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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 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

  • 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


Graduation Requirements


SOL and CREDIT requirements for graduation

Units of credit SOL verified units of credit

222 ENGLISH, 1 MATH,

1 SCIENCE, 1 SOCIAL

STUDIES, 1 STUDENT-

SELECTED

262 ENGLISH, 2 MATH,

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

STANDARD

DIPLOMA

ADVANCED

STUDIES

DIPLOMA


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.


ADVANCED STUDIES DIPLOMA


STANDARD DIPLOMA


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 TestsAvailable for Verified Credit

  • English

    • English 11: Reading

    • English 11: Writing

  • Math

    • Algebra 1

    • Geometry

    • Algebra II

      • Continued…..


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

  • 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


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 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)


STUDENT

PARENT

SCHOOL


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

See the

Secondary School Curriculum/

Student Guide

  • Available on the Web

    www.vbschools.com


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