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    Governing Board Members

    Robert L. Cassa

    Fred Ferriera

    David Reede

    Katrina Talkalai

    Joanne Thompson

    Administrative and Guidance Personnel

    Dr. Richard Wilde Superintendent Ophelia James Personnel Director Catherine Steele Curriculum Director Jim Aragon Technology Coordinator Sharon Nosie Interim Business Manager David Pastor Principal

    John Yeoman Vice Principal

    Carol Hudson Administrative Secretary Liz Stevens Student Advocate

    Rena Antonio Registrar

    Roberta Belvado Attendance

    Cindy Barnes Career & Technical Education

    Carl Perkins funds are used to print this Program of Studies.

     San Carlos School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. San Carlos School District Career and Technical Education Department does not discriminate in enrollment or access to any of the programs available. San Carlos School District also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the high school principal at P.O. Box 207, San Carlos AZ 85550 (928) 475-2378

    Revised June, 2010 Program of Studies Page 1

    TABLE OF CONTENTS EDUCATIONAL PLANNING .......................................................................................... 5 EDUCATION CAREER ACTION PLAN (ECAP) ............................................................ 5 Freshman Year - "Take the Challenge" (Identity)................................................................................................ 6 Sophomore Year - "Keep Going -- Keep Growing" (Discovering)....................................................................... 6 Junior Year - "It's up to you………YOU decide"................................................................................................ 6 Senior Year - "You are almost there" .................................................................................................................. 6 ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ................................................................ 7 Bell Schedule ........................................................................................................................................................ 7 Instructional Level Placement ........................................................................................................................... 7 Attendance Policy ................................................................................................................................................. 7 Tardy .................................................................................................................................................................... 8 Schedule Changes ................................................................................................................................................. 8 Graduation Requirements .................................................................................................................................... 8 Annual Credit Requirements ............................................................................................................................. 12 Course Leveling & Expectations ........................................................................................................................ 12 Grading Procedures ........................................................................................................................................... 14 Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculation Worksheet ......................................................................................... 15 Special Programs & Scheduling Opportunities ................................................................................................. 16 INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES ............................................................. 19 CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS .................................................................................. 21 GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS ......................................................................... 22 HOW TO READ A COURSE DESCRIPTION ............................................................... 26 DEPARTMENTAL COURSE CATALOG ..................................................................... 27 Art Department .................................................................................................................................................. 27 Language Arts Department ................................................................................................................................ 28 Mathematics Department ................................................................................................................................... 29 Revised June, 2010 Program of Studies Page 2

     Foreign Languages Department ......................................................................................................................... 30

    Physical Education Department ......................................................................................................................... 31 Science Department ............................................................................................................................................ 32 Social Studies Department ................................................................................................................................. 33 CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS ........................... 34 Career Exploration ............................................................................................................................................. 35 Agriculture Science ............................................................................................................................................ 36 Business Management & Administrative Services............................................................................................. 37 Computer Maintenance ...................................................................................................................................... 38 Construction Technology ................................................................................................................................... 39 Culinary Arts ...................................................................................................................................................... 40 Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)....................................................................................................................... 41 Nursing ............................................................................................................................................................... 42 Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) ...................................................................................... 43

    Revised June, 2010 Program of Studies Page 3

Dear Parents & Students,

    This Program of Study has been produced with great care and contains a wealth of information to assist as you organize and implement a plan for your high school career and beyond. The career pathway information offers a range of possible careers for each student to consider. Parents can use the career pathway information to discuss career opportunities with their children.

    Student course selection is very important. Schedule changes can be very difficult and/or denied; therefore, students and parents should carefully consider course selections to ensure the most appropriate choices for students. The teachers, counselors, and administrators are available to assist students and parents as they make course decisions. Please do not hesitate to ask for this assistance.

Parents can help ensure quality education for your student by:

    ; Make sure your child goes to school, on time, every day unless their child is

    ill or has a contagious disease.

    ; Show interest your child’s school progress and working with school personnel

    to solve disciplinary and academic problems.

    ; Get to know your child’s school, its staff, curriculum, programs, and

    activities and by attending parent-teacher conferences and school/parent

    functions, such as Advisory Committee meetings.

    ; Teach your child how to dress neatly and to be clean, well-groomed and wear

    clothes which are appropriate for school.

    ; Maintain up to date telephone numbers at the school, including home, work,

    and emergency telephone numbers, addresses and health data.

    ; Contact the school and explain why your child is absent, as is required by

    Arizona Statutes and School Board Policies.

    ; Teach your child, by work and example, respect for law, for the authority of

    the school and for the rights and property of others.

    Revised June, 2010 Program of Studies Page 4

Educational Planning

    The purpose of the Program of Studies is to outline the minimum content required

    for all students before graduating from San Carlos High School. Every year, new features are added to this Program of Studies and new courses are added to the offerings at San Carlos High School. For your convenience, these new items are marked with the symbol

    appearing on the right.

    Students are encouraged to work with their parents, school guidance counselor, and teachers to develop an educational plan related to high school course selection. Every student at San Carlos High School will also utilize Career Cruising as a seamless integration into the career and education planning process.

    The Career Cruising online portfolio tool leads students effortlessly through the steps of preparing for the world of work. Students are required to begin the planning process in the required Career Exploration Course.

    Education Career Action Plan (ECAP)

    On February 25, 2008 the Arizona State Board of Education approved Education and Career Action Plans for all Arizona students grades 9-12 (R7-2-302.05).

    An ECAP (Education and Career Action Plan) reflects a student's current plan of coursework, career aspirations, and extended learning opportunities in order to develop the student's individual academic and career goals.

    We as educators believe that integrating an Education and Career Action Plan (ECAP) process into all facets of the school experience enables students to be lifelong learners and problem-solvers, developing and applying 21st century skills to their life experiences, as students, as workers, as consumers, and as responsible citizens. With the ability to identify skills and interests and to apply that knowledge to create their own ECAP, our students will have developed needed skills to advance in a more fluid, seamless sttransition, meeting 21 Century technologies and work place postsecondary requirements.

    Revised June, 2010 Program of Studies Page 5

    Freshman Year - "Take the Challenge" (Identity) Sophomore Year - "Keep Going -- Keep Growing" (Discovering) Things to think about: Things to think about:

    ; What are my talents and strengths? ; Which potential career/post high school option have I considered? ; Am I taking a course that leads to my post high school plan? ; In which subject did I excel and am I taking courses that lead to my plans? ; In which course am I particularly strong? ; Am I giving my best to sophomore courses? ; In what areas do I need to build more skills? ; What unique talents and strengths that I'd like to develop? Things to do: ; Am I involved in at least one extra-curricular activity or community service? ; Develop a personal growth plan highlighting academic, extra curricular and Things to do: community involvement/awards. ; Update my personal growth plan. ; Become familiar with graduation requirements. ; Carry a strong academic program. ; Carry a strong academic program and maintain excellent attendance ; Seek assistance from teachers and school counselors when needed. records. ; Maintain strong academic performances and excellent attendance records. ; Develop and maintain strong academic performance. ; Be aware of your graduation requirements. ; Seek assistance when needed from teachers and counselors. ; Talk with your teachers, parents and counselors about course selection for junior ; Talk with teachers, parents and counselors about your sophomore course year. selections in March. ; Visit the College and Career Center to explore high school plans. ; Familiarize yourself with the College and Career Center. ; Continue involvement in extra curricular activities. ; Develop personal growth plan, highlighting academic, extra-curricular and ; Complete a career and interest inventory in Career Cruising community involvement/awards. ; ASVAB for students interested in the military service, see counselor. ; Review finalized 10th grade schedule with counselor in March. ; Become familiar with scholarships and work experiences. ; Become familiar on how to obtain a work permit. ; Choose 3 careers from the interest inventory and research them. ; NCAA requirements. People to talk to: ; Become familiar with summer job opportunities with external programs. ; Family members, teachers, counselor and college and staff People to talk to: ; People who are involved in the professions of your interest ; Your parents/guardians or family members, teachers and counselors

    ; College and Career Center Staff

    Junior Year - "It's up to you………YOU decide" Senior Year - "You are almost there" Things to think about: Things to think about:

    ; Am I taking courses that lead to my post high school plans? ; Am I enrolled in a strong academic program and continuing to challenge myself? ; Am I giving the best to junior course work? ; Have I written for college catalogues, applications, financial aid information, etc.? ; With which teachers have I established strong rapport? (Potential ; Am I giving my best senior course work? college/job letter of recommendation). ; Have I obtained enough information about colleges choices and application ; Talents or strengths I want to develop through college or work experience? deadlines?

    ; Which activities will I highlight on my college or job application? ; Am I meeting with my senior school counselor regularly? Things to do: ; Have I made campus visits to my top colleges? ; Update my personal growth plan. Things to do:

    ; Carry strong academic programs. ; Update my personal growth plan.

    ; Register for Practice ACT Test in October. ; Register for ACT or SAT Subject tests; see teachers or counselors. ; Continue extra-curricular activities. ; Maintain strong academic records and attendance. ; Maintain strong academic performance and an excellent attendance ; Check your graduation requirements. record. ; Seek assistance from teacher and school counselor when needed. ; Check your graduation requirements. ; Continue extra curricular activities, community service involvement and work ; Complete college Search Program on the Internet. experiences.

    ; Attend College Admission Evening meeting for parents and students. ; Meet with senior school counselor to finalize post high school plan. ; Attend any other college fairs in the area. ; Complete college applications (September - December). ; Talk with teachers, parents, and counselors about senior year course ; Be aware of deadlines including early decision and early action options. selection. ; Avoid SENIORITIS. ; Talk with parents about college needs, interest and list college choices. ; Be aware of scholarships, attend financial aid meetings and complete financial ; Consult counselors and teachers about ACT and SAT Subject tests. aid form January

    ; Schedule interview and college visits for spring, summer, or fall. ; Relax and congratulate yourself on a job well done. People to talk to: ; Review and finalize senior schedule with school counselor in March. People to talk to: ; Your parents/guardian or family member ; Your parents/guardian or family member ; Your teachers, school counselors, college admission personnel and financial aid officers ; Your teachers, counselors and college admissions personnel. ; College friends or graduates and people who are involved in the professions of ; People who are involved in the professions of your interest. your interest.

    Revised June, 2010 Program of Studies Page 6

Academic Policies and Procedures

    Bell Schedule

    thththth9 12 Grade Bell Schedule & 8 Grade Bell Schedule 7

     Period 1 7:55-8:50 (Career Exploration)

    Period 2 9:00 - 9:55 Period 2 9:00 - 9:55

    Period 3 10:00 - 10:55 Period 3 10:00 - 10:55

    Period 4 11:00 - 11:55 Period 4 11:00 - 11:55 ththththA Lunch 11:55 - 12:30 (9 graders) Lunch (7, 8 & 9) 11:55 12:30 ththththPeriod 5 12:00 - 12:55 (10, 11 & 12) Period 6 12:35 - 1:30 (9 graders) thththB Lunch 12:55 1:30 (10, 11 & 12) Period 7 1:35 - 2:30 thPeriod 6 12:35 - 1:30 (9 graders) Period 8 2:35 3:30

    Period 7 1:35 - 2:30

    Period 8 2:35 3:30

    *Bell schedule is subject to change as determined by the district administration

    Instructional Level Placement

    Placement in an instructional level is a decision that involves input from the student, parent/guardian, teacher,

    counselor, and school administrators. It should provide a proper mix of support and stimulation to permit the student to be successful in high school. The factors considered in determining a student’s instructional-level

    placement include past academic performance, standardized test scores, motivation and attitude, attendance patterns, study habits, classroom teachers’ recommendations and educational goals and career goals.

We welcome input from parents and guardians. If you have any concerns regarding your student’s instructional-

    level placement, please call the Counseling Office at San Carlos High School, (928) 475-2378.

Attendance Policy

    1. Absence is defined as a student’s non attendance in his/her assigned class. Absences that count

    toward a student’s ten (10) absences include unverified, ditching, personal, suspension and

    unexcused.

    2. It is imperative that verification of excused absences be provided to the school office within

    three working days of the student’s return to school. Absences not cleared within three

    working days of the absence will remain listed in attendance records as “unverified”.

    3. The maximum number of allowable absences for any reason is five (5) per quarter. At five

    absences in a class, the student will receive a mark of NC (no credit) for the quarter. At ten

    (10), a mark of NC will be awarded for the semester.

    4. The absence policy may be waived for students with chronic medical conditions. A licensed

    physician must verify chronic medical conditions.

    5. Students guilty of chronic ditching may be dropped from the class(es) in which the ―ditches‖

    occur.

    6. Per state law, a student must be dropped from school following ten (10) consecutive days absent.

    7. OUT OF SCHOOL SUSPENSIONS ARE CONSIDERED UNEXCUSED ABSENCES.

    Revised June, 2010 Program of Studies Page 7

Students and/or parents may appeal a student’s ―no credit‖ status. The appeal must be in writing and

    cite a specific reason(s) why the policy denying credit at 10 absences should be waived. Appeals may be submitted to the principal. Appeals will be reviewed by a committee consisting of at least one administrator, a guidance counselor and two teachers (including the teacher of the class being appealed).

    Students absent on days of scheduled events (inter-school competitions, dances, plays concerts, etc.) are not allowed to participate in school functions or practice, unless a pre-arranged absence has been cleared through the office.

    Tardy

    A tardy is unexcused except those caused by the school. ―Quick Look Up‖ reports will be sent to

    Parents/guardians every three weeks showing attendance for that period.

    A tardy will result in a consequence as determined by the teacher. In addition:

     th6 tardy: Teacher will refer student to administration and student will be

    placed on "audit" status (no credit; credit may be awarded at the

    discretion of the teacher at the end of the semester).

     th12 tardy: Teacher will refer student to administration. Student may be

    withdrawn from the class and will receive no credit.

Schedule Changes

    Drop/add period ends two weeks after each semester begins. Withdrawing from a class after the school year starts with mutual agreement between the student, parent, counselor and administrator. A course may be dropped from a student’s schedule once the semester begins.

The following rules apply to all change requests:

    ; Preferential changes (one elective for another or moving a class from one period to another) are not

    permitted.

    ; Parallel changes (teacher preference) are not permitted under any circumstances.

    ; A high school administrator must approve all schedule changes. During this time, changes will be

    contingent upon space availability and the opportunity for the student to make up work missed in the

    new class.

    Any drop/add that involves a Career & Technical Education (CTE) classes must be approved by the CTE Director.

Graduation Requirements

    Students who graduate from San Carlos High School must complete a minimum of 22 credits to qualify for a diploma from San Carlos School District.

    Revised June, 2010 Program of Studies Page 8

NOTE: Graduation requirements are governed by the State Board of Education Policy # R7-2-302.01.

    If the policy and requirements are changed before the beginning of the school year, this will be communicated to everyone and effective for all classes entering SCHS as freshman and beyond.

New High School Graduation Requirements

    Math Changes:

    ; Class of 2012 will need 3 credits of math and 2 credits of lab science.

    ; Class of 2013 will need 4 credits of math (4th credit beyond Algebra II)

    Science Changes:

    ; Class of 2012 will need 2 credits of science.

    ; Class of 2013 will need 3 credits of lab science.

“State Graduation Requirements and AIMS"

    In Arizona Revised Statute 15-701.01 A 3, the state Board of Education is directed to ―develop and adopt competency tests for the graduation of pupils from high school in at least the areas of reading, writing and mathematics and shall establish passing scores for each such test.‖

The State Board of Education adopted the following regulation R7-2-302, ―…receipt of a passing score

    on the reading, mathematics and writing portions of the AIMS (Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards) assessment for the graduation of pupils from high school or issuance of a school diploma, effective for the graduation class of 2006.‖

The following are guidelines for the implementation of this regulation.

    ; Students graduating after January 1, 2006 must "Meet the Standard" on all three High School

    AIMS (reading, writing, and mathematics).

    ; Students moving to Arizona from out of state must ―Meet the Standard‖ on all three high school

    AIMS. Arizona does not have a reciprocal agreement with any other states that also require an

    exit exam for high school graduation.

    ; Students in the 2006 cohort group or later who graduate prior to January 1, 2006 are not required

    to ―Meet the Standard‖ on the AIMS to receive a diploma.

    ; Students in the 2005 cohort group or prior cohorts who do not graduate until January 1, 2006 or

    later, must ―Meet the Standard‖ to receive a diploma.‖

    (Please note, at this time, the graduation requirements for Special Education students with IEP’s will be determined by the IEP team.)

    Revised June, 2010 Program of Studies Page 9

    The below table is only a summary of the High School Graduation Requirements. Please see the actual

    rule for more detailed information by viewing this website:

    http://www.azed.gov/stateboard/downloads/GradRequirements-ASADOPTED.pdf

    Current Requirements thththth9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 Grade English 9 English 10 English 11 English 12 Apache History World History American History Govt./Economic Algebra I Geometry Algebra II CTE Program (see page Science Science CTE Program (see page 39) PE 9/Health Apache Language 39) Elective Career Exploration CTE Program (see page Elective Elective Elective 39) Elective Elective

    Elective Elective Elective

    Class of 2012 thththth9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 Grade English 9 English 10 English 11 English 12 Apache History World History American History Govt./Economic Algebra I Geometry Algebra II CTE Program Science Science CTE Program Elective PE 9/Health Apache Language Elective Career Exploration CTE Program Elective Elective

    *Math courses shall

    consist of Algebra I,

    geometry and an

    additional course with

    substantial math content

    as determined by the

    district.

    Class of 2013 thththth9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 Grade English 9 English 10 English 11 English 12 Apache History World History American History Govt./Economic Algebra Geometry Algebra II Pre Calculus Science Science Science* CTE Program PE 9/Health Apache Language CTE Program Elective Career Exploration CTE Program Elective Elective Elective Elective Elective Elective

    *Math courses shall *Science course shall

    consist of Algebra I, prepare students for the

    geometry, Algebra II (or high school AIMS test

    its equivalent) and an (life science). A.R.S. 15-

    additional course with 203 Prohibits the SBE

    substantial math content from adopting changes to

    as determined by the these requirements that

    district. will impact "capital costs."

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