Scheduling

Scheduling for the 2021-2022 School Year


 

Curriculum Guide


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.

 2021-2022 PMHS Curriculum Guide

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.

Welcome Video: Mr. Boedicker

Scheduling Video: Mr. Miller   

Google Slides used for Mr. Miller’s video presentation

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                                           
  1. English
  2. English

English 9a double block, English 9a or English 9a Pre-AP

English 9b double block, English 9b or English 9b Pre-AP

3.  Math

4.  Math

Algebra Ia or Geometry a or Algebra II a

Algebra Ib or Geometry b or Algebra II b

5.  Science

6.  Science

Biology a or Biology a Honors

Biology b or Biology b Honors

7.

8.

Physical Education I

Health

9.   

10. 

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: 

Early College Application

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.

World Language

Spanish Ia

Spanish Ib

French Ia

French Ib

German Ia

German Ib

Lang for Heritage Speakers Ia (Native Spanish)

Lang for Heritage Speakers Ib (Native Spanish)

LA81P

LA82P

LA21P

LA22P

LA41P

LA42P

LA87P

 

LA88P

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Native Spanish= Spanish spoken in the home daily.) Native speakers must enroll in this class or a different Level 1 language.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES:

Students need to take one of these social studies classes in either 9th or 10th grade.

Discipline Course Code Brief Description
Social Studies

Geo/Hist of World a- Sem 1

Geo/Hist of World b- Sem 2

SO60P

SO61P

History of regions, people, and places, also- maps and current events

World History a- Sem. 1

World History b- Sem 2

SO70P

SO71P

Comprehensive view of the history for the world

AP World History a- Sem 1

AP World History b- Sem 2

SO72P

SO73P

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:

AP World History Parent Permission Form

 

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.

Discipline Course Code Brief Description
Music

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

MU39P

MU40P

 

MU29P

MU30P

MU87P

MU88P

MU41P

MU42P

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!
Art

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

AR61P

 

AR75P

 

AR70P

 

AR65P

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

Business

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

BU46P

BU95P

BU59P

BU60P

BU35P

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

English

Theater Arts- 1 semester

Journalism a Sem 1

Journalism b- Sem 2

EN51P

EN61P

EN62P

Acting

Strong writing skills, future aspirations of being on the newspaper staff

FACS

Family and Consumer Sciences

Interpersonal Relations- 1 sem

 

Nutrition & Wellness- 1 sem

 

Child Development- 1 sem

 

Intro to Fashion & Textiles

HO20P

 

HO17P

 

HO13P

 

HO23P

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

PLTW

Project Lead the Way

Intro to Engineering Design a- Sem 1

Intro to Engineering Design b- Sem 2

IN88P

IN89P

Project based, problem solving, uses Computer Aided Drawing(CAD), building block for future PLTW courses
Study Hall

Study Hall- sem 1

Study Hall- sem 2

ZZ30P

ZZ31P

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!

 

Sincerely,

Brad Miller, PMHS School Counseling Director

317-789-4461

 bmiller@nullperryschools.org

 

Stephanie Deeter, PMMS School Counseling Director

Team Fierce

317-789-4161

sdeeter@nullperryschools.org

 

Nick Dobbins, PMMS School Counselor

Team Wings, Talons, Soar

317-789-4189

 ndobbins@nullperryschools.org

 

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!