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1 Accessing the key to your student’s future in high school and beyond Tuesday, March 3, 2015

2 What is the Pope Foundation? Our Mission: To provide Pope High School with supplemental resources in the areas of Academics, Athletics, Fine Arts, and Campus Improvements. Our Vision: To position Pope High School as the premier high school in Georgia consistently graduating students who are best prepared to succeed in their chosen career path. Our Purpose: The School District and State provide limited funds that cover only the basics. PHSF was created to fill the gap by raising funds to provide students and faculty an environment that maintains the highest level of excellence. For the 2014-2015 School Year the PHSF is proud to support the following projects: Phase II of a multi-year project to convert the media center into a more modern and usable learning commons area Continue to fund part-time testing support position Safety upgrades and improvements to the football stadium Reinvigorating the area outside of the culinary and main entrances which serves as a common area for students and staff

3 Dr. Robert Downs – Principal Loretta Clune – AP Curriculum and 11 th Grade Tom Flugum– AP Testing and 10 th Grade Joshua Mathews – AP Athletic Director and 9 th Grade Nancy Zarbnisky – AP Attendance and 12 th Grade Students are assigned by grade level. The administrator changes with the grade level each year.

4 Students are assigned by last name: A – C Kathryn Sax, Department Chair D – Hi Patty Hays Ho – Mc Leslie Shearstone Me – Sc Angie Bruce Se – Z Jamie Hamrick

5 8 th Graders received registration forms on Friday, Feb 27 Completed and signed forms are due back to the Middle School on Wednesday, March 11 Private/home school registration packets are available after our meeting tonight at the counselor table in the cafeteria Private/home school registration appointments begin April 13 after spring break Student schedules are created in May Greyhound Madness and Freshman Orientation – July 28

6– Academics  Registration Information Graduation Requirements Class of 2019 Freshman Course Guide Flow Charts for Class of 2019 Course level placement is based on teacher recommendation. Encourage students to challenge themselves, but to also 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 subject department chairs, 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 Pope counselors will be available by appointment at the Middle Schools for parent questions (Call the Middle School for an appointment): Dodgen – Monday, March 9 Hightower Trail – Friday, March 7

8 Leslie Lopez– English Daniel Sorensen – 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 Melissa Zonin – Media Center Marion Lister – Special Education Kathryn Sax – Counseling

9 Units Required English/Language Arts 4 Mathematics4 Science4 Social Studies3 Health and Physical Education1 CTAE and/or Fine Arts and/or Foreign Language3 Electives4 Total Units (Minimum)23 Pathways in Advanced Academics, CTAE, World Languages &/or Fine Arts are encouraged by the state DOE.

10 4 units of English/Language Arts required, including: 9 th Grade - *9 th Grade Literature (on-level or honors) 10 th Grade - British Literature (honors) or 10 th Grade Literature(on-level) 11 th Grade - *American Literature (on-level or honors) or AP Lang 12 th Grade - World Literature, Multicultural Literature, AP Lang or AP Lit *Specifically required for graduation

11 9 th Grade : Coordinate Algebra Analytic Geometry Honors Analytic Geometry (H) Acc Coordinate Alg/Geometry A (H) Acc Geometry B/Adv Algebra (H) 10 th Grade: Analytic Geometry Honors Analytic Geometry (H) Advanced Algebra Honors Advanced Algebra (H) Acc Geometry B/Advanced Alg. (H) Pre-Calculus Acc Pre-Calculus (H) 11 th Grade: Advanced Algebra Honors Advanced Algebra (H) Pre-Calculus Acc Pre-Calculus (H) AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC 12 th Grade: Adv. Math. Dec. Making Statistical Reasoning Pre-Calculus AP Stats AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC Multivariable Calculus (H) Support classes may be available for students with IEPs who need additional assistance. A flow chart will be available on under Academics  Registration 4 units of Mathematics required, including:

12 4 units of Science required, including: 9 th Grade - Biology or Honors Biology (some Env. Science) 10 th Grade - Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, or Environmental Science (or Biology if not taken in 9 th grade) 11 th Grade - Physics, Honors Physics, or AP Physics I 12 th Grade - 4 th Science (many choices): Astronomy, Zoology, Anatomy, H Anatomy, H Chemistry II AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics I, II, or C, AP Environmental AP Computer Science (career tech class – may or may not be viewed as a science at an out-of-state college)

13 3 units of Social Studies required, including: 10 th Grade - World History (on-level, honors, AP) 11 th Grade - United States History (on-level, honors, AP) 12 th Grade – ½ unit of American Government (on-level, AP) ½ unit of Economics (on-level, AP Macro or AP Micro) Freshman SS electives include World Geography, Honors Geography, AP Human Geography

14 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

15 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 at a minimum two units of the same foreign language; some out-of-state colleges require more Some out-of-state colleges require 1.0 unit of a Fine Arts or Computer class for admission 4 additional elective units Chosen from any category

16 French, German & Spanish offered Level I for new language (special accelerated French I & II class for student who wants to change languages & get to AP) Level II for rising 9 th graders who completed French I or Spanish I in 8 th grade for high school credit Levels III and above are honors Advanced Placement (AP) is available in all three languages

17 Band – Marching, Symphonic, Percussion Orchestra- Beginning, Inter, Advanced Chorus – Women’s, Men’s, Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Visual Arts – Drawing, Painting, Applied Design, AP Studio Art AP Music Theory

18 Business (including internship) Computer Science (incl. AP Computer Science) Culinary Arts Graphic Arts Video Production JROTC (at Lassiter) Marketing Engineering (NEW!!)

19 English: Journalism/Yearbook Social Studies: World Geography, Sociology, Psychology, Current Issues, U.S. World Affairs, Leadership, AP Psychology Extra Sciences, Math, & Foreign Languages Highly recommended for college!

20 4 Pathways have been recommended: Foreign Language Students must take 3 consecutive units of the same Foreign Language Fine Arts Students must take 3 consecutive Fine Arts classes in the same field Career Tech Students must take 3 consecutive career tech classes in the same field Academic Students must take at least one grad requirement Advanced Placement or Dual Enrollment course in specified courses in English, Math, Science, or Social Studies AND Students must earn 2 units of the same Foreign Language

21 1.9th Grade Lit/Comp A 2.Biology A 3.Coordinate Algebra A 4.Lunch 5.World Geography A 6.Spanish IIA 7.Band

22 1.Honors 9th Grade Lit/Comp A 2.Honors Biology A 3.Accel Algebra/Geom A 4.Lunch 5.AP World Geography A 6.Spanish II A 7.Intro to Bus/Tech A

23 Advanced Math & Science Pathway 1.9 th Grade Lit/Comp 2.Acc. Geom B/Advanced Algebra 3.AP Environmental Science 4.French II 5.Lunch 6.Orchestra 7.World Geography Engineering Pathway 1.Acc. Algebra/Geom A 2.9 th Grade Lit/Comp 3.Spanish II 4.AP Environmental Science 5.Lunch 6.Foundations of Engineering 7.World Geography Globalization Pathway 1.Honors 9 th Grade Lit/Comp 2.Coordinate Algebra 3.Biology 4.French II 5.AP Human Geography 6.Lunch 7.Intro to Digital Technology Culinary Arts Pathway 1.Coordinate Algebra 2.9 th Grade Lit/Comp 3.Spanish II 4.Biology 5.Intro to Culinary Arts 6.Lunch 7.World Geography

24 9 th Grade10 th Grade11 th Grade12 th Grade 9 th LitBritish Lit or 10 th LitAmerican LitWorld Lit AlgebraGeometryAdv AlgebraPre-Calculus BiologyChemistry or Env. SciencePhysics4 th Science World Geog (elect.)World HistoryUS HistoryGov/Econ Elective 3 Electives MUST be a combination of Foreign Language, Fine Arts and/or Career Tech One elective spot MUST be Health and Personal Fitness (tuition based summer & online options available) 4-year college admission requires at least 2 years of the same foreign language (more FL shows greater rigor; some colleges require more)

25 Notifications sent Feb 20 th ; acceptances due March 23 rd Culinary Arts Academy requires Culinary class each of 4 years including Internship senior year Engineering Academy requires Accelerated Math, AP Science each year, Engineering class each year Advanced Math & Science Academy requires Hyper- accelerated Math, AP Science each year, extra Math & Science Globalization Academy requires honors & AP English classes, AP Social Studies each year, Foreign Language each year, extra Social Studies electives NOTE: Academy student schedules will be adjusted after registration process

26 High school credits earned in middle school will be put on the students’ transcripts during 9 th grade. Accel Alg/Geom A, Coordinate Algebra, Honors Coordinate Algebra, Spanish 1, French 1, Visual Art Comp., Physical Science These credits are reflected with a numeric grade but will have no effect on the student’s high school GPA.

27 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

28 A = 4.0 B = 3.0 C = 2.0 D = 1.0 F = 0.0 Pope GPA determines class rank, honor grads, auto insurance discounts, scholarships, college admissions & certain clubs. Honors -.5 extra quality point EXCEPT: H 9 th Lit Accel Alg/Geom A H World Geog APs and Level 4 Foreign Language and above – 1.0 extra quality point (regardless of grade level)

29 Your child will receive 2 progress reports (6 and 12 weeks) and A final Report Card (18 weeks) Only the FINAL REPORT CARD grade will appear on the transcript (posted in December and May) Please remember that progress report grades do not post to the transcripts

30 The State of Georgia requires that all students take End of Course exams (EOCs) at the conclusion of the following courses: 9 th Literature American Literature Coordinate Algebra Analytic Geometry Biology US History Economics The EOC counts for 20% of the final grade Students cannot exempt the EOC

31 The HOPE GPA DOES NOT appear on the Pope transcript!! The HOPE GPA uses only CORE courses and is calculated by the GSFC: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language Only AP courses receive.5 extra quality point up to a 4.0 HOPE Scholarship pays ~ 60-80% tuition at public GA college 3.0 HOPE GPA, as calculated by GSFC Zell Miller Scholarship Pays 100% tuition at public GA college 3.7 HOPE GPA, as calculated by GSFC 1200 SAT (Critical Reading and Math only) or 26 ACT – at one sitting HOPE Grant Pays ~ 80-85% of tuition at a Technical College There is no GPA requirement for 1 st 30 semester hours A rigor requirement is included for students in Class of 2015 and beyond.

32 Most Pope students will meet this requirement by taking: Level 2 and higher of Foreign Languages Advanced Algebra, Pre-Calculus and higher Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy AP or dual enrollment courses in core subjects (including AP Psychology and AP Comp Sci) See for a list of all

33 Summer School, for credit recovery or advancement Tuition Night School or NovaNet, for credit recovery Cobb Virtual or Georgia Virtual, for credit recovery, advancement Dual Enrollment, for both HS & college credit Internship, apprenticeship

34 Hound Highlights - weekly mail/website One of the best resources for school information! You can sign up now at! 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 2015-2016 Kathleen Fields at

35 March 11 – Registration forms due back to middle school April 13 -Private/home school registration appointments begin July 28 – Fall Madness/Freshman Orientation

36 We look forward to having your student at Alan C. Pope High School Welcome Pope Families of Class of 2019!!

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