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2015-16 High School
Registration Meeting
December 5, 2014
Review of Agenda & Resources
O Agenda
O Intranet Registration Page
O Parking Lot
New Information &
Credit by Demonstrated
O Students should register as if not
earning credit
O Central Services will notify high schools
of rising 9th grader CDM credits
O Schools make needed schedule
changes late April/May
CPR Graduation
Brian Glendenning
Grading Scale & Weighting
O SBE Policy GCS-L-004
O Impacts 2015-16 entering 9th grade students
O Shifts grade scale to 10 points
O Shifts course weights to .5 for Honors and 1.0
for AP/IB
O Currently will not require new course codes; will
be separated in the master schedule by
High School Credits in
Middle School
O Important to ensure that students are
in the course code that carries high
school credit.
O Spanish I: Go ahead and put them
into the HS Credit Course Code then
remove students who do not receive
Rising 9th Grade Course
O Schools can download their
spreadsheet from Quickr
(Student Lists / 2014-15 / …)
O Schools send spreadsheets to Brian
Pittman; Student names will be
resorted by high school assignments
High School Content Area
Course Sequencing & Updates
Arts Education
Liz Droessler
Arts Education
O All Arts courses may be repeated for credit …
O Including Honors Level
O Except Advanced Placement
Proficiency-based Courses
Progression now based on demonstration of
No longer “seat time”
Course titles reflect the proficiency level
Proficient (Honors)
Advanced (Honors)
Placement assessments
O Consistent tools shared district-wide
O Professional judgment with proper
Teacher Recommendation
High School English
Language Arts
Sara Overby
English Language Arts
Course Changes
African American Literature and
African American Literature (Honors)
Creative Writing I and
Creative Writing I (Honors)
Cultural Media Literacy and
Cultural Media Literacy (Honors)
Name Change
Competency Intervention Reading becomes
Reading Competency
English Language Arts
English Elective Courses
Intervention and
English Language Arts
Integrated Reading
Sheltered English (ESL)
Academic English with SIOP
Academic English with ICR
Introduction to HS Writing
Structured Writing
Reading Competency
SAT/Reading Prep
Study Skills
Academic English I, II
AP English III, IV
(IB English III, IV)
Advanced Forensics
Advanced Research and Forensics
Leadership in Media I, II
Speech Honors
Creative Writing Honors
Newspaper Honors
Yearbook Honors
Argument Theory and Practice
English I, II Honors
Speech I, II
Creative Writing I, II
Newspaper I, II
Yearbook I, II
Sonia Dupree
Anna Jackson
New 4th Math Course
Essentials for College Mathematics (ECM)
O SREB Math Ready curriculum
O Recommended for students who struggled with
Math I, II, III (low C or D)
O Accepted by UNC System for MAR
O No NCFE, but DPI expects that the teacher’s
Standard 6 is populated by another NCFE or the
Math I EOC
O Schools may choose to replace AFM with ECM or
offer both
ECM Curriculum
O Unit 1: Algebraic Expressions
O Unit 2: Equations
O Unit 3: Measurement &
Proportional Reasoning
Unit 4: Linear Functions
Unit 5: Linear Systems of
Unit 6: Quadratic Functions
Unit 7: Exponential Functions
Unit 8: Summarizing &
Interpreting Statistical Data
Decision Tree for 9th Grade
Math Placement
Currently taking
Math 8
Currently taking
Math I
Pattern of Level I
or low Level II on
Math EOGs
Pattern of mostly
Level II on
Math EOGs and
Level II or III on
7th grade EOG
Pattern of mostly
Level III on
Math EOGs and
Level III or IV on
7th grade EOG
Pattern of mostly
high Level III or
Level IV
on Math EOGs
and Level IV or V
on 7th grade
Pattern of mostly
Level III on
Math EOGs and
Level III or IV on
7th grade EOG
Pattern of mostly
high Level III or
Level IV
on Math EOGs
and Level IV or V
on 7th grade
Math I &
Foundations of
Math I (Math IA)
& Math IB
Math I (onesemester)
Special Topics in
Math & Honors
Math II
Honors Math II
Currently taking
Math II
Honors Math III
New Math Options Chart
Both singleton and paired CTE courses
Pairs of CTE courses = 1 math credit
Several new CC
courses & previous
CC courses that are
now accepted by the
UNC System for MAR
Other Math Notes
O Algebra II for credit recovery available
through spring 2015; after that, students
should either use math substitution process
or take both Math II & III
O Students coming from traditional pathway
with Alg I/Geom or Alg I/Alg II credit strongly
recommended to take both Math II & III –
otherwise there will be significant gaps
Other Math Notes
O New/revised 4th Math courses expected to
launch in 2017-18
O Repeating a course for credit can be a
helpful option for rising 9th graders who took
Math II or III and struggled
Social Studies
Abby Stotsenberg
Social Studies
O Recommendations for honors courses
O American History/APUSH Debate
AP Audit
O Shared as Google Spreadsheet
O Please edit as progress is noted
Program Updates
English as a
Second Language
Steve West
Changes in Course
O Reflect the language of:
O The Language Instruction Educational
Program (LIEP)
O Comprehensive, Moderate, Transitional
O WIDA’s Performance Definitions
O Listening/Speaking and Reading/Writing
O English Language Proficiency Levels
Changes in Course
Changes in Course
Formerly known as ESL Resource Tutoring
• Re-Focus the course to address the academic language and skills needed for
success in the content classes rather than a time to re-teach content.
*ELLs = English Language
English as a Second Language
Key Scheduling Information
O Student Placement:
O Should be made based upon individual
student need.
O Proficiency level of the students for
placement in each course is a general
O Revised course descriptions will assist in
appropriate placement of ELLs
English as a Second Language
Freshmen Placement:
O 9th grade students should take the
same level of ESL in high school
that they took in middle school.
O Collaboration with the ESL teachers
(both middle and high school) is
highly recommended for
appropriate placement of ELLs.
Step-Up Meeting
O What: Collaborative meeting where elementary,
middle and high school ESL teachers will exchange
student information in an effort to improve the
transition for ELLs.
O When: May 4, 2015 (8:30-4:30)
O Where: Crossroads II, Room 1400
O Who: Middle School ESL Teachers – All Day
Elementary ESL Teachers – A.M.
High School ESL Teachers – P.M.
Magnet Program
Tamani Powell
Office of Magnet
Office of Magnet and Curriculum Enhancement Programs
Leadership & Technology
Gifted & Talented
International Baccalaureate
www.wcpss.net/magnet [email protected]
Center for Leadership & Technology
•Emphasizes leadership and character development, along
with engaging technology applications
•Access to:
•Project Lead the Way Engineering
•Project Lead the Way Biotechnology Research and
• Cisco Networking Academy
•New Tech Project-Based Learning
•Digital Arts Career Focused Learning Community
•FIRST Robodog – Robotics competition team
Office of Magnet and Curriculum Enhancement Programs
www.wcpss.net/magnet [email protected]
Gifted & Talented
•Multiple, daily electives foster in-depth study
across disciplines and support a customized
educational experience
•Expanded visual and performing arts offering
•Extensive accelerated course offerings
(Honors, AP, IB)
•Opportunity to earn an International
Baccalaureate Diploma
•Offer courses in 9 World Languages
Office of Magnet and Curriculum Enhancement Programs
www.wcpss.net/magnet [email protected]
International Baccalaureate
•Emphasizes community service to promote international
understanding and responsible citizenship
•Begins study of foreign language or second language in
•Opportunity to receive the International Baccalaureate
Diploma at the high school level
Office of Innovative Programming
www.wcpss.net/magnet [email protected]
Magnet Application Process
Magnet School Application - January 26 – February 5, 2015
O Online only – available January 26
O Parents create parent account
O May identify up to 3 magnet programs – rank order choices
O Notification in parent account February 19th
Magnet Selection Process
O Aligned with Magnet Objectives
O Siblings always have highest priority
O To create diversity – priority for students living
in a area considered as high performing
O To fill schools – priority for students in
overcrowded school
O Pathway– priority for students with magnet
status and base students following their
program pathway
O Applicants assigned a number randomly
O Points added according to priority
O May apply for Early College without losing
Office of Magnet and Curriculum Enhancement Programs
www.wcpss.net/magnet [email protected]
Frequent Answers
Rising kindergartners or students new to Wake County register at base school – January 15, 2015
Magnet application dates – January 26 – February 5, 2015
Online application, link at WCPSS.net beginning on January 26th
You may apply to up to 3 magnet programs
Students must be active and have an student identification number to apply for a magnet or an early college
You will be able to rank them first choice, second choice, third choice
When you apply, you will apply to the school that hosts that program for your address
Use the address look-up link on the Student Assignment page to identify schools that serve your address
Incoming siblings of magnet students are guaranteed a seat if they apply on time
Selection process also includes priorities for students living in High Performing areas, over-crowded schools or
students with prior magnet status
If all students in a residence (siblings) cannot be selected, then none are selected
Any student not selected for their first choice school is placed on a waitlist.
Even if you are selected for your second or third choice
There is no decline option – once a student is selected for a school that school becomes their assigned school. To
attend a different school or return to base, they must apply during the early or final transfer rounds
There are no test or performance requirements to apply to a magnet program however students interested in the
AIG Basics program at the middle school level must be AIG identified prior to submitting an application.
Office of Innovative Programming
www.wcpss.net/magnet [email protected]
[email protected]
Career & Technical Education
David Wehbie
Agricultural Education
O Considerations for Scheduling:
O Horticulture II needs to be scheduled in
the Spring semester on the block schedule
due to the growing season and availability
of plant material needed to teach the
required curriculum.
Family & Consumer Sciences
O Name Changes:
o Apparel and Textile Production I
o Apparel and Textile Production II (available for
Honors credit)
O Delete Course:
o Apparel III- Design (Honors)
Business, Finance, and IT
New Prerequisites:
BD10 Multimedia and Webpage Design - Microsoft Word & PowerPoint
is now a prerequisite for Multimedia and Webpage design
New Courses:
BP40 Computer Science Principles (will be offered for AP credit
beginning 2016-2017 school year)
Computer Science Course Sequence:
BP40 Computer Science Principles
BP10 Computer Programming I
BP12 Computer Programming II
2508 AP Computer Science
Family & Consumer Sciences
O Considerations for Scheduling:
• Early Childhood Education I & II- must be scheduled
between 9:30-1:30 if using yellow busses to transport
students to internship.
• Foods courses that require the use of the lab / kitchens
should have daily access to the lab facility.
• Foods class size should be capped at 4 students per
kitchen station (most facilities have 5 kitchens) to
maintain safety, sanitation, and ensure the ability to
deliver the curriculum.
• ProStart- Please notify CTE Central services if you will
be adding this program at your school.
• Teen Living class size should be capped at 25. This
course has sewing and foods labs experiences as part of
the standard curriculum.
Health Science
O New Course: Biomedical Technology II
This course focuses on:
o Genetics,
o Neurobiology,
o Sleep disorder and biological rhythms,
o Bioethics, the evolution of medicine
o Use of technology to study cellular and molecular biology.
The curriculum was developed by the National Institutes of Health
Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this
Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) competitive
events, community service, and leadership activities provide the
opportunity to apply essentials standards and workplace readiness
skills through authentic experiences.
Health Science
O Consideration for Course Offerings
O Pharmacy Technician –
o Teacher must have the Pharmacy Technician
Certification to teach.
o CTE will only support a maximum enrollment of 10
students per school. ($299 per student)
o Offered to seniors during the spring semester.
O Health Science II- needs to be capped at 20 students
due to required CPR certification and to provide the
clinical job shadowing experience that is a part of the
honors requirements for the course
New Automotive Courses
Helping Students Concentrate
Academic Year Student
Entered High School
What Career Cluster
Do I Use?
Use This Document
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Cluster Transition (Word
Collaboration Session
NCVPS Summer Options
O Parents will have to get approval from
their assigned high school on the Dual
Enrollment form.
O The should not expect approval for
any course that is offered at the
The End.

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