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First Colonial High School Rising Ninth Grade Information Night. Counseling Department 2013-2014 Assignments. Beanie Schleicher, Counselor, A- Co Talesha Wagner, Director, Cr - Ha Judy Mayes, Counselor, He - Mc Katherine Metzgar, Counselor, Me - Sa Andy Miller, Counselor, Sc - Z

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First Colonial High School

Rising Ninth Grade Information Night

counseling department 2013 2014 assignments
Counseling Department2013-2014 Assignments
  • Beanie Schleicher, Counselor, A- Co
  • Talesha Wagner, Director, Cr - Ha
  • Judy Mayes, Counselor, He - Mc
  • Katherine Metzgar, Counselor, Me - Sa
  • Andy Miller, Counselor, Sc - Z
  • Tamara Schubart, LSA Counselor
  • Eric James, Student Support Specialist
  • Stormy Holt, ACCESS Advisor
high school day
High School Day
  • School Hours 7:20 a.m. – 2:10 p.m.
  • Block Scheduling
    • “A”, “B” day (4 blocks per day)
    • First Block- 90 minutes
    • Second Block - 90 minutes
    • Third Block- 125 minutes to provide lunch for all students
    • Fourth Block- 90 minutes
    • All students will have a 30 minute lunch built into their schedule
sol and credit requirements for graduation
SOL and CREDIT requirements for graduation

Units of credit SOL verified units of credit

22 2 ENGLISH, 1 MATH,

1 SCIENCE, 1 SOCIAL

STUDIES, 1 STUDENT-

SELECTED

26 2 ENGLISH, 2 MATH,

2 SCIENCE, 2 SOCIAL STUDIES, 1 STUDENT- SELECTED TEST

STANDARD

DIPLOMA

ADVANCED

STUDIES

DIPLOMA

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What are credits?

  • Credits are “standard” or “verified”
  • “Standard” credits are earned by passing the course.
  • “Verified” credits are earned by passing the course and a related SOL test.
mandatory graduation requirement for the entering class of 2014 2015
Mandatory Graduation Requirement for the entering class of 2014-2015
  • All students for the Advanced and Standard Diploma must take a virtual course before graduation
  • Students that are seeking the Standard Diploma must earn a CTE Industry certification before graduation
end of course tests available for verified credit
End-of-Course TestsAvailable for Verified Credit
  • English
    • English 11: Reading
    • English 11: Writing
  • Math
    • Algebra 1
    • Geometry
    • Algebra II
          • Continued…..
end of course tests
End-of-Course tests
  • Science
    • Earth Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
  • Social Studies
    • World History to 1500 A.D.
    • World History since 1500 A.D.
    • World Geography
    • VA and US History
freshman schedule
Freshman Schedule
  • Six classes with two It’s Academic blocks, seven classes with one It’s Academic block or Eight classes without an It’s Academic block
  • (eight classes is not recommended for most ninth graders)
  • English 9 or Honors English 9
  • Algebra I Pt. 1&2 with Algebra lab or Geometry Pt.1&2, Geometry Honors, or Alg. II,
  • Algebra II/Trig
  • Earth Science or Biology
  • World History I, World History IIor
  • AP Human Geography (counselor recommendation required)
  • Health and PE I
  • Elective and /or World Language
recommended freshman electives
Intro to Theatre Arts

Art Foundations

Mixed Chorus

Band (placement by director)

Orchestra (placement by director)

Music Theory I, II

Guitar I

Keyboarding/Design, Multimedia & Web Tech

IT Fundamentals

Computer Information System (keyboarding pre-requisite)

Construction Technology

Small Engines/Power & Transportation

Electricity/Electronics

Photography/Computer Communication Technology

Intro to Foods I/II

Naval Science (ROTC)

Parenting/Intro to Child Care

Resource Management/Independent Living

Basic Technical Drawing

Public Speaking

Think Tank (identified gifted)

Recommended Freshman Electives
how students get the most out of high school during their freshmen year
How Students Get The Most Out OfHigh School During Their Freshmen Year
  • Keep Grades Up !
  • Choose A Good Selection of Courses and Electives
  • Get Involved In Extracurricular Activities
  • Community Service Activities
  • Involvement In Leadership Activities
  • Explore Career Interests (e.g. job shadowing and career interest inventories)
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STUDENT

PARENT

SCHOOL

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School Resources

  • Website http://www.firstcolonialhs.vbschools.com –

subscribe to My School Mail for updates and First Colonial PTSA Newsletter)

Click on “Staff” to access all teacher e-mail accounts

  • Informational Evening Programs
  • SOL Tutoring
  • Planner (includes school rules and a list of clubs and activities)
  • ACCESS Foundation
for more information
For more information

See the

Secondary School Curriculum/

Student Guide

  • Available on the Web

www.vbschools.com

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