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1 SOPHOMORE CLASS VISITS Spanish River Community High School October, 2011 Guidance Department

2 MEET THE COUNSELORS ALL 9 th grade Mrs. Rockwell A-FMrs. Freedman G-LiMrs. Loyacona (and ESE Students) Lo-SeMrs. Towers Sh-Z Mrs. Barry Guidance Coordinator

3 Class of 2014 GOAL:

4 Graduation Requirements English - 4 credits Math - 4 credits Science - 3 credits Social Studies - 3 credits HOPE/Physical Education - 1 credit Performing/Fine Arts - 1 credit Electives – 8 credits

5 F C A T Reading 300 passing score required EOCs Math

6 Grade Point Average (GPA) 2.0 GPA in all credits attempted for Graduation Many colleges require 3.0 and higher for admission

7 COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENT 20 HOURS OF SERVICE REQUIRED FORMS AVAILABLE IN THE GUIDANCE OFFICE COMMUNITY SERVICE MUST BE TURNED IN BEFORE Dec. 1 SENIOR YEAR Keep in mind that MOST Scholarships including Bright Futures will require 75 hours or more.

8 COLLEGE AND CAREER RESOURCES Meet our College Planning Resource MRS. MURSTEIN Make an appointment in the Guidance Office Career exploration materials are located in the Media Center. Printed Materials Internet Resources Vocational Programs at SRCHS Work-Experience Program (DCT/DECA)

9 PSAT PSAT scores will arrive in December Review scores to study for next PSAT Junior year for Scholarship possibilitiesOctober –Identify weaknesses to study –Plan dates for SAT and ACT in Junior year Take SAT and ACT in Spring of Junior year

10 PSAT TOOLS Code provided on PSAT score report Access www.collegeboard.comwww.collegeboard.com MyRoad for career planning Quickstart for college planning

11 GRADE VALUES A=4 B=3 C=2 D=1 F=0

12 CALCULATE YOUR GRADES Quarter 1=40%A Quarter 2=40%B Exam =20%A Total18 points Divide by 53.6 Semester gradeA

13 CALCULATE YOUR GRADES Quarter 1=40%A Quarter 2=40%B Exam =20%B Total16 points Divide by 53.4 Semester gradeB Do you understand how to calculate semester grades now?

14 CALCULATE YOUR GRADES Quarter 1=40%F Quarter 2=40%C Exam =20%C Total6 points Divide by 51.2 Semester gradeD

15 Grade Forgiveness How can I make up Semester grades of Ds and Fs… FLVS E2020- Credit Lab

16 GRADES and ATTENDANCE Students 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 –HonorsAdvanced Placement –A = 4.5A = 6.0 –B = 3.375B = 4.5 –C = 2.25C = 3.0 –D = 1.125D = 1.5 Bright Futures and Universities review HPA

18 INTERNET RESOURCES Websites for Smart Sharks Collegeboard.com/student FACTS.org

19 SEMESTER EXAMS Count 20% of semester grade 2-hour exams at the end of 2 nd quarter STUDY consistently Dont wait until the night before!

20 Handouts Community Service Smart Sharks Websites/Facts.org NEXT Magazine

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