Parent Course Selection Meeting
The Parent Course Selection Meeting will take place on February 12, 2014. The purpose of this meeting is to share the yearlong and daily building schedule, explain what courses are required for every freshman
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Slide1Parent Course Selection MeetingFebruary 12, 2014
Slide2Purpose: To share the yearlong and daily building schedule To explain what courses are required for every freshman To provide information about available electives To share what sample student schedules might look like To go over course selection procedure
Slide3Why is thisimportant to you?
Slide4THIS IS YOUR FUTURE. Starting next year all of your grades will be on your OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT . CHALLENGE YOURSELF vs BEING SUCCESSFULL This is about your future NOT your friends’ future!
Slide5In your packet: Important information explaining how to contact us and how to access information about your child’s progress Summary sheet of Freshman Center courses Descriptions of each course Sample Course selection sheet
Slide6Freshman Center Schedule: Seven fifty minute periods Core courses run all year long Electives are full credit and half credit Half credit electives are semester based Lunch built into period 4 PRIDE Daily Schedule Period 1-50 minutes Period 2-50 minutes Period 3-50 minutes Period 4-90 minutes, includes lunch Period 5-50 minutes Period 6-50 minutes Period 7-50 minutes
Slide72018 Required Courses: English (Springboard Level 4) US History II Science Mathematics (depends on current schedule) Movement and Exercise Science
Slide8What level should my child take? Each of the core courses is available at an honors OR college & career preparatory level. Honors level requires signed expectation sheet All core courses and many electives are offered in a cyber format. Co -taught sections are available by IEP/counselor/teacher recommendation only. Your child’s teachers and counselors can help you decide what is right for your child.
Slide92018 ElectivesFull credit electives: Half credit electives: • World language • Spanish I, II, and Introductory to Spanish • German • Mandarin • Music • Band, Chorus or both • Project Lead the Way • Intro to Engineering • Technical School Program Digital Design and Studi0 Art Design Concepts in Art (cyber only) Art History (cyber only) Personal Growth (cyber only) Intro to Business Interactive Media Health I Computer programming * Academic Literacy- Math * Academic Literacy- English *teacher recommendation only
Slide10Sample Schedules:Schedule Template Math English Social Studies Science Movement and Exercise Science Elective Elective (Full credit or 2 half credits) Elective (Full credit or 2 half credits) Example Math English Social Studies Science Movement and Exercise Science Health Spanish I Chorus
Slide11Sample Schedules:Example Math English Social Studies Science Movement and Exercise Science Digital Design and Studio Art Intro to Engineering Design Intro to Business Health I Tech School Example Tech Program Wellness- PE Wellness- Health Lunch at the Tech School Math English Social Studies Science
Slide13The Plan Take the Course Selection Packet home and go over it with your parents/guardians. Talk to your teachers, counselors, brothers/sisters/cousins, and older friends about what courses you should take. Complete and return pages 1 through 4 of the Packet (Parent Signature Page/Course Selection Page) to your homeroom teacher by Tuesday, February 18 th , 2014 .