2NHS Counseling Department Mission Statement The Northview Counseling Department works with all stakeholders to help students to become productive members of society who accept responsibility for their actions. In this we strive to create a safe, personalized, and supportive environment that fosters tolerance and respect.
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4Northview High School – Counselors Students are assigned to counselors according to their last name:Counselor Student CaseloadSamiah Garcia (A – De)Jamie D. Brown (Dh – Ka)Renee Ferrerio, Dept Chair (Ke – Mc)Allison Leja (Me- Sc)Steve Creel (Se – Z)
5Graduation Requirements CreditsLanguage Arts4MathematicsSocial Studies3ScienceHealth/Personal Fitness1W Lang and/or Fine Art and/or CTAEElectivesStudents planning to enter/transfer into a 4 year college/university must take a minimum of two units of the same world language.
6MathIn order to graduate a student must take and pass the following four on-level math classes1: CCGPS Coordinate Algebra2: CCGPS Analytic Geometry3: CCGPS Advanced Algebra4: CCGPS Pre Calculus
7MathOR the student must take and pass the following four Accelerated Math classes:1. CCGPS Accelerated Coordinate Algebra Honors2. CCGPS Accelerated Analytic Geometry Honors3. CCGPS Accelerated Pre Calculus Honors4. AP Calculus AB/BC or AP StatisticsIf you are in Accelerated Math, you will need to take AP Calc AB/BC or Statistics to graduate.
8GHSGT/EOCT TestingStudents who enter grade 9 for the first time in SY or afterMust pass the GHSWT to be eligible for diplomaAre not required to take or pass GHSGT ( test not administered)Are required to pass courses* associated with EOCT, with EOCT contributing 20% to course gradeAre not required to pass EOCT*In science, students may take Physical Science or Physics (no EOCT for Physics).
9Credits and Honor/AP Points How many credits are required to be in the 10th grade?5 credits need to be earned by the start of the 2013/2014 school year for you to be in the 10th grade.If a student does not have 5 credits then the student remains in a 9th grade homeroom.How many credits are required to be in the 11th grade?11 credits need to be earned by the start of the 2014/2015 school year for you to be in the 11th grade.Honor/AP PointsWhich courses receive honor points?7 additional points are added at the end of each semester to passing grades in honors, AP, and joint enrollment / college courses.
10What If I fail a class? FAILED COURSES CAN BE MADE UP THROUGH: SUMMER SCHOOL (MAXIMUM CREDITS THAT CAN BE MADE UP ARE 1.0 CREDIT)ONLINE COURSES THROUGH FULTON VIRTUAL SCHOOL OR GEORGIA VIRTUAL SCHOOL. COUNSELOR APPROVAL IS REQUIRED TO TAKE ONLINE COURSESIF MORE THAN 2 COURSES ARE FAILED THEN YOU WILL NOT BE PROMOTED TO 10TH GRADE AND IN DANGER OF NOT GRADUATING WITH YOUR CLASS
11Numeric AverageFulton County calculates numeric averages by adding up all grades in classes and dividing by the total number of classes taken. The numeric average is on a 100 point scale i.e. 87 out of 100All grades included in this calculation – failed grades, summer grades, online grades…Failed courses remain on the transcript even after retaking the courseFulton County adds 7 points to the final passing grade for each Honors, AP, and college course taken; shown on transcript
12A Word on Grade Point Average (GPA) High School GPA is calculated by the postsecondary institution not the high school (Fulton County does not calculate)College GPA is different than the Fulton County Numeric AverageStudent should contact college to find how they calculate GPAMost colleges use this scale: A = 4.0, B = 3.0, C = 2.0, F = 0.0Most colleges only consider academic courses (Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language)Some colleges may give additional points for Honors, AP, and College coursesSome colleges may take off the additional 7 points added for Honors, AP and college courses
13Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Eligible students receive financial assistance covering partial or full tuitionQualifications- U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen- Legal resident of Georgia- Graduate of an eligible GA high schoolValid Social Security #Selective ServiceMales must register with the Selective Service no later than 30 days before their 18th birthday.HOPE eligibility will be delayed until this requirement is met
14HOPE GPAA 3.0 GPA is required by averaging core coursework, including failing grades, on a 4.0 scale and must pass at least 2 courses from a list of academically rigorous coursesConversionCore CoursesEnglishMathScienceSocial ScienceWorld LanguageHonors points are removed and a 0.50 weighting is added back in for AP courses only, not to exceed 4.0Middle school credit is not calculated in the HOPE GPAAll calculations are done by the Georgia Student Finance CommissionA90 to 1004.0 PointsB80 to 893.0 PointsC70 to 792.0 PointsF0 to 690 PointsCounselors are not responsible for calculating the HOPE GPAA 2.99 GPA does NOT qualify you for HOPE
15Basic eligibility requirements: HOPE ScholarshipBasic eligibility requirements:Students graduating under the single diploma type must have a 3.0 GPA as calculated by GSFC.The GPA calculation is the same calculation that was mandated in the HOPE changes in 2004.Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in college to maintain the HOPE Scholarship.If a student falls below a 3.0 GPA in college, they may only regain the HOPE Scholarship one time.A student that does not graduate from high school as a HOPE Scholar, can earn a 3.0 GPA in college and enter the HOPE Scholarship program at the 30, 60 or 90 semester hour check point or equivalent quarter hour check point.The HOPE Scholarship will not pay for remedial or developmental courses.
16The HOPE Scholarship will pay: At an eligible postsecondary institution, a percentage amount of the standard tuition charges from the previous year.At an eligible private postsecondary institution, a percentage amount of the HOPE award for private colleges.Award Amounts:Payment amount for private colleges is $3,600Payment amount for public colleges and universities can be located on GAcollege411.org on the HOPE Program Changes page
17HOPE Scholarship Academic Rigor Requires that students graduating in 2015 and beyond must pass at least 2 courses from a list of academically rigorous courses in order to meet the requirements to be a HOPE Scholar upon high school graduation
18HOPE Scholarship Rigor Requirements Advanced math, such as Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry, Math III, or an equivalent or higher course;Advanced science, such as Chemistry, Physics, Biology II, or an equivalent or higher course;Advanced placement courses in core subjects;International baccalaureate courses in core subjects;Courses taken at a unit of the University System of Georgia in core subjects where such courses are not remedial and developmental courses; orAdvanced foreign language courses.GSFC will be providing a list of classes to further define each category.
19Zell Miller Scholarship Major premise of the program is that a student must meet all the requirements to be eligible for the HOPE Scholarship, plus:Graduate from an eligible high school with a grade point average of at least a 3.7 as calculated by GSFC and having received a score of at least 1,200 combined critical reading score and math score on a single administration of the SAT or an ACT score of at least 26; orGraduated from an eligible high school as the valedictorian or salutatorian
20Zell Miller Scholar Program A student must maintain a 3.3 grade point average in college to maintain the Zell Miller Scholar program.If a student loses eligibility for the Zell Miller Scholar program for any reason, they may regain that eligibility one time. They remain eligible for the HOPE Scholarship provided the student’s GPA is still a 3.0 or above.
21HOPEApply for the HOPEApply for the HOPE – Complete FAFSA starting January of senior year:Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) -orGeorgia Student Financial Aid Application System (GSFAPPS) -View your HOPE averageGo to and login to your account.For Additional Information on HOPEContact Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC)or
22Program changes are available on the www.gacollege411.org website
23Advanced Placement - AP Program of college-level coursesReceive recognition from more than 3,600 colleges and universities that annually receive AP Exam scores. Over 90% of 4-year colleges in the U.S. provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying scoresRequired to take the AP exam in May if passing courseMANDATORY MEETING IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TAKE AN AP CLASS SOPHOMORE YEARAP Night – Thursday, January 24, 2013, 6:30 pm, NHS Theater
24TYPICAL 10TH GRADE SCHEDULE **When considering the level of classes to take, consider the highest level class in which you can make A’s or B’s. Do not put yourself at academic risk by over-extending yourself. Don’t worry about what your friends are taking or if you heard a college needs AP classes. Be honest with yourself. Listen to your teacher’s recommendation during pre-registration. Being properly placed is the most important aspect of success in high school. We recommend that you balance your schedule with everything else you are doing in your life; sports, clubs, jobs, extracurricular activities, etc.10TH GRADE LITERATUREMATHCHEMISTRY OR PHYSICAL SCIENCEWORLD HISTORYWORLD LANGUAGE OR ELECTIVEPERSONAL FITNESS/ELECTIVE ORYEAR LONG ELECTIVE**Course placement is based on meeting grade and/or pre-requisite requirements. See the Academic Catalog for specific criteria.
25Four Year Plan Advisement On March 5th, 2013, counselors will meet individually with each student on their caseload to advise them on academic and elective course selections.Final course registration forms will be due on March 14th, 2013.Students will receive a copy of their 4 yr plans with counselor recommendations to take home and review with parents.
26Bridge Bill Activities All 9th grade students will complete the following activities through GACollege411:Review/adjust or create your Individual Graduation PlanReview the Career Cluster Survey Interest Inventory and save your results of at least 3 careers in your GACollege411 portfolio.These activities will be completed through your Biology class at some point this year
27College Admission Standards GPA – Typically average in academic core on a 4.0 scale (English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and World Language)Course Selection (rigor; difficulty level) – Selective colleges are looking at the strength or rigor of your courses throughout high school, including your senior yearTest Scores (SAT and/or ACT)- Plan taking during 11th grade yearClass Rank – Based on overall numeric weighted averageExtracurricular Activities – Leadership and participation in clubs, service organizations and sports can be particularly important to collegesCollege Application Essays – Required essays on the college application are important because they demonstrate your writing ability and give the college more information about you.Letters of Recommendation -Usually two letters from teachers and one from counselor is neededResumes – Contains academic info., honors & awards, extracurricular activities, work/volunteer experience, etc.Interviews- May be required
28Georgia Perimeter College Gwinnett Technical College Freshman ProfileGA. Tech.Middle 50% GPAMiddle 50% SATMiddle 50% ACT 28-32Avg AP courses 7.31Georgia Perimeter CollegeMin Critical Reading SAT 480Min ACT English 20Min Math SAT 440Min ACT Math 18No deficiencies allowed in Math or EnglishSAT or ACT not required, Compass test insteadGwinnett Technical CollegeGraduate from High SchoolSubmit SAT/ACT scores or take Compass testUGAMiddle 50% GPAMiddle 50% SATMiddle 50% ACT 27-31Avg AP courses 4-8GA StateMiddle 50% GPAMiddle 50% SATMiddle 50% ACT 22-27Ga SouthernAverage GPA 3.2Middle 50% SATMiddle 50% ACT 21-24
31Honor Code and Discipline If a college or scholarship program inquires about honor code violations or discipline, we are obligated to report this information.Also, inquiries on a student's integrity may also be affected if the student has a documented out of school suspension or honor code violation.Acceptance to college is provisional and the colleges hold all of the rights.Colleges reserve the right to rescind admission or put you on immediate probation.
32NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse If you are planning on participating in intercollegiate athletics at an NCAA Division I or II institution you must register with the NCAA Initial-Eligibility ClearinghouseAccess the registration materials by visiting the NCAA websiteWhen taking the SAT/ACT, enter 9999 for scores to be sent to NCAAStudents and parents are responsible for determiningNCAA eligibility to Division I and Division II schoolsCounselor’s are neither responsible nor allowedto determine eligibilityBe aware that the NCAA may or may not approve courses taken through a non-traditional format such as online, distance learning, correspondence, credit recovery, etc.Counselors are not responsible for researching or advising NCAA policies. It is up to the student and family to investigate NCAA regulations as they pertain to non-traditional courses
33HOW TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS IN YOUR CLASSES BE ORGANIZED- USE YOUR AGENDADO YOUR HOMEWORK DAILY (ZEROES FOR NOT TURNING IN WORK LOWERS YOUR GRADE TREMENDOUSLY)MAKE STUDYING EVERY DAY A PRIORITY- REVIEW CLASS NOTES DAILYATTEND TEACHERS HELP SESSIONSIF NEED EXTRA HELP, ATTEND TAN HELP SESSIONS (EVERY TUESDAY AFTER SCHOOL IN ROOM 541)NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY TUTORING -SIGN UP TO HAVE AN INDIVIDUAL PEER TUTOR HELP YOU-FORM AVAILABLE TO FILL OUT IN COUNSELING OFFICEASK YOUR TEACHER FOR RECOVERY IF YOUR GRADE IS BELOW 74 (RECOVERY ENDS 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO FINALS)EVERY GRADE COUNTS- COLLEGES WILL LOOK AT GRADES FROM EACH SEMESTER
34How and When to see a Counselor To see your counselor, please stop by the office to fill out an appointment request slip. A counselor will send for you within 48 hoursReasons to see a counselor:Struggling AcademicallyQuestions about college/career planningQuestions about four year plan for graduationGuidance on dealing with academic issuesGuidance on dealing with personal issuesJust want to meet your counselor!!!!
36How and When to see a Counselor We are here to help youStop by before school, during lunch or after school. (Parents need appointments)If counselor is not available, fill out the Counselor Appointment Form.Emergency Danger to yourself, others, or someone else is in danger. See a member of the Northview Staff IMMEDIATELY- DO NOT FILL OUT THE APPOINTMENT FORM
37Q&AComplete the Survey and hand it back to counselor or teacher before leavingIt is the policy of the Fulton County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice, educational program, or any other program, activity or service.