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CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL. THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS. WHAT TO EXPECT NOW THAT YOUR STUDENT IS A FRESHMAN. THE HIGH SCHOOL DAY. The high school day consists of 7, 47 MINUTE academic PERIODS.

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what to expect now that your student is a freshman

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL

THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS

WHAT TO EXPECT NOW THAT YOUR STUDENT IS A FRESHMAN

the high school day
THE HIGH SCHOOL DAY
  • The high school day consists of 7, 47 MINUTE academic PERIODS.
  • EACH STUDENT WILL HAVE A 17 MINUTE HOMEROOM BEFORE HAVING A 30 MINUTE LUNCH – LUNCH IS 5TH AND 6TH HOUR, FRESHMAN EAT 5TH HOUR LUNCH
  • HOMEROOM IS A GOOD TIME OF DAY TO VISIT GUIDANCE COUNSELOR, club and organizational meetings, OR CATCH UP ON HOMEWORK.
high school credits
HIGH SCHOOL CREDITS
  • EACH high school student WILL REGISTER FOR 7 CREDITS and are expected to earn 7 credits each year.
  • EACH SEMESTER your student, IF PASSING, WILL EARN A HALF CREDIT FOR EACH COURSE THEY PASS – 2 semesters = 1 credit
high school credits cont
HIGH SCHOOL CREDITS CONT.
  • IF YOUR STUDENT FAILS THE FIRST OR SECOND SEMESTER OF A CLASS THEY WILL ONLY RECEIVE A HALF CREDIT FOR WHAT THEY HAVE PASSED – Students need to be careful, missing credits can add up fast!
  • SEMESTER GRADES ARE CALCULATED BY AVERAGING 1ST QUARTER, 2ND QUARTER, AND FINAL EXAM, OR 3RD QUARTER, 4TH QUARTER, AND FINAL EXAM.
graduation requirements
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
  • Each student must earn a minimum of 25 credits to graduate. (See page 3 in your orientation packet)

4 English Credits

3 Math Credits

3 Social Science Credits

– 1 credit American History (Junior Year)

- 1/2 ½ credit of Contemporary History/ IL Constitution Test (Senior Year)

3 Science Credits

½1/2 Credit of Health ----------------(Taken

1/4 Credit of Driver’s Ed------------As a

¼1/4 Credit of Speech----------------Block)

½1/2 Credit of Computer Literacy

1/2 Credit of Resource Management (Senior year)

1 Fine Arts Credit – Music, Art, Foreign Language, Vocational Education

4 Credits of PE

5 ½1/2 Elective Credits

college bound students
COLLEGE BOUND STUDENTS
  • What classes should my child take?
  • We recommend:

4 years of English

4 years of math

4 years of science (at least 2 lab sciences)

3 years of social science

1 year of foreign language (U of I require 2 years)

1 year of fine arts

what s the deal with foreign language college bound students
WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH FOREIGN LANGUAGE?(COLLEGE BOUND STUDENTS)
  • Some colleges will take 1 year of foreign language and one year of fine arts
  • Some colleges want two years of foreign language (u of I)
  • And some colleges don’t have any requirements

So what do we do???

the answer
THE ANSWER . . .

At least one year of foreign language

  • Other options . . .
  • Clep (college-level examination program) – taken at jwcc – allows your student to test out of a foreign language
  • Dual credit for Spanish ii and Spanish iv
what should my student take as a freshman
WHAT SHOULD MY STUDENT TAKE AS A FRESHMAN?
  • YELLOW REGISTRATION SHEET (THIS MUST BE COMPLETED, SIGNED, AND RETURNED TO SCHOOL)
  • You and your student will need to select 2 1/2 credits of electives for freshman year also

1 English

1 math

1 science

1 pe (already marked)

1/2 Computer Lit (already marked)

electives see page 5 in orientation packet
EXAMPLE 1 – fine arts requirement for graduation: Art, Band, Chorus, foreign language, or a vocational course.

Example 2 – social science credit to help complete the 3 credit graduation requirement.

EXAMPLE 3 – You may want to take an elective that is career oriented.

ELECTIVES(SEE PAGE 5 IN ORIENTATION PACKET)
careers and electives more suggestions for electives as a freshman
CAREERS AND ELECTIVES(MORE SUGGESTIONS FOR ELECTIVES AS A FRESHMAN)
  • SOCIAL AND PERSONAL SERVICES –health, speech, Spanish, and foods & nutrition
  • ARTS COMMUNICATION – Art AND music
  • BUSINESS OPERATIONS – AG Business and Record Keeping
  • SCIENCE & TECHNICAL – Agriculture and Computer Applications
  • OUTDOOR & MECHANICAL – agriculture
  • SALES & MANAGEMENT – record keeping, art, and music
assessments
ASSESSMENTS
  • EXPLORE – FRESHMAN YEAR – ACT PREP
  • PLAN – SOPHOMORE YEAR – ACT PREP
  • PSAE – JUNIOR YEAR – GRADUATION AND STATE REQUIREMENT (THIS IS A 2 DAY TEST, DAY 1 – act AND DAY 2 – Work Keys)
  • ACT – Junior and Senior Year - College admission requirement
  • SAT – Junior and Senior Year - College Admission Assessment (Optional – Most Colleges take the Act)
  • PSAT – Junior Year – Pre-SAT – Good Preparation for ACT – National Merit Scholarship Program for high test scores
  • ASVAB – 9-12th - National Test for Military requirement – also a good test prep for the ACT
  • COMPASS – Junior and Senior Year – College Placement Test
extracurriculars
EXTRACURRICULARS

FACT: STUDENTS WHO ARE INVOLVED IN CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES DURING HIGH SCHOOL HAVE HIGHER ACHIEVEMENT, IMPROVED ATTENDANCE, AND HIGHER ASPIRATIONS!

  • ATHLETICS – CROSS COUNTRY, GOLF, FOOTBALL, VOLLEYBALL, BASKETBALL, WRESTLING, TRACK, BASEBALL, SOFTBALL, CHEERLEADING/DANCE TEAM, AND BAND
  • ACADEMICS/CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS – CHESS CLUB, DRAMA CLUB, SPANISH CLUB, WYSE ACADEMIC CHALLENGE, SCHOLASTIC BOWL, FFA, FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF TOMORROW, FAMILY, CAREER COMMUNITY LEADERS OF AMERICA, STUDENT GOVERNEMENT, ART CLUB, YEARBOOK, AND CHORUS
guidance office
PERSONAL, SOCIAL, AND ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT

INDIVIDUAL & GROUP COUNSELING

Crisis intervention & prevention

Career and Post-Secondary Educational Planning

Transcripts, Letters of Recommendation, scholarships, college applications, and more!

GUIDANCE OFFICE
student attendance
STUDENT ATTENDANCE

REGULAR STUDETN ATTENDANCE IS VERY IMPORTANT!

  • 1ST HOUR STARTS AT 8:10 am
  • Warning Bell at 8:05
  • If a student receives three tardies for the start of school, a demerit will be given for each tardy after that – car trouble, oversleeping, missing the bus, or parents calling in will not excuse the tardy for the start of school.
demerits
DEMERITS
  • DEMERITS ARE A RECORDING SYSTEM FOR STUDENT’S BEHAVIOR
  • ONE DEMERIT – EACH TARDY AND DETENTION

FOUR DEMERITS – EACH IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSION (PER INCIDENT)

EIGHT DEMERITS – EACH OUT-OF-SCHOOL SUSPENSION (PER INCIDENT)

demerit consequences
DEMERIT CONSEQUENCES

5 DEMERITS – WARNING

10 DEMERITS – LOSS OF PRIVELEDGES, I.E. FIELD TRIPS, PROM, ETC.

15 DEMERITS – MINIMUM PENALTY – 1 DAY In-school suspension, CANNOT ATTEND AND/OR PARTICIPATE IN any SPORTING EVENTS OR SCHOOL ACTIVITIES, AND MUST RESIGN FROM ANY OFFICER POSITION HELD

20 DEMERITS – SAME AS ABOVE BUT 3 DAY in-school suspension

25 DEMERITS – SAME AS ABOVE BUT 3 DAY OUT-OF SCHOOL SUSPENSION

30 demerits – minimum penalty – same as above, 5 day out-of school suspension, and also loss of graduation ceremony privileges

35 demerits – minimum penalty – 10 day out-of-school suspension and expulsion may be recommended.

demerits cont
DEMERITS CONT.
  • ONE DEMERIT WILL BE REMOVED FOR EACH CALENDAR MONTH in which A STUDENT RECEIVES NO DISCIPLINARY REFERRALS
  • 2 MONTHS = 2 DEMERITS REMOVED
  • 3 MONTHS = 4 DEMERITS REMOVED
  • THIS WILL CONTINUE AS THE GOOD BEHVAIOR CONTINUES.
  • WARNING! – RECEIPT OF A DISCIPLINE REFERRAL AT ANY POINT WILL PUT THE STUDENT BACK AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PROCESS.
tips for a good school year
TIPS FOR A GOOD SCHOOL YEAR!
  • GOOD ATTENDANCE AND BEING ON TIME TO CLASSES!
  • ASKING FOR HELP AND ATTENDING TUTORING WHEN NEEDED
  • JOINING EXTRACURRICULARS AND/OR ATHLETICS
  • UTILIZE THE GUIDANCE COUNSELOR WHEN NEEDED
  • WORKING HARD IN CLASS – TURN IN ALL ASSIGNMENTS!
  • ORGANIZATION – ALWAYS GOOD TO KEEP A PLANNER
  • BE PREPARED!

ITS GOING TO BE A GREAT YEAR!

LET’S START OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT!

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Q & A

AT THIS TIME PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK QUESTIONS

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME!