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CLASS OF 2016 Mrs. Collins A-C Mrs. Chancey D-HE Mrs. Poitier HI-ME Ms. Duncan

CLASS OF 2016 Mrs. Collins A-C Mrs. Chancey D-HE Mrs. Poitier HI-ME Ms. Duncan MI-SC Mrs. Norgan SE-Z

Class of 2016 4 YEAR/24 C REDITS G RADUATION R EQUIREMENTS 4 English 4

Class of 2016 4 YEAR/24 C REDITS G RADUATION R EQUIREMENTS 4 English 4 Math : Must include Alg. 1 and Geometry 3 Science: Must include Biology 3 Social Studies: Must include World Hist. , US Hist, US Gov & Econ. 1 Fine/Performing Arts 1 Physical Education: Must include Personal Fitness 8 Electives Passing score on Grade 10 FCAT Reading Passing score on Algebra 1 EOC Cumulative 2. 0 GPA Online Learning Course 2 World Languages (required for admission to State Universities/BF; strongly recommended by Florida College System)

EOC R EQUIREMENTS Class of 2016 Passing scores required: Grade 10 Reading FCAT Algebra

EOC R EQUIREMENTS Class of 2016 Passing scores required: Grade 10 Reading FCAT Algebra 1 EOC In subject’s requiring an EOC, the EOC counts for 30% of the final grade Algebra 1 Biology Geometry US History

Class of 2016 M ERIT D ESIGNATION In addition to meeting the standard high

Class of 2016 M ERIT D ESIGNATION In addition to meeting the standard high school diploma requirements: § Attain one or more industry certifications

S CHOLAR D ESIGNATION Class of 2016 In addition to meeting the standard high

S CHOLAR D ESIGNATION Class of 2016 In addition to meeting the standard high school diploma requirements: § 1 credit in Algebra II § 1 credit in statistics or an equally rigorous mathematics cours § Pass the Biology EOC § 1 credit in chemistry or physics § 1 credit in a course equally rigorous to chemistry or physics § Pass the U. S. History EOC § 2 credits in the same world language § 1 credit in an AP or Dual-Enrollment course

Class of 2016 P ROMOTION R EQUIREMENTSOF THE P OLK C OUNTY S CHOOL

Class of 2016 P ROMOTION R EQUIREMENTSOF THE P OLK C OUNTY S CHOOL B OARD 11 th grade – 11 Credits earned and completed 2 years of HS 12 th grade – 17 Credits earned and completed 3 years of HS

Class of 2016 H OW ARE SEMESTER GRADES COMPUTED? 1 st Nine Weeks Grade

Class of 2016 H OW ARE SEMESTER GRADES COMPUTED? 1 st Nine Weeks Grade 2 nd Nine Weeks Grade 40% of semester grade Final Exam Grade 20% of semester grade SEMESTER GRADE (COURSES WITHOUT AN EOC)

Class of 2016 C OURSE G RADES ( EOC ) Semester Grade EOC Results

Class of 2016 C OURSE G RADES ( EOC ) Semester Grade EOC Results 35% of Course Grade 30% of Course Grade 85 B 80 B 65 D C 29. 75 28 19. 5 *77. 25 C SEMESTER (TRANSCRIPT) GRADE (COURSES WITH AN EOC) *PCSB will convert EOC scores to calculate final course grade

Class of 2016 H OW IS G RADE P OINT A VERAGE ( GPA

Class of 2016 H OW IS G RADE P OINT A VERAGE ( GPA ) DETERMINED? Determined by all classes taken (points earned/number Un-Weighted GPA of classes taken) (A = 4 PTS, B=3 PTS, C=2 PTS, D=1 PTS, F=0 PTS) Weighted GPA HONORS (. 5 PT INCREASE, I. E. A= 4. 5 PTS) Dual-Enrollment ( 1. 0 PT increase, I. E. A= 5. 0 PTS) Advanced Placement (1. 0 PT increase, I. E. A=5. 0 PTS)

TESTING , TESTING Class of 2016 PSAT must be retaken in the Fall of

TESTING , TESTING Class of 2016 PSAT must be retaken in the Fall of the Junior Year to be considered for the National Merit Scholars Program PSAT results may be used as SAT prep www. satcollegeboard. com www. mycollegequickstart. com FCAT Retake is administered in the Fall of Junior Year EOC Exams administered in the Spring

O NLINE VIRTUAL Class of 2016 EDUCATION GRADUATION REQUIREMENT

O NLINE VIRTUAL Class of 2016 EDUCATION GRADUATION REQUIREMENT

O NLINE VIRTUAL EDUCATION Class of 2016 Student/Parent requests the course on www. flvs.

O NLINE VIRTUAL EDUCATION Class of 2016 Student/Parent requests the course on www. flvs. net (complete instructions are available on the GJHS website) Return a completed ‘Notification of Registration for Florida Virtual School Class’ form to the Guidance Office. Your counselor will check to make sure you’ve requested the correct course and approve the course. FLVS/PVS will place you with a teacher. FLVS may take a few weeks. PVS may take only a few days. Continue to check your FLVS account for placement.

Class of 2016 D UAL E NROLLMENT Must be high school sophomores, juniors and

Class of 2016 D UAL E NROLLMENT Must be high school sophomores, juniors and seniors Academic courses require a minimum un-weighted GPA of 3. 0 Vocational courses require a minimum un-weighted GPA of 2. 0 Obtain passing scores on sections of the ACT, SAT or PERT placement test that are relevant to the course(s) in which the student wishes to enroll. Students are required to have taken each section of the ACT, SAT or PERT in order to take any dual enrollment course Students are required to pass the English and Reading portions of the PERT, SAT or ACT in order to take English, Social Studies, Humanities, etc Students must take the math portion of the PERT for math or science placement. Students are responsible for ensuring official score reports for the SAT and ACT are sent directly to the college

7 S TEPS TO D UAL E NROLLMENT Class of 2016 1) Submit a

7 S TEPS TO D UAL E NROLLMENT Class of 2016 1) Submit a completed Polk State College Application for Admission 2) Take and pass a state approved placement test (ACT, SAT or PERT) and, if ACT or SAT submit official score report to PSC 3) Submit a completed High School Approval Form for Dual Enrollment and Early Admission students to high school counselor 4) Confer with their high school counselor regarding course selection 5) High school counselor approves the course via Dual Enrollment Portal 6) PSC advisor registers the student for approved course(s) in person during dual enrollment registration 7) Take a printed copy of the fee sheet which includes the college schedule to the high school counselor and obtain a book voucher * Continuing dual enrollment students repeat items 3 -7 each subsequent semester.

Class of 2016 D UAL E NROLLMENT Juniors are limited to two course per

Class of 2016 D UAL E NROLLMENT Juniors are limited to two course per semester (maximum of 6 credit hours) College-Ready Cut Scores Subject Reading/Critical Reading PERT CPT ACT SAT 106 83 19 440 English/Critical Reading 103 83 17 440 Elementary Algebra/Mathematics 114 83 19 440

D UAL E NROLLMENT Class of 2016 REMINDER Dual Enrollment course grades are included

D UAL E NROLLMENT Class of 2016 REMINDER Dual Enrollment course grades are included in the student’s high school and college transcripts All Dual Enrollment course grades will impact your college GPA

B RIGHT F UTURES Class of 2016 WW W. FL O RIID D A

B RIGHT F UTURES Class of 2016 WW W. FL O RIID D A S T UD EN. OAID RG OR U DE N T FIN A N C IALAID Florida Academic Scholarship Florida Medallion Scholarship Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship BF requirements are subject to change

Class of 2016 F LORIDA A CADEMIC S CHOLARS 4 English 4 Math (Algebra

Class of 2016 F LORIDA A CADEMIC S CHOLARS 4 English 4 Math (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra II, + Higher Math) 3 Natural Sciences 3 Social Sciences 2 years in same Foreign Language 3. 5 GPA in these Academic Courses SAT 1290 or ACT 29 100 Hours of Community Service Bright Futures requirements are subject to change

Class of 2016 F LORIDA M EDALLION S CHOLARS 4 English 4 Math (Algebra

Class of 2016 F LORIDA M EDALLION S CHOLARS 4 English 4 Math (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra II, + Higher Math) 3 Natural Sciences 3 Social Sciences 2 years in same Foreign Language 3. 0 GPA in these Academic Courses SAT 1170 or ACT 26 75 Hours of Community Service Bright Futures requirements are subject to change

Class of 2016 G OLD S EAL V OCATIONAL S CHOLARS This scholarship can

Class of 2016 G OLD S EAL V OCATIONAL S CHOLARS This scholarship can only be used for vocational certifications. It will not pay toward courses leading to an AA or AS degree. 4 English 4 Mathematics (including Algebra 1) 3 Natural Sciences 3 Social Sciences 1 Fine/Practical Art 1 Physical Education 3 Credits in one vocational program 3. 0 weighted GPA overall/3. 5 un-weighted GPA Career Courses 30 CSH SAT – Rd 440/M 440 ACT – E 17/Rd 18/M 19 Pert - Rd 104/Wt 99/M 113 Bright Futures requirements are subject to change

Class of 2016 TESTING , TESTING AND MORE TESTING ! ACT - www. actstudent.

Class of 2016 TESTING , TESTING AND MORE TESTING ! ACT - www. actstudent. org SAT - www. collegeboard. org For college applications and Bright Futures, Juniors should take the SAT/ACT in the Spring

TESTING , TESTING AND MORE TESTING ! ACT Test Dates SAT Test Dates

TESTING , TESTING AND MORE TESTING ! ACT Test Dates SAT Test Dates

S TATE U NIVERSITY S YSTEM CORE ADMISSIONREQUIREMENTS Planning to go straight to a

S TATE U NIVERSITY S YSTEM CORE ADMISSIONREQUIREMENTS Planning to go straight to a 4 yr college after high school? 18 academic units is the minimum requirement most universities prefer more ( 21. 5 or greater) What is an academic (core) credit? • English • Math • Science • Social Studies • Foreign Language (also required by state colleges)

S TATE U NIVERSITY S YSTEM MATRIX

S TATE U NIVERSITY S YSTEM MATRIX

F LORIDA C OLLEGE S YSTEM #1 IN A C C E S S

F LORIDA C OLLEGE S YSTEM #1 IN A C C E S S IN GH IGH E R ED UC ATIO N DU CAT ION Florida 2 + 2 system to earn a bachelor’s (4 yr) degree Earn an Associate of Arts (2 yr) degree at a Florida College System institution, then transfer to a 4 yr institution AA degree at a Florida college guarantees students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree at a university or Florida college offering 4 yr degrees more information visit www. fldoe. org/articulation/pdf/Pathways_to_Success. pdf Florida Colleges offer Associate of Science (2 yr) degrees, Certificate Programs, and Applied Technical Diplomas Lead directly to employment Potential to earn more money than with some 4 -yr degrees

C AREER & T ECHNICAL C ENTERS Traviss & Ridge Career Centers Architecture &

C AREER & T ECHNICAL C ENTERS Traviss & Ridge Career Centers Architecture & Construction Arts, A/V Technology & Communication Business, Management & Administration Health Science Hospitality & Tourism Human Services Information Technology Transportation, Distribution & Logistics More information visit www. traviss. edu and schools. polk-fl. net/ridge

E DUCATION P ATHWAYS Florida College System (such as Polk State College) A. S.

E DUCATION P ATHWAYS Florida College System (such as Polk State College) A. S. in Computer Network Engineering Technology Florida Earnings: Average Annual Wage $73, 403 Entry Annual Wage $45, 282 Experienced Annual Wage $87, 443 Career & Technical Education (such as Traviss Career Center) Lakeland Average Annual Wage Electrician: Surgical Technician: Automotive Mechanic: Fire Safety Investigator: $39, 395 $38, 875 $38, 210 $58, 989

Class of 2016 F LORIDA V IRTUAL C AMPUS

Class of 2016 F LORIDA V IRTUAL C AMPUS

RESOURCES Class of 2016 http: //www. georgejenkinshs. com/guidance/g_welcome. html

RESOURCES Class of 2016 http: //www. georgejenkinshs. com/guidance/g_welcome. html