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Dorchester District Two Rising 9 th Grade Scheduling Information. High School Course Information You Need For Your Child’s IGP. Tonight You Will Learn About. South Carolina High School Diploma Requirements Core Courses and Recommendations English Math Science Social Studies

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Dorchester district two rising 9 th grade scheduling information

Dorchester District Two Rising 9th Grade Scheduling Information

High School Course Information You Need For Your Child’s IGP


Tonight you will learn about

Tonight You Will Learn About

  • South Carolina High School Diploma Requirements

  • Core Courses and Recommendations

    • English

    • Math

    • Science

    • Social Studies

  • Electives Choices

    • Career & Technology Education

    • Foreign Language

    • Fine Arts

    • Academic Electives

Abbreviations used:

EOCEP or EOC = End-of-Course Examination Program

HSAP = High School Assessment Program

CATE = Career & Technology Education

CP = College Preparatory

H = Honors

AP= Advanced Placement

IB = International Baccalaureate


Sc high school diploma requirements

SC High School Diploma Requirements

Subject# of Credits Benchmark EOCEP Course Required

English4 credits(English 1)

Math4 credits(Algebra 1/Algebra 1-B)

Science3 credits(Biology)

US History1 credit(US History)

American Government½ credit

Economics½ credit

‘Other’ Social Studies1 credit

Computer Science1 credit

PE or JROTC1 credit

CATE or Foreign Lang1 credit

Electives7 credits

Total24 credits

EOC Exams are state mandated and generated final exams which count 20% of the final average for the course

In addition to 24 prescribed credits, students must also pass the HSAP Exit Exam


9 th grade core course options

9th Grade Core Course Options

  • English

    • English 1 CP or English 1 H

    • English 2 CP or English 2 H

  • Math

    • Algebra 1-A

    • Algebra 1 CP or Algebra 1 H

    • Geometry CP or Geometry H

    • Algebra 2 CP or Algebra 2H


9 th grade core course options cont

9th Grade Core Course Options (cont)

  • Science

    • Physical Science CP or Physical Science H

  • Social Studies

    • World Geography CP or Honors

      • The study of economic, political, and cultural societies within specific regions of the world and how they relate to the United States

    • Human Geography AP


English recommendations

English Recommendations

  • English 1 CP

    • Pass 8th grade English; Freshman Seminar is attached as an elective credit

  • English 1 Honors

    • Pass 8th grade English with a grade of 93A or higher and/or show superior writing and language skills

  • English 2 CP

    • English 1 H credit with a grade less than 85B

  • English 2 Honors

    • English 1 H with a grade of 85B or higher

REMINDER: EOC required for English 1 CP and H


Freshman seminar

Freshman Seminar

  • Taken concurrently with English 1 CP only

  • Focus on writing within and across the curriculum

  • Develop and reinforce study skills

  • Preparation for English 1 EOC

  • Counts as an elective credit for graduation


Mathematics recommendations

Mathematics Recommendations

  • Algebra 1-A

    • Pass 8th grade math with a 76D or lower

    • Standard Not Met on PASS may require placement in Math Essentials course for elective credit

  • Algebra 1 CP

    • Pass 8th grade math with a grade of 77C to 92B

  • Algebra 1 Honors

    • Pass 8th grade math with a grade of 93A or higher and/or demonstrate superior math skills through various assessments

REMINDER: EOC required for Algebra 1 CP and H


Mathematics recommendations cont

Mathematics Recommendations (cont)

  • Geometry CP

    • Earned credit for Algebra 1 H with final grade of 84C or lower

  • Geometry Honors

    • Earned credit for Algebra 1 H with final grade of 85B or higher

  • Algebra 2 CP

    • Earned credit for Geometry H with a final grade of 84C or lower

  • Algebra 2 Honors

    • Earned credit for Algebra 1 H and Geometry H with a final grade of 85B or higher


Science recommendations

Science Recommendations

  • Physical Science CP

    • Passed 8th grade science and will be taking Algebra 1-A or Algebra 1 CP in 9th grade

  • Physical Science Honors

    • Demonstrated strong interest and superior skills in 8th grade science with a final grade of 93A or higher.

    • Completion of Alg 1 H

  • Physical Science Honors and Biology Honors (with EOC)

    • May be taken simultaneously with teacher recommendation

    • Should demonstrate strong interest in science and have a desire to complete coursework at the AP/IB level


Social studies recommendations

Social Studies Recommendations

  • World Geography CP

    • Passed 8th grade social studies

  • World Geography Honors

    • Recommendation from 8th grade social studies teacher

    • Strong desire to take AP/IB classes in high school

    • Should demonstrate superior writing skills

  • Advanced Placement Human Geography

    • Most advanced students

    • Should demonstrate superior writing skills, advanced knowledge of history, sociology, and geography, and have the desire to complete coursework at the AP/IB level

    • Required to take the AP exam at the end of the year


Elective course options

Elective Course Options

Students may be able to choose up to three elective credits depending on their teacher recommended core courses. Alternates will be selected during your IGP in case you are not able to get your top choices.


Cate or foreign language recommendations

CATE or Foreign Language Recommendations

  • Must earn a Career & Technology Education (CATE) credit OR a foreign language credit

  • Students attending a technical college are NOT required to take a foreign language

  • CATE courses are offered at each high school as well as the Dorchester County Career & Technology Center


Cate or foreign language recommendations cont

CATE or Foreign Language Recommendations (cont)

  • Students planning to attend a 4-year college after high school are required to have two years of the same foreign language (some colleges require three)

  • Students planning to attend a technical college, even if planning to transfer to a 4-year college, do NOT have to take a foreign language

  • It is strongly recommended a student not attempt a foreign language until English 1 credit has been earned

  • Students who earned a credit in level 1 of a foreign language may accept the challenges of a level 2 course and are encouraged to continue without a lapse between levels 1 and 2


Physical education or jrotc

Physical Education or JROTC

  • Must complete a unit of PE or JROTC; not both

  • May take any year of high school but most take in 9th grade

  • PE 1 or JROTC 1 must be taken before a Weight Training course may be taken

  • Weight Training does NOT satisfy the PE graduation requirement

  • Each high school has a strong, successful JROTC program

SHS

ARHS & FDHS


Fine arts elective

Fine Arts Elective

  • Not a high school graduation requirement

  • South Carolina 4-year colleges require at least one Fine Arts elective for admission

  • Performing Arts

  • Visual Arts

  • Chorus

  • Piano

  • Theater

  • Dance

  • Band

  • Strings

  • Drawing and Painting

  • Sculpture and Ceramics

  • Media Arts

  • Photography


Retaking a high school credit course from middle school

Retaking a High School Credit Course from Middle School

  • Applies to ALL high school credit courses taken in 7th and/or 8thgrade

  • May retake same exact course and level without penalty (ex., took English 1 H, must retake English 1 H)

  • Middle school grade and credit will be removed from the transcript and only the high school grade will remain, whether higher or lower


Retaking a high school credit course from middle school cont

Retaking a High School Credit Course from Middle School (cont)

  • Consider this option if not proficient in the high school credit course by the end of the school year

  • Highly recommended students retake high school credit courses when final average is below 85B

  • May retake course(s) taken in middle school during 9th grade ONLY


The international baccalaureate programme

The International Baccalaureate Programme

  • Dorchester District Two program housed at Fort Dorchester High School

  • For highly motivated students who have plans to attend a 4-year university immediately after high school

  • Offers coursework at the college level

  • Suggested course of study in the District Course Guide


The international baccalaureate programme cont

The International Baccalaureate Programme (cont)

  • Must provide own transportation if not already zoned to attend FDHS

  • Must appeal to the DD2 Board of Trustees if not already zoned to attend FDHS

  • For more information, contact:

  • Danielle McCall, School Counselor at FDHS

    [email protected]


Freshman academy teams

Freshman Academy Teams

  • Students are assigned a team

    • Teachers have common planning with team teachers

    • Provides additional support across the curriculum

    • Encourages collaboration with assignments and tests

  • Student need determines team placement

    • Course requests

    • Teacher recommendations

    • Middle school grades

    • Middle school test scores (ex. Explore, PASS, SRI)

    • Special Services team decisions

    • Parent overrides


Freshman academy scheduling

Freshman Academy Scheduling

  • High school teachers assess students in the first 10 days of school and make recommendations for students who need to move up or down a level.

  • Once the school year begins, level change requests (ex. Honors to CP) are not permitted

    • Creates changes to entire schedule and/or team, not just one class

  • Scheduling priority

    • Seniors

    • Juniors

    • Sophomores

    • Freshmen


  • Questions

    Questions?

    Thank you for attending.

    We look forward to seeing the Class of 2018 in August!


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