Welcome to Eastern Alamance High School! Registration Success! Introductions Dave Ebert, Principal Katrina Massey, Assistant Principal 9th Grade Administrator for 2014-15 Dr. Ako Barnes, Martha Caulder – Assistant Principals Lizzie Hooker, Cierra Hill, Kate Cushman Student Services Sherri Slade – Academic Coach David Pritchard, Ryan Byrd, Math Department Charlotte Whipp, Exceptional Children’s Chair Emily Lewis, ESL Teacher Agenda Importance of registration Graduation Requirements 9th Grade Course Options Elective Course Options Career and Technical Education Center Course Placement Registration Process Optional Breakout Session Information Closing Registration is about deciding the right classes that will…. Meet your graduation requirements Help complete your academic plan of study Interest you Challenge you Help you on a career path Making wise choices will help put you on the Right Track for Your Future! Attendance & New Graduation Requirements Attendance is extremely important If a student misses more than 10 days in a class during the semester, the student will not receive credit for that class If a student misses more than 13½ days in a semester, the student will not be eligible to participate in extracurricular athletics during the next semester (NCHSAA Rule). Graduation Credit Requirements ABSS freshmen who entered the 9th grade beginning in the 2013-14 school year will need 28* credits in order to graduate. (Board Policy)* Extra-Curricular Activities Students are encouraged to participate and become involved in extra-curricular activities offered after school. Some of these opportunities include: Athletics (must meet NC High School Athletic Association and ABSS eligibility requirements) Please visit the Athletics Information Table located in the lobby Clubs and Organizations Please visit the Club Information Table located in the lobby Graduation Requirements Lizzie Hooker FUTURE READY CORE The Future Ready core is designed to prepare all students for careers and college learning in the 21st century. ABSS Students will be required to complete 28* units of credits in order to graduate. The following units will be required for graduation under the Future-Ready Core: Graduation Requirements 4 Mathematics Credits 4 English Credits 4 Social Studies Credits 3 Science Credits 1 Health and Physical Education Credit 6 Elective Credits 6 Additional Credits Specific courses may be determined by ABSS or the individual high school TOTAL 28 Credits* Earning Credits A “credit” represents one course that a student takes for an entire semester and earns at least a 70 average for the course. (includes final exam counting as 20% of final grade.) Students at EAHS take 4 courses each semester, so there is an opportunity to earn up to 8 credits in a regular school year. (Possibility of 32 credits in 4 years) Promotion Requirements* To be promoted from: Grade 9 to Grade 10: A student must earn a minimum of 6 credits. Grade 10 to Grade 11: A student must have earned a minimum of 12 credits. Grade 11 to Grade 12: A student must have earned a minimum of 20 credits. This will stay the same for now, but may be adjusted to reflect the increase to the 28 credit graduation requirement. Grade 9 Courses Katrina Massey Course Offerings for Grade 9 English English 1 Honors English 1 Literacy Academy (Fall) / English 1 (Spring) Science Biology Honors Earth & Environmental Science Honors Earth & Environmental Science Physical Education & Health Course Offerings for Grade 9 Math Math 2 Honors Math 2 Foundations of Math 2 o Used as a bridge class to Math 2 Math 1 (semester) Foundations of Math 1 (Fall) / Math 1 (Spring) Introduction to Mathematics Social Studies World History Honors World History Civics & Economics Honors o Only if you plan to take AP World History as a Sophomore Grade 9 Electives Dr. Ako Barnes SUGGESTED 9th GRADE ELECTIVES Beginning Dance Beginning Band Beginning Visual Arts Beginning Theatre Arts Beginning Chorus French 1 German 1 Spanish 1 Spanish 2 (if you took & passed Spanish 1 at the Middle School) Parenting & Child Development Core & Sustainable Construction Drafting 1 MSITA Word & Publisher MSITA Access & Excel Multimedia & Webpage Design Personal Finance Marketing Sports & Entertainment Marketing 1 Teen Living Career & Technical Education Center (CTEC) Students taking courses at the CTEC will ride the bus to and from Eastern each day. Students will be scheduled to take two courses in the morning or two courses in the afternoon while at the CTEC (one course may be an online course). It is suggested that students who take online courses have strong computer navigation, time management, and reading skills in order to be successful. Career & Technical Education Center Suggested 9th grade electives Automotive Service (prerequisite – Math 1 or Algebra 1) Biomedical Technology Computer Programming 1 (prerequisite – Math 1 or Algebra 1) Computer Science Principles (prerequisite – Math 1 or Algebra 1) Digital Media Health Science 1 Introduction to Engineering Design (prerequisite – Math 1 or Algebra 1) Personal Finance Scientific Visualization Course Placement and Recommendations Kate Cushman, David Pritchard, Ryan Byrd Course Placement Criteria In order to determine the correct placement of all Freshman students in appropriate level courses we use multiple criteria and data including: Achievement scores as measured on the NC End of Grade Test in Reading and Math. EVAAS Prediction Data Academic Performance Teacher Recommendation Classroom performance (work ethic and effort) and Attendance Math Placement Determined by 8th grade Math Course, Performance Data (listed in the previous slide), and Teacher Recommendation. Based on the course placement criteria previously mentioned, entering 9th grade students should register for the following math course(s): Math Placement Current Grade 8 Math Course: Grade 9 Math 1 Foundations of Math 2, or Math 2, or Math 2 Honors 8th Grade Math Foundations of Math 1 (Fall) and Math 1 (Spring) Honors course registration If you believe that your student should participate in honors classes as a Freshman at Eastern Alamance High School, please do the following: Attend the optional informational session after general session here in the auditorium this evening. If a parent opts for their child to be in an honors course who does not meet the previously mentioned criteria, please obtain an Honors Waiver Form from the Honors Breakout session. Once a student is enrolled in an Honors course they must remain for the entire course duration. Parents must sign the student registration form and return it to their Middle School teacher by the teacher’s specified date. Registration Process Cierra Hill Registration Process Curriculum Guides are currently available on both middle school websites as well as the high school website. Students will register via internet through Career Cruising. Go to the Career Cruising link and follow the directions. This link is available on both middle school websites as well as the high school website. It is recommended that students & parents follow registration suggestions from 8th grade teachers & counselors to help students have a successful 9th grade year. Current 8th grade students will register with School Counselors at Woodlawn on March 5th & 6th and Hawfields on February 24th & 25th. Registration Steps Review 9th grade course offerings with your middle school teachers. Complete the registration online, at school, with counselors. Each Student must choose 8 courses (4 each semester) and 2 alternate electives including: 1 English 1 Math 1 Science 1 Social Studies 1 Health/PE 3 Electives (top 3 choices) Plus 2 alternate electives Optional Breakout Sessions EAHS Honors Program Auditorium Available Courses and Criteria EAHS Exceptional Children’s Program Media Center Program Information for students served under an IEP (Individualized Education Plan). ELL (English Language Learners) Chorus Room Program information Elective Class Options Tables in the Lobby Stay Tuned for more Information regarding…. New Student Orientation for Parents and Students prior to the Start of the 2014-2015 school year! Thank you for attending EAHS Registration Success!