Presentation on theme: "Freshmen/Sophomore Parent Information Night"— Presentation transcript:
1 Freshmen/Sophomore Parent Information Night Wharton High SchoolFebruary 26, 2015Presented by WHS Guidance Department
2 Welcome Parents – Classes 2017 & 2018 Agenda Welcome Remarks/Introductions Kevin Stephenson, APCRole of Guidance Dept./Graduation Requirements Cindy Rogers, Dept. Head, Alpha SH-ZAssessments Kevin StephensonGuidmii Sherry Ware, Counselor, Alpha DAV-HORCommunity Service Procedures for Bright Futures Robert D’Agostino, Counselor, Alpha A-DauAcceleration Opportunities – Ways to set up for success! Sara Theiss, Counselor, Alpha MOO-SEAVID Patricia Daniel, WHS Avid CoordinatorOptions to stay on track & 8 Great Tips to help your Child be Successful Sherry Ware, Counselor, DAV-HORStaying Connected – Information is Key! Magda Rodriguez, College Career Counselor
4 Role of Guidance Dept. Cindy Rogers – Dept. Head Go to Hillsborough County Public Schools Website. Link:Click on STUDENTSScroll down to GRADUATION REQUIREMENTSView by graduating year (in English or Spanish)
6 Guidmii- Lighthouse Guidance Systems Sherry Ware Guidmii, your academic planning and tracking solution.Log on to Guidmii & login with EDSBY user name/password.Watch 6 minute video tutorialHelps you create an academic planAssess GPA’sView FCAT performanceTrack graduation requirementsView grade historySee SAT & ACT scoresLog community service hoursExplore Bright Futures & scholarship informationManage the college entrance process
7 WHS Community Service Hours Procedures for Bright Futures Scholarships WHS Community Service Hours Procedures for Bright Futures Scholarships WHS Contact: Mr. Robert D’AgostinoFORMS AVAILABLE IN GUIDANCE LOBBY, OR HCPS WEBSITE UNDER “COMMUNITY SERVICE FORMS”, OR ON GUIDMII Bright Futures Scholarships hub.PLEASE READ COMPLETELY.MUST HAVE PROPOSAL PACKET PRE-APPROVED BY MR. D’AGOSTINOMAKE COPIES OF EVERYTHING!!!SIGNED LOG FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE GRADUATION DATE!
8 Acceleration Options – Ways to set up for Success! Sara Theiss Advanced Placement CoursesDual EnrollmentVirtual SchoolDistrict Approved Summer Programs
9 What is AVID? A structured college preparatory system A direct support structure for first- generation college goers, grades 4-16A schoolwide approach to curriculum and rigorTHIS SEEMS TO FALL INTO THE CATEGORY OF WHAT WE DO ((vs. what we ARE): A professional development program providing training throughout the world
10 Average to high test scores 2.0-3.5 GPA (initially) The AVID Elective student profileHas academic potentialAverage to high test scoresGPA (initially)College potential with supportDesire and determination
11 Why does AVID work?Places AVID students in rigorous curriculum and gives them the support to achieveProvides the explicit “hidden curriculum” of schoolsProvides a team of students for positive peer identificationRedefines the teacher’s role as that of student advocate
12 AVID DATA in Hillsborough County 80% Applied/60%Accepted to a 4 year College or University99.4 % Graduated from High School88.8 % Completed 4 year college requirements79% Took 1 or more AP course76% have above average GPA: 3.62Opening access to Advanced Placement courses for all students, regardless of ethnicity or economic background, is essential to leveling the academic playing field. AVID students, who take many AP tests every year, show greater ethnic diversity than AP test-takers do overall. The proportion of Latinos taking AP exams is over four times higher among AVID students than among U.S. students overall. [IS THIS SUPPOSED TO SAY “FOUR TIMES GREATER THAN OTHER LATINOS OVERALL”? IF SO, I HAVE THE ARROW POINTED TO THE WRONG NUMBER AND THE STAT IS INCORRECT.]ALSO, I’VE MOVED THE DETAILED SOURCE INFORMATION OFF THE SLIDES AND PUT IT INTO THE NOTES, LIKE SO:
13 Staying on Track! Credit Recovery Options - Sherry Ware Credit Recovery-(school based)Offered in the IMPACT LabProgram is computer based. Not all classes are available for recoveryAvailable every morning at 6:45 am and/or 6th lunchApplications are available from your school counselorClasses can be recovered and used for grade forgivenessMay NOT count for NCAAHillsborough and Florida Virtual Online Classes (HVS & FLVS)(HVS)(FLVS)Classes can be recovered and used for grade forgivenessStudents request classes and classes are approved by their school counselor
14 Ways To Help Your Child Be A Successful 9th/10th Grader: Make sure your child gets acquainted with his/her counselor.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.Encourage your child to not change themselves to fit in. Be themselves and they will eventually find students who share their same interests.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.Still ask the questions and stay connected! Know who their friends are…Set high expectations! They will have to work hard. Nothing worthwhile comes easy.Keep them balanced. They need to have time for fun and time for work.Teach them to be PROACTIVE, ORGANIZED, INDEPENDENT, TO ASK QUESTIONS, AND GO TO THE SOURCE or you/they can just Google it!
15 Staying Connected – Information is Key Staying Connected – Information is Key! Magda Rodriguez, College Career CounselorBy or call , ext.218Wish to See Forms – Found in Guidance officeFollow her onAll events are posted on her Eventbrite page: whartonccc.Eventbrite.comTV morning show announcementshttps://www.remind.com/ “Remind” text messages and in messages type in @whs2018s (sophomores)Check out bulletin boards outside her office in Guidance: SAT/ACT, Scholarships, Monthly Events, College Scholarship Council BoardsMonthly 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.usFYI – NACAC COLLEGE FAIR, SUNDAY, MARCH 1ST, 12:00-3:00PM AT THE TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER!