Presentation on theme: "The STEM Bartlett Counseling Office"— Presentation transcript:
1 The STEM Academy @ Bartlett Counseling Office High School 101The STEM BartlettCounseling Office
2 We Will Cover…What grade 8 students have been doing to prepare for High School transition.What is an Individual Graduation Plan (IGP)?What do students need to do to graduate from High School?What is a Pathway, and how do students choose one?Which tests students will take in High School.Who do I ask for help?
3 When We Leave…Parents will have an understanding of what students need to do to graduate.Parents will have reviewed and signed the Individual Graduation Plan (IGP).Parents will have signed a Pathway Selection Form.Parents will have signed their child’s Rising 9th grade registration form
4 Individual Graduation Plans Each grade 8 student has reviewed the graduation requirements with their advisor or counselor, and created a plan to get them to graduation.This plan is found on a website called GACollege411 (www.gacollege411.org)Parents can discuss this plan with the advisor or counselor if they have questions.The plan is a reflection of the graduation requirements and pathway options we will discuss.
7 In order to Graduate Students need 24 units to graduate Credits need to be earned in specific subject areasStudents are required to complete 20 hours of community service by the completion of junior year
8 Graduation Requirements Required Areas of StudyUnits Required English/Language Arts4 Mathematics ScienceSocial Studies3 Health and Physical Education1World Language3 College Prep PathwayOR 1 CTAE Pathway (2 preferred)CTAE (Career Technical Agricultural Education)4 CTAE Pathway only Electives5 College Prep Pathway StudentsOR 3 CTAE Pathway StudentsTotal Minimum Units24
9 Core Academic Courses 9 CORE English Science Studies Social Languages WorldMathCore Academic Courses9
10 English 9th Literature & Composition 10th Literature & Composition 11th American Literature & Composition12th grade British Literature & Composition*Honors, AP, IB, or dual enrollment course equivalents may be used10
11 Math OR Mathematics CCGPS 9th - Coordinate Algebra 10th - Analytic Geometry11th - Advanced Algebra12th - Pre-Calculus or Approved 4th OptionOR9th - Accelerated Coordinate Algebra/Analytic Geometry A10th - Accelerated Analytic Geometry B/Advanced Algebra11th - Accelerated Pre-Calculus12th - AP Calculus, AP Statistics, Advanced level Mathematics course or Approved 4th Option11
12 SCIENCE Biology Physical Science Environmental Science, Chemistry, or another GA DOE approved SciencePhysics or another GA DOE approved Science*Honors, AP, IB, or dual enrollment course equivalents may be used12
13 Social Studies World History American Government United States History Economics*Honors, AP, IB, or dual enrollment course equivalents may be used13
14 World Language College sequence 3 units required (of the same language)4 recommendedCTAE sequence1 unit required2 units recommended* While the GA Department of Education no longer requires students to complete two units of foreign language for high school graduation, the University System of GA does require the completion of two years of the same foreign language.
15 Additional Courses Health (.5) Personal Fitness (.5) Electives to add to a minimum of 24 total unitsA graduation pathway helps provide cohesion to the additional electives and allows students to explore in depth an area that interests them.While the hope is that the pathway sparks a college or career interest, at a minimum students gain valuable knowledge by exploring at least one area in depth as opposed to bouncing around intro level electives in multiple areas with only surface understanding.
16 Graduation PathwaysAdvanced Academic – Pathway may be completed with an AP, IB, or Dual Enrollment level course in any one of the following content areas: English, mathematics, science, or social studies.World Language – Pathway may be completed with 3 units of credit in any of the language areas found in the state list of approved courses.Fine Arts – Pathway consists of sequential courses in any of the following areas: journalism, music, theater, and visual arts. (Dance, SAA only).CTAE – Pathway is completed with a cluster of specific courses in a CTAE-approved pathway.
17 Advanced Academic Pathway Student may choose: English, mathematics, science, or social studies.Student must complete 4 required units in the core area ANDStudent must earn a minimum of three credits in the same world language ANDCourse history must also include at least one AP, IB, or dual enrollment credit in the core subject area.
18 Fine Arts PathwayStudents must complete 3 sequential credits in one Fine Arts Subject.TheaterVisual ArtsMusic (band or chorus)JournalismDance (Savannah Arts Only)
19 World Language Pathway Students must earn 3 sequential credits in the same World Language.Students may choose from any state approved world language.The third course may be high school credit, or reflect AP, IB, or dual enrollment credit in the selected world language.
20 CTAE PathwayPathway is completed with a cluster of specific courses in a CTAE-approved pathway.Specific pathways are offered at each high school. (listed on back of pathway selection form)Additional CTAE pathway options are available at Woodville Tompkins.Students selecting a Woodville Tomkins pathway will take Intro to Business & Technology at their home high school then travel to WT in 10th grade for their additional pathway classes. (Students who are NOT in the specialty program located full time at WT).
21 EOC TestingEnd of Course exams (EOC) counts as 20% of a student’s final grade in a course.English 9 – Literature/CompositionEnglish 11 –American LiteratureCCGPS Coordinate AlgebraCCGPS Analytic GeometryBiologyPhysical ScienceUnited States HistoryEconomics21
22 Community ServiceStudents are required to do a minimum of 20 hours of Community Service at a non profit organization of their choosingCommunity Service logs are available in the Counseling Office and onlineMust be submitted to Advisors or Counselors and include a 3 paragraph essay outlining their experience
23 Summary We have reviewed high school requirements. We have reviewed what students have been doing to prepare for those requirements.We have provided you with tools to continue learning, exploring, and planning from home through the GACollege411 website.We need you to review and sign your child’s IGP Form, Pathway Selection Form, and Rising 9th grade registration form before leaving.
24 Contact your Counselor Please make an appointment if you have additional questions Phone:Last Names A-J Ms. NewsomeLast Names K-Z Mrs. Megginson
25 Please Move To…your student’s HR teacher Ms. Buffington A2Ms. Morgan A5Ms. Harvey A6Mr. Oakman A7Ms. Witten A3Ms. Beck B3Ms. Green B5Ms. Hobbs B7Mr. LaPollo B1Mr. Mizzelle B6Team ATeam B