Scheduling for 9th grade
2011-2012 school year
the Guidance Department of the I.H.S.
Intermediate High School
Mr. Alan Cumo Principal
Mr. Robert Raso Vice Principal
Mr. Dan Wilkins Dean of Students
Mrs. Denise Manganello Cyber School Principal
Intermediate High School
Mrs. Kress Students A-G
Mr. Del Prete Students H-O
Ms. Calder Students P-Z
Ms. David Learning Support
• Course of Studies book 2011-2012
This book is available online at
www.svsd.net, select Senior High School,
resources, program of studies.
• Scheduling instructions
• Ninth grade registration form (yellow)
Every class you take at Seneca Valley
has a specific credit value.
Semester course .5 credit
Full year course 1.0 credit
To earn credit, you must pass the class with a
65% or higher (final average).
• English 4.0 credits
• Speech 0.5 credits
• Social Studies 4.0 credits
• Math 4.0 credits
• Science 3.5 credits
• Physical Education 2.0 credits
• Health 0.5 credits
• Computer Applications 0.5 credits
• Arts/Humanities 2.0 credits
• Electives 3.0 credits
Sample Planning Guide page 68
To graduate from Seneca Valley,
you must earn 24 credits
• To become a sophomore…4 credits
• To become a junior……..10 credits
• To become a senior……..16 credits
Honors English 9
(requires an 83% or better in
English 8, teacher recommendation
and successful completion of
summer reading and writing
Remember to have your present teacher sign
your registration form!
• Geometry TE
• Honors Geometry
• Algebra 2 TE
• Algebra 2
• Honors Algebra 2
See recommended math sequence on page 27.
Principles of Biology 1
Principles of Biology 2
Keep in mind your present grades and classes! Consult with
your current teacher! See page 36 for the recommended
This is a half credit science course which is
required for graduation. The topics covered will include
environmental issues, earth space science and ecology.
• U.S. History 1 (1787-1860)
U. S. History 2 (1860-1914)
• Honors U.S. History 1 (1787-1860)
Honors U.S. History 2 (1860-1914)
The prerequisites for Honors History are a 90% in 8th grade
Social Studies and recommendations from the current Social
Studies and English teachers.
Personal Physical Fitness
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If you would like to have a study hall, write study hall in
one or two of the elective spaces. (there is no course
number for study hall)
If you want no study halls, complete all blanks with
The Computer Applications course is required to graduate.
If you have an I.E.P., ask for help in scheduling from your
If you have a G.I.E.P., please refer to the information you
will receive from the IHS gifted department for scheduling
a study hall.
A world language taken in 8th grade will show on your
transcript. It will not be used in the QPA calculation or
toward graduation requirements.
2-3 years of a world language are often needed for
college admission. Some colleges require 2-3 years on
the high school transcript. Colleges vary on whether
they will count the 8th grade world language toward their
Students who have completed Spanish 1 in 8th grade will
have the option of taking Spanish 2 or Honors Spanish 2.
Please see the prerequisites for each course on page 46.
The Seneca Valley Cyber Service Program allows students to
earn credits toward graduation. Information regarding this
program is located on pages 49-57 in the Program of Studies.
Please contact your guidance counselor at the Intermediate
High School if you are interested in this program.
• Pay close attention to the descriptions in the book (course
numbers, prerequisites, length, grade level).
• Refer to pages 82-88 for a complete listing of all classes
offered in grades 9-12. This will help with your total
4 year plan!
• Don’t forget to complete substitute courses on your form!
• Other signatures needed: 2nd year of a world language,
some music courses.
• Share this plan with your parents…and have one sign your
Reading/Math Strategies Courses
You may be scheduled in a
Math and/or Reading Strategies
course in place of a study hall
or elective. This will be
determined by your
performance on standardized
But…what about the future?
Check out pages 69-77.
These pages show the relation
between courses and the
16 national career clusters.
See your counselor for
further help in determining
your future options.
Parent Information Night
Thursday, February 10, 2011
The guidance counselors will be collecting schedules in
your social studies classes.
Tuesday, February 22 Mr. Koromaus & Ms. Mitnick
Wednesday, February 23 Mr. McCracken
Thursday, February 24 Ms. Cenna & Mr. O’Shea
here I come!
Please have your schedule
completed and ready to turn
in on that date.