PTHS Student Handbook 2022-2023
Freshman Grade Level Expectations
By the end of 9th grade, a PTHS freshman will be able to show proficiency in the ability to:
Adaptive Learners : ●
Gather information and use it to make claims. ● Read, comprehend, and make inferences from texts. ● Analyze and interpret information. ● Practice various assessment strategies. ● Use models and tools to solve problems.
Global Thinkers : ●
Write a five paragraph theme, using 8-11 sentences per paragraph. ● Complete a task collaboratively. ● Communicate a concept through written, visual, and verbal means. ● Identify connections between various disciplines. ● Identify academic strengths and areas for improvement.
Responsible Citizens : ●
Be aware of opportunities available to become engaged in the school community. ● Show awareness of their social and emotional learning.
Freshman Required Courses of Study
English Essentials, English I, Rhet I
General Science, Biology
Concepts in Algebra, Algebra, Geometry
Driver Education, Activities or Weights, or Band PE Waiver
Illinois Studies (½), World Geography (½)
Fine Arts/Foreign Language
Art I, Band, Chorus, Spanish I
Career and Technical Education
Introduction to Business and Technology (½), Family and Career Relationships (½), Foods I (½), Introduction to Agriculture, Introduction to Industrial Technology, Orientation to Health Occupations (½), Textiles and Design (½)
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