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The STEM Bartlett Counseling Office
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?
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 9 th grade registration form
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)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.
GA 411 Homepage
High School Planning
Students need 24 units to graduate Credits need to be earned in specific subject areas Students are required to complete 20 hours of community service by the completion of junior year
Required Areas of Study Units Required English/Language Arts4 Mathematics4 Science4 Social Studies3 Health and Physical Education1 World Language 3 College Prep Pathway OR 1 CTAE Pathway (2 preferred) CTAE (Career Technical Agricultural Education) 4 CTAE Pathway only Electives 5 College Prep Pathway Students OR 3 CTAE Pathway Students Total Minimum Units24
CORE EnglishScience Social Studies World Languages Math 9 Core Academic Courses 9
10 – 9th Literature & Composition – 10 th Literature & Composition – 11 th American Literature & Composition – 12 th grade British Literature & Composition *Honors, AP, IB, or dual enrollment course equivalents may be used 10
12 SCIENCE ◦ Biology ◦ Physical Science ◦ Environmental Science, Chemistry, or another GA DOE approved Science ◦ Physics or another GA DOE approved Science ◦ *Honors, AP, IB, or dual enrollment course equivalents may be used 12
13 Social Studies ◦ World History ◦ American Government ◦ United States History ◦ Economics *Honors, AP, IB, or dual enrollment course equivalents may be used 13
◦ College sequence 3 units required (of the same language) 4 recommended ◦ CTAE sequence 1 unit required 2 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.
Health (.5) Personal Fitness (.5) Electives to add to a minimum of 24 total units ◦ A 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.
Advanced 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.
Student may choose: English, mathematics, science, or social studies. Student must complete 4 required units in the core area AND Student must earn a minimum of three credits in the same world language AND Course history must also include at least one AP, IB, or dual enrollment credit in the core subject area.
Students must complete 3 sequential credits in one Fine Arts Subject. ◦ Theater ◦ Visual Arts ◦ Music (band or chorus) ◦ Journalism ◦ Dance (Savannah Arts Only)
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.
Pathway 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 End of Course exams (EOC) counts as 20% of a student’s final grade in a course. English 9 – Literature/Composition English 11 –American Literature CCGPS Coordinate Algebra CCGPS Analytic Geometry Biology Physical Science United States History Economics 21
Students are required to do a minimum of 20 hours of Community Service at a non profit organization of their choosing Community Service logs are available in the Counseling Office and online Must be submitted to Advisors or Counselors and include a 3 paragraph essay outlining their experience
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 9 th grade registration form before leaving.
Phone: ◦ Last Names A-J Ms. Newsome ◦ Last Names K-Z Mrs. Megginson
Team A Team B Ms. Buffington A2 Ms. Morgan A5 Ms. Harvey A6 Mr. Oakman A7 Ms. Witten A3 Ms. Beck B3 Ms. Green B5 Ms. HobbsB7 Mr. LaPolloB1 Mr. MizzelleB6