Presentation on theme: "CDO Freshman Class Presentation"— Presentation transcript:
1 CDO Freshman Class Presentation Oh The Places You’ll Go!
2 Welcome to High School IDENTIFICATION Student ID #- Memorize it! Student ID - Wear it!Access to computers, library services, CDO events, testing, and more
3 Academic Calendar Academic system based on 2 semesters- Fall & Spring Grades posted in December and May on your Transcript
4 Grades4 ½ and 9 week quarter grades are for eligibility purposes- At 4 ½ weeks you can earn back eligibility with passing grades and GPA 2.0 or above. At 9 weeks you could lose your eligibility.
5 Who’s Your Counselor? Ms. Paula Evans 9-12 A-E Ms. Pati Mapp 9-12 F-L Ms. Julie Cota M-P/JTEDMs. Michelle Barcanic Pre IB IBMs. Jessica Dale Q-Z
6 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 22 credits to graduate-Passing AIMS- reading, writing & mathDeveloping your ECAP- Educational Career Action Plan- Online portfolio *starts with class of 2013High School diploma 4 year college(16 core credits)EnglishMath (above algebra 1)Science (Lab science)Social studies 3 2CTE/JTED 1 0Fine Art * 1 1ElectivesPE 1.5Foreign Lang years same languageTOTALS
7 Earning Your Diploma General Diploma Pass all classes required to graduatePass AIMSECAP submittedHonorsSame as general requirements12 credits of advanced placement classesMust have a 3.5 GPA or betterIB Diploma (International Baccalaureate)complete specific IB required courses
8 Registering for Classes Starts Early SpringClasses are a year long commitmentSections are set based on your course selection- limited sectionsTalk with your Parents/ GuardiansTalk with your counselorHonors/ Advanced/ Pre AP & AP courses
9 How Do You Contact Your Counselor? Come into counseling (D Building) and make an appointment.Send your counselor an .
10 DROP/ADD POLICY FALL SEMESTER 10 School Days to Drop Class!!!!Must be completed in personNO Specific teacher requests will be madeChanges will be considered on a first come first serve basis
11 Drop/Add Policy Spring Semester 5 days of the semester to adjust your scheduleLevel changes must occur within the first 5 weeks of the Fall semesterAny and all schedule changes require a signature from both teachers.
12 ATTENDANCE POLICYAttendance is essential to your success. At 10 consecutive absences, whether you are excused or not excused, a student will be automatically withdrawn from school.Seat Time is used to calculate whether you have spent enough time in the presence of a teacher to earn credit. Soporadic absences may not result in withdrawl from class but you could lose credit.
13 What to do if you are absent? Many teachers have websites, where they post their homework and classroom lessons.If your teacher has one, CHECK IT!If you are absent past 3 days you can make a “homework request” by having your parent call the counseling department. Your teachers will send your work to counseling to be picked up and/or arrange for homework via . is best!You are solely responsible for requesting, completing, and returning all missing assignments in a timely manner.
14 Advocate For Yourself Self directed learning Attend tutoring Ask for help from: Use school websitesTeachers Homework schedule Parent/GuardiansFriends Use a planner CounselorLibrarianAdvocateNurseSecurityAdministratorsOther staff
15 CAMPUS SAFETY 696-5564 Using the Silent Witness Hotline to report : bullyingvandalismviolence of any kinddrug usesuicidal behavior and /or depression
16 ECAP Educational Career Action Plan Goal is to create an accessible on line portfolio used to develop a post high school plan through a variety of exploration tools and resources Your ECAP begins by opening up your Arizona Career Information System account AzCIS AzCIS This is where you keep track of YOUR online ECAP. You can explore your post high school options at any time. You will be working on your ECAP at school in some classes. You are expected to also work independently on your ECAP.
17 ECAP CONTINUED http://azcis.intocareers.org Your ECAP will assist you in:Exploring your interests, getting to know yourselfTrade school, Junior college, Military, Universitychoosing a major/careerFinding the right college programExploring financial aid and scholarship opportunitiesGetting you through the college application processWriting and building a functional resumeAnd much more
18 Work Time:Please review your transcript for errors, circle these, explain the error thoroughly, and pass it in after you’ve completed your ECAP cardUse the transcript to enter any grades for last year, activities, and future plans. Please enter your current courses under Grade 9Please raise your hand, if you have questions
19 FRESHMAN CHECKLISTStart selecting college prepartory courses based on your abilitiesAcknowledge your weaknesses and work to improve these areas nowStart working on your study skillsParticipate in extracurricular activities you enjoy-Get connectedBegin building your ECAPTalk to your Parents/Guardians about your plans for college so they can support your dreamsEnjoy your first year of high school- make new friends, get involved and get to know yourself!
20 VOCABULARYQuarter Semester Credit GPA-unweighted/weighted Transcript 16 core credits ECAP Pre AP courses AP courses IB diploma Honors Diploma NCAA CTE JTED Fine Art Extracurricular Activity Jr College Trade School University Scholarship Financial Aid Credit deficient PSAT/SAT/ACT ASVAB
21 Useful SitesCDO counseling page – for everything from PSATs to the link for AzCIScollegeboard.orgGoogle “WUE schools” for great deals on out-of-state universitiesVisit the web sites for universities you want to attend…