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Long County High has freshman orientation
MR fresh orientation
Assistant Principal David Edwards fields a question at the LCHS Freshman-Parent Orientation. Principal, Dr. Delores Mallard is behind him. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
LUDOWICI -- Long County High School had its freshman orientation this on April 24 in the cafeteria. An estimated 200 parents and upcoming ninth-graders attended.
Principal Dr. Delores Mallard welcomed everyone and then Assistant Principal David Edwards gave a slide show on the theme of the night, "Success Is the Only Option."
Edwards said there had been several significant changes for next school year.
One big change was the state Board of Education's eliminating the choice of either a college prep or technology diploma.
"Next year there will only be one diploma for all students," Edwards said. "With this change the requirements for math and science are dramatically different."
According to Edwards there now will be four math and science classes, to go with the four English classes which were already required.
"In addition to this, the required number of units has increased from 22 to 23, which doesn't leave much room for falling behind," he said.
Edwards also gave out information on the choices each student has in selecting their career technical and agriculture education areas. According to Edwards, the choices for the CTAE were health occupations, business education, family and consumer science and engineering.
He also talked about electives, including band, chorus, weight training and physical education.
He also discussed foreign language requirements, advanced placement courses, and the honors program.
In his final comments he focused on requirements for each grade level for promotion, the end-of-course test, and the Georgia High School Graduation Test.
After Edwards was finished, LCHS head football coach Kyle Wilson spoke about the athletic department and the available activities.
Opportunities include football, baseball, softball, cheerleading, track, golf, basketball, cross country, band and chorus. The coach talked eligibility requirements.
"All of you as freshman will be eligible for these activities, but after the first semester, you will have to have passed five of your six previous classes, to continue to play."
After Wilson, tables were already in place, to accept early registration for 2008-09.

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