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WHAT IT TAKES TO GRADUATE Class of 2017. Graduation Requirements  4.0 – English  4.0 – Math  3.0 – Science  3.0 – Social Studies  1.0 – Phys. Educ.

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1 WHAT IT TAKES TO GRADUATE Class of 2017

2 Graduation Requirements  4.0 – English  4.0 – Math  3.0 – Science  3.0 – Social Studies  1.0 – Phys. Educ.  0.5 – Health  1.0 – Fine Arts or CTE  6.5 – Electives  PARCC is xx% of course grades Earn 23 credits Do well on PARCC Test

3 PARCC Test – “the new AIMS”  Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career  Replacing the AIMS test  Reflects new Common Core curriculum  is x% of your course grades   assessment/aimsparcctransition/ assessment/aimsparcctransition/

4 Credit…schmedit! What is a credit anyway?  You earn a half credit (0.5) for every semester you pass a class with a grade of D or above.  F’s and I’s do not count!

5 The number of credits you earn determines your grade level Grade Level# of Credits Freshman0 – 5.0 Sophomore5.25 – 10 Junior10 – 16 Senior16.25 – 23+

6 Credits earned in 1 year? Semester 1Semester 2 English 9B A Algebra 1CAlgebra 2B Integ. Science 1CInteg. Science 2B Bus. Ops.B B AVIDA A Arabic 1BArabic 2B JROTCB A Total3.5Total3.5 Year-End Total = 7.0

7 How many credits earned? Semester 1Semester 2 English 9B B Algebra 1DAlgebra 2F Integ. Science 1FInteg. Science 2D Bus. Ops.B B AVIDA A Arabic 1BArabic 2B JROTCB A Total3.0Total3.0 Year-End Total = 6.0

8 How many credits earned? Semester 1Semester 2 English 9B B Algebra 1FAlgebra 2F Integ. Science 1FInteg. Science 2D Bus. Ops.C F AVIDA A Arabic 1BArabic 2F ROTCB A Total2.5Total2.0 Year-End Total = 4.5

9 Grade Point Average (GPA)  A = 4 points  B = 3 points  C = 2 points  D = 1 point  F = 0 points  A = 5 points  B = 4 points  C = 3 points  D = 2 points  F = 0 points Standard CurriculumI.B. Curriculum (Jr/Sr)

10 Calculating GPA Semester 1Semester 2 English 9B = 3English 9A = 4 Algebra 1F = 0Algebra 2B = 3 Integ. Science 1F = 0Integ. Science 2B = 3 Tech Apps.C = 2Tech Apps.B = 3 AVIDA = 4AVIDA = 4 Arabic 1B = 3Arabic 2B = 3 JROTCD = 1JROTCA = 4 Total Added13Total Added24 Divide by 7 (# of classes taken) 1.85 GPA Divide by 7 (# of classes taken) 3.42 GPA

11 GPA general rules of thumb  For Standard Curriculum:  Straight A’s = 4.0  Straight B’s = 3.0  Straight C’s = 2.0  Straight D’s = 1.0  Straight F’s = 0.0

12 Attendance matters  Attendance policy 10 or more unexcused absences = No Credit  You are able to appeal  Attendance Appeal Form

13 There is help  Talk to your teacher(s)  Talk to your counselor and/or Ms. Conti  IB tutoring  Cholla After-School Program (CAP)  Saturday Math tutoring  HW Help through Pima County Library  Websites  Ex: math textbook website  Ex: khanacademy.org

14 Already goofed?  Opportunities to get back on track  $ummer $chool CAP can pay for summer school Participate for 30 days or more  Weekend Academy (4 week $ in a row)  Credit Recovery For 12 th graders (as a class) CAP (10 th graders get priority)

15 Thinking of College/University?  Research the schools  Take the right classes University Entrance Requirements Pass those classes with grades of B or above  The better your GPA, the higher you rank in your graduating class. Aim for the Top 25%  Get involved in extra-curricular activities Sports Clubs Community Service

16 Sweet Sixteen (in-state Univ. Req’s)  4 Years of Math  4 Years of English  3 Years of Lab Science  2 Years of Social Science  2 Years of a Second Language  1 Year of Fine Arts 

17 College & Career Planning Websites  AzCIS ECAP + C/C Planning https://azcis.intocareers.org/materials/portal/home.html  BigFuture by the College Board https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/  ArmyEdSpace by the U.S. Army  March 2 Success in partnership with U.S. Army https://march2success.com/index.cfm

18 You can do it


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