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Esther F. Garrison SVPR Counseling Office.  What grade 8 students have been doing to prepare for High School transition.  What is an Individual Graduation.

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1 Esther F. Garrison SVPR Counseling Office

2  What grade 8 students have been doing to prepare for High School transition.  What is an Individual Graduation Plan (IGP)?  What do students need to do to graduate from High School?  What is a Pathway, and how do students choose one?  Which tests students will take in High School.  Who do I ask for help?

3  Parents will have an understanding of what students need to do to graduate.  Parents will have reviewed the Individual Graduation Plan (IGP).  Parents will have signed a Pathway Selection Form, IGP Form, and Course Registration Form.

4  Each 8 th grade student has reviewed the graduation requirements with their counselor and created a plan to get them to graduation.  This plan is found on a website called GACollege411 (www.gacollege411.org)www.gacollege411.org  Parents can discuss this plan with the advisor or counselor if they have questions.  The plan is a reflection of the graduation requirements and pathway options we will discuss.

5 GA 411 Homepage

6 High School Planning

7  Students need 24 units to graduate  Credits need to be earned in specific subject areas  Students are required to complete 20 hours of community service by the completion of junior year  Students must pass the Georgia High School Writing Test

8 Required Areas of Study Units Required English/Language Arts4 Mathematics4 Science4 Social Studies3 Health and Physical Education1 World Language 2 World Languages -College Prep Students 1 CTAE Students CTAE (Career Technical Agricultural Education) 4 CTAE Courses Electives 6 Electives - College Prep Students 3 Electives- CTAE Students Total Minimum Units24

9 CORE EnglishScience Social Studies World Languages Math 9 Core Academic Courses 9

10 10 – 9th Literature & Composition – 10 th Literature & Composition – 11 th American Literature & Composition – 12 th grade British Literature & Composition *Honors, AP, IB, or dual enrollment course equivalents may be used 10

11 Mathematics CCGPS 9 th - Coordinate Algebra 10 th - Analytic Geometry 11 th - Advanced Algebra 12 th - Pre-Calculus or Approved 4 th Option OR 9 th - Accelerated Coordinate Algebra/Analytic Geometry A 10 th - Accelerated Analytic Geometry B/Advanced Algebra 11 th - Accelerated Pre-Calculus 12 th - AP Calculus, AP Statistics, Advanced level Mathematics course or Approved 4 th Option 11

12 12 SCIENCE ◦ Biology ◦ Physical Science ◦ Chemistry or another GA DOE approved Science ◦ Physics or another GA DOE approved Science ◦ *Honors, AP, IB, or dual enrollment course equivalents may be used 12

13 13 Social Studies ◦ World History ◦ American Government ◦ United States History ◦ Economics *Honors, AP, IB, or dual enrollment course equivalents may be used 13

14 ◦ College sequence  2 units required (of the same language)  3 recommended ◦ CTAE sequence  1 unit required  2 units recommended * While the GA Department of Education no longer requires students to complete two units of foreign language for high school graduation, the University System of GA does require the completion of two years of the same foreign language.

15  Health (.5)  Personal Fitness (.5)  Electives to add to a minimum of 24 total units. ◦ A graduation plan helps provide consistency for students. ◦ Additional electives allows students to explore in depth an area that interests them. ◦ Pathways will spark a college or career interest, where students will gain valuable knowledge by exploring at least one area of strength as opposed to bouncing around entry level electives in multiple areas with only a minimum of understanding.

16  Advanced Academic – Pathway may be completed with an AP, IB, or Dual Enrollment level course in any one of the following content areas: English, mathematics, science, or social studies.  World Language – Pathway may be completed with 3 units of credit in any of the language areas found in the state list of approved courses.  Fine Arts – Pathway consists of sequential courses in any of the following areas: journalism, music, theater, and visual arts. (Dance, SAA only).  CTAE – Pathway is completed with a cluster of specific courses in a CTAE-approved pathway.

17  Student may choose: English, mathematics, science, or social studies.  Student must complete 4 required units in the core area AND  Student must earn a minimum of two credits in the same world language AND  Course history must also include at least one AP, IB, or dual enrollment credit in 3 core subject area.

18  Students must complete 3 sequential credits in one Fine Arts Subject. ◦ Theater ◦ Visual Arts ◦ Music (band or chorus) ◦ Journalism ◦ Dance (Savannah Arts Only)

19  Students must earn 3 sequential credits in the same World Language.  Students may choose from any state approved world language.  The third course may be high school credit, or reflect AP, IB, or dual enrollment credit in the selected world language.

20  Pathway is completed with a cluster of specific courses in a CTAE-approved pathway.  Specific pathways are offered at each high school. (listed on back of pathway selection form)  Additional CTAE pathway options are available at Woodville Tompkins.  Students selecting a Woodville Tompkins pathway will take Intro to Business & Technology at their home high school then travel to WT in 10th grade for their additional pathway classes. (Students who are NOT in the specialty program located full time at WT).

21 21 End of Course Test (EOCT) counts as 20% of a student’s final grade in a course. English 9 – Literature/Composition English 11 –American Literature CCGPS Coordinate Algebra CCGPS Analytic Geometry Biology Physical Science United States History Economics 21

22  Students are required to do a minimum of 20 hours of Community Service at a non profit organization of their choosing  Community Service logs are available in the Counseling Office and online  Must be submitted to Advisors or Counselors and include a 3 paragraph essay outlining their experience  Must be completed by the end of the 11 th grade year to be eligible for promotion to 12 th grade

23  We have reviewed high school requirements.  We have reviewed what students have been doing to prepare for those requirements.  We have provided you with tools to continue learning, exploring, and planning from home through the GACollege411 website.  We need you to review your child’s IGP and sign your child’s Forms before leaving.

24  Website: Esther F. Garrison SVPA  Phone: 

25  Advisor’s Rooms:  Ms. Tucks’s Room 438  Mrs. Linton’s Room 442  Mrs. Malofy’s Room 443  Dr. Madison’s Room 444  Ms. Lewis’s Room 446


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