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School Profile 2019-20 Hackettstown High School
2019-20 Course Catalog
Course Levels & Academic Rigor
COURSE LEVELS, AP COURSEWORK & PREREQUISITES
Advanced Placement (AP) courses are college level courses and are intended for students who have demonstrated superior knowledge of the subject matter and who have a sincere desire to pursue an in-depth approach to the subject. The student should be self-motivated as they will be required to do independent work outside of the classroom. The course work will be rigorous and time consuming. Choosing an AP course will require dedication, self-discipline and a true interest in the subject matter.
It is the belief of Hackettstown High School that participating in Advanced placement courses should culminate with student taking the College board AP exam for that particular course, as research indicated that those student who participate in the exam exhibit a higher level of future academic achievement. Therefore, all student enrolled in an AP course are expected to take the AP exam, with the cost of the exam to be borne by the student.
Required Course Loads
Virtual High School (VHS)
- Successful VHS students must be computer proficient, highly motivated, and able to work independently.
- A VHS course cannot be taken in place of a course offered at Hackettstown High School without prior written permission by the administration.
- Access to an internet-ready computer at home is mandatory as Hackettstown Public Schools does not guarantee access to one during the school day.
- Students in grades 9-11 are required to report to the Library or other specified location during their VHS block. Their attendance will be re- corded and their progress will be monitored. (Students should use this time to work on their VHS assignment if a computer is available.)
- Honors and Advanced Placement VHS classes will receive the appropriate weighting based upon the level of instruction for purposes of GPA calculation.
- Students in Advanced Placement VHS classes MUST take the corresponding AP Test at their own expense. Students who do not agree to this may not take the AP course (this is a VHS requirement).
- All other VHS courses are weighted as 1.00 for purposes of GPA calculation.
- Seating is limited and course selection is not guaranteed.
Dual Credit Program with Warren County Community College
- During the course selection process students will have two options with regard to these courses.
- By selecting a course eligible for Dual Credit, you are also requesting that and giving approval for Hackettstown High School to share with Warren County Community College any demographic and academic information needed for participation in this program.
- Students who do not wish to participate in the program will select the course request that ends in “(Student REFUSES Dual Credit)”. By selecting this option no demographic information will be shared with WCCC and no WCCC transcript will be generated.
- Dual Enrollment course are not designated as such on the Hackettstown High School transcript.
- Warren County Community College will maintain their own transcript for students who have participated in the program.
- Students must request this transcript directly from WCCC as Hackettstown High School has no access to these transcripts.
- There is no fee to participate in this program.
- All decisions regarding the acceptance of credit transfers are at the discretion of the receiving college/university.
Accounting (Pending Approval)
Advanced Art Studio
AP English Literature & Composition
AP World History
AP Global Studies
AP Studio Arts
AP US History
Contemporary Social issues
French 3 HON
French 4 HON
Fundamentals of College Math
Principles of Business (Pending Approval)
Spanish 3 HON
Spanish 4 HON
Centenary College Partnership
Application and Approval Required
- All instruction and grading is done by the instructor at Centenary College. Interested students should see the guidance website or office for a list of available coursework.
- A Centenary course cannot be taken in place of a course offered at Hackettstown High School without prior written permission of the administration.
- All Centenary courses are taken for credit at Centenary and they will produce a transcript for students upon request. Please note: these transcripts are subject to Centenary’s time lines and procedures.
- Students wishing to have the credits earned at Centenary transfer to their college/university of attendance must request the transcript directly from Centenary College. All decisions regarding the acceptance of credit transfers are at the discretion of the receiving college/university.
Option II Program Information & Application
What is Option II?
The New Jersey Department of Education created Option II to provide a degree of flexibility for students who want to challenge themselves with educational experiences that fall outside of the regular program offered in a school or to pursue higher levels of coursework. As stated in the Department of Education’s guidelines on the subject (found at http://www.state.nj.us/education/archive/aps/info/option2.htm “Option II, or program completion, permits district boards of education to determine and establish curricular activities or programs aimed at achieving the New Jersey Student Learning Standards for promotion and graduation purposes. Option II serves as an alternative to traditional high school courses and involves in-depth experiences that may be provided by school district personnel or instructors not employed by the school district. Option II allows local school districts to design and implement curricular programs that meet the needs of all students. The regulations support student participation in deep and meaningful learning experiences that advance student learning and focus on student interest and abilities.”
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Scheduling for the 2019-20 School Year -- Information & Forms