Class of 2013

Report
Scheduling Classes for Senior Year!
Alexander Graham Bell
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Arthur Ashe
Senior Year: A Year To Grow
 High school is your last chance for a guaranteed free
public education. Take advantage of your
opportunities!
 For the most part, you will PAY to learn once you
graduate from high school.
Entering College in Fall 2013?
 Create a schedule with academic rigor
 Investigate entrance requirements for your college(s)
 Investigate courses required in your college major/minor
and add those classes to your senior schedule
(example: accounting, psychology, drawing, etc)
Entering College in Fall 2013?
 Look for C4 classes that will give you a head start
(example: engineering, computer, multi-media, construction)
 Look for dual credit courses to transfer to your college
 Look to improve GPA by retaking classes with D’s or
lower
Entering the Workforce in 2013?
 Investigate academic skills required for success in your
chosen career field
 Create a senior schedule with academic rigor
 Take one or more C4 classes to improve your skill set
 Already in a C4 program? Investigate school-to-work
opportunities in your C4 technical area
Entering the Workforce in 2013?
 Investigate colleges and technical schools to provide
you more training in your career field
 Consider being a part-time college student in fall, 2013
 Look to improve GPA by retaking classes with D’s or
lower
Scheduling Alternatives
 7 Semester Graduate (application required)
-Complete all grad requirements by December, 2012
-Complete English 12-Semester 2 online
-Complete Senior Project by December, 2012
(I suggest early grads take 51161 “Career Info & Exploration”)
-Participate in May, 2013 graduation ceremony (optional)
-Utilize McDowell’s Alternative High School
program to help meet graduation requirements
(Only if necessary and if eligible for the program)
Scheduling Alternatives
 McDowell Education Center
-Offers an alternative to traditional high school
structure
- Attend McDowell in a.m./ North in the p.m.
-Class size is a maximum 15 students to 1 teacher
-Allows opportunity to earn credits more quickly
(Earn a semester’s credit in 9 weeks time)
-Placements confirmed in May, 2012
-See Mrs. Davis for a referral to McDowell!!!
Early College Program
 IUPUC Early College Program
-HOW TO APPLY
Students interested in the Early College Program should apply several
weeks prior to the beginning of the semester by using the application
available on the IUPUC website. The application must be signed by a
guidance counselor or principal and mailed to IUPUC. A transcript must
be included with the application.
-TUITION
Students pay Indiana University tuition (approximately $725.00 for a three
credit hour class). Scholarships of $400.00 may be awarded to those who
qualify based on exceptional class rank and test scores (PSAT, SAT or ACT).
Early College Program
Ivy Tech Early College Program
-HOW TO APPLY
Students interested should contact Kelly Baker the Ivy Tech
Admissions office at 374-5351. Submit a high school transcript with
PSAT/SAT/ACT scores that meet the Ivy Tech Community College
requirements or take the Ivy Tech Assessment.
-TUITION
Students pay Ivy Tech tuition (approximately $325.00 for a three credit
hour class).
Dual Credits
 Goal: Leave high school with as many dual
credits as possible
 Dual Credits allow you to enter college with
a head start
 Save $$$ on college tuition
Overview of Dual Credit Courses
 English Composition: ENG W131 IUPUC/$75
 English Literature: ENG L202 IUPUC/$75
 Precalculus: MATH 135 & 136 Ivy Tech/Free
 Finite Math: MATH 135 Ivy Tech/Free
 Calculus AB: MATH 211 IUB/$100
 Calculus BC: MATH 211 & 212 IUB/$200 each
 AP Chemistry: CHEM 105 & 125 IUB/$250
 AP Physics: PHYS 211 IUB/$125
Overview of Dual Credit Courses
 Economics: ECON 101 Ivy Tech/Free
 Humanities: HUMA 100 Ivy Tech/Free
 German ACP: GER 200 & 250 IUB/ $150
 C4 Classes: Large variety available/free
(consult curriculum guide for options)
 Business Classes: Credits through IUPUC/free
(required to take one class on IUPUC campus within 2 years to earn
these credits)
 Computer Applications 1 & 2: COMP 110, OADM 161Vincennes/$75 each
 Personal Finance: BUSN 108 Ivy Tech/free
Advanced Placement Courses
 Develop College-Level Academic Skills
AP classes require the type of high-level calculating and critical
thinking that you'll encounter in your first year of college. If you
can write essays and solve problems successfully for an AP class,
you've mastered many of the skills that will lead to success in
college.
 Impress College Admission Counselors
An AP class signals to admissions officers that you're ready for
college–level work. Of course, if you bomb the class, you'll send
the opposite message. Many students take these classes to
impress prospective colleges despite being unprepared for APlevel work. If you are unsure, talk with the teacher before you
enroll.
AP Courses
 Earn College Credits
Most four-year colleges in the United States award
students credits on the basis of AP Exam scores.
Depending on the AP course(s) and exam(s) taken,
incoming freshmen with AP credits may be eligible to go
straight into their core classes instead of relearning
subjects already taken in high school.
 AP Exams
If students pass the AP exams with a 3, 4 or 5, they may
receive college credit for each exam completed. Consult
each university’s website to learn their AP credit policies.
AP Courses Offered for Seniors
 AP Language & Comp
 AP Biology
 AP Calculus AB
 AP Government/Politics
 AP Calculus BC
 AP Economics: Micro
 AP Statistics
and Macro
 AP European History
 AP Psychology
 AP Japanese
 AP Computer
Programming
 AP Chemistry
 AP Physics
AP Courses: College Credits
Example: At Indiana University/Bloomington
 English Language and Composition: AP Exam score of 3
Credit earned in ENG-X 101
 English Language and Composition: AP Exam score of 4 or 5
Credit earned in ENG-W 131
 English Literature and Composition: AP Exam score of 3
Credit earned in ENG-X 101 3
 English Literature and Composition: AP Exam score of 4 or 5
Credit earned in ENG-L 198
Graduation Requirements
 Earn all required credits for your diploma
-Core 40
-Core 40 with Academic Honors
-Core 40 with Technical Honors
-Core 40 with Academic and Technical Honors
 Pass ECA’s in Algebra I and English 10
 Complete requirements of Senior Project
Check off REQUIRED classes you have already
completed for credit on
page 3 of your course catalog.
Circle REQUIRED classes to take senior year
Highlight any class you must retake to earn your diploma
Report any errors on your transcript to Mrs. Davis
Overview of New Courses
 Astronomy: (Must have passed Alg I and one of the following:
Chemistry, Physics, or Earth/Space Science) (see p. 12)
 AP Psychology (see p. 15)
 Practical Fitness (A one semester course) (see p. 16)
 Jewelry (A one semester course) (see p. 20)
 Piano and Music Fundamentals: (Beginner) (see p. 23)
Need Support for Senior Project?
 Take 51161: Career Information and Exploration (see p. 23)
Students will develop organizational skills and develop a
plan to complete the Senior Project. In addition,
students will develop skills in decision making, time
management and speech preparation including dress,
voice, body language, and use of effective visuals.
School-To-Work Options
 Co-op: Provides occupational training in work areas not
currently provided in regular C4 classes. An interview is
required before you are accepted.
 Advanced Job Placement: Placement is facilitated
through your current C4 teacher. Third year students are
given first priority.
 Extended Lab: Eligible students are placed in the
community sometime after the first nine weeks as an
extension of classroom training.
Create Your Plan
Course Selection Sheets
 Complete in pencil
 Complete outline on front of sheet before marking
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Talk to current teachers for recommendations
List alternates
Write notes to Mrs. Davis to make priorities clear
Parent signature REQUIRED if you want two resources
Mark Early College or Co-op if interested, but you
must submit a completed schedule without those
choices included.
Sheet Pickup in English Classes
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Lindsey:
Williams:
Stover:
Stahl:
Stover:
Handt:
Culp:
Sanders:
Bingham:
Monday, February 6
Monday, February 6
Tuesday, February 7 (5a and 7)
Wednesday, February 8
Thursday, February 9 (2 and 8)
Thursday, February 9
Monday, February 13
Tuesday, February 14
Tuesday, February 14
Questions???
 Talk to your teachers for recommendations
 Talk to your parents for recommendations
 Fill out a “Request To See Counselor” Form
English
Mathematics
Social Studies
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