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1 Sophomore Class Meeting September 2014

2 Graduation Requirements Credits = 23.5 minimum 4 (each) Math/English/Social Studies 3 Science Driver Ed/Health/Phys. Ed MS office ( ½ credit) 1 technology 5 electives Graduation Project (will show up in May senior year on transcript)

3 Graduation Project Business & Industry Career Fair- Cathedral October 21, Permission slip required- will also be found on guidance webpage 2 job shadows due BEFORE senior year suggested 1 grade 10, one grade hours Community Service- documentation due Nov 27, 2016 Resume- Senior English Class Autobiographical Exit paper- Senior English Class Exit Interview- Senior Year What to do about missing components __________________________________________ Keystone Exams Biology, Algebra, Literature-remediation for Algebra tutoring- more info coming…..but mandatory to graduate

4 Attendance Reminder - no credit will be given for classes that are missed 20 times or more for a semester course. No credit will be given for classes that are missed 40 times or more that are full year courses. Strictly enforced- Be Careful Colleges/Scholarships/employment/military receive the attendance report when you request a transcript to be sent.

5 SAT Preparation Remember- the colleges are looking at high school grades, activities, community service, and SAT scores for admission. Students have access to the free SAT Online Course- Students made a username and password grade 9 in MS office class I have a copy of the username and password if your child does not remember it. I recommend using the SAT Online Course at least 2 X a week. SAT question of the day app for phones and Twitter Khan Academy prep program (Free)

6 PSAT Wednesday October 15, NHS 8:20 am – 11:30 am No make up dates NEW THIS YEAR- all sophomores take the test- no fee Great SAT practice Can take it grades 9,10,11 Free tailored online practice after scores are released SAT is changing Spring 2016 and Next year PSAT will reflect changes

7 College Readiness 101 Admission tests ACT vs. SAT (new 2016) Total Areas M/R/E/SM/Evidence Based CR + WOptional Essay Scoring no penalty wrong answersno penalty wrong answers Colleges will take higher score of the two-so take at least one of each test. SAT January or later JUNIOR year ACT February or later JUNIOR year

8 College Readiness 101 (con’t) Transcripts ( order forms available on line) $1.00 fee or NEW!!! Parchment electronic transcripts- Free- logins given to all students last week List of colleges that accept the Parchment transcripts on guidance webpage

9 Grade conversion to 4.0 Scale Example English = 75 C = 2 Social Studies = 85 B= 3 Honors math = 100 A+ = 5 PE = 100 A (not counted – only.1 credit) Assign above points to final grades in full credit classes only and add = 10 Divide total by total number of full credits 10/3 = 3.33

10 Dual Enrollment/Independent Study Dual Enrollment/College Within the High School (grade 11-12) College Credit & High School Credit earned simultaneously Independent Study ONLY if class does not fit in schedule Transfer Credits NONE are calculated into GPA ALL must be pre approved before registering. Paperwork is obtained and filed in guidance and submitted to Principal and the Superintendent.

11 Website Important updates, forms, presentations My Additional information To register for division 1 or 2 athletic programs (start junior year) They will review your courses, grades, test scores


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