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Title: WEST MORRIS CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS Eighth Grade Parent/Student Curriculum Night


1
WEST MORRIS CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOLPRESENTSEighth
Grade Parent/StudentCurriculum Night
  • February 12, 2013

2
WEST MORRIS CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL WELCOME CLASS OF
2017 UNIVERSITY CLASS OF 2021 THE ADVENTURE
BEGINS TODAY CHALLENGE YOURSELF! MAKE YOUR KEY
OPEN THE MOST DOORS MAKE YOUR LIFE EXTRAORDINARY!
3
Tonights Objectives
  • Provide information on the scheduling process
  • Review the graduation requirements
  • Outline available courses
  • List the course levels available
  • Present a typical 9th Grade schedule
  • Identify the scheduling timelines

4
High School Transition
  • What makes high school different?
  • Most rapid period of growth in a young persons
    life
  • Influences and stresses Activities/sports/friends
  • Quality vs. Quantity Trying to do too much
  • Personality/Academic patterns are continuing to
    be set
  • Permanent Record begins
  • Graduation requirements (College/Trade/Technical
    Schools/Military entrance requirements)
  • Post Secondary Planning begins
  • Everything Counts!

5
Course Levels
  • IB / AP / Honors
  • Advanced
  • Academic
  • Studies
  • The Freshman year is
  • the foundation for a
  • successful High School
  • career.

6
  • Recommended Reading
  •  
  • Also check out Ted Talks presentations
    viewable on-line regarding
  • stimulating current topics. Go to
    http//www.ted.com/talks

7
West Morris Regional High School District
8
We need to prepare our children for their future
not our past. Daniel Pink
Will our students be prepared to compete in the
interconnected global and digital era?
9
Community tech Forum700 March 21st _at_ Mendham
High School
Community Panel Audience Feedback
Doug Imbruce CEO QWIKI
Bill Davidson Strategist Qualcomm
Register to attend our Community Tech Forum
and/or take our Community Technology Survey
www.wmrhsd.org Click on Community Tech Forum

10
Bringing you up-to-date
  • WMC Juniors have been to the Middle school twice
    to talk with the 8th Graders about the scheduling
    process.
  • Jrs will be back in June to address
    Activities/Athletics/Rotational Schedule
  • Program of Studies Booklets were distributed to
    all 8th Graders to bring home.
  • 8th Graders visited to WMC last week. Mr. Ryan
  • and Mr. Ferreri spoke concerning course
    selection
  • and the Elective Programs.
  • Middle School teachers to forward level
    recommendations in the mail.
  • 8th grade parents are returning your Scheduling
    Conference preference. Confirmation of date and
    time forth coming. February 25th-March 22nd.

11
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
  • 130 Credits over 4 years
  • Minimum of 7 classes (35 credits) per year
  • English - 20 credits (4 years)
  • Social Studies 15 credits (3 years)
  • Mathematics 15 credits (3 years)
  • Science 15 credits (3 years)
  • World Language 10 credits (2 years)
  • P. E. Health/Dr. Ed. - all years in school
  • Visual/ Performing Art - 5 credits
  • Career/Consumer/Life Skills 5 credits
  • Financial Literacy 2.5 credits
  • NJ HSPA (Junior Year)

12
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What do I need to know to schedule?
  • Required Courses
  • Course Levels
  • Electives
  • Please consult the
  • Program of Studies Booklet
  • for
  • Course Descriptions
  • (Visit on-line WMCHS.org)

14
REQUIRED 9th GRADE COURSES
  • English
  • Social Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • World Language (or elective)
  • Required Elective (s)
  • P. E. Health
  • Must select at least 7 courses
  • 36 credits

15
Typical 9th Grade Schedule
(8 Period Day)
  • English 1
  • World History
  • Mathematics(Math Stud/Algebra 1/Geometry
    /Algebra 2 Honors)
  • Science (Biology)
  • World Language (Chinese, French or Spanish)
  • Physical Education 1 / Health Education
  • Required Elective
  • Elective as eighth class or Academic Study
  • Lunch
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