Rutherford B. Hayes High School Upcoming Sophomore
Rutherford B. Hayes High School Upcoming Sophomore
Rutherford B. Hayes High School
Scheduling Future Juniors
Class of 2017
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Counselor Phone #’s and E-mail
[email protected] delawarecityschools.net
English 11 English 12
PE / Health
Pass OGT Tests
Govt / Econ
.5 / .5
College prep students must meet 7 of 8 criteria.
Career-tech requirements are slightly different
You do not need to take Honors courses to qualify for Honors Diploma
This criteria is in addition to the DCS requirements for graduation.
(including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II or equivalent and another higher level course)
4 units (including Physics 1 & Chemistry)
Social Studies 4 units
Foreign Language 3 units
(including at least 2 units in each language studied)
Grade Point Average 3.5 on an unweighted 4.0
27 ACT / 1210 SAT
(excludes scores from the writing sections)*
GPA SCALE HAS CHANGED
BEGINNING WITH THE
CLASS OF 2014
Course grades are based on
+ / - scale.
We will be using the
following scale to
AP Courses are weighted 1
point for grades C- or
Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT)
You are the last class required to take the OGT for graduation.
You are tested in 5 subject areas: Reading, Math, Science,
Social Studies and Writing.
The test dates this year are March 17-23 with make-ups the
Students who do not pass a part of the test will be retested in the
fall and again in the spring until all five parts of the tests have
been passed. Students may elect to participate in an intervention
program during the summer and have an additional opportunity
to take the test in June.
AP classes are weighted for grades of C- or higher.
This means that an A = 5 pts. B = 4 pts. etc. for
AP classes only
GPA’s can be over 4.0
Valedictorian – 3 AP courses and a 4.1 or higher
Salutatorian – 2 AP courses and a 4.0 or higher
Check your school email! It has been emailed to you!
If you need further descriptions of all the courses, you may
access the course curriculum book on-line at:
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Course & Scheduling Information
2015-2016 Course Handbook
AP Language & Composition
AP Literature & Composition
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Physics 1
AP Physics 2
AP European History
AP US History
AP Art History
AP Studio Art
*AP Science courses will be 2 periods long due to lab requirements
**Applications can be found on the web. Due no later than
Math - Excursions in Math (replaces FST) & Blended College Algebra
(Alg.1, Geometry and Algebra 2 are all prerequisites)
English – Introduction to Acting (.5 cr.) replaces Acting,
Acting Ensemble (.5 cr.) Audition only, Speech is now called Public Speaking,
News Design and Photojournalism (must be taken with Talisman)
Science – Microbiology (.5 credit), Anatomy and Physiology (.5 credit)
Materials in Engineering Science, AP Physics 1 & 2
Social Studies – Psychology has been replaced with AP Psychology
Art - Photography 2 is now offered for college credit through MTC (CCP)
Business – Principles of Business (CCP) & Management Principles
• Hybrid courses are taught partly online and partly
in the classroom. Students may not be required to
report to the course daily but will have
coursework to complete on their own on that day.
• Hybrid Courses will be offered in:
• Earth Science
• College Algebra
• Government & Economics
• Student Technology Trainers
• Leaders of Tomorrow
Students may now earn credits in non-traditional ways through
These ways include:
Independent Study, which may include: distance learning,
educational travel, independent study, an internship, music,
arts, after-school/tutorial program, community service or other
engagement projects and sports
For additional information:
Deadlines (June 1st!)
Visit our website
VHS stands for Virtual High School
Available for enrichment opportunities
Courses are available to students who have a
desire to learn elective curriculum that is not
available here at Hayes. However they do not
replace courses available. Visit
www.govhs.org for course offerings.
See the Counseling website to learn more and
to access the on-line application.
Applications are still being accepted.
Priority Deadline is January 31 – if you apply after that there
is no guarantee of acceptance.
Turn your applications in to
the Counseling office ASAP.
Virtual High School –VHS
Student Technology Trainers
Leaders of Tomorrow
World Language 1
All the above applications are only electronic and can be found on the school
website. They are due no later than February 12
Study Hall Option - Paper application
Open only to students taking 6 courses including an AP or CCP course
Physical Education Waiver
o Students may opt to waive their PE classes by
participating in & successfully completing two seasons
of an OHSAA approved sport or Marching Band
o At the conclusion of each athletic season, the Athletic
Dept. and Marching Band Director (fall only) will provide
the Counseling Office with a list of students who
completed the season. The students will be awarded
one PE waiver on their high school transcript. At the
conclusion of each school year, the AFJROTC instructor
will provide the Counseling Office with a list of students
who completed a full year of AFJROTC. These students
will also be awarded a PE waiver on their high school
transcript. Students not wishing to take part in the PE
waiver should submit a letter to their high school
o PE coursework beyond the 2 required semesters will not
count towards elective credit.
•Students will now only be able to drop courses ONE
time during their high school career without penalty
after the first two weeks of the start of a course. A
“W” indicating Withdrawal from the course will be
entered on the transcript. This does not affect the GPA.
•All courses dropped after this option is used, will
result in an F. This will be entered on the transcript
and will affect the GPA.
•If a student has dropped courses prior to the 2013-14
school year, he/she will still be granted the one-time
The following restrictions are placed upon this choice:
No required core course may be taken pass/fail.
No more than one credit may be elected in a given subject area during the
four years of high school.
PowerSchool will indicate actual grade percentage earned.
A student may choose to return to the standard letter grade anytime prior
to the end of the course. If this option is selected, the student is responsible
for making the request in writing to their Guidance counselor by the end of
the course. The student will then receive a letter grade for the final grade of
the course. When the student drops the pass/fail option, they may not use
the pass/fail option for another course in that school year.
Application must be returned to guidance no later than the end of course’s
APEX is the program used for credit recovery.
APEX will no longer be offered for new credit.
The passing grade required for all APEX coursework is a 70%
If you are currently struggling, there is plenty of time to earn
your credits. APEX is not the answer. A failing grade in any
course will follow and affect you in your future education
goals. If you are concerned about your current classes,
please make time to talk to your teachers before or after
school. You may also schedule an appointment with your
Study hall option is only open to
students taking an AP course or
another course offered for college
Think about your 4-year plan. Be sure you consider
what you want your senior year to look like.
Decide on what classes you want to take next year. PE
& Health are important especially if you want to
attend the Career Center.
Be sure you have enough classes for graduation, honors
diploma, athletic eligibility, etc.
Check out the Course Handbook on-line at:
Discuss your choices with your parents.
Make a list of questions to discuss with your School
Counselor when you schedule.
Your current teachers will make recommendations for the courses you
should take. Your AO teacher will shares these with you.
Your counselors will be scheduling with you during your Academic
Options class on your assigned date.
During scheduling, time will be limited. You MUST have your courses
scheduled into Powerschool by your assigned date.
Talk with your parents this week regarding your schedule for next year.
What is your 4 year plan?
Consider what you would like to take during your future years.
If you have questions, ask your assigned counselor during scheduling.
During individual scheduling, time will be limited. Please have
decisions made beforehand.
5th Period AO
(Room 6007—Brown, Pollard, &
Blackburn, Butler, Carr, Lower
All Course Applications are due February 12, 2015
Course selection sheets and PowerSchool entry are due
when you meet with your counselor on your scheduling
You will receive your schedules in August. You will have
until August 11 at 3 PM to change your schedule. You may
only change your schedule one time.
NO REQUESTS WILL BE HONORED AFTER THIS
DATE. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW YOUR
SCHEDULE THE FIRST 3 DAYS OF SCHOOL
Students will be able to register for classes through Powerschool
You must access this now prior to your assigned AO scheduling
day when you meet with your counselor. Your counselor will
verify the classes you have signed up for during your meeting.
Class of 2017
Text @gopacers to
Planning and preparedness can make next year’s
scheduling a success!!!
Curriculum Night at Hayes
January 28 @ 7:30 p.m.
Students and parents welcome