Lake Norman High School Open House What Parents Need to Know about Common Core State Standards and NC Essential Standards
Common Core State Standards • Formally Adopted by 45 States • English and Mathematics curriculum standards • Anchor Standards for ALL subjects that focus on Literacy and Writing • Resources available for Parents on LNHS web site (Parents, Resources, Curriculum)
English • Required all 4 years for graduation • We offer academic and honors sections in all grades and AP in 11th and 12th grade • Common Core State Standards • Emphasis on Informational Text • Emphasis on writing with evidence from texts • There will be a state test given in tenth grade.
Math • 4 mathematics courses are required for graduation (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 OR Integrated 1, 2, 3 plus another course) • Movement toward discovery learning • With the anchor standards, students will be required to do more writing. • They will be asked to explain their thinking and write it down.
Science • With the anchor standards, parents and students can expect to see more text-based exploration into science. • National Geographic, Scientific American, etc. • NC adopted new NC Essential Standards, which are vertically aligned K through 12. Students are responsible for retaining information from year to year. • 3 sciences required for graduation
Social Studies • For current sophomores, juniors, and seniors: 3 credits required for graduation (World History, U.S. History, and Civics and Economics) • For current freshmen: 4 credits required for graduation (World History, American History I, American History II, and Civics and Economics.) • Anchor standards will be used to gauge students reasoning skills. • Students will explore informational texts and use critical thinking skills to explain ideas.
9th: World History 10th: American History I 11th: American History II 12th: Civics and Economics
World Languages • For college application/acceptance, students need two semesters of the same foreign language. Recommended to take as many levels as possible. • Avoid leaving years in between foreign language courses. • Take advantage of courses offered at LNHS: Spanish, French, Latin
Arts • Performing Arts – Band, Chorus, and Theatre • All incorporating literacy and writing anchor standards to help develop those skills within the content area • Visual Arts • Art 1 is required pre-requisite for drawing, painting, ceramics, and sculpture tracks • Visual Art and Design Academy – upper level academy • Contact Department Chair Ms. Brette Webb with questions.
LNHS ART CURRICULUM TRACK Foundations of Art Prerequisite to ACADEMY & All Other Art Classes 1 Point Drawing I B & above advance. 90 and above = 1 Point Painting I Techniques and Media 90 and above = 1 Point Ceramics I Handbuilding Techniques 90 and above = 1 Point Sculpture I Techniques and Processes 90 and above = 1 Point Drawing II 90 and above = 1 Point Ceramics II Complex Des. & Figure Study 90 and above = 1 Point Painting II 90 and above = 1 Point Sculpture II Figure Study 90 and above = 1 Point Ceramics III * Wheel Throwing & Artist Study 90 and above = 1 Point Sculpture II * Exploratory 90 and above = 1 Point Drawing III * 90 and above = 1 Point Painting III 90 and above = 1 Point 2D Pre AP * (Fall) Semester I Breadth of AP Portfolio 90 and above = 1 Point 3D Pre AP * (Fall) Semester I Breadth of AP Portfolio 90 and above = 1 Point 3D Non-AP 1* Exploratory Production Portfolio Prep. 90 and above = 1 Point 2D Non AP 1* Exploratory Production Portfolio Prep. 90 and above = 1 Point 2D AP (Spring) Semester II Portfolio Prep. 90 and above = 1 Point 3D AP (Spring) Semester II Portfolio Prep. 90 and above = 1 Point 3D Non-AP 2* Non-AP 3D Portfolio Exploratory Production. 90 and above = 1 Point 2D Non AP2 * Non-AP Portfolio Exploratory Production 90 and above = 1 Point
Physical Education • 1 credit of Health and PE required for graduation • Fitness Gram – program that helps to measure cardiovascular fitness • Implementation of Common Core Anchor Standards includes writing, specifically explaining how skills learned applies to students personally
Career and Technical Education • LNHS offers courses in Business, Marketing, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health Sciences, Digital Media, Drafting, Auto Tech and Agriculture. • Students can continue to take advanced courses in Allied Health, Digital Media, ProStart (Culinary Studies), Auto Tech, Nursing, and Fire Fighter Technology. • Common Core Anchor Standard implementation can be seen in regular assessments using open-ended written responses.
State End of Course Tests • Integrated 1 • Biology • English II • State tests account for 25% of course grade (State Board of Education Requirement) • No retests. NC Department of Public Instruction
Measurements of Student Learning • Earth/Environmental Science • Physics • Chemistry • Physical Science • English I • English III • English IV • Pre-calculus • Advanced Functions and Modeling • Geometry • Algebra 2 • World History • Civics & Economics • U.S. History • Occupational Course of Study – English, Financial Management, Math, Applied Science
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium • In 2014-15 juniors will be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium tests in English and mathematics. • National assessment aligned to the CCSS
Curriculum Support at LNHS • Continuous Classroom Improvement • Professional Learning Communities • Instructional Facilitator and Administration support
Photo Release Form • New form required by our school board • To use photo in any school platform (including yearbook, newspaper, web site, etc.), we must have signature • Separate signature for use of name. • If we have a signature for photo but not name, a student’s photo will appear in the yearbook but not his/her name. • Forms sent home in homeroom and available in the commons OR on the web site under Student Resources.
Project Lazarus • Dispose of Unused prescription Drugs Safely • Saturday, Sept. 29th 10 am – 2 pm • Goodwill • 214 Williamson Road