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Title: Welcome Class of 2017!

Welcome Class of 2017!
  • High school Registration information Session
  • Clarksville High School
  • February 21, 2013

Todays Agenda
  • Introductions of school counselors
  • Review Graduation Requirements
  • Review Registration Process
  • Discuss Diploma Types, Attendance and Class Rank
  • Discuss requirements for National Honor Society
  • Review clubs, sports, and activities
  • Questions

Wildcat Counselors
  • Rob Franklin -- A-E
  • Angela Sackfield -- F-K
  • Tonya Sherman -- L-R
  • Serena Kerr -- S-Z

Graduation Requirements
Courses Credits Minimum Requirements
English 4 English I, II, III, IV
Math 4 Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and one other higher level math course beyond Algebra II
Science 3 Biology, Chemistry or Physics and a third science
Social Studies 3 World History, World Geography, or equivalent US History Economics and Government (3 years of JROTC can substitute for Government)
Lifetime Wellness 1 Or 2 years of JROTC
Physical Education 0.5 A student may substitute 66 hours of documented participation in a school-sponsored, after-school physical activity for this requirement or by completing 2 years of JROTC
Personal Finance 0.5 Or 3 years of JROTC
Additional Requirements
Courses Credits Requirements
Foreign Language 2 2 years of the same language
Fine Arts 1 Visual Arts, Theatre Arts, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, or additional Music Electives
Focused Electives 3 From CMCSS approved list
  • these requirements are in place to meet all
    college entrance requirements

Graduation Requirement Substitutions
  • JROTC Course Substitutions
  • JROTC (2 years) for Wellness and 1/2 credit in PE
  • JROTC (3 years) for Government and Personal

Approved Focused Elective Groups
Career-Technical Education 3 credits in a state approved Program of Study (POS) Will vary by high school
Science and Math 3 credits other than required (Ex. 8th Grade Alg I, PS)
Fine Arts 3 credits other than required
AP/Dual Enrollment 3 credits other than required
JROTC 3 credits other than used for core substitutions
Career-Technical Programs offered at CHS
  • Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources
  • Plant Systems Landscaping and Turf Science
  • Business Management Administration
  • Business Financial Management Accounting
  • Finance
  • Banking Finance
  • Human Services
  • Family Community Services
  • personal Care Services
  • Information Technology
  • Interactive Multimedia
  • Manufacturing
  • Precision Productions

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Career-Technical Programs/Special Transfer
  • Students may choose to attend another CMCSS high
    school if their program of study is not offered
    in their zoned school
  • To be eligible you must complete a Special
    Transfer Request found at Student Services at the
    CMCSS Board of Education
  • Students will be reassigned to the new school for
    the entire day
  • Students must provide their own transportation

CMCSS Academies
  • CHS Wildcat Academy of Business and Finance
  • KHS Stem Academy
  • MCHS Academy of Plant and Animal Systems
  • NEHS Academy of Computer Programming and

CMCSS Academies (continued)
  • NWHS Academy of Health Sciences
  • RHS Academy of Media Communication and
    Information Technology
  • WCHS Academy of Public Service and Leadership

CHS Wildcat Academy of Business and Finance and
All Other CMCSS Academy Info Meetings
  • Applications Information Will Be Available
  • March 4 - 6 to 730 PM at New Providence Middle,
    Northeast Middle West Creek Middle Schools
  • March 5 - 6 to 730 PM at Montgomery Central
    Middle School
  • March 6 530 to 700 PM at Rossview Middle
  • March 7 - 6 to 730 PM at Kenwood Middle
    Richview Middle Schools
  • March 12 6 PM at Central Office (If Needed)

  • Students must attend 90 of the school days per
    semester in order to obtain credit for completion
    of coursework.
  • Students can have
  • A limited number of absences per semester
  • As many doctors, court, and professional meeting
    notes as the student obtainsHowever

Attendance (continued)
  • Students are required to be in school every day
    (TCA-49-6-3001) and after a student misses 5 days
    UNEXCUSED they are considered truant and may be
    summoned to court for as few as 5 absences
    (TCA-49-6-3007).  At 5 days the school sends a
    letter, after 7 days the CMCSS attendance office
    sends a letter from the BOE and also meets with
    the student
  • It's a Class C misdemeanor (educational neglect)
  • each day a child is absent (unexcused) could
    result in fines

Attendance (Continued)
  • The 9 days per semester deals ONLY with promotion
    and retention in our county (It is not 9 free
    days out of school)
  • if a student misses 9 days or more per class per
    semester they could expect to receive NC for the
    class(es) (The grades do not have a bearing here,
    the state requires that kids be in school)

Attendance -- Tardies
  • Tardies turn into absences if a student is 10 or
    more minutes late to any class
  • Students have been summoned to court for
    excessive tardies and/or Absences

  • Absences due to extenuating circumstances may be
    reviewed by the Board Attendance Review Committee

Diploma Types
  • Regular Diploma
  • Awarded to students who
  • 1) earn the specified 22 units of credit
  • 2) have satisfactory records of
  • attendance
  • 3) have satisfactory conduct records

Diploma Types
  • Honors
  • All requirements for a Regular Diploma must be
    fulfilled plus
  • 1) an 85 cumulative percent average
  • 2) no semester grade lower than a 75
  • 3) must score at or above all of the subject
    area readiness benchmarks on the ACT
  • or equivalent score on the SAT

Diploma Types
  • Highest Honors
  • All requirements for an Honors Diploma must be
    fulfilled plus
  • a 90 cumulative percent average
  • 2) no semester grade lower than a 75
  • 3) Specific course selections as follows

Courses required for Highest Honors Diploma
Course Credits Description
AP 2 One must be from core (English, Math, Science, Social Studies) A technical licensing course that meets honors criteria may substitute for a non-core (AP) course
Math 4 Alg I, Geometry, Algebra II one higher level math beyond Algebra II
Science 3 Biology I TWO from the following Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy Physiology, AP Biology, AP Chemistry and AP Physics
Foreign Language 2 Two years of the same foreign language
English 4 Honors level or higher in 10th, 11th 12th
ACT Readiness Benchmarks ACT Scores Range From
1 to 36
Subject Test ACT
English 18
Math 22
Reading 21
Science 24
Graduating with Distinction
  • Students earning diplomas will be recognized as
    graduating with distinction by attaining an 85
    cumulative average and completing at least one of
    the following
  • Earn a nationally recognized industry
  • Participate in at least one of the Governors
    Schools (Summer of Sophomore or Junior Year)
  • Participate in one of the states All State
    musical organizations

Graduating with Distinction (Continued)
  • Be selected as a National Merit Finalist or
  • Attain a score of 31 or higher composite score on
    the ACT
  • Attain a score of 3 or higher on at least two
    Advanced Placement exams
  • Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Earn 12 or more semester hours of transcripted
    postsecondary credit

Class Ranking
  • Ranking is based on the type of diploma earned
    with highest honors ranked first, honors second,
    and regular ranked thirdThen
  • Class rank is based on the cumulative percent
    average Within each Diploma Type
  • Class ranking is determined only after the first
    semester of the students 12th grade year (the
    students 7th semester in high school)

Advanced Course Placement Requirements
6-Year Plan
National Honor Society
  • Leadership
  • Chair of a Committee
  • President, Vice Pres., Secretary positions
  • Supervisor at work
  • Scholarship
  • See the National Honor Society Website linked to
    the CHS website
  • Service
  • Member of a service club (HOPE Club, Junior
    Civitan, Interact)
  • Actively participating in community service
  • Character
  • Good discipline record beginning freshman year
    including tardies, attendance, attitude, etc.
  • Teacher recommendations

CHS Service Clubs
  • Interact
  • Hope
  • Junior Civitan
  • Student to Student (S2S)

School Related Clubs
  • Student Council
  • Literary Magazine
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Student Advisory Committee
  • Art Club
  • Drama Club
  • Café hispano
  • VOLUNTEER reading club

Subject Related Clubs
  • Band and Guard
  • JROTC Drill Team Colorguard, Raider Team
  • Future Farmers of America
  • Future Business Leaders of America
  • International Thespian Society

Clubs Continued
  • Skills USA-Cosmetology
  • National Forensic league
  • Tri-M
  • Newspaper
  • Yearbook Staff
  • Gamers club
  • Anime club
  • Reading Club

Academic Competition Teams
  • Junior Classical League
  • Math Team
  • Model United Nations
  • Mock Trial Team
  • Speech and Debate Club
  • Black history bowl
  • Associated Student Body (ASB)

CHS Website
  • For more information regarding clubs and
    activities please go to www.cmcss.net and click
    on Clarksville High, or the Parent/Student Info
    Link, located at the bottom of the home page

  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track/Cross Country
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Softball
  • Golf
  • Cheerleading
  • Dance Team
  • Wrestlerettes

NCAA Information
  • Visit
  • http//www.eligibilitycenter.org For additional

Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • Visit
  • http//www2.cmcss.net/CHS/guidance/ScholarshipNew
    sletter .htm
  • Scholarship awards peak during the students
    senior year but are available across grade levels
    as well

Registration Information
  • Where Clarksville high school counseling dept.
  • When Appointments can be made by calling Ms.
    Carman at 648-5690 Ext 1075 from now until March
  • postcards were mailed as a reminder to call for
    an appointment

Closing Remarks
  • Questions?

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