CHOICES CHOICES CHOICES
Some choices are made for you. Some are not. Choose what is right for you.
Let’s start with the “Core” – 16 Credits What is a credit?????
What is an elective credit? In addition to the 16 core credits you need to: Take electives Take 2 credits of World Language or 2 credits of Advanced Technology or 4 credits of a CTE program The total credit count must be 21 credits or more!
Other Requirements/Choices PE / Health Technology Fine Arts World Language* Spanish Visual Arts Found of Tech French Crafts Computer Sci German Theater Arts AP Computer Sci Latin Chorus Chinese Band ASL Orchestra Italian Piano *Options may differ at each high school
There are Three Pathways 1 - University Pathway 2 - Career and Technology Pathway Complete the 16 core credits Complete 4 credits in an approved CTE program sequence • Complete the 16 core credits • Complete 4 credits in Math (to include: Alg.1/Geo./Alg. 2/ and non-trivial Alg. • Complete 2 credits in a World Language • 3 – Dual Completer • Complete University Pathway • Complete Career and Technology Pathway
Academy Programs Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) Chopticon Academy of Finance (AoF) Chopticon Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Great Mills Global and International Studies (GIS) Leonardtown Fairlead Academy (FA) Fairlead
James A. Forrest Tech Center • Academy of Health Professions • Automotive Repair & Refinishing • Automotive Technology • Aviation Technology • Carpentry • CASE • Computer Aided Drafting • Criminal Justice • Culinary Arts • Dental Assisting • Diesel Technology • Electrical Wiring • Engineering • Fire and Rescue Emergency Medical Services • Graphic Communications • Hospitality and Tourism • HVAC • Individualized Products and Services Technology • IT Networking Academy • Natural Resources Management • Production Engineering • Teacher Academy of Maryland • TV/Video Production • Welding
You don’t have to be in an academy to take advantage of options and choices like: • AP Courses • CTE Pathways • Dual Enrollment Opportunities • Fire and Rescue
The Power is in your hands. Do great things and you can be a Super Star!
Maryland Scholars Distinction The Maryland Scholars Course of study requires: 4 credits of English 3 credits of Math (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II) 3 credits of Lab Science (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics*) 3 credits of Social Studies (U.S. History, World History, Government) 2 credits of the same World Language Students must attain a 3.0 overall GPA to qualify. The designation “Maryland State Scholar” will appear on the student’s final transcript.
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