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CLASS OF 2017 Mrs. Collins Mrs. Chancey Mrs. Poitier Mr. Peters Mrs. Norgan A—C & Mi—Sc D—He Hi—Me A—C & Mi—Sc Se-Z 11 th & 12 th 9 th — 12 th 9 th & 10 th 9 th — 12 th
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 or HOPE 8 Electives Passing score on Grade 10 FSA (Florida Standards Assessment) 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)
O NLINE V IRTUAL E DUCATION GRADUATION REQUIREMENT
O NLINE V IRTUAL E DUCATION G RADUATION R EQUIREMENT 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.
TESTS : FSA / EOC S Passing scores required for graduation: Grade 10 FSA (Florida Standards Assessment) Algebra 1 EOC Retakes are administered in the Fall of Junior Year End of Course (EOC) Exams EOC counts for 30% of the final grade Algebra 1 Biology Geometry US History Algebra 2 (if enrolled) Administered in the Spring each year
H IGH S CHOOL C OURSES/ D ISTRICT EOY S District EOYs for ½ credit courses (Econ, Gov’t, PE, etc. ) Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Course Final Exam (EOY) Semester 1 Grade 35% 30% 100% • Numeric Calculation; note on report card denotes EOY is 30% of each final course grade. District EOYs for 1 credit courses Course Quarter Final Exam Semester Quarter (column is blank 1 2 1 Grade 3 4 until EOY score is available) 35% 30% 100% 35% Course Final Exam Semester 2 Grade 30% 100% • Numeric Calculation: each semester grade is independent of each other; note on report card denotes: Blank exam column indicates year-long course calculation; no 1 st semester exam; EOY is 30% of final semester grade. • Unit/Quarter/Semester assessments are included in quarter grades.
S TATE EOC C OURSES ( A L GEBRA 1 , A LGEBRA 2, B I OL OG Y, G EOME TRY, US H ISTORY) State EOC Courses Quarter 1 2 35% Course Final Exam (column remains blank in Pinnacle. EOC should display on report card) Remains blank (30%) Semester 1 Grade 100% Quarter 3 4 35% Course Final Exam (column remains blank in Pinnacle. EOC should display on report card) Remains blank (30%) Semester 2 Grade 100% • Numeric Calculation; numeric table of EOC scores to be provided by AAE Department; each semester grade is independent of each other; note on report card denotes: Blank exam column indicates year-long course calculation; no 1 st semester exam; EOC is 30% of EACH final semester grade. • Genesis will calculate the final semester grades - teachers will not enter EOCs into the grade book (EOC scores are received directly from FLDOE).
C ALCULATING G RADES EOC ’S AND EOY ’S All courses have a test that counts for 30% of the course grade. • Administered at the end of the school year • EOC = End of Course Exam • EOY = End of Year Exam Semester 1 (Q 1 & Q 2) Grade Semester 2 (Q 3 & Q 4) Grade 35% of Course Grade 85 B 80 B 65 D C 29. 75 28 19. 5 *77. 25 C EOC/EOY Results 30% of Course Grade NEW GRADE FOR EACH SEMESTER (TRANSCRIPT) *PCSB will convert EOC and EOY scores to calculate final course grade
TESTS : PSAT: Wednesday, October 28 th Must register with Mrs. Puissegur 10/1— 10/9 Cost: $17. 00 LIMITED Fee waivers available 11 th-graders eligible for NSLP Why bother? Prepares you for the new SAT (March 2016) PSAT results should be used as SAT prep with www. satcollegeboard. org www. mycollegequickstart. org Results used to gauge AP Potential Find cash for class—say “Yes” to Student Search Service
TESTS : PSAT Find cash for class—say “Yes” to Student Search Service Automatically screened as Junior National Merit Scholars Program (Everyone) National Achievement Scholars Program (Blacks) National Hispanic Scholars Program (Hispanic s) New Scholarship Partners will invite you to apply if you qualify American Indian Graduate Center Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund Hispanic Scholarship Fund Jack Kent Cooke Foundation United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
T ESTS: ACT & SAT ACT SAT (March 2016 +) www. actstudent. org www. sat. collegeboard. org 5 parts: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science and an optional Writing Test. 4 parts: Reading, Writing and Language, Math and the optional SAT Essay Range from 1 (low) to 36 (high). Composite Score = average of four scores (EMRS) 400– 1600 score scale Super score varies by university and scholarship New SAT super scores with New SAT Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (plus 40 minutes with writing) 3 hours and 50 minutes with the SAT Essay — or 3 hours without it 215 multiple-choice questions 4 answer choices • • • Fee waivers for 11 th/12 th NSLP eligible Maximum of two separate test fee waivers Fee waivers cover basic registration fee Includes up to 4 score report college choices Includes college application fee waivers • • • Fee waivers for 11 th/12 th NSLP eligible Maximum of two separate test fee waivers Fee waivers cover basic registration fee Includes up to 8 score report college choices Includes 4 college application fee waivers No penalty for guessing http: //www. actstudent. org/onlineprep/ https: //www. khanacademy. org/sat (free)
M ERIT D ESIGNATION In addition to meeting the standard high school diploma requirements: § Attain one or more industry certifications * Designation has no impact on college admission or high school graduation
S CHOLAR D ESIGNATION In addition to meeting the standard high school diploma requirements: § 1 credit in Algebra II § 1 credit in statistics or an equally rigorous mathematics course § 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 * Designation has no impact on college admission or high school graduation
P ROMOTION R EQUIREMENTS SEMESTER YEAR Individual Class . 5 credit (A, B, C or D) 1 credit (A, B, C or D) Total Classes 3. 5 credits (A, B, C or D) 7 credits (A, B, C or D) 11 th grade – 11 Credits earned & completed 2 years in HS 12 th grade – 17 Credits earned & completed 3 years in HS
G RADE P OINT A VERAGE Class Letter Grade Points Class: English 1 Grade: B Points: 3 GPA= Total points earned/Total classes taken Grade points A = 4 PTS B=3 PTS C=2 PTS D=1 PTS F=0 PTS Weighted GPA Honors=. 5 point Advanced Placement = 1 point Dual Enrollment = 1 point
A CCELERATION O PTIONS Advanced Placement (AP) Dual Enrollment (DE) College Credit AP Exam Score Passing Course Grade Credit Applied to College Transcript Dependent on score & university www. collegeboard. org Dependent on receiving university (Earning AA = all credits accepted) Rigor Nationally Normed Varies by Course/Instructor Transcript Impact HS transcript & GPA HS transcripts & GPA College transcripts & GPA Weight 1. 0 pt Qualification Requirements Academic History & GPA Participation Requirements Must take AP Exam(s) No Exceptions Maintain: V: 2. 0 GPA /A: 3. 0 GPA/FTDE: 3. 2 GPA Campus High School (21 courses) High School/State College
D UAL E NROLLMENT Must have a minimum of 6 core academic credits Vocational courses require a minimum un-weighted GPA of 2. 0 Academic courses require a minimum un-weighted GPA of 3. 0 Full Time requires a minimum un-weighted GPA of 3. 2 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, Science, Social Studies, Humanities, etc Students must take the math portion of the PERT for math 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 1) Complete the Polk State College Online Admission Application 2) Meet Eligibility Requirements 3) Submit official scores from an approved placement test (ACT, SAT or PERT) and, if ACT or SAT submit official score report to PSC 4) Confer with their high school counselor regarding course selection and complete High School Approval Form for Dual Enrollment and Early Admission each semester 5) Complete the College’s mandatory student orientation, then register for classes with PSC advisor in person during dual enrollment registration period 6) Submit course schedule to high school counselor 7) Acquire textbooks by taking 2 nd copy of schedule to Asst. Principal to obtain a book voucher * Steps 3 – 7 are completed prior to every semester
D UAL E NROLLMENT 6 core academic HS credits 1 DE course/term 8 core academic HS credits 2 DE courses/term 10 core academic HS credits 11 DE hours/term Full Time Early Admission 12 th grade 12 -15 DE hours/term Dual Enrollment courses grades are included in the high school and college transcripts College-Ready Scores Subject PERT ACT SAT Reading/Critical Reading 106 19 440 English/Critical Reading 103 17 440 Elementary Algebra/Mathematics 114 19 440
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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
F LORIDA C OLLEGE S YSTEM # 1 I N A C C E S S I N GH I G H E R EDUCATION 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
E DUCATION P ATHWAYS Florida College System (such as Polk State College) A. S. in Computer Network Engineering Technology Florida Earnings: Average Annual Wage Entry Annual Wage Experienced Annual Wage $73, 403 $45, 282 $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
S TATE U NIVERSITY S YSTEM CORE ADMISSIONREQUIREMENTS HS Grad University Freshman? 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) ACT - www. actstudent. org SAT - www. sat. collegeboard. org Needed for college applications and Bright Futures Should take the SAT/ACT in the Spring of your Junior year
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B RIGHT F UTURES W WW. FLO RID AS T UDE NTFINANCIAL. AID ORG WWW FLORI DA ST U DENT FINAN CIALAID Florida Academic Scholarship Florida Medallion Scholarship Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship Always refer to the website at www. floridastudentfinancialaid. org for changes in scholarship requirements All BF requirements subject to change
B RIGHT F UTURES: FAS/FMS W W W. F L O R I D A S T U D E N T F I N A N C I A. LOARI D G Florida Academic Scholar & Florida Medallion Scholar 18 academic units is a minimum requirement; most universities prefer more ( 21. 5 or greater)
G OLD S EAL V OCATIONAL S CHOLARS 1 Fine/Practical Art 1 Physical Education 3 CTE Credits 3. 0 weighted GPA overall 3. 5 un-weighted GPA Career Courses 30 CSH • Gold Seal applies only to vocational certifications but courses leading to an AA or AS are excluded.
T HINGS EVERY J UNIOR S HOULD D O Maintain good attendance, grades, citizenship, and commitment to extracurricular activities and/or job. Junior year is most important when applying to college! Monitor your academic progress and status toward meeting your requirements. Utilize www. floridashines. org Maintain your portfolio of achievements. Continue to challenge yourself with advanced placement or honors courses. Meet with your Guidance Counselor in the spring to review your courses for this year, plan for your senior year, and discuss a list of colleges you would like to explore. Begin thinking about which teachers and others you might ask to write recommendations in the fall of your senior year. Prepare a résumé based on the information in your portfolio.
T HINGS EVERY J UNIOR S HOULD D O Attend college fairs, write or call colleges on your list, visit their websites, and begin reviewing their literature. Review college admissions requirements for colleges you are considering. Don’t be afraid to contact these colleges with questions. Use your spring and summer breaks to visit college campuses. Call ahead or visit college websites to schedule visits. Write a thank you note if you participate in an interview. Look into summer jobs, volunteer opportunities, or academic programs offered at colleges. Find an internship or job shadow in a profession that interests you
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