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Rutherford High School
Curriculum Night
January 22, 2015
Rutherford High School
Auditorium
7 p.m.
PURPOSE
•Provide an overview of courses
offered
•Describe the course selection
process
•Review graduation requirements
English
Mr. Ersalesi, Supervisor
• Goals:
- Develop communication skills
- Develop writing skills
- Develop grammar and vocabulary skills
- Develop research techniques
- Explore various forms of literature
Requirements
• Every student is required to take four years
or 20 credits of English.
Sequence of required courses
9th grade
10th grade
11th grade
12th grade
English
100 107
English
200 207
English
300 307
English
400 407
Honors
English 100
Honors
English 200
Honors
English 300
AP English
Lit
AP English
Language
Honors
English 400
AP English
AP English
Language
Electives
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Generational Media
Public Speaking
Creative Writing
Honors Great Books
Writing for College
Honors Humanities Seminar
Mathematics
Mrs. Heinzel, Supervisor
• Goals:
- Develop students’ analytical, critical thinking, and
technological skills
- Ensure students gain thorough competence in
problem-solving, reasoning and proof, communications,
connections and representation with regard to the
mathematical content they are studying
Requirements
• Every student is required to take four years
or 20 credits of math.
• Every student is required to take the
PARCC assessment for Algebra 1,
Geometry and Algebra 2.
Sequence of required courses
(Read sequence from left to right)
Algebra I
Geometry
Algebra II
Pre Cal or
College
Math
Geometry
Algebra II
Pre Cal or
College
Math
Pre Cal or
College
Math
Honors
Geometry
Math 107
Honors
Algebra II
Math 207
Honors
Pre Cal
Math 307
Honors Cal
or AP Cal
Math 407
Electives
• Statistics and Probability
Physical Education
Mr. Frazier, Supervisor
• Goals:
Provide a base for a healthy life style.
- 9th - Safety and Human Growth & Development
- 10th - Driver Education
- 11th - First Aid
- 12th - Family Living and Problem Solving
Promote sportsmanship and respect for differences in
physical activity settings.
Introduce students to various activities to promote lifelong
physical activity.
Requirements
• Every student is required to take and pass
one year of Physical Education and Health
for each year of enrollment.
Sequence of required courses
9th grade
10th grade
11th grade
12th grade
Physical Ed.
9
Physical Ed.
10
Physical Ed.
11
Physical Ed.
12
Health 11
First Aid
Health 12
Family Living
and Problem
Solving
Health 9
Health 10
Safety and
Driver
Human
Education
Growth &
Development
Science
Mrs. Heinzel, Supervisor
• Goals:
- Develop an understanding of the main concepts, themes,
and laws developed within the domains of the biological
and physical sciences, an awareness of the
interrelatedness of the physical and biological worlds,
and an appreciation of the diversity and complexity of the
natural world.
- Develop an understanding of the nature of scientific
inquiry, the scientific enterprise, scientists and how they
work, the multiple methods of science and the role of the
imagination and creativity in science.
Requirements
• Every student is required to take three
years or 15 credits of Science, which
includes Biology.
• Every student is required to take the state
mandated Biology test at the completion of
Biology.
Sequence of required courses
(Read sequence from left to right)
9th grade
10th grade
11th grade
Biology
Chemistry
Environmental
Science
Environmental
Science
Chemistry
Physics
Honors Biology Honors
Chemistry
Honors
Physics
Science 107
Science 307
Science 207
12th grade
Electives
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Anatomy and Physiology
Forensic Science
Marine Biology
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Physics
Social Studies
Mr. Ryan, Supervisor
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Engage students in the critical analysis of historical and
contemporary issues to foster the growth of caring and
interested citizens.
Requirements
• Every student is required to take and pass one
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year of World History (5 Credits).
Every student is required to take and pass two
years of United States History (10 Credits).
Sequence of required courses
9th grade
10th grade
11th grade
World History US History I
US History II
Honors World Honors US
History
History I
Honors US
History II
AP US
History II
US History
307
World History US History
107
207
12th grade
Electives
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Psychology
AP Psychology
Citizen and the Law
Pop Music and History
Global Issues: Past, Present, and Future
Financial Literacy
AP European History
World Languages
Mr. Ryan, Supervisor
• Goals:
-Understand the perspectives of a culture that
generate its pattern of behaviors, ways of life,
world views, and contributions
- Speak and understand a language other than
English
Requirements
• Every student must take one year of a
world language in order to meet graduation
requirements (5 Credits).
• Most colleges require a minimum of two
years of a world language as a part of the
admission requirement. General rule of
thumb is three years of a consecutive
world language.
Sequence of courses
(Read sequence from left to right)
French I
French II
Spanish I Spanish
Spanish II
107
Honors
Honors
AP French
French III French IV Language
Spanish
III
Honors
Spanish
III
Spanish
IV
Honors
Spanish
IV
AP Spanish
Language
Electives
• Business and Computer Technology
- Ms. O’Donnell, Supervisor
• Fine, Practical, and Performing Arts
- Mr. Mullins, Supervisor
Electives
• Divided into Career Strands to help students
select elective courses more wisely
- Arts and Media
- Business, Finance, Entrepreneurship
- Education, Government, Social & Human
Services
- STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and
Math
Fine & Performing Arts
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AP Art History
AP Music Theory
AP Studio Art
Art by Computer Design
Basic Drawing & Design I
& II
Ceramics I, II & III
Concert Band
Concert Choir
Creative Writing
Desktop Publishing
Honors Humanities
Seminar
Honors Great Books
Generational Media
Multimedia Design
• Music Theory &
Technology
• Painting
• Photography I & II
• Public Speaking
• Rock Ensemble
• Studio Art
• Theatre
• TV Production
• TV Studio Workshop
• Web Page Design
Practical Arts
• Advanced Textiles and
Fashion Design
• Accounting I/Honors
Accounting
• Advanced Computer Software
Systems
• Advanced Design Applications
• AP Computer Science Java
• Applied Computer Concepts
• Architectural Drafting
• Career Transition
• Child Care & Development
• Citizen & The Law
• Computer Programming I
• Computer Programming C++
• Computer Applications
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Engineering Drawing I & II
Financial Literacy
Fitness through Nutrition
Foods
Foundations of Technology
Fundamentals of
Contemporary Business
International Foods
Intro to Java Programming
Investing & the Stock Market
Marketing
Personal Computer
Keyboarding
Technological Design
Textiles
Transition
Requirements
• Every student is required to complete one year of
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visual or performing arts (5 credits).
Every student is required to complete one year of
practical arts (5 credits).
Every student is required to take 2.5 credits of
Financial Literacy. (Financial Literacy,
Fundamentals of Contemporary Business and
Investing in the Stock Market)
A minimum of an additional 15 credits of
electives is required in order to meet graduation
requirements.
Course Selection Process
• Meet with parents providing overview of high school
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program
Provide students with an overview of courses and
provide them with access the Curriculum Guidebook
available on the school’s web page
Schedule date and time to meet with student to select
courses
Student and parent can review course requests in Parent
Portal
Mail letter to parent and student indicating courses
selected
Schedule will be distributed to student on the first day of
school
Credit requirements for
grade level
• Grade 10 30 earned credits
• Grade 11 60 earned credits
• Grade 12 Eligibility to meet all
graduation requirements by
June of the current school year
Every student is required to carry a minimum of 35
credits each year and a maximum of 40 credits each
year.
Graduation Requirements
• Pass state and Rutherford High School
course requirements.
• Pass any state mandated test.
• Complete a minimum of 130 credits.
Transitioning Graduation
Requirements
RESOURCES
• www.rutherfordschools.org
• Curriculum Guidebook
• Student Handbook
Guidance Department
• Shannon Hopkins - Director of Guidance (W & ELL)
• Lauren Buckley - Guidance Counselor (E-I,N-Q, U & V)
• Cristina Nicolau - Guidance Counselor (A-D,J-K,X,Y,Z)
• Paul Scutti - Guidance Counselor (L,M, R-T)
• Darlene Capobianco - Secretary
• Joy Mariano - Secretary
Contact Us
201-438-7675
• Dr. Shannon Hopkins
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 [email protected]
Mrs. Lauren Buckley
 [email protected]
Mr. Paul Scutti
 [email protected]
Ms. Cristina Nicolau
 [email protected]
Mrs. Darlene Capobianco
Ext. 2114
Ext. 2240
Ext. 2245
Ext. 2246
Ext. 2242
 [email protected]
• Ms. Joy Mariano
 [email protected]
Ext. 2241
QUESTIONS?
• Contact the guidance counselor
• Call and make an appointment to come in
to meet with the guidance counselor

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