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1 College & Career Information Night for Sophomores, Freshmen and Parents WELCOME! October 2, :30-6:00 p.m. Room 109

2 Introductions Mr. John Rollack, Principal Ms. Gwen D. Roulhac, School Counselor SSOE Families

3 SSOE Mission Statement Southern School of Engineering will provide each student with the physical, intellectual, emotional and social skills they need to compete in a 21 st century global society.

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5 Wear Your Spartan A.R.M.O.R. Achieve excellence. Reach your goals. Maximize your time. Optimize learning. Respect self, peers and faculty.

6 Goal Setting Set a goal. Make a plan. Check in to see how things are going. Revise the plan, if necessary. Celebrate achievements along the way.

7 Course Selection: Rigor & Balance SSOE offers: AP courses Honors courses All PLTW courses receive AP weight.

8 Study, Organizational and Time Management Strategies Student Quiet Place Planner Daily Effort Test Taking Tips Tutoring Learning Style

9 Engage in meaningful activities... but not too many! Rather than superficial involvement in many activities, strive for deep engagement in one or two extra-curricular activities.

10 Volunteer in the Community Volunteermatch.org and thevolunteercenter.org are great websites to search community organizations that need volunteers. Find an organization that meets your child’s interests. Opportunity to gain experience, network and obtain references for college applications

11 Community Organizations Renaissance Education Group UNC Upward Bound Movement of Youth Emily K Center

12 Invest in positive relationships. Peers Parents School Faculty & Staff

13 Future-Ready Core Graduation Requirements English I, II, III, IV Earth/Environmental Science, Biology, Physical Science course (Physics or Chemistry or Physical Science) Health/PE Concentration that consists of 4 courses, one of which must be advanced level

14 Future-Ready Core Graduation Requirements Subject Area SSOE Requirements*- 9 th and 10 th graders Math 4 credits: Common Core Math I, II, III and 4 th math course aligned with student’s post- secondary plans Social Studies World History, Civics & Economics, American History I, American History II (or AP US History plus 4 th course) World Language* 2 credits of same language required by UNC system and most colleges/universities

15 Future-Ready Core Graduation Requirements 2 credits in any combination of: World Language CTE Cluster Arts Education Additional elective credits for a total of 28 credits

16 End-of-Course Tests Academic Year: Common Core Math I, English II and Biology Common Exams will be administered for several other classes.

17 College Readiness Assessments 10 th Graders- PLAN October 16, 2013 English, Reading, Math and Science sections No guessing penalty! Career Interest Inventory

18 Best Long-Term Preparation for Tests and College & Career Opportunities

19 Questions? To contact Ms. Roulhac: –By phone ~ (919) x –By ~ –Online ~


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