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Welcome to Monticello High SchoolRising 9th Grade Transition Lesson www.k12albemarle.org/monticello
Overview of 9th Grade Transition Activities Today: meet your high school counselor and learn more about Today Monticello High School Dec 18th: Curriculum Expo at 7:00 at MHS Jan 18th: Health Science Academy applications are due Jan-March 15st: meet with your 8th grade counselor to talk about teacher recommendations and register for 9th grade classes Apr 16th: visit Monticello High School August: parent-student orientation night at MHS August
Goals For Today Introduce the Guide to High School Credit Courses Review diploma types, graduation requirements and verified credits Understand the importance of a career plan Understand the registration process and teacher recommendations
Review of the Guide to High School Credit Courses Guide to High School Credit Courses- booklet containing all of the class descriptions and a valuable tool in helping you figure out what courses/course levels to choose. Please ensure you take time to review the Guide to High School Credit Courses prior to meeting with your school counselor. It can be found on the Albemarle County Public Schools website and you will be given a copy by your 8th grade counselor.
Review of Graduation Requirements Diploma types and credit requirements • Standard diploma: 22 credits and 6 SOLs (verified credits) • Advanced diploma: 26 credits and 9 SOLs (verified credits) What is a credit? • Passing a course equals one credit. What is a verified credit? • Passing both the course and the end of course SOL. • Example: Pass Algebra 1 class and pass Algebra 1 SOL Every student should have a 4-year plan!!!
Standard DiplomaSubject Area Standard Verified Credits CreditsEnglish 4 2Math 3 1Science 3 1History & Social Science 3 1Health & Physical Education 2World Language, Fine Art or Career and 2 Technical EducationEconomics/Personal Finance 1Electives 4Student Selected Tests 1Total 22 6
Advanced Studies DiplomaSubject Area Standard Verified Credits CreditsEnglish 4 2Math 4 2Science 4 2History & Social Science 4 2Health & Physical Education 2World Language 3Fine Arts or Career and Technical Education 1Economics/Personal Finance 1Electives 3Student Selected Tests 1Total 26 9
4- Year PlanGrade Diploma English Social Studies Math Science Health/PEElec World Lang/ Electives Verified Type tive Elective CreditsMiddle AdvancedSchool Diploma 6-8 Fine Art/: Advanced English 9 *World History I *Algebra I *Earth Science Health I ___________ 9 *Geometry *Biology Phys Ed I Econ & *Algebra II Personal Standard English 9 *World History I *Algebra I *Earth Science Health I ___Finance___ Fundamental Phys Ed I 3 other Skills electives: Advanced English 10 *World History *Geometry *Biology Health II ____________ 10 II *Algebra II *Chemistry Phys Ed II ____________ Math Analysis ____________ _ Standard English 10 *World History Alg Funct. Data *Biology Health II *** Standard II *Geometry Phys Ed II Diploma *Algebra I Sequence 1: ____________ Advanced *English 11 *US/VA History *Algebra II *Chemistry Sequence 2: 11 (2 SOLs) Math Analysis Physics Internship/Coo ____________ College Alg/Trig Ecology p 4 other Standard *English 11 *US/VA History Alg Funct. Data *Chemistry electives: (2 SOLs) *Algebra II Physics ____________ *Geometry Ecology ____________ Animal Stud ____________ Advanced English 12 US/VA Gov’t. Math Analysis Physics ____________ 12 AP Math or Dual AP Sci. *** 1 of the 6 Enrollment Math __________ electives must College Alg/Trig be a Fine Art or CTE ____________ _ Standard English 12 US/VA Gov’t. Additional Math Additional Sci Econ & (opt.): (opt.): Personal ______ ____________ __________ ___Finance___ _ *Algebra II Total *Geometry Alg Funct. Data
Registration Process and Teacher Recommendations Your teachers will make recommendations for your courses and levels It is very important that you follow your teacher recommendations SOLs do have an impact on your class schedule, so do your best THE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE NOT A COPY OF YOUR SCHEDULE!
Registration Process and Teacher RecommendationsTeachers make recommendations for courses and course levels. Theserecommendations are reviewed during the registration meeting. Standard level is offered as a college preparatory/school-to-work program. This level provides a broad base of knowledge and emphasizes realistic application of concepts. Academic/Advanced level is offered as a college preparatory/school-to- work program. Students in this level class are engaged in a rigorous curriculum designed to stimulate and encourage academic growth and performance. Honors level is designed for students demonstrating exceptional aptitude and achievement in the discipline, and a desire to pursue the curriculum beyond the Academic /Advanced level of study. Honors students are expected to be self-motivated, independent learners able to engage in self-instruction through independent reading, projects, and research.
Typical 9th Grade Schedule English Math History Science Health I /PE I (one 9 weeks of each) World Language (depending upon diploma type) Elective Elective
Monticello High School Schedule Monday Friday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Mentorship Mentorship Mentorship Mentorship Mentorship (8:55-9:00am) (8:55-9:00am) (8:55-9:00am) (8:55-9:00am) (8:55-9:00am) Mustang Morning Mustang Morning Mustang Morning Mustang Morning Mustang Morning (9:05-9:30am) (9:05-9:30am) (9:05-9:30am) (9:05-9:30am) (9:05-9:30am) Period 1A, 1B Period 1A, 1B Period 1A, 1B Period 1A, 1B Period 1A (semester courses) (semester courses) (semester courses) (semester courses) (9:35-10:18am) or Period 1A or Period 1B or Period 1A or Period 1B (yearlong courses) (yearlong courses) (yearlong courses) (yearlong courses) Period 1B (9:35-11:00am) (9:35-11:00am) (9:35-11:00am) (9:35-11:00am) (10:23-11:00am) Period 2A, 2B Period 2A, 2B Period 2A, 2B Period 2A, 2B Period 2A (semester courses) (semester courses) (semester courses) (semester courses) (11:05am-11:45am) or Period 2A or Period 2B or Period 2A or Period 2B (yearlong courses) (yearlong courses) (yearlong courses) (yearlong courses) Period 2B (11:05am-1:00pm) (11:05am-1:00pm) (11:05am-1:00pm) (11:05am-1:00pm) (12:20pm-1:00pm)L1: 11:00am-11:30am L1: 11:00am-11:30am L1: 11:00am-11:30am L1: 11:00am-11:30am L1: 11:00am-11:30amL2: 11:45am-12:15pm L2: 11:45am-12:15pm L2: 11:45am-12:15pm L2: 11:45am-12:15pm L2: 11:45am-12:15pmL3: 12:30pm-1:00pm L3: 12:30pm-1:00pm L3: 12:30pm-1:00pm L3: 12:30pm-11:00pm L3: 12:30pm-1:00pm Period 3A, 3B Period 3A, 3B Period 3A, 3B Period 3A, 3B Period 3A (semester courses) (semester courses) (semester courses) (semester courses) (1:05-1:43pm) or Period 3A or Period 3B or Period 3A or Period 3B (yearlong courses) (yearlong courses) (yearlong courses) (yearlong courses) Period 3B (1:05-2:25pm) (1:05-2:25pm) (1:05-2:25pm) (1:05-2:25pm) (1:48-2:25pm) Period 4A, 4B Period 4A, 4B Period 4A, 4B Period 4A, 4B Period 4A (semester courses) (semester courses) (semester courses) (semester courses) (2:30-3:08pm) or Period 4A Or Period 4B or Period 4A or Period 4B (yearlong courses) (yearlong courses) (yearlong courses) (yearlong courses) Period 4B (2:30-3:50pm) (2:30-3:50pm) (2:30-3:50pm) (2:30-3:50pm) (3:13-3:50pm)
MONTICELLO HIGH SCHOOL 9th GRADE ELECTIVES CAREER PATHWAYS 2013-2014 Please refer to the Program of Studies for complete listings, descriptions, and prerequisites.ART, AV, COMMUNICATION, & HUMANITIES BUSINESS, FINANCE, MARKETING, & HOSPITALITY & TOURISM SERVICESAfrican-American Lit. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Culinary Arts IArt I-IV This pathway includes these Career Clusters: Principles of Business & MarketingBasics of Tech Theater Business Management & Administration World Languages: see below for list of languagesChorus I – IV Finance HEALTH SERVICESConcert Band Information Technology Culinary Arts ICreative Writing I, II Marketing, Sales, & Service Health & Medical Sciences I, IIDebate ½ cr. Business Management Medical TerminologyDesign, Multi-Media & Web Tech. I, II Computer Info Systems I, II Mediation Training I (½ cr.)Drama I – IV Computer Science I, II World Languages: see below for list of languagesHumanities I – III Design, Multi-Media & Web Tech. I, II LEGAL, PROTECTIVE, EDUCATION &Improv Comedy Digital Imaging Technology I, HUMAN SERVICESIntro to Film and Basic Visual Studies Office Specialist I, II, III This pathway includes these Career Clusters:Jazz Band I – IV (zero period) Principles of Business & Marketing Education & TrainingJournalism I – IV Smart Money Management/Economics Human ServicesMarching Band Yearbook I– IV Law, Public Safety, Corrections & SecurityMultimedia Crafts I – IV World Languages: see below for list of languages Government & Public AdministrationPercussion Ensemble ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY, SCIENCE, Air Force Junior ROTC I-IV , ROTC Drill, and ROTCPhotography I – III & NATURAL RESOURCES RaidersSpeech & Communication Air Force Junior ROTC I –IV Computer Info. Systems I, IIStage Band I – IV (zero period) Computer Science I, II DebateString Ensemble I – IV Design, Multi-Media & Web Tech. I, II Health & Medical Sciences I, IITV Production I, II, III Geospatial Technology Mediation Training I (½ cr.) & II (1 cr.)Film and Video Editing Green Energy Design Principles of Business & MarketingVocal Jazz Ensemble Green Energy Technology Speech & Communication ½ cr.Wind Ensemble (Audition) Materials & Processes Technology World Languages: see below for list of languagesWomen’s Ensemble-Advanced (Audition) Math, Engineering & Science Academy (see below)Yearbook I - IV Technical DrawingWorld Languages: see below for list of languages World Languages: see below for list of languages ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES, ENRICHMENT, & CAREER EXPERIENCESWorld Languages: French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Latin, German, JapaneseAir Force Junior ROTC I – IV and ROTC Drill (zero period)Math, Engineering and Science Academy at Albemarle High School-must enroll at AHS (see your school counselor for information and application procedure)Health and Medical Sciences Academy at Monticello High School-must enroll at MoHS (see your school counselor for information and application procedure)AVID- admission criteria applyLeadership 1 cr. I – IVESOL -admission criteria applySmart Money Management/EconomicsSummer Camps (CATEC) –Architecture and Construction: sessions for rising 8th-10 th ;Culinary Arts and Cosmetology (rising 8th-10th)
New Program at MHS! Health and Medical Sciences Academy (page 10 of the course guide) Apply by Jan 18th – The website for the Academy is www.k12albemarle.org/hmsa Applications are available with your counselor but it is recommended that you apply online at the website listed above. Students accepted into the program will have the following specialized (designed to prep students for a Health/Medical field career) classes in their schedule English, Science, History, Latin, Health and Medical Science
Clubs at Monticello High School ACE—engineering activities Animal Rights Club-activities supporting the rights of animals Big Brother Big Sister Club—upperclassmen mentoring underclassmen and helping with transition activities Celtic/Blue Grass/Fiddle Club—traditonal celtic music/dance exploration and appreciation Chemistry -Experience chemistry beyond what is taught in the classroom Chess/Strategy- compete and improve your skills. Debate- hone your research, argumentation, and presentation skills Environthon— study and practice in preparartion for a competition based on science and problem solving skills FCA (student sponsored)- offers students a forum for discussion of faith based topics Fencing-Promote fencing for competition and for fun. Garden Club– learn how to grow your own fruits and vegetables Key Club-opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership. Model UN(United Nations)-students step into shoes of ambassadors from UN member states to debate current issues on the organization’s agenda. Otaku—appreciation and exploration of Japanese Anime Recycling- Raise awareness of conservation and recycling efforts at MHS. SHOUT(Students, Hopes, Outcries, United, Together)-S.H.O.U.T is a club that supports school clubs (social) activities year round. Student Rationalists dedicated to the study of reason as it applies to current world events TOMS Shoes---fundraising and activities in support of providing the impoverished with footwear Volleyball game, set, match! Improve your game make new friends…
Sports at Monticello High School Cheerleading Wrestling Cross Country Baseball Field Hockey Softball Football Outdoor Track Girls Volleyball Girls Soccer Golf Boys Soccer Girls Basketball Girls Tennis Boys Basketball Boys Tennis Indoor Track Girls Lacrosse Swimming Boys Lacrosse