Scheduling Incoming LHS Freshman Spring 2014 Powerpoint

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Ms. LeBlanc
Spring 2014
JumpStart Curriculum
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Prepares students for a
community college,
technical school, or
employment.
23 credits to graduate
Must choose a Job
Specialty
Core 4 Curriculum
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Prepares students for a
4 year college or
university
24 credits to graduate
Honors program
◦ Must complete 9 credit
hours in chosen job
specialty
Must choose between these two curriculums.
JumpStart
 English I
 English II
 English III
 English
IV/Business
English
Core4
 English
 English
 English
 English
4 credits required
4 credits required
I
II
III
IV
JumpStart
Core4
 Algebra
I
 Geometry
 Math
Essentials
 Financial Math
 Algebra
4 credits required
4 credits required
I
 Geometry
 Algebra II
 Advanced
Math
JumpStart
 Civics
 US
History
2 credits required
Core4
 World
Geography
 Civics
 US History
 World History
4 credits required
JumpStart
 Biology
Core4
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Physical Science
Biology
Chemistry
Environmental
Science/Chemistry
II/Physics/Biology II
 Environmental
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2 credits required
4 credits required
Science
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JumpStart
Core4
 Health/PE
 Health/PE
 PE
 PE
2 credits required
2 credits required
JumpStart
Core4
 French
I
 French II
0 credits required
2 credits required
JumpStart
Core4
 TOPS
= Art or
Fine Art
Survey OR
Band
0 credit required
1 credit required
JumpStart
 IBCA
 Journey to
Careers
 Job Specialty
Core4
9 credits required
2 credits required
 IBCA
 Journeys
Careers
to
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Students in JumpStart curriculum can NOT
graduate unless they complete 9 credit hours
in one particular Job Specialty.
We only have a limited amount of choices
Your Job Specialty does NOT have to be
related to your career after you graduate. You
just need to meet the needs of LDOE in order
for you to be able to graduate.
In each Job Specialty, you must complete 9
credit hours.
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All honor students are required to complete
the following prescribed college preparatory
curriculum according to the following
schedule. The Honors Curriculum is aligned
with LA Core 4 curriculum and TOPS
requirements. Additionally, students must
complete 16 classes at the Honors level
according to the grade level minimum
requirements listed above and one additional
core class.
9th Grade
English I
Algebra I
Physical Science
World Geography
Journey to Careers
Physical Education
IBCA
Elective
10th Grade
English II
Geometry
Biology
Civics
Health/PE
French I
French II
Elective
11th Grade
English III
Algebra II
Chemistry
US History
Fine Arts Survey
or Art or Band
Elective
Elective
Elective
12th Grade
English IV
Advanced Math
World History
Biology II or
Physics or
Chemistry II or
Environmental
Science
(Optional):
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
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College level class taught by a teacher on our
campus
At the end of the class, you can pay $90 to
take an exam that you may earn college
credit if you score a 3, 4, or 5 out of 5.
Possible AP classes:
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World History AP
Chemistry II AP
French III AP
Calculus AP
If you are interested in taking one of these
classes, indicate this on your IGP.
You can count AP classes as honors.
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You must score a BASIC or above on the LEAP
test in whichever subject you want to take as
honors.
For example, if you make a BASIC in English
and an Approaching Basic in Math, you would
be eligible for English I Honors, but NOT
Algebra I Honors.
Scheduling only 1 or 2 honors classes is
difficult because we are a small school.
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In order to be eligible for the next honors class in
each subject, the student must earn a grade of C
or better in the current honors class.
If a student wants to move from on-level to
honors, the student must earn a grade of B or
better in the pre-requisite class.
Additionally: Students are required to take one
EXTRA core class. This means each student must
take all 16 core classes required to complete the
CORE4 curriculum AND one more additional core
class in order to graduate with Honors equaling
17 core classes.
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th grade
12th grade
Less than 6
credits
6 – 11.5
credits
12-17.5
credits
18 or more
credits
Graduation: 24 credits Core 4 and
23 credits for JumpStart
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Accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the
United States
Offers both a college admissions test and a career planning
component
Offered six times per year
Loreauville High school code—191-635—this is the code for
ACT to send your scores to us to keep on file
A student may choose up to four colleges and/or scholarship
agencies to send scores to for no charge: Examples:
TOPS code—1595; NCAA—9999; UL-Lafayette—1612; LSU—
1590
Fee waivers are available for students that are eligible for free
or reduced lunch programs — see your Professional School
Counselor
◦ Website: www.actstudent.org Register for the ACT on this
website.
◦ You must create your own account. Please save that information
because the School Counselor does NOT have access to your ACT
registration account.
You will take the ACT one time for free at LHS.
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*All students will take the ACT
test series as part of school
accountability in March.
Freshmen will take the EXPLORE
test.
Sophomores will take the PLAN
test.
Juniors will take the ACT test.
The test will be free to students
because the Louisiana
Department of Education is
requiring the schools to give the
test to all public school students.
It will be given on a week day
and students will be allowed to
use their scores for college
entrance requirements.
Ask me about English III
and IV Dual Enrollment
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End of Course Exams
EOCs will be given at
the end of the Fall
semester in December
and at the end of the
Spring semester in May
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Algebra I
Geometry
English II
English III
Biology
US History
If you do NOT pass your
EOC exams, you do NOT
graduate.
Credit Recovery
Credit recovery is an instructional program for students who have failed
core courses taken previously. Credit recovery courses are taught using
computer software programs aligned with the state’s content standards and
grade level expectations. To recover credit, the student must pass a
comprehensive final exam approved by the State Department of Education.
A student athlete interested in a Division I or II University MUST repeat the
required courses in their entirety to fulfill the NCAA requirements. Students
cannot simply repeat the deficient skills of a required course they fail. In
other words, they cannot use the credit recovery option for promotion of
subjects failed. It will not meet the NCAA requirement for that course.
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Please take note that prerequisites for certain courses are
included. Do not schedule a course with a prerequisite
unless you have fulfilled the necessary requirements.
The course directory contains brief descriptions of courses
along with necessary information as to grade level
prerequisites. Honors and gifted are the highest academic
levels. On-level is the average academic level. Be sure that
the level of the course fits your abilities and you meet all
requirements and prerequisites.
Student schedules will be determined according to this
Individual Graduation Plan.
Schedules will not be changed after the first week of a new
semester unless the change is approved by the Principal or
Assistant Principal. Contact your School Counselor before the
end of May to turn in your Individual Graduation Plan.
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Schedules will NOT be changed without parental approval!!!!!!!
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Students may not receive credit for the same course twice.
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A Job Specialty must be completed in order to be allowed to
graduate with a High School Diploma in the JumpStart
Curriculum. Electives must be related to the student’s Job
Specialty. This applies to the incoming Freshman of 2014 and
beyond.
In order for a student to complete a Job Specialty, he/she
must complete 9 credit hours in the chosen specialty.
If you are interested in taking Advanced Placement classes,
indicate your desire on your Individual Graduation Plan!!!! Let
Ms. LeBlanc know that you are interested.

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