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1 Accessing the key to your student’s future in high school and beyond Monday, Feb. 27, 2012

2 Georgia Natural Gas and The Pope Foundation cordially invite you to join us at the Fourth Annual Greyhound Gala Saturday, March 3, 2012 Renaissance Waverly Hotel 6:00 Reception and Silent Auction 7:30 Dining Live Auction and Entertainment

3 Rick Beaulieu – Principal Loretta Clune – AP Curriculum (9 th A - M) Steven Craft – AP Testing (12 th ) Loralee Hill – AP Testing (10 th ) Chris Jackson – AP Athletic Director (9 th N - Z) Nancy Zarbnisky – AP Attendance (11 th ) Students are assigned by grade level as above. The administrator changes with the grade level each year.

4 Students are assigned by last name: A – E Kathryn Sax, Department Chair F – Le Leslie Shearstone Li – R Angie Bruce S – Z Jamie Hamrick Testing, Advisement – Janet Callahan

5 8 th Graders received registration forms on Tues., Feb 21 Completed and signed forms are due back to the Middle School on Fri., March 2 Private/home school registration packets are available after our meeting tonight at the counselor table in Café Private/home school registration appointments begin April 9 Student schedules are created in May

6 – Click gray “Registration” button Graduation Requirements Class of 2016 Freshman Course Guide Flow Charts (coming soon!) Course level placement is based on teacher recommendation. Encourage students to challenge themselves but to seek BALANCE in course selection. Encourage students to be self advocates with their teachers and be pro-active. Ask if there are questions about placement!!

7 Please communicate with your child’s current teacher, the Pope department chair of the specific subject, your child’s school counselor, or our administration with questions about placement and scheduling. – Curriculum AP – Curriculum Clerk Email contacts for additional Pope personnel can be found on

8 Units Required English/Language Arts 4 Mathematics4 Science4 Social Studies3 CTAE and/or Fine Arts and/or Foreign Language3 Health and Physical Education1 Electives4 Total Units (Minimum)23

9 Promotion requirements: 10 th Grade - 5 credits, including 1 unit each of math, science & English 11 th Grade – 10 credits, including 2 units each of math, science & English 12 th Grade - 16 credits GHSA Athletic Eligibility requires at least 5 classes passed the previous semester.

10 Dianne Hagood – English Diana Lossner– Math Jan Titolo – Science Beth Mulling – Social Studies Rebecca Hauseman – World Languages Jessica Kelly – Fine Arts & Gifted Instruction Lynda Brown – Career & Technology Jim Haskin – Physical Education Sara Allegood – Media Center Marion Lister – Special Education Kathryn Sax – Counseling

11 4 units of English/Language Arts required, including: *9 th Grade Literature British Literature in 10 th grade *American Literature in 11 th grade World Literature or Multicultural Literature in 12 th Honors available each grade level AP Language/Am. Lit available in 11 th grade AP Literature available in 12 th grade *Specifically required for graduation

12 Freshman : Coordinate Algebra Coordinate Alg/Geometry A Accel Math 2 Sophomore: Geometry Geometry B/Advanced Alg. Pre-Calculus Accel Math 3 Junior: Advanced Algebra Pre-Calculus Accel Pre-Calculus AP Calculus AB/BC Senior: Adv. Math. Dec. Making Pre-Calculus AP Stats AP Calc AB/BC Multivariable Calculus Support classes available for students who need extra assistance 4 units of Mathematics required, including:

13 4 units of Science required, including: Biology or Honors Biology Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Environmental Science, or an AP course Physics, Honors Physics, or AP Physics B 4 th Science: AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics B or C Astronomy, Zoology, Anatomy, H Anatomy Career Tech science and other options subject to availability

14 3 units of Social Studies required, including: World History United States History ½ unit of American Government ½ unit of Economics Honors & AP available for all required SS Freshman SS electives include Geography, Honors Geography, or Gifted Psychology/Global World Studies (Pre-AP SS)

15 1 unit of Physical Education required, including: ½ unit of Health ½ unit of Personal Fitness Note: Team Sports, Weight Training, Body Sculpting, Self-Defense, etc. DO NOT meet the Personal Fitness requirement

16 7 units required, including: 3 Units from Career Tech and/or Foreign Language and/or Fine Arts Students planning to enter or transfer into a University System of Georgia institution must take two units of the same foreign language Some out-of-state colleges require 1.0 unit of Fine Arts for admission 4 additional elective units Chosen from any category

17 French, German & Spanish offered Level I for new language Level II for rising 9 th graders who completed French or Spanish I in 8 th grade for high school credit Levels III and above is honors Advanced Placement (AP) is available in all three languages

18 English: Journalism, Speech/Debate, Yearbook Social Studies: Sociology, Psychology, Current Issues, Leadership, AP Psychology, Gifted Developmental Psychology (9 and 12), World Geography Extra Sciences, Math, & Foreign Languages SAT Prep (non-academic elective) Highly recommended for college!

19 Business (including internship) Computer Science (incl. AP Computer Science) Culinary Arts Graphic Arts Video Production JROTC (at Lassiter) Marketing

20 Band – Marching, Symphonic, Percussion Orchestra- Beginning, Inter, Advanced Chorus – Girls, Mixed, Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Visual Arts – Drawing, Painting, Photo, AP Studio Art AP Music Theory

21 High school credits earned in middle school will be put on the students’ transcripts during 9 th grade. Accel Math 1, Spanish 1, French 1, etc. These credits are reflected with a “P” for pass and will have no effect on the student’s GPA.

22 Quality Points: A = 4.0 B = 3.0 C = 2.0 D = 1.0 F = 0.0 Honors classes for sophomore level and up earn extra ½ quality point AP and Foreign Language level IV & up earn extra 1 point. GPA determines class rank, honor grads, auto discounts, scholarships, college admissions & certain clubs.

23 The State of Georgia requires that all students take End of Course tests (EOCTs) at the conclusion of the following courses: 9 th Literature American Literature Coordinate Algebra Accelerated Math 2 Geometry Biology US History Economics (an additional science EOCT will be added in the future) The EOCT counts for 20% of the final grade Students cannot exempt the EOCT

24 PSAT is given to all 9 th, 10 th & 11 th graders Score reports cost $13, payable at Fall Madness/Orientation SAT & ACT – recommended after Adv. Alg./Acc Math 2 AP Exams – every May for AP courses which are available in 10 th, 11 th & 12 th grades ASVAB – career assessment – for interested students

25 The HOPE GPA DOES NOT appear on the Pope transcript!! The HOPE GPA uses only CORE courses: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language Only AP courses (not honors) receive.5 extra quality point up to a 4.0 HOPE Scholarship pays ~ 80-90% tuition (per lottery revenue) at public GA college 3.0 core GPA, as calculated by HOPE Zell Miller Scholarship Pays 100% tuition at public GA college 3.7 core GPA, as calculated by HOPE 1200 SAT (Critical Reading only) or 26 ACT – at one sitting HOPE Grant Pays a portion of tuition at a Technical College There is no GPA requirement A rigor requirement is included for students in Class of 2015 and beyond.

26 See for the latest HOPE

27 Summer School, for credit recovery or advancement Tuition Night School or NovaNet, for credit recovery Cobb Virtual or Georgia Virtual for credit recovery, advancement Post Secondary Options/Dual Enrollment, for both HS & college credit Internship, apprenticeship Zero period (11 th and 12 th only) for Health and Personal Fitness

28 Fall Football Volleyball Softball Cheerleading Cross-Country Winter Basketball Cheerleading Wrestling Swim and Dive  Spring  Baseball  Track and Field  Soccer  Lacrosse  Gymnastics  Tennis  Golf All freshmen are eligible the first semester of HS. They must pass 5 of 6 courses to be eligible the following semester(s). Rugby, Fencing, Hockey – Club Sports

29 Drama Foreign Languages of Pope (FLOP) FACS, Future Business Leaders Literary Magazine Math Team Interact, Beta, Key, Habitat, NHS Model UN, Renaissance Student Government And more every year!

30 Hound Highlights - weekly mail/website One of the best resources for school information! You can sign up now at! Email Distributions - special notices Pope Voice - Newsletter mailed 5 times a year Programs - Freshman Orientation and Ambassadors are just two of the MANY programs PTSA supports. Membership- Applications available at Fall Madness and Open House Questions??? Contact information Co-presidents for SY 2011-2012 Kim Smith at Karin Welte at

31 We look forward to having your student at Alan C. Pope High School Welcome Pope Parents of Class of 2016!!

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