1 Ann Arbor Public Schools Community Clemente Stone Student Services Guide Grades 9-12 Huron Pioneer Skyline Program of Studies
2 ANN ARBOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION Susan Baskett, Simone Lightfoot, Debra Mexicotte, Glenn Nelson, Irene Patalan, Christine Stead, Andy Thomas, OFFICERS Debra Mexicotte, President Susan Baskett, Vice President Andy Thomas, Secretary Irene Patalan, Treasurer SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS Robert Allen Superintendent SUPERINTENDENT'S CABINET Lee Ann Dickinson-Kelley Deputy Superintendent for Instruction Liz Nowland-Margolis Director of Communications David Comsa Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources & Legal Services Sara Aeschbach Director of Community Services MISSION The mission of the Ann Arbor Public Schools, a world-class system of innovative teaching and learning, is to ensure each student realizes his or her aspirations while advancing the common good through a community dynamic distinguished by:! Personalized learning that is curiosity driven, student directed, teacher inspired! Challenging and provocative curriculum! Individualized and group creative expression! The nurturing of the human spirit! Culturally congruent instruction! Forging alliances with families and communities We believe that... heritage shapes individual identity. all people have the right to learn without limits. a person s achievement can not be predetermined. we are strongest when working together. everyone can make a valuable contribution to society. environmental stewardship is our moral obligation. the dignity of each person deserves respect. racism is destructive. communication leads to understanding, understanding fosters relationships, and community is built on those relationships. we first create in ourselves what we seek to create in the world. all people deserve to live in a healthy, safe environment. diversity enriches a community. individual potential deserves fulfillment. all people have the innate desire for creative expression STRATEGIC GOALS " We will create a complete educational program featuring personalized learning that realizes student aspirations and meets international standards. " We will develop and implement a personalized learning plan for each student. " We will actualize the potential for excellence in all students through inspiration and support. " We will ensure meaningful learning through effective teaching. " We will implement a system to ensure continuous development of staff capacity " We will inform and engender trust and support from our constituents to accomplish our mission and objectives. " We will create and maintain physical learning environments that enable us to fulfill our mission. " We will ensure resources adequate to accomplish our mission and objectives. Joyce Hunter Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education Dr. Elaine Brown Assistant Superintendent for Student Intervention & Support Ruth Williams Interim Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education Randy Trent Executive Director of Physical Properties
3 TABLE OF CONTENTS PART ONE High School Contact Information...1 Pathways: Connecting Beyond the Classroom Introduction... 2 Resources and Opportunities/Requirements...3 Career Pathways and Related Course Work...4 PART TWO Policy and Support Information Graduation Requirements...10 Implementation of Graduation Requirements...11 Generic Four Year Plan Worksheet...15 NCAA Information...16 Guidance and Counseling Program...17 Community Resource Educational Program...18 Adult Education...19 Cooperative Occupational Education Program (C.O.E.)...19 English as a Second Language Advanced Career and Technical Education...20 Special Education Services...21 Standardized Testing...21 Michigan Merit Exam and Michigan Scholarship Information...22 Kappa Alpha Psi College Fair AA College and Career Fair...22 Definitions and Explanations Dual Enrollment Post Secondary Enrollment Options Act...24 Split Enrollment...24 Testing Out Michigan Merit Personal Curriculum...25 PART THREE Huron, Pioneer and Skyline High School s Course Descriptions Art...28 Business Services Technology Career & Technical Education English Language Arts...59 Health & Wellness...76 Mathematics...78 Music Physical Education...97 Science Social Studies Visual Performing Arts World Languages Miscellaneous Online Courses (ALL HIGH SCHOOLS) Skyline High School s Magnet Program Course Descriptions Business, Marketing & Information Technology Communication, Public Policy & Media Design Technology & Environmental Planning Health & Medicine PART FOUR Alternative Schools Community High School Course Descriptions Roberto Clemente Student Development Center Course Descriptions Ann Arbor Technical High School (Stone H.S.) Course Descriptions...221
4 Ann Arbor High Schools Building Principal/Dean, Guidance & Counseling, and Career Resource Center Contact Information Huron High School 2727 Fuller Road (734) Web Site: Principal: Arthur L. Williams, PhD Counselor Phone # Esther Caudle Denise Eaddy-Richardson Rashonda Jamerson Nicole Nunlee Stephannie Ruzicka Robyn Kimmey Watson Brian Williams Ivory Wright Pioneer High School 601 West Stadium Boulevard (734) Web Site: Principal: Michael White Counselor Phone # Stephanie Carter Colleen Creal Freda Didlake Victor Kennerly Kimberly Pennington Ellen Sapper Evelyn Tolson Sara Vance Tyrone Weeks Joyce Williams (Career Resource Center) Skyline High School 2552 North Maple Road (734) Web Site: Principal: Sulura W. Jackson Counselor Phone # Ronald Fear Benjamin Graham Krista McKinney-King Amy McLoughlin Heather Schimmel Claudia Siewert Community High School 401 North Division (734) Web Site: Dean: Peter Ways Counselor Phone # John Boshoven Diane Grant Roberto Clemente Student Development Center 4377 Textile Road, Ypsilanti (734) Web Site: Principal: Dr. Benjamin Edmondson Stone High School 2800 Stone School Road (734) Web Site: Principal: Sheila Brown Counselor Phone # Wendy Reinhardt Daphne Slater
5 2 PATHWAYS: Connecting Beyond the Classroom Don t ask me what I want to be until you show me what there is to be. Dear Students, As you look into the future and begin thinking about a career, you probably have more questions than answers. Which professions match your skills and interests? How can you learn more about particular fields? Which high school courses best prepare you for the profession you choose? Fortunately, there are many sources of answers to your career-planning questions. As you begin to identify your interests and abilities, your teachers and counselors can recommend an appropriate educational plan. The AAPS Student Services Guide can provide detailed information about specific courses. As you progress in your planning, work with your counselor and the Career Center for career and college resources. The following Career Pathway information is an excellent tool for planning and decision making. Based on the model used by the Michigan Career Preparation System, the guide charts six career paths and describes the high school courses that lead to the career destination you choose. We urge you to use specific course information in the Student Services Guide and the Recommended/Related Electives from the Career Pathway pages to individualize your four-year plan. Many of the career paths look similar in the selection of courses for 9 th and 10 th grade, and changes from one pathway to another may be necessary as experiences develop and interests change. We also encourage you to select courses that will academically challenge you and spark your interest. Take advantage of the many resources and opportunities outlined in this guide. Best wishes for a successful school experience. Robert Allen Superintendent Ann Arbor Public Schools Arts and Communication Business, Management, Marketing and Technology Engineering/Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Health Sciences Human Services Environmental Science
6 PATHWAYS: Connecting Beyond the Classroom RESOURCES OPPORTUNITIES/REQUIREMENTS Counselors can direct you to a wealth of information, references, and resource material. They are also skilled in counseling for decision-making and exploring career options. Teachers, Media Specialists, Teacher Consultants and Job Placement Coordinators are valuable resources for students. Other parents, friends, and co-workers can share experiences and information to help you select a career path. Career Cruising, a comprehensive career development program, is available on-line in to assist you with career awareness and planning, including training options and information on colleges and universities. Informational programs are held throughout the year at your high school, at local colleges, and at technical schools. World Wide Web is available for all areas of career exploration. See your counselor, teachers, media specialists or career resource center for lists of current web sites. EDP Michigan High School Guidance Curriculum requires every student to do an Educated Development Plan. ACT and/or SAT are tests required for college entrance. Most colleges in Michigan require ACT or SAT and juniors are encouraged to take them in the spring. The ACT is also the qualifying test for the Michigan Competitive Scholarship Program. Plan is a sophomore version of the ACT. Advanced Placement, sponsored by the College Board, provides examinations each spring. If the student scores well enough on the exam, he or she may earn college credit. Articulation Agreements with other institutions of higher education are available in career and technical education classes. This means that upon successful completion of the class requirements, college credit may be earned for this high school class. Contact your Cooperative Education Office (COE) or counselor for more information. Career Assessment Opportunities are available through the counselors, media center, teachers, and teacher consultants. Students explore their interests and abilities. Community Service can provide important social and employment skills which are recognized by potential employers. The completion of the EDP includes a career assessment. Students can find opportunities through a variety of school courses and organizations. Testing Out is offered to students for any AAPS high school courses, with the exception of physical education. Community Resource Contracts allow students to earn credit in a variety of community settings. Dual Enrollment is a program where students can take college classes and receive both high school and college credit for qualifying upperclassmen. See your counselor for specific details. Job Shadowing is provided in cooperation with local businesses. Job shadowing is a short-term experience arranged through a cooperative education director or school counselor. It provides an opportunity to explore a career of the student s choice. PSAT/NMSQT is a practice test for the SAT offered by the College Board in October of the junior year. It is also the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Registration is in late September at the Main Office. Work Experience is paid work experience for credit. This is not related to any particular class or career choice. Contact the Cooperative Education Office (COE). Cooperative Occupational Education (COE) is paid work experience for credit. Students enrolled in COE must also be enrolled in the associated Business or Vocational Class. 3
7 4 ARTS AND COMMUNICATIONS Careers in this path are related to the humanities and to the performing, visual, literary and media arts. These programs include creative writing, film production, journalism, education, radio and television broadcasting, advertising and public relations. SAMPLE CAREERS HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA SPECIALIZED CERTIFICATE OR ASSOCIATE DEGREE BACHELOR'S DEGREE OR ABOVE! Composer! Dancer! Floral designer! Fashion model! Hair stylist! Pop Bands / Musicians! Sign painter 9 th Grade: Required: English 9 Algebra I Biology Social Studies 9! Artist! Camera operator! Commercial artist! Fashion designer! Film producer! Graphic designer! Jeweler! Photographer! Radio /TV broadcaster! Web Page Designer MODEL FOUR YEAR PLAN Each student must take six credits per year 10 th Grade: Required: English 10 Geometry Science Social Studies 10 ADDITIONAL REQUIRED CLASSES 11 th Grade: Required: American History Algebra II English II Chemistry or Physics! Advertising! Author / Editor! Commercial artist! Journalist! Language interpreter! Musician/Composer! Musical therapist! Singer/Dancer! Teacher / Professor! TV production / director 12 th Grade: Required: English Math Elective ARTS AND COMMUNICATIONS Fine Arts 1.0 credit Health 1/2 credit Physical Education 1 credit RECOMMENDED / RELATED ELECTIVES Acting Advertising and Design Art and Design Ceramics and Sculpture Computer Education Computer Aided Drafting Choral Music Creative Writing Culinary Arts Desktop Publishing Drafting 1, 2, 3 Drawing/ Painting/ Printmaking Film as Literature Foreign Language Graphic Communications Guitar / Voice / Piano Hospitality and Management Humanities Information Technology Interior Design Engineering / Physical Tech. Instrumental Music Journalism Marketing Music Theory Peer Facilitating Photography Psychology Speech / Drama Television & Radio Production Web Page Design I and II
8 BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING AND TECHNOLOGY Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These may include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, hospitality and tourism, computer information system, finance, accounting, office administrations, personnel, economics and management.. BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING AND TECHNOLOGY HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA! Administrative Support! Bank Teller! Bookkeeper! Data Entry Clerk! Business Owner/Entrepreneur! Catering/Food Service! Insurance Agent! Retail Salesperson! Travel Agent! Web Page Designer! Video Game Designer 9 th Grade: Required: English 9 Algebra I Biology Social Studies 9 ADDITIONAL REQUIRED CLASSES SAMPLE CAREERS SPECIALIZED CERTIFICATE OR ASSOCIATE DEGREE! Administrative Assistant! Building Manager! Court reporter! Business Owner/Entrepreneur! Fashion Merchandising! Financial Manager! Hotel Management! Medical Transcriptions! Real Estate Sales! Retail Store Management! Web Page Designer MODEL FOUR YEAR PLAN Each student must take six credits per year 10 th Grade: Required: English 10 Geometry Science Social Studies th Grade: Required: American History Algebra II English II Chemistry or Physics Fine Arts 1/2 credit Health 1/2 credit Physical Education - 1 credit RECOMMENDED / RELATED ELECTIVES BACHELOR'S DEGREE OR ABOVE! Advertising Executive! Accountant! Business Teacher/Professor! Business Owner/Entrepreneur! Computer Info/Systems! Computer Science! Human Resource Management! Loan Officer / Banking! Public Relations/ Negotiator! Real Estate Management! Stock Broker 12 th Grade: Required: English Math Elective Computerized Accounting I, II Marketing Web Page Design I & II Business Principles and Management Economics Interpersonal Relations Computer Applications I, II Desktop Publishing Word Processing Money Management Business Technology Foreign Language Nutrition and Foods Data Processing/ VBProgramming Entrepreneurship Business Applications Notetaking/Study Skills Business COE Marketing COE Information Technology Marketing Sports Marketing I & II 5
9 6 ENGINEERING, MANUFACTURING, AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA! Auto Body Technician! Carpenter! Climate Control Mechanic! Custodian! Machine Tool Setter! Roofer! Security System Installer! Welder 9 th Grade: Required: English 9 Algebra I Biology Social Studies 9 SAMPLE CAREERS SPECIALIZED CERTIFICATE OR ASSOCIATE DEGREE! Auto Repair Technician! Construction Technician! Computer Aided Designer! Heating & Cooling Systems Technician! Industrial Electronics Tech.! Pipe Fitter! Surveyor Technician! Air Traffic Controller MODEL FOUR YEAR PLAN Each student must take six credits per year 10 th Grade: Required: English 10 Geometry Science Social Studies 10 ADDITIONAL REQUIRED CLASSES 11 th Grade: Required: American History Algebra II English II Chemistry or Physics Fine Arts 1/2 credit Health 1/2 credit Physical Education - 1 credit Computer Education Know Your Auto Auto Service Tech. 1,2 Small Engine Services Drafting 1,2,3 Architectural Drafting Computer Aided Drafting Physical Technology Earth Science Engineering Design RECOMMENDED / RELATED ELECTIVES Information Technology Bio-related Technology Basic Electronics Graphics Communications 1,2,VOC Metal Technology 1,2 Homebuilding Machine Tool Technology Production Arts and Design nn BACHELOR'S DEGREE OR ABOVE! Architect! Automotive Engineer! Chemical Engineer! Computer Analyst! Computer Programmer! Construction Management! Mechanical Engineer! Geographer 12 th Grade: Required: English Math Elective Foreign Language Computer Science 1,2 Computer Programming Calculus Math Analysis 1,2 Chemistry (Regular, AP) Physics (Regular, AP) Sculpture/ Art and Design Statistics ENGINEERING, MANUFACTURING, AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
10 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Careers in this path are related to agriculture, the environment and natural resources. The careers in this program include agriculture, earth science, environmental sciences, fisheries management, forestry, horticulture, and wildlife management. SAMPLE CAREERS HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA SPECIALIZED CERTIFICATE OR ASSOCIATE DEGREE BACHELOR'S DEGREE OR ABOVE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE! Animal Caretaker! Farm Worker! Florist! Fruit & Vegetable Farmer! Landscaper! Pest Controller! Recreation Worker 9 th Grade: Required: English 9 Algebra I Biology Social Studies 9! Farm Manager! Forestry Technician! Golf Course Manager! Horticulturist! Landscape Design Assistant! Nursery Worker! Retail Floral Salesperson MODEL FOUR YEAR PLAN Each student must take six credits per year 10 th Grade: Required: English 10 Geometry Science Social Studies 10 ADDITIONAL REQUIRED CLASSES 11 th Grade: Required: American History Algebra II English II Chemistry or Physics! Agricultural Engineer! Botanist! Chemist! Conservation Officer! Horticulturist! Landscape Architect! Marine Biologist! Naturalist! Oceanographer! Park Ranger! Teacher / Professor 12 th Grade: Required: English Math Elective Fine Arts -- 1/2 credit Health 1/2 credit Physical Education 1 credit RECOMMENDED / RELATED ELECTIVES Computer Accounting I, II Bio-Related Technology Argumentation/Debate Foreign Language Biology (AP) Business Technology Chemistry (Regular / AP) Environmental Science Marketing Statistics Money Management 7
11 8 HEALTH SCIENCES Careers in this path are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease. These careers entail research, prevention, treatment and related health technologies. The careers in this program include medicine, dentistry, nursing, therapy, rehabilitation, nutrition, fitness, hygiene and teaching. SAMPLE CAREERS HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA SPECIALIZED CERTIFICATE OR ASSOCIATE DEGREE BACHELOR'S DEGREE OR ABOVE! Clinical Assistant! Dental Assistant! Dietary Aide! Home Health Aide! Medical Office Clerk! Nurses Aide! Orderly! Dental Hygienist! Emergency Medical Technician! Licensed Practical Nurse! Medical Technician! Occupational Therapy Assistant! Personal Fitness Trainer! Pharmacy Technician! Veterinary Technician! Respiratory Therapist! MODEL FOUR YEAR PLAN PLAmPPPLAN Each student must take six credits per year! Athletic Trainer! Chemist! Chiropractor! Dentist! Teacher! Registered Nurse! Pharmacist! Physician! Physical Therapist! Veterinarian HEALTH SCIENCES 9 th Grade: Required: English 9 Algebra I Biology Social Studies 9 10 th Grade: Required: English 10 Geometry Science Social Studies th Grade: Required: American History Algebra II English II Chemistry or Physics 12 th Grade: Required: English Math Elective ADDITIONAL REQUIRED CLASSES Fine Arts - 1/2 credit Health 1/2 credit Physical Education 1 credit RECOMMENDED / RELATED ELECTIVES Biology (AP) Bio-Related Technology Chemistry Foreign Language Physiology Health Occupations Interpersonal Relations Nutrition and Foods Chemistry AP Speech and Communication Peer Facilitating Health Sciences/Technology Positive Peer Influence Psychology Sports Medicine 1, 2 Computer Education
12 HUMAN SERVICES Careers in this path are related to economic, political and social systems. These programs include education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, childcare, social services and personal services. SAMPLE CAREERS HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA SPECIALIZED CERTIFICATE OR ASSOCIATE DEGREE BACHELOR'S DEGREE OR ABOVE HUMAN SERVICES! Beauty Consultant! Child and Family Services! Child Care! Fireman! Flight Attendant! Food and Beverage Services! Security Guard 9 th Grade: Required: English 9 Algebra I Biology Social Studies 9! Chef! Civil Service! Cosmetologist! Crime Laboratory Technician! Legal Assistant MODEL FOUR YEAR PLAN Each student must take six credits per year 10 th Grade: Required: English 10 Geometry Science Social Studies 10 ADDITIONAL REQUIRED CLASSES 11 th Grade: Required: American History Algebra II English II Chemistry or Physics! Lawyer! Librarian! Police Officer! Police Detective! Public Service! Psychologist! Social Worker! Teacher 12 th Grade: Required: English Math Elective Fine Arts 1/2 credit Health 1/2 credit Physical Education - 1 credit RECOMMENDED / RELATED ELECTIVES Psychology Current History Interpersonal Relations Economics Positive Peer Influence Bio-Related Technology Peer Facilitating Foreign Language Humanities African American Humanities Cosmetology Nutrition and Foods Interior Design Parenting/Child Development Hospitality and Management Culinary Arts Television and Radio Production Acting 1,2 Creative Writing 1,2 Film as Literature Computer Applications I and II Journalism Internship/ Community Resource 9
13 10 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 1. Required Areas of Study Each student must earn 16.5 credits distributed among the required areas of study as specified below: Total Specifics Arts 1.0 Visual, performing and applied arts 1.0 English Language Arts 4.0 English 9 (Gr. 9) English 10 (Gr. 10) English electives (Gr. 11) English electives (Gr. 12) Health 0.5 Health & Wellness (Gr ) 0.5 Mathematics 4.0 Algebra I Geometry Algebra II Mathematics elective (Gr. 12) Physical Education 1.0 Personal Fitness (Gr. 9-12) *Physical Education elective (Gr. 9-12) Science 3.0 Biology Chemistry or Physics Science elective Social Studies 3.0 World History & Geography United States History & Geography United States Government Economics Online Online course experience (documentation of 20 hours) *Students may waive the physical education elective requirement of one-half unit of credit with one of the following options: The grade-level requirements contained in this policy shall not apply to Community High School or to the Roberto Clemente Student Development Center. Due to the unique nature of these alternative schools, the sequence of courses in the curriculum may vary. However, the curriculum of these schools must be directed toward student acquisition of the State s High School Content Expectations and fulfillment of the established graduation requirements. 2. Total Credits Each student shall be required to earn a total of at least 22 credits. 3. Requirements for Foreign Exchange International exchange students who qualify for senior status and desire a diploma from the Ann Arbor Public School district must earn 4.0 credits distributed as follows: American Literature (0.5) Additional English Elective (0.5) United States Government (0.5) 4. Requirements for Transfer Students United States History (1.0) Additional electives (1.5) Transfer students must meet the Ann Arbor Public Schools graduation requirements and must earn at least 4.0 units of credit in an Ann Arbor Public School. 5. Michigan Merit Exam Participation in the Michigan Merit Exam is required for graduation from the Ann Arbor Public Schools. The test is offered in the Spring of 11 th grade. Students who do not have a valid score from 11 th grade have another opportunity to take the exam in the 12 th grade. a. successful participation in one interscholastic sport; b. participation in a cheerleading squad for one inter-scholastic season; c. successful participation in two seasons as a member of the Symphony Band marching program, or successful participation in one season of the Symphony Band marching program and two seasons of the Concert Band marching program. A waiver of one term of required physical education shall not be construed as reducing the total number of credits needed for graduation as specified in this policy.
14 IMPLEMENTATION OF GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 1. VISUAL, PERFORMING & APPLIED ARTS Credit earned in any of the following courses may be applied toward the visual, performing & applied arts requirements. Career & Technology Education Cosmetology Drafting I, II Drafting, Architectural Drafting, Computer Aided I, II, III Graphic Communications I, II Graphic Communications, Advanced Homebuilding Hospitality Today Interior Design Technology, Machine Tool Technology, Metal Technology, Physical Foods Interior Design Web Page Design I & II Dance Dance Theater Acting I, II Theater I Theater Design I, II Theater, Musical Music All Music Courses Visual Arts All Art Courses 2. ENGLISH 9 Each student must earn one credit in 9th Grade English. Credit earned in English 9 or English 9 Intensive may be applied toward the one credit English 9 requirement. CHS students, please see CHS section of the guide. 3. ENGLISH 10 Each student must earn one credit in 10th Grade English. Credit earned in any of the following courses may be applied toward the one credit English 10 requirement. CHS students, please see CHS section of the guide. English 10/English 10 Intensive Humanities, African-American English AC 4. LITERATURE During grades 11 12, each student must earn at least two credits in English. Credit earned in any of the following courses may be applied toward the one credit literature requirement. CHS students, see CHS section of the guide. All Literature Courses English AC English Literature & Composition, AP Film I, Literature as Film II Humanities, African-American Literature AC Humanities, Literature AC 5. ADDITIONAL ENGLISH Each student must earn additional credit in English. This course may be a non-literature elective, but may not be any speech course. Writing for Publication: Newspaper or Writing for Publication: Yearbook. NOTE: Students may use a combination of two of the following business services technology courses to satisfy the of elective English Language Arts graduation requirement. Business courses may not be used to satisfy the literature requirement. Business Courses Business Technology I Business Applications May Be Substituted for 1/4 unit of English Elective 1/4 unit of English Elective 6. CTE COURSES Students are permitted to use the following courses to meet graduation requirements: Web Page Design I (Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design) APPLIED ART CREDIT (.5) Web Page Design II (Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design) APPLIED ART CREDIT (.5) Marketing ENGLISH CREDIT (.5 credit for completing both semesters) Marketing ECONOMIC CREDIT (.5 credit for completing both semesters) Accounting I Math Related (4 th year of math) --.5 Credit Accounting II Math Related (4 th year of math) --.5 Credit 11
15 12 7. HEALTH Each student must earn one-half credit in Health & Wellness. 8. MATHEMATICS Each student must earn required credits in mathematics. The student must take a math or math-related course in the senior year. Computerized accounting 1, 2 and Computerized science 1 & 2 Money Management/Personal Finance I & II 9. ALGEBRA I Each student must earn one credit in first-year algebra. Credit earned in any of the following courses may be applied toward the requirement. Students must pass the final common assessment for the course. NOTE: Students may earn Algebra I credit, if successfully completed, in middle school and will be reflected on the high school transcript. Algebra I Algebra I - 1/3, 2/3, 3/3 (combined) Algebra I 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 (combined) 10. GEOMETRY Each student must earn one credit in Geometry. Credit earned in any of the following courses may be applied toward the requirement. Students must pass the final common assessment for the course. Geometry Geometry AC Geometry - 1/3, 2/3, 3/3 (combined) 11. ALGEBRA II Each student must earn one credit in Algebra II. Credit earned in any of the following courses may be applied toward the requirement. Students must pass the final common assessment for the course. Algebra II Algebra II AC Algebra II - 1/3, 2/3, 3/3 (combined) Algebra II 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 (combined) 12. PHYSICAL EDUCATION Each student must earn one credit in physical education; one-half of that credit must be in the required Personal Fitness course. The other one-half of that credit must be in a physical education elective. A dance course may be used to meet the physical education elective requirement or the arts requirement, but not both. NOTE: See #21 regarding waivers. 13. BIOLOGY Each student must earn one credit in Biology. Students must pass the final common assessment for the course. Credit earned in any of the following courses may be applied toward the requirement. Biology Biology 1/3, 2/3, 3/3 (combined) Biology, AP Science, Integrated I & II 14. CHEMISTRY OR PHYSICS Each student must earn one credit in chemistry or physics. Students must pass the final common assessment for the course. Credit earned in any of the following courses may be applied toward the requirement. Chemistry Chemistry: Sustainable/Green Chemistry, Advanced: Sustainable/Green Chemistry, AP Science, Integrated I & II Physics Physics C: Mechanics, AP Physics, Conceptual 15. ADDITIONAL SCIENCE Each student must earn additional credit in science. Credit earned in any of the following courses may be applied toward the requirement. Biology, AP Earth Science Ecology & Resource Management Geophysical Science Geophysical Science AC Physics Physics, AP Physics, Conceptual A physics course may be used to meet the physics requirement or the additional science requirement, but not both. 16. UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT Each student must earn one-half credit in United States Government. Government, U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. AP Civics & Economics, Real World I 17. WORLD HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY Each student must earn credit in World History & Geography. Credit earned in any of the following courses may be applied toward the requirement. History & Geography, World History & Geography, World-Early History & Geography, World-Modern History & Geography, World - Survey
16 18. UNITED STATES HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY Each student must earn one credit in United States History & Geography. Credit earned in any of the following courses may be applied toward the requirement. s. History, American Studies AC History, U.S. AP History, U.S. Minority Perspective History & Geography, U.S. Humanities, African-American History AC 19. ECONOMICS Each student must earn one-half credit in economics. Credit earned in any of the following courses may be applied toward the requirement. Civics & Economics, Real World II Marketing (Full Year) Economics Economics, Global 20. ONLINE COURSE EXPERIENCE Each student must document their online experience of at least 20 hours in core academic courses or in online courses. Online classes: The class is delivered 100% entirely online. A fact-to-face orientation and face-to-face proctored tests are required. Blended classes: The class is a blend of face-to-face classroom instruction and online instruction. Students attend the face-to-face section during scheduled class time and work both with the instructor both in person and in the virtual environment. Note about math courses: - The online and blended math courses are self-paced and use mastery learning instructional and assessment methods. Using web-based intelligent software, students receive math explanations and practice problems from the course objectives. They are given periodic assessments where they demonstrate mastery. The face-to-face, direct instruction uses a holistic approach where students can see where math objectives fit into the larger picture. - The 100% online class is most successful with students who very confident in their math skills and wish to advance a level in math by completing a full-year course in one semester or during the summer. - The blended class can be successful with students who have difficulties performing well on tests even though they attend class and complete homework assignments. The weekly cumulative assessments provide needed memory and math skill practice. 21. WAIVERS In order to maintain rigorous academic standards while assuring responsiveness to the needs of students for flexibility in meeting Ann Arbor s curricular requirements, the Ann Arbor Board of Education affirms its support for a process to review and grant waivers from the required curriculum in the middle and high schools. The objectives of some required courses may be met through successful completion of certain courses in other departments. Students may waive the physical education elective requirement of one-half unit of credit with one of the following options: a. successful participation in one interscholastic sport; b. participation in a cheerleading squad for one inter-scholastic season; c. successful participation in two seasons as a member of the Symphony Band marching program, or successful participation in one season of the Symphony Band marching program and two seasons of the Concert Band marching program. A waiver of one term of required physical education shall not be construed as reducing the total number of credits needed for graduation as specified in this policy. If a student is granted a permanent medical waiver, he/she must take Sports Medicine. 1. Community Resource Program. A student and parent may develop and submit a plan to the Principal or designee to waive a graduation requirement by engaging in activities that meet the educational intent of the required course. 2. Mastery of Course Outcomes. Students may request a waiver of a course required for graduation if they are able to demonstrate mastery of the outcomes of the course. Examples of ways in which students may demonstrate mastery are successful completion of the course final exam, (cont d) 13
17 14 and/or successful completion of an oral examination, or submission of a written project, testing out or portfolio demonstrating mastery. In every case, a plan must be prepared and submitted to the Principal or designee of the home school for review and approval prior to proceeding with the activity. 3. Legal Requirements. Consistent with guidelines from the State Board of Education and Public Act 226 (1977), parents have a right to excuse their child, without penalty, from participating in the reproductive health portion of the Health & Wellness course. Parents wishing to exercise this option need only submit a written request to the appropriate school administrator. Courses which are required by state legislation or the State Board of Education (i.e. American Government) may not be waived.
18 GENERIC FOUR YEAR PLAN WORKSHEET Each school will provide a more detailed worksheet for you to complete Goals are essential to planning your career. They serve as a road map, giving you a destination and a route. With a concrete path, you will be able plan for and achieve the career of your choice. There is no better time to plan for your future than now. To help you along the way, complete the four-year high school plan using graduation requirements and electives that support your career pathway. Include work-related experience in your plan. As you gain new experiences, you may find the need to revise your plan. Remember that this plan should reflect your interests and abilities and should be INDIVIDUALIZED TO MEET YOUR NEEDS. 1 st TERM * 7* Grade 9 1 st TERM * 7* Grade 10 1 st TERM * 7* Grade 11 1 st TERM * 7* 2 nd TERM 2 nd TERM 2 nd TERM 2 nd TERM * 7* * 7* * 7* * 7* 3 rd TERM* 3 rd TERM* 3 rd TERM* 3 rd TERM* *where applicable SUMMARY OF REQUIRED COURSES DISTRIBUTION OF CREDITS 2011 & Beyond 2011 & Beyond 2011 & Beyond 1.0 Arts 1.0 Algebra I 1.0 Biology 1.0 English (Gr. 9) 1.0 Algebra II 1.0 Chemistry or Physics 1.0 English (Gr. 10) 1.0 Geometry 1.0 Science elective 1.0 English (Gr. 11) 1.0 Mathematics elective (Gr. 12) 0.5 United States Government 1.0 English (Gr. 12) 0.5 Personal Fitness 1.0* United States History (& Geography*) 0.5 Health 0.5 Physical Education elective 1.0 World History & Geography 0.5 Economics Grade 12 15
19 16 NCAA INFORMATION Academic eligibility must be established prior to graduation, Once the student has graduated, it is not possible to go back and change the course(s). Need NCAA Information? Go to Career Center for NCAA Guide or follow these steps on the Web: go to ncaa.org click on Academics & Athletes click on Eligibility & Recruiting click on Eligibility Center click on prospective Student-Athletes click on List of Approved Courses enter your school code: Community s code , Huron s code , Pioneer s code , Roberto Clemente s code , Skyline s code TBD, Stone s code click on SUBMIT at bottom not LOOKUP CODE at top GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING PROGRAM Mission Statement: The Ann Arbor Public School system believes that a quality comprehensive guidance and counseling program is an integral part of the total education program. The Ann Arbor Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program assures that all students will acquire and demonstrate competencies in the areas of knowledge of self and others, educational planning, and career exploration and development. Mastery of the outcomes of the Ann Arbor Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program will empower students to learn to learn, learn to work and learn to live over a lifetime. The Ann Arbor Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program follows the standards of the Michigan Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program and the American School Counselor Association. High School Program Goals: At the high school level, the Comprehensive Guidance Program emphasizes assisting students as they face increasingly important decisions about their futures. The professional school counselor is a certified/licensed educator trained in school counseling with specific qualifications and skills to address all students academic, personal/social and career development needs. The professional school counselor collaborates with students, parents, teachers, administrators, student services personnel, and support staff to develop solutions to enhance student achievement. All activities included in our school counseling program fit into one of the four components of the Ann Arbor Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program. The Guidance Curriculum component provides a vehicle to systematically deliver knowledge and skills to every student through classroom guidance activities. The Individual Student Planning component provides school counselors the opportunity to work closely with all students and their parents/guardians to plan, monitor, and manage their own learning as well as their personal and career development. The Responsive Services component responds to students immediate needs and concerns and includes individual and small group counseling, crisis intervention, referrals, and consultation with parents/guardians, teachers and other professional specialists. The Systems Support component enables the school counseling program to be effective through a variety of support activities including professional development, consultation, collaboration and teaming, and program management and operations. Systems support establishes, maintains and enhances the total guidance program. Please see the chart on the next page for examples of specific activities in each of the four components.
20 Four Components of a Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program Examples of Activities in Each Domain Guidance Curriculum Individual Student Planning Responsive Services Systems Support Provides guidance content in a systematic way to all students, K-12. Assists students in planning, monitoring, and managing their personal and career development. Addresses the immediate concerns and needs of students on a referral or selfinitiated basis. Includes program, staff, and school support activities and services. Purpose Purpose Purpose Purpose * Student awareness * Student educational and occupational * Prevention * Program delivery * Skill development planning * Intervention * Program support * Application of skills needed in * Decision making everyday life * Goal setting Areas Addressed May Include Areas Addressed May Include Areas Addressed May Include Areas Addressed May Include * Conflict resolution Educational * Academic concerns * Guidance program development * Personal safety * Acquisition of study skills * School-related concerns: * Parent education * Motivation to achieve * Awareness of educational opportunities tardiness * Teacher/administration consultation * Decision making, goal setting, * Appropriate course selection absences/truancy * Staff development for educators planning, and problem solving * Lifelong learning misbehavior * School improvement planning * Interpersonal effectiveness * Utilization of test data school phobia * Counselor professional development * Study skills drop-out prevention * Research and publishing * Appreciating diversity Career * Divorce * Community outreach * Peer resistance skills * Career awareness and exploration * Physical/sexual/emotional abuse * Public relations * Responsible behavior * Knowledge of vocational/technical * Grief/loss/death * District committees * Awareness of educational opportunities training * Substance abuse * Advisory councils * Knowledge of career/technical training * Positive work habits * Family issues * Sexuality issues * Coping with stress * Interpersonal relationships Counselor Role Counselor Role Counselor Role Counselor Role * Guidance curriculum implementation * Assessment * Individual and small group counseling * Program management through classroom lessons * Advisement * Consultation * Consultation * Structured groups * Placement * Referral * Coordinator * Consultation * Transitions 17
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