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Welcome! High School Course Selection Presentation New Hope-Solebury High School Sample Master Schedule Board policy Intricacies of master schedule AP & Singleton Courses Board policy Intricacies of master schedule

  1. Welcome! High School Course Selection Presentation New Hope-Solebury High School

  2. Sample Master Schedule • Board policy • Intricacies of master schedule

  3. AP & Singleton Courses • Board policy • Intricacies of master schedule

  4. Graduation Requirements New Hope-Solebury High School requires twenty-eight(28.0) earned credits for graduation in the following areas: Course Credit English 4 Social Studies 4 Math 4 Science 4 Health/PE (1 credit each) 2 Electives 9.50 APEX Project .5 Total Credits 28.0

  5. APEX Project The Senior year APEX Project is a student-directed project based on an interest identified by the student. The project is divided into four phases: Preparation, Experience, Reflection, Presentation Advisors: Mrs. Soriano & Mrs. Korn lsoriano@nhsd.org, akorn@nhsd.org

  6. Sample Schedule 1 credit English 1 credit Social Studies 1 credit Math 1.5 credit Science 3.5 remaining credits (For example: Health, PE, Electives, World Language) _____________ 8 credits maximum per year ● 1.0 credit corresponds to a full year course. ● 0.5 credit corresponds to a half year course. ● Students may take a maximum of one full year study hall per year.

  7. Middle Bucks Institute of Technology ● Students who attend MBIT do so for half of their school day; they continue to take their core classes at NHS. They should request 4 credits at NHS -- their schedule will be individualized. ● Grades 10-12 are eligible to attend MBIT. Applications are available on their website: https://www.mbit.org/ ● Programs available in many fields: culinary, dental, engineering, automotive, web design, & many more.

  8. Choosing the Best Fit Course Level Academic: Academic courses are college-preparatory in nature. Honors: Honors courses are designed for motivated learners who are able to learn at an accelerated pace. Honors courses are weighted. Current Honors students must maintain a minimum final grade of 83 & receive teacher recommendation to continue in the Honors sequence. To advance into Honors, students must attain a minimum of 92 in an Academic class & receive teacher recommendation. Advanced Placement (AP) AP courses replicate the work characteristic of an introductory college course and are planned in accordance with the guidelines published by the College Board. AP courses are weighted.

  9. Selecting AP Courses ● Many AP teachers offer informational meetings to explain the workload and rigor of their course. Students are highly encouraged to attend these meetings! ● Critical Course Change Procedures apply to AP courses as well. When selecting AP courses, be mindful of the workload required. Aim for a challenging but manageable overall workload.

  10. Summer Assignments Summer Assignments are posted on the high school website by the end of the school year and throughout the summer. The following subjects may require summer assignments: ● English ● Math ● Select AP Courses Failure to complete summer assignments may result in a grade penalty. Schedule changes will not be made based on incomplete summer assignments.

  11. Lab Support & Keystone Remediation Classes ● These .25 credit courses reinforce content for Math, Biology, or Literature as needed based on Keystone Testing, Prior Coursework Achievement, Teacher Recommendation ● Keystone exam scores arrive in the summer. Any student who does not score Proficient or Advanced may need to be scheduled for a Keystone Preparation course in either Algebra 1, Biology and/or Literature. This would result in a schedule change during the summer.

  12. Course Request Timeline ● 2019-2020 Course Selection Guide is now accessible on the high school webpage. ● February 4: Home Access Center will be open for students to input course requests. ● When they log on, they will see their teachers’ course recommendations. If there is a discrepancy between the teacher recommendation and the requested course, the student must speak with their teacher first. ● Students must use their accounts, not the parent account.

  13. Course Request Meetings ● February 7-8: Counselors will meet with 9 th graders in their Biology class to review course requests. ● February 11-12: Counselors will meet with 10th graders in their Chemistry class to review course requests. ● February 20-22: Counselors will meet with 11th graders in their English class to review course requests and graduation requirements.

  14. Course Selection Verification March 13th: Course Selection Verification Sheets mailed home. Verification forms are not a final schedule. The verification forms simply verify your course requests. March 22nd: Deadline for any changes in course requests. After this deadline, only course request & schedule changes that fit the Critical Course Selection Change Procedure will be accepted. ● Failure to meet the required prerequisite ● A level change that has been recommended by the teacher ● A change as guided by the student’s IEP or 504 plan ● A request to add a class in place of a study hall

  15. Learning Support Students with IEPs will work with their parents, learning support teacher, and classroom teachers to determine the most appropriate courses for the following year. A change in course requests or schedule that is guided by a student’s IEP or 504 plan is permitted by the Critical Course Selection Change Procedure.

  16. Cyber Course Offerings Introduction to Programming Introduction to Python Web Design Creative Writing Dramatic Writing & The Art of Film Theater Studies History of Rock & Roll Marketing - Hospitality & Tourism

  17. Adding Course Requests in Home Access Center

  18. Friendly Reminders ● Requests should consist of: ○ 7.0-8.0 credits of primary choices (including both core and elective courses) AND ○ 3 alternate elective courses (in case your primary elective requests aren’t available) ● A one credit elective is equivalent to two half credit electives. ● Students may take a maximum of one full year study hall each year.

  19. THANK YOU! Mr. Stephen Seier, High School Principal sseier@nhsd.org Mr. Erik Pedersen, High School Assistant Principal epedersen@nhsd.org Ms. El-Turky (A-K) helturky@nhsd.org Mrs. Reeder (L-Z) sreeder@nhsd.org Follow us on Twitter! @LionsGuide @NHS_Lions

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