Welcome to Burlington Township High School Class of 2011

Welcome to Burlington Township High School Class of 2011

H Welcome to Burlington Township High School Parents of the Class of 2017 I O P E N G H S C H O O

L The Future Begins Today! H O U S E PROGRAM AGENDA Welcoming Remarks High Schools Vision Course Selection Process Student Services Co-Curricular/Extra Curricular Academic Presentations Q & A Session Building Tours

Mission Statement The Burlington Township School District will develop the intellectual, creative, and social potential of each child through an active partnership with all members of the community. Mission Statement We Believe ... That all students learn based on their individual styles That the school community establishes a safe, secure, and positive climate That mutual respect and appreciation of diversity enriches a community

Mission Statement The BTHS graduate will: Show respect towards self and others in a personal and professional environment Think critically in order to adapt and apply knowledge to new situations Be an effective communicator Have knowledge of emerging technologies Participate productively and ethically as a member of our democratic society BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT Mr. James Mills Director

Mrs. Heidi Roman- Grade 9 A-Z Mrs. Cindy Marzilli A-Ek Mr. Troy Scott El-La Mrs. Lara Webb Le-Rh Mrs. Linda Porter Ri-Z The Intensive Block Model The 4 X 4 semesterized block allows students to take 4 courses per semester. Students attend 4 seventy-six minute classes each day. Instructional Schedule Period 1/2 Class ------ 76 minutes Period 3/4 Class ------ 76 minutes Period 5 Lunch ----- 36 minutes Period 6 Advisory --- 36 minutes Periods 7/8 Class -- 76 minutes

Period 9/10 Class ------ 76 minutes Sample Student Schedule Periods Semester 1 Semester 2 1/2 Math Tech. and Financial Lit. 3/4 H/PE

English 5 Lunch Advisory 6 Advisory Lunch 7/8 Science Social Studies

9/10 Art World Lang. Credit and Subjects Required for Graduation: 145 Credits are required for graduation including 20 credits in each of the following: Language Arts Mathematics Science Physical Education, Health and Safety Additionally, the Following Subjects are required for Graduation:

United States History I and II World History 10 Credits in World Language 5 credits in Technology and Financial Literacy 5 Credits in Visual and Performing Arts 5 Credits in Career Education, Consumer, Family and Life Skills, or Vocational-Technical Education Middle School Equivalency Courses Students who have taken a High School Equivalent Math or World Language course may receive High School credit for

those courses, BUT grades in courses taken prior to 9th grade are currently not used in the calculation of a students GPA. Courses from the Middle School at Springside that are High School Equivalent courses are: Algebra I Spanish I French I

German I Opportunities for Course Advancement AP Program AP English Literature AP Calculus AP Statistics AP Spanish Language AP Spanish Literature AP French AP Govt and Politics AP German AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Physics B AP United States History

AP World History AP Psychology AP Computer Science Option 2 Program Seniors who are on target to meet all graduation requirements have the opportunity to take a reduced course load in order to participate in a volunteer or career internship or take college courses off campus through the Option 2 program Additional Opportunities to Earn College Credits 1. College Acceleration Program (CAP) (through BCC) Offers students the opportunity to earn college credits for courses taught at BTHS BTHS curriculum and instructor must be approved by BCC- tuition at a reduced rate (2012-13- $150

for a 3-4 credit course) 2. College courses taught by college professors on our campus during the regular school day (2012-13Intro. to Criminal Justice, American Sign Language, and Intro to Dance 3. Internet-based courses THE SCHEDULING PROCESS FAQS When will scheduling occur? Students from MS at Springside Beginning early February MS at Springside parents who would like to participate in

the scheduling meeting should contact the Middle School Counseling Office at (609) 699-4021ext. 4015 by Feb. 1st. Parents of private school students should contact the High School Counseling Office to make a scheduling appointment (609) 387-1713, and dial 5 for the counseling office after Feb. 15th Where will scheduling occur? MS at Springside students will be scheduled at the Middle School Private School students will be scheduled at the High School THE SCHEDULING PROCESS How is the schedule determined? Classroom performance Teacher recommendations NJASK Results

Parental and student feedback How will I know when my child has been scheduled? Each student will be asked to bring home a completed class schedule form to be signed by parent/guardian 14 CLASS SCHEDULE FOR 2013- Name _________________ RECOMMENDED SCHEDULE A. Health/Phys. Ed. I Grade Next Year 9

CREDITS COURSE NAME & CODE 1.25/3.75 A. 5 B. (Honors/ CP/ A/ B) 5 (10) C. D. Environmental Science (Honors or CP) 5 D.

E. US History I (Humanities/CP) 5 E. 0 or 5.0 F 15 G. B. English I (Humanities/CP) C. Math F. Lunch plus Advisory or Music Options G. 15 credits in electives in the following areas

(World Language / Performing Arts) (Fine Arts / Tech and Financial Literacy) Must select 3 alternate electives H. H. I. I. J. J. THE SCHEDULING PROCESS Once my childs signed scheduled

form has been returned can changes still be made in their schedule? Changes in a students schedule can be made at any time up until August 1st!! Our Door Is Always Open! ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES Physical Activity is the Law of Life. Without it, any degree of health worthy of its name is impossible. Bernard McFadden, 1911 CoCurricular

Sign up during Lunch Periods in September 2013 Academic, Service, and Activity Related Clubs ATHLETICS ACADEMICS Eligible for Semester One Completed 30 Credits and attained a GPA of 2.0 or higher from the previous year (does not apply to incoming 9th grade students.) Eligible for Semester Two Completed 15 Credits and attained a GPA of

2.0 or higher from semester one ATHLETICS AGE QUALIFICATIONS 16 Years old before September 1st of the Freshman year student will not participate in Freshman athletics 19 Years old before September 1st of the Senior Year student will not participate in athletics ATHLETICS OTHER QUALIFICATIONS Physical from your family physician Signed Permission slip

NJSIAA Steroid Testing Form NJSIAA Concussion Acknowledgement Form Abide by the signed athletic contract & team rules On the Student in Good Standing List ATHLETICS Fall Winter Spring Soccer Boys & Girls Basketball Boys & Girls

Track Boys & Girls Football Wrestling Baseball Cross Country Boys & Girls Bowling Boys & Girls Softball Girls Tennis

Winter Track Golf Co-ed Field Hockey Cheerleading Activity Boys Tennis Cheerleading Activity Spring Musical March 15 @ 7:30 pm March 16 @ 7:30 pm March 17 @ 2:00 pm March 22 @ 7:30 pm March 23 @ 7:30 pm Order tickets at:

[email protected] Senior Trip Information You can earn money towards your son/daughters Senior Class Trip by purchasing Food Gift Certificates from the Athletic Office You may purchase Food Gift Certificates for Shoprite, Pathmark, or ACME You earn $4.00 for every $100.00 you purchase.

Order online: Go to the Athletics Web Site to order your certificates English Must have 4 years Sophomore Year Freshman Year Freshman Year (Genres) (Genres) CP English II Humanities II CP English I

Humanities I Honors US History I Honors English I Junior Year (Genre s) CP English III Honors English III No Humanities Option Senior Year (Genres)

CP English IV Honors English IV AP English IV No Humanities Option English Electives offered 10-12th grade Creative Writing on the Web Graphic Novels in the Classroom Young Adult Literature on Film Supplemental English Courses

English Composition I- fall semester English Composition II- fall quarter English Composition III- fall quarter E.O.E.- Senior year partially proficient HSPA students Mathematics Program at BTHS Freshmen have four options for Algebra 1: Honors Algebra 1 College Prep Algebra 1 Algebra 1 A/B Algebra 1

Course sequence: Algebra 1 Algebra 2 GeometryCollege Math/Pre-calc/Statistics or other math to follow. Students are required to take four math classes. Mathematics Program at BTHS Work closely with the 9th grade Counselor, Ms. Roman, and your child, when choosing courses. Determine the highest level Math course you would like to complete to best prepare for postsecondary plans.

We highly recommend that each student have their own graphing calculator. (Currently using TI Nspire for Alg II and higher) Science Freshman Year Environmental Science or Honors Environmental Science Environmental issues, Ecological Principles, Pollution, Resources, Earth Systems and Biodiversity Sophomore Year Laboratory Biology 1 or Honors Laboratory Biology1 Biochemistry, Energy Transformation, Ecology, Homeostasis, Heredity, and Evolution. Science Electives

Laboratory Biology II Laboratory Chemistry Laboratory Physics I Laboratory Physics II Applied Scientific Concepts Marine Science Genetics

Astronomy Anatomy & Physiology Biotechnology & Forensics AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Physics Social Studies

9th Grade Year Options: CP US History I Humanities/Honors US I The pathway to AP US History, World History, AP Government and AP Psychology: Humanities/Honors US History I and II 10th Grade Year Options: CP US History II Humanities/Honors US II AP U.S. Government and Politics is open to 10th graders

Social Studies 11 Grade Year Options: CP World History Honors World History th AP courses are options for students in grade 11 or 12 The pathway to AP US History, World History, AP Government and AP Psychology: Humanities US I & II Honors World History

12th Grade Year Options: AP US History AP World History AP U.S. Government and Politics AP Psychology Electives Electives: Sociology American Pop Culture Model Congress Psychology Practical Application of the Law Psychology I Introduction to African American Studies Health and Physical Education Health:

22 days 1.25 credits Topics covered: Lifestyle Choices Drivers Education Human Sexuality First Aid/CPR Physical Education: 66 days 3.75 credits Main topics covered: Fitness Cooperative Learning Team Sports Individual and Dual Sports Health and Physical Education

Peer Leadership Program- 10 credits Junior and Senior year elective Student are trained to become peer educators Topics include: bullying harassment teen sexual health issues Special Education Goal of the High School is: To provide services in the least restrictive environment based on individual needs. To include students in as many regular education programs as possible. To create programs that promote success as

students move to less restrictive environments. Programs Child Study Team that consists of two dedicated case managers and a group of caring teachers working in conjunction with parents/guardians in order to create and implement individualized programs to best meet the needs of the student. Teachers provide services in the general education classes as co-teachers with the content specialist, as well in a more restrictive environment with smaller class sizes based on IEP needs. WORLD LANGUAGES 10 High School Credits (2 semesters) required for graduation FRENCH

Levels 1 though 4 Honors level 2 AP French Language and Culture GERMAN Levels 1 through 5 Honors level 2 *AP German Language and Culture (proposed) SPANISH Introduction to Spanish Levels 1 through 4 Honors level 2 Spanish for Spanish Speakers levels 1 and 2 AP Spanish Language and Culture AP Spanish Literature

BUSINESS/LIFE SKILLS COURSE GRADE CREDITS Technology and Financial Literacy 912 Advanced Spreadsheet and Database Applications 1012 12 Career, Business, and Vocational Experience 15.0 Accounting I-II

Retail Marketing Hospitality and Tourism Keyboarding Internet and Web Page Design Business Law Marketing Personal Finance Advertising Entrepreneurship (CAP credit available) 5.0 5.0 1012 912 9-12 912 1012 1012 912

912 9-12 11-12 5.0 2.5 2.5 2.5 5.0 2.5 5.0 2.5 2.5 5.0 FAMILY CONSUMER SCIENCE SKILLS COURSE Independent Foods

Culinary Arts I Culinary Arts II International Foods Careers with Children Community Issues Parenting Human Behavior and Development Independent Living GRADE 1112 1112 11-12 11-12 1112 11-12 10-12 1012 11-12

CREDITS 2.5 5.0 5.0 2.5 5.0 5.0 2.5 2.5 2.5 INDUSTRIAL TECH COURSE CAD GRADE 912 CREDITS

5.0 Theater Courses Theater I (5 credits) (Grades 9-10) Musical Theater Workshop I (5 credits) (Grades 9-12) Technical Theater I (5 credits) (Grades 9-12) Fall and Spring Shows (Co-curricular/audition) (Grades 9-12) Additional Courses available for Sophomores and above Theater II ( 5 credits) (Grades 10-12) Honors Course

Theater III (5 credits) (Grades 11-12) CAP Course Theater IV (5 credits) (Grades 11-12) CAP Course Musical Theater Workshop II and III (5 credits) (Grades 10-12) CAP Course American Cinema (5 credits) (Grades 10-12) CAP Course Technical Theater II (5 credits) (Grades 10-12) CAP credit pending. Theater Independent Study (2.5-5 credits) Instrumental Music Courses String Orchestra (2.5 credits per semester) (5 credits) (Grades 9-12) Prerequisite: One or more years of experience playing a string instrument.

Concert Band (2.5 credits per semester) (Grades 9-12) Introduction to Instrumental Music (5 credits) (Grades 9-12) You can select any instrument. Jazz Ensemble (2.5 credits per semester) (Grades 9-12) CAP Credit Pending Rhythm Workshop (5 credits) (Grades 9-12) Music Theory I and II (2.5 credits each) (Grades 9-12) Marching Band and Jazz Band (co-curricular) (Grades 9-12)

Vocal Music Courses Vocal Music (2.5 credits a semester) (Grades 9-12) Advanced Vocal Technique (5 credits) (Grades 10-12) (available for Freshmen with teacher approval) BTHS Jazz Singers (co-curricular/audition) (Grades 9-12) Additional Courses available for Sophomores and above Chorus II (2.5 credits a semester) (Grades10-12) Honors Course Songwriting Workshop (5 credits) (Grades 10-12)

Computer Technology & Music (5 credits) (Grades 10-12) DANCE Course Intro to Dance (5 Credits) (Grades 9-12) Offered through BCC earning 3 college credits Visual Arts Courses Art I (5 credits) (Grades 9-12) Decorative/Functional Crafts (2.5 credits) (Grades 9-12) Printmaking/Sculpture (2.5 credits) (Grades 9-12) Graphic Design I - Adobe Photoshop (5 credits)(Grades 9-12)

There are a limited amount of seats for freshmen with approval of their 8th grade computer teacher. Additional Courses available for Sophomores and above Art II, III and IV (5 credits) (Grades10-12) Ceramics I, II, III and IV (5 credits) (Grades 10-12) Ceramics II is a CAP course Graphic Design II Illustrator (5 credits) (Grades 10-12) CAP Course Digital Imaging (5 credits) (Grades 10-12) Fashion Illustration (5 credits) (Grades 10-12) Transition Support

Activities/Programs Advisory Activities HEART Program Peer Leadership Outreach activities Supplemental Support Advisory Classes (Math & English) Media center and computer labs available National Honor Society Peer Tutoring Begins 2nd MP Homework Hotline available Tues. and Thurs. in the main building media center (2:15-3:15) Late bus Tues. and Thurs (3:30) for extra help with teachers or club meetings Transition Support Activities/Programs (Con.) Transition Group New Student Meetings

Peer Mentoring Round Table Discussions Teen Talk 9th Grade Community Service Day April Making High School Count Naviance Career and College Search An 8th Grade student program on the scheduling process will be held at the Middle School on: Tuesday February 5th Wednesday February 6th During the school day.

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