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1 Freshman Focus Getting your high school career off to a great start!

2 What is Freshman Focus? A series of lessons designed to give Freshmen the tools to be successful! A series of lessons designed to give Freshmen the tools to be successful! Things we will do this year: Things we will do this year: -Learn high school graduation requirements -Learn about special programs available to students -Learn types of teachers/classes for Freshmen -Learn about post-high school options and what classes you should take to meet your goals

3 Think-Pair-Share What does a high school Counselor do: Possible answers: Track student planning and graduation requirements Help develop post high school plans Adjust schedules to help students meet their plans Help students who are having difficulty in school Help students with any personal or family issues Assist students and families in accessing resources Teach classroom lessons on: high school pre-registration planning, post high school planning, career interests, identifying strengths and areas of personal interests Write recommendations for colleges and/or scholarships ADVOCATE for YOU!

4 Graduation (only 4 years away) May seem like a long way away, but it really is just around the corner May seem like a long way away, but it really is just around the corner It is imperative that students get off to a good start to their high school career! It is imperative that students get off to a good start to their high school career! Freshman year is probably most important in school career Freshman year is probably most important in school career Why? Why? Lets take a look…. Lets take a look….

5 Credit over 4 years

6 Credits over 4 years (Cont.) Suzi, got off to a bad start and never made up credits Suzi, got off to a bad start and never made up credits Sally got off to a bad start, but made up credits through summer school, work connections,etc Sally got off to a bad start, but made up credits through summer school, work connections,etc Sammy was perfect and graduated with plenty of credits to spare Sammy was perfect and graduated with plenty of credits to spare

7 100 200 300 400 500 100 200 300 400 500 100 200 300 400 500 Are you ready to… 100 200 300 400 500 100 200 300 400 500 Graduation Requirements CTE & Fine Art Classes 4-Year College Requirement s Other Post High School Educational Options School Counseling Teachers and Opportunities at JHS Let Your Counselor Know How Smart You Are? 100 200 300 400 500

8 How many total credits and others requirements are needed to graduate? Graduation Requirements for 100 Click the picture for the answer.

9 Graduation Requirements for 200 How many credits = one semester class? How many total credits can be earned in a semester? How many total credits can be earned in a year? Click the picture for the answer.

10 Graduation Requirements for 300 How many English credits are required to graduate? How many math credits are required to graduate? Click the picture for the answer.

11 Graduation Requirements for 400 How many CTE credits are required to graduate? How many Fine Art credits are required to graduate? How many P.E. credits are required to graduate? How many Health credits are required to graduate? How many World Language credits are required to graduate? Click the picture for the answer.

12 Graduation Requirements for 500 In order to graduate, what is the requirement for a student who has 3.0 math credits but has not met standard on the Math HSPE? Click the picture for the answer.

13 CTE & Fine Art Classes for 100 What are 3 Fine Arts classes available to Freshmen? Click the picture for the answer.

14 CTE & Fine Art Classes for 200 What are 4 CTE classes available to Freshmen? Click the picture for the answer.

15 CTE & Fine Art Classes for 300 What is the difference between performing art classes and visual art classes? Click the picture for the answer.

16 CTE & Fine Art Classes for 400 Name three CTE class that you can earn college credit for as a freshman? Click the picture for the answer.

17 CTE & Fine Art Classes for 500 What is the minimum required Fine Art credit for the University of Washington? Click the picture for the answer.

18 4-Year College Information for 100 How many English credits are required to enter a 4-year college right out of high school? How many math credits are required to enter a 4-year college right out of high school? Click the picture for the answer.

19 4-Year College Information for 200 How many World Language credits are required to enter a 4-year college right out of high school? Click the picture for the answer.

20 4-Year College Information for 300 What are two college admissions tests that students can take to get into a 4-year college? Click the picture for the answer.

21 4-Year College Information for 400 What are the names of: 2 Public Universities & 2 Private Universities in Washington state Click the picture for the answer.

22 4-Year College Information for 500 What other important pieces of information are important in the college application packet for admissions people to review? Click the picture for the answer.

23 Other Post High School Educational Options for 100 What is the name of the program some students join after high school to “serve their country”? Click the picture for the answer.

24 Other Post High School Educational Options for 200 What other educational options are available besides 4-year colleges? Click the picture for the answer.

25 Other Post High School Educational Options for 300 What are the names of 4 Community or Technical Colleges in Washington State? Click the picture for the answer.

26 Other Post High School Educational Options for 400 What is the name of the combined education and on-the-job training program that provides an opportunity to learn a skill while also getting paid? (also referred to as “The Other 4-Year Degree or “Earn as you Learn”) Click the picture for the answer.

27 Other Post High School Educational Options for 500 What are some reasons why high school graduates would choose Community College instead of 4-Year College right after high school? Click the picture for the answer.

28 School Counseling for 100 Who is your school counselor? & Give one fact about her/him Click the picture for the answer.

29 School Counseling for 200 What does it mean for counselors to be an advocate for students? Click the picture for the answer.

30 School Counseling for 300 What are some things school counselors do? Click the picture for the answer.

31 School Counseling for 400 How do students access their counselor if they have questions or need assistance? Click the picture for the answer.

32 School Counseling for 500 How does the school counselor work with teachers in supporting student success? Click the picture for the answer.

33 Teachers & Opportunities @ JHS for 100 What are the names of 6 Freshmen teachers at JHS? Click the picture for the answer.

34 Teachers & Opportunities @ JHS for 200 What requirement can 9 th graders delay for later years if they take both band or choir and a world language their Freshman year? Click the picture for the answer.

35 Teachers & Opportunities @ JHS for 300 What can students do to get extra help in school? Click the picture for the answer.

36 Teachers & Opportunities @ JHS for 400 What clubs and/or sports can students participate in to become involved with extra curricular school activities? Click the picture for the answer.

37 Make Your Day @ North for 500 Teachers & Opportunities @ JHS for 500 What opportunities are available for students to earn college-in-the-high school credit, other college or technical credit, or learn a vocational skill? Click the picture for the answer.

38 How many total credits and other requirements are needed to graduate? Graduation Requirements for 100 22 total credits Meet standard in Writing & Reading WASL Meet standard on CE presentation

39 Graduation Requirements for 200 How many credits = one semester class? How many total credits can be earned in a semester? How many total credits can be earned in a year?.5 credit (1 class) 3.0 credits (6 classes) (3.5 if in 0 hour jazz choir or band) 6.0 credits (12 classes) (7 if in 0 hour jazz choir or band)

40 Graduation Requirements for 300 How many English credits are required to graduate? How many math credits are required to graduate? 3.5 credits of English (7 classes) 3.0 credits in math (6 classes)

41 Graduation Requirements for 400 How many CTE credits are required to graduate? How many Fine Arts credits are required to graduate? How many P.E. credits are required to graduate? How many Health credits are required to graduate How many World Language credits are required to graduate? 1.0 CTE credits (2 classes) 1.0 Fine Arts credits (2 classes) 1.5 P.E. credits (3 classes).5 Health credit (1 class) 0 World Language credits for high school diploma

42 Graduation Requirements for 500 In order to graduate, what is the requirement for a student who has 3.0 math credits but has not met standard on the Math WASL? The student MUST continue to earn 1.0 math credit AND take the Math WASL or take the SAT/ACT test each year until she/he meets standard or until she/he graduates.

43 CTE & Fine Art Classes for 100 What are 3 Fine Arts classes available to Freshmen? Choir, Band, Guitar, Piano Lab, Music Studio, Drama, Drama Improv, Tech Theater, Intro Art, Draw/Paint, Intro to Graphic Design, Graphic Design I to name some

44 CTE & Fine Art Classes for 200 What are 4 CTE classes available to Freshmen? Computer Prog, Info Tech, Web Design, Video Design, Intro Mrktg, Intro Sports Mrktg, Fash Merch, Acctg, Nutrition, Intro to Graphic Design to name some

45 CTE & Fine Art Classes for 300 What is the difference between performing art classes and visual art classes? Performing art classes are like music or drama where people perform or act their art form Visual art classes are like drawing, painting, ceramics, graphic design where people show their art through a visual product or piece of work

46 CTE & Fine Art Classes for 400 Name three CTE classes you can get college credit for as freshman. Office user, UW IT Computer Science, Accounting II, Graphic Design, Digital Photo II

47 CTE & Fine Art Classes for 500 What is the minimum Fine Art requirement for the University of Washington?.5

48 4-Year College Information for 100 How many English credits are required to be admitted to a 4-year college right out of high school? How many math credits are required to be admitted to a 4-year college right out of high school? 4.0 credits of English (8 classes) 3.0 credits of Math (6 classes) recommend 4.0 math credits

49 4-Year College Information for 200 How many World Language credits are required to enter a 4-year college right out of high school? 2.0 credits of World Language (4 classes) Recommend 3.0 or more

50 4-Year College Information for 300 What are two college admissions tests that students can take to get into a 4-year college? SAT ACT

51 4-Year College Information for 400 What are the names of: 2 Public Universities & 2 Private Universities in Washington state? UW, WWU, WSU, CWU, EWU, Evergreen SPU, SU, UPS, PLU, Gonzaga, Whitman, Whitworth

52 4-Year College Information for 500 What other important pieces of information are important in the college application packet for admissions people to review? Community service, extra curricular activities, special talents/skills Well written essay, personal statement or answers to prompt questions

53 Other Post High School Educational Options for 100 What is the name of the program some students join after high school to “serve their country”? Military: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard

54 Other Post High School Educational Options for 200 What other educational options are available besides 4-year colleges? Community Colleges Vocational & Technical Colleges Specialized Training Schools such as: Massage Therapy, Art & Film, Fashion Design, Cosmetology, to name a few

55 Other Post High School Educational Options for 300 What are the names of 4 Community or Technical Colleges in Washington State? EvCC, EdCC, CCC, Shoreline CC, Seattle Central CC, Whatcom CC, BCC to name a few Lake Washington Technical, Renton Technical, Bellingham Technical, Bates Technical to name a few

56 Other Post High School Educational Options for 400 What is the name of the combined education and on-the-job training program that provides an opportunity to learn a skill while also getting paid? Apprenticeships: Construction, Electrician, Plumbing & Steamfitters, Welding, Metal Work, Roofing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Laborers to name some

57 Other Post High School Educational Options for 500 What are some reasons why high school graduates would choose Community College instead of 4-Year College right after high school? Tuition is cheaper Able to live a home Uncertain of career or college major interest CC does not require college admissions tests upon entrance All who apply are accepted (however, some students need to take remedial, non-college credit classes before being able to enroll in college level courses and still pay tuition)

58 School Counseling for 100 Who is your school counselor? & Give one fact about her/him

59 School Counseling for 200 What does it mean for counselors to be an advocate for students? Counselors are advocates by: Speaking on behalf of students Helping students develop skills to “stand up for themselves” (assertiveness training) Acting as a “personal coach” for students by holding them accountable yet “cheering them on” to reach their potential and find success

60 School Counseling for 300 What are some things school counselors do? Track student planning and graduation requirements Help develop post high school plans Adjust schedules to help students meet their plans Help students who are having difficulty in school Help students with any personal or family issues Assist students and families in accessing resources Teach classroom lessons on: high school pre-registration planning, post high school planning, career interests, identifying strengths and areas of personal interests Write recommendations for colleges and/or scholarships ADVOCATE for YOU!

61 School Counseling for 400 How do students access their counselor if they have questions or need assistance? Go to the counseling office and ask to see their counselor. If the counselor is not available, fill out a green request form indicating why they need to see counselor and best time to send for them or best way to contact them.

62 School Counseling for 500 How does the school counselor work with teachers in supporting student success? Discuss & consult with teachers about student difficulties and brainstorm solutions Observe student in class to help provide suggestions for improving their learning and studying Set up a conference with teachers, student, parent and counselor to discuss concerns & develop a plan of improvement

63 Teachers & Opportunities @ JHS for 100 What are the names of 6 Freshmen teachers at JHS? Mrs. Nelson, Mr. Hall, Mrs. Westfahl, Mrs. Brown, Mr. Gerhard, Mrs. McEntire, Mr. Walters, Ms. Peterson, Mr. Barashkof, Mrs. Marques, Mr. Brush, Mr. Lamoreux, Mrs. Iverson, Mr. Hutt to name some

64 Teachers & Opportunities @ JHS for 200 What requirement can 9 th graders delay for later years if they take both band or choir and a world language their Freshman year? CTE credit Sometimes Health Sometimes P.E.

65 Teachers & Opportunities @ JHS for 300 What can students do to get extra help in school? Visit their teachers before (7:00 – 7:30) or after (2:00 – 2:30) to ask for individual help Ask for help form a specific teacher during SSR Seek help from a tutor (volunteer Honor Society tutors or private for-pay tutors) Ask parents for assistance with organization or homework Talk to your counselor for help and resources

66 Teachers & Opportunities @ JHS for 400 What clubs and/or sports can students participate in to become involved with extra curricular school activities? World Language Club---Spanish, German, French Be the Change Club, Multicultural Club, Drama Club, Band or Choir to name a few Cross Country or Track, Swimming, Volleyball, Football, Tennis, Softball, Basketball, Baseball to name several

67 Make Your Day @ North for 500 Teachers & Opportunities @ JHS for 500 Some computer technology classes such as Info Tech, Graphic Design, UW IT computer class Pre-Calculus, Calculus Spanish and German 3 ECC or UW English (12 th grade) (to name some) Outside JHS Running Start (11 th & 12 th grade) Sno-Isle Vocational Program (11 th & 12 th grade) What opportunities are available for students to earn college-in-the-high school credit, other college or technical credit, or learn a vocational skill?


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