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Lake Norman High School Open House. What Parents Need to Know about Common Core State Standards and NC Essential Standards. Introduction to Common Core State Standards. Common Core State Standards. Formally Adopted by 45 States English and Mathematics curriculum standards

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lake norman high school open house

Lake Norman High School Open House

What Parents Need to Know about Common Core State Standards and NC Essential Standards

common core state standards
Common Core State Standards
  • Formally Adopted by 45 States
  • English and Mathematics curriculum standards
  • Anchor Standards for ALL subjects that focus on Literacy and Writing
  • Resources available for Parents on LNHS web site (Parents, Resources, Curriculum)
english
English
  • Required all 4 years for graduation
  • We offer academic and honors sections in all grades and AP in 11th and 12th grade
  • Common Core State Standards
    • Emphasis on Informational Text
    • Emphasis on writing with evidence from texts
  • There will be a state test given in tenth grade.
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Math
  • 4 mathematics courses are required for graduation (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 OR Integrated 1, 2, 3 plus another course)
  • Movement toward discovery learning
  • With the anchor standards, students will be required to do more writing.
    • They will be asked to explain their thinking and write it down.
science
Science
  • With the anchor standards, parents and students can expect to see more text-based exploration into science.
    • National Geographic, Scientific American, etc.
  • NC adopted new NC Essential Standards, which are vertically aligned K through 12. Students are responsible for retaining information from year to year.
  • 3 sciences required for graduation
social studies
Social Studies
  • For current sophomores, juniors, and seniors: 3 credits required for graduation (World History, U.S. History, and Civics and Economics)
  • For current freshmen: 4 credits required for graduation (World History, American History I, American History II, and Civics and Economics.)
  • Anchor standards will be used to gauge students reasoning skills.
  • Students will explore informational texts and use critical thinking skills to explain ideas.
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9th: World History

10th: American History I

11th: American History II

12th: Civics and Economics

world languages
World Languages
  • For college application/acceptance, students need two semesters of the same foreign language. Recommended to take as many levels as possible.
  • Avoid leaving years in between foreign language courses.
  • Take advantage of courses offered at LNHS: Spanish, French, Latin
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Arts
  • Performing Arts – Band, Chorus, and Theatre
    • All incorporating literacy and writing anchor standards to help develop those skills within the content area
  • Visual Arts
    • Art 1 is required pre-requisite for drawing, painting, ceramics, and sculpture tracks
    • Visual Art and Design Academy – upper level academy
    • Contact Department Chair Ms. Brette Webb with questions.
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LNHS ART CURRICULUM TRACK

Foundations of Art

Prerequisite to ACADEMY

& All Other Art Classes

1 Point

Drawing I

B & above advance.

90 and above = 1 Point

Painting I

Techniques and Media

90 and above = 1 Point

Ceramics I

Handbuilding Techniques

90 and above = 1 Point

Sculpture I

Techniques and Processes

90 and above = 1 Point

Drawing II

90 and above = 1 Point

Ceramics II

Complex Des.

& Figure Study

90 and above = 1 Point

Painting II

90 and above = 1 Point

Sculpture II

Figure Study

90 and above = 1 Point

Ceramics III *

Wheel Throwing

& Artist Study

90 and above = 1 Point

Sculpture II *

Exploratory

90 and above = 1 Point

Drawing III *

90 and above = 1 Point

Painting III

90 and above = 1 Point

2D Pre AP *

(Fall) Semester I

Breadth of AP Portfolio

90 and above = 1 Point

3D Pre AP *

(Fall) Semester I

Breadth of AP Portfolio

90 and above = 1 Point

3D Non-AP 1*

Exploratory Production

Portfolio Prep.

90 and above = 1 Point

2D Non AP 1*

Exploratory Production

Portfolio Prep.

90 and above = 1 Point

2D AP

(Spring) Semester II

Portfolio Prep.

90 and above = 1 Point

3D AP

(Spring) Semester II

Portfolio Prep.

90 and above = 1 Point

3D Non-AP 2*

Non-AP 3D Portfolio

Exploratory Production.

90 and above = 1 Point

2D Non AP2 *

Non-AP Portfolio

Exploratory Production

90 and above = 1 Point

physical education
Physical Education
  • 1 credit of Health and PE required for graduation
  • Fitness Gram – program that helps to measure cardiovascular fitness
  • Implementation of Common Core Anchor Standards includes writing, specifically explaining how skills learned applies to students personally
career and technical education
Career and Technical Education
  • LNHS offers courses in Business, Marketing, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health Sciences, Digital Media, Drafting, Auto Tech and Agriculture.
  • Students can continue to take advanced courses in Allied Health, Digital Media, ProStart (Culinary Studies), Auto Tech, Nursing, and Fire Fighter Technology.
  • Common Core Anchor Standard implementation can be seen in regular assessments using open-ended written responses.
state end of course tests
State End of Course Tests
  • Integrated 1
  • Biology
  • English II
  • State tests account for 25% of course grade (State Board of Education Requirement)
  • No retests.

NC Department of Public Instruction

measurements of student learning
Measurements of Student Learning
  • Earth/Environmental Science
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Physical Science
  • English I
  • English III
  • English IV
  • Pre-calculus
  • Advanced Functions and Modeling
  • Geometry
  • Algebra 2
  • World History
  • Civics & Economics
  • U.S. History
  • Occupational Course of Study – English, Financial Management, Math, Applied Science
smarter balanced assessment consortium
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
  • In 2014-15 juniors will be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium tests in English and mathematics.
  • National assessment aligned to the CCSS
curriculum support at lnhs
Curriculum Support at LNHS
  • Continuous Classroom Improvement
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Instructional Facilitator and Administration support
photo release form
Photo Release Form
  • New form required by our school board
  • To use photo in any school platform (including yearbook, newspaper, web site, etc.), we must have signature
  • Separate signature for use of name.
  • If we have a signature for photo but not name, a student’s photo will appear in the yearbook but not his/her name.
  • Forms sent home in homeroom and available in the commons OR on the web site under Student Resources.
project lazarus
Project Lazarus
  • Dispose of Unused prescription Drugs Safely
  • Saturday, Sept. 29th 10 am – 2 pm
  • Goodwill
    • 214 Williamson Road