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The Cost … … of Failure
What does it take to graduate? Graduation Requirements: Earn a minimum of 23 credits Pass the GHSGT or EOCTs (Classes of 2012, 13, and 14) Pass all courses that have an EOCT (Class of 2015) Math – 4 units required English – 4 units required Science – 4 units required Social Studies – 3 units required Health/PE – 1 unit required Career Tech/Foreign Lang/Fine Arts – 3 units required Electives – 4 units
What does it take to graduate?
How do I fail a class? Don’t bother taking notes Feel sorry for yourself and make excuses for failure Don’t write down assignments and due dates Wait until the last minute to begin working on a research paper, project, or assignment Leave your work at home or don’t do it at all Ignore directions Wait until the night before a test to start studying Don’t ask for help Don’t study and review every day Assume just reading or staring at a page is studying Blame others and do not take responsibility
Excuses For Failure The teacher doesn’t like me. I’ll never use this in life. I can’t do this / I’ll never get it. I don’t need to do homework, I get it. I shouldn’t have to do any work outside of school. I didn’t know we had a test/quiz/exam today! I don’t like my teacher’s teaching style. I’m not going to college. I forgot to study / I didn’t have time to study. The teacher doesn’t teach in the way I understand. Nobody looks at your calendar/website.
What happens if I fail a class? Classroom or Online Credit Recovery Options Summer SchoolPolaris Evening SchoolCredit Connect/Apex/Minis WhenMonth of JuneQuarter Basis – Every two months Open Registration Time8:00 – 12:00 or 12:30 – 4:30 4:00 – 6:00 – 1 st Period 6:00 – 8:00 – 2 nd Period 8: :00 – 3 rd Period 7:15 – 8:15 or 3:45 – 4:45 Junior/ Senior during school day if there is room in schedule. InstructionClassroom or online Cost$200 per 0.5 credit $10 processing fee $200 per 0.5 credit $10 processing fee $200 per 0.5 credit Max. Units Earned Per Quarter0.5 – 1.0 Per Semester RegistrationEnd of MayCheck Polaris SchedulePacket can be picked up from Guidance.
Apex Online Courses – Math – Science – Social Studies – English – For credit recovery only Teacher Led Courses – Math – Electives What can I take during Credit Connect?
Quick Quiz: If I fail a both semesters of a class, how much does it cost to make up the whole year? How many credits can you make up in summer school? How many semesters can I fail before I am off track to graduate in four years without credit recovery?
ANSWERS: $400: you have to pay $200 for each semester of recovery You can only make up one whole credit in summer school. That’s a total of two failed semesters. Because you can earn up to 24 credits in four years and only need 23 credits to graduate, you can only fail two semester classes and still possibly stay on track. That’s not much room for failure!
DON’T FORGET…. Students will NOT receive credit for a course if they are in violation of the attendance policy Attendance Policy: 7 or more absences in one semester = NO CREDIT unless you are granted an attendance waiver
So, what is the cost of failure? $200 per semester class failed. 60 – 90 hours of time per semester class failed. Minimum of $15,080 in lost salary earnings per extra year of high school (based on 40 hours a $7.25 an hour) Less competitive transcript when applying for a post secondary school. Embarrassment: the year you graduate from high school follows you around forever. What other costs will you face if you don’t graduate high school on time?