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1 FRESHMAN YEAR Transitioning into Westfall High School

2 Freshman “TO DO” List _____Make grades and attendance a priority! Colleges, military, and employers look at transcripts _____Credits and points. How does it work? _____Transcript. What is it? How do I read it? Why does it matter? _____Honors Diploma. What is it? Why do I need it? _____Choices. What choices do I have right now? _____Ohio Graduation Requirements. _____Pickaway Ross Career and Technology Center. Benefits for me? _____Semester and End of Year EXAMS. Let’s talk. _____NCAA. What is it? Why and how could it affect me? _____College. Do I have an idea right now?

3 Credits In order to pass a one credit course for the year you must receive a total of 4 points, 2 of which must be earned in the second semester AND must earn 1 point the 4 th nine weeks. – A=4 points, B=3 points, C=2 points, & D=1 point In order to pass a ½ credit semester course you must receive a total of 2 points.

4 Transcripts What is it? What does it show? Who sees it? How does it affect me?

5 Honors Diploma Earn 4 units of English Earn at least 4 units of mathematics which shall include Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and other higher level course, or a 4 year sequence of courses which contains equivalent content. Earn at least 4 units of science including 1 unit of Physics and 1 unit of Chemistry. Earn 4 units of Social Studies. Earn 3 units of world languages (must include no less than 2 units for which credit is sought) i.e. 3 units of one world language or 2 units of two different languages. Earn 1 unit of fine art Maintain an overall high school GPA of at least 3.5 on a four-point scale up to the last grading period of the senior year; OR Obtain a composite score of 27 on the ACT (excluding the optional writing test) or a combined score of 1210 on the SAT (excluding the required writing section).

6 Ohio Graduation Requirements English4 credits Mathematics4 credits Science3 credits Social Studies3 credits Fine Arts1 credit Health½ credit PE½ credit OR PE Opt. Out. Electives5 credits TOTAL21 credits for Graduation

7 Next Generation Tests and PARCC English 9*4 points English 10*4 points Algebra I (Algebra 1B)**4 points Geometry**4 points Integrated Math **4 points Physical Science***6 points American History ***6 points American Government***6 points

8 How the Points Work 5=Advanced 4=Accelerated 3=Proficient 2=Basic 1=Limited The State Board of Education has approved 18 points as the minimum number of points a student must accumulate to become eligible for a high school diploma. Of those points, students must earn a minimum of four total points across the English end-of-course exams, four total points across the math exams, and six total points across the science and social studies exams.

9 Next GenerationTESTS 2015 Algebra 1 and 1B PBAFebruary 17 Algebra 1 and 1B EOYApril 13 Geometry PBAFebruary 18 Geometry EOYApril 15 English 9 PBAFebruary 20 English EOYApril 21 Physical Science PBAMarch 6 Physical Science EOYMay 4

10 GOOD NEWS YOU HAVE TO HAVE BOTH 21 CREDITS AND 18 POINTS FOR GRADUATION! WHOOT WHOOT!

11 Semester and End of Year EXAMS “OH NO!”

12 Exam Schedule Tuesday, December 16 Advisory 7:15-7:50 Period 17:55-9:35 Period 49:40-11:25 A Lunch 11:25-12:00 B Lunch 12:05-12:40 Period 712:45-2:25 You will have a Study Hall with your 5 th period teacher for 30 minutes.

13 Wednesday, December 17 Advisory 7:15-7:50 Period 27:55-9:35 Period 59:40-11:25 A Lunch 11:25-12:00 B Lunch 12:05-12:40 Period 812:45-2:25 You will have a Study Hall with your 5 th period teacher for 30 minutes.

14 Thursday, December 18 Advisory 7:15-7:50 Period 37:55-9:35 Period 69:40-11:25 A Lunch 11:25-12:00 B Lunch 12:05-12:40 Make up Exams12:45-2:25 You will have a Study Hall with your 5 th period teacher for 30 minutes.

15 NCAA NCAA Eligibility Center Divisions I and II Initial-Eligibility Requirements Core Courses · NCAA Division I requires 16 core courses. NCAA Division II currently requires 14 core courses. Division II will require 16 core courses for students enrolling on or after August 1, See the charts below. · NCAA Division I will require 10 core courses to be completed prior to the seventh semester (seven of the 10 must be a combination of English, math or natural or physical science that meet the distribution requirements below). These 10 courses become "locked in" at the seventh semester and cannot be retaken for grade improvement. o Beginning August 1,2016, it will be possible for a Division I college-bound student-athlete to still receive athletics aid and the ability to practice with the team if he or she f ails to meet the 10 course requirement, but would not be able to compete. Test Scores · Division I uses a sliding scale to match test scores and core grade-point averages (GPA). The sliding scale for those requirements is shown on Page NO.2 of this sheet. · Division II requires a minimum SAT score of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68. · The SAT score used for NCAA purposes includes only the critical reading and math sections. The writing section of the SAT is not used. · The ACT score used for NCAA purposes is a ~ of the following four sections: English, mathematics, reading and science. · When you register for the SAT or Act, use the NCAA Eligibility Center code of 9999 to ensure an SAT and Act scores are reported directly to the NCAA Eligibility Center from the testing agency. Test scores that appear on transcripts will not be used. Grade-Point Average · Be sure to look at your high school's List of NCAA Courses on the NCAA Eligibility Center's website (www.eligibilitycenter.org). Only courses that appear on your school’s List of NCAA Courses will be used in thewww.eligibilitycenter.org calculation of the core GPA Use the list as a guide. · Division I students enrolling full time before August 1, 2016, should use Sliding Scale A to determine eligibility to receive athletics aid, practice and competition during the first year. · Division I GPA required to receive athletics aid and practice on or after August 1, 2016, is (corresponding test-score requirements are listed on Sliding Scale B on Page NO.2 of this sheet). · Division I GPA required to be eligible for competition on or after August 1,2016, is (corresponding test-score requirements are listed on Sliding Scale B on Page NO.2 of this sheet). · The Division II core GPA requirement is a minimum of · Remember, the NCAA GPA is calculated using NCAA core courses only.

16 NCAA Website

17 AFTER HIGH SCHOOL IT’S RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER 4 year college – Bachelor Degree 2 year college -Associates Degree Military Community College Technical School Moving directly into the work force Mooch off of your current guardians forever

18 @MrsBrownWHS You can follow my Twitter feed NO WORRIES. I won’t follow you or your student.


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