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1 MISSION POSSIBLE: Graduation and Beyond BRIDGE Advisement Class of 2017

2 Welcome to this informational BRIDGE Advisement Opportunity Current Information and Decisions Completed During 9 th Grade Current Decisions Impact Future Current Decisions Impact Future Course Requests (Registration) Learning About and Selecting 10 th Grade Courses Learning About and Selecting 10 th Grade Courses BRIDGE Advisement Planning and Finalizing Course Selections by Gaining Expert Advice Planning and Finalizing Course Selections by Gaining Expert Advice Career Portfolio Information Including Exploration of 3 Careers Career Portfolio Information Including Exploration of 3 Careers Making plans after high school Making plans after high school Updating the Individual Graduation Plan in GaCollege411 Updating the Individual Graduation Plan in GaCollege411 Dual Enrollment Opportunities Dual Enrollment Opportunities

3 Purpose of Completed Classroom Guidance 2 Page BRIDGE Graduation Plan Completed and/or Updated: 2 Page BRIDGE Graduation Plan Completed and/or Updated: Course Requests and Review of Transcript History Course Requests and Review of Transcript History Course Requests and Plan for Sophomore Year and Plan for Junior and Senior Years Course Requests and Plan for Sophomore Year and Plan for Junior and Senior Years Plan for two years beyond high school Plan for two years beyond high school Career Interest Inventory Information Career Interest Inventory Information Exploring 3 careers information Exploring 3 careers information Use of and updating the IGP (Individual Graduation Plan from the BRIDGE Graduation Plan) Use of and updating the IGP (Individual Graduation Plan from the BRIDGE Graduation Plan)www.GAcollege411.org

4 Important facts were reviewed: For promotion to the next grade level For promotion to the next grade level Five (5) credits must be earned to be considered a sophomore. Five (5) credits must be earned to be considered a sophomore. Eleven (11) credits must be earned to be a junior. Eleven (11) credits must be earned to be a junior. Seventeen (17) credits must be earned to be a Senior. Seventeen (17) credits must be earned to be a Senior. Pass all courses….The transcript includes grades and credits earned for first semester of this school year. Pass all courses….The transcript includes grades and credits earned for first semester of this school year. All grades count toward the overall GPA (Grade Point Average) and earning credits for graduation! All grades count toward the overall GPA (Grade Point Average) and earning credits for graduation! All academic courses and grades count for the HOPE eligible grade point average. All academic courses and grades count for the HOPE eligible grade point average.

5 Earning A High School Diploma and Making Plans After High School BRIDGE Advisement Graduation Plan 2-page Document that drives course requests

6 An Important Planning Resource The Career Planner is located on the district website under Quick Links.

7 Throughout high school your student should consider: Rigorous/relevant courses Rigorous/relevant courses Honors classes add 5 points for students who pass, for local purposes only. Honors courses do not count for the HOPE eligible 4.0 gpa weight. Honors classes add 5 points for students who pass, for local purposes only. Honors courses do not count for the HOPE eligible 4.0 gpa weight. AP classes add 10 points for students who pass. AP classes add 10 points for students who pass. AP courses passed with a 70 or higher do add a.5 on the HOPE for each AP course (HOPE eligible gpa weight). Study Skills Study Skills Organizational Skills Organizational Skills

8 Areas of Study:Units Required English/Language Arts * 4 Mathematics* 4 Science* 4 Social Studies* 3 CTAE and/or Fine Arts and/or World Lang. 3 Health and Physical Education* 1 Electives 4 Total Units (Minimum) * Required Courses and/or Core Courses 23 One Diploma Type Graduation Requirements

9 BRIDGE Graduation Plan PAGE 1

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11 All of Sections 2-5 were reviewed and updated: Section 2 was updated with current courses being taken on student’s Individual Graduation Plan on GaCollege411. Section 2 was updated with current courses being taken on student’s Individual Graduation Plan on GaCollege411. Sections 3 – 5 now reflect planned courses in core academic areas, an Plan of Study/Area of Focus in CTAE, Advanced Academics, Fine Arts, or World Language, other requirements and electives. This information was also updated on the IGP on GaCollege411. Sections 3 – 5 now reflect planned courses in core academic areas, an Plan of Study/Area of Focus in CTAE, Advanced Academics, Fine Arts, or World Language, other requirements and electives. This information was also updated on the IGP on GaCollege411.

12 The AP (Advanced Placement) and Honors Application Process For an student who plans to take one or more Advanced Placement and/or Honors courses: For an student who plans to take one or more Advanced Placement and/or Honors courses: Online process begins the first day of school in January and ends on different dates at each high school. For this high school the closing date is: Online process begins the first day of school in January and ends on different dates at each high school. For this high school the closing date is:

13 Plan of Study Being a Pathway Completer A ll students are strongly encouraged to select a Plan of Study/Pathway and complete a sequence of 3 courses in one of the following areas: A ll students are strongly encouraged to select a Plan of Study/Pathway and complete a sequence of 3 courses in one of the following areas: CTAE CTAE Advanced Academics Advanced Academics Fine Arts Fine Arts World Language World Language Georgia DOE Plans of Study Website Link for all Plans of Study: Georgia DOE Plans of Study Website Link for all Plans of Study: Assessment/CTAE/Pages/Georgia-Career-Pathways-New- Rule.aspx Assessment/CTAE/Pages/Georgia-Career-Pathways-New- Rule.aspx

14 2-Page document for each Pathway Example CTAE Plan of Study

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16 Career Pathways in CTAE Career Clusters and their Pathways are part of a state supported curriculum that encourages and supports students and families in their educational and career planning through long-term goals, knowledge, experience and resources. Career Clusters and their Pathways are part of a state supported curriculum that encourages and supports students and families in their educational and career planning through long-term goals, knowledge, experience and resources. Students may earn three (3) units of credit in a sequence of CTAE courses in a Pathway. These self-selected Pathways lead to college readiness and a career readiness certificate. Students may earn three (3) units of credit in a sequence of CTAE courses in a Pathway. These self-selected Pathways lead to college readiness and a career readiness certificate. There is a Career Pathway Assessment given at the end of the three (3) sequential Career Pathway courses (usually in the Jr. or Sr. year). There is a Career Pathway Assessment given at the end of the three (3) sequential Career Pathway courses (usually in the Jr. or Sr. year). Students may use their required Electives courses to complete more than one Pathway during their high school career. Students may use their required Electives courses to complete more than one Pathway during their high school career. Slide 21

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18 Advanced academics Advanced Academic Plan of Study/Pathway Some students opt to take rigorous courses in the area of English, Mathematics, Science or Social Studies. Criteria for English and Mathematics are: Slide 22

19 Advanced academics Criteria for Science and Social Studies are: Slide 22

20 Fine Arts Courses If Band, Chorus, Drama, and/or Visual Arts are courses that you enjoy, these courses can count as “Fine Arts” credit or as regular elective credit. Three sequential courses will complete a Fine Arts Pathway. If Band, Chorus, Drama, and/or Visual Arts are courses that you enjoy, these courses can count as “Fine Arts” credit or as regular elective credit. Three sequential courses will complete a Fine Arts Pathway. Once a student has earned the three units required for CTAE/World Language/Fine Arts, the remaining courses will count toward the required Elective credits. Once a student has earned the three units required for CTAE/World Language/Fine Arts, the remaining courses will count toward the required Elective credits. Slide 22

21 World Language Courses Taking a World Language course is NOT required for graduation, but students who wish to gain admission to a college/university must complete two (2) units of the same World (foreign) Language. Taking a World Language course is NOT required for graduation, but students who wish to gain admission to a college/university must complete two (2) units of the same World (foreign) Language. Like CTAE and Fine Arts, students may be a pathway completer if 3 sequential World Language courses are completed. Like CTAE and Fine Arts, students may be a pathway completer if 3 sequential World Language courses are completed. Slide 23

22 What if a student wants take a course Online during high school? During the month of June 2014, there will be a PCSD online registration opportunity for high school courses. During the month of June 2014, there will be a PCSD online registration opportunity for high school courses. Senate Bill 289 allows districts to provide students in grades 3 through 12 the option of taking an online course should you choose that option. Senate Bill 289 allows districts to provide students in grades 3 through 12 the option of taking an online course should you choose that option.

23 More Online Course Information Counselors have the online course information for high school courses. The district resource is called K12. Counselors have the online course information for high school courses. The district resource is called K12. During July or August, high school counselors provide an online advisement opportunity to students who registered for an Online course during June. During July or August, high school counselors provide an online advisement opportunity to students who registered for an Online course during June. The GaDOE Clearinghouse provides course and provider information and may be accessed through the following link for provider information: The GaDOE Clearinghouse provides course and provider information and may be accessed through the following link for provider information: aringhouse.aspx aringhouse.aspx

24 Some Students Take Advantage of Online Credit Recovery Courses Credit recovery – based on need to take a credit recovery course due to failing a course Credit recovery – based on need to take a credit recovery course due to failing a course See counselor to help determine if this option is a good choice. See counselor to help determine if this option is a good choice. Credit recovery courses are taken via K12. There is an approval process for taking these courses. Credit recovery courses are taken via K12. There is an approval process for taking these courses.

25 BRIDGE Checklist On the right of page 1 are the mandated advisement steps that we will be working on throughout high school. On the right of page 1 are the mandated advisement steps that we will be working on throughout high school. This year exploring 3 careers is required as well as updating the IGP in GACollege411. This year exploring 3 careers is required as well as updating the IGP in GACollege411. In addition, Sections 2-5 are used to update the IGP (Individual Graduation Plan) in GACollege411. In addition, Sections 2-5 are used to update the IGP (Individual Graduation Plan) in GACollege411. Class of 2017 students will be required to complete a Career Capstone project during the 4 th year of high school unless the student is participating in Work-Based Learning. General information will be provided during grades 10 and 11. Specific information will be provided at the beginning of grade 12. Thus, 9 th grade students are beginning to consider their top career interest areas. Class of 2017 students will be required to complete a Career Capstone project during the 4 th year of high school unless the student is participating in Work-Based Learning. General information will be provided during grades 10 and 11. Specific information will be provided at the beginning of grade 12. Thus, 9 th grade students are beginning to consider their top career interest areas. Slide 28

26 Promotion requirements In order to be considered “promoted” to the next grade level in high school, a student must earn a minimum number of units by the end of each year (see the chart in Section 7). In order to be considered “promoted” to the next grade level in high school, a student must earn a minimum number of units by the end of each year (see the chart in Section 7). To move from a freshmen to a sophomore, 5 credits must be earned. To move from a freshmen to a sophomore, 5 credits must be earned. Getting off-track in terms of units/credits earned means that a student may not graduate on time. Getting off-track in terms of units/credits earned means that a student may not graduate on time. Slide 29

27 HOPE Scholarship Currently, the HOPE scholarship is determined by the calculation of all academic core courses that the student has taken and completed (grades 9-12). Class of 2017 students need four (4) additional “rigorous” academic courses to qualify for the HOPE Scholarship. Currently, the HOPE scholarship is determined by the calculation of all academic core courses that the student has taken and completed (grades 9-12). Class of 2017 students need four (4) additional “rigorous” academic courses to qualify for the HOPE Scholarship. Both passing and failing grades in the core courses count Both passing and failing grades in the core courses count Changes in the eligibility guidelines are posted and updated on the GACollege411 website. (There are often annual changes in HOPE Scholarship regulations.) Changes in the eligibility guidelines are posted and updated on the GACollege411 website. (There are often annual changes in HOPE Scholarship regulations.) Note Information pages in High School 101 guide. Note Information pages in High School 101 guide. Slide 30

28 HOPE GPA Please remember that a HOPE gpa is calculated on a 4.0 scale and the focus is on all academic courses completed Please remember that a HOPE gpa is calculated on a 4.0 scale and the focus is on all academic courses completed Non-academic elective courses do not count Non-academic elective courses do not count Thus, a numeric GPA of 83.4%, does not necessarily mean that the HOPE gpa will be 3.0 or higher. Thus, a numeric GPA of 83.4%, does not necessarily mean that the HOPE gpa will be 3.0 or higher. Please monitor HOPE gpa via your GACollege411 account. Please monitor HOPE gpa via your GACollege411 account.

29 HOPE GPA If a student does not have these three key fields correct in our Student Information System, there will be no HOPE Scholarship: If a student does not have these three key fields correct in our Student Information System, there will be no HOPE Scholarship: Legal name that is on birth certificate Legal name that is on birth certificate Social Security Number Social Security Number Birth Date Birth Date All of the above items must match on All of the above items must match on Infinite Campus Infinite Campus GACollege411 GACollege411 FAFSA FAFSA College Admissions Documents College Admissions Documents

30 Rigor Requirements for HOPE

31 Students must continually review that a minimum of 3 rigorous courses from the 3-page document on the GACollege411 website below are completed in order to be eligible for the HOPE Scholarship. The chart below is an example of the top of the first page. The information lists course type, course number and course title: Students must continually review that a minimum of 3 rigorous courses from the 3-page document on the GACollege411 website below are completed in order to be eligible for the HOPE Scholarship. The chart below is an example of the top of the first page. The information lists course type, course number and course title: HOPE Scholarship rigorous course list Course # 1 Course # 2 Course # 1 Course # 2 Course # 1 Course # 2 Course # 1 Course # 2 Slide 24

32 BRIDGE PLAN-PAGE 2 Students reviewed and/or changed the career objective Students reviewed and/or changed the career objective Also, postsecondary plans were reviewed and updated. Also, postsecondary plans were reviewed and updated. Slide 32

33 Career Decisions As courses are considered during each annual advisement opportunity and course requests are processed, students need to ask themselves: What are the courses that I have successfully completed during my first semester? What are the courses that I have successfully completed during my first semester? What kinds of classes really interest me? What kinds of classes really interest me? Do I see in my future differently than I did during advisement last year: Do I see in my future differently than I did during advisement last year: technical college technical college college college military military work work other other

34 GACollege411.org Remember all students are to continue Remember all students are to continue to use the secure My411 account on the website to track and manage: Profile Profile High School Courses and Grades High School Courses and Grades Co-curricular and Extra Curricular Activities Co-curricular and Extra Curricular Activities Honors and Awards Honors and Awards SAT, ACT, and Other Test Scores and practice tests SAT, ACT, and Other Test Scores and practice tests Career Inventories and Explorations Career Inventories and Explorations College Choices During and After High School College Choices During and After High School

35 Career Pathway By now students are more familiar with an Area of Focus or Career Pathway. There are 4 areas of focus: By now students are more familiar with an Area of Focus or Career Pathway. There are 4 areas of focus: CTAE CTAE Advanced Academics Advanced Academics Fine Arts Fine Arts World Language World Language Students have reviewed and updated at least one Plan of Study/Area of Focus. Students have reviewed and updated at least one Plan of Study/Area of Focus. Slide 33

36 College Credit Now! College Credit Now! actually refers to several state programs that allow high school students to earn both college and high school credit simultaneously. The programs are available to students and typically taken during their Junior and Senior years. College Credit Now! actually refers to several state programs that allow high school students to earn both college and high school credit simultaneously. The programs are available to students and typically taken during their Junior and Senior years. Slide 34

37 College Credit Now/ Dual Enrollment Accel TCSG Dual Enrollment Articulated Credit Residential Programs Move On When Ready Early College Hope Grant

38 A process by which high school students take courses from a state public or private postsecondary institution while still enrolled as a high school student and receive credit both at the high school and at the postsecondary institution. Dual Enrollment Defined

39 College Credit Now/Dual Enrollment MOWRACCELDUAL TCSG (Technical College System of Georgia) JOINT AGE (*See school counselor if want to take course work younger than 16.) Junior or Senior 16 years* Junior or Senior 16 years* FUNDING Georgia Department of Education 100% paid tuition and fees up to 15 semester hours or 4 high school units GSFC 100% paid tuition from state funds No fees paid from state funds Fees paid by student for year. HOPE Grant (GSFAPPS) Partial Tuition Paid by Georgia Student Finance Commission Rate determined by GSFC every year Fees paid by student for year. HOPE Grant (GSFAPPS) Partial Tuition Paid by Georgia Student Finance Commission Rate determined by GSFC every year Fees paid by student for year. MOWR, ACCEL, and DUAL TCSG credit hours do NOT count toward the HOPE cap. Credit hours count toward HOPE cap BOOKS Books are responsibility of student COURSES Academic/TechnicalAcademicTechnicalAcademic/Technical CREDIT High school & College College only ATTENDANCE Full time at collegeP/T or F/T at college HOPE CAP = 127 Semester Hours

40 Our district students usually take advantage of either Accel, Move on When Ready, or TCSG Dual Enrollment Accel is a program typically for Juniors and Seniors. Accel is a program typically for Juniors and Seniors. Accel courses are core academic courses in English, mathematics, science, and social studies and are part of a degree program. Accel courses are core academic courses in English, mathematics, science, and social studies and are part of a degree program. A student may be full or part time at the college, university or technical college. If a student is part time at the college, then, the student is also part time at the high school. A student may be full or part time at the college, university or technical college. If a student is part time at the college, then, the student is also part time at the high school. Students must meet admissions requirements at the college, technical college or university. Students must meet admissions requirements at the college, technical college or university.

41 Move on When Ready Important facts about MOWR: 1. Students must have attended public high school previous year in GA and be counted in both FTE counts 2. Students must be attending as full time student at the postsecondary institution (12 semester hours) 3. Students cannot switch from MOWR to another College Credit Now program during the semester. 4. Students must meet admissions requirements of the college, university or technical college, so planning early is important.

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43 Technical College System of Georgia Dual Enrollment Students may take a certificate of diploma course(s) Students may attend the district high school part time and take courses at the technical college part time HOPE Grant money pays for a percentage of the TCSG Dual Enrollment course

44 Career Pathway Courses Section 13 provides space to track the completion of the three (3) sequential Pathway courses and thus is used throughout high school. Section 13 provides space to track the completion of the three (3) sequential Pathway courses and thus is used throughout high school. In addition, as students near the end of course 2 of the pathway, a target assessment date can be planned. In addition, as students near the end of course 2 of the pathway, a target assessment date can be planned. Slide 35

45 Testing Information Beginning with the Class of 2016, students must complete the state’s End-of-Course Tests instead of taking the subject-specific Graduation Tests listed in Section 14. The EOCT’s are administered during select academic classes, and they also count as 20% of the student’s final grades in those courses. Beginning with the Class of 2016, students must complete the state’s End-of-Course Tests instead of taking the subject-specific Graduation Tests listed in Section 14. The EOCT’s are administered during select academic classes, and they also count as 20% of the student’s final grades in those courses. All students will continue to take the state’s Georgia High School Writing Test during the fall of his or her Junior year. All students will continue to take the state’s Georgia High School Writing Test during the fall of his or her Junior year. Students take the PSAT during the 10 th grade year. Students may opt to take the PSAT during the Junior year. Students take the PSAT during the 10 th grade year. Students may opt to take the PSAT during the Junior year. If a student plans to apply to a college or university, he or she should plan to take the SAT and/or ACT. If a student plans to apply to a college or university, he or she should plan to take the SAT and/or ACT. Slide 36

46 End of Course Tests (EOCT) Counts 20% of the final grade for the course. Counts 20% of the final grade for the course. Areas Tested: Areas Tested: Ninth Literature/Composition Ninth Literature/Composition American Literature/Composition American Literature/Composition CCGPS Algebra or Accelerated Course CCGPS Algebra or Accelerated Course CCGPS Geometry or Accelerated Course CCGPS Geometry or Accelerated Course Physical Science Physical Science Biology Biology United States History United States History Economics Economics

47 TEST-OUT OPPORTUNITIES TEST-OUT OPPORTUNITIES Beginning in Spring 2014, qualified students may test-out in up to 3 EOCT courses throughout high school and earn up to 3 high school credits on his/her high school transcript. Specific information will be available during the end of first semester.

48 TEST-OUT OPPORTUNITIES Basic Requirements and Tentative Information TEST-OUT OPPORTUNITIES Basic Requirements and Tentative Information 1. Limit is 3 courses during high school with a cap of 3 credits earned. 2. PCSD Test-out Registration Opportunity in January with information available prior to registration opportunity. This is an Online registration opportunity on the district website. 3. Student cannot have started a course(s) that he/she is planning to test-out. 4. During January registration a payment of $50.00 must be made for each test. Students who score Exceeds will have this money reimbursed after scores come back during April. 5. During February a grade of B or higher will be validated. Also, during February a teacher recommendation regarding the test-out opportunity must be received by the school counselor. This recommendation is completed by the student’s teacher in the subject area. 6. EOCT test(s) is taken during the week of March For a student who receives an Exceeds score, the high school transcript is updated with course, grade/score and credit earned.

49 Test-out Opportunities Information Page 14 of Career Planner

50 PSAT The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude test provides a standardized view of a student’s scholastic skills, regardless of the school attended, and helps students compare themselves with other college-bound students nationwide. The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude test provides a standardized view of a student’s scholastic skills, regardless of the school attended, and helps students compare themselves with other college-bound students nationwide. This test is taken in October of 10 th grade year during the school day. This test is taken in October of 10 th grade year during the school day. This test is a predictor of potential in Advanced Placement courses as well as a predictor of how a student might perform on the SAT. This test is a predictor of potential in Advanced Placement courses as well as a predictor of how a student might perform on the SAT.

51 The SAT While the best SAT preparation is through rigorous and challenging course work in which the student puts forth maximum effort, students are strongly encouraged to go to to take advantage of two comprehensive resources for Georgia High School students to help them prepare for the SAT. While the best SAT preparation is through rigorous and challenging course work in which the student puts forth maximum effort, students are strongly encouraged to go to to take advantage of two comprehensive resources for Georgia High School students to help them prepare for the SAT.

52 Work-Based Learning A student may be eligible to participate in one of the Work- Based Learning Programs. A student may be eligible to participate in one of the Work- Based Learning Programs.  Opportunities include:  Youth Apprenticeship  Cooperative Education  Internship  Employability Skills Development  These programs:  Put book knowledge to use and gain hands on experience in your career.  Earn school credit in your career area during your Junior and Senior year.  Earn money while learning (excluding some internships). Interested students should contact the school counselor for additional informati on. Interested students should contact the school counselor for additional informati on. Slide 37

53 The Fine Print Changes at the Georgia State Dept. of Education, as well as local board decisions, may impact this advisement plan. Changes at the Georgia State Dept. of Education, as well as local board decisions, may impact this advisement plan. The Senior Letter (12 th grade) is the final graduation plan document. It will be completed during August/September of the Senior year. The Senior Letter (12 th grade) is the final graduation plan document. It will be completed during August/September of the Senior year. Some college and universities (in Georgia and outside of Georgia) may require additional units beyond the minimum required for a Georgia high school diploma. Always consult with your high school counselor for more information about college admissions. Some college and universities (in Georgia and outside of Georgia) may require additional units beyond the minimum required for a Georgia high school diploma. Always consult with your high school counselor for more information about college admissions. PCSD Career Planner and High School 101 are guides for parents and students during the high school years. Please review this important resource. PCSD Career Planner and High School 101 are guides for parents and students during the high school years. Please review this important resource. Slide 38

54 Notes Section 17 is provided to allow a space for students, parents, and counselors to make any necessary comments. Section 17 is provided to allow a space for students, parents, and counselors to make any necessary comments. Any time there is a problem or concern, make certain that he counselor is aware. Any time there is a problem or concern, make certain that he counselor is aware. Slide 39

55 Signatures At the bottom of Page 2, please sign and date in the box labeled “9 th to 10 th Advisement Plan Reviewed by:” At the bottom of Page 2, please sign and date in the box labeled “9 th to 10 th Advisement Plan Reviewed by:” Slide 40 You and your student will sign the remaining boxes as you attend advisement sessions during the coming years and revise the 10, 11, and 12 th grade columns on page 1. After you have all of the signatures, tear off the Green Copy for your records. Return the remaining copies and handouts to one of the counselors in the computer lab.

56 Our Counseling Program Promotes development and support for EVERY student: Promotes development and support for EVERY student: Academic Academic Rigorous courses Rigorous courses Course completion Course completion Increased graduation rates Increased graduation rates Career Career Links to next step and eventually world of work Links to next step and eventually world of work Personal/social Personal/social Remember to make an appointment with your counselor, if you would like additional time on any of these topics. Remember to make an appointment with your counselor, if you would like additional time on any of these topics.


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