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Ninth Grade Advisement Sponsored by the Stockbridge High School Counseling Department
The Beginning of the Journey Ninth grade is the beginning of a student’s high school career. It is vital that the student take high school very seriously. Ninth grade serves as the foundation to obtain good study skills and good grades.
Fast Facts for 9 th grade Over the course of a student’s high school career he/she will need to earn 22 credits in order to graduate. There are two major diploma types. The students will choose either a college prep diploma or technical diploma.
Decisions decisions decisions Your student’s interest will have a great determination on what diploma type as well as career cluster the student will participate in at SHS. At SHS we have some invaluable tools that will help make this choice a little easier.
College Prep Diploma Requirements 4 units of English 4 units of Math 3 units of Science 3 units of Social Studies 2 units of Foreign Language 1 unit of Health and PE – ½ unit of each 1 unit of Computer Tech, Career Tech, NJROTC, Fine Arts, or Foreign Language 4 Units of Electives Total units = 22
Vocational/Tech Prep Diploma Requirements 4 units of English 3 units of Math 3 units of Science 3 units of Social Studies 1 unit of Health and PE – ½ unit of each 4 units of Computer Tech, Career Tech, NJROTC, Fine Arts, or Foreign Language *must be 3 units in one career cluster 3 Units of Electives Total units = 22
Vocational/Tech Prep vs. College Prep Vocational/Tech Prep vs. College Prep The college prep diploma consists of core requirements + foreign language. The students who obtain a college prep diploma are most interested in attending a four-year university upon graduation. The vocational/tech prep diploma is for those students most interested in attending a 2 year technical or vocational school upon graduation.
The Career Clusters at SHS Stockbridge High School currently offers 7 career clusters. The students may choose from the following: Business and Information Management Fine Arts Military Science Health and Human Services Training Technical and Engineering Work-Based Learning/ Apprenticeship Public Safety
What are your student’s future plans? As ninth graders students have many questions to answer. Three vital questions to ponder. Who am I? Where am I going? How am I going to get there?
Job and Career Interest Vocational/Technical School On-Job Training/Apprenticeship Two year College Four year University Military Undecided
Career Planning Process Discover your interests, abilities, and things that are important to you. Think about what you want in a career, based on self-discovery. Talk to your parents, teachers and counselors about your dreams for the future.
Freshman Year 101 Take the most challenging courses you can. Join clubs and activities at SHS. Get involved. Obtain and actively utilize EDLINE Take Health/PE during your freshman year. Pass the ADAP test (Drug and Alcohol Awareness Test) which is administered in Health class.
Freshman Year 10, continued. Participate in Career Cruising determine a career interest. Learn and Practice Study Skills. Seek Tutoring when necessary. Maintain and Record Freshman Resume.
Freshman Resume Extracurricular Activities ( Clubs, Organizations, Scholastic Competitions) Offices & Leadership Positions/Responsibilities Honors & Awards Received Sports (School and Community) Community Activities
PSAT The PSAT is a practice test for the SAT, which is often a required entrance exam by most colleges and universities. The test is based on critical thinking, reasoning skills and math skills. The PSAT will be offered on October 17 th for a cost of $ Cash or checks payments accepted.
PLAN The PLAN is a practice test for the ACT. The ACT is also a required entrance test for colleges and universities. The test is based on current high school state curriculum. The PLAN will be offered on November 8 th and is $ Cash or check payments accepted.
PSAT AND PLAN The advantage for freshmen is that this is the time to begin the process of becoming familiar with these exams. If for some reason the students are unable to take these practice tests this year, he/she will have another opportunity their sophomore and junior years of high school.
Helpful Websites – access grades – PSAT/SAT Prep and Info – PLAN/ACT Prep and Info school code user id – shs password tigers – GA. Information on colleges – study skills - career info – planning – career planning – career planning
Ninth Grade Team Eric Watson – Principal Kim Norwood – 9 TH Grade Administrator Yolandria Wyche – 9 th Grade Counselor Melissa Bell – Ninth Grade Coordinator/Graduation Coach Tanya Costa – Assistant – Ninth Grade Coordinator/Graduation Coach
The journey begins with you!!! Make smart choices and wise decisions Focus, focus, focus!!! Strive to make the best grades. Prepare for the future. STRIVE FOR THE BEST!!!