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  • Students assigned alphabetically Counselors can be reached by phone or email Website (if it’s set up) – Jane directs them to web site
  • Explain difference between 2
  • Direct them to open Academic Guidebook
  • Insert actual Grad. Req. Comparisons page from guidebook
  • Don’t forget you need 1 credit of Fine Arts to graduate! Jane direct them graduate requirement comparisons – far left column
  • These are the MINIMUM recommended entrance requirements. You are encouraged to take a more rigorous academic program for the best preparation for college classes. 3 Units in Math should include: Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II. IF YOU ARE IN ALGEBRA 1AB & PLAN ON GOING TO A 4 YEAR COLLEGE, YOU SHOULD TAKE ALGEBRA 1 NEXT YEAR! Jane direct them to far left column graduation requirements comparisons
  • Specific programs at technical colleges will recommend certain high school courses. For example, it is recommended that you have high school Chemistry with a C or better if you are pursuing Nursing at WCTC. If you do not, you must take chemistry at WCTC, which extends your program at WCTC.
  • “ Members of the MHS administration believe that every student who is thinking about attending a 4-year college ‘should’ take at least one AP course at some point in their high school career”
  • INSERT INFO FROM PLANNING FOR H.S. SUCCESS PART OF WEBSITE OR VISIT IT WITH THEM.
  • Jane fix
  • Look at the Career Clusters in the Academic Guidebook and look at the recommendations on appropriate courses to take.
  • Remember to choose TWO alternative classes in case a course is cancelled or you have a conflict.

8 th grade_orientation 8 th grade_orientation Presentation Transcript

  • FRESHMAN COURSE SELECTION 2012-2013
  • Welcome to MHS
    • Incoming Freshman
    • Parents
    • Other Family Members
    • Introductions
    • Administrators, Counselors, PAC Manager
  • Evening Overview
  • Academics MHS Bands and Choirs
  • LEARNING TARGETS
    • Registration Timeline
    • Graduation Requirements
    • College Admission Requirements
    • The Freshman Curriculum
    • Academic Options in High School
    • Planning for Post High School Options
  • TONIGHT WE WILL COVER:
    • Academic Options in High School-Freshman Academic Guidebook
    • Graduation Requirements
    • College Admission Requirements
    • The Freshman Program
    • Planning for Post High School Options
    • Registration Timeline
  • YOUR COUNSELORS
    • A-D Mr. Antoniewicz Ext. 4514
    • E-J Ms. Wiesbrock Ext. 4511
    • K-MIC Ms. Merg Ext. 4525
    • MID-SCHR Ms. Kralj Ext. 4512
    • SCHS-Z Ms. Schuett Ext. 4513
  • ACADEMIC GUIDEBOOKS
    • Freshman Academic Guidebook (short version for first- year students)
    • Traditional Muskego High School Academic Guidebook (comprehensive information for 9- 12) available online on MHS website
    • These have all the information you need!
  • FRESHMAN ACADEMIC GUIDEBOOK
    • Graduation requirements
    • 4 Year Plan
    • Courses open to Freshmen
    • Advanced Placement courses
    • Project Lead the Way courses
    • Transcripted Credit courses
    • Non- Traditional programming options
    • Repeating Courses
    • Career Information
  • Top Reasons Students Should Pursue a Rigorous Curriculum in High School
    • It will make college easier
    • It prepares them for their major & career
    • It will save them money
  • Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2016
    • Credits
      • English 4.0
      • Social studies 3.0
      • Mathematics 2.0
      • Science 2.0
      • Physical education 1.5
      • Health .5
      • Fine Arts 1.0
      • Electives 8.0
      • Total 22
  • College and University Minimum Entrance Requirements
    • 4 units
    • 3 units
    • 3 units
    • 3 units
    • 4 units
    • 17 units
    • English
    • Social Studies
    • Mathematics
    • Natural Sciences
    • Other Academics*
    • *(Foreign Lang, Fine Arts, Computer Science)
  • World Language Requirement
    • The following schools require a minimum of
    • two years of the same world
    • language as part of admission:
    • UW-Madison UW-Eau Claire
    • UMN-Twin Cities
    • ( recommended by other colleges! )
  • OTHER POST-H.S. OPTIONS
    • Wisconsin Technical Colleges
    • Graduation from Muskego High School will meet entrance requirements for all Wisconsin technical colleges
    • Military
    • All branches of the military require high school graduation for consideration for enlisting
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT CLASSES (AP)
    • Most AP classes are for Grades 10-12
    • Summer work often required
    • Not completing summer work is NOT an acceptable reason to drop an AP class in fall!
    • GPA is weighted .05 for each semester
    • Talk to your teachers! Know what the expectations will be!
    Try at least 1 AP class if you are going to a 4 year college!
  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW)
    • Pre- Engineering courses
    • Combines math and science with engineering and technology skills
    • Some engineering schools give advanced standing for successful completion of PLTW courses
  • Transcripted Credits
    • Higher level academic and vocational courses
    • Prepare students for advanced courses in college
    • Eligible for credit at Waukesha County Technical College or Milwaukee Area Technical College after successful completion
  • Non- Traditional Programming
    • Change traditional course sequence to meet individual needs
    • Done to meet the same requirements in a different way
  • TIPS TO SUCCESS IN H.S.
    • Monitor your grades on Infinite Campus
    • Use an assignment notebook (electronic?)
    • Stay after school with teachers when struggling
    • ASAP
    • Math Lab and Writing Lab
    • Tutorial Assistance Program (TAP)
    • Attend the Freshman Transition Program in August (date TBD)
    • Work with teachers on study and note- taking skills
    • Frequently asked questions: page 10 of the Freshman Academic Guidebook
  • CAREER COMPONENTS
    • 16 Career Clusters
    • - All occupations at a glance
    • - Related MHS Course
    • - Sample Occupations Within Career
    • Cluster
    • http://wiscareers.wisc.edu
    • Wiscareer accounts and Individualized Learning Plans
    • (ILP’s)
    • http ://www.wicareerpathways.org
    • Wisconsin Career Pathways matched with post secondary programs and career areas
  • REGISTRATION TIME LINE
    • January 9-16 – Register for classes online
    • Counselors to visit middle schools :
          • January 10 Lake Denoon
          • January 11 Bay Lane
    • January 11 Parochial Night – MHS Library
    • April – Confirmation of classes
    • May 1 – Deadline to change classes (on a space available basis)
    • August TBA - Transition to High School
    • August 14 & 15 – Pick up schedule, pay fees, picture taken on Registration Day
    • If you register on January 16 th , you will have the same opportunity for classes as someone who registers on January 9 th .
    • However, if you don’t register by January 16 th , you may not get your first choice of electives.
  • Registration Timeline
    • Portal open for Registration Jan. 9 - Jan 16
    • Out of district students will turn in Course Selection form and proof of residency to MHS by January 16th
    • If you do not register by Jan 16, you may not get your first choice in classes!
  • TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Why take more than 6 credits?
    • This is your opportunity to challenge yourself and prepare yourself for college-level work.
    • Opportunity to take career-related courses such as Project Lead the Way; Business; Family & Consumer; Technology, Engineering & Design; Art. Prepare yourself for the 21 st Century job market.
    • Students are not able to add classes after the deadline if your request does not meet the schedule change criteria
    • This is another opportunity to increase your rigor, expand your knowledge. and show your true abilities!
  • Online Registration
    • Log onto Infinite Campus
    • Use TWO numbers for a year-long class (1 for each semester)
    • Course numbers are found on the course selection form and in the Academic Guidebook
    • Directions to register online are in the Academic Guidebook
  • Course Selection Form
  • Instructions for Online Course Selection
  • YOU’RE ALMOST DONE!!
    • Select your alternative courses CAREFULLY!!!
    • Be ACCURATE with course numbers
    • Two sheets due back to your Homeroom teacher by Monday, JANUARY 16 TH
    • Turn in TWO sheets:
    • 1. Course Selection Sheet
    • 2. Printout of what you entered online
    • Parent signature is REQUIRED