Scheduling Information for 8th grade parents
*School Counselors:
Mrs. Kelly Hamilton (A-E)
Mrs. Shaunti Taylor (F-K)
Mr. Jonathan Putt (L-R)
Mrs. Jessica Quinn (S-Z)
Crisis Counselor : Mrs. Kathy Horneman
Secretaries: Mrs. Seegren,
Mrs. Costolo (also Service Learning Coordinator)
* October- Program of Studies Approved by Board
of Education
* November- LHS departments decide what
courses to offer
* Counselors meet individually with Freshmen to
review ECPs, begin course planning process
* December/ January- students receive Program
of Studies, begin to work on ECPs with advisors
* Counselors meet individually with Freshmen/
* January- students receive course selection
sheets/ scheduling materials through advisory
* Counselors meet with sophomores/ go into junior
* February- Scheduling conferences with advisors,
counselors available for consultation
* Late February/ March- Administration reviews
numbers for course requests, works with
departments to determine which classes to offer,
how many sections, determine staffing
* March/ April- Building of Master Schedule based on
student course requests, determining yearlong vs.
blocked classes, fall or spring classes, how to get
the least number of conflicts for students
* May/ June- Counselors use alternates as necessary
to complete schedules and meet with students and
work on partial schedules, discuss conflicts
* Summer- Schedules are distributed to students
* Graduation Requirements
* Service Learning requirements/ classes that offer
* Grading/ GPA information
* Advanced Placement Testing, CCPS has an open
policy that all students who meet the pre-requisites
may take an AP course
* Career Pathways- Completer Programs/Career
* Course descriptions by department. If applicable,
pre-requisites will be listed under the course
* Index in the back
* Each student received a Programs of Studies to assist with
scheduling. You can also access the Program of Studies on
the LHS website under the School Counseling tab.
4 credits of English
English 10
English 11 or AP Lang
English 12 or AP Lit
3 credits of Social Studies
English 9
US History
World History
4 credits of Math, including a
math during senior year
Algebra I
(some students will
also take Conceptual Algebra)
Algebra II/DA
Trig/PreCalc or Prob & Stat
3 credits of Science
Conceptual Physics,
Biology I
 Fine Arts (1 credit)
 Foundations of Technology (1 credit)
 1 credit of Physical Ed (2 classes)
 ½ credit of Health
 Financial Literacy (1/2 credit- grades
11-12) or Managing Personal
Finances Using Excel (1 creditgrades 10-12)
 2 credits of same World Language or
2 credits of Advanced Technology
and/or a Completer Program
* In order to graduate from CCPS, students must complete one of the three
following options:
1. At least two years of the same world language AND Algebra II. Many
colleges would like to see students have more and/ or two years in High
1. Two classes in Advanced Technology AND Algebra II(Technological Design,
Technological Impacts & Issues, Advanced Design Applications)
2. Career Completer Programs (CCCTC or LHS)
* LHS: Accounting, Administrative Services, CASE Animal, CASE Plant,
Business Administration & Management, Early Childhood Education,
Food & Hospitality Management (ProStart), Honors Marketing,
Wildlife/Natural Resource Management
* Financial Services/ Academy of Finance at WHS, or Teacher Academy of
Maryland (Middle/ High School teacher) at WHS
* CCCTC- Apply in 10th grade, See Program of Studies for list of programs
Additional Requirements
 Students must PASS all High School Assessment
Tests (Algebra, English (after English 10), Biology,
 Students must complete 75 service learning hours
 Students must earn a minimum total of 25 credits
 A minimum of 4 credits must be earned
your senior year
 Students must attend 4 years of high school
beyond the 8th grade
* It is recommended that students have Algebra 2 before or
during the junior year of high school to help with the
* Starting with the Class of 2015, students must have math
in their senior year.
* If students are not college-bound and doing a completer
program, they will meet with their counselor to discuss
Students who took Honors Algebra in middle school:
* 9th grade: Geometry or Honors Geometry
* 10th grade: Algebra II or Honors Algebra II
* 11th grade: Probability & Statistics, AP Statistics, Trig/ PreCalculus,
Honors Trig/ PreCalculus
* 12th grade: Probability & Statistics, AP Statistics, AP Calculus AB, AP
Calculus BC
Students who took “Accelerated” Math in middle school:
* 9th grade: Algebra I or Honors Algebra I
* 10th grade: Geometry or Honors Geometry
* 11th grade: Algebra II or Honors Algebra II
* 12th grade: Probability & Statistics, AP Statistics, Trig/ PreCalculus,
Honors Trig/ PreCalculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC
Students who took 8th grade math have two options:
1. Students who would benefit from additional preparation and support,
possibly 2 year college bound or entering the world of work:
9th grade: Conceptual Algebra
10th grade: Algebra I
11th grade: Geometry
12th grade: Algebra II or Probability & Statistics
2. Students who are 4 year college bound:
9th grade: Algebra I
10th grade: Geometry
11th grade: Algebra II
12th grade: Probability & Statistics or Trig/PreCalculus
* French
* German
* Spanish
* Starting with the third year, languages are only
offered at the Honors Level. Depending on
enrollment, there is Honors 4 and AP for each
* Many colleges would like to see more than two
credits, including at least two years in High
* Health- need ½ credit
* Also offer Health II
* Physical Education- need 1 full credit, each class
is ½ credit
* PE I is required, a prerequisite for all others,
everything except PE I may be repeated for credit
* Team Sports
* Individual & Dual Sports
* Weight Training
* Barbells and Cross Training
* Advanced Weight Training (1 credit)
* Personal Fitness
* Art: Art I, Art II, Honors Drawing, Honors
Painting, Honors Studio Art, Honors Commercial
Art, Honors Digital Photography, Honors
Ceramics, AP Studio Art
* Music: Electronic Music, Chorus, Honors
Chorus, Honors Festival Chorus, Band,
Orchestra, Honors Orchestra, Percussion
Ensemble, Honors Jazz Band, Honors
Symphonic Band, Honors Wind Ensemble
* Drama: Drama I, Drama II, Drama III, Technical
Theater (1/2 credit each)
* Dance: Dance I (1 credit), Dance II (1/2 credit)
* Family & Consumer Science: Intro to Foods, Advanced
Foods, Food Service Professional, Clothing
* Child Development: Honors Child & Adolescent
Development, Child Development Lab, Adv. Child
Development Lab, Teaching as a Profession, Foundations
of Curriculum Instruction
* Business: Business Communications & Keyboarding,
Principles of Business Administration and Management,
Honors Accounting I, Accounting II, Advanced Software
Apps, Office Systems Management, Honors Marketing,
Adv. Marketing, Advanced Business Management
* Agriscience: Honors Intro to Ag/ Food & Natural
Resources, CASE- Animal Science, CASE- Plant Science,
Animal and Plant Biotechnology, Agriculture Business,
Resource, and Development, Wildlife Management,
Agricultural Mechanical Technology, Environmental
Conservation, Flower Design (1 credit only)
*Each student has an ECP that is updated by
the School Counseling Department and
available to advisors.
*The ECPs are updated each fall with
current and completed coursework.
*At the top you can see the last date that
the ECP was updated along with postsecondary/career plans and activities they
are involved in.
*During each individual meeting, the
counselors update the ECP and e-mail a
copy home.
* Specific to each grade. Not every course is available to every
grade level.
* Advisors can use the student’s ECP to make suggestions.
* The final course selection sheet will be turned in at the
student’s scheduling conference in February.
* Be sure to fill out appropriate alternates. Many times, a
student’s first requests do not fill 100% and counselors need
to use alternates to make a complete schedule.
* Once the master schedule is set, it is often very difficult to
make changes. The counselors take appointments in the
summer to discuss schedule change requests. Schedule
changes must meet the requirements or have administrator
*Consider academic levels, teacher
suggestions, interests, extra curricular
activities, etc.
*Consider beyond next year. Think about
possible college and career plans.
* Advanced Placement Courses (AP)
* Career & Technology Completer Programs (see list
in Program of Studies)
* Internships (Based on Career Majors- see list in
Program of Studies)
* Dual Enrollment
To be eligible for these opportunities, students must keep their grades up, have good
attendance, & complete the minimum number of service hours. Please let your School
Counselors know if you have questions or would like to plan ahead for one of these great
*Liberty runs on a 4 mod day schedule.
*We have four marking periods which make
up two semesters. Each semester
(Fall/Spring) is 18 weeks long.
*Classes meet for 83-88 minutes.
*Classes are either 1 credit (meeting every day for 1
semester or every other day for a year) or ½ credit
(meeting every other day for a semester)
*Lunch is assigned according to your third
mod class.
*Students can earn a total of 8 credits per
Semester One (August-January)
A Day
Mod 1: English 9
B Day
Mod 1: English 9
Wednesday: Advisory;
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: PAWS
Mod 2: Algebra I
Mod 2: Algebra I
Mod 3: Conceptual Physics
Mod 3: Conceptual Physics
Mod 4: Band I
Mod 4: PE I
Semester Two (February-June)
A Day
Mod 1: Foundations of Tech
Wednesday: Advisory;
B Day
Mod 1: Foundations of Tech
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: PAWS
Mod 2: French I
Mod 2: French I
Mod 3: Government
Mod 3: Government
Mod 4: Band I
Mod 4: Health I
*Students report to their advisory group
every day after first mod for 30 minutes.
*On Wednesdays, they work on advisory
lessons and Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and
Friday are for PAWS.
*PAWS is an enrichment time for students to
receive extra help from teachers, attend
club meetings, see their school counselor,
and complete make-up assignments or
* Conferences February 6th or 12th
* Please bring scheduling materials and questions!
* Please contact current teachers with
recommendation questions as they know your
student best.
* Student Transition Day in the Spring
* Students receive schedules during the summer
* Back to School Night/ Open House (Augustusually the Thursday before school starts)

Scheduling 2012-13 - Carroll County Public Schools