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1 Welcome Class of 2018!

2 All students will take challenging courses that build academic stamina. All students will be college/career ready. All students will utilize resources available to be successful. All students will have post secondary plans before exiting WHH. All Students will meet ACT benchmarks. All students will graduate on time with their peers!

3 Students who challenge themselves are better prepared for adulthood. Students who experience productive struggle apply those same skills to every situation in life. Students that take advantage of school resources can be more successful. Students receive quality instruction and will be prepared to meet ACT standards. Students must graduate to become productive citizens in society.

4 Getting into colleges Joining the military Getting a job

5 Presently/Block Schedule 4 classes per semester 90 minutes long However, the central office has discussed with administrators the possibility of switching to a 7 period day (45 minute classes).

6 The course catalog is on the White House Heritage website on the main page and on the school counseling page. The course catalog includes: Courses offered at White House Heritage Courses offered at Springfield High School Dual Enrollment Courses

7 State of Tennessee Diploma Requirements 4 – English (English 1, 2, 3, and 4) 4 – Math (Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, and 1 other math) 3 – Science (Biology, Physical Science, and Chemistry or Physics) 3 – Social Studies (U.S. History, Economics and Government, and 1 other Social Studies)

8 1 – Lifetime Wellness.5 – Physical Education 2 – Foreign Language (Spanish 1 and 2) 1 – Fine Art (Art, Music, Drama).5 – Personal Finance 3 – Elective Focus Additional Electives may be required

9 Must earn a 70 or higher in order to get credit for the class If you do not get at least a 70 in a required class you will have a few different options: Retake the class Take a different class depending on which class you failed Credit Recovery Only if you get a 63 – 69 in the class Summer School

10 Dual enrollment classes are either online or at White House Heritage. These credits will most likely count as college credits depending on which college they plan to attend. Student must have a 3.0 GPA as well as acceptable PLAN, ACT, or SAT scores. Students are allowed a total of $1200 in grant money during their Junior/Senior year to go towards dual enrollment. A max of $600 may be used per semester.

11 Classes offered Speech Psychology Pre-calculus 1 and 2 American History 1 and 2 Algebra Criminal Justice Sociology Medical Terminology

12 EOC (End of Course) Tests/PARCC You must take an EOC for the following classes: Algebra 1 and 2, English 1, 2, and 3, US History, Biology, and Chemistry They will count as 25% or ¼ of your grade

13 PLAN Test This is given during your sophomore year and it indicates how well you will do on the ACT. This test will also be used to determine eligibility for dual enrollment.

14 ACT/SAT These are the most important tests in high school. The ACT is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. The SAT is more of an aptitude test, testing reasoning and verbal abilities. Everyone takes the ACT for free their junior year. You can take it additional times at a cost. The scores you receive on these test will determine what scholarships you get and what colleges you are accepted to Most colleges accept either test

15 Others Tests Common Assessments Writing Assessment Think Link

16 Scholarships and Grants How high school grades affect scholarships You have to get either a 3.0 GPA, a 21 on the ACT or a 980 on the SAT to get a free $4,000 for any in state school Your GPA can also affect whether or not you are eligible for additional scholarships Because the ACT and SAT cover things you learned at school, it is important to study hard and make good grades in your high school classes. ACT & SAT scores, like your GPA, can also affect whether or not you are eligible for additional scholarships

17 Try to do things earlier rather than later. Try to communicate with your teachers. Try to stay organized. Try to plan out your time. When struggling, don’t be afraid to ask for help.

18 Colleges use a students GPA and ACT scores when trying to determine acceptance. Below is an list of several state colleges and their acceptance requirements: Belmont - Average ACT Score (24-29) Average GPA (3.53) Vanderbilt - Average ACT Score (32-34) GPA – 88% we in the top 10% of their class MTSU - Average ACT Score (22) Average GPA ( ) Austin Peay - ACT Score (20) Average GPA (2.85)

19 UT Knoxville - Average ACT Score (24-29) Average GPA ( ) UT Chattanooga – The lowest GPA they accept is a 2.5 Students with a GPA in the 2.5 to 2.84 range must earn a 21 or better on the ACT. Students with a GPA in the 2.85 or higher range must earn an 18 or better on the ACT Vol State – They have an open acceptance policy. However, students must have earned a 19 on Math, 19 on Reading, and 18 on English on the ACT or they will be required to take remediation classes. These classes will not count towards their degree and will be an additional expense for the student.

20 Tardies are defined as not being in the proper classroom when the bell sounds to begin class Unexcused absence -car trouble, cleaning house, shopping, baby-sitting, “Personal Business”, hair appointments, errands, re-lacing your shoes, etc..

21 8 th unexcused absence = letter home 10 th unexcused absence= reported to the Robertson County Juvenile Court System WHH has a 95% attendance goal each day!

22 Track Soccer Basketball Baseball Football Cheerleading Softball Volleyball Cross Country Golf Tennis

23 Some clubs offered at WHHHS include: Band Beta Club National Honor Society White House Heritage Future Farmers of America Fellowship of Christian Athletes Chorus Student Council Spanish Club Drama Club Art Club Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

24 Over the course of the next month, parents and their student will meet with the counselor, an administrator, or another WHHHS teacher to discuss your child’s 4 year plan. Sign up sheets are located in the back High School Here We Come!!!


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