Presentation on theme: "How to Guide and Advise Your Freshman A Parent’s Guide A Parent’s Guide."— Presentation transcript:
How to Guide and Advise Your Freshman A Parent’s Guide A Parent’s Guide
Reality Check When a student becomes a freshman, everything starts to “count.” Freshman activities, honors, and awards can be listed on college and scholarship applications. Freshman grades are used in determining GPA Freshman courses, grades, and credits all become part of the student’s transcript.
4 Step Plan for Success Monitor Academic Progress Encourage your child to become involved in a wide variety of activities Review four-year high school plan - ILP Help your child plan meaningful activities for the summer
Monitor Academic Progress Make sure that you see all progress reports and report cards. Do not assume that someone will contact you if there is a problem. Provide encouragement and support, making certain that your child understands that freshman grades are very important. Check grades online via Infinite Campus –POC: Gayla Barnard at Central Office
Encourage your child to become involved in a wide variety of activities Be involved and take a leadership role Depth of involvement is also important because it shows focus and commitment Participate in activities outside of school (church, scouting, recreational sports) Volunteer work and community service (Any type of volunteer work or community service is particularly impressive on an application) **Start keeping a file with lists and information on school activities, honors, awards, leadership positions, employment, volunteer work, community activities, etc. Include everything!
Review 4 year High School Plan In the spring, review your son or daughter’s four-year high school plan and make certain he/she has selected the most appropriate courses for his/her sophomore year. ILP (Individualized Learning Plan)
Meaningful Summer Activities A number of colleges have excellent summer programs available for high school students Make college visits Join an athletic team, take a course, take lessons, read Volunteer at a local hospital, nursing home, etc.
TRANSCRIPTS On a transcript, only the semester grades are printed for each class 1 st Semester:2 nd Semester: 1 st nine wks = 40%3 rd nine wks = 40% 2 nd nine wks = 40%4 th nine wks = 40%Semester Exam = 20% **Exceptions: Biology, Alg 2, Eng 2, US History
SAMPLE TRANSCRIPT 2012-2013 Grade 9 Term 22012-2013 Grade 9 Term 4 Course Mark Weight CreditCourseMarkWeight Credit Survey 83 0.5000 0.5Survey 97 0.5000 0.5 Eng 1 CP 91 0.5000 0.5Eng 1 CP 89 0.5000 0.5 Alg 1 CP 91 0.5000 0.5 Bio 93 1.0000 1.0 Health 96 0.5000 0.5 Alg 1 CP 75 0.5000 0.5 Span I 90 0.5000 0.5 PE 1 99 0.5000 0.5 Span I 92 0.5000 0.5 Credits: 2.5 U/W GPA: Credits:3.5 U/W GPA: Total Credits: 6.0 Cumulative GPA:
EHS Graduation Requirements 4 Credits - Language Arts - English I, II, III, IV 3 Credits - Math – Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II (but must take math all four years) 3 Credits - Science – Biology, Introduction to Science, Chemistry 3 Credits - Social Studies – Survey of Social Studies, World Civilization, US History.5 Credit - Health (Recommended during 9th or 10th grade).5 Credit - PE (Recommended during 9th or 10th grade) 1 Credit - History and Appreciation of Visual and Performing Arts (or Band/Chorus for two consecutive years) 7 Electives TOTAL = 22 CREDITS
Classification of Students MUST HAVE: 4 CREDITS TO BE A SOPHOMORE 10 CREDITS TO BE A JUNIOR 16 CREDITS TO BE SENIOR 22 CREDITS TO GRADUATE Explanation of Credits 70 OR ABOVE TO EARN CREDIT EACH SEMESTER = ½ CREDIT AUG. – DEC. = 1ST SEMESTER JAN. – MAY = 2ND SEMESTER EACH CLASS = 1 CREDIT per year
Freshman Orientation School Tour A Typical Day at EHS and Student Life New Opportunities and Academic Expectations Discipline and Dress Code Library 101 KEES Information
Bell Schedule 7:40Students released to lockers 7:47Warning bell 7:50Tardy Bell-all students in class. Must have a pink tardy slip from the office to enter classroom after this time 7:50 – 8:45 1 st period 8:50 – 9:402 nd period 9:45 – 10:353 rd period 10:40 – 11:30CCR 11:35 – 12:554 th period and Lunch11:30 – 11:55 12:00 – 12:25 12:30 – 12:55 1:00 – 1:505 th period 1:55 – 2:506 th period
CCR College & Career Readiness Reading Intervention Math Intervention Study Skills
BIOLOGY Insect Collection All Biology classes will participate The project will be due approximately two weeks after school begins
SCHOOL FEES Student Fees will be due during the first week of school: Textbook Fee:$25 Classroom Fees will be collected by classroom teacher: Broadcasting Fee:$20 Computer Class Fee:$10 PE Fee:$5 Science Lab Fees: Biology $10 Breakfast$1.25 Lunch$2
DRESS CODE Site Base Policy 6.02 Located in agenda and on high school website Students must be in dress code from the time they walk in the building in the morning until 2:50
SUPPLIES Open House – Wednesday, August 1 st from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm First day of school: pencil, pen, paper, & folder Other supplies needed: binders, calculator, tab dividers, index cards STUDENTS NEED THEIR SUPPLIES EVERYDAY
KEES – KY Educational Excellence Scholarship In 1998 Governor Paul Patton and the General Assembly provided an opportunity for Kentucky high school students to earn the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship. KEES is a scholarship program that rewards students who earn C+ or better grades with scholarship money to attend one of Kentucky’s colleges or Technical schools. The higher the grades the student makes the more money that he/she earns. A bonus award for the highest ACT (15 or higher) composite or SAT scores can also be earned. Over the 4-year high school period students could earn as much as $2500 to apply toward their post- secondary education each year for up to four years of post-secondary school. That is $10,000 for a 4-year program and $5000 for a two-year program. There are GPA requirements for the renewal of the scholarship each year. Students and parents can visit www.kheaa.com to see a complete listing of post-secondary schools that can accept the KEES scholarship and to find more information. Students are encouraged to create an account and check their KEES accounts at the end of each year.www.kheaa.com
COMMUNICATION WITH TEACHERS Email is best form of communication Firstname.firstname.lastname@example.org Example: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Call 769-3381 and leave message
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES Contact Guidance Office to set up conference (Mrs. Franklin) Indicate which teachers you would like to meet with and if you would like to have a counselor present
Contact Information Students Last Name A – J: Lisa.Mudd@etown.kyschools.us Students Last Name K – Z: Melissa.Butler@etown.kyschools.us EHS: 769-3381 EHS website: http://www.etown.k12.ky.us/sch_EHS/defaul tehs.htm http://www.etown.k12.ky.us/sch_EHS/defaul tehs.htm