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1 Class of 2015 Home of the Titans Northview High School

2 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

3 Role of Your Counselor The counselors’ role is mainly one of student advocacy. Students come to counselors for help with a variety of issues in order to develop self esteem, self advocacy skills, help with family issues, crisis intervention, post secondary planning (which includes scheduling and four year plans), academic assistance including study skills, and numerous other issues in the realm of adolescent growth. As we assist students throughout the four year high school experience, our goal is to get every student to achieve academically, socially, and emotionally and we will work diligently with individual students and groups as we determine their needs.

4 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.

5 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 Integrated Advanced Algebra or Accelerated Integrated Advanced Algebra Honors 1 unit of Integrated Geometry or Accelerated Integrated Geometry Honors 1 unit of Integrated Algebra II or Accelerated Integrated 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.

6 A Word About Hope Scholarship The Hope Scholarship requirements /awards are subject to change per the Georgia Student Finance Commission. Here is a portion of a letter from the commission explaining some of projected changes. For more information on HOPE and requirements go to

7 Credits and Honor Points ̶ How many credits are required to graduate? 23 ̶ How many credits can I 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

8 End of Course Tests The latest information that we have from the State of Georgia is that the GA High School Graduation Test is being phased out and will be replaced with End of Course Tests End of Course Tests will be given for the following 8 courses: Biology, Physical Science, Integrated Adv Algebra, Integrated Adv Geometry, 9 th Literature, 11 th American Literature, US History and Economics Students in the class of 2015 and beyond will take these 8 EOCT’s and they will count 25% of the final grade in the course. More information will be given out on this as soon as the State of GA finalizes the policy.

9 Transcript Example

10 Transcript Example with credits from Middle School

11 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 Your teachers make recommendations based on the prerequisites listed in the academic catalogue- online at 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.

12 Course Placement Your teachers make recommendations based on prerequisites posted in the academic catalogue 9 th Grade Lit/CompNone 9 th Grade Lit/Comp Honors85+ 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) Gifted 9 th Grade Lit/Com85+ 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 BiologyNone Biology Honors85+ Advanced Science or 95+ On-level Science and 85+ Advanced Math 8A or 95+ Math 8 (or enrolled in higher level of math) Gifted Biology HonorsH. Bio prerequisites and enrolled in TAG Program; application/selection as content area for gifted participation American Government / CivicsNone Gifted American Government/CivicsTAG Program; application/selection as content area for gifted participation

13 Course Placement Your teachers make recommendations based on prerequisites posted in the academic catal ogue 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

14 Math Requirements **Fulton County Schools math requirements for students entering high school 2011/2012 are tentatively changing and up for board approval. Course titles may also change ** Math courses currently listed on verification sheets are subject to change with board approval of these new math requirements. Final exam grades and 8 th grade CRCT scores will be reviewed and final course requests may also change as a result.

15 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 2011/2012 School Year.

16 Course Verification Form On the front of the course verification form, there will be a listing of all of your academic courses currently selected by your teachers (subject to change upon receipt of final second semester grade) These courses should total 4.0 units if you are not currently in a World Language or 5.0 units if you are continuing on to a second year of World Language.

17 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

18 Selecting Electives- Course Verification Form

19 Parent Signature- Course Verification Form Parent signature is REQUIRED, not optional ! Your course verification form will not be accepted at Northview High or processed without signature Lack of signature will impact your opportunity to take selected courses

20 What Happens Next? Students must turn in their course selection form to their middle school teachers by 2/7/11. Students will receive a first verification form after 2/15/11. 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 2/28/11 and this will be the last chance to make changes and corrections. Remember that at the end of the 2010/2011 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.

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22 Northview High School Chinese program *Chinese is the language that nearly ¼ of the world’s population speaks. *Chinese the fastest growing language, with a growth rate of 195% in United States. *Our school established the Chinese program 5 years ago, and offers the only complete Chinese program in Fulton County. *We currently offer Chinese 1, Chinese 2, Chinese 2 Honors, Chinese 3, Chinese 3 Honors, Chinese 4 Honors, and AP Chinese. We will add Chinese 5 Honor next year. *Extra Curriculr Activities: Chinese Culture Club, Chinese National Honor Society Travel to China Chinese Summer Program Competitions: Fulton Forum, FLAG, Clemson Declamation Contest, US-China Bridge Speaking Contest For High School Student (National) Field trip: Zoo Atlanta, High Museum, China Town, Exchange students from China Intenational Night, Chinese New Year Celebration, Chinese Acrobats Shows

23 Academic Advantages: Latin students have the highest SAT scores of any foreign language. (http://promotelatin.org/images/stories/pdf/Why/SAT2009- newreportdataforLatin.pdf)http://promotelatin.org/images/stories/pdf/Why/SAT2009- newreportdataforLatin.pdf Many college counselors give greater weight to students who have Latin on transcripts. (http://promotelatin.org/images/stories/pdf/Why/TexasClassicalAssociationSur vey.pdf )http://promotelatin.org/images/stories/pdf/Why/TexasClassicalAssociationSur vey.pdf Latin students have the highest college GPA of any foreign language students. (http://promotelatin.org)http://promotelatin.org 90 % of English words two syllables or longer come from Latin. ( ) At NHS, Latin allows students to achieve AP in 4 years, rather than the 5 it takes in other languages. Latin unlocks the key to understanding the language and culture of the western world; most significantly, English, spoken by ¼ of the world population. (http://www.britishcouncil.org/learning-faq-the-english- language.htm )http://www.britishcouncil.org/learning-faq-the-english- language.htm Our Latin Program at NHS Has a full, college preparatory curriculum, including AP. Allows students, since SPEAKING IS NOT A FOCUS, to learn about myths, history, art, architecture, science, philosophy, and ethics, starting in Latin 1, day 1. Takes multiple trips yearly to compete and win awards; this year, we have been invited to compete at HARVARD. Yearly travels to both the state and national Latin conventions. Has had 3 or more students attend the Governor’s Honor Program in Latin for each of the last 4 years(they take 15 Latin students from the whole state). Has one of the most active clubs in all of NHS. (95% participation) Better: Why NOT?

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25 Take Spanish It’s FUN-damental for your success!  Food  Fiestas  Friends  Fabuloso  Fantástico  Fascinante  Fenomenal Spanish is now second only to Mandarin Chinese as the world's leading language. There are 44 million Hispanics in the US today, and the number is rapidly growing. There are 44 million Hispanics in the US today, and the number is rapidly growing. Knowing Spanish will prepare you for the spread of globalism and need for flexibility in the international business community. Knowing Spanish will prepare you for the spread of globalism and need for flexibility in the international business community.

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27 2011 Freshman Orientation Northview High School Tuesday, August 2, 2011 Open To All Northview High School Rising 9th Graders

28 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. Students will receive schedules and be able to purchase lockers based on the location of classes. All Participants Receive An official t-shirt, Northview lanyard, Northview water bottle, lunch, and snacks.

29 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, June 15th Walk-ins are welcome but will Incur a $5 late processing fee.

30 Hardship Transfer Information Applications for a hardship transfer are reviewed annually by the Fulton County School System. Through this process, parents can seek a transfer for medical reasons, curriculum differences, child care situations or if they are an employee of the school system. If you are districted to attend Chattahoochee High School you can request a curriculum hardship for BVP (Broadcast Video Production), Latin, Chinese 3 & 4, or German. If you are districted to attend Johns Creek High School you can request a curriculum hardship for Fashion Marketing, Latin, German, or Chinese. Please visit the hardship page on the website: Deadline: Tuesday, February 15, 2011.

31 Rising 9 th Grade Parent Night


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