At the end of the eighth grade, each student selects the course that he/she expects to pursue in the senior high school. This selection should be based on his/her interests and ability. The work in the ninth grade is an introduction to senior high work. A passing grade must be maintained in all required and elective subjects so that the student may graduate in the course he/she has chosen.
An explanation concerning the program of studies includes the following:
The school day consists of seven (7) class periods on a 6-day cycle - A, B, C, D, E and F (example: Monday - A, Tuesday - B, Wednesday - C, Thursday - D, Friday - E, Monday - F, Tuesday A, etc....). Students are assigned each period to a class, study hall or lunch. Each class period is 50 minutes long, with the exception of those occurring during the modified Wednesday schedule. Each class is 45 minutes long on Wednesday and students are dismissed at 1:44 PM instead of the normal release time of 2:17 PM.
Students may not be enrolled in honors, seminar, or advanced placement subjects in a school year unless they receive approval of the teacher, department chairpersons, and meet the course prerequisites and the honors level criteria as established by the departments.
Students who plan to study engineering or who plan to be mathematics or science majors in college should study physics and mathematics through calculus before graduation from high school.
World languages are offered as follows: French I, II, III, IV; German I, II, III, IV, AP; Spanish, I, II, III, IV, AP.
The best source of information concerning requirements for admission to a college is the college website admission page which can be accessed at https://connection.naviance.com/family-connection/auth/login/?hsid=pottsgroveshs.
Students in the college preparatory program are recommended to complete three years of a world language, four years of higher mathematics, and four years of laboratory science, in addition to four years of English and social studies.
Students must have a minimum of 6 credits each year unless the principal grants SPECIAL permission.
( updated: 01 Feb '13 )