Junior Class Course Selection for Senior Year: 2015 - 2016 Reminders!!!! Take the SAT/ACT twice during the spring semester. SAT Test dates: ACT Test dates: Jan. 24th Feb. 7th Mar. 14th April 18th May 2th June 13th June 6th Use Naviance PrepMe Log on at: http://connection.naviance.com/absegami Continue to Research Colleges: Absegami Guidance Department Course Selection Overview 1. Graduation Requirements ● 4 years of English ● 3 years of Math (Algebra 1 or IMP 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 minimum) ● 3 years of Science (Biology and Chemistry or Environmental Science minimum) ● 3 years of Social Studies ● 4 years of Physical Education ● 1 year of Health ● 1 year of World Language ● 1 year of visual/performing art ● 1 year of a career exploration course ● 1 Financial Literacy course Absegami Guidance Department Course Selection Overview 2. Attendance policy – loss of credit 3. Promotion/retention policy 4. NCAA Clearinghouse (Div. I and II Colleges and Universities) www.eligibilitycenter.org 5. Eligibility, Athletics and Activities 6. Military Service Academies – Military recruiters (lunch periods) Absegami Guidance Department Course Selection Overview 8. Course Selection Process • Student/parent input/Teacher recommendation • Standardized test scores and current performance • Post – secondary plans 9. Schedule changes/semester courses/electives and alternates (no level changes after 1st MP) 10. Eighth class request/study hall 11. Advanced Placement Program Absegami Guidance Department Course Selection Overview 12. Appeal Process • Complete written appeal form – return to your guidance counselor. • Appeal reviewed by department supervisor, and possibly guidance supervisor. • Denied appeals reviewed after final exams. 12. Small Learning Communities • Film Institute (English 4, Motion Pictures Through the Years, Film Production) New Course Selections Math Department: Algebra 2/Trigonometry (Prerequisite: Algebra 1, Co-requisite: Geometry) Honors Algebra 2/Trigonometry (Prerequisite: Algebra 1, Co-requisite: Geometry or Honors Geometry) Discrete Mathematics (Prerequisite: Algebra 2 or IMP3) New Course Selections Intro to Computer Science: Programming with ALICE - Fall Semester • This course will explore the history and development of computer science. • Introduction to object-oriented programming Honors Computer Programming with JAVA Spring Semester • Focuses on computer science topics including arrays • Study of JAVA New Course Selections Oceanography Science Department (5 credits) This course will introduce students to the processes of the world’s oceans, seas and coastal zones. Prerequisite: Biology Co-requisite: Chemistry (Dual credit course with Richard Stockton College) New Course Selections Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Related Arts Department. Introductory drafting course covering skills essential to aspiring architects and engineers. New Course Selections Ceramics and Three Dimensional Art – Related Arts This course introduces new methods and materials including stone carving, mold making, mosaics and wheel thrown ceramics. Art history will be explored more deeply. Prerequisite: Sculpture 1 Change in Course Names Accounting for Business Majors and Entrepreneurs - Financial Accounting Debate and Discussion - The Art of Persuasion Advanced Dance - Dance Composition Media 1 - Introduction to Mass Media Media 2 - Television Broadcast Advanced Media - Digital Video and Editing Drama 1 - Introduction to Theatre Drama 2, 3, 4 - Play Performance History of Rock and Roll - Evolution of Popular Music Film Appreciation (Film Institute) - Motion Pictures Through the Years AP Courses Offered Through the Virtual High School AP Art History AP Music Theory AP Computer Science AP Physics C AP Environmental Science AP Human Geography AP European History AP World History AP French Language and Culture 13. Departmental Course Offerings Fill out the top section: Name, counselor, ID #, etc. Lunch is not a class! Start with 4 year course requirements: Level options: CP, HN, AP English 4 English H&PE 4 or dance Health and PE If you still need a social studies requirement, add it here as well. Math and Science selections: Mathematics English 4 PE 4 or dance Math Science Study hall/lab Science Important note: All Science classes are 5 or 6 credits. You don’t need a study/lab – you can take 8 classes! New level World Language or Elective: World Language English 4 PE 4 or dance Math Science Study hall/lab W. Lang or elective Electives and alternates: English 4 PE 4 or dance Math Science Study hall/lab W. Lang or elective Elective Elective Remember you need 1 visual performing art class, 1 career course and 1 financial literacy class (indicated by the A, C, or A/C or F). Electives and alternates: English 4 PE 4 or dance Math Science Study hall/lab W. Lang or elective Elective Elective Remember you need 1 visual performing art class, 1 career course and 1 financial literacy class (indicated by the A, C, or A/C or F). Electives and alternates: English 4 English Electives PE 4 or dance Math Science Study hall/lab W. Lang or elective Elective Elective Social Studies Electives and alternates: English 4 PE 4 Pre - calc Physics Study lab Spanish 4 Abnormal Psych Animation 2 AP Psych Web Design 1 Law/Criminal Just Sculpture 1 Creative writing Film appreciation Remember to bring your completed course selection sheet to the meeting with your guidance counselor. Please select 6 alternates! List them in order of importance/preference. Any questions about course selection? USE NAVIANCE!!!! Your personal email address. Naviance+5digit id number Don’t stress out over your junior year!!!! •Get things done! •Do your best in class! •Seriously consider course selection for next year. •Research colleges and majors. •Use Naviance! •Get involved! •Have fun! Reminder for parents and guardians: • You already have a scheduled course selection appointment with your child’s guidance counselor . • If you have not received this information, call your child’s guidance counselor ASAP. • Guidance office #: 652 - 1485 Thank you!
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