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1
Welcome to DJHS Curriculum Night
  • Welcome Mrs. Cathy Sankey
  • Slide Show Dept. Chairs
  • Presentation
  • IB Program Mr. John Dye
  • Celtic Advisory Program Mrs. Lori Davis
  • Closing Remarks Mrs. Cathy Sankey

2
Key Websites for Jerome
  • School Website -
  • http//www.dublinjerome.net or
  • http//jerome.dublin.k12.oh.us
  • Staff e-mail addresses are available at the
    school website.
  • District Website -
  • http//www.dublinschools.net
  • Registration for Mass e-mails and school
    newsletters -
  • http//newsletters.dublinschools.net

3
District Changes
8 Period Day Semester Credit Grading
Scale Weighted Grades
4
8 Period Day Recommendation
All freshmen should schedule Freshman
Advisory for next year. Will serve as study
hall as well as important regularly scheduled
freshman advisory program. 7 periods
freshman advisory in schedule
5
Grading Scale
A 93 - 100 A- 90 - 92 B 87 - 89 B 83 -
86 B- 80 - 82 C 77 - 79 C 73 - 76 C- 70
- 72 D 67 -69 D 63 - 66 D- 60 - 62 F 59
- below
6
Semester Credit
.5 credit awarded for successful completion
of each semester in semester and year-long
courses. Means that semester average grade in
year-long courses will now appear on high
school transcripts. Important to get off to a
strong start.
7
Weighted Grades
5.0 AP and IB courses 4.5 Honors
courses (Grades of D or lower do not
receive weighted credit) 4.0 Regular courses
8
Credit Flexibility
  • Students earn credit by
  • Completing coursework and/or
  • Testing out or showing mastery of course content
    and/or
  • Pursuing an educational option.
  • In Dublin, the Credit Flexibility program will be
    implemented in a conservative and multi-year
    phase-in process.

9
Guidance Department
  • Mrs. Bauer A - E
  • Mrs. Rodgers F - K
  • Mr. Bauer L - Rh
  • Mrs. Russell Ri - Z

10
Graduation Requirements
  • Dublin City Schools
  • 21 Credits
  • State of Ohio
  • Ohio Graduation Test

11
Class of 2014
  • English 4 units
  • Math 4 units
  • Science 3 units
  • Social Studies 3 units
  • Visual/Perf. Arts 1 unit
  • P.E. 1/2 unit
  • Health 1/2 unit
  • Electives 5 units
  • Ohio Graduation Test 5 tests

12
MinimumCollege Requirements
  • English 4 units
  • Math 3 units
  • Science 3 units
  • Social Studies 3 units
  • World Languages 2 units
  • Visual/Perf. Arts 1 unit

13
Ohio Graduation Test
  • Consists of five tests
  • -Science, Social Studies, Math, Reading,
    Writing
  • Replaces the Ninth Grade Proficiency Tests
  • As many as seven opportunities to pass all five
    areas

14
Work With Your School Counselor
  • Academic advisement
  • Personal/social counseling
  • College advisement
  • Career advisement

15
Important Dates
  • Schedule requests due to your middle school
    counselor
  • Feb. 11 - KMS
  • Feb. 18 - GMS
  • Verification sheets home

16
Academic Assistance at the High School
  • Content Labs
  • Teachers
  • Guidance Counselors
  • Academic Skills Center
  • After school intervention/tutoring
  • Freshman Advisory

17
Mr. Chuck Crawford
  • Department Chair

18
Science
19
There are two important Science scheduling
concerns.
20
  • All students need to
  • 1. successfully complete the state mandated
    graduation requirements for science.
  • 2. pass the Science portion of the Ohio
    Graduation Test (OGT).

21
Graduation Requirements for Science
  • Three years of science
  • One year of Physical Science
  • One year of Biological Science
  • One year of any other science
  • (Most Jerome students take 4 years of science.)

22
  • Grade 9
  • All students should take Physical Science in
    Grade 9.

23
  • Taking Physical Science in Grade 9 does two
    important things
  • 1. fulfills the Physical Science requirement
    for graduation.
  • 2. prepares the students for the 9th grade
    content standards that are assessed on the OGT.

24
  • Grade 10
  • All students should take Biology in Grade 10.

25
Taking Biology in Grade 10 does two important
things1. fulfills the Biological Science
requirement for graduation.2. covers additional
science content for the OGT (taken in March of
Grade 10).
26
Typical Science Sequence Options for Jerome
Students Grades 9 and 10.
In any year students may take more than one
science course at a time.
27
Grade 11
  • Most students in Grade 11 need to take a third
    science course. Most choose Chemistry.
  • More science (Physics, Systems of the Earth, AP
    science, and IB science)

28
Grade 12
No science (if appropriate credits
earned) or More science (Physics, Systems of the
Earth, AP science, and IB science)
29
The science staff will advise your child about
what science courses to take in subsequent years
on Advisement Day.
30
Science courses
  • Physical Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Systems of the Earth
  • AP Biology (2 periods)
  • AP Chemistry (2 periods)
  • AP Physics (2 periods)
  • AP Environmental Science (1 period)
  • IB Biology
  • IB Chemistry
  • IB Environmental Systems
  • IB Physics

31
Be sure to read the FrequentlyAsked Questions
(FAQs) forScience that accompany
theregistration materials. If you have any
further questions please stop by at the science
table in the commons.
32
Mrs. BentleyMrs. Cybak
  • Department Co-Chairs

33
Mathematics
34
9th Grade CourseOptions
35
Sequence Recommendations
Graduation Requirements 4 years of mathematics
  • Most 4 year Colleges recommend a minimum of
  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Algebra 2

36
Typical Mathematics Options for Jerome Students
Grades 9 -12.
All courses are offered at standard or
honors/AP levels.
37
Honors vs. Standard Course
An honors student is self-motivated, responsible,
and reliable. He/She should be hard-working and
possess good time-management skills. Honors
classes cover more material and are taught at a
faster pace than standard math courses.
38
Doubling Up
It is possible to take 2 mathematics courses in
the same year
  • Geometry and Algebra 2
  • Pre-Calculus and AP Stats

Teacher Recommendation Only
39
Calculators
  • Scientific - for Algebra I and Geometry
  • Graphing - for Algebra II and higher
  • TI 84 is used in most Algebra II
  • TI 83, 85, and 86 are also acceptable models

40
  • Course selection should be based on successful
    completion of Algebra I and teacher
    recommendation. Subsequent classes will be
    addressed on advisement day. Thank You!

41
Mr. Graham RouseMrs. Rachel Turk
  • Department Co-Chairs

42
Language Arts
43
Choices for incoming freshmen
  • World Studies
  • English I
  • Honors English I

44
  • All three core courses prepare students for the
    OGT in Reading and Writing
  • All three courses are aligned to Ohios Academic
    Content Standards
  • The emphasis in Grade 9 language arts courses is
    on building solid writing and reading skills

45
How does Honors English I differ from English I?
  • Literary Analysis Emphasis
  • Weighted Grade
  • Aligns well with IB and AP
  • Accelerated pacing

46
How does World Studies differ from English I?
  • Like English I, World Studies emphasizes critical
    reading and writing skills.
  • World Studies is team-taught in a double block
    period
  • It combines World History and World Literature

47
Continued
  • Students taking World Studies will receive 2
    credits 1 in Language Arts and one in Social
    Studies.
  • Students receive one grade for the class.
  • Aligns well with AP and IB curriculum

48
Language Arts Electives
  • Electives are in addition to English I, World
    Studies, or Honors English I. They do not
    replace these core courses.

49
Language Arts Electives
  • Reading Study Skills (9-10)
  • (sem/ 1/2 credit)
  • Individualized Reading (9-12)
  • (sem/ 1/2 credit)
  • Public Speaking (9-12)
  • (sem/ 1/2 credit)
  • Test Prep (ACT/SAT)

50
Continued
  • Argumentation Debate (9-12)
  • (sem/ 1/2 credit)
  • News Writing I (9-12)
  • (sem/ 1/2 credit)
  • News Writing II (9-12)
  • (sem OR year- upon completion of News Writing I
    or by teacher approval)

51
Continued
  • Yearbook (9-12)
  • (year/1 credit)
  • Broadcast Video Production I (9-12)
  • (year/1 credit)

52
Mrs. ChandlerMr. Steele
  • Department
  • Co- Chairs

53
Social Studies
54
  • All students will have to pass the OGT to
    graduate. The Social Studies test will evaluate
    knowledge from the 9th and 10th grade curriculum.

55
Freshman year, students must take one of the
following courses
  • Modern World History
  • World Studies

56
What is World Studies?
  • An interdisciplinary course combining Modern
    World History and English I.
  • Team-taught in a double block period
  • One Social Studies and one Language Arts credit
  • OGT Prep. in reading, writing and social studies
  • A Pre-AP Course

57
Who should take World Studies?
  • Students should enroll in World Studies if they
    are self-motivated, enjoy independent projects
    and a variety of classroom activities.
  • Students who are interested in taking an AP
    course in the 10th grade or the IB program.

58
Sophomore year, students choose one of these
courses
  • US History 1877 to the Present
  • American Studies 1877 to the Present
  • AP US History
  • AP American Studies

59
What is American Studies 1877 to the Present?
  • Interdisciplinary course covering modern US
    History and American literature
  • Team-taught, block periods, 2 credits
  • Will prepare students for literacy and history
    sections of the OGT

60
What is AP American Studies?
  • This course combines AP US History and Honors
    English II
  • Team taught in a block schedule
  • Focus on success on the OGT and the AP US History
    test
  • Highly recommended for future AP and IB students

61
  • AP World History , AP European History, IB
    Philosophy and IB Psychology are offered in the
    11th and 12th Grade.
  • Students interested in AP Government in the 12th
    grade should take AP World or AP European junior
    year.
  • IB History of the Americas is a two year program
    students begin in the 11th grade

62
  • All students must take one full credit of social
    studies in the 12th grade. Students must take
    one semester of US Government and one semester of
    either American Politics, Economics, Foreign
    Policy or International Diplomacy.
  • AP US Government and Politics is a full year
    course offered in the 12th grade.

63
Mrs. Irwin Mrs. Kendall-Sperry
  • Department Co-Chairs

64
Modern WorldLanguages
65
Languages Offered At DJHS
  • French IB French
  • German IB German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish IB Spanish
  • Chinese 1, 2, and 3

66
Why A World Language?
  • Part of a well-rounded education
  • Required by most colleges and universities
  • College credit

67
Continued
  • Scoring higher on standardized tests
  • Nearly 3,000 Ohio companies export--they need
    employees with knowledge of language and culture

68
Which class to schedule?
  • Middle school courses are duplicates
  • If the student received a C or higher, go on to
    II
  • If the student received a D or lower, repeat I
    or switch languages
  • If the student has an interest in another
    language, try it!

69
  • Clubs
  • IV and V year program
  • Travel opportunities

70
Mr. HuesmanMr. Maust
  • Department
  • Co-Chairs

71
Physical Education Health Department
72
Requirements To Graduate
  • PE 930 (required) .25 Credit Grade 9-12
  • PE 931 (required) .25 Credit Grade 9-12
  • PE 932 Elective .25 Credit Grade 11-12
  • PE 934 Personal .50 Credit Grade 10-12
  • Physical Fitness
  • PE Helper .25 Credit Grade 11-12
  • Health 921(required) .50 Credit Grade 10-12

73
Physical Education Curriculum
  • Group Instruction
  • Individual Instruction
  • All summer school questions go to Administrator!!

74
Group Instruction
  • Archery
  • Badminton/Pickle ball
  • Basketball/Volleyball
  • Indoor Soccer
  • Floor Hockey/Broom Ball
  • Super Circuit-weight training
  • All Phys. Ed. 1 Required
  • Softball/Flag Football
  • Tennis
  • Table Tennis

75
Other Departments
  • Applied Science
  • Broadcast Video
  • Business
  • E.S.L. (English as Second Language)
  • Performing Arts
  • Reading
  • Special Education
  • Tolles Technical Center
  • Visual Arts
  • Y.P.A. (Young Professionals Academy)

76
  • The previous slide contains departments whose
    courses will fill electives.
  • Each of those departments has a booth in the
    commons to answer your questions.

77
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme
  • Brief Overview for Curriculum Night

78
The IB Programme
  • Overview of the IB Programme
  • Characteristics of IB Courses
  • The IB Curriculum
  • Benefits of the IB Programme

79
IB Overview
  • 2 year pre-university program
  • A Bridge from Secondary School to College
  • Used in schools in over 130 countries around the
    world
  • Recognized by universities around the world
  • A well-established and reputable program
  • Founded in Geneva in 1968 as a non-profit
    educational organization

80
Universal Skill Set for Success
  • Understand of Global Issues
  • Understand Different Cultural Perspectives
  • Written and Oral Communication Skills
  • Research Skills
  • Open Mindedness
  • Use of Technology
  • Strong Knowledge of Subjects Across the
    Curriculum
  • Logically make Connections among Different
    Subject Areas

81
Characteristics of IB Courses
  • Build Global Awareness and Cultural Understanding
  • Emphasis on Multiple Perspectives
  • Find Connections Between Different Subjects
  • Emphasis on Written/Oral Communication Skills
  • Encouragement to Ask Questions Why and How
  • Unique Assessments

82
IB Diploma Program Curriculum
Group 1 English
Group 2 Second Language
Group 3 Individuals and Societies
Theory of Knowledge Extended Essay CAS
Group 4 Sciences
Group 5 Mathematics
Group 6 The Arts/Electives
83
Jerome IB Courses
Group 2 Second Language
Group 3 Ind and Socities
Group 1 English
IB English (HL)
IB Spanish B (SL) IB French B (SL) IB Spanish Ab
Initio (SL)
IB History (HL) IB Philosophy (HL) IB Psychology
(SL)
Group 6 Arts or Electives
Group 5 Math
Group 4 Sciences
IB Biology (HL) IB Physics (HL) IB Chemistry
(SL) IB Environmental (SL)
IB Math (HL) IB Math (SL) IB Math Studies (SL)
IB Visual Arts A IB Visual Arts B IB Music
84
Benefits and Goal of IB
IB Benefits
Goal
  • Global Awareness
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Communication Skills
  • Research Skills
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Independent Learning
  • In-Depth Knowledge
  • Connections between subjects

IB students will have the skills and attitude
for success in higher education and employment
85
Concluding Points
  • Well established and highly regarded program
  • Open to all students
  • 9th and 10th grade Scheduling Recommendations
    and Considerations
  • Students at Jerome can participate in the Full
    Diploma Programme or take individual IB Courses
  • Dublin Grade and IB Score
  • More information will be available at a table

86
Celtic Advisory Program
  • CAP Mission To help our Freshman students
    at Dublin Jerome High School experience a
    positive transition into high school. Students
    are paired with student mentors and teacher
    advisors and through those relationships will
    receive direct, personal guidance in the areas of
    academics and social issues.

87
Objectives for Freshmen
  • Build a positive relationship with Dublin Jerome
    High School juniors and/or seniors
  • Complete lessons and activities designed to
    improve academic achievement and build healthy
    social relationships
  • Demonstrate time management and study skills
    learned
  • Discuss transition issues with mentors and in
    small groups
  • Practice school traditions and participate in
    school clubs and activities
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the CAP program
    and recommend improvements

88
Schedule
  • Freshman Advisory is scheduled during the
    freshman study hall period.
  • Advisory activities are scheduled twice a week.
  • Activities last approximately 20 minutes.
  • Mentors attend Advisory every day.
  • Other Advisory activities are scheduled outside
    the advisory period as well.
  • For example
  • Freshman Orientation
  • Football Tailgate
  • CAP Basketball Night
  • Snowball Softball and Dodgeball Tournaments
  • Community Service opportunities
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