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1 Sophomore and Junior Parents What you need to know…… NOW!

2 Mission Patrick Henry High School will graduate every student with the skills to pursue post-secondary education and continue lifelong learning as a productive citizen.

3 PSAT Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC)National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) Wednesday October 12, 2011

4 PSAT All Sophomores will take All Sophomores will take Juniors may take by signing up with their school counselor for $20 (CASH ONLY) Juniors may take by signing up with their school counselor for $20 (CASH ONLY) If your student took last year and scored well--- MUST take as a Junior to be considered for National Merit If your student took last year and scored well--- MUST take as a Junior to be considered for National Merit

5 College Planning Too Soon? Too Soon? NEVER!! TOO SOON………. NEVER!! TOO SOON……….

6 SAT and ACT Sign up on line at Sign up on line at ; ; Juniors should start in the Spring at the LATEST!!!! Juniors should start in the Spring at the LATEST!!!!

7 SURF…….. Internet Internet Register on Register on Visit individual school sites on the web Visit individual school sites on the web Arrange campus visit if possible Arrange campus visit if possible

8 Resume Start building that resume Start building that resume Keep track of awards, community service, athletics, clubs, offices held Keep track of awards, community service, athletics, clubs, offices held Keep it up to date Keep it up to date Keep it simple Keep it simple

9 WELCOME TO PARENT PORTAL A way for you the parent to stay informed and connected!! A way for you the parent to stay informed and connected!! Go to Go to Grades are updated EVERY Tuesday Morning Grades are updated EVERY Tuesday Morning See attendance/discipline See attendance/discipline

10 Sophomore Parents Sophomore Year is one of personal growth. Students need to explore their abilities, aptitudes and interests. Sophomore Year is one of personal growth. Students need to explore their abilities, aptitudes and interests. Look for ways to further develop their talents and skills and CHALLENGE THEM!!! Look for ways to further develop their talents and skills and CHALLENGE THEM!!! Help set realistic academic goals each semester Help set realistic academic goals each semester Monitor Interim Reports/ Report cards and PARENT PORTAL Monitor Interim Reports/ Report cards and PARENT PORTAL Encourage students to be involved and develop leadership skills. Encourage students to be involved and develop leadership skills.

11 Junior Parents Most IMPORTANT ACADEMIC YEAR Most IMPORTANT ACADEMIC YEAR DISCUSS after High School plans DISCUSS after High School plans Plan College Visits Plan College Visits Stay on top of grades! Interim Reports/Report Cards---PARENT PORTAL Stay on top of grades! Interim Reports/Report Cards---PARENT PORTAL

12 AP versus Dual Enrollment Most of our AP classes can be taken as a Dual Enrollment Option Most of our AP classes can be taken as a Dual Enrollment Option Requires Student to complete application for Virginia Western Requires Student to complete application for Virginia Western Fee of $99 PER CLASS PER SEMESTER= One Dual Enrollment class is $198 in addition to AP Fees. Fee of $99 PER CLASS PER SEMESTER= One Dual Enrollment class is $198 in addition to AP Fees.

13 To Receive College Credit AP Score must be a 3 minimum. Many Colleges require a 4 or 5 AP Score to grant College Credit AP Score must be a 3 minimum. Many Colleges require a 4 or 5 AP Score to grant College Credit Dual Enrollment credit of C or better will give you college credit IN STATE!!! Dual Enrollment credit of C or better will give you college credit IN STATE!!! Each College/University makes its own determination. Each College/University makes its own determination. Check their website or with the Admissions Office Check their website or with the Admissions Office

14 A few reminders PH requires Math and Science all four years of High School PH requires Math and Science all four years of High School Students who are ENGAGED in school--- STAY IN SCHOOL Students who are ENGAGED in school--- STAY IN SCHOOL Support and encourage Extra Curricular Activities in your students Support and encourage Extra Curricular Activities in your students


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