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Freshmen/Sophomore Parent Information Night WHARTON HIGH SCHOOL FEBRUARY 26, 2015 PRESENTED BY WHS GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT.

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1 Freshmen/Sophomore Parent Information Night WHARTON HIGH SCHOOL FEBRUARY 26, 2015 PRESENTED BY WHS GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT

2 Welcome Parents – Classes 2017 & 2018 Agenda I.Welcome Remarks/Introductions I.Welcome Remarks/IntroductionsKevin Stephenson, APC II.Role of Guidance Dept./Graduation Requirements II.Role of Guidance Dept./Graduation RequirementsCindy Rogers, Dept. Head, Alpha SH-Z III.Assessments III.AssessmentsKevin Stephenson IV.Guidmii IV.GuidmiiSherry Ware, Counselor, Alpha DAV-HOR V.Community Service Procedures for Bright Futures V.Community Service Procedures for Bright FuturesRobert D’Agostino, Counselor, Alpha A-Dau VI.Acceleration Opportunities – Ways to set up for success! VI.Acceleration Opportunities – Ways to set up for success!Sara Theiss, Counselor, Alpha MOO-SE VII.AVID VII.AVIDPatricia Daniel, WHS Avid Coordinator VIII.Options to stay on track & 8 Great Tipsto help your Child be Successful VIII.Options to stay on track & 8 Great Tipsto help your Child be Successful Sherry Ware, Counselor, DAV-HOR IX.Staying Connected – Information is Key! IX.Staying Connected – Information is Key!Magda Rodriguez, College Career Counselor 2

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4 Role of Guidance Dept. Cindy Rogers – Dept. Head Go to Hillsborough County Public Schools Website. Link: Click on STUDENTS Scroll down to GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS View by graduating year (in English or Spanish) 4

5 Upcoming Assessments 9 th and 10 th Grade FSA Writing – 1 session: 3/2 – 3/6 Algebra 1 EOC Make-Ups – 1 session: 3/23 – 3/31 10th Grade FSA Reading – 2 sessions: 4/13 – 4/17 Biology EOC – 1 session: 4/20 – 4/24 9th Grade FSA Reading – 2 sessions: 4/27 – 5/1 Alg 2 EOC – 2 sessions: 4/27 – 5/1 FSA Geo EOC – 2 sessions: 5/4 – 5/8 FSA Alg 1 EOC – 2 sessions: 5/11 – 5/15 5

6 Guidmii- Lighthouse Guidance Systems Sherry Ware Guidmii, your academic planning and tracking solution. Log on to Guidmii & login with EDSBY user name/password.http://www.lighthouseguidancesystems.com/guidmii.php Watch 6 minute video tutorial Helps you create an academic plan Assess GPA’s View FCAT performance Track graduation requirements View grade history See SAT & ACT scores Log community service hours Explore Bright Futures & scholarship information Manage the college entrance process 6

7 WHS Community Service Hours Procedures for Bright Futures Scholarships Mr. Robert D’Agostino WHS Community Service Hours Procedures for Bright Futures Scholarships WHS Contact: Mr. Robert D’Agostino FORMS AVAILABLE IN GUIDANCE LOBBY, OR HCPS WEBSITE UNDER “COMMUNITY SERVICE FORMS”, OR ON GUIDMII Bright Futures Scholarships hub. PLEASE READ COMPLETELY. PROPOSALPRE-APPROVED MUST HAVE PROPOSAL PACKET PRE-APPROVED BY MR. D’AGOSTINO MAKE COPIES OF EVERYTHING!!! SIGNED LOG FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE GRADUATION DATE! 7

8 Sara Theiss Acceleration Options – Ways to set up for Success! Sara Theiss Advanced Placement Courses Dual Enrollment Virtual School District Approved Summer Programs 8

9  A structured college preparatory system  A direct support structure for first- generation college goers, grades 4-16  A schoolwide approach to curriculum and rigor What is AVID?

10 Has academic potential Average to high test scores GPA (initially) College potential with support Desire and determination The AVID Elective student profile

11 Places AVID students in rigorous curriculum and gives them the support to achieve Provides the explicit “hidden curriculum” of schools Provides a team of students for positive peer identification Redefines the teacher’s role as that of student advocate Why does AVID work?

12 80% Applied/60%Accepted to a 4 year College or University 99.4 % Graduated from High School 88.8 % Completed 4 year college requirements 79% Took 1 or more AP course 76% have above average GPA: 3.62 AVID DATA in Hillsborough County

13 Sherry Ware Staying on Track! Credit Recovery Options - Sherry Ware Credit Recovery-(school based) Offered in the IMPACT Lab Program is computer based. Not all classes are available for recovery Available every morning at 6:45 am and/or 6 th lunch Applications are available from your school counselor Classes can be recovered and used for grade forgiveness May NOT count for NCAA Hillsborough and Florida Virtual Online Classes (HVS & FLVS) (HVS) (FLVS) Classes can be recovered and used for grade forgiveness Students request classes and classes are approved by their school counselor 13

14 Ways To Help Your Child Be A Successful 9 th /10 th Grader: 1.Make sure your child gets acquainted with his/her counselor. 2.Have your child join something. Join a club; try out for a sport; sign up for marching band, chorus, or color guard. This will help them find friends who share their interests. 3.Encourage your child to not change themselves to fit in. Be themselves and they will eventually find students who share their same interests. 4.Prepare them for situations that might happen. Create scenarios about what they will do or say if someone offered them a cigarette, alcohol or drugs. 5.Still ask the questions and stay connected! Know who their friends are… 6.Set high expectations! They will have to work hard. Nothing worthwhile comes easy. 7.Keep them balanced. They need to have time for fun and time for work. 8.Teach them to be PROACTIVE, ORGANIZED, INDEPENDENT, TO ASK QUESTIONS, AND GO TO THE SOURCE or you/they can just Google it! 14

15 Staying Connected – Information is Key! Magda Rodriguez, College Career Counselor  By or call ,  Wish to See Forms – Found in Guidance office  Follow her on Twitter:  All events are posted on her Eventbrite page: whartonccc.Eventbrite.comwhartonccc.Eventbrite.com  TV morning show announcements  https://www.remind.com/ “Remind” text messages and in messages type (sophomores) https://www.remind.com/  Check out bulletin boards outside her office in Guidance: SAT/ACT, Scholarships, Monthly Events, College Scholarship Council Boards  Monthly Guidance Newsletter sent at the beginning of each month through ParentLink . If you haven’t signed up with HCPS My Spot, go to https://myspot.sdhc.k12.fl.us https://myspot.sdhc.k12.fl.us  FYI – NACAC COLLEGE FAIR, SUNDAY, MARCH 1 ST, 12:00-3:00PM AT THE TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER! 15


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