Jr. High

7th Grade

College and Career
Soon you're going to be planning for college and/or your career. Those are big decisions to make that you need a lot of information about. Here are some resources to explore (and that you'll use in some classes and with guidance) careers, colleges, and life after high school.

Twenty-first Century Scholars
An important part of planning for college is thinking about how to pay for it. In junior high, there is one incredibly important step you can take. Twenty-first Century Scholars is available to students who qualify and can provide a great deal of financial help for students. Please visit the website below with your parents to see if you qualify. The application is completely online and will require some financial information. This is confidential and completed by the state. If you have questions, please see your counselor.

YOU MUST APPLY BY THE END OF YOUR 8TH GRADE YEAR

Twenty-first Century Scholars website and information: http://www.in.gov/21stcenturyscholars/

8th Grade
As an 8th grader, the resources listed above for college and career are still great to check out if you have not. They provide insights into interests, strengths, weakness, and other valuable information as you plan and get ready for high school. As an 8th grader, there are also new resources that are important and new decision so to be made as you plan for high school.

Scheduling for High School

The Curriculum Guide is an important document for the start of your high school planning. This lists all of South's courses, it lists the states diploma requirements, and a variety of other important details. You will get a printed copy of this book in January of your 8th grade year at the Freshman Orientation meeting. Keep it and use it as you plan your courses each year.

The Curriculum Guide contains only brief descriptions for our elective courses. If you would like the full state description for any course, please view the following link.

Indiana Department of Education's Course Descriptions

Students can earn one of four diploma types. Core 40, Academic Honors, and Technical Honors are college prepartory. All students must start high school on track to earn a minimum of a Core 40. During a students junior year, a waiver to a General Diploma may be completed if the student meets the strict requirements for that waiver. This diploma is not seen as college and career ready.

Indiana Department of Education Diploma Requirements

Indiana has developed College and Career Pathways that students can complete. South Decatur can offer, along with our partnership with C4, many of these pathways. Pathway information can be found under the Guidance Curriculum page. Click HERE to be directed to that page.

Twenty-first Century Scholars
If you did not apply as a 7th grader or if you have had any significant financial changes, please visit the website below with your parents to see if you qualify for this opportunity. The application is completely online and will require some financial information. This is confidential and completed by the state. If you have questions, please see your counselor.

YOU MUST APPLY BY THE END OF YOUR 8TH GRADE YEAR

Twenty-first Century Scholars website and information: http://www.in.gov/21stcenturyscholars/

 
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