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Parent Orientation Class of 2011. Welcome Trimesters New State Graduation Requirements G.P.A. Failing Classes Career Pathways Study Habits Freshmen Orientation.

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1 Parent Orientation Class of 2011

2 Welcome Trimesters New State Graduation Requirements G.P.A. Failing Classes Career Pathways Study Habits Freshmen Orientation

3 Block Vs. Trimester Schedules Block= 4 classes 2 semesters 8 credits Each class = 1 credit Classes last 81 minutes Classes last 18 weeks Trimester= 5 classes 3 trimesters 7.5 credits Each class =.5 credit More options Classes last 72 minutes Core Classes last 24 weeks

4 State Graduation Requirements 4 credits of English Language Arts 3 credits of Science (Biology, Physics or Chemistry, plus 1 Additional science credit) 3 credits of Social Studies (.5 Civics,.5 Econ., 1 credit US History, 1 credit World History) 4 credits of Math (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, plus 1 math during senior year) ½ credit of Health ½ credit of Physical Education ½ credit of Consumers Education 2 credits of Voc/ Art/ Foreign Lang. 12 ½ Electives Must have 27 ½ credits to graduate

5 Grade Point Average Freshmen Year- Most important in regards to grade point average A= 4 points B= 3 points C= 2 points D=1 point As students take more classes, their grade point average becomes harder to raise. Important to do well freshmen year!!!

6 Failing Classes Students must meet all graduation requirements If students fail a required course, they will need to retake this course as soon as possible. Students will be retained as freshmen if they do no pass at least 5 credits. Students can fail no more than 2.5 credits if they plan on graduating with their class.

7 Career Pathways Career Pathways are broad groupings of careers that share similar characteristics Career Pathways provide a useful framework to aid students in making meaningful connections to the working world Six Career Pathways: Arts & Communication Business, Management, Marketing & Technology Engineering/Manufacturing & Industrial Technology Health Sciences Human Services Natural Resources & Agriscience

8 Career Pathways Cont’d Career Cruising- Tool for students to identify their career pathway: Based on interest inventory High School Classes aligned with Career Pathway Educational Development Plan (EDP): Use this plan to map out high school courses. Ultimate goal: Student identifies career pathway before college= Saving $$$

9 Study Habits Transition to high school may be difficult Identify and practice good study habits: Time Management- Block off study time. Prioritize assignments. Review weekly. Begin preparing early- Pay attention during class. Do homework assignments. Use acronyms or images to help you remember material. (Roy G. Biv.= red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet) Flash Cards! Have friend or family member quiz you. Be Organized- have a separate folder for each class.

10 Freshmen Orientation August 30 Students will get their schedules and lockers Tour of the Building by National Honor Society students * Please make any schedule changes by June 15 th.

11 Thank You!


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