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Welcome Session – Fall 2014. Meet Your Counselors CounselorOfficial Classes Mrs. BarmessA21 & A22 Ms. BishopA19 & A20 Ms. BrownA17 & A18 Ms. CaseyA15.

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1 Welcome Session – Fall 2014

2 Meet Your Counselors CounselorOfficial Classes Mrs. BarmessA21 & A22 Ms. BishopA19 & A20 Ms. BrownA17 & A18 Ms. CaseyA15 & A16 Ms. DondoA13 & A14 Mr. EliaA11 & A12 Mr. KindA09 & A10 Ms. LauA07 & A08 Ms. MillsA03 & A04 Mr. NasserA01 & A02 Ms. VecchioA05 & A06

3 Guidance Organization & Time Management College Preparation Graduation Requirements Transition to high school Social & Emotional Support Career Exploration Course Selection Study Skills

4 Transition Tips Good study habits Organization (planner) Time Management Prioritizing Portfolio Getting involved – Clubs/Sports/Activities

5 Naviance Accounts Used by all Bronx Science students Communication from counselors to students and parents (update address in profile) Course Catalog Research courses of interest & Select your courses College preparation & Admissions (Juniors & Seniors) Resources – Document Library How do I register and log-in? Students: Go to or to the Bronx Science homepage and click on Naviance. Then: 1. Click on “I need to register” on the right. 2. Enter your OSIS number as the registration code. 3. Enter additional information.www.tcci.naviance.com/bxscience

6 Pupilpath Teachers use this program to post grades and progress of each class Displays a breakdown of assignments and teachers comments Accessible to all students and parents Important to check frequently to make sure grades are correct Log on to https://Pupil Path.nvskedula.com. Click “New User? Signup Here!” Select “Student” or “Parent”.

7 Academics – Transcripts & Permanent Records What is a transcript? What is a permanent Record? What information is on my transcript? What information is on my permanent record? Monitor your records Public Junior High School students- verify to make sure your transcript reflects all Regents taken in middle school Private Junior High School Students- make your counselor aware of any accelerated classes taken in middle school

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11 Yearly Requirements Minimum of 5 majors English, Social Studies, Lab Science, Math, Foreign Language Every student will take at least one AP course before graduation Physical Education every term Must pass all requirements each term No make ups in summer school

12 Advanced Regents With Honors Diploma Why is this valuable? Requires 90 + average on 9 required Regents exams Comprehensive English 3 mathematics 2 sciences (one physical science/one life science) US History & Government Global History & Geography Foreign language Mastery in Mathematics & Science: Receive an 85 + on 3 Regents in Math/Science or Both

13 Bronx Science Diploma Pass 10 Regents English Global & US History Algebra, Geometry, & Algebra II / Trig Biology, Chemistry, & Physics (Students in 9 th grade who are taking Chemistry, must take a Biology Lab Science) Foreign Language Take and pass at least one AP course

14 PSATs What is the PSAT? Why do you take it? Practice for SAT Identify strengths Identify areas for improvement Can factor in course selection

15 SAT Subject Tests / SAT II 5 Subject Areas English Literature History/Social Studies Math Science Foreign Language Take exams in areas of academic strength while taking that course (or the highest level of that course) Recommend taking between 2 and 3 SAT subject tests

16 Privileges & Rules What are privileges? Special Permission classes, activities, teams, clubs, sports, trips, dances, performances, etc. Strive to keep privileges Be on time & be prepared Respect others Be kind. Work hard.

17 Get Involved Academic Teams Clubs Sports Volunteer

18 National Honor Society National Honor Society – Bronx Science Chapter Can apply junior year (Spring) or senior year (Fall) 90+ Average 70 service credits per term (10 from student government or school services Start volunteering now!

19 Where can I get help? SGI (Small Group Instruction) Khan Academy website: Tutoring (peer tutoring through ARISTA, Library Tutoring Room) School Planner – “Where To Go For Answers” See your Guidance Counselor!

20 Thank you Bronx Science Class of 2018!


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