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  1. ANGOLA HIGH SCHOOL “Beginning Again” WELCOME CLASS OF 2017 AND PARENTS TO 9TH GRADE ORIENTATION

  2. TRADITIONAL SCHEDULING STUDENTS TAKE 6-7 CLASSES EACH SEMESTER CLASSES MEET FOR 50 MINUTES EACH DAY

  3. What Will it Look Like? *students enrolling in Alg Enrichment should also schedule another period for Algebra I

  4. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS • STUDENTS MUST EARN A MINIMUM OF 42 CREDITS IN ORDER TO GRADUATE • 1 CREDIT is earned for each 18-week course passed with a grade of D- or better • STUDENTS MUST PASS ALGEBRA 1 AND ENGLISH 10 END OF COURSE ASSESSMENTS (ECA) • STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO COMPLETE THE INDIANA CORE 40 REQUIREMENTS IN ORDER TO EARN A DIPLOMA

  5. CORE 40 DIPLOMA CORE 40 WITH TECHNICAL HONORS DIPLOMA CORE 40 WITH ACADEMIC HONORS DIPLOMA DIPLOMA OPTIONS

  6. What Comes Next? • Choose a diploma . . . • Complete a Four-Year Plan . . . • utilize the Four Year Planning Guide • Fill out 9th grade Course Registration . . . • Attend Online Registration Meeting . . . • bring four-year plan & registration form

  7. FOUR YEAR PLAN • Start with the end in mind • what are the student’s post-secondary goals (educational and career)? • indicate a diploma type • plan for special programs • check curriculum guide • pay attention to pre-requisites • check curriculum guide • see the suggested College & Career Pathways for help (http://ahs.msdsteuben.k12.in.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=426&Itemid=94) • Work “backwards” • Students, parents, & counselors can re-visit and revise the 4-year plan periodically throughout high school

  8. LOOKING TOWARD THE FUTURE • Vocational Courses • available to juniors and seniors (some locally and others through FCAVC in Kendallville) • May satisfy Technical Honors diploma • College Courses • available to juniors and seniors • Trine University • Advance College Program courses (IUSB) offered at AHS

  9. Example: Four-Year Plan

  10. REQUIRED COURSES FOR FRESHMAN • Choice Areas • English 9: Regular or Pre-AP • by recommendation • Pre-AP requires summer reading assignment • Math • by recommendation • Teacher Recommendations • based on 1 semester of 8th grade work • discuss with middle school teachers & high school counselors • some flexibility is possible: final grades will be reviewed & changes may be made

  11. ALGEBRA Students will be placed in this course according toENRICHMENT grades, test scores, and teacher recommendations. Students who schedule this course will also be scheduled for another period of Algebra. GEOMETRY** If you receive a C+ or higher for both semesters of Algebra I during middle school AND pass the ECA, you can choose to start with Geometry. ALGEBRA I* If you did not take Algebra I in middle school, received a C or below in Algebra I during middle school, OR do not pass the ECA, you should start with Algebra I. MATH…WHERE DO I START? *Algebra 1 grades earned at AMS will appear and stay on the AHS transcript; the course can be repeated and the higher grade will be used in gpa calculations **Algebra 1 recommendations will be reviewed utilizing ECA scores at the end of the school year.

  12. OTHER COURSES FOR FRESHMAN • Electives • Def: anything that is not required • Fill in elective choices with additional academic requirements, interest areas, and/or study hall time • Preparing for College and Careers (PCC) • students will explore a variety of career areas • helpful in determining future plans for those who are unsure about a career and for those who “know” what they want to do • Student Publications (AHS Yearbook) requires an additional application which is in the registration packet • Alternate Choices • list three alternates • choose things that students would like to have

  13. Online Course Registration

  14. Course Registration Nights • Monday, February 11 • 6:00 pm Abbott-Currall • 7:00 pm Daugherty-Grilly • Tuesday, February 12 • 6:00 pm Hall-Lumm • 7:00 pm Macknick-Pizer • Wednesday, February 13 • 6:00 pm Ramos-Sweeney • 7:00 pm Tatro-Younger Meet in the AHS Media Center

  15. THE HERE AND NOW • Athletic Eligibility • student-athletes must earn at least 5 credits each grade reporting period in order to play on a school team (IHSAA requirement) • individual coaches may have additional academic and behavioral requirements • Harmony Online Parent Access • view student grades, attendance, assignments, etc • Contact AMS to set up access for the remainder of the year; access will continue in the fall

  16. SWARMStudents With AReal Mission • Peer Mentor Program • 9th grade students will be matched with an upper-class mentor • Aids in the transition from middle school to high school • Lasts all year long

  17. http://ahs.msdsteuben.k12.in.us/

  18. QUESTIONS AND/OR CONCERNS? Dave Police (A-K) – 665-2186 ext. 2994 dpolice@msdsc.org Jack Vrana (L-Z) – 665-2186 ext. 2993 jvrana@msdsc.org