PENDLETON HIGH SCHOOLParent Night CLASS OF 2017
Planning Your Future p. 8 • Rising sophomore’s must register for 8 courses. • Career and Technical Education Opportunities • Grade classification • 10th grade: 5 units, including English 1, one math, and three additional units. • Course changes and withdrawals
Planning Your Future p. 8 • March 21, 2014: Parents and students have the opportunity to make course request changes • March 21, 2014: Parents have the opportunity to make level changes • Why the deadlines?
College Guidelines pg. 11 • English • Modern Language • Fine Arts • Mathematics • Science
High School Assessment Program (HSAP) • Based on the state curriculum standards for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics • Student must pass both sections to receive a diploma • Test preparation: www.usatestprep.com • Also good for EOC preparation
NCAA Eligibility pg. 12 Please see your guidance counselor for more information about registering with the NCAA if you are a student athlete.
Interscholastic Activities p. 16 • Eligibility Rules • Good Academic Standing
Testing for College pg. 17 • ACT and SAT • Preparation and exposure is key. • PLAN Test-ACT • PSAT/NMSQT-SAT • Fee-Waiver available through your counselor • Two fee waivers for each.
Scholarship Opportunities p. 20 Palmetto Fellows SC Scholarship • For students attending a four year institution on a full-time basis. • $6,700/year for Freshman. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors may receive up to $7,500/year. • 3.5 GPA on the SCUGP, 1200 on SAT or 27 on ACT, and rank in the top six percent of the graduating class at the end of sophomore or junior year OR • 4.0 GPA on the SCUGP, 1400 on SAT or 32 on ACT
Scholarship Opportunities p. 20 SC Life Scholarship • For students continuing their education under full-time status in SC’s colleges and universities. • Up to $5,000 towards tuition at an eligible four year institution in SC • 3.0, top 30%, 1100 SAT or 24 ACT • Up to the cost of tuition plus $300 for books at eligible technical colleges in SC • 3.0 GPA on SCUGP
Scholarship Opportunities p. 21 SC Hope Scholarship • One-year merit based scholarship for freshman entering eligible four-year institutions in S.C. • $2,800 towards attendance • 3.0 GPA on the SCUGP
Course Levels p. 23-24 • College Preparatory (CP) • Honors (H) • Advanced Placement (AP)
Advanced Placement Courses • AP Night February 10, 2014 6pm PHS Auditorium • Establish a college-level standard in secondary schools that is measured through a national assessment designed and scored by college faculty. • Expose college-bound students to the amounts of homework, study skills, and habits of mind essential for success in college courses. • Students who take AP Exams and score a 3 or higher typically experience greater academic success and college graduation rates than non-AP students. • AP courses are typically the most rigorous curriculum offered in secondary schools and is designated on the student transcript. • AP is widely used for college credit and/or placement, it attracts motivated students eager to double major, or engage in deeper, upper-division courses at college.
Academic Course Listings p. 26 ENGLISH 1 1 UNIT English 1 is a college prep class which integrates composition, grammar, and literature. It covers the writingprocess; the development of vocabulary, speaking, listening and researching skills. The English I End‐Of‐Course exam is required at the end of this course, which counts for 20% of the student’s final grade. HIGH SCHOOL ALGEBRA AND STATISTICS B 1 UNIT Prerequisite: GRADES 9‐10, teacher recommendation High School Algebra and Statistics B is designed to ensure career and college readiness. Students will study topics studied in High School Algebra and Statistic A but will continue to build on that knowledge. The Algebra 1 End‐Of‐Course exam is required at the end of this course, which counts for 20% of the student’s final grade.
Virtual Courses pgs. 48-50 • Virtual Courses • SCVPS • OL@PHS • Earning Credit • Online Learning at PHS • Eligibility and Enrollment • Online learning agreement must be signed
Career & Technology Education p. 51 CATE CONCENTRATOR A CATE Concentrator is a secondary student who has earned 3 Carnegie units of credit in a state-recognized CATE program. CATE COMPLETER A Completer is a CATE concentrator who has earned all of the required units in a state-recognized CATE program.
Work-Based Learning p. 51 • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources • Finance • Health Science • SportsMedicine • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
CATE Certification Opportunities p. 54 • ASE- Auto Technology • S/P2- Auto Technology • CNA- Health Science • ServSafe- Foods and Nutrition • First Aid/CPR- Health Science • Pharmacy Technician- Pharmacy Technology • National Health Science Assessment • First Responder • Microsoft Technology Asssociate (MTA) Certification- IT Program
Agriculture & Natural Resources p.56 FFA Organization New course offerings- Agriculture & Biosystems Science, Environmental & Natural Resources Management, and Forestry.
Mechatronics p. 59 New course- Mechatronics 2
Programming & Software Development p. 60 Course highlights- Web Page Design & Development and Game Design & Development
Nutrition p. 61 FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES 2 1 UNIT Prerequisite: GRADES 9-12. Family and Consumer Sciences 1 This is a comprehensive designed to provide students with career, community, and family connections, consumer services, education and early childhood, facilities management and maintenance, family and community services, food production and services, food science, dietetics, and nutrition, hospitality, tourism, and recreation, interpersonal relationships, interiors and furnishings, and textiles. FOODS & NUTRITION 2 1 UNIT Prerequisite: Foods and Nutrition 1, GRADES 9-12 This course allows students to study the principles of nutrition for individual and family health, fitness, and wellness. Students will gain knowledge and experiences in nutrition, food safety and sanitation, kitchen work centers, meal planning , preparation techniques, table service and etiquette, and nutrition-related careers. Family, Career & Community Leaders of America
Pre-Engineering p. 62 Courses offered as HONORS
Accounting & Business Finance p. 63 Course highlights- Personal Finance and Accounting 2
Marketing Communications p. 64 Course highlights- Digital Desktop Publishing and Advertising
General Management p. 65 Course highlights- Entrepreneurship and Marketing
Health Science pg. 66 Health Occupations Students of America New course progression – Health Science 1, Health Science 2, and Health Science 3. Health Science Clinical Study 1 UNIT Prerequisite: GRADE 12, Health Science 1, 2, 3 (HS 3 may be substituted with science based Anatomy & Physiology or AP Biology, completed application process, transportation and Immunizations** *Formerly known as Gerontology