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Class of 2016 Home of the Titans Northview High School
Students are assigned to counselors according to their last name (subject to change 11/12): Counselor Student Caseload Samiah Garcia (A – De) Jamie D. Brown (Dh – Ka) Renee Ferrerio, Dept Chair (Ke – Mc) Allison Leja (Me- Sc) Steve Creel (Se – Z) Tiffany Butera Assistant Principal of Curriculum
Graduation Requirements RequirementsCredits Language Arts4 Mathematics4 Social Studies3 Science4 Health/Personal Fitness1 W Lang and/or Fine Art and/or CTAE3 Electives4 Students planning to enter/transfer into a 4 year college/university must take a minimum of two units of the same world language.
Detailed GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Language Arts- 4 units 1 unit of 9 th grade Literature and Composition 1 unit of American Literature and Composition 2 additional units Science- 4 units 1 unit of Biology 1 unit of Physical Science or Physics (AP/IB) 1 unit of Chemistry, Earth Systems, Environmental Science, or AP/IB Science 1 unit of a 4 th science, including any AP/IB, academic science, or career tech science Mathematics- 4 units 1 unit of GPS Algebra or GPS Accelerated Algebra Honors 1 unit of GPS Geometry or GPS Accelerated Geometry Honors 1 unit of GPS Advanced Algebra or GPS Accelerated Pre-Calculus Honors 1 additional math unit (Integrated Trigonometry or any higher level mathematics course, including AP/IB) Social Studies – 3 units ½ unit of American Government/Civics 1 unit of World History 1 unit of United States History ½ unit of Economics World Language* AND/OR CTAE** (Career, Technical and Agricultural Education) AND/OR Fine Arts- 3 units Health/Physical Education- I unit ½ unit of Health ½ unit of Personal Fitness Electives – 4 units TOTAL UNITS (Minimum): 23 units *Students planning to enter or transfer into a University System of Georgia institution or other post-secondary institution must take two units of the same world language.
Credits and Honor Points ̶ How many credits are required to graduate? 23 ̶ How many credits can a student earn each semester/year? 3/6 ̶ Are a certain amount of credits required to be promoted to the next grade level? Yes, students are required to earn 5 credits to be promoted to sophomore status. Credits ̶ Which courses receive honor points? 7 additional points are added at the end of each semester to passing grades in honors, AP, and dual enrollment / college courses. Honors Points
Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Eligible students receive financial assistance covering partial or full tuition Qualifications - U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen - Legal resident of Georgia - Graduate of an eligible GA high school - Valid Social Security # Selective Service Males must register with the Selective Service no later than 30 days before their 18th birthday. HOPE eligibility will be delayed until this requirement is met www.sss.govwww.sss.gov
HOPE GPA A 3.0 GPA is required by averaging core coursework, including failing grades, on a 4.0 scale Core Courses Conversion English Math Science Social Science World Language Honors points are removed and a 0.50 weighting is added back in for AP courses only, not to exceed 4.0 Middle school credit is not calculated in the HOPE GPA All calculations are done by the Georgia Student Finance Commission Counselors are not responsible for calculating the HOPE GPA A 2.99 GPA does NOT qualify you for HOPE A90 to 1004.0 Points B80 to 893.0 Points C70 to 792.0 Points F0 to 690 Points
HOPE Scholarship Basic eligibility requirements Students graduating under the single diploma type must have a 3.0 GPA as calculated by GSFC. The GPA calculation is the same calculation that was mandated in the HOPE changes in 2004. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in college to maintain the HOPE Scholarship. If a student falls below a 3.0 GPA in college, they may only regain the HOPE Scholarship one time. A student that does not graduate from high school as a HOPE Scholar, can earn a 3.0 GPA in college and enter the HOPE Scholarship program at the 30, 60 or 90 semester hour check point or equivalent quarter hour check point. The HOPE Scholarship will not pay for remedial or developmental courses.
HOPE Scholarship The HOPE Scholarship will pay: At an eligible postsecondary institution, a percentage amount of the standard tuition charges from the previous year. At an eligible private postsecondary institution, a percentage amount of the HOPE award for private colleges. Award Amounts: Payment amount for private and public colleges and universities can be located on GAcollege411.org on the HOPE Program Changes page.
Zell Miller Scholarship Major premise of the program is that a student must meet all the requirements to be eligible for the HOPE Scholarship, plus: Graduate from an eligible high school with a grade point average of at least a 3.7 as calculated by GSFC and having received a score of at least 1,200 combined critical reading score and math score on a single administration of the SAT or an ACT score of at least 26; or Graduated from an eligible high school as the valedictorian or salutatorian
Zell Miller Scholar Program A student must maintain a 3.3 grade point average in college to maintain the Zell Miller Scholar program. If a student loses eligibility for the Zell Miller Scholar program for any reason, they may regain that eligibility one time. They remain eligible for the HOPE Scholarship provided the student’s GPA is still a 3.0 or above.
Typical 9 th grade schedule Semester 9 th Grade English (Honors) Math (Honors) American Gov’t or Health World Language (Honors) or another elective World Language (Honors) or another elective Biology (Honors) Elective Teachers make recommendations based on the prerequisites listed in the academic catalog online at www.northviewhigh.com www.northviewhigh.com Individual departments determine the prerequisites (not the counselors) Research classes carefully Be aware of the scheduling policy. We do not change schedules unless there is an error on our part.
GHSGT/EOCT Requirements Students who enter grade 9 for the first time in SY2011 -2012 or after Must pass the GHSWT to be eligible for diploma Are not required to take or pass GHSGT ( test not administered) Are required to pass courses* associated with EOCT, with EOCT contributing 20% to course grade Are not required to pass EOCT *In science, students may take Physical Science or Physics (no EOCT for Physics).
Course Placement Teachers make recommendations based on prerequisites posted in the academic catalog 23.06100009 th Grade Lit/CompY1.0None; 9 23.06100409 th Grade Lit/Comp HonorsY1.085+ unweighted Honors or 95+ regular 8 th grade Language Arts; recommendation from Grade 8 Language Arts teacher; Level 3 score on CRCT Reading and Language Arts (if applicable); 9 23.2610040Gifted 9 th Grade Lit/Comp HonorsY1.085+ unweighted Honors or 95+ regular 8 th grade Language Arts; recommendation from Grade 8 Language Arts teacher; Level 3 score on CRCT Reading and Language Arts (if applicable); TAG Program; application/selection as content area for gifted participation; See Mr. Martin – Room 834; 9 26.0120000Biology Y 1.0None; 9 26.0120040Biology Honors Y 1.085+ Advanced Science or 95+ On-level Science and 85+ Advanced Math 8A or 95+ Math 8 (or enrolled in higher level of math); 9 26.2120040Gifted Biology Honors Y 1.0Biology H prerequisites and enrolled in TAG Program; application/selection as content area for gifted participation; 9 45.0570005American Government / Civics S 0.5None; 9
Course Placement Teachers make recommendations based on prerequisites posted in the academic catal og Chinese INone Chinese IIChinese I Chinese II H90+ Chinese I French INone French IIFrench I French II Honors92+ French I German INone German II and II HonorsGerman I Latin INone Latin IILatin I Latin II Honors90+ Latin I Spanish INone Spanish IISpanish I Spanish II Honors93+ Spanish I
Math Requirements 27.0810000GPS AlgebraY1.0Math 8A 70 – 84; Math 8O 70 – 89; 9 27.0810020GPS Algebra SupportY1.0Passed Math 8 with 70-75 and/or level 1 on CRCT, and/or enrolled in ABE Math 8 - take with GPS Algebra; Course is required, no waivers permitted; 9 27.0910040GPS Accelerated Algebra HonorsY1.085+ Math 8A and level 3 on CRCT; 90+ Math 8O level and 3 on CRCT; 9 27.0920040GPS Accelerated Geometry HonorsY1.083+ unweighted GPS Accelerated Algebra H; 10 27.2920040Gifted GPS Accelerated Geometry HonorsY1.083+ unweighted GPS Accelerated Algebra H. TAG Program; application/selection as content area for gifted participation; 10
A Word On Math…. Students taking GPS Accelerated Algebra Honors in 9 th grade, will take GPS Accelerated Geometry Honors in 10 th grade, GPS Accelerated Pre-Calculus Honors in 11 th grade, and MUST take AP Calculus or AP Statistics in 12 th grade in order to graduate. There are no alternative courses!! Students recommended for the Accelerated path must have extremely high math grades and a 3 on the 8 th grade CRCT in math. In addition to being a very strong in math, a student must also be a very strong test taker. 90% of a student’s grade will be earned from demonstrating content mastery on quizzes, tests and alternative assessments. Even if the 8 th grade math teacher has recommended a student for Accelerated math, you need to have a serious discussion with your student to be SURE this path is right for you. Students who realize after school starts that they are misplaced will not be able to move out of the class until the next school year.
High School Academic Placement All Academic course placements are subject to change. Students are currently placed based on first semester and current grades in pre-requisite courses. If final second semester grades in pre-requisite courses or 8 th CRCT scores drop below the necessary grades to be placed in Honors level courses, students will be removed before the beginning of the 2012/2013 School Year.
Course Verification Form On the front of the course verification form, there will be a listing of all academic courses currently selected by 8 th grade teachers (subject to change upon receipt of final second semester grade) These courses should total 4.0 units if a student is not currently in a World Language or 5.0 units if a student is continuing on to a second year of World Language.
Front Page of Verification Form- two examples 5 units of credit- student is taking World Language*Student will select 1.0 units of electives 4 units of credit- student is not taking World Language*Student will select 2.0 units of electives
Parent Signature- Course Verification Form Parent signature is REQUIRED, not optional ! Course verification forms will not be accepted at Northview High or processed without signature Lack of signature will impact a student’s opportunity to take selected courses
What Happens Next? Students must turn in their course selection form to their middle school teachers by 2/10/12. Students will receive a first verification form after 2/22/12. This form will include academics and elective choices. At this time students and parents can look over the form and make changes to electives or correct errors to academic selections (with teacher signatures). These will be sent back to the high school to be updated. Students will receive the last verification form after 3/7/12 and this will be the last chance to make changes and corrections. Remember that at the end of the 2011/2012 school year, adjustments will be made to academic courses if grades or CRCT scores dip below the required level to be placed in honors level courses.
2012 Freshman Orientation Northview High School Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Open To All Northview High School Rising 9th Graders
Each Participant Will Learn the ins and outs of the Northview campus, high school basics and Northview traditions. Attend break-out sessions with student mentors, teachers and coaches. Meet and work with other rising Northview freshmen in team building/growth activities. Compete with other students in races and scavenger hunts around campus. All Participants Receive An official t-shirt, Northview lanyard, Northview water bottle, lunch, and snacks.
Orientation Staff Orientation will be staffed by members of the Northview faculty both, teachers and coaches, as well as current Northview students, including freshman homeroom mentors. Registration Cost: $35 Please Make Checks Payable to Northview High School Registration Forms Due By Friday, July 20, 2012 Walk-ins are welcome but will Incur a $5 late processing fee.
Thank you for attending this evening. Please feel free to email any of the counselors at NHS with any further questions you may have. This power point presentation will be posted on our website at www.northviewhs.com under counseling. www.northviewhs.com