Presentation on theme: "Freshman Advisory All You Need to Know about the Wonderful World of 9 th Grade Tuesday August 26 th, 2008."— Presentation transcript:
Freshman Advisory All You Need to Know about the Wonderful World of 9 th Grade Tuesday August 26 th, 2008
What Is Freshman Advisory? Freshman Advisory is a 25 minute support class for all freshmen to learn the skills that they will need to know to be successful their freshmen year, as well as the rest of high school. Did You Know: On average, less than half of the current freshmen do not graduate from high school.
Why Are You Here? Freshman Advisory consists of the following: o Knowing the school environment o Gaining Interpersonal Skills o Achieving Academic Success o Meeting Requirements o Learning Organizational Skills o Becoming Personally Reflective o Acquiring Time Management Abilities o Using effective study habits and skills
What’s the Plan? Week 1 Introduction to Freshman Advisory Introduction to Freshman Advisory Link Crew Introductions Link Crew Introductions Introduction to Agenda Introduction to Agenda Becoming Organized Becoming Organized Grade Checks Grade Checks
Week 2 Introduce School Introduce School School Scavenger Hunt School Scavenger Hunt Organization and Time Management Organization and Time Management Week 3 Grade Check Grade Check Graduation Requirements/Credits Info. Graduation Requirements/Credits Info. Grade Check Reflection Grade Check Reflection Organization Check Organization Check Pep Rally Pep Rally
Week 4 Cornell Notes Cornell Notes Effective note-taking Effective note-taking How do we use these notes? How do we use these notes? Basic study skills Basic study skills Did You Know: Students MUST HAVE 225 credits to graduate. No credits= No diploma! Did You Know: Students MUST HAVE 225 credits to graduate. No credits= No diploma!
Weekly Routine No 8 th period on Mondays Tuesdays and Thursdays will consist of advisory activities and tutorials. Wednesdays Link Crew leaders will have group activities. Fridays will be Grade Check reflections and life skills.
Incentives You go to lunch early the last Friday of each month if you turn in signed grade checks (by teachers and parent/guardian) turn in signed grade checks (by teachers and parent/guardian) pass the organization checks pass the organization checks have no unexcused absences have no unexcused absences show consistent effort in advisory activities show consistent effort in advisory activities
Incentives You are released from advisory the last 6 weeks of the school year if Maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher Maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher No F’s No F’s Keep up effort in advisory activities Keep up effort in advisory activities Did You Know: The amount of energy you put out will determine the amount of success you bring in!