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Title: Class of 2016

Class of 2016
  • Course Selection Presentation
  • Ms. Anderson

Course Selection Process for your 10th Grade
  • All students should have received the 2013-2014
    Curriculum Guidebook via email. This is a
    necessary document to complete the process.
  • You all should have received a packet when
    entering the auditorium today. Dont lose it!
  • In the packet you will find
  • Suggested Pathways (Liberal Arts, Business,
    Engineering, Health)
  • MHS Grad Plan
  • Helpful Handouts
  • Course Selection Form (This will need to be
    signed by a parent and turned in to me!)

New Course Selection Process
  • All students will meet one on one with your
    individual counselor
  • You must have your course selection sheet signed
    by a parent. If not, we will select your courses
    for you
  • Completed schedules will be not be available
    until Registration Day in August
  • Schedule changes one week prior to inservice
    (other than counselor initiated)
  • NO changes after school begins
  • Can still drop with parent signature the first 5
    days of each quarter

What to expect next
  • We will discuss which courses to select for 10th
  • You will receive an email indicating your
    appointment day and time. DO NOT MISS YOUR
    APPOINTMENT. This is how you will select your
  • We will also post all appointment times on the
    wall outside of Student Services. Check there if
    you need to.

Graduation Progess
  • Login to Powerschool
  • Click on Graduation Progress
  • Click Submit
  • View the Graduation Requirements
  • View the Credits Earned
  • Notice the dark green/light green/white bar

Graduation Progress Screen
Graduation Progress, cont.
  • Credit Summary
  • Required 25
  • Completed 3 credits
  • If you failed a previous required course, we will
    adjust this during your course selection (if you
    are not working on it already)

Graduation Requirements 23 CREDITS
  • Required Areas 15 credits
  • English
  • 4 years
  • English 9
  • English 10
  • English 11
  • a Senior Year English Elective (semester)
  • and a Senior Year Formal Writing (semester)

Graduation Requirements, cont.
  • Math
  • 3 years
  • Any Combination of different courses
  • College Entrance requires Algebra I, Geometry
    and Algebra II

Graduation Requirements, cont.
  • Science
  • 3 years
  • Physical Science
  • Biology
  • Science Elective (College Entrance requires
    Chemistry or Physics)

Graduation Requirements, cont.
  • Social Studies
  • 3 Years
  • US History
  • Social Studies Elective (World Civ, Psych,
    Sociology, etc.)
  • Senior Year Government (semester)
  • Senior Year Economics (semester)

Graduation Requirements, cont.
  • PE
  • 2 Credits
  • One Class (.5 credit) EACH year for 4 years.

Graduation Requirements, cont.
  • Electives10 credits
  • Agriculture
  • Art/Music
  • Business
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Industrial Technology
  • English/Language Arts Electives
  • Math Electives
  • Project Lead the Way (Engineering)
  • Science Electives
  • Social Studies Electives
  • World Language (Foreign Language)

PSEO (Post Secondary Enrollment Option)
  • 11th and 12th Graders (and 9th and 10th graders
    in TAG) are eligible
  • Courses at MCC (other institutions are
    availablesee me)
  • Students must test into college level course work
    with the Compass or ACT
  • We will pay for the course and the book if
  • MHS does not offer the course OR
  • You have exhausted the curriculum in that area
    (example, we only have 1 Psychology course) AND
  • You pass the course (dropping or failing the
    course will result in YOU owing MHS approximately

  • Examples
  • Students take a course 1 evening a week
  • Students take a course during the am and come to
    MHS late
  • Students take a course during the afternoon and
    leave MHS early
  • Students take an online course

  • MCC representatives are available in Student
    Services the 3rd Wednesday of every monthall

Silver Cord
  • All students are eligible to participate
  • Students volunteer in the community on their own
  • Your baseline goal is to accumulate 40 volunteer
    hours per year
  • You may only earn 20 hours doing one particular
    service (must do a variety of locations/services)
  • Students earning 160 volunteer hours throughout 4
    years will earn a Silver Cord to wear at
  • Think college applications, job applications,
    scholarship applications, networking, self

  • Visit to get info
  • Junior Year-April Test.
  • Practice Tests online
  • Students eligible for Free/Reduced lunch see me
    about a fee waiver

  • Visit
  • Take April of Junior Year
  • Mostly for East and West Coast Schools

College Entrance
  • Muscatine Community College (MCC)
  • GED, High School Diploma
  • Take the COMPASS Test (Free, can take in Student
    Services at MHS or at MCC)
  • See an Adviser 288-6000

Iowa, ISU, UNI
  • Regent Admission Index (RAI)
  • (2 x ACT Composite)
  • (1 x percentile high school rank)
  • (20 x high school gpa)
  • (5 x number of high school core courses)
  • ______________________________________
  • Your Regent Admission Index (RAI) Score

Iowa, ISU, UNI
  • Visit to calculate
    your own RAI score.