WELCOME CLASS of 2016. 2012-2013 Freshman Registration. Planning for High School Success. Agenda. Attendance and Earning Course Credit Graduation Requirements Block Scheduling Honors Classes What is a Program of Study? BCHS and Vocational School Classes Registration
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2012-2013 Freshman Registration Planning for High School Success
Agenda • Attendance and Earning Course Credit • Graduation Requirements • Block Scheduling • Honors Classes • What is a Program of Study? • BCHS and Vocational School Classes • Registration • More Information and Questions
Attendance and Course Credit • Importance of Attendance • If you are not in class, you cannot pass • Earning Course Credit • Must earn course credits to graduate 26 credits • Once course = One Credit
Graduation Requirements English 4 Credits Math 4 Credits Science 3 Credits Humanities/Social Science 4 Credits Personal Finance 1 Credit Wellness 1 Credit PE 1 Credit Foreign Language 2 Credits ** Fine Art 1 Credit ** Elective Focus 3 Credits General Electives 2 Credits ** May be waived – elective focus would increase 26 Credits to Graduate
Block Scheduling • Students are able to take 7 classes their Freshman year. Each class lasts 90 minutes. • Students will take 4 courses August – December. After Christmas Break, students will begin 3 new courses and finish Algebra I. • Algebra I and Algebra I Honors will last both semesters..
Honors Courses • Students who want to be ranked first must take the Honors English and Honors Math Courses all 4 years of high school. • Honors courses require extra work and move at a much faster pace. Reading, Writing, and Project Assignments are to be done outside of class time. • Students and Parents must be prepared to commit to success in the honors curriculum. • While there are no prerequisites for Freshman honors classes, students must maintain at least a ‘C’ in Freshman honors courses to continue in the Honors curriculum. • If a student does not pass the honors class, he or she will repeat the subject in a non-Honors class the following semester.
Program of Study/Elective Focus • Each student must choose an Elective Focus and take a minimum of 3 electives within one particular area. • Foreign Language and Fine Art requirements may be waived if you are not planning to attend college. If you decide not to take these classes, you must take additional classes within your Program of Study. • You will be asked to choose your Elective Focus this evening. • YOU CAN CHANGE THE ELECTIVE FOCUS AT A LATER DATE.
BCHS Elective Focus SCIENCE/MATH • Biology II • Anatomy & Physiology • Geology (hopefully) • Math Statistics • Advanced Algebra/Trig • Bridge Math • Finite Math • Precalculus • CSTCC Pre-Cal I • CSTCC Pre-Cal • CSTCC College Algebra • CSTCC Math Statistics HUMANITIES • World History • Ancient History • Geography • Contemporary Issues • Bible History • Psychology • Any CSTCC Humanities/Social Science Course FINE ARTS • General Music • Vocal Music • Advanced Vocal • Marching Band • Concert Band • Theatre Arts • Musical Theatre • Any CSTCC Fine Art Course
BCVS Elective Focus • Animal Systems – Pre-Vet • Agriscience • Small Animal Care • Horse Science • Principles of Veterinary Science • Animal Systems – Production • Agriscience • Livestock Management • Advanced Principles of Agriculture • Principles of Veterinary Science • Environmental Resources • Agriscience • Wildlife Management • Forestry • Electronic Publishing • Word Processing • eBusiness Communications • Desktop Publishing • Interactive Multimedia • Computer Applications • Interactive Multimedia • Desktop Publishing
BCVS Cont’d • Human Resources • Keyboarding • Interactive Multimedia • eBusiness Communications • Construction Carpentry • Construction Core • Carpentry I • Carpentry II • Construction Electrical • Construction Core • Electrical I • Electrical II • Construction Welding • Intro to Welding • Principles of Welding • Advanced Welding • Automotive Technology • Transportation Core • Automotive Electronics • Automotive Brake Systems • Suspension and Steering • Collision Repair Technology • Transportation Core • Collision Repair Structural • Collision Repair Non-Structural • Collision Repair Paint & Refinish
BCVS Cont’d Marketing & Finance • Marketing I • Marketing II • Personal Finance & Wealth Entrepreneurship • Marketing I • Marketing II • Entrepreneurship Health Science • Health Science • Medical Therapeutics • Nursing Education
BCHS and BCVS Classes • Students may take classes at BCHS or BCVS • Transportation is provided between each class for students to get back and forth to classes • Freshmen may take the following BCVS courses: Keyboarding Agriscience Construction Core Transportation Core Intro to Welding
REGISTRATION • Each one of you should be receiving a registration form. • We will walk through each section of the form. Please make your selections and turn the form in as you leave. • You may not receive your first choice in some categories due to limited availability of seats. We will try to accommodate your requests as much as possible. • Please ask questions as we go through this.
English • Each student must take English I • Please select English I or Honors English I • Remember that the Honors curriculum requires much time and work outside of the regular class time. • Also remember if you child is registered for Honors English, they also will have to take the Honors Algebra.
Mathematics • All students will be taking a version of Algebra I • All Students choose Algebra I or Honors Algebra I
Science • All Freshman are required to take a science course. Bledsoe County has elected for the Freshman science course to be either Physical Science or Agriscience. • Choose Physical Science, Honors Physical Science or AgScience • Choose Agriscience if you are interested in any of the Agriculture Programs of Study (Pre-Vet, Animal Production, or Environmental Resources) • All other students may choose between the 2 courses.
Humanities • Freshmen must take 1 Humanities course. • They may choose between Ancient History, World History, or Geography
Wellness • Each student is required to take Wellness their Freshman year.
Required Electives • Students may choose one of the following classes to complete their schedule: • General Music • Vocal Music • Advanced Vocal Music (Instructor Approval Required) • Marching Band (fall) • Concert Band (spring) • PE • Athletic Conditioning (Instructor Approval Required) • Transportation Core (CTE) • Construction Core (CTE) • Intro to Welding
Elective Focus • Please circle or fill in the Elective Focus the student would like to pursue • This is not set in stone and can be modified at a later date • Choose the following: • Humanities • Fine Arts • Math/Science • Animal Systems – Pre-Veterinary (CTE) • Animal Systems – Production (CTE) • Environmental Resources (CTE) • Electronic Publishing (CTE) • Interactive Multimedia (CTE) • Human Resources (CTE) • Automotive Technology (CTE) • Collision Repair Technology (CTE) • Construction Carpentry (CTE) • Construction Electrical (CTE) • Construction Welding (CTE) • Marketing Management (CTE) • Merchandising (CTE) • Financial Services Marketing (CTE) • Health Science (CTE)
Complete Registration • The parent and the student need to sign the registration form. • There are boxes set up outside for the registration forms to be turned in on your way out this evening.
More Information • More Information on BCHS and BCVS can be found on our websites. • bledsoe.tn.bch.schoolinsites.com • bledsoe.tn.bcv.schoolinsites.com • Contact Ms. Johnson --- 447-6851 or firstname.lastname@example.org