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1 WELCOME TO THE PRESENTED BY THE BHS GUIDANCE DEPT.

2 Catherine Leger Department Head

3 The Role of Guidance

4 Guidance Department Green Guidance John Smith John Smith Gloria Rubilar Gloria Rubilar Teresa Mascarenhas Teresa Mascarenhas Christa Philogene Christa Philogene David Rea David ReaSecretary Debbie Grande

5 Janice Sarafoglou Eliana Barnett Thomas Matias Melissa Kitchen Elaine Flanagan Secretary Patricia Pagani Guidance Department Red House

6 Guidance Department Melissa McNeil- Plesant Joan Williamson Rosemary Sullivan George Louis Secretary Maureen Lane Azure House

7 Guidance Department Yellow House Meghan McDonough Melissa Shepard Donna Neary Sandra Defaria Secretary Maryellen Cataldo

8 SUPPORT SERVICES GUIDANCE Procedure for seeing your guidance counselor - obtain a pass from your counselor or DA teacher - stop in during your lunch to get a pass Types of Guidance Assistance Questions or Problems Scheduling Career Counseling Referrals College Applications Other

9 Support Services Support Services

10 Adjustment Counselors School Nurses

11 Adjustment Counselor Claudia Gallagher Green Building

12 Red Building Jean Guilloteau Adjustment Counselor

13 Christine Lawson Azure Building Adjustment Counselor

14 Yellow Building Elaine Alves

15 Academic Support After School Extra Help w/Subject Teacher After School Extra Help w/Subject Teacher Access Center Access Center IRC IRC G (Monday) G reen (Monday) R (Tuesday) R ed (Tuesday) A (Wednesday) A zure (Wednesday) Y (Thursday)Mrs. Rubilar Y ellow (Thursday)Mrs. Rubilar Occupational Counselor IRC Late Hours 2:09-3:00

16 Peer Assistance Peer Mediation

17 The Successful Student Always wear your ID on a lanyard around your neck First time without it = warning Second & Third time without it = 1 hour detention Every time thereafter = 1 day in- house suspension J JANE Q. DOE Fourth time without it = 1 hour detention and referral to house- master

18 Be on Time to School and Class 3 – 7 times tardy = 1 lunch detention 8 – 12 times = 1 hour detention & 1 lunch detention 13 – 21 times tardy = Saturday suspension (2 hour session) 21 times tardy = 3 days out-of-school suspension and House Contract 2 times tardy = written warning & automated call home

19 Attendance is Important Waivers may be granted for: - D eath in the Family - Religious Holidays - School sponsored activities - Court appearances - Unavoidable accidents - Military obligations & Medical Reasons TRY TO ATTEND EVERY DAY For a 6 day class, 3 absences allowed. 4 th absence = failure For a 3 day class, 2 absences allowed. 3 rd absence = failure 10 absences = a referral to the attendance officer

20 What to do for an Unwaived Absence: Get a Buy Back. Attend five consecutive days with no absences or tardies to school or class to buy back 1 day. You can do this two times. Get the buy back form form from the Asst. Housemaster’s Office Continue to Work Hard. You can still pass for the semester or year, even with an automatic failure! If you are passing the course, but fail due to absences, your numerical grade will be a 59. Example: Semester Course - Term 1 – 59 Term Final grade = 72 Year Course- Term 1-85 Term Term 3-95 Term 4 – 80 Year Grade = 80 If you stop working, your average will be so low, you will not be able to bring your grade up. So even if you fail due to absences, you must keep working to get that 59.

21 DO YOUR BEST ACADEMICALLY Use agenda/planner to write down all assignments Complete at least 30 minutes of homework per day per subject four times a week. It is your responsibility to make up work IF YOU NEED HELP: - Discuss it with your teacher - Go after school for extra help - Go to the Access Center for tutoring Progress Reports are sent home 4 times a year Report Cards are distributed four times a year

22 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

23 95 CREDITS 95 CREDITS SENIOR JUNIOR SOPHOMORE FRESHMAN GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

24 WHAT ARE CREDITS? = 6 CREDITS = 3 CREDITS = 1.5 CREDITS * Credits are not proportional to your final grade in a course. They are proportional to the number of days you spend in a course. *Credits are like a paycheck. You earn them by passing a course.

25 THE NUMBER OF DAYS YOU ATTEND A CLASS DETERMINES HOW MANY CREDITS YOU RECEIVE SEM ESTER1SEMESTER2 CRE D ABCDEFABCDEF ABCDEF ABCEDF

26 A TYPICAL GR. 9 SCHEDULE PERIODSEMESTER ONE ONESEMESTER TWO TWOCREDITS 1 E N E N G L I S H S H 6 2 M A T H E M A T I C S 6 3 S O C I A L S C I E N C E 6 4 S C I S C IENCEELECTIVE1.5ELECTIVE Phys. Ed. ELECTIVE1.5ELECTIVE1.5ELECTIVE1.5 6 TOTAL = 30 CREDITS DA 3 27 CREDITS

27 SUBJECT # OF CREDITS LENGTH ENGLISH 21 CREDITS 7 semesters MATH 15 CREDITS 5 semesters SCIENCE 12 CREDITS 4 semesters SOC. SCI. 15 CREDITS 5 semesters PHYS. EDUC. 4.5 CREDITS 3 semesters HEALTH 3 CREDITS 1 semester ELECTIVES 24.5 CREDITS TOTAL 95 CREDITS 4 YEARS BHS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

28 FULFILLING GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS ON TIME FRESHMANSOPHOMORE JUNIORSENIOR

29 ACADEMIC LEVELS ACADEMIC PREPARATORY ADVANCED COLLEGE PREPARATORY 2 YEAR COLLEGE GOAL: 2 OR 4 YEAR COLLEGE (COLLEGE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS) GOAL: 4 YEAR COLLEGE C c C D DDDD BBBB

30 30 What Counts in College Admissions Percentage of Admissions Officials Citing Criteria as “Considerably Important” 30 Source: National Association of College Admissions Officers, 2001 Academic Trends Survey Each factor was rated on a 4-point scale: 1.Considerable Importance 2.Moderate Importance 3.Limited Importance 4.No Importance Each factor was rated on a 4-point scale: 1.Considerable Importance 2.Moderate Importance 3.Limited Importance 4.No Importance

31 SUMMER SCHOOL (SS) TERM 1 TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 TERM 4 FINALGRADESS FFD-DFYES FFFAFNO FDFYES FFFNO SEMESTER ISEMESTER II You must pass 50% of your course to be eligible for summer school. You must pass two terms of a year course and one term of a semester course. Unless there is a four hour workshop. Check with your guidance counselor

32 WHAT IS A GPA ? YOUR GPA OR GRADE POINT AVERAGE IS DETERMINED BY YOUR GRADES YOUR GPA OR GRADE POINT AVERAGE IS DETERMINED BY YOUR GRADES EACH GRADE CORRESPONDS TO A CERTAIN NUMBER OF POINTS EACH GRADE CORRESPONDS TO A CERTAIN NUMBER OF POINTS The higher the class level the more points you earn. The higher the class level the more points you earn. For example a B For example a B Advanced = 3.5 points College Prep= 3.0 points Acad.Prep = 2.5 points

33 WHAT IS CLASS RANK? Your grade point average will determine your order within your entire class. The highest class rank will correspond to the person who has accumulated the most points during his or her high school career.

34 Extra Curricular Opportunities

35 CLUBS African American African American Amnesty International Amnesty International Jazz Band Jazz Band Marching Band Marching Band BHS Newspaper BHS Newspaper Canoe Club Canoe Club Cape Verdean Club Cape Verdean Club Chess Club Chess Club Choral Club Choral Club Computer Club Computer Club D.E.C.A. Christian Club Ecology Club Future Teachers of America Garden Club Gay-Straight Alliance Greek Club Haitian Club HERO

36 Hip Hop Club Hip Hop Club International Club International Club Jamaican Club Jamaican Club Jazz Choir Club Jazz Choir Club Key Club Key Club Latin American Club Latin American Club (LASO) (LASO) LEAD LEAD Literary Review Literary Review Majorettes Majorettes Mathematics Club Mathematics Club National Honor Society National Honor Society Power lifting Club RISE Self-Defense for Teens Ski Club Skills USA Stage/Technical Director STEP Club Student Council TV & Radio Club Wireless Club Writing Club Yearbook MORE CLUBS

37 FALL SPORTS Cross Country ( Men/Women) Cross Country ( Men/Women) Field Hockey Field Hockey Football Football Golf Golf Soccer – Men Soccer – Men Soccer – Women Soccer – Women Swimming – Women Swimming – Women Volleyball – Women Volleyball – Women Cheerleaders – Football Cheerleaders – Football Half-Time Dancing Half-Time Dancing Flag Team Flag Team

38 Wrestling Wrestling Indoor Track – Men Indoor Track – Men Indoor Track – Women Indoor Track – Women Swimming – Men Swimming – Men Basketball – Men Basketball – Men Basketball – Women Basketball – Women Cheerleaders – Basketball Cheerleaders – Basketball Ice Hockey Ice Hockey WINTER SPORTS

39 SPRING SPORTS Baseball Baseball Softball Softball Outdoor Track ( Men/Women) Outdoor Track ( Men/Women) Tennis – Men Tennis – Men Tennis – Women Tennis – Women Volleyball – Men Volleyball – Men

40 COMMUNITY SERVICE Brockton LINCS Brockton LINCS Key Club Key Club National Honor Society National Honor Society Center for Youth Development and Education: CS2 Center for Youth Development and Education: CS2 MY TURN, INC.: MY TURN, INC.: H.E.R.O. H.E.R.O. S.T.E.P. S.T.E.P.

41 Birth Date entered High School CHOICES ? COLLEGE ? MILITARY ? VOCATIONAL ? WORK ? ??? 4yrs. High School Graduation Your FUTURE is determined by decisions made in FOUR YEARS of High School!!!

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