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WHS Freshman Registration Night
This is an Information Night (as well as Registration Night) Tonight you will: • meet your counselor • learn about course sequencing, requirements & prerequisites • learn about A+ and other WHS opportunities • request classes for next year • set up a Personal Plan of Study
School Counseling Content Standards Levels K-12 Social and Emotional Development Standards: • Understanding self as an individual and as a member of diverse local and global communities • Interacting with others in ways that respect individual and group differences • Applying personal safety skills and coping strategies Academic Development • Applying skills needed for educational achievement • Applying the skills of transitioning between educational levels • Developing and monitoring personal plans of study Career Development • Applying career exploration and planning skills in the achievement of life career goals • Knowing where and how to obtain information about the world of work and post-secondary training/education • Applying skills for career readiness and success
Innovation Track Students: • Get a Head Start on Their Degrees • Have Access to Student Support Services • Receive a Quality Education • Save Money with Dual Credit
A+ PROGRAM • • Sign and turn in an agreement form to the A+ Office (Mr. Donovan) Attend an A+ school for 3 consecutive years Free Graduate with at least a 2. 5 GPA Mone Graduate with at least a a 95% attendance rate. y for Colle ge Good record of citizenship Perform 50 hours of tutoring File the FAFSA Achieve a Proficient or Advanced score on the Algebra I EOC Students are eligible to use the incentive for UP TO FOUR years after high school!!
Course Descriptions WORLD GEOGRAPHY (½ credit) GR 9, 10 The focus of this course is for the student to understand, develop, and use the perspectives, themes, and concepts of geography through the study of human systems of culture, politics, economics, and population. course title Credit: semester or full year (1/2 or 1) Grade level to take the class Description of the class Always double check the PREREQUISITES and GRADE LEVEL required for each class!
Communication Arts 4 units • Communication Arts I, II* & III* *denotes honors sections available • At least one additional credit from the following choices: • Speech I & II • Techniques of Writing/Senior Composition (Honors Comp I/Honors Comp II*) • Career English • Honors Intro to Literature • Honors American Literature • Honors English Literature • Mythology • Honors Library Practicum • Debate (full year) • Communication Artists • Intro to Philosophy • Creative Writing
Social Studies 3 units • Recent American History • grade 9 • World History* • grade 10 • Government* • grade 11
Mathematics 3 units • Algebra I 1 credit or Alg. A 1 credit & Algebra B 1 credit • Geometry 1 credit (before Alg II) • Algebra II* 1 credit (needed for college) • Math Analysis/Trigonometry*1 credit • Honors Calculus 1 credit
Science 3 units • Physical Science • Biology* • One additional unit from the following: • • • Chemistry* Biology II* Earth Science Human Bio and/or Genetics Honors Physics I or II Anatomy & Physiology* OR
3 rd req. Science Credits continued • Health Science I at WACC – 1 year = 1 credit OR • 3 credits from: Ag Science I, Ag Science II, Biotechnology, Equine Sci, Small Engine Repair, Advanced Animal Science, Greenhouse, Floriculture, Landscaping, Conservation. OR • Ag Science I, Ag Science II & one other from the Ag classes listed above.
Fine Arts 1 unit • • Art Choir Band Intro to Theatre - ½ credit (9) or Theatre Arts I – 1 credit (10 -12) Speech I must first be taken • Music & Technology and Music Theory (1012)—½ credit each
Health / PE • Physical Education or Personal Fitness 1 credit 9 th grade • Health ½ credit 10 th grade
Practical Arts 1 unit • Personal Finance is a 1 sem. (½ credit) class that is required 11 th or 12 th grade • Dual credit option available • Additional ½ credit from one of the following Practical Art areas: • • Industrial Technology Family & Consumer Science Business Agriculture Warrensburg Area Career Center A+ Tutoring class ROTC
Foreign Language It is highly recommended that students have a grade of C+ or better in Language/Communication Arts courses to take French or Spanish • We offer French and Spanish • Not a Warrensburg HS graduation requirement • Several universities require 2 or more years of the same foreign language.
Prerequisites • Ag Science II • Ag Construction I • Career and Family Leadership • Fashion Fundamentals • Nutrition and Wellness • Industrial Technology • Drafting & Design • Stagecraft • Speech I Theatre Arts, Intro to Theatre, or Debate
Coming later this year: • Online Enrollment forms due (May 2017) • 2017 -18 Schedules available (end of May 2017 – after enrollment packet is submitted) • WHS Counselors available to refine schedules until about mid-June. • Freshman Transition Day (Aug 16, 2017) • Freshman Picnic/Open House (Aug 2017)