Hunterdon Central Regional High School 8th Grade Program of Studies & Freshman Course Selection Orientation Your High School Experience! Your 4-Year academic experience is a journey. Make sure you think about your destination and work backwards. Use the Program of Studies Booklet as a guide. Minimum Requirements for Graduation Take the 8th Grade “NJASK8” seriously! See Page 5 for High School Graduation Requirements Scheduling Guidelines Take the most challenging course load that you can handle without creating too much stress. Check “Prerequisites”, “Grade Level” and sometimes “Recommendation” See Page 99 for Freshmen Electives. More Scheduling Guidelines An important guide for your initial course selections is the Teacher Recommendation Form. If you have concerns about the recommended placement, your parents can initial the desired course in the “override” column. Please note that students selecting a Math, Science, English or Social Studies honors course will be required to take a departmental placement test this spring. Teacher Recommendation Form # Course Name 011 Honors English I 012 English I 014 Freshman Humanities S019 English I Mid Year Override Recommendation (Parent Initial) (Teacher Initial) If recommended for 012 you may choose 014 If choosing 014 rather than 012 initial here Scheduling Guidelines Health & Physical Education are scheduled automatically. Think about picking “Alternates” for each elective choice. Remember, every course you take, and every final grade you receive, will be on your permanent record. Electives and Alternates (In Order of Preference) # Course Name Cr. Alt. # Alternate Course Name Cr. I will participate in Marching Band for Credit Home Logic Beginning on February 6th, course requests can be entered using an internet based “HomeLogic” software. HCRHS online course selection will be open between 8:00 AM February 6th and 8:00 AM February 11th. You must complete your course selections online within this time frame. In order to access HomeLogic, you will receive an exclusive User Name and Password. KEEP IT SECURE!!!! You will be receiving detailed HomeLogic user name and instructions soon. They will be mailed home. Selecting Courses It makes no difference if you select courses first or last during the 2/6 to 2/11 time frame. However, if you fail to input courses during this time frame you will be assigned a lower scheduling priority. This may affect your ability to enroll in courses which are filled or are low enrollment courses. Freshman Only! When selecting some courses such as… 332- Algebra 2, 221- French 2 222 – Spanish 2 Remember to select the Grade 9 option! Athletics At the end of the course listing, please find a list of Hunterdon Central sports identified with the prefix “XTR”. Please check off any sports that you may be interested in participating in. This information will be provided to our coaches. Non Traditional “Credit Attainment Pathways” If you are considering “Outside” Course Work this summer, please read Pages 7 -12 carefully. Applications must be received at the H.S. prior to May 15. Course Levels and Weighting 1 - Weighted: AP (Advanced Placement courses) HNS (Honors courses) 2 - Unweighted: Any course not designated AP, or HNS Typical Freshman Schedule ENGLISH PHYSICAL EDUCATION/ HEALTH US HISTORY I MATHEMATICS SCIENCE WORLD LANGUAGE ELECTIVES Typical Block Schedule SEMESTER ONE SEMESTER TWO Quarter 1 (Sept.- Nov.) Quarter 2 (Nov.- Jan.) Quarter 3 (Jan.- Apr.) Quarter 4 (Apr.- June) Block 1 Math Math US History I US History I Block 2 Phys Ed Phys Ed Spanish II Spanish II Block 3 English English Science Science Block 4 Art I* Art I* Interior Design** Computer Applications** QUESTIONS?!?