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Seneca Valley Scheduling for 9th grade 2011-2012 school year Presented by the Guidance Department of the I.H.S. Seneca Valley Intermediate High School Administration Mr. Alan Cumo Principal Mr. Robert Raso Vice Principal Mr. Dan Wilkins Dean of Students Mrs. Denise Manganello Cyber School Principal Seneca Valley Intermediate High School Guidance Counselors Mrs. Kress Students A-G Mr. Del Prete Students H-O Ms. Calder Students P-Z Ms. David Learning Support Scheduling materials: • 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) Credits 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). Seneca Valley Graduation Requirements • 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 Remember…. 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 English English 9 Honors English 9 (requires an 83% or better in English 8, teacher recommendation and successful completion of summer reading and writing assignments) Remember to have your present teacher sign your registration form! Math • Geometry TE • Geometry • Honors Geometry • Algebra 2 TE • Algebra 2 • Honors Algebra 2 See recommended math sequence on page 27. Science Principles of Biology 1 Principles of Biology 2 Biology Honors Biology Keep in mind your present grades and classes! Consult with your current teacher! See page 36 for the recommended science sequence. Global Science This is a half credit science course which is required for graduation. The topics covered will include environmental issues, earth space science and ecology. Social Studies • 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. Physical Education Personal Physical Fitness Physical Education Computer Applications Microsoft Office Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Microsoft Access Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Publisher XHTML code for webpage design Electives 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 courses. Reminders… The Computer Applications course is required to graduate. If you have an I.E.P., ask for help in scheduling from your assigned teacher. 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. World Language 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 admission requirements. 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. SV Cyber Service 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. More reminders… • 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 registration form! 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 assessments. 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 6:00 p.m. I.H.S. Auditorium Registration Pick-Up 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 Ninth grade, here I come! Please have your schedule completed and ready to turn in on that date.
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