4 Graduation Requirements English - 4 creditsMath creditsScience - 3 creditsSocial Studies - 3 creditsHOPE/Physical Education - 1 creditPerforming/Fine Arts - 1 creditElectives – 8 creditsMath – Algebra is required starting with the class of 2001Science- must include Biology and a Physical ScienceSocial Science – World History(10th)American History (grade 11)Economics and American Government (12th)Performing Fine Arts ½ credit or 1 credit of eitherIn order to receive a regular high school diploma a student needs to pass the High School Competency Test (HSCT)-
5 Reading 300 passing score required EOC’s Math F C A TReading300 passing score requiredEOC’sMathTest during the second week in October. If you don’t pass it then you may retake it in March and then have 3 more trys your senior year if necessary.If a student made Math 315 on the Math FCAT he is exempt from the math section of the HSCT. If he scored 327 on the Reading section of theFCAT he is exempt from the Communicatons.
6 Grade Point Average (GPA) 2.0 GPA in all creditsattempted for GraduationMany colleges require 3.0 and higher for admission
7 COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENT 20 HOURS OF SERVICE REQUIREDFORMS AVAILABLE IN THE GUIDANCE OFFICECOMMUNITY SERVICE MUST BE TURNED IN BEFORE Dec. 1 SENIOR YEARKeep in mind that MOST Scholarships including Bright Futures will require 75 hours or more.
8 COLLEGE AND CAREER RESOURCES Meet our College Planning ResourceMRS. MURSTEINMake an appointment in the Guidance OfficeCareer exploration materials are located in the Media Center.Printed MaterialsInternet ResourcesVocational Programs at SRCHSWork-Experience Program (DCT/DECA)
9 PSAT PSAT scores will arrive in December Review scores to study for next PSAT Junior year for Scholarship possibilities—OctoberIdentify weaknesses to studyPlan dates for SAT and ACT in Junior yearTake SAT and ACT in Spring of Junior year
10 PSAT TOOLS Code provided on PSAT score report AccessMyRoad for career planningQuickstart for college planning
12 CALCULATE YOUR GRADES Quarter 1 = 40% A Quarter 2 = 40% B Exam = 20% A Total pointsDivide bySemester grade A
13 CALCULATE YOUR GRADES Quarter 1 = 40% A Quarter 2 = 40% B Exam = 20% B Total pointsDivide bySemester grade BDo you understand how tocalculate semester grades now?
14 CALCULATE YOUR GRADES Quarter 1 = 40% F Quarter 2 = 40% C Exam = 20% C Total pointsDivide bySemester grade D
15 How can I make up Semester grades of D’s and F’s… Grade ForgivenessHow can I make up Semester grades of D’s and F’s…FLVSE2020- Credit Lab
16 GRADES and ATTENDANCEStudents who have more than 10 absences per semester must pass at least one nine-week grading period and the semester exam to earn credit.This applies to both excused and unexcused absences.
17 GPA and HPA GPA – grade point average HPA - honor point average Honors Advanced PlacementA = A = 6.0B = B = 4.5C = C = 3.0D = D = 1.5Bright Futures and Universities review HPA
18 Websites for Smart Sharks Collegeboard.com/student FACTS.org INTERNET RESOURCESWebsites for Smart SharksCollegeboard.com/studentFACTS.orgRecommendedNot allSuggest others to us as they are found
19 SEMESTER EXAMS STUDY consistently Don’t wait until the night before! Count 20% of semester grade2-hour exams at the end of 2nd quarterSTUDY consistentlyDon’t wait until the night before!
20 Handouts Community Service Smart Sharks Websites/Facts.org NEXT Magazine