Welcome to Twinsburg High School 9th Grade Scheduling Class of 2017 Registration Timeline Meet with 8th graders in science classes and distribute course selection sheets and THS Course Catalog on February 11 Parent meetings at THS on February 14 (6 pm and 7 pm) Course selection sheets due by Tuesday, February 19 to your math teacher RBC 8th Graders enter schedules in computer labs during math classes on February 28 THS Graduation Requirements • English –4 credits • Science-3 credits • Math –4 credits • Social Studies –4 credits • Academic Elective-1 credit • Freshman Success-0.5 credits • Health –0.5 credits • P.E. –0.5 credits • Electives-3.5 credits • Fine Arts–1 credit • Community Service-40 hours Total for THS Graduation –22credits *See THS Course Catalog: page 4 Sample Freshman Schedule White Days Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Study Lab Art 1 Health (Qtr. 1, 3) Success (Qtr. 2, 4) Physical Science Blue Days Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 English 9 Competitive Team Sports/Fitness Algebra 1 Survey of Social Studies Sample Freshman Schedule White Days Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Study Lab Spanish II Algebra II Honors Physical Science Honors Blue Days Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 English 9 Honors Competitive Team Sports/Fitness Health (Qtr. 1, 3) Success (Qtr. 2, 4) Survey of Social Studies Honors Sample Freshman Schedule White Days Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Survey of Social Studies Physical Science Algebra 1 Band 1st and 2nd Semester Blue Days Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Success (Qtr. 1, 3) Health (Qtr. 2, 4) Latin I English 9 Band 1st and 2nd Semester Freshman Course Selection Sheet 601 Office Suite 803 Personal Training/Fitness THIS IS A SAMPLE OF A COMPLETED COURSE SELECTION SHEET. Grading at THS Student Activities offered at THS • • • • • • • • • • • • • Class Officers Pep Club Drama Club Band Gospel Choir Show Choir FRESH Orchestra National Honor Society Tiger News Network (TNN) Spirit Club Student Council And more . . . Other Important Items Current 8th graders are REQUIRED to do summer reading for 9th grade (you will be tested)--lists posted on THS website If you did not get P.E. credit in 8th grade, you should take P.E. in 9th grade. All 9th graders will have study lab (unless you take band or orchestra). Art I must be taken before any other Art courses. Office Suite is highly recommended before taking other business/computer courses. Athletic Eligibility During the preceding grading period, students must earn 1.25 minimum 9-week GPA. During the preceding grading period, students must be passing a minimum of an equivalent of 5 credits. Summer school grades may not be used to substitute for failing grades from the last grading period of the regular school year. *See THS Course Catalog: page 11 THS Course Catalog Departments and Courses begin on pg. 21 Listed by departments beginning with Art Lists length, # of credits, pre-requisites, course fees, and course description Examples of Pre-requisites Teacher Recommendation 11th Grade Standing Audition “C” or Better in a Previous Class *Some electives not offered every year. English Advanced Series English 9 Honors English 10 Honors English 11 Honors AP English Lit. & Composition Other English Dept. electives Regular Series English 9 English 10 English 11 English 12 *See THS Course Catalog: page 41 Mathematics *See THS Course Catalog: page 75 Science *See THS Course Catalog: page 87 Social Studies *See THS Course Catalog: page 93 Minimum High School Courses Recommended by ACT for College Admissions • English –4 years • Math –3 years: Alg. I, Alg. II, Geometry • Science –3 years: with lab experience (1 Physical Sci., 1 Life Sci., 1 Advanced Sci.) • Social Studies –3 years: World History, American History, American Government • Foreign Language –2 units of the same language (3 units in the same language or 2 units in 2 different languages required for honors diploma) • Additional Courses-Visual Arts, Music, Theatre, Drama, Dance, Computer Science, etc. *specific high school course requirements vary from institution to institution *See THS Course Catalog: page 10 Honors Diploma (Students must meet at least 7 of 8 criteria.) a) Composite score of 27 on ACT or a 1210 (verbal and math) score on SAT b) 3.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale. c) English –4 units d) Social Studies –4 units e) Science –4 units including Physics (A, B, or AP only) and Chemistry. f) Math –4 units (Alg. 1, Alg. 2, Geometry and higher level course). g) Fine Arts –1 unit h) Foreign Language –3 units of the same language OR 2 units of two different languages. *See THS Course Catalog: page 6 4 Year Planning Freshman _____English 9__________________________ _____Mathematics_______________________ _____Science___________________________ _____Survey of Social Studies______________ _____Health/Freshman Success____________ _____Elective___________________________ _____Elective___________________________ Sophomore _____English 10_______________________ _____Mathematics____________________ _____Science_________________________ _____U.S. History______________________ _____Elective________________________ _____Elective_________________________ _____Elective_________________________ Junior _____English____________________________ _____Mathematics_______________________ _____Science____________________________ _____U.S. Government & Economics_________ _____Elective____________________________ _____Elective____________________________ _____Elective____________________________ Senior _____English_________________________ _____Mathematics_____________________ _____Social Studies Elective_____________ _____Elective_________________________ _____Elective_________________________ _____Elective_________________________ _____Elective_________________________ We are looking forward to a great freshman year at THS!