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On The Road To Graduation and Beyond. Kari Kite, A-C Cheryl Chenet , E-J Rebecca Andrews, K-N Eric Chancy, R-U Melissa Schwartz, D, O-Q, V-Z John Hayden, Dean of Students Michelle Pittelli , Student Assistance Program Coordinator Steve Sapienza , Social Worker

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On The Road To Graduation and Beyond

  • Kari Kite, A-C

  • Cheryl Chenet, E-J

  • Rebecca Andrews, K-N

  • Eric Chancy, R-U

  • Melissa Schwartz, D, O-Q, V-Z

  • John Hayden, Dean of Students

  • Michelle Pittelli, Student Assistance Program Coordinator

  • Steve Sapienza, Social Worker

  • John Evans, Career Development Coordinator


High School Differences

  • Block Scheduling

  • FRC Graduation Requirements

  • Promotion based on credits earned

  • Grade Point Average (GPA)

  • Athletic Eligibility


Block Scheduling

  • Attendance is vital – one period is equal to two days


HS Graduation Requirements

  • Complete the “Future Ready Core Graduation Requirements:”

    • 26 credits required for class of 2015, 2016

    • Pass 3 EOC assessments

      • Common Core Math I

      • Biology

      • English 10


Future-Ready Core Requirements

Courses Credits

  • English: English I, II, III, IV 4

  • Math: 4

    • Math Courses to be aligned with post high school plans

  • Science: Earth/Environmental Science , Biology, and a Physical Science 3

  • Social Studies: World History, Civics & Economics, US History (2 credits) 4

  • Foreign Language: German, French, or Spanish 0

    • 2 credits required to meet min. admission requirements for UNC

  • Healthful Living 1

  • Electives: 2 Elective credits of any combination from either: 6

  • Career and Technical Education, Arts Education, Second Languages

  • 4 Elective credits strongly recommended: Career and Technical Education, Arts Education (e.g. theatre, music), Any other subject area (e.g. math, science)

    Total 26


Promotion Requirements

  • To go to 10th grade:

    • Complete 6 credits

    • English I

    • 2 out of 3 in Math, Science, or Social Studies

    • 3 additional credits


Retention Concerns

WHAT IF A 9TH GRADER FAILS A REQUIRED COURSE

  • (English, math, science, or social studies?)

  • It must be retaken before graduation.

  • Summer options exist.


Grade Point Average (GPA)

  • What does GPA stand for?

  • What are quality points?

  • How do I calculate it?


Quality Points

Standard, Honors, Advanced Placement (AP)

Grade (Standard) (Honors) (AP)

A 4 5 6

B 3 4 5

C 2 3 4

D 1 2 3

F 0 0 0


How to Calculate Your GPA

  • Add the number of quality points earned for the final grade in each course

  • Divide the total number of quality points by the number of courses taken

  • The result is the grade point average—GPA


Athletic Requirements

  • 85% Attendance required during the semester prior.

  • Under 19 on or before October 16th

  • Must have passed 3 of 4 courses during the previous semester, and pass English each year

  • Must maintain overall 1.5 GPA

  • Must not be convicted of a felony


Balance


Registration Process

  • Course Offerings

  • Timeline


Course Qualifiers

  • Courses for specific grade levels

  • Courses with prerequisites

  • The Program Planning Guide (online)

  • Course Offerings (online at apexhigh.com)


English Courses

  • English 9

  • Honors English

  • Intro to Communication & Mass Media

  • Speech I

  • Trends & Movements in Young Adult Literature


Math Course Offerings

  • Foundations of Algebra & Introductory Math

  • Common Core Math 1A & 1B

  • Common Core Math 1

  • Special Topics in Math

  • Common Core Math 2

  • Honors Common Core Math 2

  • Honors Algebra 2


Possible 1st Year Math Course


Math Sequencing Recommendations

Apex High School 2013-14


Math Sequencing RecommendationsApex High School 2013-14

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Science Courses

  • Biology (H)

  • Academic Earth Science

  • Earth Science (H)


Social Studies Courses

  • World History

  • World History (H)

  • Geography


Healthful Living Courses

  • Healthful Living


Foreign Language Courses

  • Spanish I

  • Spanish II *

  • French I

  • French II *

  • German I

  • German II *


Second Languages

  • The UNC college system requires a minimum of 2 credits in the same foreign language. Three credits are recommended. (Honors credit is earned for Level III and above). Level III is an immersion class.

  • Levels I and II are taken the same year whenever possible.

  • Unless students are continuing the study of a language from middle school, or wish to take second language each year of high school, they are advised to wait until Grade 10 or 11 to begin their foreign language sequence.


Visual and Performing Arts

  • Visual Arts I

  • Art History


Visual and Performing Arts

  • Choral Ensemble (Girls) (fall and spring)

  • Concert Chorus (Boys) (fall and spring)

  • Band I (fall and spring)

  • Orchestra (Strings) (fall and spring)

  • Guitar I

  • Guitar II **

  • Guitar Ensemble **

  • Theatre Arts I


Career and Technical EducationBusiness & Information Technology Courses

  • Microsoft IT Academy (H) (Word, PowerPoint, Publisher)

  • Microsoft IT Academy (Word, PowerPoint, Publisher

  • Computer Engineering Technology I

    (Alg 1 Prerequisite)


Career and Technical EducationMarketing Courses

  • Fashion Merchandising

  • Marketing

  • Principles of Business & Finance


Career and Technical EducationAgricultural Courses

  • AgriscienceApplications


Career and Technical EducationHealth Occupation Courses

  • Health Team Relations


Career and Technical EducationFamily & Consumer Science Courses

  • Apparel Development I

  • Teen Living

  • Foods I

  • Interior Design I


Career and Technical EducationTrade & Industrial Courses

  • Construction Tech I (Must have 8th grade certification)

  • Drafting I (Recommended pre-requisite—Algebra I

  • Automotive Service


If you plan to take a course anywhere other than Apex HS you must:

  • Speak with your counselor first and make sure that we will be able to add that course to your AHS Transcript

  • Fill out the Dual Enrollment Form. Return to counselor. We will request approval from Principal.

  • As soon as your course is completed, you must bring an official copy of the grade report to your Counselor- If you do not do this, we will have to add an “F” to your AHS Transcript.


PostSecondary Planning

  • Tests

  • Useful Websites

  • Academic Preparation


Looking Ahead: What do Colleges Look At?

  • Grade Point Average (GPA)

  • Difficulty of Course Load

  • SAT/ACT scores

  • Class Rank

  • HS and community activities, involvement

  • Recommendations

  • Writing -- Essay


Please check your information

  • Look at the demographic information in SPAN and PLEASE update any incorrect home and/or mobile phone numbers, addresses, and e-mail addresses.


Communication

  • Apexhigh.com

  • Cougar notes – on AHS website

  • Twitter - @AHSCounselors

  • Phonemaster (not helpful if your phone number is incorrect)


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