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Welcome. Graduation Requirements. Class of 2017 Entering 9th grade 2013 – 2014 Course of Study Requirements Future-Ready Core Occupational Prep. Future-Ready Core Course of Study. 4 English 4 math 4 social studies 4 science 2 PE/Health/LMS

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Welcome

Welcome


Graduation requirements

Graduation Requirements

  • Class of 2017

  • Entering 9th grade 2013 – 2014

  • Course of Study Requirements

    • Future-Ready Core

    • Occupational Prep


Future ready core course of study

Future-Ready Core Course of Study

  • 4 English

  • 4 math

  • 4 social studies

  • 4 science

  • 2 PE/Health/LMS

  • 2 electives (electives must be any combination of Career Technical Education, Arts Education or Second Language)

  • 2 additional electives (from CTE, JROTC, Arts Education or any other subject area)

  • Total = 22 credits


Future ready core english

Future-Ready Core English

  • English I, II, III, and IV required

  • Levels include regular, honors, seminar, and/or AP


Future ready core science

Future-Ready Core Science

  • Biology

  • Earth/Environmental

  • A physical science (e.g. Chemistry)

  • One additional science

    (Levels include regular, honors, AP)


Future ready core social studies

Future-Ready Core Social Studies

  • World History

  • Civics and Economics

  • American History I and II or AP U.S. History and one additional course

    (Levels include regular, honors, seminar, AP)


Future ready core math

Future-Ready CoreMath

  • Four mathematics credits are required

  • Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II or Integrated Math I, II, III

  • And a fourth math course to be aligned with the student's after high school plans (e.g. college or work).

  • Many options exist. Please talk to your teachers and counselors.


Mathematics sequences

Mathematics Sequences


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Mathematics Sequences


Electives

Electives

  • Students must complete four elective credits to satisfy WS/FCS graduation requirements.

  • 2 electives must be any combination of Career Technical Education, Arts Education or Second Language

    and

  • 2 additional electives (from CTE, JROTC, Arts Education or any other subject area).


Career technical education

Career Technical Education

  • Students may select from a range of courses in this area including: Agriculture, Business and Information Technology, Family and Consumer Science, Health Occupations, Marketing, Technology, and Trade and Industrial.

  • CTE courses benefit all students, particularly those pursuing work or community college after high school.


Arts education

Arts Education

  • Students may select from a range of courses in this area including Band, Chorus, Dance, Orchestra, Theater Arts, and Visual Arts.

  • An Arts Course is one of the requirements for receiving recognition as a North Carolina Scholar.


Second or foreign language

Second or Foreign Language

  • Students seeking to satisfy college admissions requirements must complete two units of a second language.

  • Second Language offerings include, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, and Spanish.


Air force jrotc

Air Force JROTC

  • Students interested in developing leadership skills may consider taking JROTC courses.

  • Aerospace Science (Air Force) is offered at Reagan.


Occupational course of study

Occupational Course of Study

Who may participate:

  • Students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP)

  • Students for whom the NC Standard Course of Study is not appropriate*


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Occupational Course of Study

  • 4 units of Occupational English

  • 3 units of Occupational Math (Including Algebra I)

  • 2 units of Occupational Science (Including Biology)

  • 2 units of Occupational Social Studies

  • 1 unit of PE/Health

  • 4 units of Career/Technical Education

  • 6 units of Occupational Prep

    Total= 22 units


Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Should my student take an AP course as a 9th grader?

  • If my student gets “in over his/her head,” what is the process for changing courses?

  • Why can’t my student change his/her mind over the summer about course selections?

  • What are the differences between standard, honors, seminar, AP?


How to decide

How to Decide

Standard Courses

Reading Comprehension

Adequate writing skills

Some critical thinking

More teacher directed activities

More structure

Honors CoursesSeminar Courses

Good critical analysis skillsDivergent/independent thinker

Good writing skillsStrong writing skills

Good reading comprehensionSelf-motivated

Some note taking skillsMastered note taking

Independent workerEnjoys learning for “learning sake”

Problem solverPulls weight in group setting

More frequent testsHandles large “chunks” of materialMay have fewer assignmentsMore enrichment activities

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Advanced placement is difficult

Advanced Placement is difficult

Advanced Placement

Mature

Self-motivated

Independent/divergent thinker

Excellent critical analysis skills

Mastered note taking

Extensive reading & outside assignments – may be over 30 pages per day.

Strong reading comprehension

Assignments cover large chucks of material

Excellent writing skills

Must take the AP exam or accept a grade below earned grade and will not receive AP points toward weighted GPA.

  • Can you read 30 pages a night and outline a chapter?

  • Do you have the discipline to keep up with outside reading?

  • Are you prepared to spend up to two hours on one course?

  • Can you answer lengthy essay questions on tests?

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Course assignments

Course Assignments

Student course placements are made based on objective information including test scores from the previous year.

Examples:

Rising 9th graders who score at the mid-point Level IV (370) or higher on the 7th grade reading EOG exam will be assigned to AP World History.

Rising 9th graders (completing Algebra I) with a scale score of 364 or higher on the 7th grade EOG math exam will be assigned to Honors Geometry.

Parent Choice:


Registration of students attending independent homeschool

Registration of Students attending Independent/Homeschool

  • Students who are attending an independent school or a homeschool can contact Mitzi Davis in Student Services at 703-6778 to receive information regarding the registration process. Ms. Davis will set up meetings for students to register for 9th grade.

  • Please note, course availability is not time sensitive for newly registering students.


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