Class of 2018 Rising 9th grade parent curriculum meeting PowerPoint

Accessing the key to your student’s
future in high school and beyond
Monday, March 10, 2014
• March 13-16, 2014.
• Tickets are now on sale through our online box office at
• Ticket prices: VIP – $15; General Admission – $10; Student –
Dr. Robert Downs – Principal
Loretta Clune – AP Curriculum and 11th Grade
Lisa Williams– AP Testing and 10th Grade
Joshua Mathews – AP Athletic Director and 9th Grade
Nancy Zarbnisky – AP Attendance and 12th Grade
Students are assigned by grade level.
The administrator changes with the grade level each year.
• Pope scored a 94.1% on the CCRPI index-6th highest score in a
traditional high school in the state.
• Newsweek ranked Pope as one of the Top high schools in the
nation, ranking us 377th overall and 6th in the state of Georgia.
• 9 National Merit Semi-finalist and 8 Finalist
• 93.79% Graduation Rate- Highest in the district 2 years in a
• 3rd in the Director’s Cup, 3 State Championships and 1 runnerup, Fencing State Champions
• Philanthropy- Matt Hobby, SWAG, Habitat, 8000 Volunteer
• Get Involved- Fall sports, clubs, Fine Arts
• Take advantage of support opportunities- AO,
• Parents stay involved- PTSA, Foundation,
Booster Clubs, Volunteer opportunities
• Greyhound Madness- July 29th (Formerly Fall Madness but
come on- its in JULY)
• 8th Graders received registration forms on Monday, March 3
• Completed and signed forms are due back to the Middle
School on Friday, March 14
• Private/home school registration packets are available after
our meeting tonight at the counselor table in Café
• Private/home school registration appointments begin April 7
• Student schedules are created in May
• Fall Madness and Freshman Orientation – July 29
• – Academics  Registration
• Graduation Requirements
• Class of 2018 Freshman Course Guide
• Flow Charts for Class of 2018
• Course level placement is based on teacher
• Encourage students to challenge themselves, but to also
seek BALANCE in course selection.
• Encourage students to be self-advocates with their
teachers and be pro-active. Ask if there are questions
about placement!!
Please communicate with your child’s current teacher, the Pope
subject department chairs, your child’s school counselor, or our
administration with questions about placement and scheduling.
[email protected] – Curriculum AP
[email protected] – Curriculum Clerk
Email contacts for additional Pope personnel can be found on
Pope counselors will be available by appointment at the Middle
Schools for parent questions (Call the Middle School for an
Dodgen – Tuesday, March 11
Hightower Trail – Wednesday, March 12
Karen Joyce – English
Daniel Sorensen – Math
Jan Titolo – Science
Beth Mulling – Social Studies
Rebecca Hauseman – World Languages
Jessica Kelly – Fine Arts & Gifted Instruction
Lynda Brown – Career & Technology
Jim Haskin – Physical Education
Monica Erwin – Media Center
Marion Lister – Special Education
Kathryn Sax – Counseling
Students are assigned by last name:
A – E Kathryn Sax, Department Chair
F – Le Leslie Shearstone
Li – R Angie Bruce
S – Z Jamie Hamrick
College and Career Center – Caroline CattsXie
English/Language Arts
Social Studies
Health and Physical Education
CTAE and/or Fine Arts and/or
Foreign Language
Total Units (Minimum)
Units Required
Pathway policies and rules are still being developed at this time, and
we will communicate this information as it becomes available.
• 4 units of English/Language Arts required, including:
• 9th Grade - *9th Grade Literature (on-level or honors)
• 10th Grade - British Literature (on-level or honors)
• 11th Grade - *American Literature (on-level or honors) or AP Lang
• 12th Grade - World Literature, Multicultural Literature, AP Lang or
AP Lit
*Specifically required for graduation
4 units of Mathematics required, including:
• 9th Grade :
• 11th Grade:
Honors Geometry (H)
Coordinate Alg/Geometry A (H)
Geometry B/Adv Algebra (H)
• 10th Grade:
Honors Geometry (H)
Advanced Algebra
Honors Advanced Algebra (H)
Geometry B/Advanced Alg. (H)
Accel Pre-Calculus (H)
Advanced Algebra
Honors Advanced Algebra (H)
Accel Pre-Calculus (H)
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
• 12th Grade:
Adv. Math. Dec. Making
Statistical Reasoning
AP Stats
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
Multivariable Calculus (H)
Support classes may be available for students with IEPs who need additional assistance.
A flow chart will be available on under Academics  Registration
• 4 units of Science required, including:
• 9th Grade - Biology or Honors Biology
• 10th Grade - Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, or Environmental
• 11th Grade - Physics, Honors Physics, or AP Physics I
• 12th Grade - 4th Science (many choices):
• Astronomy, Zoology, Anatomy, H Anatomy, H Chemistry II
• AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics I, II, or C, AP Environmental
• AP Computer Science (career tech class – may or may not be
viewed as a science at an out-of-state college)
• 3 units of Social Studies required, including:
• 10th Grade - World History (on-level, honors, AP)
• 11th Grade - United States History (on-level, honors, AP)
• 12th Grade –
• ½ unit of American Government (on-level, AP)
• ½ unit of Economics (on-level, AP Macro or AP Micro)
• Freshman SS electives include World Geography, Honors
Geography, AP Human Geography
• 1 unit of Physical Education required, including:
• ½ unit of Health
• ½ unit of Personal Fitness
Note: Team Sports, Weight Training, Body Sculpting,
Self-Defense, etc. DO NOT meet the Personal Fitness
• 3 Units from Career Tech and/or Foreign Language
and/or Fine Arts
• Students planning to enter or transfer into a University System of
Georgia institution must take at a minimum two units of the same
foreign language; some out-of-state colleges require more
• Some out-of-state colleges require 1.0 unit of a Fine Arts or
Computer class for admission
• 4 additional elective units
• Chosen from any category
French, German & Spanish offered
• Level I for new language
• Level II for rising 9th graders who completed French I or
Spanish I in 8th grade for high school credit
• Levels III and above are honors
• Advanced Placement (AP) is available in all three
• Band – Marching, Symphonic, Percussion
• Orchestra- Beginning, Inter, Advanced
• Chorus – Girls, Mixed, Beginning, Intermediate
and Advanced
• Visual Arts – Drawing, Painting, Applied Design,
AP Studio Art
• AP Music Theory
Business (including internship)
Computer Science (incl. AP Computer Science)
Culinary Arts
Graphic Arts
Video Production
JROTC (at Lassiter)
Engineering (NEW!!)
• English: Yearbook
• Social Studies: World Geography, Psychology, Current
Issues, Leadership, AP Psychology
• Extra Sciences, Math, & Foreign Languages
Highly recommended for college!
• 4 Pathways have been proposed:
• Foreign Language
• Students must take 3 consecutive Foreign Languages
• Fine Arts
• Students must take 3 consecutive Fine Arts classes
• Career Tech
• Students must take 3 consecutive career tech classes
• Academic
• Students must take at least one grad requirement Advanced
Placement or Dual Enrollment course in specified courses in English,
Math, Science, or Social Studies
• Students must earn 2 units of the same Foreign Language
We do not have guidelines at this time for implementing the
pathways – more information will be forthcoming.
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade
9th Lit
British Lit
American Lit
World Lit
Adv Algebra
Chemistry or Environ Physics
4th Science
World Geog (opt.)
World History
US History
3 Electives MUST be a combination of Foreign Language, Fine Arts
and/or Career Tech
One elective MUST be Health and Personal Fitness
4-year college admission requires at least 2 years of the same foreign
language (more FL shows greater rigor; some colleges require more)
• High school credits earned in middle school will
be put on the students’ transcripts during 9th
• Accel Alg/Geom A, Coordinate Algebra, Honors
Coordinate Algebra, Spanish 1, French 1, Visual Art
Comp., etc.
• These credits are reflected with a “P” for pass
and will have no effect on the student’s GPA.
Promotion requirements:
• 10th Grade - 5 credits, including 1 unit each of math,
science & English
• 11th Grade – 10 credits, including 2 units each of
math, science & English
• 12th Grade - 16 credits
A = 4.0
B = 3.0
C = 2.0
D = 1.0
F = 0.0
Pope GPA determines class
rank, honor grads, auto
insurance discounts,
scholarships, college
admissions & certain clubs.
• Honors - .5 extra quality point
H 9th Lit
Accel Alg/Geom A
H World Geog
APs and Level 4 and above – 1.0
extra quality point
(regardless of grade level)
• Your child will receive
• 2 progress reports (6 and
12 weeks) and
• A final Report Card (18
CARD grade will
appear on the transcript
(posted in December and
• Please remember that
progress report grades
do not post to the
• The State of Georgia requires that all students take End of Course tests
(EOCTs) at the conclusion of the following courses:
9th Literature
American Literature
Coordinate Algebra
Analytic Geometry
US History
The EOCT counts for 20% of the final grade
Students cannot exempt the EOCT
• Students must also take and pass the Georgia High School Writing Test
(GHSWT) in 11th grade to graduate from high school and walk in the
graduation ceremony.
• The HOPE GPA DOES NOT appear on the Pope transcript!!
• The HOPE GPA uses only CORE courses and is calculated by the GSFC:
• English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language
• Only AP courses receive .5 extra quality point up to a 4.0
• HOPE Scholarship
• pays ~ 80-85% tuition at public GA college
• 3.0 HOPE GPA, as calculated by GSFC
• Zell Miller Scholarship
• Pays 100% tuition at public GA college
• 3.7 HOPE GPA, as calculated by GSFC
• 1200 SAT (Critical Reading and Math only) or 26 ACT – at one sitting
• HOPE Grant
• Pays ~ 80-85% of tuition at a Technical College
• There is no GPA requirement
• A rigor requirement is included for students in Class of 2015 and beyond.
• Most Pope students will meet this requirement by taking:
Level 2 and higher of Foreign Languages
Advanced Algebra, Pre-Calculus and higher
Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy
AP or dual enrollment courses in core subjects (including AP Psychology
and AP Comp Sci)
See for a list of all courses
• Summer School, for credit recovery or advancement
• Tuition Night School or NovaNet, for credit recovery
• Cobb Virtual or Georgia Virtual, for credit recovery,
• Dual Enrollment, for both HS & college credit
• Internship, apprenticeship
• Hound Highlights - weekly mail/website
• One of the best resources for school information!
• You can sign up now at!
• Programs - Freshman Orientation and Ambassadors are just two of
the MANY programs PTSA supports.
• Membership- Applications available at Fall Madness and Open
Questions??? Contact information
Co-presidents for SY 2013-2014
Cassie Rogers at [email protected]
Laurie Winkler at [email protected]
• March 14 – Registration forms due back to middle school
• April 7 -Private/home school registration appointments begin
• July 29 – Fall Madness/Freshman Orientation
We look forward to
having your student at
Alan C. Pope High School
Welcome Pope Families
of Class of 2018!!

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