Requesting Classes - South High School
Requesting Classes - South High School
2014-2015 School Year
South High Counseling Team
Christina Rates, College and Career Center Coordinator
Katherine Van Pernis, College and Career Center Coordinator
Renee Magney, Elizabeth McMillan, and Richard Palmquist, Clerical Support
Stephen Simondet, Assistant Principal
Goals for this Evening
Meet the Counseling Team and other Staff
Understand the requirements for graduation
Complete the Course Request Form for next school
4-year Core Courses
English 4 full years:
Social Studies 4 full years:
AP U.S. History/AP Humanities 2
Government/Economics and AP Human Geography
A year of electives in Social Studies
3 Years Minimum:
AP AB Calculus
AP BC Calculus
College Prep Algebra & Statistics,
9th – Biology 1/Physics 1 (1/2 year of each)
10th – Chemistry (or Honors)
11th – Biology 2/Physics 2 (1/2 year of each)
12th – Optional, but highly recommended:
AP Environmental, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics,
or a PSEO Science course
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.
One year is required.
Music, visual arts, and graphic/digital photography
Half the value of some PLTW classes count.
Physical Education and Health
Fitness for life 1 & Fitness for life 2 (1 semester of each).
Health 1 & Health 2 (1 semester of each).
Some students take these classes through MPS Online; space
Completing the Course Selection
Name, Student ID, Program, and next year’s grade
level are all on the form.
Please include a phone number where we can reach
you if we have questions.
Choose enough electives
You MUST provide 1-6 elective choices in order of
Some classes might not be offered or might conflict
with the rest of your schedule.
If you don’t choose enough electives, we will select for
you and you may have no option to change.
Making Careful Choices
We will hold you to your commitment to your courses
Consult with your parents
Current teachers will provide recommendations to our
school in World Languages and Math
Requests VS Schedules
Course offerings are determined by:
Number of student requests
Schedules are available at the August “Back to School
Event.” Class schedules on the portal prior to this event
are NOT final.
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
Earn an Associates’ Degree at the same time
as your high school diploma!
This partnership between Minneapolis Community and Technical College
and South High brings students a unique opportunity to earn an Associates’
Degree with an emphasis in Education and a certificate in American Indian
Studies at the same time as earning their high school diploma!
Students who wish to be eligible to apply for FutureForward must
indicate this by checking the appropriate box on the South High Course
Request Form. Students will be able to apply later in 9th grade year for the
You will have limited choices in classes in this program.
Project Lead the Way (PLTW)
Year-long college level Engineering courses, may earn
For students “at or above” grade level in math and science.
Teaches problem-solving and creativity in a computer-
Half of the PLTW credit counts toward Fine Arts for Intro.
to Engineering and Principles of Engineering.
Principles of Engineering also counts for the second
semester of Physics 2.
We are glad you are here in our South High
If you have individual questions, please speak to
Counselors here in the auditorium, or staff in the
Please leave your completed form with us as you exit
the main door.
See you in August for the “Back to School Event.”