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Title: Welcome to DCHS Curriculum Night


1
Welcome to DCHS Curriculum Night
  • 700 Welcome Mr. Tracey Miller
  • 710 Slide Show Presentation Dept.
    Chairs
  • 750 Dismiss for questions Mr. Mike
    Ulring
  • 830 Curriculum Night concludes

2
Freshman Houses
  • Structure 4 houses with approximately 120
    students
  • Students have the same core teachers
  • House Study Halls with core teachers
  • Core teachers have common planning
  • Communication with parents/teacher improved
  • More focus on individual students
  • Please attend the Freshman Parent Night in August
    for detailed information (TBA)

3
Guidance Department
  • Mr. Bauer Mrs. Brothers
  • Dr. Cozza Dr. Diniaco
  • Mr. Stork Mrs. Sutherland
  • Mr. Tolber Mrs. Yates

4
Graduation Requirements
  • Courses required to
  • earn a high school
  • diploma

5
Class of 2013
  • English 4 units
  • P.E. 1/2 unit
  • Health 1/2 unit
  • Math 3 units
  • Science 3 units
  • Social Studies 3 units
  • Electives 7 units
  • Ohio Graduation Test 5 tests

6
College Requirements
  • Courses needed to be unconditionally accepted to
    a college

7
College Requirements
  • English 4 units
  • Math 3 units
  • Science 3 units
  • Social Studies 3 units
  • World Languages 2 units
  • Arts 1 unit

8
Ohio Graduation Test
  • Consists of five tests
  • -Science, Social Studies, Math, Reading,
    Writing
  • Based on new academic content standards
  • The OGT is administered to all sophomores in March

9
Work With Your School Counselor
  • Academic advisement
  • Personal/social counseling
  • College advisement
  • Career advisement

10
College Readiness and Advanced SAT/ACT Scores
  • Take Math, English, Science and Social Studies
    all four years.
  • Do not take the minimum course load
  • Example If student has C- in PreCalculus their
    junior year, he/she can repeat it senior year.
  • Take a challenging curriculum
  • Encourage your child to take Honors, AP, or IB
  • Take a foreign language all four years
  • Be an avid reader. READ, READ, READ MORE

11
Academic Assistance at the High School
  • Intervention Center
  • After School Intervention (Tues/Thurs)
  • National Honor Society Students Staff
  • Transportation may be provided
  • Twilight School
  • Teachers
  • Guidance Counselors

12
Mrs. Berry
  • Science
  • Department Chair

13
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 students take 4 years of science

14
A Typical Science Sequence for Freshmen
  • 9th grade - Physical Science
  • 10th grade - Biology
  • 11th-12th grade - Any course

15
Students who love science and want to progress at
a faster rate may
  • Take Physical Science during summer school, then
    take Biology as a freshman
  • Take Physical Science and Biology as a freshman
  • Students will be able to take more Advanced
    Placement courses as a junior and senior.

16
Students who are even more passionate about
science and qualify, may apply for Focused
Acceleration.
17
Criteria for Focused Acceleration
  • 8th grade teacher recommendation
  • 8th grade science grade of A or A-
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.6
  • Student scored in the 95th percentile on the
    science and/or math portion of the Explore Test
  • Students must meet all criteria. See middle
    school counselor for more information and
    application.

18
  • In any year, including Grade 9, students may
    take more than one science course at a time.

19
Science courses
  • Physical Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Systems of the Earth
  • AP Biology (2 periods)
  • AP Chemistry (2 periods)
  • IB Chemistry HL (2 periods/2 years)
  • AP Environmental Science (1 period)
  • AP Physics AB (2 periods)
  • AP Physics C (2 periods)
  • IB Physics SL (2 periods)

20
Mrs. Marple
  • Mathematics Department Chair

21
Typical Math Sequence
22
Algebra I
  • Provides a solid base in algebra which will
    enable students to be more successful in future
    courses
  • Course covers identical learning targets from 8th
    grade Algebra I

23
Algebra IB
  • Year-long course
  • Course covers learning targets from 2nd semester
    of Algebra I with additional time and support for
    students

24
Geometry
The following concepts will be included
  • Points, lines, planes and angles
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Congruent Triangles
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Similar Shapes
  • Trigonometry
  • Circles
  • Transformations
  • 3-D Figures

25
Honors Geometry
  • All concepts covered in Geometry
  • Proofs in more detail
  • More application problems
  • More emphasis on use of advanced algebra skills
    in preparation for Honors Algebra II

26
Honors Algebra II
  • Students must have successfully completed Honors
    Geometry in 8th grade
  • Course involves a deeper study of equations,
    graphing, and functions

27
Course Selection Recommendations
  • Course selection should be based on performance
    in 8th grade course and teacher recommendation.

28
Mr. Kucinski
  • Language Arts Department Chair

29
Choices for incoming freshmen
  • English I
  • Honors English I

30
  • Both courses prepare students for the OGT in
    Reading and Writing
  • Both courses are aligned to Ohios Academic
    Content Standards
  • The emphasis in Grade 9 Language Arts courses is
    on building solid writing and reading skills

31
How does Honors English I differ from English I?
  • Accelerated Pace
  • Literary Analysis
  • Weighted Grade

32
What is the summer reading requirement?
  • All incoming freshmen will be assigned the same
    book to read over the summer. The title will be
    assigned in the spring, and all 8th grade
    teachers will notify their students at that time.

33
Language Arts Electives
  • Electives are in addition to English I or Honors
    English I. They may not replace core courses.

34
Language Arts Electives
  • News Writing I (9-12)
  • (sem/ 1/2 credit)
  • News Writing II (9-12)
  • (sem OR year-long)
  • Yearbook (9-12)
  • (year/1 credit)
  • Broadcast Video Production I (9-12)
  • (year/1 credit)
  • Reading Study Skills (9-10)
  • (sem/ 1/2 credit)
  • Individualized Reading (9-12)
  • (sem/ 1/2 credit)
  • Etymology (9-12)
  • (sem/ 1/2 credit)
  • Public Speaking (9-12) (sem/ 1/2 credit)
  • Argumentation Debate (9-12)
  • (sem/ 1/2 credit)

35
Freshmen Mentor Program
  • All incoming freshmen will have an upper class
    mentor the entire year
  • Program continues to be a work in progress, but
    we hope to improve the transition from middle
    school to high school for our freshmen

36
Mr. Zody
  • Social Studies Department Chair

37
Freshman year, students must take Modern World
History.
38
Sophomore year, students must take one of the
following
  • US History 1877 to the Present
  • American Studies 1877 to the Present
  • AP American Studies
  • AP US History

39
Senior year, students must take one of the
following
  • Students must take one semester of US Government
    and one semester of either Politics, Economics,
    Foreign Policy or International Diplomacy
  • or
  • AP US Government

40
Social Studies Electives
  • Psychology- Grades 10- 12
  • Sociology- Grades 10- 12
  • AP US History- Grades 10- 12
  • AP European History- Grades 11- 12
  • AP World History- Grades 11- 12

41
Mrs. Willer/Mr. Evans
  • World Languages Department Chair

42
Languages and Levels
  • Chinese I - II
  • French I - V IB French
  • German I - IV IB German (2010)
  • Japanese I - IV
  • Latin I - IV
  • Spanish I - V IB Spanish
  • Levels IV V are Honors courses

43
Resources for Students
  • Language Lab
  • Rosetta Stone Software

44
Mrs. Holcomb
  • Physical Education and Health Department Chair

45
Mission Statement
  • Our mission at DCHS is to provide a positive
    experience in a variety of lifetime fitness and
    leisure recreational activities focusing on the
    establishment of a lifestyle that includes proven
    concepts of wellness and fitness. We present
    activities that result in improved muscular
    coordination, flexibility, strength, and
    endurance.

46
Physical Education Courses
  • PE 930 931 (required) .50 Credit
  • Grades 9-12
  • Health 921 (required) .50 Credit
  • Grades 10-12
  • PE 932 Elective .25 Credit

47
Physical Education Curriculum
  • Group Instruction
  • Outdoor Pursuits

48
Outdoor Pursuits
  • Backpacking Trip (2 units 8 weeks)
  • Ski Trip (1 unit 4 weeks)
  • Hiking Trip (1 unit 4 weeks)

49
News Media Courses
  • Mrs. Janie Saunders
  • Perspective Magazine
  • Shamrock Yearbook

50
Other Academic Programs
  • Applied Science
  • Broadcast Video
  • Business Technology
  • D.T.A (Dublin Teacher Academy)
  • E.S.L. (English as Second Language)
  • Performing Arts
  • Reading
  • Special Education
  • Tolles Technical Center
  • Visual Arts
  • Y.P.A. (Young Professionals Academy)
  • Zoo School

51
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