Presentation on theme: "East Lake High School Guidance Presentation"— Presentation transcript:
1 East Lake High School Guidance Presentation Information NightEast Lake High SchoolGuidance Presentation
2 Introducing…. Mrs. Harris – Last Names A-D Mrs. Kopacz – Last Names E-KMr. Morris – Last Names L-RiMrs. Liguori – Last Names Ro-ZReview Handouts!
3 School Counselors The School Counseling World in 2015 ….. High volume of studentsMany different hatsBusy peaks throughout yearContacting us by first is preferred due to limited phone access during the student dayParent appointments are encouragedWe value each child we are responsible for no matter the numbers
4 Graduation Requirements 24 credits2.0 GPA4 English4 Math (must include Alg 1, Geometry)3 Science (must include Biology)3 Social Studies (World History, US History, Govt, Economics)HOPE1 credit F.A.1 online classMust pass FSA ReadingMust Pass Alg 1 EOC (399+) or PERT (97+)
5 Online Course Students must complete a full course online. If it’s a two semester course, both semesters must be completedIf it’s a one semester course, one semester must be completed.Students can do this with Pinellas Virtual or Florida Virtual. We recommend Pinellas Virtual
6 Registration for next year Will start the week of February 9 through English classesParent signature required on course selection sheetEngineeringBusinessPerforming ArtsScholar - AVID/Bio MedForeign Language Electives: Spanish, French, German, ChinesePlease speak to your current academic and academy elective teachers to help choose the best classes for next year
7 9th Grade only – quality point changes Honors Courses - .5 weightAP Courses – 1.0 weight
8 Bright Futures 1290 SAT OR 29 ACT Community Service - 100 hrs Florida Academic ScholarsFlorida Medallion Scholars1290 SAT OR 29 ACTCommunity Service hrs3.5 GPA (weighted)2 years of the same foreign language1170 SAT OR 26 ACTCommunity Service – 75 hours3.0 GPA (weighted)2 years of the same foreign language
9 Gold Seal30 hours of community service3 credits in Career Technical Program3.5 GPA in Career & Technical Program3.0 weighted GPA in core classesTest ScoresSATReading 440Math 440ACTEnglish 17Reading 19MATH 19PERTReading 106Writing 103Math 114It can only be used at postsecondary institutions that offer an applied technology diploma, technical degree education program (Associate in Applied Science or Associate in Science) or a career certificate.
10 Bright Futures Breakdown Volunteer hours must be pre-approved by counselors ahead of timeStudent needs to fill out forms for each place he/she volunteersIt does not need to be non-profitDue the last week before he/she graduates
11 Exam exemptionsAttendance Requirement – no more than 4 days (excused or unexcused in any one given class)Grade Requirement – As and BsExam Exemption form will be given to those students who qualify. Must be signed by an administrator and returned that same week in order to exempt.If the student qualifies to do so, he/she can exempt up to 3 final exams (exceptions may occur with specific courses such as state EOC courses and/or if a student exempted the 1st semester of the same course).
12 PSAT Scores Search for colleges Get a personalized SAT study plan Score Report breaks down each student’s scores and skillsAccess Codes will allow students to:Search for collegesGet a personalized SAT study planTake a personality test to find majors and careersSee their AP Potentialhttps://quickstart.collegeboard.orgPlease if your student does not have their access codes.
13 AP Capstone What is AP Capstone? It is an innovative program that helps students stand out in the college admission process.Helps students develop critical analytic, research, and problem solving skills needed to succeed in college and in life
14 AP Capstone AP Seminar AP Research Starting 2015-2016 school year For 10th and 11th Grade StudentsStudents learn to explore a topic or issue from multiple perspectives, evaluate strength of an argument, and make logical, fact-based decisions.AP Exam Score is determined by: Team Project and Presentation, Individual Research-Based Essay and Presentation, and End of Course ExamAP ResearchStarting the school yearMust have completed AP Seminar the previous yearStudents will complete an independent research project and submit an academic thesis paper, present their findings, and orally defend their work.AP Score is based on paper, presentation, and oral defense.
15 AP Capstone AP Capstone Diploma AP Seminar and Research Certificate Given to students who earn scores of 3 or higher on the AP Seminar AND AP Research exams AS WELL AS on 4 additional AP Exams of their choosing (at any point while in high school)AP Seminar and Research CertificateGiven to students who have earned a level 3 score on their AP Seminar and AP Research exams only.
16 SPC Options Dual Enrollment Early College Early Admission 11th and 12th GradePart-time (up to 3 classes)Student can potentially earn up to 42 college creditsEarly College-11th and 12th Grade-Full Time-Graduate with a high school degree and AA degree (60 college credits)Early Admission-12th Grade only-Graduate with up to 30 college creditsPotential students with an unweighted 3.0 GPA get notified in December of their Sophomore Year by SPC and invited to information sessions to learn more about these programs. Students must also receive passing PERT scores before entering the program.
17 The FSA will be replacing the FCAT The New fsaThe FSA will be replacing the FCATJennifer Anderson, the English Department Head, is going to present with a little more information.
18 Thank you!We appreciate your attendance and attention tonight. We hope our presentation helped you and/or your student. If you have further questions, please contact your student’s counselor after this evening.