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  1. Class of 2017 Course Selection Academic Counselor Deb Castinado dcastinado@stasaints.net Registrar College Counselor Ellen White Barb Bruns ewhite@stasaints.net bbruns@stasaints.net

  2. One semester down…… 7 more semesters to complete for graduation! 5 more before you apply for college!! Are you aware of all the opportunities at STA? Lets talk!!

  3. What is our goal tonight? • 1. To look at your transcript for the first time. • 2. To review graduation requirements. • 3. To learn about all the opportunities available as a Sophomore. • 4. To choose classes and complete your course selection worksheet.

  4. High School Transcripts • Official document that records each course you take per semester with your grade and credit earned. • 67% and up receive credit (.5) • 66% and below will not receive credit (.0) • Honors courses +5% added in GPA calculation • Semester GPA is calculated after every semester • Cumulative GPA will change after every semester • Work in Progress= classes currently taking • Grad Requirements= progress towards graduation in each required subject area.

  5. Service Hours Reminder • Freshman = 20 hours of service • 15 Corporal works + 5 Non Corporal • Due by April 15 • Turn forms in to your Theology teacher • Forms found online • Grade is P or F = .25 credit for a P • Contact Mr. Best &/your Theology teacher

  6. Graduation requirements • 4 credits (8 semesters) • Theology • English • 3 credits • Math (4 suggested) • Science • Social Studies • 3 Foreign Language • 3 Modern Foreign Language ~or~ • 1 Latin + 2 Modern Foreign Language • 1 credit • Computer Technology • Fine Arts • Physical Education • Catholic Outreach (service hours) • ½ Credit • Speech • 3.5 Credits • Electives • 27 credits needed for Graduation.

  7. Course selection sheet • Take out your course selection worksheet and confirm it has your name on the sticker. • We will step by step discuss each course option and then you will choose it by circling it or writing in the course number. • Use the Sophomore Course Availability Sheet as a quick guide.

  8. Please remember • It is important to choose your course selections with accuracy. • Important decisions are made due to your selections! • Stay committed, you know you can do it!

  9. Rule of Thumb to Pick Courses • 1. Always check the prerequisites needed for a course before you select it from the Program of Studies book and your teacher recommendation. • 2. Recommendations are viewed on Skyward under the Schedule 2014-15 tab. • 3. Honors courses will set you on your way for potential college credit if recommended.

  10. Theology(4 credits to graduate)

  11. Theology class completed • Note that both sophomore theology classes have already been selected for you • Theology 10 A #80295 • Theology 10 B #80285

  12. English(4 credits)(Honors optional)

  13. Choose your English class now • Comp 1 Honors Comp 1 • #30215 #30205 • J Comp 1 Honors J Comp 1 • #30225 # 30203 **at least an 80 % in English for J Comp World Lit Hon World Lit #30235 #30206 • Honors Comp or Honors Lit require summer reading.

  14. Multimedia News or Yearbook?? • You must take the following for the prerequisites: • Journalistic Comp + Desktop Publishing

  15. Science (3 credits)

  16. Choose your science class now • Earth & Space Science goes to Biology • Biology goes to Chemistry or Honors Chemistry • Honors Chemistry prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology AND minimum of Honors Algebra 1. See recs on Skyward.

  17. Physical Education

  18. Choose a P.E. course now • Girls P.E. 10 • #50215 • Boys P.E. 10 • #50275

  19. Math(3 credits)

  20. Choose your math class now • Typically… • Algebra I goes to Geom or Prac Geom • Honors Algebra I goes to Hon Geom • Honors Geom goes to H Alg 2 • H Alg 1/H Geom goes to H Alg 2 • H Geom/H Alg 2 goes to H Pre-Calc • Please note recommendations by your teacher on Skyward.

  21. Honors Mathematics Courses • Prerequisite: Generally students should have a minimum grade of 86% in a preceding honors class or a minimum grade of a 94% in a regular class before enrolling in honors class.

  22. Social Studies (3 credits; World History at least 1 semester, American History, Economics and Government)

  23. Choose your Social Studies class (if needed) • World History • #70151 • Honors World History • #70103 • One semester must be taken for KS State Dept of Ed requirements another SS elective can complete the credit. • Can be taken in grade 9 or 10

  24. Foreign Language (3 credits to graduate)The modern foreign languages offered are French, German and Spanish

  25. Choose your foreign language class now • Basic Latin to Survey of Foreign Languages • Latin 1 to Modern Language 1 • Honors Latin 1 to Modern Language 1 • French 1 • #4121 • German 1 • #5111 • Spanish 1 • #7121 • Honors Spanish 1 • #7102

  26. Fine Arts

  27. Drama & Theater

  28. Visual Arts

  29. Music

  30. Consider a Fine Arts class now • Foundations in Art • #1115 • Introduction to Theater • #3165 • Acting I • #3275 Intro to Musical Theatre #3170 Drafting #20311 Interior Design # 10335 • Color Guard • #3245 • Band • #3211 • Chorale • #3111 • Concert Choir (per audition) • #3121 Chamber Choir (per audition) #3122 • Show Choir (per audition) • Zero Hour • #3151 Girls Show Choir (per audition) #3152 • Jazz Band (per audition) • Zero Hour • #3281

  31. Speech (1/2 credit)

  32. Interested? If so, choose one: • Forensics Debate (Novice) • #30165 #30155 • Forensics (Zero Hour) Adv Debate • #30865 #30955 • Non-Competitive Forensics • #30145

  33. Technology (1 credit)

  34. Consider a technology class now *Technology Applications *Digital Creative Apps Desktop Publishing Web Design Basic Programming Video Creation Cisco 1 & 2

  35. Other Electives: • Drafting (1 credit) • Foods 1 • Clothing 1 • Foundation of Art • Intro to Theatre • Acting 1 • Interior Design • Geography

  36. Choose an alternate • Pick a course from your selection sheet that you would be willing to take if one of your course did not fit.

  37. Total credits =7 • Add up your credits to confirm you have a minimum of 7 credits. • If adding a zero hour both semesters = 8 credits

  38. Summer school options • We are offering this summer: • Speech (AM) • Technology Applications (AM) • Video Creation (PM) • PE – coed • World History- Sem 1 (AM) • Schedules will be posted on website

  39. NEXT STEP • COMPLETE COURSE SELECTION WORKSHEET at home. • BRING TO LAB TO ENROLL ONLINE NEXT WEEK in Theology class. • PARENTS SIGN FINAL COMPUTER PRINT OUT AND RETURN TO ACADAMIC COUNSELING by Friday, February 21, 2014.

  40. Remember 4 things = SUCCESS • 1. Pray every day for Christ to work through you to know your gifts and use them for His glory! • 2. Strong academic course work to the best of your ability. • 3. Activities & leadership at school and/or outside school • 4. Community Service above and beyond We are proud to be called Saints!!

  41. Philippians 4:8-9 Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.