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Welcome to the Eighth Grade Parent Meeting! Thursday, February 23, 2012 6:00 PM – Chiles High Auditorium Dr. Alan Cox www.chiles.leon.k12.fl.us.

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1 Welcome to the Eighth Grade Parent Meeting! Thursday, February 23, :00 PM – Chiles High Auditorium Dr. Alan Cox

2 Welcome to Chiles Guidance! Thursday, February 23, :00 PM – Chiles High Auditorium Mrs. Kim Scott

3 Chiles High School Something for everyone - academics, vocational and technical programs, fine arts, athletics, activity clubs, service clubs and more. Orientation – Friday before school starts. Homeroom – Held daily first week of school to review aspects of high school. Lockers – available for students, assigned first week of school in homeroom. Tools available – Planner, online grade system, teacher websites (optional) Lunch – one lunch time, many menu options, Jrs and Srs may go off campus with grades and parent approval. Parking lot – very busy at the beginning and end of school. Bell Schedule 7:30 - 8:20First Period 8:25 - 9:20Second Period 9: :15Third Period 10:20- 11:10Fourth Period 11: :55Lunch 12: :50Fifth Period 12:55 - 1:50Sixth Period

4 Articulation Process Guidance Department will meet with students at most feeder middle schools. Distribute Course Request Forms. Private school students and homeschoolers need to complete registration process. Registrar:Mrs.Tucker t Encourage balance of challenging academics, courses of interest and extra Curricular involvement. Students should get involved on our campus! High school transcript is cumulative. Students will have an official transcript with unweighted and weighted GPA after the completion of one semester of a high school coursework. Unweighted GPA is based on all courses awarded the standard grading of: A = 4.0C = 2.0 B = 3.0D = 1.0 Weighted GPA is based on: Honors and honors gifted courses are awarded an extra.5 for a semester grade of a C or better. A = 4.5 Advanced Placement and dual enrollment courses are awarded an extra 1.0 for a semester grade of C or higher. A = 5.0

5 Graduation Requirements A four-year, minimum of 24-credits standard program, or A three-year, 18 credit standard college preparatory program, or A three-year, 18 credit career preparatory program Standard 24 Credit Graduation Requirements English – 4 credits Math – 4 credits (to include Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II) Science – 3 credits to include Biology Social Studies – 3 credits ( World History, United States History, Economics and United States Government) Health Opportunities in Physical Education (HOPE)– 1 credit Fine Art or DOE Approved Practical Art – 1 credit Electives – as needed for a total of 24 credits (8 credits) Earn a 2.0 cumulative unweighted GPA Pass FCAT Reading 2.0 and End Of Course Exams (EOC) Algebra, Geometry and Biology. Complete at least one course for graduation via online learning.

6 Three Strands for 9 th Grade Students 9 th grade students will typically enroll in four required courses: –English I (general, honors, honors/gifted) –Math –Science –Health Opportunities in Physical Education (HOPE) The traditional track allows students to take World History in 10 th grade. The AP Accel program allows for acceleration in the social studies area. Students who participate in AP Accel enroll in World History Honors a year early to allow them the opportunity to begin taking Advanced Placement coursework in 10 th grade. The AP Accel Plus program allows for acceleration in the social studies. Students who participate in AP Accel Plus being taking Advanced Placement coursework in 9 th grade. Those students enroll in Advanced Placement World History or Advanced Placement Human Geography.

7 Registration and Dates to Remember Pre-registration information is available on our website under Prospective Students. Guidance counselors from Chiles visit the middle schools. Dates to remember –March 6 – Curriculum Fair 6:00 – 7:30pm – Chiles Gym –April 10 - Gifted Parent Meeting 6:00 –Mid March – Students return completed registration forms to their middle school. –May – Course verification forms mailed home. –August – Freshmen Orientation at Chiles HS on the Friday prior to start of school.

8 Florida Bright Futures Scholarships Academic Scholars Award - Pro-rated per hour tuition coverage at a Florida post secondary institution. Requirements: 3.5 weighted* GPA (16 required academic credits), 1290 SAT or 29 ACT and 100 hours of community service. Forms and Guidelines available on Chiles Guidance website – Information link Florida Medallion Scholars Award - Pro-rated per hour tuition coverage at a Florida post secondary institution. Requirements: 3.0 weighted* GPA (16 required academic credits) and 1170 SAT or 26 ACT and 75 hours of community service. Forms and Guidelines available on Chiles Guidance website – Information link 16 required academic credits include: 4 English 4 Math (Algebra I level and higher) 3 Science 3 Social Science 2 Foreign Language (in the same language) The SAT and ACT writing subtests will not be used for determining Bright Futures eligibility. Statewide Scholarship Weighting awards.25 per semester for honors, AP and DE courses with a C or higher. Advanced foreign language is not honors for BF.

9 Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award - Pro-rated per hour tuition coverage at a Florida post secondary institution. Requirements: 3.0 weighted GPA (16 required credits for graduation), 3.5 GPA in a 3 credit vocational program, 30 hours of community service, ( Forms and Guidelines available on Chiles Guidance website – Information link) and a passing score on a college placement test (SAT 440 verbal & math, ACT 18 Reading, 17 English, 19 Math or CPT 83 Reading & Sentence Skills, 72 Algebra) TV Productions I TV Productions II TV Productions III Culinary Arts IDCT I Culinary Arts II DCT II Culinary Arts III DCT III Engineering Technology IBST I Engineering Technology IIWeb Design I Engineering Technology IIIWeb Design II Communication Technology ICriminal Justice I Communication Technology IICriminal Justice II Communication Technology IIICriminal Justice III ***Satisfactory completion of a three credit sequential vocational program may award TCC credit toward an A.S. degree. See Leon County Schools Career Pathways Bulletin.

10 Welcome to Chiles Career &Technology Education Thursday, February 23, :00 PM – Chiles High Auditorium Mrs. Calli Pickens

11 Sequence of Three Courses Industry Standard Software: Adobe CS3 Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premier Pro, AutoDesk Inventor CAD Project Based Instruction – Real World Related; Career Related For more information, Julie Childers

12 Welcome Chiles Dual Enrollment! Thursday, February 23, :00 PM – Chiles High Auditorium Mrs. Pat Phelan

13 Dual Enrollment Juniors who wish to take college coursework in their Senior year may sign up for the Dual Enrollment Program Students may gain as many as 18 hours of college credit in the senior year Requirements: –3.0 unweighted GPA AND (one of the following) –SAT 440+ Verbal550+ Math –ACT 17+ English21+ Math18+ Reading –CPT 83+ English88+ Math83+ Reading The CPT is given on campus, free of charge for all Juniors. Chiles offers Math, English, & Social Studies For more information Mrs. Phelan

14 Welcome to Chiles AP ACCEL & ACCEL Plus! Thursday, February 23, :00 PM – Chiles High Auditorium Mrs. Nancy Watson

15 Sample Course Request Form AP ACCEL and ACCEL PLUS Required Courses: AP ACCEL (5 total) Directions: Select one course from each subject area. ENGLISH: _____English I Honors _____English I Honors/Gifted MATHEMATICS: placement based on 8 th grade course and grade earned as well as standardized test scores. _____Algebra I _____Geometry _____Geometry Honors _____Geometry Honors/Gifted _____Algebra II _____Algebra II Honors (Pre-req Geometry Hon) _____Algebra II Honors/Gifted (Pre-req Geometry Hon) SCIENCE: _____Earth/Space Science Honors _____Earth/Space Science Honors/Gifted _____Biology Honors (Pre-req Earth/Space Honors & Algebra I Honors with a B or higher) _____Biology Honors/Gifted (Pre-req same as Bio Hon) _____AP Biology (Pre-req Bio I Hon& co-req Algebra II & Chem Honors, required) _____ Chemistry Honors (Co-req Bio I Hon & Alg II Hon) PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH: _____ Health Education/Physical Education SOCIAL SCIENCE: _____World History Honors/ACCEL _____ World History Honors/ACCEL/Gifted Required Courses: AP ACCEL Plus (5 total) Directions: Select one course from each subject area. ENGLISH: _____English I Honors _____English I Honors/Gifted MATHEMATICS: placement based on 8 th grade course and grade earned as well as standardized test scores. _____Algebra I _____Geometry _____Geometry Honors _____Geometry Honors/Gifted _____Algebra II _____Algebra II Honors (Pre-req Geometry Hon) _____Algebra II Honors/Gifted (Pre-req Geometry Hon) SCIENCE:. _____Earth/Space Science Honors _____Earth/Space Science Honors/Gifted _____Biology Honors (Pre-req Earth/Space Honors & Algebra I Honors with a B or higher) _____Biology Honors/Gifted (Pre-req same as Bio Hon) _____ AP Biology (Pre-req Bio I Hon& co-req Algebra II & Chem Honors, required) _____ Chemistry Honors (Pre /co-req Bio I Hon & Alg II Hon) PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH: _____ Health Education/Physical Education SOCIAL SCIENCE: _____Advanced Placement World History _____Advanced Placement Human Geography _____World History Honors/ACCEL _____World History Honors/ACCEL/Gifted

16 AP ACCEL Program AP ACCEL 2012 Program Requirements GPAREADING SCOREMATH SCORE 3.20 DSS 1828 or higher or 80% --- OR 3.20 DSS 1775 or higher or 77% & DSS 2080 or higher & 95% GPAREADING SCOREMATH SCORE 3.20TBA --- Summer Qualification on 2012 Test Scores

17 ACCEL PLUS Program ACCEL PLUS 2012 Program Requirements GPA READING SCORE MATH SCORE 3.90 DSS 1945 or higher or 93% --- GPA READING SCORE MATH SCORE 3.90 TBA --- Summer Qualification on 2012 Test Scores

18 Accessing the AP Application Students who plan to take an AP course, must complete an Advanced Placement application. 1.Go to the Chiles web page (www.chiles.leon.k12.fl.us) 2.Click on Departments 3.Click on AP Courses 4.Click on AP ACCEL 5.Click on Application 2012 – Print and complete the application and turn it in with your course request form to your middle school guidance office

19 AP ACCEL Schedule: ACCEL Plus Schedule: Lindsey Dietzen Zac Schroepfer AP ACCEL Schedule: English I Honors Guitar I Algebra II Honors Latin I World History ACCEL/Honors Biology I Honors Extracurricular Activities: Key Club Community Involvements: Tallahassee Dance Academy Volunteer at Montford Middle ACCEL Plus Schedule: Orchestra English I Honors/Gifted AP World History Algebra II Honors/Gifted Biology I Honors/Gifted Spanish II Honors Extracurricular Activities: Mock Trial, Breast Cancer Awareness, Key Club, Jr. Civitan Community Involvements: Orchestra Other Activities: Soccer & relaxing

20 Welcome to Chiles Gifted Program! Thursday, February 23, :00 PM – Chiles High Auditorium Mrs. Nancy Watson

21 Gifted Students are served in English & other academic classes taught by gifted certified teachers Due to the number of classes offered at the high school level and scheduling concerns, not all gifted classes are pure gifted courses Educational Plans for gifted students high school years will be developed and available for review and signing at the Gifted Parent Meeting Additional information will be available at that time Chiles Gifted Program Gifted Parent Night 6:00 PM, April 10, 2012

22 Welcome to Chiles Advanced Placement Program! Thursday, February 23, :00 PM – Chiles High Auditorium Mrs. Jan Dunlap

23 AP and College Success AP Students are much more likely to graduate from college in 4 years or less. AP math and science students are much more likely to major in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics

24 AP and College Success One of the best standard predictors of academic success at Harvard is performance on Advanced Placement Examinations. –Bill Fitzsimmons Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid Harvard University

25 Advanced Placement Schedule: Kelsey McWilliams 9 th Grade Schedule English I Honors/Gifted Algebra 2 Honors/Gifted Biology Honors AP World History Latin I HOPE Ceramics 10 th Grade Schedule English II Honors (Online) Precalculus Honors Chemistry Honors AP Statistics AP Psychology Latin II Guitar I 11 th Grade Schedule AP Language & Composition AP Calculus AB AP Latin- Virgil AP Environmental Science AP Chemistry American History Honors Senior Schedule AP Literature and Composition AP US Government AP Macroeconomics AP Calculus BC AP Art History Externship Extracurricular: Anchor Club,Spanish National Honor Society, National Honor Society, STAND Club, Swim Team

26 Student Body President Schedule: Allyse Rolle-Polk 9 th Grade Schedule: Hope Geography English I Honors Earth/Space Science Student Government Algebra I Spanish I 10 th Grade Schedule World History Biology Honors Student Government Spanish II Culinary Arts I English II Honors 11 th Grade Schedule AP Language & Composition Culinary Arts II Algebra II Chemistry Honors Student Government US History Spanish III 12 th Senior Schedule AP Environmental Science Research 6 Western Civilizations Economics Honors AP English Literature Advanced Topics I Extracurricular Activities: SGA (Student Body Pres), Model UN, Swimming & Diving, Big Bad Wolves & Little Red Riding Hoods, Senior Board, Lifeguard, Volunteer for Muscular Distrophy Association & Relay for Life.

27 Were looking forward to meeting our new Timberwolves in August! You can join our list serve and find more information on the Chiles webpage :


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