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Title: Welcome to Burlington Township High School Parents of the Class of 2017


1
Welcome to Burlington Township High
School Parents of the Class of 2017
H I G H S C H O O L
O P E N H O U S E
The Future Begins Today!
2
PROGRAM AGENDA
  • Welcoming Remarks
  • High Schools Vision
  • Course Selection Process
  • Student Services
  • Co-Curricular/Extra Curricular
  • Academic Presentations
  • Q A Session
  • Building Tours

3
Mission Statement
4
Mission Statement
5
Mission Statement
6
BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE
DEPARTMENT
  • Mr. James Mills Director
  • Mrs. Heidi Roman- Grade 9 A-Z
  • Mrs. Cindy Marzilli A-Ek
  • Mr. Troy Scott El-La
  • Mrs. Lara Webb Le-Rh
  • Mrs. Linda Porter Ri-Z

7
The Intensive Block Model
  • The 4 X 4 semesterized block allows students to
    take 4 courses per semester.
  • Students attend 4 seventy-six minute classes each
    day.

8
Instructional Schedule
  • Period 1/2 Class ------ 76 minutes
  • Period 3/4 Class ------ 76 minutes
  • Period 5 Lunch ----- 36 minutes
  • Period 6 Advisory --- 36 minutes
  • Periods 7/8 Class -- 76 minutes
  • Period 9/10 Class ------ 76 minutes

9
Sample Student Schedule
Periods Semester 1 Semester 2
1/2 Math Tech. and Financial Lit.
3/4 H/PE English
5 Lunch Advisory
6 Advisory Lunch
7/8 Science Social Studies
9/10 Art World Lang.
10
Credit and Subjects Required for Graduation
  • 145 Credits are required for graduation
  • including 20 credits in each of the following
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Physical Education, Health and Safety

11
Additionally, the Following Subjects are required
for Graduation
  • United States History I and II
  • World History
  • 10 Credits in World Language
  • 5 credits in Technology and Financial Literacy
  • 5 Credits in Visual and Performing Arts
  • 5 Credits in Career Education, Consumer, Family
    and Life Skills, or Vocational-Technical
    Education

12
Middle School Equivalency Courses
Students who have taken a High School Equivalent
Math or World Language course may receive High
School credit for those courses, BUT grades in
courses taken prior to 9th grade are currently
not used in the calculation of a students GPA.
13
  • Courses from the Middle School at Springside that
    are High School Equivalent courses are
  • Algebra I
  • Spanish I
  • French I
  • German I

14
Opportunities for Course Advancement AP Program
  • AP English Literature
  • AP Calculus
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Spanish Language
  • AP Spanish Literature
  • AP French
  • AP Govt and Politics
  • AP German

AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Physics B AP United
States History AP World History AP Psychology AP
Computer Science
Option 2 Program Seniors who are on target to
meet all graduation requirements have the
opportunity to take a reduced course load in
order to participate in a volunteer or career
internship or take college courses off campus
through the Option 2 program
15
Additional Opportunities to Earn College Credits
  • 1. College Acceleration Program (CAP) (through
    BCC)
  • ? Offers students the opportunity to earn
  • college credits for courses taught at BTHS
  • ? BTHS curriculum and instructor must be
    approved
  • by BCC- tuition at a reduced rate
    (2012-13- 150
  • for a 3-4 credit course)
  • College courses taught by college professors on
    our campus during the regular school day
    (2012-13- Intro. to Criminal Justice, American
    Sign Language, and Intro to Dance
  • Internet-based courses

16
THE SCHEDULING PROCESS
  • FAQS
  • When will scheduling occur?
  • Students from MS at Springside Beginning
    early February MS at
  • Springside parents who would like to
    participate in
  • the scheduling meeting should
    contact the Middle School
  • Counseling Office at (609)
    699-4021ext. 4015 by Feb. 1st.
  • Parents of private school students
    should contact the High School
  • Counseling Office to make a scheduling
    appointment (609) 387-1713,
  • and dial 5 for the counseling office after
    Feb. 15th
  • Where will scheduling occur?
  • MS at Springside students will be scheduled at
    the Middle School
  • Private School students will be scheduled at
    the High School

17
THE SCHEDULING PROCESS
  • How is the schedule determined?
  • Classroom performance
  • Teacher recommendations
  • NJASK Results
  • Parental and student feedback
  • How will I know when my child has been scheduled?
  • Each student will be asked to bring home a
    completed class schedule form to be signed by
    parent/guardian

18
CLASS SCHEDULE FOR 2013-14 Name
_________________ Grade Next Year 9
RECOMMENDED SCHEDULE CREDITS COURSE NAME CODE
A. Health/Phys. Ed. I 1.25/3.75 A.
B. English I (Humanities/CP) 5 B.
C. Math (Honors/ CP/ A/ B) 5 (10) C.
D. Environmental Science (Honors or CP) 5 D.
E. US History I (Humanities/CP) 5 E.
F. Lunch plus Advisory or Music Options 0 or 5.0 F
G. 15 credits in electives in the following areas 15 G.
(World Language / Performing Arts)
(Fine Arts / Tech and Financial Literacy)
Must select 3 alternate electives
H. H.
I. I.
J. J.

19
THE SCHEDULING PROCESS
  • Once my childs signed scheduled form has been
    returned can changes still be made in their
    schedule?

Changes in a students schedule can be made at
any time up until August 1st!!
20
Our Door Is Always Open!
21
ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES
  • Physical Activity is the Law of Life.
  • Without it, any degree of health worthy of its
    name is impossible.
  • Bernard McFadden, 1911

22
Co-Curricular
  • Sign up during Lunch Periods in
  • September 2013
  • Academic, Service, and Activity Related Clubs

23
ATHLETICS
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
24
ACADEMICS
  • Eligible for Semester One
  • Completed 30 Credits and attained a GPA of
  • 2.0 or higher from the previous year (does
  • not apply to incoming 9th grade students.)
  • Eligible for Semester Two
  • Completed 15 Credits and attained a GPA of
  • 2.0 or higher from semester one

25
ATHLETICS AGE QUALIFICATIONS
  • 16 Years old before September 1st of the
  • Freshman year student will not
  • participate in Freshman athletics
  • 19 Years old before September 1st of the
  • Senior Year student will not
  • participate in athletics

26
ATHLETICS OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
  • Physical from your family physician
  • Signed Permission slip
  • NJSIAA Steroid Testing Form
  • NJSIAA Concussion Acknowledgement Form
  • Abide by the signed athletic contract team
    rules
  • On the Student in Good Standing List

27
ATHLETICS
Fall Winter Spring
Soccer Boys Girls Basketball Boys Girls Track Boys Girls
Football Wrestling Baseball
Cross Country Boys Girls Bowling Boys Girls Softball
Girls Tennis Winter Track Golf Co-ed
Field Hockey Cheerleading - Activity Boys Tennis
Cheerleading Activity
28
Spring Musical
  • March 15 _at_ 730 pm
  • March 16 _at_ 730 pm
  • March 17 _at_ 200 pm
  • March 22 _at_ 730 pm
  • March 23 _at_ 730 pm
  • Order tickets at
  • tickets_at_burltwpsch.org

29
Senior Trip Information
  • You can earn money towards your son/daughters
    Senior Class Trip by purchasing Food Gift
    Certificates from the Athletic Office
  • You may purchase Food Gift Certificates for
    Shoprite, Pathmark, or ACME
  • You earn 4.00 for every 100.00 you purchase.
  • Order online Go to the Athletics Web Site to
    order your certificates

30
English Must have 4 years
  • Sophomore Year (Genres)
  • CP English II
  • Humanities II
  • Senior Year
  • (Genres)
  • CP English IV
  • Honors English IV
  • AP English IV
  • No Humanities Option
  • Freshman Year
  • (Genres)
  • CP English I
  • Humanities I
  • Honors US History I
  • Honors English I
  • Junior Year
  • (Genre s)
  • CP English III
  • Honors English III
  • No Humanities Option

31
English Electives offered 10-12th grade
  • Creative Writing on the Web
  • Graphic Novels in the Classroom
  • Young Adult Literature on Film

32
Supplemental English Courses
  • English Composition I- fall semester
  • English Composition II- fall quarter
  • English Composition III- fall quarter
  • E.O.E.- Senior year partially proficient HSPA
    students

33
  • Mathematics Program at BTHS
  • Freshmen have four options for Algebra 1
  • Honors Algebra 1
  • College Prep Algebra 1
  • Algebra 1
  • A/B Algebra 1
  • Course sequence Algebra 1? Algebra 2?
    Geometry?College Math/Pre-calc/Statistics or
    other math to follow.
  • Students are required to take four math classes.

34
  • Mathematics Program at BTHS
  • Work closely with the 9th grade Counselor, Ms.
    Roman, and your child, when choosing courses.
    Determine the highest level Math course you would
    like to complete to best prepare for
    post-secondary plans.
  • We highly recommend that each student have their
    own graphing calculator. (Currently using TI
    Nspire for Alg II and higher)

35
Science
  • Freshman Year
  • Environmental Science or Honors Environmental
    Science
  • Environmental issues, Ecological Principles,
    Pollution, Resources, Earth Systems and
    Biodiversity
  • Sophomore Year
  • Laboratory Biology 1 or Honors Laboratory
    Biology1
  • Biochemistry, Energy Transformation, Ecology,
    Homeostasis, Heredity, and Evolution.

36
Science Electives
  • Astronomy
  • Anatomy Physiology
  • Biotechnology Forensics
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics
  • Laboratory Biology II
  • Laboratory Chemistry
  • Laboratory Physics I
  • Laboratory Physics II
  • Applied Scientific Concepts
  • Marine Science
  • Genetics

37
Social Studies
  • 9th Grade Year
  • Options
  • CP US History I
  • Humanities/Honors US I
  • The pathway to AP US History, World History, AP
    Government and AP Psychology
  • Humanities/Honors US History I and II
  • 10th Grade Year
  • Options
  • CP US History II
  • Humanities/Honors US II
  • AP U.S. Government and Politics is open to 10th
    graders

38
Social Studies
  • 12th Grade Year
  • Options
  • AP US History
  • AP World History
  • AP U.S. Government and Politics
  • AP Psychology
  • Electives
  • Electives
  • Sociology
  • American Pop Culture
  • Model Congress
  • Psychology
  • Practical Application of the Law
  • Psychology I
  • Introduction to African American Studies
  • 11th Grade Year
  • Options
  • CP World History
  • Honors World History
  • AP courses are options for students in grade 11
    or 12
  • The pathway to AP US History, World History, AP
    Government and AP Psychology
  • Humanities US I II
  • Honors World History

39
Health and Physical Education
  • Health
  • 22 days
  • 1.25 credits
  • Topics covered
  • Lifestyle Choices
  • Drivers Education
  • Human Sexuality
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Physical Education
  • 66 days
  • 3.75 credits
  • Main topics covered
  • Fitness
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Team Sports
  • Individual and Dual Sports

40
Health and Physical Education
  • Peer Leadership Program- 10 credits
  • Junior and Senior year elective
  • Student are trained to become peer educators
  • Topics include
  • bullying
  • harassment
  • teen sexual health issues

41
Special Education
  • Goal of the High School is
  • To provide services in the least restrictive
    environment based on individual needs.
  • To include students in as many regular education
    programs as possible.
  • To create programs that promote success as
    students move to less restrictive environments.

42
Programs
  • Child Study Team that consists of two dedicated
    case managers and a group of caring teachers
    working in conjunction with parents/guardians in
    order to create and implement individualized
    programs to best meet the needs of the student.
  • Teachers provide services in the general
    education classes as co-teachers with the content
    specialist, as well in a more restrictive
    environment with smaller class sizes based on IEP
    needs.

43
WORLD LANGUAGES
  • 10 High School Credits (2 semesters) required for
    graduation

44
FRENCH
  • Levels 1 though 4
  • Honors level 2
  • AP French Language and Culture

GERMAN
  • Levels 1 through 5
  • Honors level 2
  • AP German Language and Culture (proposed)

45
SPANISH
  • Introduction to Spanish
  • Levels 1 through 4
  • Honors level 2
  • Spanish for Spanish Speakers levels 1 and 2
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Spanish Literature

46
BUSINESS/LIFE SKILLS
COURSE GRADE CREDITS Technology and Financial
Literacy 912 5.0 Advanced Spreadsheet
and Database Applications 1012
5.0 Career, Business, and Vocational Experience
12 15.0 Accounting I-II 1012
5.0 Retail Marketing 912
2.5 Hospitality and Tourism 9-12
2.5 Keyboarding 912 2.5 Internet and
Web Page Design 1012 5.0 Business Law
1012 2.5 Marketing 912
5.0 Personal Finance 912
2.5 Advertising 9-12 2.5 Entrepreneurship
(CAP credit available) 11-12 5.0
47
FAMILY CONSUMER SCIENCE SKILLS
COURSE GRADE CREDITS Independent Foods
1112 2.5 Culinary Arts I 1112
5.0 Culinary Arts II 11-12
5.0 International Foods 11-12
2.5 Careers with Children 1112
5.0 Community Issues 11-12
5.0 Parenting 10-12 2.5 Human Behavior
and Development 1012 2.5 Independent
Living
11-12 2.5
48
INDUSTRIAL TECH
COURSE GRADE CREDITS CAD 912 5.0
49
Theater Courses
  • Theater I (5 credits) (Grades 9-10)
  • Musical Theater Workshop I (5 credits) (Grades
    9-12)
  • Technical Theater I (5 credits) (Grades 9-12)
  • Fall and Spring Shows (Co-curricular/audition)
    (Grades 9-12)
  • Additional Courses available for Sophomores and
    above
  • Theater II ( 5 credits) (Grades 10-12) Honors
    Course
  • Theater III (5 credits) (Grades 11-12) CAP
    Course
  • Theater IV (5 credits) (Grades 11-12) CAP Course
  • Musical Theater Workshop II and III
  • (5 credits) (Grades 10-12) CAP Course
  • American Cinema (5 credits) (Grades 10-12) CAP
    Course
  • Technical Theater II (5 credits) (Grades 10-12)
    CAP credit pending.
  • Theater Independent Study (2.5-5 credits)

50
Instrumental Music Courses
  • String Orchestra (2.5 credits per semester) (5
    credits) (Grades 9-12)
  • Prerequisite One or more years of experience
    playing a string instrument.
  • Concert Band (2.5 credits per semester) (Grades
    9-12)
  • Introduction to Instrumental Music (5 credits)
    (Grades 9-12) You can select any instrument.
  • Jazz Ensemble (2.5 credits per semester) (Grades
    9-12)
  • CAP Credit Pending
  • Rhythm Workshop (5 credits) (Grades 9-12)
  • Music Theory I and II (2.5 credits each) (Grades
    9-12)
  • Marching Band and Jazz Band (co-curricular)
    (Grades 9-12)

51
Vocal Music Courses
  • Vocal Music (2.5 credits a semester) (Grades
    9-12)
  • Advanced Vocal Technique (5 credits) (Grades
    10-12)
  • (available for Freshmen with teacher approval)
  • BTHS Jazz Singers (co-curricular/audition)
    (Grades 9-12)
  • Additional Courses available for Sophomores and
    above
  • Chorus II (2.5 credits a semester) (Grades10-12)
    Honors Course
  • Songwriting Workshop (5 credits) (Grades 10-12)
  • Computer Technology Music (5 credits) (Grades
    10-12)
  • DANCE Course
  • Intro to Dance (5 Credits) (Grades 9-12)
  • Offered through BCC earning 3 college
    credits

52
Visual Arts Courses
  • Art I (5 credits) (Grades 9-12)
  • Decorative/Functional Crafts (2.5 credits)
    (Grades 9-12)
  • Printmaking/Sculpture (2.5 credits) (Grades
    9-12)
  • Graphic Design I - Adobe Photoshop (5
    credits)(Grades 9-12) There are a limited amount
    of seats for freshmen with approval of
  • their 8th grade computer teacher.
  • Additional Courses available for Sophomores and
    above
  • Art II, III and IV (5 credits) (Grades10-12)
  • Ceramics I, II, III and IV (5 credits) (Grades
    10-12)
  • Ceramics II is a CAP course
  • Graphic Design II Illustrator (5 credits)
    (Grades 10-12) CAP Course
  • Digital Imaging (5 credits) (Grades 10-12)
  • Fashion Illustration (5 credits) (Grades 10-12)

53
Transition Support Activities/Programs
  • Advisory Activities
  • HEART Program
  • Peer Leadership Outreach activities
  • Supplemental Support Advisory Classes (Math
    English)
  • Media center and computer labs available
  • National Honor Society Peer Tutoring Begins 2nd
    MP
  • Homework Hotline available Tues. and Thurs. in
    the main building media center (215-315)
  • Late bus Tues. and Thurs (330) for extra help
    with teachers or club meetings

54
Transition Support Activities/Programs (Con.)
  • Transition Group
  • New Student Meetings
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Round Table Discussions Teen Talk
  • 9th Grade Community Service Day April
  • Making High School Count
  • Naviance Career and College Search

55
THANK YOU
An 8th Grade student program on the scheduling
process will be held at the Middle School
on Tuesday February 5th Wednesday February
6th During the school day.
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