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1 Welcome Class of 2015! FreshmanClassPresentations

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

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

4 Standard Diploma Graduation Options A four-year, minimum of 24-credits standard program, or A four-year, minimum of 24-credits standard program, or A three-year, 18 credit college prep or career prep program A three-year, 18 credit college prep or career prep program Standard 24 Credit Graduation Requirements English – 4 credits English – 4 credits Math – 4 credits (to include Algebra I and Geometry) Math – 4 credits (to include Algebra I and Geometry) Science – 3 credits (to include Biology) Science – 3 credits (to include Biology) Social Studies – 3 credits ( World History, US History, Economics and US Government) Social Studies – 3 credits ( World History, US History, Economics and US Government) Health Opportunities in Physical Education (HOPE)– 1 credit Health Opportunities in Physical Education (HOPE)– 1 credit Fine Art or DOE Approved Practical Art – 1 credit Fine Art or DOE Approved Practical Art – 1 credit Electives – as needed for a total of 24 credits (8 credits) Electives – as needed for a total of 24 credits (8 credits) Earn a 2.0 GPA Earn a 2.0 GPA Pass Grade 10 FCAT II Reading (cut scores to be determined) Pass Grade 10 FCAT II Reading (cut scores to be determined) Pass Algebra I End of Course Exam (EOC) Pass Algebra I End of Course Exam (EOC) Take Geometry and Biology End of Course Exam (EOC) which will equal 30% of final grade 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. 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 Web I, II TV Productions I, II, III, IV TV Productions I, II, III, IV Communications Technology I, II, III Communications Technology I, II, III Engineering Technology I, II, III Engineering Technology I, II, III Culinary Arts II, III Culinary Arts II, III

6 Grading System Grading Scale Grade Percent GPA Value 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!

7 Exam Exemptions Student must meet the following requirements during the semester: A in both nine weeks grading period. A in both nine weeks grading period. No referral resulting in ISS or OSS. No referral resulting in ISS or OSS. No Class II or higher referral resulting in Saturday School. No Class II or higher referral resulting in Saturday School. Satisfactory citizenship in all classes. Satisfactory citizenship in all classes. Has parent permission to exempt exam(s). Has parent permission to exempt exam(s). Exemptions for non-academic elective courses – Students may exempt elective course exams both semesters. 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. 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 require 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 Exemptions for academic courses that do not require 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 1 st semester exams will be administered December These are full school days 1 st semester exams will be administered December These are full school days with a regular bus schedule. with a regular bus schedule.

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

9 Grade Point Average Students will have an official transcript with unweighted and weighted GPA after the completion of one semester of a high school coursework. 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: 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: 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 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 9 weeks GPA Semester GPA Semester GPA Cumulative GPA – weighted and unweighted Cumulative GPA – weighted and unweighted Cumulative unweighted GPA ( use for promotion and graduation) Cumulative unweighted GPA ( use for promotion and graduation) Cumulative weighted GPA (used for class rank and academic awards) Cumulative weighted GPA (used for class rank and academic awards) 2.0 unweighted GPA is required to participate in extracurricular activities 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. Chiles High School GPA is different than GPAs computed by Bright Futures, colleges/universities and NCAA.

10 Sample transcript Year Grade Lev.08 School Year Grade Lev.09 School COURSE SEM COURSE SEM- NUMBER TITLE 1 2 CREDIT NUMBER TITLE 1 2 CREDIT SPANISH I A A E/S SCI HON B h B h SPANISH II B A ENG HON I A h A h ALGEBRA I A HOPE A A W HIST HON Bh Ah 1.00 GPA YR: 4.00 WTD:4.0 CRDT YR: 1.00 GPA YR: 3.58 WTD:3.38 CRDT YR: 6.00 CUM: 4.00 WTD:4.0 CUM CR : 1.00 CUM: 3.64 WTD:3.86 CUM CR: 7.00 CUM: 4.00 WTD:4.0 CUM CR : 1.00 CUM: 3.64 WTD:3.86 CUM CR: 7.00

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

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

13 10 th grade Progression English II English II Science Science Math Math World History World History 10th grade AP Accel Progression English II English II Science Science Math Math Advanced Placement Course – options may include AP European History, AP Human Geography, AP World History,AP Art History or AP Music Theory 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 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 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 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 science 3 units of social science 3 units of social science 2 sequential units of the same foreign language 2 sequential units of the same foreign language 2 elective units, preferably English, math, science, social science, or 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% Fall Admissions Middle 50% academic GPA academic GPA SAT SAT ACT 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% Admissions Middle 50% academic GPA SAT SAT ACT ACT Current freshmen admitted at UF: 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 Middle 50% for Admission 3.00 – 3.49 academic GPA SAT ACT May admit under state minimum requirements May admit under state minimum requirements

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

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

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

21 Community College Admission based on Regular high school diploma 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 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. 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. 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. 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 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) 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 Minimum 2.0 GPA in 16 core courses and SAT/ACT scores Sliding scale of core GPA and SAT/ACT test scores Sliding scale of core GPA and SAT/ACT test scores Core Courses Core Courses 4 credits in English 4 credits in English 3 credits in Math (Algebra I or higher) 3 credits in Math (Algebra I or higher) 2 credits in Science (1 lab if offered by the school) 2 credits in Science (1 lab if offered by the school) 2 credits of Social Science 2 credits of Social Science 1 credit of additional English, math, science 1 credit of additional English, math, science 4 additional academic credits 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. 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. 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. 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 IDCT I Culinary Arts II DCT II Culinary Arts III DCT III Engineering Technology IComputing for College and Careers Engineering Technology IIWeb Design I Engineering Technology IIIWeb 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 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 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 unpaid. Community service activities must be rendered for not-for-profit organizations or agencies. 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. 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.

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

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30 Bright Futures and State University System Course Requirements Evaluation Tracking Tools on FACTS.org offers exciting options for students and parents to compare transcript information to the B.F. Scholarship award requirements, college admissions requirements and more. FACTS.org 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. 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). 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 10 th grade. Plan to take a strong curriculum but maintain a balance. Set academic and personal goals to accomplish this year and begin to formulate a plan for 10 th 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. 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. 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. 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 FACTS.org Choices Planner and CollegeBoard's MyRoad programs at Take a career inventory to help identify strengths and weaknesses and to research possible majors and careers in these areas. Recommend FACTS.org Choices Planner and CollegeBoard's MyRoad programs at Take the PSAT as a 10 th grader and as an 11 th grader for last SAT preparation and National Merit Scholarship Program consideration. Take the PSAT as a 10 th grader and as an 11 th grader for last SAT preparation and National Merit Scholarship Program consideration. FCAT for graduation in spring of sophomore year. FCAT for graduation in spring of sophomore year. SAT/ACT in spring of junior year. SAT/ACT in spring of junior year.


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