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Nordonia High School Counseling Department. 10 th GRADE Scheduling Meeting 2014-2015. Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2017 and Beyond. You must have 21 credits to graduate from Nordonia H.S. You must pass all five parts of the Ohio Graduation Test

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graduation requirements for the class of 2017 and beyond
Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2017 and Beyond
  • You must have 21 credits to graduate from Nordonia H.S.
  • You must pass all five parts of the Ohio Graduation Test
  • You must have 20 hours of Community Service
  • You must have met the following requirements:

English 4 credits One per year in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12

Math 4 credits One credit per year in grades 9, 10, and 11 (Must include one credit of Algebra II or the equivalent)

Science 3 credits One credit per year in grades 9, 10, and 11 (Must include Biology,

Hon. Physics/Physical Science, and Hon. Chemistry/Env. Science)

Social St. 3 credits World History in Grade 9, U.S. History in Grade 10,

American Government and Economics in Grade 11.

Health ½ credit One-half credit in Grade 9

Phys. Ed. ½ credit One-fourth credit per year in grades 9 & 10

Fine Arts 1 credit (Band, Choir, or Art)

Electives 5 credits

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Diploma with HonorsStudents must fulfill all but one criterion for any of the following Diplomas with Honors

Diploma with HonorsCareer-Technical Diploma with Honors

ENGLISH 4 Units 4 Units

MATHEMATICS 4 Units including Algebra I, Geometry 4 Units including Algebra I, Geometry

Algebra II or equivalent and another Algebra II or equivalent and another

higher level course or a four-year higher level course or a four-year

sequence of courses that contain sequence of courses that contain

equivalent content equivalent content

SCIENCE 4 Units including physics and chemistry 4 Units including physics and chemistry

SOCIAL STUDIES 4 Units 4 Units

FOREIGN LANGUAGE 3 Units including at least 2 units in each 3 Units including at least 2 units in each

language language

FINE ARTS 1 Unit Not counted toward requirements

CAREER-TECHNICAL Not counted toward requirements 4 Units of Career-Technical minimum.

Program must lead to an industry recognized

credential, apprenticeship, or be a part of an

articulated career pathway which can lead to

post secondary credit

GRADE POINT AVERAGE 3.5 on a 4.0 scale 3.5 on a 4.0 scale

ACT/SAT SCORE 27 ACT / 1210 SAT 27 ACT / 1210 SAT

ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENT Not applicable Achieve Proficiency Benchmark established for

appropriate Ohio Career-Technical

Competency Assessment or equivalent.

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Course Name Changes for the 2014-2015 School Year

  • Newspaper----- now Media Production
  • Modern Drama-----now Classic/Modern Drama
  • Calculus-----now Honors Calculus
  • Drawing & Cartooning-----now Drawing & Illustration, as well as Advanced Drawing & Illustration
  • TWE-----now Computer Maintenance & Repair I, II, or III
honors courses for the 2014 2015 school year
Honors Courses for the 2014-2015 School Year
  • Honors level courses will now receive a weighted grade.
  • Honors courses will receive 0.5 weight toward the GPA (4.5 points for an “A”, 3.5 points for a “B”, etc).
  • Any honors courses taken during the 2013-2014 school year and beyond will fall under this policy.
  • Courses:
    • Honors English 9, 10, 11, and 12
    • Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra II, and Honors Pre-Calc
    • Honors Biology, Honors Physics, and Honors Chemistry
    • Honors World History, Honors US History, Honors Gov’t. and Honors Economics
    • Honors Spanish I, II, III, and IV
    • Honors French I, II, III, and IV
foreign language spanish and french
Foreign LanguageSpanish and French

COLLEGE PREP

HONORS

Plans on attending college

Looking to fulfill the two year foreign language recommendation

Teacher recommendation

Must study vocabulary and grammar 20 mins. daily

Plans to attend a 4 year college

Plans to take AP senior year

Highly motivated and organized

Enjoys challenges

Excellent grammar and study skills

Teacher recommendation

scheduling course checklist
Scheduling Course Checklist

Grade 9:

These courses should be completed at the conclusion of the 2013-14 school year.

English

Math

Biology

World History

Health/Physical Education

Elective (Examples: Foreign Language, Band, Choir, Art, Business, or Family and Consumer Science courses)

Elective or Study Hall

Grade 10:

These are the courses you must select for 2014-15 school year.

English 10

Math

Physical Science or Honors Physics

U.S. History

Physical Education/ ½ Elective Credit

Elective (1 full credit course or two ½ credit courses)

Elective or Study Hall

You MUST be scheduled for 6 classes per semester!

When choosing electives, determine how a particular course will help you in planning for your future.

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PROCEDURES FOR COMPLETING COURSE SELECTION WORKSHEET

GRADE 10 FOR THE YEAR 2014-2015

  • Complete Name and Telephone information.
  • Circle the course number in each required academic area as well as elective courses.

Note: Sophomore’s must take ONE credit in each of the following academic areas:

1 credit English

1 credit Math

1 credit Science

1 credit Social Studies

¼ credit Physical Education & ½ Elective

1 Elective credit

1 Study Hall (or additional elective upon counselor approval)

  • Academic course selection MUST have Teacher Recommendation initials for all academic courses, foreign language, and IMC.
  • Student and parent MUST sign course selection worksheet.
  • All students must be registered for a minimum of 6 classes EACH semester.
  • Schedules may be changed by contacting the High School Guidance Office BEFORETHE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. SCHEDULE CHANGES AFTER THE START OF SCHOOL ARE NOT PERMITTED.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a High School Counselor at 330.468.4603.

Athletic Eligibility Note: Students must be passing five courses each semester. Phys. Ed. is .25 credit and does not apply toward eligibility. Please be aware of grades in order to stay eligible to participate in athletic programs.

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Print your name clearly

All students circle an English class. If you think you want to move up to Honors track, talk to your current teacher.

Math: the typical track for sophomores is Geometry unless you started Algebra as an 8th grader. Advanced students would be entering Alg. 2 or Honors Alg. 2.

Science: Physical Science or Honors Physics.

Social Studies: U.S. History (College Prep. takes Honors U.S. History) (The A.P. track students take Hon. Economics and/or AP European History)

Foreign Language is required for the Honors Diploma.

All sophomores should complete their HPE requirements

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At the top, please list alternate courses for your electives

Plan your classes in the middle section. You are not able to request a specific order. You will be using this for online scheduling

You MUST have parent and student signatures as well as the necessary teacher initials to register for classes!

grade promotion requirements
Grade Promotion Requirements

4.5 credits needed for promotion to grade 10

9.5 credits needed for promotion to grade 11

14 credits needed for promotion to grade 12

schedule changes dropping classes
Schedule Changes/Dropping Classes
  • Once schedule requests have been submitted, students and parents may elect to change a student’s schedule for the next school year only before the first day of school.
  • After the start of the school year, changes will only be made if:
    • There is a scheduling conflict that cannot be resolved.
    • Changes necessitated by failures.
    • Satisfactory completion of a course in summer school.
    • A technical error was made in the process of scheduling the student’s requests.

SCHEDULE CHANGES AFTER THE SCHOOL YEAR HAS BEGUN ARE NOT PERMITTED.

advanced placement testing
Advanced Placement Testing

All students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses are required to take the national exams given at Nordonia High School in May.

College credit may be granted upon successful completion of these exams. The college which the student attends awards credit. Check with your individual college on its credit granting policies.

Costs for each test given are approximately $90 per test. Exam fees will be added to your fee account upon enrollment in the A.P. class.

post secondary enrollment options
Post-Secondary Enrollment Options

The Ohio State Board of Education has adopted a policy under which a student may enroll at a college on a full or part-time basis and complete courses for high school and college credit.

The program eligibility includes grades 9-12, acceptance by college and other local criteria. Program options include enrollment in college courses for college credit, or for both high school/college credit.

Guidelines have been established for financial arrangements for tuition, books, materials and fees, depending on the enrollment option selected.

A student and their parent must attend a mandatory meeting on February 6 at 7pm. You must inform the High School Guidance Department by MARCH 30th of your intent to participate in the Post-Secondary Enrollment Option. Detailed information is available in the Counseling Office.

summer school
Summer School
  • If you fail any of your academic courses, it is strongly recommended that you recover the credit over the summer.
  • Students have the opportunity to register for online credit recovery through our Digital Knights program. Please see Mrs. Rion for further information.
reminders
Reminders!
  • Yearbook – Application/selection process. Mr. Killian will provide the scheduling number once you receive his recommendation.
  • IMC – Do not register for this course unless you have a signature from Mrs. Wojtecki.
  • Choir – Register for Choir 7053. Your schedule will be adjusted upon selection by Mr. Pickering whether you audition for Symphonic Chorale or participate in Men’s or Women’s Chorus.
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STUDENT COUNCIL

Openings for 10th – 12th grades MAY be available each year depending on students not returning. See the advisor (Mrs. Dressig)for further information. An interview will need to take place prior to final scheduling. Her signature is required on your Academic Scheduling Worksheet in order to register for this class.  This is an important commitment/responsibility to serving your school.

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STUDENT COUNCIL

Openings for 10th – 12th grades MAY be available each year depending on students not returning. See the advisor (Mrs. Dressig)for further information. An interview will need to take place prior to final scheduling. Her signature is required on your Academic Scheduling Worksheet in order to register for this class.  This is an important commitment/responsibility to serving your school.

computer maintenance repair i ii iii
Computer Maintenance & Repair I, II, III
  • The Computer Maintenance & Repair I program will be a study-oriented course based on earning CompTIA A+ certification. In this course the student will take apart a computer, identify parts, be able to assemble a computer, and practice using different operating systems. Students will also explore the topics of system files, general maintenance, networking, configuration of hardware and software, and troubleshooting computer problems. Passing the CompTIA A+ exams will give you the A+ Certification. Earning certification is optional and must be pursued outside of the classroom.
  • There will be some hands on application in the form of “Work Orders,” which will require you to practice the skills learned in class. However, most of the hands on application will happen within the Computer Maintenance & Repair II class.
  • In order to be considered for this class, you must complete an application and submit it to Mr. Witschey, room 705, by February 14th. There is a limit to the number of students that will be accepted.
  • Applications are available in the Guidance Office or from Mr. Witschey, room 705.
  • Do not register for this course during online scheduling unless you have completed the application process and Mr. Witschey has signed your Academic Scheduling Worksheet.
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To Do List!

  • Get the required signatures from your teachers
  • Obtain parent signatures
  • Return : Academic Scheduling Worksheet
          • Online Scheduling Worksheet
          • TO YOUR ENGLISH TEACHER
          • BY FEBRUARY 16th
          • You must have ALL signatures and 6 classes properly
          • recommended!
  • 4. Wednesday, February 22 - Online scheduling during English Class
  • Any changes in your schedule must be made before the start of the school year.
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To Do List!

  • Get the required signatures from your teachers
  • Obtain parent signature
  • Return : Scheduling Worksheet
  • Course Recommendation Waiver form (if applicable)
          • TO YOUR ENGLISH TEACHER
          • B Y FEBRUARY 18th
          • You must have ALL required signatures and classes properly recommended!
  • 4. Friday, February 21st - Online scheduling during English class
  • Any changes in your schedule must be made before the start of the school year.