GRESHAM HIGH SCHOOL FORECASTING CLASS OF 2016 Incoming Juniors WELCOME! It’s time to forecast and choose your classes for next year. Here are the steps you will follow… Forecasting: Step by Step 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Use Course Planning Guide Discuss with parents, teachers, others Fill in forecast sheet Get signatures Meet with counselor as needed Turn in form to teacher by due date Graduation Credit Requirements Language Arts Total Credits Required: 25 4.00 Social Studies 3.00 Math 3.00 Science 3.00 World Language 1.00 Physical Ed 1.00 Health 1.00 Career/Fine Arts/Tech Electives *2.00 7.00 •.50 credit must be earned in Technology •*may be earned in tech, fine arts, business electives How many classes do I take? Freshmen = 7 Classes Sophomores = 7 classes Juniors take at least 6 classes. Seniors take at least 5 classes. Remember: Honor Roll requires 6 graded classes. Any class taken for Pass/No Pass credit will not count. Examples: Aide, Credit by Proficiency, etc. Athletics requires passing 5 classes & being on track to graduate Additional Graduation Requirements : Academic Portfolio State test scores and work samples in: Math, Writing, Speaking, Science, and Social Science. Four Year Plan Created in the freshman year, updated each year by the student, used to guide forecasting. Extended Application Completed in senior year within your health class 2 Career Related Learning Experiences (CRLE) Opportunities for CRLE’s are offered in Health and advanced elective classes. Bring completed forms to Ms. Cooke in the College & Career Center. General University Requirements Oregon universities require: 4 credits of English 3 credits of Mathematics (must show completion of Algebra 2 or higher by graduation) 3 credits of Science 3 credits of Social Studies College Entrance Requirements World Language—2 credits in same language Minimum “C” grade for core courses .5 credit in a Visual/Performing Fine Arts class is recommended Additional College Requirements Minimum grade point averages for admission: 3.00 for U of O, OSU, PSU, OIT, SOU 2.75 for EOU, WOU Additional review may be required by the college. Universities also require ACT/SAT test scores. College & Career Center Kendra Maddox Scholarships College Info Financial Aid Job and Career Info and more! [email protected] 503 674-5555 Also in the Center: Barb Cooke - Academic Portfolio Manager International Baccalaureate (IB) IB is the most advanced course of study offered at GHS in six different subject areas during junior and senior year. IB Program Options: Earn a full IB diploma Recommended honors level classes: 9th Grade: Honors Geography 10th Grade: Honors English, Math, Social Studies, & Science Earn college credit (take IB tests) Full IB students also need 4 years of World Language. Special note regarding IB: Students in IB courses are expected to remain in their chosen classes all year. Questions? Contact Mr. Chris Smith, IB Coordinator: 503-674-5500 x5299 or in room 235 or your school counselor. International Baccalaureate Full Diploma Requirements: Junior Year: IB Junior Honors English* History of the Americas* IB Biology SL (or IB Art Design HL)* IB Mathematics (or Algebra 2) World Language-3rd year Theory of Knowledge—one semester Group 6 Elective: Choose ITGS, IB Music, IB Anthropology, IB Chemistry, IB Physics or IB Art *HL = Higher level / 3 required International Baccalaureate Full Diploma Requirements: Senior Year: IB Senior Honors English* IB 20th Century World History* IB Biology HL (or IB Art Design HL)* IB Mathematics (if not taken Junior year) World Language- 4th year Theory of Knowledge-one semester Group 6 Elective: ITGS, IB Music, IB Anthropology, IB Chemistry or IB Art (if not taken Junior year) *HL = Higher level / 3 required Benefits of the IB Program Engaging Curriculum Best preparation for a 4-year college Be a part of a community of learners Begin earning college credits while still in high school. Full IB Diploma candidates can earn enough to start college as a sophomore! Universities value IB students and over 1900 colleges have policies to recognize IB Center for Advanced Learning (CAL) CAL offers advanced courses in 5 technologybased fields for juniors and seniors: Digital Media (Graphic Design & Video) Programming & Networking Medical/Dental Engineering Manufacturing Center for Advanced Learning (CAL) Students apply and are accepted based on grades & interests. Students will take four classes, including English at CAL. Math, Social Studies, PE and Health taken at GHS. Questions? See Susan Fields in the Counseling office A.C.E. Academy The ACE Academy offers three areas of education: Architecture, Construction and Engineering. Students will learn all areas in their junior year. A focus on one of the three areas in your senior year. Two year program , students attend junior and senior years A.C.E. Academy Each student will experience hands- on projects in the “design and build industry.” Students can earn entry into advanced and apprenticeship training programs. Questions? See Mrs. Blaser in the Counseling office Benefits of CAL & ACE No Cost to attend Students spend 3 periods at GHS and the remainder of the day at CAL/ACE Transportation is provided Hands on learning environment Mentoring with professionals within your chosen area of study Forecast Process 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Receive forecast sheet from teacher Fill in personal information, counselor, and due date Select required classes Select electives and alternate choices Get signatures Return to teacher by due date. Who is my Counselor? A – B and ELL: Armando Gonzales C –Ha: Laura Blaser He – L: Gloria Hull M – S: Susan Fields S – Z: Re’nice Siefer Forecast Sheet After you have completed the personal data section, Mark core course selections with an “X” Mark alternates with A1, A2, and A3 in order of preference. Note: You may get an alternate so choose carefully. Choose classes for English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and PE. Get signatures of teachers as indicated. Include parent/guardian signature Remember: Aides: One period per semester Requires teacher’s signature Cannot aide during teacher’s prep time Credit Recovery: To make up credits: SUN Program Night School Summer School Online School Classes must be approved by your counselor prior to registration Choosing core classes English Sequence English 1-2 English 3-4 *Honors English 3-4 Junior English IB Junior English Senior English IB Senior English *Students must apply for Honors English 3-4 Math 3 years of math (Algebra 1 and higher) are required to graduate If you fail either semester, you must discuss with math teacher. You need a plan to catch up. Math Sequence Choice of class requires teacher’s signature. Sequence A Algebra 1 Sequence B Algebra 1 Sequence C Geometry Geometry Algebra 1.5 Algebra 2 Geometry IB Math SL Algebra 2 IB Math HL IB Math SL IB Math Studies Algebra 2 IB Math Studies Social Studies Regular Sequence IB Sequence *Requires signatures US History Honors Government & Economics Government & Economics IB History of the Americas Global Perspectives IB World History Science The choices for sophomore science: Biology or Chemistry. The choices for junior science: College Prep: Chemistry, Physics, IB Biology SL, IB Physics Other Science classes: Zoology, Botany, Earth Science Ask your science teacher for recommendations. Your teacher must approve your choice. Science IB Sequence Sequence A *Requires signatures Physical Science Physical Science Biology Chemistry College Prep classes: Chemistry, Physics, IB Biology SL, IB Physics Other Science classes: Zoology, Botany, Earth Science IB Biology SL IB Biology HL Health You will take another semester your senior year. Physical Education Elective PE classes can be repeated multiple semesters. Strength and Conditioning Lifetime Fitness Team Sports * Mark your sheet if you want it for a full year. ALERT! Talk with parents, teachers and counselor before choosing your classes. Choose very carefully. Schedule changes are almost impossible. IB level courses will not be changed. People to Know! Your counselor Kendra Maddox, College and Career Center and Scholarships Barbara Cooke, Academic Portfolio/CRLE Carol Sweere, Registrar (transcripts) Chris Smith, IB Coordinator What’s next? Complete forecast sheet with choices & signatures. 2. Turn in form to teacher by due date. 3. You will input your choices into the computer. 4. Be sure your computer choices are all marked on the forecast sheet. These MUST match. 1. If you need help: Your counselor is happy to see you! After school During Lunch By Appointments GHS Counseling Website counseling.ghs.gresham.k12.or.us On the counseling webpage: • Contact information for your counselor • Course Planning Guide • Forecasting forms, power points • Mental Health/Community resources •Announcements •And MORE! Your counselor looks forward to meeting with you!