1 Sophomore Year You will request sophomore classes ONLINE up in the library on Thursday or Friday, February 27 or 28 during THEOLOGY class. This is only 3 weeks away!!
3 Registration Fee Reserves your spot for next year Due Thursday, February 19th Students who have not turned in the form and registration fee will not be allowed to request classes for next year or summer school when they go up to the library
4 How Much is the Registration Fee? $415 (and $115 extra for 2 nd child) $80 late registration fee Full Tuition is due in May.
6 You must know your user name/password for FriarNet when you come to the library. Students who do not know this information should ASAP.
7 Choosing Classes You will have 8 classes just like freshman year. 6 Classes are Required: Theology English World History Math (geometry or higher) Foreign Language Science (Environmental Systems or Chemistry)
8 You choose classes for #7 and 8 1. Theology II 2. English II 3. World History 4. Geometry (or higher math) 5. Foreign Language 6. Environmental Systems or Chemistry 7. CHOICE CHOICE 8. CHOICE CHOICE
9 Where are all the classes listed? There will be a link on the Academics/Guidance Page on the BL website. Today, you begin the course selection process. Get signatures from your teachers (all but Math, English and Theology) If you will be taking Foreign Language for the first time, you do not need a signature. You do not need signatures for Health, Speech, Computer, Intro to Art, Tech Theater, Sculpture, Photography, Drawing and Painting or your sport (if you are already in it) You must have a parent signature at the bottom of your sheet
10 Basically, you need signatures For Science: Env. Systems, Chem or Hon. Chem For World History (or AP World History if you have a 90 average from the Fall) 2 nd Year of Foreign Language (1 st Year Foreign Language students do not need a signature)
11 Math and English decisions. Will be made in May (NO NEED FOR SIGNATURES now) SOME math teachers MIGHT sign the bottom of your sheet if you are in Honors Algebra, Geometry or higher. Not all of you in the classes above will get signatures..they will let you know in May
12 You DO NOT need signatures for 1 semester classes like speech, health, intro to art, computer, theater, speech and debate, Holocaust.. Your sport (if you already did it this year) Choir, Band or Brigade (if you already did it this year)
13 Example #1 1. Theology II 2. English II 3. World History 4. Geometry (or higher math) 5. Foreign Language 6. Environmental Systems or Chemistry 7. STUDY HALL SPEECH 8. FOOTBALL FOOTBALL
14 What if you play one sport first, and then switch to another sport? ONLY sign up for the FIRST sport you play ( ex: football). When the season ends, see your counselor to change to a new sport.
15 Example #1 (again) 1. Theology II 2. English II 3. World History 4. Geometry (or higher math) 5. Foreign Language 6. Environmental Science or Chemistry 7. STUDY HALL SPEECH 8. FOOTBALL FOOTBALL
17 Example #2 1. Theology II 2. English II 3. World History 4. Geometry (or higher math) 5. Foreign Language 6. Environmental Systems or Chemistry 7. INTRO TO ART ***PHOTOGRAPHY 8. CHEERLEADING CHEERLEADING
18 Example #3 1. Theology II 2. English II 3. World History 4. Geometry (or higher math) 5. Foreign Language 6. Environmental Systems or Chemistry 7. PERSONAL CONDITIONING WEB DESIGN 8. STUDY HALL HEALTH
19 Example #4 1. Theology II 2. English II 3. World History 4. Geometry (or higher math) 5. Foreign Language 6. Environmental Systems or Chemistry 7. BL LIVE BL LIVE 8. GIRLS SOCCER GIRLS SOCCER
20 Example #5 1. Theology II 2. English II 3. World History 4. Geometry (or higher math) 5. Foreign Language 6. Environmental Systems or Chemistry 7 WEB DESIGN DESKTOP PUBLISHING 8. HOLOCAUST HEALTH
21 After School Sports In the library, you will also sign up for your after school sport. After school sports earn.5 credit for the entire school hear. Check the website for available sports or come see me for options.
22 May students take a history elective like Holocaust or Sociology, Yes, but all sophomores will take World History for the entire year. (See Course Offerings list on the website)
23 Texas 4 X 4 4 math, 4 English 4 Social Studies, 4 Science You must take 4 sciences: Biology Chemistry Physics 4 th Science choice
24 4 YEAR PLANS Optional Group Meetings will be offered to walk parents through the process of creating a 4 year plan. Parents only I am just showing them how to create one. I will give them a 2 nd one (blank) when they leave to discuss with you.
25 Noon Meetings for Parents Theater, 12:00-1:00 Friday, Feb 6 Monday, Feb 9 Tuesday, Feb 17 Thursday, Feb 19
26 Evening Meetings for Parents Theater, 6pm 7pm Monday, February 23 Wednesday, February 25 Students choose classes beginning the next day
27 May students move up to High or Honors in some classes? English must have a 93 or higher for the Fall semester and provide a writing sample later this spring. Decisions will be made in May. FOR NOW, REQUEST CURRENT LEVEL Example: Honors Eng. I request Honors Eng. II Essentials Eng. I request Essentials Eng. II Essentials students need a 90 average all year to move up to regular the next year
28 Essentials English Students Recommended to take Essentials Spanish I, but you do not have to. Junior year you would take Essentials Spanish II Foreign Languages are Latin, German, French & Spanish French & Spanish are easier than Latin & German
29 Math: Most sophomores will take geometry. Students can only request their current placement level (essentials, regular, high, honors) Levels changes will be made in MAY.
30 Math - continued Students currently taking geometry or geometry and algebra II this year, should consult with their teacher about which math to take next year. Some Honors Algebra students may be considered for double tracking math. They would take Geometry High and Algebra II Honors during sophomore year. These decisions will be made in MAY, but your math teacher M I G H T initial the bottom of your sheet now
31 Double Tracking Math Students 1. Theology II 2. English II 3. World History 4. Geometry High 5. Foreign Language 6. Chemistry 7. Algebra II Honors For now choose another required class unless you have a signature Algebra II Honors For now choose another required class unless you have a signature 8. Football Football
33 Science: Sophomores take: Environmental Systems (all Essentials Math students and students who struggle in math) or Chemistry /Chemistry Honors Chemistry is more difficult & heavy on math, so students may postpone it until junior year.
34 Foreign Language Exceptional Spanish language students will have the opportunity to take ADV. Spanish II or III next year. (At BL, ADV. means Dual Enrollment) Interested students should consult with their Spanish teachers Dual enrollment means COLLEGE CREDIT!!!
35 What are the choices for PE credit? Sports (during and after school) Personal Conditioning (class during school day) Being a manager for a sports team Managers must attend all practices and games Dance Classes (PE or Fine Art credit) Band, Brigade (drillteam) (1/2 Fine Art, 1/2 PE credit)
36 What are the Fine Art Credits? Art Classes Theater Classes Dance Classes (PE or Fine Art credit) Choir (1 Fine Art credit) Band (1/2 Fine Art credit, 1/2 PE credit) Public Speaking and Debate- (must take speech first)
37 Dual Enrollment (College Credit while taking the High School Class What is the difference between AP and Dual Enrolled Classes(Adv.)?
38 Dual Enrollment (College Credit through Eastfield College while taking a Bishop Lynch High School Class AT Bishop Lynch) Teachers must have at least 18 graduate level hours in the exact subject Students pass with a 70 or higher (just like regular BL classes) Students receive a weighting of 1.07 for the class when the GPA is calculated The grade from this class does not transfer, just the credit The class will be transcripted on an Eastfield Transcript
39 Dual Enrollment (COLLEGE CREDIT) What can students take for college credit as a sophomore? Intro to Art (Fine Art credit) (3 hours college credit) Adv. Spanish II (8 hours of college credit)
40 More Dual Enrollment Advanced Spanish III (for 6 hours of college credit).
41 AP (Advanced Placement) Rigorous college curriculum designed by College Board and followed nationwide Students take a test In May to show mastery of the material: 4 or 5 score (out of 5) translates to college credit at most colleges Students receive a weighting of 1.07 for the class when the GPA grade is calculated
42 AP World History (first AP Class for Sophomores) (if your child has a 90 or higher Fall Average for World Geography) They must get a signature from their World Geography Teacher Students will take the AP World HistoryExam to get 6 hours of college credit with a score of 4 or 5 on the exam..
43 College Credit for Intro to Art or Adv. Spanish II)? Get a packet in the Guidance Office with instructions for applying online to Eastfield College. Parents must sign the required forms in the packet and students must turn them in to Ms. Brin once they have applied online in order for the application to be underway.
44 Some students who have already taken the ACT or SAT MAY be exempt. For SAT, you need a composite score of 1070 You must provide scores for review For ACT, you need a composite score of 23 You must provide scores for review
45 How does a student apply for Dual Enrollment (College Credit)? After applying online, students will receive an ID number on their Letter of Acceptance. Print a copy and bring to Ms. Brin in Guidance with other signed papers. Choose a test day (not yet determined) and sign up on the testing sheets in Guidance. STUDENTS CANNOT SIGN UP FOR A TEST DATE UNLESS THEY HAVE COMPLETED THEIR APPLICATION AND TURNED IN THE SIGNED PAPER FORMS.
46 There is another step I will send a separate to the parents of students who have returned the packets with instructions to: Set up econnect account at Eastfield Watch Eastfield video Take a practice test similar (but shorter, of course) to the one they will take in April. Finally, students must print the certificate stating that they have completed the practice test and bring to Guidance with the desired test date in mind.
47 TEST? What kind of test? To qualify to receive college credit, students take the TSI Test (Test will be at BL, but date is not firmed up yet) in the library after school. What s on the test? Reading Comprehension Writing (5 paragraph essay)
48 Do Freshmen usually pass? Many freshmen pass the first time. Good News: Students may take it many more times before sophomore year starts. All students have to pass is the Reading and Writing sections.
49 Summer School The following classes will be offered: Speech Health Computer Applications (classroom & online) Office Applications (online only) Intro to Art Spaces go Q U I C K L Y, so tell your parents not to delay signing you up online beginning Feb 23rd.
50 Summer School Dates Wednesday, June 3 through Wednesday, July 1
51 Summer School Summer School registration is available online beginning February 23 starting around noon. Online registration only with a credit card - costs $425 per class See Mr. Becker, Academic Dean, or Ms. Brin in Guidance If you have questions.
53 OVERLOAD!!!!!!! In summary, what do you have to do? 1) Talk to teachers about next year s classes 2) Fill out course request sheet, get teacher signatures AND PARENT SIGNATURE. Keep in your backpack so you will have it in THEOLOGY class when your class goes to the library in three weeks. 3) Get PACKET from Guidance if you want college credit for intro to art, or Adv. Spanish II (or III).
54 If you have questions... Come see Ms. Brin, Freshman Counselor