Scheduling Faire 2015 Students Entering Grade 9 WELCOME PARENTS AND STUDENTS January 21, 2015 High School Counselors A-E Mr. Conwell email@example.com F-K Mr. Kean firstname.lastname@example.org L-R Mrs. Marazza email@example.com S-Z Mrs. Thorsen firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs. Karen Brown email@example.com Guidance Secretary (724) 861- 3002 Scheduling Process 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 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 All students are required to take Social Studies in 9th grade. Students may select from the following options: 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 Drawing & Painting I - ART102 (0.5) Drawing & Painting II - ART105 (0.5) Sculptures & Crafts I - ART107 (0.5) Sculptures & Crafts II - ART108 (0.5) Jewelry I - ART115 (0.5) Jewelry II – ART116 (0.5) Business Intro to Business - BUS150 (0.5) Office Procedures I - BUS153 (0.5) Office Procedures II - BUS154 (0.5) Marketing Essentials - BUS184 (1.0) or BUS183 (0.5) Microsoft Office Suite I & Web Tools - BUS171 (0.5) Microsoft Office Suite II & Web Tools - BUS172 (0.5) Computer Science Electives Computer Programming & Robotics & Gaming I – COM209 (0.5 credits) Robotics, Gaming & Computer Programming II – COM210 (0.5 credits) Family Consumer Science Electives • Family Consumer Science – FCS300 (0.5 credits) • Fashion Strategies and Design – FCS314 (0.5 credits) • Personal Fitness and Nutrition – FCS315 (0.5 credits) English Introduction to Journalism - ENG272 (1.0) Argument & Debate I - ENG277 (0.5) Music 9th Grade Chorus - MUS454 (1.0) or MUS453 (0.5) Band - MUS450 (1.0) Jazz Band (Audition Required) - MUS457 (1.0) Orchestra - MUS475 (1.0) Technology Education Electives • Foundations Lab - TED600 (1.0 credit) OR select from the following: • Electronics I - TED601 (0.5 credits) • Manufacturing Tech I - TED604 (0.5 credits) • Energy, Power and Transportation I - TED606 (0.5 credits) • Engineering Drawing - TED620 (0.5 credits) • CAD & Engineering Design I – TED631 (0.5 credits) World Languages French I, II - WLG650, WLG652 (1.0) German I, II - WLG660, WLG662 (1.0) Spanish I, II - WLG670, WLG672 (1.0) Japanese I, II - WLG680, WLG682 (1.0) CWCTC • • • 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 • • "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 • • • • • • • • 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 • • • • Flight Simulators Community Service Projects Fitness Competitions Mentoring/outreach to middle schools College and Career Pathways 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 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 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 1 Credit Awarded Biology - .33 credit Literature - .33 credit Algebra I - .34 credit Grades Assigned 3rd Grading Term of Senior Year 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) Course offerings will include: 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 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 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 Norwin High School Student Handbook – located on the High School website Scheduling Online 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 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 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.