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Requesting Classes
2012-2013 School Year
Our Goals for this Evening
 Introduce you to the Counseling Team
 Help you understand the requirements for graduating
from South High
 Help you complete the Course Request Form for next
year’s classes
South High Counseling Team
 Kim Vu-Friesen : LA/OP 9/10 A-L, TAPPP 9-12
 Don Dilla : LA/OP9/10 M-Z, Citywide Sp.Ed. 9-12
 Jackie Mosconi : LA/OP 11/12 A-G, AN 9-12
 Nicole Crowell : LA/OP: 11/12 H-N, ELL 9-12,
 Marie Hassell: LA/OP: 11/12 O-Z, AVID 9-12,
• Anne Erickson, College and Career Center Coordinator
• Breanna Parslow., College and Career Center Coordinator
• Tami Johnson, Indian Education
• Elizabeth Engelhart, APIP
• Sally Rogers, Elizabeth McMillan, Renee Magney; Support
• Rasheedah Ali, Assistant Principal
South High Graduation Requirements and Recommended Course Sequencing
(offerings may change; not all courses are offered every year)
Language Arts
4 years required
LA
OP
Humanities I
English 9
9
Humanities II English
10
11
12
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Social Studies
4 years required
AN
Math
3 years required
(min.)
LA
OP
AN
Science
3 years required
(min.)
LA
OP
AN
All Nations
By recommendation
Humanities I- of previous year’s
World Studies teacher:

Intermediate
Algebra
AP Hum II – AP US
All Nations
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Geometry
US History
History
Humanities
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Advanced
II- AP US
Algebra
History
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College Algebra
AP Geography (1 sem.) and
& Statistics
Government/Economics (1 sem.)
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Algebra/Geomet
ry/ Statistics
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World War I/ The Great War
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Pre-Calc
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World War II / Decades
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AP Calc AB
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Holocaust
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AP Calc BC
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College in the Schools Economics
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AP Statistics
and/or Government
Must complete a
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Stock Market
minimum of three full
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Psychology
years.
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VOICES
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H-Art
Choose from Social Studies electives to
equal 4 full years. Not all courses may be
offered each year.
2012-2014 grads:
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Earth Science/
Environmental
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Biology
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Chemistry
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Physics
OR
Physical Science
An AP or higher level
science class may sub
for Env. Sci.
2015-2016 grads:
9th – Bio./Physics
10th - Chemistry
11th – Bio./Physics
(env./earth science
standard is embedded
in above sequence)
12th – electives in
Science
Must complete a
minimum of three full
years.
LA
All Nations
Humanities I
Humanities I- – World
English
Studies
All Nations
Humanities
II- English
AP Lang & Lit
AP Lang & Comp
College in the Schools Literature or
Composition
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College Prep Writing
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Science Fiction and Fantasy
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Literature and Film
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Black Voices
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VOICES
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Creative Writing

Public Speaking
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Popular Paperbacks
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Partnership Contract English
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H-Art
Choose from these or other English
electives to equal 4 full years. Not all
courses may be offered each year.
OP
Honors
World
Studies
AN
World
Language
9 -  Chinese
12  French
 German
 Latin
 Ojibwe
 Spanish
Minimum of 2
years in a single
World Language is
required for Liberal
Arts students. All
students are
advised to complete
3+ years of World
Language. Colleges
may require more.
Fine Arts
1 year required
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Band (all)
Choir (all)
Orchestra (all)
Ceramics
Drawing
Painting
Graphic
Design
 Photography
 Project Lead
the Way
(counts at
50% of credit
value toward
Fine Arts
requirement)
Choose from the
above to equal 1
full year.
Physical
Education
1 year required
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Fitness for Life I
(1 semester)
Fitness for Life II
(1 semester)
Both semester-long
classes are required.
Health
1 year required
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Health Science I
(1 semester)
 Health Science II
(1 semester)
Both semester-long
classes are required.
Other
Requirements
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Students must
pass the
MCA/GRAD
tests in Reading,
Writing, and
Math.
Liberal Arts
students are
required to
complete 30
hours of
community
service.
All students are
required to
complete the My
Life Plan (MLP)
Students must
earn a min 64.5
credits.
Making Careful Choices
 We will hold you to your commitment to your courses
 Consult your parents
 Current teachers will provide recommendations to our
school in World Languages and Math
Requests VS Schedules
 Number of student requests
 Needs for graduation
 Budget
 Staffing
 Schedules are not available until the end of August at
the “Back to School Event.” Anything you might see on
the portal prior to that is NOT final.
Completing the Course
Selection Form
 Be sure your name and ID, program and grade next
year are all on the form.
 Please include a phone number where we can reach
you if we have questions.
 Number the elective classes with #1 being the one you
want most.
English and Social Studies
 4 full years are required of each
 For Social Studies:
 World Studies
 AP U.S. History
 Government/Economics and AP Human Geography
 A year of electives in Social Studies
Science
 9th – Biology/Physics (1/2 year of each)
 10th – Chemistry (or Honors)
 11th – Biology/Physics (1/2 year of each)
 12th –
 (Optional, but highly recommended)
 Elective in Science such as AP Environmental, AP
Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, or a PSEO course
Math
General sequencing is:
 Intermediate Algebra
 Geometry
 Advanced Algebra
 Pre-Calculus
 AP AB Calculus
 AP BC Calculus
 (College Prep Algebra & Statistics,
Algebra/Geometry/Statistics, or AP Statistics
may also be appropriate, depending on your needs.)
AVID
 Advancement Via Individual Determination
 Is a program, not just a course
 Is for students in the “academic middle” who want to
go to college and might need support
 Historically underrepresented at college/university
World Languages
 Two-year minimum for Liberal Arts diploma.
 Most colleges want at least 2 years of the same World
Language; competitive colleges look for 3, 4, or more)
 If you read, write, and speak a second language,
colleges may waive the requirement of a World
Language in high school.
Fine Arts
 One year is required
 Music, visual arts, and graphic/digital photography
classes count
 Half the value of PLTW classes count
Physical Education and Health
 Need Phys. Ed. 1 & Phys. Ed. 2 (1 semester of each)
 Need Health 1 & Health 2 (1 semester of each)
 Some students take these classes through MPS
Online; space is limited and there is no guarantee that
this will be available for you.
Project Lead the Way (PLTW)
 Year-long college level Engineering courses
 For students “at or above” grade level in math and
science
 Teaches problem-solving and creativity in a computer-
based setting
 Half of the PLTW credit counts toward Fine Arts
Backups 
 You MUST provide “backup” or alternate classes. Some
classes might not be offered or might conflict with the
rest of your schedule.
 If you don’t choose the alternates, we will select for you
and you may have no option to change
When to get your Schedule?
 Schedules are not available until the end of August at
the “Back to School Event.”
 Watch for information about this important event.
 Anything you might see on the portal prior to that is
not final.
Thank you!
 We are glad you are here in our South High
Community.
 Please speak to staff in the commons or
Counselors here in the auditorium if you have
individual questions.
 Please leave your completed form with us as you
exit the main door.
 See you in August for the “Back to School Event.”