2Many End Points to Consider Academic SuccessChallenging courses according to abilitiesWilling to try new coursesWill academic choices in high school support future academic goalsCareer GoalsIs my student prepared for the work force after high schoolWill my student find a jobAre career goals realisticWilling to think out of boxWill my student need more training to be employable
3Many end points to consider Social Emotional WellnessIs my student’s life in balance?Balance between academic demandsBalance between family responsibilities and expectationsBalance with the social realities of life as a teenager
4Academic Success What do I need to know? How is GPA computed Graduation RequirementsDiploma OptionsGPAWhat is itHow is GPA computedWhy is it importantWhat is class rankHow is rank computedWhat is a 4 year planWhy is the plan importantWhat happens at schedulingWhy is class selection important
5Academic Success Graduation Requirements-Diploma Options ADVANCED4 English4 Math4 History4 ScienceWorld Language3years of 1 or 2 + 2Economics/Finance2 PE1 Senior Project1 Fine Art or CTE1 On-Line Course*1-2 ElectivesMinimum: 26 Credits (9 SOLs)STANDARD4 English3 Math3 History3 Science1 Economics/Finance2 PE1 Senior Project1 On-line Course*2 Fine Art/Language or CTEIndustry Certification3 Electives (include sequential)Minimum: 22 Credits (6 SOLs)
6Academic Success GPA: What and How Grade % Quality Point APABBCCDDE
7Academic Success GPA: Why GRADEGRADEGRADEGRADEFinal GPA 2.8GPA is cumulativeEach year is weighted the sameUpwards trajectory is preferredMiddle school credit
8Academic Success Class Rank?????? GPAs: Highest to lowestGPA: = #1Can have multiple number #1sClass of 2015: 19 students ranked #1Student with 3.99 is ranked #20Colleges use for comparison within a schoolA possible check for grade inflationParentVue: A useful resource
9Academic Success 4 Year Plans: A Road Map Dynamic document: Subject to change based onStudent’s interestsStudent’s goals congruent with strengths and weaknessesStudent’s changing maturityWillingness to try something new9th grade: January/February10th grade: April11th grade: December
11Academic Success Scheduling Occurs during January and FebruaryYes, it’s very early but it’s a staffing issueNinth grade studentsWorkshop with counselor in their HouseCourse selection occurs, CRF brought home for signatureStudent meets with counselor to finalize courses10th grade studentsMeet individually with counselor, CRFs brought home
13CAREER GOALS Career and future occupational paths are developmental Very few individuals know what they «want » to be from a young ageJobs and career choice still appears to be stereotypical at young agesBy middle school, some students have some ideasHigh school can be a time of exploring subjects that may be interestingDo not need to « pick a major » before college
14CAREER GOALSSome students seem to focus on what they have experienced within their own familiesStudents from families with international experience may be interested in international careersStudents who have grown up on farms may only consider agricultural careersStudents who have family in law enforcement and the military may focus on the sameStudents may decide to focus on something entirely different than their families
15Career GoalsWhat can we do to help our students explore different fields, occupations, careers?Exposure to different careers throughfriends, family, people we meetEncourage positive use of mediaEncourage internships, part-time work, and volunteer experiences
16CAREER GOALS: NAVIANCE Ninth Grade: Orientation to NAVIANCELog In, Password, Overview of SystemStudents take the Career Interest Profiler and personality inventoriesTenth Grade: Three Part Career Development/Career Choice WorkshopPart 1: Making sure all 10th graders have NAVIANCE info and Career Interest ProfilePart 2: Career WorkshopPart 3: Career Speakers (Day) based on students expressed interests and workshop results
19Social Emotional Wellness SOME QUESTIONS TO CONSIDERDo I know my student’s friends ?Have I met my student’s friends?Do I have contact numbers for friends?Have I met the parents of my student’s friends?Have I joined the PTA or Boosters?
20Social Emotional Wellness How does my student spend their time?What are my student’s activities?Are there too many or too few?Is my student affiliated with any groups or activities within/without schoolInteract ClubBest BuddiesRed Cross
21Social Emotional Wellness WHAT IS MY PARENTING STYLE?Am I parent or a friend?Am I able to set reasonable expections and limits?Am I too rigid or too flexible?Am I a helicopter parent?Do we have an emergency situation understanding?Am I willing to listen and consider my student’s point of view?Am I able to recognize « red flags »?