Ponchatoula High School

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PONCHATOULA
HIGH SCHOOL
Scheduling Presentation for Graduates through 2017
Introduction
• The information you are receiving is important for you and
your child. You, the school, and the student must work
together to ensure that your student achieves his/her
educational goals.
• The informational newspaper, scheduling forms, and
applications needed for scheduling are on the PHS
website. This will provide you with graduation
requirements, scheduling requirements, course
summaries and other important information. Read this
guide carefully and discuss the scheduling options with
your child.
• Students are NOT allowed to change teachers or courses
once the schedules are issued. So please give serious
consideration to your selections.
Course Selection
Please be sure to read the description of the elective
before choosing.
Please choose wisely. We will not change electives
once the master schedule is made.
If you ask for a class and receive it, you are expected
to stay there for the entire length of the course.
Some courses require that you get special approval.
Special approval means that you must get the teacher
granting permission to sign your schedule request form.
Applications are on the PHS website and must be
turned into the teacher.
Classification by Grade Levels
9th Grade
0 – 5.5
Credits
10th Grade
6 – 10.5 Credits
11th Grade
11 –16.5 Credits
12th Grade
17 -
Credits
Honors Courses Criteria
A student must meet three of the five criteria yearly for the
subject area requested.
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Minimum overall GPA of 2.8
Minimum subject area average of 3.0
Teacher Recommendation
Student Self-evaluation
Test Scores
Mastery or Advanced on LEAP
Excellent or Good on EOC in subject area
Industry Based Certifications
• Pharmacy Tech
• First Responder
• Customer Service
• ProStart
• OSHA
• Welding
• Vet Tech Assistant
• Microsoft Office Specialist
AP Courses
• AP English Literature and Composition
• Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Science
• Advanced Placement (AP) Physics 1 algebra-based
• Advanced Placement (AP) Physics 2 algebra-based
Dual Enrollment
Students who qualify may enroll at SLU
or Northshore Technical Community
College and attend classes while
attending PHS.
Dual Enrollment Roundup
May 1
Dual Enrollment/Early Start
Adv. Math Pre-Cal*
SLU Course
SLU Course
Fall Term
Spring Term
Math 161
Math 162
Adv. Math Statistics *
Math 161
Math 241
Calculus *
Math 163
Math 241
PHS Class
American History*
History 202
World History*
History 101
Spanish II
Span 101
Span 102
Biology II *
Biology 151
Chemistry II *
Chemistry 101
Fine Arts Survey
Music App 151
English IV *
Psychology
English 101 English 102
PSYC 101
General Requirements
for
SLU Dual Enrollment
• ACT or PLAN Composite: 18
• If your Math is less than 19, you may still enroll in English,
Spanish, History, Music.
• If your English score is less than 18, you may still enroll in
Math, Chemistry, Spanish, History.
• See the course description in newspaper if interested.
Scheduling Procedure
• Meet with your counselor during English class.
• Complete Schedule Request
• Complete IGP
• Secure signatures.
• Parent
• Teacher
• Honor Classes
• By Application Classes (Turn applications in to respective teacher.)
• Return Schedule Request and IGP to English teacher.
Individual Graduation Plans
According to the Career Options Law, every student must
have an Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) on file at the school.
The plan is initiated in 8th grade and will be updated each
year.
The IGP shall be signed by the student and parent or legal
guardian each year.
The IGP reflects the curriculum pathway and the
recommended sequence of elective courses.
The IGP is flexible, yet sufficiently structured, to ensure that a
student will meet the high school requirements for admission
to a postsecondary education institution or enter the
workforce.
IGP – Blank Form
http://www.louisianabelieves.com/docs/counselor-toolbox-resources/individual-graduation-plan-(blank).pdf?sfvrsn=2
Area of Concentration
Each student MUST choose an Area of
Concentration on the Individual Graduation Plan
(IGP).
An Area of Concentration is a sequence of courses
based on a student’s interests.
http://www.louisianabelieves.com/docs/course-choice/2013-2014-area-of-concentration-guide.pdf?sfvrsn=2
Areas of Concentrations
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Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
• Agriculture
Production/Management/Entrepreneurship
• Animal Science
Architecture and Construction
• Carpentry and Construction
• Drafting
Arts, A/V Technology, and Communication
• Graphic Arts
• Journalism
• Liberal Arts
• Mass Communication
• Performing Arts
Business, Management and Administration
• Administrative Support
• Business, Administration
Education and Training
• Advanced Studies/Core 4 only
• General Studies
Finance
• Banking and Finance (NAF Academy)
Government and Public Administration
• JROTC
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Health Science
• Nutrition and Food
• Emergency Health Care
• Health Professionals
• Pharmacy
Hospitality and Tourism
• Culinary Arts
Human Services
• Child Development Services
• Management of Family Resources
Manufacturing
• Welding
Marketing, Sales and Services
• Entrepreneurship
• Marketing and Sales Management
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Engineering
LOUISIANA GRADUATION
REQUIREMENTS
College And Career Diploma
Louisiana Core 4 Curriculum
Louisiana Basic Core Curriculum
Career Diploma
State Policy
All students entering 9th grade are automatically
placed on the LA Core 4 pathway.
At the end of the 10th grade year, a student with
parent or guardian permission may opt into the
Basic Core or Career Diploma curriculum.
Diploma Endorsements
Students have the opportunity to earn diploma endorsements. At present, there
are two endorsements available:
Academic Endorsement
LA Core 4
Grade Point Average (GPA): 2.5
ACT: 23
One of the following:
Senior Project
AP course
IB course
3 college hours of non-remedial credit in a core
area
Career/Technical Endorsement
LA Core 4
4 credits in an area of concentration, plus 2
related credits
Grade Point Average (GPA): 2.5
ACT: 20 or WorkKeys: Silver
The following:
Industry Based Certification approved by the
Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
or 3 college hours in a career technical area,
and
Senior Project related to the students area of
concentration with 20 hours of work-based
learning or 90 hours of work-based learning.
Source: http://www.louisianabelieves.com/academics/graduation-requirements
What can I do with each diploma?
Core 4
Basic
Career
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4 year college
2 year college
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Technical college
Military
Work
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By 2018
63% of all jobs will require
postsecondary
education and training.
This education and
training is increasingly
becoming the only
pathway to middle-class
earnings and status.
Projected Educational Demand
Less than high school
High school diploma
Some college/no degree or
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree or better
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10
20
30
40
Louisiana Graduation Requirements
College and Career Diploma
Entering 9th Graders 2008-2009 and Beyond
Louisiana Core 4 Curriculum
Louisiana Basic Core Curriculum
English - 4 units
English – 4 units
English I, II, III, and IV
English I, II, III and IV or Senior Applications
in English
Math – 4 units
Algebra I or Algebra I-Pt. 2 or Applied
Math – 4 units
Algebra I
Algebra I or Algebra I-Pt1 and Algebra I-Pt 2
Geometry
or Applied Algebra I
Algebra II
Geometry
Remaining unit shall come from the
Remaining units shall come from the
following: Financial Math, Math
following:
Essentials, Advanced Math–PreAlgebra II, Financial Math, Math
Calculus, Advanced Math–Functions
Essentials,
and Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus,
Advanced Math–Pre-Calculus,
Probability and Statistics, Discrete
Advanced Math–Functions and
Math, or a locally-initiated elective
Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus,
approved by BESE as a math
Probability and Statistics, Discrete
substitute.
Math, or a locally-initiated elective
approved by BESE as a math
Science – 4 units
substitute
Biology
Chemistry
Science – 3 units
2 units from the following: Physical
Biology
Science, Integrated Science, Physics
1 unit from physical science cluster: Physical
I, Physics of Technology I, Aerospace
Science, Integrated Science, Chemistry
Science, Biology II, Chemistry II, Earth
I, Physics I, or Physics of Technology I
Science, Environmental Science,
1 unit from Aerospace Science, Biology II,
Physics II, Physics of Technology II,
Chemistry II, Earth Science,
Agriscience II, Anatomy and
Environmental Science, Physics II,
Physiology, or a locally initiated
Physics of Technology II, Agriscience
elective approved by BESE as a
II, Anatomy and Physiology, an
science substitute.*
additional course from the physical
Science cluster, or a locally initiated
Social Studies – 4 units
elective approved by BESE as a
½ unit of Civics or AP American
science substitute.
Government
½ unit of Free Enterprise.
Social Studies – 3 units
American History
American History
1 unit from the following: World History,
½ unit of Civics or AP American Government
World Geography, Western
½ unit of Free Enterprise.
Civilization, or AP European History
1 unit from World History, Western
1 unit from World History, World
Civilization, World Geography, or AP
Geography, Western Civilization, AP
European History
European History, Civics (second
Health – ½ Unit
semester – ½ credit), Law Studies,
Psychology, Sociology, or African
Physical Education – 1½ units
American Studies*
Health – ½ Unit
Physical Education – 1½ units
Foreign Language – 2 units
2 units from the same foreign language or
2 units of speech
Arts – 1 unit
Fine Arts Survey or one unit of Art, Dance,
Music, or Theatre*
Electives – 8 units
Education for Careers or Journey to Careers*
Shall include the minimum courses required to
complete a Career/Technical Area of
Concentration*
*Effective with entering 9th graders 2010-2011 and
beyond
Electives – 3 units
*Approved IBC-related course may be substituted.
Total – 24 units
Total – 24 units
Louisiana Graduation Requirements
Career Diploma
English 
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4 units
English I, II
The remaining unit shall come from the following:
Technical Reading and Writing
Business English
Business Communications
Using Research in Careers (1/2 credit)
American Literature (1/2 credit)
Film in America (1/2 credit)
English III
English IV
Senior Applications in English
A course developed by the LEA and approved by BESE
Math – 4 units
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One of the following:
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Algebra I (1 unit) or
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Algebra I-Pt. 1 and Algebra I-Pt. 2 (2 units) or
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Applied Algebra I (1 unit)
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The remaining units shall come from the following:
Geometry or Applied Geometry, Technical Math, Medical Math, Applications in Statistics
and Probability, Financial Math, Math Essentials, Algebra II, Advanced Math—Pre-Calculus,
Discrete Mathematics, or course(s) developed by the LEA and approved by BESE
Science – 3 units
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Biology
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1 unit from the following physical science cluster:
Physical Science, Integrated Science, Chemistry I, ChemCom, Physics I, or Physics of
Technology I
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The remaining unit shall come from the following:
Food Science, Forensic Science, Allied Health Science, Basic Body Structure and Function,
Basic Physics with Applications, Aerospace Science, Earth Science, Agriscience II,
Physics of Technology II, Environmental Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Animal
Science, Biotechnology in Agriculture
Environmental Studies in Agriculture, Health Science II, EMT – Basic, an additional course
from the physical science cluster, or course(s) developed by the LEA and approved by
BESE
Social Studies – 3 units
½ unit of Civics
½ unit of Free Enterprise.
American History
1 unit from the following: Child Psychology and Parenthood Education, Law Studies, Psychology,
Sociology, World History, World Geography, Western Civilization, Economics, American
Government, African American Studies, Course developed by the LEA and approved by
BESE
Health – ½ Unit
Physical Education – 1½ units
Career and Technical Education – 7 units
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Education for Careers or Journey to Careers
6 credits required for a career Area of Concentration
Total – 23 units
Diploma Curriculum Comparison
PHS Courses
This comparison only includes the courses currently available at
PHS. A complete list of the diploma requirements can be found in
the scheduling newspaper.
English
Core 4
(4 units)
Basic
(4 units)
Career
(4 units)
English I
English II
English III
English IV
English IV or
Senior
Applications
English IV or
Senior
Applications
Math
Core 4
(4 units)
Basic
(4 units)
Career
(4 units)
Algebra I or
Alg I Pt I & Alg 1 Pt 2
Geometry
Geometry
Algebra II
Financial Math, Math
Essentials, Algebra II, Adv.
Math, Calculus
Financial Math, Math
Essentials, Adv. Math,
Calculus
Geometry, Financial Math,
Math Essentials, Algebra
II, Adv. Math, Calculus
Note: Algebra I Pt. 1 & Algebra I Pt. 2 counts for 2 units in the Basic and Career
Diploma.
In Core 4, Financial Math & Math Essentials do not meet TOPS requirements.
Science
Core 4
(4 units)
Basic
(3 units)
Career
(3 units)
Physical Science or Integrated Science
Biology
Chemistry I
Anatomy & Physiology,
Biology II, Chemistry II,
Physics, Environmental
Science, Agriscience II
Anatomy & Physiology, Biology II, Chemistry I,
Chemistry II, Physics, Environmental Science,
Agriscience II
In Basic and Career curriculum, Chemistry I required for TOPS Tech.
Social Studies
Core 4
(4 units)
Basic
(3 units)
World Geography
Civics
American History
World History
Career
(3 units)
Additional Requirements
Core 4
Total – 24 units
Basic
Total – 24 units
Career
Total – 23 units
1 ½ PE & Health or ROTC I & II
2 units of a foreign language
1 unit of an art
3 electives
Journey to Careers or Educ. For Careers
7 electives
6 electives
Must complete an AOC
Assessments
9th
EOC
Explore
10th
EOC
PLAN
11th
EOC
PSAT – on a voluntary basis in October
ACT – March
SAT – if required for college admission
ASVAB – on a voluntary basis
12th
Repeat above tests as needed
End of Course Test
Students must pass three End of Course tests to
graduate.
English II or English III
Algebra I or Geometry
Biology I
or American History
* EOC Test will count as 15% of the final grade.
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LOUISIANA BOARD OF REGENTS
MINIMUM ADMISSION STANDARDS for FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN
These are the minimum admission standards for regular Freshman admission to a Louisiana, public four-year university for Fall
2014.
Students should check with the specific institution for additional information about the university’s requirements and process for
admission.*
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1. High School Curriculum = Core 4 Curriculum
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Courses in the English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language, and Arts categories listed in Bulletin 741 as Core 4.
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2. Overall HS GPA = 2.0 (minimum)
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3. Developmental Courses Needed = NONE
Demonstration of College Readiness:
ACT English score = 18 (minimum)
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ACT Math Score = 19 (minimum)
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Core GPA (courses listed above)
3.0
→
OR
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ACT Composite (minimum)
LSU A&M
25
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2.5
LA Tech, UL Lafayette, UNO 23
2.0
Grambling, LSUA, LSUS, McNeese,
Nicholls, Northwestern, Southeastern,
Southern A&M, SUNO, UL Monroe
*Community or Technical College Admission:
Open to High School Graduates.
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Louisiana’s Taylor Opportunity
Program for Students
TOPS
• A series of merit-based scholarships that award amounts
equal to tuition, some including a stipend, at a state
public college, university, community college or
technical school, (or the weighted average of public
school tuition at certain in-state private colleges).
TOPS Opportunity, Performance, and Honors Awards
8 semesters of college tuition
TOPS Tech Award
2 years of technical college tuition
Source: http://www.osfa.la.gov/
Overview of TOPS Requirements
TOPS
TOPS
Tech
TOPS
Tech
Option 1
Option 2
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19 units
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17 units
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19 units
2.5
20
2.5
17
2.5
17
Oppurtunity,
Performance,
Honors
4 year college
2 year college
Technical college
TOPS Core Curriculum
TOPS GPA
ACT
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TOPS Comparison
PHS Courses
TOPS
(4 units)
TOPS Tech
Option 1
(4 units)
TOPS
Tech
Option 2
(4 units)
English I
English IV
English II
English III
English IV or Sr. Applications
TOPS Comparison
PHS Courses
TOPS
(4 units)
TOPS
Tech
Option 2
(3 units)
Algebra I or Alg I Pt 1 & Alg 1 Pt 2
Geometry
Algebra II
Adv Math or
Calculus
TOPS Tech
Option 1
(3 units)
2 units from Geometry, Algebra II,
Math Essentials, Financial Math, or
Adv. Math
TOPS Comparison
PHS Courses
TOPS
(4 units)
TOPS Tech
Option 1
(3 units)
TOPS
Tech
Option 2
(3 units)
Biology I or II
Biology I
Chemistry I or II
Chemistry I
2 units from Phy Sci, 1 unit from Env Sci, Phy Sci, Integrated Sci, Biology
Env Sci, Integrated
II, Chemistry II, Physics I, or Ag 1 & Ag II
Sci, Biology II,
Chemistry II,
Physics, Anatomy &
Physiology, or Ag I &
Ag II
TOPS Comparison
PHS Courses
TOPS
(4 units)
World Geo
TOPS Tech
Option 1
(3 units)
TOPS
Tech
Option 2
(3 units)
World Geo or World History
Civics
American History
World History
TOPS Comparison
PHS Courses
TOPS
TOPS Tech
Option 1
TOPS
Tech
Option 2
2 units of a foreign
language
Fine Art Survey or 2
units of performance
arts; 2 units of visual
arts; career/technical
course; substitute one
unit of an elective from
core, or Speech III & IV
4 units from a career
major
Fine Art Survey or 1
unit of art or Speech
III & IV
2 units from foreign
language or technical
writing
1 related or technical
field course
Total – 19 units
Computer class
Basic Computer
Total – 17 units
Total – 19 units
Reminder
Scheduling forms are to be returned to your English teacher
within 1 week of scheduling.
Schedule Request 2014 – 2015
Individual Graduation Plan
If the forms are not returned, a schedule will be made for the
student by the counselor.
Counselors
• A-D
Denise Latour
[email protected]
• E-K
Orlisa DePhillips
[email protected]
• L-Q
Katharine Meadors
[email protected]
• R-Z
Tommie Robertson
[email protected]

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