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Pickerington High School Central
8th Grade Registration Presentation
Class of 2020
www.pickerington.k12.oh.us
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Pickerington High School Central Counseling Department
Mrs. Jennifer Dashner
A-E
Mrs. Maria Perez
F-L
Mrs. Lynn Dembski
M-Ri
Mrs. Julie Brunner
Ro-Z
Mrs. Sue Shields
Secretary/Registrar
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Credits
How do you earn credits towards
graduation?
● Passing your classes
○ A, B, C, or D is considered passing a
class
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Grading Scale
Advanced
Placement (AP)
College Credit
Plus (CCP)
Letter Grade
Regular Course
Honors
A
4.0
4.50
5.0
A-
3.75
4.22
4.69
B+
3.25
3.66
4.06
B
3.0
3.38
3.75
B-
2.75
3.09
3.44
C+
2.25
2.53
2.81
C
2.0
2.25
2.50
C-
1.75
1.97
2.19
D+
1.25
1.41
1.56
D
1.0
1.13
1.25
D-
0.75
0.84
0.94
F
0.00
0.00
0.00
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Grade Point Average (GPA)
● GPA-Average of grade points earned for total classes
completed
● Cumulative GPA-overall GPA for all classes taken
● Class Rank-a student’s numerical placement in relation
to other students in their graduating class based on your
cumulative GPA
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Standard Diploma
Honors Diploma
(Required for Graduation)
(Must earn at least 7 of the 8 criteria)
English
Diploma Social Studies
Options
4 credits
English
4 credits
3 credits
Social Studies
4 credits
Science
3 credits
(Integrated Science, Biology and
Advanced Science)
Science
4 credits
(Must include Physics and Chemistry)
Mathematics
4 credits
(One of which must be Algebra 2)
Mathematics
Health/P.E.
1 credit (0.5 Health AND 0.5 of PE)
(2 PE waivers can be used in place of PE)
Foreign Language (3 credits of one foreign
Fine Arts
1 credit
Fine Arts
Electives
4 credits
Unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher
Total = 20 credits
4 credits
(Must include Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and
an additional Math)
language or two credits each of two foreign
languages)
1 credit
27 or higher on the ACT or 1210 or higher
on SAT
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Graduation Requirements Cont.
Option 1
● 18 points on end-of-course exams
Option 2
● College readiness score on national test
Option 3
● Certification in a skill and passing score on
WorkKeys
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End of Course Exams for Graduation
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English 9
English 10
Algebra 1
Geometry
● Biology
● American
History
● American
Government
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Option 1: 18 Graduation Points on End of
Course Exams
Performance Level Graduation Points
Advanced
5
Accelerated
4
Proficient
3
Basic
2
Limited
1
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End-of-Course Exam Retakes
● Students may retake a state test if their
score is below proficient
● Students may retake a state test if they have
taken all 7 end-of-course tests, but have not
reached the 18 points needed for graduation
● Our school will provide extra help for you to
understand the subject before you retake a
test
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Option 2: College Readiness Score
ACT
● English 18
● Math 22
SAT
● Critical
Reading 450
● Math 520
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Option 3: Certification in a Skill and
a Passing Score on WorkKeys
● Students earn 12 points through a
State Board of Education-approved,
industry-recognized credential or
group of credentials in a single
career field and achieve workforce
readiness score on WorkKeys
assessment
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What are colleges looking for?
The MINIMUM Core for College Preparation in Ohio
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English-4 credits
Math-4 credits
Science-3 credits
Social Studies-3 credits
Foreign Language-2 credits
Fine Arts-1 credit
Remember most colleges are looking for you
to do more than the minimum requirements
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Choosing the Right High School Classes
● Registration guides can be found on
the district website
○ http://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us
● Check with your current teachers
who will recommend which level of
classes you should take in their
specific subject area
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English Class Options
● English 9
● Honors English 9
● College Credit Plus (if student
qualifies)
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Math Class Options
● Algebra 1
● Geometry (Student has already taken Algebra 1)
● Honors Geometry (Student has already taken
Algebra 1 and is interested in extending learning
beyond the regular course)
● Algebra 2 (Student has already taken Geometry)
● Honors Algebra 2 (Student has already taken
Geometry and is interested in extending learning
beyond the regular course
● College Credit Plus Math (if the student qualifies)
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Social Studies Class Options
● World History
● Honors World History
(Recommended for students
interested in extending learning
beyond regular class)
● Electives
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Science Class Options
● Integrated Science (Required 9th grade
Science unless taken in Junior High)
● Biology (Only if student has taken Integrated
Science)
● Honors Biology (Only if student has taken
Integrated Science and is interested in
extending learning beyond the regular
course)
● Electives
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Health and P.E. Class Options
● Health (Not offered until 10th grade)
● P.E. Options
○ Take it during the school year
○ Take it during the summer
○ Turn in 2 PE Replacement Waiver (Student is
required to participate in 2 seasons of OHSAA
approved sport or Marching Band)
■ Students who use the PE Waivers must taken
and additional .5 electives for a total of 4.5
elective credits to meet graduation requirements.
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Foreign Language Class Options
● Foreign Language is not a graduation
requirement, but most colleges require 2 years
of the same foreign language
● American Sign Language 1 is closed to 9th
graders
● Students must meet proficiency requirements
to move to the next language level
★ Remember the Honors Diploma does require
Foreign Language
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Elective Class Options
● Look at the prerequisites (these can be
found in the course guide online)
● Consider your classload
● Always choose the most rigorous
classes you can handle
● STEM Night on February 28th from 6-7:
30 in PHSC Commons.
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Pass/Fail Option
● Students may take up to 1 credit of elective courses in the
departments of technology, art, theatre, business, music, service
learning pass/fail.
● In addition students may take physical education as pass/fail.
● Courses taken as pass/fail will receive graduation credit and will be
counted towards eligibility.
● To take a class pass/fail must be done within the first few weeks of
a semester.
● Pass/Fail forms are available in the counseling office
● To receive credit for a pass/fail course, a student must earn at
least a D- or 60%.
● A student choosing the letter grade option (A, B, C, D, F) must do so
by the end of the course.
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Repeating a Course
● A student wishing to repeat a class is
which he/she has received a passing
grade must:
○ See their counselor for a Course
Repeat Form
■ The form must include a parent
signature
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College Credit Plus (CCP)
● The College Credit Plus program (CCP) offers qualified
high school students on-site access to directly
transcripted credit through dual-credit. Students
passing CCP classes will receive both high school and
college credit for the course at no cost and without
taking an exit exam.
● Students may enroll in college courses at their high
school buildings, at local college campuses, or online.
Classes may be taught by college faculty or
Pickerington faculty with proper credentials.
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College Credit Plus (CCP)
●
CCP classes will count for high school credit,
with certain classes counting as
replacements for courses required for
graduation. Check the Registration Guide
(link) for specific courses.
●
CCP Parent/Student meeting is February 17,
at 7pm in the PHSC Performing Arts Center
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New School Schedule
7:55 am-2:55pm-School Dayfor 2016-2017
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● Each school day will consist of 26 (15 min.) mods
○ The length of each class is indicated on the course
registration worksheet
● Lunch will be 2 mods (30 min.)
● Most classes will be 3 mods (45 min.)
● Most AP and lab classes will be 4 mods (60 min.)
● Study Hall will be 1-3 mods (15-45 min.)
● Students are Required to take 5 classes each semester
○ Counselors STRONGLY RECOMMEND taking 6
classes each semester in order to remain eligible for
sports/clubs as well as showing rigor for applying to
college
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Students will Register
Using Infinite Campus
● Video
○ https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6NbNO8BQIvUG5hRTFZYTIwamc/view?usp=sharing
● Handout
○ Using the Portal to Request
Courses 2016-2017
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Important Reminders
● Registration Deadline March 11, 2016
● If you do not complete your online registration by the
deadline or you do not choose enough classes, your
counselor will create your schedule or add classes and you
will not be permitted to make changes.
● Remember, there is a district schedule change policy. You
will find it in the course guide at (link). You will NOT be
allowed to drop a class because you change your mind, in an
effort to come late or leave early, or to request a teacher
change.
● You will receive a verification of the classes you choose after
spring break.
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MOD
SEMESTER 1
SEMESTER 2
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LUNCH
LUNCH
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LUNCH
LUNCH
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LUNCH
LUNCH
2
LUNCH
LUNCH
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English 9
English 9
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English 9
English
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English 9
English 9
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Algebra 1
Algebra 1
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Algebra 1
Algebra 1
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Algebra 1
Algebra 1
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Algebra 1
Algebra 1
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Integrated Science
Integrated Science
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Integrated Science
Integrated Science
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Integrated Science
Integrated Science
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Study Hall
Study Hall
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Study Hall
Study Hall
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World History
World History
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World History
World History
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World History
World History
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Foreign Language
Foreign Language
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Foreign Language
Foreign Language
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Foregin Language
Foreign Language
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Yearbook
Yearbook
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Yearbook
Yearbook
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Yearbook
Yearbook
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Band
Band
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Band
Band
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Band
Band
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