Monday, May 11, 2015

Scheduling Classes for High School Students

Last week and this week I am meeting one on one with each high school student to schedule their classes for fall.  It is a great opportunity to sit and talk through courses they've already had, fill out their graduation checklist to determine what courses they still need and discuss plans for beyond high school.

It has shown me what amazing kids we have here at our school!  I am so impressed by the students who have come asking questions, have already mapped out what they need, have looked up information about colleges they are interested in attending and more!

We have a straight 7 period schedule.

Students are required to take the following high school courses to graduate for all three diploma offerings:
4 Bible courses
4 English courses
4 Math courses
3 Social Studies courses
3 Science courses
1 PE
1 Health
2 Foreign Language courses
1 Technology course
Elective courses

To graduate with a Pre-College diploma, students must have at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA and at least 24 credits.

To graduate with an Honors diploma, students must have at least a cumulative 3.5 GPA, at least 26 credits and pursued Honors and/or AP courses in at least two different subject areas.

We offer Spanish as a foreign language.  We are adding Sign Language this fall.
We offer Intro to Chemistry/Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology and Physics for science.
We offer Economics, Ancient World History, World History, US History and Government for social studies.
Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus and College Algebra are our math offerings.
AP is offered in English Literature, English Language and Composition, World History, US History, and Government.  We plan to add Spanish next year.  Eventually we would like to offer AP Calculus, AP Biology and Psychology.

Electives include: Chorus, Praise band, Forensic Science, Drama, Lego Robotics, Public Speaking, Psychology, Sociology, Art, Computer, Journalism, and College/Careers.

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