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Future Freshman Night Janet Svoboda Freshman Counselor March 12th, 2013
Role of Freshman Counselor To provide academic, social/emotional and college/career support to all students Assist students in the transition from middle school to high school Informational small group meetings for parents/students 8 th grade visitations to MCMS: March 21 st & 22 nd Janet Svoboda: email@example.com@oakparkusd.org
Naviance Log in information: password= student ID#, username= Q code Step by step directions are on OPHS website under “Future Freshman Advisement” MCMS students only
Middle School vs. High School Block Schedule More rigor, higher expectations More homework Self advocacy 9 th grade matters!!!
Graduation Requirements English (4 years) Social Studies (3 ½ years) Math (3 years) PE (2 years) Global Science (1 year) Biology (1 year) Physical Science-Chemistry (1 year) Visual & Performing Art (1 year) Technology ( 1 semester) Practical Skill (1 semester) Life Skills (1 semester) General Electives (55 credits) 240 Total Credits California High School Exit Exam
PE Requirement All 9 th graders MUST take PE 10 th grade PE can be satisfied through participation in an OPHS sport, Cheerleading or Dance Team
9 th Grade Course Selections All 9 th grade students must take: English I Health/World Geography (semester of each) Math Global Science PE *Elective: One year or 2 semesters *Elective Options: Technology Course/Practical Skill (semester of each) Visual and Performing Art (year long) Foreign Language (2 years required by the universities. NOT a graduation requirement.)
Honors Global Science Fast paced course Must be taking Algebra I or higher in 8 th grade A’s in all quarters of Algebra or B’s and higher in all quarters of Geometry A’s in all quarters of 8 th grade Science Advanced on Science STAR test
More Options… Zero Period Optional Meets Tuesday –Friday 7:20 – 8:20am Student must take 7 classes Not necessary to fit in all classes Study Hall Recommended for athletes Must take “0” period No credit for this class
Campus Resources 7 th Period Support: everyday from 2:25- 3:10 Q College and Career Center Naviance Peer tutoring Counselors OPHS website
Successful Students… 1.Get involved 2.Attend 7 th Period Support regularly!! 3.Complete all homework assignments 4.Don’t procrastinate 5.Have good time management skills 6.Are organized (use a calendar!)
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