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  • Dear Student:

    Welcome to Mounds View! Mounds View has a long tradition of success, both inside and outside the classroom. Our

    mission statement drives us; we are building an inclusive community of responsible, respectful, and resourceful citizens

    who value learning. Our talented teachers and staff see this everyday. There is a clear sense of Mustang Pride in the

    classroom, on the stage, and on the field. Students are tremendously proud of their academic and co-curricular

    accomplishments. We are excited that you are a part of Mounds View High School!

    This guide is provided to assist you in the upcoming registration process and in planning your high school course of

    study. In addition to carefully reading the guide, you are urged to consult with your dean, parents, and teachers. They

    can offer advice and assistance in making decisions on course selection and post-secondary planning.

    Because the requirements for admission to colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions vary greatly, it is

    not possible in this registration guide to prescribe high school preparation for specific institutions. Please see your dean

    for information about admission requirements for specific schools.

    There are many choices available to you at MVHS. What you choose to study during the next school year may expand or

    limit your options once you complete high school. Please be sure to make your decisions carefully, with your own

    educational, career, and personal goals in mind.

    Lastly, please be sure to create a schedule that will allow you balance in your life. That is, be sure to take into account

    your out-of-school commitments when determining the rigor of the courses you select.

    Please contact your dean with any questions.

    Sincerely,

    Jeffery P. Ridlehoover, Ed.D

    Principal

    Stephanie Bruggers

    Associate Principal

    Michael Schwartz

    Associate Principal

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    Mounds View Early College High School

    Post-Secondary Success for all Students!

    What if we could expand our support and opportunities so that more students could be successful in our most rigorous courses? What if we could ensure that students had the academic skills and the habits of mind to be successful in whatever they choose to do beyond high school? What if we could strategically align grades nine through fourteen to better ensure that students are prepared for post-secondary success? What if all students graduating from Mounds View High School had equal access and equal choice for post-secondary opportunities? What if students had the opportunity to earn an associates degree when they earn their high school diploma? What if has now be-come what is? Welcome to Mounds View Early College High School. Mounds View Early College High School provides the foundational classes and supports for stu-dents in the middle and maintains and enhances current opportunities available to our highest achieving students. In 2013, we established a partnership with Anoka-Ramsey Community Col-lege. With the start of the 2015-16 school year we will be at full implementation of a three year roll-out. Mounds View High School now has College Seminar and foundational courses along with a number of concurrent enrollment courses, which allow for students to earn both high school and col-lege credits simultaneously. Students in the class of 2016 and beyond who achieve proficiency in these courses will have the opportunity to earn an associate's degree when they graduate from high school. We continue to offer a variety of Advanced Placement classes to students in grades nine through twelve, and College in the Schools (CIS) classes to students in grades 11 and 12. Lastly, a number of our Career & Technical Education courses have been articulated, further enhancing students op-portunities to gain college credit and experience while in high school. Deans work with students and parents to design a four-year personal learning plan that meets indi-vidual needs and provides the appropriate amount of rigor. Look over this registration guide carefully and consult with your dean, and parents regarding your high school plan. The choices you make are critical, and once you have a schedule, it can become very difficult to make changes. Mounds View is an exciting school, and each year we accomplish new and better things. We continue to strive to reach our vision: Building an inclusive community of responsible, respectful, and resourceful citizens who value learning. Becoming an Early College High School will help us make that vision a reality for all students.

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    PREFACE SECTION Mounds View Early College High School ............................................................................. 2 General Information.............................................................................................................. 4 Terms Used in this Guide..................................................................................................... 4 Alternative Options for Students to Meet Academic Requirements ...................................... 5 Enrichment Opportunities at Mounds View High School ..................................................... 5 College Planning Checklist .................................................................................................. 6 Sample College Admission Requirements ........................................................................... 7 Minnesota College and University System ........................................................................... 8 NCAA Information ............................................................................................................... 9 Registration and Planning - Minimum Requirements ......................................................... 10 Planning a Course of Study................................................................................................ 11 Registration Tips ................................................................................................................ 12 Hybrid Course Information............................................................................................. 12-13 4-Year Planning Grid.......................................................................................................... 14 Course Information and Descriptions ............................................................................ 15-51 DEPARTMENTS Art.................................................................................................................................. 15-16 Business/Marketing ....................................................................................................... 16-18 Career Education .......................................................................................................... 18-19 English Language Arts .................................................................................................. 20-26 Family and Consumer Science...................................................................................... 26-27 Mathematics/Statistics................................................................................................... 27-31 Music ............................................................................................................................. 31-32 Physical Education/Health............................................................................................. 32-34 Science.......................................................................................................................... 34-37 Social Studies................................................................................................................ 38-43 Special Education.......................................................................................................... 43-44 Technology Education................................................................................................... 44-45 World Languages .......................................................................................................... 45-48 Other Programs English Language Learners..................................................................................... 48 Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO).......................................................... 48 Peer Tutor................................................................................................................ 49 School Service......................................................................................................... 49 College to Careers................................................................................................... 49 Northeast Metro 916...................................................................................................... 49-50 Century College Concurrent Enrollment........................................................................ 50-51

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    GENERAL INFORMATION There are two purposes for early registration:

    1. To enable students to select those courses that will help them to prepare for the future while meeting the requirements for high school graduation. 2. To assist the administration in determining the course sections and utilization of faculty. In most cases it will not be possible for a student to change course selections after the student completes the registration process. If, after registration, a course is canceled, the students alternate choice will be substituted. Students may repeat up to two semesters of coursework in an attempt to improve past grades. Repeated courses must have PRIOR WRITTEN

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