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Seneca Valley Scheduling Presentation for the 2016 -2017 school year Presented by the Guidance Department of the I. H. S.
Seneca Valley Intermediate High School Administration Mr. Delp Principal Mrs. Kotula Assistant Principal Mrs. Brooks Dean of Students Mrs. Manganello Cyber Principal Mr. Babusci Cyber Assistant Principal
Seneca Valley Intermediate High School Guidance Counselors Mrs. Kress Mr. Del Prete Students A-G Ms. Calder Students P-Z Mrs. Gaguzis Secretary Students H-O
Scheduling materials: The 2016 -2017 Program of Studies is available online at www. svsd. net (select Academics, then Program of Studies, then Grades 9 -12). Courses can be viewed by plan, list, or catalog. • Ninth grade registration form (yellow) • Tenth grade registration form (blue) • Scheduling presentation is available at www. svsd. net (select IHS, then Guidance).
Credits Every class you take at Seneca Valley has a specific credit value. Semester course Full year course with lab . 5 credit 1. 0 credit 1. 4 credit To earn credit, you must pass the class with a 60% “D” or higher (final average).
Seneca Valley Graduation Requirements 24 Credits • • • English Social Studies Math Science STEM (grades 10 -12) Physical Education Health Arts/Humanities Electives 4. 0 credits 2. 0 credits 1. 0 credit 2. 0 credits 0. 5 credit 2. 0 credits 4. 5 credits
KEYSTONE EXAMS Students must attain a score of Advanced or Proficient on the Biology, Algebra 1, and Literature end of course exams as per district and state requirements.
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
Review the Academically Advanced Courses in the Program of Studies Weighted Courses AP (0. 35 weight) CHS (0. 25 weight) Honors (0. 125 weight) Weight is an add-on to the base QPA Weight formula includes a divisor that increases as opportunities to take weight increases – allows for a fair QPA distribution for all students Select weighted courses carefully to ensure a consistent add-on weight advantage Academically Advanced course information available on the Program of Studies
th Grade English 9 v Honors English 9 (requires a 90% or better in English 8 or an 80% in Honors English 8, teacher recommendation and successful completion of summer reading and writing assignments) Remember to have your current teacher sign your registration form!
9 th Grade Social Studies • U. S. History 1 (1776 -1860) U. S. History 2 (1860 -1914) • Honors U. S. History 1 (1776 -1860) Honors U. S. History 2 (1860 -1914) The prerequisites for Honors History are a 90% in 8 th grade Social Studies and recommendations from the current Social Studies and English teachers.
Math • • • Algebra 1 A Algebra 1 B Algebra 1 Principles of Geometry Honors Geometry Principles of Algebra 2 Honors Algebra 2 The recommended math sequence is in the Program of Studies.
th Grade Science 9 Ø Principles of Biology 1 (0. 5 credit) Ø Principles of Biology 2 (0. 5 credit) Ø Biology (1. 4 credits) Requires an 80% or better in Integrated Science and teacher recommendation. Ø Honors Biology (1. 4 credits) Requires a 90% or better in Integrated Science and teacher recommendation. Corequisite of Principles of Geometry, Honors Geometry or higher.
Physical Education Personal Physical Fitness Physical Education 9 Advanced Physical Education Cyber Physical Education 9
Grade 9 in Review… • Freshman orientation • Freshman planning meetings • Butler County Area Vocational Technical School (BCAVTS) presentation and field trip • Interest inventory and career exploration through Family Connection (www. naviance. com) • Scheduling presentations
Completing the planning guide • Write all classes taken in 9 th grade. • Do not include study hall or lunch. • Write credit value for each class. 0. 5 credit for semester (half year) classes 1. 0 credit for full year classes 1. 4 credits for lab classes • Add all credits taken and place total in the bottom space (7 minimum).
https: //portal. svsd. net/
th Grade English 10 v Honors English 10* Remember to have your current teacher sign your registration form! *requires an 80% or better in Honors English 9, 90% or better in English 9; teacher recommendation and successful completion of summer assignments.
th Grade Social Studies 10 • World History and Geography 1 and 2 • Honors World History and Geography 1 and 2* • Advanced Placement World History** *Honors classes require 90% in U. S. History 1 and 2. **A. P. Class requires 80% in Honors U. S. History, 95% in U. S. History, summer work; cyber/CHS option requires previous cyber course. Both Honors and A. P. options require English and History teacher recommendations.
Math • • Principles of Geometry Algebra 1 Part B Principles of Algebra 2 Honors Algebra 2 Precalculus/Trig. Honors Precalculus/Trig. The recommended math sequence is listed in the Program of Studies.
th Grade Science 10 • Principles of Chemistry 1 (. 5 credit) • Principles of Chemistry 2 (. 5 credit) • Chemistry (1. 4 credits) Requires completion of Biology, 80% in Prin/Algebra 1, teacher recommendation and at least Prin/Algebra 2 in 10 th grade • Honors Chemistry (1. 4 credits) Requires 80% in Honors Biology, 90% in Biology; teacher recommendation and at least Prin/Algebra 2 in 10 th grade
Other required classes… ü Health ü Physical Education 10 Personal Physical Fitness Advanced Physical Education JROTC Cyber P. E. 10 (online coursework and 30 outside hours) P. E. 10 SV Athletics (online coursework and SV sport) P. E. 10 Marching Band (online coursework and 15 outside hours) P. E. 10 Dance (online coursework and SV dance course) P. E. 10 Gymnastics (online coursework and SV gymnastics course)
What electives should I take? üThe elective courses will help you discover areas of interest for future electives, hobbies, and careers. ü The Program of Studies shows the relation between the 17 Seneca Valley career pathways and Seneca Valley courses. ü See your counselor further help in determining your future options.
Study Halls • On site tutoring with math faculty • Time to complete homework • Make up missed assignments from absences • Use of the i-HUB facility
If you are taking Biology, Honors Biology, Chemistry or Honors Chemistry, write “lab/study hall” in the bottom space for both semesters.
If you are taking Principles of Biology 1 and 2 or Principles of Chemistry 1 and 2 and want a study hall, write “study hall” in the bottom space.
If you are taking Principles of Biology 1 and 2 or Principles of Chemistry 1 and 2 and want no study halls, complete all spaces with courses.
Math/English/Biology Labs Based on individual performances on standardized tests, an additional English, biology and/or math lab period may be added to your schedule in place of an elective or study hall. Placement will be determined by student performance on standardized assessments, as determined by the school district.
World Language World language is often needed for college admission. Most colleges require 2 -3 years on the high school transcript. Colleges vary on whether they will count the 8 th grade world language toward their entrance requirements. Language taken in grade 8 will be reflected on an SV transcript. Honors level courses in World Language are available for 2 nd and 3 rd year students. Please consult your current teacher and the Program of Studies for prerequisites.
Elective Areas • Applied Engineering and Technology • Business Technology • English • Family and Consumer Science • Fine Arts • JROTC • Math—Computer Science • Social Studies
Performing Arts Electives • • • Dance Gymnastics Music-Instrumental Music-Vocal Theatre
SV The Academy of Choice • Students may enroll in cyber courses that provide credit towards graduation through: Acceleration Courses Credit Recovery Courses • Courses are available as: Cyber only Cyber Blended only Cyber or Cyber Blended • Students may be enrolled: Full-time onsite Full-time at home Supplement to traditional classes.
Cyber Registration Process: During 2016 -2017 school year: List course on registration form; complete the online cyber application AFTER June 3, 2016*. During summer of 2016: Complete online cyber SUMMER application*. *Link: http: //www. svsd. net/domain/1100 Note: Cyber grades are listed on the transcript and report card. Acceleration courses receive a letter grade/percentage and will calculate into the QPA for the upcoming school year. Credit recovery courses will receive a pass/fail grade, will not calculate into the QPA, and will be listed on the current year’s transcript.
• http: //connection. naviance. com/senecavshs • The log on for all students is their regular Seneca Valley username and password • Students will explore career and postsecondary educational opportunities. • You will receive school messengers which will provide information about activities students have completed.
Engineering Certification Program (ECP) • ECP provides comprehensive knowledge and understanding of standards within the engineering field. • No specific sequence of courses is necessary to achieve ECP Certificate. Advanced Math and Science courses recommended Technology Education courses recommended • Cyber courses are available. • Engineering focused Graduation Project is required. • Additional information and course recommendations are available on the ECP link (IHS page under site shortcuts)
Butler County Area Vocational Technical School *3 elective credits each year of enrollment Air Conditioning/Heating Automotive Technology Building Construction Carpentry Collision Repair/Auto Body Commercial Art Computer Networking Cosmetology Culinary Arts Graphic Arts Health Assistant Heavy Equipment Machine Technology Protective Services Welding
Reminders for the BCAVTS Program § If you are interested in BCAVTS, write your selected BCAVTS program and course number in the designated portion of your form and see your school counselor. § BCAVTS programs have limited enrollment. You must return the BCAVTS application with your schedule. Applications are available in the guidance office. http: //www. bcvt. tec. pa. us § See your school counselor for more information on opportunities at the Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School.
COLLEGIATE SPORTS ELIGIBILITY • Register early within the junior year • Must register for division I or II • Specific guidelines for QPA, college entrance exams, and core course requirements. • Online registration • Schools vary • SV approved course list as well as NCAA Quick Reference Sheet are available at SHS Guidance website.
More reminders… • Pay close attention to the descriptions in the Program of Studies (course numbers, prerequisites, length, grade level). • The course listing contains a comprehensive list of all classes offered for the 2016 -2017 school year. • Don’t forget to complete substitute courses on your form! • Signatures needed: core academic areas, 2 nd and 3 rd year of a world language, some performing arts courses
Schedule Changes • Course request changes can be made through the end of this school year (June 3, 2016). • Teachers may make recommendation changes based on student performance during the second semester of this school year. • An add/drop period at the beginning of the next school year is allotted.
Ninth Grade Registration Pick-Up Students will be entering their course selections into the computer and turning their schedule forms in according to the following schedule: Tuesday, February 16 Falcons—Mr. Mc. Cracken Hawks—Mr. O’Shea Wednesday, February 17 Condors—Mrs. Cenna Owls—Mr. Martin Thursday, February 18 Eagles—Mr. Koromaus Please have your schedule completed and ready to turn in on that date.
Registration Pick-Up by English classes Tuesday, February 9 Mihalik Wednesday, February 10 Smith, Zorich Thursday, February 11 Zaso Rooms 109 and 113 Students will input schedule requests and submit completed forms.
What’s next? April: Course verifications available on SV portal. August: Schedules made available. August, 2016: Welcome to 9 th and 10 th Grade!
Thank you for listening! For further information, visit the I. H. S. guidance office.