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					COURSE SELECTION NIGHT

DUXBURY HIGH SCHOOL
      2012-2013
      COURSE SELECTION 2012-2013
   Welcome
   Overview of Course Selection Process
   Placement Review/Course Waivers
   Graduation Requirements
   Curriculum Offerings by Department (Panel)
   Questions and Answers
  COUNSELOR ASSIGNMENTS
 MRS. LISA DEMBOWSKI GRADES 9-12

 MR. BRUCE HAMILTON GRADES 9-12 AS ASSIGNED

 MRS. KELLY JURGENS            GRADES 9+11
 MRS. MAUREEN KELLEHER         GRADES 10+12

 MRS. CAROLYN MALONE           GRADES 9+11
 MR. ERIK MEERBACH             GRADES 10+12
 MS. SHIRA LIMMER              CURRENT 8th GRADE
- Next year assigned by last name (Dembowski, Hamilton,
Kelleher, or Meerbach))
      SEQUENCE OF EVENTS
FEBRUARY 10th
  Advanced Placement applications due
MARCH 9-16
•  Course Selection available on student portal
   with teacher recommendations for next year
MARCH 16th
  Course Selection choices due through portal
  Placement Review Decision Forms Due
  Course Waiver Forms Due
   ACADEMIC AND CREDIT DISTRIBUTION
 REQUIREMENTS – Class of 2010 and beyond
 130 CREDITS DISTRIBUTED AMONG THE
  FOLLOWING COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

 ENGLISH (FOUR YEARS)     20 CREDITS
 SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY (THREE YEARS,
  ONE OF WHICH MUST BE BIOLOGY)
                      10 CREDITS
 MATHEMATICS (THREE YEARS)15 CREDITS
    ACADEMIC AND CREDIT DISTRIBUTION
          REQUIREMENTS ‘CONT.
 US HISTORY (TWO YEARS)   10 CREDITS

 WORLD HISTORY(ONE YEAR) 5 CREDITS

 WORLD LANGUAGE (TWO YEARS IN SINGLE LANGUAGE)
                           10 CREDITS

 PHYSICAL EDUCATION (FOUR SEMESTERS)
                             10CREDITS
 FINE, PERFORMING, PRACTICAL ARTS (4 SEMESTERS)
                              10 CREDITS
         ADDITIONAL GRADUATION
             REQUIREMENTS
 MASSACHUSETTS COMPREHENSIVE
  ASSESSMENT SYSTEM TESTS
  SCORES OF 240 OR BETTER ON BOTH THE
   MATHEMATICS AND ENGLISH/ LANGUAGE ARTS
   TESTS (or completion of an EPP with a 220 or above
   score) and Score of 220 OR BETTER IN SCIENCE OR
   TECHNOLOGY/ENGINEERING.
 DEMONSTRATED SKILLS IN SEVEN AREAS OF
  TECHNOLOGY
              9th   Grade Courses
 English 9
 European/World History
 Biology
 Math (Algebra or Geometry)
 World Language
 Intro to PE
 Fine, Performing or Practical Art Course
 5 credits of electives (1 full year or 2 half year courses)
            10th     Grade Courses
 English 10
 Physical Science/Chemistry
 Math
 US History I
 World Language
 PE
 Fine, Performing, or Practical Art
 5 credits of electives (1 full year or 2 half year courses)
            11th    Grade Courses
 English 11
 Science
 Math
 US History II
 PE
 Fine, Performing, or Practical Art
 10 additional credits
           12th    Grade Courses
 English 12
 PE
 Fine, Performing, or Practical Art
 25 credits of additional courses
What Colleges look for..
                            4 Units English
 AP courses in areas of
  interest                  4 Units Math
 Strength of schedule      3 -4 Units Science (2-3 lab)
 Schedule diversity        3 -4 Foreign Language
                             (single language
 Balance of academics
                             preferred)
  with participation in
  school                    3 History
  activities/programs       Electives of diverse courses
                             or areas of interest.
      Online Course Selection
 Completed through the Student Portal in X2
 Teacher recommendations, approval or alternate
  course for each.
 Elective choices
 Approval Process
            LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS
 AP            Advanced Placement
 Pre-AP        AP weight in GPA but no AP credit
 Level 1       Honors
 Level 2       College Preparation
 Unleveled     For all students
Student Portal Requests

View and enter your requests for the next year during the period of March
9, 2012 through March 16, 2012. During this date range, you can enter and
make changes at any time. Student requests will then be reviewed by the
counselor.

When you finish, click Post to notify your counselor that you are done.

To enter your requests:
Log on to the Student view.
Click the My Info tab.
Click the Requests side-tab. The Requests page appears:
At the top of the page, in the Instructions box, read and follow the instructions
for entering your requests.


In the Primary requests box, select your requests for the different subject
areas. For example, to select your request for a math course, click Select next to
Math. The courses you can request appear:
The Status column displays information about the course, if this is the course
your current teacher recommended for you. You do not have to select the level
of courses recommended for you. However, if you select a level other than the
level recommended for you, your counselor is notified and you must complete a
Placement Review Form by March 16, 2012 or you will be placed back into the
recommended level.

Select the checkbox in the Select column of the course(s) you want to request,
and click OK. The requests now appear on your Requests page.
Note: To remove a request from your Requests page, click the Select checkbox
again to deselect it.

In the Notes for counselor box, type any notes to your counselor regarding
your requests. Your counselor can view these notes when reviewing your
requests:
Your requests are automatically saved after you enter them on the Requests page. Your counselor can view them
anytime.
•After you complete your requests, click Post. YOU MUST POST BY MARCH 16, 2012. This lets your counselor
know that you are finished entering requests. If you have not selected enough courses to satisfy requirements for
your academic track, the system lets you know which area you need to make more requests in:




Once your counselor approves your requests, you can no longer make changes to your course selections.
        PLACEMENT REVIEW PROCESS
 If a level disparity between teacher recommendation and
 family choice occurs:

 Speak with the teacher
 If you wish to proceed with the level change, request a
  placement review form
 Submit completed placement review form to the guidance
  office no later than March 16th
 Placement will be reviewed at end of term 1
 If decision is to move, it will only be if space and schedule
  allows and term 1 grade will remain on transcript
 CURRICULUM OFFERINGS
 English            Family and Consumer
 Mathematics           Science
 Music and            Social Studies
  Performing Arts      Special Education
 Science and          Visual Art
  Technology           World Languages
                     General Electives
             AP Presentation

 Overview of AP Application and Process
 Important things to Note
 AP offerings by Department
 Questions and Answers
              A note about AP’s
 Advanced Placement courses are college-level courses and
  students should seriously consider their schedules in totality
  (including commitments outside of school) to determine
  whether or not they will have the appropriate time to dedicate to
  this rigorous course of study. In determining if you should apply
  for an AP course, remember that the time expected for out of
  class work is 1:1 to class time (i.e for every hour of in class time
  you will be spending an hour at home on preparation for that
  class). You should love the subject and have strong writing and
  critical reading skills. AP courses also have summer work that
  must be completed prior to the start of the course in September.
  Failure to complete summer work or not anticipating the
  demands of a course are not reasons to drop the class and this
  will not be permitted.
       AP Application Process
 Students should pick up application information in
  the Guidance Office. Specific application are available
  on DHS Guidance website.
 Each department has specific requirements.
 All applications are due to Guidance by February 10th
  (Friday).
 Departments will review applications and decisions
  will be made by February 29, 2012.
 A note about summer work….
                  Things to Note…
 The School Committee requires that any student enrolled in an
    AP course must take the AP examination. Students who do not
    take the exam will have the “AP” designation removed from their
    transcript. Payment for courses with an exam that year is due in
    the summer.
   Students who are accepted into and request an AP course on
    their course selection sheets are expected to remain in the course
    for the entire year (see course change policy).
   The Placement Review process does not apply to AP courses.
   If enrollment for an AP class is insufficient, the class may be
    combined with the next highest level class in that discipline.
   If an AP course does not run for whatever reason, students will
    have to choose an alternative course and will only be permitted
    to choose another AP course if they have applied and been
    accepted so consider this when making your decisions.
            AP by Department
 English
 Math
 Science
 Social Studies
 World Language
 Art
Questions?

				
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