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Sophomore A DVISEMENT. Northview High School – Counselors Students are assigned to counselors according to their last name: Counselor Student Caseload.

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1 Sophomore A DVISEMENT

2 Northview High School – Counselors Students are assigned to counselors according to their last name: 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)

3 Tips Take out a pen or pencil to take notes with because this information affects your future!

4 Graduation Requirements *Students planning to enter/transfer into a 4 year college/university must take a minimum of two units of the same world language.

5 Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT) MUST PASS all five (5) sections in order to graduate and participate in the graduation ceremony* Starting in 11 th grade students will have five opportunities to test, if needed Test Schedule September Writing March English/Lang. Arts Math Science Social Studies *The only exceptions to this rule would need to be granted by the Georgia Department of Education. Exceptions are granted via a variance or a waiver from the Georgia DOE and are difficult to obtain due to a long checklist of requirements

6 Credits and Honor/AP Points Credits ̶How many credits are required to be in the 11 th grade? 11 credits need to be earned by the start of the 2011/2012 school year for you to be in the 11 th grade. If a student does not have 11 credits then the student remains in a 10 th grade homeroom. ̶How many credits are required to be in the 12 th grade? 17 credits need to be earned by the start of the 2012/2013 school year for you to be in the 12 th grade. Honor/AP Points ̶Which courses receive honor points? 7 additional points are added at the end of each semester to passing grades in honors, AP, and joint enrollment / college courses.

7 Numeric Average Fulton County calculates numeric averages by adding up all grades in classes and dividing by the total number of classes taken. The numeric average is on a 100 point scale i.e. 87 out of 100 All grades included in this calculation – failed grades, summer grades, online grades… Fulton County adds 7 points to the final passing grade for each Honors, AP, and college course taken; shown on transcript

8 Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Eligible students receive financial assistance covering tuition, HOPE- approved mandatory fees, and a book allowance Qualifications - U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen - Legal resident of Georgia - Graduate of an eligible GA high school - 3.0 GPA in core-curriculum subjects - valid SS# Selective Service Males must register with the Selective Service no later than 30 days before their 18th birthday HOPE eligibility will be delayed until this requirement is met

9 HOPE GPA A 3.0 GPA is required by averaging core coursework, including failing grades, on a 4.0 scale Core CoursesConversion English Math Science Social Science World Language Honors points are removed and a 0.50 weighting is added back in for AP courses only, not to exceed 4.0 Middle school credit is not calculated in the HOPE GPA All calculations are done by the Georgia Student Finance Commission Counselors are not responsible for calculating the HOPE GPA A 2.99 GPA does NOT qualify you for HOPE A90 to 1004.0 Points B80 to 893.0 Points C70 to 792.0 Points F0 to 690 Points

10 A Word on Grade Point Average (GPA) Student should contact college to find how they calculate GPA Most colleges use this scale: A = 4.0, B = 3.0, C = 2.0, F = 0.0 Most colleges only consider academic courses (Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language) Some colleges may give additional points for Honors, AP, and College courses Some colleges may take off the additional 7 points added for Honors, AP and college courses High School GPA is calculated by the postsecondary institution not the high school (Fulton County does not calculate) College GPA is different than the Fulton County Numeric Average

11 Advanced Placement - AP ̶Program of college-level courses ̶Receive recognition from more than 3,600 colleges and universities that annually receive AP Exam scores. Over 90% of 4- year colleges in the U.S. provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying scores ̶Required to take the AP exam in May if passing course ̶AP/Joint Enrollment Option Night – Thursday, January 27, 2011, 7:00 pm, NHS Theater

12 Get a head start on college research! Use the College Career Room to research colleges and scholarships - Located in the counseling office, trained parent volunteers are available to assist students during the lunch periods. Attend College Fairs NACAC Atlanta National College Fair GA International Convention Center February 13th12 pm – 4 pm Use the Internet -GAcollege411 -Georgia Career Information Service (GCIS) User ID: nviewhs Password: gcis1890

13 College Admission Standards GPA – Typically average in academic core on a 4.0 scale (English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and World Language) Course Selection (rigor; difficulty level) – Selective colleges are looking at the strength or rigor of your courses throughout high school, including your senior year. We highly recommend seniors take a minimum of 4 academics each semester- for highly selective colleges, a minimum of 5 each semester. Test Scores (SAT and/or ACT) Class Rank – Based on overall numeric weighted average Extracurricular Activities – Leadership and participation in clubs, service and sports can be particularly important to competitive colleges College Application Essays – Required essays on the college application are important because they demonstrate your writing ability and give the college more information about you. Please seek advice when writing an essay and make sure to proofread for errors Letters of Recommendation – Request teacher recommendation two weeks before needed and counselor recommendation at least two weeks prior to the school’s deadline Resumes – Contains academic info., honors & awards, extracurricular activities, work/volunteer experience, etc. Interviews

14 General Resume


16 If a college or scholarship program inquires about honor code violations or discipline, we are obligated to report this information. Also, inquiries on a student's integrity may also be affected if the student has a documented out of school suspension or honor code violation. Acceptance to college is provisional and the colleges hold all of the rights. Colleges reserve the right to rescind admission or put you on immediate probation. Honor Code and Discipline

17 SAT I College admission test that measures students’ mathematical ability, critical reading knowledge, and writing skill. SAT Subject Tests One-hour tests offered in subjects such as English, foreign language, science, history, and mathematics. Some colleges require the SAT II test(s) & students should check with each college to determine whether it is necessary to take the SAT II(s). American College Testing Program (ACT) College admission test which measures aptitude and skill in English, math, reading, natural sciences, and writing. Test Registration High School Code 111148 It is recommended students take the SAT and/or ACT at least twice during their junior year and once at the beginning of their senior year College Entrance Exams

18 SAT Versus ACT Type of Test SAT Test of critical thinking and problem solving ACT Content-based test Test Dates October November December January March May June October December February April June Score 600 to 24001 to 36 Penalty for wrong answers YesNo Structure Critical Reading Math (through Algebra 2) Writing English Math (through trigonometry) Reading Science Reasoning Writing (Optional)

19 Freshman Profile UGA Middle 50% GPA 3.68-4.00 Middle 50% SAT1800-2080 Middle 50% Act27-31 GA Tech Middle 50% GPA 3.72-4.06 Middle 50% SAT1900-2130 Middle 50% Act27-32 GA State Middle 50% GPA3.0-3.32 Middle 50% SAT990-1080 Middle 50% ACT21-23

20 Program that provides qualified Georgia high school juniors and seniors with the opportunity to earn college credit while jointly enrolled in a Georgia public high school and a college, university or technical institution. Tuition Paid for by student or by the ACCEL Program, which is funded by HOPE Only pays for core courses (Students will have to pay for college electives) These hours will count against their total of 127 total HOPE hours. Interested students must meet the college admission requirements of the postsecondary institution and apply to the Dual Enrollment Program at the college. More information to come during 2 nd semester on admission requirements, classes offered, and application deadlines for classes offered on the Northview campus. Dual Enrollment – ACCEL

21 - Tuition, materials and mandatory fees are paid through local system funds - Students can live on campus or commute but are responsible for these expenses - All high school End of Course Tests and Georgia High School Graduation Testing requirements must be met - Classes do not count against the HOPE Scholarship or Grant hours A new dual enrollment opportunity for students to attend a postsecondary institution full-time during their junior and/or senior year of high school Students will receive high school credit and college credit simultaneously while attending college classes on the college campus fulltime. Approved college on-line courses can also be taken that meet high school graduation requirements Move on When Ready Dual Enrollment – Move on When Ready (MOWR)

22 Dual Enrollment – College Calculus Currently taught through Distance Learning on the campus of Northview High School by faculty from GA Tech Admission requirements and application due dates will be announced during 2nd semester

23 NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse If you are planning on participating in intercollegiate athletics at an NCAA Division I or II institution you must register with the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse Access the registration materials by visiting the NCAA website When taking the SAT/ACT, enter 9999 for scores to be sent to NCAA Students and parents are responsible for determining NCAA eligibility to Division I and Division II schools Counselor’s are neither responsible nor allowed to determine eligibility Be aware that the NCAA may or may not approve courses taken through a non-traditional format such as online, distance learning, correspondence, credit recovery, etc. Counselors and Graduation Coaches are not responsible for researching or advising NCAA policies. It is up to the student and family to investigate NCAA regulations as they pertain to non-traditional courses

24 Q&A It is the policy of the Fulton County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice, educational program, or any other program, activity or service.

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