RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL
RISING 10TH AND 11TH GRADE
PARENT /STUDENT COURSE REGISTRATION
ORIENTATION 2015-16
WELCOME TO RAM COUNTRY!
WE ARE RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL
Mr. Doug Anderson – Principal
 Mr. Rob Yarborough – Director of School
Counseling
 Mr. Matt Oblas – Athletic Director
 Ms. Charlene Mosesso - Bookkeeper

AGENDA FOR THE EVENING
Rising 10th and 11th Grade Program
Scheduling Overview/Orientation
Auditorium
6:00 – 6:20 pm
Presenters:
Doug Anderson, Principal, Rob Yarborough, Director of School Counseling
Curriculum Fair
Cafeteria
6:20 – 7:20 pm
Presenters: All Subject Departments Chairs
Rising 9th Grade Program
Scheduling Overview/Orientation
Auditorium
6:45 – 7:20 pm
Presenters:
Doug Anderson, Principal, Rob Yarborough, Director of School Counseling
Curriculum Fair
Cafeteria
7:20 – 8:20 pm
Presenters: All Subject Department Chairs
WE ARE RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL
AJ Talboo- Science
Bram Smith- Music
James FettermanWorld Language
Carole BelkinLearning Resources
Kira Kristan–
English
Cheryl DaleyCareer & Technical Ed
Lynn Davies –
Social Sciences
Dawn Blubaugh- Math
Nick WorekHealth & PE
HMMM…WHAT CLASSES DOES YOUR
STUDENT SIGN UP FOR NEXT YEAR?
“BLOCK” SCHEDULING
SAMPLE SCHEDULE
“A” Day
1 – English 10/H
“B” Day
5 – AP World History
Flex Period – 20 Minutes Flex Period – 20 Minutes
2 – Health/PE 10
6 – Study Hall
3 – Theater Arts 2
7 – Spanish 3
4 – Research Biology/H
8 – Algebra 2
COURSE REGISTRATION PROCESS 2015-16





Students initial course registration will happen at
each receiving high school.
Course registration info. will be forwarded to
Riverside HS to process.
Feel free to consult with your students current
counselor or call Rob Yarborough with questions.
All course changes will need to be forwarded to
Rob Yarborough at Riverside HS to officially
process the course change.
Course change deadline is June 16! The last day
of school.
COURSE CHANGES





Deadline is June 16 to make course changes for next
year.
Due to staffing projections it is imperative that we have
student schedules in place.
Please plan accordingly with this deadline.
Requests to change courses after this date will be only
be made if there was error in course level/placement or
a students does not meet a course prerequisite
Once school starts we will expect students to remain in
their selected course unless there are extenuating
circumstances. There will be a process established to
work through the concerns.
WHERE DO WE START?
“Begin
with
the
end
in
mind.”
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
by Stephen R. Covey
HELPING YOUR YOUNG ADULT
PLAN FOR THE FUTURE:
CONSIDER YOUR STUDENTS INTERESTS:





What is your students
favorite subject?
In what subject(s) does
your student do well
in?
In what subject(s) does
your student not do
well in?
What are your students
hobbies?
What career(s) is your
student considering?
THINK ABOUT YOUR STUDENTS ABILITIES:



Consider their
academic strengths
and challenges.
Consider previous
grades and test
scores.
What is THEIR
academic
motivation?? Goals??
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OPTIONS
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OPTIONS
In Virginia, diploma options available to all
students student’s in the class of 2019:
Advanced Studies Diploma
 26 Credits/9 Verified Credits
 Standard Diploma
 22 credits/6 Verified Credits
 Standard Diploma w/Credit Accommodations
 22 Credits/6 Verified Credits
 Only students receiving learning services
and have IEP’s can qualify for this diploma

ADVANCED STUDIES DIPLOMA
Academic Areas
Credits
SOL Verified Credits
English
4
2
Social Science
4
2
4
2
4
2
3 or 4
0
Health/Physical Education
2
0
Fine Arts or Career & Technical Education
1
0
Economics & Personal Finance
1
0
Electives
3
0
Student Selected Verified Credit
0
1
Total (depends on foreign language option)
26
9
(World Studies (2), US/VA Government, and US/VA History)
Mathematics
(Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II or above level of Algebra II)
Science
(From 3 of the 4 disciplines: Biological, Chemical, Physical, Earth)
World Language (3 years of one language or 2 years each
of two different languages)
STANDARD DIPLOMA
Academic Areas
Credits
SOL Verified Credits
English
4
2
Social Science
3
1
3
1
3
1
Health/Family Life/Physical Education
2
0
World Language, Fine Arts, or CTE
2
0
Economics and Personal Finance
1
0
Electives (Must include 2 sequential electives)
4
0
Student Selected Verified Credit
0
1
Total
22
6
(World Studies, US/VA Government, and US/VA History)
Mathematics
(Algebra I, Geometry, Functions, Algebra II or above level of Algebra II)
Science
(From 2 of the 4 disciplines: Biological, Chemical, Physical, Earth)
HOW DOES YOUR STUDENT DECIDE
ON WHICH DIPLOMA?

Choose the most challenging courses in which you can
get mostly A’s and B’s.
(This gives you a strong high school transcript and a solid grade point average)

Aim for the highest diploma you think you can achieve.
(You can always “back off” later, but it’s difficult to catch up once you are behind in
course work)

Take “core classes” every year.
(English, social studies, math, science; and for competitive college admissions,
foreign language)

Consider your previous academic and SOL test
performance.
(If you are having trouble passing the required number of courses or SOL tests, you
may need to choose a different diploma. Your counselor can help you make that
decision.)
ECONOMICS & PERSONAL FINANCE
New Graduation Requirement
for the Class of 2015 and
beyond:
 1-credit course in
Economics & Personal
Finance or AP Economics
 Can take in grades 11 or
12
 Will be offered during the
school year and in summer
school
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND FOR THE
FUTURE AS YOU PLAN FOR CLASSES

Monroe Technology
Center and the
Loudoun Governor’s
Career & Technical
Academy

Advanced
Placement (AP)
Classes
MONROE TECHNOLOGY CENTER AND
LOUDOUN GOVERNOR’S CAREER & TECHNICAL
ACADEMY
•Administration of Justice
•Culinary Arts
Students seeking •Auto Collision Repair
Technology
•EMT
highly technical and
•Building Construction
•Firefighter
industry-level
•Computer Integrated
•Graphic
certification and/or Engineering & Design
Communications
(CIED)
licensure will want to
•Heating, Ventilation, &
•Computer Network
Air Conditioning
explore the programs Administration (CNA)
(HVAC)
•Advanced Computer
Networking
offered at Monroe
•Masonry
•Computer Systems
Technology Center
•Nail Design Technology
Technology (CST)
•Cosmetology
•Television Production
•Welding
ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) COURSES




Advanced Placement (AP) courses are college-level courses
that students complete while in high school.
These courses allow students to develop the reading, writing,
critical thinking, organizational, and analytical skills needed
for college. They also require a substantial investment of
student effort and time.
In May of each year, students take AP exams for these
courses. Colleges may award college credit for completion of
these AP courses if students earn a qualifying score on the
exam.
The first AP course students are eligible to take is AP World
History in grade 10. We highly recommend that students
hoping to pursue this course take Pre-AP World
History/Geography 1 in grade 9 so that they will have the
skills necessary to be successful in a college-level course in
their sophomore year.
BENEFITS OF AN AP COURSE
Gain invaluable academic skills
 Experience a college-level course and test
 Be more competitive in college admissions
 Study topics at greater depth
 Earn college credit or placement
 Save $$$ on college tuition
 Earn an additional 1.0 in your quality points for
your grade point average

ANYONE FEELING OVERWHELMED?

Everything will be okay.

We are here to help you.

The Program of Studies
has all of this information
and more!

See the Index of Courses
in the back of the POS
BEFORE YOU KNOW IT….
Descargar

Is this one of your goals? - Loudoun County Public Schools