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Title: Seneca Valley

Seneca Valley Scheduling for 10th grade 2012-2013
school year Presented by the Guidance
Department of the I.H.S.
Seneca Valley Intermediate High
School Administration Mr. Cumo Principal Mr.
Raso Vice Principal Mrs. Brooks Dean of
Students Mrs. Manganello Cyber School
Seneca Valley Intermediate High School Guidance
Counselors Mrs. Kress Students A-G Mr.
Del Prete Students H-O Ms. Calder Students
P-Z Ms. Edwardo Guidance Intern
Scheduling materials
  • The Program of Studies 2012-2013 book is
    available online at
  • (select Academics, then Program of
    Studies 9-12).
  • Tenth grade registration form (blue)
  • Scheduling presentation is available at (select IHS, then guidance).

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Grade 9 in Review
  • Freshman orientation
  • Freshman planning meetings
  • Interest inventory (
  • Portfolio update (
  • Scheduling presentations

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  • Completing the planning guide
  • Write all classes taken in 9th grade.
  • Do not include study hall or lunch.
  • Write credit value for each class.
  • 0.5 credit for half year classes
  • 1.0 credit for full year classes
  • Add all credits taken and place total in the
  • bottom space.

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Seneca Valley Graduation Requirements
  • English 4.0 credits
  • Speech 0.5 credits
  • Social Studies 4.0 credits
  • Math 4.0 credits
  • Science 3.0 credits
  • Physical Education 2.0 credits
  • Health 0.5 credits
  • Arts/Humanities 2.0 credits
  • Electives 4.0 credits

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  • To graduate from Seneca Valley,
  • you must earn 24 credits.
  • To become a sophomore4 credits
  • To become a junior..10 credits
  • To become a senior..16 credits

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  • 10th Grade English 1
  • 10th Grade English 2
  • 10th Grade Honors English 1
  • 10th Grade Honors English 2

requires an 83 or better in English 9, teacher
recommendation and successful completion of
summer assignments.
Remember to have your present teacher sign your
registration form!
  • Geometry TE
  • Geometry
  • Algebra 2 TE
  • Algebra 2
  • Honors Algebra 2
  • Precalculus/Trig.
  • Honors Precalculus/Trig.

The recommended math sequence is listed in the
Program of Studies.
  • Principles of Chemistry 1 (.5 credit)
  • Principles of Chemistry 2 (.5 credit)
  • Chemistry (1.4 credits)
  • Requires completion of Biology, 80 in Algebra
    1, teacher recommendation and at least Algebra
    2/TE in 10th grade
  • Honors Chemistry (1.4 credits)
  • Requires 90 in Honors Biology, teacher
    recommendation and at least Algebra 2/TE in 10th

Social Studies
  • Eastern World History and Geography
  • Western World History and Geography
  • Honors Eastern World History and Geography
  • Honors Western World History and Geography

Students must have the recommendation of their
English and social studies teachers to register
for honors. Honors classes also require 90 in
U.S. History 1 and 2.
Honors Courses for Sophomores Receive One-Half
Additional Weight (Number of Honors Credits x
0.125) divided by number of years available for
students to choose
  • 10th Grade Honors English 1
  • 10th Grade Honors English 2
  • Honors Western World History
  • Honors Eastern World History
  • Honors Algebra 2
  • Honors Precalc/Trigonometry
  • Honors Chemistry
  • Honors French 2
  • Honors French 3
  • Honors German 2
  • Honors German 3
  • Honors Latin 2
  • Honors Latin 3
  • Honors Spanish 2
  • Honors Spanish 3

CHS Courses for Sophomores/Receive Full
Additional Weight (Number of Honors Credits x
0.25) divided by number of years available for
students to choose CHS Accounting 1

Other required classes
  • Health
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Education 10
  • Personal Physical Fitness
  • Advanced Physical Education
  • Independent Study P.E. 10

What electives should I take?
  • The elective courses will help you discover areas
    of interest for future electives, hobbies, and
  • The Program of Studies shows
  • the relation between the
  • 16 national career clusters and
  • Seneca Valley courses.
  • See your counselor for
  • further help in determining
  • your future options.

Study Halls
  • On site tutoring with math and English faculty
  • Time to complete homework
  • Make up missed assignments from absences
  • Use of the library facility

  • If you are taking Chemistry or Honors Chemistry,
    write lab/study hall in the bottom space for
    both semesters.
  • If you are taking Principles of Chemistry 1 and 2
    and want a study hall, write study hall in the
    bottom space.
  • If you are taking Principles of Chemistry 1 and 2
    and want no study halls, complete all spaces with

Math/Reading Strategies
  • You may be scheduled in a math and/or reading
    strategies course in place of a study hall or
  • This will be determined by your performance on
    the Fall and Spring NWEA.

  • World Language
  • World language is often needed for college
    admission. Most colleges require 2-3 years on
    the high school transcript.
  • Colleges vary on whether they will count the 8th
    grade world language toward their entrance
  • Honors level courses in World Language are
    available for 2nd and 3rd year students. Please
    consult your present teacher and the Program of
    Studies for prerequisites.

  • Elective Areas
  • Business Technology
  • English
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • MathComputer Science
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Technology Education

Performing Arts Electives
  • Dance
  • Music-Instrumental/Vocal
  • Theatre
  • Media Production
  • Visual Arts

Cyber Arts Academy
  • Students may be enrolled full-time from home,
    part-time from home, or as a supplement to
    traditional classes.
  • Students will receive a letter grade that will be
    included in the QPA calculation.
  • The on-line cyber application must be completed
    for enrollment in a cyber course.

Engineering Certification Program (ECP)
  • Students enroll in specific courses in one of
    four areas of coursework.
  • Students complete engineering-related graduation
  • Students earn certificate upon graduation.
  • Enrollment application and further information is
    available online at

Butler County Area Vocational Technical School 3
elective credits each year of enrollment
Air Conditioning/Heat/Elec. Cosmetology Auto
Body Culinary Arts Automotive
Technology Graphic Arts Building
Construction Health Assistant Carpentry Heavy
Equipment Repair Commercial Art Machine
Technology Computer Aided Drafting
(CAD) Protective Services Computer Networking
Welding Telecommunications
Reminders for the Vo-Tech Program
  • If you are interested in vo-tech, complete a
    full schedule then write the vo-tech course and
    number in the designated portion of your form.
  • Vo-tech programs have limited enrollment. You
    must return the vo-tech application with your
    schedule. Applications are available in the
    guidance office.
  • See your guidance counselor for more information
    on opportunities at the Butler County Area
    Vocational-Technical School.

  • More reminders
  • Pay close attention to the descriptions in the
    Program of Studies (course numbers,
    prerequisites, length, grade level).
  • The course listing contains a comprehensive list
    of all classes offered for the 2012-2013 school
  • Dont forget to complete substitute courses on
    your form!
  • Signatures needed core academic areas, 2nd and
    3rd year of a world language, some performing
    arts courses, parents

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Schedule Changes
  • Course request changes can be made through the
    end of this school year.
  • Teachers may make recommendation changes based on
    student performance during the second semester of
    this school year.
  • A three day add/drop period at the beginning of
    the next school year is allotted.

Parent Information Night Thursday, March 8,
2012 600 p.m. I.H.S. Auditorium
Registration Pick-Up by English classes Tuesday,
March 20 Yeck, Mihalik Wednesday, March
21 Osan, Russo, Yeck Thursday, March 22 Hazen,
Watkins, Unger Room 109 Students will input
schedule requests and submit completed
Whats next? April Course verifications
are mailed. September 2012
Welcome to 10th Grade!
August Schedules are mailed.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated
day in and day out." --Collier  

Thank you for attending this evenings
For further information, call the I.H.S. guidance
office at (724) 452-6042 extension 2065.