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High School Transition Night
Transcript of High School Transition Night
GPA= Grade Point Average
8th grade to High School Transition
February 23, 2015
Why are Grades Important?
Are you College Bound?
Tea Area Graduation Requirements
English I Composition
English I Literature
English II Composition & Literature
English II Speech or Debate
English III American Literature
English III Advanced Composition
British Literature & Senior Writing or
AP English or
**Students need 3 credits of Math to graduate which include: Algebra I, Algebra II & Geometry**
Algebra or Geometry
Algebra Lab option
Geometry or Algebra II
Informal Geometry option
Geometry or Algebra II or Pre-Calculus
Algebra II or Pre-Calculus or Calculus or College Math course
*Students are required to take 3 credits of Science to graduate*
Chemistry or Physics
Electives: Anatomy/Physiology, Astronomy, Environmental Science or Dual Credit/College option
Social Science Requirements
Geography & World History
U.S. History (or AP History as Jr.)
Social Science elective (.5 credit)
.5 credit PE course & .5 credit of Health are required to graduate
Fine Arts Requirements
**Students are required to take 1 fine art credit to graduate**
Some Intro level classes that fulfill the Fine Art Credit:
Introduction to Art
Concert Choir (By Audition Only)
Instrumental Music (Band)
Computer Science Requirements
Students are required to take the following classes in order to graduate:
Computer Applications (.5 credit)
Web Design (.5 credit)
Personal Finance Requirements
Students are required to take one of the following:
Personal Finance (.5 credit)
Economics (.5 credit)
Senior Project/Capstone (Internship) Requirement
Students are required to complete 1 credit of Senior Experience or Capstone during their senior year.
The purpose of the Senior Experience is to allow the student to demonstrate the knowledge and maturity the he/she has gained during the course of their education.
This is demonstrated by a three-part process consisting of a research paper, project/product that is an extenstion of the research and an oral presentation.
Youth Internship/Capstone Option: Students will complete one half of the class as a Career Exploration class. The other half will be spent at a job site completing hands-on training.
Tea Area students are required to take an additional 7.5 credits of electives which can be earned in any department including the following:
Career & Technical Education
Family & Consumer Science
Welcome & Introductions
Mr. Knudson HS Principal
Mrs. Eidem 7-9 Counselor
Mr. Preheim Assistant Principal
Personal Learning Plan
Build your resume!
Build Important Life Skills!
How to win (and lose).
Find your passion.
Scholarship Opportunities can be in the most unusual places....
(Even in a hamburger bun?)
Each year, Culver’s VIP Scholarship Program rewards outstanding team members who are committed to continuing their education while working at Culver’s. Recipients are awarded between $500 to $2,000 scholarships for use at any educational institution for any area of study,
What if I fail a course?
How can I be successful?
7 Habits of Highly Effective Students
Additional course offerings
Upper level course offerings:
College courses through SILDL network or Dual Credit
South Dakota Virtual High School Learning Power AP Courses
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens: Sean Covey