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  1. Welcome to DJHS Curriculum Night Welcome Mr. Bob Scott Slide Show Dept. Chairs/Representatives Presentation Enrichment/IB Program Mrs. Karen Kendall-Sperry Jerome PTO Closing Remarks Mr. Bob Scott

  2. School Resource Officer – Chuck Collier • School Safety and Security • Personal and After-School Safety • Internet and Social Media Awareness • Bullying and Harassment Prevention

  3. Key Websites for Jerome School Website – http://www.dublinjerome.net ***Staff e-mail addresses are available at the school website. District Website - http://www.dublinschools.net Registration for Mass e-mails and school newsletters - http://www.dublinschools.net

  4. Jerome Athletics www.dublinschools.net/celtics • Schedules • Team Websites • News • Forms • Contacts • Resources

  5. District Policies • 7 Period Day • Semester Credit • Grading Scale • Weighted Grades

  6. Freshman Advisory • May take Freshman Advisory for one semester or all year. •Freshman Advisory will provide study hall as well as transition to high school help and academic support. • Cannot schedule study hall (course numbers 9998/9999) instead of freshman advisory.

  7. Grading Scale A = 93 - 100 A- = 90 - 92 B+ = 87 - 89 B = 83 - 86 B- = 80 - 82 C+ = 77 - 79 C = 73 - 76 C- = 70 - 72 D+ = 67 -69 D = 63 - 66 D- = 60 - 62 F = 59 - below

  8. Semester Credit • .5 credit awarded for successful completion of each semester in semester and year-long courses. • Means that semester average grade in year-long courses will now appear on high school transcripts. • Important to get off to a strong start.

  9. Weighted Grades • 5.0 AP and IB courses • 4.5 Honors courses (Grades of D+ or lower do not receive weighted credit) • 4.0 Regular courses

  10. Credit Flexibility

  11. What is Credit Flexibility? • Senate Bill 311 (also known as Ohio Core) enables students to earn units of high school credit based on a demonstration of subject area competency instead of completing hours of classroom instruction.

  12. How can students earn high school credit under the new Credit Flex Program? • Option One- Classroom instruction (traditional) • Option Two- Demonstration of subject area competency through testing and/or other assessments • Option Three- Educational Option/ Independent Plan

  13. How can my child participate in this program? • Once enrolled in high school, Intent Forms and Applications will be available in the Guidance Office with specific timelines in which to apply.

  14. Will the grade earned via Credit Flex appear on the transcript and be calculated into the GPA? • Yes. It will appear onthe transcript just as if the student sat for the class.

  15. Questions? • Please consult with your child’s Guidance Counselor.

  16. Guidance Department Mrs. Bauer A - E Mrs. Rodgers F - K Mr. Bauer L - Rh Mrs. Russell Ri - Z

  17. Graduation Requirements • Dublin City Schools • 21 Credits • State of Ohio • State Graduation Test

  18. Class of 2018 • English 4 units • Math 4 units • Science 3 units • Social Studies 3 units • Visual/Performing Arts 1 unit • P.E. 1/2 unit • Health 1/2 unit • Electives 5 units • PARCC Assessments/End Of Course Assessments

  19. MinimumCollegeRequirements • English 4 units • Math 3 units • Science 3 units • Social Studies 3 units • World Languages 2 units • Visual/Performing Arts1 unit

  20. Work With Your School Counselor • Academic advisement • Personal/social counseling • College advisement • Career advisement

  21. Academic Assistance at the High School • Content Labs • Teachers • Guidance Counselors • Twilight School • Freshman Advisory

  22. Important Steps: • Schedule requests due to your middle school counselor (Please contact MS Counselor for due date.) • Verification sheets home • Important to select alternative choices for electives as classes with small numbers will not be offered.

  23. Mrs. Lori Davis Celtic Advisory Program

  24. Celtic Advisory Program CAP Mission: To help our Freshman students at Dublin Jerome High School experience a positive transition into high school. Students are paired with student mentors and teacher advisors and through those relationships will receive direct, personal guidance in the areas of academics and social issues.

  25. Objectives for Freshmen • Build a positive relationship with Dublin Jerome High School juniors and/or seniors. • Complete activities designed to improve academic achievement and build healthy social relationships. • Demonstrate time management and study skills learned. • Discuss transition issues with mentors and in small groups. • Practice school traditions and participate in school clubs and activities. • Evaluate the effectiveness of the CAP program and recommend improvements

  26. Schedule • Freshman Advisory is scheduled during the freshman study hall period. • Advisory activities are scheduled once a week. • Activities last approximately 20 minutes. • Mentors attend Advisory every day. • Other Celtic Advisory activities are scheduled outside the advisory period as well. • For example: • Celtic Kick-Off/Freshman Orientation • CAP Freshman Football Tailgate • CAP Hockey Night • Dodgeball Tournament • Community Service opportunities

  27. Science Mrs. Sondra Snodgrass Department Chair

  28. Graduation Requirements for Science • Three years of science One year of Physical Science One year of Biological Science One year of any other science (Most Jerome students take 4 years of science.)

  29. Taking Physical Science and Biologydoes two important things: 1. Meets graduation requirements. 2. Prepares the students for upper level science classes. All students should take PhysicalScience and Biology

  30. Typical Science Sequence Options for Jerome Students Grades 9 and 10*. * In any year students may take more than one science course at a time.

  31. • Following Biology, most students will need to take a third science course. Most students choose Chemistry. •More science courses (Physics, Environmental Science, AP science, and IB science)

  32. Chemistry and Physics are required for an honors diploma.

  33. The science staff will advise your child about what science courses to take in subsequent years on Advisement Day.

  34. Science Courses: • Physical Science • Biology • Chemistry • Physics • Environmental Science • Anatomy and Physiology

  35. Continued……. • AP Biology (2 periods) • AP Chemistry (2 periods) • AP Physics C (2 periods) • AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2 (1 Period) • AP Environmental Science (1 period) • IB Biology • IB Chemistry • IB Environmental Systems • IB Physics (IB are two-year courses)

  36. Alternative Programs in Science:Grades 11-12 only • Columbus Zoo & Aquarium School • Biomedical Academy • Energy and the Environment STEM Academy • Engineering Academy

  37. If you have any further questions, please stop by at the science table in the commons.

  38. Math Mrs. Erin Bentley Mrs. Bethany Cybak Co-Department Chairs

  39. MathematicsCourse Offerings • HSCC Algebra I • HSCC Algebra II • HSCC Honors Algebra II • HSCC Geometry • Pre Calculus • Honors Pre Calculus • Calculus • Modeling & Quantitative Reasoning • Advanced Placement Statistics • Advanced Placement Calculus AB • Advanced Placement Calculus BC • IB Math Studies • IB Math Standard Level • IB Math Higher Level (IB-two year courses) • Statistics (semester) • Discrete Mathematics (semester)

  40. Graduation Requirements • Students need four (4) math credits for graduation • Students are encouraged to take math for all four (4) years of high school

  41. Course Selection for 2014-2015

  42. Typical Mathematics Options for Jerome Students Grades 9 -12.

  43. Expectations of the Honors Student An honors student is self-motivated, responsible, and reliable. He/She should be hard-working and possess good time-management skills. Honors classes cover more material and are taught at a faster pace than standard math courses. Honors courses best prepare those students whose goal is to succeed in AP Calculus, AP Statistics, or IB Standard or High Level while in high school. Standard courses are still college prep courses designed to help students succeed in Calculus and Statistics during their college years.

  44. Calculators: • Graphing calculators are required for ALL courses • TI-84 is highly recommended and allowable on the ACT and the SAT

  45. Course Selection Recommendations Course selection should be based on successful completion of previous course and teacher recommendation. Subsequent classes will be addressed on advisement day. Thank You!

  46. Language Arts Mr. Kyle Yaggi Co-Department Chair

  47. Choicesforincomingfreshmen: • English I • Honors English I

  48. Both courses are aligned with Common Core curriculum which was phased-in this school year. • The emphasis in Grade 9 language arts courses is on building solid writing, reading, language and speaking and listening skills.

  49. How does Honors English I differ from English I? • Accelerated pacing • HE1 texts and assignments are more rigorous. • Requires increased independent and self-directed learning • Students possess an appreciation of literature and desire to critically analyze it. • Additional emphasis on literary analysis and argumentation • Weighted grade • Aligns well with IB and AP

  50. Language Arts Electives • Electives are in addition to English I or Honors English I. They do not replace these core courses.