WELCOME TO Delaware Valley High School INCOMING FRESHMAN PARENT MEETING CLASS OF 2019 Course Selection Guide for 2015-2016 Available at www.dvsd.org Go to DVHSAcademics Go to Course Selection Guides DELAWARE VALLEY AND PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: 1 Credit = 1 Full Year Course or 2 Half Year Courses 4 CREDITS OF ENGLISH PASSED 4 CREDITS OF SOCIAL STUDIES PASSED (3 Period Career Technical Student may graduate with 3 SS credits) OF WHICH 1 CREDIT SATISFIES 1 CREDIT OF THE HUMANITIES REQUIRED 3 CREDITS OF SCIENCE PASSED 3 CREDITS OF MATHEMATICS PASSED 2 CREDITS OF HUMANITIES PASSED 2 CREDITS FOR 4 YEARS OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION, HEALTH, & DRIVERS EDUCATION (3 Period Career Technical Student may graduate with 1.5 PE credits) 4 CREDITS OF ELECTIVES 21 TOTAL CREDITS MINIMUM NEEDED FOR GRADUATION *HUMANITIES REQUIREMENT SATISFIED VIA PASSING MUSIC, ART, FRESHMAN SEMINAR, OR FOREIGN LANGUAGES ENGLISH (Full Year Class = 1Credit) •Honors English 9 •Integrated English/ Social Studies • English 9 •Concepts of English 9 SOCIAL STUDIES (Full Year Class = 1Credit) •Honors American Studies •Integrated English/ Social Studies •American Studies •Concepts of American Studies MATHEMATICS (Full Year Class = 1Credit) •Honors Geometry Block •Honors Geometry •Geometry •Informal Geometry •Algebra 1A •Algebra 1B •Electives~ Intro to Programming 1A & 1B (After completing Algebra 1) SCIENCE (Full Year Class = 1 Credit) •Honors Biology Block •Honors Biology •Science 9 •Concepts of Science 9 REQUIRED ELECTIVES (Half Year Class = ½ Credit) •Physical Education •Freshman Seminar / Health Literacy 1 (Half Year Class = ½ Credit) Criteria for Identifying Students: Enrolled in Concepts of English 9 OR Basic or Below Basic on the 8th Grade PSSA OR Basic or Below Basic on 3rd 4Sight OR Failed Grade 8 English Teacher recommendation “No Child Left Behind” Legislation ART ELECTIVES (Half Year Class = ½ Credit) •General Art •Foundations in Art •Computer Art I & II •Intro to Drawing I & II •Digital Photography (after Comp Art I) BUSINESS ELECTIVES (Half Year Class = ½ Credit) •Career Exploration •Computer Applications •Personal Budgeting & Finance •Intro. to Cyber Skills •Web Development •Business Communications •Video Game Design ENGINEERING ELECTIVE (Full Year Class = 1Credit) Must have completed Algebra 1 • Engineering 1 FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE (Half Year Class = ½ Credit) • Parenting Skills • Intermediate Foods A & B • Gourmet Foods • Housing and Design SOCIAL STUDIES • Geography (Half Year Class = ½ Credit) For students who want to take an additional Social Studies elective MUSIC ELECTIVES (Half Year Class = ½ Credit) •Music Performance Concert Band Concert Choir Orchestra (Can take for a Full Year = 1 Credit) Student must audition if they did not participate in Middle School WORLD LANGUAGE ELECTIVES (Full Year Class = 1Credit) •Spanish •German •French TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION ELECTIVES (Half Year Class = ½ Credit) •Introduction to Technology (1st semester) •Technology Systems (2nd semester) •Mechanical Drawing 1/CADD (1st semester) REMINDER : • ALL major subjects and world language levels are by current year teacher recommendations • Students may select electives (Upon Availability and Schedule) STUDENT SCHEDULE 1. English 2. Social Studies 3. Mathematics 4. Science 5. Phys Ed/Freshman Seminar & Health 6. Elective/Elective 7. Elective/Elective HONORS MATH/SCIENCE STUDENT SCHEDULE 1. Honors Block-Science 2. Honors Block-Math 3. Block-Freshman Sem/Phys Ed. & Health 4. English 5. Social Studies 6. Elective/Elective 7. Elective/Elective New Courses 2015-2016 • Video Game Design ~ Integrates cross-curriculum and STEM activities ~ Will use HTML code, Adobe creative suite, and web site design concepts ~ Highly recommended that students have sufficient computer experience and an interest in website design • Physical Fitness and Training ~ Focus on nutrition and personal lifetime fitness ~ .5 Credit, does not count as PE credit ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES (Full Year Class = 1 Credit) •DV offers 24 Advanced Placement Courses ~ 9th graders are not eligible for AP •3 AP Courses will be available in 10th grade ~based on teacher recommendation and 9th grade performance 1.AP World History 2.AP Statistics 3.AP Biology https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home?navid=gh-aps CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION (Available in 10th, 11th & 12th Grade = 3 Credits) •Automotive Mechanics •Building Construction •Early Childhood Education •Electrical Occupations •Food Management, Production, & Service •Health Occupations •Marketing and Business •Diverse Occupations (12th grade only) Services Available •Student Assistance Program (SAP) ~ http://dvsd.schoolwires.net/Page/3022 • Support Groups, Transition Groups, & Career Groups •Homework Hotline 296-3656 •Power School ~ https://powerschool.dvsdedu.org/public •DV Teacher Websites http://dvsd.schoolwires.net/site/Default.aspx?PageType=1&SiteI D=73&ChannelID=181&DirectoryType=6 F.Y.I. *GPA Counts *Attendance Expected (Handbook Policy Strictly Followed) *Student Self-Advocacy * Report Cards- Quarterly *Parent Conferences in November & February *Tutoring/Extra Help *Freshman Orientation in August *Guidance Website ~ http://dvsd.schoolwires.net/Page/470 Student Activities Fall Sports Varsity Football: Keith Olsommer JV Football: Nick Quaglia Freshman: Bob Cosentino DVMS Football: Joe Spinetta DDMS Football: Jeff Krasulski 7278 7078 7226 7412 7241 Varsity Soccer: Aaron Stark JV Soccer: Sean Giblin DVMS Soccer: Michael Murray DDMS Soccer: Steven Kim 7325 7113 7425 7405 Varsity Girls Soccer: Jeff Rainear 7322 JV Girls Soccer: Taylor Hartey DVMS Girls Soccer: Chris Gawel 7005 DDMS Girls Soccer: John Staub 7139 Cross Country: Audrey Josephite Jr Hi Cross Country: Joyce Batista 7142 1852 Golf: Jim Salus (1216) 7435 V Field Hockey: Lindsey Gonzalez JV Field Hockey: Jen Dwyer DVMS Field Hockey Ann Marie Miller DDMS Field Hockey: Casey Donovan 7704 7035 7001 7306 Varsity Girls Tennis: Larry Hudson JV Girls Tennis: Bridget Gray DVMS Girls Tennis: Liz Watson DDMS Girls Tennis: Stacy DeFrancesco 7038 7103 7227 7363 Varsity Girls Volleyball: Bridget Crawford JV Girls Volleyball: Leslie Sikora DVMS Girls Volleyball: Heather Farley DDMS Girls Volleyball: Adam Holdridge 7080 7049 7057 7043 Winter Sports Varsity Boys Basketball: Kris Holtzer 7261 JV Boys Basketball: Scott Neilsen 7425 Fresh Boys Basketball: Chris Neidig 7273 DVMS Boys Basketball: Brian Sweeney 7182 DDMS Boys Basketball: Dave Koretz 7313 Varsity Wrestling: Lou DeLauro 2004 JV Wrestling: Adam Penberthy DVMS Wrestling: James Mang DDMS Wrestling: Brian Felkowski 7093 1825 7398 Varsity Girls Basketball: Lyndsay Baker 7333 JV Girls Basketball: Carl Imbt 7116 Fresh Girls Basketball: Kait Sabo DVMS Girls Basketball: Heather Farley 7057 DDMS Girls Basketball: Rick Batista Swimming: Joe Kusner Swimming: Vicki Zielazany 1849 Diving: Chelsea Koch 7193 Cheerleading: Jennifer Simonsen Cheerleading Fall: Chris Gawel 7066 DVMS Cheerleading: Lisa Centanni DDMS Winter Cheer: Caitlin Vill Spring Sports Varsity Baseball: David Peters JV Baseball: Peter Supko Varsity Boys Tennis: Larry Hudson JV Boys Tennis: 7196 7235 7038 7026 Varsity Boys Volleyball: Heather Farley 7057 JV Boys Volleyball: Adam Holdridge 7043 Varsity Track: Nick Quaglia 7078 Varsity Girls Lacrosse: Bernadine Salak JV Girls Lacrosse: Taylor Hartey Varsity Boys Lacrosse: Jeff Krasulski JV Boys Lacrosse: Dan Gonzalez Varsity Softball: Angelo Matz JV Softball: Tony Bajor 7160 7412 For a complete list of high school sports and the coaches, please visit… http://dvsd.schoolwires.net/Page/3512 7181 7241 7153 NCAA Core-Course Requirements www.ncaaclearinghouse.net To establish initial-eligibility at an NCAA Division I or II college or university, a "core course" must meet all of the following criteria: • A course must be a recognized academic course and qualify for high school graduation credit in one or a combination of the following areas: English, mathematics, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language, and philosophy. • A course must be considered four-year college preparatory by the high school (Concept level classes do not apply). • A mathematics course must be at the level of Algebra or a higher level mathematics course. *** It is the student’s responsibility to monitor NCAA course eligibility *** After School Clubs • Anime Club • • • • • • • • • • Foreign Film Club • Future Business Leaders of Art Club America (FBLA) Broadcast Del Val • Family Career & Consumer Leaders of America Computer Graphics Club (FCCLA) Computer Programming Club • Fencing Club Creative Writing Club • Foreign Language Club Dance/ Zumba • Forensic Science Club • Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) Digital Photography Club • Geocaching Club Drama • Health Occupation Students Environmental Club of America (HOSA) After School Clubs (Continued) • • • • • • • Junior Historians Martial Arts Math Tutors Mock Trial Competition Model U.N. Mountain Bike Club Mu Alpha Theta (Math League) • Peer Buddies • Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) • Political Issues Club • Pennsylvania Youth Education Association (PYEA) • National History Day Club • Rachel’s Challenge • National Honor Society • Scholastic Bowl • Odyssey of the Mind • Science Olympiad After School Clubs (Continued) •Ski Club •Skills USA •Slam Poetry • Student Council •Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU) •Winter Track •World Language Club •Yearbook (Delaware) Please Visit the DVHS Guidance Webpage for a complete listing of after school clubs and the advisors. http://dvsd.schoolwires.net/Page/3512 * Late Buses available at 4:30pm & 6:00pm DVHS Counselors http://dvsd.schoolwires.net/Page/470 Mrs. Corry Mr. Yarem Miss Westgate (A-F) (G-M) (N-Z) 409-2008 409-2011 409-2007 DVHS Principals Mr. Blaum: Mr. Pope: Mr. DeLauro Mrs. Bixby: Mrs. Cosentino Principal Asst. Principal Asst. Principal Asst. Principal Asst. Principal www.dvsd.org 296-1829 409-2003 296-1853 409-2040 409-2004 Thank You!!! Questions?