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Presentation on theme: "SCHS SOPHOMORE CLASSROOM GUIDANCE LESSON ~ SPRING 2012 SCHS Professional School Counseling Dept."— Presentation transcript:


2 Who is My school counselor?

3 SCHS Prof. School Counselors

4 ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS How do I plan for my future? Who can assist me with my plan?

5 Points to Cover Transcript Literacy Graduation Requirements Know your HOPE status Personal Information on Transcripts SCHS Electives Courses available Classes that match your interests/goals Career Information Credit Recovery

6 Transcript Literacy Find your GPA Find your class rank Find the number of credits earned Make sure all credits earned (including middle school credits) are on your transcript Check your transcript against the graduation requirements Is all your personal information correct?

7 Sample Transcript

8 Transcript Literacy Personal Information – If your family has moved, changed contact numbers, or any other identifying information, SCHS has no way of knowing until you inform the school. If this information has changed please request a change of information form with Ms. Stanley (Attendance) Ms. Newman (Counseling Office Manager) Ms. Strickland (Records)

9 What do I need to Graduate? Current GEORGIA Graduation Rule for student entering the 9th grade in fall of 2008-2009 Areas of Study: Credits I. English/Language Arts 4 II. Math 4 III. *Science 4 IV. Social Studies 3 V. **Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE), and/or Modern Language/Latin, and/or Fine Arts 3 VI. Health & Physical Education 1 VII. Electives (4 units) 4 TOTAL UNITS 23 *4th Science may be used to meet both the required science and required elective in CTAE sequence of courses (V) **Student must complete 3 units in a pathway to complete CTAE pathway and take end of pathway assessment; Student must complete 2 years of the same foreign language for admissions to Georgia Board of Regents colleges/universities.

10 What do I need to be promoted to a Junior Advisement? IKE Promotional Requirement Rule Maintain the following minimum units of credit required for promotion. 10th grade: 5 units 11th grade: 10 units 12th grade: 16 units For students enrolling in the ninth grade for the first time in the 2008-2009 school year and for subsequent years, the following requirements must also be met in order to advance with the entering graduating class: 10th grade: 5 units, including one (1.0)full credit each of state required or core coursework in mathematics, science, and English/Language Arts. 11th grade: 10 units, including two (2.0) full units each of state required or core coursework in mathematics, science, and English Language Arts.

11 Is there HOPE for me? *based on SY 2010-11 award amount HOPE REQUIREMENTS 3.0 Core GPA No SAT/ACT Requirement Maintain a 3.0 College Tuition paid* = 90% ZELL MILLER SCHOLARSHIP 3.7 Core GPA 1200 SAT/26 ACT Maintain a 3.3 College Tuition paid = 100%

12 What classes count for HOPE? All classes that begin with the following numbers… 23.xEnglish 27.xMathematics 26.xScience 40.xScience 45.xSocial Studies 60.xForeign language 61. xForeign language ??. x Additional courses approved for fourth year of science

13 HOPE vs. Non-Hope Electives Academic Credits Counted – English, Math, Science, Social Studies & Foreign Language Courses Weighted in GPA Calculation - AP and International Baccalaureate coursework only Weighting Done by Georgia Student Finance Commission To calculate your HOPE GPA please visit the link below or the SCHS Counseling Blog Source -

14 HOPE GRANT Available to all students attending a technical school in pursuit of a diploma or certificate NO GPA REQUIREMENT upon entrance Must maintain a 3.0 to continue to receive the HOPE GRANT

15 DUAL ENROLLMENT PROGRAMS Provide juniors and seniors with the opportunity to earn college degree-level credit hours, as they simultaneously meet their high school graduation requirements; dually enrolled in High School and college. Tuition Paid for by state Move On When Ready funding OR Paid for by the ACCEL Program, which is funded by HOPE funds Only pays for core courses (Students will have to pay for college electives) Course hours will count against students HOPE total of 127 hours. Interested students must meet the college admission requirements of the postsecondary institution and apply to the Dual Enrollment Program at the college. For more information schedule an appointment with your grade level counselor.

16 What Options Will Our Students Have? College Credit Now Joint Dual Enrollment (HOPE Grant ) ACCELMove On When Ready

17 SCHS Electives Core Academic Classes Math, Engl, Sci, Soc. Studies PE/Health CTAE Pathways Fine Arts Foreign Language JRTOC

18 SCHS Electives If you are really interested in a course you should consult w/the following to find out more SCHS Course Catalog (SCHS website + Counseling Blog) Course Teacher School Counselor Peers who have taken the course

19 WHERE WILL YOU BE IN 2017? Because its coming faster than you know it

20 Options after high school Work Trades Apprentice programs Military Technical colleges Two-year colleges Four-year colleges

21 Take a career interest inventory Match your skills to a career Explore careers of interest Listen to personal stories from people in careers Find out what type of school or training is needed for careers Find out what a career pays


23 Explore your career interests Try to meet an individual who works in the field you are interested in Speak with your counselor or teachers about your career interests Visit a program of study to learn more about your possible career path College Visit Apprenticeship (ex. culinary, body art, laser hair technology)

24 The Cost of Failure Poor work ethic can affect any business be it a college, a car plant or a collagen centre Questions to ask yourself Can the Bank of Mom &/or Dad afford it? Can the Bank of (your name here) afford it? Do I have the time (7-18 weeks) or $$$ ($250-$600 plus Gas $$$) to afford not passing my classes the first time around? What can I do to succeed?

25 Credit Recovery Scenarios Within 10 Days of Failing a class Grade Appeal (free) Credit Repair (free) After 10 Days of Failing a class Take it AGAIN at SCHS (free ~ 18 weeks) Night School (gas $$$ ~ 9 weeks) Summer School ($600 ~ 7-8 weeks) Online Classes ($550 ~ 7-18 weeks)

26 Credit Recovery – w/in 10 Days Credit Repair – (65-69 grade range) Within the first 10 school days after the completion of the semester students may make up work as determined by the classroom teacher to bring their failing grade to no higher than a 70 Grade Appeal – Students may be able to appeal their grade by speaking with their classroom teacher. Students may or may not have to redo work depending on the nature of the situation.

27 Credit Recovery – w/in 10 Days This is where positive, professional working relationships pay off. Your parents, teachers and counselors will advocate for you but you have to advocate for yourself as well. There is no quid pro quo in effective relationships. Do for others without being asked or waiting for them to do for you.

28 Credit Recovery – After 10 Days Take it AGAIN at SCHS – (free ~ 18 weeks) Novanet Take it again in REAL TIME Night School (gas $$$ ~ 9 weeks) – Courses for Credit Recovery Only. No guarantee of acceptance. No transportation provided. Summer School ($600 ~ 7-8 weeks) Online Classes ($550 ~ 7-18 weeks) Cobb Virtual Academy or GA Virtual School 1.0 credits = $550; 0.5 credits = $275 Beware of Unaccredited Schools selling BOGUS CREDITS!

29 So now you should know a little more about… Who your counselor is Reading your transcript Knowing where you stand with graduation requirements Knowing your HOPE status Finding information on careers Finding careers that match your interests Learning what type of training is needed for careers Credit Recovery/Grade Appeals

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