8th graders & Parents! - Valmeyer Community Unit School District

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 A Typical Freshman Schedule
 English I
 Math course (Alg. IR, Alg. I, Geometry)
 Science Course (Biology or Earth Science)
 Early U.S. History/Civics
 Health/Driver’s Education
 Physical Education (Weight Training or General P.E.)
 Electives (Band, Chorus, Intro. To Ag., Art, Foreign
Language, Business Course, etc.)
 Study Hall (one only)
 Think about your interests
 Consider career
goals/college goals
 If considering college or
tech/trade school, you will
want to take a rigorous
curriculum with at least 2
years of foreign language and
additional math and science
courses.
 Talk to your parents/guidance
counselor
 Number of credits needed for graduation:
24
 Note: Although number of credits earned to
date may be sufficient for graduation,
students must meet certain graduation
requirements regardless of credits earned.
 Also, remember that these are graduation
requirements, not college requirements. Every
college has its own requirements.
 4 credits of English
 3 credits of Social Studies (Early U.S. History, Government,
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Modern U.S. History, and 1 credit of an elective social science(s))
3 credits of Math (Must include Algebra I or IR and Geometry
or Informal Geometry)
2 credits in Science
Consumer Economics (4 years of Ag. Classes will waive this
requirement)
Driver’s Education
Health
½ credit of a Business or Technology
1 credit from Music, Art, Foreign Language, Vocational, or
Humanities
P.E. each year (unless student meets any exemptions in 11th/12th
grade.)
 Getting behind early makes high school years difficult
 Success in high school=Success in college
 Studies show that students who do poorly in high school have
a lesser chance of succeeding in college
 Eligibility (No Pass/No Play)
 Must pass 6 courses for weekly & semester eligibility.
Eligibility runs Monday-Sunday.
 All Freshmen start out eligible.
 EB PE Students must have C’s or better to leave!
 Driver’s Education
 8 classes in two semesters to be eligible (IL law)
 Never to early to explore
careers/colleges/trade
schools
 Talk with your counselor
every year
 Think about your interests
and skills
 Participate in school activities.
 Golf, Volleyball, Basketball,
Baseball, Softball, Soccer,
Cheerleading, Cross Country
 Pep Club, Model U.N., FFA,
Chorus, Band, Science Club,
Big Brothers/Big Sisters,
NHS, Student Council, FEA,
Saturday Scholars, Musicals,
plays, and much more!
 Volunteer your time in school
& the community.
 Algebra I in 8th grade can count towards high school
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transcript. Mrs. Seidler will give you a form at the end of
8th grade.
Schedules will be passed out in May and changes can be
made until the 5th day of each semester.
Career Center of Southern Illinois (formerly Beck Career
Center) has several vocational programs for our students
beginning in 11th grade (3 credits for attending Beck
Vocational classes during the day).
You can turn your sheet in this evening or bring it back to
Mrs. Karsten within 2 days of this meeting.
The school website is www.valmeyerk12.org. There are
many helpful links for parents on the website. You can get
this information from Mrs. Karsten.
 www.valmeyerk12.org/counselor
 Teacherease: Do you have your
account set up? Email up-to-date?
 Facebook Page:
Valmeyer CUSD#3 School
Counseling Office (Like Please!)
Becky Karsten-Counselor
Email: [email protected]
618-935-2100 ext. 205
 The numbers on the
 If you are not going to be
form do not
correspondence to the
hour you will take the
class.
 These are requests only.
The guidance counselor
will revise as necessary
once the schedule is
finished.
in band or chorus, then
you will have study hall
that hour.
 Be sure to put in some
courses that are required
courses…not just all
electives.
MATH
ALGEBRA IR
ALGEBRA I
GEOMETRY
BUSINESS (KEEP THEM IN PAIRS)
COMPUTER CONCEPTS/WEB DES. I
WEB DESIGN I/WEB DESIGN II
BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY CONCEPTS/MARKETING
SOCIAL SCIENCE
EARLY US HISTORY/CIVICS
FINE ARTS
SCIENCE
EARTH SCIENCE
BIOLOGY
ENGLISH
ENGLISH I
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
SPANISH I
AGRICULTURE
INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURE
DRAWING/PAINTING
GRAPHIC DESIGN/PRINTMAKING
SCULPTURE/CERAMICS & POTTERY
CONCERT BAND
MIXED CHORUS
PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH/DR. ED.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
WEIGHT TRAINING (During school day or early bird)
HEALTH (SEMESTER COURSE)
DRIVER’S EDUCATION (SEMESTER COURSE)

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