# Freshman Transition IB09 Seminar Mrs. Keating Director of School Counseling November 12, 2013.

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Freshman Transition IB09 Seminar Mrs. Keating Director of School Counseling November 12, 2013

Credit Count Sheet We use this to help keep track of your credits You are responsible for keeping track of your own credits as well What classes have you passed/failed/plan to take in the future

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What is a GPA? YTD GPA Year- to -Date Grade Point Average Calculated GPA each year in high school Cumulative GPA Cumulative Grade Point Average Average of all academic years

Grading Scales http://henrico.k12.va.us/instruction/GradingPractices.html http://henrico.k12.va.us/instruction/GradingPractices.html The Current Grading Scale for Henrico County Public Schools is as follows: A = 93 - 100 B = 85 - 92 C = 77 - 84 D = 70 - 76 F = Below 70 New Grading Scale 2014-15 Grading Scale Effective Summer of 2014 Letter Grade Percent Grade4.0 Scale A+97-1004.0 A93-964.0 A-90-923.7 B+87-893.3 B83-863.0 B-80-822.7 C+77-792.3 C73-762.0 C-70-721.7 D+67-691.3 D65-661.0 FBelow 650.0

Calculating your GPA Previous GPA Calculation The following formula is used to calculate the Cumulative GPA. Total Grade Points___ + 0.17x each honors, IB, or AP credit ________________________________________________________ Total Credits Attempted number of years Use the following definitions to figure the above calculations: Points per Grade Unit A = 4 B = 3 C = 2 D = 1 F = 0 WF = 0 (Withdrawn Failing) WP not counted in calculation (Withdrawn Passing)

Quality Points Added to Your GPA New GPA Calculation Currently students are given a.17 quality point for any high school honors, AP, and IB class that he or she takes Current 9th (class of 2017), will see all high school honors, AP, and IB classes count as a.17 quality point on their transcript until the summer of 2016. In the summer of 2016, all honors, AP and IB classes will be converted to the new 1.0 (for AP and IBDP) and.5 (honors and IBMYP) system. The quality points will be retroactively applied to all high school honors, AP, and IB classes in the summer of 2016.

Public College/University Grade Point Averages 4 year Public College/University Christopher Newport University 3.75 or Higher College of William and Mary 3.75 or Higher George Mason University 3.00-3.49 Hampton University 3.00-3.49 James Madison University 3.75 or Higher Longwood University 3.00-3.49 Norfolk State University 2.00-2.99 Old Dominion University 3.00-3.49 4 year Public/College University Radford University 3.00-3.49 University of Mary Washington 3.00-3.49 University of Virginia 3.75 or Higher UVA’s College at Wise 2.00-2.99 Virginia Commonwealth University 3.00-3.49 Virginia Tech 3.75 or Higher Virginia State University 2.00-2.49

Private College/University Grade Point Averages 4 year Private College/University Averett University 2.00-2.49 Bridgewater College 3.00-3.49 Ferrum College 2.00-2.99 Hampden-Sydney College (Men) Rank in Top Quarter in Senior Class Hampton University 3.00-3.49 Hollins University (Women) 3.00-3.49 Liberty University 2.00-2.99 Lynchburg College 2.00-2.99 4 year Private College/University Mary Baldwin College (Women) 2.00-2.49 Randolph College 3.00-3.49 Randolph-Macon College 3.00-3.49 Regent University 2.00-2.99 Roanoke College 3.00-3.49 Sweet Briar College (Women) 3.00-3.49 University of Richmond Rank Top Tenth in Senior Class Virginia Union University 2.00-2.49

Junior College/Community College Grade Point Averages Junior College Richard Bland College (SAT/ACT) 2.50 Community College Central VA CC Danville CC Eastern Shore CC Germanna CC J. Sargeant Reynolds CC John Tyler CC Lord Fairfax CC Mountain Empire CC New River CC Northern VA CC Piedmont Virginia CC Rappahannock CC Tidewater CC

Promotion Policy The requirements for classification of a student at specific grade levels are indicated below: 10th Grade - A student must have earned a minimum of 5 credits, 3 of which must be from the disciplines of English, social studies, mathematics, science, or physical education. 11th Grade - A student must have earned a minimum of 10 credits, 6 of which must be from the disciplines of English, social studies, mathematics, science, or physical education. 12th Grade - A student must have earned 15 credits, 10 of which must be from the disciplines of English, social studies, mathematics, science, or physical education.

Tips for Success Tips for success during your 9 th grade year Study skills/organization Use HCPS Link/School Space to monitor grades/assignments Tutoring/ABC time; communication with teachers; take advantage of resources Involvement in activities that are of interest to you-start your resume now- Extracurricular Activities-Handout Brochure Sports Volunteering Community Service ( hours for diploma seal=80) Eventual Leadership experience

Choices Make Positive Choices Avoid Peer Pressure Be a leader not a follower Report Bullying and Other Concerns on Silence hurts Think about who your true “Friends” are

Decision Making Think before you speak Be aware of others around you and their feelings (Intent Vs. Perception) Be aware of those around you when you are talking about different matters and what can make some individuals feel uncomfortable Remember not everyone has the same opinion as you and that is OKAY Accept others for who they are we are all different

Also Consider … Athletes remember the new sports policy Healthy Living: Eat Well; Exercise; Go to sleep at a decent time; stay healthy so you can stay in school SET GOALS FOR YOURSELF: know what you are working towards in your future

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