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Navigating 10 th Grade October 1, 2013. Introductions Mr. Foxworth - Principal Mr. Foxworth - Principal 10 th Grade AP, Mr. Curl 10 th Grade AP, Mr. Curl.

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1 Navigating 10 th Grade October 1, 2013

2 Introductions Mr. Foxworth - Principal Mr. Foxworth - Principal 10 th Grade AP, Mr. Curl 10 th Grade AP, Mr. Curl Academic Dean, Mrs. McReynolds Academic Dean, Mrs. McReynolds 10 th Grade Counselor, Mrs. Crull 10 th Grade Counselor, Mrs. Crull

3 Sophomore Office Location Grade level secretary, Mrs. Hawkins Value of scheduling an appointment

4 Student Accountability Attendance Grades + Attendance = CREDIT Grades (daily, six weeks, semester) Major Grades Three days to retake Student responsibility to schedule time

5 Success for all Students Students need to make the best grades possible! Parents and Students are encouraged to have a Parent/Student Portal 1 st and 2 nd semester averaging Communicate with the teacher FIRST!! Tutorialsbus runs at 3:30 on Tues. and Thurs. Credit Recovery

6 What is a Credit? 1 credit = 1 full year in a class One half credit = 1 semester in a class To earn credit: Grade average must be 70% or better Must attend 90% of days in the semester

7 Graduation Plans Distinguished High School Graduation Plan Distinguished High School Graduation Plan Recommended High School Graduation Plan Recommended High School Graduation Plan

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9 Graduation Requirements Recommended High School Plan Academic Requirements (26 Credits) Successful completion of English I, English II, English III, and English IV - 4 credits English I, English II, English III, and English IV - 4 credits Alg I, Geometry, Alg II, and 4 th Math - 4 credits Alg I, Geometry, Alg II, and 4 th Math - 4 credits Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and 4 th Science – 4 credits Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and 4 th Science – 4 credits W.Geog, W. History, US History, Government (1 sem), and Economics (1 sem) – 4 credits W.Geog, W. History, US History, Government (1 sem), and Economics (1 sem) – 4 credits 2 years of the same foreign language – 2 credits 2 years of the same foreign language – 2 credits Fine Arts (1 credit), Technology Application (1 credit), PE (1 credit), Communication Applications (0.5 credit), and Health (0.5credit) – 4 credits Fine Arts (1 credit), Technology Application (1 credit), PE (1 credit), Communication Applications (0.5 credit), and Health (0.5credit) – 4 credits 4 credits of Electives 4 credits of Electives

10 Graduation Requirements Distinguished High School Plan Academic Requirements (26 Credits) Successful completion of English I, English II, English III, and English IV - 4 credits English I, English II, English III, and English IV - 4 credits Alg I, Geometry, Alg II, and 4 th Math - 4 credits Alg I, Geometry, Alg II, and 4 th Math - 4 credits Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and 4 th Science – 4 credits Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and 4 th Science – 4 credits W.Geog, W. History, US History, Government (1 sem), and Economics (1 sem) – 4 credits W.Geog, W. History, US History, Government (1 sem), and Economics (1 sem) – 4 credits 3 years of the same foreign language – 3 credits 3 years of the same foreign language – 3 credits Fine Arts (1 credit), Technology Application (1 credit), PE (1 credit), Communication Applications (0.5 credit), and Health (0.5 credit) – 4 credits Fine Arts (1 credit), Technology Application (1 credit), PE (1 credit), Communication Applications (0.5 credit), and Health (0.5 credit) – 4 credits 3 credits of Electives 3 credits of Electives Must have 4 advanced measures (Original Research/Projects, AP courses, and/or dual credit college courses, PSAT recognition) Must have 4 advanced measures (Original Research/Projects, AP courses, and/or dual credit college courses, PSAT recognition)

11 Advanced Measures

12 AP versus Dual Credit APDual Credit Approval and Regulation College BoardTexas Higher Education Coordinating Board Credit Earned College Credit is awarded most colleges and universities when the student passes the AP exam with a 3 or higher Credit is awarded by most colleges and universities when the student passes the course with a C or better Who teaches the course? An AP trained and certified high school teacher College Instructors and/or a high school teacher serving as an adjunct professor Where is it taught? On the high school campusOn the high school campus or the college campus EligibilityCampus-Based Decision and Qualifications Students must be a junior or senior and receive college placement scores on THEA, ASSET or COMPASS or be exempt based on the SAT/ACT UniformityStandardized, consistent curriculumVaries by Instructor hcc#1.WhatisDualCredit

13 Graduation and STAAR Require a Level II Satisfactory Algebra I – 9 th grade Biology – 9 th grade English I: Reading and Writing – 9 th grade English II: Reading and Writing – 10 th grade US History – 11 th grade

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15 GPA and Class Rank GOOD GRADES Rigorous Courses PAP/AP Requesting a Transcript. Transcript only mailed home Junior/Senior year. Sophomores must request a copy. On GCCISD website Computers in Ranger Center Allow 3-5 days to process Registrar: Heather Roecker, located in Ranger Center

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17 Sophomore Checklist Polish study skills Select five or ten colleges to contact for brochures and/or applications Plan a productive summer Use internet to explore different careers and/or consider job shadowing PSAT, Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test Wednesday, October 16, 2013

18 Preparing for College College and Career Counselor: Clara Monroe College and Career Corner: Amanda Lavender Sign up for the most rigorous courses possible. Discuss with your child their future plans: career interests, two year college, four year college, degree plans, finding the right college for them, researching colleges and reviewing college application requirements

19 Preparing for College (Cont.) NAVIANCE Family Connection Site Students can login to the system: Username: Student ID number Password: Birthdate 2 digits for day and month, 4 digits for year Example: June 6, 1997 = Please contact counselor if you have need assistance.

20 Useful Websites https://connection.naviance.com/rssterling https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/make-a-plan

21 Dates to Remember End of 1 st 6 weeks- October 4 th PSAT Parent MeetingOctober 7 th, 6:30pm, RSS PSATOctober 16 th Homecoming Dance – October 12 th College Night – October 30 th at Goose Creek Memorial High School, 6:30pm

22 Ross S. Sterling High School SUCCESS for ALL Students!


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