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Freshman - Sophomore Night Gulf Coast High School September 16, 2019
Agenda • • • Who is my counselor? School Website Graduation Requirements Bright Futures Scholarship Program Dual Enrollment Volunteer Hours
Counselor Assignments • • • A-Car - Mrs. Dombroski Cas- Cl - Mrs. Gallegos Co-D - Mrs. Giles E-Ho - Ms. Minsker Hu-Maf - Mrs. Szilagyi Mag-Pal - Mrs. Gallegos Pan-Sc - Ms. Marvin Se-Z - Ms. Wessman Gifted - Mrs. Reale
GCH Website www. gulfcoastsharks. com
Resources on GCH Website • • Daily Announcements Check Grades/FOCUS Find Teachers/Staff Email Addresses Activities/Athletics / Clubs
How do I talk to my counselor? • Email your counselor with your specific questions. • Walk in any day at lunch.
GC Counselor Email Addresses Mrs. Dombroski: [email protected] com Mrs. Giles: [email protected] com Mrs. Gallegos [email protected] com Ms. Minsker: [email protected] com Mrs. Reale: [email protected] com Mrs. Szilagyi: [email protected] com Ms. Wessman: [email protected] com
How do I ask my counselor a question? • If you come to the Student Services Office during class please check in at the counter. You enter your student number and you will check out after your appointment.
Class of 2022 and 2023 Graduation Requirements English 4. 0 credits Math (Algebra 1 /Geometry) 4. 0 credits Science (Biology & 2 Other Lab Sciences) 3. 0 credits Social Studies (WH, USH, Econ/Gov) 3. 0 credits Fine/Performing/Practical Arts 1. 0 credit HOPE 1. 0 credit Elective Credits 8. 0 credits ________________________ __ Total Credits 24. 0 credits Pass Algebra I EOC Pass Grade 10 ELA Assessment 2. 0 Grade Point Average
Testing Information Geometry, Biology and US History End of Course Exams count as 30% of final course average.
Earning Scholars or Merit Designations In addition to meeting the Standard High School Diploma Requirements………… Scholar Designation Merit Designation • Earn 1. 0 credit in Geometry and • Attain one or more industry certifications from the list established pass EOC • Earn 1. 0 credit in Statistics or Equally rigorous course • Earn 1. 0 credit in Biology and pass EOC • Earn 1. 0 credit in Chemistry or Physics • Earn 1. 0 credit in U. S. History and pass EOC • 2 Credits in same World Language • Earn at least one credit in AP, IB, AICE or Dual Enrollment Course • * Students with passing AP Bio or AP US Hist scores are exempt from passing corresponding EOC • GCHS Industry Certifications • • Auto CAD Adobe Flash CS 5 Adobe Photoshop CS 5 Medical Assistant Certification • Food Handler Certification
4 Year Plan State University System Subject 9 th 10 th 11 th 12 th English III English IV Math Geometry Algebra II 4 th SUS Math Science Earth Space Biology or Science or Chemistry Biology Chemistry Social Studies World History Foreign Language 1. 0 Consecutiv e Foreign Lang 1. 0 Consecutive Foreign Lang Misc. HOPE 1. 0 Fine Art (sometime) United States History Government / Economics Academic Elective (sometime)
Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship Florida Medallion Scholars Academic Scholars Award GPA – Minimum Unrounded and Cumulative 3. 0 weighted* GPA in the 16 credits required for graduation AND a 3. 5 unweighted GPA in a 3 credit vocational program. 3. 0 weighted* GPA in the 18 college preparatory credits identified by the Florida Board of Regents as MINIMUM entrance requirements. 3. 5 weighted* GPA in the 18 college preparatory credits identified by the Florida Board of Regents as MINIMUM entrance requirements. Test Scores SAT: Critical Read- 440 Math- 440 ACT: Rdg-19 English-17 Math-19 SAT: 1200 Critical Read & 1330 Critical Math(excludes Reading & Math Writing) (excludes Writing) ACT: 26 Composite ACT: 29 Composite
Bright Futures Scholarship Program Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship Community 30 Hours Service Hours Florida Medallion Scholars Academic Scholars Award 75 hours 100 hours Please check official Bright Futures Website for more specifics and any potential changes. http: //www. floridastudentfinancialaid. org/ssfad/bf/
Community Service • Not Required for graduation • Must obtain prior approval during lunch in the Student Services Office • Must turn in signed letter, on letterhead, stating dates of service, hours served, brief description of services provided • Pre-Approval Forms available on Guidance Website or in the Student Services Office
Full time Dual Enrollment “ACE” Program at Florida Gulf Coast University The Accelerated Collegiate Experience (ACE) is designed to provide a unique educational experience to qualified junior and senior high school students who are seeking an advance study option. Public Information Meetings: (http: //www. fgcu. edu/ACE/) Please check their website for informational meetings at FGCU. 3. 7 weighted academic GPA and 3. 0 unweighted GPA. • Minimum Standardized Test Scores: SAT – 1140 combined Reading & Math Minimums: Math 500/24, Reading: 500/25 writing, 24 read ACT – 23 Composite Minimums: Math 20, Reading 20, English 20
ACE Program Public Information Meetings at FGCU Monday, September 30, 2019 7: 00 pm Sugden Resort & Hospitality Building - Room 111 Parking Garage #1 Wednesday, October 9, 2019 7: 00 pm Sugden Resort & Hospitality Building - Room 111 Parking Garage #1 Monday, October 21, 2019 7: 00 pm Marieb Hall - Room 100 Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7: 00 pm Sugden Resort & Hospitality Building - Room 111 Parking Garage #1 Thursday, November 21, 2019 7: 00 pm Sugden Resort & Hospitality Building - Room 111 Parking Garage #1 Monday, December 9, 2019 7: 00 pm Sugden Resort & Hospitality Building – Room 111 Parking Garage #1 ***Additional Dates will be posted in January. Parking Garage #4
Florida Southwestern State College Dual Enrollment GPA Requirements-Unweighted Cumulative GPA • 3. 5 for Sophomores • 3. 0 for Juniors and Seniors Minimum standardized test scores: • SAT: Reading 24, Writing 25, Math 24 (MAT 1033) or 28. 5 (MAC 1105). • ACT: English 17, Reading 19, Math 19 (MAT 1033) or 23 (MAC 1105). • PERT: Reading 106, Writing 103, Math 114 (MAT 1033) or 123 (MAC 1105).
AICE Diploma Candidates must pass seven AICE Exams One from category 1, 2 & 3, plus Global Perspectives The Core Mathematics and Science Group 1 Languages Group 2 Arts and Humanities Group 3 Global Perspectives and Research AS Level Marine Science AS Level English Language AS Level European History AS Level Interdisciplinary and Skills Based Subjects Group 4 (Only 2 credits allowed for this group) General Paper AS Level Psychology* AS Level Sociology AS Level Thinking Skills A or AS Level Spanish Language AS Level Psychology* AS Level
Credit Denial • Can not miss more than 9 days / semester • Please communicate with Attendance Office to document absences
Make Up Work Policy Students are to be provided one school day for everyday missed to make up work. Long term assignments are due on the day the student returns to school.
Midterm Exams Final Exams • Often we get calls about students missing midterm or final exams. Students are not allowed to take the exams early - they can only take them when they return and should always let the teacher know in advance.
Upcoming PSAT testing for all freshman and sophomores: October 16 th, 2019
s t h g o l C n i s g h T u o • Check grades often • Communicate directly with your student’s teacher if you have a concern • Take all standardized testing seriously • This presentation will be on the GCHS Student Services Website under ‘Events’