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Harrison School District 2 Freshman Workshop Erica Riggs HHS Counseling Intern
Know how to contact your student’s counselor Develop an increased understanding of why student learning is important Gain resources for the following at HHS: Graduation Requirements Differentiated Diplomas Calculating GPA Attendance
High School Counselors (Alpha by Last Name) Kelly Gallegos (A-Go) ▪ Erica Riggs - Intern Angie Wright (Gr-M) ▪ Katie Pasqualetto - Intern Kelli Schneegass (N-Z) College & Career Counselor Jeni Carrico
90% of our students will graduate from high school on time. 70% of the students graduating will be considered college and career-ready by Year 70% of our students will enter college, trade school or the military directly from high school. GRADUATE COLLEGE & CAREER-READY STUDENTS BY 2017
Measure of economic well- being and career attainment: personal earnings job satisfaction full time employment health benefits College graduates are outperforming their less educated peers The gap has never been greater than it is today (Pew Research Center, 2014)
Harrison High School 90% of our students will graduate from high school on time. 70% of the students graduating will be considered college and career- ready by Year 70% of our students will enter college, trade school or the military directly from high school. We want your student to be successful!
English = 4 Years (4 credits) Social Studies = 4 Years (4 credits) Math = 4 Years (4 credits) Science = 3 Years (3 credits) World Language = 1 Year (1 credit) Health = 1 Semester (.5 credit) PE = 1 Semester (.5 credit) 17 credits + 6 credits PLUS enough = 23 credits Pg. 22
Differentiated Diplomas Starting with the Class of Completion Diploma 2. Diploma 3. College Ready Diploma 4. Honors Diploma Pg 23
Completion Diploma Requirements Accrue 23 credits (meeting all graduation course requirements) AND Achieve a minimum 2.0 GPA
Diploma Requirements Accrue 23 credits (meeting all graduation course requirements) AND Achieve a minimum 2.5 GPA AND Achieve minimum composite ACT score of 18 OR Pass Accuplacer exam meeting minimum scores ▪ Reading comprehension 75 ▪ Writing (sentence skills) 90 ▪ Elementary algebra 80
College Ready Diploma Requirements Accrue 23 credits (meeting all graduation course requirements) AND Achieve a minimum 3.2 GPA AND Achieve minimum composite ACT score of 21 OR Pass Accuplacer exam meeting minimum scores ▪ Reading comprehension 80 ▪ Writing (sentence skills) 95 ▪ Elementary algebra 85
Honors Diploma Requirements Accrue 23 credits (meeting all graduation course requirements) AND Score a 3 or higher on at least 2 different AP exams AND Achieve a minimum 3.5 GPA AND Pass Accuplacer exam meeting minimum scores ▪ Reading comprehension 80 ▪ Writing (sentence skills) 95 ▪ Elementary algebra 85 AND Achieve a minimum composite ACT score of 24
FRESHMEN Start thinking about your plans beyond high school Discuss High School graduation requirements Understand GPA Review a 4-year plan Ask your counselors about Honors/AP level courses Make use of your ICAP
FRESHMEN Start researching colleges Choose courses for your sophomore year Keep studying!! Keep planning!! “A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.” ― Harvey MacKayHarvey MacKay
Here are some ideas of how to be successful: Know your grades & GPA Do homework Don’t miss school Join a team or club Win an honor
Parents and Students can check grades & attendance anytime when you login into the student’s Infinite Campus Account (IC) Hsd2.org - Click on parent portal at the top of page Questions about logging into IC? Contact Laura Taylor at
For every class taken, a letter grade will be assigned. (A,B,C,F) GPA is calculated by assigning every letter grade a value. RegularHonorsAdvanced Placement (AP) A’s = 4pts4.5pts5.0pts B’s = 3pts3.5pts4.0pts C’s = 2 pts2.5pts3.0pts F’s = zero pts**00 **At HHS there are no longer D’s. 69% or below in a class is an F and it will count for zero points towards your GPA. To calculate GPA, add up the total value of your grades and divide it by the total number of courses completed. Pg. 24
U.S. HistoryB+ AlgebraA WeightsA- EnglishA- BiologyB+ General MusicC The GPA for this student is 3.33 AP U.S. HistoryB+ Honors AlgebraA WeightsA- EnglishA- BiologyB+ General MusicC The GPA for this student is
Blue Purple Green Red/Magenta Red Orange Pink Blue A = 4 B = 3 C = 2 D/F = 0 Make one grade a plus Make one grade AP Make one grade a minus Make one grade Honors 1. Select 6 Skittles: 2. Select 2 Starbursts:
Most students, including 70% of Latino and 80% of African American high school students who display AP potential, fail to enroll in these courses. (The College Board, 2014)
At HHS completing homework is a requirement. In core classes, expect at least 3 homework assignments a week and in all other classes expect at least 1 homework assignment a week. Completing homework will not only help your grades, but will also ensure preparedness to learn each day.
The maximum number of unexcused absences a student may incur before judicial proceedings are initiated is 10. A student may lose credit Two (2) unexcused tardies to a single class period will equate to one unexcused absence for the class. It is extremely important that you keep the school registrar notified of your most current phone number.Pg 12
Lack of involvement in extracurricular activities is one of the main areas students fall short in college and work applications. Studies show that a majority of students who are involved in extracurricular activities also have better grades in school.
JROTC Color Guard JROTC Drill Team Link Crew Concert Choir Mixed Choir Women’s Ensemble Drama Club Green Team Math Club Marching Band Pg Football Volleyball Cross Country Basketball Wrestling Cheerleading Track Newspaper Softball Baseball Swimming Tennis Soccer Concert Band Jazz Ensemble SGA Yearbook NHS Art Club Key Club
Academic Awards Principal Honor Roll: Given to students who earn a 4.00 GPA. Harrison Honor Roll: Given to students who earn a 3.5 to a 3.99 GPA. Panther Honor Roll: Given to a student who earn a 3.00 to a 3.49 GPA.
Behavior Awards Increase the Peace Tickets: Given to students who demonstrate consistent practice of the Peace character traits (weekly) Pg. 6 Athlete of the Week: Given to a student athlete playing an in-season sport and selected by coaches Attendance Awards: Student of the month who consistently has perfect attendance
92% of students indicate they expect to earn a high school diploma However, every year more than 1.3 million students drop out of school This = 7,000 students a DAY (CPT12, 2013)
Keep track of grades Encourage homework Make sure students are in school Consider supporting your student joining a team or club Encourage winning an honor
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