High School Credits

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Rising Freshmen
Parent and Student Night
March 2, 2015
Overview of AC Flora
• Students need 24 credits to graduate
• All freshmen take 8 courses
• College Prep
Advanced Placement
or International Baccaulareate
• AC Flora runs on an A/B block schedule
– Students attend four 90 minute classes a day
– Most classes meet every other day
High School Credits
{Earned in Middle School}
Middle school students can carry over a
maximum of 4 high school credits:
• Computer
• Math
• Foreign Language
Students must earn a 77 or better to earn high
school credit in middle school. Students wishing to
retake a course must drop their middle school grade
by fall of their freshman year.
Ninth Grade Schedule
• English
• Math
• Science
• Social Studies
• Elective (ex: Physical Education)
• Elective (ex: Foreign Language)
• Elective
• Elective
PE Options
One PE credit is required for graduation
• JROTC – LTC Gatson
• PE
• PE Through Dance
One Health ½ credit is required for graduation
and is paired with:
– Intro to Dance
– Intro to Theatre
– Aerobics
Fine Arts
Dr. Paschal
Art Foundations
Vocal Productions
Theatre I – audition required
Dance I – audition required
Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Marching Band
Music Appreciation
Elective Options
In addition to PE, Foreign Language, and Fine Arts…
• Technology Courses
– Integrated Business Applications
– Digital Input Technology
• Academic Electives
– Radio/TV/Film
– Journalism
– Law Education
English and Science
Recommendations are made for class placement based on
student test scores and grades.
• English I College Prep
– Students will complete
most class work during
the class period
• English I Honors
– Students are expected to
complete nightly
homework outside of
• Biology I College Prep
– Students will complete lab
write-ups and
assignments during class
• Biology I Honors
– Preparation and follow-up
for labs is completed
outside of class
8th Grade Course
• Pre-Algebra
• Algebra I
• Geometry H
9th Grade Course
• Algebra I
• Geometry CP or Geometry
• Geometry Honors AND
Algebra II Honors (4x4)
• Algebra II Honors
Social Studies
Mr. Hare
There are three options for Social Studies
courses during your freshman year
– World Geography CP
– World History Honors
– AP Human Geography
(summer assignment required)
Explanation of Academic
Falcons in Flight
College Prep
Advance Placement
International Baccalaureate
Falcons in Flight
• Based on test scores and transcript grades,
selected students are invited to be part of our
FiF Program.
– Core classes meet daily for 60 minutes
– Classes have no more than 15 students
– You are part of a group who work together to
support their success
– FiF students take Foundations and Structure of
Algebra, English I CP, Biology I CP, plus four other
Advanced Placement
• College level coursework
• Students can earn college credit by making a
qualifying score on the AP exam
• Open enrollment (use student data to help
make recommendations)
• Freshmen – AP Human Geography
• Sophomores – AP World History
• Juniors and Seniors – multiple offerings in all
core subjects, foreign languages, and fine arts
International Baccalaureate
Mrs. Tate
• Academically rigorous program
• Two programs: IBDP and IBCP
• Both require students to complete their basic graduation
requirements (PE, Health, etc.) before entering their
junior year.
• IBCP – have to have an interest in business and attempt
challenging coursework in 9th and 10th grade
• IBDP – 3 credits of foreign language, successful
completion of Algebra II honors, success at the honors or
AP level
Schedule Changes
Please remember the master schedule is based
on student requests from the previous spring.
Therefore, changes made after a student is
scheduled are very difficult or impossible.
Many elective courses must be pre-selected,
and therefore, must be identified appropriately.
High School Scholars
{District Recognition}
Course Requirements:
• English (AAP/AP or IB)
• Math (AAP/AP or IB)
• Science (AAP/AP or IB)
• Social Studies (AAP/AP or IB)
• Foreign Language
• Fine Arts Appreciation
4 units
4 units
4 units
4 units
3 units
1 unit
(or 3 units of high school credit
in a specific arts or combination
of arts courses)
• Electives
1 unit
9 units
30 units
Required Assessment
End of Course Exam:
This exam counts 20% of the student’s
final grade.
Students will be tested in:
• English I
• Algebra I
• Biology
• US History
Course Selection Dates
Individual meetings with AC Flora Counselors will be held in the
Old Gym from 4:00-7:00 on the follow dates:
• A-G – Tuesday, March 3 and Thursday, March 12
• H-P – Wednesday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 10
• Q-Z – Thursday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 11
Drop-ins are welcome to come to the AC Flora Guidance Office
on Friday, March 13 from 8:00-3:00 or by appointment.
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