2Guidance Department Mrs. Kim Scott A – Da Bright Futures & DH Mrs. Kim Brumage De – He Career SpecialistMs. Alice Mathis Hi – Me ESOL, Special & Summer ProgramsMr. Ron Callahan Mi - Sc Referral CoordinatorMrs. Teresa Dennis Se – Z ScholarshipsMrs. Cindy Fisher, Guidance SecretaryMrs. Jeanne Tucker, Registrar
3Counselor Roles (How we can help you.) Personal mattersSchool mattersAcademic advisementCareer and college advisementScholarship information
4Standard Diploma Graduation Options A four-year, minimum of 24-credits standard program, orA three-year, 18 credit college prep or career prep programStandard 24 Credit Graduation RequirementsEnglish – 4 creditsMath – 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 creditFine Art or DOE Approved Practical Art – 1 creditElectives – as needed for a total of 24 credits (8 credits)Earn a 2.0 GPAPass 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 gradePass 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.
5Practical Arts Courses at Chiles High School Approved to meet the Arts Graduation Requirement Web I, IITV Productions I, II, III, IVCommunications Technology I, II, IIIEngineering Technology I, II, IIICulinary Arts II, III
6Grading System Grading Scale Earning Credit Grade Percent GPA ValueABCDFEarning CreditCourses 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
7Exam ExemptionsStudent 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 language1st semester exams will be administered December These are full school dayswith a regular bus schedule.
81st Semester Exam Schedule Monday, December 19, 20111st pd. class 7:30-8:301st pd. exam 8:35-10:152nd pd. class 10:20-11:20Lunch 11:20-12:052nd pd. exam 12:10-1:50 (Please note: buses leave at regular time)Tuesday, December 20, 20113rd pd. class 7:30-8:303rd pd. exam 8:35-10:154th pd. class 10:20-11:204th pd. exam 12:10-1:50 (Please note: buses leave at regular time)Wednesday, December 21, 20115th pd. class 7:30-8:305th pd. exam 8:35-10:156th pd. class 10:20-11:206th pd. exam 12:10-1:50 (Please note: buses leave at regular time)
9Grade 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 = 2.0B = D = 1.0Weighted GPA is based on:Honors and honors gifted courses are awarded an extra .5 for a semester grade of a C or better. A = 4.5Advanced Placement and dual enrollment courses are awarded an extra 1.0 for a semester grade of C or higher. A = 5.0Many different GPAs:9 weeks GPASemester GPACumulative GPA – weighted and unweightedCumulative 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 activitiesChiles High School GPA is different than GPAs computed by Bright Futures, colleges/universities and NCAA .
10Sample transcriptYear Grade Lev School Year Grade Lev SchoolCOURSE SEM COURSE SEM-NUMBER TITLE CREDIT NUMBER TITLE CREDITSPANISH I A A E/S SCI HON B h B hSPANISH II B AENG HON I A h A hALGEBRA I AHOPE A AW HIST HON Bh AhGPA YR: WTD:4.0 CRDT YR: GPA YR: WTD: CRDT YR: 6.00CUM: WTD: CUM CR : CUM: WTD: CUM CR: 7.00
11Options during the next three years Advanced Placement CoursesDual Enrollment CoursesLively Dual EnrollmentGifted Externship ProgramDCT Work Study Program
12Promotion to 10th grade 5 credits 1.0 unweighted GPA Standardized tests are used for academicplacement (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 summerFlorida Virtual SchoolPrivate Schools – summer only*All of these options require approval from your student’s guidance counselor.
1310th grade AP Accel Progression 10th grade ProgressionEnglish IIScienceMathWorld History10th grade AP Accel ProgressionAdvanced Placement Course – options may include AP European History, AP Human Geography, AP World History ,AP Art History or AP Music Theory
14State of Florida University System Minimum standards3.0 recalculated academic GPA, plus SAT or ACTOR2.5 – 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, andSAT – Writing >= 440 or ACT English/Writing >= 18.ALL students must complete the secondary academic unit requirements:4 units of English4 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 together3 units of science3 units of social science2 sequential units of the same foreign language2 elective units, preferably English, math, science, social science, or foreign languageState universities use the same method as Leon County Schools for weighting academic coursesearning a “C” or better : awarding an extra .5 for honors and 1.0 for AP and dual enrollment .
15Florida State University Fall Admissions Middle 50%academic GPASATACTAverage # of academic units: 22.5Academic Profile: GPA, strength of curriculum (# of honors, AP and DE courses, advanced foreign language), test scores, essay
16University of Florida Admissions Middle 50% 4.1 - 4.4 academic GPA SATACTCurrent freshmen admitted at UF:87.5% of students with a 4.0 andabove academic GPA were admitted74.1 % with 26 – 30 academic units were admitted
17FAMU Middle 50% for Admission 3.00 – 3.49 academic GPA 1200 - 1500 SAT ACTMay admit under state minimum requirements
18University of Central Florida Middle 50% for admission:3.5 – 4.2 academic GPASAT25 – 29 ACTQuality and level of coursework, GPA and test scores
19University of South Florida Fall admissions middle 50%3.64 – 4.21 academic GPASATACTQuality and level of coursework, GPA and test scores
20Selective Colleges Grades in academic courses Strength of curriculum ACT/SAT and often SAT IIClass RankExtracurricular activities/college resumeLeadership positions heldCommunity service/volunteer experiencesLetters of recommendation
21Community 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 admissionStudents 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
22NCAA RequirementsRequired for any student athlete who wants to play at a Division I or II collegeClearinghouse form should be sent at end of junior year. (online application and fee)Minimum 2.0 GPA in 16 core courses and SAT/ACT scoresSliding scale of core GPA and SAT/ACT test scoresCore Courses4 credits in English3 credits in Math (Algebra I or higher)2 credits in Science (1 lab if offered by the school)2 credits of Social Science1 credit of additional English, math, science4 additional academic creditsVisit “Prospective Student Athletes” for more information.
23Bright 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 English4 Math (Algebra I level and above which does not include Liberal Arts, Integrated or Informal Geometry). Algebra IA and IB = 1 credit together3 Science3 Social Science2 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 APcourses with a “C” or higher. LCS honors foreign language is not honors for BF GPA calculation.
24Florida 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 ITV Productions II Communication Technology IITV Productions III Communication Technology IIICulinary Arts I DCT ICulinary Arts II DCT IICulinary Arts III DCT IIIEngineering Technology I Computing for College and CareersEngineering Technology II Web Design IEngineering Technology III Web Design IICriminal Justice ICriminal Justice IICriminal 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.
25Community 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.
28ePEP- 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.
30Bright Futures and State University System Course Requirements Evaluation Tracking Tools onFACTS.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.It is only as accurate at the records are on the date the transcripts are transmitted (3x a year).
31Action 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 FACTS.org Choices Planner and CollegeBoard's MyRoad programs atTake 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.