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  • 1. Trimesters at Trent on High School Informational Meeting March 11, 2008
  • 2. In June 2007, the Board approved the development of a plan to implement trimesters at Trenton High School for the 2008-2009 school year.
    • Well-rounded high school education and experience
    • Maintain and expand current course offerings
    • Meet the needs of all students – struggling, advanced, and average
    • Options for assistance and interventions
    • Recover credit more readily
    • Opportunities for enrichment / acceleration
    • Potential for flexibility and creativity in schedule
    • Student and teacher load
    During 2007-08, a High School Task Team was formed for the purpose of recommending a schedule that best implements the Michigan Merit Curriculum and meets the needs of Trenton High School students. Trimesters
  • 3. Tonight’s Agenda
    • Trimesters – Nuts and Bolts
    • Graduation Requirements
    • Calendar Changes
    • New Courses
    • Sample Schedules
    • Student Transition
  • 4. Trimesters
  • 5. What Stays the Same Core Curriculum Class size 7:30 am start 30 minute lunch 5 minute passing Staffing 2:30 pm dismissal
  • 6. What Changes 7.5 credits per year 6 credits per year Trimesters Semesters 5 classes per day 6 classes per day 73 minute class 60 minute class 3 report cards 4 report cards 3 trimesters per year 2 semesters per year
  • 7. Changes in Course/Credit Trimesters Semesters 2 trimester class (1 credit) year long class (1 credit)
    • 3 trimester class (1.5 credits)
    • Band
    • Choir
    • Yearbook
    • Algebra I Advantage
    • Advanced Placement (AP)
    • DCTC
    year long class (1 credit) 1 trimester class (.5 cr.) 1 semester class (.5 cr.)
  • 8. One Credit Courses Course ownership Pacing guides Common assessments Teaching for retention Minimizing Concerns of Gap in Courses Earth Science B Earth Science A Earth Science B Earth Science A Earth Science B Earth Science A 3 rd Trimester 2 nd Trimester 1 st Trimester
  • 9. Credit Recovery Fail course 1st trimester automatically repeat course 2 nd trimester Able to stay on track for graduation Priority to place students who are at-risk of failing in 1 st trimester courses Earth Science B Earth Science A Earth Science A 3 rd Trimester C 2 nd Trimester B 1 st Trimester A
  • 10. Graduation Requirements
  • 11. 25.0 credits 23.5 credits Credits to Graduate 27.0 25.5 Credits Possible 14.0 12.5 Elective Courses 13.0 13.0 Required Courses 1 credit Art, CTE, Life Mgt, Music, Health, Phys. Ed., Bus. Ed., or Computer 1 credit Art, CTE, Life Mgt, Music, Health, Phys. Ed., Bus. Ed., or Computer Additional Credit 1 credit Two, first term band courses equate to .5 credit of PE 1 credit Two, first term band courses equate to .5 credit of PE Physical Education
    • 3 credits
    • American History
    • .5 Economics
    • .5 Foundations of W. Civ.
    • .5 American Government
    • .5 additional credit
    • 3 credits
    • American History
    • .5 Economics
    • .5 Foundations of W. Civ.
    • .5 American Government
    • .5 additional credit
    Social Studies
    • 2 credits
    • Earth Science
    • 1 additional credit
    • 2 credits
    • Earth Science
    • 1 additional credit
    Science 2 credits 2 credits Math
    • 4 credits
    • English 9
    • English 10 / Accelerated
    • English 11 / Accelerated
    • 1 additional credits
    • 4 credits
    • English 9
    • English 10 / Accelerated
    • 2 additional credits
    Language Arts Class of 2010 Class of 2009
  • 12. 16.5 16.0 Required Courses 28.0 credits 26.5 credits Credits to Graduate 30.0 28.5 Credits Possible 14.5 12.5 Elective Courses 1 credit 1 credit VPAA .5 credit .5 credit Health 1 credit Two, 1 st term band courses = .5 credit PE .5 credit Two, 1 st term band courses = .5 credit PE Physical Education
    • 3 credits
    • World History & Geography
    • US History &Geography
    • .5 Civics
    • .5 Economics
    • 3 credits
    • World History &Geog.
    • US History & Geography
    • .5 Civics
    • .5 Economics
    Social Studies
    • 3 credits
    • Earth Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry or Physics
    • 3 credits
    • Earth Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry or Physics
    Science
    • 4 credits
    • Algebra 1
    • Geometry
    • Algebra 2
    • 1 math or math-related credit senior year
    • 4 credits
    • Algebra 1
    • Geometry
    • Algebra 2
    • 1 math or math-related credit senior year
    Math
    • 4 credits
    • English 9
    • English 10 / Accelerated
    • English 11 / Accelerated
    • 1 additional credit
    • 4 credits
    • English 9
    • English 10 / Accelerated
    • English 11 / Accelerated
    • 1 additional credit
    Language Arts Class of 2012 and Later Class of 2011
  • 13. Minimum Requirements 21.5 14.0 6.5 28.0 30.0 2012 & Later 19.0 12.50 5.0 26.5 28.5 2011 17.5 10.0 NA 25.0 27.0 2010 16.0 NA NA 23.5 25.5 2009 Credits 12 th Status Credits 11 th Status Credits 10 th Status Graduation Requirements Credits Possible Class
  • 14. Calendar Changes
  • 15. Calendar K-12 Still the Same No School – Memorial Day May 25 Last day of school, am only June 11 AM Only – Professional Development May 13 Spring Break April 10 - 19 Winter Break February 20 - 23 Holiday Break December 20 - January 4 Thanksgiving Break November 27 - 30 No School – Professional Development November 4 First day of school, am only September 2
  • 16. Calendar Changes - THS Only April 24 pm Jan. 23 pm March 9 Oct. 10 pm Nov. 21 No School (THS only) April 23 January 22 October 9 June 9, 10, 11 March 4, 5, 6 Nov. 18, 19, 20 Exams Day 1: 7:30 – 2:30, 1 exam and 5 classes Days 2 & 3: 7:30 – 10:30, 2 exams per day March 11 – June 11 Nov. 24 – March 6 Sept. 2 – Nov. 20 Parent Conferences 2-4 and 5-7 pm Three Trimesters
  • 17. New Course Offerings
  • 18.
    • English Language Arts
      • English 11 (1cr.)
      • Accelerated English 11 (1cr.)
    • Science
      • Chemistry G (1cr.)
      • Chemistry H (1cr.)
      • AP Biology (1.5 cr.)
      • AP Environmental (1 cr.)
      • Principles of Medicine (.5 cr.)
      • Laboratory Exploration (.5 cr.)
      • Green Solutions (.5 cr.)
      • Landscaping & Horticulture (.5)
      • Forensic Investigation (.5 cr.)
      • Parks & Wildlife Mgt. (.5 cr.)
    • Math
      • Contemporary Trig (.5 cr.)
      • Contemporary Probability & Statistics (.5 cr.)
      • Algebra Advantage (1.5 cr.)
      • Contemporary Algebra 2 (1 cr.)
      • Pre-Calculus (1 cr.)
      • Introduction to Calculus (.5 cr.)
      • AP Statistics (1.5 cr.)
    • Social Studies
      • Ancient Greece & Rome (.5 cr.)
      • Current Events (.5 cr.)
      • The American West (.5 cr.)
    • Special Education
      • Core
      • Electives
  • 19.
    • Art
      • Electronic Art II, III
      • Drawing II
      • Painting II
      • Photography I, II
      • Printmaking
    • CTE
      • Screen Process Printing
      • Intro to Building Construction
      • Cabinet & Furniture Making II
      • Machine Wood Tech IV
      • Interior Design
      • Web Design II
    • Physical Education
      • Dual/Individual Sports I & II
      • Team Sports I & II
      • Rhythmic Movement/ Personal Fitness I & II
      • Water Safety & Conditioning
    • Business
      • International Business
      • Sports & Entertainment Marketing
      • Fashion Marketing
    • Interdisciplinary
      • Guided Academics
      • Academic Transition
  • 20. Courses Meeting VPAA Requirement
    • Art
    • Jewelry Making I, II, III
    • Electronic Art I, II, III
    • Studio & Advanced Studio Art
    • Photography I, II
    • Introductory Art 2D
    • Introductory Art 3D
    • Painting I, II
    • Ceramics and Sculpture I, II, III
    • Printmaking I
    • Drawing I, II
    • Language Arts
    • Electronic Media Production
    • Speech and Presentation
    • Debate
    • Theater Arts
    • Play Production
    • Journalism I, II
    • Monguagon Yearbook
    • CTE
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Furniture & Cabinet Making
    • Screen Process Printing
    • Wood Technology I, II, III, IV
    • Intro to Construction Trades
    • Architecture I, II & Interior Design
    • Computer Aided Drafting
    • Computer Design I, II
    • Automotive I, II
    • Music
    • Mixed and Advanced Chorus
    • Band (Marching, Concert, Jazz, & Beginning)
  • 21. Student Schedules
  • 22. Michigan Merit 16.5 required credits and 13.5 open choice credits Freshman Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3 1 Earth Sc A Earth Sc B Health 2 Algebra 1 A Algebra 1 A World His B 3 English 9 A World His A English 9 B 4 Physical Ed VPAA Open Choice 5 Open Choice Open Choice Open Choice Junior Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3 1 Biology A Biology B Physical Ed 2 Geometry A Geometry B Open Choice 3 Am History A English 11 A English 11 B 4 Open Choice Open Choice Am History B 5 VPAA Open Choice Open Choice Sophomore Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3 1 Chemistry A Open Choice Chemistry B 2 Algebra 2 A Algebra 2 B Open Choice 3 Open Choice English 10 A English 10 B 4 Economics Open Choice Government 5 Open Choice Open Choice Open Choice Senior Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3 1 Math Choice Math Choice Open Choice 2 LA Choice LA Choice Open Choice 3 Open Choice Open Choice Open Choice 4 Open Choice Open Choice Open Choice 5 Open Choice Open Choice Open Choice
  • 23. Band Freshman Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3 1 Algebra 1 A Algebra 1 A Health 2 English 9 A English 9 B World Hist B 3 Earth Sci A World Hist B Earth Sc B 4 Physical Ed German 1 A German 1 B 5 Band A (PE) Band B (VPAA) Band C (VPAA) Junior Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3 1 Algebra 2 A Algebra 2 B Government 2 English 11 A Acad. Trans. English 11 B 3 Chemistry A Economics Chemistry B 4 German 3 A German 3 B Parent Ess 5 Band A (PE) Band B Band C Sophomore Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3 1 Geometry A Geometry B Marketing 2 English 10 A US History B Biology B 3 US History A Biology A English 10 B 4 German 2 A Art German 2 B 5 Band A Band B Band C Senior Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3 1 Pre Calc A Pre Calc B Psychology 2 Speech Modern Lit Lifetime Sp. 3 AP Biology A AP Biology B AP Biology C 4 German 4 A German 4 B Webpage 5 Band A Band B Band C
  • 24. Career Technical Education Freshman Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3 1 Algebra 1 A Algebra 1 B Health 2 English 9 A English 9 B World Hist B 3 Earth Sci A World Hist A Earth Sc B 4 Physical Ed Machine Tec Machine Tec 5 Art (VPAA) Draft/CAD Draft/CAD Junior Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3 1 Algebra 2 A Algebra 2 B Civics 2 English 11 A Civil War English 11 B 3 Chemistry A Economics Chemistry B 4 Cab/Furn I Cab/Furn I Cab/Furn I 5 Cab/Furn I Cab/Furn I Cab/Furn I Sophomore Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3 1 Geometry A Geometry B Physical Ed 2 English 10 A US History B Biology A 3 US History A Biology A English 10 B 4 CAD I CAD II Inventor I 5 Mach Tec II Mach Tec II Screen P (VPAA) Senior Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3 1 Prob & Stat Trigonometry Psychology 2 Speech Modern Lit Lifetime Sp. 3 Accounting Green Sol Photography 4 Cab/Furn II Cab/Furn II Cab/Furn II 5 Cab/Furn II Cab/Furn II Cab/Furn II
  • 25. Accelerated Freshman Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3 1 Geometry A Geometry B Health 2 English 9 A English 9 B World Hist B 3 Biology A World Hist A Biology B 4 Physical Ed Spanish 1 A Spanish 1 B 5 Computer Ap Computer Ap Art (VPAA) Junior Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3 1 Pre Cal A Pre Cal B Government 2 Ac Eng 11 A Acad Trans Ac Eng 11 B 3 AP Bio A AP Bio B AP Bio C 4 Spanish 3 A Spanish 3 B Debate (VPPA) 5 AP Psych A AP Psych B AP Psych C Sophomore Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3 1 Algebra 2 A Algebra 2 B Economics 2 Ac Eng 10 A US History A Chemistry B 3 US History B Chemistry A Ac Eng 10 B 4 Spanish 2 A Spanish 2 B Psychology 5 Marketing Web Design Physical Ed Senior Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3 1 AP Stat A AP Stat B AP Stat C 2 AP Eng A AP Eng B AP Eng C 3 AP Gov/Pol AP Gov/Pol AP Gov/Pol 4 Spanish 4 A Spanish 4 B Photography 5 Forensic Inv Entrep A Entrep B
  • 26. Student Transition
    • Increased Options
        • Plan Ahead
        • Career Paths
    • Attendance
    • Time Management
        • Faster pace
        • Little to no down time
    • Responsibility
    • Keeping Informed
        • 3 Parent Conferences
        • Parent Connect
  • 27. Questions Mike Doyle at 692-4530 or [email_address] Ann Deneroff at 692-4516 or [email_address]