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Title: Future Ready High School Informational Meeting

Future ReadyHigh School Informational Meeting
  • 2009-2010

Timelines and Dates
  • Feb. 19-Mar 6 8th gr. teachers enter course
    recs. into SAM (school assistant module) online
  • Mar. 9-25th Registration information presented
    to rising 9th graders and work begins on 9th
    grade and graduation planning
  • Mar 13-20th High school course selections are
    entered in SAM/SPAN (Student Parent Access Net)
    from home or school

More dates
  • Mid March Parents informed of Magnet
    application results
  • March 25 4 Year Plans Due( Tracks 34)
  • April 24 Student assignments locked in
  • May 1 Graduation plans are sent to High School
  • May 15 Assignment strips distributed and
    transfer forms and information available

2 Courses of Study
  • Future Ready Core for 9th graders
  • entering in 2009-10 and Later
  • 2. Occupational- for only selected IEP students
    who are excluded from EOC Proficiency Level

Future Ready? What Is It?
  • It is the NEW Course of Study developed to
    provide a strong academic foundation so that
    students are prepared and have many options when
    they graduate from high school whether they go to
    college or to work. The main idea is that
    students graduate. . . .
  • Future Ready

New Graduation Requirements
  • Course requirements- an additional math course
    through Algebra II, 4 electives concentrated in
    one area of interest
  • Testing requirements- pass the 5 essential
    end-of-course tests
  • Graduation Project- is the culmination of 4 years
    of high school work

Course requirements
  • A 4th math course was added for students who
    previously might not have pursued the
    College/University Prep COS
  • 2 elective credits from CTE (career and technical
    ed.), Arts, or Second Language and a recommended
    4 elective credits concentrated in one field of
    interest such as CTE, JROTC, ARTS ED, or other
  • A new total of 26 total credits

Testing Requirements
  • Five EOC tests must be passed- counts as 25 of
  • Algebra I
  • Biology
  • Civics and Economic
  • English I
  • U.S. History
  • Also the Computer Skills test and
    other local requirements such as service hours

NC Graduation Project
  • provides students a means to demonstrate what
    they know and are able to do as they prepare to
    graduate from high school. It includes
  • A Research Paper
  • A Product
  • A Portfolio
  • An Oral Presentation

Block Schedule
  • Students take 4 courses/credits each semester.
  • Each course is 90 minutes( some exceptions).
  • An entire years worth of curriculum is
    compressed into one semester.

  • English I, II, III, IV are required for
    graduation from high school
  • (honors and advanced placement level classes
    carry more weight for a higher GPA)
  • Students must pass the English I end-of-course
    test to graduate

Social Studies
  • World History
  • 2. Civics and Economics
  • 3. US History
  • Must have a credit in each of the classes
    above C E and US History are 2 of the
    essential 5 requiring an end-of-course test (must
    pass the class and pass the EOC with level 3 or 4)

  • Biology
  • Physical- physical science, chemistry, or physics
  • Earth/Environmental
  • Three credits are required for graduation
  • (one in each of the above areas)

  • MATH
  • MATH
  • 4 credits in the following are required for FRC
  • Algebra I,
  • Geometry,
  • Algebra II,
  • 4th Math Course-
  • (aligned with post high school plans
  • (in rare instances a student may be able to opt
    out of the above math sequence)

Math continued. . . .
  • 4 Credits (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)
    OR (Integrated Math I, II, III) The 4th Math
    Course is to be aligned with the students post
    high school plans. In the rare instance a
    principal exempts a student from the FRC math
    sequence, the student would be required to pass
    Algebra I and Geometry or Algebra I and II, or
    Integrated Math I and II and two other
    application-based math courses.

Second Languages
  • No longer required for graduation for rising 9th
    graders but . . .
  • Minimum of 2 credits of the same language ARE
    required for admission to UNC System of Colleges
  • Most local high schools do not recommend taking a
    foreign language in the 9th grade.

  • Students may receive honors credit in no more
    than 2 courses in each arts discipline
  • (visual, dance, theatre, choral, instrumental

Healthful Living
  • Students must pass Healthful Living I
  • Generally recommended to be taken in the 9th

Career and Technical Education
  • The Future Ready Core Course of Study recommends
    that students earn 4 credits in a subject area
  • To earn the designation as a CTE completer,
    students must have 4 CTE credits, one of which is
    in a capstone or advanced class

UNC System Admission Requirements
  • 6 credits in Language 4 in English (A) minimum
    of 2 in a second language (B)
  • 4 credits in Math Alg. I and II, Geom., and
    one credit beyond Alg. II Alg. I and II, and two
    credits beyond Alg. II, or Integrated Math I,
    II, and III and one credit beyond Integrated Math
    III. -- Recommended that prospective students
    take a math credit in
  • the 12th grade.

UNC System cont. . . . .
  • 3 credits in Science at least one in life or
    biological, at least one in physical, at least
  • one laboratory course
  • 3 credits in Social Studies to include one credit
    in US History

9th grade schedule
  • Fall Semester
  • Algebra 1 pt. 1
  • Earth Science
  • World History
  • Elective
  • Spring Semester
  • Algebra 1 pt. 2
  • English 1
  • Healthful Living
  • Elective

9th Grade schedule
  • Fall
  • Geometry or Alg 2(H)
  • English 1
  • Healthful Living
  • Elective
  • Spring
  • Biology(H)
  • World History
  • Elective
  • Elective

Important Links
  • http//www.ncpublicschools.org/gradrequirements
  • http//www.wcpss.net Look for the 2009-10 HS
    Planning Guide- a 110 page document
  • www.cfnc.org. for high school
  • career planning
  • www.ncsoicc.net career info.
  • www.salemms.net. Check The Salem website for
    more high school information.

Apex High School
  • If you take Honors English, must take Honors
    World History
  • Students in standard levels English and World
    History are in 45 minute classes for the entire
  • AOIT registrants- Register as usual, if selected,
    the coordinator will reschedule.
  • Counselor from Apex will be here, Wednesday,
    March 18th, 730 to 1000, sign up in back or
    email blacorte_at_wcpss.net.

Panther Creek
  • English- Most students placed in Honors English-
    unless EOG level 12
  • English not paired with World History
  • Ryan Cummings( Dean) will be here Thursday, March
    19th , 730-1000 ,sign up at back table or email

Cary High
  • Offers a year long English1/ Study Skills course.
    Incorporates study skills and test-taking
  • Navy Junior ROTC program offered. If not your
    base school, you may apply for a transfer.

SPAN Registration
  • Option 1-Students Register from Home
  • Students will receive username, password, and
    directions to register from home.
  • Opens to Students Friday, March 13th
  • Students will finalize from home and print out 2
    copies, get parent to sign and bring to Mr.
  • Option 2-Students Register from School
  • Students will register in the computer lab at
  • Begins March 16th
  • Students will finalize at school, print out two
    copies, and bring one home to be signed by

  • Students will be able to view their teachers
    recommendations when they register for their
  • They can choose to follow their teachers
    recommendations or select a different course with
    a waiver.

Important Dates
  • March 20th- Deadline to register online with
    Span. Turn in verification form to homeroom.
  • March 25th- Deadline to turn in 4 year graduation
    plan to homeroom teacher.

A Word to the Wise
  • Remember to balance your academic and social
  • Get involved( check out clubs/ teams/organizations
    ) Great way to make friends, helps you learn who
    you are, and use for college applications.
  • Get to know your high school counselor.
  • Make good friends.
  • Know and obey laws and school rules.

Thank you for coming!
  • Email Jerry Decker with questions.
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