)
Required Math Classes
Every year, you should take at least one math course. Which
one depends on how you are doing in your current math
class. Here are the options:

Math I

Math II or Honors Math II

Math III or Honors Math III

Advanced Functions and Modeling (AFM)

Discrete Math

Pre-Calculus (Honors)

AP Statistics

AP Calculus AB *yearlong

AP Calculus AB/BC *1st semester/2nd semester pairing
*If you received a letter stating that you have been selected to take foundations of
math I, II, or III please select that option today along with your other math course
(math I, II, or III)
Required Science Classes
There are three required Science Classes:

Earth/Environmental Science or Honors

Biology or Honors

A Physical Science: Physical Science, Chemistry, Honors Chemistry,
Physics, or Honors Physics
Science Electives

You can take another science in addition to your
required science class, if you wish (colleges will like
it):

Here are your options:

Chemistry or Honors

Honors Human Anatomy

Physics or Honors

AP Physics I *yearlong

AP Physics II *1st semester/2nd semester pairing

AP Environmental, AP Biology, AP Chemistry *all yearlong
Required Social Studies
Classes

There are four required social studies classes:

World History or Honors

Civics or Honors

American History I and American History II, Honors, or AP
US History *yearlong (needs 4th social study elective)
Social Studies Electives

You can take another social studies class, in addition to the
required class, if you wish. Your choices are:

Practical Law

Old Testament or Advanced Old

New Testament or Advanced New

Holocaust & Genocide

AP European *yearlong

AP Psychology *yearlong (seniors only)

AP World History *yearlong (sophomores only)
World Languages

World Languages are NOT a graduation requirement.

However, you need to take 2 World Languages in
order to go to a four-year College/University

Colleges like to see a World Language in your senior
year, so consider how many credits in World
Languages you expect to get. Your options are:

Spanish I, II, III, IV, AP Spanish *yearlong

French I, II, III, IV

Chinese I, II, III, IV
Health/PE Courses &
Electives
 Health/PE
*required for graduation
 Advanced
PE
 Modern Fitness (Females)
 Advanced PE Men’s (Male Athlete Weight Training)
 Men’s Weight Training
 Women’s Weight Training
 Sports Medicine I and II
Cultural Arts Classes

Are you artistically talented? Are you interested in the arts? Maybe you
can sing or play an instrument. Consider these classes:

Visual Art (Beginning-Art I, Intermediate-Art II, Proficient-Art III,
Advanced-Art IV), AP Art

Painting-Intermediate (preferred before Visual Art Proficient-Art III)

Ceramics (Beginning-Ceramics I, Intermediate-Ceramics II,
Proficient-Ceramics III), Sculpture (Beginning)

Theatre (Fundamentals and Foundations in Theatre BeginningTheatre I, Theatre Application Intermediate-Theatre II, Theatre
Application Proficient-Theatre III), Tech Theatre Intermediate-Tech
Theatre I, Tech Theatre Proficient II-Tech Theatre II, or Musical Theatre

Mixed Chorus (Beginning, Intermediate) Chamber Choir
(Intermediate) **should be both semesters *Audition/Director approval

Band (Concert, Symphonic-Wind Ensemble) **could be both
semesters, Color Guard *Audition/Director approval
Other Electives

There are several miscellaneous electives you can choose from:

Leadership (online application required)

Office Assistant (does not receive credit, online application
required)

Library/Media Assistant (does not receive credit, online
application required)

JROTC (Robinson) *make sure to choose flex as one of your classes
Changes…

Band:




New Course: Color Guard (to be taken in the spring after participating in Marching Band)
Health Occupations:

Discontinued: Health Team Relations and Pharm Tech

New Course: Public Health Fundamentals (Concord High School) focus is on public health
basics and the role of the home care in public health. Legal issues, personal safety issues,
person centered care, cultural considerations, age appropriate care, patient abuse,
nutritional needs, and patient safety for home care.
AOHT Academy Students:

Please select Geography for Tourism/Business Economics

Consider Intro to Culinary Arts I (if interested)

Consider Spanish I
Grading Scale for next year:

90-100 A

80-89 B

70-79 C

60-69 D

0-59 F
Courses at other schools

Animal Science I, II, II-small animal, Equin Science I, II, Agriculture Mechanics I, II

Horticulture II-Turfgrass management

Biotechnology and Agriscience Research I, II

Electrical Trades I, II, III, Masonry I, II, III

Interior Design I, II, Interior Applications

Carpentry I, II, III, Core and Sustainable Construction

Digital Media, Advanced Digital Media

Business Financial Planning, Accounting II

Public Health Fundamentals, EMT I, II

Computer Programming, I, II, AP Computer Science, Ecommerce I

Pubic Safety I, II, Fire Fighter Technology I, II, III

Technology Engineering and Design, Technological Design, Engineering Design

Robotics I, II
*If you are interested in any of these classes, write it on the registration sheet that you print
today. You have to provide your own transportation.
AP Courses

AP courses are college level classes taught at HRHS. These classes are very challenging and
after taking an AP exam, you could earn college credit.

You will receive 2 quality points added to your GPA for an AP Course.

List of AP courses:

AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Spanish

AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics

AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental, AP Physics I and II

AP European, AP US History, AP World History, AP Psychology

AP Art
We are trying something new this year:

All typically semester long AP classes will be scheduled as yearlong on an A/B day

Each AP class will meet every other day (A/B schedule) for the entire school year

Only standard pair: AP World History/Honors English II (sophomores)

Exception: AP Biology (1 credit), AP Chemistry (1 credit), AP Physics II (2 credits), AP Calculus
BC (2 credits) will not be paired and will meet every day for the entire year
Career Clusters

Every student must have a career cluster by the time they graduate

A career cluster has 4 classes in a specific area of interest

14 different career clusters:

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

Hospitality and Tourism

Arts, Audio/Video Tech and Communication

Business Management and Administration

Science, Tech, Engineering, and Mathematics

Health Sciences

Finance

Human Services

Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

Architecture and Construction

Marketing

JROTC

Fine Arts-Chorus, Drama, Visual Arts, Broadcasting, Band

World Languages
www.NCVPS.org
North Carolina Virtual Public Schools Online Classes (NCVPS)

This is an online option for high school credit that requires selfdiscipline, strong reading and writing skills, and motivation to monitor
your own progress. Students can take these classes during the school
year during the regular school day, after school at home in addition
to the classes you are taking at HRHS, or at home during the summer.

Consider VPS when:

1) You want to take a class that isn’t offered at HRHS

2) You want to retake a course you failed (retake over the summer)
*If you are interested in a VPS course choose “NCVPS Placeholder” as one
of your courses and pick up a user agreement today. Fill out the user
agreement and return to guidance within 1-2 days. You have not officially
chosen the VPS course until you return your user agreement.
College and Career Promise
RCCC College Transfer Classes:

This program allows juniors and seniors to take classes for high school
honors credit as well as college credit. These classes are offered online or
at RCCC.
RCCC Career Technical Classes:
 This program allows juniors and seniors to take classes for high school
credit as well as college credit. These classes are offered online or at
RCCC.
Students must: Have a 3.0 GPA or higher, have strong self-discipline, meet
testing benchmarks, and enroll in one program of study.
*If you are interested in a CCP course choose “CCP Placeholder” as one
of your courses and pick up a user agreement today. Fill out the user
agreement and return to guidance within 1-2 days. You have not officially
chosen the CCP course until you return your user agreement.
Reminder….

Seniors cannot sign up for 1st level courses (unless you sign up
for 1st and 2nd level)

Be VERY careful before choosing FLEX.

What do colleges say about FLEX?

“We tell students that they should definitely take a full course load and
challenge themselves…College admissions has become increasingly
competitive and students who challenge themselves academically are
preparing themselves for collegiate level work.”
-UNC Wilmington, Office of Admission

“When we review a student’s application file, the senior year schedule is one
of the core pieces we take into consideration. A weak senior year schedule
(more non-academic courses/FLEX periods than academic classes) is
considered a real red flag in this review process.”
-UNC Greensboro, Assistant Director of Admission
Questions?

You are now ready to select your course options for next year.
Please consider all the information you have heard when
making your selections.

Remember if you want to make any changes you need to turn
in your registration form signed by a parent with the changes
written on it 1-2 days from today. Otherwise you will just keep
your form.
Registration Directions

Click on the Powerschool Parent Portal link under Resources
(cabarrus.powerschool.com/public)

Type your Power School username and password (must be in ALL CAPS)

Click Class Registration

Read Instructions and begin choosing courses. You will have to choose 1
course per box until alternates, then you must choose 3 (they are in
alpha order)

Click on the pencil to get a list of courses for each subject area

Click the course and then click okay

Click submit

Click print twice

Keep one copy and give the other one to us

If you are doubling up in a core class put the second class under electives

If you have completed all graduation requirements within a category, leave it
blank
Descargar

HRHS Course Options for Rising 9th Graders 2010