Presentation on theme: "Germantown High School Student Services"— Presentation transcript:
1Germantown High School Student Services PLEASE put your cell phone away! I need your FULL attention!Germantown High School Student Services
2Germantown High School Student Services Pre-registrationGermantown High SchoolPre-Registration PresentationCounselors:Shannon Cox A-GTaylor Walden H-NRebecca Cobb O-ZGermantown High School Student Services
3GHS Graduation Requirements English Math(4 Carnegie Units) (4 Carnegie Units)English I Algebra IEnglish II Geometry English III Algebra IIEnglish IV One other mathGHS Graduation Requirements
4GHS Graduation Requirements Science History(4 Carnegie units) (4 Carnegie units)Biology I MS StudiesOne Physical Science .5 World Geo.Two other full credits World HistoryUS History.5 US Gov..5 Economics
6GHS Graduation Requirements Fine Arts Electives(1 Carnegie unit) (5 Carnegie units)Band Any coursesArt of your choiceTheatreChoir
7State mandated exit exams: All students must passSubject Area Tests in:* US History* English II* Biology I* Algebra I
8Mississippi Community College Admissions: Any student who meets the graduation requirements for high school graduation is automatically eligible for entrance into a 2- year or community college.*The ACT test is also required for admission.
9Mississippi University Admissions Requirements There are 8 major Universities in Mississippi:Alcorn State UniversityDelta State UniversityJackson State UniversityMississippi State UniversityMississippi Valley State UniversityMississippi University for WomenUniversity of MississippiUniversity of Southern Mississippi
10Mississippi University Admissions Requirements: English Math(4 Carnegie Units) (4 Carnegie Units)English I Algebra IEnglish II GeometryEnglish III Algebra IIEnglish IV One math above Algebra II
11University Admissions Recommendations: Science History(4 Carnegie Units) (4 Carnegie Units)Biology Mississippi Studies Chemistry World Geography(recommended) World History2 other sciences US HistoryGovernmentEconomicsHealth/PE: ½ unit of eachFine Arts:1 unit Computer: 1 unit
12Mississippi University Admissions Requirements: Required Elective: (2 Carnegie Units)1st unit must be either:Foreign Language OR Advanced World Geography2nd unit must be one of the following:2nd year languageAdvanced World Geography5th math5th science
13I want to be a Junior!In order to be classified as a Junior, you must have: * completed English I and II * completed 2 math credits * completed 8 additional units for a minimum of 12 total credits
14Important!!! Please do not rely on Summer School to become a Junior! Did you know that you must have at least a 55 in the class you fail in order to even attend Summer School? Anything lower, Summer School is not even an option!
17Course Description Book If you see a course and you want to learn more about it’s content, simply go to:In the “Counselor” drop down, click on “Courses”
18Let’s talk about English! Regular English II now = Regular English III next yearAccelerated English II now = Accelerated English III or AP English III (if you meet AP requirements) next year(Please remember, if you get out of Accelerated there is NO going back!)
19What is AP and WHY take it? AP is college-level courses taught to well-prepared high school studentsWHY TAKE IT?Gain an edge on College preparationStand out in the college admissions processBroaden your knowledgePossible College Credit
21NEW math options & recommendations Algebra Geometry Algebra II Trig/PreCalGeometry Algebra II Algebra III Early College(old Trig/PreCal) CalculusEarly College AP Cal.AP StatsAdv. Math PlusA 20 currently on the ACT math is required for Early College (College Algebra then College Trig).Please DO NOT sign up for EC if you do not have a 20 currently.Make sure you take a math your senior year!!
22NEW Math OptionsPlease pay close attention to the math handout for course information and eligibility requirements.
24(Chemistry, Physics, or Physical Science) Requirements are:BiologyOne Physical Science(Chemistry, Physics, or Physical Science)Two other sciences
25Science recommendations: The GHS Science Department recommends a B or better in Biology and Algebra I to be successful in Chemistry.B average or better is recommended in Biology, Algebra II and Chemistry if you are considering PhysicsStarting in 2014, AP Physics will be a 2 year course.
29If you are signing up for cheer, dance or any sport please sign up for: VARSITY SPORTS
30Your choice sheet is due: To your WORLD HISTORY teacher NO later than Wednesday, January 28 COMPLETED AND ENTERED INTO ACTIVESTUDENT! ALL alternate courses filled out and parent signature (and teacher signature if needed)
31ActiveStudent:All course requests must be entered into ActiveStudent by: Wednesday, January 28 Please note: your login and password will be the same as your MAC book and GHS student and will be ready for login tomorrow
32IMPORTANT MEETING!Any student interested in taking AP or Early College level courses for the school year are highly encouraged to attend a Parent Meeting with their parents this Thursday, January 22 at 6pm
34Food for thought!The BEST way to increase your ACT score……….. take challenging courses! Don’t take the easy way out and take easy courses!
35What you can do to prepare for college: Build your resumeget involved in school and the communityWork on your ACThowever, ACT says not to take the test until you are a juniorWork on your GPACome see us with questions