student scheduling procedures
Beginning in February, students in grades 9th - 11th will begin the scheduling process for the next school year. This is an important process for a number of reasons. We try our best to ensure that all students take courses that meet the State of Michigan (MME) guidelines for graduation. Second, we would like to accommodate student interests by creating enough course offerings to satisfy the number of student course requests.
We highly encourage students and parents to read the course scheduling guidebook as well as talk with parents, teachers and students to determine which courses are best suitable for the student in the coming year. Once courses are selected, it can be challenging to accommodate changes in requests due to staffing needs.
ELECTIVE COURSE OFFERING VIDEOS AND INFORMATION
There are many advanced placement (AP) classes offered at LCN. All of the AP classes have course prerequisites that are required before signing into the course. We encourage students and parents to talk to counselors and AP teachers to understand the specific course requirements, intended work load and class expectations. AP classes are aligned to rigorous college-level standards. The curriculum provided in the AP class is robust and intended to prepare the student for the AP Exam administered by the College Board in May.
As in the past, students in grades 9 - 12 who successfully complete an AP course will have a 0.5 GPA enhancement for the course added to their transcript. Beginning fall of 2018, students in grades 9 - 11 who receive a passing score (3 or greater) on their AP Exam will have an additional 0.5 GPA enhancement for the course added to their transcript.
If you would like to see an example of the summer homework before requesting the course, please check out the Academics tab.
By requesting an AP course, the student and parent are committing to staying in the course for the entire duration. Course requests largely determine staffing needs and will affect our course offerings in other departments. We require all students and parents to sign an AP Enrollment agreement before requesting the AP course.
Beginning in the Fall of 2018, successful completion of any core-content honors course will result in an additional 0.25 GPA enhancement. The GPA enhancement will be calculated automatically on the transcript and will not be reflected in course letter grade. The courses include: Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry, Honors Physics, Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra II, PreCalculus, Honors English 9, and Honors English 10.
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9th grade Advanced Courses
We’re excited for you and your child as they schedule for 9th grade classes at L’Anse Creuse High School – North! We are proud to offer four advanced-level core-courses for qualifying students. If your child is interested in taking an advanced-level course, he/she must complete their portion of the recommendation form on the back and submit to their current core teacher. Recommendation forms will be sent to High School – North for review and will help in the selection process for our incoming students. Upon acceptance, qualified students will receive a letter or email indicating that he/she is scheduled for the course.
Information about Advanced-level Courses
Advanced-level courses (Honors or Advanced Placement) provide students with opportunities to engage in rigorous coursework and frequently extend beyond the expectations of the state standards. Teachers will require that students have a firm grasp of prerequisite knowledge and skills learned in the prior grade. Students in Honors courses are expected to be able to think and reason critically, work at an accelerated pace, demonstrate self-motivation, and interact responsibly with independent or collaborative tasks.
If you feel your child is a good fit for an advanced-level course, please complete the top portion of the Teacher Recommendation form and have your child submit to their teacher.
Thank you in advance for your help and cooperation!
L’Anse Creuse High School – North
586-493-5270 ext 1211