Sumner-Fredericksburg Schools

Committed to excellence in lifelong learning, leadership, and character.

SUMNER-FREDERICKSBURG HIGH SCHOOL

2017-2018

ACADEMIC INFORMATION AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


INTRODUCTION


The purpose of this book is to acquaint students and parents with the academic regulations and the course offerings of Sumner-Fredericksburg High School.

Programs of study and courses should be selected in accordance with the student's educational and occupational goals and educational needs.

The counselor is available to assist students in making vocational plans; to help students in choosing courses to meet graduation requirements; and to meet admission requirements for colleges, universities, community colleges, vocational schools, technical schools and business colleges. Students should keep the counselor informed of their career goals and objectives,  so the course of study fits these objectives.
           
Parents also should feel free to consult the counselor in regard to the selection of courses and extracurricular activities for their children. Appointments with the school counselor or principal may be made by calling 563-578-3341.

 

EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY/NON DISCRIMINATION POLICIES

The Sumner-Fredericksburg Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following service areas:

            Agricultural, Food and Natural Resources

            Applied Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing

            Business, Finance, Marketing, and Management

            Human Services


It is the policy of Sumner-Fredericksburg Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment) marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. Questions or grievance should be directed to the District Equity Coordinators:

Employment:  Theresa Schulz, Business Manager

                          Sumner-Fredericksburg Community School District
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Students/Program:  Allan J. Eckelman, Sumner-Fredericksburg HS Principal
                                  Sumner-Fredericksburg High School
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                                    Phone:  563-578-3341       Fax:  563-578-3424

                       

Sumner-Fredericksburg Community School District. 802 West Sixth Street

Sumner, Iowa 50674

 

Equal opportunity in programs is provided to all students, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender (sex), sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, socioeconomic status, disability, religion, or creed (EQ5).  281—IAC 12.1(1), Iowa Code 280.3

 

Students are educated in programs that are free from discriminatory practices and which foster knowledge of, and respect and appreciation for, the historical and contemporary contributions of diverse cultural groups including race, color, national origin, gender or gender orientation, disability, religion, creed, and socioeconomic background as well as men and women, to society and the perspectives of Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native American, European Americans.  

 

Administration, teachers, and staff employ gender fair approaches to the educational program.  Gender fair approaches are defined as approaches which foster knowledge of, and respect and appreciation for, the historical and contemporary contributions of women and men to society.  The educational and activity program shall reflect the wide variety of roles open to both women and men and which provide equal opportunity to both sexes.

 

The school district does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, and gender identity. (EQD1).  Title IX 34CFR 106.9 Section 504 34 CFR 104.8, Iowa Code 216.6

 

Students or employees who feel they have been discriminated against are encouraged to report it to the school district Affirmative Action Coordinator.  

 

The Affirmative Action Coordinator is Mr. Frederick Matlage, Jr., Superintendent. He can be reached at (563) 578-3341. Inquiries may also be directed in writing to the Office of Civil Rights:  Director of the Office for Civil Rights,  U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL  60661-7204, Telephone:  312-730-1560, Facsimile:  312-730-1576, 

E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  or the Iowa Department of Education:

Iowa Department of Education. Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146, Telephone 515- 281-5294.

 

 

PROHIBITON OF HARASSMENT AND/OR BULLYING

 

The Sumner-Fredericksburg Community Schools has policies prohibiting harassment and/or bullying of or by students, staff, and volunteers (RD1.4) which is based on actual or perceived age, color, creed, national origin, race religion, martial status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, political belief, socioeconomic status, or familial status and which creates an objectively hostile school environment (HBP1). 281—IAC 12.3(13), Title IX Section 106.31, Iowa Code 280.28(3) and 729A.1

 

Harassment and bullying is construed to mean any electronic, written, verbal, or physical act related to the specified traits or characteristics stated above.

 

 

GRADUATION CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

CREDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION (505.5, 505.A)

Fifty-two (52) credits are required for graduation.  Students must earn a passing grade in all required courses.  Students earning a failing term grade will be required to repeat the course or equivalent.  Students earning a failing grade in an elective course will not be required to repeat the course. When not specified, any credit in the subject area will fulfill graduation requirement.  The principal and/or counselor will evaluate transcripts of transfer student to establish and course of studies for these students.

English--8 credits (eight trimester/semesters)

Two credits in each of English I, English II, English III, and two credits from English IVA, English Composition, English IV B, Mythology, or Multicultural Literature and Film.

 

Math--6 credits (six trimester/semesters)

Six credits in high school are required. Credits must include Algebra I A or equivalent (Algebra I Part 1 AB and Algebra I Part 2 AB). Must be enrolled in at least one trimester/semester/semester during grade 12.

 

Science--7 credits (seven trimester/semesters)

Physical Science (2 credits), Biology I (2 credits), Earth Science (1 credit) plus two additional science credits are required. Must be enrolled in at least one trimester/semester/semester during grade 12.

 

Social Studies--6 credits (six trimester/semesters)

American Government (2 credits) American History (2 credits), Economics (1 credit) and one credit in World Geography OR World History are required.

 

Physical Education--4 credits: equivalent of one trimester/semester each year.

Wellness is required for grade nine.  At least one credit in physical education is required each year.

 

Health Education–2 credits (equivalent of two trimester/semesters

Health A and Health B are required.

 

Business Education--3 credits equivalent of three trimester/semesters.

One credit each in Information Processing, Future Preparation and Financial Literacy are required.

 

Electives - Additional courses chosen from course offerings to total 52 credits required for graduation.

To participate in commencement, the graduation ceremony, students must have completed all requirements:  52 credits including all required courses and sufficient electives to equal 52 credits.  If all requirements are not completed the last day of senior attendance, the student will NOT be permitted to participate in commencement.

 

Regent Admission Index: Iowa State University, University of Iowa, and University of Northern Iowa


Freshmen applicants who wish to enter any of the three Iowa public universities will be held to the Regent Admission Index (RAI) requirement.  The RAI score is based upon four factors: ACT composite score, High school class rank, Cumulative high school grade point average, and the number of years of high school courses completed in the core subject areas of English, mathematics, science, social studies, and foreign language.

RAI Calculation:
            (1 X high school percentile rank)

+          (2 X ACT composite score)
+          (20 X Cumulative GPA)
+          (5  X total number of years of core courses completed in high school)

TOTAL = RAI

 

ALTERNATIVE RAI CALCULATION

            3 X ACT composite score

+          (30 X Cumulative GPA)

+          (5  X total number of years of core courses completed in high school)

            Total = RAI

 

To calculate your own expected RAI, go to www.regents.iowa.gov/RAI/index.html

Applicants who complete the specified minimum high school course requirements and who receive an RAI score of at least 245 will automatically qualify for admission to any of Iowa’s public universities.  Applicants who achieve less than 245 RAI may still be admitted; however, these applicants will be reviewed on a individual basis and the admission decision will be specific to each institution.

The RAI places greater emphasis on your high school course selections.  The more course you take, the higher your RAI. Check each university’s website for additional details. Plan your courses carefully and consult your high school counselor.

Sumner-Fredericksburg High School:  Program of Study

In trimester/semesters or semesters

CORE

Grade 09

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

English

English I AB

English II AB

English III AB

English IV A and

English IV B or

Composition or

Mythology or

Multi Lit and Film

Math

Algebra I AB

 

 

 

Geometry AB

 

 

 

Pre-Algebra

Algebra I Pt 1 AB

Geometry AB

 

 

 

Algebra II AB

 

 

 

Algebra I Pt 2 AB

Algebra II AB

 

 

 

Pre-Calculus

Trigonometry

 

 

Geometry AB

Pre-Calculus

Trigonometry or

MAT156 Statistics

 

MAT156 Statistics

Or MAT210-216 Calculus I-II

 

Algebra II AB

 

Science

Physical

Science AB

Biology AB

Earth Science

Chemistry I AB or

Anatomy & Physiology AB or

Environmental Science AB

Earth Science

Physics AB or

Anatomy & Physiology AB or

Environmental Science AB

Earth Science

Social Studies

World Geography

A or B OR

World Hist A or B

Elective—Behavior Science

World Geography

A or B OR

World Hist A or B

Elective—Contemp Issues, Behavior Science

American

History AB

Economics

Elective—Contemp Issues, Behavior Science

American Government AB

Economics

Elective—Contemp Issues, Behavior Science

Other Requirements

Wellness

 

 

 

Health A

Info Processing

Ind/Dual Sports or

Fitness or

Wt Training or

Team Sports

Health B

Future Prep

Ind/Dual Sports or

Fitness or

Wt Training or

Team Sports

 

Financial Literacy

Ind/Dual Sports or

Fitness or

Wt Training or

Team Sports

 

Supporting

 

 

PSY111-Psychology--Intro

SOC110 Sociology--Intro

Electives

 

Art--Design

 

Music

   Instrumental

   Vocal

 

Lang-Spanish

 

CTE Courses

  Agriculture Sci

  Business

  Fam & Con Sci

  Industrial Tech

 

  PLTW

Art

 

Music

  Instrumental

   Vocal

 

Lang-Spanish

 

CTE Courses

  Agriculture Sci

  Business

  Fam & Con Sci

  Health Adm

  Industrial Tech

  PLTW

Art

 

Music

   Instrumental

   Vocal

 

Lang-Spanish

 

CTE Courses

  Agriculture Sci

  Business

  Fam & Con Sci

  Health Adm

  Industrial Tech

  PLTW

Art

 

Music

   Instrumental

   Vocal

 

Lang-Spanish

 

CTE Courses

  Agriculture Sci

  Business

  Fam & Con Sci

  Health Adm

  Industrial Tech

  PLTW

 

 

Course descriptions are located on a Moodle server. The links on this page will redirect you to the department page on Moodle. Most courses allow guest access. Choose the course you are interested in and then click "Log in as a Guest."

 

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses


Agricultural Science

Art

Business


Driver Education

 

English

 

Exploring Manufacturing Careers Consortium (EMC2)

Family & Consumer Sciences


Health

 

Health Careers

Industrial Technology


Mathematics


Music


Physical Education

 

Project Lead the Way (PLTW)


Science


Spanish


Social Studies


Special Education


Talented and Gifted


Technology

 

It is the policy of Sumner-Fredericksburg Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in its educational programs and its employment practices.

 

If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please click here to contact the Equity Coordinators.