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1 Edna Karr High School CLASS of 2017 Freshmen Parent Night

2 MR. JOHN HISER PRINCIPAL The mission of Edna Karr High School is to teach all students to be independent, life-long learners and achievers through the involvement of all stakeholders.

3 COUNSELORS Mrs. Judy Lee (A-G) Mr. Patrick Tubbins (H-N) Dr. Sundy Barjon(O-Z) Ms. Amanda Lu College Advisor

4 Thanks go to… 9 th grade sponsors 9 th grade teachers and other faculty in attendance Tonight’s “servers” (Karr Administration) Cafeteria staff You! Parents and students Thank you for attending this evening and making a difference in the life of a student!

5 Where to find presentation? Tonight’s presentation and other related information can be found on under:  Departments  Counseling Additional posts may be found on

6 Edna Karr Student Philosophy Both the classroom environment and our professional focus are: student-centered and focused on guiding our students toward purposeful postsecondary options

7 How to have a successful school year Work hard in all your classes Complete your home work on time Do not be afraid to ask for help Communicate with your teachers and counselor when having difficulty Attend tutoring as need

8 What is a block schedule? 4 classes/semester = 8 classes/year Aug - December = one semester (18 weeks) January - May = one semester (18 weeks) –More opportunities for classes throughout high school –Fewer classes to focus on at a time

9 INFO FOR 9 TH GRADE Unit of Credit- the successful completion of a semester of a course (18 weeks on a 4X4 block) 9 weeks of school on a 4X4 block ½ credit will be earned Example: ( Health ½ and PE I ½) GPA- Grade Point Average TOPS GPA- Grade point average on the 19 TOPS CORE Courses ONLY (does not include all subjects) End of Course Testing- Students must take and pass end of course test in state mandated courses in order to graduate and earn a state diploma.

10 EOC (End of Course Test) Students will be required to pass THREE End-of- Course Test in the following categories: 1. English II or English III 2. Algebra I or Geometry 3. Biology or American History

11 5 Year Educational Plan (IGP) Individual Graduation Plan All students will plan their courses annually using this Plan. They include all courses required for graduation. Parents, Students and Counselors will approve these plans with their signatures each year. These plans will include: Beginning Date the student enters high school Name Area of Concentration Career Cluster Diploma Endorsements EOC (End of Course Test Results)

12 LA Core 4 Curriculum Graduation Requirements 4 units of English4 units of Math 4 units of Science4 units of Social Studies 1.5 units of Physical Education and ½ unit of Health 2 units of Foreign Language 1 unit of Fine Arts or 1 unit of Art, Band or Theatre 3 units of electives 24 Totals Units of Credit Required

13 Louisiana Core 4 Curriculum ENGLISH-4 Units –English I –English II –English III –English IV

14 Louisiana Core 4 Curriculum MATH- 4 Units Algebra I ; Algebra I part 1 & part 2 Geometry Algebra II Math Essential, Financial Math Advanced Math I-Functions or Advanced Math Pre-Calculus, Calculus

15 Louisiana Core 4 Curriculum SCIENCE- 4 Units Physical Science Biology Chemistry Physics, Biology II, Biology II AP, Environmental, Anatomy and Physiology

16 Louisiana Core 4 Curriculum SOCIAL SCIENCES-4 units World Geography Civics; American Government AP US History; US History AP World History or European History AP Law Studies/Psychology-Sociology

17 Louisiana Core 4 Curriculum FOREIGN LANGUAGE-2 Units Two units in the same language –English is not considered a foreign language

18 Louisiana Core 4 Curriculum Physical Education 2 Units Physical Education: 2 Units ½ unit of Health 1 ½ units of physical education

19 Louisiana Core 4 Curriculum Arts Elective- 1 Unit Fine Arts Survey Visual Arts Music Theatre

20 Louisiana Core 4 Curriculum Electives- 3 Units Education for Careers-required 11 th grade (ACT prep/Speech) 2 additional units Total =24 for graduation

21 GPA Is calculated by averaging course final grades 100-93A (4quality points) 92-85B (3 quality points) 84-75C (2 quality points) 74-67D (1 quality point) 66-0 F (0 quality points)

22 GPA Weight Regular Honors / Pre-AP Gifted AP A=4.00 A=4.40 A=4.44 A=4.48 B=3.00 B=3.30 B=3.33 B=3.36 C=2.00 C=2.20 C=2.22 C=2.24 D=1.00 D=1.10 D=1.11 D=1.12

23 TOPS Taylor Opportunity Program for Students TOPS is a program of state scholarships for Louisiana residents who attend: LA Public Colleges and Universities Schools that are a part of the LA Community and Technical College System Louisiana approved Proprietary and Cosmetology Schools or Institutions that are a part of the LA Association of Independent Colleges and Universities There are 4 different award components.

24 Tops Core Curriculum (High School Graduates of 2014 and thereafter) 4 Units of English 4 Units of Math 4 Units of Science 4 Units of Social Studies 2 Units of Foreign Language (must be the same) 1 Unit of Fine Arts or 2 Units of a performing art Total of 19 Units MUST HAVE 2.5 UNWEIGHTED GPA on the TOPS CORE

25 TOPS REVIEW Un-Weighted GPA of 2.5 or Higher on 19 units of specific courses 20 or above on the ACT or the equivalent score on the SAT Start Now in 9 th grade building a strong foundation of skills and grades!!!

26 TOPS Tech 2.5 GPA and 17 on ACT Funds for technical school or a technical program at a community college Includes cosmetology school 2 years of tuition

27 College Prep Testing Info EXPLORE- 9 th Grade practice for ACT PLAN- 10 th Grade practice for the ACT PSAT- 11 th Grade practice for the SAT SAT- 11 th - 12 th college entrance exam ACT- 11 th -12 th college entrance exam

28 Why Take EXPLORE?  EXPLORE shows you your academic strengths and weaknesses in English, math, reading, and science  EXPLORE helps you search for careers and learn which ones might be right for you  EXPLORE helps you choose high school courses that will prepare you for college and work

29 Your Estimated PLAN Composite Score Range

30 College Readiness

31 Your Skills

32 Louisiana Connect College and career planning web portal Resources to counselors, students, parents, educators Highlights include:  IGPs (mandated five-year plan)  EOC scores  Track progress toward graduation  College and scholarship searching and matching  Career exploration and planning Students will create individual accounts. Counselors will standardize log in names.

33 NCAA Clearinghouse Students who wish to be college athletes must “register” and “cleared” by the NCAA Clearinghouse Transcripts, test scores sent to clearinghouse Sliding scale for minimum requirements to play college athletics (approximate) 2.5 core GPA requires a 17 ACT 2.0 core GPA requires a 22 ACT

34 Study Skills Checklist for Students  Set a regular time and place to study each day and throughout the week.  Keep a daily “to do” list.  Set goals for yourself.  Do your reading assignments before the material is discussed in class.  Pay close attention and take good notes in class.  Prepare for tests during your regular study times instead of cramming at the last minute.

35 Important Dates Sept 25 Ninth Grade PARENT NIGHT Oct 10End of 1 st Quarter Dec 2-18EOC (End of Course Exams) Dec 18-19Final Exams for First Semester Dec 19End of 1 st Semester (GRADES FINAL) Feb 6Mid Quarter Progress Conference March 14End of 3 rd Quarter March 18EXPLORE ASSESSMENT Apr 25-May 16EOC- (End of Course Tests) May 13-15Final Exams for the 2 nd Semester (GRADES FINAL) May 19 Last of School

36 A Little Lagniappe… (a little something extra) Three new laws for you regarding: 1.Cyberbullying (online bullying) 2.Cyberbullying (sending suggestive photos) 3.Texting/talking on cell phone while driving

37 College Readiness Ms. Amanda Lu College Advisor

38 What can I do now to prepare for college? Take a rigorous curriculum Get high grades Explore college programs and requirements Visit colleges (during holidays, summer) Attend recruitment events Attend sporting events, ect. At colleges (football games, greek shows)

39 What can I do now to prepare for college? Take a rigorous curriculum Earn high grades starting now ! 2.0 + 2.5 = 2.25 cumulative GPA at end of 9th 3.0 + 3.5 = 3.25 cumulative GPA at end of 9 th Explore college websites to determine admission requirements (GPA and ACT scores needed to attend that college) Visit colleges during holidays, summer Attend recruitment events Get to Know UNO: Saturday, October 15, 10-2 Most colleges have an event like this for you! Attend sporting events, performances, on college campuses…exposure! Take a rigorous curriculum G high grades Explore college programs and requirements Visit colleges (during holidays, summer) Attend recruitment events Attend sporting events, ect. At colleges (football games, greek shows)

40 Guiding the Way to Higher Education Step-by-Step to College High School Curriculum

41 Have a productive and successful year!! THANK YOU

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