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    MEDFIELD HIGH

    SCHOOL

    PROGRAM OF

    STUDIES

    2015-2016

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    MEDFIELD HIGH SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT

    Medfield High School

    in partnership with family

    and community,

    promotes both integrity

    and excellence

    in scholarship and citizenship

    for all learners.

    MEDFIELD HIGH SCHOOL LEARNER OUTCOMES

    The learner will:

    1. Communicate effectively

    Write clearly for a variety of purposes

    Read actively and critically

    Speak convincingly and confidently

    Listen for understanding

    2. Solve Problems

    Create and delineate logical solutions to problems

    Use information effectively

    3. Demonstrate personal, civic and social responsibility

    Assume responsibility for decisions, actions and behaviors

    Work both independently and cooperatively

    Participate in school and in local, national and global communities

    MEDFIELD HIGH SCHOOL CORE VALUES

    Medfield High School is committed to:

    � Challenging Academics for All

    � Lifelong Learning

    � Excellence: Academic, Co-curricular and Character

    � Achievement of Personal Success

    � Respect, Honesty and Integrity

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    ACADEMIC INTEGRITY…………………………………………………………………….. 18 ACCREDITATION STATEMENT…………………………………………………………... 15 ART HONOR SOCIETY……………………………………………………………………… 18 CERTIFICATE OF MASTERY PROGRAM………………………………………………. 11 COLLEGE TESTING PROGRAMS………………………………………………………… 11 COURSE CHANGES…………………………………………………………………………. 19 COURSE LOAD, COURSE PLACEMENT, COURSE SCHEDULING………………. 19 CREDITS………………………………………………………………………………………. 7 DISCRIMINATION……………………………………………………………………………. 14 DUAL ENROLLMENT……………………………………………………………………….. 7 EARLY GRADUATION………………………………………………………………………. 6 ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS…………………………………………………………………. 14 EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES……………………………………………………….. 14 FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY……………………………………………………………….. 17 GRADE POINT AVERAGES (WEIGHTED AND UNWEIGHTED)…………………… 8 GRADUATION EXERCISES……………………………………………………………….. 6 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS…………………………………………………………. 6 GUIDANCE PROGRAM……………………………………………………………………… 13 HONOR ROLL, HONOR ESSAYISTS, HONOR AWARDS……………………………. 16 HONOR SOCIETIES…………………………………………………………………………. 16 JOHN AND ABIGAIL ADAMS SCHOLARSHIP…………………………………………. 11 MCAS INFORMATION………………………………………………………………………. 9 MISSION STATEMENT……………………………………………………………………… 2 NIGHT SCHOOL COURSES AND CREDIT…………………………………………….. 12 PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE……………………………………………………………………. 5 PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS…………………………………………………………… 6 REPORT CARDS, MARKING SYSTEM…………………………………………………… 7 SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY……………………………………………………………….. 17 SPECIAL SERVICES (CHAPTER 766)……………………………………………………. 14 STUDENT RECORDS………………………………………………………………………... 14 STUDENT RIGHTS…………………………………………………………………………… 15 SUMMER SCHOOL, SUMMER TUTORING…………………………………………….. 12

    COURSE OFFERINGS

    BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION…………………………………………. 21 ENGLISH……………………………………………………………………………………….. 24 MATHEMATICS……………………………………………………………………………….. 31 ONLINE………………………………………………………………………………………… 36 PERFORMING ARTS-MUSIC………………………………………………………………. 37 SCIENCE……………………………………………………………………………………….. 39 SOCIAL STUDIES…………………………………………………………………………….. 44 SPECIAL PROGRAMS……………………………………………………………………….. 50 SENIOR PROJECT……………………………………………………………………………. 51 VOCATIONAL/AGRICULTURAL…………………………………………………………… 51 VISUAL ARTS………………………………………………………………………………….. 52 WELLNESS AND FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE………………………………. 56 WORLD LANGUAGES AND CULTURES…………………………………………………. 60

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    MEDFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

    MEDFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS

    SCHOOL COMMITTEE

    Christopher Morrison, Chairman Eileen DeSisto, Vice Chairman

    Maryanne Sullivan, Recording Secretary Anna Mae O’Shea Brooke, Financial Secretary

    Timothy J. Bonfatti, Member

    DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION

    Jeffrey J. Marsden Superintendent of Schools Michael LaFrancesca Director of Finance and Operations Matthew LaCava Director of Pupil Services Kim Cave Director of Curriculum HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

    Robert Parga Principal Jeffrey Sperling Assistant Principal Heather Mandosa Assistant Principal Eric Scott Director of Athletics

    CONTENT SPECIALISTS

    Gail Duffy English Susan Bycoff Mathematics Doug Olsen Music Orla Berry Science Kathleen Emerson Social Studies Kate Jones Visual Arts Susan Cowell Wellness and Consumer Science Ellen Toubman World Languages and Cultures Patricia Mullen Special Education

    PUPIL SERVICES/GUIDANCE

    Stephanie Worthley Guidance Content Specialist Kathryn Dykas Guidance Counselor Amanda Grillo Guidance Counselor/Adjustment Counselor Anne Lodge Guidance Counselor Erik Ormberg Guidance Counselor Mary Patch Nurse Janet Connelly Nurse Trinka Snyder School Psychologist Patricia Mullen Special Education Coordinator

    LIBRARY/MEDIA TECHNICIAN

    Robin Panchuk Librarian Eoin O’Corcora Network Administrator

    SECRETARIES

    Maryjean Ingram Laura Boyer Sue Curtis Janet Birkett

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    Dear Students:

    This 2015-2016 Program of Studies document is designed to assist you in selecting courses for

    the upcoming school year. In this document, you will find a wide-range of course offerings in all

    subject areas. Please take time to read through these offerings and make selections that best meet

    your needs.

    As you make these selections, please make sure to communicate with your current teachers, your

    guidance counselor and your parents. You should focus on gathering as much information as

    possible so that you can make the most informed decisions.

    In addition to the courses you select, please look on our website for the many extra-curricular

    activities that are offered at Medfield High School. These include clubs, the performing arts and

    interscholastic activities.

    I wish you much success in the coming school year.

    Sincerely,

    Robert Parga

    Principal

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    GENERAL INFORMATION

    CURRICULUM GUIDELINES

    PROMOTION AND GRADUATION

    It is expected that every student take seven major subjects. Students are expected to earn 35 credits

    yearly, keeping in mind that graduation requirements (listed below) must be fulfilled. Once a course is

    passed, it may be taken again only in order to raise the grade in that course. No additional credit will be

    given. Consult the tables below to determine the number of credits needed for graduation and promotion.

    Any student with a question regarding the number of credits he or she has earned should check with his

    or her guidance counselor. Any student not achieving the required number of credits will be retained in

    the appropriate grade.

    PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL CLASSES

    Promotion to: Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 Graduation Requirements

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