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Rising 9 th Grade Orientation March 18, 2010. WELCOME PARENTS & STUDENTS!!!. Introduction. Principal Lisa Arnold Assistant Principals Danny Wilson Jim Crowder, CTE Director . Counselors Denise Arnold Scott Plyler Supervisor of Secondary Instruction Mischelle Simcox.

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rising 9 th grade orientation march 18 2010

Rising 9th Grade OrientationMarch 18, 2010


  • Principal
    • Lisa Arnold
  • Assistant Principals
    • Danny Wilson
    • Jim Crowder, CTE Director
  • Counselors
    • Denise Arnold
    • Scott Plyler
  • Supervisor of Secondary Instruction
    • Mischelle Simcox

Please feel free to contact any of us at 727-2620

topics of discussion

Topics of Discussion

Six Year Plan

TN Diploma Project


Block Schedule


six year plans

Six Year Plans

Counselors will meet with parents & students to develop a six-year plan for each rising 9th grader.

This plan includes the following:

Course sequence for all four years of high school

Recommended electives

PS - We promise to use a pencil!!

tennessee diploma project

Tennessee Diploma Project

TN is better aligning our academic standards with the National standards

These changes will challenge our students & better prepare them for college & the workforce.

english 4 credits

English – 4 Credits

English I (Regular or Honors) … 1 credit

English II (Regular or Honors) … 1 credit

English III (Regular or Honors) … 1 credit

English IV (Regular or Dual) … 1 credit

math 4 credits

Math – 4 credits

Algebra I (Regular or Advanced) …. 1 credit

Algebra II (Regular or Honors) ….… 1 credit

Geometry (Regular or Honors) …… 1 credit

Upper Level Math ………………. 1 credit

STEM Math (Adv. Algebra/Trig, Dual Probability & Statistics, Dual Pre-Calculus, Dual Calculus)

Bridge Math (Students who have not earned a 19 on the ACT by the beginning of their senior year)

Capstone Math (for students not planning to purse University/Tech path)

**Honors Algebra II & Honors Geometry will be taken

the sophomore year**

science 4 credits

Science – 4 credits

Freshman Science ……………. 1 credit

Physical World Concepts (Regular or Honors)


Biology I (Regular or Honors)… 1 credit

Chemistry or Physics

(Regular or Honors) ………… 1 credit

Science Elective ………………. 1 credit

social studies 3 credits

Social Studies – 3 credits

World History or World Geography..1 credit

U.S. History (Regular or Dual) ……… 1 credit

Economics/Government ………….. 1 credit

pe wellness personal finance 2 credits

PE, Wellness & Personal Finance – 2 credits

Wellness ……………….. 1 credit

Physical Education………0.5 credit

Personal Finance ……….0.5 credit

**Everyone will take Physical education

& personal finance during their

sophomore year

fine arts foreign language 2 credits

Fine Arts & Foreign Language – 2 credits

Fine Art ………………... 1 credit





Foreign Language ……. 2 credits (same)



**The Fine Arts & Foreign Language requirements MAY be waived for students who are sure they are not going to attend a University & replace it with courses from an elective focus**

focus of study 3 credits

Focus of Study – 3 credits

Students completing a focus of study must complete 3 credits in one of the following areas:

CTE focus

Fine Art Elective Focus

Math & Science elective focus

Humanities elective focus

cte program of study

CTE Program of Study

Students must complete 3 credits in the same “Program of Study” area

Agriculture Science

Automotive Technology

Business/Computer Technology

Culinary Arts

Construction Technology

Early Childhood Development & Services

Health Science


Networking Systems

students with disabilities

Students with Disabilities

Requires a math class each year achieving at least Algebra IA, Algebra IB & Geometry

Requires 3 credits in science with Biology I and two additional lab sciences

jchs diploma

JCHS Diploma

The Johnson County Board of Education requires 28 credits to graduate with a JCHS Diploma

This gives students approximately 6 extra elective credits to take



The following courses will End of Course exams which will make-up 25% of the students final grade in that class:

English I, English II


Algebra I, Algebra II

U.S. History

All Sophomores will take the PLAN in late Fall & the ASVAB in March

All Juniors are required to take the state-mandated ACT, which occurs during the school day in March

graduating with distinction

Graduating with “Distinction”

Must attain a “B” average & complete at least 1 of the following:

Earn a naturally recognized industry certification

Participate in at least one of the Governor’s Schools

Participate in one of the state’s All State musical organizations

Be selected as a National Merit Finalist of Semi-Finalists

Attain a score of 31 or higher composite score on the ACT

Earn 12 or more semester hours of dual-enrollment credit


jchs utilizes a block schedule

JCHS utilizes a Block Schedule

Students take 4 classes each semester, for a total of 8 classes per year.

Block classes are 90 minutes each.

Students can take up to 32 classes during their high school career.

presidential academic excellence award

Presidential Academic Excellence Award

Criteria for JCHS Seniors:

Must score at the 85th Percentile or higher in reading/language arts (28) OR math (26) on the ACT

GPA of 3.5 or higher

Complete a rigorous curriculum in high school

Students must not have had any of the following disciplinary actions: ESC, Out-of-School Suspensions, and Court Appearances

attendance at jchs

Attendance at JCHS

Students can miss 4 days in each class.

Upon missing their 5th day, they must make up their time in order to pass the class

They can do this by staying after school, coming before school, attending Saturday school or by turning in community service hours to Principal Arnold.

There are NO exceptions to this policy & students need to make up their time as soon as they miss the class

grading scale

Grading Scale

A ……….93-100

B ……….85-92

C ……….75-84

D ……….70-74

F ………..0-69

grade clarification

Grade Clarification

Sophomore ……… 6 credits

Junior …………… 12 credits

Senior …………... 20 credits

choose your destination

Choose Your Destination

Future goals should relate to your Program of Study

Counselors will meet with each student individually to determine their course of study for the next 6 years

tn educational lottery scholarships

TN Educational Lottery Scholarships

To qualify you must have:

3.0 GPA


21 ACT Composite

registration form

Registration Form

Last page in the registration guide

You fill out the bottom portion only

(electives you are interested in) with

your parent’s help

Turn this form into Ms. Lonna Smith on

Monday March 22, 2010

Ms. Smith will then confirm your appt.

registration meetings

Registration Meetings

Report to the Middle School Media Center at your scheduled time

High School Counselors will meet with your parents & you to complete six-year plans

college for tennessee

College for Tennessee

New college information and

planning website for

Tennessee High School

students & parents