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Freshman Counseling Orientation Stuarts Draft High School October - 2015
Meet Your Counseling Staff Mrs. Halterman Secretary Mrs. Mc. Laughlin G-Q Mrs. Schindler A-F Mrs. Comer Counseling Coordinator R-Z
Meet Your Counseling Staff Mrs. Wangler Career Coach Ms. Boward GRASP (Great Aspirations Scholarship Program)
Function of a High School Counselor • • • Academic Planning Academic Success Exploring Career Options Occasional Reality Checks Problem Solving Strategies Getting the Most Out of High School
Counselor Contact Form § Schedule an appointment with your counselor by completing the blue form titled: “REQUEST TO SEE COUNSELOR” § Forms are found in the Counseling Office § Forms should be left in your Counselor’s mailbox located on your Counselor’s office door or given to Mrs. Halterman
CONFIDENTIALITY What is said in a guidance counselor’s office stays in the guidance counselor’s office, unless: 1. 2. 3. Your life or someone else’s life is in danger. You give permission for information to be shared. Your counselor determines that the issue is so potentially threatening or harmful that some kind of resource help is needed. Students are encouraged to share information with parents.
Resources § § § School Counselor School Nurse – Ms. Harvey Student Resource Officer – Officer Hammersberg Administrator Student Assistance Program
Graduation Requirements: STANDARD DIPLOMA (22 Credits) § § § § English: 4 units (English 9, 10, 11, 12) Math: 3 units (including 2 course selections from among Algebra 1, Geometry, or higher…algebra II part I does not count as the 3 rd class any longer) Science: 3 units (must include two different disciplines from among Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics) Social Studies: 3 units (World Geography, US/VA History, and US/VA Government) Health/PE: 2 units (HPE I and HPE II) Economics and Personal Finance: 1 unit Foreign Language/Fine Arts or CTE: 2 units Electives: 2 of the 4 units must be in sequential order (ex. Art 1 and Art 2) VERIFIED UNITS (SOL Testing) § § § English: 2 (both given in English 11) Math: 1 Science: 1 Social Studies: 1 One additional unit from either Math, Science, or Social Studies
Graduation Requirements: ADVANCED DIPLOMA (26 Credits) § § § § § English: 4 units (English 9, 10, 11, 12) Math: 4 units (including 3 course selections from among Algebra 1, Geometry, or higher…Algebra II Part I no longer counts as a math credit…it is an elective credit) Science: 4 units (must include two different disciplines from among Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics) Social Studies: 4 units (World Geography, World History, US/VA History, and US/VA Government) Health/PE: 2 units (HPE I and HPE II) Economics and Personal Finance: 1 unit Fine Arts or Career and Technical Ed: 1 unit Foreign Language: 3 units of one language or two years each of two different languages Electives: 3 units, depending on the amount of foreign language completed VERIFIED UNITS (SOL Testing) § § § English: 2 (both given in English 11) Math: 2 Science: 2 Social Studies: 2 One additional unit from either Math, Science, or Social Studies
Grade Point Average (GPA) A+ = 4. 3 B = 3. 0 C- = 1. 6667 F = 0. 0 A = 4. 0 B- = 2. 6667 D+ = 1. 3 I = 0. 0 A- = 3. 6667 C+ = 2. 3 D = 1. 0 B+ = 3. 3 C = 2. 0 D- = 0. 6667 Points are given to each class completed. To calculate your cumulative GPA, add all points together and divide by the total number of classes. Example: CLASSES & GRADES: Algebra 1: B+ (= 3. 3) Health/PE 1: A (=4. 0) English 9: B (=3. 0) Biology: C (=2. 0) World History: A (=4. 0) Art 1: B+ (=3. 3) v. Cumulative GPA = (3. 3+3. 0+4. 0+2. 0+3. 3)/6 = 19. 6/6 classes = 3. 267
Grade Level Classification To be in 10 th grade = 5 standard credits To be in 11 th grade = 10 standard credits To be in 12 th grade = 14 standard credits
Athletic Eligibility VHSL Eligibility › A student must take and pass at least three (3) courses in the semester. › Eligibility is determined by semester and year end grades.
Planning for the future…. . Colleges prefer to see a student who › takes a rigorous course load › earns A’s & B’s on their report card › is involved in extracurricular activities both at school and in the community. › takes a full course load each year. › is able to express himself or herself in writing.
Activities & Athletics Clubs § Sports § Get Involved! Make friends with other students who have similar interests and HAVE FUN! §
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Questions Today’s power point will be posted on the School Counseling Webpage for you to use as a resource Thank you for coming!