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1 Tenth Grade Fall Workshop J.M. Tate Cafeteria Tuesday, September 30 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

2 Agenda Counselor Information Counselor Information High School Planning High School Planning Graduation Requirements Graduation Requirements Resources and Support Resources and Support Tenth Grade Testing Tenth Grade Testing Postsecondary Planning Postsecondary Planning Bright Futures Scholarships Bright Futures Scholarships

3 Counselor’s Role High school counselors help students and parents with: High school counselors help students and parents with: Academic development Academic development Personal/social development Personal/social development Career development Career development Counselors are responsible for students by class for all four years of high school. Counselors are responsible for students by class for all four years of high school.

4 Communication Telephone: (850) ext. 232 Telephone: (850) ext. 232 Appointment requests Appointment requests Guidance web page Guidance web page Remind.com Remind.com Register to receive and/or text communications Register to receive and/or text communications

5 High School Planning Continue to develop and follow four year plan. Continue to develop and follow four year plan. Maintain focus. Maintain focus. Take rigorous courses when possible. Take rigorous courses when possible. Keep options open. Keep options open. Do not hesitate to ask for help from parents, teachers, and counselor. Do not hesitate to ask for help from parents, teachers, and counselor.

6 Credits Credits English4 English4 Math (includes Algebra and Geometry)4 Math (includes Algebra and Geometry)4 Social Studies3 Social Studies3 Science3 Science3 Physical Education1½ Physical Education1½ Fine/Performing Arts or approved Practical Arts 1 ____________________________________________ Fine/Performing Arts or approved Practical Arts 1 ____________________________________________ Required academic credits16½ Required academic credits16½ Elective credits7½ ____________________________________________ Elective credits7½ ____________________________________________ Total credits24 Total credits24 Unweighted cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. Unweighted cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. Passing score on Grade 10 ELA or concordant ACT/SAT score. Passing score on Grade 10 ELA or concordant ACT/SAT score. Passing score on Algebra EOC or comparative score on the P.E.R.T. Passing score on Algebra EOC or comparative score on the P.E.R.T. Receive credit for 1 online course (Driver Education and Read 180 classes now meet the online course requirement). Receive credit for 1 online course (Driver Education and Read 180 classes now meet the online course requirement). Standard Diploma

7 Meet the standard diploma requirements with the following exceptions: 3 elective credits instead of 8 are required. 3 elective credits instead of 8 are required. Physical Education courses are not required. Physical Education courses are not required. Online course is not required. Online course is not required. 18 Credit Diploma Option

8 Meet the standard diploma requirements. Meet the standard diploma requirements. Earn at least 1 approved industry certification. Earn at least 1 approved industry certification. Merit Diploma Designation

9 In addition to meeting the standard diploma requirements, the following requirements must be met: Earn 1 credit in Algebra 2 and 1 credit in a Level 3 mathematics course. Earn 1 credit in Algebra 2 and 1 credit in a Level 3 mathematics course. Earn 1 credit in physics or chemistry and 1 credit in a Level 3 science course. Earn 1 credit in physics or chemistry and 1 credit in a Level 3 science course. Pass the Biology and U.S. History EOC tests. Pass the Biology and U.S. History EOC tests. Earn 2 consecutive credits in a world language (Ex: Spanish 1 and Spanish 2). Earn 2 consecutive credits in a world language (Ex: Spanish 1 and Spanish 2). Earn at least 1 credit in AP, IB, or DE courses or earn an approved industry certification. Earn at least 1 credit in AP, IB, or DE courses or earn an approved industry certification. Students enrolled in AP Biology and AP U.S. History are exempted from the Biology and U.S. History EOC tests if the minimum AP exam scores required to earn college credit are achieved. Scholar Diploma Designation

10 Grade Point Averages Grades for courses with End of Course exams are averaged for the year (2 semesters 70% + EOC 30%). Grades for courses with End of Course exams are averaged for the year (2 semesters 70% + EOC 30%). All other grades are earned by semester (2 quarters 80% + semester exam 20%). All other grades are earned by semester (2 quarters 80% + semester exam 20%). Grade point averages are cumulative. Grade point averages are cumulative. All grades received for high school credits included. All grades received for high school credits included.

11 Grade Point Averages Con’t. Graduation: unweighted GPA based on all classes (honors points not included) = State Graduation: unweighted GPA based on all classes (honors points not included) = State Class Rank: weighted GPA based on all classes (honors points included) = District Class Rank: weighted GPA based on all classes (honors points included) = District State University System: 16 core academic courses and 2 approved electives. State University System: 16 core academic courses and 2 approved electives. NCAA: GPA based on core academic classes. NCAA: GPA based on core academic classes.

12 Escambia Virtual Academy Students may register now to take online classes that will be activated in January. Students may register now to take online classes that will be activated in January. Once students are assigned to courses, they may begin working. Once students are assigned to courses, they may begin working. Students may request more than one online course a semester, but only one class will be active at a time. Students may request more than one online course a semester, but only one class will be active at a time. Once students have requested a course, they need to contact Ms. Porter for guidance approval. Once students have requested a course, they need to contact Ms. Porter for guidance approval.

13 Community School Students who have earned a “D” or “F” in a course may be able to retake the course in community school. Students who have earned a “D” or “F” in a course may be able to retake the course in community school. The next session of community school starts Tuesday, October 14 and ends Thursday, December 11. The next session of community school starts Tuesday, October 14 and ends Thursday, December 11. Community school classes meet two afternoons each week from 3:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Community school classes meet two afternoons each week from 3:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Students interested in attending community school need to contact Ms. Porter by Friday, October 10. Students interested in attending community school need to contact Ms. Porter by Friday, October 10.

14 How Parents Can Help Know your student’s schedule and understand course requirements. Know your student’s schedule and understand course requirements. Make school attendance a priority. Make school attendance a priority. Help your student develop effective study habits. Help your student develop effective study habits. Check FOCUS often to monitor your student’s grades and attendance. Check FOCUS often to monitor your student’s grades and attendance. Contact teachers by or telephone. Contact teachers by or telephone. Schedule a parent/teacher conference and/or tutoring when needed. Schedule a parent/teacher conference and/or tutoring when needed.

15 Parent/Teacher Conferences Conferences are scheduled for 7:45 a.m. in the Guidance Department. Conferences are scheduled for 7:45 a.m. in the Guidance Department. Conferences are usually not scheduled on Wednesdays due to faculty and departmental meetings. Conferences are usually not scheduled on Wednesdays due to faculty and departmental meetings. To schedule a conference, please contact Mrs. Reeder in the Guidance Department. To schedule a conference, please contact Mrs. Reeder in the Guidance Department. (850) ext. 229 (850) ext

16 Absences The ECSD Absence Verification Form must be completed and turned in to the Attendance Office within 3 days from the date of an absence in order for the absence to be excused. The ECSD Absence Verification Form must be completed and turned in to the Attendance Office within 3 days from the date of an absence in order for the absence to be excused.Absence Verification Form Absence Verification Form This form is available on the ECSD web page and in the Attendance Office. This form is available on the ECSD web page and in the Attendance Office. When a student has been absent 3 days, make up work may be obtained by contacting Mrs. Reeder in the Guidance Department. When a student has been absent 3 days, make up work may be obtained by contacting Mrs. Reeder in the Guidance Department. Suspended students may request assignments beginning the first day of the suspension. Suspended students may request assignments beginning the first day of the suspension.

17 Tenth Grade Testing PSAT (pre-SAT – optional) PSAT (pre-SAT – optional) PLAN (pre-ACT – all students) PLAN (pre-ACT – all students) P.E.R.T. (dual enrollment eligibility – optional) P.E.R.T. (dual enrollment eligibility – optional) EOCs (Algebra, Geometry, Biology – selected students) EOCs (Algebra, Geometry, Biology – selected students) ELA (replaces FCAT Reading – all students) ELA (replaces FCAT Reading – all students)

18 PSAT The PSAT will be given at Tate on October 15. The cost of the test is $14.00 (cash or check). Students need to register for the PSAT in the Guidance Department by October 8. Space is limited. The PSAT will be given at Tate on October 15. The cost of the test is $14.00 (cash or check). Students need to register for the PSAT in the Guidance Department by October 8. Space is limited. Students take the PSAT in the 10 th grade as part of their preparation for taking the test in the 11 th grade. The PSAT in the 11 th grade is used to determine eligibility for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Students take the PSAT in the 10 th grade as part of their preparation for taking the test in the 11 th grade. The PSAT in the 11 th grade is used to determine eligibility for the National Merit Scholarship Program. The PSAT provides a measure of students’ college readiness and the opportunity to practice for the SAT. The PSAT provides a measure of students’ college readiness and the opportunity to practice for the SAT.

19 PLAN The PLAN will be administered to all 10 th grade students in late October. There is no cost for the test. The PLAN will be administered to all 10 th grade students in late October. There is no cost for the test. Students will complete the PLAN Interest Inventory the week of October 20.This part of the test helps students identify their career interests. Students will complete the PLAN Interest Inventory the week of October 20.This part of the test helps students identify their career interests. The academic part of the PLAN will be given the following week. The academic part of the PLAN will be given the following week. The PLAN provides a measure of students’ current college readiness as well as practice for the ACT. The PLAN provides a measure of students’ current college readiness as well as practice for the ACT.

20 P.E.R.T. The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) will be administered to qualified 10 th graders in February. There is no cost for the test. The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) will be administered to qualified 10 th graders in February. There is no cost for the test. The P.E.R.T. is used to assess students’ mathematics, reading, and writing abilities to determine if students are prepared to take college level courses. The P.E.R.T. is used to assess students’ mathematics, reading, and writing abilities to determine if students are prepared to take college level courses. A study guide for the P.E.R.T. is available on the Florida Department of Education website. A study guide for the P.E.R.T. is available on the Florida Department of Education website. Florida Department of Education website Florida Department of Education website

21 Dual Enrollment Dual enrollment courses are college classes that are taken either on the high school or college campus. Students receive both high school and college credit. Dual enrollment courses are college classes that are taken either on the high school or college campus. Students receive both high school and college credit. Eligibility for dual enrollment courses: Eligibility for dual enrollment courses: Junior status Junior status Unweighted 3.0 grade point average (no honors points) Unweighted 3.0 grade point average (no honors points) Reading, English, and Math P.E.R.T., ACT, or SAT scores Reading, English, and Math P.E.R.T., ACT, or SAT scores

22 Postsecondary Planning Identify interests and goals Identify interests and goals Research colleges and careers Research colleges and careers Understand admission requirements Understand admission requirements Learn about scholarship requirements Learn about scholarship requirements Be involved in extracurricular activities Be involved in extracurricular activities Complete community service Complete community service

23 State University System Updates and Reminders Industry certifications that meet math and science high school graduation requirements are NOT accepted as math or science credits required for university admission. Industry certifications that meet math and science high school graduation requirements are NOT accepted as math or science credits required for university admission. Liberal Arts Mathematics 1 and 2 are now accepted as core math courses for university admission and Bright Futures Scholarships. Liberal Arts Mathematics 1 and 2 are now accepted as core math courses for university admission and Bright Futures Scholarships. Remember that university admission is competitive. Remember that university admission is competitive. Students should take the most rigorous coursework in which they can be successful. Students should take the most rigorous coursework in which they can be successful.

24 Bright Futures Scholarships Create student account at Create student account at Check progress toward eligibility. Check progress toward eligibility. Grades, test scores, and community service update after each semester. Grades, test scores, and community service update after each semester. Monitor grades in core subjects and career education classes. Monitor grades in core subjects and career education classes. Take the PLAN and PSAT in 10 th grade. Take the PLAN and PSAT in 10 th grade. Take ACT/SAT in 11 th and 12 th grade. Take ACT/SAT in 11 th and 12 th grade. Complete community service. Complete community service.

25 Florida Academic Scholars Award Specified amount per credit hour for college tuition Specified amount per credit hour for college tuition Renewable for up to 120 semester hours Renewable for up to 120 semester hours Eligibility Requirements 3.5 weighted GPA (16 college prep courses) 3.5 weighted GPA (16 college prep courses) 100 hours community service 100 hours community service 1290 SAT or 29 ACT (composite) – no writing included 1290 SAT or 29 ACT (composite) – no writing included

26 Florida Medallion Scholars Award Specified amount per credit hour for tuition Specified amount per credit hour for tuition Renewable for up to 120 semester hours Renewable for up to 120 semester hours Eligibility Requirements 3.0 weighted GPA (16 college prep courses) 3.0 weighted GPA (16 college prep courses) 75 hours community service 75 hours community service 1170 SAT or 26 ACT (composite) – no writing included 1170 SAT or 26 ACT (composite) – no writing included

27 Courses Required for Academic and Medallion Levels English (3 must include substantial writing) 4 English (3 must include substantial writing) 4 Mathematics (at or above the Algebra I level) 4 Mathematics (at or above the Algebra I level) 4 Natural Sciences (2 must have substantial laboratory) 3 Natural Sciences (2 must have substantial laboratory) 3 Social Sciences 3 Social Sciences 3 World Language (sequential in same language) 2 World Language (sequential in same language) 2 Required coursework aligns with the State University System admission requirements. Refer to the Course Table for information on which courses meet the SUS admission requirements.

28 Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award Specified amount per credit hour for tuition Specified amount per credit hour for tuition Renewable for up to 72 semester hours Renewable for up to 72 semester hours Eligibility Requirements 3.0 weighted GPA (16 core credits required for high school graduation) 3.0 weighted GPA (16 core credits required for high school graduation) 3.5 unweighted GPA in 3 career program classes (same career program) 3.5 unweighted GPA in 3 career program classes (same career program) 30 hours community service 30 hours community service Minimum subsection scores on one of these tests: Minimum subsection scores on one of these tests: SAT Verbal 440 Math 440 ACT English 17 Reading 19 Math 19 PERT Reading 106 Writing 103 Math 114

29 Resources CollegeBoard PSAT/NMSQTCollegeBoard PSAT/NMSQT – PSAT information CollegeBoard PSAT/NMSQT ACT PLAN ACT PLAN – PLAN information, career research and planning ACT PLAN Florida Virtual CampusFlorida Virtual Campus – career and college research Florida Virtual Campus Florida CHOICES – interest inventories, career and college research Economic Security ReportEconomic Security Report – employment opportunities and earnings for FL postsecondary graduates Economic Security Report State University System Matrix State University System Matrix – FL university admission requirements State University System Matrix Bright Futures Scholarship Program Bright Futures Scholarship Program FastWeb.comFastWeb.com – scholarship search engine FastWeb.com Escambia County School District EOC Reviews Escambia County School District EOC ReviewsEscambia County School District EOC ReviewsEscambia County School District EOC Reviews Study Guides and Strategies Study Guides and Strategies


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