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Freshman Orientation Class of 2018. Normal West January 8, 2014. Graduation Requirements. English 4.0 credits Math 3.0 credits Algebra 1 Science 2.0 credits Social Science 2.0 credits US History/Constitution Test Health/PE 3.5 credits

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normal west january 8 2014

Freshman Orientation Class of 2018

Normal West

January 8, 2014

graduation requirements
Graduation Requirements
  • English 4.0 credits
  • Math 3.0 credits
    • Algebra 1
  • Science 2.0 credits
  • Social Science 2.0 credits
    • US History/Constitution Test
  • Health/PE 3.5 credits
  • Consumer Ed .5 credits
  • Electives 9.0 credits
  • Junior State Standardized Testing
  • ________
  • 24 Total Credits
credits
CREDITS

Credit is based on semester grade

D (60%) Minimum grade for passing and receiving credit

Each semester class = ½ credit

freshman offerings
Freshman Offerings
  • English/Honors English
  • Math (based on level)
  • Biology/Honors Biology
  • Regional World Studies
  • Health/Foundations of Fitness/Drivers Ed
  • Elective
  • Study Hall or another elective
freshman electives
Freshman Electives
  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Foreign Language
  • Music
  • Technology
drivers education
Drivers Education
  • Must pass 8 classes during that last 2 grading periods. Quarter grades will be averaged.
  • Summer School option
honors
Honors
  • Definition of Honors:
  • “Honors courses are enriched; they offer the same material in greater depth and with a faster pace…
  • Honors courses emphasize critical and independent thinking to produce creative application of ideas…
  • Motivation is the main quality that characterizes an honors student.” (Wikipedia)
level changes
Level Changes
  • When moving down a level, student must show interventions have been utilized in writing. Forms for this are provided in the counseling office. Administration approval on the form is necessary.
grade point average class rank
Grade Point Average & Class Rank

To figure GPA, the grades your child earns for the semester are assigned point value. Those points are then added up and divided by the number of classes you have.

25 points divided by 6 classes = 4.167 GPA

Class rank is determined by total grade points using all classes.

what s next
What’s Next?
  • January 13 – 27 Middle School Counselors meet with students to select their freshman classes.
  • February 28th – Copy of course requests will be sent home in the mail.
course selection changes
Course Selection Changes
  • MARCH 21: Last day to make a change in a student’s course selection by completing a course change form.
  • Before March 21 contact middle school counselor
  • Questions after March 21 should be referred to high school counselor
top five questions
TOP FIVE QUESTIONS
  • What are the foreign languages requirements for college?
  • When do I get my class schedule?
  • Do I have to take swimming?
  • How am I going to find my way around the building?
  • And the Number 1 question: When do I take Drivers Education?
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IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE A

WILDCAT!!

Families new to Unit 5 please come to the stage and pick up a Course Description Book and registration information.

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