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1
HRHS Course Optionsfor 10th 12th graders
  • We ask all students to choose their courses
    carefully. It is very important to make informed
    decisions.

2
Selection of courses
  • You will be selecting courses today.
  • You will be printing your course selections
    twice, one for you and one for your counselor.
  • If you or your parent/guardian want to make a
    change to your schedule, write the change on your
    registration form and turn it in to the guidance
    office within 1-2 days from today.

3
Regular or Honors Level Classes
  • Some of you will consider taking Honors level
    classesbut should you?
  • Consider these clues to your honors potential
  • Are you a strong student in that subject? You
    have to have achieved a 85 or better in an Honors
    Class or have an 93 average in regular classes.
  • Are you willing to do more than the minimum
    amount of work required?
  • Do you look for challenges outside of class?
  • Are you always prepared?

4
Required English Classes
  • There are four required English classes
  • English I
  • English II or Honors
  • English III, Honors, or AP English Language
  • English IV, Honors, or AP English Literature

5
English Electives
  • You can take an additional English class as an
    elective
  • Speech and Debate
  • Mythology
  • Intro to Broadcasting, Broadcasting II, III, or
    IV (online application required)
  • Yearbook (online application required)

6
Required Math Classes
  • Every year, you should take at least one math
    course. Which one depends on how you are doing in
    your current math class. Here are the options
  • Math I
  • Math II or Honors Math II
  • Math III or Honors Math III
  • Advanced Functions and Modeling (AFM)
  • Discrete Math
  • Pre-Calculus (Honors)
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Calculus AB yearlong
  • AP Calculus AB/BC 1st semester/2nd semester
    pairing
  • If you received a letter stating that you have
    been selected to take foundations of math I, II,
    or III please select that option today along with
    your other math course (math I, II, or III)

7
Required Science Classes
  • There are three required Science Classes
  • Earth/Environmental Science or Honors
  • Biology or Honors
  • A Physical Science Physical Science, Chemistry,
    Honors Chemistry, Physics, or Honors Physics

8
Science Electives
  • You can take another science in addition to your
    required science class, if you wish (colleges
    will like it)
  • Here are your options
  • Chemistry or Honors
  • Honors Human Anatomy
  • Physics or Honors
  • AP Physics I yearlong
  • AP Physics II 1st semester/2nd semester pairing
  • AP Environmental, AP Biology, AP Chemistry all
    yearlong

9
Required Social Studies Classes
  • There are four required social studies classes
  • World History or Honors
  • Civics or Honors
  • American History I and American History II,
    Honors, or AP US History yearlong (needs 4th
    social study elective)

10
Social Studies Electives
  • You can take another social studies class, in
    addition to the required class, if you wish.
    Your choices are
  • Practical Law
  • Old Testament or Advanced Old
  • New Testament or Advanced New
  • Holocaust Genocide
  • AP European yearlong
  • AP Psychology yearlong (seniors only)
  • AP World History yearlong (sophomores only)

11
World Languages
  • World Languages are NOT a graduation requirement.
  • However, you need to take 2 World Languages in
    order to go to a four-year College/University
  • Colleges like to see a World Language in your
    senior year, so consider how many credits in
    World Languages you expect to get. Your options
    are
  • Spanish I, II, III, IV, AP Spanish yearlong
  • French I, II, III, IV
  • Chinese I, II, III, IV

12
Health/PE Courses Electives
  • Health/PE required for graduation
  • Advanced PE
  • Modern Fitness (Females)
  • Advanced PE Mens (Male Athlete Weight Training)
  • Mens Weight Training
  • Womens Weight Training
  • Sports Medicine I and II

13
Cultural Arts Classes
  • Are you artistically talented? Are you
    interested in the arts? Maybe you can sing or
    play an instrument. Consider these classes
  • Visual Art (Beginning-Art I, Intermediate-Art II,
    Proficient-Art III, Advanced-Art IV), AP Art
  • Painting-Intermediate (preferred before Visual
    Art Proficient-Art III)
  • Ceramics (Beginning-Ceramics I,
    Intermediate-Ceramics II, Proficient-Ceramics
    III), Sculpture (Beginning)
  • Theatre (Fundamentals and Foundations in Theatre
    Beginning-Theatre I, Theatre Application
    Intermediate-Theatre II, Theatre Application
    Proficient-Theatre III), Tech Theatre
    Intermediate-Tech Theatre I, Tech Theatre
    Proficient II-Tech Theatre II, or Musical Theatre
  • Mixed Chorus (Beginning, Intermediate) Chamber
    Choir (Intermediate) should be both semesters
    Audition/Director approval
  • Band (Concert, Symphonic-Wind Ensemble) could
    be both semesters, Color Guard Audition/Director
    approval

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Other Electives
  • There are several miscellaneous electives you can
    choose from
  • Leadership (online application required)
  • Office Assistant (does not receive credit, online
    application required)
  • Library/Media Assistant (does not receive credit,
    online application required)
  • JROTC (Robinson) make sure to choose flex as one
    of your classes

15
Changes
  • Band
  • New Course Color Guard (to be taken in the
    spring after participating in Marching Band)
  • Health Occupations
  • Discontinued Health Team Relations and Pharm
    Tech
  • New Course Public Health Fundamentals (Concord
    High School) focus is on public health basics and
    the role of the home care in public health. 
    Legal issues, personal safety issues, person
    centered care, cultural considerations, age
    appropriate care, patient abuse, nutritional
    needs, and patient safety for home care.
  • AOHT Academy Students
  • Please select Geography for Tourism/Business
    Economics
  • Consider Intro to Culinary Arts I (if interested)
  • Consider Spanish I
  • Grading Scale for next year
  • 90-100 A
  • 80-89 B
  • 70-79 C
  • 60-69 D
  • 0-59 F

16
Courses at other schools
  • Animal Science I, II, II-small animal, Equin
    Science I, II, Agriculture Mechanics I, II
  • Horticulture II-Turfgrass management
  • Biotechnology and Agriscience Research I, II
  • Electrical Trades I, II, III, Masonry I, II, III
  • Interior Design I, II, Interior Applications
  • Carpentry I, II, III, Core and Sustainable
    Construction
  • Digital Media, Advanced Digital Media
  • Business Financial Planning, Accounting II
  • Public Health Fundamentals, EMT I, II
  • Computer Programming, I, II, AP Computer Science,
    Ecommerce I
  • Pubic Safety I, II, Fire Fighter Technology I,
    II, III
  • Technology Engineering and Design, Technological
    Design, Engineering Design
  • Robotics I, II
  • If you are interested in any of these classes,
    write it on the registration sheet that you print
    today. You have to provide your own
    transportation.

17
AP Courses
  • AP courses are college level classes taught at
    HRHS. These classes are very challenging and
    after taking an AP exam, you could earn college
    credit.
  • You will receive 2 quality points added to your
    GPA for an AP Course.
  • List of AP courses
  • AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP
    Spanish
  • AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics
  • AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental, AP
    Physics I and II
  • AP European, AP US History, AP World History, AP
    Psychology
  • AP Art
  • We are trying something new this year
  • All typically semester long AP classes will be
    scheduled as yearlong on an A/B day
  • Each AP class will meet every other day (A/B
    schedule) for the entire school year
  • Only standard pair AP World History/Honors
    English II (sophomores)
  • Exception AP Biology (1 credit), AP Chemistry (1
    credit), AP Physics II (2 credits), AP Calculus
    BC (2 credits) will not be paired and will meet
    every day for the entire year

18
Career Clusters
  • Every student must have a career cluster by the
    time they graduate
  • A career cluster has 4 classes in a specific area
    of interest
  • 14 different career clusters
  • Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Arts, Audio/Video Tech and Communication
  • Business Management and Administration
  • Science, Tech, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Health Sciences
  • Finance
  • Human Services
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Marketing
  • JROTC
  • Fine Arts-Chorus, Drama, Visual Arts,
    Broadcasting, Band
  • World Languages

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www.NCVPS.org
  • North Carolina Virtual Public Schools Online
    Classes (NCVPS)
  • This is an online option for high school credit
    that requires self-discipline, strong reading and
    writing skills, and motivation to monitor your
    own progress. Students can take these classes
    during the school year during the regular school
    day, after school at home in addition to the
    classes you are taking at HRHS, or at home during
    the summer.
  • Consider VPS when
  • 1) You want to take a class that isnt offered at
    HRHS 
  • 2) You want to retake a course you failed (retake
    over the summer)
  • If you are interested in a VPS course choose
    NCVPS Placeholder as one of your courses and
    pick up a user agreement today. Fill out the user
    agreement and return to guidance within 1-2 days.
    You have not officially chosen the VPS course
    until you return your user agreement.

20
College and Career Promise
  • RCCC College Transfer Classes
  • This program allows juniors and seniors to take
    classes for high school honors credit as well as
    college credit. These classes are offered online
    or at RCCC.
  • RCCC Career Technical Classes
  • This program allows juniors and seniors to take
    classes for high school credit as well as college
    credit. These classes are offered online or at
    RCCC.
  • Students must Have a 3.0 GPA or higher, have
    strong self-discipline, meet testing benchmarks,
    and enroll in one program of study.
  • If you are interested in a CCP course choose
    CCP Placeholder as one of your courses and pick
    up a user agreement today. Fill out the user
    agreement and return to guidance within 1-2 days.
    You have not officially chosen the CCP course
    until you return your user agreement.

21
Reminder.
  • Seniors cannot sign up for 1st level courses
    (unless you sign up for 1st and 2nd level)
  • Be VERY careful before choosing FLEX.
  • What do colleges say about FLEX?
  • We tell students that they should definitely
    take a full course load and challenge
    themselvesCollege admissions has become
    increasingly competitive and students who
    challenge themselves academically are preparing
    themselves for collegiate level work.
    -UNC Wilmington, Office of
    Admission
  • When we review a students application file, the
    senior year schedule is one of the core pieces we
    take into consideration. A weak senior year
    schedule (more non-academic courses/FLEX periods
    than academic classes) is considered a real red
    flag in this review process.
    -UNC Greensboro,
    Assistant Director of Admission

22
Questions?
  • You are now ready to select your course options
    for next year. Please consider all the
    information you have heard when making your
    selections.
  • Remember if you want to make any changes you need
    to turn in your registration form signed by a
    parent with the changes written on it 1-2 days
    from today. Otherwise you will just keep your
    form.

23
Registration Directions
  • Click on the Powerschool Parent Portal link under
    Resources (cabarrus.powerschool.com/public)
  • Type your Power School username and password
    (must be in ALL CAPS)
  • Click Class Registration
  • Read Instructions and begin choosing courses. You
    will have to choose 1 course per box until
    alternates, then you must choose 3 (they are in
    alpha order)
  • Click on the pencil to get a list of courses for
    each subject area
  • Click the course and then click okay
  • Click submit
  • Click print twice
  • Keep one copy and give the other one to us
  • If you are doubling up in a core class put the
    second class under electives
  • If you have completed all graduation requirements
    within a category, leave it blank
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