EL MODENA ADVANCED PLACEMENT AND HONORS PROGRAM

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ADVANCED PLACEMENT AND
HONORS – EL MODENA HIGH
SCHOOL
HOW DOES EL MODENA
COMPARE?
Mrs. Whited…
◦ 665 Total Exams Administered, 405 Students
◦ EL MODENA’S ADVANCED PLACEMENT PASS RATE IS CONSISTANTLY THE
HIGHEST OF ALL 4 HIGH SCHOOLS IN ORANGE UNIFIED
◦ AND IN OUR STATE AND NATION?
◦ EL MODENA CONSISTANTLY HAS BESTED THE NATIONAL and STATE AVERAGE
◦ EL MODENA CONSISTANTLY SCORES HIGH THEN THE CALIFORNIA OVERALL
AVERAGE
Consistent Vanguard
Excellence
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
◦ STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE 230 CREDITS FOR GRADUATION
FROM EL MODENA HIGH SCHOOL
◦ A-G REQUIREMENTS FOR 4 YEAR SCHOOLS
A) HISTORY (3 YEARS)
B) ENGLISH (4 YEARS)
C) MATH (3 YEARS REQUIRED – 4 YEARS RECOMMENDED)
D) SCIENCE (2 YEARS REQUIRED – 3 YEARS
RECOMMENDED)
◦ E) FOREIGN LANGUAGE (2 YEARS REQUIRED – 3 YEARS
RECOMMENDED)
◦ F) VISUAL/PERFORMING ARTS (1 YEAR)
◦ G) OTHER ELECTIVES (1 YEAR)
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Course Offerings
AVID
◦ Mrs. Chapman…
◦ A college preparatory program designed to provide skills to get
students in AND through a 4-yr college/university
◦ Replaces Freshman Seminar-Students take Health any time
before graduation
◦ Not an At-Risk program
◦ Offered for grades 9-12 at EMHS
AVID: 9th Grade
Curriculum
Academic skills: Note-taking, organization, critical reading,
academic writing in content areas
Test Prep: PSAT
Collaboration and Inquiry: Two tutorial sessions per week
with college-age and peer tutors
College & Career Exploration
Leadership
The Hidden Curriculum: Technology etiquette, college
admissions, community service, and more
LANGUAGE ARTS
◦ Mrs. Chertock/Mr. Finn…
◦ Honors 9th Grade English
◦ Teachers – Mike Finn and Kristin Lamphier
◦ Honors 10th Grade English
◦ Teachers – Jemi Acantilado and Carol Shelby
◦ AP English Language and Composition
◦ Teacher – Molly Chertock
◦ 2011 Pass Rate = 57% (115 students tested)
◦ AP English Literature
◦ Teacher – Jemi Acantilado
◦ 2011 Pass Rate = 87% (60 students tested)
(Laptop)
DIGITAL
LEARNING
9 th Grade Digital Learning Laptop
What is Digital Learning…
• Mrs. Lamphier…
• A more modern approach to learning for the
current and upcoming generations.
• Provides the necessary tools in technology for
today’s modern age.
• Teachers are able to go more in-depth through
the use of technology and are able to help the
students easier with the help of the internet and
by having access to helpful devices such as Smart
Boards.
What advantages does
Digital Learning provide?
◦ Students will be able to have access to internet resources,
such as:
◦ Online interactive StudyMates
◦ Online text and reading materials that are frequently
updated.
◦ Google Docs for easier collaboration with other students.
◦ Students can present their projects easier by using the
interactive Smart
Boards.
◦ Students will also be able to take online quizzes and tests
that provide them
with their scores and mistakes right after completing a quiz
or test.
Why Choose Digital?
You do not have to be good at using
computers. The teachers are there
to help show you.
All you need is to have an
interest in using the technology
to your advantage.
All Photos courtesy of Lamphier 5th Period English
Laptop Honors
Hybrid Classes are…
◦ 50% online and 50% in class
◦ Taught onsite so students are able to
interact with their teacher
◦ Cutting edge and powered by Google
◦ Great preparation for the online demands
of college and college classes
◦ Digital based learning
SCIENCE
◦ Mrs. Quihuiz…
◦ Honors Biology – 9th Grade
◦ Teachers – Stephanie Quihuiz
◦ AP Biology – 10th Grade
◦ Teacher – Pam Netherton
◦ Honors/AP Chemistry – 11th or 12th Grade
◦ Teacher – JaDonne Gyswyt & Ernesto Nodado
◦ Honors/AP Physics – 11th or 12th Grade
◦ Teacher – Robyn Lingle
◦ Honors Physiology – 10th, 11th or 12th Grade
◦ Teacher – Lori Rivera
*New to the 2014-2015 academic school year is AP Environmental Science.
SOCIAL SCIENCE
◦ Mr. Mac Lachan…
◦ AP World History - 10th Grade
◦ Teacher – Lowell Benner
◦ AP United States History - 11th Grade
◦ Teacher – Lowell Benner
◦ AP Macro Economics - 12th Grade
◦ Teacher – Roger MacLachlan
◦ AP United States Government - 12th Grade
◦ Teacher – Roger MacLachlan
◦ AP Human Geography– (Elective) Grades 9-12
◦ Teacher – Katie Karich
◦ AP Psychology – (Elective) Grades 11 & 12
◦ Teacher – Roger MacLachlan
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
For Grades 9-12
◦ SPANISH 1 – 4
◦ AP Spanish
◦ Teacher – Ededina Spanner
◦ FRENCH 1-4
◦ AP French
◦ Teacher – Sean Edwards
MATH
◦ Honors Geometry – Grade 9
◦ Teacher – K. Merlihan
◦ Honors Algebra II – Grade 10
◦ Teacher –Diane Lissner
◦ Pre Calculus/Trig – Grade 11
◦ Teachers – Jeff Hojnacki
◦ AP Calculus AB and BC – Grades 11 & 12
◦ Teacher - Diane Lissner
◦ AP Statistics – Grades 11 & 12
◦ Teacher – Kim Merlihan
ART AND MUSIC ELECTIVES
PRIMARILY OFFERED TO 11TH AND 12TH GRADERS
◦ AP Art History (Elective offered every other year)
◦ Teacher – Brian Beaman
◦ 2011 AP Pass Rate = 56% (16 students tested)
◦ AP Music Theory (Elective offered every other year)
◦ Teacher – Tracy Solis/Brian Glahn
◦ 2011 AP Pass Rate = 83% Pass Rate (6 students tested)
WHY COME TO EL MODENA?
◦ Best Education in Orange Unified
◦ 10 out of 10 in similar school rankings
◦ Newsweek ranked in top 1500 schools in the nation
◦ Inclusive School Culture
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Sports
Clubs
Academic Teams
Performing Arts
◦ Blending of Students
◦ Multicultural experience
◦ Charitable Organizations
◦ Community Service Hours
◦ Staff

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