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PONCHATOULA
HIGH SCHOOL
Welcome
Faculty
• 99 Educators
• 63 Bachelor
• 21 M. Ed.
• 13 M. Ed. +30
• 2 Ph.D.
• 6 National Board Certification
AP Courses
• AP English Literature and Composition
• Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Science
• Advanced Placement (AP) Physics 1 algebra-based
• Advanced Placement (AP) Physics 2 algebra-based
Dual Enrollment/Early Start
Adv. Math Pre-Cal*
SLU Course
SLU Course
Fall Term
Spring Term
Math 161
Math 162
Adv. Math Statistics *
Math 161
Math 241
Calculus *
Math 163
Math 241
PHS Class
American History*
History 202
World History*
History 101
Spanish II
Span 101
Span 102
Biology II *
Biology 151
Chemistry II *
Chemistry 101
Fine Arts Survey
Music App 151
English IV *
Psychology
English 101 English 102
PSYC 101
Industry-Based Certifications
• Pharmacy Tech
• First Responder
• Customer Service
• ProStart
• OSHA
• Welding
• Vet Tech Assistant
• Microsoft Office Specialist
PHS Stats
2011
College Credit Hours Earned
Number of College Classes
Scholarship Totals
Scholarship amount
Anticipated TOPS amount
2012
2013
402
1464
1815
134
487
605
$3,036,609 $3,695,395 $3,045,250
$1,036,705 $1,535.883
$993,642
$1,999,904 $2,159,512 $2,051,608
2014
543
How do I enroll my child?
Champ Cooper and PJHS
Automatically roll-over
Other schools
Make an appointment with your school counselor.
Complete Majority-Minority Application (TPSS website).
tangischools.org->resources->parents->forms
Must reapply each year
Available Feb 8/Deadline June 6
Complete new student enrollment packet (on website).
tangischools.org/phs->academics->counselors->new student
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Original Full Birth Certificate or a Certified Copy
Current Immunization Record - MCH 14 (White Card) Preferred
Social Security Card
Verification of Residence (Bills w/ a service location – Entergy, Gas, Water, Cable)
Proof of Guardianship (Domiciliary parent)
8th grade report card
LEAP scores
What are the admission
requirements for high school?
Louisiana Educational
Assessment Program (LEAP)
Students must score Basic or above in either English or
math and Approaching Basic or above in the other subject
on the LEAP to advance to the next grade.
Louisiana Educational Assessment
Program (LEAP)
Students in 4th and 8th grade participate in the high stakes
Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) test,
which determines whether they will be required to attend
summer school or be retained. The LEAP measures 4th
and 8th grade students' knowledge and skills in English
Language Arts, math, science and social studies. Students
must score Basic or above in either English or math and
Approaching Basic or above in the other subject on the
LEAP to advance to the next grade.
The five achievement levels a student can earn on the
LEAP are
• Advanced
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A student at this level has demonstrated superior performance
beyond the level of mastery.
Mastery
A student at this level has demonstrated competency over challenging
subject matter and is well prepared for the next level of schooling.
Basic
A student at this level has demonstrated only the fundamental
knowledge and skills needed for the next level of schooling.
Approaching Basic
A student at this level has only partially demonstrated the
fundamental knowledge and skills needed for the next level of
schooling.
Unsatisfactory
A student at this level has not demonstrated the fundamental
knowledge and skills needed for the next level of schooling.
How do I register my child
for the LEAP test?
If homeschool or private school student, must
preregister with TPSS.
Administered at PHS for SJS students.
Phase 1
March 18, 2014
ELA Writing & Math CR Items
Phase 2
April 7 & 8, 2014
Remaining ELA and Math Test Items
Once my child is a PHS student,
what is expected of him/her?
Our goal is for students to become
actively involved in both the academic
and extra-curricular programs.
Join clubs.
Attend sporting events.
Attend our drama and musical productions.
Perform to the best of their ability academically.
Bellwork, Homework, Studying
Show exemplary behavior.
Hallway movement, courteous, polite
What are the educational
options?
Louisiana Graduation Requirements
College Diploma
Career Diploma
Louisiana High School Graduation Requirements
PHS Course Offerings
(for students entering 9th grade in August 2014 and beyond )
College Curriculum
English – 4 units
English I, I, III, and IV
Math – 4 units
Algebra I
Geometry
Algebra II
Remaining unit shall come from the
following: Financial Math, Math
Essentials, Advanced Math –
PreCalculus, Advanced Math –
Functions and Statistics, Calculus
Science – 4 units
Biology
Chemistry
2 units from the following:
Agiscience II, Biology II,
Chemistry II, Environmental Science,
Physical Science, Physics, AP Physics
I & II
Social Studies – 4 units
Civics
American History
World Geography
World History
Health – ½ unit
Physical Education – 1 1/2 units
Foreign Language – 2 units
2 units from the same foreign language
Arts – 1 unit
Fine Arts Survey; one unit of Art,
Music, or Theatre; or Speech III & IV
Elective – 3 units
Total units = 24
Career Curriculum
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What does each diploma allow?
College
Career
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4 year college
2 year college
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Technical college
Military
Work
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End of Course Test
Students must pass three End of Course tests to
graduate.
English II or English III
Algebra I or Geometry
Biology I
or American History
* EOC Test will count as 15% of the final grade.
Louisiana’s Taylor Opportunity
Program for Students
TOPS
• A series of merit-based scholarships that award amounts
equal to tuition, some including a stipend, at a state
public college, university, community college or
technical school, (or the weighted average of public
school tuition at certain in-state private colleges).
TOPS Opportunity, Performance, and Honors Awards
8 semesters of college tuition
TOPS Tech Award
2 years of technical college tuition
Source: http://www.osfa.la.gov/
TOPS Core Curriculum
For the Opportunity, Performance and Honors Awards
For High School graduates of 2018 and thereafter
Units
ENGLISH = 4 Units
1 Unit
Courses1
1 Unit
English II
English III, AP English Language Arts and Composition, or IB
English III (Language A or Literature and Performance)
English IV, AP English Literature and Composition, or IB English
IV (Language A or Literature and Performance)
1 Unit from the following:
1 Unit from the following:
English I
MATH = 4 Units
1 Unit
Algebra I
1 Unit
Geometry
1 Unit
Algebra II
1 Unit from the following:
SCIENCE = 4 Units
1 Unit
1 Unit
2 Units from the following:
(Integrated Mathematics I, Integrated Mathematics II, and
Integrated Mathematics III may be substituted for the Algebra I,
Geometry, and Algebra II sequence)
Algebra III; Advanced Math - Functions and Statistics, Advanced
Math - Pre-Calculus, Pre-Calculus, or IB Math Methods I
(Mathematical Studies SL); Calculus, AP Calculus AB, or IB Math
Methods II (Mathematics SL); AP Calculus BC; Probability and
Statistics or AP Statistics; IB Further Mathematics HL; IB
Mathematics HL
Biology I
Chemistry I
Earth Science; Environmental Science; Physical Science;
Agriscience I and Agriscience II (one unit combined); Chemistry
II, AP Chemistry, or IB Chemistry II; AP Environmental Science or
IB Environmental Systems; Physics I, AP Physics B, or IB Physics
I; AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, AP Physics C:
Mechanics, or IB Physics II; AP Physics I and AP Physics II;
Biology II, AP Biology, or IB Biology II
SOCIAL STUDIES = 4 Units
1 Unit from the following:
½ Unit from the following:
½ Unit from the following:
2 Units from the following:
U.S. History, AP U.S. History, or IB U.S. History
Government, AP U.S. Government and Politics: Comparative, or
AP U.S. Government and Politics: United States
Economics, AP Macroeconomics, or AP Microeconomics
(one unit of Civics may be substituted for the two ½ Units above)
Western Civilization, European History, or AP European History;
World Geography, AP Human Geography, or IB Geography;
World History, AP World History, or IB World History; History of
Religion; IB Economics
FOREIGN LANGUAGE = 2 Units
Foreign Language, both units in the same language, which may
include the following: AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP
French Language and Culture, AP German Language and
Culture, AP Italian Language and Culture, AP Japanese
Language and Culture, AP Latin, AP Spanish Language and
Culture, IB French IV, IB French V, IB Spanish IV, and IB Spanish V
ART = 1 Unit
1 Unit from the following:
Performance course in Music, Dance or Theatre; Fine Arts
Survey; Art I, II, III, and IV; Talented Art I, II, III, and IV; Talented
Music I, II, III and IV; Talented Theater Arts I, II, III, and IV;
Speech III and Speech IV (one unit combined); AP Art History; AP
Studio Art: 2-D Design; AP Studio Art: 3-D Design; AP Studio Art:
Drawing; AP Music Theory; IB Film Study I; IB Film Study II; IB
Music I; IB Music II; IB Art Design III; IB Art Design IV; or IB
Theatre I
TOTAL = 19 Units
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GIFTED COURSES: Any core curriculum course that is taken by a student who has been identified as
gifted pursuant to State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) policy and that is taken
in fulfillment of the student’s Individualized Education Plan shall be considered a “Gifted Course” and
shall fulfill the core curriculum.
Beginning with students entering the 9th grade in 2014 -2015 and graduating in the 2017-2018 school
year and thereafter, the calculation of the TOPS Core Curriculum grade point average (GPA) will use a
five- (5.00) point scale for grades earned in certain Advanced Placement (AP) courses, International
Baccalaureate (IB) courses, Gifted Courses, and Dual Enrollment courses used to complete the TOPS
Core Curriculum. At this time, BESE and the Board of Regents have not designated the courses that
will be calculated on the five- (5.00) point scale.1 For such courses, five quality points will be assigned
to a letter grade of “A”, four quality points will be assigned to a letter grade of “B”, three quality points
will be assigned to a letter grade of “C”, two quality points will be assigned to a letter grade of “D”, and
zero quality points will be assigned to a letter grade of “F”. Note that students earning credit in courses
graded on the five (5.00) point scale may earn a grade point average on the TOPS Core Curriculum
that exceeds 4.00.
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Courses approved for the five- (5.00) point scale will be noted in updates to this document.
This core curriculum is accurate as of the date of publication and includes courses listed
in TOPS statue.
(800) 259‐5626
[email protected]
www.osfa.la.gov
P.O. Box 91202, Baton Rouge, LA 70821‐9202
Updated : 09/10/2013
TOPS Tech Core Curriculum
For the TOPS Tech Award – Option 1 and Option 2
For High School graduates of 2014 and thereafter
Students may also qualify for the TOPS Tech Award by completing the TOPS Core
Curriculum for the Opportunity, Performance and Honors Awards
Units
Courses
3 Units
English I, II, and III
1 Unit
2 Units
English IV, Business English or Senior Applications in English
Algebra I, or Algebra I, Parts 1 and 2 (two units); or Applied Algebra I or Applied
Mathematics I and II (two units)
Geometry, Applied Mathematics III, Algebra II, Math Essentials, Financial Mathematics,
Advanced Math – Pre-Calculus, Advanced Math – Functions and Statistics, Discrete
Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, Pre-Calculus or Algebra III
(Integrated Mathematics I, II and III may be substituted for Algebra I, Geometry and
Algebra II, and shall be considered the equivalent of the 3 required math units)
Biology
Chemistry or Applied Chemistry
Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physical Science, Integrated Science, Biology II,
Chemistry II, Physics I, Physics II, Physics for Technology, Anatomy and Physiology or
Agriscience I and Agriscience II (both for one unit)
United States History
Civics (one unit)
World History, Western Civilization, World Geography, European History or AP Human
Geography
Option 1
Fine Arts Survey (or substitute two units of performance courses in music, dance or
theatre; or two units of visual art; or two units of studio art; or a career/technical studies
course approved by Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE); or substitute
one unit of an elective from among the other subjects listed in this core curriculum) or
Speech III and Speech IV (two units)
Foreign Language, Technical Writing, Speech I or Speech II
1 Unit
Computer education program of studies approved by BESE
1 Unit
2 Units
1 Unit
1 Unit
1 Unit
1 Unit
1 Unit
1 Unit
1 Unit
TOTAL: 17 units
1 Unit
Option 2
A career major comprised of a sequence of related specialty course and approved for the
school by BESE. For a complete list of majors and courses, please go to
http://www.louisianabelieves.com/docs/course-choice/2013-2014-career-and-technicaleducation-area-of-concentration-guide.pdf?sfvrsn=2
Related or technical field course
1 Unit
Basic computer course
4 Units
TOTAL: 19 units
This core curriculum is accurate as of the date of publication and includes courses listed in TOPS statute
and those determined to be equivalent by the La. Board of Regents and BESE.
(800) 259-5626
[email protected]
www.osfa.la.gov
P.O. Box 91202, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-9202
Updated : 08/01/2013
Overview of TOPS Requirements
TOPS
TOPS
Tech
TOPS
Tech
Option 1
Option 2
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19 units
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17 units
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19 units
2.5
20
2.5
17
2.5
17
Oppurtunity,
Performance,
Honors
4 year college
2 year college
Technical college
TOPS Core Curriculum
TOPS GPA
ACT
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What is the
Ninth Grade Academy?
PHS Map
 Designed for FIRST-time freshmen
 Helps students to transition from 8th grade into high school
 Allows students to develop great learning habits
 Assists students with making the right choices
 Students placed with a team of caring teachers who use the best
instructional strategies to teach the curriculum
 Teams meet EVERYDAY in order to focus more on students’ individual needs
 Conferences are scheduled during teaming time
 Students
 Parents
 Administrators/Counselors
What will the schedule look like?
9th grade schedule
English I or English II
Algebra I or Geometry
Environmental Science or Biology
World Geography
PE I or ROTC I
Intro to BCA
Elective
9th Grade Electives
Agriscience I
Allied Health I
Art I
Basic Wood Technology
Beginning Band
Beginning Choir
FCS – Family and Consumer Science I
French I (teacher recommendation)
Principles of Business
Spanish I (teacher recommendation)
Theatre I
Honors Course Criteria
A student must meet three of the five criteria yearly for the
subject area requested.
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5.
Minimum overall GPA of 2.8
Minimum subject area average of 3.0
Teacher Recommendation
Student Self-evaluation
Test Scores
Mastery or Advanced on LEAP
Excellent or Good on EOC test in subject area
Course Selection
Please be sure to read the description of the elective
before choosing.
Please choose wisely, because we do not change
electives once the master schedule is made.
If you ask for a class and receive it, you are expected
to stay there for the entire length of the course.
Some courses require that you get special approval.
Special approval means that you must get the teacher
granting permission to sign your schedule request form.
For example, band requires that the PJHS band
director signs.
When will schedules be
completed?
SJS – 4/8
PJHS – 4/16 & 4/17
Champ Cooper – 5/2
PONCHATOULA HIGH SCHOOL
Proposed Schedule 2014-2015
9th Grade – Louisiana Core 4
STUDENT NAME: (PRINT)
____________________________________
Last Name
First Name
Initial
Address:_____________________________________________ Jr. High__________________
Parent’s Phone Number:_________________________________________________________
home
cell
work
Parent’s email:_____________________________________
Directions: 1) Identify Career Cluster and Career Pathway & print below—see AOC/career pathways booklet.
2) For an honors core class place an “X” in the column by that class AND have current content teacher initial.
If no honors, go to #3.
Honors requirements (must meet 3 out of 5):
3.0 in core class, 2.8 overall GPA, mastery or advanced in core area on LEAP,
teacher’s initial for recommendation in specific subject area, and parent/student agreement concerning
information in the scheduling newspaper concerning honors courses.
3) Select (circle) either PE or JROTC—the other can be selected as an elective.
4) Write in the name of the elective classes you would like to take in order of interest.
Career Cluster:_________________ Career Pathway______________
HONORS
1
2
3
4
5
ENGLISH I
ALGEBRA I
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
WORLD GEOGRAPHY
PE OR
JROTC
6 (elective)
7 (elective)
8 (elective)
My signature below indicates that I understand all expectations and can meet all requirements
for the above requested courses. If applicable, requesting an honors course indicates that you
have reviewed the information in the scheduling newspaper concerning honors courses.
Furthermore, I understand there are no trial-periods for classes; once classes are
scheduled, there are NO changes.
____________________________________________ _________________________________________
Student Signature
Date
Parent Signature
Date
Individual Graduation Plans
According to the Career Options Law, every student must
have an Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) on file at the school.
The plan is initiated in 8th grade and will be updated each
year.
The IGP shall be signed by the student and parent or legal
guardian each year.
The IGP reflects the curriculum pathway and the
recommended sequence of elective courses.
The IGP is flexible, yet sufficiently structured, to ensure that a
student will meet the high school requirements for admission
to a postsecondary education institution or enter the
workforce.
Ponchatoula High Counselors now
have a facebook
page.
and/or “friend us” to receive News feeds on:
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Important dates/events/meetings
Financial aid/scholarship updates
Testing information, including ACT dates
Information on upcoming scheduling for 2014-2015
Updates, announcements from the Counselors
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ponchatoula-High-Counselors/597516756968897?ref=hl
Principal
Danny Strickland
Ninth Grade Academy
Melanie Monistere
Counselors
• A-D
Denise Latour
[email protected]
[email protected]
• E-K
Orlisa DePhillips
[email protected]
• L-Q
Katharine Meadors
[email protected]
• R-Z
Tommie Robertson
[email protected]

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