HENRY CLAY I0I
Orientation for Parents of the
Class of 2019
Thursday, January 22nd at 6:30pm
Guidance Counselors:
Bonnie Barnes, Lana Bishop, April Cain,
Josh Edwards, Rachael Howard,
Jackie Smith, Sharron Wesley
All Information Provided Tonight will be Available on the
Henry Clay Counseling website.
http://www.henryclay.fcps.net/counseling
*Henry Clay serves about 2400 students in grades 9-12.
*Henry Clay is accredited by the Southern Association of
Colleges and Secondary Schools.
*Approximately 80% of our graduates enter college.
*22 credits are required to graduate.
General Info
HC operates on a traditional 6 period school day (non-block).
The first class begins at 8:25 am and the last class ends at 3:15
pm. Each class is approximately 55-60 minutes long.
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Students will take a minimum of 6 classes each year. Each class is
worth ½ credit per semester so students can earn a maximum of 3
credits per semester within the 6-period day.
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To be a 10th grader students must earn 5 credits; 11th - 10; 12th –
16.
 Foreign Language classes are not required to graduate.
 However, 2 years of the same foreign language is required for
college admissions.
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Students are not required to take a foreign language in 9th grade.
Graduation Requirements
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4 English credits
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3 Math credits –
year.
Students must take math each
» Minimum = Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II,
and 1 math elective
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3 Science credits
» Integrated Science, Biology, Chemistry OR
» Adv. Biology, Adv. Chemistry, Adv/Gen Physics
Graduation Requirements continued
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3 Social Studies credits
» Citizenship, World Civilizations, US History
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1 Health and Physical Education credit
(.5 credit each)
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1 Arts/Humanities credit
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7 Elective credits (1 might be Math)
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GRAND TOTAL = 22 CREDITS
PRE-COLLEGE CURRICULUM
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The PCC is the same as graduation
requirements except for the foreign
language requirement.
– At least 2 years of the same foreign language is required
for college admissions.
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Highly selective colleges require prospective
students to have had a more rigorous high school
course curriculum.
PCC for selective colleges:
» 4 years of English
» 4 years of Math
» 4 years of Science
» 4 years of Social Studies
» 3-4 years of the same foreign language
» 1 year of Arts/Humanities
9TH GRADE SCHEDULE
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The typical 9th grade schedule will be a Total of 6
Classes:
Gen or Adv English (Adv. Requires Summer Reading)
Algebra I, Geometry*,Adv Geometry* or Adv Alg 2*
Integrated Science, Adv Integrated Science** or Adv
Biology**
Adv Citizenship or AP Government**
Elective
Elective
*must qualify by taking the math placement test
**must qualify with MAP and Explore scores
Placement Exams
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9th graders who desire to take a math class
above Algebra I are required to take the
math placement test which will be
administered at the middle schools. See
dates below:
Morton—March 17
EJHayes—March 18
If the student wants to take a math class
higher than Algebra I, then the student
must take the math placement test and
make the qualifying score.
9th GRADE ELECTIVES – All Year
JROTC
Art I
Drawing I
Accounting and Finance
Business Law
Business Principles/Apps
Digital Literacy
Financial Literacy
Life Skills
Fitness for Life
Debate
Adv Amer Hero in Film
Science Fiction Lit
Drama Activities
Newspaper
Broadcast Journalism
TV Radio
AP Human Geography
African American Studies
Fund Architecture/Civil Eng
Fund Engineering Design
Graphic Communication Tech
Technological Design
World Languages
Band
Orchestra
Chorus
Guitar
GRADING
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The grading scale is as follows:
A = 92 – 100 %
B = 83 – 91%
C = 74 – 82%
D = 65 – 73%
F = 0 – 64%
The school year is divided up into two semesters.
Students receive progress reports every 6 weeks.
Final grades are posted to the transcript at the
end of each semester. Grades are not cumulative
from one semester to the next. Each semester
stands alone with permanent grades.
KEES
Kentucky Educational
Excellence Scholarship
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Students can qualify for scholarship money by
making good grades (2.5 GPA or better).
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Bonus award for ACT and SAT Test Scores.
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Calculated at the end of each school year
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Only AP courses are weighted
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KHEAA will notify students
For more info go to www.kheaa.com
SATISFACTORY
PROGRESS
 Requirements
to be promoted to
the next grade level:
*5 credits to go to 10th grade
*10 credits to go to 11th grade
*16 credits to go to 12th grade
NCAA Eligibility
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All students who wish to participate in college athletics
must register with the NCAA Eligibility Clearinghouse.
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Students should register with the clearinghouse during
junior year.
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The NCAA has a list of Accepted Core Classes.
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The CORE GPA is averaged using only these approved
core classes.
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More info: www.eligibilitycenter.org
Orientation for New Students
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Orientation will be held for incoming
9th graders the first week in August.
Students will be invited to Henry Clay
to meet teachers and tour the
building.
Henry Clay
Extracurricular Activities
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Athletics
Baseball
 Basketball
 Bowling
 Cheerleading
 Cross Country
 Football
 Golf
 Soccer
 Softball
 Swimming
 Tennis
 Track
 Volleyball
 Wrestling
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Clubs – to name a few
Academic Team
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Dance Team
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Debate Team
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Drama Club
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French Club
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Go Green Club
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History Club
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Hockey
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Outdoor Club
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Speech Team
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**More Listed on Page 27 of the
Program of Studies Book
Henry Clay High School
Incoming Freshman Orientation
Thank you for coming!
Students are assigned to a counselor by last name:
A – Ch =
Sharron Wesley-Porter
Ci – Gol =
April Cain
Gom – K =
Rachael Howard
L-N =
Jackie Smith
O – Sl =
Josh Edwards
Sm – Z =
Bonnie Barnes
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HENRY CLAY HIGH SCHOOL Incoming Freshman Orientation