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					  WELCOME
YORKVILLE HIGH
    SCHOOL
  Class of 2014
 9 th   Grade Curriculum Night
Facilitated by:
  Mr. Tim Shimp Principal
  Mr. Joel Wyeth Associate Principal
  Mrs. Brandy Delaney School Nurse
  Mrs. Anne Kuntz Counselor
Yorkville High School and
the Academy
       ONE SCHOOL
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Yorkville High School Academy

 Rigor
 Relevance
 Personalization
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   9th   Grade School Physical
     Mrs. Delaney, school nurse
 Cannot attend without a physical
    (pending appointments don’t count)
 If using physical for athletics, keep in
  mind it is only valid for 12 months
 See doctor between June—August
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  Today’s Agenda

1. Become familiar with high school
   graduation requirements and how
   they relate to college admissions
2. Talk with teachers and other YHSA
   faculty
3. Submit course requests (pink sheet)

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            Materials
 Red Curriculum Guide
   (the catalog)

 Pink Course Request Worksheet
    (the order form)

Online at YHSA webpage…

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FREQUENTLY ASKED
QUESTIONS (FAQs)
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The 4 Big Questions
 How many
  credits…
 What exactly is
  needed…
 If failure then
  what…
 Placement…
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HOW MANY CREDITS ARE
REQUIRED FOR
GRADUATION?
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         GRADUATION
A total of 27 credits
 Freshman year = 7 credits
               1 in English
                1 in math
           1 in social studies
               1 in science
        1 in Physical Education
            2.0 in electives*
   *this is including Academic Enrichment

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Graduation not the same as College

        page 5
         High School Graduation
           Requirements
        page 8
         College Admissions Guide

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College: an economic imperative

 Graduating from high school
  more important than ever

Post-secondary education is
       for EVERYONE
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WHAT IS NEEDED FOR
COLLEGE?

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          Answer: It depends…
                  Minimum           for college Mrs.
                  required          Kuntz              U of I
Subject           for YHS Grads     recommends         recommends
English           4                 4                  4
Math              3 (reach Alg 2)   3 (reach Alg 2) 4
Social Sciences   2½                3                  4
Lab Sciences      2                 3                  4
One Foreign       0                 2                  4
Language
Other             0.5 ConsMgmt AP/Honors               AP/Honors
                                      in at least      classes
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                                      one subject
 Graduation requirements…
Subject        Fresh Year     Soph Year       Junior Year     Senior Year
                                              Amer Lit
English        Fr. English    Soph. English                   two electives
                                              & an elective

Math           Algebra 1      Geometry        Algebra 2

Social         World
                                              US History      Government
Sciences       History

               Intro to Lab
Lab Sciences                  Biology
               Science

                                              Consumer
Other          Health         Drivers Ed
                                              Management
 …plus college requirements
Subject        Fresh Year     Soph Year       Junior Year     Senior Year
                                              Amer Lit
English        Fr. English    Soph. English                   two electives
                                              & an elective

Math           Algebra 1      Geometry        Algebra 2       Pre-Calc

Social         World
                                              US History      Govt & Psych
Sciences       History

               Intro to Lab
Lab Sciences                  Biology         Pre-Calc
               Science

                              Drivers Ed      ConsMgt   1 more in
Other          Health
                              Foreign Lang Foreign Lang any area
           9th   grade classes
   English
   math
   Intro to Lab Science
   World History
   PE/health
   Academic Enrichment
   electives

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 What is Academic Enrichment?
Units on:                Students can go to:
  Reading strategies  Academic Lab for
  Learning styles     tutoring; or to a
  Note taking         teacher’s room; or
  Studying            to student services
  Cultures
                     MAP testing
  Careers
  College Knowledge Counselor visits
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I’VE NEVER HAD THEN WHAT?
HOW DO I CLASS WHEN I
IF I FAIL A KNOWTO WORRY
SHOULD INTERVENE AND WHAT
ABOUT CREDITS BEFORE, WHEN
IF I MISS SOMETHING, WILL I IT
I SHOULD LET THEM HANDLE
ON THEIR OWN?
REALLY NOT GRADUATE?
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          Passing Classes
 Less than 5% of this year’s freshman
  failed
 If you fail a required course you
  must retake it

The most common concern about
  grades & rigor…
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The most common grade…




       B
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“Continuous effort - not strength
or intelligence - is the key to
unlocking our potential”
~WINSTON CHURCHILL


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       A word on grades…
 Rigor is #1 best predictor of college
  success
 Reach their potential
 Tolerance of frustration
 Perseverance
 Where learning takes place

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        Key Study Habits
 Plan and keep track of upcoming
  assignments and large projects
 Take notes in class
 Work ahead ….. Don’t get behind
 Have a system of staying organized.
 Independence = Responsibility
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 HELP!

    Do you use your
     assignment
     notebook?
    Have you spoken with
     your teacher?
    Do you stay after for
     extra help?

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HOW DO I KNOW WHAT LEVEL
TO PLACE MY CHILD IN?

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            Placement
Triangulation of Data
  A.Teacher or parent feedback
                                          A

  B.Explore and ISAT exams
                                      B       C
  C.MAP tests, math exam


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WHY TAKE HONORS CLASSES?

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The #1 thing colleges look for…

          GPA…
          ACT score…
          Class rank…
          That’s it right?
   #1 COURSE RIGOR
  and GRADE PATTERNS
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             University of Illinois—
             Urbana Champaign
Minimum subject matter requirements must be met. The rigor
of the curriculum is strongly considered. Illinois appreciates
applicants who take challenging courses, including honors,
Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB)
courses if available. When assessing academic achievement,
course grades as well as grade trends are important, including
course selection and grades in relation to desired major. A strong
senior schedule is also encouraged, as it helps show the
applicant’s commitment to higher education. If the high school
provides a class rank, that is taken into consideration as well.
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                  University of Illinois—
                  Urbana Champaign
Subject                    Minimum Recommended Mrs. Kuntz
                           Required Years      Recommends

English                    4            4         4
Math                       3 or 3.5 1   4         3
Social Sciences            2            4         3
Lab Sciences               2            4         3
One Foreign Language       2            4         2
Flexible Academic Units    2            4+        Honors

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In addition to ACT or SAT scores, class rank, and cumulative
grade point average, the University considers:
• Grades earned in college preparatory courses, which
   should document a high level of achievement and
   consistency;
• A well-crafted personal statement explaining the student's
   plans to achieve academic excellence at Eastern;
• Letters of recommendation from teachers and counselors
   assessing the student's performance in the classroom and
   potential to succeed.
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English: Four years
Mathematics: Three years
Science: Three years
Social Studies: Three years
Electives: Two years of academic or vocational electives.
Foreign Language: Two years*
    *Foreign Language is not an entrance requirement; however
    Eastern does require one year in a single foreign language for
    graduation. Students with two years of a single foreign
    language in high school with a C or better average will be
    considered to have met this requirement.
           9th   grade classes
   English
   math
   Intro to Lab Science
   World History
   PE/health
   Academic Enrichment
   electives

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The 4 Big Questions
                        1) Answer: 27 total and
1) How many                freshman are placed in
   credits…                college prep (i.e. all core
                           classes) mandatory
2) What exactly is      2) Answer: It depends…
   needed…
3) If failure then      3) Answer: Accept struggle as
                           a condition of real learning
   what…                4) Answer: Check your
                           verification sheets in April
4) Placement…              and call with questions
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CAN I CHANGE MY SCHEDULE
IF I CHANGE MY MIND?
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    Course Selection Process
Spring
 Course selections are tallied
 Placement is made according to test data
April
 Verification sheets are mailed
Summer
 Master schedule is built based on course
   selection numbers

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I believe that every right implies a
responsibility; every opportunity, an
obligation; every possession, a duty.
 ~JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER, JR.
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INDEPENDENCE
RESPONSIBILITY
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Please turn in your pink
    sheets tonight.

Thank you for coming!

				
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