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1 Freshman Orientation to the Counseling Department 2010

2 The Purpose Of This Presentation: Explain the role of a counselor and introduce the counseling staff Explain the role of a counselor and introduce the counseling staff Share academic supports that students can use Share academic supports that students can use Share student advice Share student advice Explain the components of a transcript and its importance Explain the components of a transcript and its importance

3 What do counselors do? Help students with personal problems that are getting in the way of their academic success Help students with personal problems that are getting in the way of their academic success Help students experiencing personal crisis – yourself or a friend Help students experiencing personal crisis – yourself or a friend Counselors maintain confidentiality, only sharing personal information when you are at risk to yourself or someone else Counselors maintain confidentiality, only sharing personal information when you are at risk to yourself or someone else

4 What do counselors do? Help students with study skills, organization, etc. Help students with study skills, organization, etc. Work with students from 9 th – 12 th grade to select course work that will best prepare them for their goals after high school Work with students from 9 th – 12 th grade to select course work that will best prepare them for their goals after high school In summary: we look out for your best interests In summary: we look out for your best interests

5 Counselor-Student Alphabetical Breakdown: A,B,Z Mrs. LeBright A,B,Z Mrs. LeBright C-E,Q,U,XMrs. Chen C-E,Q,U,XMrs. Chen F-I Ms. Gottlieb F-I Ms. Gottlieb KMr. Randall KMr. Randall M,P,Va-VeiMrs. Chee M,P,Va-VeiMrs. Chee R,SMr. Woodford R,SMr. Woodford L,T,Vel-Vz,W Mrs. Gilbert L,T,Vel-Vz,W Mrs. Gilbert J,N,O,Y Mrs. Eig J,N,O,Y Mrs. Eig

6 Last names A, B, Z Mrs. LeBright

7 Last names C – E, Q, U, X Mrs. Chen

8 Last names F - I Ms. Gottlieb

9 Resource Counselor: Last names K Mr. Randall

10 Last names M,P, Va-Vei Mrs. Chee

11 Last names R,S Mr. Woodford

12 Last names L, T, Vel-Vz, W Mrs. Gilbert

13 Last names J, N, O, Y Last names J, N, O, Y Mrs. Eig

14 School Counseling Office Secretary Mrs. Lowery

15 Registrar Mrs. Goodman

16 College and Career Coordinator Mrs. Hull

17 Freshman Administrator Mr. Brown

18 How do I meet with my counselor or Ms. Hull? ! Our s are on the RM website ! Our s are on the RM websiteRM websiteRM websiteOR Visit your counselor or Ms. Hull without an appointment any day before school, during lunch, or after school until 2:30pm Visit your counselor or Ms. Hull without an appointment any day before school, during lunch, or after school until 2:30pm

19 Resources You Can Use for Academic Support Spin Book. Are you using it? Take it out! Spin Book. Are you using it? Take it out! Edline Edline Meet with ANY teacher for help at lunch Meet with ANY teacher for help at lunch Departmental Help listed on Student Tip Sheet – put it in your Spin Book!! Departmental Help listed on Student Tip Sheet – put it in your Spin Book!! Visit the Career Center Visit the Career Center

20 What happens if I fail a class? You have to take it over You have to take it over You DON’T automatically move on from one grade to another: YOU HAVE TO PASS YOUR CLASSES!!!! You DON’T automatically move on from one grade to another: YOU HAVE TO PASS YOUR CLASSES!!!!

21 But don’t take our word for it… But don’t take our word for it… /watch?v=3oN6v9DFAtc /watch?v=3oN6v9DFAtc

22 So what did they say?

23 So what do I do now? Take challenging classes Take challenging classes Maintain consistent and good academic performance (GPA) Maintain consistent and good academic performance (GPA) Start identifying careers of interest Start identifying careers of interest Determine what training and education are required for that career Determine what training and education are required for that career Take classes that get your ready for your career of choice Take classes that get your ready for your career of choice Participate in school and community activities – see RM website for sports and clubs Participate in school and community activities – see RM website for sports and clubssee RM website for sports and clubssee RM website for sports and clubs Seek help when you need it! Asking for help demonstrates strength, not weakness. Seek help when you need it! Asking for help demonstrates strength, not weakness.

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25 What is a transcript? The official record of your high school career that includes: High school courses and grades High school courses and grades Credits earned and required Credits earned and required Student service learning hours Student service learning hours Attendance Attendance High school assessment test scores High school assessment test scores

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29 What makes a semester grade? Your quarter grades (Q1+Q2) and (Q3+Q4) are averaged with your final exam grade to equal your semester grade Your quarter grades (Q1+Q2) and (Q3+Q4) are averaged with your final exam grade to equal your semester grade Unlike your report card, the only grade that is listed on your transcript is your semester grade Unlike your report card, the only grade that is listed on your transcript is your semester grade Colleges ONLY see grades on your transcript, and NOT your report card Colleges ONLY see grades on your transcript, and NOT your report card

30 What do colleges and employers look for on a transcript? Quality of academic program Quality of academic program Semester grades Semester grades

31 When Will You Need A Transcript? Applying for Applying for jobs jobs colleges and universities colleges and universities training centers training centers scholarships scholarships internships internships Signing up for the military Signing up for the military

32 Thank you for your attention!!


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