4Graduation Requirements Mr. Sanjay Paranandi What do I need to graduate?
522 Units of Credit Required for Graduation English - 4Social Studies – 4Mathematics – 3Science – 3Health - .5The Arts – 1Language – 1Physical Education – 2Electives – 3.5
6Required Credits 5 credits to move from Grade 9 to 10 22 credits to graduate
7Minimum Testing Requirements Regents Diploma English Regents Exam1 Math Regents ExamGlobal History Regents ExamUS History Regents Exam1 Science Regents Exam
8Minimum Testing Requirements Advanced Regents Diploma English Regents Examination3 Math Regents ExaminationsGlobal History Regents ExaminationUS History Regents Examination2 Science Regents ExaminationsModern Language Checkpoint B Examination
9Sample Schedule Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade12 English 9 English 10 English 11 BritLit/Sci.Fict(ex.)Glob. Hist. 9 Glob.Hist. 10 US Hist. Eco./ Govt.Algebra Geometry Algebra/Trig. Pre-CalculusLiving Env. Earth Sci. Chemistry PhysicsLab/ PE Lab/ PE Lab/ PE Lab/ PEFor. Lang. For. Lang. For. Lang. For. Lang.Lunch Lunch Lunch LunchFine Art Health/elect. Elective ElectiveElective Elective Elective Elective
12Activities Great way to meet new people Learn more about yourself and your interestsInvolvement in school activities typically leads to school successListed on school websiteDescriptions of each activity can be found in the school agenda book
13Volunteer Work Can expose you to new opportunities Committed involvement to one or a few community service activities helps students get scholarship money for college and is looked upon favorably by colleges
14Volunteer Work Examples: religious school Senior Centers Not for profit organizations (United Cerebral Palsy Center, Salvation Army, Food Pantries, etc)Special OlympicsPoliticiansNorth Shore Animal LeagueMuseumsHospitalsJr. Fire Fighter*See your counselor for other ideas or search volunteer opportunities online.Search websites such as volunteermatch.org
15Activity SheetKeep track of every activity (volunteer, athletic, job, etc.) that is done throughout high schoolActivity sheet should be used to let colleges know what has been done throughout high school careerAn example can be found in the Planning Your Future book on the school website
16Prospective Student Athletes NCAA Mr. Robert PurcellProspective Student Athletes
17AthletesIn order to qualify to play NCAA Division I or II Athletics, the NCAA has academic requirements including doing well in required core academic areas and doing well on the SAT.
18Division I Academic Requirements 16 Required Core CoursesEnglish- 4 YearsMath- 3 YearsNatural/Physical Science- 2 YearsSocial Science- 2 YearsOne Extra Year- English/Math/Science4 Years of Extra Courses- from aboveor Foreign Language, Religion/Philosophy
19Division II Academic Requirements 16 Required Core CoursesEnglish- 3 YearsMath- 2 YearsScience- 2 Years3 Additional Years of English/Math/Science2 Years of Social Science4 additional core courses from any category above or Foreign Language, Religion or Philosophy
20Athletes Keep track of all athletic accomplishments Summer camp evaluationAthletic statistics/ResumeTranscript/Current report cardPSAT,SAT,ACT scoresNewspaper articlesTeam scheduleVideo/DVDPlease see your counselor as soon as possible to let him/her know if you plan on pursuing college athletics
21Student Athlete Information Night December 6, 2011Will review Division I and Division II requirementsHandoutsSpeaker from Penn State- Ms. Karen Weaver**See your counselor immediately if interested in playing sports in college to discuss necessary courses
23Who Do I Want To Be? Learn about yourself by: Taking electives Getting involved in activities in/out of schoolVolunteer in outside organizationsWorking a part-time jobDo research
24What Do I Want To Be?Choose a Career Path by taking a Self-Assessment TestWrite down some career goalsThink about what interests you the most!Career Search WebsitesCareer Zone-Peterson’s-Occupational Outlook Handbook-
25Career Zone- www.nycareerzone.org Extensive website to help think about future plans (developed by NYS Dept. of Labor and Dept. of Education)Take a survey of your interests to see which careers might suit you bestRead about college majors to study in order to get you closer to your career goalsConsider your interests, abilities, and values
26Hicksville High School Guidance Website Contains pertinent information regarding the college planning processInformative links to assist with college searches
27Career Days Different themes each month Science, business, allied health, engineering, therapistsIn December:Diagnostic Medical SonographerMedical Billing SpecialistMedical AssistantComputer Repair Technologist with Networking
29Admissions Criteria Grades in College Preparatory Courses Course SelectionClass RankTest ScoresExtracurricular Activities/ SportsCounselor/ Teacher RecommendationsWriting Sample/ EssayInterviewsSpecial Talents/ Interests/ SkillsCommunity Service
30PSAT ExamAll 11th grade students are expected to take the PSAT in October in preparation for the SAT.Registration is in September at Hicksville High School.
31The SAT ExamJuniors should take this college entrance exam in the SpringIt should be taken again in the Fall of Senior YearAn improved grade can help with college acceptance or scholarship money
32The SAT Exam Register online at www.collegeboard.com CEEB CodeThe SAT measures critical reading, math and writing abilitiesStudents must take the SAT Exam at least once, and if taken more than once, most colleges will consider the highest Critical Reading and Math scores in their calculations (a majority of colleges are not using the Writing score)Offered 7 times/ yr (in Hicksville- November, December, May and June)Question of the dayPractice tests
33SAT II Subject Tests 1 Hour length test (can take up to 3 in one day) Required by only some schoolsShould take it at the culmination of the year taking the subjectExamples: Math, Biology, Chemistry, Literature, World History, US History and various foreign languages, etc.
34The ACT Exam www.act.org Achievement oriented Scores- Range from 1-36 Sections include: Math, English, Reading, scientific Reasoning, Writing (Optional but strongly recommended)Offered in October, December, April and June
35Advanced Placement Exams Are available in a variety of subjectsSee the Hicksville High School Course catalog for course descriptionsA full course description is available on the college board website
36Scholarships Check with Guidance Office Do internet search for scholarshipsLocal Scholarship DirectoryComprehensive database that gives you frequent information about scholarships for which you may be eligibleSet up account, answer questions, give addressGet constant flow of information about scholarships, grants, internships, and more
37How to Research Colleges Review “Planning your Future” guidebook, which is on the school website and distributed to Juniors.Discuss your needs with your counselor.Review Admissions Reference BooksLook at various websites listed on Hicksville Public Schools Guidance websiteUse available references:InternetOther websites: Zinch, Cappex, Campus Explorer, College View, College Confidential, College Navigator
38How to Research Colleges Talk to college representatives at college fairsDiscuss colleges and costs with parentsVisit collegesMaintain an ongoing dialogue with your counselorTalk to current students in attendance at college
39College Tour Field Trips October 13- Rutgers UniversityOctober 18- University of ConnecticutNovember 30- Polytechnic Institute of New York UniversityMarch 6- Fairfield UniversityMarch 27- Lehigh University
40Hicksville College Information Nights College FairOct 2011college representatives availableFinancial Aid NightDecember 1, 2011Learn about Financial Aid ProcessStudent Athlete Information NightDec. 6, 2011Guest Speaker from Penn StateCollege Planning NightApril 17, 2012Panel of College Representatives discuss the admissions process and what they look for in prospective students