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1 Jeffersontown High School Jeffersontown High School Class of 2015

2 Get to know your Counselor….. Mr. Jimmy Wallace

3 Graduation Requirements Course # of years English4 Mathematics 4 (you must pass your senior year!) Science3 Social Studies3 History of Arts (Humanities) 1 Foreign Language2 (pre-college curriculum) Computer Application 1 Health.5 PE.5 Electives 3 Total (minimum required) 22

4 Other Graduation Requirements… ***College Readiness Benchmarks English(18), Math(19), Reading(20) ***Complete Senior Portfolio ***Complete ILP each year!

5 Diploma Seals… Advanced Seal—12 Advanced classes with a 3.0 GPA, 3-yrs World Lang. Honors Seal—12 Honors classes with a 2.5 GPA, 2-yrs World Lang. Regular Seal

6 GPA GPA GPA Why is it so important?? What is the requirement for UL/UK? How much do they cost? How are you going to pay??

7 GPA Calculations 1.0 Credit Scale0.5 Credit Scale AP Scale Quality PointsQuality Points Quality Pts A4A 2 A 5 B3B 1.5 B 3.75 C2C 1.0 C 2.5 D1D 0.5 D 1.25 U0U 0 U 0

8 GPA Formula Total Quality Points Divided by Total Credits attempted GPA = TQP TCA

9 GPA CALCULATION……….. Career Exp. B 1.5 Quality Pts. Comp. Apps A- 2.0 Quality Pts. ADV Eng. 1 C 1.0 Quality Pts. HNR Fren. 1 B 1.5 Quality Pts. ADV Geom A+ 2.0 Quality Pts. AP Hum Geog. C 1.25 Quality Pts. ADV Int. Sci C 1.0 Quality Pts. Total Quality Pts Total Quality Pts = Total Pts. Attempt 3.5 ***GPA = ……………………..GPA = (Weighted)

10 Hang in there when things seem hopeless

11 How Can I raise my GPA? Focus on your academics---get remediation help when possible!!! PLATO here at Jeffersontown HS. JCPS e-school courses/Independent study courses Get with Mr. Wallace for other ideas!

12 Athletes Train Hard

13 NCAA Clearinghouse 16 Core Credits 4 years of English 3 years of math Alg 1 or higher 2 yrs Physical/Natural Science 2 years Social Science 1 additional math, english, or natural/physical science 4 years of any above or Foreign Language

14 What do I need to do?.... When you take the ACT or SAT you must report scores to Clearinghouse code 9999 Register online at Fee is Apply now—counselor sends transcript

15 NAIA Division Sports… When you take the ACT or SAT you must report scores to NAIA with the Code 9876

16 Governor’s Scholars Competitive 5 week summer program GSP=Scholarship Money Start building a resume Visit website to get helpful hints

17 Governors School For the Arts Competition within the Fine Arts –Music, Drama, Theatre, Dance, Art –www.kentuckygsa.org

18 Seize the moment…..

19 Starting the College Process *Juniors take the ACT free in March of their junior year. *Register online by creating an account at *Start practicing for the ACT/SAT by Visiting free public library site (www.lfpl.org), go to workshops. *Plan college visits on off days!!! *Do internet searches of colleges and majors. *Remember…get involved in school & community.

20 What do Admission Officers Look for in a Potential Student? **GPA **Difficulty of curriculum **Challenging elective **Grade trends **ACT/SAT scores **How you stand out in a crowd **Extra curricular activities **The rest of the story…

21 WEBSITES for Test Prep and College Searches

22 This website lets you compare Kentucky colleges. Other cool stuff you can do on this website: –Search for colleges –Explore college majors –Take virtual campus tours –Check your KEES account –On-line college applications –Search for scholarships/financial aid –Helps you fill out the FAFSA form

23 Complete Your ILP before Sept. 30 th, 2013 Update your courses Update your community services Update your awards and honors Update your goals Update your complete ILP by marking the box to revise and edit and then saving!!! ***When you are completing your ILP… remember to search for colleges and careers using your ILP as a resource.

24 Watch your step and don’t let grades slide!

25 Announcements *Charger Communicator/GSP Info Sheet… *You will receive a copy of your 2 nd semester schedule in your 1 st period class in Jan., when your return from the break! *PSAT will be Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 here for juniors and sophomores. This is different from the ACT!!!! *Scholarship Opportunities….. *Community Service---Jeffersontown UMC Tutoring Program…..Training Session Sept. 25 th at 4pm at the church. *Parent Night and College Fair…Oct. 17 th 5:30pm-7:30pm. *Class Rings…..Order through ring companies. *Request to see Counselor Form…..NO PASS/NO DRIVE Form *Recommendation Forms…. *Counselor Web Page

26 Transcript Review Check to see that all courses are listed correctly. Look for PLATO/Summer School grades Write in any corrections Notice the GPA

27 Examine your Transcript…… If there are problems with your transcript, be specific and write the problem at the bottom of the transcript and personally give your transcript to Mr. Wallace as you are exiting the room.

28 WHAT are U Missing?? Complete the Yellow Sheet together to see what you need to complete before graduation….listen to Mr. Wallace for details to complete!! Be sure to keep up so you don’t get behind…..ask questions later unless necessary!

29 Lack Card… Course of Study Sheet… **TURN IN THE YELLOW SHEET TO MR. WALLACE!!

30 Look for English Credits English 1 (Eng 1 and level) **ADV Eng. 1 English 2 (Eng 2 and level) **ADV Eng. 2 English 3 (Eng 3 and level) **AP Eng. LA English 4 (Eng 4 and level) **AP Eng. LIT Indicate which semester and level of rigor! R…for Regular H…for Honors A…for Advanced/AP Courses ending in “1” means first semester. Courses ending in “2” means second semester Trimester schools use different codes… Mark only if you passed the class at some point! Circle the class if you are currently taking it!

31 Look for Math Credits! Algebra 1 (Alg 1 and level) **ADV Geometry Geometry (Geo and level) **ADV Algebra 2 Algebra 2 (Alg 2 and level) **ADV Pre-CAL Senior Level Math Course **AP CALCULUS Indicate the which semester and level of rigor! R…for Regular H…for Honors A…for Advanced/AP Courses ending in “1” means first semester. Courses ending in “2” means second semester Trimester schools use different codes… Mark only if you passed the class at some point! Circle the class if you are currently taking it!

32 Look for Science Credits… Integrated Science (Int. Sci. and level) **ADV Int. SCI Chemistry (Chem and level) **ADV Chemistry 1 Biology (Bio and level) **ADV Biology 1 Indicate the which semester and level of rigor! R…for Regular H…for Honors A…for Advanced/AP Courses ending in “1” means first semester. Courses ending in “2” means second semester Trimester schools use different codes… Mark only if you passed the class at some point! Circle the class if you are currently taking it!

33 Look for Social Studies Credits… Exploring Civics or AP Human Geography World Civilization or AP Euro Hist. US History or AP US History Indicate the which semester and level of rigor! R…for Regular H…for Honors A…for Advanced/AP Courses ending in “1” means first semester. Courses ending in “2” means second semester Trimester schools use different codes… Mark only if you passed the class at some point! Circle the class if you are currently taking it!

34 Look for Required Electives… Hist of Arts [write (HNR) if Honors] or AP Art History (AP Art Hist) PE (PE) Health (Health) Computer Applications (Comp. Apps) Courses ending in “1” means first semester. Courses ending in “2” means second semester Trimester schools use different codes… Mark only if you passed the class at some point! Circle the class if you are currently taking it!

35 Look for Foreign Languages… Spanish (Span 1) (Span 2) (Span 3) French (Fren 1) (Fren 2) (Fren 3) Courses ending in “1” means first semester. Courses ending in “2” means second semester Trimester schools use different codes… Mark only if you passed the class at some point! Circle the class if you are currently taking it!

36 Look for Other Electives…. Career Exp. Band 1 Weld. 1 Orch 1 Ladie’s Ens. 1/ Men’s Ens. 1 Mixed Chor. 1 **Remember to circle the class if you Mach Tool 1 are currently taking the class. PE Art 1 ROTC 1 CADD 1 Eng. Design Many others….

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38 Class of 2015 We’ve Got Style!

39 Counselor’s Web Page… Access the Jeffersontown Webpage and click on the Counselor link.


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