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1 1 We Will Discuss: Counselor/Counseling Counselor/Counseling Confidentiality Confidentiality Grades Grades Credits Credits GPA GPA Graduation Requirements Graduation Requirements College Requirements College Requirements Transcripts Transcripts Freshman Calendar Freshman Calendar

2 9 th Grade Counselors Mrs Charalabopoulos (A-Gh) Mrs Charalabopoulos (A-Gh) Mrs Horan (Gi-L) Mrs Horan (Gi-L) Ms Donovan (M-P) Ms Donovan (M-P) Mr Witte (Q-Z) Mr Witte (Q-Z) 2

3 3 Your Counselor!! Helps you get ready for your journey (next semester, next year, after high school) Helps you get ready for your journey (next semester, next year, after high school) Helps you get ready to learn Helps you get ready to learn Helps you remove obstacles, build bridges and develop plans of action Helps you remove obstacles, build bridges and develop plans of action

4 4 Limits of Confidentiality Harm to self Harm to self Harm to others Harm to others Being harmed by someone Being harmed by someone

5 5 Where do you want to go? How will you get there? How will you get there?

6 6 What Does Your Life Road Map Look Like? You Are Here

7 7 Make It Count! True or False True or False My grades dont count until after 9 th grade. My grades dont count until after 9 th grade. Every credit counts!!

8 8 Grades Passing grades: Passing grades: A, B, C, D =.5 credit A, B, C, D =.5 credit per semester per semester Failing Grades: Failing Grades: F = 0 credit F = 0 credit

9 9 Semester vs. Quarter Grades 1 st Quarter 2 nd Quarter 3 rd Quarter 4 th Quarter 1 st Semester August - January 2 nd Semester January - June The semester grades are the only grades on your transcript, and will be the only grades that will go into the GPA. Semester grades factor in how you did during each quarter as well the results of your final test each semester

10 10 Grade Point Average GPA –Average of grade points earned for total classes completed. GPA –Average of grade points earned for total classes completed. Class Rank – Your numerical placement in relation to other students in your class based on your cumulative GPA. Class Rank – Your numerical placement in relation to other students in your class based on your cumulative GPA.

11 11 GPA (Grade Point Average) UnweightedWeighted A = B = C = D = F = 0.0 (no credit) 0.0 Weighted Classes Weighted Classes AP/Pre-IB/IB classes AP/Pre-IB/IB classes Honors/Advanced Honors/Advanced World Languages World Languages (Levels 4-5) (Levels 4-5)

12 12 How do you earn Credits? Completing & Passing Cherokee Trail Classes Completing & Passing Cherokee Trail Classes Summer School Summer School PLATO Credit Recovery PLATO Credit Recovery Online Classes Online Classes

13 13 22 credits to Graduate 4.0 English 4.0 English 3.0 Math (Algebra 1 & higher) 3.0 Math (Algebra 1 & higher) 3.0 Science 3.0 Science 3.0 Social Studies (1 U.S. History &.5 credit in Civics) 3.0 Social Studies (1 U.S. History &.5 credit in Civics) 2.0 Wellness/Fitness (.5 Health) 2.0 Wellness/Fitness (.5 Health) 1.5 Fine Arts/Industrial Education/Career and Technical 1.5 Fine Arts/Industrial Education/Career and Technical 5.5 Electives 5.5 Electives 22.0 Total Credits to Graduate 22.0 Total Credits to Graduate

14 14 Where do you see yourself years from now?

15 15 What is Your Six-Year Plan 4 Year College 2 Year College Community College Vocational/Technical Military Service Work

16 16 Developing a Four-Year Plan

17 17 College Entrance Requirements Minimum requirement for Colorado Higher Education College Entrance Requirements Minimum requirement for Colorado Higher Education 4.0 English 4.0 English 4.0 Math ( try ) 4.0 Math ( Including Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry ) 3.0 Social Studies ( including U.S. History & Government) 3.0 Social Studies ( including U.S. History & Government) 3.0 Science (2 years Lab Science) 3.0 Science (2 years Lab Science) 1.0 Foreign Language 1.0 Foreign Language (2-3 for some schools) (2-3 for some schools) 2.0 Academic Electives 2.0 Academic Electives

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20 20 Transcripts An official copy of a students academic record An official copy of a students academic record Includes: Includes: Specific Classes Taken Specific Classes Taken Grades/Grade Point Average (GPA)/Class Ranking Grades/Grade Point Average (GPA)/Class Ranking Test Scores (CSAP & ACT State Mandated Testing) Test Scores (CSAP & ACT State Mandated Testing)

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23 23 Freshman Plan Understand Graduation Requirements Understand Graduation Requirements Improve Study Skills and Habits Improve Study Skills and Habits Get Involved Get Involved Understand College Admission Standards Understand College Admission Standards Develop a Four Year Plan Develop a Four Year Plan Keep a Personal Resume Keep a Personal Resume Choose your classes wisely for 10 th grade Choose your classes wisely for 10 th grade

24 24 The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with the First Step Chinese Proverb Make Each Step Count!!


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