Midland Valley High School Class Registration Meeting Requirements to be a SENIOR • Total of 17 Credits must include: – 3 Math credits – 3 English credits – 2 Science credits *Summer school is an option if you need to get caught up! Applications will be available in guidance in May. What classes should you take next year? • Students should choose classes based on career and educational goals. – Are you planning to go to a 2-year or 4- year college? – Are you taking the right classes to complete a major in high school? (IGP) – Are you planning to join the military or work force after graduation? What do I need to take in order to graduate? English 4 Math 4 Science (Must pass Physical Science) 3 US History 1 Economics/US Government ½ / ½ Social Studies (Global Studies) 1 Computer Science 1 Foreign Language OR Career Ed 1 PE or NJROTC 1 Electives 7 What does the Class of 2010 need to take to get into a 4 year college? • Colleges have additional course requirements: – At least 2 years of the same foreign language (Clemson and C of C require 3 years) – An additional lab science course • Examples:Anatomy, Physics or AP Chemistry – Four Academic Electives • Examples: Art, Band, Chorus, Global Studies 2, Spanish 3, French 3, Psychology, Teacher Cadet, Advanced Composition, AP Calculus, AP English, Yearbook Sample Senior Schedule Four Year College Track -AP English/Advanced Composition/English 4 -AP Calculus/Pre-Calculus/Prob & Stats -Lab Science: AP Chemistry/Anatomy/Physics -Government/Economics -Foreign Language -1 or 2 Electives -Early Dismissal with Parent Approval Sample Senior Schedule Two Year College Track: (Aiken Tech) -English 4 -Math Tech 4 -Government/Economics -Environmental Science -1 or 2 Electives -Early Dismissal with Parent Approval ACT and SAT Test Information • Four year college bound juniors should take the ACT and/or SAT this Spring. • Don’t wait until your senior year to take these tests for the first time. • Registration packets are available in the guidance office. • Aiken Tech does NOT require these tests. They use the COMPASS test instead. Scholarships=Free Money for College • Lottery Tuition Assistance – Technical Colleges Only – Apply by filling out the FAFSA form • HOPE=$2,800 – 1 year scholarship for 4 year colleges – Need a 3.0 GPA LIFE Scholarship for Four Year Colleges LIFE Scholarship=$5,000-$7,500 Four Year Colleges Require 2 of 3 items: 1. 3.0 GPA 2. SAT=1100 or ACT=24 (Math and Reading) 3. Top 30% of Graduating Class LIFE Scholarship for Two Year/Technical Colleges LIFE Scholarship pays up to the Cost of Tuition plus $300 for books Requirement: 3.0 GPA You CAN afford to go to college! Palmetto Fellows Scholarship $6,700-$10,000 a year to attend a four year college in South Carolina Requirements: 1. Have at least a 3.5 GPA 2. 1200 SAT or 27 ACT (Math/Reading Scores) 3. Rank in top 6% of your class during your 10th, 11th OR 12th grade year NCAA Information • Athletes should register with the NCAA Clearinghouse at www.ncaa.org -See your Coach or Ms. Crow for more information • Must take an English and Math class each year of high school to be eligible to play college sports New Courses for Next Year!! • AP English Language and Composition – For students taking Honors or GT English 3 or 4 - We will continue to offer AP English Literature • AP Chemistry – For students taking Honors Chemistry I this year Administrative Support Technology • Learn how to manage and supervise a business, solve business-related problems, and manage general office tasks More New Courses… • Technical Communication (1/2 credit) – Improve writing and communication skills – Build your language arts skills for use in business and industry – Great course for everyone, no matter what your plans are after high school • Life After High School (1/2 credit) -Learn important life skills such as how to apply and interview for jobs, how to manage your money, and how to live on your own. More New Courses… • Small Business Management – Work in the School Store – Must have taken Marketing already or be enrolled in Marketing next year • Chorus 2 • Must have taken Chorus I Even More New Courses! PE 3: Weight-Training for Female Sports:½ credit PE 2 will continue to be for Male Sports Weight Training is only for MV athletes or students majoring in the Exercise and Sports Program. Aquaculture New class in the Agriculture Department Must have taken Agricultural and Environmental Science How do I sign up for classes? 1.Get Teacher Recommendations on your Course Request Sheet 2.Ask your parents to contact the Guidance Office to sign up for an IGP Appointment: #593-7104 3.Turn your Course Request sheet in to your 1st period teacher THIS Friday! How do I sign up for classes? 5.Attend your IGP Conference with a Parent or Guardian Dates/Times for Current 11th Grade Conferences February 10th-13th from 7:00am-4:00pm February 17th & 18th from 9:00am-5:00pm Important Deadline The last day to change classes is June 16, 2009!
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