Salome High offers college bound courses including a Gifted Program, on campus and on-line college courses, Honors level math and science sections, and Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs in Culinary Arts, Construction Technology, Accounting, and Business Operations and Assistant Services. The school also boasts an exceptional Band and Art program, as well as Special Education, Migrant Education, and English Language Learner programs.
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The following grades may be earned:
Numeric values are assigned to letter grades: A = 4.0; B = 3.0; C= 2.0; D = 1.0; and F = 0. A GPA is calculated by adding points for each grade earned and dividing the total by the number of classes taken. All classes may not be used to calculate a GPA. For example, some colleges may only calculate the GPA of core classes. The GPA is recorded on the student transcript each semester and is often used for determining eligibility for the Frog Challenge, Honors Academy, scholarships, college entrance , student ranking, insurance reduction and participation in extra –curricular activities including sports and employment. A GPA for a transcript is cumulative (grades are calculated beginning from the first semester grades in 9th grade to the student’s present semester grades). SHS does not weight grades.
Students in each class (freshman, sophomore, junior and senior) are ranked using their GPA’s. Students with the highest (4.0) GPA are ranked #1. When a tie for ranking is determined, students will share the honor. When using the same rank for multiple students is not possible, additional criteria will be used to determine rank.
Twenty-three (23) Carnegie units/credits are required for high school graduation beginning with the class of 2009. (English – 4; Math- 4; Social Studies --3.5; Sciences – 3; Physical Education & Health – 1.5; Vocational or Fine Arts -= 1 and Electives 6). Transfer credits are evaluated and awarded to meet SHS requirements whenever possible.
Class of 2013-2015
Twenty-two credits distributed among eight curriculum areas are required for graduation from Salome High School. The following SHS courses meet the requirements for the areas under which they are listed.
English (4 credits required)
Mathematics (4 credits required)
Science (3 credits required)
Social Studies (3 credits required)
World History 1 Credit
U.S./AZ History 1.0 Credit
U.S./AZ Government .5 Credit
Free Enterprise .5 Credit
Physical Education (1.0 credit required)
Health (.5 credit required)
Fine Arts/Vocational Ed. (1 fine art credit OR 1 vocational credit required)
Electives: (5.5 credits required)
All courses earn one-half credit for successful (a grade of A, B, C, or D) completion of each term (usually one semester). No credit is awarded for a failing grade or when a student withdraws from a course. In most cases, if a course is taken more than once (repeated) only one term of credit will be awarded. Some classes may be repeated for credit. If so, the notation “May be repeated for credit” is made next to “Credit” in the course description section of this publication.
Students who meet the following criteria will be considered active and recognized members of the Salome High School Honors Academy.
Freshmen are admitted to Arizona’s universities in one of two ways: unconditionally or conditionally.
UNCONDITIONAL ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS:
Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) Core Curriculum Requirements (16 units total):
Note: 3.5 social studies credits are required for high school graduation
CONDITIONAL ADMISSIONS POLICY:
Students must complete coursework requirements within one calendar year of their first enrollment or they will not be permitted to register for subsequent terms. Admission is based on the grade-point average (GPA) of the 16 unit ABOR requirements, not the entire student curriculum.
Participation in Salome High School commencement exercises requires that a student has successfully completed all State of Arizona and BUHSD #76 School Governing Board graduation requirements prior to the graduation ceremonies.
Any student who still has credit or coursework to complete, disciplinary obligations to fulfill, or financial obligations to settle with the school district will not be allowed to participate in the commencement exercises.
Students desiring early graduation must:
Diplomas will be awarded only at the completion of the spring semester. Final transcripts, however, will be provided as soon as all requirements have been met.
MEDIA ASSISTANT: Assistantship is an elective work-study opportunity. Under the supervision of the librarian, media assistants assist at the circulation desk, maintain the book shelves and magazine stacks, help process new books, assist with the inventory, assist students with reference and research projects, assist students with media center computers and Internet research, arrange bulletin boards, send out overdue notices and carry out other routine tasks of the Media Center.
TEACHER ASSISTANT: Assistantship is an elective work-study opportunity. Under the supervision of a classroom teacher, media assistants assist at the circulation desk, maintain the book shelves and magazine stacks, help process new books, assist with the inventory, assist students with reference and research projects, assist students with media center computers and Internet research, arrange bulletin boards, send out overdue notices and carry out other routine tasks of the Media Center.
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