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NEW RICHMOND HIGH SCHOOL

     REGISTRATION BOOKLET
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This scheduling booklet has been prepared as a resource for parents and students for planning
a high school program. As you make these important decisions, you should consider the
student’s needs, interests, and career aspirations. School counselors are available to answer
questions and provide further information.

New Richmond High School wants and needs the support of each parent to provide a quality
educational program. We depend upon you to assist us in the growth, development and
successes of your son or daughter. We can achieve this objective through mutual cooperation
and respect.

As you review this document, feel free to contact the school counselors for answers to
questions or concerns that you might have. We are here to serve you and are ready and willing
to assist you in the development of an appropriate academic program for your child.

NRHS School Counselors for 2020 – 2021 school year
Mrs. Carol Ann Coulter, ext. 10801, coulter_c@nrschools.org – Grades 10 & 12
Mr. Byron Trapp, ext. 10800, trapp_b@nrschools.org – Grades 9 & 11

NRHS Guidance Secretary
Mrs. Julie Fetchak, ext. 10802, fetchak_j@nrschools.org

1131 Bethel-New Richmond Road, New Richmond, OH 45157
Phone 513-553-3191, Fax 513-553-2531, www.nrschools.org

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

GUIDANCE ....................................................................................................................................................... 4
  Academic Eligibility ...................................................................................................................................... 4
  Academic Letters and Honor Roll ............................................................................................ 4
  Auditing Courses .......................................................................................................................................... 4
  Building a Schedule ..................................................................................................................................... 4
  College Credit Plus ...………………………………………………………………………………………………..4
  College Visitation and Job Shadowing ...................................................................................... 5
  Community Service .............................................................................................................. 5
  Course Changes .......................................................................................................................................... 5
  Credit Flexibility ................................................................................................................... 6
  Diploma / Academic Honors Diploma .......................................................................................................... 6
  Early Completion/Graduation ....................................................................................................................... 7
  Fees ............................................................................................................................................................. 7
  Grade Point Average and Class Rank ...................................................................................... 7
  Grading System ........................................................................................................................................... 8
  Graduation Recognition…………………………………………………………………………………………... 8
  Graduation Requirements ............................................................................................................................ 8
  Grant Career Center Requirements ........................................................................................ 11
  Method of Earning Credits ......................................................................................................................... 12
  Planning a Course of Study ....................................................................................................................... 12
  Scheduling Procedure ................................................................................................................................ 13
  School Attendance / Schedule Load Requirements .................................................................... 13
  Summer School and Correspondence Schools.......................................................................... 13
  Graduation 4-Year Plan (example) ......................................................................................... 14
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS AND FEES ......................................................................................................... 15
  Art............................................................................................................................................................... 15
  Business..................................................................................................................................................... 16
  College & Career Planning ..…………………………………………………………………………………….. 18
  English ....................................................................................................................................................... 19
  Foreign Language ...................................................................................................................................... 24
  Health & Physical Education ...................................................................................................................... 25
  Industrial Technology ................................................................................................................................. 26
  Mathematics ............................................................................................................................................... 29
  Music / Performing Arts .............................................................................................................................. 34
  Science ...................................................................................................................................................... 36
  Social Studies ............................................................................................................................................ 40
  College Credit Plus………………...……………………………………………………………………………....44
  Grant Career Center .................................................................................................................................. 46
EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES .............................................................................................................. 49
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GUIDANCE
Academic Eligibility
All students must be officially enrolled in the New Richmond Exempted Village School District per district and OHSAA
policies and procedures.
Academic – The New Richmond Board of Education has adopted the following. Students in grades 9-12: To be eligible,
a student-athlete must have received passing grades in a minimum of five one-credit courses, or the equivalent, in the
immediately preceding grading period (Note: Students taking College Credit Plus courses must comply with these
standards along with those participating via state law that permits home educated, non-public, community and STEM
school students to participate at public schools in the district of residence of the parents).
     • Students in grades 9-12: To be eligible, a student-athlete must have received passing grades in a minimum of
          five one-credit courses, or the equivalent, in the immediately preceding grading period (Note: Students taking
          College Credit Plus courses must comply with these standards along with those participating via state law that
          permits home educated, non-public, community and STEM school students to participate at public schools in
          the district of residence of the parents).
     • Students in grades 7-8: To be eligible, a student-athlete must have received passing grades in a minimum of
          five subjects in which enrolled the immediately preceding grading period. Students who are participating via
          state law that permits home educated, non-public, community and STEM school students to participate at
          public schools in the district of residence of the parents must also comply).
     • For eligibility, summer school grades shall not be used to substitute for failing grades received in the final
          grading period of the regular school year or for lack of enough courses taken in the preceding grading period.
     • Please note: Semester average and yearly average have no effect on eligibility.
If a student is academically ineligible, he/she must attend two hours of study tables per week in order to participate in
a workout or practice that following week. In the case of summer practices and workouts, study tables are excused
until the first day of school. Under no circumstances can an ineligible athlete participate in a game or contest.

NOTE: “Grading period” is defined as a 9-week period.

Academic Letters and Honor Roll
Honor roll will be calculated by using grade point average. A student achieving a grade point average of 3.0 or better
and having no “D” or “F” letter grades will be named to the Honor Roll. Students achieving a grade point average of
3.6 or higher will be named to the Honor Roll with Commendation. Students earning a grade point average of 4.0 or
higher will be named to the Honor Roll with Distinction.

To qualify for the academic letter, students must have qualified for the Honor Roll each of the first three grading periods
and the fourth grading period of the previous year. Students who qualify for the Honor Roll with Distinction will receive
from the Board of Education a “Lamp of Knowledge” pin. Qualifiers in subsequent years shall receive a service bar to
be attached to the academic letter.

Auditing Courses
Students who wish to repeat a course for no credit must obtain permission from the principal or counselor and the
teacher of the course before registering. Students who are auditing courses must participate in the class and complete
the same requirements as all other students. Auditing students will receive grades on their report cards; however, both
the report card and the permanent record will show that no credit was received for the course. Only courses being
repeated may be audited. Audit grades will not be calculated into the student’s GPA.

Building a Schedule
Students and parents are urged to carefully build a four-year high school program. This will help the student to have a
program that will meet his/her goals. A worksheet has been provided at the front of this booklet showing the graduation
requirements. By utilizing this sheet the freshman year and making the necessary modifications each succeeding year,
the student can obtain a more meaningful high school program. There is a planning page available on pg. 14.                   Commented [RB3]: Added this statement to direct to the
                                                                                                                              planning page.
College Credit Plus
Eligible students in high schools across the state of Ohio may participate in college credit plus at the college, technical
college, and university level. To qualify, students must meet enrollment requirements set by the respective college. In

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most cases, HN credit will be awarded for these classes. The classes you may select are a function of both the classes
  required by NRHS for your grade level and the classes required by the partnering college/university for the major you
  plan to pursue after high school. You must work with your guidance counselor to determine the former and refer to the
  appropriate college/university curriculum guide to determine the latter.

  The College Credit Plus program requires high schools to publish both 15 and 30 credit hour pathways, to assist
  students in identifying college courses they can enroll in based upon a particular major or academic area of interest.
  Students are not required to follow either pathway and may earn more than 30 credit hours or less than 15 credit hours.
  NRHS has established the following 2 sample pathways for your use:
  15- Hour Pathway:
  ENGL1001 English Composition (EC)               3 semester hours
  INTR 1010 Introduction to the Liberal Arts      3 semester hours
  Any Statistics or college-level math            3 semester hours
  History (HP)                                    3 semester hours
  Foreign Language (DC)                       3 – 5 semester hours
  Credit Total: 15 - 17 semester hours

  30 – Hour Pathway:
  ENGL1001 English Composition (EC)              3 semester hours
  INTR 1010 Introduction to the Liberal Arts    3 semester hours
  Any Statistics or college-level math           3 semester hours
  Any Quantitative Reasoning class               3 semester hours
  History (HP)                                   3 semester hours
  Historical Perspective (HP)                    3 semester hours
  Foreign Language (DC)                      3 - 5 semester hours
  Foreign Language (DC)                      3 - 5 semester hours
  Any Humanities or Fine Arts class              3 semester hours
  Any Elective                                   3 semester hours
  Credit Total: 30 - 34 semester hours

NRHS will provide information about the College Credit Plus program by March 1. Participation in this orientation program
is required. A student and his/her parent shall inform the high school principal in writing by April 1 of the student’s intent
to participate in the College Credit Plus program. Failure to do so will result in ineligibility to participate during the next
academic year without permission of the superintendent (ORC 3301-44-03).

College Visitation and Job Shadowing
Any student who has a definite appointment with a college admissions office or a job site may be granted up to three
days each year of approved absences (providing students return verified college visit form) for college visitations.
Clearance for such appointments must be made with the guidance office a minimum of two days prior to the day of the
proposed absence.

It will be the responsibility of the student to make up work missed. For students planning to attend college, it is to his/her
advantage to have selected two or three colleges to which she/he plans to apply by the beginning of the senior year.
REQUESTS FOR VISITS TO LOCAL COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES, OR JOB SITES WILL NOT BE APPROVED IF
ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE FOR AFTER SCHOOL OR WEEKENDS.

Community Service
Community Service is intended to encourage students to be active and engaged members of their communities and to
address important community issues. The Board of Education requires a minimum of 20 hours of non-paid community
service to be performed by students during their 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade years.

Course Changes
Schedule changes, in general, are discouraged. However, there may be circumstances in which a student will feel the
need to change his/her schedule. In these cases, students must request a schedule change within the first 4 days of the
semester by signing up at the guidance office. All scheduling changes will occur before the 10th school day of the
semester. No schedule change will be made without the written approval of the parents and the endorsement of teachers,

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counselors, and the principal. Forms are available in the guidance office. REQUIRED COURSES MAY NOT BE
DROPPED OR POSTPONED. FULL CREDIT COURSES MAY NOT BE DROPPED MID-TERM.

If a course is dropped after the 10-day period, the student will receive an automatic “WF” (withdrawn failing) on her/his
transcript, regardless of the grade earned while in the course. No “WF” changes will be allowed without a
parent/counselor conference. Students are reminded that a “WF” is treated as an “F” when grade point averages are
calculated. Students may be enrolled in or return from the Grant Career Center after the first two weeks of school, but
at no other time during the school year.

There are times when an English, math, or science teacher may feel that a student needs to be moved to a different level
of his/her course. This may be done without the “WF” penalty providing proper schedule change procedure has been
followed and everyone involved is in agreement. Examples of placement changes are: from Advanced English I to
English I or from Advanced Geometry to Geometry.

Credit Flexibility
Credit Flexibility is designed to broaden the scope of curricular options available to students and as such, aspects of
learning can be customized around student’s interests and needs. Students may earn credits by:
    • Completing coursework,
    • Testing out of or demonstrating mastery of course content, or
    • Pursuing one or more educational options (e.g. online/distance learning, dual credit, educational travel,
         independent study, internships, music, art, individualized projects).
Students interested in exploring Credit Flex should obtain a credit flex application and handbook from the guidance
department.

Diploma / Academic Honors Diploma
Ohio high school students have the opportunity to earn either a regular high school diploma or an Academic Honors
Diploma.

What are the criteria for receiving a regular diploma? The student must successfully complete the high school curriculum
or individualized education program developed for the student by the high school and demonstrate proficiency on the
End of Course tests in math, English language arts, science and social studies.
.
What are the criteria for receiving an Academic Honors Diploma?
The student must meet the same requirements established for the regular diploma plus the criteria for honors provided
below.

The student who completes the college preparatory curriculum in high school shall meet all but one of the following
criteria:

•   Four units of mathematics that include Algebra I/Math 9, Geometry/Math 10, Algebra II/Math 11 or equivalent, and
    another higher-level course or a four-year sequence of courses that contain equivalent content
•   Four units of science that include 2 units of advanced science
•   Four units of social studies
•   Either three units of one foreign language or two units each of two foreign languages
•   One unit in fine arts
•   Maintain an overall high school unweighted grade point average of at least 3.5 on a four-point scale up to the last
    grading period of the senior year
•   Obtain a composite score of 27 on the ACT tests or a 1280 on the Scholastic Assessment Tests SAT

The student who completes at least two years of an intensive vocational or technical education curriculum in the high
school shall meet all but one of the following criteria:

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•    Four units of mathematics that include Algebra I/Math 9, Geometry/Math 10, Algebra II/Math 11 or equivalent and
     another higher-level course or a four-year sequence of courses that contain equivalent content
•    Four units of science that include two units of advanced science
•    Four units of social studies
•    Two units of one world language
•    Four units of Career-Technical courses.
•    Maintain an overall high school unweighted grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale up to the last grading
     period of the senior year
•    Complete a field experience and document the experience in a portfolio specific to the student’s area of focus
•    Develop a comprehensive portfolio of work based on the student’s field experience or a topic that is related to the
     student’s area of focus
•    Obtain a composite score of 27 on the ACT tests, 1280 on the Scholastic Assessment Tests SAT, or a 6 or higher
     on Reading for Information and a 6 or higher on Applied Mathematics
•    Achieve the proficiency benchmark established for the appropriate Ohio Career-Technical Competency Assessment
     or the equivalent

Early Completion/Graduation
New Richmond High School is a four-year institution, and as such, graduation in less than four years is discouraged for
most students. In general, students who find themselves able to complete graduation requirements at the end of 3 1/2
years could well use the full senior year for purposes of maturing adequately to face the educational, vocational, and
personal decisions that must be made after high school. Most students find their senior year the highlight of their high
school career and should, therefore, be hesitant to leave early. Students who choose early completion/graduation will
not be academically eligible to participate in any interscholastic activity during the winter or spring quarters.

Any student, however, who desires to partake in early completion/graduation in less than the normal four years of regular
attendance shall comply with all the basic graduation requirements outlined above and, in addition, shall comply with the
following requirements:

1.  File a written request (on an approved form supplied by the school) from the student’s parents to the principal. This
    request must be submitted at least one semester prior to the semester of early graduation.
2. Administrators, counselors, and parents will make final determination.
3. If the student intends to participate in the graduation ceremony, it is the student’s responsibility to inform the principal
    of such and make the necessary arrangements. Student must complete any special requirements set by the principal
    in order to participate in the graduation ceremony.
4. Any student who completes requirements prior to the end of four years and withdraws early without proper approval
    (as outlined above) will automatically be excluded from participating in any senior activities from that point on (prom,
    graduation exercises, etc.)
Students graduating early forfeit their right to be the valedictorian or salutatorian of the class.

Fees
All students will be required to pay a general fee to help cover costs of general supplies and student identification cards.
Some courses may require an additional fee. The general fee is waived upon request for those students receiving
ADC benefits. Legal documentation must be provided. Transcripts are free for current students. Graduates will pay
$5.00 per transcript copy and 3rd party verifiers will pay $30.00 per request. Students taking Advanced Placement courses
shall pay for any AP exams they take.

Grade Point Average and Class Rank
Grade point average is determined by an accumulation of points divided by the number of credits attempted. All subjects
are included in the grade point average. Semester grades will be the basis of computation. “Audit” grades are not
included in the GPA. Grade point averages shall be computed at the end of every semester. Honors, CCP, and
advanced placement classes receive additional weight:
Regular Classes                HONORS, CCP & AP Classes
A+ = 4.0                       A+ = 4.5
A = 4.0                        A = 4.5
A- = 3.7                       A- = 4.2
B+ = 3.3                       B+ = 3.8
B = 3.0                        B = 3.5

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B- = 2.7                        B- = 3.2
C+ = 2.3                        C+ = 2.8
C = 2.0                         C = 2.5
C- = 1.7                        C- = 2.2
D+ = 1.3                        D+ = 1.3
D = 1.0                         D = 1.0
D- = 0.7                        D- = 0.7
F =0                            F =0
Grades of D, D+ or D- will not be weighted.
Class rank is established by ranking the students numerically based on their GPA. If two or more students have the
same overall average, they are ranked as being equal and the student next in rank is dropped places equal to the number
tied.

Grading System
Percentage grades are used by a teacher for computing final course grades and the following scale applies:

A+ = 100 – 97             B+ = 89 – 87                    C+ = 79 – 77        D+ = 69 – 67          F = 59 – 0
A = 96 – 93               B = 86 – 83                     C = 76 – 73         D = 66 – 63
A- = 92 - 90              B- = 82 - 80                    C- = 72 - 70        D- = 62 - 60

Course grades are computed by averaging two nine-week percentage grades and the semester examination percentage
grade. Nine weeks grades are worth 2/5 each of the semester grade, while the semester exam grade is worth 1/5. Of
the three grading periods (1st quarter, 2nd quarter, and semester exam), the student must pass at least two in order to
earn class credit, however, passing two of the three grading periods does not automatically make the final grade a passing
mark. Both letter grades and percentages are recorded on report cards. Only the letter grade will be recorded on the
transcript. Interim reports will be distributed at the end of 4 1/2 weeks and 13 1/2 weeks each semester.

If a student is awarded extra credit and their nine-week percentage grade exceeds 100%, then the grade for that
period will be reduced to 100% in order to meet our grading system. If a student receives a grade that is lower
than 50%, that student’s grade will be raised to 50% only during 1st quarter and 3rd quarter; however, the 2nd
quarter, 4th quarter and semester exam grades will not be adjusted.

Example of final grade calculation:
First 9 Weeks                    Second 9 Weeks                          Exam                      FINAL GRADE

87% (B+)                         80% (B-)                                96% (A)
87 + 87 (2/5)         +          80 + 80 (2/5)            +              96 (1/5) = 430 ÷ 5          = 86% (B)

*In the event that semester exams are not given on a school-wide basis, each quarter grade will count as 50% of
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Graduation Recognition                                                                                                       and will be addressed in the student handbook. Added this comment
                                                                                                                             to cover us on a year such as this year…we now have language that
Graduating seniors with a weighted GPA of 4.0 or higher will be recognized at graduation with the designation, “Summa        provide us the wiggle room to make the same decision we made this
Cum Laude.” Graduating seniors with a weighted GPA between 3.8 – 3.9999 will be recognized at graduation with the            year.
designation, “Magna Cum Laude.” Graduating seniors with a weighted GPA between 3.5 – 3.7999 will be recognized at
graduation with the designation, “Cum Laude.”

Graduation Requirements
The following courses are the minimum requirements for all students:
 Subject Areas                                        Required Credits
 Social Studies Elective
 Class of 2021 and beyond - Modern World              1
 History
 American Government                                  1
 American History                                     1
 English                                              4

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Health                                               ½
 Mathematics                                          4
 Fine Arts                                            1
 Science                                              3
 Physical Education                                   ½
 College & Career Readiness                           ½
 Electives                                            3½
 TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED                               20

1. Mathematics units must include 1 unit of Algebra II/Math 11 or the equivalent of Algebra II/Math 11.
2. Students who participate in interscholastic athletics or cheerleading for two full seasons or who participate in
   two full years of marching band are exempt from the physical education requirement. Students must take
   another course of at least 60 contact hours.
3. Science units must include 1 unit of physical sciences, 1 unit of life sciences, and 1 unit of advanced study in
   one or more of the following sciences: chemistry, physics, or other physical science; advanced biology or other
   life science; astronomy, physical geology, or other earth or space science.
4. Electives units must include one or any combination of foreign language, fine arts, business, career-technical
   education, family and consumer sciences, technology, agricultural education or English language arts,
   mathematics, science, or social studies courses not otherwise required.
5. All students must receive instruction in economics and financial literacy during grades 9-12.
6. Students following a career-technical pathway are exempted from the fine arts requirement.
7. Students must complete a minimum of 20 community service hours during their 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade years.

To earn a high school diploma in Ohio, you must complete the courses and requirements listed above and then choose
a pathway to show that you are ready for college and/or career.

There are two options available for the class of 2020 and 2021

Option 1:
Satisfy one of the three original pathways to graduation that were in place when you entered high school. The pathways
include:

(1) Ohio State Tests Students will earn at least 18 points on seven end-of-course exams (Algebra I/Math 9,
Geometry/Math 10, Biology, American History, American Government, English I, and English II). Each test score earns
you up to five graduation points. You must have a minimum of four points in math, four points in English and six points
across science and social studies. State tests will be administered during the school year on a schedule as determined
by the Ohio Department of Education.

(2) Industry credential and workforce readiness Students will earn a minimum of 12 points by receiving a State Board
of Education-approved, industry-recognized credential or group of credentials in a single career field and earn the
required score on WorkKeys, a work-readiness test. The state of Ohio will pay one time for you to take
the WorkKeys test.

(3) College and career readiness tests Students will earn remediation-free scores in mathematics and English language
arts on either the ACT or SAT.

Option 2:
Satisfy the new graduation requirements for the classes of 2023 and beyond.

Demonstrating Competency - Students will demonstrate competency in the foundational areas of English language
arts and mathematics or through alternative demonstrations, which include College Credit Plus, career-focused activities
or military enlistment.

Demonstrating Readiness - Students will demonstrate readiness for their post-high school paths by earning two seals
that allow them to demonstrate important foundational and well-rounded academic and technical knowledge, professional
skills, as well as develop key social and emotional competencies and leadership and reasoning skills.

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At least one of the two seals must be Ohio-designed:
     •    OhioMeansJobs Readiness Seal (Ohio)
     •    Industry-Recognized Credential Seal (Ohio)
     •    College-Ready Seal (Ohio)
     •    Military Enlistment Seal (Ohio)
     •    Citizenship Seal (Ohio)
     •    Science Seal (Ohio)
     •    Honors Diploma Seal (Ohio)
     •    Seal of Biliteracy (Ohio)
     •    Technology Seal (Ohio)
     •    Community Service Seal (Local – defined below)
     •    Fine and Performing Arts Seal (Local – defined below)
     •    Student Engagement Seal (Local – defined below)

Community Service Seal
(A School Board program of student recognition honoring those who have given of themselves for the improvement of the community).
Community Service Seal shall be affixed to the student’s diploma if the following criteria are met.
    •   Fifty (50) hours of community service is performed and recorded by the student and then verified during their high school career.
        These fifty hours should include the twenty hours completed for graduation.
    •   A written statement is made upon the completion of 50 hours. This statement summarizes the work that was done, what was learned
        from the service performed, and why you believe this service sets you apart to deserve a Community Service Seal.
    •   No more than 20 hours of service can come from a school-based organization/event. Ex. Community Basketball Camp, Food Drive,
        Egg Drop, etc.
    •   A supervising adult will verify all activities using an official “Community Service Log.”

Fine and Performing Arts Seal
Students must complete a minimum of four credits in the following Fine Arts course offerings at NRHS:
     •    Art Foundations
     •    Crafts
     •    Drawing and Painting I
     •    Drawing and Painting II
     •    Ceramics I
     •    Ceramics II
     •    Photography
     •    Advanced Art Portfolio
     •    Band I 9-12
     •    Audition Band II 10-12
     •    Audition Band III 11-12
     •    Audition Band IV
     •    Beginning Music Theory
     •    Advanced Music Theory Concert Choir
     •    Guitar I
     •    Guitar II
     •    Music in Film
     •    Percussion
     •    Adv. Percussion
     •    Percussion Popular Singers & Their Songs
     •    Survey of 20th Century Music
     •    Troubadours I
     •    Troubadours II
     •    Troubadours III
     •    International Thespian Society (Credit equivalent for Drama participation)

Student Engagement Seal
Student recognition honoring those who have actively participated in school sponsored sports and/or clubs.
Student Engagement seals will be earned based on participation in the following categories. The seal will be earned upon the
completion of 8 accumulated and verified points.

Student Clubs (.5 point per year)
    • Kind Club

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•     Spanish Club
    •     SADD
    •     Chemistry Club
    •     Ecology Club
    •     French Club
Clubs (1 point per year)
     • Student Council
     • NHS
Athletics (1 point per year)
     • Girls basketball
     • Boys basketball
     • Football Cheerleading
     • Basketball Cheerleading
     • Wrestling
     • Academic Team
     • Swimming
     • Bowling
     • Football
     • Volleyball
     • Tennis
     • Golf
     • Cross Country
     • Baseball
     • Softball
     • Track

**An additional point will be awarded to those holding captain or president positions in each area.

Only those students, who have completely met the requirements for graduation as approved by the NREVSD Board of
Education, will be permitted to participate in the commencement ceremony.

Grant Career Center Requirements
The students of New Richmond High School will have career-oriented programs available to them through the Grant
Career Center. This specialized educational center is a joint venture of four school districts (Bethel-Tate, Felicity-Franklin,
Williamsburg, and New Richmond) and is an extension of the curriculum of each of these schools. Its purpose is to
prepare students during their junior and senior years for gainful employment through quality teaching of job skills and
practical academic subjects. Transportation to Grant is provided by the New Richmond Exempted Village School District.
Graduation requirements for Grant students (in addition to completing a Career Passport and successfully completing
vocational program) are 21 credits.

Prospective Grant students who have credit deficiencies when enrolling must make-up all deficiencies prior to graduation
in order to receive their high school diploma.

Seven units of credit or more can be earned each year at the Career Center. The breakdown of credits would be three
for shop or laboratory experience, including related class, and four for academic subjects. Students have the opportunity
to earn additional credit based on need and scheduled classes.

Since the Grant Career Center is an extension of the home school, all students who complete their course requirements
at the Grant Career Center will receive a regular diploma from their home school. Students must receive 21 credits, pass
all components of their vocational program (related and lab classes), and earn a minimum of 12 points by receiving a
State Board of Education-approved, industry-recognized credential or group of credentials in a single career field and
earn the required score on WorkKeys, a work-readiness test.

English                                4 credits
Math                                   4 credits (including 1 unit of Algebra II)
Social Studies                         3 credits (including 1 unit of American Government and 1 unit of American History)

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Science                             3 credits (1 unit of physical sciences, 1 unit of life sciences, and 1 unit of adv. study)
Health / P.E.                       1 credit (½ credit each)

Students attending the Career Center are eligible to participate in sports and other extra-curricular activities offered at
their home school. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in vocational club activities at the Career Center.

Two-Year Programs (taken during grades 11-12)

Allied Health Science
Auto Collision
Auto Service Technology
Biotechnology (Honors)
Cosmetology
Criminal Justice
Culinary Arts/Hospitality
Early Childhood Education
Engineering Design (Honors)
Industrial Academy (Construction)
Industrial Academy (Metal Fabrication)
Informational Technology
Large Animal Science
Veterinary Science
Note: A computer lab is available to all
students at Grant Career Center.

Method of Earning Credits
Two nine- week grading periods constitute one semester. Interim reports will be issued after 4 ½ weeks of each grading
period. Reports cards will be issued every nine weeks. Credit will be granted at the end of each semester upon
completion of the semester course.

Planning a Course of Study
Although the NRHS curriculum is not specifically tracked, students do need to be aware of the types of courses/programs
offered and plan their courses of study appropriately. Students must realize that earning a diploma should be the result
of a carefully planned path of class work that will provide the desired preparation for their future educational/vocational
goals. Students should consider the reason for their class choices prior to making random course selections. Students
should consult with teachers and their counselor to assist with the decision-making process.

Career development programs offered at our affiliate Grant Career Center are available to 11th and 12th grade students
who meet certain requirements. For more information on these programs see pages 48 – 50.

The State of Ohio Board of Regents make strong recommendations to Ohio high school students regarding the curriculum
that graduates should have followed in high school in order to be accepted to state universities in Ohio. Although there
will always be some universities who will vary on their exact admission requirements, and certain college programs
require different courses, New Richmond High School subscribes to the following recommendations for college
readiness:

English                                                                                                  4 years
Fine Arts                                                                                                1 year
Foreign Language                                                                                         3 years
Mathematics (including Algebra I (Math 9), Geometry (Math 10), Algebra II (Math 11).                     4 years
              A math class should be taken during the senior year).
Science (must include physical and biological).                                                          4 years
Social Studies (including American History and American Government)                                      3 years

Since specific college and program requirements vary, it is essential that students seek guidance counselor aid as early
in high school as possible for assistance in interpreting those requirements.

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Scheduling Procedure
The following steps explain the overall process:
1. Students will review the on-line scheduling guide.
2. Students will seek the aid of teachers, counselors, and parents in determining the desired courses.
3. The appropriate teachers and counselor will approve initial course selections.
4. The final course selections will then be sent home for parent approval.
5. The principal will create the master schedule based upon the computer processed class requests.
6. Individual, computer-generated student schedules will be completed prior to the opening of the next school year.

School Attendance / Schedule Load Requirements
Most students will be assigned to courses all periods of the day. Students who are absent are required to make-up all
work missed. Students will have an equal number of days in attendance to days absent (for each excused absence) to
complete missed assignments for credit. Make-up opportunities will be provided by appointment with individual teachers.

Summer School and Correspondence Schools
Summer school and correspondence school credits will be accepted for graduation only if the principal and/or guidance
counselor has given prior approval. Permission granting approval for correspondence courses may be obtained from
the Guidance Office and will be considered only when extremely rare circumstances warrant. Arrangements should be
made to make up deficient credits in summer school.

Required courses may not be taken for advanced credit in summer school or by correspondence. Credit will be accepted,
with prior approval, for such courses only if the student is repeating a failed course.

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EXAMPLE GRADUATION PLAN
                                      FOUR-YEAR SCHEDULE

Ninth Grade                                        Tenth Grade
Requirements:                                      Requirements:
English                                            English
Physical Education                                 Health
World History                                      American History
Biology                                            Physical Science
Math                                               Math
Electives: (2 credits)                             College & Career Readiness
                                                   Electives: (2 credits)

Eleventh Grade                                     Twelfth Grade
Requirements:                                      Requirements:
English                                            English
Science                                            Math
Math
American Government

Electives: (3 credits)                             Electives: (5 credits)

Students must complete only one full credit of a fine art during the four years to
meet graduation requirements.                                                        Commented [RB5]: Removed “For the Class of 2014 and
                                                                                     beyond,”

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ART
Course                                   Grade       Credit        Prerequisite and/or Recommendation                          Commented [RB6]: In all department tables, this language has
                                                                                                                               been changed from ‘Prerequisite’ to “Prerequisite and/or
                                                                                                                               Recommendation’ This is to ensure equitable access for all students
Adv. Art Portfolio                       11-12       1 HN          TA                                                          and to reduce the ‘tracking’ that occurs due to students not being
Art Foundations                          9-12        ½             None                                                        ready or able to take more challenging classes in the beginning
                                                                                                                               stages of their academic lives.
Ceramics I                               9-12        ½             Art Foundations / TA
Ceramics II                              10-12       ½             Ceramics I / TA
Crafts                                   9-12        ½             None
Drawing / Painting I                     9-12        ½             Art Foundations / TA
Drawing / Painting II                    10-12       ½             Drawing / Painting I / TA
Photography                              11-12       ½             Art Foundations / TA

Advanced Art Portfolio
Prerequisite of A/B grades in Art Foundations, Drawing/Painting I & II, and approval of the instructor is required. This
course is for the serious art student who wishes to complete a portfolio for study after high school or pursue the arts in
more depth. Fee - $24

Art Foundations
This course is designed to provide the fundamental tools and concepts for all future studio work in art. Students will be
expected to show competency in design and composition principles, color theory, drawing, and collage techniques.
This course completes the foundation requirements for all other elective art classes. Homework is required. Fee - $10

Ceramics I
This semester course will cover basic hand-building techniques and beginning wheel throwing. Students will be
introduced to a history of ceramics. Some homework required. Prerequisite – Art Foundations. Fee - $18

Ceramics II
This semester course will cover advanced hand building techniques. Prerequisite – Ceramics I.         Fee - $18

Crafts
This is an introductory class that will cover the crafts of many cultures, such as book making, origami, and various other
techniques. Cultural history and diversity will be integrated as a source of artistic inspiration for student work. Fee - $8

Drawing & Painting I
Drawing & Painting I is an in-depth studio course, which explores fundamental areas of painting as executed in various
media including watercolor, tempera, and acrylic. Drawing exercises using various media will deal with perceived
observations as well as conceptual problem solving. Students will be expected to learn about artists and styles of art
while executing their own works. Homework is required. Prerequisite – Art Foundations. Fee - $15

Drawing / Painting II
This course will provide more in-depth studies in all painting media; watercolors, water base opaque paints, oils, and
acrylics and mixed media with these paints. Since drawing ability is an essential tool, it is recommended that only
advanced students consider this course. Students will be expected to learn about painters and styles of painting while
executing their own works. Prerequisite – D & P I. Fee - $15

Photography
This is an introduction to photography, designed to use your developed skills to compose photographs digitally. There
will also be an exploration of the history of photography and an introduction to Photoshop. Through various
assignments, students will explore the possibilities of photographic communication and story telling. Some homework
is required. A digital camera is strongly recommended. Prerequisite – Art Foundations. Fee - $15

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BUSINESS

Course                                  Grade      Credit       Prerequisite and/or Recommendation                        Commented [RB7]: In all department tables, this language has
                                                                                                                          been changed from ‘Prerequisite’ to “Prerequisite and/or
                                                                                                                          Recommendation’ This is to ensure equitable access for all students
Accounting I                            10-12      1            None                                                      and to reduce the ‘tracking’ that occurs due to students not being
Business & Consumer                     9-10       ½            None                                                      ready or able to take more challenging classes in the beginning
                                                                                                                          stages of their academic lives.
Computer Programming I                  9-12       ½            None
Computer Programming II                 10-12      ½            Computer Programming I / Math 9 / TA
Economics                               11-12      ½            None
Marketing                               10-12      ½            None
Personal Finance                        10-12      ½            None

Accounting I
This is a beginning course in bookkeeping-accounting procedures covering the entire accounting cycle geared to a
small service and merchandising operation. Course work culminates in the completion of a practice set in which the
student maintains the completed records of a small retail business for a month. This course is especially important for
students planning to pursue a business major in college and for students pursuing a career as a bookkeeper or
accounting clerk. Fee - $32

Business and the Consumer
The course is designed to develop a comprehensive appreciation of the American business system and the economic
setting in which it functions. Concentration is focused on four areas: personal management, consumer economics,
social economics, and occupational economics. The course entails all facets of business-related problems and
decisions that the student will be confronted with both while in school and in the years following school.

Computer Programming I
Computer Programming I is an introduction to the field of computer science. This is a semester class. Coding is a
language that teaches problem solving, which is used in all aspects of technology. There is no previous coding
experience necessary to be successful in this class. Topics covered include user/computer interactions, problem
solving, programming with Python. Students will be using http://www.codehs.com to view and complete all assignments.
Students will also view videos, examples, complete exercises, quizzes and tests. Students will also create their mini-
program for their final project.
Modules:
This course is designed with a sequence of modules with a practical objective. Each module teaches concepts that
are fundamental in learning computer science. Students watch short videos, examples and will complete their own
exercises to demonstrate their understanding of the material. Each module contains a series of challenge problems for
students to complete.

Computer Programming II

Computer Programming II is a continuation from CP1 in the field of computer science. This is a semester class. Students
will continue to use their problem-solving skills and developing ore knowledge of various languages in computer
programming. These languages include HTML, JavaScript and Python. Students will be using http://www.codehs.com
to view and complete all assignments. Students will also use lessons and exercises provided by the teacher using the
desktop computers provided by the school. Students will also view videos, examples, complete exercises, quizzes and
tests. Students will also create their mini-program / animation for their final project.
Modules:
This course is designed with a sequence of modules with a practical objective. Each module teaches concepts that
are fundamental in learning computer science. Students watch short videos, examples and will complete their own
exercises to demonstrate their understanding of the material. Each module contains a series of challenge problems for
students to complete.

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Economics
The course will follow the standards established by the National Council for Economic Education. This course will give
the students a greater understanding of economics ranging from the viewpoint of individuals or small businesses
owners, to the global economy. Students will study the law of supply and demand, inflation and deflation cycles, labor
unions, and how government finances and influences the economy. The course relates history and politics to the study
of economics.

Marketing
This program is designed to give students a better understanding of marketing basics. The foundation of marketing
includes understanding the marketing concept, and how it relates to business planning, developing a marketing plan,
and promotional and pricing strategies. Fee - $23.50

Personal Finance
This course introduces topics of budgeting, consumerism, and financial literacy. Students will understand the
relationship of income level to supply and demand in the market, the roles of people in the economy, the consequences
of choices affecting budgets, savings, credit, philanthropy, and investments, and the effect of interest rates on savers
and borrowers. Students will also understand the basic economic problem of unlimited wants and limited resources.
Fee - $25.25

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COLLEGE AND CAREER PLANNING
Course                                      Grade         Credit       Prerequisite and/or Recommendation

College & Career Readiness                     10           ½            N/A

College and Career Readiness:
This required one-semester course, will allow students to begin the continuous process of planning for their           Commented [RB8]: Since this class is required for graduation,
future and mastering basic skills needed for college and career success. This course will present high school          this term was added to the booklet.
students with helpful information in the form of direct instruction, personal and group research, presentations,
entertaining and interactive games, activities, and quizzes in order to assist students as they prepare to exit high
school. Whether their choice is college, technical school, military, or full-time employment, this course teaches
basic skills needed to research and pursue every avenue. In addition to providing strategies for taking the ACT
and SAT tests, this course provides an informative timeline to help students stay on schedule with required tasks
for graduating from high school and entering the outside world. Consumer protection, establishing credit,
managing money, buying a car and renting an apartment for the first time are a few of the topics covered
throughout this course.

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ENGLISH

Course                              Grade     Credit      Prerequisite and/or Recommendation

Advanced English I                  9         1 HN        TA                                            Commented [RB9]: Teacher Approval – We will transition this
Advanced English II                 10        1 HN        Advanced English I                            out of this document. Students and parents should be the driving
                                                                                                        force for who takes a course and we should not serve as gatekeepers.
Advanced American Literature        11        1 HN        Advanced English II
Advanced English Composition        12        ½ HN        Advanced American Literature
AP English Literature **            12        1 AP        Advanced American Literature / TA
English I                           9         1 CP        None
English II                          10        1 CP        English I
American Literature                 11        1 CP        English II
English Composition                 12        ½ CP        American Literature
Horror In Literature                11-12     ½           English I/English II
                                              CP/HN                                                     Commented [RB10]: In this department, we have challenged
                                              1                                                         our teachers to reexamine how honors or CP credit is issued. In
Journalism I                        9-12                  English I / Advanced English I / TA           order to provide more equitable opportunities to students, designated
                                              CP/HN
                                                                                                        classes will have ‘tiered’ work that will determine whether students
                                                                                                        receive Honors or unweighted credit in these courses.
Journalism II, III, IV              10-12     1 HN        Journalism I / TA
Music in Literature                 11-12     ½           English I/English II
                                              CP/HN
Public Speaking                     10-12     ½ CP        None                                          Commented [RB11]: This has been changed to allow 10th and
Public Speaking II                  10-12     ½ CP        Public Speaking I                             11th graders to take this class. Our students who attend GCC and
                                                                                                        CCP courses need the opportunity to take this course.
Survey of British Literature        12        ½ HN        Advanced American Literature / TA
Survey of World Literature          12        ½ CP        American Literature                           Commented [RB12]: This was previously B or higher in
                                                                                                        English II or English III/TA – this restricted access to a course in
Writer’s Craft                      10-12     ½ CP        English I                                     which all students should have the opportunity to take.

** This course has a summer
reading requirement

Students at NRHS are required to successfully complete four years of English. All English courses are
college preparatory in nature. Honors and Advanced Placement courses are taught more in-depth and
are for the more advanced English student.
In College Prep courses the following will apply:
    • Read one complete work (novel or play) each semester
    • Read additional poems, short stories, non-fiction each quarter
    • Write one formal piece for the portfolio each quarter
    • Vocab study
    • Grammar study
    • Homework graded, assigned as needed

In Honors courses, the following will apply:
    • Read one complete work (novel/play) each quarter
    • Read additional poems, short stories, non-fiction each quarter
    • Write one formal piece for the portfolio each quarter
    • Advanced, independent vocab study
    • Advanced grammar study
    • Homework assigned as needed, graded as appropriate

In AP courses, the following will apply:
    • Read multiple complete works (12-14)

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•    Read additional short stories, non-fiction each quarter
    •    Write multiple pieces each quarter
    •    Intensive poetry study
    •    Completion of homework necessary to remain in course
    •    Grade based primarily on tests and formal writing

To move from CP English to Honors English, students must have:
   1. Teacher recommendation
   2. Average grade of A in current CP English class
   3. Placement test in vocabulary and grammar
   4. Four formal essays in writing portfolio with a grade of B or above

Parent Override must include a meeting with student, parent, counselor, and current teacher.

Advanced English I
Designed for the college bound freshman, Advanced English I will concentrate on the skills needed to proceed
successfully in the advanced English curriculum. Emphasis is placed on an overview of multicultural literature,
consisting of novels, short stories, essays, plays, poetry, and nonfiction. Equal emphasis will be placed on
writing, speaking, and listening skills. In addition, there will be intensive vocabulary study. (Advanced English I
begins a four-year vocabulary program.) Also, a unit on career investigation is a required segment of this course.
NOTE: All students will be required to purchase two paperback novels and online vocabulary access.
Fee - $17 (Membean & Animal Farm)

Advanced English II
Designed for college-bound sophomores, Advanced English II will concentrate on skills needed to proceed
successfully in the advanced English curriculum. Literature study will include a variety of multicultural fiction,
including novels, short stories, plays, and poetry, and nonfiction works, including essays, newspapers, etc.
Emphasis will be placed on writing, career investigation, correct grammar and usage, and intensive vocabulary
study. (Advanced English II continues a four-year vocabulary program.) Writing assignments will include
informative, narrative, and argument essays and a poetry portfolio. Equal emphasis will be placed on the use of
writing process strategies for prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. A unit on career investigation
is a required segment of this course. NOTE: All students will be required to purchase two paperback novels and
online vocabulary access. Fee - $15 (Membean & To Kill a Mockingbird)

Advanced American Literature
Designed for the college-bound junior, Advanced American Literature will concentrate on skills needed to
proceed successfully in the advanced English curriculum. This course consists of a survey of multicultural
American literature including fiction and nonfiction. It includes chronological units based upon trends and
developments in American literature and their relationship with historical events. Emphasis will be placed upon
using the writing process in responding to the reading of fiction, including novels, short stories, plays and poetry,
and nonfiction works, including essays, newspapers, etc. The writer’s portfolio will include reflective, persuasive,
and college essays, a research paper, a literary analysis, and a proposal. In addition, there will be intensive
vocabulary study. (Advanced American Literature continues a four-year vocabulary program.) NOTE: All
students will be required to purchase two paperback novels and online vocabulary access. Fee - $21 (Membean &
Great Gatsby)

Advanced English Composition
This course continues to refine and expand the writing and communications skills learned in the first three years
of Advanced English. Vocabulary study will be emphasized, as well as some advanced grammar skills. Writing
projects will include a research paper, formal essays, and other short pieces. This course will focus on preparing
students for college level English classes. Fee - $9 (Membean)

AP English Literature
AP English Literature and Composition is designed to prepare students for the AP English literature examination.
This course engages students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through the
close reading of selected texts, students deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide

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