2024-25 MHS 8th Grade to 9th Grade Scheduling

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2024-2025

GRADE 8

into GRADE 9


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YOU NEED 21 CREDITS TO GRADUATE FROM MARIEMONT HS

• 4 Credits in BOTH English and Math • 3 Credits in BOTH Science and Social Studies • 1/2 Credit in Health (one semester) • PE Waiver/Flex Credit

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YOU MAY ALREADY BE EARNING HS CREDIT IN JUNIOR HIGH

The following courses count toward high school credit when taken during junior high: • Algebra 1 or higher • Latin or Spanish • Art

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YOU MAY NEED ADDITIONAL CREDITS

Some colleges require more credits in science, social studies and world language. Be sure to check with a school counselor before you decide to drop a course.

(two semesters)

• 1 Credit in the Arts • 1/2 Credit in Business Foundations • 5 Additional Elective Credits

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MORE TIME WILL OPEN UP FOR ELECTIVES

Freshman year has limited spots available for electives, however many more spots will open later in high school. Typical Freshman Elective Courses • Visual and performing art courses • Human Experience and Cultural Perspectives • Warrior Journalism and Broadcast Network 101 • Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles • Introduction to Engineering and Design • Cybersecurity • World Language

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LENGTH OF ELECTIVE COURSES VARIES

It’s important to check the length of courses when scheduling electives as they can be semester long vs. year long courses.

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SOME ELECTIVES HAVE PREREQUISITES

Before selecting elective courses check to see if the course has a prerequisite (a required course to take before taking this one). If a course requires a prerequisite this will be indicated in the course description guide.

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION IS A REQUIRED COURSE, BUT IT IS NOT OFFERED

Then what are my options? Students may meet the P.E. requirement in one of two ways: 1) Completion of two P.E. waivers by participating in two district-sponsored interscholastic athletics, marching band or cheerleading. 2) Completion of two P.E. flex credit waivers. Any students who have not fulfilled the PE requirement prior to the beginning of their senior year will be scheduled into two PE flex credit courses.

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COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS MATTER

• Students must complete 40 hours of community service between the end of their sophomore year and before the first Monday in May of their senior year as part of the Mariemont High School graduation requirements. • In order to be considered for an honors program such as National Honors Society students must participate in community service hours. Any hours earned prior to the end of their sophomore year will count toward National Honor Society, but will not count toward the required 40 hours for graduation.


What to consider at scheduling time CORE COURSES When selecting core courses for high school, keep these credit requirements in mind: 4 credits in both English and math, 3 credits in both science and social studies, 1/2 credit in both health and business foundations, PE waiver/flex credit, 1 credit in the arts and 5 additional credits in electives. To prepare for college Mariemont does recommend taking additional credits in science, social studies and world language. Plan the courses over the years, considering prerequisites and your interests while ensuring you meet these requirements for graduation. School counselors can provide valuable insights into specific course options along with referencing the course description guide online by visiting www.mariemontschools.org/ highschool and locating the guide along the left hand side of topics.

ELECTIVES Elective courses in high school are a gateway to exploring interests, potential careers, and developing new skills. You are encouraged to pursue courses aligned with your interests while also trying something new. These electives provide a chance to discover hidden talents, gain practical skills, and even explore potential career paths. Balancing interest with practicality and seeking guidance from counselors or mentors can help you create a well-rounded and fulfilling high school experience. Mariemont High School has many electives that build upon one another so it’s important to have a plan if you are planning to participate in each level. The good news is that you are never required to stick with an elective path. You can make changes throughout your high school experience to find the right fit for you.

RIGHT CHOICE The decision on what level of core courses is right for you is not a one size fits all answer. When deciding between college prep and honors courses for freshman year, it’s beneficial to consider your academic preparedness, interests, long-term goals, and seek advice from teachers and counselors. A balance of taking a combination can provide a well-rounded academic experience, challenging you without overwhelming you, setting a positive tone for your high school journey.

STUDY HALL Taking a study hall may offer you more time during your school day to catch up on assignments, review material, or even get ahead on your coursework. However, taking a study hall is neither a requirement nor always necessary. You may know that you manage your workload well and would prefer to take another elective or course that interests you or fulfills requirements for a specific university, college or career. It is important to think and talk about this before choosing to schedule a study hall.

EXTRACURRICULARS When planning your schedule, consider your extracurricular activities and commitments. It is crucial to maintain a balanced workload and be able to manage your time so you can be successful academically and have fun. We want you to be involved. We want you to join a club, participate in athletics or eSports, be a member of the band/choir/orchestra, be active in theater, serve the community, make some spending cash or a combination of all the great opportunities available at the high school.


A TYPICAL

QUICK GLANCE 9TH

10TH

ENGLISH CREDIT

ENGLISH CREDIT

MATH CREDIT

MATH CREDIT

BIOLOGY

PHYSICAL SCIENCE OR CHEMISTRY

GEOGRAPHY

MODERN WORLD STUDIES OR AP EURO

WORLD LANGUAGE CREDIT

WORLD LANGUAGE CREDIT

HEALTH

BUS. FND.

OPEN

OPEN

(SEMESTER 1)

(SEMESTER 2)

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

(SEMESTER 1)

(SEMESTER 2)

(SEMESTER 1)

(SEMESTER 2)

11TH

12TH

ENGLISH CREDIT

ENGLISH CREDIT

MATH CREDIT

GOVERNMENT

SCIENCE CREDIT

MATH CREDIT

AMERICAN HISTORY

SCIENCE CREDIT

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

(SEMESTER 1)

(SEMESTER 2)

(SEMESTER 1)

(SEMESTER 2)

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

(SEMESTER 1)

(SEMESTER 2)

(SEMESTER 1)

(SEMESTER 2)

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

(SEMESTER 1)

(SEMESTER 2)

(SEMESTER 1)

(SEMESTER 2)


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