4 Administrators Dr. Scott Spence, Principal Jeff Parker, Assistant PrincipalAttendance and Athletic DirectorDr. Randal Harvey, Assistant PrincipalNames A-KDeborah Williams, Assistant PrincipalNames L-ZDiann Meeks, Assistant Principal for Instruction
5 The Nuts and Bolts School starts every day at 8:20 and ends at 3:30 Students take anywhere from 4 to 8 classes per day, classes are either 90 or 45 minutes in lengthA 90 minute class is worth 1 credit per semesterA skinny (45 minute class which will meet all year) is worth .50 credit per semester-an entire credit will be earned by MayStudents have a half hour lunch1st lunch: 11:40 to 12:102nd lunch: 12:30 to 1:003rd lunch: 1:20 to 1:50
6 2 nine week terms=1 semester Pass class=earn a creditA “skinny” goes all year.Usually pared with another skinny for the year.Earn credit at end of year (May)A “block” goes until the end of the semester. (Dec.)5th block classes include band, drama, and weight lifting.
7 Nuts and Bolts continued… Be familiar with Glynn Academy’s HomepageGA's HomepageBe familiar with the School Calendar (top right tab)Know the school rules – cell phone, dress codeKnow the attendance/tardy policy-where to take attendance notesAttendance tied to learner’s permitStudent IDsGet an Infinite Campus Account~!Make sure you are signed up for Mrs. Belechak’s newsflashes, facebook, twitter and instagram!Athletic Eligibility
8 What is necessary to graduate? 4 English credits4 Math credits4 Science credits4 Social Studies credits1 Health/PE*2 Foreign Language**7 CTAE, fine arts or other elective credits*3 credits in ROTC can be substituted**necessary for 4 year college8 EOCTs1 GHSGT(writing))
9 End of Course Tests (EOCT) (Graduation Rule for class of 2017) 8 Content Area Assessments:9th Grade Literature/CompositionAmerican Literature/CompositionCCGPS Coordinate AlgebraCCGPS Analytic GeometryBiologyPhysical ScienceUnited States HistoryEconomics(these tests count for 20% of your final grade))
11 GPA’s at some Georgia schools: UGA-3.83Ga Tech-3.9Ga Southern-2.0Valdosta-3.08Georgia College & State-3.59Harvard-3.84/4.37 weightedDuke-3.79/4.31 weighted
12 2 nine week terms=1 semester A “skinny” goes all year.Usually pared with another skinny for the year,A “block” goes until the end of the semester. (Dec.)5th block classes include band, drama, and weight lifting.
13 “Who is my counselor?” Mary Belechak Freshman x3204 Angie Votsis Sophomore x3182Loren Dittmar Junior x3181Patrice Hall Senior x3206All staff addresses:First Initial LastFor example:School website:
14 Counseling Office Staff Counseling Secretary: Tammy Cirmotich x3203Homework requests, mailings, transcript requestsRegistrar: Julie Spires x3196Registrar’s Secretary: Susan Alexander x3197Student records, transcript reviews, master schedule, enrollments, withdrawals, grading windows
15 Other Support Staff Mary Anderson Attendance Secretary Notes for absences, check in/check outSteve O’Cain School PsychologistPamela Thompson School NurseKristine Hickson Special EducationAmy Crabb Community in SchoolsDr. Melissa Purcell Media SpecialistAmy Bradley Media Specialist
16 Counseling ServicesCounselors handle questions or difficulties that a student might have, from class schedules to personal problemsCounselors make referrals to other local professionals in the area for concerns such as substance abuse or long term counseling.Counselors help students serve as a resource to parents and teachers regarding performance in classes, which may include arranging teacher conferences.
17 Counseling Appointments Counseling appointments for parents or students can be made by calling or ingor x3204Counselors are also available on a drop in, first come, first serve basis every day during school, lunch as well as before and after school.When Mrs. Belechak is not in her office, leave her a note- slips attached to her door with a pocket folder to put it in.
22 How Can You Get Involved? Ways to Help GA:Supplies are especially needed this year due to budget cuts. Please consider donating:Reams of copier paperBoxes of tissue and hand sanitizerExtra school or office suppliesYour time as a volunteerPlease join the GA Parent Teacher-Student Association~go to website and then it is under student/parent tab.
23 “RED” flag statements: “I don’t have any homework…”“I did my homework at school”“I know that IC says that I am failing, but I’ve got everything under control.”“That assignment is not worth very much.”“I don’t need the class to graduate.”“I’ve already lost credit, so why bother?”What are some warning signs that indicate your student may be struggling?
24 Attendance Matters: Student Attendance=Student Success Goal: 100% AttendanceStudents with good attendance do better in school, have more friends, like school and are more likely to graduate.Successful students miss 8 or fewer days of school per year.Goal: 100% GraduationSchool attendance is the strongest predictor of High School Graduation87% of high school students who missed less than 8 days of school per year graduated on time.A high school graduate will earn about $300,000 more than a high school dropout over a lifetime.High School drop outs are more likely to be unemployed, live in poverty, receive public assistance and go to prison.
25 Where can students go for help? Teachers stay after until 4:00pm-some appts before schoolInitiate contact with teachersHonor Society tutors may be availableFind a study partner in your classesPaid tutorsLinks to online resources from the media centerCounselor, administrator, mentor, teacher, CIS