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The Future Ready core is designed to prepare all students for careers and college learning in the 21st century.
Students will be required to complete 25 units of credits in order to graduate in ABSS.
The following units will be required for graduation under the Future-Ready Core:
4 Mathematics Units
4 English Units
4 Social Studies Units
3 Science Units
1 Health and Physical Education Unit
6 Elective Units
3 Additional Credits
TOTAL 25 Credits Units
A “credit” represents one course that a student takes for an entire semester and earns at least a 70 average for the course. (includes final exam counting as 25% of final grade.)
Students at EAHS take 4 courses each semester, so there is an opportunity to earn up to 8 credits in a regular school year.
EOC Test Standard
English 2, Algebra 1 and Biology have state mandated End of Course test.
Students must score a level III (70%) on the test in order to get credit for the course.
This is in addition to passing the teacher standard for the course.
To be promoted from:
Grade 9 to Grade 10 : A student must earn a minimum of 6 credits.
Grade 10 to Grade 11 : A student must have earned a minimum of 12 credits.
Grade 11 to Grade 12 : A student must have earned a minimum of 20 credits.
Grade 9 Courses Wendy Nelms
Course Offerings for Grade 9 ENGLISH English I CP English I Honors MATH Foundations of Algebra & Algebra I Algebra I Geometry or Geometry Honors
Course Offerings for Grade 9 SCIENCE Earth Science/Earth Science Honors Biology Honors (Must have taken and passed Algebra I) SOCIAL STUDIES World History World History Honors HEALTH/PE Health & Physical Education
Course Offerings for Grade 9 SUGGESTED 9th GRADE ELECTIVES
Band - Fall
Band - Spring
Visual Arts I
Theatre Arts I
Career and Technical Education Center Ako Barnes
Course Offerings for Grade 9 SUGGESTED 9th GRADE ELECTIVES
Career and Technical Education
Core and Sustainable Construction (prerequisite course for Carpentry)
Interior Design I
Microsoft Word PowerPoint and Publisher
Microsoft Excel and Access
Multimedia and Webpage Design
Parenting and Child Development
Principles of Business and Finance
Sports and Entertainment Marketing I
Biomedical Technology (CTEC)
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Introduction to Engineering Design (CTEC)
Scientific and Technical Visualization I (CTEC)
Course Placement and Recommendations Amber Bible
Course Placement Criteria
In order to determine the correct placement of all Freshman students in appropriate level courses we use multiple criteria and data including:
Achievement scores as measured on the NC End of Grade Test in Reading and Math.
EVAAS Prediction Data
Classroom performance (work ethic and effort) and Attendance
Determined by 8 th grade Math Course, Performance Data (listed in the previous slide), and Teacher Recommendation.
Based on the course placement criteria previously mentioned, entering 9 th grade students should register for the following math course(s):
Math Placement Current Grade 8 Math Course: Grade 9 Algebra 1 Geometry or Geometry H Advanced Math 8 Algebra 1 One semester Math 8 Foundations of Algebra and Algebra 1 for year- long Algebra
Foundations of Algebra
This course is designed to assist students in mastering the prerequisite skills necessary for success in Algebra 1.
Foundations is essentially a year-long Algebra Course designed to provide additional time to cover the concepts.
It is designed to build a strong foundation for all future math courses.
Honors course registration
If you believe that your student should participate in honors classes as a Freshman at Eastern Alamance High School, please do the following:
Attend the optional informational session after general session here in the auditorium this evening.
If a parent opts for their child to be in an honors course who does not meet the previously mentioned criteria, please obtain an Interest Form from the Honors Breakout session. Students will also need to complete a honors waiver form prior to registration.
Once a student is enrolled in an Honors course they must remain for the entire course duration.
Parents must sign and return the printed registration and return it to their Middle School Language Arts teacher by the specified date on the form.
Registration Process Erin Stoker
Registration Forms and Curriculum Guides will be distributed to students next week and will also be available on the ABSS website www.abss.k12.nc.us beginning February 6 th .
Students will register via internet through Career Cruising. Go to www.eah.abss.k12.nc.us and follow the directions.
It is recommended that students & parents follow registration suggestions from 8 th grade teachers & counselors to help students have a successful 9 th grade year.
9 th grade students will register individually with School Counselors during the week of February 6 th -10 th at Woodlawn and Hawfields Middle Schools.
Review 9 th grade course offerings with your middle school teachers.
Complete the registration online/at school with counselors
Each Student must choose 8 courses (4 each semester) and 4 alternate electives including:
1 Social Studies
3 Electives (top 3 choices)
Plus 4 alternate electives
Final Registration Steps
Students will also be meeting with Eastern H.S. counselors to register during the week of February 6 th -10 th .
Parents must sign and return the printed registration form and return it to their Middle School Language Arts teacher by February 17th .
Optional Breakout Sessions
EAHS Honors Program-Auditorium
Courses Available and Criteria
EAHS Exceptional Children’s Program-Media Center
Program Information for students served under an IEP(Individualized Education Plan).
Stay Tuned for more Information regarding…. New Student Orientation for Parents and Students prior to the Start of the 2012-2013 school year!
Thank you for attending EAHS Registration Success!