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Lawrence High school Class of 2018 parent Orientation night. Welcome & Introductions. Anthony A. Mormile District Supervisor of Guidance Instructional Supervisors Yvette Panasowich : Science, Mathematics, & Practical Arts

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welcome introductions

Welcome & Introductions

Anthony A. Mormile

District Supervisor of Guidance

Instructional Supervisors

Yvette Panasowich: Science, Mathematics, & Practical Arts

Barbara Beers: Humanities: English, History, World Languages, Fine & Performing Arts, ESL

Lynn Booth: Special EducationGrades 6-12

Ken Mason: Supervisor of Health, PE & Athletics

more introductions

More Introductions

Jonathan Dauber, Ed.D.

High School Principal

Assistant Principals

Jessica Cincotta

Alyson Fischer

Clifford Williams

the freshman academy starting strong

The Freshman Academy Starting Strong

  • Focusing on transition from the Middle
  • School to the High School
  • Draco, Phoenix, Orion to Pride and Spirit
    • Houses to Teams
    • Core group of teachers- Personalization
    • English, History, Science
community service

Community Service

Focus on Community Service and Service Learning

Volunteer Fair for 9th & 10th grades

Career Fair

Coat Drive

transition to lhs

Transition to LHS

  • TAG Orientation (Jan to Feb)
  • Freshman Orientation (Summer)
  • NHS and Homework Club
  • Destinations
requirements for graduation
Requirements for Graduation

Required Credits = 20.5

Minimum elective credits = 6.5

Total for graduation = 27

Important to Remember:
  • Minimum graduation requirements should not be confused with college admission requirements.

Note: It is recommended that each student take a minimum of 7 credits per year.

parcc testing replaces hspa
PARCC Testing replaces HSPA
  • HSPA will not be administered after Spring 2014
  • Beginning in Spring 2015, high school students will be required to take six new PARCCtests
    • Language Art tests in grades 9, 10 & 11
    • Math tests for Geometry, Algebra I and Algebra II
  • Scores will be reported on student transcripts and school performance reports, but there will not be a passing score required for graduation
    • The state’s current graduation tests, the HSPA and the AHSA, will disappear after the class of 2015 (current juniors) graduates
mathematics sequence
Mathematics Sequence

Option C

9th Grade:

Algebra II/

Honors Algebra II

10th Grade:




11th Grade:


Honors Calculus

AP Statistics/

AP Calculus AB or BC

12th Grade (Optional 4th year):

AP Calculus BC

AP Statistics

College Math


Option A

9th Grade:

Algebra IB/

Algebra I

10th Grade:


11th Grade:

Algebra II

12th Grade (Optional 4th year):

Algebra II &Trigonometry


Discrete Math

Probability & Statistics

Option B

9th Grade:


Honors Geometry

10th Grade:

Algebra II/

Honors Algebra II

11th Grade:


Honors Pre-Calculus

12thGrade (Optional 4th year):


Honors Calculus

AP Statistics

AP Calculus AB or BC

additional math classes


SAT/ACT Math Prep

Academic Support Instruction

*Math electives do not fulfill the math requirement for graduation.

science sequence

Science Sequence

College Prep:

9-Biology or Biology Honors

10-Chemistry or Chemistry


11-Physics or Physics Honors

or Environmental Science

or Anatomy & Physiology

12- AP/Elective

State Requirement: 3 credits (Biology, Chemistry + one additional science)

science electives

Science Electives






Grade 9: English I, English I Honors

Grade 10: English II, English II Honors

Grade 11: Composition + Semester Course, English Honors III Honors, AP English Language & Composition

Grade 12: English Semester Courses, Humanities-English IV Honors, AP English Literature & Composition

english electives

English Electives

Public Speaking I & II


Communication in the Real World

SAT/ACT Skills and Strategies

Academic Support Instruction


english semester courses

English Semester Courses


Major American Writers

Creative Writing

Contemporary Shakespeare

Multi-Ethnic Literature

Gender Studies

Short Stories


Major British Writers

Literature: Mystery and Adventure

social studies sequence

Social Studies Sequence

Grade 9: Modern World Civilization/ Honors

Grade 10: American Civilization I/ Honors

Grade 11: American Civilization II/AP American History

Grade 12:Electives

*Required: 3 years

*Recommended: 4 years

social studies electives

Social Studies Electives

AP Microeconomics/ Macroeconomics

Contemporary World Studies I & II


History and Film I & II

Human Behavior


You and the Law

AP Government and Politics

AP European History

AP World History

*Note: History electives vary in availability depending upon grade level and enrollment

classical and world languages

Classical and World Languages


One year


A three or four-year sequence of the same language

language options

Language Options






*Level I language courses are open to all students.

*All other level courses need teacher recommendations.

english as a second language

English as a Second Language

Placement based on diagnostic test

One or two periods a day of ESL

Exit to regular English classes

ESL courses are offered in social studies

In-class support is provided in science and math

special education programs services

Special education Programs & services

  • In-Class Support courses:
    • English
    • History
    • Math
    • Science

Out of Class Replacement:





additional courses with support
Additional Courses with Support
  • Study Skills
    • Increasing organizational skills
    • Time management
    • Provides support for current courses
  • Personal Finance I and II
    • Serves as an Economics option
student services
Student Services
  • During annual review (IEP) meetings:
    • High school case managers being assigned
    • Collaboration between LMS & LHS case managers
    • Students afforded opportunities to meet new case managers
physical education health

Physical Education/Health

All students must take one year of PE & Health for every year of public high school enrollment in NJ

10th Grade Health is Driver Education

high school athletics

High School Athletics

  • Swimming
  • Winter Track
  • Track & Field
  • Softball
  • Baseball
  • Lacrosse
  • Golf
  • Boys Tennis



Field Hockey

Girls Tennis


Cross Country



Ice Hockey

for the athletes

For the Athletes…

All 9th graders are eligible for Fall & Winter sports

Students must pass the equivalent of 6.75 credits to be eligible for Spring sports

There are core eligibility requirements for participation in NCAA Division I & II athletics

There is a difference in GPA between LHS & NCAA

Please see your school counselor if you have any questions or visit

family consumer science electives

Family & Consumer Science Electives

Clothing Fabric and Construction

Culinary- Parts I & II

Fashion Design

Interior Design

fine and performing arts electives

Fine and Performing Arts Electives



Commercial Art

Pottery & Sculpture

String Orchestra

Concert Band

Percussion Ensemble



Music and the Human Experience


21 st century life career skills

21st Century Life & Career Skills

Computer Application

Principles of Investing

Sports Marketing and

Management I & II

Inventions and Innovations

PC Repair

Introduction to Drafting and AutoCAD

TV Studio

Robotics and Programming



Most courses are worth 1 credit

It is wise to choose alternative classes for electives

1 credit electives need 1 credit alternatives

.5 credit electives need .5 credit alternatives

powerschool parent access
PowerSchool Parent Access

Teacher recommendations for English, Social Studies, Math, & Science are not available. When those recommendations become available, the high school counselors will add them to the students’ list of requests. On the screen below parents and their students should focus on World Languages, elective choices, and alternates only.

scheduling timeline spring 2014

Scheduling Timeline- Spring 2014

Initial course request material will be mailed in the spring to be verified by parent.

Final recommendations regarding student placement are due May 9, 2014, which gives students ample opportunity to demonstrate ability level.

  • The deadline for schedule and/or placement changes is June 1, 2014.
  • Schedules will be given to students on the first day of school.
helpful hints for a successful appointment

Helpful Hints for a Successful Appointment

Review course selections prior to appointment.

Choose alternative electives.

Come prepared with questions.

Remind your childto be prepared for their appointment as their presence is key to this process.

Thank you for coming!

We appreciate your investment in your child’s education.