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1 Accessing the key to your student’s future in high school and beyond Monday, March 10, 2014

2 March 13-16, Tickets are now on sale through our online box office at Ticket prices: VIP – $15; General Admission – $10; Student – $5.

3 Dr. Robert Downs – Principal Loretta Clune – AP Curriculum and 11 th Grade Lisa Williams– AP Testing and 10 th Grade Joshua Mathews – AP Athletic Director and 9 th Grade Nancy Zarbnisky – AP Attendance and 12 th Grade Students are assigned by grade level. The administrator changes with the grade level each year.

4 Pope scored a 94.1% on the CCRPI index-6th highest score in a traditional high school in the state. Newsweek ranked Pope as one of the Top high schools in the nation, ranking us 377 th overall and 6 th in the state of Georgia. 9 National Merit Semi-finalist and 8 Finalist 93.79% Graduation Rate- Highest in the district 2 years in a row 3 rd in the Director’s Cup, 3 State Championships and 1 runner- up, Fencing State Champions Philanthropy- Matt Hobby, SWAG, Habitat, 8000 Volunteer hours

5 Get Involved- Fall sports, clubs, Fine Arts Take advantage of support opportunities- AO, Tutoring Parents stay involved- PTSA, Foundation, Booster Clubs, Volunteer opportunities Greyhound Madness- July 29 th (Formerly Fall Madness but come on- its in JULY)

6 8 th Graders received registration forms on Monday, March 3 Completed and signed forms are due back to the Middle School on Friday, March 14 Private/home school registration packets are available after our meeting tonight at the counselor table in Café Private/home school registration appointments begin April 7 Student schedules are created in May Fall Madness and Freshman Orientation – July 29

7 – Academics  Registration Information Graduation Requirements Class of 2018 Freshman Course Guide Flow Charts for Class of 2018 Course level placement is based on teacher recommendation. Encourage students to challenge themselves, but to also seek BALANCE in course selection. Encourage students to be self-advocates with their teachers and be pro-active. Ask if there are questions about placement!!

8 Please communicate with your child’s current teacher, the Pope subject department chairs, your child’s school counselor, or our administration with questions about placement and scheduling. – Curriculum AP – Curriculum Clerk contacts for additional Pope personnel can be found on Pope counselors will be available by appointment at the Middle Schools for parent questions (Call the Middle School for an appointment): Dodgen – Tuesday, March 11 Hightower Trail – Wednesday, March 12

9 Karen Joyce – English Daniel Sorensen – Math Jan Titolo – Science Beth Mulling – Social Studies Rebecca Hauseman – World Languages Jessica Kelly – Fine Arts & Gifted Instruction Lynda Brown – Career & Technology Jim Haskin – Physical Education Monica Erwin – Media Center Marion Lister – Special Education Kathryn Sax – Counseling

10 Students are assigned by last name: A – E Kathryn Sax, Department Chair F – Le Leslie Shearstone Li – R Angie Bruce S – Z Jamie Hamrick College and Career Center – Caroline Catts- Xie

11 Units Required English/Language Arts 4 Mathematics4 Science4 Social Studies3 Health and Physical Education1 CTAE and/or Fine Arts and/or Foreign Language3 Electives4 Total Units (Minimum)23 Pathway policies and rules are still being developed at this time, and we will communicate this information as it becomes available.

12 4 units of English/Language Arts required, including: 9 th Grade - *9 th Grade Literature (on-level or honors) 10 th Grade - British Literature (on-level or honors) 11 th Grade - *American Literature (on-level or honors) or AP Lang 12 th Grade - World Literature, Multicultural Literature, AP Lang or AP Lit *Specifically required for graduation

13 9 th Grade : Algebra Geometry Honors Geometry (H) Coordinate Alg/Geometry A (H) Geometry B/Adv Algebra (H) 10 th Grade: Geometry Honors Geometry (H) Advanced Algebra Honors Advanced Algebra (H) Geometry B/Advanced Alg. (H) Pre-Calculus Accel Pre-Calculus (H) 11 th Grade: Advanced Algebra Honors Advanced Algebra (H) Pre-Calculus Accel Pre-Calculus (H) AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC 12 th Grade: Adv. Math. Dec. Making Statistical Reasoning Pre-Calculus AP Stats AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC Multivariable Calculus (H) Support classes may be available for students with IEPs who need additional assistance. A flow chart will be available on under Academics  Registrationwww.popehigh.com 4 units of Mathematics required, including:

14 4 units of Science required, including: 9 th Grade - Biology or Honors Biology 10 th Grade - Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, or Environmental Science 11 th Grade - Physics, Honors Physics, or AP Physics I 12 th Grade - 4 th Science (many choices): Astronomy, Zoology, Anatomy, H Anatomy, H Chemistry II AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics I, II, or C, AP Environmental AP Computer Science (career tech class – may or may not be viewed as a science at an out-of-state college)

15 3 units of Social Studies required, including: 10 th Grade - World History (on-level, honors, AP) 11 th Grade - United States History (on-level, honors, AP) 12 th Grade – ½ unit of American Government (on-level, AP) ½ unit of Economics (on-level, AP Macro or AP Micro) Freshman SS electives include World Geography, Honors Geography, AP Human Geography

16 1 unit of Physical Education required, including: ½ unit of Health ½ unit of Personal Fitness Note: Team Sports, Weight Training, Body Sculpting, Self-Defense, etc. DO NOT meet the Personal Fitness requirement

17 3 Units from Career Tech and/or Foreign Language and/or Fine Arts Students planning to enter or transfer into a University System of Georgia institution must take at a minimum two units of the same foreign language; some out-of-state colleges require more Some out-of-state colleges require 1.0 unit of a Fine Arts or Computer class for admission 4 additional elective units Chosen from any category

18 French, German & Spanish offered Level I for new language Level II for rising 9 th graders who completed French I or Spanish I in 8 th grade for high school credit Levels III and above are honors Advanced Placement (AP) is available in all three languages

19 Band – Marching, Symphonic, Percussion Orchestra- Beginning, Inter, Advanced Chorus – Girls, Mixed, Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Visual Arts – Drawing, Painting, Applied Design, AP Studio Art AP Music Theory

20 Business (including internship) Computer Science (incl. AP Computer Science) Culinary Arts Graphic Arts Video Production JROTC (at Lassiter) Marketing Engineering (NEW!!)

21 English: Yearbook Social Studies: World Geography, Psychology, Current Issues, Leadership, AP Psychology Extra Sciences, Math, & Foreign Languages Highly recommended for college!

22 4 Pathways have been proposed: Foreign Language Students must take 3 consecutive Foreign Languages Fine Arts Students must take 3 consecutive Fine Arts classes Career Tech Students must take 3 consecutive career tech classes Academic Students must take at least one grad requirement Advanced Placement or Dual Enrollment course in specified courses in English, Math, Science, or Social Studies AND Students must earn 2 units of the same Foreign Language We do not have guidelines at this time for implementing the pathways – more information will be forthcoming.

23 9 th Grade10 th Grade11 th Grade12 th Grade 9 th LitBritish LitAmerican LitWorld Lit AlgebraGeometryAdv AlgebraPre-Calculus BiologyChemistry or EnvironPhysics4 th Science World Geog (opt.)World HistoryUS HistoryGov/Econ Elective 3 Electives MUST be a combination of Foreign Language, Fine Arts and/or Career Tech One elective MUST be Health and Personal Fitness 4-year college admission requires at least 2 years of the same foreign language (more FL shows greater rigor; some colleges require more)

24 High school credits earned in middle school will be put on the students’ transcripts during 9 th grade. Accel Alg/Geom A, Coordinate Algebra, Honors Coordinate Algebra, Spanish 1, French 1, Visual Art Comp., etc. These credits are reflected with a “P” for pass and will have no effect on the student’s GPA.

25 Promotion requirements: 10 th Grade - 5 credits, including 1 unit each of math, science & English 11 th Grade – 10 credits, including 2 units each of math, science & English 12 th Grade - 16 credits

26 A = 4.0 B = 3.0 C = 2.0 D = 1.0 F = 0.0 Pope GPA determines class rank, honor grads, auto insurance discounts, scholarships, college admissions & certain clubs. Honors -.5 extra quality point EXCEPT: H 9 th Lit Accel Alg/Geom A H World Geog APs and Level 4 and above – 1.0 extra quality point (regardless of grade level)

27 Your child will receive 2 progress reports (6 and 12 weeks) and A final Report Card (18 weeks) Only the FINAL REPORT CARD grade will appear on the transcript (posted in December and May) Please remember that progress report grades do not post to the transcripts

28 The State of Georgia requires that all students take End of Course tests (EOCTs) at the conclusion of the following courses: 9 th Literature American Literature Coordinate Algebra Analytic Geometry Biology US History Economics The EOCT counts for 20% of the final grade Students cannot exempt the EOCT Students must also take and pass the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) in 11 th grade to graduate from high school and walk in the graduation ceremony.

29 The HOPE GPA DOES NOT appear on the Pope transcript!! The HOPE GPA uses only CORE courses and is calculated by the GSFC: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language Only AP courses receive.5 extra quality point up to a 4.0 HOPE Scholarship pays ~ 80-85% tuition at public GA college 3.0 HOPE GPA, as calculated by GSFC Zell Miller Scholarship Pays 100% tuition at public GA college 3.7 HOPE GPA, as calculated by GSFC 1200 SAT (Critical Reading and Math only) or 26 ACT – at one sitting HOPE Grant Pays ~ 80-85% of tuition at a Technical College There is no GPA requirement A rigor requirement is included for students in Class of 2015 and beyond.

30 Most Pope students will meet this requirement by taking: Level 2 and higher of Foreign Languages Advanced Algebra, Pre-Calculus and higher Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy AP or dual enrollment courses in core subjects (including AP Psychology and AP Comp Sci) See for a list of all courseswww.gacollege411.org

31 Summer School, for credit recovery or advancement Tuition Night School or NovaNet, for credit recovery Cobb Virtual or Georgia Virtual, for credit recovery, advancement Dual Enrollment, for both HS & college credit Internship, apprenticeship

32 Hound Highlights - weekly mail/website One of the best resources for school information! You can sign up now at Programs - Freshman Orientation and Ambassadors are just two of the MANY programs PTSA supports. Membership- Applications available at Fall Madness and Open House Questions??? Contact information Co-presidents for SY Cassie Rogers at Laurie Winkler at

33 March 14 – Registration forms due back to middle school April 7 -Private/home school registration appointments begin July 29 – Fall Madness/Freshman Orientation

34 We look forward to having your student at Alan C. Pope High School Welcome Pope Families of Class of 2018!!


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