Updated: 3/2015 Registration form is due to your English teacher Friday March 13th! • If there is a possibility you might not be at IHS next year, register for classes anyway so you have a spot in the event you stay. • Step 1: Choose a family (skip if you are applying to an academy). The classes you will be considered for are listed in each box (no substitutions). • If you are requesting Family 9 Honors, you will be considered for the family based on your 7th and 8th grade academic performance. Academies: • Academies are a 4-year commitment. • Students that are interested in CCA, NMAA or ITA have to complete an application. Applications must be completed and stapled to the registration form! Go to irvington.org under the programs tab for an application and for more information on the academy. • Academy Coordinators (if you have questions): • NMAA: Ms. Burton: [email protected] • ITA: Mr. Albizo: [email protected] • CCA: Ms. Friend: [email protected] • Step 2: A math class will be selected for you later this year based on your 7th and 8th grade academic performance and FUSD district standards. See the Recommended Math Sequence Chart to see possible math pathways at Irvington. • Students cannot skip math levels by taking classes during the summer or testing out! • If you are currently enrolled in an honors math course and would like to request an honors math class for 9th grade, check the appropriate box. • Choose carefully as classes cannot be dropped during the school year. • Honors courses are not offered in summer school. ****As you can tellHonors this is a very big and important decision. We have Notes about Classes hundreds of students that receive NCs, Is and Cs in their AP/honors If you are registering for Honors classes: classes, and try to drop the class. Drops cannot be accommodated. • Make sure you are prepared and have an interest in the subject. Choose classes wisely.**** • Make your sure you will have the time necessary to be successful in all of your • classes. • Remember to take into consideration clubs, extra-curricular activities, volunteer work, etc. • AP and honors classes cannot be made up in summer school so if you do poorly, you are stuck with the NC (failing grade). Understand that you will not have the opportunity to transfer to a college prep course once the school year begins (even if you are failing the course or are earning a “c” grade). The number of spaces in college prep classes are based on student requests at the time of registration. DO NOT • • DO NOT take honors classes just because your friends/peers are. Everyone has different ability levels. Take the most challenging classes that YOU can still do well in. DO NOT take honors classes just to impress colleges. GPA is still the most important factor in college admissions. If you take a lot of AP and honors classes but do not do well in them, it will not matter for college admissions that you took them and will negatively impact your application. • Step 3: Choose your elective. Every 9th grader takes 1. English, 2. science, 3.health, 4. PE, and 5. math. You will have 6 classes next year. • Choose your elective thoughtfully based on meeting graduation requirements and college admission requirements. • List classes in order of preference and make sure to list an alternate elective (Choice 2). If you do not add an alternate elective and the class you want is full, an elective will be chosen for you. • Make sure to have teachers sign for EVERY course that requires a teacher’s signature or the course request will not be honored. Courses that need a signature say Teacher Rec. next to them on the Elective Options Form (ex: level 2 and higher of world language, band, etc.). • If you are applying to be in Journalism, Yearbook, or ASB, list a class on your registration form that you want in the event you DON’T get accepted. If you are accepted, you will be dropped from your elective class. Health: • All 9th graders take one semester of health and a semester elective. Health is a graduation requirement. The elective opposite health is determined by the school and cannot be changed. Marching Band/Color Guard • If you are signing up for 7th period Marching Band (PBAG) check the appropriate box. Marching Band students must have a band class concurrently during the school year. • Students that participate in Marching Band or Color Guard to fulfill the PE graduation requirement must participate in the program for all four years to meet the requirement (students earn 5 PE credits per year for the fall semester of Marching Band/Color Guard). • Student selecting Marching Band or Color Guard will not be placed in a PE class. • Step 4: Proof of residency. Attach two COPIES (you will not get them back). • Step 5: Parent and student signatures are required. • Note that: • Course requests cannot be guaranteed • Students will not be able to drop classes once the school year begins. **Form Corrections: “Step 5” should say “Step 4.” “Step 6” should say “Step 5.” ** Graduation/ UC/CSU Requirements Keep these in mind when registering for your classes. (Students earn 5 credits per class per semester) • English: 40 credits • History: 30 credits (World History in 10th, US History in 11th, Gov/Econ in 12th.) • Math: 30 credits (including both semesters of Algebra 1) CSU/UC: At least Geometry and Algebra 2 • Fine Art/ World Language: You need 10 credits of a Fine Art OR World Language to graduate. CSU/UC: A yearlong Art class AND at least level 2 of a language are needed (You can start/continue your language in 9th grade or start it in 10th or 11th if you want to take a different elective in 9th [Art class, computer support, etc.]). • Health: 5 credits required • PE: 20 credits required (PE 1 [9th grade] and PE 2 [10th grade]) • Science: 20 credits required. CSU/UC: Prefer Biology and Chemistry/Biotechnology. • Electives: 75 credits required. Any class taken after a subject requirement is met is counted as an elective (Ex: Your 3rd year of science counts as an elective). Know Irvington’s a-g list http://www.ucop.edu/doorways/ Every class at Irvington that fulfills an a-g subject requirement for CSU and UC admission can be found on this list. Where to go for additional information: Irvington.org Visit the Counselor’s Corner and the College and Career Center online for answers to many frequently asked questions… College and Career Center: • SAT info and test prep options • Calendar showing upcoming visits from college reps • College requirement info • Financial aid information • College application information • Career information • Military information • Summer opportunities • Scholarship information • And more!! Irvington.org Counselor’s Corner: • Important announcements • PowerPoints/ FAQs • Resources for students struggling academically • Community resources • 4 year plan • College Planning Checklist • Irvington course offerings • Registration information • Graduation reqs/college entrance reqs • A-g list • And more! Registration Information/ PowerPoint can be found on irvington.org. Scroll down. PowerPoints with transcript review, graduation requirements, college requirements, registration information, etc. can be found here. Have questions? For parents and students: Come to Irvington High School’s Freshmen Orientation on Thursday, March 12th at IHS. The program starts at 6:00 PM in Valhalla (Irvington’s theater). For parents: Come to Irvington High School’s 8th grade Parent Registration Information Session with the counselors on Wednesday, March 11th from 8:15AM9:15AM in Valhalla (Irvington’s theater). *This is an opportunity for parents to ask questions regarding registration . It is not mandatory. E-mail an IHS counselor to RSVP. Counselors are unable to have individual meetings with incoming 9th graders and their families due to large caseloads.