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1 University Magnet Program University Magnet Director Wendy Sifen – Blue Down

2 Who’s Who and What’s What? Contact Mrs. Sifen: – –Facebook (Heritage University Magnet) p?#/home.php?filter=pp p?#/home.php?filter=pp –Twitter (HHSUnivMagnet) – “Find People”

3 Who’s Who and What’s What in Guidance? A-Cousins– Lekeya Massenburg Craig-Harris – Irvin Johnson Harrison-McBride – Jason Kenner McCarty-Schneider - Connie Sawyer Scott-Wilkens – Nakia Holmes Williams-Z – Rick Watson (Director) Student Assistance Counselor – Andrea Morris-Mann

4 What is the University Magnet? The University Magnet Program offers an enriched, highly structured and rigorous education to prepare students for admission to colleges and universities. 10/3/20144

5 University Magnet Program Specifics

6 Program Distinctions Students must: › Acquire an Advanced Studies Diploma › Complete at least six honors and/or AP classes › Identify and work toward a major/career strand › Complete a science fair project each year › Participate in an internship program senior year › Complete 200 community service hours › Participate in at least two extra-curricular activities per year › Complete and submit a yearly portfolio 10/3/2014 6

7 Diploma Type: Advanced 4 years of English 4 years of mathematics 4 years of science 3 years of foreign language 4 years of history/social studies 1 year of fine & practical art 1 year of PE 1 year of health 2 Electives 10/3/2014 7

8 University Magnet Program University Magnet Rubric Category 0 pt 1 pt 2 pt 3 pt 4 pt Total Honors Classes FDCBA Yearly GPA Below to to to and above Science Project No Project DCBA Club/Activity01234 Portfolio0 Level 1 Level II Level III Level IV Community Service Less than 20 hours 20 hours 30 hours 40 hours 50 hours Dress Code Infractions -4 or more infractions -3 infractions -2 infractions -1 infraction 0 infractions Discipline Infractions -4 or more infractions -3 infractions -2 infractions -1 infraction 0 infractions

9 10/3/2014 University Magnet Program University Magnet Rubric 32 Points = Highest Points Points = Good standing Below 26 Points = Possibility of deselection

10 Program Majors Arts & Humanities Behavioral & Social Science Business & Marketing Math & Computer Science Natural Sciences Visual Arts 10/3/

11 Community Service 50 hours documented by May 30 Flexibility and choice, but must serve the community and be signed by a supervisor, not a family member Youth Volunteer Corps launching September 30 Transportation support may be needed

12 Youth Volunteer Corps of America Begun in Kansas City in 1987 – now national (www.yvckc.org) or Arm of National Center for Prevention of Community Violence Youth Volunteer Corps of Hampton Roads beginning now – only chapter in Virginia College mentors from CNU are in place. Making arrangements now with HU for student mentors Saturday and after-school projects available Must sign forms and have parent approval

13 Youth Volunteer Corps of America First meeting September 30 at 2:30 in the library Saturday, October 10 - Special Olympics at LAFB Saturday, October 17 – 5K Race at Mariner’s Museum Saturday, October 31 – VA Hospital event – come in character! Saturday, November 7 – Catholic Charities – program for the elderly

14 Portfolio Requirements Academic Resume Four Year Academic Plan Proof of Involvement in two clubs/activities All report cards Examples of outstanding work in each class Copy of Magnet Rubric Community Service Form Senior year internship and IST 10/3/201414

15 Freshman Responsibilities Sign the magnet contract Check your courses – honors expected Monitor your progress (Parent Assistant) Seek support before a crisis Identify your career path Complete your electronic portfolio (details through English class)

16 What Colleges Look For Type of courses:  Honors  Advanced Placement Grade point average  3.0 and above (in order to be competitive) Community service involvement 10/3/201416

17 What Colleges Look For SAT/ACT scores School activities Leadership roles 10/3/201417

18 What Colleges Look For... Well-rounded students! 10/3/201418

19 At Heritage High School We Strive to Bring Out the Best in ALL of Our Students 10/3/201419


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