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….