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1 Ninth Grade Advisement Sponsored by the Stockbridge High School Counseling Department

2 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.

3 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.

4 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.

5 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

6 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

7 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.

8 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

9 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?

10 Job and Career Interest  Vocational/Technical School  On-Job Training/Apprenticeship  Two year College  Four year University  Military  Undecided

11 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.

12 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.

13 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.

14 Freshman Resume  Extracurricular Activities ( Clubs, Organizations, Scholastic Competitions)  Offices & Leadership Positions/Responsibilities  Honors & Awards Received  Sports (School and Community)  Community Activities

15 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. 

16 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. 

17 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.

18 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

19 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

20 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!!!


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