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Class of 2018 8th grade presentation

  1. 1. Welcome to Seymour High School Students & Parents Class of 2018
  2. 2. Where will you end up?
  3. 3. Maybe out of state?
  4. 4. What career will you have? • • • • • • • • Seymour H.S. Graduates: Deliver your babies Do your taxes Design your headlights Repair your car Sell you carpet Perform your surgery Write your newspaper articles
  5. 5. We can get you started! • • • • • • • Dual Credit Early College AP Courses Career Exploration Job Shadows C4 Classes Internships
  6. 6. What are AP courses? • Advanced Placement (AP) courses are college level courses taught in high school according to a prescribed, approved curriculum. • College credit can be earned by taking the end of year AP exam. • SHS offers 11 AP Courses in English, math, science,and social studies.
  7. 7. What is dual credit? • Dual credit is taking a high school course and earning credit 2 places: • 1. High School • 2. College • SHS offers 22 dual credit courses through Ivy Tech worth a total of 70 college credits. • There is no cost for college credit.
  8. 8. What is Early College? • Early College classes are offered at postsecondary institutions. • Students receive released time from SHS to attend Early College Classes • SHS pays tuition. Students pay for books and provide their own transportation
  9. 9. What are C4 Classes? • C4 Classes are hands on courses taken at the C4 Career Center in Columbus. • • • • • • • • • • • • • Interactive Media & Computer Networking Architectural Drawing Automotive Technology Cosmetology Construction Criminal Justice Culinary Arts Dental and Veterinary Assisting Early Childhood Electronics Precision Machining Radio & TV Welding
  10. 10. Can I Do an Internship? • Juniors and Seniors can take the Professional Career Internship class • Students are given released time from SHS to do an internship • Students are placed in local businesses and industry to receive on the job training and career exploration opportunities in their chosen career field
  11. 11. 2012-2013 Internship Sites • • • • • • • • • • • • • Aisin Schneck Medical Center Valeo Sylvania Progressive Physical Therapy Cakes Created Klaes Imaging Voss Funeral Home Urgent Care Seymour Community Schools Lutheran Community Home Celebrations United Way Covered Bridge
  12. 12. First Things First • Some questions that you want answered tonight!
  13. 13. Will I get to each lunch with my friends? • Maybe. SHS has a 3-lunch rotation. Each lunch shift will have students in grades 912. • Student lunch costs $2.25. Students can eat ala carte which could increase the cost.
  14. 14. How many classes will I take? • SHS operates on an alternating block schedule which allows for 8 periods of scheduled classes.
  15. 15. Sample Student Schedule • • • • • Purple Day Period 1 English 9 Period 2 Integrated Chemistry/Physics Period 3 Beginning Chorus Period 4 Study Hall • • • • • White Day Period 5 Algebra I Period 6 Introduction to Engineering Period 7 Digital Citizenship Period 8 Geography/History of the World
  16. 16. Is there more than 1 type of diploma? • Yes. The State of Indiana offers 4 different high school diplomas. • General Diploma • Core 40 Diploma • Core 40 with Technical Honors • Core 40 with Academic Honors
  17. 17. Every student in the Class of 2018 will be scheduled to earn a Core 40 Diploma. • All freshman are scheduled so that every diploma option is available. • There is a Core 40 Opt Out form available (junior / senior year)
  18. 18. Is there a graduation exam? • Yes, students must pass 2 end of course assessments to earn their diploma. • 1. Algebra I – taken at the completion of algebra I regardless of grade level. • 2. English – taken during the spring of 10th grade year.
  19. 19. What math class will I take? • The majority of 9th graders will take algebra I. • Students who have taken algebra I in the 8th grade will be placed in either: • Integrated Math I • Accelerated Geometry
  20. 20. Class of 2018: Pre Algebra is no longer offered Students must be enrolled in a math class or quantitative reasoning course during each year of high school.
  21. 21. Do I have to take a foreign language? • No. World language is not required for graduation. But….. • World language is required for an Academic Honors Diploma. • World language is required for admission to some colleges (IU and Purdue). • Current options in World Languages include French, Latin, and Spanish.
  22. 22. Is driver’s education still offered? • No. SHS does not offer driver’s education. Students wanting to take driver’s education will need to take the class through a private driving company.
  23. 23. How many semesters of PE are required? Can a sport count as PE credit? • 2 credits of PE are required for graduation. • Students can earn credit for PE through participation in athletics, marching band, and cheerleading (ASPE form must be completed). • ASPE form is located on our school website. • ASPE credits must be earned by the end of grade 10 or students will be enrolled in PE during the school year.
  24. 24. Do I have to take fine arts classes? • No, fine arts credits are not required for graduation. But…. • 2 fine arts credits are required for the Academic Honors Diploma. • Fine arts includes band, choir, art, theatre arts, and music appreciation (History of Rock n Roll).
  25. 25. Is summer school still offered? • • • • No, not for incoming freshman We do offer summer online courses for: 1. Credit Recovery 2. Schedule Conflicts
  26. 26. Who will my counselor be? • All students will be assigned alphabetically: • Last name A-G Mrs. Hubbard • Last name H-N Mr. Fife • Last name O-Z Miss Henriott
  27. 27. Are my parents still going to be involved once I begin high school? • • • • • • • • • YES STI Home Access E-Mail Voice Mail Parent-Teacher Conferences Graduation Plan Conference Volunteering Newsletter School Website
  28. 28. What is a graduation plan? • A graduation plan is a comprehensive plan which includes outlining the diploma type, course selections, and post secondary plans for a student. • Counselors will meet with freshmen and parents in individual meetings next fall to work on each student’s graduation plan.
  29. 29. 9th Grade Scheduling • • • • • • • • • All freshmen will take: 1. English 2. Math 3. Science 4. Careers Class / Technology Class 5. Study Hall 6. Elective 7. Elective 8. Elective
  30. 30. Students and parents choose electives. Counselors will choose English, math, science, and social studies courses based on: • • • • • Istep scores ECA scores STAR testing data Student grades Teacher or counselor recommendations
  31. 31. The majority of incoming 9th graders will be enrolled in: • • • • English 9 Algebra I Integrated Chemistry/Physics Geography & History of the World • Each of these courses meets the requirement for a Core 40 Diploma, Technical Honors Diploma and an Academic Honors Diploma.
  32. 32. Some students may be enrolled in one or more accelerated courses: • • • • Accelerated English 9 Accelerated Geometry Accelerated Biology Students wanting an advanced course in social studies will enroll in AP World History in grade 10.
  33. 33. Choosing Electives • Refer to page 2 which contains the elective options. • Choose electives to fill 6 semesters. • For example….. Semester 1 Spanish I Choir Geography Semester 2 Spanish I Choir Geography
  34. 34. Other examples…. • • • • • • • • • Semester 1 Engineering PE French I Or…. Semester 1 Music Appreciation Art-1 Intro to Business Semester 2 Engineering PE French I Semester 2 PE Nutrition & Wellness Intro to Business
  35. 35. What’s the next step? Students need to return elective choices to the main office at their school by Friday, February 7th Elective form may also be completed online – http://shs.scsc.k12.in.us • Counselors will combine electives with required academic courses. • Course requests will be mailed to students prior to Spring Break. • Freshmen will pick up schedules at Freshman Orientation In August.
  36. 36. Contact Information 522-4384 • Mrs. Hubbard – hubbardk@scsc.k12.in.us X1208 – Students A-G • Mr. Fife – fifer@scsc.k12.in.us X1229 – Students H-N • Miss Henriott - henriottj@scsc.k12.in.us X1209 – Students O-Z
  37. 37. Questions?

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