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Title: Welcome Science Hill High School Class of 2013


1
Welcome! Science Hill High School Class of 2013!
2
MEET YOUR PRINCIPALS
  • Bill Nuss, Associate
  • Todd Barnett, Assistant
  • Tony Spears, Assistant

3
NINTH GRADE TOPICS
  • Mixed Block Schedule
  • Credits (Carnegie Units)
  • Official Transcript
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Four Year Plan
  • Explore Test
  • IB Diploma Program

4
SCHOOL CALENDAR
  • 4 Nine week terms
  • 2 Terms per session
  • 2 Sessions per year
  • 4 90 minute blocks, 18 weeks
  • Some blocks may be mixed blocks, with two 45
    minute classes lasting 36 weeks.

5
MIXED BLOCK
FALL SPRING
  • Mixed block classes are an enhancement to the
    regular block schedule.
  • It allows a fall block period and a spring block
    period to be combined and split into two (2) 45
    minute year-long classes.

1ST Period
YEAR LONG FALL SPRING
1st Period Mixed A
1st Period Mixed B
6
Mixed Block Classes 45 Minutes, 36 Weeks
  • Not all classes are offered in a mixed block
    format.
  • Courses which will be offered in this format will
    be determined during the scheduling process.
  • Class combinations based on student requests
    determine if a class is mixed or regular block.

7
Session Classes 90 Minute, 18 Weeks
  • English CP Honors
  • Algebra 1 A B
  • Geometry
  • Earth Science
  • Physical Science
  • Biology Honors
  • PE/Wellness
  • Art 1
  • Theater 1
  • World Geography
  • World Geography Honors
  • Modern History Honors
  • Career Technical Courses
  • J.R.O.T.C.
  • Spanish 1 2
  • Latin 1 2
  • French 1 2
  • Band

8
Career Technical Education 90 Minute, 18 Weeks
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Keyboarding
  • Career Management
  • Child Development
  • Principles of Cosmetology
  • Health Science Education
  • Construction Core

9
SAMPLE SCHEDULE 1
FALL
SPRING
1ST Period 2nd Period 3rd Period 4th Period
10
SAMPLE SCHEDULE 2
FALL
SPRING
90 Min. Blocks 90 Min. Blocks 45 Min. Mixed
Blocks 90 Min. Blocks
1ST Period 2nd Period 3rd Period 4th Period
11
SAMPLE SCHEDULE 3
FALL
SPRING
1ST Period 2nd Period 3rd Period 4th Period
12
GRADING SCALE
  • A 93-100
  • B 85-92
  • C 75-84
  • D 70-74
  • F 0-69

13
GRADES AND GPA
  • The final grade determines credit and is
    transcripted.
  • The final grade is used to calculate the GPA.
  • Grades are a factor in eligibility for the
    Tennessee Hope Scholarship (Lottery)

14
ATTENDANCE
  • More than 8 absences in a session class, or 16 in
    a year-long class, may result in loss of credit.

15
CREDITS
  • Every class, if passed, earns one credit.
  • 29 credits must be attempted and 28 credits must
    be earned to graduate.
  • Students must perform 40 hours of community
    service in order to graduate.

16
GRADE CLASSIFICATION
  • Sophomore 4 Credits
  • Junior 12 Credits
  • Senior 20 Credits

17
ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY
  • Check the program of studies for information on
    athletic eligibility.
  • For questions, consult
  • Keith Turner, Athletic Director.

Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track
18
Graduation Requirements Class of 2013
  • New requirements begin with the graduating class
    of 2013
  • Transition from Gateway to EOC as a of yearly
    grade
  • Increasing the specified credit requirements to
    22 (from 20)
  • Developing new assessments
  • Developing one diploma for all students

19
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
  • English 4 Credits
  • Math 4 Credits
  • Science 3 Credits
  • Social Studies 3 Credits
  • Wellness Fitness 1.5 Credits
  • Computer 1 Credit
  • Personal Finance .5 Credit
  • Foreign Language
    2 Credits
  • Fine Arts 1 Credit
  • Elective Focus 3 Credits
  • Additional Electives 5 Credits
  • TOTAL 28 Credits
  • May be waived for students not going to college
    for an expanded focus in technical area.

20
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
  • Students must complete 40 hours of community
    service.
  • Students must meet the core course requirements.
  • Students must pass state tests.

21
English Requirements
  • 4 credits
  • English I (CP or Honors) 1 credit
  • English II (CP or Honors) 1 credit
  • English III (CP, Honors, or IB) 1 credit
  • English IV (CP, AP, or IB) 1 credit

22
Mathematics Requirements
  • 4 credits a math each year
  • Algebra I 1 credit
  • Geometry 1 credit
  • Algebra II 1 credit
  • Upper Level Math 1 credit
  • -Bridge Math
  • -Capstone Math
  • -Advanced Algebra Trigonometry
  • -STEM (Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Statistics)

23
Science Requirements
  • 3 Credits
  • Biology 1 1 credit
  • Chemistry or Physics 1 credit
  • Another Lab Science 1 credit

24
Social Studies Requirements
  • 3 Credits
  • World History or
  • World Geography 1 credit
  • U. S. History 1 credit
  • - AP II or IB (2 yrs)
  • Economics .5 credit
  • Government .5 credit

25
Wellness and PE
  • Wellness 1 credit
  • OR
  • ROTC 2 credits
  • and
  • PE ½ credit
  • Personal Finance ½ credit

26
Additional Requirements
  • Fine Arts, Foreign Language, and elective focus
    6 credits
  • - Fine Art 1 credit
  • -Foreign Language 2 credits
  • -Elective Focus 3 credits

27
Elective Focus CTE or Technical
  • Students completing a technical elective focus
    must complete three units in the same technical
    area.
  • The fine art and foreign language requirements
    may be waived for students who are sure they are
    not going to attend a college. Those three
    credits will be replaced with technical courses
    which will enhance the chosen area.

28
Tennessee Scholars
  • Students completing the scholastic path along
    with the following requirements will be
    designated as Tennessee Scholars.
  • Completion of a computer course and two CTE
    courses in the same area
  • 20 hours of community service
  • Overall C average in all Tennessee Scholars
    courses
  • 95 school attendance record
  • No out-of-school suspensions

29
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
  • What is the International Baccalaureate Diploma?
  • A pre-university diploma and international
    admissions credential
  • Utilizes international standards
  • Based on an integrated curriculum
  • Infused with international mindedness

30
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
  • The IB Diploma Program is designed for highly
    motivated high school students with time
    management skills aged 16-19.
  • Students fulfill the requirements of the states
    educational guidelines due to the rigor of the IB
    program.

31
IB Program
  • The International Baccalaureate Program began
    this fall at Science Hill High School.
  • Those rising 9th graders who are interested in
    being part of the IB Program in the future need
    to plan a specific course sequence at the
    beginning of the 9th grade year.
  • Students interested in completing the IB Diploma
    Program must take both Spanish 1 and Spanish 2
    in the 9th grade.
  • take World Geography Honors in the 9th grade.
  • There will be IB counselors at the 4 year plan
    meetings.

More information about the IB Program will be
given following this presentation. Dr. Selene
Hardin will be sharing information about the IB
Program and will answer any questions you might
have.
32
College and Career Planning
  • EXPLORE, PLAN, ACT TESTS
  • EXPLORE -TAKEN IN 8TH GRADE
  • PLAN- TAKEN IN 10TH GRADE
  • ACT TEST
  • Your 8th grade student will bring home a Score
    Report from the EXPLORE.
  • The EXPLORE Composite Score will give you an
    estimate of what your student will score on the
    10th Grade PLAN.
  • The PLAN Composite Score will give you an
    estimate of what your student will score on the
    ACT.

33
Explore -Summary Report Gives You…..
  • Composite Score, English Score, Math Score,
    Reading Score, Science Score.
  • PLAN Estimated Score.
  • Comparison of high school courses student plans
    to take against those recommended for college
    readiness.
  • Reported Needs
  • Educational and career plans for post high
    school.
  • College readiness based on EXPLORE benchmarks.
  • Career possibilities matched to student interest
    The World of Work Map and Career Area List.
  • Student skills and areas for improvement in
    English, Mathematics, Reading, Science.

34
TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Teachers have made recommendations for
  • English, math, science and social studies
    courses.

In preparing these recommendations, our staff
invests time and effort in looking at your
students skills, work ethic, grades, and test
scores. It is the goal to recommend placement in
the 9th grade level that will most benefit your
student.
35
ENGLISH
  • College Prep
  • Honors

I was thinking something in the way of paper.
36
MATH
  • Algebra I A
  • Algebra I B
  • Geometry

37
SCIENCE
  • Earth Science
  • Physical Science ( student must be in Algebra I)
  • Biology Honors

38
SOCIAL STUDIES
  • Modern History Honors
  • (Requires above average reading skills)
  • World Geography
  • World Geography Honors
  • (A or B average in Social Studies English)

39
Teacher Recommendations
  • Again, please give serious consideration to
    the recommendations teachers have given for your
    student. Teachers know your student as well as
    the curriculum.

40
Four Year Plan
  • Review the Program of Studies.
  • Develop a tentative 4-year plan.
  • Review Your Explore Report.
  • Discuss this plan with your
  • advisor at the 4-year plan
  • meeting.

41
Choose Courses for School Year 2009-2010
  • Review the Program of Studies
  • and choose carefully.
  • Choose at least two alternate
  • courses that you would be
  • willing to take.
  • Complete a practice schedule.

42
About the process….
  • You are choosing eight classes
  • you are not choosing a schedule.

43
Make Your Appointment!
  • Schedule your appointment tonight
  • or
  • Call Lisa Deel at 232-2192

44
Campus Renovation
  • Is STILL underway.
  • Renovation is complete in middle building and
    continues in the 8th grade building.
  • Classrooms have been moved to the middle
    building, 9th grade building, and 10- 12 campus.

45
SHHS 8/9 CAMPUS
with 8th Grade Building Under Renovation
9th Grade Building Enrollment
Freedom Hall Gym Cafeteria
Student Drop Off Area
Admin. Bldg. Attendance, Check-In, Check- Out,
Discipline Office, Clinic
Middle Building 8th Gr. Classes, Some Elective
9th Gr. Classes
BUS LANES
8th Grade Building Under Renovation
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