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9
Grade Curriculum Night
Class of 2015
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Tonight’s Topics:
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Introduction of Coordinators
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What to expect next year
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Graduation requirements
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Available supports
Power Point available on the South High Counseling website:
http://south.mpls.k12.mn.us/Counseling.html
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Meet your Counselors

Kim Friesen
Counselor, Open and LA
Grades: 9th-10th
Last Names: A-K

Don Dilla
Counselor, Open and LA
Grades: 9th-10th
Last Names: L-Z
Rigorous Courses
We recommend taking challenging courses
including:
 Advanced Placement (AP Courses)
Options in 11th grade:
 College in the Schools (CIS Courses)
 Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO).
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South High Graduation Requirements and Recommended Course Sequencing
(offerings may change; not all courses are offered every year)
Language Arts
4 years required
LA
OP
Humanities I
English 9
9
Humanities II English
10
11
12
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Social Studies
4 years required
AN
Math
3 years required
(min.)
LA
OP
AN
Science
3 years required
(min.)
LA
OP
AN
All Nations
By recommendation
Humanities I- of previous year’s
World Studies teacher:

Intermediate
Algebra
AP Hum II – AP US
All Nations

Geometry
US History
History
Humanities

Advanced
II- AP US
Algebra
History

College Algebra
AP Geography (1 sem.) and
& Statistics
Government/Economics (1 sem.)

Algebra/Geomet
ry/ Statistics

World War I/ The Great War

Pre-Calc

World War II / Decades

AP Calc AB

Holocaust

AP Calc BC

College in the Schools Economics

AP Statistics
and/or Government
Must complete a

Stock Market
minimum of three full

Psychology
years.

VOICES

H-Art
Choose from Social Studies electives to
equal 4 full years. Not all courses may be
offered each year.
2012-2014 grads:

Earth Science/
Environmental

Biology

Chemistry

Physics
OR
Physical Science
An AP or higher level
science class may sub
for Env. Sci.
2015-2016 grads:
9th – Bio./Physics
10th - Chemistry
11th – Bio./Physics
(Env./Earth Science
standard is embedded
in above sequence)
12th – electives in
Science
Must complete a
minimum of three full
years.
LA
All Nations
Humanities I
Humanities I- – World
English
Studies
All Nations
Humanities
II- English
AP Lang & Lit
AP Lang & Comp
College in the Schools Literature or
Composition

College Prep Writing

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Literature and Film

Black Voices

VOICES

Creative Writing

Public Speaking

Popular Paperbacks

Partnership Contract English

H-Art
Choose from these or other English
electives to equal 4 full years. Not all
courses may be offered each year.
OP
Honors
World
Studies
AN
World
Language
9 -  Chinese
12  French
 German
 Latin
 Ojibwe
 Spanish
Minimum of 2
years in a single
World Language is
required for Liberal
Arts students. All
students are
advised to complete
3+ years of World
Language. Colleges
may require more.
Fine Arts
1 year required

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Band (all)
Choir (all)
Orchestra (all)
Ceramics
Drawing
Painting
Graphic
Design
 Photography
 Project Lead
the Way
(counts at
50% of credit
value toward
Fine Arts
requirement)
Choose from the
above to equal 1
full year.
Physical
Education
1 year required


Fitness for Life I
(1 semester)
Fitness for Life II
(1 semester)
Both semester-long
classes are required.
Health
1 year required

Health Science I
(1 semester)
 Health Science II
(1 semester)
Both semester-long
classes are required.
Other
Requirements




Students must
pass the
MCA/GRAD
tests in Reading,
Writing, and
Math.
Liberal Arts
students are
required to
complete 30
hours of
community
service.
All students are
required to
complete the My
Life Plan (MLP)
Students must
earn a min 64.5
credits.
Information for Sophomores
 Visit your counselor at least once per
semester
 Take rigorous courses
 Utilize tutoring services
 Makeup missing credits
 Use a planner
 Option: take PSAT (if space is available)
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10th Grade Courses

English 10 or Humanities 2 (AN & LA)

AP US History or AP Humanities 2 (AN & LA)

Chemistry or Honors Chemistry (AP Chemistry with
teacher approval).

Appropriate math level: Intermediate Algebra,
Geometry, Advanced Algebra, or Pre Calculus.
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th
10
Grade Courses

Appropriate level of a World Language.
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All Nations must choose one: AVID or American
Indian Culture /Academic Honors

Electives: AVID, PLTW, Career & Technical
Education, Art , Music, PE & Health.
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Available Supports
After
school help from teachers
NHS
tutors
APUSH
tutoring
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Strategies
 Complete
 Use
summer homework.
your planner to record
assignments/tests.
 Complete
 Utilize
 Don’t
daily reading assignments.
study partners/groups.
procrastinate.
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