WELCOME TO  EFFECTIVE ELECTIVES NIGHT

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1. WELCOME TO EFFECTIVE ELECTIVES NIGHT Bartlett High School

2. Graduation Requirements/College Admissions

3. Selected University Admission Guidelines

4. Specific Class Information Visit the guidance page at http://www.u-46.org/bhs for specific courses by year in school.

5. Schedule for registration EASTVIEW: January 9th (A-Kai) January 10th (Kaj-Z) TEFFT: January 12th (A-Kai) January 13th (Kaj-Z)

6. Typical Freshman Year Schedule Freshman English Algebra 1-2/Geometry Biology PE Elective Elective Lunch Study Hall *You must complete 10 credits each year in order to move up in class status

7. Choose Classes Wisely Before you register for the next academic year carefully consider your class level placement (ex: Honors, AP…) and which electives are most compatible with your career interests After your initial placement in a class you will only be able to change your schedule due to a divisional approved level change or incorrect placement

8. Course Selection Sheet Course numbers ending in a “1/2” are full year courses—2 credits for the entire year Course numbers ending in “1 or 2” are semester only courses --1 credit for the semester

9. Completing Course Selection Sheet Write the student’s name and ID# on the top of the sheet Mark an X for the next course in sequence for all required courses (Math, English, Science, P.E., Social Studies) Number 1-4 your top 4 elective choices Parents and students should sign and date the course selection sheet.

10. Reading Students reading below grade level as determined by standardized testing are placed in reading This is a state and federal mandate as a result of No Child Left Behind and BHS not making AYP Students exit reading when they are at grade level as determined by standardized testing

11. AP and Honors Curriculum Importance of a rigorous curriculum and what we offer

12. Research on benefits of AP Colleges rank “Grades in college prep courses” and “Strength of curriculum” as the top two factors in the admission decision.* 85% of selective colleges and universities report that a student’s AP experience favorably impacts admission decisions.**

13. What Courses Are Offered To Freshmen? Honors Freshmen English Honors Geometry Honors Algebra 3-4 Honors Biology AP World History

14. Thinking Ahead To The Next Four Years Information about AP credit and placement policies at many colleges and universities is available at: www.collegeboard.com/ap/creditpolicy. AP Classes can earn you child college credit and potentially save you money on college tuition. AP Course Syllabi are available on the BHS webpage

15. Goals for Tonight Discover and learn about the Elective areas Prepare list of possible Electives related to future career or interests Talk with Guidance or Department staff if you have any questions Check out Extra-curriculars and Athletics available at BHS CHOOSE WISELY!! Take advantage of the opportunities to talk about classes tonight.

16. Thank you for coming!!

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