Freshman Registration 2018


If you were unable to attend registration on February 8,
please call Danielle Dodman, Director of Admissions, at 881-6262 x1030 to make other arrangements.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Here are a few "Fast Facts" about the high school application process:

  • Online enrollment, contract and initial non-refundable $1000 deposit is due by the date on your acceptance letter.

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  • Forms to bring with you (available to print below)
      • Student Record Release
      • Textbook Request
      • Placement Plans for Math, Science and World Language
      • Photo/Video Release

Orchestra/Band/Choir Auditions

Auditions for orchestra, band, intermediate piano, chamber choir and choir will be held during freshman registration.

Orchestra and Band: Please bring your instrument and a prepared piece.

Each audition will last approximately 10 minutes. Mrs. Ricca, Mrs. Snyder, and Dr. Gordon look forward to meeting you!

WORLD LANGUAGE PLACEMENT INFORMATION

Spanish

MASTERY OF SPANISH I: FOR PLACEMENT INTO SPANISH II

Vocabulary:

Greetings; numbers to one million; days of the week; months; weather; classroom related vocab/ phrases; after school activities; snacks/ beverages; describing oneself and others; adjectives; class schedules; telling time; describing classes, locations, feelings; asking questions; family members; giving dates; clothing; shopping; places/ events; getting around town; restaurant related vocab.

Grammar:

  • Subject pronouns
  • Ser v. Estar
  • Verbs gustar; ir; tener
  • Present tense conjugations of -ar/ -er/ -ir ending verbs
  • Stem-changing verbs and conjugations o-ue; e-ie; e-i
  • Definite and indefinite articles
  • Number/ gender agreement between nouns and adjectives
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Comparative
  • Direct Object Pronouns

MASTERY OF SPANISH II: FOR PLACEMENT INTO SPANISH III

Everything listed for Spanish I, plus:

Vocabulary: Travel preparations/ vacation plans; airport; how to get around town; hotel/ accommodations; sporting events/ athletes; health and hygiene; daily routines; clothing/ shopping/ personal needs; expressions of opinion; at the marketplace; expressions of courtesy; historical/ theatrical events; early civilization; modern city; giving/ getting directions; ingredients/ cooking/ foods/ following recipes

Grammar: ALL grammar from Level I PLUS…

  • Personal A
  • Direct and Indirect object pronouns
  • Preterite tense in its entirety
  • Demonstrative adjective and pronouns
  • Reflexive verbs
  • Present progressive
  • Irregular YO verbs
  • Pronouns after prepositions
  • Imperfect tense
  • Preterite VS Imperfect
  • Usted/ Ustedes commands
  • Pronoun placement with commands
  • Affirmative/ negative words/ phrases
  • Double object pronouns

French

MASTERY OF FRENCH I: FOR PLACEMENT INTO FRENCH II

Vocabulary:

Greetings, numbers 0-1,000,000, classroom objects/expressions, likes and dislikes, describing oneself and others (physical and personality), leisure activities, school subjects/supplies, calendar, time, seasons/weather, places in town, breakfast foods and drinks, café food, family/pets, house and furniture, chores, clothing/accessories

Grammar:

  • Subject pronouns
  • Present tense conjugations of -er / -ir / -re verbs
  • Stem-changing verbs and conjugations (-yer, -cer, -ger, boot verbs)
  • Irregular verbs in the present tense: aller, avoir, boire, devoir, dormir, être, faire, partir, pouvoir, prendre, sortir, venir, vouloir
  • Passé Composé with avoir and être, common irregular past participles
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Adjective agreement (irregular adjectives, BAGS)
  • Partitive article
  • Question formation

MASTERY OF FRENCH II: FOR PLACEMENT INTO FRENCH III

Everything listed for French I, plus:

Vocabulary: Describing friends and family, after school activities, celebrations, party preparations, vocab related to birthdays, fruits/vegetables, ingredients/cooking terms, specialty stores, food shopping, school places and events, computer, morning and daily routines, health, hygiene items, parts of the body, injury/illness, farm animals/country life, childhood activities, clothing, interacting at a store

Grammar: ALL grammar from Level I PLUS…

  • Irregular verbs in the present tense: offrir, recevoir, suivre, ouvrir
  • Direct and Indirect object pronouns (present and passé composé)
  • Double object pronouns
  • Reflexive verbs (present, passé composé, and imparfait)
  • Passé Composé
  • Imparfait
  • Passé Composé VS Imparfait
  • The pronouns Y and En

Latin

MASTERY OF LATIN I: FOR PLACEMENT INTO LATIN II

The exam is based on the former NYS Latin Proficiency Exam. Former exams can and should be used as practice for this exam. The link to the exams is: http://www.nysedregents.org/loteslp/latin/home.html

CHECKPOINT A: Learning Goals

  • Personal Identification : Names, gender, age, nationality, occupations, physical characteristics and parts of the body, personality traits, health, clothing
  • House and Family: house, apartment, country home, rooms, furnishings, garden, family members, childhood, family life
  • Physical Environment: City and town, weather, animals, calendar (recognition of names of months and Kalends, Nones, Ides)
  • Meal Taking, Food and Drink: Everyday family fare
  • Educational System: Number system, school life
  • Geography: Italy, Mediterranean
  • Leisure: Pastimes, athletics, circus, arena
  • Travel: Roads
  • History and Government: Historical periods- dates of monarchy, republic, empire, great names in Roman history (recognition)
  • Social Structure: Social class structure
  • Religion: Deities: functions and attributes
  • Architecture and Art: Buildings and structures, mosaics
  • Myths and Legends: Gods, goddesses, heroes, traditional oral tales, Roman virtues

Grammar:

  • Agreement - Finite verb with its subject and Adjective with noun
  • Nominative Case - Subject of finite verb, Predicate nominative, Predicate adjective
  • Genitive Case - Possessive
  • Dative Case - Indirect Object
  • Accusative Case - Direct Object, with Prepositions, place to which
  • Ablative Case - place where, accompaniment, time when, time within which, with prepositions, means or instrument
  • Vocative Case - direct address
  • Pronouns - personal
  • Adjectives - Agreement
  • Verb - Indicative Mood - present tense, imperfect tense, future tense, perfect tense
  • Infinitive - complementary
  • Verb - Imperative - positive and negative

Vocabulary and Derivation:

Know the vocabulary and derivatives for Chapters 1-20 of Ecce Romani

Standard 1: Students will be able to use a language other than English for communication.

  • Read and understand simple connected materials written in Latin
  • Write simple responses to oral, visual, or written stimuli
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the vocabulary, grammar, derivation, and word structure of English
  • Recognize and comprehend simple spoken Latin statements and questions based on classroom situations
  • Articulate simple Latin phrases and convey meaning in controlled situations

Standard 2: Students will develop cross-cultural skills and understandings

  • Demonstrate knowledge of some aspects of Greco Roman culture and selected facts of daily life, myths, history, and architecture
  • Recognize manifestations of antiquity in the modern world

Mandarin

MASTERY OF MANDARIN I: FOR POSSIBLE PLACEMENT INTO MANDARIN II

Vocabulary: Greetings, numbers, measure words, question words, description of: location/feeling/weather, color, occupation, family members, sports; describing outlook, body parts, directions, holidays, time, date, day of week, month, season, food/ drink, expressing thanks and apology.

Grammar:

  • Basic structure of mandarin sentence: Subject + Verb + Object
  • Measure word: Number + measure word + noun
  • Yes or no questions: Verb…...吗?/ Verb+不+Verb?
  • Basic adverbs of degree: 很/非常
  • Basic adverbs of range:都
  • Structural particle:的
  • Negative Sentences:不

MASTERY OF MANDARIN II: FOR POSSIBLE PLACEMENT INTO MANDARIN III

Everything listed for Mandarin I, plus:

Vocabulary: Expressing welcome, shopping, medical appointments, entertainment, transportation, expressions of necessity, suggestions, explanations, opinions, prices, compliments/ praise, travel, and holidays.

Grammar:

  • Quantity and order: 第+number
  • Present/ future/ past tenses:正在+verb;就要+verb+了;已经+verb+了。
  • Complete form:......了。
  • Comparative:比
  • The usage of 把

MATH

Geometry Honors Placement

  • Translating Algebraic Expressions and Inequalities
      • translating a phrase into an expression or inequality
  • Comparing values
      • comparing fractions, decimals, and integers
  • Laws of Exponents
      • Ex: x3 ● x2 = x5 or (x3)2 = x 6
  • Identifying and Combining Like terms
      • Ex: 3x2 + 2x2 = 5x2
  • Solving one variable and literal equations
      • Ex: 4x + 3 = 6x – 11 or solve for x: 3x – y = 8y
  • Solving a quadratic by factoring (zeros/roots)
      • Ex: x2 – 3x – 18 = 0
  • Solving a quadratic-linear system graphically and algebraically
      • must be able to find the solution(s) by graphing the system or by solving algebraically
  • Identifying the integer solutions to a compound inequality
      • able to find the integers that are solutions to a compound inequality such as 3 < 2x – 5 ≤ 17
  • Identifying the equation of a line
  • Determining the slope (m) and y-intercept (b) of a linear function
  • Solving proportions
  • Basic probability
  • Measurements of central tendency/quartiles
      • mean, median, mode, range
  • Evaluating algebraic expressions
  • Basic geometric shapes
  • Consecutive integers
  • Simplifying Radicals/Perfect Squares
  • Solving a system of linear equations graphically and algebraically
  • Factoring

ELECTIVES

Selections (May select up to two)

  • Band: Performance based group for wind and percussion students with instrumental experience. Recommended for intermediate and advanced instrumental students. By audition only.

  • Basic Piano: For students with little or no piano background. Students will learn elementary piano techniques and will be able to play two-handed music by the end of the semester. This is an individualized course where students may work at their own pace.

  • Chamber Choir: Chamber choir is a smaller ensemble that will sing diverse and challenging repertoire in a variety of languages. An emphasis is placed on elevating music reading skills and performance techniques to an advanced level through standard and custom choral literature. Students in this class should have previous choral ensemble experience. The students in this class should exhibit solid music reading skills and have a working knowledge of vocal techniques. Participation in the NYSSMA All-State and ECMEA choral auditions is encouraged and emphasized. Private vocal instruction is encouraged. By audition only.

  • Choir: Choir is a large ensemble that performs several times a year. Students in choir will learn the basics of rhythm, solfege, and vocal technique. Choir performs in a variety of styles and languages and will combine with Chamber Choir in the spring to compete at the NYSSMA major ensemble festival. Choir meets during the day and students will receive one small-group lesson per cycle. Students are eligible to audition for ECMEA and NYSSMA solo auditions in the spring. By audition only.

  • Dance: An all around practice of jazz, tap, ballet, modern and hip-hop at beginner levels, as well as musical theater performance.

  • Exploring Studio Art: Students will be able to experiment with many art mediums, such as: drawing, painting, sculpting, working with clay, and much more.

  • Intermediate Piano: For students who have already taken Basic Piano to continue their studies or for students who had already taken piano outside of school who no longer take lessons . All students would receive individualized instruction within the group setting. Each quarter, the students will give a recital to showcase their hard work. By audition only.

  • Intro to Computer Programming: An introduction to the field of computer science through an exploration of engaging accessible topics (human computer interaction, problem solving, introduction to web design, introduction to programming and robotics).

  • Orchestra: Performance based group for string students with instrumental experience. Recommended for intermediate and advanced instrumental students.

  • Robotics: Students will walk through the design and build a mobile robot to play a sport-like game. During this process they will learn key STEM principles, and robotics concepts. At the culmination of this class, they will compete head-to-head against their peers in the classroom, or on the world stage in the VEX Robotics Competition, the largest and fastest growing international robotics competition for middle and high school students. No prior robotics experience is required; beginners are able to advance sequentially through the units to gradually increase their knowledge and skill level.

  • Musical Theater: Students will learn all that goes into staging, choreographing, directing, and producing a theater piece. This class will expose students to acting, dance, stage management, lighting, sound, properties, ticket sales management, program design, and promotion. No prerequisite required.

  • Yearbook: This course would include graphic design, photography, page layout, copywriting, proper use of camera equipment, Adobe Photoshop, HJEDesign web interface (possibly moving to InDesign) Participation in activities outside of class time required (attending events to take pictures and gather information).