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1 Transitioning to 10th Grade

2 Personal Development - Formal Operations Stage Social Development a. Larger school to navigate b. License c. More classes with older students d. Desire for greater independence, less likely to seek out adults. e. Balancing more - part time jobs f. Closer relationships with peers Coming Attractions

3 Tougher curriculum Less Structure / Supports Different Schedule More topics that are unfamiliar Additional out of class work Only 18 weeks to build a grade Academic Adjustments

4 How Our Students Learn

5 Digital Learners are Engaged by: Multi-tasking Multimedia learning Online social networking Online information searching Games, simulations, and creative expressions www.ets.org Today’s Students are “Digital Natives”

6 Students Need... Safety Information Connections To Feel... Physically Safe Emotionally Safe Confident in their own Success A Sense of Belonging Need To... Gain an Understanding Know Expectations Fit In Find Someone Who Can Help Successful Transitions

7 with School with Other Parents with Your Adolescent Stay Connected...

8 Parents are Still Key! Teach how to be a successful adult Model patience and understanding Show caring and concern View his/her mistakes as opportunities to learn more about self and develop values Talk to your adolescent about school and friends Encourage your student to be involved in something Reinforce healthy habits o Regular exercise o Sleep 9-10 hours per night o Healthy food and snack choices

9 Parents Connect with School Ask questions of teachers and/or counselors: Is a class too easy or too hard? Is my child on track? Is my child taking classes that will prepare him/her for college? Get involved Utilize the Parent Portal Utilize school resources Help your student set SMART goals

10 Students Need to Self-Assess Step 1 Know Yourself before exploring Post-secondary Education Recognize strengths and weaknesses Analyze interests and values What are MY reasons for investigating Post-secondary Education ●Achieve a personal goal ●Increase earning power ●Prepare for a specific career and expand learning ●Participate in extracurricular activities and social life ●Influence of family and friends

11 Why Start the College Process Now? High school diploma requirements have increased Key decisions are made earlier 4 year colleges have tougher admission requirements The job market demands more education Gathering information is critical to informed decisions

12 Job Market Requires More Education By 2018, 63% of job openings will require workers with at least some college education.

13 More Education = More $

14 Computers = More Earnings

15 ➢ Work ➢ Apprenticeship Programs ➢ Military ➢ Proprietary Schools ➢ Junior College ➢ Community College ➢ Four Year University Review Post-secondary Options

16 Consider College Characteristics (What are you looking for?) Majors and Educational Programs Type of School and Degrees Avl. Admission Policy Location and Size Costs and Financial Aid Campus Activities Support Services Special Programs The College Journey Step 2

17 Websites: CFNC.org SAT.collegeboard.org ACTstudent.org usnews.com/education fastweb.com Cappex.com 1.Compile information from several sources: o Internet / Websites o College catalogs, videos, blogs, view books o College Representatives o College Fairs o Counselors and Teachers o Parents, Students, and Alumni 2.Use a College Comparison Worksheet 3.Weigh Advantages and Disadvantages 4.Contact / Visit Office of Admissions 5.Juniors & Seniors have 2 college visit days 6.Each college has its own personality List, Compare, and Visit Step 3

18 What are Colleges Looking for? 1. Curriculum - Balance Challenge with Success 2. Grades, GPA, and Class rank 3. SAT / ACT scores 4. Extracurricular activities

19 2013 Freshmen Applications AppliedAcceptedEnrolled Appalachian State University13,6738,9922,883 East Carolina University15,32011,2384,495 Elizabeth City State University3,0421,575323 Fayetteville State University4,1062,496707 NC A&T State University6,4613,6511,777 North Carolina Central University7,9893,098933 NC State University21,84810,3164,307 UNC Asheville3,1432,152596 UNC - Chapel Hill30,8358,2433,946 UNC Charlotte14,3008,9673,087 UNC Greensboro10,1545,9092,482 UNC Pembroke3,6792,6011,050 UNC Wilmington11,8386,1601,939 UNC School of the Arts803359212 Western Carolina University15,1465,8821,621 Winston-Salem State University4,1942,656728 UNC Total166,53184,29531,086

20 Curriculum Building a Transcript for Future Options: 28 credits to graduate 1 credit per passed course Grade Point Average Many choices o Electives (AP, Arts, CTE, Languages, PE, ROTC...) o Students and parents in control o Options to graduate early

21 10th Grade Schedule Four 90-minute classes, Two semesters Required Courses o English II o Math II or III (next level after 9th grade) o Science: Physical Science, Biology and/or Chemistry o American History I and / or AP European History ●Electives (student choice) ●Total of 8 credits per year

22 Class Performance Find a balance between rigor & strong grades. Advice from Sophomore Teachers: Biology o Expect at least 30 min. of hw per night o Faster pace during class o Must pass the EOC to receive credit o Less grades for organization English II ○Read your summer reading assignment ○Must pass the EOC Math Key word - Perseverance

23 1. Write homework in agenda or phone app daily 2. Bring needed materials daily to every class 3. Turn off electronics as soon as the tardy bell rings (put them out of sight!) 4. Make up work quickly after absence (even collect it before hand) 5. Organization is Key (folders) 6. Ask questions to clarify assignments before leaving class 7. Turn in all work on time (penalties for late work) 8. Break projects down into manageable chunks 9. Ask for help 10. You know what it takes to be successful, assume an active role in your education! Class Performance Academic Success

24 Set a regular time and place to study each day Set goals for yourself Do your reading assignments before the material is discussed in class Pay close attention and take good notes in class Prepare for tests during your regular study times instead of cramming Use digital resources (ie. Quizlet) Study Skill Reminders

25 PLAN - October 2015 No registration necessary Mandatory for all 10th graders PSAT - Mid October 2015 Optional Must register and pay at the school during September English II - EOC Biology - EOC Testing for College Admission SAT - 11th and 12th graders Must register online (7 options) SAT Subject Tests - depends on college choice Must register online ACT - Mandated for all 11th graders Can retake on National Test dates (6 options) Work Keys - Specific 12th grade students ASVAB - Good tool, offered once a year Testing

26 Take both the SAT and ACT Colleges will look at the higher score for admission Sign up at www.collegeboard.org www.actstudent.orgwww.collegeboard.org www.actstudent.org Fee Waivers are available for students that qualify Scores must be sent directly from SAT or ACT Different testing strategies Every junior will take a free ACT the first week of March during school! Testing for College Admission

27 Fall 2013 Average SAT of First- Time Freshmen SAT VerbalSAT MathTotal Appalachian State5685721,140 East Carolina Unive5185351,053 Elizabeth City State429440869 Fayetteville State Un419425844 NC A&T State Universit453466919 North Carolina Central442450892 NC State University6046391,243 UNC Asheville6105921,202 UNC - Chapel Hill6486621,310 UNC Charlotte5315551,086 UNC Greensboro5185231,041 UNC Pembroke459474933 UNC Wilmington5915991,190 UNC School of the Arts5655451,110 Western Carolina University5155251,040 Winston-Salem State University443452895 UNC Total5415561,097 Note: SAT scores are rounded. _____________________________ UNC-GA IRA/SDF.PR012/16JAN14

28 Fall 2013 and beyond Minimum GPA 2.5 Minimum ACT 17 Minimum SAT R + M = 800 NC Min. Admission Requirements

29 The sooner you get involved, the better Opportunities for leadership Show a passion Develop skills Demonstrate ability to balance Service oriented Shows you stick to things Completes a picture of who you are! Examples: Clubs, Sports, Church groups, summer programs / camps, volunteer experiences Extracurricular

30 Registration Timeline 1.Students receive registration materials and spring semester teachers advise on course selections. 2.Pick-up, complete, and return course applications to teachers and audition (if applicable) 3.Advisement and Registration by class 4.Registration closes in the end of March 5.Registration worksheet and parent signature pages due in Homeroom

31 NC Graduation Requirements: ●English (4) I, II, III, IV Mathematics (4) Algebra I or Math I Geometry or Math II Algebra II or Math IIII 4th Adv. Math Course Health and PE (1) Concentration (varies) Future Ready Core Science (3) Earth / Environmental Biology A physical science Social Studies (4) World History American History 1 and 2 or AP US History Civics & Economics Required Electives (2) * Meet proficiency on final exams. * Successfully complete graduation project. * Complete CPR training

32 Second Language o Spanish o Latin o Chinese Arts o Band o Chorus o Visual Arts o Dance o Theater ●Physical Education ●College Readiness Center AB-Tech JROTC Academic Core o Math o English o Science o Social Studies Career Clusters o 14 options Electives and Concentration Area

33 Options On-Campus for Electives Distance Learning: Online classes supervised by a facilitator in our Distance Learning Lab (see T.C. Roberson website; “e-learning” link under academics)T.C. Roberson website High school credit classes High school + college credit classes A quiet, independent learning environment

34 Options for Off-Campus Electives AB-Tech College: Dual-credit classes (high school/college) held on the AB-Tech campus during 3 rd and 4 th periods -Tuition paid by Buncombe County Schools = FREE COLLEGE -Student provides transportation and books

35 Helps you make an informed career plan Encourages you to prepare for careers / jobs which will be in the greatest demand and follows the most current business trends Helps you to choose a career that best fits your talents and capabilities People in these careers usually share similar interests, job skills, abilities, likes and dislikes Why a Career Cluster?

36 o Agri, Food, Natural Resources o Architecture and Construction o Arts, A/V Tech and Communications o Business Management and Admin o Health Sciences o Hospitality and Tourism o Human Services o Information Technology o Law, Public Safety, Corrections, Security o Manufacturing o Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math o Transportation, Distribution and Logistics o Marketing o Finance Career Clusters

37  Apparel 2  Drafting 2 Architecture  Early Childhood Education 2  Foods 1  Foods 2 – Enterprise  Foods 2 – Technology  Marketing  Sports and Entertainment Marketing  Microsoft Excel and Access  Multimedia Webpage Design  Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Publisher  Personal Finance  Nursing Fundamentals  Horticulture 2 Landscaping  Health Science 1  Health Science 2 -Must Complete an Honors Contract CTE Honors Possibilities

38 Planning Worksheet

39 Registration Worksheet

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41 Registration Housekeeping Literature and the Environment - open elective for 9th - 12th AP European History - Available 2015 – 2016 – one semester College Readiness Course - Open to 10th - 12th graders AP Chemistry not offered next year, AP Biology offered Teacher Advising - Subject teachers will advise students for next level AP Contracts - Must be printed, signed and submitted to AP teacher Honors Contracts - Do not have to be printed, but signing up for the course indicates understanding of guidelines listed in contract. Application Courses – Yearbook, Early Childhood Education, and Journalism

42 Career Cruising Program Features: ●Course Planner ●Student Course Guide ●Career Matchmaker - interest assessment tool ●Explore Careers - different ways to search for careers ●Explore Education & Training - search for colleges, universities and career technical schools ●Career Portfolio Tool - allows you to keep track of your career explorations

43 Career Cruising On our TC Roberson website, this link is on the right: TC Roberson website Open this link to your Portfolio Login Portfolio Login Log in using the following: (some students may have changed their password and user name) –Username: NC- student ID (lunch) # –Password: tcr student ID (lunch) #

44 TCR People Resources Counselors: Natalie Anderson 9th Michelle Eldridge 10 - 12 (A - F) Michelle Wagaman 10 - 12 (G - M) Melanie Parham 10 - 12 (N - Z) Devon McCarthy – special program/ at-risk Ally Hostetter (Social Worker) Donna Mendez(Transcripts / Appointments) Administrators: Amy Rhoney (Principal) Lindsay Rice 9th Chris Collins 10 - 12 (A - F) Bobby Parker 10 - 12 (G - M) Janet Greenhoe 10 - 12 (N - Z) Ask questions: first name.last name@bcsemail.orgname@bcsemail.org 654-1765

45 CFNC.org SAT.collegeboard.org ACTstudent.org usnews.com/education fastweb.com Cappex.com Fastweb.com Bls.gov Hsf.net Fafsa.ed.gov web1.ncaa.org Scholarships.com princetonreview.com nc.edu/web/facts.php search-institute.org/content/40- developmental-assets-adolescents-ages- 12-18 Websites


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