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1 Freshmen Orientation

2 Academic Success Keep planner updated with due dates of tests, projects and quizzes. Keep planner updated with due dates of tests, projects and quizzes. Where do you go for help? Where do you go for help? ESS- extended school services. ESS- extended school services. NHS- National Honor Society has student tutors. Check with Jeff Wright in room 306. NHS- National Honor Society has student tutors. Check with Jeff Wright in room 306. Write down phone numbers of at least two people in all of your classes. Write down phone numbers of at least two people in all of your classes. Ask your teacher if they come early or stay late. Get a pass from your teacher for early appointments. Ask your teacher if they come early or stay late. Get a pass from your teacher for early appointments.

3 Know Expectations If you are having locker problems: -talk to your teacher first to avoid a tardy. If you are absent from school: -have your parent call the main office before 9:00 a.m. daily. If you are absent from school for three days: -request homework assignments from the counseling office.

4 Study Tips Change Habits from Middle School Change Habits from Middle School -If you only studied one hour after school in middle school, you might need to double that for high school expectations. -If you only studied one hour after school in middle school, you might need to double that for high school expectations. What type of learner are you? What type of learner are you? -Auditory? –Visual? –Concrete? -Auditory? –Visual? –Concrete? Learn to take notes, outline, and study outside of class time alone and in groups. Learn to take notes, outline, and study outside of class time alone and in groups.

5 Avoid the $47,000 trap We have six grading periods at Male during the school year. The Mid-term and Finals are one- seventh of your final grade. Have a system: write the due date of the assignment in your planner, highlight it when you complete the assignment, and check it off when you turn it in to your teacher.

6 Calculating Final Grade Geometry: Geometry: 79-1st 79-1st 65-2nd 65-2nd 72-3rd 72-3rd 81-4th 81-4th 71-5th 71-5th 69-6th 69-6th MT- 55 MT- 55 Final-73 Final-73

7 Formula Midterm + Final Midterm + Final Divided by 2 = 7 th grading period Divided by 2 = 7 th grading period Divided by 7 Divided by 7 = Final year to date average = Final year to date average

8 1.0 Credit Scale0.5 Credit Scale 1.0 Credit Scale0.5 Credit Scale Quality PointsQuality Points Quality PointsQuality Points A42 A42 B31.5 C21.0 C21.0 D10.5 D10.5 U00 U00

9 CourseGrade CreditQuality Pts CourseGrade CreditQuality Pts English B1.0 ? English B1.0 ? Int Sci C1.0 ? Int Sci C1.0 ? Geography B1.0 ? Geography B1.0 ? Geometry D1.0 ? Geometry D1.0 ? French 1D1.0 ? French 1D1.0 ? Health A 0.5 ? Health A 0.5 ? PE A 0.5 ? PE A 0.5 ?

10 CourseGrade CreditQuality Pts CourseGrade CreditQuality Pts English B1.0 3 English B1.0 3 Int Sci C1.0 2 Int Sci C1.0 2 Geography B1.0 3 Geography B1.0 3 Geometry D1.0 1 Geometry D1.0 1 French 1D1.0 1 French 1D1.0 1 Health A Health A PE A PE A Total 14 Total 14

11 GPA Calculation Quality Points divided by credits attempted Quality Points divided by credits attempted 14/6 14/6 =? =? What average is that? What average is that?

12 Male is a College Prep School Did you know 98% of seniors go to college? Did you know 98% of seniors go to college? How do you get to that point? How do you get to that point? Good GPA Good GPA Good Test Score: ACT/SAT Good Test Score: ACT/SAT Good reading and writing ability Good reading and writing ability Do you know where the college room is located? In the library. Do you know where the college room is located? In the library.

13 Pep Rallies Pep Rallies Dawg Pound Dawg Pound Friday Spirit Days/ Sticker Friday Friday Spirit Days/ Sticker Friday Auditorium Programs Auditorium Programs Homecoming Parade Homecoming Parade Male/Manual spirit week Male/Manual spirit week Bulldog Family Bulldog Family Traditions to Male

14 Clubs and Organizations Pick at least one club or organization and get involved your freshmen year.(pg of your planner. Pick at least one club or organization and get involved your freshmen year.(pg of your planner. Volunteer in the community– nursing homes, red cross, volunteer at a hospital, walks for a cure, (Fight breast cancer). Volunteer in the community– nursing homes, red cross, volunteer at a hospital, walks for a cure, (Fight breast cancer). Pick a club or organization that will help you develop a career– (Future Business Leaders of America.) Pick a club or organization that will help you develop a career– (Future Business Leaders of America.)

15 Sports and NCAA Every six week grading period you must pass all subjects and maintain a 2.0 GPA. Every six week grading period you must pass all subjects and maintain a 2.0 GPA. If not, you will attend one 15-day Study Skills Center while you continue to practice and play. If not, you will attend one 15-day Study Skills Center while you continue to practice and play. If you play a sport: If you play a sport: --You must have a physical Exam, athletic insurance and be on grade level. --You must have a physical Exam, athletic insurance and be on grade level.

16 What is NCAA This is a clearing house that all student athletes must join if they plan on playing sports at a Division 1 or 2 college. This is a clearing house that all student athletes must join if they plan on playing sports at a Division 1 or 2 college. Fee: $50.00 Fee: $50.00 What is the academic requirement? What is the academic requirement? 2.0 GPA and 18 on the ACT in 16 core courses at the high school level. 2.0 GPA and 18 on the ACT in 16 core courses at the high school level. Know what is a core course. Know what is a core course.

17 Communications What if you fail a class for the grading period? You will receive a failing letter sent to your parents. This is a warning letter. What if you fail a class for the grading period? You will receive a failing letter sent to your parents. This is a warning letter. What if you fail again? You will receive a probation letter. You will have to fill out a success plan. Your parents will come in for a conference. If you continue to fail, you receive an exit letter and have to meet with the principal at the end of the school year. What if you fail again? You will receive a probation letter. You will have to fill out a success plan. Your parents will come in for a conference. If you continue to fail, you receive an exit letter and have to meet with the principal at the end of the school year.

18 Summer School If you fail one subject for the year: you must make that class up in the summer. If you fail one subject for the year: you must make that class up in the summer. 3 options: 3 options: Summer School- 6 weeks- $ Summer School- 6 weeks- $ E-school- on your computer- $ E-school- on your computer- $ Independent Study- workbook- $ Independent Study- workbook- $ Do everything you can not to fall in the $47,000 trap. Do everything you can not to fall in the $47,000 trap.

19 Our Service to You Tuesday Tutoring Tuesday Tutoring Spend time with your counselors: Spend time with your counselors: improving study skills improving study skills Researching colleges Researching colleges Talking about life Talking about life Test prep Test prep Sept 2, 16, 23, and 30 th ! Sept 2, 16, 23, and 30 th ! Meet in library from 2:30-3:30 Meet in library from 2:30-3:30 3 Tuesdays a month all year! 3 Tuesdays a month all year!


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