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PENDLETON HIGH SCHOOL Parent Night. CLASSES OF 2014 & 2015. Guidance and Support pg. 5. Planning Your Future p. 8. Seniors must register for a minimum of 4 courses and Juniors for 6 courses Senior/Junior classification Course changes and withdrawals. Planning Your Future p. 8.

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pendleton high school parent night


CLASSES OF 2014 & 2015

Planning Your Future p. 8
  • Seniors must register for a minimum of 4 courses and Juniors for 6 courses
  • Senior/Junior classification
  • Course changes and withdrawals
Planning Your Future p. 8
  • March 21, 2014: Parents and students have the opportunity to make course request changes
  • March 21, 2014: Parents have the opportunity to make level changes
  • Why the deadlines?
Planning Your Future p. 9

Late Arrival/Early Dismissal

  • It is a privilege that can be revoked.
  • Students are responsible for your own transportation.
  • Students cannot arrive on campus or enter the building prior to their first class.
  • Students leave the building immediately after their last class.
  • Students responsibility to be aware of the bell schedule.
graduation requirements pg 10
Graduation Requirements pg. 10
  • Gold Seal
  • CATE opportunities
  • Foreign Language options
college guidelines pg 11
College Guidelines pg. 11
  • English
  • Modern Language
  • Fine Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
ncaa eligibility pg 12
NCAA Eligibility pg. 12

Please see your guidance counselor for more information about registering with the NCAA if you are a student athlete.

interscholastic activities p 16
Interscholastic Activities p. 16
  • Eligibility Rules
  • Good Academic Standing
Testing for College pg. 17
  • ACT and SAT
    • Preparation and exposure is key.
  • Students should take during their Junior year in the Spring
  • Fee-Waiver available through your counselor
    • Two fee waivers for each.
Compass Test p. 17
  • COMPASS: Computer Adapted Placement Assessment and Support Services
  • A placement test used to identify a student’s strengths and weaknesses for work in a two-year or college transfer program
  • Fall of Junior year
  • Scores used to determine eligibility for Dual-Credit opportunities through Tri-County Technical College (senior year)
Scholarship Opportunities p. 20

Palmetto Fellows SC Scholarship

  • For students attending a four year institution on a full-time basis.
  • $6,700/year for Freshman. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors may receive up to $7,500/year.
  • 3.5 GPA on the SCUGP, 1200 on SAT or 27 on ACT, and rank in the top six percent of the graduating class at the end of sophomore or junior year OR
  • 4.0 GPA on the SCUGP, 1400 on SAT or 32 on ACT
Scholarship Opportunities p. 20

SC Life Scholarship

  • For students continuing their education under full-time status in SC’s colleges and universities.
  • Up to $5,000 towards tuition at an eligible four year institution in SC
    • 3.0, top 30%, 1100 SAT or 24 ACT
    • Up to the cost of tuition plus $300 for books at eligible technical colleges in SC
    • 3.0 GPA on SCUGP
Scholarship Opportunities p. 21

SC Hope Scholarship

  • One-year merit based scholarship for freshman entering eligible four-year institutions in S.C.
  • $2,800 towards attendance
  • 3.0 GPA on the SCUGP
  • Administration approval
  • Must be approved five days in advance
  • Students must obtain, on the college’s letterhead, that the visit was for academic purposes
course levels p 23 24
Course Levels p. 23-24
  • College Preparatory (CP)
  • Honors (H)
  • Advanced Placement (AP)
advanced placement courses
Advanced Placement Courses
  • AP Night February 10, 2014 6pm
  • Establish a college-level standard in secondary schools that is measured through a national assessment designed and scored by college faculty.
  • Expose college-bound students to the amounts of homework, study skills, and habits of mind essential for success in college courses.
  • Students who take AP Exams and score a 3 or higher typically experience greater academic success and college graduation rates than non-AP students.
  • AP courses are typically the most rigorous curriculum offered in secondary schools and is designated on the student transcript.
  • AP is widely used for college credit and/or placement, it attracts motivated students eager to double major, or engage in deeper, upper-division courses at college.
academic course listings p 26
Academic Course Listings p. 26


English 1 is a college prep class which integrates composition, grammar, and literature. It covers the writingprocess; the development of vocabulary, speaking, listening and researching skills. The English I End‐Of‐Course exam is required at the end of this course, which counts for 20% of the student’s final grade.


Prerequisite: GRADES 9‐10, teacher recommendation

High School Algebra and Statistics B is designed to ensure

career and college readiness. Students will study

topics studied in High School Algebra and Statistic A

but will continue to build on that knowledge. The Algebra

1 End‐Of‐Course exam is required at the end of

this course, which counts for 20% of the student’s

final grade.

dual credit p 46 47
Dual Credit p. 46-47
  • Dual Credit Orientation February 3, 2014 at 6pm
virtual courses pgs 48 50
Virtual Courses pgs. 48-50
  • Virtual Courses
  • Earning Credit
  • Online Learning at PHS
  • Eligibility and Enrollment
  • Online learning agreement must be signed
career technology education p 51
Career & Technology Education p. 51


A CATE Concentrator is a secondary student who has earned 3 Carnegie units of credit in a state-recognized CATE program.


A Completer is a CATE concentrator who has earned all of the required units in a state-recognized CATE program.

work based learning p 51
Work-Based Learning p. 51
  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
  • Finance
  • Health Science
  • SportsMedicine
  • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
cate certification opportunities p 54
CATE Certification Opportunities p. 54
  • ASE- Auto Technology
  • S/P2- Auto Technology
  • CNA- Health Science
  • ServSafe- Foods and Nutrition
  • First Aid/CPR- Health Science
  • Pharmacy Technician- Pharmacy Technology
  • National Health Science Assessment
  • First Responder
  • Microsoft Technology Asssociate (MTA) Certification- IT Program
agriculture natural resources p 56
Agriculture & Natural Resources p.56

FFA Organization

New course offerings- Agriculture & Biosystems Science, Environmental & Natural Resources Management, and Forestry.

mechatronics p 59
Mechatronics p. 59

New course- Mechatronics 2

programming software development p 60
Programming & Software Development p. 60

Course highlights- Web Page Design & Development and Game Design & Development

nutrition p 61
Nutrition p. 61


Prerequisite: GRADES 9-12. Family and Consumer Sciences 1

This is a comprehensive designed to provide students with career, community, and family connections, consumer services, education and early childhood, facilities management and maintenance, family and community services, food production and services, food science, dietetics, and nutrition, hospitality, tourism, and recreation, interpersonal relationships, interiors and furnishings, and textiles.


Prerequisite: Foods and Nutrition 1, GRADES 9-12

This course allows students to study the principles of nutrition for individual and family health, fitness, and wellness. Students will gain knowledge and experiences in nutrition, food safety and sanitation, kitchen work centers, meal planning , preparation techniques, table service and etiquette, and nutrition-related careers.

Family, Career & Community Leaders of America

pre engineering p 62
Pre-Engineering p. 62

Courses offered as HONORS

accounting business finance p 63
Accounting & Business Finance p. 63

Course highlights- Personal Finance and Accounting 2

marketing communications p 64
Marketing Communications p. 64

Course highlights- Digital Desktop Publishing and Advertising

general management p 65
General Management p. 65

Course highlights- Entrepreneurship and Marketing

health science pg 66
Health Science pg. 66

Health Occupations Students of America

New course progression – Health Science 1, Health Science 2, and Health Science 3.

Health Science Clinical Study 1 UNIT

Prerequisite: GRADE 12, Health Science 1, 2, 3 (HS 3 may be substituted with science based Anatomy & Physiology or AP Biology, completed application process, transportation and Immunizations**

*Formerly known as Gerontology