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Sophomores. Everything you need to know… Academics Keep best grades, improve GPA, Limited Steel Center opportunities, credit check Expectations Keystone Preparation, Activity Involvement, Leadership Roles, Brainstorm Future Plans, Career Exploration Inspiration Words of Wisdom.

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  • Everything you need to know…
    • Academics
      • Keep best grades, improve GPA, Limited Steel Center opportunities, credit check
    • Expectations
      • Keystone Preparation, Activity Involvement, Leadership Roles, Brainstorm Future Plans, Career Exploration
    • Inspiration
      • Words of Wisdom
Graduation Requirements

23 credits

English 4 Phys Ed/Health 2

(1/2 credit 4 years)

Social Studies 4 Arts/Humanities 2

Math 3 Electives 5

Science 3


honors diploma
Honors Diploma
  • 3.0 cumulative weighted QPA
  • Earn minimum of 24 credits
  • At least 3 AP Courses
  • 4 Math (minimum Trig/Algebra III/Calculus)
  • 4 Science (at least one Honors/AP)
  • Advanced Keystone on 2 of 3 tests Alg I/Biology/Literature or
    • SAT – 1750 Combined Score Math/Crit Read/Writing
    • ACT – 26 Minimum Composite score
sophomore minimum requirements
Sophomore Minimum Requirements

Sophomore Status:


5 credits including 1 English

Sophomore Schedule:


6-7 Credits

English * Math * Social Studies * Science

* PE * Elective * Lunch

No more than ONE study hall per day

core class options
Core Class options
  • English
    • English 10 Honors*
    • English 10
    • Semester Electives
      • Speech I
      • Speech II
      • SAT Prep
  • Math
    • Geometry
    • Geometry Concepts
    • Algebra II
    • Algebra III
    • PreCalc Trig Honors*
    • Algebra II Concepts
    • Algebra I

Teacher Recommendations Required

*Honors Weight

core class options1
Core Class options
  • Social Studies
    • World Cultures Honors*
    • World Cultures
    • Semester Electives
      • World Geography
  • Science
    • Chemistry Honors*
    • Chemistry College Prep
    • Chemistry Career Prep
      • Exploring Space (Intro to Astronomy)
      • Zoology

*Honors Weight

  • Why take them?
    • Sampling of interests
    • Expand on skills
    • Prepare for future
    • Save $ on postsecondary classes
    • Improve QPA
    • They’re FUN!
  • Check Prerequisites
    • Replacements will be made if Prerequisites are not met.
elective descriptions
Elective Descriptions
  • Academic
    • SAT Prep, Foreign Language
    • Speech, science
  • Business
  • Technology
  • Music/ Art
  • Family Consumer Sciences
  • ROTC
  • In course catalog and online
    • high school
      • information
www careercruising com
  • Career Searches
  • Course Decisions
  • Graduation Plans
  • Community Service Hour Log
  • Personal Portfolio
  • Senior Project
10 th grade opportunities
10th grade Opportunities

Steel Center Vocational School

  • Cosmetology or Nursing Assistant
  • ½ day PM course
  • Must meet minimum requirements of credits
  • Application MUST be complete
  • Opportunity to gain post secondary skills and coursework BEFORE you graduate!
scheduling timeline
Scheduling Timeline
  • Input Independently Online
    • PowerSchool
      • At home
      • In school
  • Login info: PowerSchool Login
  • Course Decisions
    • Refer to your teachers for recommendations
    • Be aware of your total credits on transcript
    • Feb 28– March 7
      • March 5-6 High School Computer Rooms open during lunches.
    • Online scheduling turned off at 2:30 on 3/7
curriculum night
Curriculum Night
  • February 27th at Middle School

Why should you attend?

  • High School Teachers and Guidance Counselors on hand to answer questions about curriculum and scheduling for 2014-2015 year.
  • High School Sports and Activity Club Information
  • High School Break-Out Sessions including: college applications, AP testing, JROTC, Keystone Testing and MORE!
attendance expectations
Attendance Expectations
  • Arriving to school on time
    • Attendance is taken each morning
  • Arriving to class on time
    • Attendance is taken during each class period
  • WMASD Attendance Policy #204
    • No more than 10 absences in a semester course
    • No more than 20 absences in a full year
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Attendance Expectations
  • In order to be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities including athletics, a pupil must not be absent twenty (20) days or more in any school term.  Twenty (20) or more days includes both absences and days suspended.  A “school term” is defined as the period of time elapsing between the opening of the public schools in the fall of one year and the closing of the public schools in the spring of the following year.
  • When a pupil accumulates twenty (20) absences, in any one (1) school term s/he shall be declared ineligible for participation in extra-curricular activities for a period of sixty (60) school days following his/her 20th absence.
what does that really mean
What does that really mean?
  • If you miss the 20 days, you will be suspended from activities such as, sports, clubs, assemblies, field trips, class trips, band trips.
ncaa eligibility requirements
NCAAEligibility Requirements
  • Division I eligibility
  • All students entering college must have completed 16 core courses in high school.
  • Students must earn a minimum required GPA in core courses and a combined SAT or ACT sum score that matches this GPA on a sliding scale.
  • Division II eligibility
  • All students entering college on or after August 1, 2013, must have completed16 core courses in high school.
  • Standards require a minimum GPA of 2.0 and a combined minimum SAT score of 820 or sum ACT score of 68.
  • An academic course in one or a combination of these areas: English, mathematics, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language, comparative religion or philosophy.
  • Remedial courses, or those taught at a slower pace or that cover less content are not admissible. And not all classes that meet high school graduation requirements meet NCAA course work requirements.
things to consider this summer
Things to consider this summer
  • Future Plans
    • Use Career Cruising !
    • Make list of potential careers
    • Take PSATs (October)
  • Volunteer
    • Make connections
  • Activities
    • Consider joining a sport, club or BOTH
  • Military
    • Explore possible branches
    • Check physical requirements
    • Consider joining ROTC

!Summer Assignments!











Cross Country



  • Swimming
  • Track & Field
Two roads diverged in a woodAnd I took the one less traveled byAnd that has made all the difference

~Robert Frost~