9th Grade Parent Night Class of 2023

9th Grade Parent Night Class of 2023

9 Grade Parent Night Class of 2023 WEST HIGH SCHOOL Welcome Class of 2023 Ashley Jessie Principal, West High School [email protected] MISSION STATEMENT West High School provides a safe, orderly, and respectful learning environment that fosters open-minded and caring young people. Students are provided a diverse, international curriculum, a studentcentered schedule, and an environment of accountability where instruction and assessments are research-based and data-driven. First step toward graduation 50 month countdow n! Your 9th Grade

Support Team Tara LaRoy 9th Grade Assistant Principal Lisa Roberts 9th Grade Counselor Lindsay Bell 9th Grade Dean What is IB at West? IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) at West High School The MYP is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real

world. It is inclusive by design; students of all interests and academic abilities can benefit from their participation, therefore, each 9th and 10th grader at West is an IB MYP student. Examples: Entering 9th graders will choose at Create a website to help least 6 of the 8 MYP subject areas to study. counsel grieving teens Students will complete a Create a music video to inform th Personal Project in their 10 students how to rise above grade year negative peer pressure Topic of their choice Create a scrapbook of role Process begins in Spring of models and mentors for young Year 4 (9th grade) teens Project is completed in Year Paint a mural to celebrate 5 of MYP (10th grade)

diversity and respect West High School International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, and Honors Program Full Diploma 7 IB courses in junior and senior year Complete Biology, Chemistry, Algebra 1 and Geometry, 2 years of World Language by end of 10th grade Honors and AP in 9th and 10th Apply in January of 10th grade Certificate Courses Students choose courses in which they have an interest Must satisfy prerequisites

Declare intent in January of 10th grade IB Questions? Contact: Shannon Siebe Knox County Schools IB Facilitator [email protected] org Registration and Class Selection Scheduling Calendar... 8th Graders Visit West High School: Friday, March 29th, 9:00-11:20 Course Selection Sheets are due to middle school counselors or Lisa Roberts, WHS 9th Grade Counselor, on Friday, March 8th. Private school students zoned for West may register beginning now. Contact Vicky Harden, Registrar at [email protected] or 865-5944477. Transfer notifications will be mailed out in the spring semester.

June-July: Schedule adjustments: schedule change requests may sent to [email protected] or delivered in writing on Wednesday mornings the summer. Schedules will be published to Aspen at the end of the summer. No changes will be granted after August 16th. August (TBD, before school starts) 2019: WestFest August 2, 2019: Freshman Orientation Day August 5, 2019: First day of school WHS English Sequencing 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade English I CP English II CP English III

CP, IB English SL English IV CP, English IV DE, IB English SL English I Honors English II Honors, AP Lang and Comp English IV DE, IB English SL or HL IB English SL or HL

12th Grade WHS Math Sequencing 8th Grade 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade Honors Algebra I Honors Geometry, Geometry Honors Alg II, Alg II IB Math HL or SL, IB

Math Studies, AP Stats IB Math HL or SL, IB Math Studies, AP Stats, Applied Math, Bridge, SAILS Honors Geometry Honors Algebra II AP Stats IB Math HL or SL

IB Math HL or SL 8th Grade Math Algebra I, Algebra I A/ B Geometry Algebra II AP Stats, Applied Math, Bridge, SAILS WHS WHSScience Science Sequencing Sequencing 9th Grade

10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade Honors Chem Biology Honors or CP IB Science IB Science Honors Biology Chemistry Honors or CP IB Science IB Science

Biology CP Chemistry CP or Physical Science CP IB Science or Science Electives IB Science or Science Electives Environmental Science Biology CP Chemistry CP Optional Science Elective

IB Courses: Biology HL, Chemistry HL or SL, IB Environmental Systems and Societies, IB Physics HL Science Electives: Anatomy & Physiology, Ecology, or any Y1 IB Course. WHS Social Studies Sequencing 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade Honors World History or AP Human Geography AP or CP Government and AP US History

IB History of IB History of Europe HL or Europe HL or IB IB Psychology SL Psychology SL World History CP CP Government US History CP Economics/ Personal Finance All students must enroll in Personal Finance as a graduation requirement. Many IB students enroll and complete the course online. Determining Course

If you have courses pre-selected for you on your Readiness course selection sheet they came from the following: Teacher recommendations District recommendations WHS recommendations based on classes previously taken and grade earned WHS recommendations based on special education needs WHS recommendations based on predicted test scores Questions about a pre-selected course, email Lisa Roberts at [email protected] Graduation Requirements CORE SUBJECTS TOTAL CREDITS English: English I, II, III, IV 4 Mathematics: Integrated Math I, II, III, and one high level math 4

Science: Biology, Chemistry or Physics, one additional Lab science 3 Social Studies: World History and Geography or AP Human Geography 1 US History and Geography 1 US Government and Civics Economics Physical Education Lifetime Wellness 1 Personal Finance Elective Focus 3 University Admissions Students must complete two units of the same world language and one unit of fine/performing arts in order to meet college/university admission requirements Additional Elective Credits 6

TOTAL 28 All students are required to take the ACT or SAT to meet graduation requirements. A Civics test and a project-based Civics assessment are also graduation 3 West Career Pathways Name of Career Course 1 (Enter on Pathway Course Sheet) Industry Certification Banking and Finance Intro to Business and Marketing N/A Marketing

Intro to Business and Marketing N/A Coding Computer Science Foundations Yes Cybersecurity Computer Science Foundations Yes Cosmetology Cosmetology 1 50 hours short of TN School of Beauty license

Dietetics and Nutrition Intro to Human Studies Yes Electrical Fundamentals of Construction Yes Engineering Principles of Engineering Yes Health Science Health Science Education CNA Transitioning to High

School... Multiple tutoring opportunities Tutoring schedule to be released within first couple weeks of school and posted online Counseling help: (Lisa Roberts) Class selections, organization, study skills, grade checkins...really all the things Bi-weekly Freshmen team meetings with freshmen teachers Weekly newsletter from PTSO President Elect Meredith C. Kuester Pre-College Upward Bound Amy King ACT or SAT: TN Graduation New this year: ACT Academy by the ACT, free for all students online at https://academy.act.org/ 9th grade- practice ACT style questions during advisory 10th grade- ACT style questions during advisory 11th grade- Entire 11th grade takes ACT in April at West

12th grade - Senior retake opportunity Final Thoughts... When you hear We are, you respond with One West. If you fail a class, you have to retake it...4 years in high school does not = graduation. 28 credits to graduate (the right 28) 1 class = a credit Red and Blue days - 4 classes each day - 8 total credits Year-long classes Cumulative grades are final in May Find a place to belong - sports, NJROTC, clubs, Questions? [email protected] (Freshman Principal) [email protected] (Freshman Counselor) [email protected] (Freshman Dean/ Honors Chem) [email protected] (IB DP & MYP Coordinator) [email protected] (WHS Principal)

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