Everything you ever needed to know about courses at PMHS. This lists graduation requirements, dual credit options, AP options and all courses offered at PMHS and Central Nine Career Center.
8th Grade Students and Parents Scheduling Information
It is time for your 8th grader to schedule for high school! In the past we have held a meeting in our auditorium, but this year, we have provided two video links.
It is important for students to be placed in the appropriate high school courses in order to ensure success. Class placement is determined by a history of data including: ILEARN, ISTEP, Evaluate and RI, along with middle school teacher input.
Instructional staff for next year is hired based on the courses you select during the scheduling period, so please plan carefully. The courses selected at this time are the courses your student will take for the following school year. At PMHS our schedule allows for students to take 7 classes per semester. For many freshmen we strongly suggest that students take 6 classes per semester + 1 study hall/sem. Details about all classes are listed in the Curriculum Guide. 2021-2022 PMHS Curriculum Guide
Every student has to take and pass certain courses in order to graduate from high school. All students have already been scheduled for their required classes which include English, math, and science. If a student is in Early College, s/he is scheduled in Study Skills and Digital Applications and Responsibilities (DAR). If a student is not in Early College, s/he is scheduled in Preparing for College and Careers (PCC). All students must take PE I and Health, those classes have been added too.
If you would like to see the courses that your child has been recommended for, please go to your child’s Skyward account. Have your child log into Skyward, click Schedule on the left column, click “View Requests for 2021-2022 in Perry Meridian High School”. Detailed information about placements are included in the video.
During the week of February 8, high school counselors will come to the middle school to discuss how the students will add elective classes to complete their schedule for grade 9.
REQUIRED CLASSES ALREADY SCHEDULED IN SKYWARD:
|Subject- Required||Course Name|
English 9a double block, English 9a or English 9a Pre-AP
English 9b double block, English 9b or English 9b Pre-AP
Algebra Ia or Geometry a or Algebra II a
Algebra Ib or Geometry b or Algebra II b
Biology a or Biology a Honors
Biology b or Biology b Honors
Physical Education I
Prep for College and Careers (PCC) or If in Early College- Study Skills
If in Early College– Digital Applications and Responsibilities (DAR)
*Early College students will take Study Skills and DAR, along with a cohort section of English 9 and Biology (if not in the Pre-AP or Honors level.). If students have already applied and been accepted into the Early College Program, those courses are already in Skyward. No action is required on the part of the family for these required classes. If your son/daughter wants to be considered for Early College please click on the link below to apply:
English Learner (EL) CLASSES ALREADY SCHEDULED IN SKYWARD:
If a student had a WIDA score below 3.5, s/he was placed in an EL class for next year for both semesters.
WORLD LANGUAGE CLASSES:
Some students have a recommendation for World Language if they were currently enrolled in a high school course in middle school. If the student earned a B- or higher in the current language, s/he was moved to the next level.
If the student earned a C+ or lower the student was recommended to take the level 1 course again or switch languages.
For those students that have not started a World Language and have strong English skills, you may select from the following.
Lang for Heritage Speakers Ia (Native Spanish)
Lang for Heritage Speakers Ib (Native Spanish)
(Native Spanish= Spanish spoken in the home daily.) Native speakers must enroll in this class or a different Level 1 language.
Students need to take one of these social studies classes in either 9th or 10th grade.
Geo/Hist of World a- Sem 1
Geo/Hist of World b- Sem 2
|History of regions, people, and places, also- maps and current events|
World History a- Sem. 1
World History b- Sem 2
|Comprehensive view of the history for the world|
AP World History a- Sem 1
AP World History b- Sem 2
AP= Advanced Placement, college level class taught at the high school. Potential for college credit based on exam score in May. Increased reading is required.
If you would like your child to take this class, please complete:
ELECTIVES: (STUDENT CHOICE BASED ON AVAILABILITY IN STUDENT SCHEDULE)
When we meet in February, students will be able to choose the following classes to complete their schedule.
Beginning Band a- Brass/Percussion- Sem 1
Beginning Band b- Brass/Percussion- Sem 2
Beginning Band a- Woodwind- Sem 1
Beginning Band b- Woodwind- Sem 2
Beginning Orchestra- Sem 1
Beginning Orchestra- Sem 2
Beginning Chorus- Sem 1
Beginning Chorus- Sem 2
|A student must have middle school experience to take band or orchestra in high school. Prior experience is not required for choir, but a desire to sing is a must!|
Intro to Two-Dimensional Art- 1 sem
Intro to Three-Dimensional Art- 1 sem
Visual Comm I: Intro to Media Arts- 1 sem
Drawing (must also take 2D)- 1 sem
Intro to elements and principles of art and design
Intro to working in depth with clay, wire, paper and plaster
Digital media- computer based
Exploration of drawing materials and techniques
Intro to Business I- 1 sem
Intro to Computer Science 1 sem
Digital Applications & Responsibility a- Sem 1
Digital Applications & Responsibility b- Sem 2
Personal Financial Responsibility- 1 sem
Basics of the business environment- mngt, finance, marketing
Problem solving, basic web design, game design
Microsoft Office Suite w/ cybersecurity
Budgeting, loans, investing, banking, money mngt, insurance
Theater Arts- 1 semester
Journalism a Sem 1
Journalism b- Sem 2
Strong writing skills, future aspirations of being on the newspaper staff
Family and Consumer Sciences
Interpersonal Relations- 1 sem
Nutrition & Wellness- 1 sem
Child Development- 1 sem
Intro to Fashion & Textiles
Relationships, family dynamics, getting along with others
Study of food, food & kitchen safety, nutrients, cooking
Developmental stages from prenatal to year 1
Textiles, design, sewing
Project Lead the Way
Intro to Engineering Design a- Sem 1
Intro to Engineering Design b- Sem 2
|Project based, problem solving, uses Computer Aided Drawing(CAD), building block for future PLTW courses|
Study Hall- sem 1
Study Hall- sem 2
If you disagree with any of the required course recommendations, please submit this form below. This does not guarantee that a change will be made. Appeal Form
Thank you for taking the time to review this information with your child. We look forward to helping your child transition to high school. Go Falcons!
Brad Miller, PMHS School Counseling Director
Stephanie Deeter, PMMS School Counseling Director
Nick Dobbins, PMMS School Counselor
Team Wings, Talons, Soar
Future Dates to Remember:
Link Crew- grade 9 student orientation, led by PMHS students will be either on July 20 or 21. The first day for students in the 2021-2022 school year is scheduled for Monday, July 26th!