Program Of Studies Night Presentation 2010


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Presentation given to parents in the Wissahickon School District for course selection information.

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Program Of Studies Night Presentation 2010

  1. 1. Program of Studies NightWHS<br />January 14, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />Welcome – Mr. Hayes<br />Overview of High School Curriculum- Mrs. DiGregorio<br />Graduation Requirements and Transcripts- Mrs. Auerbach<br />Overview of Process at Middle School- Ms. Randolph/Mr. Malone<br />Questions and Answers<br />Cafeteria- Questions with Individual Departments<br />
  3. 3. Program of Studies<br />Changes p6<br />Senior Social Studies Curriculum<br />Gifted Programming Under Review<br />Math and Science Credits<br />Foreign Language Course Descriptions<br />Academic French III and Academic Spanish III<br />Parental Waiver of Recommendations page 9<br />Deadline for changes is June 30, 2010<br />Four year planning guide in back.<br />
  4. 4. HS Timeline for Scheduling<br />January<br />Course Selection Materials Distributed<br />Program of Studies Night<br />February<br />Individual Meetings with Guidance Counselors<br />March<br />Course Verification Sheets mailed home<br />June 30, 2010- Final Date for any changes in selection<br />
  5. 5. High School Bell Schedule<br />Run an 8 period day<br />8 class periods<br />30 minute lunch<br />
  6. 6. 9th Grade Curriculum<br />9th Grade:<br />Mathematics<br />Lang/Lit I<br />Historical Inquiry<br />Physical Science<br />Foreign Language<br />9th Grade Wellness<br />total of 2 elective credits<br />total of 1 elective credit<br />1 study hall each semester<br />
  7. 7. Sample Schedule2 Elective Credits<br />
  8. 8. Sample Schedule1 Elective Credit/1 Study Hall<br />
  9. 9. Academic Levels<br />Honors:<br />Work independently<br />Extensive Homework<br />Good at Time Management<br />Good Study Habits<br />Work outside of the classroom<br />Academic:<br />Prepare students for post high school education.<br />Outside research, homework, projects<br />More guidance from the teacher<br />
  10. 10. Graduation Requirements<br />*Beginning with the class of 2012, students must earn a combined total of 7.0 credits in Math and Science.<br />**Two years of World Language will be required. Exceptions are considered on an individual basis.<br />
  11. 11. Promotion Requirements<br />
  12. 12. Transcript<br />
  13. 13. Weighted GPA<br />AP Courses- 0.1 bonus point (C or better and take AP Exam)<br />Honors Courses- 0.05 bonus point (C or better for 1 credit classes)<br />How it works<br />
  14. 14. GPA<br />
  15. 15. Balancing it all<br />Classes<br />Clubs<br />Sports<br />Community involvement<br />Do I need a study hall?<br />
  16. 16. Middle School Timeline<br />November<br />Guidance Lessons~ Career Interest Inventories<br />NMTCC~ Presentation<br />NMTCC~ Visitation<br />January<br />Guidance Lessons~ Program of Studies Materials Distributed<br />Program of Studies Night<br />Course Selection Sheets Due by January 29, 2010<br />February<br />Guidance Lessons~ Electronic Course Entry<br />Individual Meetings with Students<br />
  17. 17. Questions and Answers<br />Feedback sheet<br />Department members are available in cafeteria to answer any questions you may have.<br />