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1 Welcome Class of 2015! Freshman Class Presentations

2 Guidance Department Mrs. Kim Scott A – Da Bright Futures & DH
Mrs. Kim Brumage De – He Career Specialist Ms. Alice Mathis Hi – Me ESOL, Special & Summer Programs Mr. Ron Callahan Mi - Sc Referral Coordinator Mrs. Teresa Dennis Se – Z Scholarships Mrs. Cindy Fisher, Guidance Secretary Mrs. Jeanne Tucker, Registrar

3 Counselor Roles (How we can help you.)
Personal matters School matters Academic advisement Career and college advisement Scholarship information

4 Standard Diploma Graduation Options
A four-year, minimum of 24-credits standard program, or A three-year, 18 credit college prep or career prep program Standard 24 Credit Graduation Requirements English – 4 credits Math – 4 credits (to include Algebra I and Geometry) Science – 3 credits (to include Biology) Social Studies – 3 credits ( World History, US History, Economics and US 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 GPA Pass Grade 10 FCAT II Reading (cut scores to be determined) Pass Algebra I End of Course Exam (EOC) Take Geometry and Biology End of Course Exam (EOC) which will equal 30% of final grade Pass at least one online high school course (half or whole credit) offered by Leon County Virtual School or FL Virtual School. The course must meet the 24 credits required for graduation. Online high school courses taken in middle school will meet this requirement.

5 Practical Arts Courses at Chiles High School Approved to meet the Arts Graduation Requirement
Web I, II TV Productions I, II, III, IV Communications Technology I, II, III Engineering Technology I, II, III Culinary Arts II, III

6 Grading System Grading Scale Earning Credit
Grade Percent GPA Value A B C D F Earning Credit Courses with an EOC - Four grading periods. Final grade and credit earned on an annual basis. All other courses - Two grading periods per semester. Final grade and credit earned on a semester basis. The semester exam counts for 20% of the semester grade. *Per grading period – you must earn a passing grade during the final grading period and/or exam to earn credit for the semester. Check your academic progress online with Parent Portal! Grading System

7 Exam Exemptions Student must meet the following requirements during the semester: “A” in both nine weeks grading period. No referral resulting in ISS or OSS. No Class II or higher referral resulting in Saturday School. Satisfactory citizenship in all classes. Has parent permission to exempt exam(s). Exemptions for non-academic elective courses – Students may exempt elective course exams both semesters. Courses requiring an End of Course Exam (EOC) – Student is required to take a mid-term and final exam. Exemptions for academic courses that do not re quire an EOC - Students may exempt one semester exam if they meet the exemption requirements. They are required to take at least one semester exam in each academic subject area with the school year(either the 1st semester or 2nd semester exam). Academic courses include English, math, science, social studies and foreign language 1st semester exams will be administered December These are full school days with a regular bus schedule.

8 1st Semester Exam Schedule
Monday, December 19, 2011 1st pd. class      7:30-8:30 1st pd. exam    8:35-10:15 2nd pd. class     10:20-11:20 Lunch               11:20-12:05 2nd pd. exam    12:10-1:50 (Please note:  buses leave at regular time) Tuesday, December 20, 2011 3rd pd. class     7:30-8:30 3rd pd. exam    8:35-10:15 4th pd. class     10:20-11:20 4th pd. exam    12:10-1:50 (Please note:  buses leave at regular time) Wednesday, December 21, 2011 5th pd. class     7:30-8:30 5th pd. exam    8:35-10:15 6th pd. class     10:20-11:20 6th pd. exam    12:10-1:50 (Please note:  buses leave at regular time)

9 Grade Point Average A = 4.0 C = 2.0 B = 3.0 D = 1.0
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 = C = 2.0 B = D = 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 Many different GPAs: 9 weeks GPA Semester GPA Cumulative GPA – weighted and unweighted Cumulative unweighted GPA ( use for promotion and graduation) Cumulative weighted GPA (used for class rank and academic awards) 2.0 unweighted GPA is required to participate in extracurricular activities Chiles High School GPA is different than GPAs computed by Bright Futures, colleges/universities and NCAA .


11 Options during the next three years
Advanced Placement Courses Dual Enrollment Courses Lively Dual Enrollment Gifted Externship Program DCT Work Study Program

12 Promotion to 10th grade 5 credits 1.0 unweighted GPA
Standardized tests are used for academic placement (FCAT) Students who fail a course need to meet with their guidance counselor to discuss retake options. Options include: Leon County Schools Adult and Community Education (ACE) Leon County Virtual School – not available in the summer Florida Virtual School Private Schools – summer only *All of these options require approval from your student’s guidance counselor.

13 10th grade AP Accel Progression
10th grade Progression English II Science Math World History 10th grade AP Accel Progression Advanced Placement Course – options may include AP European History, AP Human Geography, AP World History ,AP Art History or AP Music Theory

14 State of Florida University System
Minimum standards 3.0 recalculated academic GPA, plus SAT or ACT OR 2.5 – 2.99 recalculated academic GPA, plus at least a minimum score in all three sections of the SAT or ACT as outlined below: SAT – Critical Reading >= 460 or ACT – Reading >= 19, SAT – Math >= 460 or ACT Math >= 19, and SAT – Writing >= 440 or ACT English/Writing >= 18. ALL students must complete the secondary academic unit requirements: 4 units of English 4 units of mathematics at the Algebra I level and higher. Liberal Arts, Integrated Math and Informal Geometry are not counted. Algebra IA & IB = 1 unit together 3 units of science 3 units of social science 2 sequential units of the same foreign language 2 elective units, preferably English, math, science, social science, or foreign language State universities use the same method as Leon County Schools for weighting academic courses earning a “C” or better : awarding an extra .5 for honors and 1.0 for AP and dual enrollment .

15 Florida State University
Fall Admissions Middle 50% academic GPA SAT ACT Average # of academic units: 22.5 Academic Profile: GPA, strength of curriculum (# of honors, AP and DE courses, advanced foreign language), test scores, essay

16 University of Florida Admissions Middle 50% 4.1 - 4.4 academic GPA
SAT ACT Current freshmen admitted at UF: 87.5% of students with a 4.0 and above academic GPA were admitted 74.1 % with 26 – 30 academic units were admitted

17 FAMU Middle 50% for Admission 3.00 – 3.49 academic GPA 1200 - 1500 SAT
ACT May admit under state minimum requirements

18 University of Central Florida
Middle 50% for admission: 3.5 – 4.2 academic GPA SAT 25 – 29 ACT Quality and level of coursework, GPA and test scores

19 University of South Florida
Fall admissions middle 50% 3.64 – 4.21 academic GPA SAT ACT Quality and level of coursework, GPA and test scores

20 Selective Colleges Grades in academic courses Strength of curriculum
ACT/SAT and often SAT II Class Rank Extracurricular activities/college resume Leadership positions held Community service/volunteer experiences Letters of recommendation

21 Community College Admission based on Regular high school diploma
Florida community colleges recommend that students take the same core high school courses that are required for state university admission Students who take college prep courses in high school are more likely to be successful. A student with an AA degree is guaranteed admission to a state university (not necessarily university or program of your choice), acceptance of 60 credit hours towards BA/BS degree and junior standing. Everyone must take a placement test. The FPERT will be used unless exempted by SAT or ACT scores. It is generally recommended for students to take the SAT and/or ACT in the spring of their junior year. SAT: 440 verbal and 550 math ACT: 17 English, 18 reading, 21 math

22 NCAA Requirements Required for any student athlete who wants to play at a Division I or II college Clearinghouse form should be sent at end of junior year. (online application and fee) Minimum 2.0 GPA in 16 core courses and SAT/ACT scores Sliding scale of core GPA and SAT/ACT test scores Core Courses 4 credits in English 3 credits in Math (Algebra I or higher) 2 credits in Science (1 lab if offered by the school) 2 credits of Social Science 1 credit of additional English, math, science 4 additional academic credits Visit “Prospective Student Athletes” for more information.

23 Bright Futures Scholarships
Academic Scholars Award - Pro-rated per hour tuition coverage at a FL 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. Florida Medallion Scholars Award - Pro-rated per hour tuition coverage at a FL post secondary institution. Requirements: 3.0 weighted* GPA (16 required academic credits) , 1170 SAT or 26 ACT and 75 hours of community service. Forms and Guidelines available on Chiles Guidance website. 16 required academic credits include: 4 English 4 Math (Algebra I level and above which does not include Liberal Arts, Integrated or Informal Geometry). Algebra IA and IB = 1 credit together 3 Science 3 Social Science 2 Foreign Language (in the same language) View Legislative updates regarding BF at: View scholarship award amounts at: Statewide Scholarship Weighting awards .25 per semester for honors and AP courses with a “C” or higher. LCS honors foreign language is not honors for BF GPA calculation.

24 Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award - Pro-rated per hour tuition coverage at a FL 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, 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 Communication Technology I TV Productions II Communication Technology II TV Productions III Communication Technology III Culinary Arts I DCT I Culinary Arts II DCT II Culinary Arts III DCT III Engineering Technology I Computing for College and Careers Engineering Technology II Web Design I Engineering Technology III Web Design II Criminal Justice I Criminal Justice II Criminal 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.

25 Community Service Guidelines
Community service activities should directly address identified social problems in the school or community in areas such as health, education, environment, or public safety. Community service activities may be performed at school or in the community. Activities should serve the “greater good.” Community service activities must be unpaid. Community service activities must be rendered for not-for-profit organizations or agencies. After identifying a social problem in the school or community, the student should be engaged in meaningful action for a sustained amount of time so that their activities can have a positive impact.

26 Community Service Form


28 ePEP- Personal Education Planner
Florida has a one-stop student advising website at There’s a special section just for high school students. You are required to update their ePEP each year. You can: See what options you have for courses during each year of high school. See your high school transcript and find out whether you are taking the right courses to graduate. Take a Career Interest Inventory called CHOICES. Check out different careers and see what kind of education or training is required. See what courses will make you eligible to go to college or to qualify for a Bright Futures scholarship to help pay for college. Plan courses for each year of high school, so you can go where to want to go after high school.


30 Bright Futures and State University System Course Requirements Evaluation Tracking Tools on offers exciting options for students and parents to compare transcript information to the B.F. Scholarship award requirements, college admissions requirements and more. This is not an official application or notice of award/admissions. It is only as accurate at the records are on the date the transcripts are transmitted (3x a year).

31 Action Plan For Freshmen:
Set academic and personal goals to accomplish this year and begin to formulate a plan for 10th grade. Plan to take a strong curriculum but maintain a balance. Get involved in activities at school and in the community. Keep a folder with activities, awards, etc. Perform community service and volunteer ism. Maintain records of service. Forms and Guidelines for Bright Futures are available on Chiles website. Pre-approval signatures are required. Start researching scholarship opportunities. A number of underclassmen opportunities are available in the guidance office. Often Essay contests, poster contests, etc. List is available on our web site. Take a career inventory to help identify strengths and weaknesses and to research possible majors and careers in these areas. Recommend Choices Planner and CollegeBoard's MyRoad programs at Take the PSAT as a 10th grader and as an 11th grader for last SAT preparation and National Merit Scholarship Program consideration. FCAT for graduation in spring of sophomore year. SAT/ACT in spring of junior year.

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