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Springbrook High School Classes of 2015, 2016, & 2017. Course Registration Process for the 2014 – 2015 School Year. Objectives:. Students will: Review counselor caseload assignments Learn about the worth of a high school diploma Learn about the course recommendation process

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springbrook high school classes of 2015 2016 2017
Springbrook High SchoolClasses of 2015, 2016, & 2017

Course Registration Process

for the 2014 – 2015 School Year

objectives
Objectives:

Students will:

  • Review counselor caseload assignments
  • Learn about the worth of a high school diploma
  • Learn about the course recommendation process
  • Learn how to complete the 2014 – 2015 registration form
  • Learn about Springbrook H. S. signature programs
  • Review graduation requirements
  • Review promotion guidelines
  • Learn about the appeal process
  • Learn about the new “repeater” policy at SHS
counseling services department
Counseling Services Department

Ms. Shin:A – Ce

Ms. Lisker:Cha - Chea &

IBDP

Ms. Clark:Cheb – Gom

Ms. Brown-Miles:Gon – Lei

Ms. Sanford:Lej – Om

Ms. Greger:On – Sh

Mr. Overton:Si-Z

what is a high school diploma worth
What is a High School Diploma Worth?

US Department of Commerce – Average Annual Income by level of Education in 2011(in dollars)

  • Less than 8th grade …………….…23,400 X 40= 1,764,389
  • Less than high school diploma…27,475 X 40 =2,071,649
  • High school diploma . . . . . . … 34,275 X 40= 2,584,378
  • Some college, no degree. . . . … 40,800 X 40= 3,076,371
  • Associate’s degree . . . . . . . . … 45,325 X 40= 3,417,562
  • Bachelor’s degree. . . . . . . ……. 60,550 X 40= 4,565,546
  • Master’s degree . . . . . . . . . ……70,850 X 40= 5,342,179
  • Professional degree . . . . . …….103,975 X 40= 7,839,845
  • Doctoral degree . . . . . . . . . ……88,125 X 40= 6,644,736
  • Difference between a HS diploma and a Bachelor’s degree over a life time of work: $1,981,168 (assuming everyone gets a 3% raise each year)
special programs at shs
Special Programs at SHS

Signature Programs:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
  • The National Academy of Information Technology

Programs of Study:

  • Early Childhood Development
  • Environmental Horticulture
  • Hospitality Management/PROSTART
  • Justice Law & Society
hs graduation requirements
HS Graduation Requirements
  • 22 CREDITS
    • English – 4 credits (English 9, 10, 11 and 12)
    • Math – 4 credits (1 Algebra, 1 Geometry, 2 Math Electives)
    • Science – 3 credits (1 Physical Science, 1 Biology, 1 Science Elective)
    • Social Studies – 3 credits (U.S. History, N.S.L. Government, Modern World History)
    • Physical Education – 1 credit
    • Health - .5 credit
    • Fine Arts – 1 credit
    • Technology Education – 1 credit
    • Completer program – 2 to 6 credits (world languages, advanced technology, or career pathway)
    • Electives – To reach the total of 22 credits
  • HSA’s
    • Algebra I
    • Biology
    • English 10
    • Government
  • SSL – 75 hours
new repeater policy
New Repeater Policy

If you fail a course, you will no longer be able to retake the course during the school day. You will need to attend summer school or high plus instead! Just remember – First time is free second time is on you!

Only exception is for seniors for the

2014 – 2015 school year.

new shs courses
New SHS Courses

Social Studies:

  • Africa South Sahara
  • IB Global Issues
  • IB Philosophy
  • IB Psychology
  • Student Leadership
  • IB Info Tech in Global Society
  • Comparative Religion
new shs courses cont d
New SHS Courses cont’d

World Languages:

  • IB French 4, IB German 4, Honors Italian 4, and

IB Spanish 4

Computer Science

  • Foundations of Computer Science
  • Computer Science Principles

Business Management & Finance

  • Entrepreneurship & Business Management
registration card instructions
Registration Card Instructions
  • Course descriptions – MCPS High School Course Bulletin (available online or in the Counseling Department)
  • All forms are due to the Counseling Department by February 12, 2014
  • Must have student and parent signatures
  • Include Appeal Form if you want to change levels
  • Remember to fill in alternative electives
  • After April 25th, no changes will be made to your course selections
what happens if you do not return the form by february 12
What Happens If You Do Not Return the Form by February 12?

If you do not return the signed form by noon on February 12th, you could be leaving it up to your counselor to pick your classes for you!

confused have questions
Confused, have questions?
  • Check the MCPS High School Course Bulletin or the online course bulletin
  • Visit the Springbrook High School website for more information
  • Talk with your counselor