NCHS Counselors’ ReportAugust 10, 2016

Counselors’ Report

NCHS Counseling Office

Nashville Community High School

Phone: (618) 327.8286 Fax: (618) 327.4513

Web Address: Nashville-k12.org

Tesha Maschhoff X250; Becky Luessenheide X381; Susan Boosinger X251

Welcome back! We begin our nineteenth year of the Counselors’ Report. We will run timely articles that are of interest to your child’s high school career. We encourage the public to make suggestions as to the articles that would be interesting.

Listed below are the NCHS graduation requirements and grade advancement procedure.

Graduation Requirements:

English: 4

Math: 3*

Science: 2

Social Studies: 2**

Health: 0.5

Driver’s Education: 0.5

Consumer Education: 0.5

Vocational, Art,Music, or Foreign Language: 1

Physical Education: 2

* One year must be Algebra 1 and one year must be a course that includes geometry content.

** One credit of U.S. History is required. 0.5 credits of Government is required.

To be eligible for graduation, a student must also pass the Illinois and United States Constitution Tests. These tests are given during government and history classes.

Grade Advancement Procedure: Students who have fewer than 5 credits are classified as freshman regardless of the student’s age or number of years attending school. To be classified as a sophomore, a student must have completed at least two semesters of high school and must earn, prior to the start of the sophomore year, at least 5 credits. To be classified as a junior, a student must have completed at least four semesters of high school and must earn, prior to the start of the junior year, at least 10 credits. To be classified as a senior, a student must have completed at least six semesters of high school and earn, prior to the start of senior year, at least 13 credits.

The classification of transfer students will be determined by the NCHS counselors upon a review of transcripts.

In this year’s Student Parent Guide, is a Four-Year Planner for students and parents to keep track of your student’s progress. Anyone with concerns about credit and graduation status is encouraged to contact the Counseling Office

Important First Quarter Dates: Midterm of the quarter will be on September 16. The end of first quarter will be October 14.