Curriculum

Curriculum | Accreditation | Student Profile Data | Graduation Requirements | Grading System | Class Rank

A wide range of curriculum that is aligned with the Ohio Department of Education standards is offered at Poland Seminary High School.  Course offerings include:
Four years of Global Language study are offered in Spanish, French, and Italian.

The English curriculum centers around courses which place emphasis upon classical American, British, and world literature while advancing high level reading, writing and communication skills.  Those students excelling in English may opt for placement into the Honors and/or AP programs.

The Science Department offerings include: B.S.C.S., Biology, Physical Science, Integrated Science 1 and 2, Physics, Chemistry 1, Advanced Chemistry, AP Biology, Astronomy, Anatomy and Physiology.
Leveled courses in Mathematics are available to all learners.   For highly talented students, Algebra 1 is offered starting in the 8th grade.  Those students are able to complete five years of secondary math ending with Calculus or AP Calculus.

In addition to the required World and U.S. History and Government courses, electives are available including History of Law, Psychology, Economics, and History of Fine Arts.

Family & Consumer Sciences includes a variety of semester courses from Managing Transitions, Career Search I, to Healthy and Safe Foods, Clothing and Textiles, Child Development and Healthy Living.

Students interested in music may choose Concert Choir or Band.  Select groups include Seminary Singers, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble.  Symphonic Band and Concert Band are also available.

Elective courses in Business and Computer Applications include Accounting, Graphics and Web Design, Microsoft Office Applications, Intro to Programming and Multi-Media.

Fine and Performing art courses include Art 1 through 4, Art 1 for Seniors, and Oral Interpretation.

Experience in school publications is available to students accepted onto the Pioneer (yearbook) and Seminarian (school paper) staffs.

Students interested in applied coursework are encouraged to pursue vocational subjects such as aviation mechanics or cosmetology that are offered to eleventh and twelfth grade students through the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center.  Students participating in vocational programs graduate from P.S.H.S. upon completion of courses at the Career Center.

College Tech Prep courses are also available at the Career Center.  College preparatory coursework is available in Business, Engineering, Health, Information Services and Support, Biotechnology, Construction, and Interactive Multi-media.  Interested students usually attend half day at each school.

Career Based Intervention 10 and 11/12 provides career exploration and job information and experience.  Depending on the program, students receive paid work experience within the Poland school system or in business establishments in the community.

Health and Physical Education are required for all students to receive their diploma.


Accreditation

Poland Seminary High School is fully accredited by the State of Ohio Department of Education and is in full compliance with all state standards.

Class of 2009 - Profile Data


ACT SCORES

Poland Average

Ohio Average

National Average

Overall

22.8

21.7

21.1

SAT SCORES

 

 

 

Critical Reading

564

537

501

Math

617

526

515

Writing 556 523 493


Graduation Requirements
Twenty One units of credit are required as follows -- Also required is the passage of the Ohio Graduation test.


Graduating Class

2002/3

2010-2013

2014 and Beyond

English

4 Units

4 Units

4 Units

Science

2 Units

3 Units

3 Units

Mathematics

3 Units

3 Units

4 Units

Health & Phys Ed.

1 Unit

1 Unit

1 Unit

Social Studies

3 Unit

3 Unit

3 Units

Electives

8 Units

7 Units

6 Units

Total Units

21

21

21

Grading System
ACADEMIC SUBJECTS


A

90-100

B

80-89

C

70-79

D

60-69

F

<59

Pioneer and Seminarian


S

Pass

U

Unsatisfactory

Class Rank
Class rank is computed for all students at the end of each year. The rank is determined by the student's grade point-average for all academic subjects. Only final grades are used for this purpose. All letter grades are converted to the following point system for class rank purposes. A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, and F=0.

If a student wants to remove class rank from his/her transcript, they must contact the guidance department.  Both student and parent must sign the proper forms.  If this is not done, the rank will remain on the student's transcript.