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  • 1. Welcome Parents of Incoming Sophomores to Curriculum Night Edina High School Bruce Locklear
  • 2. The Day in the Life of an EHS Student
    • Video produced by Kyle Engler, Austin Dummer
  • 3. How does this evening work?
  • 4. Elective Locations
  • 5. Get Involved
    • We also invite you to stop by the Commons area, located near the entrance of Fick Auditorium, to explore additional curricular and co-curricular opportunities available to your son/daughter at EHS. Represented tonight are the following:
      • Book Club
      • German Club
      • Latin Club
      • Robotics
      • Images Literary Magazine
      • Zephyrus Newspaper
      • Spanish Club
      • Mock Trial
      • Model UN
  • 6. Mathematics Course Offerings Edina High School David Boone
  • 7. Mathematics Pathways
  • 8. Mathematics Opportunities
    • Math Team
      • The Math Team practices once a week from September through February. There are 5 competitions during the season in which students earn individual points as well as team points. Students can earn an EHS letter for their letter jacket.
    • AP Classes
      • Advanced Placement: AB Calculus, BC Calculus, Computer Science, and Statistics.
      • Students assume a greater responsibility for independent learning and the work load is more than that of a regular class. College credit may be earned.
    • AMC
      • Students are invited to participate in the American Mathematical Competition in February by their teacher.
      • Students scoring over 100 on this exam are invited to participate in the AIME national exam.
    • Extra Help
      • Math teachers make themselves available during their contracted hours and many times outside their contracted hours to help students.
      • We also offer slower paced (3 semester) math courses in Advanced Algebra
      • Edina Math is also offered for those students needing targeted standards based instruction.
    • Calculators
      • We recommend the TI-nSpire CAS .
    • Who do I contact?
      • David Boone - Mathematics Area Leader [email_address]
  • 9. English Course Offerings Edina High School Tim Klobuchar
  • 10. Curriculum Focus in English 10
    • Develop strong reading, writing, and literary analysis skills.
    • Begin high school research, including critical evaluation of source material.
    • Ongoing areas of study:
      • Visual literacy
      • Poetry
      • Vocabulary
      • Grammar, usage, and mechanics
  • 11. English 10
    • The majority of sophomores take this course.
    • This course is designed as a transition to high school English.
    • The English 10 curriculum makes some interdisciplinary connections with EHS sophomore history classes. Students report that these connections are helpful.
    • Rigorous, college-prep course (up to ½ hour of homework a night)
    • AP still an option for 11 th grade
  • 12. Enriched English 10
    • Enriched English 10 is a good fit for students who are successful at reading and writing analytically.
    • Successful Enriched 10 students can maintain rigorous homework expectations. (Up to one hour a night).
    • Enriched English 10 students arrive in September with a strong command of writing conventions. Consider student’s past experience with analytical essays.
    • Significantly more reading and writing than in English 10.
  • 13. Consider English Electives
    • Public Speaking
    • The Art of Film I and II
    • Journalism
    • Creative Writing
    • Mass Media (blended format)
      • Sophomores can get a jumpstart on their senior year English credits.
      • Teachers have observed that sophomores act more mature and respectful when placed with juniors and seniors.
  • 14. Science Course Offerings Edina High School Steve Sanger
  • 15. The “Physics First” Sequence Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 Physics Enriched Physics Chemistry Enriched Chemistry Biology Enriched Biology CORE Beyond the Core Students can select from a variety of AP or non-AP electives.
  • 16. Chemistry
    • The majority of sophomores take this course.
    • This course builds on students’ prior work in 9 th grade Physics or Enriched Physics and will prepare them for subsequent work in Biology or Enriched Biology
    • College-prep course
  • 17. Enriched Chemistry
    • This is a more rigorous Chemistry course
    • Consider enrolling in Enriched Chemistry if you are:
      • highly interested in science
      • self-motivated
      • self-disciplined
      • quite comfortable with math (concurrently in Advanced Algebra)
  • 18. Selecting a Chemistry Course Chemistry Most students would fit here.
    • not fitting in the above
    Enriched Chemistry Note: You need to be taking Advanced Algebra concurrently with Enriched Chemistry in 10 th grade, OR you need to have completed Advanced Algebra already in 9 th grade. This group generally consists of about 20% of all students.
    • highly interested in science
    • self-motivated
    • self-disciplined
    • quite comfortable with math
    You should choose... If you are...
  • 19. Other Science Offerings
    • AP Courses
      • AP Biology
      • AP Chemistry
      • AP Environmental Sci.
      • AP Physics
    • Electives
      • Comparative Anatomy
      • Environmental Science
      • Human Anatomy
      • Organic Chemistry
      • Physical Universe
    • Also consider:
      • Engineering courses (see elective session in Rm. 326 today)
      • Field-based Science
      • Science Club and Robotics
  • 20. Social Studies Course Offerings Edina High School Dan Baron, Betsy Nimmo
  • 21. 10th Grade Social Studies
    • World History
    • AP World History
    • AP European History
    • Standard or AP?
      • Level of interest and motivation
      • Comfort level with advanced reading and writing
      • Previous experience in Social Studies
    • Consider Advanced Placement Social Studies including :
    • * AP Psychology (1 Semester)
    • * AP Human Geography (1 Semester)
    • * AP US Government (1 Semester)
    • * AP Comparative Government (1 Semester)
    • * AP US History (Full Year)-11 th Grade
  • 22. Standard World History
    • Broad survey course beginning with early civilizations up to the 21 st century
    • Instructional Methods include group activities, class discussions, lecture, simulations, debates, and research
    • Assessment—objective tests, essay writing, projects, and assignments
  • 23. AP History
    • AP World History
    • Chronological study of major geographic regions—Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe from early civilizations to globalization in the 21 st century
    • Emphasizes global perspective of world events
    • Students can expect a combination of lecture, simulations, debate, and discussion
    • AP European History
    • Europe and areas impacted by Europeans from 1450-present.
    • Shorter period of time than AP World and fewer places to cover.
    • Depth rather than breadth with the same rigor as the AP World history course.
  • 24. Counseling Department Edina High School Jeanne Brown
  • 25. EHS Counselors
    • Janet Schmiel A-Bri
    • Jeanne Brown Bro-Fo
    • Mike Holbach Fr-Ka
    • Lisa Burnham Ke-Mo
    • Sandy Schmidt Mu-Se
    • Bill Hicks Sh-Z
    • Support Staff :
    • Nancy Knutson
    • Lory Mullis
  • 26. Registration Timeline
    • February 8-9
      • EHS Counselors meet with freshmen
    • February 17-18
      • SV registration to take place at school
      • School View activation codes distributed by SVMS
      • Contact South View
    • February 10-23
      • VV Freshmen registration opens online
      • School View activation codes distributed by VVMS
      • Contact Valley View
  • 27. Course Catalog
    • You will find the full course catalog at:
    • www.edina.k12.mn.us/edinahigh/counseling/registration
    • Students were given sophomore only course catalogs
    • Use this site to look up course descriptions, requirements, and other specific information related to scheduling
  • 28. EHS Graduation Requirements
    • #1 - 42 Semester credits – grades 9-12
    • 9 th grade credits count toward both the 42 credits needed towards graduation as well as college requirements.
    • At least 30 credits must be earned through Edina High School.
    • 9 th grade courses and grades will appear on the Edina High School transcript.
    • #2 – GRAD component of the MCA II
      • WRITING – Gr. 9
      • READING – Gr. 10
      • MATH – Gr. 11
  • 29. Graduation Requirement #1
    • 42 semester credits are required grades 9-12 including…
    • ENGLISH (8 credits)
    • SOCIAL STUDIES (7 credits)
    • SCIENCE (6 credits)
    • MATH (6 credits)- 4 credits from the HS
    • PHYSICAL EDUCATION (1 credit) – Grade 9
    • PHYSICAL EDUCATION (1 credit) – Grades 10-12
    • HEALTH (1 credit) – Grades 9-12
    • FINE ARTS (2 credits) – Grades 9-12
  • 30. SchoolView Edina Public Schools Steve Buettner
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  • 36. How YOU can get involved!
    • Join EHS Parent Council
    • Go to  www.ehsparents.com  and you will find:
      • An Online Parent Survival Guide written by parents for parents new to EHS
      • Volunteer opportunities
      • Information about EHS Parent Council and how it supports our students and staff
  • 37. What’s Up at EHS?
    • Hornet Headlines is your news source at EHS
    • Hornet Headlines is located on the home page of the EHS website and is updated regularly.
    • http://www.edina.k12.mn.us/edinahigh/pdfs/headlines.pdf
  • 38. Elective Sessions/Activity Booths