Presentation on theme: "Counselor Information 2) Appointment Slips – located on a small table as you enter the Counseling Office (Name, ID, and brief explanation of need). 1)"— Presentation transcript:
Counselor Information 2) Appointment Slips – located on a small table as you enter the Counseling Office (Name, ID, and brief explanation of need). 1) Report to class. Request a teacher issued pass to the Counseling Office. Ways to see the counselor 3) Counselor may send for student.
Schedule Changes continued 2) May drop and add a new class up to the end of the third week of each semester 1) Secure GREEN ADD/DROP FORM from Counselor ELECTIVE OR NON PRE-AP / AP Course Changes 3) Juniors and Seniors ONLY May drop a course without penalty after the third week and before the end of the 1 st 6-weeks: >> Juniors may add Office Aide >> Seniors may add late arrival, early dismissal, or Teachers Aide
Schedule changes continued Adding or dropping a Pre-AP or AP level courses: Refer to the Pre-AP and AP Expectations of Enrollment Form that you received or will receive in class. Secure Permission to Withdraw from your teacher.
Important !!!!!! Dropping a course after the 1 st six weeks results in a failing grade for the semester. The failing grade will show on your transcript!!!!!!
Important If you are a UIL participant, you must be passing if dropping a course after the third week or you will lose eligibility the next six weeks.
Counselor Information UNABLE TO HONOR REQUEST FOR TEACHER CHANGES OR REQUEST FOR SPECIFIC TEACHERS. UNABLE TO HONOR REQUEST TO SWITCH CLASSES JUST TO BE WITH FRIENDS.
Counselor FYI Each semester stands alone. Must pass each semester of required courses. Semester grades are not averaged together to get a final end of year grade. POINT TO PONDER: If you are failing the class because you dont like the class or the homework… what are the chances that you are going to like it the second time? COMPLETE YOUR HOMEWORK!!!!! Words of wisdom…
IMPORTANT NOW…. MORE THAN EVER !!! YOUR ACHIEVEMENT, ATTENTION, AND PARTICIPATION IN THE CLASSROOM WILL CERTAINLY AFFECT YOUR PERFORMANCE ON THE END-OF-COURSE (STAAR) TEST AND IN TURN, IMPACT YOUR GRADUATION… EITHER POSITIVELY OR NEGATIVELY. WE ARE HOPING FOR THE POSITIVE!
GPA Exemptions – Must declare first 3 weeks of each semester! Credit is awarded, but courses must not be required by graduation plan Does not affect GPA. Use if interested in taking an upper level course, but fear a poor or failing grade Use on elective courses if a high grade could possibly lower your GPA. Example: GPA…a grade of (12.0) would lower your GPA. Get GPA EXEMPT FORM from your teacher.
Counselor FYI Words of wisdom… Failure to turn in classwork/homework will cause your average to fall dramatically and may ultimately affect final class ranking! Day 1 Assignment Day 2 Assignment Day 3 Assignment Total 300/3 200/3 210/3 = = = Average
Counselor FYI Senior Group Guidance – September 11 th Individual Guidance will follow. Junior Group Guidance – September 6 th and 9th All grades: College and Career Night – Thursday, September 6:30 PM UTA Seniors… If you have not already done so … begin gathering college applications, SAT/ACT information, recommendations, check transcripts, NCAA Clearinghouse, etc. Applying to Texas public universities…use the Common Application: applytexas.org
October TAKS Testing Students to be tested: 1) Any senior who failed the EXIT LEVEL spring TAKS and failed to take or pass the summer administration 2) Any senior student new to Texas public schools Listen to announcements! Contact your counselor if you have questions. Counselor FYI
PSAT – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16 TH WHO TESTS: > All INTERESTED juniors > ALL sophomores > Freshman if space available INFORMATION WILL FOLLOW