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Lower Moreland High School Guidance Department Presents: A Freshman Orientation Update Program for 9 th grade Students and Parents.

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1 Lower Moreland High School Guidance Department Presents: A Freshman Orientation Update Program for 9 th grade Students and Parents

2 Academic Components: LMHS course requirements LMHS course requirements Course selection Course selection LMHS Transcript LMHS Transcript GPA/class rank GPA/class rank NHS-National Honor Society NHS-National Honor Society Naviance Naviance

3 Graduation Requirements 22 Credits Total (will increase) 22 Credits Total (will increase) Required: Writing Seminar; Art, Music & Culture; Personal Finance Required: Writing Seminar; Art, Music & Culture; Personal Finance Pennsylvania Schools State Assessments Pennsylvania Schools State Assessments - 11 th Grade CURRENTLY Reading, Math, Writing & Science – months of March/April SUMMER SCHOOL…………..

4 Keystone Exams English Literature; Algebra I; and Biology through through English Composition; Algebra II; Geometry and US History Chemistry, Civics and World History

5 Course Selection Each year re-evaluation Each year re-evaluation “It’s a “DO,” not a “TRY.” Mailing home in late spring Mailing home in late spring Students reflect, talk with parents and counselors Students reflect, talk with parents and counselors All changes FINAL by June All changes FINAL by June Summer Phone Calls Summer Phone Calls Schedules sent in August Schedules sent in August Drop/Add period Drop/Add period

6 Course Levels College Prep College Prep Level 3 & 4 (Math, Science and English) Level 3 & 4 (Math, Science and English) Honors Honors Advance Placement College Level Advance Placement College Level Virtual High School (VHS on-line) Virtual High School (VHS on-line) Dual Enrollment College Level Dual Enrollment College Level (Montco & PSU) (Montco & PSU) Eastern Center for Arts and Technology Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (Junior and Senior years)

7 LMHS Transcript “Today it begins!” - All Years COUNT - Course Title - Grade Received - Credit Earned (1,.5, or.25) - GPA & Class Rank

8 GPA & Class Rank + and – system (pg. 3 PoS) & ONLY COURSES TAKEN AT LMHS ONLY COURSES TAKEN AT LMHS GPA printed on report card at mid-year and end of year GPA printed on report card at mid-year and end of year Class Rank calculated at start of senior year and mid-year senior year Class Rank calculated at start of senior year and mid-year senior year Not included: PE; Health; Asian Studies; Orchestra Not included: PE; Health; Asian Studies; Orchestra Weighted and Unweighted Weighted and Unweighted Honors =.075; AP =.15 (C- or better) Honors =.075; AP =.15 (C- or better)

9 Transition Planning starts now!

10 Naviance Create an Account Create an Account Track Activities Track Activities Career Inventories Career Inventories Career Research Career Research College Applications College Applications Class Survey Class Survey

11 College-Planning: Evening Programs Making College Affordable! Making College Affordable! (Financial Aid program) College Planning Night for juniors and their parents College Planning Night for juniors and their parents Meet The College Rep Night- learn about specific admissions policies from the person who will read your application! Meet The College Rep Night- learn about specific admissions policies from the person who will read your application!

12 SAT/ACT presentations: 11 th grade SAT/ACT presentations: 11 th grade Individual Junior Planning Conference Individual Junior Planning Conference

13 Personal Development CharacterLeadershipService

14 National Honor Society After 3 semesters After 3 semesters Unweighted GPA 3.25 Unweighted GPA 3.25 Application Application Academic Achievement & Scholarship, Character, Service and Leadership Academic Achievement & Scholarship, Character, Service and Leadership Faculty rating scale Faculty rating scale Students notified Students notified Maintain Service and Academic Achievement Maintain Service and Academic Achievement

15 Character: understanding self understanding self exploring interests (career testing) exploring interests (career testing) maximize strengths maximize strengths establish strong work ethic establish strong work ethic strive to meet potential (study skills) strive to meet potential (study skills)

16 Leadership: self-advocacy self-advocacy time management time management personal initiative personal initiative leadership positions leadership positions

17 Service: extracurricular activities extracurricular activities Volunteer opportunities Volunteer opportunities

18 Where do I start?

19 LMHS Guidance Department Website Click on “Departments” Click on “Guidance”

20 What can freshmen be doing? Join a club/sport Join a club/sport Strive to become a leader Strive to become a leader Volunteer in the community Volunteer in the community Challenge yourself academically Challenge yourself academically Take PSAT and use My College QuickStart Take PSAT and use My College QuickStart Consider summer enrichment courses Consider summer enrichment courses Read as much as possible Read as much as possible Attend a college fair Attend a college fair Begin searching for scholarships Begin searching for scholarships Explore career fields through internships Explore career fields through internships Know what resources are available to you Know what resources are available to you

21 Useful links for Freshman Community Service Opportunities: Community Service Opportunities: -President’s Volunteer Service Award -Volunteer Match-search by zip code… SPCA, Libraries, Hospitals, Mentor Programs, Serving meals to needy… -Volunteer Match-search by zip code… SPCA, Libraries, Hospitals, Mentor Programs, Serving meals to needy… Career –Occupational Outlook Handbook Career –Occupational Outlook Handbook Career link-OOH Career link-OOH Career link-OOH Career link-OOH Study Skills –Comprehensive site Study Skills –Comprehensive site

22 My College QuickStart- from CollegeBoard Helping students look beyond their scores Helping students look beyond their scores Program presents personalized information back to student in five parts: Program presents personalized information back to student in five parts: (Need Access Code from PSAT score report) 1. My Online Score Report 2. My SAT Study Plan 3. My Personality 4. My Major & Career Match 5. My College Matches

23 Questions? THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENDANCE THIS EVENING!


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