CONTENT AREA CREDITS REQUIRED COURSES
Form for you to track your classes/credits.

English /Language Arts 4 credits English 9-12

Social Studies 3 credits World Studies I,II&III American Studies I,II&III

Mathematics 3 credits Algebra I&II, Geometry
Calculus

Science and Technology 3 Credits Investigations/Physiclal World Biology and Chemistry

Career and Technical Ed. 2 credits Freshman Focus, Sophomore Selections, Junior Judgement and Senior Transitions

Health and Physical Education 1 credit Physical Education 1/2 credit Health

Visual and Performing Arts 1 credit, which must include Creative Expression, Cultural Heritage and Criticism and Aesthetics

The Guiding Principles of Maine’s Learning Results. Each student must leave school as :

1. A Clear and Effective Communicator

2. A Self-Directed and Life-Long Learner

3. A Creative and Practical Problem Solver

4. A Responsible and Involved Citizen

5. A Collaborative and Quality Worker

6. An Integrative and Informed Thinker

Electives: most courses in the Course Catalog are available as electives

Course Load: 6 classes each semester. Seniors 5 each semester.

Options and Limits: Students are allowed to apply a maximum of 2 credits earned through Adult Education, correspondence, or independent study toward the 22 minimum credits for graduation. Furthermore no more than 2 physical education credits and 4 music credits can apply toward the 22 credit minimum. This rule is not intended to limit the total number of PE, music, adult education, or correspondence credits that a student can take.

Distance Learning: In addition to the courses offered live at Nokomis, we offer a virtually unlimited number of courses through distance learning technology. Our distance learning lab is state of the art. We can send and receive courses from other high schools over the interactive ATM system. Furthermore, we offer on-line high school courses from such prestigious universities as Brigham Young, Indiana, Missouri, and Nebraska, as well as through APEX learning which specializes in Advanced Placement courses. As a result, students with special interests and aptitudes can take such courses as Chinese, Japanese, Russian, German, Medical Ethics, Global Politics, Horticulture, Piano Studies, and more. and dozens of other specialty courses. Some fees may apply. See your counselor for details. There is no limit to what you can learn at Nokomis.

Independent Study: Advanced students may work with a volunteer teacher-mentor to design a personalized independent study course. Sample independent study courses approved in the past include: Women’s’ Literature, Dangerous Storms, Astronomy, Advanced Museum Science, Advanced Computer Programming, Library studies, Advanced Child Development. Independent study courses can count toward quality points, but cannot be used to accumulate more than 8 courses toward quality points in one year. See your guidance counselor for details. I. S. courses count toward the course load

College Enrollment While Still in High School: Nokomis students may take courses at eligible colleges within Maine, including the technical colleges, the University of Maine System, and Maine Maritime Academy. Tuition costs will be covered if a student meets the eligibility requirements of policy IHCDA. Furthermore, some technical colleges have agreed to accept certain Nokomis courses for college credit through “articulation agreements.” See your counselor for details.

Honor Roll: Honor rolls are prepared one week after the distribution of grades to the students. Honor rolls will be prepared for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarters of each school year for the following categories:

Highest Honors: Any full-time student, regardless of course pursued or number of subjects taken, who earn all A’s (100-90) on the report card for the period covered by that honor roll will be placed on Highest Honors.

High Honors: Any full-time student, regardless of course pursued or number of subjects taken, who ear all A’s and B’s (100-80) will be placed on High Honors.

Honors: Any full-time student, regardless of course pursued or number of subjects taken, who earn A’s, B’s (100-80) and no more than one C (79-70) which must be offset by an A in a course with a credit value equal to or greater than the one in which the C was earned, or who received all B’s (89-80) for the given ranking period, will be placed on Honors.

Courses not used in determining honor roll are Physical Education, Alternative Ed, and Adult Education courses. Students receiving an Incomplete (I) will be placed on the proper honor roll upon successful completion of the work necessary, if the total record for the period so warrants.

Class Rank: Class rank is calculated for each graduating class at 6 semesters (for use in college applications), at 7 semesters (for determining honor parts), and at 8 semesters (for final class rank). Class rank is based on the number of quality points earned. The student with the most quality points is 1st in the class. Quality points are determined from a formula that multiplies the quality point value (QPV) for a class, times the grade point value (A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1), times the number of credits.

Valedictorian and Salutatorian: Honor parts for graduation activities are calculated after seven semesters (the middle of the senior year). The valedictorian is the student who has the highest class rank and the salutatorian is the one with the second highest class rank at that time.

PLANNING YOUR COURSES

Personal Learning Plan: Using the Course List on Page 3, students and their parents should develop a multi-year plan. You can use this plan when discussing your career goals with your Guidance Counselor. Your plan should be the most challenging that you can be successful with. Please keep in mind that Post-Secondary Education is almost a must in this day and age. While everyone is not a Harvard prospect, there are Post-Secondary opportunities for all.

Elective Programs: Electives are available to the highest level (fourth year) in the following programs: Music, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Science, Business, Technology, Family and Consumer Science, JROTC, Career Preparation (JMG, Tri-County Tech, Co-op).

Preparation for College: Most careers of the future will require additional education after high school in college or technical school. It is our goal to prepare students to be lifelong learners who can successfully compete for the best opportunities in life, including admission to the finest colleges, technical schools, and careers. The decisions you make in high school will impact which doors are open to you in the future. For that reason, we have listed the admissions criteria for sample colleges, including Eastern Maine Community College, the University of Maine, and Harvard University, as published in their own literature, as well as standards for NCAA athletes. Plan ahead and choose your courses wisely.

Entrance requirements for Harvard: “We expect students to engage in the most rigorous academic program available. In deciding whom to admit from among the large group of academically talented applicants, we look at more than just grades: energy, initiative, the support of teachers and counselors, and evidence that a student will take advantage of what Harvard offers.”

Entrance Requirement for the University of Maine: Four Years of High School English, 2 Years of Lab Science, (Incl. A Biology), Algebra I&II, Geometry or their equivalents such as Integrated I-III,(However most colleges recommend taking a math your senior year) and 2 Years of Foreign Language.

Algebra I

Algebra II

Geometry

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

History 2 Yrs.

Foreign Language

2 Yrs.

Other

Business Administration

X

X

X

X

X

Nursing

X

X

X

X

X

X

Public Management

X

X

X

X

X

1 Lab. Science

Social Work

X

X

X

X

X

X

Elementary Education

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Secondary Education

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Chemical Engineering

X

X

X

X

X

X

1/2Yr. Trig.

Civil Engineering

X

X

X

X

X

X

1/2Yr. Trig.

Electrical Engineering

X

X

X

X

X

X

1/2 Yr. Trig.

Pulp & Paper Technology

X

X

X

X

X

X

1/2Yr. Trig.

Mechanical Engineering

X

X

X

X

X

X

1/2 Yr. Trig

Communications

X

X

X

X

X

Computer Sc. / Fine Arts

Computer Science

X

X

X

X

X

X

Economics

X

X

X

X

X

X

Journalism

X

X

X

X

X

X

Music Education

X

X

X

X

X

X

Political Science

X

X

X

X

X

X

Animal & Veterinary Sc.

X

X

X

X

X

X

Forestry

X

X

X

X

X

X

1/2 yr. Trig

Parks, Rec. & Tourism

X

X

X

X

X

X

Wood Sc. & Technology

X

X

X

X

X

X

Entrance requirements from Eastern Maine Technical College:

AA-Associate in Arts

AAS-Associate in Applied Science

AS-Associate in Science

DIP-Diploma

CRT-Certificate

R-Required

D-Desired*

Level

Algebra I

Algebra II

Geometry

Lab

Bio

Physics

Lab

Chem

SAT Scores

Automotive Technology

AAS

R

R

D

R

R1

D

Building Construction

AAS

R

R

R

R or

R1

D

Business Management (2)

AAS

R

D

D

D

Computer Aided Drafting & Design

AS

R

R

R

D

Computer Networking

AAS

R

R

R

R

Computer Repair Technology

CRT

R

D

D

D

D

Culinary Arts

AAS

R

Diesel, Truck & Heavy Equipment

AAS

R

R

R

R or

R1

D

Early Childhood Education

AAS

R

D

Electrical & Automation Tech.

AAS

R

R

R

R or

R1

R

Electronics & Computer Tech.

AAS

R

R

R

R or

R1

R

Emergency Medical Services

AAS

R

R

R

R

R

D

General Technology (3)

AAS

R

D

D or

D

Liberal Studies

AA

R

D

D or

D

Medical Radiography (4)

AAS

R

R

R

R

R or

R

R

Nursing (4)

AAS

R

R

R

R

Organizational Leadership

CRT

D

D

D

Precision Metal Manufacturing

AAS

R

R

R

R or

R1

D

Pulp and Paper

CRT

R

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

AAS

R

R

D

R

D

Trade and Technical Occupations

AAS

R

D

D

Welding

AAS

R

R

D

R or

R1

D

Welding/Pipe Fabrication

AAS

R

R

D

R or

R1

D

Workplace Technology

AAS

R

D

D

Qualifications for NCAA athletes:

Division I

English…………………………………………..4 years

Mathematics (two years of mathematics courses at the Level of Algebra I or above)……………………2 years

Natural or physical science (including at least one Laboratory course, if offered by the high school).2 years

Additional courses in English, mathematics, or Natural or physical science………………………1 year

Social Science…………………………………….2 years

Additional academic courses (in any of the above areas or foreign language, computer, science, Philosophy or nondoctrinal religion (e.g.,Comparative religion) courses……………………2 years

Division II

English………………………..3 years

Math…………………………..2 years

Natural or physical science (including at least one laboratory course, if offered by the high school)……2 years

Additional courses in English, mathematics, or natural science or physical science………………………2 years

Social Studies………………..2 years

Additional academic courses[in any of the above areas of foreign language, computer science*, Philosophy or nondoctrinal religion (e.g, comparative religion) courses]….….2 years

Have a combined score on the SAT verbal and math sections of 820 (if taken on or after April 1st,1995) or a 68 sum score on the ACT.

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