Hatboro-Horsham High School
      Curriculum Planning Guide for Students & Parents


    YOUR PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS PLANNER
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Dear Parent/Guardian,

The course selection process is a critical step in planning your child’s academic
path. As you look...
Hatboro-Horsham School District




                         www.hatboro-horsham.org
                       229 Meetinghou...
Pathways to Success
               Hatboro-Horsham School District
                                        K-12 Awareness
...
Pathways to Success

          Connecting Careers, Curriculum and Character Education

      Questions…Questions…Questions...
Pathways to Success

                       Future—                  Dilemma:
                  Your Future—Understanding ...
Pathways to Success
                How do you know if you have Career Maturity?

                   Defining Career Matur...
Career Pathways to Prepare all Students
                           For College and Careers
Technological advances and glob...
Pathways to Success
                        Why should I have an Academic Plan?
This booklet has been developed to guide y...
Pathways to Success
                                             Options
                         Arts and Communications
...
Pathways to Success
                            Self-Assessment—
                            Self-Assessment—Who am I?
Wha...
Holland Types and Pathways Matches
 *If you prefer to complete your survey online using Bridges Choices Planner please ref...
Holland Types and Pathways Matches

STEP ONE CONTINUED…
               Are You?                     Can You?              ...
Holland Types and Pathways Matches
STEP ONE CONTINUED…
               Are You?                    Can You?                ...
Holland Types and Pathways Matches

STEP TWO:          Using your totals, identify the three letters that have the highest...
THE 5 PATHWAY OPTIONS
                    Designed to cultivate students’ awareness, interpretation,
                    a...
HATBORO-HORSHAM HIGH SCHOOL CORE CURRICULUM
                  This four-year plan of study should serve as a guide as you ...
Pathways to Success Planning Guide
Name:                                                        Post-Secondary Goal:
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Pathways to Success
                                   Selection
                            Course Selection Procedure
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Arts and Communications (AC) Pathway
    This Pathway is designed to cultivate students’ awareness, interpretation, applic...
Arts and Communications Pathway Electives
                Please Note: Before selecting any elective, be sure all prerequi...
Business, Finance AND Information Technology
                      (BFIT) Pathway
        This Pathway is designed to prep...
Business, Finance and Information Technology Pathway Electives
                   Please Note: Before selecting any electi...
Engineering and Industrial Technology
                                 (EIT) Pathway
  This Pathway is designed to cultiva...
Hatboro-Horsham High School Pathways to Success Academic Planner for Students and Parents
Hatboro-Horsham High School Pathways to Success Academic Planner for Students and Parents
Hatboro-Horsham High School Pathways to Success Academic Planner for Students and Parents
Hatboro-Horsham High School Pathways to Success Academic Planner for Students and Parents
Hatboro-Horsham High School Pathways to Success Academic Planner for Students and Parents
Hatboro-Horsham High School Pathways to Success Academic Planner for Students and Parents
Hatboro-Horsham High School Pathways to Success Academic Planner for Students and Parents
Hatboro-Horsham High School Pathways to Success Academic Planner for Students and Parents
Hatboro-Horsham High School Pathways to Success Academic Planner for Students and Parents
Hatboro-Horsham High School Pathways to Success Academic Planner for Students and Parents
Hatboro-Horsham High School Pathways to Success Academic Planner for Students and Parents
Hatboro-Horsham High School Pathways to Success Academic Planner for Students and Parents
Hatboro-Horsham High School Pathways to Success Academic Planner for Students and Parents
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The Pathways to Success Planner is intended to help guide students and their parents plan course selection based on student interests and goals for the future. The planner encourages academic rigor and personalization of the educational process. Note: this planner was inspired by example: Middletown Area School District, Middletown, PA.

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Hatboro-Horsham High School Pathways to Success Academic Planner for Students and Parents

  1. 1. Hatboro-Horsham High School Curriculum Planning Guide for Students & Parents YOUR PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS PLANNER 2009-2010 A guide for career planning and course selection for the 2009-2010 school year Use this guide to develop a future career goal and academic plan. Your future is your choice!!! PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS Connecting Careers, Curriculum and Character Education for Future Success
  2. 2. Dear Parent/Guardian, The course selection process is a critical step in planning your child’s academic path. As you look through this course selection planner, you will recognize some changes from the traditional format used to promote the hundreds of courses we offer at Hatboro-Horsham High School. Preparing students for success at all academic levels and in all future endeavors is something in which we take great pride. On the following pages, you will notice an introduction to something called Career Pathways. Frequently, high school students select courses without necessarily knowing the outcome or the impact of those courses. The career pathway guide is a thought process that can steer course selection. While a number of courses are mandatory because of graduation requirements, we provide a myriad of elective courses in a variety of areas. Having students develop a Career Path mode of thinking helps them explore the elective tract based on interests and provides them with a compass to reach future goals. Identifying a career pathway can help in selecting school courses, activities and part-time employment as well as work-based learning opportunities. I encourage you to review this document thoroughly with your son and/or daughter and discuss his/her academic choices for the 2009-2010 school year. “Students who experience education as a tool to build their future are much more likely to make the most of it.” (Pennsylvania Department of Education, 2006) Sincerely, Dennis M. Williams, Jr. Principal 1
  3. 3. Hatboro-Horsham School District www.hatboro-horsham.org 229 Meetinghouse Road, Horsham, PA 19044 (215) 420-5000 Dr. William Lessa, Superintendent Curtis Griffin, Assistant Superintendent Secondary Education HATBORO-HORSHAM KEITH VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL MIDDLE SCHOOL 899 Horsham Road, Horsham, PA 19044 227 Meetinghouse Road, Horsham, PA 19044 (215) 420-5500 (215) 420-5050 Administration Administration Dennis Williams, Principal Jonathan Kircher, Principal Ralph Rapino, Assistant Principal (9 &12) Lucretia Page, Assistant Principal (8) William Miles, Assistant Principal (10 -11) Bing Crosby, Assistant Principal (7) Dr. Susan S. Bitner, Barbara Whitelock, Assistant Principal (6) Assistant Principal Curriculum and Instruction Guidance Guidance 9 10 11 12 2009-2010 Dr. Andrew Osborne, Special Programs Mrs. Cindy Ushler (8) A-He Mrs. Zahn A-G R-Z Ms. Rececca Troup (7) Mr. Noonan Ri-Z Mrs. Judith Silver (6) Mrs. Carner A-Go A-Ha Ms. Lombardi Gr-M He-O Hi-Q Mrs. Townsend H-Rh Mrs. Varano N-Z P-Z Pathways to Success Connecting Careers, Curriculum and Character Education for Future Success 2
  4. 4. Pathways to Success Hatboro-Horsham School District K-12 Awareness ↓ 6-10 Career Exploration ↓ PATHWAYS CHOICE Arts and Communications Business, Finance, and Information Technology Engineering Industrial Technology Human Services Science and Health ↓ HATBORO-HORSHAM HIGH SCHOOL 11-12 Follow Pathway for Course Selection ↓ High School Graduation ↓ Gateways to Your Future ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ Post Military Workforce Apprenticeship Self-Employment Secondary & Internship & Education Entrepreneurship Air Force Full time permanent On-the-job training in jobs trades and skilled Community College Army Start a business occupations Combination of two Business/Technical Coast Guard or more part-time Buy a business Carefully monitored College jobs work experiences with Marines Take on a franchise intentional learning 4 Year College or Contract services goals University Navy on short term basis Consult or freelance ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ SUCCESSFUL CAREER AND LIFELONG LEARNING 3
  5. 5. Pathways to Success Connecting Careers, Curriculum and Character Education Questions…Questions…Questions… What are Career Pathways? Each Pathway is a broad grouping of careers that share similar characteristics and whose employment requirements call for many common interests, strengths and competencies. A chosen Pathway focuses a student’s elective courses toward preparing for a specific goal area. Why should I choose a career pathway? To help focus on a career area that matches interests in high • school To help set goals and discover classes necessary to achieve those • goals To create career awareness and encourage planning for post • secondary education and opportunities To provide knowledge that relates your high school education to • the world after graduation How do I choose a career pathway? You can complete the self-assessment in this Career Planning • Guide Your counselors, parents and teachers can assist you with your • choice You will research various career fields in 9th and 10th grades in • designated career development activities Will there be any change in my major academic studies? No, you will still take all required core courses at AP, Honors, College Prep, and Academic levels. You will still follow the requirements for your graduation class. 4
  6. 6. Pathways to Success Future— Dilemma: Your Future—Understanding the Dilemma: In America billions of dollars are spent each year to provide an education for children and youth, frequently stressing education as a goal in itself. Each June at graduation ceremonies, school officials routinely announce the percentage of students continuing their studies at post-secondary institutions. It was and is assumed that a good education will produce a positive and satisfying lifestyle. In general, this wisdom is still valid. However, continued education without some vision of a future career goal may lead a student to years of aimless wandering through college programs, incurring extra expense and a delayed entry into the labor market. Students, families, and schools should be creating realistic career expectations based on achievement, personal choice, and future labor market demands. Consider these facts about the typical four-year college student in Pennsylvania. 1. The most popular major for college freshmen is “UNDECLARED.” 2. Nearly 40% of all college freshmen do not complete their first year. 3. Less than 30% of all college freshmen earn a baccalaureate degree in four years. 4. One out of every two college graduates cannot find work in his or her field. One out of three cannot find college-level employment. For this generation, the number one predictor of postsecondary success, particularly in college, is not grades, but rather having a goal or the commitment that comes from career maturity and career direction. -Dr. Kenneth Gray, Pennsylvania State University 5
  7. 7. Pathways to Success How do you know if you have Career Maturity? Defining Career Maturity Career fantasy, unencumbered by reality, is natural and desirable in the elementary grades, but by the junior year of high school, you should be able to: 1. Understand the importance of narrowing career interests as a basis for postsecondary planning 2. Have identified one or more career interests after an objective evaluation of your likes and dislikes, understanding your aptitudes, and labor market projections 3. Have engaged, by the end of the 12th grade, in activities to verify these choices 4. Used these choices to make post-high-school decisions Deciding what to do after high school should be based on a realistic personal assessment of your likes and dislikes, as well as identifying strengths and weaknesses as they relate to labor market opportunities; making career decisions; and then exploring alternatives to prepare to pursue these interests. Note that, among teens, developing career maturity does not mean forcing you to make a decision at age 18 (or before) on the “one best” career, or “locking you into a decision.” The hope is that much of the narrowing down process will take place during the high school years and not while incurring great expense in college or enduring disappointments in the labor market. You may change your mind later, but if you make good decisions in the first place, your new interests should relate to the originals. Career maturity is as important as academic maturity. Both predict post-high-school success. -Dr. Kenneth Gray, Pennsylvania State University 6
  8. 8. Career Pathways to Prepare all Students For College and Careers Technological advances and global competition have transformed the nature of work. Tomorrow’s jobs will require more knowledge, better skills, and more flexible workers than ever before. Tomorrow’s workers must be prepared to change jobs and careers several times, continually updating their knowledge and skills. To prepare today’s students for tomorrow, Hatboro-Horsham schools are working to help students achieve in challenging subjects. One key approach to this goal is to provide students with relevant contacts to learning. Career Pathways links what students learn in school with the knowledge and skills they need for success in college and careers. Career pathways create a system where the high school is directly connected to jobs and post-secondary training. This direct connection to future goals motivates students to work harder and enroll in more rigorous courses. The High Five! Change is Constant We change constantly, and so does the world around 1. us—including the working world. Because a single occupation will no longer take workers from the beginning to the end of their working lives, adaptability is an important skill to carry into the future. Learning is Ongoing Graduating from high school or college doesn’t mean 2. that your education is complete. Opportunities to learn are everywhere! Learn to recognize them and make your learning a life-long experience. Focus on the Journey Traveling through life is like traveling down a road: 3. having a destination gives direction, but most of the time is spent moving along. Pay attention to the journey, with all its pitfalls, sidetracks, opportunities and highways to new destinations. Follow Your Heart Dreaming about your future can help you understand 4. what you really want in life. Knowing what you want and keeping it in your mind can give you the motivation you need to deal with life’s challenges. Never be afraid to dream. Access Your Allies The journey of life is not taken alone. Friends, family, 5. teachers, neighbors—any of them can be willing and helpful allies when it comes to judging what steps to take on life’s path. -Bill Barry, The Real Game 7
  9. 9. Pathways to Success Why should I have an Academic Plan? This booklet has been developed to guide you in your future career planning and course selection. Choosing your future is one of the most exciting and challenging decisions you will make. You have the opportunity to choose your future, not leave it to chance or luck. Planning for your future will give you a better chance for reaching that goal. YOUR FUTURE IS YOUR CHOICE! Everyone enters the work force at some point. To plan your career, you need to plan your high school academic program. The courses you take and your experiences and accomplishments in high school can lead you to your chosen career path. However, not having an academic plan and not making preparations along the way can slow you down in your career preparation. Career implies more than just a job—it includes education, work and lifestyle. Achieving success and a satisfying career takes planning, studying, training and vision. Your choice of courses now allows you to smoothly and successfully move on to your career plan later. For a better future, begin now to: o Explore different possibilities o Determine your pathway o Choose courses which follow your pathway o Learn what the work force needs and expects of its employees To help with this planning, talk to your parents and your teachers, and contact your guidance counselor. This Career Planning Guide: o Helps you to focus interests and abilities o Identifies occupations that are part of your pathway o Recommends foundation and elective courses that lead to specific career pathways Use this booklet to aid you in charting your career pathway. You may change your focus during your high school program, but having a goal will help you to select the best foundation courses. These will lead all students toward a solid academic background. 8
  10. 10. Pathways to Success Options Arts and Communications Business, Finance and Information Technology Engineering and Industrial Technology Human Services Science and Health How do I use this planner? Over the next several years, you will be exploring various career fields. As you select a career field and then narrow it to occupations, you will need an academic program that gives you a solid foundation. You may select courses that are recommended core courses and elective courses that lead to specific career goals. 1. Complete the self-assessment tool beginning on pages 12-15 to narrow down a primary and secondary pathway for possible exploration. Or go to www.hatboro-horsham.org/cd. Choose the “Career Awareness & Preparation” button on the left. Create a Bridges Choices Planner account following the instructions on the web page. Our password is “hatters” (case sensitive). Review the information given in the Planner on all the pathways, with a special focus 2. on the areas that fit your interests (pages 20-30). 3. Refer to the worksheet attached on page 18 to develop a plan for foundation courses and electives fitting the pathway of your choice. You may tear the worksheet out of this planner for ease of use. 4. Review the graduation requirements on page 17 to keep yourself on pace to graduate within a four-year span of time. 5. Remember that most careers of the future will require some advanced training and be prepared to continue your education in a variety of ways. Refer to the different levels of education needed to access varying careers under each pathway area. a. Entry level positions are jobs most likely to begin immediately after high school. b. Skilled or technical occupations usually require advanced skills or technical training in a two-year program. c. Professional level occupations usually require four or more years of college/university experience. d. Read page 31 to determine which post-secondary educational experiences would be best for reaching your goals. 6. Review the Community Learning Opportunities highlighted on page 30 to make connections for the transition to college and/or work before you graduate from high school. 9
  11. 11. Pathways to Success Self-Assessment— Self-Assessment—Who am I? What do you want to be when you grow up? There are many adults who still don’t know the answer to this question. How can they expect you to know? One of the best ways to explore careers and get pointed in the right direction is to take an assessment test. These can measure things such as: Interests Skills Values Personality The nice thing about these is that there are no wrong answers. Your likes and dislikes are very important in career planning. They will supply you with ideas about the types of jobs that might be a “best fit” for you. Since these assessments are only part of the entire career puzzle, the results might not be exactly what you expect. Use these results and other experiences to broaden your search and explore careers that you might not have otherwise considered. The assessment that follows is based on the Holland Interest Inventory. At the end of the assessment you will have an interest profile that matches different career areas. Once you have completed and scored your results, you will get a primary and secondary pathway option for your future planning. Connecting Careers, Curriculum & Character Education Hatboro-Horsham School District is committed to the integration of “Character” into the curriculum. Every department and pathway will promote the social, emotional, and ethical traits that will lead to the development of a student’s character. Service Learning and Internship opportunities will promote students’ character education through experiential learning, thus preparing students to become lifelong learners and active, productive members of the community and society in which they live. The Core character traits that will guide the Pathways to Success program are: Caring • Respect • Trust • Fairness • Citizenship • 10
  12. 12. Holland Types and Pathways Matches *If you prefer to complete your survey online using Bridges Choices Planner please refer to the pathways chart on page 16 of this booklet. STEP ONE: In each group, (√) the items that describe you. Then, count up the number of check marks and fill in the total. Be as honest as you can. Remember, there are no wrong answers. Are You? Can You? Like To: R Practical Fix mechanical Tinker with things mechanics Athletic Solve mechanical Work Outdoors problems Straightforward Pitch a tent Be physically active Mechanically Play a sport Use your hands inclined A nature lover Read a blueprint Build things Work on cars Operate tools & machinery R Total = R = REALISTIC Realistic people like to take a concrete approach to problem solving rather than rely on abstract theory. They generally show an interest in activities that require motor coordination, skill and physical strength. Pathways related to this type: Engineering and Industrial Technology • Science and Health • Business, Finance and Information Technology • Are You? Can You? Like To: I Inquisitive Think abstractly Explore ideas Analytical Solve math Use computers problems Scientific Understand Work physical theories independently Observant Do complex Perform lab calculations experiments Precise Use a microscope Read scientific and technical magazines Analyze data I Total = I – INVESTIGATIVE Investigative people prefer to think, rather than act, to organize and understand rather than persuade. They tend to be good at math and science. Pathways related to this type: Science and Health • Engineering and Industrial Technology • Business, Finance and Information Technology • 11
  13. 13. Holland Types and Pathways Matches STEP ONE CONTINUED… Are You? Can You? Like To: A Creative Sketch, draw, paint Attend concerts, theater, art exhibits Intuitive Play a musical Read fiction, plays, instrument poetry Imaginative Write stories, Work on crafts poetry, music Innovative Design fashions or Take photographs interiors An individualist Sing, act, dance Express yourself creatively A Total = A – ARTISTIC Artistic people like to work on unstructured situation s where they can use their creativity. They enjoy performing (theater and music) and the visual arts. Pathways related to this type: • Arts and Communications • Human Services Are You? Can You? Like To: S Friendly Teach/train others Work in groups Helpful Express yourself Help people with clearly problems Idealistic Lead a group Participate in discussion meetings Insightful Moderate disputes Do volunteer service Outgoing Plan and supervise Work with young an activity people Understanding Cooperate well Play team sports with others S Total = S = SOCIAL Pathways related to this type: • Human Services • Science and Health • Business, Finance and Information Technology 12
  14. 14. Holland Types and Pathways Matches STEP ONE CONTINUED… Are You? Can You? Like To: E Self-Confident Initiate projects Make decisions affecting others Assertive Convince people to Be elected to office do things your way Sociable Sell things or Win a leadership promote ideas sales award Persuasive Give talks or Start your own speeches political campaign Enthusiastic Arrange activities Meet important and events people Energetic Lead a group E Total = E – ENTERPRISING Enterprising people are verbally skilled and enjoy influencing and persuading others. They like to lead and tend to be assertive and enthusiastic. Pathways related to this type: • Business, Finance and Information Technology • Human Services Are You? Can You? Like To: C Well groomed Work well within a Follow clearly system defined procedures Accurate Do a lot of Use data paperwork in a processing short time equipment Numerically Keep accurate Work with inclined records numbers Methodical Use a computer Type or take notes terminal Conscientious Write an effective Be responsible for business letter details Efficient C Total = C - CONVENTIONAL Pathways related to this type: • Business, Finance and Information Technology • Human Services • Arts and Communications 13
  15. 15. Holland Types and Pathways Matches STEP TWO: Using your totals, identify the three letters that have the highest scores. Record the letter and number of checks in the box below: My Interests Codes Are: 1. 2. 3. # # # STEP THREE: Now we will match your Holland Interest Type with Career Pathways. In the table below, circle your three interest code letters wherever they appear. Interest Codes: Pathway: ACSE Arts and Communications (AC) RI SC Business, Finance and Information Technology (BFIT) RI Engineering and Industrial Technology (EIT) SAEC Human Services (HS) RIS Science and Health (SH) STEP FOUR: Count the number of circles in each Pathway to determine your Primary and Secondary Pathways. Primary Pathway ____________ (most number of circles) Secondary Pathway __________ (second most number of circles) In case of a tie, go back and review the assessment for more indicating factors or contact your counselor for assistance. Note: This tool, as well as a series of other types, will be used to assist students and parents in the selection process. As always, this is an ongoing process. ARTS Business, ENGINEERING Science HUMAN Finance & & AND AND SERVICES INDUSTRIAL Information Communications Health TECHNOLOGY Technology 14
  16. 16. THE 5 PATHWAY OPTIONS Designed to cultivate students’ awareness, interpretation, application and production of visual, verbal and written work. ARTS FOCUS AREAS: And • Performing Arts (PA) Communications • Visual Arts (VA) • Publishing Arts (PU) Designed to prepare students for careers in the world of business, finance and information services. Business, Finance FOCUS AREAS: & Information • Marketing, Sales and Service (MS) Technology • Finance (F) • Information Technology (IT) • Business Management (MT) Designed to cultivate students’ interests, awareness and application to areas related to technologies necessary to design, ENGINEERING ENGINEERING develop, install or maintain physical systems. FOCUS AREAS: & INDUSTRIAL • Engineering and Engineering Technology (ET) TECHNOLOGY • Construction and Architecture (CT) • Manufacturing (M) • Transportation, Distribution and Logistics (TDL) Designed to cultivate students’ interests, skills and experience for employment in careers related to familiar and human needs. HUMAN FOCUS AREAS: • Counseling and Personal Care (CPC) SERVICES • Education (E) • Law, Public Safety and Government (LPG) • Hospitality and Tourism (HT) Designed to cultivate students’ interests in the life, physical and behavioral sciences. In addition, the planning, managing and Science providing of therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health information and biochemistry research development. AND FOCUS AREAS: Health • Health Science (HS) • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFN) • Science, Technology and Math (STM) Hatboro-Horsham School District—Pathways to Success Caring Respect Trust Fairness Citizenship 15
  17. 17. HATBORO-HORSHAM HIGH SCHOOL CORE CURRICULUM This four-year plan of study should serve as a guide as you develop your academic core requirements. Courses below are graduation requirements (•) and/or recommended Pathway electives(*). 9th 10th 11th 12th Honors Honors - Honors AP English I •English IV •English •English CP (American CP Honors (Choose 2) Senior English II III Academic Experience) Academic CP •English & (Choose 1) (Choose 1) (Choose 1) CP Academic •Comm. Academic Career Prep Strategies Accelerated Accelerated Accelerated Accelerated Math Math or •Math •Math Honors Honors -AP options -AP options (Choose 2) (Choose 1) (Choose 1) *Pathway CP CP Honors Honors • Freshman Elective Academic Academic CP -AP options math-see math section in this CP guide to help with selection •Prob/Stat Honors Honors AP options Science Science or •Science •Science CP CP Honors (Choose 2) (Choose 1) (Choose 1) *Pathway Elective Academic Academic CP •Physical -AP options Academic Science (1) & •Environment- al Science (.5) Honors Honors- AP options Social Studies or •Social •Social •Social CP (American Honors- Studies Studies Studies *Pathway Elective Academic Experience) CP (Choose 1) (Choose 1) -AP options CP Academic Academic Required Required •Pathways •Phys. Ed. •Phys. Ed. •Phys. Ed. •Health in 10th or Futures senior year & Health Seminar grade New Physical Education Requirements 1. You must take 2 half credit Physical Education classes between ninth, tenth and eleventh grades. You may decide which years you will take Physical Education. You may not take two Physical Education classes during the same school year. 2. All sophomores will take Health 3. All seniors will take combined Physical Education & Health Freshmen may select any Sophomores may select up to Juniors may select up to 3 Seniors may select up to 5.5 credits of combination of the following 3 credits of elective courses. credits of elective courses. elective courses. course elective areas not to exceed 1 credit. *World Language *World Language *World Language *World Language Electives *Pathway Elective *Pathway Elective -AP options -AP options •Creative Arts Elective (.5 credit) & •Technology Elective (,5 credit) A Word about Electives & High School Graduation Requirements Before selecting any elective, be sure all prerequisites have been met. Class of 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Graduation Credit Requirements English 5-7 Math 4-6 Science 3.5 Social Studies 3 Phys. Ed & Health 2 Technology Elective .5 credit (your choice) Creative Arts .5 Pathways Seminar & Graduation Project 1.0 (.5 + .5) Electives 5.5-9.5 16
  18. 18. Pathways to Success Planning Guide Name: Post-Secondary Goal: Entry Level (OJT) Skilled/Technical (2 yr) Professional (4 yr) Pathway: Arts and Communications Business, Finance and Information Technology Engineering and Industrial Technology Human Services Science and Health Core Courses Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 English Math Science Social Studies PE/Health Technology Creative Arts World Language Pathway Electives Pathway Electives Pathway Electives Pathway Electives Pathway Electives Arts & Communications Business, Finance & Information Technology Engineering & Industrial Technology Human Services Science and Health 17
  19. 19. Pathways to Success Selection Course Selection Procedure 1. Remember: You will still take all required core courses at AP, Honors, College Prep, Academic or Career Prep levels. 2. See your teacher for placement recommendation in the core course subject areas. Core subject areas: English, Math, Social Studies, Science. 3. Refer to page 16 in this guide to see the required courses for your graduation year. 4. Keep in mind: Electives are an important part of your high school experience. Colleges and employers want to see high school students engaged in their school. They evaluate your career maturity by considering your participation in school and community activities as well as the choices you make in your elective class work. 5. To learn more about our courses, go to the high school web page (see path to course description catalog below). 6. Use the Pathway suggestions as you consider your elective opportunities. 7. Consult your Guidance Counselor with course selection questions. Counselor 9th 10th 11th 12th Mrs. Carner A-Go A-Ha Ms. Lombardi Gr-M He-O Mrs. Varano N-Z P-Z Mrs. Zahn A-G A-He Mrs. Townsend H-Rh Hi-Q Mr. Noonan Ri-Z R-Z Mrs. Hermann College, Occupation & Resource Counselor Path to Course Description Catalog Go to www.hatboro-horsham.org/courseselection Course Registration Procedure Students will register for courses online in January 2009. Listen for announcements and further information for finalizing course registration. 18
  20. 20. Arts and Communications (AC) Pathway This Pathway is designed to cultivate students’ awareness, interpretation, application and production of visual, verbal and written work. PATHWAY FOCUS AREAS Performing Arts (PA) Visual Arts (VA) Publishing Arts (PU) Are you interested in… Can you… Do you enjoy… News Reporting and Writing Sing Writing Interviewing and Reviewing Play an Instrument Making Videos Multi-Media Productions Be Creative Working with Film props Acting Act Seeking Creative Ideas Radio, TB, Film, Video Articulate Clearly Working with Sound Effects Performing in a band, chorus Write and Conduct Interviews Performing in Front of a Live Attending Concerts Meet Deadlines Audience Designing logos or objects such as Sell Working with your hands to cars or toys Express yourself artistically create Work with Computers If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, you might consider a future in one of the sample occupations listed below based on their level of post-secondary training. SAMPLE CAREERS Technical/Skilled (1-3 yrs) Entry (On Job Training) Professional (4 or + yrs) Model (PA) Actor (PA) Art or Music Teacher (PA) Radio Operator (PA) Graphic Designer (VA) Cinematographer (PA) Stage Hand (PA) Choreographer (PA) Composer (PA) Stunt Performer (PA) Dancer (PA) Film Editor (PA) Film Loader (VA) Disc Jockey (PA) Music or Art Critic (PA) Floral Designer (VA) Musician (PA) Music Director (PA) Florist (VA) Talent Agent (PA) News Broadcaster (PA) (VA) Animator (VA) Graphic Designer(VA) Sound Technician (VA) Jeweler (VA) Culinary(PA) Desktop Publisher (PU) Make-up Artist (VA) Architect(VA) Circulation (PU) Recording Engineer (VA) Curator (VA) Copy Person (PU) Video Manager (VA) Advertising Creator (VA) Newsroom Worker (PU) (VA) Art Director (VA) Announcers (PA) Web Designer (PU) Industrial Designer (VA) Dancer (PA) *Desktop Publisher (PU) Copy Writer (PU) Photographer (VA) Culinary Telecommunications (PU) TV, Video & Motion Picture Commercial Illustrator (PU) Illustrator (VA) Operator (VA) Digital Image Designer (PU) Writer (PU) Interior Designer (VA) Producer & Director (PA) Editor (PA) Fashion Designer (VA) Multi-Media Artist (PA) *High Priority Occupations – job categories that are in demand by employers, have higher skill needs, and are most likely to provide family sustaining wages 19
  21. 21. Arts and Communications Pathway Electives Please Note: Before selecting any elective, be sure all prerequisites have been met. Check the course description pages of the Web-based guide for elective requirements. Find this page online @ www.hatboro-horsham.org/courseselection Electives are color coded online to help you find your selections in the Web-based Course Selection Guide English (yellow); Social Studies (green); Math (blue); Science (pink); Business & Computer Science (teal); World Language (white); Visual Arts, Family & Consumer Science, Industrial Technology (green); Music (pink); Health & PE (yellow); Community Learning (blue); Eastern (orange) 9th 10th 11th 12th Art Major I (VA) Senior Internship Computer Graphics I (VA & PU) Art Major I (VA) Art Major II (VA) Senior Service Learning Drawing (VA) Drawing (VA) AP Art History (VA & PU) Computer Graphics I & II (VA & PU) Ceramics (VA) Computer Graphics I & II (VA & PU) Art History Appreciation (VA & PU) Drawing (VA) Interior Design I & II (VA) Art Major I & II (VA) Interior Design I & II (VA) Intro. To Painting (VA) AP Studio Art (VA) Intro. To Painting (VA) Jewelry (VA) Computer Graphics I & II (VA & PU) 2-D Design (VA) Ceramics I & II (VA) Jewelry (VA) Drawing (VA) Ceramics I, II & III (VA) Interior Design I & II (VA) Digital Photography (VA) Digital Photography I & II (VA) Intro. To Painting (VA) 9th Grade Digital Photography (VA ) Communications Technology I ( PU) Sculpture (VA) 2-D Design (VA) Communications Technology I (PU) Communications Technology 2 (PA) Printmaking (VA & PA) Jewelry (VA) Technical Drawing (VA & PU) Technical Drawing I & II (VA & PU) Communications Technology I (PU) Ceramics I, II & III (VA) Architectural Drawing I & II (VA & PU) Communications Technology 2 (PU) Sculpting (VA) Technical Drawing I & II (VA & PU) Printmaking (VA & PA) Architectural Drawing I & II (VA & PU) Digital Photography I & II (VA) *Using Handheld Computers Engineering I & II Communications Technology I (PU) *Using Handheld Computers *Desktop Publishing (VA & PU) Using Handheld Computers Communications Technology 2 (PU) *Desktop Publishing (VA & PU) *Web Design (VA & PU) Desktop Publishing (VA & PU) Technical Drawing I & II (VA & PU) *Web Design (VA & PU) *Advanced Web Design (VA & PU) Web Design (VA & PU) Architectural Drawing I & II (VA & PU) *Introduction to Computer Science *Introduction to Computer Science Advanced Web Design (VA & PU) Engineering I & II *Computer Applications Using Handheld Computers *Introduction to Computer Science *Computer Applications *Advanced Desktop Publishing (VA & Desktop Publishing (VA & PU) *Computer Applications *21 Century Computer Skills (AC) PU) st Web Design (VA & PU) *21st Century Computer Skills *Adv. 21 Century Computer Skills *21 Century Computer Skills st st Advanced Web Design (VA & PU) *Adv. 21st Century Computer Skills (AC) *Adv. 21st Century Computer Skills *Introduction to Computer Science Advanced Desktop Publishing (VA & PU) Choir (PA) Choir (PA) *Computer Applications Choir (PA) *21st Century Computer Skills Band (PA) Band (PA) Band (PA) *Adv. 21st Century Computer Skills Guitar 1 (PA) Guitar 1 & 2 (PA) Guitar 1, 2, & 3 (PA) Advanced Desktop Publishing (VA & PU) Piano Lab (PA) Piano Lab (PA) Piano Lab (PA) Choir (PA) Vocal Major (PA) Vocal Major (PA) Band (PA) Music Major (PA) Madrigals (PA) Guitar 1, 2, & 3 (PA) Solo and Improvisation (PA) Women’s Ensemble (PA) Piano Lab (PA) Madrigals (PA) Musical Theater Workshop (PA) Vocal Major (PA) Women’s Ensemble (PA) Music Major (PA) Musical Theater Workshop (PA) Solo and Improvisation (PA) Piano Lab Madrigals (PA) Theatre Arts and Drama I & II (PA & PU)) Women’s Ensemble (PA) Shakespeare: Tragedies Theatre Arts and Drama I & II (PA & Musical Theater Workshop (PA) (PA & PU)) Piano Lab PU)) Shakespeare: Comedies and History Plays Theatre Arts and Drama I & II (PA & PU)) Shakespeare: Tragedies (PA & PU) Shakespeare: Tragedies (PA & PU)) Theatre Arts and Drama I (PA & PU)) Poetry Workshop Shakespeare: Comedies and History Plays (PA (PA & PU)) Shakespeare: Comedies and History (PA & PU) & PU) Journalism (PU) Plays (PA & PU) Poetry Workshop Broadcast Journalism Poetry Workshop (PA & PU) (PA & PU) (PA & PU) Journalism (PU) Creative Writing (PU) Journalism (PU) Broadcast Journalism Poetry Workshop (PU) Broadcast Journalism (PA & PU) Student Publication Production I (PU) Journalism (PU) (PA & PU) Creative Writing (PU) Exploring Cinema Creative Writing (PU) Creative Writing (PU) Poetry Workshop (PU) (PA & PU) Poetry Workshop (PU) Poetry Workshop (PU) Student Publication Production I (PU) Psychology Exploring Cinema Student Publication Production I (PU) World Geography & Current World Issues (PA & PU) American Politics Psychology Science of Human Behavior World Geography & Current World Issues Sociology American Politics 9th Grade Family & Consumer Science Criminology Science of Human Behavior (PA) Trigonometry Sociology Computerized, Sewing, Textiles & Statistics Criminology Fashion (VA) Entrepreneurship (AC) Trigonometry Marketing, Sports & Entertainment (PA & Art of Quiltmaking (VA) Marketing, Sports & Entertainment (PA & Statistics PU) World Language I PU) Entrepreneurship (AC) Computerized, Sewing, Textiles & Fashion Spanish, French, German Computerized, Sewing, Textiles & Marketing, Sports & Entertainment (PA & PU) & Ind. Study (VA) Fashion & Ind. Study (VA) Computerized, Sewing, Textiles & Fashion & Art of Quiltmaking & Ind. Study (VA) Art of Quiltmaking & Ind. Study (VA) Ind. Study (VA) Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness Lifetime Phys. Fitness and Wellness I & II Art of Quiltmaking & Ind. Study (VA) World Language I, II, III World Language I , II, III, IV Lifetime Phys. Fitness and Wellness I & II Spanish, French, German Spanish, French, German World Language I, II, III, IV, AP Spanish, French, German Eastern Photography Mini (VA & PU) Eastern Photography Mini (VA & PU) Eastern Photography Mini (VA & PU) Eastern Photography Mini (VA & PU) 20
  22. 22. Business, Finance AND Information Technology (BFIT) Pathway This Pathway is designed to prepare students in the world of business, finance and information services. PATHWAY FOCUS AREAS Marketing and Sales (MS) Finance (F) Information Technology (IT) Business Management (BM) Are you interested in… Can you… Do you enjoy… A business environment Working easily with others Meeting with groups Office management Organize your time efficiently Making budgets Sales Work with statistics Organizing a project Computers and technology Use computers and other Planning an event Presentations to groups technology Working with technology Telecommunications Pay attention to details Selling products and services Advertising Solve problems Processing numbers and Different work sites Work independently figures Insurance Show initiative Preparing financial reports Record keeping Work on a team Following directions Learning new software programs If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, you might consider a future in one of the sample occupations listed below based on their lever of post-secondary training. SAMPLE CAREERS Technical/Skilled (1-3 yrs) Entry (On Job Training) Professional (4 or + yrs) Customer Service Computer Salesperson (MS) Marketing Manager (MS) Representative (MS) Retail Buyer (MS) Certified Public Accountant (F) Reservation/Travel Agent (MS) Bank Collection Officer (F) Economist (F) *Telemarketer (MS) Tax Preparer (F) *Financial Manager (F) Book Keeper (F) *Claims Adjuster (F) *Securities Sales Representative Cashier (F) Software Engineer (IT) (F) Payroll Clerk (F) Computer Programmer (IT) E-Commerce Analyst (IT) Title Searcher (F) Production Support Analyst (IT) *Systems Software Engineer (IT) Computer Operator (IT) Desktop Publisher (IT & MS) *Systems Analyst (IT) Accts. Payable Office Mgr (BM) Medical Secretary (BM) Hospital Administrator (BM) Admin. Assistant (BM) Real Estate Agent (BM & MS) Human Resources Manager (BM) Bank Teller (F) Restaurant Manager (BM & MS) Chief Executive Officer (BM) File Clerk (BM) *Sales Representative (BM & MS) Manufacturing Sales Retail Sales Clerk (BM) *Computer Support Specialist (IT) Representative (BM & MS) School Secretary (BM) Computer Network *Management Analysts (BM) *Advertising Sales Agent (MS) Administrator (IT) Computer Network Administrator (IT) Computer Information Analyst (IT) *High Priority Occupations—job categories that are in demand by employers, have higher skill needs, and are most likely to provide family sustaining wages 21
  23. 23. Business, Finance and Information Technology Pathway Electives Please Note: Before selecting any elective, be sure all prerequisites have been met. Check the course description pages of the Web-based guide for elective requirements. Find this page online @ www.hatboro-horsham.org/courseselection Electives are color coded online to help you find your selections in the Web-based Course Selection Guide English (yellow); Social Studies (green); Math (blue); Science (pink); Business & Computer Science (teal); World Language (white); Visual Arts, Family & Consumer Science, Industrial Technology (green); Music (pink); Health & PE (yellow); Community Learning (blue); Eastern (orange) 9th 10th 11th 12th Introduction to Business (BT, Introduction to Business (BT, Introduction to Business (BT, MS, F) Senior Internship MS, F) MS, F) Senior Service Learning Introduction to Business (BT, MS, F) *Introduction to Computer *Introduction to Computer Introduction to Computer Introduction to Computer Science (IT) Science (IT) Science (IT) Science (IT) *Java (IT) Java (IT) Java (IT) *21st Century Computer Skills (BFIT) *21st Century Computer Skills (BFIT) *21st Century Computer Skills *21st Century Computer Skills *Advanced 21st Century Computer Skills *Advanced 21st Century Computer Skills (BFIT) (BFIT) (BFIT) (BFIT) *Advanced 21st Century *Computer Applications *Computer Applications Computer Skills (BFIT) *Computer Applications AP Computer Science (IT) AP Computer Science (IT) *Desktop Publishing (BFIT) Computer Graphics I, II, & III (MS) Computer Graphics I, II, & III (MS) *Advanced Desktop Publishing Digital Photography I & II (MS) Digital Photography I & II (MS) (BFIT ) Desktop Publishing (BFIT) Desktop Publishing (BFIT) *Web Design (BFIT) Advanced Desktop Publishing (BFIT ) Advanced Desktop Publishing (BFIT ) *Advanced Web Design (BFIT) Web Design (BFIT) Web Design (BFIT) *Using Handheld Computers *Using Handheld Computers Advanced Web Design (BFIT) Advanced Web Design (BFIT) (BFIT) (BFIT) Handhelds (BFIT) Handhelds (BFIT) Communications Technology I (MT, MS, IT) College Accounting (MT, F) Communications Technology I (MT, MS, IT) Communications Technology I (MT, MS, IT) Accounting I (MT, F) Communications Technology II (MT, MS, Communications Technology II (MT, MS, IT) Introduction to Accounting IT) (MT, F) College Accounting (MT, F) Automated College Accounting (MT, F) Keys to Financial Success (F) Accounting II (MT, F) Automated Accounting II (MT, F) Sports & Entertainment Accounting I (MT, F) Accounting I (MT, F) Marketing (MS) Introduction to Accounting (MT, F) Introduction to Accounting (MT, F) Retail Management (MN & MS) Business Law (MT) Business Law (MT) Entrepreneurship (MT, MS, F) Entrepreneurship (MT, MS, F) Keys to Financial Success (F) Keys to Financial Success (F) Sports & Entertainment Marketing (MS) Sports & Entertainment Marketing (MS) Retail Management (MT & MS) Retail Management (MT & MS) Advanced Retail Management (MT & MS) Advanced Retail Management (MT & MS) Real Estate (MT, MS, F) Trigonometry Trigonometry Pre-Calculus Pre-Calculus Honor Calculus Honor Calculus AP Calculus AP Calculus Statistics Statistics Journalism (MS) AP Statistics AP Statistics Broadcast Journalism (MS) Journalism (MS) Journalism (MS) Creative Writing (MT, MS) Broadcast Journalism (MS) Broadcast Journalism (MS) Student Publication Production Creative Writing (MT, MS) Creative Writing (MT, MS) (MN & MS) Student Publication Production (MN & MS) AP English Student Publication Production (MN & MS) Psychology – Sociology Psychology – Sociology Psychology Psychology The Science of Human Behavior The Science of Human Behavior Economics Economics AP Economics AP Economics Current World Issues & World Geography Current World Issues & World Geography Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness I Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness I Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness I Lifetime Physical Fitness and Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness II Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness II Wellness II World Language I, II, III, IV World Language I, II, III, IV, AP World Language I, II, III World Language I Spanish, French, German Spanish, French, German Spanish, French, German Spanish, French, German Eastern Computer Network Admin (IT) Eastern Computer Network Admin (IT) Penn State/Eastern Accounting/Finance (F & BM) Penn State/Eastern Computer and Information Science (IT & BM) *Course qualifies as a technology elective. 22
  24. 24. Engineering and Industrial Technology (EIT) Pathway This Pathway is designed to cultivate students’ interests, awareness and application to careers related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install and maintain physical systems. PATHWAY FOCUS AREAS Construction and Architecture (C) Engineering and Engineering Technology (ET) Manufacturing (M) Transportation, Distribution and Logistics (TDL) Are you interested in… Can you… Do you enjoy… Building and Construction Apply science and math to real world Travel Tools, Equipment and Materials Read and understand directions Working with your hands Woodworking Solve problems of a complex nature Designing/working with projects, Math and Science classes Understand directives and read maps models and prototypes Fitness and Sports Organize reports and people Working in a lab setting Precision Work See a task through to completion Working on a team Design and Architecture Use Computer Building with your hands Engineering Operating tools and equipment Computer Technology Pay close attention to detail Production Management Curious how things work If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, you might consider a future in one of the sample occupations listed below based on their lever of post-secondary training. SAMPLE CAREERS Entry (On Job Training) Technical/Skilled (1-3 yrs) Professional (4 or + yrs) Carpet Installer (c) Grader & Dozer Operator (c) Navigator (TDL) Drywall Worker (c) Electric Technician (M) Aeronautical Engineer *Roofer (c) Metal Engineering Technician (M) (ET & TDL) Machine Operator (M) Auto Mechanic (TDL) Aerospace Engineer Baggage Handler (TDL) Air Traffic Controller (TDL) (ET & TDL) Dockworker (TDL) Auto Body Repair (TDL) Airline Pilot (ET & TDL) Freight Handler (TDL) Bus Driver (TDL) Architect (ET & C) Laborer (C, M, TDL) Diesel Mechanic (TDL) Civil Engineering (ET & C) Warehouse Worker (C, M, TDL) Dispatch (TDL) Chemical Engineer (ET) *Industrial Machine Mechanic (M) Motorcycle Mechanic (TDL) Computer Network Engineering (ET) Taxi Driver (TDL) Industrial Engineer (ET & M) Apprenticeships Truck Terminal Manager (TDL) Mechanical Engineering (ET & M) Brick Mason (c) Civil Engineering Technician (ET) Astronaut (ET) Carpenter (c) Robotics Technician (ET) *Nuclear Engineer (ET) Electrician (c) *CAD/CAM Technician (M & ET) Petroleum Engineer (ET) *HVAC (c) Laser Technicians (M & ET) NASA Scientist (ET) Plumber (c) Production & Operating Workers Transportation Engineer Machinist (M) Supervisor (M) (ET & TDL) Diesel Mechanic (TDL) Welder (M) Industrial Production Manager (M) Surveyor (TDL & ET) Draftsman (C) Purchasing Agent (M) Digital Designer (C & ET) Technical Writer (E) Photonic-Electronic Technician (ET) *Construction Manager (c) *Cost Estimators (c) *High Priority Occupations—job categories that are in demand by employers, have higher skill needs, and are most likely to provide family staining wages 23

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