Requesting Classes 2015-2016 School Year South High Counseling Team Counselors  Don Dilla • Christina Rates & Ann Kellogg: College and Career Center Coordinators  Kim Friesen 

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Transcript Requesting Classes 2015-2016 School Year South High Counseling Team Counselors  Don Dilla • Christina Rates & Ann Kellogg: College and Career Center Coordinators  Kim Friesen 

Requesting Classes
2015-2016 School Year
South High Counseling Team
Counselors
 Don Dilla
• Christina Rates & Ann
Kellogg: College and Career
Center Coordinators
 Kim Friesen
 Marsha Gaulke
 Marie Hassell
 Lauren Lewis
 Jackie Vertigan
• Renee Magney,
• Pa Lee-Xiong, and
Richard Palmquist,
Clerical Support
• Stephen Simondet,
Assistant Principal
Goals for this Evening
 Let us welcome you to South
High!
 Learn about the graduation
requirements
 Choose classes for next year
Graduation Requirements
Core Classes:
Other:
English

Graduation Tests
Social Studies

My Life Plan
Math

21 total credits (new credit
Science
Additional requirements:
Health
Physical Education
Art
values for 2019 class)
English/ Social Studies
English 4 full years:

Honors World
Studies/Humanities 1
 AP U.S. History/AP
Humanities 2

Electives in English to
complete 4 full years
Social Studies 3 1/2 years:

Honors World
Studies/Humanities 1
 AP U.S. History/AP
Humanities 2
 Government/Economics
and AP Human Geography
 1 semester of additional
electives in Social Studies
Math Sequence
3 Years Minimum:
 Intermediate Algebra
 Geometry/Honors Geometry
 Advanced Algebra
 Electives in Math:
 Pre-Calculus
 AP AB Calculus
 AP BC Calculus
 AP Statistics
 College Prep Algebra & Statistics
 Algebra/Geometry/Statistics
Science … For graduating classes 2019 and after:
Must take Physical Science,
Biology, and either Physics or  Sample electives in
Chemistry.
Science:
 AP Biology
 9th – Physical Science
 AP Physics
 10th – Biology or Chemistry  AP Environmental
(or Honors)
 AP Chemistry (when
th
 11 – Chemistry (or Honors) offered)
or Physics or Biology
 CIS Physics
 12th- electives in Science
 Minnesota Ecology
 Forensic Science
(Students who test out of Physical Science
with the 8th grade test, may accelerate their  Astronomy
Science choices by one year.)
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 some PLTW classes count.
Physical Education and Health
 Fitness for life (1 semester).
 Health Science (1 semester).
Course Request Form - Front
Course Request Form - Back
The Course Selection Form
 Complete:
 Name
 Student ID
 Program
 next year’s grade level
 Please include a phone number where we can reach
you if we have questions.
Choose enough electives
 You MUST provide 8 elective choices in order of
preference.
 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
 Budget
 Staffing
 Schedules are available at the August “Back to School
Event.” Class schedules on the portal prior to this event
are NOT final.
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
FutureForward!
Earn an Associates’ Degree at the same time
as your high school diploma!
 This partnership between Minneapolis Community and
Technical College (MCTC) and South High
 earn an Associates’ Degree with an emphasis in Education
at the same time as earning your high school diploma
 check the appropriate box on the South High Course
Request Form.
 You will have limited choices in classes in this program.
Project Lead the Way (PLTW)
 Year-long college level Engineering courses, may earn
college credits.
 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 for Intro.
to Engineering and Principles of Engineering.
 Principles of Engineering also counts for Physics.
Thank you!
 We are glad you are here in our South High
Community.
 If you have individual questions, please speak to
Counselors or staff in the commons.
 Please leave your completed form with us as you
exit the main door.
 See you in August for the “Back to School Event.”