5Why all the fuss about grades Why all the fuss about grades? GPA calculations start your 9th grade year!Google any school and see what the average GPA for the entering freshman class is….Hope: 3.0 G.P. AAnd new Rigor Requirements
6How are grades different from Middle School? WELL, THEY COUNT TOWARD COLLEGE/LIFE!!!Your Freshman Year = 1/4 of your High School GPAHigh school GPA=3.0=HOPE=$$Freshman Year = 1/4Sophomore Year= 1/4 This meansJunior Year=1/4 Freshman Year isSenior Year=1/ % of your GPA!It all counts from day 1, or rather August 7, 2014!!
8You need to push and challenge yourself to earn HOPE.GPA::3.0YourGAcollege411Account is an excellent source of info about HOPEStudents need onlyof the six listed to theleft. These are built in to our grad. req.
9Be advised, high school seniors: It may be harder than you think to get into Georgia’s top public colleges next year.This year’s freshmen at the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Georgia State and Georgia College & State universities shattered records for SAT scores and high school GPAs. That continued a steady rise that has altered the state’s higher education landscape, making a slot at Tech or UGA hotly competitive and fueling huge growth and higher standards at other public universities.Georgia Tech’s freshmen earned an average 1378 on the math and verbal SAT — up almost 50 points from five years ago. They took more than three college-level Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses by the end of junior year in high school and three more during senior year.“It’s getting a little ridiculous,” said Rick Clark, director of undergraduate admissions at Georgia Tech. “The caliber is going up but the number of students we admit isn’t.”The rising quality at top colleges has caused a trickle down effect. Enrollment at Georgia Southern and Kennesaw State universities has increased and the student talent has improved. Kennesaw State freshmen earned an average 1,074 on the math and verbal SAT — a gain of 52 points over the last decade.College admissions officers encourage students to apply, even if their scores are below the averages. Averages, they note, include lots of students who scored lower. They tell students not to worry if their high school offers few Advanced Placement courses. The point is for students to take advantage of whatever challenging classes are offered, Clark said.
10So who did get into UGA this year? Here’s a profile: Average GPA of 3.8SAT avg. was 1254 out of 1800ACT avg. was 28 out of 3618,000 applied – 5,500 acceptedHonor’s Program GPA avg: 4.03Rigor of student’s high school curriculum continues to be a key factor in admissions decisions. 95% being enrolled in some AP courses.More than half of incoming first year freshman were in the top 10% of their class.225 freshmen were first or second in their graduation class
11GPA’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
12TestingRequirements(8 EOCTs (20% of yourGrade!! and 1 writing test)CreditRequirementsPromotionRequirements
13End of Course Tests (EOCT) (Graduation Rule for class of 2018) Think CRCTsimilar8 Content Area Assessments:9th Grade Literature/Composition-Freshman yrAmerican Literature/CompositionCCGPS Coordinate Algebra-Fr. Yr.CCGPS Analytic Geometry-Fr. Yr.Biology-Freshman yr.Physical Science-Freshman yr.United States HistoryEconomics(these tests count for 20% of your final grade…That is 1/5 of entire grade=study for the EOCT!)
148th Grade Registration8th grade teachers are making academic class recommendations for your 4 core subject areas(English, Math, Science and Social Studies)Paperwork being sent homeIndividual Registration mtgs (Feb. 25th)You need to pick 6 electives and rank them 1 to 6 in order of preferenceinformation-very important!
15Registration Folder: Registration form Letter explaining process Class of 2018 Graduation Requirements (green)Glynn Academy Sample 4 year plans (green)Glynn Academy Course Descriptions
16**Honors=Gifted which Means they are exactly the same thing!! This top row is where your teachers have already made a recommendation for you.**Honors=Gifted whichMeans they are exactly the same thing!!Some elective choices…You need a total of 6 electives. We are asking you to pick 6 and rank them 1-6.AP HumanAP Human Geography &other academic electives
18What about math?To find out more about what colleges are looking for, we spoke to Tom Abeyta, Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Oberlin College. Oberlin is a highly selective liberal arts school in Oberlin, Ohio. The college aims for a well-rounded class by drawing on a holistic review process of each applicant, but the high school transcript is still the piece in which they invest the most time. Abeyta says that academics are 'huge'. The admissions office looks closely at the degree of rigor in a schedule. Most of the students who are admitted have completed four years of math in high school, through a minimum of Pre-Calculus. The majority completed Calculus.Based on these facts, a student who plans to apply to a selective college should try to include the following classes in her schedule:Pre-CalculusAP Calculus (AB or BC)Math teacher and SAT expert Gregg Whitnah explains why it’s important to aim for calculus: “Students keep the admissions door open when they take as much math as possible.” The best way to fit these classes in is to start Algebra in the 8th grade. Alternatively, some high schools allow concurrent enrollment of Geometry and Algebra or Geometry and Algebra II. In addition, there’s always summer school and community college.
19On the back side of form are more common elective choices including world languages*… Health/pe – most freshmen take this and it=1elective*Going to a 4 year college? Then you need 2 consecutive years of a world language.Remember pick 6 total electives and rank 1-6.
20Inside of registration form: Pathway:These two inside pages contain CTAE options at GICA (Golden Isles Career Academy) and GA. We are now going to allow freshmen to attend GICA if there is room in their schedule. Any class taken at GICA will be attended for 2 hours: (either 1 & 2 block or 3 & 4 block)You will select the first 2 classes in a pathway.I have also highlighted more of the common electives taken at Glynn Academy.Please note that in tiny writing at the bottom of pathways, it tells where the classes are offered.Computer Electives
21Inside of registration form: More pathway options and our ROTC elective is here.Computer ElectivesROTC
23Write it on Page 2-top left Choose a Pathway:Write it on Page 2-top leftWhat is this? A completion of 3 or 4 courses in aSpecific area to help students decide on futureInterests toward college or careers.GICA Pathway: (any pathway listed on pages 2 & 3 of registration form)Fine Arts Pathway: (any pathway listed on page 4 of registration form)Music InstrumentalTheaterJournalismVisual ArtsAdvanced Academic Pathway: Language ArtsMath ScienceSocial Studies(may be completed by taking at least one AP or dual enrollment course in that area. Most college bound students will do this automatically; therefore if you don’t have a pathway decided, put Academic Pathway down for now. Will go toward Hope Rigor Requirements as well.)World Language Pathway(need 2 consecutive years World LanguageTo complete a pathway and if your are going to USG school/college)
24Need to Know/Questions to Ask: Advisement/Registration ~ what classes do Isign up for and how many?- academic, electiveWho makes academic recommendations? -current teachersDo I need a foreign language? When should I start it?Should I take that AP class, Human Geography and what is it anyway?Should I go to GICA? – there maybe courses there just for you!What is a Pathway? An area of focus. 3 or 4 courses in a sequenceThese are the questions that will get answered!
25So…what should I put for my 6 electives? 1. Health/pe (which counts as 1 elective) Back page2. Will you start your foreign language? Back page(Probably should be a strong academic student)3. AP Human Geography? (student who is self directed, good time management, likes to read and study) Front page: Academic Elective4. A computer/business class? Pages 2 & 3 inside5. Fine arts? (band, chorus, art) Back page6. A class at GICA?- remember this=2 electives.Pages 2 & 3 inside
26Sample 9th grade schedule Skinny, Block – what does all this mean? 2 semesters in a school year.Sample 9th grade scheduleThis first block class is divided into 2Skinnies each 45 minutes long for the entire year.This is a true block. 90 minutes long for half the year.
30How Can You Get Involved? Stay in touch: , facebook, instagram and twitter.Make sure you have an infinite campus account and/or the infinite campus app.counseloratga@maryb_gaPlease join the GA Parent Teacher-Student Association~go to website and then it is under student/parent tab.
31Attendance 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.Attendance tied to Georgia Learner’s PermitGoal: 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.
32“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?
33Where can students go for help? Teachers stay after until 4:00pm-some appts before school – always check with them for their availabilityInitiate contact with teachersHonor Society tutors may be availableFind a study partner in your classesLinks to online resources from the media centerCounselor, administrator, mentor, teacher, CIS
34What do we need to be doing next? Help your student stay organizedHelp your student create good study habitsPeer pressureIf you don’t have one, open a college savings accountFind out about colleges you may be interested inKeep exploring college & career interestsDon’t forget about extra curricular and community activities
35Get involved:Clubs at Glynn Academy: Competition team tryouts will be in AprilGA ChorusMr. Roper will probably come to GMS for auditions
36Get involved:Sports at Glynn Academy: Physicals will be May 1 at BHS
37I don’t want to get lost: We will have an open house and you can tour the school with your schedule. Usually 2-3 days before school starts in August.
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