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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Weeks 38 & 39

Course Selections Mailed Home

Courses that students selected for 2012-13 will be mailed home on Monday, June 4.  Upon receipt, students and parents should review the list for accuracy.  If changes are desired or required, students are asked to contact their counselors immediately via email.  Doing so by email will help to expedite the change process.  If students need to discuss options before making any additional changes, they should arrange a meeting with their counselors ASAP.  The plan is to complete this stage of schedule changes before the close of school on June 19.  Any changes thereafter should only be made if final grades necessitate modifications for next year.

Courses Not Offered Next Year

The following courses will not be offered next year (2012-13) or will be unavailable to 9th, 10th, and/or 11th grade students;

Culinary Arts (only available to 12th graders)
Computer Art B (not available to 9th and 10th graders)
Economics B
English 11G
English 12G
General Science 3
Genetics A
Introduction to Drama
Introduction to Physical Science A
Microbiology B
Money Management A
Start Your Own Business

Course Planner

You may recall in a past blog entry entitled "Course Planner" that a feature has been added to Naviance that allows students to construct four-year plans of study based upon the selective category of schools they may wish to attend upon graduating from EOSHS. This tool may be very helpful when deciding which courses to choose relative to postsecondary goals. The tool may be found under the "Courses" tab in Family Connections. Contact your counselor if you need help with this.

Deadline for ECE Courses Extended

For students enrolled in ECE courses in the 2012-13 school year, they will need to complete a registration form by June 8 (deadline has been extended by one week) in order to be eligible to earn UConn credits. The forms are available in the Guidance Office. They are also available on-line at the Early College Experience (ECE) web site (see below under "Helpful Links"). Failure to complete this registration form in a timely fashion will result in lost opportunity to earn free college credits (ECE Policy). A minimum final grade of "C" is required in order to earn UConn credits.
If you're wondering which EOS courses are considered ECE courses as well, check the following list:

AD Biology (UC BIOL 1107)
AD Biology (UC BIOL 1108)
AP Chemistry (UC CHEM 1127Q)
AP Chemistry (UC CHEM 1128Q)
AD Latin 4 (UC CAMS 3102)
AD Latin 5 (UC CAMS 3102)
AD Economics (UC ECON 1201)
AD French 5 (UC FREN 3267 and 3268)
AD World Civilizations (UC HIST 1300)
AD Modern European History (UC HIST 1400)
AP US History (UC HIST 1501and 1502)
AD Individual & Family Development (UC HDFS 1070)
AD Latin America Studies (UC LAMS 1190)
Discrete Math (UC MATH 1030Q)
Calculus A (UC MATH 1125Q and 1126Q)
AD Calculus (UC MATH 1131Q and 1132Q)
Physics A (UC PHYS 1201Q)
AD Physics (UC PHYS 1201Q and 1202Q)
AD Spanish 5 (UC SPAN 3178 and 3179)
AP Statistics (UC STAT 1100Q)

Inquiries About Enrolling in Courses on UConn Campus

As you may know, EOSHS was once governed by the University of Connecticut and EOS students, under this arrangement, had available to them courses offered on the UConn campus. A split occurred back in the mid-1980s when UConn decided to relinquish control of EOS and the Region 19 School District evolved from UConn's decision. In the "divorce" agreement, EOS students were assured placement in UConn courses on campus provided that they were eligible to take the courses (met prerequisites), seats were available in the course on the first day of the semester (EOS students enroll for free and, understandably, tuition paying UConn students should get first dibs on any course), and the course was NOT offered in the EOS curriculum. This policy has continued to this day, although it has become increasingly more difficult to enroll our students in classes on campus due to increasing enrollment there, shrinking budgets that are reducing the number of sections available, and changes that UConn has made in eligibility for enrollment.

Eligible students (read: 11th and 12th grade students with academic credentials - strong transcript and combined SAT scores of 1200+ in Critical Reading and Math) may request enrollment in no more than two classes per semester. Decisions on enrollment are made by the Early College Experience Office. We enroll these students as part-timers through the Office of Continuing Studies, although - as stated in the previous paragraph - we are not able to do so until the first day of the semester. Typically, about 25 students enroll in courses there each semester. Final grades earned in courses there appear on both EOS transcripts and UConn transcripts. It should be noted that the grades earned in courses taken on campus are NOT factored into the EOS cumulative GPA. Students who wish to enroll in a course on campus must contact Doug Melody to initiate the process.

List of Articulated Courses With Manchester Community College

Below is a list of courses offered at EOSHS that are eligible for MCC credits. Registration for credit will be done in November. The opportunity to earn MCC credits is only available to 11th and 12th graders (MCC policy).

Accounting 1A (MCC ACC 115)
Human Anatomy & Physiology A (MCC BIO 115)
Intro to Criminal Justice (MCC CJS 101)
Tech-Prep English (MCC COM 173)
Video Productions 1 & 2 (MCC COM 240)
Child Development (MCC ECE 101)
Allied Health (MCC HLT 103)
Health and Wellness (MCC HLT 101)
Tech-Prep Culinary Arts (MCC HSP 101)
Tech Algebra 2 (MCC MAT 095)
Quantitative Literacy (MCC MAT 109)
Algebra 3 and Trigonometry (MCC MAT 138)
Foundations for College Success (MCC SD 111)

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