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2 UNIVERSITY COUNSELORS Amanda Keating: A-C Tim Papp: D-N Jeannine Miller: O-Z MEDICAL COUNSELOR ?? UNIVERSITY COUNSELORS Amanda Keating: A-C Tim Papp: D-N Jeannine Miller: O-Z MEDICAL COUNSELOR ??

3 YOUR FUTURE IS NOW BE INFOMRED Our Primary Goal For You Today To gain awareness and knowledge of ALL specific requirements related to:GRADUATIONREQUIREMENT To gain awareness and knowledge of ALL specific eligibility requirements needed to qualify for: BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP To gain awareness and knowledge of the academic expectations accumulated over 4 year in high school: NOTABLE 4 YEAR UNIV/COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

4 DISIPLINED/ PREPARATION ORGANIZATION/ STRUCTURED HARD WORKING/ PERSERVERENCE TASK ORIENTED/ FOCUSED

5 STUDENT EXPECTATIONS  To be an ACTIVE and KNOWLEGEBLE participant in your education  Personally know and be familiar with ALL graduation Requirements  Work to your full potential, achieve success at the highest level, and challenge yourself with the best classes from Beginning to End of High School Career  Be you own biggest advocate; know when to ask questions or seek assistance STUDENT EXPECTATIONS  To be an ACTIVE and KNOWLEGEBLE participant in your education  Personally know and be familiar with ALL graduation Requirements  Work to your full potential, achieve success at the highest level, and challenge yourself with the best classes from Beginning to End of High School Career  Be you own biggest advocate; know when to ask questions or seek assistance

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7 REQ 1REQ 2REQ 3REQ 4CREDITS CUM GPA TESTING REQ TECHNOLOGY ONLINE CLASS 24Total [Minimum Earned]2.0 U NWEIGHTED FCAT/EOC/CC MUST TAKE FULL COURSE  Year Course: S1&S2 Req (1cr)  Sem Course: (.5cr is okay) 4 MATH MUST TAKE  ALG I  GEOM ALG I EOC: Must Pass GEOM EOC/30% of FG: Must Take 4 ENG Gr 10 Common Core: Must Pass Gr 11 Common Core : Must Take 3 SCI MUST TAKE  Biology  2/3 Req Labs BIO I EOC/30% of FG: Must Take 3 SS MUST INCLUDE  Economics w/ Fin. Literacy US HIST EOC/30% of FG: Must Take 1 HOPE ( 1 CR ) 1 FINE ARTS ( 1 CR )

8 SUBJECT GRAD REQ ASSESSMENT REQ UIREMENT English  4 English  Must PASS the Grade 10 ELA Common Core assessment  Must take ELA Grade 11 Common Core assessment when implemented) Math  4 credits,  One of which must be Algebra 1: MUST PASS  One of which must be geometry; MUST PASS  Algebra 1 EOC results count 30% of the final course grade  Geometry EOC results count 30% of the final course grade  If Algebra 2 is selected: Algebra 2 Common Core assessment results count 30% of the final course grade when implemented Science  3 credits total  1 credit in Biology 1  2 credits in equally rigorous science  Biology EOC results count 30% of the final course grade  2 of 3 required Science credits must have a lab component Social Studies  1 credit in world History  1 credit in U.S. History .5 credit in U.S. Govt .5 credit in Economics  U.S. history EOC results count 30% of the final course grade  Economics (must include financial literacy) World Language  Not required for H.S Graduation,  2 Sequential Years Required for  Admission into state universities  To meet Bright Futures Scholar Criteria Fine Arts  1 credit in fine Arts  Also considered: some performing arts, Speech, debate or Practical Art PE  1 credit in HOPE  Health Opportunities in Physical Education

9 STUDENTS NEED TO BE AWARE THAT THESE TEST ARE TIED TO STATE GRADUATION REQUIMENTS AND ARE NECESSARY TO PASS IN ORDER TO EARN HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA NOTE:  YOU WILL BE PLACED IN A STATE MANDATED ELECTIVE COURSE FOR SUPPORT  YOU WILL BE PLACED IN A STATE MANDATED ELECTIVE COURSE FOR SUPPORT IF YOU DO POORLY OR IF YOU FAIL TO TAKE THE TEST AT ALL. STUDENTS NEED TO BE AWARE THAT THESE TEST ARE TIED TO STATE GRADUATION REQUIMENTS AND ARE NECESSARY TO PASS IN ORDER TO EARN HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA NOTE:  YOU WILL BE PLACED IN A STATE MANDATED ELECTIVE COURSE FOR SUPPORT  YOU WILL BE PLACED IN A STATE MANDATED ELECTIVE COURSE FOR SUPPORT IF YOU DO POORLY OR IF YOU FAIL TO TAKE THE TEST AT ALL.

10 EARNED GRADES

11 As long as I just get by with doing as little as possible and pass all my classes with a “D,” I will be able to fulfill all my requirement be able to MYTH graduate. -- MYTH  FACT:  FACT: It is not easy to simply raise a low GPA SEE FOLLOWING SLIDE  Notice how difficult it is for student to improve GPA.  This example is to illustrate how difficult it is, even for a relatively decent student who earns just one “D”, to get cumulative GPA above 3.0.

12 9th GRADE English A MathB ScienceC AmGvtB For. LangD ElectiveB GPA- 1 st semester= 2.67 GPA- 2 nd semester =2.67 CUM GPA= th GRADE EnglishB MathB ScienceB AmHistB ArtB ElectiveA GPA- 1 st semester=3.16 GPA- 2 nd semester=3.16 CUM GPA= th GRADE EnglishA MathB ScienceB WHistB For. LangC HOPEB GPA – 1 st semester=3.0 GPA – 2 nd semester=3.0 CUM GPA= th GRADE EnglishA MathB ScienceB EconomicsA ElectiveA GPA- 1 st semester=3.67 GPA- 2 nd semester=3.67 CUMGPA=3.12

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14 QUESTIONANSWER What do I earn for passing a class?.5 credit Credit earned in any class you receive a “D” or higher as your final grade (per semester) How many credits can I earn in one year of high school?  3.5 credits are possible per semester =  7.0 credits per year (if all classes passed ) How are final grades calculated? Three grading periods per semester plus a final exam (if not exempted) are averaged together to calculate final semester grade (each equals ¼ of overall grade) What is the Exemption Policy?Is Attendance and Grade driven  See School Website for Criteria ’ 1ST 2ND3RD FINAL EXAM FINAL

15 QUESTION What are my expectation if I am going to miss school? ANSWER In order to be marked as EXCUSED -- your Parents must submit either a:  NOTE   PHONE CALL  must be submitted to grade level secretary  ASK For 9 th Grade Clerk  (727) ext. 2267

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17 WHAT ARE COLLEGE/UNIVERSITIES LOOKING FOR IN STUDENTS?

18 COLLEGE ADMISSIONS Seeking Well-Rounded Student w/Major Emphasis on the “Big Three” THE BIG THREE SPECIFIC REQUIRMENTS HIGH SCHOOL GPA 1.HIGH GPA 2.RIGOR OF CURRICULUM 3.HIGH SAT/ACT SCORES 1.MATH (Algebra II)* 2.FOREIGN LANG (2 Years)* * Minimum Requirements 1.ALL State Universities  3.0 High School GPA or above of all incoming Freshman College Students 2.Grades earned in 9 th grade are vitally important in earning a competitive GPA (3.2 on low end of competitive.

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20 IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU HAVE EDUCATED YOURSELF ON ALL CRITERIA AND REQIRMENTS OF THE BRIGHT FUTURE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM IT IS OUR RECOMMENDATION THAT YOU VISIT BRIGHT FUTURES OFFICIAL WEBSITE TO REVIEW THIS PROGRAMS STATE REQUIRMENT GUIDLINES

21 ACADEMICMEDALLIONGOLD SEAL /3.5 SAT: 1290 ACT: 29 SAT: 1170 ACT: 26 SAT: 440CR, 440M ACT: 17E, 18R, 19M OTHER: 100 Hours/Comm Service 75 Hours/Comm Service 30 Hours/Comm Service MUST BE PRE-APPROVED SERVICE LEARNING PROJECTS MUST BE PRE-APPROVED BY GUIDANCE COUNSELOR PRIOR TO VOLUNTEERING OR EARNING HOURS TOWARDS BRIGHT FUTURES REQUIRMENTS SEE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO:

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23 BE AWARE OF YOUR FUTURE OPTIONS IN YOUR 11 TH AND 12 TH GRADE YEAR BE AWARE OF YOUR FUTURE OPTIONS IN YOUR 11 TH AND 12 TH GRADE YEAR QUESTIONANSWER WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT NOW? TO ENSURE THAT YOU: 1.KNOWLEDGEBLE OF VARIOUS EDUCAITONAL OPPORTUNITIES 2.HAVE TIME TO CONSIDER AND RESEARCH OPTIONS 3.ARE ABLE TO PLAN AT FULL CAPACITY…WITH ALL AVAILABLE INFO 4.FAMILIAR WITH ACADEMIC CRITERIA  COURSE/PROGRAM PREREQUSITE  MINIMUM GPA REQUIRMENTS  DEADLINES

24 LOOKING FORWARD TOJUNIOR/SENIOR YEAR PLAN AHEAD/BEOME KNOWLEDGEBLE LOOKING FORWARD TOJUNIOR/SENIOR YEAR PLAN AHEAD/BEOME KNOWLEDGEBLE

25 Earn college credits for free!  St. Petersburg College offers college classes to qualified high school students in Pinellas County at no charge! These courses give students credits toward a high school diploma and a college degree. Courses are available on SPC campuses and some local high school campuses. What's required to enroll 3.0  3.0 unweighted cumulative GPA  Satisfactory scores on the College Placement Test (PERT) or SAT/ACT/FCAT. College Placement Test  Obtain the signature of the high school principal on the Permission form Dual Campus Coursework form indicating the student is prepared for the dual enrollment experience. TO RESEARCH FURTHER:  Earn college credits for free!  St. Petersburg College offers college classes to qualified high school students in Pinellas County at no charge! These courses give students credits toward a high school diploma and a college degree. Courses are available on SPC campuses and some local high school campuses. What's required to enroll 3.0  3.0 unweighted cumulative GPA  Satisfactory scores on the College Placement Test (PERT) or SAT/ACT/FCAT. College Placement Test  Obtain the signature of the high school principal on the Permission form Dual Campus Coursework form indicating the student is prepared for the dual enrollment experience. TO RESEARCH FURTHER:  --Up To 3 Class--PTENROLLMENT

26 Earn college credits for free! A unique partnership between St. Petersburg College and Pinellas County Schools The Early College Program offers college credit hours as well as high school credit at no cost to highly motivated students in grade 11.Earn as many as 60+ credits towards a 4-year bachelor's degree through participation in the Early College Program. Who is eligible?  Students entering grade 11 What's required?  A 3.0 unweighted cumulative GPA or higher.  Satisfactory scores on the College Placement Test (CPT/PERT) or SAT/ACT/FCAT. College Placement Test (CPT/PERT) Earn college credits for free! A unique partnership between St. Petersburg College and Pinellas County Schools The Early College Program offers college credit hours as well as high school credit at no cost to highly motivated students in grade 11.Earn as many as 60+ credits towards a 4-year bachelor's degree through participation in the Early College Program. Who is eligible?  Students entering grade 11 What's required?  A 3.0 unweighted cumulative GPA or higher.  Satisfactory scores on the College Placement Test (CPT/PERT) or SAT/ACT/FCAT. College Placement Test (CPT/PERT) FULL TIME SPC CAMPUS

27 Start college early - for free!  St. Petersburg College offers early college admission to qualified high school students in Pinellas County at no charge! This program gives students credit toward a high school diploma and a college degree.  Earn as many as 30+ credits towards a 4-year bachelor's degree through participation in the Early Admission Program. Who’s eligible?  Pinellas County students who have completed three years of high school with a minimum of 18 credits earned and who have achieved an acceptable score for college-level courses on the SAT, ACT, FCAT or SPC College Placement Test (including math). There is no cost for application, tuition or textbooks. What’s required to enroll?  Student must:  See their guidance counselor to verify that they are eligible.  Spend their senior year as a full-time SPC student.  Have at least an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) for all high school work attempted. Start college early - for free!  St. Petersburg College offers early college admission to qualified high school students in Pinellas County at no charge! This program gives students credit toward a high school diploma and a college degree.  Earn as many as 30+ credits towards a 4-year bachelor's degree through participation in the Early Admission Program. Who’s eligible?  Pinellas County students who have completed three years of high school with a minimum of 18 credits earned and who have achieved an acceptable score for college-level courses on the SAT, ACT, FCAT or SPC College Placement Test (including math). There is no cost for application, tuition or textbooks. What’s required to enroll?  Student must:  See their guidance counselor to verify that they are eligible.  Spend their senior year as a full-time SPC student.  Have at least an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) for all high school work attempted. FULL TIME --12 GR ONLY-- SPC CAMPUS

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29  DO NOT WAIT UNTIL IT IS TOO LATE  TAKE ACTION  CONFRONT YOUR AREAS OF DIFFICULTY IMMEDIATELY BE SMART/SEEK TUTORING  DO NOT WAIT UNTIL IT IS TOO LATE  TAKE ACTION  CONFRONT YOUR AREAS OF DIFFICULTY IMMEDIATELY BE SMART/SEEK TUTORING

30 If you need help or have a question, always start first with your teacher!!! Could you benefit from additional help? Take advantage of the FREE tutoring resources we have to offer!!!  Monday & Wednesday evening tutoring (Most Subjects)  Where: Cafeteria 6-8pm  See for schedule  National Honor Society  National Honor Society Tutoring (All Subjects)  When: After school on Wednesday  Spanish Honor Society  Spanish Honor Society (All Levels)  When: Tuesdays and Thursdays (after school)  Where:  Homework Help Line  or  Monday – Thursday 5:00pm-8:00pm To seek referral for PAID Tutors, See Counselor If you need help or have a question, always start first with your teacher!!! Could you benefit from additional help? Take advantage of the FREE tutoring resources we have to offer!!! MMMMonday & Wednesday evening tutoring (Most Subjects) WWWWhere: Cafeteria 6-8pm SSSSee w w w w w wwww wwww.... pppp hhhh uuuu hhhh ssss.... oooo rrrr gggg for schedule NNNNational Honor Society Tutoring (All Subjects) WWhen: After school on Wednesday SSSSpanish Honor Society (All Levels) WWhen: Tuesdays and Thursdays (after school) WWhere: HHHHomework Help Line 5 or MMonday – Thursday 5:00pm-8:00pm To seek referral for PAID Tutors, See Counselor

31 The Khan Academy TO FIND CLIPS OF VIDEO INSTRUTION PERSUBJECT The Khan Academy TO FIND CLIPS OF VIDEO INSTRUTION PERSUBJECT

32 PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME

33 GENERAL OUTLOOK HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT SCHOOL AND WHAT ROLE TO YOU FEEL YOU NEED TO TAKE ON IN BECOMING ADEQUATELY EDUCATED WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL? GENERAL ADVICE IT IS NEVER TOO EARLY TO BE CONCERNED WITH THE VARIOUS FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR FUTURE DO NOT BE FOOLED INTO BELIEVING THAT ITS OKAY TO MESS AROUND IN YOUR FRESHMAN AND SOPHMORE YEAR….AND THINK YOU’LL BE FINE IN YOUR JUNIOR AND SENIOR YEAR WITH ALITTLE EFFORT YOU MUST ESTABLISH POSITIVE HABITS  This is a personal question and one that you need to contemplate and figure out on you own.


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