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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
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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
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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!

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