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Welcome to the Incoming 9 th Grade Parent Orientation Richard Montgomery HS January 6, 2009
Richard Montgomery High School 2009 -2010 Program of Studies Dr. Nelson Mc. Leod Principal
RICHARD MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL 2009 -2010 PROGRAM OF STUDIES TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction………………………. 1 RMHS Pathways. ………………. 2 -5 Specialized Programs ………………. . 6 -8 New Course Offerings………………. 9 -11 Specialized Electives……………. ……. 12 -15 Mathematics Department Course Sequence Chart… 16 Science Department Course Sequence Chart…… 17 -18 Course Listings
Richard Montgomery HS Pathways to Graduation n n The Career and College Preparatory Pathway The Honors/Advanced Placement (AP) Pathway The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program Pathway The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Pathway
The Career and College Preparatory Pathway n n ROTC, the Fire Training Academy, and the MCPS Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) Career and Technology programs at Thomas Edison HS
The Honors/Advanced Placement Pathway n n Students who complete Honors and MYP courses in grades 9 -10 typically follow one of two pathways: (1) they apply and are accepted to the IB Diploma Program or (2) they enroll in Advanced Placement Course in their areas of strength for grades 11 and 12. Advanced Placement program: 33 courses offered
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program Pathway n n Our MYP is a five year program that begins in Grade 6 at Julius West Middle School (JW) and ends in Grade 10 at Richard Montgomery High School (RM). The requirements of the MYP Program are:
Requirements in MYP What You Give: n All Honors classes n MYP Personal Project n 30 Community and Service hours What You Receive: n High-level curriculum n Leads to AP and IB Diploma pathways. n MYP Certificate
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Pathway n n The IB Diploma Program is a program of studies for academically gifted and committed students aged 16 -19 who are interested in pursing a rigorous pre-university course of studies. There are (2) pathways for admission into the IB program:
Pathways to IB n n #1 Students apply in grade 8 to enter the Magnet IB at RMHS in grade 9. #2 This pathway to the Magnet IB at RMHS is open only to students already enrolled in RMHS in grade 10. After students complete an application process that includes an application form, teacher recommendations, an MCPS transcript, and an admissions test, qualified students are selected to join IB in grade 11.
Specialized Programs n n n Rocket Corps Montgomery College Partnership Academy for Careers in Education Early Child Development Pathway Project Lead the Way (Technology and Engineering) Multi-Media Productions and Communications Program (Video Production)
Check out our new course offerings! New to RMHS in 2009 -2010: n n n Global Issues IB Philosophy Quantitative Literacy Nutrition Science AP Physics C IB Environmental Systems Family Life and Human Development IB French and Spanish 7 Intro to Engineering Design Principles of Engineering Advanced Design Applications
Specialized Electives n n n n COMPUTER SCIENCE INTERN (Grades 10 -12) ROCKET CORPS (Grades 11 -12) COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGYRMBC (Grades 11 -12) ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY ORCHESTRA (Grades 9 -12) TREBLE CHORALE – FEMALES ONLY (Grades 912) CONCERT CHOIR (Grades 9 -12) – BY AUDITION ONLY MADRIGALS, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Ensemble (Grades 9 -12) – BY AUDITION ONLY
Change in Physical Education n The physical education department restructuring class offerings. The expansion of specialty sport classes will give ALL students an opportunity to select from a wide variety of sports activities. q Both General PE and Specialty PE available to 9 th graders.
Math and Science Pathways n n Please reference these important flow charts in the Program of Studies. Shows progression of courses between 9 th – 12 th grades at RMHS.
Registration and Graduation Requirements n n How to complete a student registration card. How to interpret the course offerings.
Example: Foreign Language Course Offerings
Example: Physical Education Course Offerings
Example: Mathematics Course Offerings