Highland High School COURSE SELECTION INFORMATION COURSE SELECTION TIME LINE INFINITE CAMPUS STUDENT PORTAL OPENS FOR COURSE SELECTION DATA ENTRY 1/17/14 CLOSES TO ALL STUDENTS ON 2/2/201 **ALL STUDENTS MUST ENTER COURSE SELECTIONS BY 2/2/14 February 3-21: Course advisement/verification with your counselor. Course Request Form due at this time. THE HHS WEBSITE HAS INFO YOU NEED On the HHS website main page (Course Selection) find the following: Course Description Book Fees Prerequisites Course description What it may count as (ie CTE/Fine Art, science, math, computers etc.) If the class is offered for dual credit Handouts you received Friday in your 1st hour class Special Course Advertisements Instructions on how to enter your course requests in the Infinite Campus Portal. HHS Counseling Course Selection Handout (planning Guide) Gilbert Public Schools Graduation Requirements Class of 2014 + Credit(s) English 4 Math (MT 6 or Alg. Functions I) 4 Science (Lab Bio) 3 Social Studies 3 Physical Education 1 Computers ½ Electives CTE/Fine Arts (any combination) Total Credits Required Must Meet Standard on AIMS Reading, Writing and Math or other future mandated assessments. 4½ Arizona University Entrance Requirements English 4 Math (through Pre-Calculus or equivalent) 4 Science 3 Social Studies 2 Foreign Language (2 years of the same language) 2 Fine Arts 1 Total Credits Required 16 2 22 IMPORTANT PAGES IN THE COURSE DESCRIPTION BOOK Pages 3-13: This section of the book contains general information regarding NCAA Eligibility, Dual Enrollment information, Charts for graduation requirements as well as Reference charts for class offerings and what credits each class constitutes (ie computers, economics, etc) Page 75: Honors and AP English Summer readings Page 77-80: Online Course Info & Offerings Page 82-89: EVIT Course offerings SPECIALIZED CREDITS Computers- (1/2 credit)- this credit can be completed through a variety of courses. Some year long classes award computer proficiency credit if the entire year of the course is completed. Consult your course catalog on pages 10 & 11 or look for *This course will meet computer technology proficiency requirements within the course description. Computer in the title does not mean it will meet GPS proficiency (example, computer programming does not count for computers, but rather an elective or CTE credit.) CTE/ Fine Arts - (2 credits)- Courses in the following departments that will meet the requirements for CTE credits: Agriculture Education, Business Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Industrial Education. Some courses in the following departments will meet the requirements as well: Communication & Media, JROTC, and Special Education. Courses taken at East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) will also meet this requirement. Please refer to course descriptions for further information. Courses in the following departments will meet the requirements for Fine Arts credits: Fine Arts-Performing, Fine Arts-Visual, and dance courses offered within the Physical Education Department. *Do not forget that one Fine Art credit is required for in state universities. IMPORTANT INFO TO KNOW! Courses will be offered based upon number of student requests. Please choose your classes carefully. Requests for changes are limited, may be denied, and are subject to administrative approval. Also, if you receive the classes that you have requested schedule changes prior to school or before the 2 nd semester will not be permitted. No more than one credit of Teacher’s Aide can be counted toward graduation. Release time will be offered only at the beginning or end of the school day. You must have a signed released time form attached to your WHITE registration worksheet before released time can be scheduled. Released time forms can be picked up in counseling or in the front office. In order to qualify for released time, you must be on track to graduate. CORRESPONDENCE/ONLINE GUIDELINES Students may come into counseling during open door lunch or get the paperwork before or after school. Please be aware that online, distance learning courses may NOT meet NCAA eligibility requirements. Potential Change with Online Providers Discussion is being held regarding outside online providers and credit issued by GPS. Students and parents are strongly advised, after May 23, 2014 to contact HHS counseling to determine credit eligibility. NCAA – POTENTIAL ATHLETE If you are hoping to be a student athlete in college, there are many requirements that must be met to qualify through the NCAA Eligibility Clearinghouse. Requirements have changed for the class of 2016 and beyond. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure she/he is NCAA eligible. Check out NCAA Eligibility Center for details and information. EVIT . There is an optional tour on February 26th and there will be a sign up sheet in the counseling office. EVIT will be on campus with their counselor on March 5th to assist in completing their registration. Cosmetology students apply sooner. Applications are now available in counseling and are due 24th. A TYPICAL SENIOR SCHEDULE English IV or English 101/102 or AP English IV Government & Economics or equivalent Elective or Missing Required Course for Graduation Math Elective Elective All seniors must be enrolled in a minimum of four credit earning classes, regardless of credits needed for graduation. If a senior desires release time, a release time form must be signed by parents. Also, remember that you must write in release time on your course selection form for the hours you are requesting it. The RT numbers differ for each hour, so copy them carefully onto your form. SENIOR ENGLISH English IV Is a year long, one credit class. On your course request form remember to indicate both semesters as EN405A and EN405B *New this year and replaces previous literature and composition senior English classes* OR English 101 & English 102 These classes are dual credit and students must be enrolled and pay tuition at the community college in order to take these classes. Also, students will take the Accuplacer test this semester in order to enroll in the class. OR AP English IV is a year long class A student may take AP English semester one and English 102 if they passed the AP English Language exam with a 4 or 5 SENIOR SOCIAL STUDIES ½ credit Government or AP Government or We The People ½ credit Economics _______________________________________________________ Senior Social Studies is also comprised of two separate semesters. One must be American/ Arizona Government and the other must be a choice from variety of classes which fulfill the Economics requirement. Economics courses: Economics (sem.) – NCAA Approved Stock market (sem.) AP Economics – NCAA Approved Entrepreneurship (sem.) Marketing Ed. (full year) Ag Business & Management (full year) Ag Entrepreneurship OR our Cooperative Education Classes (Work Study) which are listed below: Advanced Business or Advanced Marketing (previously called Ag Coop) Advanced Industrial Education Advanced FACS (previously called Hero) Advanced Agriculture (previously called Ag Coop) ONE MORE OPTION….. AR104- Leadership Education Training JROTC Now counts for Economics and Government upon the completion of the entire year! This must be your fourth year in the JROTC program in order to earn the Gov./Econ credit. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION CLASSES These programs must be taken for an entire year and are offered to seniors only. One (1) hour of class per day plus 15 hours of work per week is required. This is a three credit earning course counting as elective or CTE and ½ credit counting toward Economics requirement ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Advanced Agriculture- See Ms. Dillard in room 5109 AG400/401 Or Advanced Industrial Education- See Mr. Askew in room 5114 IE400/401 ___________________________________________________________ Advanced Business or Advanced MarketingSee Mr. Holck or Mr. Richardson room 1105/1107 BU400/401 ___________________________________________________________ Advanced FACS- See Ms. Hesse in room 5150 LM400/401 YOU RECEIVED A CREDIT CHECK FORM IN YOUR 1ST HOUR CLASS HOW DO I READ IT? 16.0 + 3.5 = 19.5…I need how many more to graduate? MA410A Pre-Calculus MA410B Pre Calculus SS115 Government SS110 Economics 21 st Century Applications EN500 Speech EN405A English IV EN405AB English IV RT746A Release Time RT747A Release Time BT124 X RT746B RT746B RT747B Lm100 Clothing I Lm101 Release Time Release Time Release Time Clothing II AG120A Ag. Engineering/Fabrication I AG120AB Ag. Engineering/Fabrication I BT135A Accounting BT135B Accounting FL509A Japanese I FL509B X Japanese II X RELEASE TIME NUMBERS These were left off of your yellow sheet (but you must input on Infinite Campus when you enter your data) are: Al741a/b = 1st hour Al742a/b = 2nd hour AL743a/b = 3rd hour Al744a/b = 4th hour Al745a/b = 5th hour Al746a/b = 6th hour Al747a/b = 7th hour DATA ENTRY OF COURSE SELECTIONS You will need to have correct course numbers and the correct names entered on your course request form. Make sure if it is a year long class that you have written A or B after the number. Refer to your yellow handout for correct numbers. Complete the alternate courses section of the form or counselors will select courses for you in the event of conflicts in scheduling Remember, these are only requests. VIDEO The Video you are going to watch is also online at the HHS website under course selection. SUMMER SCHOOL Approximate cost will be $160 per semester ($25 fee for cancelled or class change requests) Summer school June 2 – June 26th at GHS – students must provide their own transportation to summer school. Registration will be available online only at www.gilbertschools.net on or after March 3, 2014. IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION Please note that elective changes will NOT be allowed if you receive the elective/alternate classes you have requested. This is true for the entire year! It is imperative that you wisely select your courses. Keep in mind that you CANNOT request classes be on your schedule during a particular hour. COURSE SELECTION TIME LINE INFINITE CAMPUS STUDENT PORTAL OPENS FOR COURSE SELECTION DATA ENTRY 1/17/14 CLOSES TO ALL STUDENTS ON 2/2/2014 **ALL STUDENTS MUST ENTER COURSE SELECTIONS BY 2/2/14 February 3-21: Course advisement/verification with your counselor. This time will not be spent entering course requests. If you have not completed your requests, we will select your classes for you. This time is for questions regarding the selections you have made. Course Request Form due at this time. Open Door Counseling: January 27 – January 31 4th hour: 10:30 – 11:00 5th hour: 12:00 – 12:30 Before and After School Problems with Infinite Campus Portal and entering your requests, stop by during open door or before or after school. Remember, you can also use the Library computers if you do not have access at home. Counselor meetings for advisement and verification of your requests are in February through English.