NOTE TO PARENTS AND STUDENTS REGARDING GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
It is the student’s responsibility to see that the requirements for graduation are met. Southview High School will make every effort to keep up-to-date records and students and parents informed about the status of progress toward completing the necessary course work for graduation. However, it is the student’s responsibility to be acquainted with necessary graduation requirements.
In order to meet the prescribed standards set forth by the State Department of Education and Sylvania Board of Education and to help pupils select the proper sequence of courses, the following regulations and suggestions are listed:
Twenty-two (23) to Twenty-four (24) (Class of 2012 and beyond) units of satisfactory work above the 8th grade-level are required for graduation.
Sylvania Board of Education Policy 6140 (Promotion Through the Grades) requires that some identified students with learning difficulties will be assigned to appropriate classes for remediation. Successful completion of these courses shall take precedence over taking other courses outside the core curriculum.
Students must pass all parts of the Ohio Graduation Test or have met the alternative way to meet the OGT testing requirement* per Ohio Revised Code Section 3313.615.
The minimum mandatory core curriculum required of all students:
English 4 credits
Social Studies 3 credits
• One credit must be World Studies
• One credit must be American History
• One-half credit must be American Government
• One-half credits may be from the other Social Studies options
Science 3 credits (4 for Class of 2013 and beyond)
Math 4 credits
Health and Physical Education 1 credit
Technology, Fine Arts, or Foreign Language 1 credit. Class of 2014 1 credit Fine Art
Computer Based Technology 1/2 credit
Note: Students who transfer to Sylvania Southview High School during or after their sophomore year who do not have1/2 credit in Health will be exempt from this requirement. To meet State requirements, they will be required to enroll in regular Physical Education until one full credit is earned or until they reach graduation.
To be awarded a diploma with honors, the student who completes the College Preparatory curriculum in the high school shall meet at least nine of the following ten criteria, as specified by the State of Ohio:
(a) Earn four units of English;
(b) Earn three units of Mathematics which shall include Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry or a three year sequence of courses which contain equivalent content.
(c) Earn three units of Science, which develop the concepts for physical, life, earth, and space sciences;
(d) Earn three units of Social Studies;
(e) Earn either three units of one Foreign Language or two units each of two Foreign Languages;
(f) Earn one unit of Fine Arts;
(g) Earn one unit of Business/Technology
(h) Earn two additional units in (a) through (g)
(i) Maintain an overall high school grade point average of at least 3.5 on a four-point scale; or
(j) Obtain a score of 27 on the American College
Testing Program's (ACT) Test or an
The student who completes at least two years of an intensive Vocational or Technical Education curriculum in the high school shall meet at least nine of the following ten criteria, as specified by the State of Ohio:
(a) Earn four units of English which may include one unit of Applied Communication;
(b) Earn two units of Mathematics which will include Algebra, and Geometry, or a sequence of courses that contain equivalent content
(c) Earn three units of Science that develop concepts for physical, life, earth, and space sciences;
(d) Earn three units of Social Studies;
(e) Earn either two units of one Foreign Language or two units of Business/Technology.
(f) Earn three units in the student's vocational or technical education curriculum;
(g) Earn two additional units in (a) through (f), or Fine Arts;
(h) Maintain an overall high school grade point average of at least 3.5 on a four-point scale;
(i) Complete a Career Passport, including the demonstration of proficiency in ninety-five percent of the occupational core competencies as judged by at least two content experts; or
(j) Obtain a composite score of 27 on the American CollegeTesting Program’s (ACT) Tests or an equivalent composite score of 1130 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
Southview offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses in English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Foreign Languages and Science. These courses provide an opportunity for students to enroll in college-level courses while still in high school. AP classes are rigorous, demanding, challenging in-depth approaches to the subject matter. They prepare students for college level work.
The following are the AP courses offered at Southview:
(Prerequisites for AP courses are listed in the course description.)
American History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics C
Calculus AB, French V, Spanish V
Government, Psychology, English Composition & Literature
AP OR HONORS CHANGES
A teacher/parent conference is recommended before any changes are made to a student’s schedule.
The measures listed below may be required for admission to an AP course. The first item (teacher or department recommendation) is mandatory. One or more of the other six measures must be met depending on the individual course.
1. Teacher or department recommendation;
2. Scholastic achievement;
3. Counselor recommendation;
AP courses also prepare students to take the AP Exams. Depending upon performance on these tests and the policies of the college they attend, students can earn college credit. Students enrolled in AP classes should consider taking the AP Exam if there is any possibility that they might benefit as a result of their test scores.
Students who cannot afford to pay the AP Exam fee may be eligible to receive financial help from the district. A request for financial aid must be filed with the Assistant Principal (Curriculum) by October 1st of each year.
AP GRADING PROCEDURE
A weighted grading scale is in use for Honors and AP courses (5-point H, 4-point A). Existing procedures for dropping or transferring from a course will be used when performance requires reassessment.
Eligibility shall be determined on a quarter by quarter basis. The required 1.5 grade point average shall be cumulative of all courses taken the previous quarter. Athletes must also meet OHSAA standards. In order to be eligible in grades 9-12, a student must be currently enrolled and must have been enrolled in school the immediately preceding grading period. During the preceding grading period, the student must have received passing grades in a minimum of five (5) one credit courses or the equivalent which count toward graduation.
No player may transfer from one sport to another after the first scheduled contest. If a player quits, or is removed from a team, he or she may not join another sport or participate in any preseason conditioning, open gyms, open skates, etc., until the season in which they are no longer participating is completed.
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