Beckman Course Selection Guide
9th Grade: 2020-2021
7 Period Day Qualifications
AP and Honors Limit Information
In an effort to create a healthy academic balance, freshmen may request up to two weighted classes (AP or Honors). If the student wishes to request a third honors or AP class, the student and parent must complete an online interactive presentation and turn in a signed AP Limit Waiver.
Both the presentation and waiver can be found here. Email the paper waiver to Miss Coria at email@example.com
- Link to Online Waiver HERE
- Download Paper Waiver HERE Email this to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Link to FAQ's HERE
Bring your signed paper waiver with you to registration.
FRESHMAN MUST CHOOSE 6 COURSES
English 1 H (Course Placement Recommendation: B Grade or Better in Grade 8 English)
Your student will be placed in a math class based on their grades and 8th grade Mastery Checkpoint score.
Algebra Enrichment (Pre Algebra)
Algebra 1 Honors (Course Placement Recommendation: A or strong B in 8th grade math and proficient 8th grade matery checkpoint score)
Geometry (Course Placement Recommendation: C Grade or Better in Algebra 1)
Geometry Honors (Course Placement Recommendation: A Grade in Algebra 1)
Algebra 2/Trig (Course Placement Recommendation: C Grade or Better in Geometry)
Algebra 2/Trig H (Course Placement Recommendation: A Grade in Geometry)
#5 PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Students wishing to participate in Athletics MUST TRY OUT. In the meantime, all 9th grade students will be placed into Life Fitness. Team websites and coachs' contact information can be found here or on the BHS Website under “Athletics.”
PE Marching Band/Jazz Ensemble
PE Colorguard/Jazz Ensemble
Pancakes with Patriots and Athletic Physicals are Cancelled
#6 ELECTIVES (CHOOSE 1)
CTE (CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION) PATHWAYS
Human Body Systems-how the body systems work together to maintain homeostasis and good health
Engineering Design-research, analysis, teamwork, engineering standards, technical documentation
Photo Design-technical photo skills to make art and develop individual and cultural experiences
Graphic Design-applying 2D design to solve real world visual arts problems
Dramatic Production-writing, script analysis, directing, design, acting, self-evaluation, and critique
VPA (VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS) PATHWAYS
Exploration of Art-exploring visual art forms including drawing, painting, digital art, and sculpture
Dramatic Production-writing, script analysis, directing, design, acting, and understanding theatrical genres
Concert Orchestra-study and performance of music written for varying combinations of string instruments
Symphonic Band-develop and practice basic instrumental techniques
Guitar-reading chords, strum techniques of classical guitar playing while singing
Mixed Chorus-study and performance of music written for varying vocal ensembles
AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY-studying processes shaping human understanding, use & alteration of earth’s surface.
AVID-working in tutor-led groups, learn note taking, outlining, test-taking skills to prepare for college *Requires separate application (see below). Email completed applications to email@example.com
Registration Dates and Deadlines
Registration is cancelled. Please have your course requests entered by 4/1
Early College Information
For 8th grade students who are interested you will need to complete the application packet at the bottom of this web page and return to Tricia Grosch by April 21, 2020. Those who are interested in the program can complete and email the completed packet, including letters of recommendation, to Tricia Grosch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early College is not for everyone, so if you decide you want to pursue it, you will have to apply & get admitted to the program. Our program is a 4-year commitment. Unfortunately due the changes and the fact students are no longer on campus, we will NOT be having our 8th grade parent night. But, we do ask for those who are interested to complete the Application Packet and email to Mrs. Grosch. Once we know more about the testing and more information we will be contacting each person who has completed and returned their packets. Thank you for your understanding during this time.
UPDATE: - 8TH GRADE PARENT NIGHT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AT THIS TIME. I have a virtual 8th grade parent night for you! Please click here to access. If you have any questions, be sure to post them on the padlet wall here
UPDATE: Also - we do not have a definite date and time for the Assessment. At this time it is cancelled. Once we have a new date scheduled we will contact those who have submitted their application packets. - Thank you for your understanding.
See below for Program Overview PowerPoint and Application Packet
To Enter your Course Requests, log in to Aeries and go to Student Info and Course Requests
- Parent and student have reviewed and agree to the expectations of all courses selected.
- We realize these are course requests and placement is not guaranteed.
- We understand that teacher and/or period requests will not be accommodated due to scheduling constraints.
- We have listed two mandatory course alternates in the event our first choice is unavailable.