2014-2015 BHHS 8th to 9th Grade Orientation Presentation

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Welcome
BHHS
Class of
2018
BHHS Counseling Staff
House A
Kate
Marks
Guidance
Counselor
Celeste
McDonald
Guidance
Counselor
House C
Diane
Hale
Dept. Chair/
Guidance
Counselor
Hanna
Zylberberg
Guidance
Counselor
House B
Janice
Hart
Guidance
Counselor
Bridget
Reichhart
Guidance
Counselor
Intervention Counselor
Ali NormanFranks
Intervention
Counselor
BEVERLY HILLS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
225 Credits are required for graduation from BHHS. BHHS graduation
requirements meet the UC/CSU A-G requirements.
A.
History:
3 years
Required Courses:
1) World History/Geography or Honors World History/Geography
2) US History or Advanced Placement (AP) US History
3) Government/Economics or AP Government/Economics Honors
Additional courses offered:
AP European History
AP Comparative Government
B.
English:
4 years*
Required Courses:
1) English 1/2 or Honors English 1/2
2) English 3/4 or Honors English 3/4
3) English 5/6 or AP Language
4) English 7/8 or AP Literature
* Students whose first language is not English may be assigned to
English Learner classes.
BEVERLY HILLS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
C.
Math:
3 years
Required Courses:
1) Algebra 1/2
(may be completed in 8th grade, but 3 years of math at BHHS are
2) Geometry 3/4
still required)
(Basic Geometry 3/4 may be taken, but only if Algebra 1/2 is taken
at BHHS.)
3) Intermediate Algebra/Trigonometry (IAT) or
Advanced Algebra/Trigonometry (AAT)
Additional courses offered:
Probability/Statistics (Prob/Stat)
Functions/Statistics/Trigonometry (FST)
Math Analysis or Math Analysis Honors
AP Statistics
AP Calculus AB or AP Calculus BC
BEVERLY HILLS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
D.
Science:
2 years
Required Courses:
Biology or Honors Biology
Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, or Physics
Additional courses offered:
Physiology or Honors Physiology
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Environmental Science
AP Physics
9th grade students may be recommended to take Environmental
Science before taking Biology. If a 9th grade student takes
Environmental Science, the course will count as elective credit and
the student will take Biology in 10th grade.
BEVERLY HILLS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
E.
Foreign Language:
2 years of the same language
Courses offered:
Spanish, French, or Hebrew 1/2
Spanish, French, or Hebrew 3/4 or Honors 3/4
Spanish, French, or Hebrew 5/6 or Honors 5/6
Spanish, French, or Hebrew 7/8 or Honors 7/8
Spanish 9/10
AP Spanish or AP French
1 year of credit will be given to students who take either
Spanish 1/2 or French 1/2 in 8th grade. Students must then
complete a second year of the same language in order to fulfill the
BHHS graduation requirement. A student may choose to change
languages, however two years of the same foreign language must
be completed before the end of 12th grade.
BEVERLY HILLS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
F.
Visual/Performing Arts:
Courses offered:
Art Foundation
Animation
Beg. Ceramics
Drawing/Painting
Graphic Design
Visual Communication & Design
Photo Art
Honors Studio Art
AP Studio Art
Concert Choir
Minnesingers
Madrigals
Piano Workshop
Band
Symphonic Band
Orchestra
Advanced Orchestra
1 year
Intro Theater Art
Drama Lab
Theater Arts Workshop
Modern/Jazz Dance
Dance Production Advanced
Architecture
Advanced Architecture
Commercial Building Design
Comm. Bldg. Design & Urban
Planning
Intro to Broadcast Comm.
Studies
Film and Video Production
BEVERLY HILLS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
G. College Prep Elective:
1 year
Any course listed in A-F that exceeds the stated graduation
requirement can count as a College Prep Elective.
Additional courses:
Beginning or Advanced Journalism
Advanced Photo Art
Environmental Science
Psychology & Counseling Principles
Sports Medicine
BEVERLY HILLS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Students must pass both the English/Language Arts and
Math sections of the California High School Exit
Examination (CAHSEE). Students take the CAHSEE for
the first time in 10th grade.
Students must pass 20 credits of PE/Sport and the
California Physical Fitness Examination (Students who have
not passed 20 credits of PE/Sport and the Fitness Test must
remain enrolled in PE/Sport until both parts are met.)
Other electives: 45 credits
Total needed for graduation: 225 credits
BHHS Graduation Requirements (continued)
• You will have opportunities to meet with your counselor
periodically to plan your classes for each year, and to
make sure you are meeting graduation and college
entrance requirements.
• Approximately 95 percent of our graduates go on to
further education. During your four years at BHHS, your
counselor will review general college admission
requirements with you.
• Grades earned in 9th grade DO count towards your high
school GPA and will be seen by admissions officers at
colleges to which you apply.
• Selective colleges and universities may require more
than the BHHS/UC/CSU A through G requirements for
admittance.
9th Grade Electives
Animation
Concert Choir
Architecture
Art Foundation
Band
Beginning Journalism
Ceramics (Beginning)
Modern/Jazz Dance
Audio Production **
Graphic Design
Intro to Entrep./Robotics
Intro to Theater Arts
Orchestra
Photo Art
Intro to Coding**
**These are new additions and are not printed on the Elective Request Form. If you are
interested in taking either of these courses, please write them in.
• If Environmental Science is taken in place of Biology in 9th grade, you will then
take Biology in 10th Grade.
• Students may be recommended for Honors World History, ASB, Service
Learning, or General Studies based on current grades, state test scores,
and/or teacher recommendation.
• Please choose your elective based on what you are interested in, as changes
will not be permitted without approval once school begins.
• Elective Request Forms are due to your homeroom teacher by April 4, 2014.
Honors and AP Classes
• Honors – Classes that are taught at the high
school level but provide the greatest challenge
and preparation for college. Not all receive
weighted credit. Placement is based on teacher
recommendation, placement tests, and CST
scores.
• AP (Advanced Placement) – College level
courses offered in a high school setting.
Students are expected to take AP exams in May.
Weighted credit is received on the student’s
transcript. Placement is based on teacher
recommendation, placement tests, and CST
scores.
BHHS Athletics
Fall Sports
Cheer, Cross Country, Football, Girls Golf, Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball
Boys Water Polo
Winter Sports
Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Girls Water Polo,
Wrestling
Spring Sports
Baseball, Boys Golf, Boys Lacrosse, Girls Lacrosse, Softball, Swimming,
Boys Tennis, Track, Boys Volleyball
• Please refer to The Foundation BH Summer Sports Clinic Brochure in your
folder for more information regarding summer conditioning, or visit
www.TheFoundationBH.org
Activities/Clubs/Organizations
• Being a well-rounded person is important.
• Our goal is that 100% of the student body will be involved in
an activity, club, or organization.
• Activities outside of class are where you may actually acquire
and practice skills like problem solving, communication skills,
and teamwork.
• Experiment with clubs or activities to find out what is right for
you; however there should be something you start and stay
with for at least a couple of years. This demonstrates
commitment.
• A complete list of available activities, clubs, and
organizations is available on the BHHS website.
• Please contact Mark Mead, Director of Student Activities at
[email protected] if you have additional questions.
Your 9th Grade Schedule:
As a freshman at BHHS, you will be enrolled in 6 year-long
classes. A typical schedule consists of:
English
Math
Biology
Foreign Language
PE /Sport
Elective
(Regular or Honors)*
(Algebra 1/2 or Geometry)*
(Regular or Honors)*
(Level 1/2 or Level 3/4 -- Regular
or Honors)*
(May include World History Honors
or Environmental Science)*
* Based on Middle School Teacher recommendations
* If you are not currently taking a Foreign Language, or wish to enroll in a
different Foreign Language for 9th Grade, please see your Middle School
Counselor
Sample 9th Grade Schedules:
English 1/2
Geometry 3/4
Biology
Spanish 1/2
Art Foundation
Football
English Honors1/2
Algebra 1/2
Biology
French 3/4
PE
Beginning Ceramics
English Honors1/2
Geometry 3/4
Biology Honors
French Honors 3/4
PE
World History Honors
Band
English 1/2
Algebra 1/2
Environmental Science
Spanish 3/4
Concert Choir
Football
(This sample includes 7
classes)
Bell Schedule
• All classes meet daily Monday through
Friday.
• The complete bell schedule is available on
the BHHS website.
• 9th grade students typically begin their day at
approximately 8:00am with 2nd period/
Homeroom and finish after 7th period at
approximately 3:20pm. (Times will vary for
those students who participate on an athletic
team and/or those who have an optional 1st
period.)
Summer School
• Summer school is being offered at BHHS
by The Foundation BH.
• Session 1: June 9 – June 24
• Session 2: June 25 – July 11
• 8:00am to 1:20pm
• Please check The Foundation BH website
at www.TheFoundationBH.org for details
and registration information, or call (310)
557-1625.
FAQ’s
• Where can I find useful information regarding
Beverly Hills High School?
The BHHS website has a wealth of information for
parents and students and may be found at
www.bhhs.bhusd.org
• How do I communicate a request for an elective
change after I have turned in my Elective
Request Form?
Requests must be received before the end of the
school year and may be emailed directly to your
BHHS counselor.
• Whom do I contact regarding summer school
questions?
Summer school registration information can be
found at www.TheFoundationBH.org or you may
call (310) 557-1625.
• When is Registration and Orientation?
Freshman Registration will take place on the
morning of Friday, August 8th and you will receive
your actual schedule at that time. Orientation
(“Norman Training Day”) will also take place on
Friday, August 8th, in the afternoon
• Whom do I talk to if I have a question about why
I was recommended for a specific class? (For
example, I was recommended for regular
Biology but I want to take Honors Biology.)
Should you have a specific question regarding
recommendations, please see your 8th grade
teachers.
• What should I do if I have a private question or
concern?
Please speak with your Middle School Counselor
first. If you need additional information,
please email your BHHS counselor directly.
• How do I contact my counselor?
Diane Hale, Dept. Chair/Guidance Counselor
[email protected]
Janice Hart, Guidance Counselor
[email protected]
Kate Marks, Guidance Counselor
[email protected]
Celeste McDonald, Guidance Counselor
[email protected]
Ali Norman-Franks, Intervention Counselor
[email protected]
Bridget Reichhart, Guidance Counselor
[email protected]
Hanna Zylberberg, Guidance Counselor
[email protected]
Upcoming Events
• BHHS Open House – April 3rd
• Deadline to return Elective Request Form to
homeroom teachers – April 4th
• Freshman Registration and “Norman Training Day”
August 8th
• First Day of School
Monday, August 11th
Break-out Meetings by House:
• House A
A – Da
De – H
Ms. Marks
Ms. McDonald
• House B
I – Lee
Lef – N
Mrs. Hart
Ms. Reichhart
• House C
O – She
Shi – Z
Ms. Zylberberg
Mrs. Hale

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