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1 COURSE SELECTION PROCESS Franklin Central High School Our vision is to have the most sought after graduates by colleges, universities, and the world of work!

2 Diploma Options

3 Class of Core 40 Requirements Worksheet 1 Indiana CORE 40 Requirements Class of 2016 and after The education, business, labor, and government leaders of the State of Indiana have agreed on education expectations for Indiana high school students. These expectations are called the Indiana Core 40. Students must meet the Core 40 standard to be considered for admission to an Indiana four-year college or university. Therefore, all college-bound students are advised to select from the following as a minimum preparation for college. English/Language Arts: 8 credits in literature, composition, Health/ Physical Education: 3 credits and speech PE English 9-1 English 9-2 PE English 10-1 English 10-2 Health and Wellness or 3 FACS courses (see page 26) English 11-1 English 11-2 English 12-1 English 12-2 Mathematics: 6 8 credits from the following list: Algebra I Algebra I Algebra II Algebra II Geometry Geometry Elective Credits: 14 credits 2 additional credits recommended: Finite Math Finite Math AP Statistics AP Statistics Pre-Calculus Pre-Calculus AP Calculus AP Calculus Science: 6 credits in laboratory science from the following: 2 credits required: Biology I Biology I 2 credits required: Chemistry I Chemistry I Physics I Physics I Integrated Integrated Chemistry-Physics Chemistry-Physics 2 additional credits: any Core 40 science credit End of Course Assessment Passed: (see pages 43-45) Mathematics (Algebra I) Social Studies: 6 credits distributed as follows: 2 credits required: English/Language Arts (English 10) Geography and History of the World World History 2 credits required: US History Geography and History of the World World History US History 2 credits required: US Government Economics Total: 43 credits

4 Class of Core 40 with Technical Honors Worksheet 5 CORE 40 with Technical Honors Classes of 2016 and after In addition to completing courses for the CORE 40 (Worksheet 4) a student must also: Complete 6 credits in the college and career preparation courses in a state-approved College & Career Pathway and one of the following: 1. Pathway designated industry-based certification or credential These are available through some C9 programs and Visual Basic, Java, and A+ certification 2. Pathway dual credits from the lists of priority courses resulting in 6 transcripted college credits Earn a C- or better in all required courses Graduate with a 3.0 GPA Complete one of the following: a. One of the following: Four credits in two or more AP courses AND their corresponding exams Six verifiable transcripted college credits in dual enrollment courses from priority course list Two credits in AP course and its corresponding AP exam AND three college credits in dual enrollment courses Score of 1750 or higher on the SAT with a minimum score of 530 on each section ACT composite score of 26 or higher and complete the writing section b. Earn the following scores or higher on Work Keys; Reading for Information Level 6, Applied Mathematics Level 6, and Locating Information Level 5 c. Earn the following minimum score(s) on Accuplacer: Writing 80, Reading 90, Math 75 d. Earn the following minimum score(s) on Compass: Algebra 66, Writing 70, Reading 80 Total Credits: 47 Career clusters represented by a career-technical program at Central-9 Career Center: Agriculture Manufacturing and Logistics Public Service Transportation and Motor Sports Academy Hospitality & Human Services Arts AV Technology and Communication Business& Marketing and Information Technology Health Science Career pathways represented by programs at Franklin Central High School: Business Department: Business Administration, Web & Digital Communications, and Information Technology. ech Ed Department: Engineering (Project Lead the

5 Class of Core 40 w/academic Honors Worksheet 6 CORE 40 with Academic Honors Diploma Class of 2016 and after The Indiana State Board of Education has established an academic honors diploma which is intended to bring honor to those students who choose challenging courses and accumulate at least 47 credits in high school. To be eligible for an academic honors diploma, a student must have a grade point average of B (3.0) or above. No grade lower than a C- may count toward the diploma. Increased opportunity for acceptance to Indiana s four-year public colleges and universities results when students exceed the Core 40 requirements to attain the Indiana Academic Honors diploma earning 47 credits with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, with no grade lower than a C- in the courses which count toward the diploma. If you earned lower than a C- in a course, you may not count that course toward the 47 credits for an Academic Honors Diploma. Other courses on this list may be substituted. If you complete the requirements for the Academic Honors Diploma and meet financial need guidelines, you can receive up to 100% of approved tuition and fees at eligible Indiana colleges and universities. English/Language Arts: 9 credits from the following list to include literature, composition, and speech: English 9-1 English 10-1 English 11-1 English 12-1 English 9-2 English 10-2 English 11-2 English 12-2 Speech Mathematics: 8 credits from the following list to include Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and one upper level course. Six credits must be earned after entering grade 9. Student must take a math or quantitative reasoning course each year of high school. Algebra I Algebra I Finite Math Finite Math Algebra II Algebra II AP Statistics AP Statistics Geometry Geometry Pre-Calculus Pre-Calculus AP Calculus AP Calculus Science: 6 credits in laboratory science from the following: 2 credits required: Biology I Biology I 2 credits required: Chemistry I Chemistry I Physics I Physics I Integrated Chemistry-Physics Integrated Chemistry-Physics 2 additional credits: any Core 40 science course (see pages 43-45) Social Studies: 6 credits 2 credits required: Geography & History of the World World History 2 credits required: US History 2 credits required: US Government Geography & History of the World World History US History Economics World Language: 6 credits from the following list in one language, or 4 credits in one language and 4 credits in another language: French I, German I, or Spanish I French II, German II, or Spanish II French III, German III, or Spanish III Fine Arts: 2 credits in art, music, and other areas which encompass visual, performing, and creative modes of learning. Health/Physical Education: 3 required credits PE PE Health and Wellness or 3 FACS courses (see page 26) End of Course Assessment Passed: Mathematics (Algebra I) English/Language Arts (English 10) For this diploma students must meet the criteria from Worksheet 4 as well as complete one of the following: a. Four credits in two or more AP courses AND their corresponding AP exams b. Six verifiable transcripted college credits in dual enrollment courses from priority course list c. Two credits in AP course and its corresponding AP exam AND three college credits in dual enrollment courses d. Score of 1750 or higher on the SAT with a minimum score of 530 on each section e. ACT composite score of 26 or higher and complete the writing section

6 Franklin Central Honors Diploma

7 Weighted AP May NOT be dropped for study hall or switched to College Prep after April 17th, No exceptions. Must take AP exam in May AP score of 3, 4, or 5 may mean college credit Equivalent of a college level course Dual Credit Not weighted Same rule as other electives may be dropped for study hall within 5 days of the semester beginning if student does not have a study hall Opportunity to earn college credit if all requirements from FC and partnering college are met

8 AP Courses - AP Art History - AP Biology - AP Studio Art (Drawing, 2D - AP Chemistry Design, or 3D Design) - AP Environmental Science - AP Music Theory - AP Physics I - AP Computer Science - AP Physics II - AP Eng. 11 (Lang & Comp) - AP World History - AP Eng. 12 (Lit & Comp) - AP Psychology - AP Statistics - AP US History - AP Calculus/AB - AP Macroeconomics - AP Calculus/BC - AP US Government Dual Credit Courses - Info Communications & Technology - Principles of Business Management - Web Design - WRFT - FCTV - Intro. To Engineering Design - Civil Engineering and Architecture - Principles of Engineering - Intro. To Construction - Additional options available at C9

9 College Admissions

10 College Admissions Criteria Colleges Consider the following: Grade Point Average SAT/ACT Scores Strength of Subjects (AP classes) Strength of Senior Schedule Class Rank Recommendations Extracurricular activities Personal Essay Grade trends throughout high school Time of year you submit application Colleges can rescind admissions decision based on poor senior grades

11 Schedule Guidelines

12 Student Scheduling Guidelines 1. Students plan their schedules for the ENTIRE year. 2. Requests or changes to have a specific teacher or lunch block will not be honored. 3. Students enrolled in seven classes may drop one course for a study hall during the first five days of the semester without grade penalty. Students are not allowed to drop AP, PreAP, or Honors courses for a study hall. 4. Students may not take two English courses simultaneously. 5. Time allotted for change of classes is from the start of the scheduling process in December 2014 until Friday April 17, Absolutely NO changes will be made after this date. A new elective may not be selected at the start of a semester. Students have several months from the initial meeting with the counselor until a schedule must be finalized. After the time allotted to change schedules has expired, a student may not make additional changes. All students are encouraged to regularly communicate with counselors, and are expected to resolve scheduling conflicts prior to the start of the semester. 6. In order to graduate from Franklin Central High School, a student must complete the requirements of the Franklin Township Community School Corporation and the State Department of Education (See Indiana CORE 40 requirements) It is recommended that any student considering a college education take the most challenging curriculum he or she is capable of taking. Sophomores should have a minimum of 11 credits to be on track to graduate. In order for a student to be on track to graduate as a junior, the student must have attended 2 years of high school AND have a minimum of 22 credits. To be on schedule for graduation as a senior, a student must have a minimum of 33 credits. To earn a diploma, a student must have completed their final semester of course work at Franklin Central High School. A student MUST HAVE completed ALL 43 credits in order to participate in commencement and graduation events. Graduation requirements, as mandated by the State of Indiana and Franklin Township Community School Corporation, are listed on pages 4 through 10 of this catalog. Occasionally a course will not be offered due to insufficient student enrollment and lack of available staffing. Please include multiple alternate courses on course selection sheets due to these factors

13 Sophomore Scheduling Sheet

14 Course Sequence

15 English Course Sequence Flow Chart

16 Social Studies Sequence Flow Chart

17 Math Course Sequence

18 Science Course Sequence

19 C9 Career Center

20 Central Nine (C9) Career Center Students must be on track to graduate 22 credits at the end of sophomore year 33 credits at the end of junior year Applications will be available in early December On your schedule request sheet, make sure to block off FOUR periods for your C9 program C9 is a full year commitment

21 Electives

22 Electives Notes Make sure to select four separate elective courses on your selection sheet (if you do not, your counselor will choose alternates for you). Alternates are used if a student s first choice class is not available. We recommend that students choose elective courses based on possible career interests. Selected Electives WRFT/Radio Mr. George Video Mass Media/FCTV Ms. McKeeman Student Publications/Yearbook Mr. Lichtenberger Student Publications/Newspaper Library Media Ms. McKeeman Band Ms. Torres Orchestra Mr. Tschiniak Choir Mr. Gardner/Mr. Knaup Theatre Production Mr. Howard Technical Theatre Advanced Technical Theatre Advanced Lifeguarding Ms. Ford Cadet Teaching/P.E. Assistant Cadet Teaching/P.E. Assistant Adapted Class

23 Important Information Complete your initial course selection sheet in class now and turn in to the counselor at the end of the period. All students will have an individual meeting with their counselor to discuss their schedule requests, four-year plans, and post-secondary plans in January or February. (Students do not need to fill out a request to see their counselor for this meeting.) All students will receive a copy of their course selection sheet after meeting with their counselor; students will take this form home to review with parent and obtain parent signature. All students should return the signed copy of their course selection sheet to the guidance office by the deadline listed on the sheet. Any changes after this date need to be approved by parent through or parent note, and the final deadline to make any schedule changes is April 17 th. An announcement will be made when final course verifications are available to view on Infinite Campus in the spring semester. Students and parents can review the course verifications for any errors.

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