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Pickerington High School North Registration Presentation
Pickerington High
School North
Registration Presentation
Your School Counselors
 Mrs. Linda Kelly
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 Mr. Chris Peirano
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 Mrs. Deborah Clinger
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 Mr. Chad Gill
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Topics Covered
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Graduation Requirements.
Recommended courses for college preparation.
Honors Diploma Requirements.
Required Courses for seniors.
Elective Courses for seniors.
Where to find additional information.
CCP Info meeting Feb 17, 7pm @PHS-Central.
Important reminders, dates and deadlines!
Pickerington High School North
20 Total Units
 English 4 units
 Math
4 Units (1.0 unit must be Algebra 2 or equiv)
 Science 3 Units
 Integrated Science
 Biology
 Advanced elective science
 Social Studies 3.0 units
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World History
1.0 unit
American History
1.0 unit
Economics
.50 unit
American Government/POD
.50 unit
2017 Graduation Requirements continued
Health
Physical Education
Fine Arts
Electives
.50 unit
.50 unit
1.0 unit (must be in Art,
Music, or Theatre)
4.0 units
(Any course not otherwise required or any core academic courses above and
beyond the requirements listed are counted as electives.)
Ohio Graduation Test
Students are required to pass all five sections of the Ohio
Graduation Test to fulfill graduation requirements and
participate in the graduation ceremony!
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.
To be awarded an Honors diploma the student is required to meet all but one of
the criteria listed (7 of the 8 criteria):
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Earn four units of English.
Earn four units of Mathematics which must include at least Algebra I,
Geometry, and Algebra II and another higher level course or a four-year
sequence of course which contains equivalent content.
Earn four units in Science including one unit of physics and one unit of
chemistry.
Earn four units of Social Studies.
Earn three units of one world language or two units each of two world
languages. (ASL is permitted).
Earn one unit of Fine Arts.
Maintain an unweighted cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.5 on a
4.0 scale; or
Obtain a composite score of 27 or higher on the ACT or equivalent SAT
score.
Choosing the right classes
 Choose classes that you will be
successful in and that will help you
reach your goals.
 Check pre-requisites for all courses
you select.
 List alternate courses!
 Think about your future plans and
goals when selecting classes
Challenge yourself!
 Discuss questions/options with
parents, school counselors and
teachers.
 Read about all course options in
the HS Course Guide:
http://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/
pickerington-north-high/coursesand-class-registration/
What about English? 4 total high school credits
of English are required to graduate.
 English 12
 Honors Extended Thematic Studies
in Literature 12
 AP English Language and
Composition
 AP English 12 Literature and
Composition
 CCP English Courses are described
on pages 2 – 19 and/or pages 23 24 of HS Course Guide.
 All English Department courses are
described on pages 20 – 24 of HS
Course Guide.
What Math do I take?
Remember - 4 units of math are required to graduate. Talk with current
Math Teacher for advice. Even if students have already earned 4
credits of Math, it is strongly recommended that all seniors take a
math class during grade 12.
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Algebra I
Geometry
Honors Geometry
Algebra 2
Honors Algebra 2
College Transition Math
Statistics
Pre-Calculus
Honors Pre-Calculus
Intro to Calculus & Discreet
Math
 AP Calculus AB
 AP Calculus BC
 AP Statistics
 CCP Math Courses are
described on pages 2 – 19
and/or pages 35-36 of HS
Course Guide.
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All Math Department courses are
described on pages 32 – 36 of HS
Course Guide.
What about the sciences?
3 high school credits of science are
required to graduate:
 1 unit Physical Science: Integrated
Science
 1 unit Life Science: Biology or
Honors Biology
 1 unit of Advanced Science: Students
can choose from any other science
offerings:
 All science courses are described on
pages 37 – 44 in HS Course Guide.
 Biomedical Health STEM courses
described on p. 42 of HS Course
Guide.
 CCP Science courses. Refer to
pages 2 – 19 and/or pages 43 - 44
of HS Course Guide.
What about Social Studies? Students must earn high school credits
in World History, American History, Economics and Principles of
Democracy to graduate from PHSN.
Which Social Studies for Senior Year?
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Principles of Democracy (year)
AP Government & Politics (year)
Economics (semester)
AP Micro/Macro Economics (year)
All social studies courses and social studies
Electives are described on pages
45 – 50 of HS Course Guide.
CCP social studies courses are described on
Pages 2 – 19 and/or pages 49 – 50 of HS
Course Guide.
Health
All students must complete .50 credit of
Health prior to graduation.
Physical Education Options
.50 unit of PE is required to graduate.
Each PE class counts for .25 credits.
1. Take PE during the school year (PE courses described on page 69 in HS
Course Guide):
 Lifetime Fitness
 Lifetime Sports
 Team Sports
 Physical Conditioning
2. PE Replacement: Student must complete two seasons of athletics
(OHSAA Sanctioned only), band or cheerleading. Students that choose
this option must replace PE with a .50 unit elective. Students who choose
this option must complete and return an application for PE replacement to
the School Counselor.
3. Summer Physical Education – Applications can be picked up in the school
counseling office when they become available.
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.
Choosing Electives
 Check all prerequisites!
 Consider class load, students will
not be able to drop classes later!
 Consider career & college plans.
 Must register for alternate
elective choices.
Foreign/World Language
Electives:
• Consider the following:
• Most colleges require 2 years of the same foreign/world
language. Some competitive colleges recommend 3 years of
the same foreign language.
• Honors Diploma requires 3 years of the same foreign language or
2 + 2.
• To succeed in learning a foreign language, you have to be willing
to put in daily time to study.
• Need strong language arts and reading skills!
• Options: American Sign Language, German, Spanish, and
French
• Advanced Placement (AP) courses available in Spanish, German
and French.
• All foreign/world language courses (including CCP foreign
language courses) are describe on pages 27 – 31 of HS Course
Guide.
Other electives by department are
described in the HS Course Guide:
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.
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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-northhigh/courses-and-class-registration/
NCAA Athletic Eligibility for College Bound
Student Athletes
• Any student-athlete intending to participate in Division
I or Division II college athletics should register with the
NCAA eligibility center at www.eligibilitycenter.org
before the end of their Junior year.
• It is the student’s responsibility to understand the
eligibility requirements for college athletics. Students
will not be eligible to participate in collegiate athletics
unless they have met the NCAA’s GPA, ACT/SAT test
score and core course requirements.
• Juniors who plan to participate in college athletics
should download and read the Guide for the CollegeBound Student Athlete before completing their
registration form for senior year.
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.
New School Day Schedule for 2016-17
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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 of Education Policy
Schedule change requests must meet one or more of the
following criteria or the change will not be made!
 Balances classes between semesters.
 To accommodate seniors who need requirements for
graduation.
 Completed a summer class with a passing grade and need to
adjust my schedule.
 Requesting to drop a study hall in order to add a class.
 Requesting a change because an original request was not
honored due to a scheduling conflict.
 Requesting to change a teacher is only permitted if the student
has had the teacher previously for the same course and he/she
failed that course.
 Requesting a change to adjust for special/alternative
programming (Career Center, CCP, IEP, etc.)
 Requesting a change due to an inappropriate course level
dictated by the prerequisite.
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!
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
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English 12
English 12
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English 12
English 12
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English 12
English 12
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PreCalc
PreCalc
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PreCalc
PreCalc
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PreCalc
PreCalc
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AP Psych
AP Psych
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AP Psych
AP Psych
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AP Psych
AP Psych
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AP Psych
AP Psych
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Physics
Physics
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Physics
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Physics
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Physics
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POD
POD
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POD
POD
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POD
POD
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Spanish 3
Spanish 3
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Spanish 3
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Spanish 3
Spanish 3
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Photography
Adv. Photography
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Photography
Adv. Photography
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Photography
Adv. Photography
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Study Hall
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