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1 Welcome to Collegiate Freshman Orientation

2 Why Is 9 th Grade So Important? Research indicates that 9 th grade is the most difficult and most important transitional period students experience in their academic life; Research also indicates that Freshman are most concerned with the 4 L’s – Looks, Locker, Lunch, Lost. Research indicates that 9 th grade is the most difficult and most important transitional period students experience in their academic life; Research also indicates that Freshman are most concerned with the 4 L’s – Looks, Locker, Lunch, Lost.

3 Change? Change can be a scary thing! Middle School vs. High School – Increased Independence – Increased Responsibility – Semester & Final Exams – College Classes – Greater Academic Expectations – Greater Behavioral Expectations

4 Anxiety & Changes New Surroundings Higher Academic Expectations New Social/Peer Pressures Increased Commitments Moving from Oldest to Youngest Increased Time Demands

5 Who Is the Counselor?

6 Ms. Freeman 1989 Graduate Skyline High School – Dallas ISD BS Criminal Justice/English Texas A&M Commerce MA Counseling M.Ed Educational Administration Prairie View A&M HSEnglish Teacher – 13 years Dallas ISD Counselor – 5 years Ninth Grade Center & Collegiate Cedar Hill ISD

7 WHAT DOES THE COUNSELOR DO? Guidance Services Schedules Academic Concerns Personal Concerns Liaison between Parents/Teachers/Students Peer Mediation Academic/Career Planning Individual Counseling Group Counseling PSAT/ACT/ SAT Testing Information

8 How Do I See the Counselor? Set an Appointment Walk In Before School After School During Lunch Ask Teacher For a Pass Emergencies

9 Or Collegiate HS/ Counselorwww.chisd.net Phone: ext 7611 Facebook: Ms. Rosalind Freeman

10 Top 10 Freshman Mistakes To Avoid

11 10. I can stay up later because I don’t need that much sleep Research indicates adolescents need 9 hours and 15 minutes of sleep; children need 10 hours and adults need 81/4 hours. ~Stanford University

12 9. I’ll show them! I’m NOT doing his/her work

13 8. I don’t want to talk to the teacher about his/her class; He/she doesn’t like me.

14 7. Everyone else understood what the teacher just said except me, so I won’t ask him/her to explain. Don’t be embarrassed. I guarantee there is someone else who doesn’t understand.

15 6. “The teacher didn’t tell me about that chapter until last night.” Don’t cram or memorize. Test taking skills are vital.

16 5. I only missed one day and now the teacher won’t take it! In HS, students are responsible for keeping track of missed assignments.

17 4. I don’t need to write my assignments down, I’ll remember it. USE YOUR PLANNER! You are responsible for A LOT!

18 3. I’m skipping this class, one day doesn’t make a difference! One Collegiate day is like 2 regular days…

19 2. I want to take this class or be in this period because my friend is taking it.

20 1. My freshman year doesn’t count. My senior year is far off, so if I mess up, I can always get back on track.

21 Promotion Requirements 6 credits- Sophomore 12 credits- Junior 18 credits- Senior 26 credits- GRADUATE

22 Graduation Plans Recommended Graduation Plan (RHSP) – 26 credits Distinguished Achievement Graduation Plan (DAP) – 26 credits Additional year of Foreign Language 4 Advanced Measures Recommended Graduation Plan (RHSP) – 26 credits Distinguished Achievement Graduation Plan (DAP) – 26 credits Additional year of Foreign Language 4 Advanced Measures

23 AWARD OF CREDIT - MIDDLE SCHOOL 19 TAC CHAPTER 74 (74.26(B) Do high school courses taken in middle school count toward state graduation requirements? Yes. A student may take high school courses in earlier grades and receive state graduation credit if the student has demonstrated achievement by meeting the standard requirements of the course. It does not matter at what grade level the student demonstrated proficiency.

24 HS GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (4X4) English (4 credits) English I, II, III, IV Mathematics (4 credits) Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Cal or Algebra I, Geometry, Math Models, Algebra II Science (4 credits) Biology, Chemistry, Physics, 4 th Lab Science Social Studies (4 credits) World Geography, World History, History 1301/1302; Government & Economics

25 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Physical Education (1 credit) Health (.5 credit) Communication Applications (.5 credit) Technology (1 credit) Fine Arts (1 credit) Foreign Language (2 or 3 credits) Electives (4 credits RHSP/ 3 credits DAP)

26 Texas Scholars 1 additional advanced course 10 hours community service Attend 1 City Council Meeting Attend 1 School Board Meeting

27 DCCCD TSI TESTING REQUIREMENTS Asset Reading 41 Accuplacer Sentence Skills 80 Essay 6 Mathematics69 * (Elementary & Intermediate Algebra) * JUNIOR YEAR * JUNIOR YEAR *

28 Cedar Valley Requirements English 1301/1302 (6) English 2327/2328 (6) Mathematics 1414 (3) Biology 1406/1407 (8) History 1301/1302 (6) Government 2301/2302 (6) Economics 1303 (3) PHED 1164 (1) BCIS 1405 (4) Art 1301 & 1311 or (6) Music 1306 & 1183 English 1301/1302 (6) English 2327/2328 (6) Mathematics 1414 (3) Biology 1406/1407 (8) History 1301/1302 (6) Government 2301/2302 (6) Economics 1303 (3) PHED 1164 (1) BCIS 1405 (4) Art 1301 & 1311 or (6) Music 1306 & 1183 Philosophy 1301 (3) PHED 1100/1130 (2) PHED 1304 (Health) (3) EDUC 1300 (Mayes) (3) Spch 1311 (3) Elective (3) credits Philosophy 1301 (3) PHED 1100/1130 (2) PHED 1304 (Health) (3) EDUC 1300 (Mayes) (3) Spch 1311 (3) Elective (3) credits

29 Sample Freshman Schedule English I or English II Algebra I or Geometry Biology World Geography Reading Applications/ Practical Writing PHED 1100/1130 PHED 1304/EDUC 1300

30 Sample Sophomore Schedule English II or English III Geometry or Algebra II Chemistry World History Spanish I or II Philosophy/Art or Music Speech/BCIS Study Hall

31 Sample Junior Schedule English 1301/1302 Algebra II or Pre-Cal Physics History 1301/1302 MAPS Elective (Your Choice x 2)

32 Sample Senior Schedule English 2327/2328 Pre-Cal/ Math th Science Govt 2301/2302 Econ 1301/Elective Elective/Elective

33 You must be familiar with promotion & graduation requirements for HS & CVC; Credits are awarded at the end of each semester; Grade Point Averages (GPA) updated at the end of each semester; Failed HS courses – No College Summer School Failed College Courses (D or F)- Parents must pay to retake; pp Student Handbook Family Access Important for HS Classes; College Classes- Syllabus and keeping up with Grades Imperative! Attendance: Must be present 90% of time. No more than 9 absences per semester; pp Student handbook

34 Important Information for YOU: Technology Acceptable Use pp. vi & xiv; Dual Credit Program pp ; Academic Dishonesty pp Tardies pp. 20 Bullying pp. 20 Cell Phones pp. 23 * Important Information for YOU: Technology Acceptable Use pp. vi & xiv; Dual Credit Program pp ; Academic Dishonesty pp Tardies pp. 20 Bullying pp. 20 Cell Phones pp. 23 *

35 Dress Code pp Fighting pp. 33 Grading Guidelines pp Late Assignments pp. 36 Graduation Requirements pp Probationary Status pp. 45 Dress Code pp Fighting pp. 33 Grading Guidelines pp Late Assignments pp. 36 Graduation Requirements pp Probationary Status pp. 45

36 PSAT The PSAT gives excellent feedback about academic skills to help you get ready for college; When the PSAT is scored, students will receive their test book and answer key. The score report will describe the specific skills or areas that need strengthening and provide suggestions for improvement in order to better prepare students for the SAT. In addition to that, students who score well above the norm may qualify for a National Merit Scholarship. Saturday, October CHHS $13.00 cash or check (payable to CHISD) – Student Name in Memo/ Parent Date of Birth and Phone Number on Check Sign up w/ Ms. Freeman before 9/2 1/10

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