~ 2017 High School Summer Reading ~
Summer Reading Letter
Our high program prepares students for college, exceeding the requirements of North Carolina’s Future-Ready graduation requirements.
Course Summary (all core courses are offered at Honors level):
|Subject Area||9th Grade||10th Grade||11th Grade||12th Grade||Total Credits|
|English||English I||English II||English III or AP Language||English IV||4|
|Social Studies||World History||US History I||US History II||Civics & Economics||4|
|Math||NC Math 1 or NC Math 2||NC Math 2 or NC Math 3||NC Math 3 or Pre-Calculus||Pre-Calc or Calculus||4|
|Science||Earth/Environmental Science||Biology||Chemistry||Physics||4 (3 required by NC for graduation)|
|Crew||Crew (.5 credit)||Crew||Crew||Crew||2|
|World Languages||Choice of French, Spanish, or ASL||2 credits required for UNC colleges; 4 recommended|
|PE/Health||.5 credit in health/.5 credit PE||1 credit|
|Other electives||1 or 2 electives||1 - 3 electives||1 - 3 electives: May choose dual enrollment and/or 1 study hall||1 - 3 electives:May choose dual enrollment and/or 1 study hall||Minimum of 4: *Recommended in a concentration such as Arts, any subject or multi-disciplinary|
|28 service hours||28 service hours||28 service hours||28 service hours||112 service hours|
|Total: 25 credits|
1 History sequence for students starting high school in 2017-18 school year.
2 Students are strongly recommended to complete minimum of two credits of foreign language before graduation. Students seeking competitive, 4-year college are recommended to complete 4 years of languages.
3 Students will take 3 electives total (7 credits for the year). This may include a language, PE/health, and 1 other
4 See above – Students take 3 electives total
AP and Dual Credit Courses
Students can earn college credit by successfully completing AP courses. As Franklin continues to grow, the school will selectively add AP courses, providing students the option to demonstrate readiness for the rigor of college courses. Additional AP courses are available through the North Carolina Virtual Public School.
Students can also earn college credit through the AB Tech Career and College Promise program. Beginning in their junior year, students may enroll in AB Tech courses, earning high school and college credit, in lieu of elective courses offered at Franklin. Courses are tuition-free. You can learn more about this program here: https://www.abtech.edu/ccp
As a college-bound program, Franklin requires students to meet the minimum admission requirements for NC public universities, at least two courses in the same foreign language. Franklin offers French, Spanish, and American Sign Language. Students choosing ASL are encouraged to confirm that the college of their choice accepts ASL as a foreign language.
Students engage as active citizens, contributing to their local and global communities through meaningful community service. Service hour opportunities are incorporated in Crew and Expeditions; students are also responsible for community service outside of school time.