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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
slide3
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
slide15
COUNSELOR CONTACT INFORMATION
questions
Questions ???
  • The evening will conclude in the cafeteria with Curriculum/Course Information
  • Thank you for coming!!
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