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9 th & 10 th Grade Parent Night Chattahoochee High School September 17, 2015
Meet the CHS Admin Team! Interim Principal Mr. Tim Corrigan Assistant Principals are assigned to students based on the first letter of their last name. Counselors and Assistant Principals serve the same caseload of students and should be paired with your student for the duration of their high school career. A-E F-L M-R S-Z Mrs. Debra Bryant Mr. Garin Berry Mrs. Camille Christopher Mr. Chip Haines
Meet the Counseling Staff! Elizabeth Chilson • Julie Gracey • Allison Shuler • Deborah Blount • Tammy Jones • Haaris Quraishy • Alicia Mc. Clung • Rita Jensen • Dana Cochran • Rose Moro • Cynthia Butler • Wonna Kang • Solange Leonardo *Department Chair • A-E *F-G H-L M-R S-Z Graduation Coach Social Worker Records Coordinator Professional Assistant Cluster Nurse Clinic Assistant Korean Bilingual Community Liaison Spanish Bilingual Community Liaison
What Happens in the Counseling Office? Individual Student Planning Academic Planning; College/Career Planning; Problem Solving; Goal Setting; Recommendation Letters; Graduation Status Tracking; Transition Planning; Classroom Guidance Career Awareness; Postsecondary Planning; College Application Timeline; Signs of Suicide Responsive Services Individual & Small; Peer Mediation; Crisis Intervention; Consultation/Collaboration; Referrals to outside agencies System Support New student enrollments; Academic Placement & Scheduling; Special Programs (GHP, Honors Night, National Merit, Parent Nights, Nominated Scholarships, CHS Ambassadors, Graduation)
Stay Connected! Find us on Facebook and like our official page! https: //www. facebook. com/chattcougar Follow us on Twitter @Hooch. Counselors @Hooch. Happenings Class of 2018 Edmodo code is 4 fa 8 qq Class of 2019 Edmodo code is uxe 76 q As always, you can locate information on the school website: www. chattcougar. com
Edmodo • Students obtain student code from their teacher • Parents obtain parent code from their student’s profile • Counseling Groups 4 fa 8 qq • Class of 2019: uxe 76 q • Class of 2018:
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Class of 2018 & Class of 2019 English Mathematics Science Social Studies Health/Personal Fitness World Language/Fine Arts/Career Tech • Electives • • • 4 credits 3 credits 1 total credit 3 total credits 4 credits Semester-long class= 0. 5 credits; Year-long class= 1. 0 credit **23 total credits required to graduate**
Career Technology Pathways Architecture Engineering Auto Maintenance Computer/Web Design/Programming Graphic Design Fashion Marketing Management Allied Health & Medicine Sports Medicine
Track your student’s graduation status!
Typical th 9 Grade Schedule 9 th Literature or 9 th Literature H (1. 0) Algebra or Accelerated Algebra H (1. 0) Biology or Biology H (1. 0) American Government (one semester) (0. 5)* • General Health (one semester) (0. 5) • World Language (1. 0) • Elective (1. 0) • • *designates AP Gov’t (1. 0), an alternative
Typical th 10 Grade Schedule • 10 th Literature or 10 th Literature H (1. 0) • Geometry or Accelerated Geom H (1. 0) • Chemistry / Chemistry H / Physical Science (1. 0) • World History or AP World History (1. 0) • World Language (1. 0) • Elective (1. 0)
Typical th 11 Grade Schedule • 11 th Lit / 11 th Lit H / AP Language (1. 0) • Algebra II or Accelerated Pre-Calc H (1. 0) • 3 rd Science option (examples are Environmental Science, Physics, AP Chemistry) (1. 0) • US History or AP US History (1. 0) • World Language (1. 0) • Elective (1. 0)
Typical th 12 Grade Schedule • World Lit & Multicultural Lit (0. 5 credit each, 1. 0 total) / AP Literature (1. 0) / College English (2. 0) • Advanced Math Decision Making / Pre-calculus / AP Statistics / AP Calculus AB / AP Calculus BC (all 1. 0 each) or • GA Tech Distance Calculus (by application and GA Tech admission only) (2. 0 total) • 4 th Science option (examples are AP Science, Astronomy, Human Anatomy H, Earth Systems) (1. 0) • Economics (0. 5) • Personal Fitness (0. 5) • World Language or Elective (1. 0) • Elective (1. 0)
New Move On When Ready (MOWR) Dual-Credit Program Move On When Ready Program (SB 132) New High School Graduation Option (SB 2) • High school students may enroll in eligible participating postsecondary institutions while in 9 th– 12 th grades • Earn dual credit • May take any course -Academic and CTAE courses from the MOWR course directory or… • May enroll in a Program (Associate Degree, Diploma or Technical Certificate of Credit) Requirements include: • Students complete at least the following state required high school courses or their equivalent: two English, two math, two science, two social studies, and any required EOC tests; one health and PE course • Complete an associate degree, technical diploma or two certificates in one specific career pathway that lead to industry certification or license. • Awarded a high school diploma and college credential(s)
MOWR Eligibility • Students attending public or private high schools in Georgia. • 9 th, 10 th, 11 th and 12 th grade students • No residency or citizenship requirement • Meet admissions requirements at postsecondary institution. • Must not have already received a high school diploma.
MOWR Funding and Cost • Students will receive a student-specific award amount to pay for tuition, mandatory fees and books. • In some cases, students may be charged for courserelated fees, supplies, or equipment. • The postsecondary institution must provide the required textbooks for the approved MOWR courses. How the books are provided to the MOWR student is determined by the postsecondary institution. • Credit Hours paid for by MOWR are not counted toward the Attempted Hours or Combined Attempted Hours limit for HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarship at the postsecondary level • For more information and details about the new Move On When Ready dual-credit program may be found at www. gafutures. org or http: //www. gadoe. org/Curriculum. Instruction-and-assessment/CTAE/Pages/Transition. Career-Partnerships. aspx.
Honors Points Course Base Grade on Transcript 9 th Lit/Comp H CCGPS Algebra Biology H American Gov’t Intro to Art Spanish 1 Total Grade Average 90 90 90 540 97 90 90 90 554 90. 0 92. 3 *Must earn a 70 or above in an Honors or AP course to receive the 7 Honors points!
Grading Policies In middle school, grades are calculated using a system of averages. In Fulton County, high school grades are not averaged… Each semester is independent. • Example 8 th grade English Semester 1: 60 (F) Semester 2: 80 (B) *Yearly Ave: 70 (C) • Example 9 th grade English Semester 1: 60 (F) Semester 2: 80 (B) *No Yearly Average • Student passes class for the year (earns 1 full credit) • Student fails 1 st semester; passes 2 nd semester (earns ½ credit)
ROADBLOCKS AND DETOURS TO EARNING THE CREDITS Being absent and not making up work, tests, and quizzes Not completing homework and projects Not studying Not seeking additional help Poor time management Zeroes
Promotion Seniors: 17. 0 or more credits Juniors: 11. 0 – 16. 5 credits Sophomores: 5. 0 – 10. 5 credits Freshmen: 0 – 4. 5 credits
What if a student failed a class? Making Up Failed Courses In schedule Credit Recovery Georgia Virtual School Fulton Virtual School Summer School
No Pass, No Play • To participate in sports, students must have passed FIVE classes the previous semester • Must be on track to graduate (Not retained in a lower grade) • Summer School does combine with Spring semester for Fall sports eligibility
TESTING GA Milestones! SAT! EOC! ACT! PSAT!
Common Assessments • Six Weeks Dates • September 22: Math • September 24: English • September 29: Social Studies and World Language • October 1: Science and Electives • Twelve Weeks Dates • November 3: Math • November 5: English • November 10: Social Studies and World Language • November 12: Science and Electives
GA Milestones Assessments 9 th grade courses with EOC Tests • 9 th Grade Literature & Composition • Algebra • Biology 10 th grade courses with EOC Tests • Geometry • Physical Science Other courses with EOC Tests: 11 th Am Lit/Comp, US History, Economics ***Students who take the courses listed above online or in Summer School must take the End of Course as well. http: //www. gadoe. org/Curriculum-Instruction-and. Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Milestones-Assessment. System. aspx
When to take the SAT/ACT • We typically recommend that students take the SAT and/or ACT for the first time in the Spring of the 11 th grade (after they have reviewed their 11 th grade PSAT results) • 9 th, 10 th, and 11 th grade students take the PSAT each October (this year: October 14 th) • For now, sign up for the “SAT Question of the Day” at www. collegeboard. com
Redesigned SAT Category Current SAT Redesigned SAT Components 1. Critical Reading 2. Writing 3. Mathematics 4. Essay 1. Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (language and writing & reading tests) 2. Math 3. Optional Essay Scoring • Penalty for guessing • 600 -2400 (200 -800 per section) • No penalty for guessing • 400 -1600 (200 -800 per section) • Essay scored separately (2 -8 for each trait) Features • Emphasis on general reasoning skills • Includes a stronger focus on knowledge, skills, and understandings most important for college and career readiness & success • Emphasis on vocabulary, often in • Greater emphasis on the limited contexts meaning of words in extended contexts and how word choice shapes meaning, tone, and impact
HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships Eligible students receive financial assistance covering tuition and HOPE-approved mandatory fees. Qualifications: l l Be a U. S. citizen and legal resident of Georgia Be a graduate of an eligible high school
HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships • GPAs are calculated by the GA Student Finance Commission • Final calculations are done after the student graduates from high school • ALL academic classes (English, math, science, social studies, and world language) are used for the calculation • Conversion: • Remove all honors points • Convert to 4. 0 scale • 90 – 100 = 4. 0 • 80 – 89 = 3. 0 • 70 – 79 = 2. 0 • 0 – 69 = 0. 0 (failing grades are included in calculation) • Add 0. 5 to only AP courses (up to 4. 0) • Divide by the total number of grades
HOPE/Zell Miller Rigor Requirements Students in the graduating class of 2018 & beyond must pass at least 4 courses from the following list: • Advanced Math (ex. Advanced Algebra/Algebra 2 or • • higher) Advanced Science (ex. Chemistry, Physics, or higher) Advanced Foreign Language (ex. level 2 and above) Advanced Placement (AP) in core subjects Core subjects taken at a University System of Georgia (USG) Institution
HOPE Scholarship • Must earn a 3. 0 cumulative academic GPA • 2. 9999 does not round up! • Beginning Fall 2011, the HOPE award will pay a percentage amount of the standard tuition charges from the previous year. Recently, it has been about 87%. • Mandatory fees are covered, but institutional fees must be paid by the student/parent. *HOPE Scholarship recipients must maintain a 3. 0 GPA throughout college
Zell Miller Scholarship (1) Graduate as the Valedictorian or Salutatorian OR (2) Earn a 3. 7 GPA in high school, AND either • Earn a 1200 combined score of Reading and Math on a single administration of the SAT, or • Earn a composite score of 26 on a single administration of the ACT by your graduation date. *Zell Miller Scholarship recipients must maintain a 3. 3 GPA throughout college. *If a student’s GPA falls below a 3. 3, they remain eligible for the HOPE Scholarship if their GPA is above a 3. 0.
What are colleges looking for? • 3 Major Factors • Academic GPA • Rigor of courses taken (difficulty level) • Test Scores (SAT and/or ACT) • Other Factors • Extracurricular Activities • College Application Essays • Letters of Recommendation • Interviews/portfolios
Freshman/Sophomore Year • Establish goals for each school year • Join clubs and volunteer for activities related to interests • Research career and post-secondary options related to your interests and your strengths • Take the PSAT to practice for the SAT and review scores for areas of improvement • Keep grades up and take challenging, yet appropriate courses • Start/update your resume highlighting your academic achievements, awards, volunteer work, extracurricular activities, special skills, and talents • Explore summer activities related to career goals • Remember to stay balanced
Our Redesigned College & Career Center Before After!
What is Available in the College & Career Center? College rep visits Seminars Scholarship lists Summer opportunities College & career information SAT/ACT preparation and information • Computers to research colleges, careers, and scholarships online • • •
HOME ACCESS CENTER Home Access Center is a web-based home-to-school collaboration resource that allows parents/guardians to examine up-to-date information on their child’s grades, attendance, discipline, unofficial transcripts, and more through a secure online link to school records. You will use the same login and password for the Home Access Center each year as long as you have at least one child active in Fulton County Schools Parents/Guardians can pick up log-in and password information by a showing photo ID in the main office. Home Access Center can be found at www. fultonschools. org -> Parents -> Home Access Center