PARENTSCHEDULING INFORMATION SESSIONfor 2011-2012 Presented by Claire Hamm, LPC, NCC Supervisor of Guidance 9-12 FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL
Guidance Department • Guidance Office is located in A-206 • Career Center is located in A-207 • Counselors are assigned to students by alphabet • Staff: 7 counselors, one secretary, and supervisor • Phone number: (732) 302-4200 Ext. 5208 (Mrs. Naulty, guidance secretary)
What Guidance Can Do for You Schedule your classes each year. Assist you with your program of study planning. Provide information on college, trade and technical schools. Provide support if you are having trouble with any of your classes. Provide support if you are having trouble with extracurricular activities. Help you understand your report card, your GPA, and your transcript.
#1 Tip for All Students STUDY. DO YOUR BEST WORK. Your academic transcript and GPA are two of the most important factors that colleges and other schools will look at when deciding whether to admit a student.
LEVELS OF INSTRUCTION • Standard • Honors • Advanced Placement
FOUR YEARS OF LAL (English) ARE REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION
WHAT’S NEW IN LANGUAGE ARTS ELECTIVES? • Graphic Novels and Anime • Poetry Today • Film Representing Culture • Contemporary Young Adult Literature
LANGUAGE ARTS ELECTIVES • Journalism I • Journalism II Honors • Creative Writing Honors (1/2 year) • Expository Writing (1/2 year) • Mass Media (1/2 year) • Speech and Debate (1/2 year) • Literature of African Americans (1/2 year) • Literary Legends and Lore (1/2 year) • Shakespeare Honors (1/2 year)
THREE YEARS OF MATH ARE REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION
MATHEMATICS ELECTIVES • Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry • Pre-Calculus • Pre-Calculus Honors • Calculus I Honors • Advanced Placement Calculus AB • Advanced Placement Calculus BC • Advanced Placement Statistics • Probability and Statistics (1/2 year) • Discrete Mathematics (1/2 year)
THREE YEARS OF SOCIAL STUDIES ARE REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION
SOCIAL STUDIES ELECTIVES • African Americans and Study of Minorities in America • Human Development, Behavior and Relations (1/2 year) • Sociology (1/2 year) • Modern American Government and Law (IPLE) (H) • Global Issues: A History of the 20th and 21st Centuries • Latin American and Caribbean Studies • Economics for the 21st Century (1/2 year)
THREE YEARS OF LAB SCIENCES ARE REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION
SCIENCE ELECTIVES • Anatomy and Physiology • Special Topics in Life Science • Special Topics in Chemistry • Special Topics in Physics • AP Environmental Science • Overview of Engineering • Technology Systems • Forensics • Fundamentals of Microbiology and Genetics
ONE YEAR OF A WORLD LANGUAGE IS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION
WORLD LANGUAGES • Chinese (Mandarin) • French • Latin • Spanish
WHAT’S NEW IN WORLD LANGUAGES for 2011-2012? • CHINESE II Mandarin Chinese is spoken by 873 million speakers, making it the most widely spoken first language in the world. One fifth of the planet speaks Chinese. China has now become the second largest economy in the world.
ONE YEAR OF CAREER EDUCATION, CONSUMER AND FAMILY SCIENCES, AND LIFE SKILLS IS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION
RELATED ARTSBUSINESS • Accounting I and II • Business: An Introduction • Marketing I, II, and III • Computer Applications I (1/2 year) • Computer Applications II (1/2 year) • Entrepreneurship (1/2 year) • Principles of Business Law (1/2 year) • Applied Business Law (1/2 year) • Business Psychology (1/2 year) • Personal Finance (1/2 year) • Personal Finance CEP (1/2 year)
RELATED ARTSFAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES • Fashion and Design • Early Childhood Laboratory • Custom Tailoring • Advanced Tailoring • Nutrition, Food and You (1/2 year) • International Cuisine (1/2 year) • Child Development/Parenting (1/2 year) • Learning Strategies (1/2 year) • Career Exploration (1/2 year)
RELATED ARTSTECHNOLOGY • Design Technology • Advanced Design Technology • Architectural Design Technology • Introduction to Materials Design Technology • Advanced Wood Technology • Computer Animation & Web Design Level I • Computer Animation & Web Design Level II • Computer Animation & Web Design Level III • Computer Animation & Web Design Level IV
ONE YEAR OF VISUAL OR PERFORMING ARTS IS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION
VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTSART • Art IA and IB • Art II, III, and IV Honors • Advanced Placement (AP) Art History • Commercial Art I, II, III, and IV • Introduction to Art Media (1/2 year) • Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art • Advanced Photography I, II, III • Film Survey (1/2 year) • Cartooning and Animation I and II • Illustration I and II • Drawing • Sculpture I and II (1/2 year) • Advanced Sculpture Studio I, II, III • Ceramics I, II, III and IV • 3D Computer Graphics I and II
VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTSDANCE • Dance I, II, III, IV (placement by audition) • Intermediate Dance I, II, III, IV (placement by audition) • Advanced Dance Honors I, II, III, IV (placement by audition) • Musical Theater Major I, II, III
VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTSDRAMA • Introduction to Drama • Drama II, III, IV (placement by audition) • Musical Theater Major I, II, III • Musical Theater Survey • Set Design I, II, III, IV • Acting for Film and Television Honors • Independent Study: Directing
VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTSMUSIC • Freshmen Band/Marching Band Honors • Symphonic Band/Symphonic Band Honors I, II, III • Wind Ensemble/Wind Ensemble Honors I, II, III (placement by audition) • Concert Choir Honors I, II, III, IV (placement by audition) • Voice Class I, II, III, IV • Freshmen Orchestra • Orchestra Honors I, II, III • Guitar I, II, and III Honors
VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTSMUSIC • Jazz and Classical Guitar Honors (placement by audition) • Music Keyboard I and II • Piano Honors I, II, III, IV (placement by audition) • Advanced Piano I, II, III, IV (placement by audition) • Music Theory I • Advanced Placement (AP) Music Theory • Vocal Music from Folk to Pop
VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTSTELEVISION PRODUCTION • Aspects of Video Production I • Aspects of Video Production II • Acting for Film and Television Honors
What is Virtual High School? • Virtual High School is a global consortium of approximately 650 schools. • Approximately 12,000 students worldwide are enrolled in VHS courses in 2009-2010. • Courses are limited to 25 students. • All courses are taught by certified teachers who are specially trained in online education. • All Advanced Placement courses have been audited and approved by College Board.
What courses are offered? • There are approximately 350 different courses offered, in every subject area. • Courses that current FHS students are taking include: • AP Computer Science, Art History, Mythology, Integrated Mechanical Physics, Personal Finance, The Human Body, Programming in Visual Basic, Community Service Learning and many others. • Students learn the course material as well as vital 21st Century learning skills including problem solving and critical thinking.
ATTENDANCE POLICY A student who has more than 18unexcused absences will be placed on “no-credit” status.
EXCUSED ABSENCES • Student illness (physician’s note will be required for continuous absences that exceed 3 consecutive days and will also be required for students who have been absent because of contagious or infectious diseases or conditions as designated by the New Jersey State Department of Health, refer to Policy 5141.22) • Student recovery from an accident (as supported by a physician’s note); • Requirements of a student’s individual health care plan; • A death in the student’s immediate family • Quarantine; • Observance of the student’s religion on a day approved for that purpose by the State Board of Education. This specific information may be found on the New Jersey Board of Education website; • The student’s suspension from school (excluding a bus suspension); • Requirements of the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP); • Alternate short or long term accommodations for students with disabilities; • The student’s required attendance in court (copies of court papers should be submitted); • Interviews with an admissions officer of an educational institution or other education opportunities such as college visitations (limit of three); • Necessary and unavoidable medical or dental appointments that cannot be scheduled at a time other than the school day; • Participation in New Jersey’s “Take Your Child To Work Day”; • Such other cause, that in the judgment of the building principal, constitutes a good and sufficient cause for absence from school..
UNEXCUSED ABSENCES • An unexcused absence is defined as the act of a student being absent from school for a day or any portion of a day or from an individual class for any reason other than those defined as excused. Teachers are not required to provide make-up work for students when they are truant or cutting class. However the student is still required to complete the work. • Examples of student unexcused absences include, but are not limited to the following: Family travel and vacations Performance of household or babysitting duties Other daytime activities that are unrelated to the school program
TARDIES • A student who is late to any class is responsible for the work missed during that time. While completing that work is required, the student may not receive credit for the work. Every five (5) tardies to a full year course will equate to a cut of class and disciplinary consequences equivalent to that for a cut of class will be imposed. • Every three (3) tardies to a half year course will equate to a cut of class and disciplinary consequences equivalent to that for a cut of class will be imposed. Students are reminded that three (3) cuts of a single class will result in disciplinary action. • Students, who are late and thus missing 10 or more minutes of the class period, will be marked for a cut of class.
DAILY COURSE ATTENDANCE • Student cannot be absent from a full year class more than 18 days or he/she will receive no credit for the class regardless of grade earned. • Student cannot be absent from a half year class more than 9 days or he/she will receive no credit for the class regardless of grade earned. • A student who is absent may not participate in any extracurricular activities on the day of absence without the written approval of the principal or his/her designee.
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Junior Classical League Key Club Library Club Literary Journal Madrigal Singers Math League Model Congress Model UN National Honor Society Percussion Ensemble R.I.M.E. R.E.B.E.L. Science League Spanish Club Spring Musical Stock Market Club String Chamber Orchestra Student Council Yearbook Academic League Amnesty International Asian Awareness Club Brass Ensemble Captains’ Leadership Council Crescent Club Dance Ensemble Troupe DECA Environmental Club Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). FHS Newspaper F.I.R.S.T. Robotics French Club Future Educators of America Gospel Choir Guitar Ensemble Intramurals Interact Club JROTC
FALL SPORTS • Boys Soccer • Cheerleading • Color Guard • Boys Cross Country • Girls Cross Country • Field Hockey • Football • Girls Soccer • Girls Tennis • Marching Band
WINTER SPORTS • Boys basketball • Girls basketball • Cheerleading • Indoor Track • Swimming • Wrestling
SPRING SPORTS • Baseball • Boys Spring Track • Boys Tennis • Girls Spring Track • Golf • Softball
ATHLETICS • A 9th grade student will automatically be eligible in his/her first semester. To be eligible in the second semester he/she must have achieved one half of 27.5 or 13.75 credits for participation in spring activities. • A student entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grades will be required to achieve 27.5/30 credits in the year prior to participation in the first semester of a school year. To be eligible in the second semester the student must have achieved 13.75 credits.
Break Out Q&A Groups Guidance Counselors Mr. Martin Wallad – A to Chap Ms. Michelle Hauser – Char to Gorm Ms. Stephanie Eisenberg/Ms. Robyn Ultan – Gorr to Lin Dr. Wendy Bordeau – Lip to Pate Mr. Steve Hyman – Pati to Si Mrs. Sidney Ivey – Si to Z Dr. Neely Hackett, Principal of Franklin High School Claire Hamm, Supervisor of Guidance