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SIREIVERIVRSYHTS IDE UNCOURSE OFFERING GUIDE2018-19 SCHOOL YEARRIVERSIDE UNIVERSITYHIGH SCHOOL 2017 Milwaukee Public Schools1615 E. Locust St.Milwaukee, WI 53211Phone: (414) 906-4900Website: mpsmke.com/riversideHours: 7:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.Principal: Michael Harris

Table of ContentsMission, Vision, Beliefs and Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MPS Mission Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MPS Vision Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MPS Core Beliefs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Riverside University High School Vision Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22222High School Graduation Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Graduation Requirements for the MPS Class of 2021 and Beyond* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Graduation Requirements and Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .High School Promotion Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Early Graduation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Certificate of Completion vs. High School Diploma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333456Guidance Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Course Selection Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Academic and Career Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Career Clusters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6678Courses and Curriculum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Advanced Placement Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Specialty Programs and Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Alternative Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Career/Technical Education Postsecondary Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Project Lead The Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101011121212Course and Enrollment Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Class Drop/Add . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Late Enrollee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Accommodating Varying Student Needs, Interests and Abilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Transcripted Credits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Grade Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Course Retakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NCAA Student Athlete Eligibility Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1313131415151616High School Course Catalog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17Riverside University High School1615 E. Locust St. Milwaukee, WI 53211(414) 906-4900 mpsmke.com/riverside

Principal WelcomeGreetings Future Parents, Prospective Students and Guests,As principal of Riverside University High School, I am proud to welcome you to the RUHS website. RiversideUniversity High School staff has a deep commitment to the academic and social success of all of our students.Our goal is to strive for school wide continuous improvement that will lead RUHS to stand out as one of thebest urban high schools in the state.The RUHS community offers a wide range of courses, athletic teams, clubs and activities. Students have theopportunity to feel connected and invested in their high school experience. Our elective offerings include ProjectLead the Way, visual arts, computers programming, service learning, wellness, band, orchestra, chorus andcollege preparatory courses. Because we focus on college preparation for all, we offer two world languages,19 Advanced Placement courses (including AP Capstone), a bilingual program, English as a Second Language(ESL), and rigorous courses of study in all academic areas.At RUHS we expect our students to inspire greatness by doing their best, trying their hardest, and giving theirall. In the classroom and on formal assessments students will perform at their highest level. In the hallwaysstudents will walk with a purpose and know the importance of a high quality public education. Students willrespect diversity and see it as a strength of their school community. RUHS staff will support these expectationsby meeting the academic, social and emotional needs of students as they mature into responsible, respectful,caring and socially conscience adults.Students will have numerous outlets to explore their unique talents, skills and passions as they achieve theirfull potential during their journey at RUHS. Professional and enthusiastic coaches lead 16 athletic sport teams.We have outstanding and dedicated advisors and coaches who assist with extensive extra-curricular activities.From sports to theatre, to student groups, we have it all! Learning at RUHS extends beyond the classroom andour school. Successful partnership with surrounding business and community organizations provide staff andstudents with the resources needed to enhance teaching and learning.The combined efforts of Riverside University High School’s students, faculty, staff, and administration know thatparental support is critical in providing our students an outstanding level of education. Riverside University HighSchool is destined to be again one of America’s Top Public High Schools. We will return to that level of statuswith the strong commitment from our faculty, staff, students and parents.In the classroom and beyond, the students and adults who compose the Riverside University High Schoolcommunity make this school an exceptional place in which to learn and prepare for a college experience. Tolearn more about the tradition, spirit and pride of RUHS, I welcome you to visit us, or call us at 414-906-4900or email me at [email protected] to schedule an appointment.It’s a great day to be a Tiger!Michael HarrisPrincipal“Do Your Best, Try Your Hardest, Give Your All!”“REVIEW, REVISE, REDO!”1

Mission, Vision, Beliefs and GoalsMPS Mission StatementMilwaukee Public Schools is a diverse district that welcomes all students, preparing them for success in highereducation, post-educational opportunities, work and citizenship.MPS Vision StatementMilwaukee Public Schools will be among the highest studentgrowth school systems in the country. All district staff will becommitted to providing an educational environment that ischild-centered, supports achievement and respects diversity.Schools will be safe, welcoming, well-maintained and accessiblecommunity centers meeting the needs of all. Relevant, rigorousand successful instructional programs will be recognized andreplicated. The district and its schools will collaborate withstudents, families and community for the benefit of all.MPS Core Beliefs1. Students come first.2. Wherever students are learning is the most important placein the district.3. Educators and school staffs have high expectations forall students and provide the foundation for their academicsuccess.4. Leadership, educator development and child-driven datainformed decision making are keys to student achievement.5. Involved families are integral to increasing studentachievement.6. Student voice is encouraged and respected.7. Quality community partnerships add value.8. Increased operational and financial efficiencies are consistently pursued to support learning opportunitiesfor our students.9. Central Services supports student achievement, efficient and effective operations, and student, family andcommunity engagement.Riverside University High School Vision StatementHold every student to the highest of expectations while staying focused on social justice, service learning andcollege/career readiness.2

High School Graduation RequirementsGraduation Requirements for the MPS Class of 2021 and Beyond*English/LanguageArts4.0 creditsMathematics3.0 creditsScienceSocial StudiesPhysical EducationHealthFine ArtsAt or above the level of Algebra 13.0 creditsMust include content and laboratory studies from the following: lifescience; physical science; additional course in a life, physical, earth orspace science, engineering or technology3.0 creditsFrom the following: U.S. History; World History, World Geography,World Studies or AP Human Geography; Citizenship OR AmericanGovernment and Economics1.5 creditsNo more than 0.5 creditsper year0.5credit1.0 creditArt, Dance, Music orTheaterWorld Language2.0 creditsCollege and CareerReadiness1.0 credit22AP, IB, CTE or PLTWtotalElectives*credits3.0 credits]] A minimum of 22 credits is required to graduate.]] Students must complete one of the following three options: online learning, community service experience or servicelearning.]] All students in Wisconsin must pass the district civics test.]] IMPORTANT: Some high schools have additional requirements for specific programs or endorsements. Contact yourhigh school for more information.]] Visit mpsmke.com/graduationreq for more information.3

Graduation Requirements and RecommendationsMPS MinimumGraduationRequirementsEnglish/Language Arts4.0 creditsMathematicsAt or above the level of Algebra 13.0 creditsMinimum GraduationRequirementsfor University ofWisconsin System*4.0 college-boundcredits3.0 creditsInclude Algebra, Geometry,Algebra 2 with TrigonometryRecommendationsfor Highly SelectiveColleges**OccupationalCourse of StudyRecommendations forMATC4.0-5.0 credits4.0 creditsIncluding AP/IB level4.0 creditsIncluding AP/IB level3.0 creditsAt or above the level of Algebra3.0 creditsScienceMust include content andlaboratory studies from thefollowing: life science; physicalscience; additional course in a life,physical, earth or space science,engineering or technology3.0 credits4.0 creditsBiology, Chemistry, and Physicsincluding AP/IB level3.0 credits3.0 creditsSocial StudiesFrom the following: U.S. History;World History, World Geography,World Studies or AP HumanGeography; Citizenship ORAmerican Government ANDEconomicsWorld Languages2.0 creditsPhysical EducationHealth1.5 credits †0.5 credit1.0 creditFine ArtsElectives or OtherRequirements**Career/TechnicalEducation3.0 credits2.0 credits4.0 creditsIncluding AP/IB level4.0-5.0 creditsDepending on campusOf the same languageNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredMay count as academic elective1.0 credit 3.0 credits4.0 creditsAcademic electives recommended1.0 creditNot requiredNot requiredArt, Dance, Music or TheaterAP, IB, CTE or PLTWOther Students must complete one ofthe following three options: onlinelearning, community serviceexperience or service learning.Civics ExamAll students in Wisconsin mustpass the district civics test.3.0 creditsContent with laboratory studies inthe Life and Physical SciencesRecommendedFrom the following: U.S. History;World History, World Geography,World Studies or AP HumanGeography; Citizenship ORAmerican Government ANDEconomicsNot required1.5 credits0.5 credit1.0 creditArt, Dance, Music or Theater4.0 creditsCTE electives recommended* Requirements may vary; check university admission websites. Students are encouraged to take more than the minimum number of credits, includingAdvanced Placement or International Baccalaureate classes.** Students seeking admission to highly competitive institutions should consider taking as many academically rigorous and Advanced Placement orInternational Baccalaureate classes as possible.† A semester of physical education is required each year for three out of four years of high school.High School Promotion RequirementsThe following minimum number of units, or the equivalent, is required for high-school students to be promotedat the end of the school year:]9 th grade student (freshman) less than 5 units] 10th grade student (sophomore) 5 or more units] 11th grade student (junior) 10 or more units] 12th grade student (senior) 16 or more unitsTo be considered for senior-class rank, students must meet the definition of a senior and must complete oneyear and a minimum of 5 units at the schools from which they intend to receive their diplomas.4

Early GraduationHigh-school students from the Milwaukee Public Schools are encouraged to complete four years of studyresulting minimally in completion of the prescribed graduation requirements at the district and school levels.Procedures for permitting early graduation include the following:1. A student wishing to graduate early must complete all district requirements for graduation.2. A student must request a conference to declare interest in early graduation (with parental signature if thestudent is under 18).3. A conference shall be held with the parent, student, and principal (or designee) to review options and tomake a decision, with a sign-off by principal (or designee), student, and parent (if the student is under 18).At this meeting, the student and parent will receive information regarding early graduation (scholarships,advanced courses, AP, IB, and YOP opportunities, etc.) to facilitate the making of an informed decision.4. For students who have received sign-off by the principal on the district-provided form for early graduation,the school will document in the student database that the student has met the diploma requirements atthe semester-end date and will withdraw the student. Early graduates in good standing will be allowed toparticipate in the school’s year-end graduation ceremony and activities.5

Certificate of Completion vs. High School DiplomaPart of the annual IEP process is to discuss your student’s transition into life after High School. As part of thisprocess, we want to take time to explain the differences between a Certificate of Completion vs. a High SchoolDiploma and what this means towards your student’s future as well as life after school.Certificate of CompletionHigh School Diploma]N ot the same as a High School Diploma] Student will receive special education services]]]]]]O verall minimum of 22 credits to graduate] Students are required to take and pass thethrough the age of 21. A Certificate of Completion is awarded to thestudent during the school year the student turns21. Your student will be in more special educationclasses, which follow modified standards thatalign with the Common Core Standards (EssentialElements). Your student will NOT be able to use a Certificateof Completion for entry into a college or university. Focus will be on your student’s transition for lifeafter High School. Your student will be asked to participate in nonacademic tasks that will increase your student’stransition skills.following classes:‘ 4.0 units: English/Language Arts‘ 3.0 units: Mathematics (courses at or above theAlgebra level)‘ 3.0 units: Science‘ 3.0 units: Social Studies as follows: US History,World History, World Geography or WorldStudies citizenship or 0.5 American governmentAND 0.5 Economics‘ 1.5 units: Physical Education over a three-yearperiod‘ 0.5 unit: Health‘ 1.0 unit: Fine Arts (Art, Music, Dance orTheater)‘ 2.0 World Languages‘ 1.0 College and Career Readiness‘ 3.0 units: Electives] Your student will have access to educationalservices through the age of 21.] Your student will be able to earn credits until theschool year they turn 21.Employability Skills Certificate] Students with disabilities (or without) who are working in paid employment may earn a DPI employabilityskills certificate. This is a state credential of student mastery. The components are:]T he student must work 90 on the job paid work hours] A supervising teacher is required] Students aged 14 and older, and enrolled in school, are eligibleGuidance ProcessCourse Selection ProcessTo establish class sections and accurately determine staffing needs for the ensuing year, it is necessary tosecure registration about midway in the current school year. School counselors will conference with studentsto provide advisement on required and elective course selection. Courses selected at this time should be givenserious consideration and selected in terms of the student’s total four-year program.Parent involvement in student course selection is highly encouraged. The final decision on the selection ofany elective course is up to the student and his/her parent/guardian, providing the selections follow a proper6

course sequence and are not