Freshman Registration 2019

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Freshman Registration Night

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

If your last name begins with A - K, please arrive between 4:30 - 6pm
If your last name begins with L-Z, please arrive between 6 - 7:30pm

Please use the Auburn Avenue (courtyard door) entrance.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Online enrollment and non-refundable $500 deposit are due by February 12, 2019.

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  • Forms to complete at the above link prior to registration:
      • Enrollment Information
      • Deposit - can be completed online or by check
      • Emergency Contact Information
      • Grandparent Information
      • HS Record Release
      • Textbook Request
      • Field Trip Permission

Orchestra/Band/Choir Auditions

Auditions for orchestra, band, intermediate piano, chamber choir and choir will be held Wednesday, February 27.

Our music department will reach out to schedule individual appointments, based on information provided at Freshman Registration Night.

WORLD LANGUAGE

World Language Placement Exam: Saturday, May 18, 8:30am - 10:00am

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 Exam: Saturday, May 18, 10:30am - 12pm

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

The following electives will be offered for the Class of 2023.

Students will be required to choose at least 2 one-semester electives or 1 full-year elective. Full-year electives are noted and earn 1.0 credit. All other electives are one-semester and earn 0.5 credit.

Digital Arts/Computer Science

Graduation Requirement: Students are required to complete 1 course in Digital Arts or Computer Science prior to graduation.

Digital Video and Music Production: This course follows a project-based curriculum that develops the skills and techniques in digital video and music production. Students will create projects utilizing digital video and music editing software. Students will also employ digital video and still cameras, tripods, microphones, and other equipment to create projects. This course qualifies for fine arts credit. 1 semester, 4 days/cycle, alpha, level 1.

Exploring Computer Science: This fundamental course offers an introduction to the field of computer science through an exploration of engaging, interactive and collaborative topics: problem solving, web development, and basic programming. Students will create and share content through the development of websites written in html and css, and program simple animations and games using the programming language Javascript. 1 semester, 4 days/cycle, alpha, level 1.

Intro to Computer Programming: This elective course teaches the fundamentals as well as some of the advanced features of the Python language. Students will develop an appreciation for how computers store and manipulate information by building simple console-based games. 1 semester, 4 days/cycle, alpha, level 1.

Intro to Graphic Design: This course introduces the elements and principles of design to students in a digital environment. Students will become visual communicators combining color, composition, typography and illustration in creative and innovative ways. This course will provide students with the opportunity to use state-of-the-art technology to further develop their artistic skills. This course qualifies for fine arts credit. 1 semester, 4 days/cycle, alpha, level 1.

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. 1 semester, 4 days/cycle, alpha, level 1.

Fine Arts

Graduation Requirement: Students are required to complete 4 semesters of coursework in Fine Arts prior to graduation. The following courses are open to freshmen:

Band (full-year): Audition required. Performance based group for wind and percussion students with instrumental experience. Recommended for intermediate and advanced instrumental students. One lesson per cycle is required. May be repeated for credit. Full year. 3 days/cycle, alpha, level 1.

Choir (full-year): Audition required. Performance based group for students with regularly scheduled rehearsals during the school day. 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 combines with Chamber Choir in the spring to compete at the NYSSMA major ensemble festival. Students are eligible to audition for ECMEA and NYSSMA solo auditions. One lesson per cycle is required. May be repeated for credit. 1 yr, 3 days/cycle, alpha, level 1.

Orchestra (full-year): Audition required. Performance based group for string students with instrumental experience. Recommended for intermediate and advanced instrumental students. One lesson per cycle is required. May be repeated for credit. Full year. 3 days/cycle, alpha, level 1.

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. 1 semester 4 day/cycle, alpha, level 1.

Intermediate Piano: For students who have already taken Basic Piano to continue their studies or for students who had previously 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 work. Prerequisite: Basic Piano Class or prior experience. 1 semester, 4 day/cycle, alpha level 1.

Beginning Music Theory: Course deals with beginning and rudimentary aspects of music including note recognition, clefs, scales, chords, key signatures, melody, harmony, and ear training. Highly recommended for Band, Orchestra or Choir students. 1 semester, 4 days/cycle, alpha, level 1.

Dance: An all around practice of jazz, tap, ballet, modern and hip-hop at beginner levels, as well as musical theater performance. 1 semester, 4 days/cycle, alpha, level 1.

Exploring Studio Art: This is a great class to take as an introduction to the Fine Arts Department and to begin developing a portfolio of artwork.. Students will experiment and increase their skill with a variety of art mediums,including drawing and painting, while also being introduced to many contemporary artists . Fee: $50.00 1 semester, 4 days/cycle, alpha, level 1

Musical Theater: Fall Semester. 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. Fall semester, 4 days/cycle, alpha, level 1.

Theater Basics: Spring Semester. A study of true acting using games, improvisations, scenes, and a final performance. No prerequisite required. All work is done during class time. 1 semester, 4 days/cycle, level 1.

Health

Graduation Requirement: Students are required to complete this one-semester course during freshman or sophomore year.

Health: In this course, students study the areas of mental health, coping techniques, problem-solving, relationships, nutrition, substance abuse, body systems, consumer health, safety and emergency care, and communicable and noncommunicable diseases. The topic areas are examined through the perspectives of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. This course may be taken freshman or sophomore year and is required for graduation. 1 semester, 4 days/cycle, level 1.