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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WELCOME PARENTS & STUDENTS!!!
Please feel free to contact any of us at 727-2620
Six Year Plan
TN Diploma Project
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
PS - We promise to use a pencil!!
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 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
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**
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
World History or World Geography..1 credit
U.S. History (Regular or Dual) ……… 1 credit
Economics/Government ………….. 1 credit
Wellness ……………….. 1 credit
Physical Education………0.5 credit
Personal Finance ……….0.5 credit
**Everyone will take Physical education
& personal finance during their
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**
Students completing a focus of study must complete 3 credits in one of the following areas:
Fine Art Elective Focus
Math & Science elective focus
Humanities elective focus
Students must complete 3 credits in the same “Program of Study” area
Early Childhood Development & Services
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Sophomore ……… 6 credits
Junior …………… 12 credits
Senior …………... 20 credits
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
To qualify you must have:
21 ACT Composite
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.
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
New college information and
planning website for
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students & parents