Eagle Empire Newsletter

February 7, 2021 - Course Selection 2021-21

Hello Eagles-

Congratulations on making it through the first half of Quarter 3! Teachers will be entering their progress report grades this week. Please check your Infinite Campus portal to see your updated grades. Remember to always reach out to your teachers with questions or concerns about your progress in class!


This edition of Eagle Empire Newsletter is dedicated to providing all of 9th-11th grade families information about course selection for 2021/2022. We have so many exciting opportunities for our Eagles to explore!


  • I encourage our students to reflect on their recent career matchmaker survey they took during advisory. There might be an interesting CTE pathway for you to explore.
  • Sophomores who are interested in the medical field could consider our Medical Pathway.
  • Juniors and Seniors who are interested in learning more about criminal justice might find our AOJ English and Social Science classes interesting.
  • We are also excited to continue our wonderful performing arts program. There are great opportunities to explore theater, music, and choir. This year we are excited to offer Dance and Color guard to our students.
  • Please make sure you complete your 2021/22 online registration.



Class of 2021

Seniors we have not forgotten about you! Here are some important reminders for your post High School plans.


  • Fill out your FASFA by March 2nd. Whether you plan to attend a four year university, community college or undecided, your completed FASFA will help open doors for financial aid opportunity.
  • Do you want FREE community college?! You may qualify for the Promise Program. Check out our counseling website or the Class of 2021 button below.



Please know, even from a distance, we are here to review our student transcripts and ensure they are on track to meet their post high school goals. Our counselors will be available throughout the month of February to meet with students regarding their course selections.


We look forward to hearing about your future plans and look forward to partnering with you!


With Eagle Pride-

Mr. Fowler

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NEW - AP/IB Commitment Form

At Granite Hills, we want to support students as they develop into learners who demonstrate grit and perseverance as they take on academic challenges. AP and IB classes require students to approach their work very seriously and we, as a school, commit to helping them along the way. Please keep in mind, selection of an AP/IB course during Spring course selection, is a commitment to the course. Your ability to move into a College Prep section, or drop the course, may not be possible in the fall.


This year we are requesting students, and parents, opting to take AP/IB course to sign a commitment letter to pledge their understanding of the rigorous course work, the support needed to be successful and challenges of changing out of the course at the start of next school year.


You can review the commitment letter by clicking below or seeing the link on your digital form. Please email your counselor the completed form or bring in a hard copy to the counseling office.

Career Technical Pathways

Our Career Technical Pathways is a two year elective course sequence. You gain industry skills, internship opportunities, community college credit (transferable to UC/CSU schools) and much more!


10th-11th Grade students should start the pathway now!


12th grade students should continue into the 2nd year of their course, upon successful completion of their 1st year.


Check out our CTE Pathways:

  • Arts and Media
  • Culinary/Hospitality
  • Sports Medicine

Join our Performing Arts Program

Granite Hills High School is able to offer several opportunities for our students to explore the Arts!


Instrumental Music

Join our Guitar, Keyboard or concert band classes! We can help support you with your instrument needs!


Choir

Find your sweet singing voice in our Choir program. You could also explore your appreciation for music in our Intro to Music course (non A-G credit).


Theater

Prepare for your Oscar speech in our theater program. Even during the pandemic our students were able to organize virtual productions and produce their own shows.


Dance- NEW THIS YEAR

Feel the rhythm in our new Dance course! You'll learn the skills needed to join a performance dance troop.

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Interested in the Medical Field? Join Medical Pathway

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Don't forget to select a World Language! At least 2 years of the same language is recommended.

World Language Offerings:

  • Spanish
  • French (* not recommended for students considering IB diploma)
  • Arabic (New course offering!)

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Gain the Skills to be a Change Maker - Join our IB diploma Program

Join our Criminal Justice Pathway

Our English department is ready to use the study of our Justice system to teach you the skills necessary to be critical readers and writers. Join our Pathway with Criminal English. You will have the opportunity to carry on in the Pathway during your senior year!
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Athletics Update!

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