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1 Welcome to Deer Creek High School

2 Mr. Charles Bradley, Principal 348-5720 x121

3 Keith Sinor, Asst. Principal 11-12 Grade 348-5720 x105

4 Charles Carpenter, Asst. Principal 9-10 Grade 348-5720, ext. 213

5 Ann Thompson, Counselor A-K 348-5720 x120

6 Cindy McCachern, Counselor L-Z 348-5720 x152

7 Graduation and Diploma Requirements

8 Standard Diploma Curriculum 24 credits 4 English 3 Math (Algebra I and two above) 3 Lab Science 4 Social Studies 2 Arts (built into curriculum) Parent must sign a form to opt out of college preparatory curriculum and get this diploma

9 Oklahoma College Preparatory Curriculum 24 credits 4 English 3 Math (Algebra I and two above) 3 Lab Science 4 Social Studies 2 Arts (built into curriculum) 2 Foreign Language or Technology

10 Certificate of Distinction Curriculum 26 credits 4 English 4 Math (Algebra I and three above) 4 Lab Science 4 Social Studies 4 Arts, Technology or Humanities (2 built in) 2 of the same Foreign Language 3.25 gpa on a weighted scale Satisfactory or Advanced score on all EOI exams

11 Certificate of Distinction Cum Laude Curriculum Same as Certificate of Distinction plus 4.0 gpa on a weighted scale

12 End-Of-Instruction Tests New requirements starting with class of 2012 Tests at the end of the following courses: English 2, English 3, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Biology, and US History The state requires that a student must pass four of the seven tests to graduate including Algebra I and English 2 Results of tests placed on transcripts

13 Grading System A=90-100% B=80-89% C=70-79% D=60-69% F=0-59% Be sure and check your student’s grades, attendance, and discipline online

14 Weighted Grading 4.0 grading scale.5 quality point for Pre-AP classes 1 quality point for AP classes Class rank based on weighted gpa

15 Valedictorian Cum Laude Curriculum 7 semester cumulative GPA equal to or higher than 4.125 All valedictorians have the rank of #1 after the 7 th semester

16 Transcript A legal document listing courses and grades attained during high school Begins with first high school class

17 High School Enrollment Feb. 11 & 14 from 4:00-7:00 Should have received a letter in the mail giving you a specific time Bring completed enrollment sheet You and your student will meet with a teacher/advisor

18 Filling Out the Enrollment Sheet Use a pencil Update the personal information sheet Put student’s name and id number on both sides of the enrollment form Circle both course number and name Turn in enrollment sheet the evening of your appointment Enroll online

19 Selecting Your Courses Everyone must choose seven courses Everyone must choose one course from each of the four core areas and either a foreign language or technology class Two semester electives equal one course TA=teacher approval which must be obtained before or during the night of enrollment Be sure and select three alternate elective courses

20 Sports 9 th grade basketball is a full year commitment and is scheduled during an hour other than Varsity Basketball Choosing basketball and another sport will count as two elective choices

21 OHLAP Scholarship State program which pays for a student’s tuition to an Oklahoma college or university Must apply during 8 th, 9 th, or 10 th grade Family must earn $50,000 or less per year at the time of application and $100,000 upon student’s entrance to college For more information go to:

22 OKCOLLEGESTART.ORG Oklahoma’s official source for planning a college education in Oklahoma Prepare for the ACT with free test prep Use the High School Planner See Oklahoma’s official guide to preparing for college

23 ACT and SAT Tests Nationwide college entrance exams taken on a Sat. Oklahoma leans toward the ACT test but most colleges will accept either test We recommend taking once during freshman year, once during sophomore year, and several times junior and senior year OU and OSU require a 24 ACT or 1090 SAT for automatic admission Enroll online at or

24 Other Tests Taken Throughout High School PLAN—Pre-ACT test taken by all sophomores PSAT—Pre-SAT test taken by freshman, sophomores, or juniors who want to take it; only way student can be National Merit Scholar ASVAB—Career Battery that juniors or seniors may elect to take in the Fall

25 College Concurrent Enrollment Juniors or seniors who take a college class instead of two of their electives Must have an ACT/SAT score to enroll Currently the state is paying the tuition (not books and fees) for seniors who take college classes

26 Francis Tuttle Career Technology program Students go to Francis Tuttle half day and stay at Deer Creek half day In most cases Francis Tuttle classes count as electives Except for the Pre-Engineering and BioScience Academies, Francis Tuttle begins Junior or Senior years

27 Counselor’s Collection Announcements, College and Scholarship sent via e-mail by the counselor’s office Also available on the high school website or at

28 Thinking Aheadto Scholarships Keep a list of your student’s leadership, service hours, and awards Work toward highest ACT/SAT score Get the best grades possible

29 Class of 2012 Welcome to Deer Creek High School!

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