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Welcome to Burlington Township High School Parents of the Class of 2016 H O Welcome to Burlington Township High School Parents of the Class of 2016 H O P E N I G H S C H O O L “Building for the future, the best is yet to come!” The Future Begins Today!! Orientation Program H O U S E

PROGRAM AGENDA Welcoming Remarks High School’s Vision Course Selection Process Co-Curricular/Extra Curricular Academic Presentations PROGRAM AGENDA Welcoming Remarks High School’s Vision Course Selection Process Co-Curricular/Extra Curricular Academic Presentations Q & A Session Building Tours

Mission Statement Mission Statement

Mission Statement Mission Statement

Mission Statement Mission Statement

BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT Mr. James Mills – Director Mrs. Heidi Roman- BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT Mr. James Mills – Director Mrs. Heidi Roman- Grade 9 A-Z Mrs. Cindy Marzilli – A-Ek Mr. Troy Scott – El-La Mrs. Lara Webb– Le-Rh Mrs. Linda Porter – Ri-Z

The Intensive Block Model • The 4 X 4 semesterized block allows students to The Intensive Block Model • The 4 X 4 semesterized block allows students to take 4 courses per semester. • Students attend 4 seventy-six minute classes each day.

Instructional Schedule Period 1 Class ------ 76 minutes Period 2 Class ------ 76 minutes Instructional Schedule Period 1 Class ------ 76 minutes Period 2 Class ------ 76 minutes Period 3 Lunch ----- 36 minutes Period 4 Advisory --- 36 minutes Periods 5/6 Class -- 76 minutes Period 7 Class ------ 76 minutes

Sample Student Schedule Periods Semester 1 Semester 2 1 Math Financial Lit 2 H/PE Sample Student Schedule Periods Semester 1 Semester 2 1 Math Financial Lit 2 H/PE English 3 Lunch 4 Advisory 5/6 Science Social Studies 7 Art World Lang.

Credit and Subjects Required for Graduation: 145 Credits are required for graduation including 20 Credit and Subjects Required for Graduation: 145 Credits are required for graduation including 20 credits in each of the following: • • Language Arts Mathematics Science Physical Education, Health and Safety

Additionally, the Following Subjects are required for Graduation: • • • United States History Additionally, the Following Subjects are required for Graduation: • • • United States History I and II World History 10 Credits in World Language 2. 5 credits in Financial Literacy 5 Credits in Visual and Performing Arts 5 Credits in Career Education, Consumer, Family and Life Skills, or Vocational-Technical Education

Middle School Equivalency Courses Students who have taken a High School Equivalent Math or Middle School Equivalency Courses Students who have taken a High School Equivalent Math or World Language course may receive High School credit for those courses, BUT grades in courses taken prior to 9 th grade are currently not used in the calculation of a student’s GPA.

Courses from the Middle School at Springside that are High School Equivalent courses are: Courses from the Middle School at Springside that are High School Equivalent courses are: • Algebra I • Spanish I • French I • German I

Opportunities for Course Advancement AP Program AP English Literature AP Calculus AP Statistics AP Opportunities for Course Advancement AP Program AP English Literature AP Calculus AP Statistics AP Spanish Language AP Spanish Literature AP French AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Physics B AP United States History AP World History AP Psychology AP Computer Science Option 2 Program Seniors who are on target to meet all graduation requirements have the opportunity to take a reduced course load in order to participate in a volunteer or career internship or take college courses off campus through the Option 2 program

Additional Opportunities to Earn College Credits 1. College Acceleration Program (through BCC) Offers students Additional Opportunities to Earn College Credits 1. College Acceleration Program (through BCC) Offers students the opportunity to earn college credits for courses taught at BTHS Courses taught by BTHS staff approved by BCC 2. College courses taught by college professors on our campus during the regular school day 3. Internet-based courses

THE SCHEDULING PROCESS FAQ’S • When will scheduling occur? Students from MS at Springside THE SCHEDULING PROCESS FAQ’S • When will scheduling occur? Students from MS at Springside – Beginning early February MS at Springside parents who would like to participate in the scheduling meeting should contact the Middle Schoool Counseling Office at (609) 699 -4021 ext. 4015 by Feb. 1 st. Parents of private school students should contact the High School Counseling Office to make a scheduling appointment (609) 387 -1713, and dial “ 5” for the counseling office after Feb. 15 th • Where will scheduling occur? MS at Springside students will be scheduled at the Middle School Private School students will be scheduled at the High School

THE SCHEDULING PROCESS • How is the schedule determined? Classroom performance Teacher recommendations NJASK THE SCHEDULING PROCESS • How is the schedule determined? Classroom performance Teacher recommendations NJASK Results Parental and student feedback • How will I know when my child has been scheduled? Each student will be asked to bring home a completed class schedule form to be signed by parent/guardian

CLASS SCHEDULE FOR 2012 -13 Name _________ Grade Next Year 9 Career Choice RECOMMENDED CLASS SCHEDULE FOR 2012 -13 Name _________ Grade Next Year 9 Career Choice RECOMMENDED SCHEDULE A. Health/Phys. Ed. I CREDITS COURSE NAME & CODE 1. 25/3. 75 A. 5 B. 5 (10) C. D. Earth and Physical Science (Honors or CP) 5 D. E. US History I (Hum/ Honors/ CP) 5 E. 0 or 5. 0 F 15 G. B. English I (Hum/ Honors/ CP) C. Math (Honors/ CP/ A/ B) F. Lunch plus Advisory or Music Options G. 15 credits in electives in the following areas (World Language / Performing Arts) (Fine Arts / Technology Education) Must select 3 alternate electives H. I. J.

THE SCHEDULING PROCESS • Once my child’s signed scheduled form has been returned can THE SCHEDULING PROCESS • Once my child’s signed scheduled form has been returned can changes still be made in their schedule? Changes in a student’s schedule can be made at any time up until August 1 st!!

Our Door Is Always Open! Our Door Is Always Open!

ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES Physical Activity is the Law of Life. Without it, any degree ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES Physical Activity is the Law of Life. Without it, any degree of health worthy of its name is impossible. Bernard Mc. Fadden, 1911

Co. Curricular • Sign up during Lunch Periods in September 2012 • Academic, Service, Co. Curricular • Sign up during Lunch Periods in September 2012 • Academic, Service, and Activity Related Clubs

ATHLETICS ATHLETICS

ACADEMICS • Eligible for Semester One • Completed 30 Credits and attained a GPA ACADEMICS • Eligible for Semester One • Completed 30 Credits and attained a GPA of 2. 0 or higher from the previous year (does not apply to incoming 9 th grade students. ) • Eligible for Semester Two • Completed 15 Credits and attained a GPA of 2. 0 or higher from semester one

ATHLETICS – AGE QUALIFICATIONS • 16 Years old before September 1 st of the ATHLETICS – AGE QUALIFICATIONS • 16 Years old before September 1 st of the Freshman year – student will not participate in Freshman athletics • 19 Years old before September 1 st of the Senior Year – student will not participate in athletics

ATHLETICS – OTHER QUALIFICATIONS • • Physical from your family physician Signed Permission slip ATHLETICS – OTHER QUALIFICATIONS • • Physical from your family physician Signed Permission slip NJSIAA Steroid Testing Form NJSIAA Concussion Acknowledgement Form • Abide by the signed athletic contract & team rules • On the Student in Good Standing List

ATHLETICS Fall Winter Spring Soccer – Boys’ & Girls’ Basketball – Boys’ & Girls’ ATHLETICS Fall Winter Spring Soccer – Boys’ & Girls’ Basketball – Boys’ & Girls’ Track – Boys’ & Girls’ Football Wrestling Baseball Cross Country – Boys’ & Girls’ Bowling Boys’ & Girls’ Softball Girls’ Tennis Winter Track Golf – Co-ed Field Hockey Cheerleading Activity Boys’ Tennis Cheerleading – Activity

Spring Musical – CRAZY FOR YOU • March 23 @ 7: 30 pm • Spring Musical – CRAZY FOR YOU • March 23 @ 7: 30 pm • March 24 @ 7: 30 pm • March 25 @ 2: 00 pm • March 30 @ 7: 30 pm • March 31 @ 7: 30 pm • Order tickets at: –[email protected] org

Senior Trip Information • You can earn money towards your son/daughter’s Senior Class Trip Senior Trip Information • You can earn money towards your son/daughter’s Senior Class Trip by purchasing Food Gift Certificates from the Athletic Office • You may purchase Food Gift Certificates for Shoprite, Pathmark, or ACME • You earn $4. 00 for every $100. 00 you purchase. • Order online: Go to the Athletics Web Site to order your certificates

English – Must have 4 years § Freshman Year – American Literature I: 1800 English – Must have 4 years § Freshman Year – American Literature I: 1800 – 1930’s (Genres) § § Options same as Freshman Year § CP English I § Honors English I § Humanities I § Enriched US History I § Enriched English I § Junior Year – British Literature § § § CP English III Honors English III No Humanities Option Sophomore Year – American Literature II: 1930’s to Present § Level II § Senior Year – World Literature § § CP English IV Honors English IV AP English IV No Humanities Option

English Electives – offered 10 -12 th grade § § Creative Writing Graphic Novels English Electives – offered 10 -12 th grade § § Creative Writing Graphic Novels in the Classroom Reading & Writing through Web 2. 0 Technologies Young Adult Literature on Film

Supplemental English Courses English Composition I- fall semester n English Composition II- fall quarter Supplemental English Courses English Composition I- fall semester n English Composition II- fall quarter n English Composition III- fall quarter n E. O. E. - Senior year partially proficient HSPA students n

Mathematics Program at BTHS Freshmen have three options for Algebra 1: – – – Mathematics Program at BTHS Freshmen have three options for Algebra 1: – – – Honors College Prep A/B Course sequence: Algebra 1→ Algebra 2→ Geometry→ Trig/Pre-calc or other math to follow. Students are required to take four math classes.

Mathematics Program at BTHS * Work closely with the 9 th grade Counselor, Ms. Mathematics Program at BTHS * Work closely with the 9 th grade Counselor, Ms. Roman, and your child, when choosing courses. Determine the highest level Math course you would like to complete to best prepare for post-secondary plans. * We highly recommend that each student have their own graphing calculator. (TI-83+ or better)

Science Freshman Year Earth Systems Science Or Honors Earth Systems Science Covers: Introductory concepts Science Freshman Year Earth Systems Science Or Honors Earth Systems Science Covers: Introductory concepts in Earth Systems including Astronomy, Ecology, Geology, and Meteorology Sophomore Year Laboratory Biology 1 or Honors Laboratory Biology 1 Covers: Biochemistry, Energy Transformation, Ecology, Homeostasis, Heredity, and Evolution.

Science Electives • • Laboratory Biology II Laboratory Chemistry Laboratory Physics II Environmental Science Science Electives • • Laboratory Biology II Laboratory Chemistry Laboratory Physics II Environmental Science Marine Science Genetics • Astronomy • Anatomy & Physiology • Biotechnology & Forensics • AP Biology • AP Chemistry • AP Physics

Social Studies • 9 th Grade Year • – Options: • CP US History Social Studies • 9 th Grade Year • – Options: • CP US History I • Honors US History I • Humanities/Honors US I • The pathway to Advanced • Placement US & World History: – Honors or Humanities US II 10 th Grade Year – Options: • CP US History II • Honors US History II • Humanities/Honors US II The pathway to Advanced Placement US & World History: – Honors or Humanities US I and US II

Social Studies • 11 th • 12 th Grade Year –Options: – Options: • Social Studies • 11 th • 12 th Grade Year –Options: – Options: • CP World History • AP US History • Honors World History • AP World History • The pathway to Advanced • Electives Placement US & World History: – Honors or Humanities US I & • Electives: –Sociology II –American Pop Culture – Honors World History –Model Congress –Psychology –Current Issues –Psychology I & II –Introduction to African American Studies

Health and Physical Education Health: • 22 days • 1. 25 credits Topics covered: Health and Physical Education Health: • 22 days • 1. 25 credits Topics covered: • Lifestyle Choices • Driver’s Education • Human Sexuality • First Aid/CPR Physical Education: • 66 days • 3. 75 credits Main topics covered: • Fitness • Cooperative Learning • Team Sports • Individual and Dual Sports

Health and Physical Education Peer Leadership Program- 10 credits Junior and Senior year elective Health and Physical Education Peer Leadership Program- 10 credits Junior and Senior year elective Student are trained to become peer educators Topics include: – bullying – harassment – teen sexual health issues

Special Education Goal of the High School is: • To provide services in the Special Education Goal of the High School is: • To provide services in the least restrictive environment based on individual needs • To include students in as many regular education programs as possible • To create programs that promote success as students move to less restrictive environments

Programs • A Child Study Team that consists of two dedicated case managers and Programs • A Child Study Team that consists of two dedicated case managers and a group of caring teachers • Services provided in all four major academic areas: Math, English, Science, History • Teachers provide services in the formats of fully mainstreamed, In Class Support, as well as more restricted environments based on IEP needs

WORLD LANGUAGES 10 High School Credits (2 semesters) required for graduation WORLD LANGUAGES 10 High School Credits (2 semesters) required for graduation

FRENCH • Levels 1 though 4 • Honors level 2 • AP Language GERMAN FRENCH • Levels 1 though 4 • Honors level 2 • AP Language GERMAN • Introduction to German • Levels 1 through 5 • Honors level 2

SPANISH • • • Introduction to Spanish Levels 1 through 4 Honors level 2 SPANISH • • • Introduction to Spanish Levels 1 through 4 Honors level 2 Spanish for Spanish Speakers levels 1 and 2 AP Spanish Language AP Spanish Literature

BUSINESS/LIFE SKILLS COURSE GRADE Technology and Financial Literacy 9– 12 Advanced Spreadsheet and Database BUSINESS/LIFE SKILLS COURSE GRADE Technology and Financial Literacy 9– 12 Advanced Spreadsheet and Database Applications 10– 12 Career, Business, and Vocational Experience 15. 0 Accounting I-II Retail Marketing Hospitality and Tourism Keyboarding Internet and Web Page Design Business Law Marketing Personal Finance Advertising Entrepreneurship (CAP credit available) 10– 12 9 -12 9– 12 10– 12 9– 12 9 -12 11 -12 CREDITS 5. 0 12 5. 0 2. 5 2. 5 5. 0

FAMILY CONSUMER SCIENCE SKILLS COURSE Independent Foods Culinary Arts II International Foods Careers with FAMILY CONSUMER SCIENCE SKILLS COURSE Independent Foods Culinary Arts II International Foods Careers with Children Community Issues Parenting Human Behavior and Development Independent Living GRADE 11– 12 11 -12 10– 12 11 -12 CREDITS 2. 5 5. 0 2. 5

INDUSTRIAL TECH COURSE CAD Architectural Design I GRADE 9– 12 10– 12 CREDITS 5. INDUSTRIAL TECH COURSE CAD Architectural Design I GRADE 9– 12 10– 12 CREDITS 5. 0

Theater Courses • Theater I - Introduction to Theater (5 Credits) (Grades 9 -10) Theater Courses • Theater I - Introduction to Theater (5 Credits) (Grades 9 -10) • Musical Theater Workshop (5 Credits) (Grades 9 -12) • Technical Theater I (5 Credits) (Grades 9 -12) • Fall and Spring Shows (Co-curricular/audition) (Grades 9 -12) Additional Courses available for Sophomores and above • Theater II -Theater Art Workshop (5 Credits) (Grades 10 -12) • Theater III -Advanced Theater Workshop (5 Credits) CAP Program qualified (Grades 11 and 12) • Theater IV -Advanced Theater Seminar (5 Credits) • American Cinema (5 Credits) (Grades 10 -12) • Independent Study (2. 5 -5 Credits)

Instrumental Music Courses • String Orchestra (2. 5 Credits per semester) – Prerequisite: One Instrumental Music Courses • String Orchestra (2. 5 Credits per semester) – Prerequisite: One or more years of experience playing a string instrument • Concert Band (2. 5 Credits per semester) (Grades 9 -12) • Jazz Band (2. 5 Credits per semester) (Grades 9 -12) – Requires acceptance through audition • Rhythm Workshop (5. 0 Credits) (Grades 9 -12) • Marching Band (co-curricular) (Grades 9 -12) Additional Courses available for Sophomores and above Music Theory I and II (2. 5 Credits each)

Vocal Music Courses • Vocal Music (5 Credits) (Grades 9 -12) • Advanced Vocal Vocal Music Courses • Vocal Music (5 Credits) (Grades 9 -12) • Advanced Vocal Technique (5 Credits) (Grades 10 -12) – (available for Freshmen with teacher approval) • BTHS Jazz Singers (co-curricular/audition) (Grades 9 -12) Additional Courses available for Sophomores and above • Songwriting Workshop (5 Credits) (Grades 10 -12) • Computer Technology & Music (5 Credits) (Grades 10 -12)

Visual Art Courses Available to Freshmen Visual Art Courses Available to Freshmen

Art I 5. 0 Credits Full Semester Ceramics I 5. 0 Credits Full Semester Art I 5. 0 Credits Full Semester Ceramics I 5. 0 Credits Full Semester Decorative and Functional Crafts 2. 5 Credits Quarter Course Printmaking/Sculpture 2. 5 Credits Quarter Course

Graphic Design I –Adobe Photoshop 5. 0 Credits Full Semester Graphic Design II – Graphic Design I –Adobe Photoshop 5. 0 Credits Full Semester Graphic Design II – Adobe Illustrator 5. 0 Credits Full Semester (2 nd Semester for Freshmen)

Transition Support Activities/Programs • Advisory Activities – HEART Program – Teen PEP Outreach activities Transition Support Activities/Programs • Advisory Activities – HEART Program – Teen PEP Outreach activities – Supplemental Support Advisory Classes – (Math & English) – Media center and computer labs available – National Honor Society Peer Tutoring – Begins 2 nd MP • Homework Hotline available Tues. and Thurs. in the main building media center (2: 15 -3: 15) • Late bus – Tues. and Thurs (3: 30) for extra help with teachers or club meetings

Transition Support Activities/Programs (Con. ) • Transition Group • PEARLS Group • Round Table Transition Support Activities/Programs (Con. ) • Transition Group • PEARLS Group • Round Table Discussions – Teen Talk • 9 th Grade Community Service Day – April • Naviance Career and College Search