It is time to make plans for the 2015-2016 school year regarding curriculum choices. This curriculum guide has been planned and prepared to assist students and parents in selecting an appropriate course of study for the student at Triad High School. Students should take time to establish or review their goals, and look at their interest and abilities prior to making course selections. Both students and parents are encouraged to discuss these selections with the teachers, Mr. Henson, or myself.
The class of 2015 and beyond fall under the guidelines of the new Ohio Core, and students graduating from Triad will be required to earn 22 credits which must include the following: English -4 credits, Math 4- credits, which must include Algebra 2, Science - 3 credits which must include 1 credit in Physical Science, 1 credit in LIfe Science/Biology, and one credit in advanced study in one or more of the following sciences: Chemistry, Physics, or other Physical Sciences, Advanced Biology or other Life Science, Astronomy, Physical Geology, or other Earth or Space Science, Social Studies - 3 credits which must include .5 credit in American History, .5 credit in Government, and .5 credit in Economics, Health - .5 credit, Physical Education - .5 credit or two classes, .5 in Financial Literacy, 1 credit in Fine Arts, unless attending Ohio Hi-Point Career Center during junior and senior year. 1 credit in Business/Computer Technology (pending approval by the Board of Education). 5.5 elective credits which must include one or any combination of foreign languages, fine arts, business, career-technical education, family and consumer sciences, technology, agricultural education, science or social studies courses not otherwise required.
To be classified as a sophomore, a student needs to have accumulated 5 credits, a junior 11 credits and a senior 16 credits. Any student who is even remotely interested in attending Hi Point School should have earned 9 credits including 2- English, 2-Math, 2-Science, 2-Social Studies, .5 Physical Education and .5 Health.
After reading over the course selections and discussing them with the appropriate people, the last sheet in this booklet should be filled out for the remainder of one’s years at Triad. This will help you to plan the sequence of courses to take. It does not mean that one is bound to the courses listed in future years, but those listed for the 2015-2016 school year should not be changed unless failure dictates the change.
In the next few weeks, Mr. Henson, our Guidance Counselor, will meet with the students to assist them in scheduling for the 2015-2016 school year.
Once the schedule is set there are only 3 reasons for changing it:
1) Failed to meet prerequisite.
2) Teacher initiated change (usually due to misplacement).
3) Need to add a college requirement.