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Freshman Course Selection. Shawnee High School 2014-2015. Shawnee Counselors. Counselor Last Names Room Ms. Michelle Torrence A-B D113 Mr. Kevin Looney C-D D114 Mr. Gary Hill E-Ha LGI Mrs. Janae Zechman He-Man D116

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Freshman course selection

Freshman Course Selection

Shawnee High School

2014-2015


Shawnee counselors
Shawnee Counselors

  • CounselorLast NamesRoom

  • Ms. Michelle Torrence A-B D113

  • Mr. Kevin Looney C-D D114

  • Mr. Gary Hill E-Ha LGI

  • Mrs. Janae Zechman He-Man D116

  • Mrs. Helene Welde Mar-Pi D117

  • Mr. Darren Welsh Pl-So D122

  • Mrs. Erin O’Neill Sp-Z D123


  • This presentation will help guide 8th grade parents/guardians through the course selection process.

  • It may also be helpful to access the 2014-2015 Program

  • of Studies for complete descriptions of all courses

  • referenced in this presentation.

  • Itinerary for Tonight

  • Power Point Presentation

  • Curriculum/Course Information in the Cafeteria


Graduation requirements
Graduation Requirements

  • English – 4 years

  • Math – 3 years

  • Science – 3 years

  • World Language- 2 years

  • History– US 1, US 2, World Cultures

  • PE and Health – 4 years

  • Visual Performing Art – 1 year

  • Century Life & Careers, Career-Tech Education– 1 year

  • Financial, Economic Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy- ½ year

  • All Students must complete 130 Credits


Grade promotion
Grade Promotion

  • 10th Grade-29 credits

  • 11th grade-58 credits

  • 12th grade-91 credits

  • 130 credits to graduate

  • Full year Academic & Elective classes are 5 credits each

  • PE & Health are 2 credits each

  • Lab sciences are 6 credits

  • Failure to adhere to the Attendance Policy may also prohibit promotion.

  • See the 2014-2015 Program of Studies for complete details.


Levels of instruction
Levels of Instruction

  • HON Honors -Requires a strong command of basic skills and is extremely rigorous. This is equivalent to the demands of a college level course. By invitation only; not on selection sheet because you need to be Invited from middle school. Select Accelerated level and it will be changed after honors letter is returned.

  • ACC Accelerated-Requires a good command of basic skills and the ability to perform in a rigorous program at a rapid pace. This is a college prep course.

  • CP College Prep-Requires a command of basic skills and is moderately paced. This is a college prep course.

  • MOD Modified-Reinforces and builds upon basic skills.

  • PR Pullout Replacement -Special Education


Shawnee high school freshman course offerings
Shawnee High School Freshman Course Offerings

  • CodeCourseLevel CodeCourseLevel

  • EnglishMathematics

  • 102 English 1 ACC 319 Algebra 1 ACC

  • 104 English 2 CP 320 Algebra 1** CP

  • English 1 PR 363 Geometry ACC

  • 970 Math 1 PR

  • 347 Comp Prog 1 ACC

  • Language**If you select 320 (Alg 1 CP), you

  • French 1 ACC must also select : 966-Alg 1 Support Lab

  • German 1 ACC

  • 251 Italian 1 ACC Science

  • 255 Latin 1 HON 422 EnvirScience ACC

  • 272 Spanish 1 ACC 423 Envir Science CP

  • 273 Spanish 1 CP 424 Envir Science MOD

  • 282 Spanish Comm MOD 410 Biology /Lab ACC

  • 278 Spanish 2 ACC 994 EnvirScience PR

  • 005 Spanish PR


Shawnee high school freshman course offerings1
Shawnee High School Freshman Course Offerings

  • CodeCourseLevel CodeCourseCodeCourseLevel

  • Social StudiesMusicPE/Health

  • 590 World Civ ACC 724 Chorus 910 PE 1

  • World Geo ACC 730 Concert Band 912 Health 1

  • 731 Beginner Band

  • Business 734 Music App Special Education

  • Accounting 1 738 Music Theory 1 988 Ind St PR

  • Study Skills/Career Awareness 762 Tech in Music 983 Health 1 PR

  • Intro to Business 770 Piano Lab

  • Exp Intro to Business

  • Computer Apps Technology Education

  • Exp Comp Apps 832 Drafting & Design

  • Web Design 834 TV Broadcasting Tech 1

  • 839 Photography 1

  • Art 842 Exploring Photography 1

  • Foundations of Art

  • Exploring Art 1 Family & Consumer Science

  • 859 Fashion & Clothing 1

  • 868 Foods 1

  • 873 Intro to Family/Consumer Science


Lrhsd 9 th grade schedule sample
LRHSD 9th Grade Schedule Sample

  • English 1 – Choose a level

  • Math – Algebra 1 or Geometry (only if had Algebra 1 in middle school). Option at end of 8th grade to take high school credit for Algebra 1. If students sign up for Algebra 1 CP and/or do not pass Math section of NJ Ask 8, he/she will be placed in Algebra support class in addition to Algebra 1 class. This is a P/F class and does not count as a required math course.

  • Science –Environmental Science or Biology-pair with Math; successful completion of Algebra 1 is recommended for Biology

  • Physical Education/ Health 1

  • World Language – Usually same level chosen as English . Only students who had a full year of Spanish 1 in middle school can pick Spanish 2. Option at end of 8th grade to take high school credit for Spanish 1.

  • Elective

  • Elective

  • Elective or Study Hall

    • Must pick at least 7 classes.

    • It is possible to take one study hall each year and fulfill the 130 Credit Graduation Requirement.


Course changes
Course Changes

  • July 31, 2014 is the last day to request a schedule change. This must be done by parent in writing or by phone.

  • Once school starts ONLY errors will be corrected.

  • There are timelines to drop levels and/or drop a course to a study hall.

  • Only 1 study hall per year is allowed (so a class cannot be dropped if you already have a study hall).

  • If you drop a course, WP (Withdraw Passing) or WF (Withdraw Failing) will appear on transcript.

  • CHOOSE WISELY!!

  • See the 2014-2015 Program of Studies for details about

  • Course/Level Changes.


Option two
Option Two

  • Option Two serves as an alternative to traditional high school courses for credit in the following categories:

  • College/Vocational Courses

  • Distance Learning Courses

  • Work/Internship

  • Community Service

  • Proof of Proficiency-Written request by 6/1; Test completed by 7/15

  • Credit for Courses Completed Prior to Grade 9

  • Summer School/Tutoring for Original Credit

  • Independent Study

  • EMT/Firefighter

  • LDTV

  • ** 8th grade courses (Algebra 1, Spanish 1) being accepted for high school credit will appear on the transcript as an Accelerated course and

  • will NOT be calcuated in GPA and rank. **

  • Please visit the district website

  • for more information- www.lrhsd.org


Athletics
Athletics

  • Shawnee Sports

  • Fall/Winter Sports: All Freshman are eligible.

  • Spring Sports: All Freshman must pass 15 credits at the end of the first semester to be eligible.

  • College Sports- NCAA- www.ncaa.org

  • Division I & II sports require 16 core courses

  • GPA & SAT requirements

  • See the 2014-2015 Program of Studies for NCAA Eligibility Requirements


Attendance
Attendance

  • Students are allowed 4 unexcused absences per semester

  • Semester 1- Marking periods 1 & 2

  • Semester 2- Marking periods 3 & 4

  • Anytime a student arrives after homeroom or leaves before the end of the school day, it will be considered an absence.

  • The following will excuse an absence:

  • Doctor’s note

  • Funeral/death in family

  • Court

  • Written parental permission-Limited to one parent note per semester (note may excuse a series of consecutive days absent)

  • No credit status-Requires a student to attend the LRHSD Credit

  • Completion program to be awarded high school credit for completed

  • courses. Any pupil who exceeds 4 unexcused absences will be on No

  • Credit for single semester courses and any pupil who exceeds 8

  • unexcused absences will be on No Credit for full year courses.

  • Visit www.lrhsd.org for detailed attendance policy.


Due date
Due Date

  • Review course selection with middle school teachers.

  • Parent must sign course selection sheet.

  • Due to middle school by 1/27


  • COUNSELOR CONTACT INFORMATION

  • CounselorLast NamesPhoneEmail

  • Ms. Michelle Torrence A-B x4416 [email protected]

  • Mr. Kevin Looney C-D x4408 [email protected]

  • Mr. Gary Hill E-Ha x4419 [email protected]

  • Mrs. Janae Zechman He-Man x4411 [email protected]

  • Mrs. Helene Welde Mar-Pi x4417 [email protected]

  • Mr. Darren Welsh Pl-So x4451 [email protected]

  • Mrs. Erin O’Neill Sp-Z x4402 [email protected]

  • Mrs. Heidi Krihak SAC x4413 [email protected]

  • Shawnee-609-654-7544


Questions
Questions ???

  • The evening will conclude in the cafeteria with Curriculum/Course Information

  • Thank you for coming!!


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