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1 Mrs. Collins A-C Mrs. Chancey D-HE Mrs. Poitier HI-ME TBA MI-SC Mrs. Norgan SE-Z C LASS OF 2016

2 4 YEAR /24 C REDITS G RADUATION R EQUIREMENTS  4 English  4 Math : Must include Alg. 1 and Geometry  3 Science: Must include Biology  3 Social Studies: Must include World Hist., US Hist, US Gov & Econ.  1 Fine/Performing Arts  1 Physical Education: Must include Personal Fitness  8 Electives  Passing score on Grade 10 FCAT Reading  Passing score on Algebra 1 EOC  Cumulative 2.0 GPA  Online Learning Course  2 World Languages (required for admission to State Universities/BF; strongly recommended by Florida College System) Class of 2016

3 EOC R EQUIREMENTS  Passing scores required:  Grade 10 Reading FCAT  Algebra 1 EOC  In subject’s requiring an EOC, the EOC counts for 30% of the final grade  Algebra 1  Biology  Geometry  US History Class of 2016

4 M ERIT D ESIGNATION  In addition to meeting the standard high school diploma requirements:  Attain one or more industry certifications Class of 2016

5 S CHOLAR D ESIGNATION  In addition to meeting the standard high school diploma requirements:  1 credit in Algebra II  1 credit in statistics or an equally rigorous mathematics course  Pass the Biology EOC  1 credit in chemistry or physics  1 credit in a course equally rigorous to chemistry or physics  Pass the U.S. History EOC  2 credits in the same world language  1 credit in an AP or Dual-Enrollment course Class of 2016

6 P ROMOTION R EQUIREMENTS OF THE P OLK C OUNTY S CHOOL B OARD 11 th grade – 11 Credits earned and completed 2 years of HS 12 th grade – 17 Credits earned and completed 3 years of HS Class of 2016

7 H OW ARE SEMESTER GRADES COMPUTED ? 1 st Nine Weeks Grade 40% of semester grade 2 nd Nine Weeks Grade 40% of semester grade Final Exam Grade 20% of semester grade SEMESTER GRADE (COURSES WITHOUT AN EOC) Class of 2016

8 C OURSE G RADES (EOC) Class of 2016 *PCSB will convert EOC scores to calculate final course grade Semester Grade 35% of Course Grade Semester Grade 35% of Course Grade EOC Results 30% of Course Grade SEMESTER (TRANSCRIPT) GRADE (COURSES WITH AN EOC) 85B80B65DC *77.25C

9 H OW IS G RADE P OINT A VERAGE (GPA) DETERMINED ?  Determined by all classes taken (points earned/number of classes taken)  Un-Weighted GPA  (A = 4PTS, B=3PTS, C=2PTS, D=1PTS, F=0PTS)  Weighted GPA  HONORS (.5 PT INCREASE, I.E. A= 4.5 PTS)  Dual-Enrollment ( 1.0 PT increase, I.E. A= 5.0 PTS)  Advanced Placement (1.0 PT increase, I.E. A=5.0 PTS) Class of 2016

10 TESTING, TESTING, TESTING  PSAT  PSAT must be retaken in the Fall of the Junior Year to be considered for the National Merit Scholars Program  PSAT results may be used as SAT prep  FCAT Retake is administered in the Fall of Junior Year  EOC Exams administered in the Spring Class of 2016

11 O NLINE VIRTUAL EDUCATION GRADUATION REQUIREMENT Class of 2016

12 O NLINE VIRTUAL EDUCATION  Student/Parent requests the course on (complete instructions are available on the GJHS website)www.flvs.net  Return a completed ‘Notification of Registration for Florida Virtual School Class’ form to the Guidance Office.  Your counselor will check to make sure you’ve requested the correct course and approve the course.  FLVS/PVS will place you with a teacher. FLVS may take a few weeks. PVS may take only a few days.  Continue to check your FLVS account for placement. Class of 2016

13 D UAL E NROLLMENT  Must be high school sophomores, juniors and seniors  Academic courses require a minimum un-weighted GPA of 3.0  Vocational courses require a minimum un-weighted GPA of 2.0  Obtain passing scores on sections of the ACT, SAT or PERT placement test that are relevant to the course(s) in which the student wishes to enroll.  Students are required to have taken each section of the ACT, SAT or PERT in order to take any dual enrollment course  Students are required to pass the English and Reading portions of the PERT, SAT or ACT in order to take English, Social Studies, Humanities, etc  Students must take the math portion of the PERT for math or science placement.  Students are responsible for ensuring official score reports for the SAT and ACT are sent directly to the college Class of 2016

14 7 S TEPS TO D UAL E NROLLMENT 1) Submit a completed Polk State College Application for Admission 2) Take and pass a state approved placement test (ACT, SAT or PERT) and, if ACT or SAT submit official score report to PSC 3) Submit a completed High School Approval Form for Dual Enrollment and Early Admission students to high school counselor 4) Confer with their high school counselor regarding course selection 5) High school counselor approves the course via Dual Enrollment Portal 6) PSC advisor registers the student for approved course(s) in person during dual enrollment registration 7) Take a printed copy of the fee sheet which includes the college schedule to the high school counselor and obtain a book voucher * Continuing dual enrollment students repeat items 3-7 each subsequent semester. Class of 2016

15 D UAL E NROLLMENT  Juniors are limited to two course per semester (maximum of 6 credit hours) Class of 2016 College-Ready Cut Scores SubjectPERTCPTACTSAT Reading/Critical Reading English/Critical Reading Elementary Algebra/Mathematics

16 D UAL E NROLLMENT REMINDER  Dual Enrollment course grades are included in the student’s high school and college transcripts  All Dual Enrollment course grades will impact your college GPA Class of 2016

17 B RIGHT F UTURES WWW. FLORIDASTUDENTFINANCIALAID. ORG WWW. FLORIDASTUDENTFINANCIALAID. ORG WWW. FLORIDASTUDENTFINANCIALAID. ORG  Florida Academic Scholarship  Florida Medallion Scholarship  Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship BF requirements are subject to change Class of 2016

18 F LORIDA A CADEMIC S CHOLARS  4 English  4 Math (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra II, + Higher Math)  3 Natural Sciences  3 Social Sciences  2 years in same Foreign Language  3.5 GPA in these Academic Courses  SAT 1290 or ACT 29  100 Hours of Community Service  Bright Futures requirements are subject to change Class of 2016

19 F LORIDA M EDALLION S CHOLARS  4 English  4 Math (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra II, + Higher Math)  3 Natural Sciences  3 Social Sciences  2 years in same Foreign Language  3.0 GPA in these Academic Courses  SAT 1170 or ACT 26  75 Hours of Community Service Bright Futures requirements are subject to change Class of 2016

20 G OLD S EAL V OCATIONAL S CHOLARS This scholarship can only be used for vocational certifications. It will not pay toward courses leading to an AA or AS degree.  4 English  4 Mathematics (including Algebra 1)  3 Natural Sciences  3 Social Sciences  1 Fine/Practical Art  1 Physical Education  3 Credits in one vocational program  3.0 weighted GPA overall/3.5 un-weighted GPA Career Courses  30 CSH  SAT – Rd 440/M 440 ACT – E 17/Rd 18/M 19 Pert - Rd 104/Wt 99/M 113 Bright Futures requirements are subject to change Class of 2016

21 TESTING, TESTING AND MORE TESTING!  ACT -  SAT -  For college applications and Bright Futures, Juniors should take the SAT/ACT in the Spring Class of 2016

22 TESTING, TESTING AND MORE TESTING! ACT Test Dates SAT Test Dates

23 S TATE U NIVERSITY S YSTEM CORE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Planning to go straight to a 4 yr college after high school?  18 academic units is the minimum requirement most universities prefer more ( 21.5 or greater)  What is an academic (core) credit? English Math Science Social Studies Foreign Language (also required by state colleges)

24 S TATE U NIVERSITY S YSTEM MATRIX

25 F LORIDA C OLLEGE S YSTEM #1 IN ACCESSING HIGHER EDUCATION  Florida system to earn a bachelor’s (4 yr) degree  Earn an Associate of Arts (2 yr) degree at a Florida College System institution, then transfer to a 4 yr institution  AA degree at a Florida college guarantees students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree at a university or Florida college offering 4 yr degrees more information visit  Florida Colleges offer Associate of Science (2 yr) degrees, Certificate Programs, and Applied Technical Diplomas  Lead directly to employment  Potential to earn more money than with some 4-yr degrees

26 C AREER & T ECHNICAL C ENTERS Traviss & Ridge Career Centers  Architecture & Construction  Arts, A/V Technology & Communication  Business, Management & Administration  Health Science  Hospitality & Tourism  Human Services  Information Technology  Transportation, Distribution & Logistics More information visit and schools.polk-fl.net/ridgewww.traviss.edu

27 E DUCATION P ATHWAYS Florida College System (such as Polk State College) A.S. in Computer Network Engineering Technology Florida Earnings: Average Annual Wage $73,403 Entry Annual Wage$45,282 Experienced Annual Wage$87,443 Career & Technical Education (such as Traviss Career Center) Lakeland Average Annual Wage Electrician: $39,395 Surgical Technician:$38,875 Automotive Mechanic:$38,210 Fire Safety Investigator: $58,989

28 F LORIDA V IRTUAL C AMPUS Class of 2016

29 R ESOURCES Class of 2016


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