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Title: CHHS 9th Grade Parent Registration Night


1
CHHS 9th Grade Parent Registration Night
  • Are you ready?

2
Topics Covered
  • Block Schedule
  • Freshman Classes
  • Honors Classes
  • Extra Support
  • 9th Grade Academy
  • Standards Based Report Cards
  • 9th Grade Counts
  • Graduation
  • GHSGT
  • Parent Involvement
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Eligibility
  • Questions

3
Douglas County High Schools
4
Graduation Rule
5
New Graduation Rule
  • Effective with incoming freshmen in 2008
  • Eliminates tiered diploma options
  • Common set of diploma requirements
  • All graduates prepared for college-entry courses
    AND the workplace without remediation

6
Graduation Rule
Areas of Study Units Required English/Language
Arts 4 Mathematics 4 Science 4
Social Studies 4 (3) CTAE and/or Fine Arts
and/or Foreign Lang. 3 Health and Physical
Education 1 Electives 4 Total Units
(Minimum) 24 (23) Required Courses and/or
Core Courses
7
BLOCK SCHEDULE
  • Students take 4 classes per semester
  • (8 classes total)
  • We try to balance two academics and two electives
    each semester
  • Each class is 90 MINUTES
  • Each class counts as 1 UNIT can earn up to
    EIGHT units
  • You must pass at least 4 classes to become a
    sophomore

8
Freshmen Classes
  • All students will be enrolled in 8 classes.
  • At least 4 classes are already designated for
    freshmen.
  • Students will choose 4 electives.

9
FRESHMEN CLASSES
  • All 9th graders take
  • 9th Lit/Comp
  • American Government
  • Math I
  • Biology

10
Honors Class Requirements
  • Middle School Recommendation
  • AND
  • 90 or better in previous class
  • OR
  • 75th percentile on last standardized test

11
Foreign Language
  • Many 9th graders go ahead and sign up for foreign
    language.
  • CHHS offers Spanish and French.

12
FRESHMEN CLASSES
Academically, high school can be a difficult
adjustment. Some classes can cause a struggle.
13
CTAE PATHWAYS
There are 4 Technology/Career areas
  • Business and Marketing
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Technology Education
  • Trade and Industry

14
FRESHMEN ELECTIVES
  • French I-III Intro Drafting Design
  • Spanish I-III Intro to Healthcare
  • Team Sports NJROTC
  • Lifetime Sports Chorus
  • Physical Conditioning Band
  • Business Essentials
  • Computer Applications
  • 9th Grade Marketing Principles
  • Computing in the Modern World
  • Family Consumer Science Essentials

15
EXTRA SUPPORT PLEASE!!
  • CoTaught Classes
  • Math I Support Lab
  • Tutoring
  • CCAE Support
  • Special Education
  • SST
  • Saturday School

16
Standards Based Report Cards
  • New way of reporting
  • Lists all standards covered in a class
  • Allows you to see how well your child has
    mastered each standard
  • Sent out with progress reports at 4 ½ week and 13
    ½ week mark each semester

17
End of Course Tests
  • Your students will be taking some end of course
    tests
  • The EOCT counts 15 of your total semester grade
  • The following courses have an EOCT. Freshmen
    EOCTs are marked with an asterisk.
  • 9th Grade Literature American Literature
  • Biology Physical Science
  • Math I Math II
  • Economics US History

18
Georgia High School Graduation Tests
  • All students must pass in order to graduate
  • Students take the tests their Junior Year.
  • Five Test Subject Areas
  • Writing
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies

19
9th GRADE COUNTS
  • It is important to try from the beginning of high
    school
  • HOPE scholarship
  • Freshman Index (used for college admissions)
  • Superintendent Scholar Award
  • (3.5 GPA first semester, no grade below B)
  • For promotion to 10th grade (have to earn 4
    units)
  • no more placement have to earn units to go
    to next grade level.
  • AND MOST IMPORTANTLYGRADUATION

20
GRADUATION
  • Pass 24 units
  • Meet state and local requirements
  • Pass GHSGT for a diploma (during junior year)

21
HOW DOES A PARENT KEEP UP?
22
HOW DOES A PARENT KEEP UP? Parent involvement
  • Attend school functions games, PTSA, advisement
    conferences
  • Know what your child is doing - Parent Portal
  • Email/call teachers with questions/concerns
  • Know when report cards are coming out
  • Utilize Standards Based Report Cards
  • Become a part of our school (they arent adults
    yet ?)

23
Student Involvement Clubs and Activities
Peer Mediator VICA Art Club Beta Club HOSA DECA
Panther Readers Club Chess Club FBLA FCCLA FCA French Club
Freshman Forum Spring Musical National Art Honor Society National Honor Society Photo Club Spanish Club
One-Act Plays Marching Band Debate Math Team Mock Trial Team Yearbook
Student Council GSCA KEY Club Dance Team Humane Society Club Literary Meet
24
Student Involvement - Sports
FALL WINTER SPRING
Football Wrestling Baseball
Softball Basketball Track
Cross Country Swimming Tennis
Cheerleading Golf
Volleyball Soccer
25
ELIGIBILITY forCompetitive Activities
  • ALL 1st time 9th graders are eligible
  • After 1st semester
  • Meet GHSA criteria
  • Pass 3 out of 4 classes
  • Be on track
  • Obtain 4 units by 10th grade
  • Obtain 10 units by 11th grade
  • Obtain 16 units by 12th grade

26
Keep in Mind
  • High School still has a dress code
  • Poor attendance will negatively affect your
    students academic progress
  • Discipline issues make your child miss class

27
QUESTIONS???
  • Can contact
  • Middle School Faculty
  • High School Faculty
  • chhs2013_at_douglas.k12.ga.us
  • CHHS website

28
Course Summaries for 8th Grade Advisement
29
Course Summaries
  • NINTH GRADE COMPOSITION AND LITERATURE
  • CHHS Students will 
  • develop grammar and writing
  • expand knowledge on the short story, the novel,
    nonfiction, drama, and poetry Units are taught on
    the, including epic poetry
  • be evaluated by means of tests, projects, and
    essays
  • HONORS NINTH GRADE LITERATURE requires summer
    reading along with any coordinating projects and
    tests.  

30
Course Summaries
  • MATH I
  • CHHS Students will 
  • experience a compilation of algebra, geometry,
    and statistics topics together in one course 
  • experience a curriculum by using task sets,
    lecture, as well as teacher led examples
  •   SUPPORT CLASS/LAB is taught in conjunction
    with MATH I over a full year rather than one
    semester.  The Support aspect of the course
    uses a large portion of time to remediate
    fundamental skills that are needed to be
    successful with the states new GPS curriculum. 
    This course will help students obtain any gaps in
    knowledge from previous courses or review topics
    from previous courses they need extra assistance
    to understand.
  •    ACCELERATED MATH I students will be
    responsible for Math I as well as half of the
    Math II curriculum in one semester.  It is taught
    at a much faster pace.  

31
Course Summaries
  • BIOLOGY
  • CHHS Students will 
  • explore/study living things and topics dealing
    with current technology in the biological
    sciences
  • experience organized class discussions, group
    activities, hands on lab activities and in class
    research
  • conduct laboratory experiments such as  DNA
    Extraction from Fruit, Owl pellet dissection,
  • Cell Brochure (project about cell organelles),
    DNA Extraction from Fruit,
  • Diffusion Inquiry Lab, Science Fair Project,
    Genetic Disease Research Project
  •    HONORS BIOLOGY students will carry out
    traditional, partial inquiry, and full inquiry
    style labs that foster development of lab skills
    that can be used in problem solving scenarios. 
    Honors students will conduct their own research
    in the form of a science fair project and will be
    involved in other group and independent
    projects. 

32
Course Summaries
  • AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
  • CHHS Students will 
  • explore the foundations of government, the
    Constitution, the branches of government and the
    election process
  • simulate, debate, or complete a project with each
    unit. (Projects include a constitutional dinner
    party, a mock Congress, a ratification debate,
    presidential campaign, etc.)
  •     HONORS AMERICAN GOVERNMENT moves at a faster
    pace and includes more primary source readings
    and projects.
  •     ADVANCED PLACEMENT AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
    follows the curriculum established by the college
    board and is a college-level course. It is
    reading and writing intensive, and moves at a
    quick pace. It is for students who want a real
    academic challenge and would like the chance to
    earn college credit in the 9th grade.

33
Course Summaries
  • BUSINESS ESSENTIALS Prerequisite for other
    classes (see page 26 in the Course Catalog)
  • CHHS Students will 
  • learn the basics for owning a business and
    managing your money
  • learn how technology and communication has played
    an important role in our global economy
  • develop business ideas
  • design promotional material for a business
  • determine the best advertising tool for a
    business
  • make decisions about the items to sell or
    services to provide

34
Course Summaries
  • COMPUTER APPLICATIONS Prerequisite for other
    classes (see page 27 in the Course Catalog)
  • CHHS Students will 
  • learn the basics for using the computer and
    various programs
  • develop skills necessary in other high school
    classes
  • use Microsoft Office programs, Word, Excel,
    PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.
  • design brochures
  • create data bases
  • develop power point presentations

35
Course Summaries
  • COMPUTERS IN THE MODERN WORLD Prerequisite 
    must be able to demonstrate skills taught in
    Computer Applications OR pass the Computer
    Application course (see page 27 in the Course
    Catalog)
  • CHHS Students will 
  • enhance basic knowledge of technology in the
    modern day
  • understand the history of technology and its
    impact on our society along with the many uses
    and applications of technology
  • develop a understanding regarding the inside of
    the computer
  • discuss and demonstrate computer ethics

36
Course Summaries
  • MARKETING PRINCIPLES Prerequisite for other
    classes (see page 28 in the Course Catalog)
  • CHHS Students will 
  • experience the impact of marketing and
    advertising inside and outside of school
  • develop basic marketing concepts and put creative
    and business ideas in action
  • design a marketing campaign using a familiar
    object
  • create a log using a sports figure or team 
  • invent a new company and develop the Marketing
    Mix for the company

37
Course Summaries
  • INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DRAWINGS
    Prerequisite for other classes (see page 34 in
    the Course Catalog)
  • CHHS Students will 
  • expand engineering graphic language and knowledge
    of the tools used
  • develop skills using manual drafting tools.
  • develop CAD (computer aided drafting)
  • apply a variety of math skills

38
Course Summaries
  • INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH OCCUPATIONS Prerequisite
    for other classes (see page 35 in the Course
    Catalog)
  • CHHS Students will 
  • learn about the various careers in health care .
    Students
  • learn and use basic first aid and various basic
    skills
  • learn and use how to take basic vital signs,
    monitor patients and evaluate patients
  • earn CPR/AED certification
  • experience guest speakers from various health
    care careers
  • use medical equipment such as EKG machine,
    stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, etc. 

39
Course Summaries
  • FCS PATHWAY ESSENTIALS (aka Home Ec.)
    Prerequisite for other classes (see page 29 in
    the Course Catalog)
  • CHHS Students will 
  • explore careers
  • develop a career plan to help them with making
    decisions about high school courses and post
    secondary options
  • expand self management skills, develop higher
    order thinking skills and develop strong work
    ethics
  • develop a personal meal plan using My Pyramid
  • learn cooking basics including reading and
    adjusting recipes, food and kitchen safety, and
    preparation techniques
  • design  and decorate a vacation home
  • use sewing skills needed to repair clothing
  • design and create a sewing sampler
  • plan, carry out and evaluate a community service
    project

40
Course Summaries
  • JR NAVAL ROTC I and II
  • NJROTC I  A course that introduces the precepts
    of citizenship, leadership and attaining goals. 
    In addition, students learn about military drill
    and ceremonies, physical fitness, proper diet,
    geography, survival, Navy ships
  • NJROTC II  A course that provides content in
    maritime geography, astronomy, and electricity
    while developing teamwork through military drill.

41
Course Summaries
  • MUSIC/CHORAL
  • CHHS Students will 
  • sing a broad variety of choral music and
    participating in concerts.
  • MUSIC/BAND
  • CHHS Students must have 
  • prior band experience or an audition with the
    director
  • COORDINATED CAREER ACADEMIC EDUCATION
  • CHHS Students will 
  • be provided extra academic support and leadership
    training.
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