High School Scheduling 101 On the road to Graduation
Question 1 What are the graduation requirements?
Credit Requirements Service Learning Graduation Requirements High School Assessments Career Preparation
Program Choices Advanced Technology Career & Technology Completer World Language or or 2 credits 2 credits 4 credits
Question 2 Who are my School Counselors?
Counselors • Susan Bradley A-C • Mike Repsher D-J • Diane Pelesh K-Rg • Brett Moore Rh-Z • Meredith Young 9th Grade
Question 3 How does my child select classes?
The Course Selection Process Teacher makes course recommendation Student decides on electives and alternates and takes course request form home Parent reviews, signs and returns course request form School counselor reviews request
Question 4 What is my role in the course selection process?
Talk with your child about goals, both short- term and long-term. • Review course recommendations with your child and make the best decision for your child. • Persuade your child to take the most rigorous course possible while enjoying other aspects of high school.
Question 5 What classes should my child sign up for if they want to go to college?
According to College Board, at least 5 academic classes a year. • Rigorous all 4 years. • At least 2 years of the same World Language. • Stretch yourself and take classes that you may have never thought of taking before. • Explore the Career and Tech Academies.
Question 6 What should I do as a rising senior?
Avoid Senioritis • According to recent reports, incomplete high school preparation can contribute to academic problems in college. • Continue to work hard and pursue excellence, even after you receive your acceptance letter. • Continue to be active in the community. College Board
Question 7 What happens if I get a letter regarding AP potential?
AP Potential Based on PSAT taken in October Students may have the potential to take an AP course Students have the ability to take a Honors or GT class Consider future goals.
Question 8 What are the elective classes that have been historically taught at Long Reach?
Independent Research Intern/Mentor Art – All levels Photography I/ II Accounting – All levels Computer Science Financial Management Business Software Applications Child Development Culinary Science Food and Nutrition Foundations of fashion and Interior Design Dance P.E.
SAT Prep Music – Different Sections Marine Science Anatomy and Physiology Forensic Science Physics Chemistry Ancient and Medieval History World Religions Leadership Psychology Sociology Yearbook Journalism
World Language German French Spanish Chinese Although students have the opportunity to request any of the courses that is listed in the Catalog of Approved Courses, not all of the courses that a student signs up for can be taught. Please use careful thought when listing alternates.
Question 9 What are some new classes?
AP Micro Macroeconomics • Marine Science
Important Dates: • January 13 Students begin getting signatures and recommendations from teachers. • January 26-28 Students turn in completed request sheets to English teachers. • February 1-4 Students meet with counselors and register classes
Important Dates: • Late May/Early June Students receive a confirmation of registered classes. • Summer – Students make appointment with Counselor to resolve conflicts/missing classes.