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Seniors. Austin High School Registration 2014-2015. 2015. Class of. Grad Requirements. ENGLISH | 4 years/4 credits MATHEMATICS | 3 years/3 credits SCIENCE | 3 years/3 credits (Biology + Chemistry and/or Physics = 3 credits) SOCIAL STUDIES | 4 years/4 credits

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Seniors

Austin High School Registration

2014-2015

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Grad Requirements

  • ENGLISH | 4 years/4 credits
  • MATHEMATICS | 3 years/3 credits
  • SCIENCE | 3 years/3 credits (Biology + Chemistry and/or Physics = 3 credits)
  • SOCIAL STUDIES | 4 years/4 credits
  • PHY ED | 2 semesters/1 credit
  • HEALTH | 1 semester/.5 credit
  • VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS
  • | 2 semesters/1 credit

Total of 24 credits to graduate +

Take MCA GRAD tests &

ACT on April 23, 2014:

Writing 9| Reading 10 | Math 11 | ACT

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Minimum College Requirements

  • Riverland Community College, RCTC
  • ENGLISH | 4 years
  • MATH | 3 years
  • SCIENCE | 3 years
  • SOCIAL STUDIES/HISTORY | 3 years
  • WORLD LANGUAGE | 2 years of same World Language not required but could still help with future employment
    • Graduate from High School or GED
    • ACT or SAT test not required. ACT recommended if transferring to a university or going into selective program like Health Science.

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Minimum College Requirements

  • Seven State Universities who are part of MSCU
  • Bemidji State, Metropolitan State, Minnesota State University, St. Cloud State University, Winona State
  • ENGLISH | 4 years
  • MATH | 3 years (recommend 4 years)
  • SCIENCE | 3 years
  • SOCIAL STUDIES/HISTORY | 3 years
  • WORLD LANGUAGE | 2 years of same World Language
    • Top 50% of class, Average GPA 3.3 “Selective”
    • ACT or SAT test
    • Composite of 21 or higher on ACT

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Minimum College Requirements

  • University of Minnesota
  • ENGLISH | 4 years
  • MATH | 4 years
  • SCIENCE | 4 years (Biology, Chemistry & Physics + 1 more)
  • SOCIAL STUDIES/HISTORY | 3 years
  • WORLD LANGUAGE | (2 years of same World Language)
  • Involved in Extra Curricular Leadership Opportunities
  • Carlson School of Business, Science field or Engineering need Calculus as 4th year of math.
    • Top 10%-25% of class, Average GPA 3.75 “Competitive”
    • ACT or SAT test
    • Composite of 27 or higher on ACT

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Minimum College Requirements

  • Private Colleges
  • GustavusAdolphus, St. Olaf, Carleton, Luther College
  • ENGLISH | 4 years
  • MATH | 3 years (4 years recommended)
  • SCIENCE | 3 years (4 years recommended)
  • SOCIAL STUDIES/HISTORY | 3 years (4 years rec)
  • WORLD LANGUAGE | Individual College Recommendation(usually 3-4 years of same World Language)
  • Fine Arts | 2 years recommended
  • Extra curricular activities with leadership positions
    • Top 10% of class with GPA 3.6 or higher “Selective/Competitive”
    • ACT or SAT test
    • Composite of 27-31 or higher on ACT

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Concurrent Classes with Riverland CC

  • To qualify for RCC classes your Senior year:
    • Seniors |Must be in the top 1/2 of your class
    • (or score in the top 50% on a Nationally, Norm-referenced test)
    • Strong Grades
    • Take the Accuplacer Test
    • AHS offers 8 RCC college classes & 8 AP Classes
    • Class rank in the fall of your Junior year will determine your eligibility.

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Required Classes

  • Speaking & Writing Language Arts classes|Next class in progression and/or Teacher Recommendation
  • Math| (If you have not met your required 3 credits)Next class in progression and/or Teacher Recommendation
  • Algebra II/Pre-Calculus/College-Prep Algebra

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Required Classes

  • Science|(if you have not met your required 3 credits)Next class in progressionand/or Teacher Recommendation
  • Social Studies | Next class in progression and/or Teacher Recommendation
  • Government & Economics
  • Electives| (a combination to equal 5 full credits plus three alternate credits)

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Special Education Students

  • Talk with your Special Education Case Manager regarding required course selections!

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Electives

  • Consider Your Post High School plans…
    • What electives will help me the most in my future course of study or work?
    • Is there an area of study I am interested in pursuing, but don’t know a lot about it? Try an elective in that area.
    • Consider prerequisites now.
    • Schedule changes will be made only if there is an error or improper course placement in your schedule.

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Electives

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Electives

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Electives

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Study Halls

  • If you currently struggle in your classes and/or are earning grades in the C-D range, or you have a lot of after school commitments please consider…
  • Taking a study hall. This built-in study time each day will allow you to stay on top of your homework.
  • Take time to develop good study habits.
  • No Credit will be earned for a study hall.

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Student Aide

  • Eligibility: Grade 12 Only
  • Senior students must have 19 credits minimum to apply.
  • Students can sign up for one period each semester.
  • Student Aide Contract (available from teachers) needs to be signed by teacher, counselor, and administration.

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Pass/Fail Option

  • Seniors may use for one ELECTIVE course per semester.
  • Once Pass/Fail option has been declared, it will remain in effect for the duration of the course.
  • Application is necessary.
  • P or F will remain on permanent transcript. A “P” for the course will not effect the GPA. An “F” for the course will be calculated into the GPA.
  • 60% must be achieved in order to earn a Pass.

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Mentorship/OJT

  • Eligibility: Grade 12
  • Credit: .5 / semester
  • Course Description:
  • Students will spend 35 hours throughout the semester with a mentor in their chosen career field. This class offers you a hands on experience.

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Independent Study

  • Independent Study is an elective credit that cannot replace a required course or a course currently offered by AHS.
  • Eligibility: Grade 12 Only
  • Senior students must have 19 credits minimum to apply.
  • Students can sign up for one period each semester.
  • Independent Study Contract (available in Counseling Department) needs to be approved by teacher, and administration.

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Research Classes

  • Ask your teachers. They can help you decide if a class is a good choice for you.
  • Discuss with your family and older siblings.
  • See your counselor or assistant principal with questions.
  • What you chose will be what you keep. Choose carefully!

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Language Arts

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Math Progression

3-year minimum

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Math Progression

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Science Progression

3-year minimum

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Science Progression

3-year minimum

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Social Studies Progression

4-year minimum

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Your High School Transcript

  • You have access to a copy of your unofficial transcript through your portal account.
  • Each class passed is worth ½ credit
  • 7 classes = 3 ½ credits each semester
  • It is your responsibility to make sure that you have met all of your graduation requirements for graduation. Any questions, see your counselor.
  • Last names A-K, Mrs. Keenan
  • Last names L-Z, Mr. Ott

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What if I fail a

required course?

  • You are given an excellent opportunity to pass your classes at AHS. Summer School and Credit Recovery is your ONLY option for recovering credit lost from failureof a required course. There are two (2) sessions of summer school. 12 days in length. 8:00 – 1:00. Each session is worth ½ (.5)credit. Credit Recovery that runs during the school year has three sessions, one in the fall, one in the winter and one in the spring. E2020 classes run Monday-Thursdays from 3:45-5:45 pm.

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What if I fail a

required course?

  • To be considered on-track to graduate, a 12th grader next year, you will need to complete a minimum of 17 credits by next fall.
  • To be eligible for sports 18 credits need to be completed!
  • Make your Senior year a great one!

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Austin High School Fight Song

Take a Stretch Break and SING the School Fight Song

Fight, Fight, Fight for Old Austin High

We're gonna win this victory

Win, Win, Win for Old Austin High

Winners we'll always be

Rah, Rah, Rah!

Go, Go, Go for Scarlet and White

Our colors stand for might

Waving to those courageous and bold

so, FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT!

A...U...S...TIN!

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Athletics at AHS

  • Austin High School offers the following competitive opportunities:

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We are a member of the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) and the Big 9 Conference.

To be eligible to participate in a sport, students must comply with MSHSL as well as specific District rules.

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Eligibility for Athletics AHS

  • In order to be eligible for sports, you must have accumulated the following credits:
  • Grade 9: End of 1st semester= 3 credits
  • Grade 10: Start of year= 6 credits/End of 1st semester=9 credits
  • Grade 11: Start of year= 12 credits/End of 1st semester= 15 credits
  • Grade 12: Start of year= 18 credits/End of 1st semester= 21 credits

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NCAA Division I/II Eligibility

  • If you are interested in participating in athletics at the college level:
  • Division I – 16 Core Course Rule + earn a minimum GPA in core courses + earn a qualifying ACT or SAT test score
  • Division II – 14 Core Course Rule + earn a minimum GPA in core courses + earn a qualifying ACT or SAT
  • See Course Registration Guide or your counselor for specific details or visit www.ncaa.org

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Activities at AHS

  • Austin High School offers the following club opportunities:

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Attendance Policy

Excused Absences

Unexcused Absences

  • Bring note within two days

Tardies

  • 4 Tardies turn into lunch detention
  • Loss of Credit – Hold on Grades
  • No credit in any course where the student exceeds three (3) unexcused absences or exceeds nine (9) absences within a semester.

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Who are these people?

  • 11th/12thLast Names A-KMrs. Keenan/Counselor
  • 11th/12thLast Names L-ZMr. Ott/Counselor
  • 11-12 Mrs. MaloAssistant Principal
  • 9-12 Mrs. Baskin
  • Principal
  • 9-12 Mrs. Quednow-BicklerActivities Director

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Completing the Course Request Form

  • Please: *See your core teachers in
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • for recommendations for next year.
  • (Must sign up for full load of classes = 7 credits plus 3 credits of electives, and 3 credits of alternates)

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Completing the Course Request Form

  • Select:
    • Seven (7) full credits required and electives courses, plus 3 alternate full credits electives (or combination to equal this) If you don’t choose, counseling will choose for you!
    • (This includes alternates.)
    • You may list by priority in numeric order! Then input in that order through IC.
    • Select classes carefully as they will be a part of your schedule next year.
    • Changes may NOT occur later!!!!!!!!

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Registration Info Online

  • Go to the Austin High School websitehttp://www.austin.k12.mn.us/
  • Click on Our Schools
  • Click on Austin High School
  • Click on Counseling
  • Scroll to and Click on CRG 14-15 FINAL COPY

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Conference/Parent Involvement

  • Conferences are March 13 from 4-8 pm!
  • Talk with your parents regarding your course selections
  • Input Course Request for next year with your Connect Teacher over the following week
  • Attend Conferences with your parents

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Grad Requirements

  • ENGLISH | 4 years/4 credits
  • MATHEMATICS | 3 years/3 credits
  • SCIENCE | 3 years/3 credits
  • SOCIAL STUDIES | 4 years/4 credits
  • PHY ED | 2 semesters/1 credit
  • HEALTH | 1 semester/.5 credit
  • VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS
  • | 2 semesters/1 credit

Total of 24 credits to graduate +

Take MCA GRAD tests &

ACT on April 23, 2014:

Writing 9| Reading 10 | Math 11 | ACT

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Any other questions…

?

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