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Class of 2016 Sophomore Seminar Thursday, January 30,2014 English Classrooms
Ms. Paige Green (A-C) Mr. Matt Koehler (D-H) Ms. Brianna Ottinger (I-M) Ms. Kelly Parker (N-R) Ms. Dianna Sorensen (S-Z) Ms. Ada Hall (Gifted) Who is my ORHS Counselor Again?
Your HS Transcript Graduation Requirements (Area of Focus? Summer Recovery?) Registration and Teacher Recommendations 10 th grade End of Course Exams What are you going to do after you graduate? - 4 year College/University - 2 year Community College - Technical School - Military (Talk to your recruiters) - Work- Apprenticeships Your PLAN Interpretation Our Seminar Agenda…
You all have until May 2016 to earn 22 Credits: 4 English Credits (one class each year) 4 Math Credits (including Alg2 and one class beyond) 3 Science Credits (include Biology and Physics or Chem.) 2 World Language Credits (of the same language) 1 Fine Arts Credit 3.5 Social Studies Credits (1=US History, 1=World Soc. Std.,.5=Economics,.5=US Government,.5=Personal Finance) 1.5 Wellness Credits (.5=Well A,.5=Well B,.5=additional PE) 3 Focused Elective Credits Graduation Requirements…
ORHS offers the following 9 Areas of Focus: 1)Math/Science 2)Humanities 3)Fine Arts 4)Business & Information Technology Academy 5)Arts & Communications Academy 6)Early Childhood Academy 7)Engineering and Welding Academies 8)Health Science Academy 9)Advanced Placement Area of Focus Information…
Notify your counselor in the School Counseling Office if you find mistakes on your school transcript. Pay particularly close attention if you transferred to ORHS after the start of 9 th grade GPA and Class Rank will be announced in the beginning of your senior year. It is unofficial or unavailable before this time. Talk to your school counselor with any credit/requirement/graduation questions that you may have – feel free to invite your parents More Transcript Info…
What is it and how is it calculated? Weighted vs. Un-weighted courses? TN Lottery HOPE Scholarship – GPA/ACT Requirement What GPA’s mean to colleges… UT-Knoxville: 3.9 Core Weighted GPA average UT-Chattanooga: 2.85 GPA+18ACT or 2.3GPA+21ACT required MTSU: 2.7GPA+19ACT or 3.0GPA or 22ACT required ETSU: 2.3GPA or 19ACT required What’s all the fuss about a GPA?
There is a cost Not all courses are offered You can only take 2 You might not finish the class Mandatory daily attendance AVOID THIS by getting HELP NOW! Talk to your Teachers and go in for Tutoring or meet with your school counselor – we can help with study tips/test strategies Summer Credit Recovery
- Take notes now on the 4-Year Plan form provided - What are your graduation requirements - You will need some Teacher Recommendations… English, Math, Science, Social Studies, World Language and AP Some higher level elective courses (talk to teacher!) -List Alternatives for Elective Courses -Applications are Required for: -Virtual Enterprise (Business teacher) YLDCIP (Ms. Shipley – LC321)Administrative Office Aide (Counselor) - 10 th graders will all register online in the Library Computer Lab during your English Class in February; your teacher will provide you with the specific date. Please be present that day. 11 th Grade Course Registration
Are given in May 2014 Possible EOC’s for 10 th graders: English 2, Biology, Chemistry and Algebra 2 These cumulative EXAMS count 25% of your total second semester grade so PLEASE take these very seriously All specific aspects/requirements regarding final exams for other courses will be determined by the classroom teacher. State of TN - END of COURSE Exams
What are you going to do after you graduate? 4 year College/University (Public vs. Private) 2 year Community College (ex. PSCC and RSCC) Technical School (ex. TN Technology Centers) Military (Talk to your recruiters, ROTC) Work/Apprenticeships
The PLAN test is Step #2 in the ACT prep sequence. Here are tips for using PLAN results to help prepare for the ACT next year as a junior: Look for areas of improvement Look at questions missed Save test booklet/results – the ACT is similar Don’t compare scores with other students, use it as a tool to improve your own skills Remember that scoring a 21 on your ACT is one way to qualify for the TN HOPE (Lottery) Scholarship! $4000 X 4years = $16,000 PLAN – Your Score Report