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Title: Rising 9th Grade Information Night Preparing for High School


1
Rising 9th Grade Information NightPreparing for
High School
  • Presentation by
  • A John Hayden, Dean
  • B - D Kari Kite
  • E K Cheryl Chenet
  • L P Rebecca Andrews
  • Q Z Eric Chancy
  • The journey begins.

2
How is high school different than 8th grade?
  • Section I

3
Main Differences
  • Diploma for Future Ready Core (FRC) completion
  • Annual promotion requirements
  • Quality points awarded for difficulty level of
    class
  • GPA and class rank
  • End of Course Exams count 25 of the course
    semester grade (Sem exams 20)
  • Required graduation project

4
HS Graduation Requirements
  • Successfully complete FRC requirements with
    stated credit distribution
  • 26 credits required
  • Pass NC Computer Skills Test
  • Pass 5 EOC assessments
  • Algebra I Biology English 1
  • Civics Econ US History
  • Successfully complete a graduation project.

5
Future Ready Core See Program Planning Guide
www.apexhigh.com for course descriptions
  • English I, II, III, IV 4
  • Math 4
  • Science (Earth, Biology, Physical) 3
  • Social Studies (World History, 3 Civics
    Economics, US History)
  • Healthful Living 1
  • Electives
    11
  • TOTAL 26
  • These are minimum graduation
    requirements.

6
ELECTIVES
  • 6 Credits REQUIRED
  • 2 Elective credits of any combination from
  • Career and Technical Education (CTE)
  • Arts Education
  • Second Languages
  • 4 Elective credits strongly recommended (4 course
    concentration) from one of the following
  • Career Technical Education (CTE)
  • Arts Education
  • Any other subject area (math, science, social
    studies, English, or cross-disciplinary

7
RECOMMENDED CONCENTRATIONS See Program Planning
Guide at www.apexhigh.com for course descriptions
  • Career Technical Education Clusters
  • Agriculture, Food Natural Resources
  • Architecture Construction
  • Arts, A/V Technology Communciations
  • Business, Management, Administration
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing Sales Service
  • Science, Technology, Engineering Mathematics
  • Transportation, Distribution, Logistics
  • Arts Education
  • Music
  • (Vocal Instrumental)
  • Visual Arts
  • Theatre Arts
  • Academic Education
  • English
  • Mathematic
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Foreign Language

8
University of North Carolina System Admission
(Minimum) Requirements
  • By satisfying FRC graduation requirements you
    will meet minimum requirements for UNC System
    Schools with the exception that you have taken 2
    consecutive levels of a foreign language.
  • By the year 2013, the minimum requirements for
    admission will be a 2.5 GPA and 800 SAT (Critical
    Reading Mathematics) or 17 ACT.

9
Occupational Course of Studyappropriate for
certain students who receive Special Education
Services See Program Planning Guide
www.apexhigh.com for course descriptions
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • 1
  • 4
  • 6
  • Total 22
  • English Occupational Eng I,II,III,IV
  • Math Occupational Math I,II,III
  • Science Occ Life Skills Sci I,II
  • Social Studies Occ Social Studies I,II
  • Healthful Living
  • Career/Tech, Fine Arts
  • Occupational Prep

10
The GPA
  • What does GPA stand for?
  • What are quality points?
  • How do I calculate it?

11
About Quality Points
12
GPA Example 11th grade student
13
Previous Grades (same student)
14
Cumulative GPA
15
Total Quality Points / Total Credits Attempted
GPA
  • 71 divided by 24 2.958 GPA
  • Can this student go to a 4 year college? Depends
    on other factors about that student. Probably,
    but choices will be limited.
  • What about a scholarship? Youll need to do your
    research.

16
COURSE OFFERINGS
  • Section II

17
Sample Courses for 9th Grade Students have four
90 minute periods per day each semester.
  • English 9
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Healthful Living
  • Additional Course (Elective)
  • Additional Course (Elective)
  • Additional Course (Elective)
  • Electives are courses you choose to take. You
    can take a core course as an elective.
  • Many students will take an additional math .

18
Courses Requiring a Recommendation
  • Language Arts Level
  • Math Level
  • Science Level Course
  • World History Level
  • Foreign Language for Level II students
  • Academic Support Classes

19
English Language ArtsSee Program Planning Guide
(PPG) at www.apexhigh.com for course descriptions
  • English 9
  • English 9 (H) Honors
  • (English is tied to the World History Level in
    the 9th grade)
  • Speech I
  • Trends Movements in Young Adult Literature
  • Intro to Communications Mass Media (Journalism)

20
Social Studies See Program Planning Guide at
www.apexhigh.com for course descriptions
  • World History
  • World History Honors
  • (W History level tied to English recommendation)
  • Geography

21
Sample Skinny Schedule
  • Semester 1
  • English
  • World History
  • Healthful Living
  • Earth Science
  • 4 Algebra I Part 1
  • Semester 2
  • 1 English
  • World History
  • 2 Computer Applications I
  • 3 Teen Living
  • 4 Algebra I Part 2

22
Sample Honors Schedule
  • Semester 1
  • English I Honors
  • Biology Honors
  • Algebra II Honors
  • Healthful Living
  • Semester 2
  • Geometry Honors
  • Computer Applications I
  • World History Honors
  • Speech I

23
Mathematics See PPG at www.apexhigh.com for
course descriptions
  • Introduction to Math
  • Algebra I, Part 1
  • Algebra I, Part 2
  • Algebra I Plus
  • Algebra II Honors
  • Geometry Honors

24
Possible Math HS Sequences
25
ScienceSee PPG at www.apexhigh.com for course
descriptions
  • Earth Science
  • Earth Science Honors
  • Biology Honors
  • (completed Alg I in grade 8)
  • (science course is tied to math placement)

26
HEALTHFUL LIVING I (course explanations are in
the AHS PPG on-line)
  • All students must successfully complete this
    course in order to receive a high school diploma
  • Can be deferred and taken in 10th, 11th, or 12th
    grade.
  • Is a prerequisite for all other physical
    education course offerings in grades 10 12.

27
Foreign Language
  • Foreign Language is not recommended for most 9th
    graders.
  • Levels I and II are taken the same year
  • Spanish, French, German, Latin

28
CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION COURSES See PPG at
www.apexhigh.com for course descriptions
  • Architectural CAD Drafting I
  • Health Team Relations
  • Foods I Fundamentals
  • Computer Applications I
  • Teen Living
  • Apparel Development I
  • Principles of Business Personal Finance
  • Marketing
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Computer Engineering Technology I

29
VISUAL PERFORMING ARTS See PPG at
www.apexhigh.com for course descriptions
  • Concert Chorus (Boys) Fall
  • Concert Chorus (Boys) Spring
  • Choral Ensemble (Girls) Fall
  • Choral Ensemble (Girls) Spring
  • Orchestra I (Strings) Fall
  • Orchestra I (Strings) Spring
  • Band I Fall
  • Band I Spring
  • Visual Arts I
  • Art History
  • Theatre Arts I
  • Music Appreciation
  • Guitar I

30
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
  • Section III

31
Attendance
  • Wake Co policy dictates that a student absent for
    more than 10 days in a semester class or 20 days
    in a yearlong class can be assigned a grade of FF
    indicating failure due to excessive absences.
    This includes both excused and unexcused
    absences.
  • 2 absences in a block scheduled class is like
    missing 4 days of learning.

32
Recommendations Waivers
  • Teachers recommend students for courses where
    they can be successful with a C or higher. They
    consider a students aptitude as well as work
    habits.
  • If you disagree with a recommended course
    parents can sign a waiver. A waivered class may
    not be dropped even if the student is failing it.
  • A waiver must be filled out for each class that
    differs from the teachers recommendation.
    Waivers can be picked up in MS Student Services
    (or on line at apexhigh.com) and turned in to the
    MS counselor with the Graduation Plan.

33
On Course Selections
  • Consider levels recommended by current teachers
    for 9th grade courses.
  • Be aware that the pace is very fast in a block
    schedule class.
  • Think carefully about high school activities and
    how much time they will take (band, athletics,
    drama, etc.).
  • Ask yourselfwill I have time to succeed with
    this workload?

34
Registration Alternates
  • Students will select 8 primary (1st choice)
    credit courses AND 3 alternate elective (2nd
    choice) credit courses.
  • Choose CAREFULLY because most 9th graders will
    have alternates in their final schedule.

35
Keep in mind.
  • The time commitment required to be successful in
    the classes you choose.
  • You dont get to select which courses you get
    each semester.
  • You could get 3 honors classes in the same
    semester.
  • Freshmen are allowed to be on sports teams, in
    school plays, in marching band and/or ensembles,
    in clubs, etc.

36
Scenario You chose to take 5 honors courses and
start a foreign language. Congratulations on
making the team!!!! Your 9th grade schedule could
be
  • Semester 1
  • English I Honors
  • W History Honors
  • Latin I
  • Algebra II Honors
  • Semester 2
  • Biology Honors
  • Healthful Living
  • Latin II
  • Geometry Honors

37
Getting Started
  • Section IV

38
THINGS TO DO
  • Attend Cougar Camp
  • Get your schedule
  • Get a tour of the school
  • Meet other 9th graders
  • Learn all about Apex HS
  • Regularly check www.apexhigh.com for updates,
    Program Planning Guide, Course Offerings, etc.
  • Participate in activities
  • For a listing of clubs and activities go to
    the website and see the listing in the AHS PPG
    many activities have their own page

39

COMMUNICATION
  • www.apexhigh.com
  • Cougar Notes
  • Cougar Pause
  • Phone Master
  • Teacher e-mails
  • 3 week interims
  • Student SPAN account
  • Parent SPAN account

40
Basic Timeline
  • April 23 Last day for changes on SPAN (Student
    Parent Access Network) at Middle School.
  • April Watch for information for Cougar Camp
    coming to your middle school
  • June - Student will receive a Course
    Verification Form listing the 8 primary courses
    and 3 alternates for which they are registered
    review for corrections/changes.
  • June 24 LAST DAY for course selection changes at
    AHS.
  • August TBA - Freshman pick up their schedules at
    Cougar Camp.
  • Week prior to school opening New Student
    Parent Walk Through

41
Listen Up!!!!
  • Dont plan family vacations during the school
    year.
  • Encourage and teach your child how to advocate
    for themselves.
  • Please keep your contact information current at
    school.

42
The Journey Begins
  • You should live the journey.
  • You should live it together.
  • You should live it shared
  • Its all about the journey.
  • --Mike Krzyzewski
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