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Rising 9th grade2019-2020 Welcome to Oneonta High School!
Diploma Types • Alabama High School Diploma • Alabama State Diploma with Oneonta City Academic Endorsement • One Foreign Language Credit • Pre-Calculus • One AP Course Credit • Alabama State Diploma with Oneonta City Advanced Academic Endorsement • Two foreign language credits (same language) • Additional Math above Pre-Calculus (AP Statistics, AP Calculus) • Three AP Course Credits (any combination)
Core Class Options for 9th grade: English Options: • English 9 • Advanced English 9 Math Options: • Geometry with Statistics • Advanced Geometry with Statistics Science Options: • Biology • Advanced Biology History Requirement: • World History
Additional Course Requirements: • LIFE PE or Varsity Band • Career Preparedness (Year long requirement)
Schedule Examples • English 9 • Geometry w/ Stats • Advanced Biology • World History • Career Preparedness • Varsity Band or Life PE • Elective • Advanced English 9 • Adv. Geometry w/ Stats • Advanced Biology • World History • Career Preparedness • Varsity Band or Life PE • Elective
Math Pathways* *New State Course of Study for Mathematics is being developed and some course names/content may change **Final math course will be determined by post-secondary goals ***Specialized courses are still under development OHS Student Handbook statement : “Students who complete Algebra I in the eighth grade will be required to take four (4) additional math credits at Oneonta High School.”
AP Course Offerings *Additional AP courses not taught by OHS may be available through ACCESS.
Advantages for Taking Advanced and AP Courses • Students will have the potential to earn college credit via their qualifying score by taking AP courses (for qualifying score check with the college of choice). • In addition to increased rigor and ACT scores, students taking PreAP and AP coursework, regardless of whether or not they earn a qualifying score, will ultimately be better prepared for the rigor of college coursework.
APand Advanced Grade Weightsper OHS Handbook Statement “Averages will be computed on a 4.0 scale: A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0. Advanced Placement courses (AP History, AP English Lit/Lang, AP Science, and AP Math) will be awarded one extra point: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2. PreAP Classes will be awarded 0.5: A=4.5, B=3.5, C=2.5, and D=1.5. If a student falls below a D in an AP or PreAP class, the extra point for class rank will not be awarded. Grade Point Averages (GPA) equal the number of grade points earned divided by the number of semester classes. AP classes will be awarded 8 points (4 points per semester) and PreAP classes will be awarded 4 points (2 points per semester). Transfer students’ weighted courses will follow the criteria approved for AP and Honors classes by the Oneonta Board of Education in 2011-2012.” OHS Student Handbook
Summer Requirements 9th Regular English--Pick ONE book from the list below for summer reading. Advanced English 9--Pick TWO books from the list below for summer reading. Advanced English 9--Students also need to purchase a copy of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury for classroom reading later in the year.Book choices for all 9th graders are as follows:Dicey’s Song by Cynthia VoigtGreat Expectations by Charles DickensNothing but the Truth by AviThe Hobbit by J.R.R. TolkienMurder on the Orient Express by Agatha ChristieRebecca by Daphne du MaurierThe Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk KiddThe Miracle Worker by William GibsonThe Chosen by Chaim Potok
Virtual School • Oneonta City Schools provides a virtual program for students in grades 9-12. Curriculum and instructions will be provided to students through ACCESS. Students must meet the eligibility criteria. See Mrs. Archer for more information.
Deadline • All registration forms are due back to your English teacher by Wednesday, March 6th.
Counselor Contact: Beth Hypesbhypes@ocsredskins.com(205) 625-3802Thank you!