Scheduling Faire 2015
Students Entering Grade 9
WELCOME PARENTS
AND STUDENTS
January 21, 2015
High School Counselors
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A-E Mr. Conwell
[email protected]
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F-K Mr. Kean
[email protected]
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L-R Mrs. Marazza
[email protected]
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S-Z Mrs. Thorsen
[email protected]
Mrs. Karen Brown
[email protected]
Guidance Secretary
(724) 861- 3002
Scheduling Process
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Counselors met with students on January 20, 2015
to review Course of Studies, course offerings,
scheduling process.
Students will schedule online at home starting
tonight after the Scheduling Faire.
Counselors will meet individually with students
before the end of the year to verify and finalize
course selections.
Scheduling Process Continued
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Students must select 8 credits.
Every effort will be made to give students electives
selected. In the event that a requested course
cannot be scheduled, student selected alternate
courses will be scheduled.
If no alternates are selected, the electives will be
selected by the principal or the counselor.
There will be no schedule changes after April 10,
2015.
Graduation Requirements
Course
Required Credits
English
4.5 Credits
Mathematics
3.0 Credits
Science
3.0 Credits
(Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
Social Studies
4.0 Credits
Arts and Humanities
2.0 Credits
Health
0.5 Credits
Physical Education
2.0 Credits
Electives
5.0 Credits
Keystone Exams
1.0 Credits
Total
25.0 Credits
English & Communications II
All students are required to select one (1) English course:
• English 9 – ENG250
• Honors English 9 – ENG833
(must have an 82% in 8th grade English)
All students are required to select one (1) Communications
II course:
• Communications II – ENG251
• Honors Communications 2 – ENG834
(must have an 82% in 8th grade English)
Social Studies
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All students are required to take Social
Studies in 9th grade. Students may select
from the following options:
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US & PA Studies II – SST550
Honors US & PA Studies II – SST862
AP Human Geography – SST917
(must have an 85% or higher in US
Studies I or US Studies)
Biology Selections
Honors Biology (9 periods per cycle) – SCI530
Swimming opposite of lab, need 88% or higher in Life
Science
Academic Biology (9 periods per cycle) – SCI544
Swimming opposite of lab, need 70% or higher in Life
Science
Academy Biology (9 periods per cycle) – SCI538
Swimming opposite of lab, requires completion of Life
Science
Math Selections
Honors Algebra II – MAT406
(must have a 92% or higher in Algebra I)
Algebra II – MAT407
Algebra I – MAT401
Elective Courses
Students must select 2.5 credits of electives
and must have a total of 8.0 credits for
their 9th grade year.
Art
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Drawing & Painting I - ART102 (0.5)
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Drawing & Painting II - ART105 (0.5)
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Sculptures & Crafts I - ART107 (0.5)
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Sculptures & Crafts II - ART108 (0.5)
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Jewelry I - ART115 (0.5)
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Jewelry II – ART116 (0.5)
Business
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Intro to Business - BUS150 (0.5)
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Office Procedures I - BUS153 (0.5)
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Office Procedures II - BUS154 (0.5)
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Marketing Essentials - BUS184 (1.0) or BUS183 (0.5)
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Microsoft Office Suite I & Web Tools - BUS171 (0.5)
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Microsoft Office Suite II & Web Tools - BUS172 (0.5)
Computer Science Electives
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Computer Programming & Robotics & Gaming I –
COM209 (0.5 credits)
Robotics, Gaming & Computer Programming II –
COM210 (0.5 credits)
Family Consumer Science
Electives
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Family Consumer Science – FCS300 (0.5 credits)
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Fashion Strategies and Design – FCS314 (0.5 credits)
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Personal Fitness and Nutrition – FCS315 (0.5 credits)
English
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Introduction to Journalism - ENG272 (1.0)
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Argument & Debate I - ENG277 (0.5)
Music
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9th Grade Chorus - MUS454 (1.0) or MUS453 (0.5)
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Band - MUS450 (1.0)
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Jazz Band (Audition Required) - MUS457 (1.0)
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Orchestra - MUS475 (1.0)
Technology Education Electives
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Foundations Lab - TED600 (1.0 credit)
OR select from the following:
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Electronics I - TED601 (0.5 credits)
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Manufacturing Tech I - TED604 (0.5 credits)
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Energy, Power and Transportation I - TED606 (0.5
credits)
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Engineering Drawing - TED620 (0.5 credits)
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CAD & Engineering Design I – TED631 (0.5 credits)
World Languages
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French I, II - WLG650, WLG652 (1.0)
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German I, II - WLG660, WLG662 (1.0)
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Spanish I, II - WLG670, WLG672 (1.0)
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Japanese I, II - WLG680, WLG682 (1.0)
CWCTC
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9th grade students are allowed to attend Central
Westmoreland Career and Technical Center.
Criteria for acceptance is a completed application to
CWCTC and completion of Algebra I with a 70% or
above.
Acceptance will based on the above criteria and number
of spaces available in each shop.
Air Force JROTC
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"Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their
nation and community”
Earn College Credits in High School
Aerospace Science
Leadership Education
A Journey Into Aviation History
Citizenship, Character, and Air Force Tradition
Science of Flight: A Gateway to New Horizons
Communication, Awareness, and Leadership
Cultural Studies: An Introduction to Global
Awareness
Life Skills and Career Opportunities
Exploring Space: The High Frontier
Principles of Management
JROTC Program Requirements
Weekly Uniform Wear and Drill (Marching)
Additional JROTC Courses
Aviation Honors Ground School
Advanced Drill
Leadership Laboratory Activity (Summer)
Air Force JROTC Extracurricular
Activities
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Leadership Opportunities
Color Guard and Drill
Teams
Kitty Hawk Air Society
Academic Bowl
(SAT/ACT)
Field Trips
Orienteering
Air Rifle Competition
Teams
Model Rocketry & Radio
Controlled Aircraft Clubs
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Flight Simulators
Community Service
Projects
Fitness Competitions
Mentoring/outreach to
middle schools
College and Career Pathways
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Please visit the High School Guidance website
for more information about the College and
Career Pathways.
Norwin electives are matched with the 16
pathways to help students choose electives
which would be beneficial for their career
interests.
http://www.norwinsd.org/Page/4725
Sample Schedule #1
Pd
Subject
Instructor
Room
Days
Term
HR
Homeroom
Agnew
249
123456
Year
01
Academy Bio
Showman
221
123456
Year
02
Academy Bio.
Lab
Showman
Pool
1-3-5
Year
02
Swimming
Morgan
104
2-4-6
Year
03
US & PA II
Waldron
222
123456
Year
04
Algebra I
Pruszenski
239
123456
Year
05
Fam Con Sci
Jurich
142
123456
Sem 1
05
Comm. II
Brentzel
218
123456
Sem 2
06
Chorus 9
McCurdy
313
123456
Year
07
Sculp/Craft I
Roberts
117
123456
Sem 1
07
Micro Off I
Aftanas
124
123456
Sem 2
08
English 9
Boyd
214
123456
Year
Sample Schedule #2
Pd
Subject
Instructor
Room
Days
Term
HR
Homeroom
Agnew
249
123456
Year
01
Algebra II (H)
Brozeski
233
123456
Year
02
Biology (H)
Lloyd
202
123456
Year
03
Biology Lab
Lloyd
202
1-3-5
Year
03
Swimming
Dankovich
Pool
2-4-6
Year
04
US & PA II
Davis
227
123456
Year
05
Chorus 9
McCurdy
313
123456
Year
06
Spanish I
Connelly
137
123456
Year
07
Comm. II (H)
Brentzel
218
123456
Sem 1
07
Sculp/Craft I
Roberts
117
123456
Sem 2
08
English 9 (H)
Amic
244
123456
Year
Keystone Exams
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The Keystone Exams are end-of-course
assessments designed to evaluate proficiency in
academic content. Beginning with the Class of
2017, students must demonstrate proficiency in:
 Algebra I
 Biology – at the conclusion of the course
(9th grade)
 Literature – at the conclusion of the course
(10th grade)
Keystone Exams
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Students are to be proficient or advanced in
these subject areas. If a student fails to reach
at least the proficient status, they must retake
the test during the school year and remediation
will be offered to help students become
proficient.
The PA Department of Education has made the
Keystone Exams part of the state graduation
requirements.
Keystone Exams
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1 Credit Awarded
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Biology - .33 credit
Literature - .33 credit
Algebra I - .34 credit
Grades Assigned 3rd Grading Term of Senior Year
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Advanced - 100%
Proficient - 91%
Basic - 81%
Below Basic - 69%
Course Selection
Deadline
April 10, 2015
No Schedule Changes
After This Date
Looking Ahead (Grades 10-12)
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Course offerings will include:
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College in the High School courses through Adams
University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Seton
Hill University, and the University of Pittsburgh
Dual Enrollment courses through Indiana University of
PA and WCCC
AP Course selections
All of these options provide students with the
opportunity to earn college credits while enrolled
in high school.
Online Courses Beyond the
School Day
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Online courses delivered by teachers in the WIU Consortium,
including Norwin teachers
Intended for students with full schedules (8 periods) who
want to accelerate learning
Yearlong Course Fee $315/Semester Course Fee $215 (Fee
may change for 2015-2016)
Student must have access to a computer and high speed
internet access
Examples
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A student with a full schedule is taking online Microsoft Office I
so that she can schedule Microsoft Office II next year.
A student with a full schedule who is taking several AP courses is
also interested in environmental sciences and elects to take
online ecology
Web Resources
Norwin High School Guidance Website
http://www.norwinsd.org/Page/93
 Program of Studies Booklet
 This PowerPoint
 Scheduling Selection Forms
 College and Career Resources
 Testing Information
 Contact Information
 Advanced Placement
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Norwin High School Student Handbook – located on the High
School website
Scheduling Online
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Students will access Skyward Student-Family Access via
the web at https://student.norwinsd.org
Enter username and password. The login must be the
STUDENT’S username and password. Parent
accounts are not able to select courses. If your child
does not remember his/her username or password
he/she will need to visit the guidance office to request
that information.
Online Scheduling
Once you have logged in, click on
Schedule on the left hand side of the screen.
If you do not see this option, verify that you are
logged in as the student.
Online Scheduling
Once the screen changes, you will see Request Courses for
2015-2016 in Norwin High School on the top right side.
Click on this link to begin requesting courses for the 20152016 school year.
Online Scheduling
To add a course, make sure Request Courses is in black bold type.
To request a course, highlight the course in the left column and click
the Add Course button. The highlighted course information is copied
to the box on the right side of the screen. Courses listed in the box
on the right side are the courses you are requesting for the next
school year.
Online Scheduling
If you need to delete a course, highlight the course in the
right column and click Remove Course. The course will
be removed from your selections
Online Scheduling
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Once you have finished selecting courses, click on the
Alternates tab that is at the top of the scheduling screen.
Request Alternates should be in black bold type. All
students must add two alternate course selections, but can
add up to four.
Alternate course selections are added in the same way as the
other courses are added.
Alternate courses are numbered in priority order so please be
certain to verify that the priority number (1, 2, 3, 4)
corresponds with your choice alternatives. Alternate course
selections are used when your first choices are already filled
or cannot be accommodated in your schedule.
Online Scheduling
Online Scheduling
Once you have made your course selections, please review
your selections to make sure there is an R next to all
requested courses and make sure there are numbers next
to your alternate courses.
When finished, logout of the system
Knight’s Café
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At the conclusion of this presentation, you
can purchase refreshments available at
the Knight’s Café.
The Knight’s Café is run and sponsored by
our Life Skills teachers and students.
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