Curriculum Review - Grand Blanc High School

Report
2019
CLASS OF
Incoming
Freshmen
Scheduling
Informational
Meeting
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We believe all students
can learn;
therefore,
we will establish high
standards
and create an
environment that engages
our students
in academic work
resulting in
high levels of
achievement.
DR. JENNIFER HAMMOND
PRINCIPAL
WEST CAMPUS
Mr. Gary Goetzinger
Assistant Principal
Mrs. Christy Knight
Student Advisor
Mrs. Pamela Hall
Counselor
Mr. John Hentes
Counselor
EAST CAMPUS
Mr. Chris Belcher
Assistant Principal
Mrs. Patricia Poelke
Assistant Principal
Mr. Kevin Keilitz
Student Advisor
Mrs. Mary Gardner
Counselor/Department Chair
Mrs. Nicole Kernen
Counselor
Mrs. Phyllis Mol
Counselor
Mrs. Maureen Newman
Special Education Department Chair
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
State of Michigan & Grand Blanc Community Schools
SUBJECT
CREDITS
ENGLISH
4
MATH
4
SCIENCE
3
SOCIAL STUDIES
3
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
½
HEALTH
½
COMPUTER EDUCATION
½
VISUAL, PERFORMING & APPLIED ARTS (VPAA)
1
WORLD LANGUAGE Choose one: 2 credits of same World Language/1 credit of World
Language AND 1 credit of CTE (Career and Tech Education)/1 credit of World Language AND I credit
of VPAA
ELECTIVES
2
5½
TOTAL CREDITS
24
Additional Graduation Requirements
Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP)
Junior Year
Career Interview
Junior Year
Online Experience-Completed through computer requirement and EDP
process
World Language
1.
Middle School Spanish and French
• Count toward the GBHS graduation requirement
• Grades and credits go on high school transcript
2.
World Language requirement for college admissions
• Varies from school-to-school
Examples of Michigan colleges:
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor & Michigan State University
• Look for at least two years of the same language
• Want at least one year taken in high school
Central Michigan University & Western Michigan University
• Do not require for admission
Check with individual colleges for admissions requirements
WORLD LANGUAGE OPTIONS AT GBHS
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French
German
Spanish
Chinese
American Sign Language
Course Placement
ENGLISH 9
Placement in English 9, Math, IPS (Introduction to
Physical Science) and World History will be
determined by:
• 8th Grade
IPS
(Intro to
Physical
Science)
MATH
Explore Test scores
Academic progress
Teacher recommendations
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WORLD HISTORY
Explore Test (given at the middle schools in March)
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English, Reading, Math and Science
College Readiness
Career Possibilities
Practice test for the American College Test (ACT)
Freshmen Schedule
1ST SEMESTER
Example
2ND SEMESTER
Credits
Credits
English 9
½
English 9
½
World History
½
World History
½
IPS (Physical Science)
½
IPS (Physical Science)
½
Math
½
Math
½
Physical Education
½
Health
½
Elective
½
Elective
½
TOTAL
3
TOTAL
3
Freshmen
Course Request Form
Freshmen Course Request Form
Class of 2019
East Middle School
Last Name _________________________________First Name _____________________________Student # ______________
REQUIRED CLASSES: Placement in English 9, Math, Introductory Physical Science (IPS), and World History will be determined by
scores earned on the Explore Test, performance in 8th grade classes and teacher recommendation and will not be listed on this form.
ADDITIONAL CLASS OPTIONS
Please read the Course Selection Guide for prerequisites and details about each class below.
Course Number(s)
Course Name
Credit
Art
0601
0619
0620
0612
0613
0621
7810/7811
Art Fundamentals
Intro to Ceramics
Advanced Ceramics
Textiles I
Textiles II
Digital Media Arts
Broadcasting & Video Production
½
½
½
½
½
½
1
Business
7741/7742
Modern Business
1
Computer Science
0344
0345
Computer Science I
Computer Science II
Course Number(s)
English
0519
1801/1802
0187
0188
0161
½
1
½
½
½
World Affairs
Drama I
Speech I
Speech II
English Strategies
½
Social Studies
5581/5582
AP Human Geography
1
(This is a college level course and requires a separate application.
Summer homework is required.)
(Must be in Geometry or higher math to take these classes.)
0344
1
1
1
½
½
Credit
Music
9061/9062
Mixed Chorus
1
9261/9262
Concert Band (Woodwinds)
1
9271/9272
Concert Band (Brass/Percussion)
1
0920
Marching Band/Color Guard
½
(Students in Marching Band will have a total of 6.5 credits during
their freshmen year.)
½
½
Engineering & Industrial Technology
8001/8002
Woodworking (Male)
8007/8008
Woodworking (Female)
8010/8011
Engineering I
0821
Modern Technology I
0828
Modern Technology II
Course Name
Family & Consumer Science
0851
Foods & Nutrition
World Language
2311/2312
2321/2322
2331/2332
2011/2012
2021/2022
2111/2112
2121/2122
2361/2362
Spanish I
Spanish II
Spanish III
French I
French II
German I
German II
Chinese I
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
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Do not schedule me for PE and Health next year. I will be
taking a WORLD LANGUAGE AND a CHOIR, BAND, DRAMA,
or AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY class next year. (List these as your
1st & 2nd choices below.)
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Check this box if you are taking MARCHING BAND next year. Do
not write it on the lines below.
My Freshmen Class Choices
DIRECTIONS: From the above list of classes, pick your top FIVE choices and print them below in order of preference. You can
choose both 1 and ½ credit classes. If you choose a ½ credit class, you must choose at least two. Only write one class per line.
Course Number
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Course Name
Credit
Advanced Placement (AP) Classes
• College classes taught at the high school
High school credit
Possible college credit
• Summer work required
• Must be a motivated student
• Advanced Placement test given in May
Must earn a qualifying score to earn college credit
Check individual colleges for scores
English
Mrs. Dana Bleicher, Department Chair
Curriculum Review
Successful completion of one in each of the following categories:
1. English 9
Pre AP English 9
General English 9
2. English 10
Pre AP English 10
General English 10
3. American Literature
Literature & Writing
Survey
Advanced Placement Language
4.
Academic Research
AP Literature
& Composition
Media Literacy & Composition AND ½ English
elective
ELECTIVES
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Drama I, II, III
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Speech I, II
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World Affairs
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Debate
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Journalism
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Newspaper
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Technical Theater
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• Bible as Literature
Humanities
Science Fiction
Shakespeare
Yearbook
English Strategies
Creative Writing
Contemporary
Writing
Mathematics
Mrs. Sarah Johnson, Department Chair
Curriculum Review
Successful completion of one in each of the following categories:
Level 1 Algebra I with Algebra Support
Algebra I
Level 2 Technical Geometry
Geometry
Honors Geometry
Level 3 Algebra II A & B (2 years)
Algebra II
Honors Algebra II
The fourth required credit may be earned by completing the following:
Semester Courses (select 2)
• Trigonometry
• Intro to Calculus (12th grade only)
• College Algebra
• Probability & Statistics
• Sports Statistics
• Computer Science 1, 2, 3
Full Year Courses
• Honors Precalculus
• AP Statistics
• AP Calculus AB
• AP Calculus BC
• AP Computer Science
Math Flow Charts
8th Grade Math
A, B, C
Grades
Algebra I
Support Optional
Algebra I
D, E
Grades
Algebra I
With
Algebra Support
A, B
Grades
Honors
Geometry
C
Grades
E
Grades
Algebra I
Geometry
Support
Optional
Science
Mr. Matt Hugo, Teacher
Curriculum Review
Successful completion of one in each of the following categories:
1.
IPS/FME
IPS/FME Honors
2.
Biology
Principles of Biology
3.
Chemistry
Honors Chemistry
ELECTIVES
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Earth Science
Material Science
Oceanography
Principles of Physics
PSSC Physics
AP Physics
AP Environmental Science
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry
comparing yesterday to today!
student thinking!
relating to and engaging
our students!
inspiring them to greatness!
embracing technology to make connections
outside of our classroom!
multiple perspectives!
Social Studies
Mr. Todd Babiasz, Department Chair
Curriculum Review
Successful completion of one in each of the following categories:
1. World History
AP World History
General World History
2. US History
AP US History
General US History
3. Government
AP Government
General Government
4. Economics
AP Microeconomics
AP Macroeconomics
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ELECTIVES
AP Human Geography
African-American History
AP Psychology
Psychology
Law and Society
Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD)
Sociology
General Economics
AP Human Geography
1.
Human Geography focuses on how we make places, how we organize space
and society, how we interact with each other in places and across space, and
how we make sense of others and ourselves in our locality, region, and
world.
Topics of Study Include: Population and Migration, Cultural Patterns,
2. Agricultural and Rural Land Use, Industrialization and Economical
Development and Cities and Urban Land Use.
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SIGNING UP FOR THIS CLASS:
This DOES NOT fulfill the freshmen World History Requirement.
Great for those students who are in the AP “track” and want to take AP World History as
a junior or senior.
It is a full year elective credit in Social Studies for grades 9-12.
It is heavy in the area of reading and writing compared to traditional classes.
Passion/Interest in Social Studies helps.
It is challenging, rigorous and rewarding: college level work and possible credit.
It is a great opportunity to challenge and better yourself in preparation for college.
Application available online
Special Education Services
Mrs. Maureen Newman, Department Chair
Team Taught classes for most students
• General Education and Special Education teacher co-taught classes
• Class is a combination of students who receive special education support and those
who do not
• Michigan Merit Curriculum
Basic Level Self-Contained Academic Courses
• Smaller class size, 15 or less
• Different curriculum, doesn’t meet Michigan Merit Curriculum requirements
• Academics below grade level standards
• Diploma with Personal Curriculum required or some students go on to other post high
school programs
LINK –Peer to Peer Support
Visual Arts
Mrs. Aimee Londrigan, Teacher
Curriculum Review
VISUAL ARTS OPTIONS
ART FUNDAMENTALS
INTRODUCTION TO CERAMICS
DRAWING, PAINTING & MIXED MEDIA
ADVANCED CERAMICS
DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS I, II
BROADCASTING & VIDEO PRODUCTION 1
STUDIO ART I & II
BROADCASTING & VIDEO PRODUCTION
ADVANCED
TEXTILES I, II
Performing Arts
Mrs. Sarah Stockton, Teacher
Curriculum Review
PERFORMING ARTS OPTIONS
CHOIR
BAND
DRAMA
MIXED CHORUS
CONCERT BAND
DRAMA I
GIRLS’ GLEE CLUB
SYMPHONIC BAND
DRAMA II
CHORALE
WIND ENSEMBLE
DRAMA III
MARCHING BAND/COLOR
GUARD
TECHNICAL THEATER
Engineering & Industrial Technology
Mr. Brad Bailey, Teacher
Curriculum Review
ENGINEERING & INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY OPTIONS AT GBHS
WOODWORKING (1 credit)
Grades 9,10,11,12
MODERN TECHNOLOGY I (½ credit) Grades 9-12
MODERN TECHNOLOGY II (½ credit) Grades 9-12
CONSTRUCTION TRADES I (1 credit)
Grades 10,11,12
CONSTRUCTION TRADES II (1 credit)
Grades 11,12
CONSTRUCTION/WOODWORKING – ADVANCED
STUDIES (1 credit)
Grades 11,12
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY I BLOCK (2 credits)
Grades 10,11,12
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY II BLOCK (2 credits)
Grades 11,12
ADVANCED AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY BLOCK (2 credits)
Grades 11,12
ENGINEERING I (1 credit) Grades 9,10,11,12
ENGINEERING II (1 credit) Grades 10,11,12
ENGINEERING III (1 credit) Grades 11,12
CO-OP OR INTERNSHIP (½ credit or 1 credit)
Grades 11,12
For full class descriptions please refer to pages 39 through 43 in the GBHS Course Selection Guide 2015-16
NCAA
National Collegiate Athletic Association
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Division I
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Central Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University
Michigan State University
Oakland University
University of Detroit Mercy
University of Michigan
Western Michigan University
Eligibility Requirements
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Ferris State University
Grand Valley State University
Hillsdale College
Lake Superior State University
Michigan Tech University
Northern Michigan University
Northwood University
Saginaw Valley State University
Wayne State University
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Calculated using only core course grades
ACT
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Must take 16 Core Courses in high school
Core Courses are listed in the GBHS Course
Selection Guide
GPA
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Division II
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Approved Core Courses
Must achieve a qualifying ACT score
Graduate from high school
For more information…
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www.eligibilitycenter.org
See your high school counselor for questions!
Testing Out of Classes
WE OFFER THE OPPORTUNITY TO TEST OUT OF A COURSE
A test score of 80% or higher
• credit is awarded, but no grade is included in the GPA
March 1 – Written “test out” request to Dr.
Hammond, Principal
April 30 – Study materials mailed home
Mid-June – Students complete tests
Teacher Request Letter
Parents may submit a written request if they would like their child NOT to be
scheduled with a teacher.
Only parents whose older children have had a poor experience with a teacher
may make this request.
All requests are to be submitted to Dr. Hammond’s office no later than May 1st.
Requests will be honored if at all possible.
A letter needs to be submitted annually.
Summer School
Purpose:
• To improve math skills for students earning a D or E in 8th grade
math
• To complete PE and/or Health
Two teacher-led sessions:
• Each session 12 days
• 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
• Can earn a ½ credit per session
• $150 per ½ credit
Online Options Available
New Student Enrollment
Students who attend GB East or West Middle School do NOT need to enroll.
Enrollment packets can be obtained:
Tonight in the Main Office
Downloaded from the high school website
In the Main Office at HS East or West Campus
(Monday – Friday from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Enrollment must be complete before turning in Course Request Sheet.
Freshmen Orientation
WHEN
• August 25, 26, 27
• Make-Up Orientation August 31
WHERE
• GBHS East Campus
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Turn in forms from summer mailing
Yearbook picture taken
Receive ID card
Pick up class schedule and books
Receive locker assignment
Walk through your schedule
Moving on Up
Steps for High School Success
May 20, 2015
Understanding the differences between middle school and high school
Resources for success
Grand Blanc High School
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Auditorium
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