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Class of 2015 Requirements. Promotion to the 12 th grade In order to be placed in a Senior Homeroom next year, Fall 2014, students must have earned the.

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1 Class of 2015 Requirements

2 Promotion to the 12 th grade In order to be placed in a Senior Homeroom next year, Fall 2014, students must have earned the following credits prior to the beginning of senior year. 17 Total Units of credit that must include: 3 units of English 3 units of Math 2 units of Science 1 unit of Social Studies *Students must be on grade level to be eligible for parking pass

3 Class of 2015 Graduation Requirements Elective Course Requirements 1 Unit of Health (.5) & Personal Fitness (.5) 3 Units of Required Electives – Any combination of Foreign Language, Fine Art or Career/Technical courses 4 Units of Misc. Electives Core Course Requirements 4 Units of English o Must include 9 th Lit & Am. Lit 4 Units of Math o Must include Math I & Math II 4 Units of Science o Must include Biology & Physical Science OR Physics 3 Units of Social Studies o World History, U.S. History & Gov’t & Econ 23 Total Units Required

4 Credit Recovery Options Summer School Recover 1 credit max 3-4 Weeks in June 8:00 – 4:00 M-F $ per ½ credit Online Options (BYU, GAVS, etc.) See Counselor for options Must get advanced approval Cost can vary by program TAA (Teachers As Advisors) Pass or Fail Attendance is required ½ elective credit earned in May Credit Connect (AM & PM) APEX computer based program 7:00 am – 8:00 am, M – Th (18 wks) 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, M – Th (9 wks) $ per ½ credit Polaris Evening Program (PEP) Recover.5 credit per quarter 2 hr Woodstock HS 4:00, 6:00 and 8:00 start times $ per ½ credit Retake class during school day No cost involved May delay graduation

5 Graduation Testing Requirements Georgia High School Graduation Writing Test o No exceptions, all students must take and pass End-of-course test o Must take the test but not required to pass; however, the EOCT test is worth 20% of the final average for the course.

6 Standardized Tests PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test); measures critical reading, math problem-solving and writing skills. o Wednesday, October 16, 2013 o Test is paid for by Etowah High School o Good indicator and excellent preparation for the SAT that you will need to take in the spring of junior year. o PSAT score may qualify student for a select group of merit scholarships o One of the first opportunities student has to begin requesting college information.

7 ACT/SAT SAT Test Dates o October 5, 2013 (EHS) o November 2, 2013 o December 7, 2013 (EHS) o January 25, 2014 (EHS) o March 8, 2014 (EHS) o May 3, 2014 o June 7, 2014 (EHS) ACT Test Dates o September 21, 2013 o October 26, 2013 (EHS) o December 14, 2013 o February 8, 2014 (EHS) o April 12, 2014 (EHS) o June 14, 2014 (EHS)

8 Important Test Dates Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Georgia High School Graduation Writing Test (GHSWT) Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) o (PSAT scores from junior year are the only scores that will qualify you for the National Merit Qualifying Scholarship Program) December 9 – 13, 2013 Fall Semester End of Course Tests (EOCT) May 5 – 16, 2014 Advanced Placement (AP) Exams Spring Semester End of Course Tests (EOCT)

9 College Planning Junior year is THE time to get organized! Visit This website provides direct links to in-state and out-of-state colleges (along with a host of essential information for making decisions about your path after high school). Get familiar with admission deadlines and entrance requirements for your schools of choice. Start narrowing your list!

10 Dual Enrollment Program Opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school Does not count towards your total HOPE allowance Classes are held at the college Dual Enrollment Workshop on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 6:30pm in EHS Auditorium

11 HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships HOPE Scholarship requirements: 3.0 academic GPA from an eligible Georgia high school. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in college to remain eligible. HOPE amount is capped at ~90% of the previous years tuition rate Zell Miller Scholarship requirements: 3.7 academic GPA from an eligible Georgia high school. Combined 1200 on the critical reading and math sections of the SAT or 26 ACT Composite score The valedictorian and salutatorian from each high school may receive the Zell Miller Scholarship regardless of their GPA or SAT/ACT scores. Etowah High School does NOT calculate the HOPE GPA! You must log-in to your gacollege411 account to access your official HOPE GPA

12 Governor’s Honors Program Free summer program held on campus at Valdosta State University The best and the brightest students from across the state compete for a limited number of spots in academic, career/technical and fine arts areas 10 th and 11 th graders must be nominated to apply and go through the interview/audition process


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