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Pickerington High School North Class of 2019 Registration Presentation
Class of 2019
Pickerington High School
North
Registration Presentation
Topics Covered
 Ohio Core Graduation Requirements
 Courses Recommended for College
Bound Students
 Honors Diploma Requirements
 Required Courses for 10th Graders
 Elective Courses for 10th Graders
Your Counselors
 Mrs. Linda Kelly
 Mr. Chris Peirano
 Mrs. Debbie Clinger
 Mr. Chad Gill
A–D
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Le – Ri
Ro - Z
Pickerington High School North
Class of 2019
20 Total Units
 Social Studies
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3 Units
American History – 1 Unit
World History – 1 Unit
Economics – ½ Unit
Principles of Democracy – .5 unit
 Health
½ Unit
 P.E.
½ Unit
 Fine Arts 1 Unit
 Electives
4 Units
College preparation in Ohio
In addition to the courses required for graduation, it is strongly
recommended that students complete the following courses to
prepare for success in college:
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At least 1 additional unit of Science.
At least 1 additional unit of Social Studies.
At least 3 units of a World Language.
Other courses that will provide preparation for your
college major.
 Courses in technology that apply to your field of
study.
Pickerington High School North Graduation
Requirements
In addition to course credits, students are required to achieve one of the
following:
❧ Earn a cumulative passing score on seven end-of-course exams. The
scores will be set by the State Board of Education. Students must accumulate a
minimum of 18 points from scores on their end of course
exams to become eligible for a diploma.
❧ Earn a “remediation-free” score on a nationally recognized college
admission exam such as ACT or SAT. (Score to be determined by the State of
Ohio)
❧ Earn a State Board of Education-approved, industry recognized
credential or a state-issued license for practice in a career and achieve a
score that demonstrates workforce readiness and employability on a job
skills assessment.
Honors Diploma
Must meet 7 of the 8 required criteria listed:
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Earn 4 units of English
Earn 4 units of Mathematics which must include at least Algebra I,
Algebra II, Geometry and another higher level course or a four-year
sequence of course which contains equivalent content
Earn 4 units in Science including one unit of Physics and one unit of
Chemistry
Earn 4 units of Social Studies
Earn 3 units of one world language or 2 units each of two world languages
Earn 1 unit of Fine Arts
Maintain an overall high school GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 (unweighted)
scale up to the last grading period of the senior year
Obtain a composite score of 27 on the ACT (excluding the optional
writing test) or a combined score of 1210 on the SAT verbal and
mathematics sections (excluding the required writing section)
Choosing the right classes
 Choose classes that you will be successful
in but ones that will challenge you
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Make sure you read about the classes you
select in the Registration Guide online at
www.pickerington.k12.oh.us
 Be flexible- you may not be able to take
every course you want the first year
 We are here to explain your options…not
tell you what you should take
 Think about your future plans and goals
when selecting classes
 Discuss your options with your parents
and current teachers
Athletic Eligibility & Scheduling
• Athletic Eligibility - Students must pass 5 .50 credit courses prior to season and
during season to be eligible for
athletics/band/theatre and have a minimum
1.75 GPA.
• Student-athletes should always be enrolled
in at least 6 courses per semester.
• Physical Education classes do not count
for athletic eligibility.
College preparation in Ohio
In addition to the courses required for graduation, it is strongly
recommended that students complete the following courses to
prepare for success in college
 At least 1 additional unit of
Science.
 At least 1 additional unit of
Social Studies.
 At least 3 units of a World
Language.
 Other courses that will
provide preparation for your
college major.
 Courses in technology that
apply to your field of study.
What about English?
MUST TAKE:
• English 10
• Honors English 10
Electives
• Journalism 1 (S)
• Journalism 2 (Y)
• Yearbook
• Public Speaking & Discourse
What Math do I take?
Remember - You must have 4 units of math to graduate
**If you are questioning what you should choose,
please speak with your current Math Teacher!
 Algebra 1
 Geometry
 If you have already taken Algebra I with
a C- or above recommended
 Honors Algebra II
 B or better is needed in Honors
Geometry or A- or better is needed in
Geometry recommended
 Pre-Calculus
 Honors Geometry
 B or better is needed in Honors Algebra I
or A- or better in Algebra I recommended
 Must have completed Algebra 2
 Honors Pre-Calculus
 Must have completed Algebra 2
 Algebra II
 C- or better average in Geometry, also
must have passed Algebra recommended
*All Math Dept. courses are
described on pages 32-36 of
HS Course Guide
SCIENCE!
MUST HAVE 3 Units Total:
 Integrated Science – 1 Unit
 Biology – 1 Unit
Honors Biology – 1 Unit
 Advanced Studies – May choose 1 Unit
of the following:
Chemistry
Honors Chemistry
Organic Chemistry (S)
Astronomy (S)
Genetics (S)
Honor’s Anatomy
Ecology (S)
Genetics (S)
Food Science (S)
Physics (S))
Honors Physics
Forensic Science 1 (S)
Forensic Science 2(S)
Principals of Biomedical Science(Y)STEM
Human Body System (Y)STEM
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Environmental Science
Meteorology & Oceanography (S)
AP Physics
What about Social Studies?
MUST CHOOSE 1 Unit OF:
American History
Honors American History
AP United States History – (summer
assignment required)
May Choose an elective:
 Contemporary Issues, Psychology,
Sociology(S)
 History of American Sport(S)
Physical Education
Options to fulfill PE requirement:
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We require ½ unit of PE to graduate. Each PE class
counts for .25 unit
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Take PE during the school year - select one of four
semester courses:
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PE Waiver: Student must participate in two seasons of athletics
(OHSSA Sanctioned), band or cheerleading
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Lifetime Fitness
Lifetime Sports
Team Sports
Physical Conditioning
Must replace PE with a ½ unit course
Must complete and return an application for PE Class replacement to
the School Counseling Office
Summer School
Health
All students must complete .50 credit of
Health prior to graduation.
What about electives?
 Consider your class load…don’t do more than
you can handle
 What do you enjoy doing?
 Think about your future and what would benefit
you the most
Fine Arts Requirement
One high school credit of fine arts is a
requirement for graduation from PHSN:
 Art: Courses described on pages 61 – 64 in HS Course Guide.
 Music: Courses described on pages 65 - 67 in HS Course Guide.
 Theatre: Courses described on pages 25 - 26 in HS Course Guide.
Read course descriptions and prerequisites carefully. Most courses are taken
in sequential order.
Consider the following:
• Most colleges require two (2) years of the same language
• Three (3) years is required for the Honor’s Diploma
(or 2 of one language and 2 of another)
We offer for 10th grade:
American Sign Language I & II
French I, II, III
German I, II, III
Spanish I, II, III
Other electives by department are described
in the HS Course Guide:
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English electives on pages 22 – 24.
Math electives on pages 34 – 36.
Science electives on pages 38 – 44.
Social Studies electives on pages 47 – 50.
Business & Marketing electives on pages
51– 53.
 Integrated Technology electives on pages
54 – 60.
 Additional Fine Arts electives.
 Service Learning electives on page 70. Service Learning Courses require an
application. Applications due Feb 29 to School Counseling Office. Classes
will be added to schedule of students chosen for program at a later date.
♪Music♫
Vocal♮
Instrumental♬
 Concert Choir
 Symphonic Choir
 First Year Choir-Men
 Chorale (audition only)
 Marching Band
(Includes
Color Guard)
 Concert Band I
 Concert Band II
 Symphonic Band
(Auditions required for above three bands)
 Jazz Band
 Orchestra
 AP Music Theory (Y) – NEW!
(must be enrolled in at least one of the above ensembles)
Eastland/Fairfield Career
Centers
❧ Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools strives to offer
high-tech, indemand programs in order to better position students
in the workplace and in college programs (36 different programs).
❧ Satellite locations for some programs
❧ Currently, over 71% of Eastland-Fairfield students continue
their education at the college level.
❧ Get off to a good start with attendance and grades.
Acceptance is based on first three semesters.
❧ Apply during your sophomore year.
College Credit Plus (CCP) Program
•Students can take college courses offered at PHS North/PHS Central, courses offered
college campuses in the area, or online college courses.
•There is no cost for these classes for the student or parent. (Disclaimer: If student drops
a CCP course after deadline or does not pass the course, student/parents are
responsible for paying cost of course.)
•Students must meet the eligibility requirements for the college course and must follow
the college’s procedures for enrollment. (Specific ACT or qualifying placement test score
is generally required.)
•If students choose to register for a College Credit Plus class, make sure to choose an
alternate course in case the student does not meet the college’s criteria for the class.
•Student & parent should attend College Credit Plus Information Meeting that will be
held on February 17, 2016 at 7 pm at PHS-CENTRAL Performing Arts Center.
•Additional information is included in the High School Course Guide which is posted on
the school web site: http://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/pickerington-north-high/coursesand-class-registration/
Schedule Change Requests
 Students are expected to choose their classes carefully and be
prepared to stand by your decisions. Do your research before
selecting your classes
 We will send home a course verification form for your signatures.
Check this carefully for any errors or adjustments & notify your
school counselor ASAP
 Any schedule adjustments (level changes due to progress in current
classes) must be made before school ends
 Classes will not be removed simply because you changed your mind
and are no longer interested in the course.
 Any changes made must meet the Board of Education policy
New School Day Schedule for 2016-17
Each school day will consist of 26 mods (15 minutes each).
Lunch will be 2 mods (30 minutes).
Most classes will be 3 mods (45 minutes).
Most lab and AP classes will be 4 mods (60 minutes).
The length of each class is indicated on the “Course Registration Worksheet” and
in the HS Course Guide.
Study halls can be 1 – 3 mods (15 minutes to 45 minutes).
It is not necessary to request lunch or study hall. All students will be scheduled
for lunch. Any other open units in a student’s day will be filled with study hall.
Students are expected to take a full schedule consisting of 6 classes each
semester and/or a range of 18-24 units of courses per quarter to prepare for
college, career and/or the military.
Please register for several alternate elective courses.You may not get all of the
courses you request. If a particular course does not fit in your schedule, we will use
your alternate courses as a back up if you have a schedule conflict. List your
alternates in priority order!
Schedule Changes
Board Policy
Schedule change requests must meet one or more of the following
criteria or the change will not be made
 Completed a summer class or a correspondence course with a passing grade
and need to adjust your schedule for that course taken and passed
 To drop a study hall in order to add a class
 Because an original request was not honored due to a scheduling conflict
 To change a teacher-ONLY if the student has had the teacher previously
for the same course and he/she failed that course
 To adjust for special/alternative programming (Career Center, PSEO, IEP,
504 for examples)
 To correct a course level dictated by the prerequisite
The School Counseling Office
 Please fill out request form to meet with your
counselor
 We work with you on a variety of issues:
 Career
 Academic
 College
 Social
 Emotional
 We are here for you!
Students will register for
classes on Infinite Campus.
 Instructional Video for students (shown by school counselors during class
registration presentations) :
https://drive.google.com/a/plsd.us/file/d/0B6NbN-O8BQIvUG5hRTFZYTIwamc/view
 Instructional handout for students (provided to students during class
registration presentations):
http://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/pickerington-north-high/wpcontent/uploads/sites/16/2016/02/Using-the-Portal-to-Request-HS-Courses-1.pdf
Important dates to
remember:
The school counselors will be available in the PHSN Lecture Hall
during your study hall/commons and lunch periods for the next week
to answer questions and assist you with the online registration
process! Dates include: Feb. 11, 15, 17, 18, 19 and 22.
You must complete your online course requests by Monday, February
22, 2016 at 2 p.m. At that time the online registration portal will
close and you will no longer be able to register or make changes .
Please select carefully as these are decisions that will impact your
future!
MOD
SEMESTER 1
SEMESTER 2
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LUNCH
LUNCH
2
LUNCH
LUNCH
3
English 12
English 12
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English 12
English 12
5
English 12
English 12
6
PreCalc
PreCalc
7
PreCalc
PreCalc
8
PreCalc
PreCalc
9
AP Psych
AP Psych
10
AP Psych
AP Psych
11
AP Psych
AP Psych
12
AP Psych
AP Psych
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Physics
Physics
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Physics
Physics
15
Physics
Physics
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Physics
Physics
17
POD
POD
18
POD
POD
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POD
POD
20
Spanish 3
Spanish 3
21
Spanish 3
Spanish 3
22
Spanish 3
Spanish 3
23
Photography
Adv. Photography
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Photography
Adv. Photography
25
Photography
Adv. Photography
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Study Hall
Study Hall
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LUNCH
LUNCH
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LUNCH
LUNCH
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