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Title: Myers Park High School


1
Myers Park High School
Curriculum Night
2009-2010 School Year
2
Objectives
  • To learn about graduation requirements and course
    of study options.
  • To explain the schedule and options for high
    school students
  • To learn about level/rigor guidelines.
  • To provide relevant departmental information
    demonstrating all of the current course options
    available to students.

3

Information from Student Counseling Meredith
Sherrill meredith.sherrill_at_cms.k12.nc.us
4
Basic Information for Rising 10th-12th Graders
  • All Rising 10th-12th students will need 28
    credits to graduate
  • 4 English credits
  • 4 Math credits
  • 3 Sciences/ 4 Social Studies OR 4 Sciences/3
    Social Studies (7 total credits)
  • 1 Health and PE 9 credit
  • 8-12 additional electives depending on the
    students chosen Course of Study (including 2
    credits of a consecutive Foreign Language or 4 of
    a Career Pathway
  • Students must also successfully meet the five
    NC End-of-Course (EOC) Gateway Requirements, the
    NC Test of Computer Skills, and the Senior Exit
    Project.

5
NC Gateway Requirements
  • Students must score a level 3 or 4 (out of 4) on
    the five specified EOCs listed below in order to
    receive credit for the class and to earn a CMS
    diploma
  • English 9
  • Algebra 1
  • Biology
  • Civics Economics (CE)
  • US History

6
Course of Study (COS) Options
  • For rising 10th-12th graders (continued)
  • College/University Prep
  • College/Tech Prep
  • Career Prep
  • Dual College/University Prep and College/Tech
    Prep combined
  • Occupational

7
Graduation Requirements for Course of Study
Options
  • For rising 10th-12th graders (continued)
  • College/University Prep (CP)
  • 4 English credits
  • 4 Math credits
  • 3 Social Studies/4 Sciences OR 3 Science
    credits/4 Social Studies (7 total credits)
  • 2 credits of a consecutive Foreign Lang
    (although 3 credits are highly encouraged)
  • 1 Health/PE 9 credit
  • 10 general elective credits

8
Graduation Requirements for Course of Study
Options (cont)
  • 2. College Tech Prep (CTP)
  • 4 English credits
  • 4 Math credits
  • 3 Social Studies/4 Sciences OR 3 Science
    credits/4 Social Studies (7 total credits)
  • 1 Health and PE 9 credit
  • 4 elective credits in a Career/Technical pathway
    (i.e. Business, Health, Agriculture,
    Family/Consumer Science, Technology,
    Trade/Industrial, Marketing)
  • 8 general elective credits
  • No Foreign Language Required

9
Graduation Requirements for Course of Study
Options (cont)
  • 3. Career Prep (CRP)
  • 4 English credits
  • 4 Math credits
  • 3 Social Studies/4 Sciences OR 3 Science
    credits/4 Social Studies (7 total credits)
  • 1 Health and PE 9 credit
  • 4 elective credits in a Career/Technical pathway
    (i.e. Business, Health, Agriculture,
    Family/Consumer Science, Technology,
    Trade/Industrial, Marketing) OR 4 credits in an
    Arts or JROTC pathway
  • 8 elective credits
  • No Foreign Language Required

10
Graduation Requirements for Course of Study
Options (cont)
  • 4. Dual College/University Prep/College Tech
    Prep
  • The Dual Course of Study meets the exact core
    requirements as the College/University Prep, but
    with one additional component. Students must also
    take 4 electives from a Career/Technical Pathway
    out of their required 10 electives. (4 electives
    would be Career specific and the remaining 6
    electives would be general). DUAL is an optional
    COS for College/University students who choose to
    take electives from a Career-Specific Pathway.

11
Graduation Requirements for Course of Study
Options (cont)
  • 5. Occupational (OCC)-- Only for students active
    in the Occupational/EC services program
  • 4 Occupational English credits
  • 3 Occupational Math credits
  • 2 Occupational Social Studies credits
  • 2 Occupational Science credits
  • 1 Health and PE 9 credit
  • 4 credits of Career/Technical electives
  • 4 Occupational Preparation credits
  • 6 Occupational Prep Labs
  • 2 general elective credits
  • Does not have to meet the NC Test of Computer
    Skills, NC Gateway EOC Requirement
  • Must complete a Career Portfolio and IEP
    Objectives

12
Basic Information for Rising 9th Graders
  • New CMS/NC Course of Study Graduation
    Requirements in effect
  • All freshman entering high school in the fall of
    2009 will participate in the required Core Course
    of Study, entitled the Future Ready Core Plus
    Major difference Only 24 credits required for
    graduation (4 less than before).

13
Future Ready Core Plus
  • 24 Core Graduation Requirements
  • 4 English credits
  • 4 Math credits
  • 3 Sciences/4 Social Studies OR 4 Sciences/3
    Social Studies (7 total credits)
  • 1 Health and PE 9
  • 4 Concentration Electives
  • 4 General Electives
  • Must also successfully complete five NC
    End-of-Course (EOC) Gateway Requirements, the NC
    Test of Computer Skills, and the NC Graduation
    Project (formerly the Senior Exit Project).
  • To meet minimum admission requirements for the
    UNC University System, a student must complete a
    specific math sequence, and have a minimum of 2
    years in the same foreign language.

14
Future Ready Core Plus
  • Concentration Electives
  • 4 credits in one subject area or a
    cross-disciplinary area, focused on student
    interests and post-secondary goals providing an
    opportunity for the student to participate in a
    rigorous, in-depth and linked study.
  • The Concentration may include but is not limited
    to courses in
  • Career Technical Ed (CTE)
  • Arts Education
  • JROTC
  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Community College Experience via CPCC
  • Learn Earn Early College (ischool)

15
Future Ready Core Plus
  • General Electives
  • 4 credits required
  • Two of these electives must be any combination of
    courses in
  • Career Technical Ed
  • Arts Education
  • Foreign Language

16
Registration Timeline
  • February current MP students participated in
    classroom guidance and were given registration
    instructions, 2009-2010 planning guides, IB/AP
    contract, and a copy of the students transcript.
  • March- CMS Planning Guides and registration
    materials delivered to middle schools for rising
    9th graders.
  • March Current MP students have scheduled
    meetings with counselors to discuss and return
    completed registration cards (through their
    English class period).
  • April - Registration cards from rising 9th
    graders will be collected by MPHS counselors
    after spring break.
  • April- Non-CMS registration will have 2 sessions
    in the MPHS Art Gallery (April 27, 9am-12noon OR
    April 28 3-6pm) notification will be mailed to
    currently assigned MPHS families for the 09-10
    school year.

17
  • General Information
  • Kristen Lanier
  • kristen.lanier _at_cms.k12.nc.us

18
Sample Schedules
  • Students may have a
  • 4x4 schedule
  • Hybrid Schedule
  • A/B Day schedule

19
Sample 4 x 4 9th grade schedule
  • Term 1 Term 2
  • 1-Earth/Envir Science 1-Geom
  • 2-Eng 9 2-Fresh Sem
  • 3-World Geo 3-World History
  • 4-Crafts 4-Health/PE

20
Sample Hybrid 9th grade Schedule
  • Term 1 Term 2
  • Aday-Debate Bday-Orchestra
  • 2-Fresh. Seminar 2-English 9
  • 3-Geometry 3-Health/PE 9
  • 4-World History 4-Biology

21
Guidelines for Course Level Placement
  • Factors to be considered for level placement
  • Students motivation and willingness to be
    engaged in the learning process by doing the work
    requested.
  • Homework and projects completed on time
  • Organization skills
  • Current grades in the courses in question and
    current level
  • EOG grades
  • Level and amount of extra curricular activities
  • Students health and any learning disability

22
Standard Level Coursework 9-12
  • Adheres to the North Carolina Standard Course of
    Study (NCSCS)
  • Provides the student with a basic understanding
    of the curriculum content
  • Students receive some remedial review of material
    presented
  • Suggested for students scoring 1 or 2 on 8th
    grade EOGs
  • No additional quality points

23
Honors (9-12) and IBMYP (9 10) Level Coursework
  • Moves beyond the NCSCOS by adding several
    additional areas of study
  • Requires students to do much outside reading and
    many projects beyond the normal classroom
    requirements
  • Students should be independent learners and
    highly motivated to learn rather than simply to
    achieve a grade

24
Honors Level IBMYP(cont)
  • Geared towards students making a high 3 or 4 on
    8th grade EOGs or high school EOCs.
  • Earns 1 additional quality point

25
Advanced Placement
  • College level courses and exams
  • Potentially earn college level credit depending
    on the college and exam scores
  • Opportunity to explore college curriculum and
    improve chances of getting into competitive
    colleges
  • Very rigorous pace for motivated students
  • MP requires an AP contract for interested
    students
  • Earns 2 additional quality points

26
International Baccalaureate
  • Provides opportunity to pursue a rigorous liberal
    arts curriculum
  • Students sit for external exams in 6 academic
    areas during 11th and 12th grade
  • IB differs from AP in that IB is a complete
    curriculum with specified courses in grades 11
    and 12, while the AP program allows students to
    select courses

27
Career Technology EducationSarah
Marshsarah.marsh_at_cms.k12.nc.us
28
Career Technical Ed. -will be a hybrid schedule
  • A. Agriculture Education
  • 1. Agriscience
  • 2. Horticulture
  • 2. Horticulture Honors
  • 3. Landscape Construction
  • B. Business and Information Technology
  • 1. Computer Applications 1 2
  • 2. Computer Engineering
  • 3. Computer Programming
  • 4. Networking
  • 5. E-Commerce (Business on the Web)
  • 6. Business Law
  • 7. Small Business Entrepreneurship
  • 8. Principles of Business
  • C. Family and Consumer Science
  • 1. Culinary Arts
  • 2. Housing and Interiors
  • 3. Early Childhood

29
CTE (cont.)
  • D. Health Occupations
  • 1. PLTW Principles of Biomedical Science
  • 2. Bio-Medical Technology
  • 2. Medical Science 1 2
  • 3. Allied Health Science 2 (can earn Certified
    Nursing A assistant certification
  • E. Marketing Education
  • 1. Sports and Entertainment
  • 2. Marketing
  • 3. Marketing Management
  • 4. Honors Strategic Marketing
  • 5. Hospitality Operations
  • F. Technology, Trade and Industrial Education
  • 1. Automotive Technology
  • 2. Project Lead the Way (Engineering-based
    curriculum affiliated with Duke
  • University)
  • 3. Drafting I and II
  • G. College Experience-students may received both
    HS/College credit through CPCC

30
EnglishBarbara Goodloebarbara.goodloe_at_cms.k12.
nc.us
31
English
  • All English 9 classes will be offered on the 4x4
    schedule. English 9 is paired with Freshman
    Seminar.
  • All English 10, 11 and 12 standard and honors
    will be scheduled on the 4 x 4.
  • Most English electives are scheduled on the 4 x 4
    schedule.
  • English electives that are offered on the A /B
    day schedule Newspaper, Creative Writing,
    Literary Magazine, Literature and Film.

32
English 4 x 4
  • All English 9 students take the state
    end-of-course test at the end of the year.
  • All English 10 students take the NC Writing test
    on the first Tuesday in March.

33
English A/B
  • IB English 11 and IB English 12 are offered on
    the A/B day schedule.
  • AP English 11 and AP English 12 are offered on
    the A/B day schedule.

34
Social StudiesDavid Wiggsdavid.wiggs_at_cms.k12.nc.
us
35
Social Studies - 4 x 4
  • 9th grade - World History-either term
  • 10th grade Civics Economics either term
  • 11th grade United States History either term

36
Soc. Stud. 4 x 4 classes(cont)
  • All electives will operate on the 4 x 4 and be a
    full year credit
  • African-American Studies
  • Sociology
  • Psychology

37
Social Studies AP classes Aday/Bday
  • AP US History
  • AP US Government
  • AP European History
  • AP World History
  • AP Economics
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Psychology

38
Social Studies IB classes A/B day (cont.)
  • IB History of the American
  • IB Psychology I and II
  • IB International History
  • IB Philosophy
  • IB Theory of Knowledge
  • IB Economics
  • IB Information Technology

39
ScienceScott Spohlerscott.spohler_at_cms.k12.nc.us
40
Science 4 x4 classes
  • All incoming 9th graders will be required to take
    an Earth/Environmental Science for graduation.
  • This could be earth science at any point or AP
    Environmental (1 year course) or IB Ecosystems
    and Societies (2 year course) as an upper
    classman

41
Science 4 x4 classes
  • Honors Science courses will have additional
    objectives and will require some type of
    independent student inquiry, such as an out of
    class lab and/or research type paper.
  • Students who are in a math beyond Algebra II/Trig
    should be encouraged to enroll in Physics

42
Science (cont)
  • Suggested sequence for Level 1,2 or low 3
    students
  • -Earth/Environmental Science (9th)
  • -Physical Science (10th)
  • -Greenhouse / Biology (11th)
  • -Science elective (12th)

43
Science (cont)
  • Suggested sequence for level 3 student
  • -Earth/Environmental (9th)
  • -Honors / Standard Biology (10th)
  • - Honors / Standard Chemistry (11th)
  • - Honors / Standard Physics (12th)
  • (Chemistry and Physics should not be taken until
    the student is concurrently enrolled in Alg.
    II/Trig or higher math)

44
Science (cont)
  • Suggested sequence for high level 3 or 4 student
  • -MYIB Earth/Environmental (9th)
  • -MYIB Biology (9th)
  • -MYIB Chemistry (10th)
  • -MYIB Physics (10th)
  • - Advanced bio/chem/physics (11-12th)

45
Science (cont)
  • Suggested sequence for high level 3 or low 4
    student
  • -Honors Earth/Environmental (9th)
  • -Honors Biology (10th)
  • -Honors Chemistry (11th)
  • -Honors Physics (12th)

46
Science (cont)
47
Foreign LanguageLynn Stultzl.stultz_at_cms.k12.nc.
us
48
Foreign Language
  • Rising 9th and 10th graders who have taken Level
    1 (1A plus 1B) foreign language in the middle
    school receive credit toward graduation
    requirements.
  • Latin does meet the language requirement for
    graduation and for college admissions

49
Foreign Languages (cont)
  • Colleges and Universities recommend 3 years of
    the same language, and recommend that the highest
    level for which the student qualifies be taken
    during the senior year.

50
Foreign LanguageAP and IB classes
  • Levels 4 and 5 IB and AP will be offered on the
    A/B day format
  • For IB and AP students it is recommended that
    Levels 2 and 3 be taken during the sophomore year
    on the 4 x 4 format.
  • Students who plan to pursue the IB or AP course
    of study and have no prior language background
    must take Level 1 in the 9th grade

51
MathematicsDino Gisianod.gisiano_at_cms.k12.nc.us
52
Mathematics
  • Every student needs to develop a 4-year high
    school plan.
  • Students current math teachers will be utilized
    to recommend/suggest math courses for the
    2007-2008 school year.

53
Mathematics (cont)
  • Mathematics pre-requisite courses now become
    ESSENTIAL!
  • Students and parents need to pay particular
    attention to teacher recommendations in order to
    ensure student success!
  • It is imperative to plan and choose wisely.
    Discuss your level choice before submitting your
    final registration card.
  • When mapping your 4 year plan, decide what math
    class your want to take during your senior year.
    Work backwards from senior year to develop your
    math plan.

54
  • New Math Graduation Requirements
  • All students must obtain, or have obtained, a
    level 3 or 4 on the Algebra I EOC in order to
    receive credit for the class.

55
Physical EducationRick Lewisrichard.lewis_at_cms.
k12.nc.us
56
Physical Education
  • All students must have PE 9/Health to graduate.
    This course may be taken anytime during the high
    school career but it is recommended for the 9th
    grade year.

57
PE Electives - 4 x 4
  • Cross Country Training/Track and Field
  • Volleyball/Ultimate Frisbee
  • Team Handball/Basketball
  • Golf/Archery
  • Tennis/Tennis Doubles
  • Bowling
  • Female Weight Training/Pilates
  • Physical Conditioning
  • Aerobics/Weight Management

58
Visual Arts Lynn Wu lynn.wu_at_cms.k12.nc.us
59
Visual Arts
  • Most beginning level Art classes, Crafts,
    Graphic Design, and some Photography classes will
    be taught on the 4x4 schedule
  • All MYPIB, IB, Honors, and AP Art courses will
    be taught on the A day / B day schedule.

60
Visual Arts
  • Art 1
  • Art 2
  • Art 3, Art 3 Honors
  • Art 4, Art 4 Honors, Art 4 AP (Drawing or 2-D
    design)
  • All Arts Education Honors courses are 3rd and 4th
    year courses on a numerical sequence

61
Visual Arts
  • Crafts 1
  • Crafts 2
  • Crafts 3
  • Crafts 4, Art 4 AP with a 3-D focus

62
Visual Arts
  • Graphic Design 1 (Art 1 prerequisite)
  • Graphic Design 2
  • Graphic Design 3

63
Visual Arts
  • Photography 1 (junior year)
  • Photography 2 (senior year)
  • Photography 1 IB (Art1MYPIB prerequisite)
  • Photography 2 IB
  • Students registering for photography classes must
    go through the application process

64
Visual Arts
  • Art 1 MYPIB
  • Art 2 MYPIB
  • Art 2 IB (level 3 course, junior year)
  • Art 3 IB (level 4 course, senior year)

65
Visual Arts
  • AP Art History

66
Performing Arts Joyce Palmieri joyce.palmieri_at_cms.
k12.nc.us
67
Performing Arts
  • Myers Park offers a wide range of opportunities
    for all students to experience the arts.
  • Five Choruses
  • 3 levels of Orchestra
  • 3 levels of Band plus the Marching Band
  • Placement in upper level band, orchestra, and
    chorus requires an audition and teacher approval.

68
Performing Arts
  • Theatre and Drama
  • AP Music Theory
  • Dance I and Dance II (Audition)
  • ALL PERFORMING ARTS COURSES ARE SCHEDULED ON AN A
    DAY / B DAY SCHEDULE

69
Myers Park JROTCMajor Doug WillieSenior Army
Instructordouglas.willie_at_cms.k12.nc.us
70
ROTC
  • All JROTC classes will be offered on the
    Aday/Bday schedule.
  • JROTC is a character education course with no
    service obligation.
  • Provides numerous scholarship opportunities.
  • Courses are sequenced and must be promoted to the
    next JROTC level to continue.
  • Uniforms and materials are provided at no cost.
  • Level III and IV Honors Curriculum
  • Nomination to Military Academies.

71
Exceptional Children April Morrow april.morrow_at_cms
.k12.nc.us
72
Exceptional Children
  • Myers Park offers all levels of exceptional
    programs
  • -Regular
  • -Inclusion
  • -Resource
  • -Self-Contained
  • Follow both NCSCS and Occupational Course of
    Study

73
Exceptional Children (cont)
  • Six self-contained classes
  • 2 Autistic classes
  • 2 Behavioral classes
  • 2 Hearing Impaired classes
  • The goal of the MP Exceptional Childrens staff
    is to provide services to students with
    disabilities which will support their educational
    needs.

74
Extra-Curricular
  • Kristen Lanier

75
Extra-Curricular and Athletics
  • 29 Varsity and Junior Varsity sports for men and
    women.
  • More than 1/3rd of the student body participates
    in the athletic program.
  • 33 special interest clubs are available to
    students.
  • Student Government sponsors cookouts before
    games, 2 Homecomings, Talent Show, Fashion Show
    and much more.
  • Musical, drama productions, Debate tournaments,
    Odyssey of the Mind teams.

76
Questions?.the most efficient way to receive an
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