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Welcome to the State College High School South Building. Graduating Class of 2016. Course Selection and Registration for Class of 2016. February 2012. Counselors Patty Devecka (A-K) & Suzanne Lyke (L-Z). General Registration Timeline.

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Welcome to the

State College High School

South Building

Graduating Class of 2016


Course Selection and Registration for Class of 2016

February 2012

Counselors

Patty Devecka (A-K) & Suzanne Lyke (L-Z)


General registration timeline
General Registration Timeline

  • February- Receive Directions for Course Registration/Course Selection Guide.

  • Parent Night-2/15 in South Auditorium & gym

  • Your Course requests are due by Feb. 21.

  • Early August – Schedules available online with a 10 day window to make schedule changes

  • Schedule changes are limited once school begins.

    *FRESHMEN ORIENTATION IN LATE AUGUST *


Two points of view

Short Term: What you need to know to schedule classes for next year.

Long Term: What you need to know & think about to plan for the next four years of high school and for life after high school.

Two Points of View


Minimum graduation requirements
Minimum Graduation Requirements

  • 4 Credits Each of English and Social Studies

  • 3 Credits Each of Science and Math

  • Physical Education Each Year In High School

  • Health In 9th/10th and 11th/12th Grade

  • In-Class Driver’s Education

  • Graduation Project

  • Community Service (20 Hours)

  • Electives (5.5 credits)

  • Total Of 22.50 Credits


Required courses in 9 th grade
Required Courses In 9th Grade

  • English

  • Social Studies

  • Science

  • Math

  • PE and Health

  • Elective (World Language)

  • Elective or Study Hall

  • Lunch


English and social studies
English and Social Studies

  • ENGLISH OPTIONS:

  • Advanced English 9

  • English 9

  • SOCIAL STUDIES OPTIONS:

  • Advanced World History I

  • World History I


Math options
Math Options:

  • Essentials of Algebra 1

  • Algebra 1

  • Geometry

  • Advanced Geometry

  • Advanced Algebra 2


Science options
Science Options:

  • Advanced Earth Systems Science I

  • Earth Systems Science I

  • Earth Systems Science


Physical education and health
Physical Education and Health

PE OPTIONS:

  • PE 9 (.50 Credit)

  • Honors PE (1.0 Credit - by application)

    Health OPTIONS:

  • Health 1 (.50 Credit)


World languages
World Languages

WL OPTIONS:

- Spanish

- French

- German

- Arabic

- Latin

- Mandarin Chinese (through LE contract)


Other electives
OTHER ELECTIVES

  • Art

  • Family and Consumer Science

  • Music

  • Technology Education

  • CTC

  • LE


Virtual flex courses
VIRTUAL FLEX COURSES

The following Virtual courses are available through the State College Area School District:

PE

Health

Driver’s Education

See your counselor or http://www.scasd.org/virtualschool for more information


Typical Daily Schedule for 9th Grade

Periods Subjects Days

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

Math

Science

Foreign Language

Lunch

English

World History

PE/Health*

Electives**

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

26 class periods required

*Semester Courses

** Semester or Year Long Courses


Graduation requirements
Graduation Requirements

  • 22.5 Credits Minimum to Graduate From High School

  • Colleges Have Different Requirements

    • World Language ?

    • Math ?

    • Science ?

    • Fine Arts ?

  • Requirements For NCAA


How to read the guide
How to Read the Guide

Name of Course

Example: F 262 – FALL Semester class

S 262 - SPRING Semester Class

Y 206 - YEAR Long Class

.50 - Credit or 1.0 Credit

5 - days per week


Symbols found in the guide what do they mean
Symbols found in the GuideWhat do they mean ?????


How to request courses
HOW TO REQUEST COURSES

  • Refer to “2012-2013 Course Request Tip Sheet”

  • Log on to Home Access Center http://www.scasd.org/hac

  • Recommendations will be pre-loaded

  • Choose Health and other electives

  • You must have at least 26 class periods per week/no more than 40

  • You can select alternatives to elective choices

  • Changes to recommended courses require parent signature


Where is it
Where is it????

HOW TO FIND

THE

COURSE SELECTION GUIDE ONLINE

http://google.scasd.org/wb/Course_Guide.php


Remember
Remember

  • Follow Your Teacher Recommendations.

  • Talk With Your Counselor If You Have More Questions.

  • Talk Over Your Course Selection With Your Parents.

  • You are building your high school transcript which will be used for college, job, military and scholarship opportunities.

  • Get Involved In Clubs, Sports and Activities.


Contact information
Contact Information

Thank you for attending! Feel free to email or call us with questions:

(814)231-1130

Patty Devecka - [email protected]

Suzanne Lyke – [email protected]


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