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1 TIMBERWOLFFRESHMANCLASSPRESENTATION

2 Guidance Department Mrs. Kim Scott A - C Mrs. Kim Brumage D - Hi Ms. Alice MathisHo - Mc Mrs. Rhonda DavisMe - Se Mrs. Teresa DennisSh – Z Mrs. Cindy Fisher, Guidance Secretary Mrs. Jeanne Tucker, Registrar

3 Counselor Roles (How we can help you) Personal issues Personal issues School issues School issues Academic advisement Academic advisement Career and college advisement Career and college advisement Scholarship information Scholarship information See Mrs. Fisher to make an appointment to meet with us.

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 standard college preparatory program, or A three-year, 18 credit standard college preparatory program, or A three-year, 18 credit career preparatory program A three-year, 18 credit career preparatory program Standard 24 Credit Graduation Requirements English – 4 credits English – 4 credits Math – 4 credits (to include Algebra I or its equivalent) Math – 4 credits (to include Algebra I or its equivalent) Science – 3 credits Science – 3 credits Social Studies – 3 credits ( World History, American History, Economics and American Government) Social Studies – 3 credits ( World History, American History, Economics and American 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 FCAT – Reading and Math Pass FCAT – Reading and Math

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

6 Four-year, 24credit Standard Program = 24 Core ClassesMAIOther ElectivesTotal What is a major area of interest (MAI)? Four (4) credits selected by the student in an area of interest. For example, courses may Be in : a career and technical program a career and technical program fine and performing arts, or fine and performing arts, or an academic content area an academic content area Why? Students can: pursue in-depth study in an area of their choice pursue in-depth study in an area of their choice learn more about future professions or lifetime skills learn more about future professions or lifetime skills explore individual interests explore individual interests Examples of MAIs are Drama, Music, Culinary Arts, Foreign Language, advanced Placement *Students may revise MAI annually as part of the course registration process.

7 Grading System Grading Scale A B80-89 C70-79 D60-69 F 0-59 Earning Credit.5 credit is earned for each semester course completed with a grade of D or higher. Each nine weeks grade is 2/5 of the semester grade, the exam is 1/5. Grd Each Grading PeriodSem Exam Semester Grade A 8 points4 points18-20 pts. = A A 8 points4 points18-20 pts. = A B 6 points3 points13-17 pts. = B B 6 points3 points13-17 pts. = B C 4 points2 points8-12 pts. = C C 4 points2 points8-12 pts. = C D 2 points1 point3-7 pts. = D D 2 points1 point3-7 pts. = D F 0 points0 points0-2 pts. = F F 0 points0 points0-2 pts. = F ***Per grading period – A student must earn at least 1 point in the second nine weeks or the exam in order to receive credit for the semester. This information is available on page 10 of the CHS Handbook/Planner. Check your academic progress online with Parent Portal!

8 Grade Combinations for Two Nine Weeks and Exam Here is a chart showing all possible combinations and the FINAL grade results which will be computed automatically resulting in the student earning 1/2 credit. 9 weeks GRADE A,A A,B A,C A,D A,F B,B B,C B,D B,F C,C C,D C,F D,D D,F F,F EXAM A A A B B C B B C C C C C C D D B A B B B C B B C C C C D D D D B A B B B C B B C C C C D D D D C A B B C C B C C C C C D D D F C A B B C C B C C C C C D D D F D B B B C C B C C D C D D D D F D B B B C C B C C D C D D D D F F B B C C F C C C F C D F D F F F B B C C F C C C F C D F D F F If you earn exam exemption you will earn an A for the semester grade.

9 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). Non-academic elective courses – Students may exempt elective course exams both semesters. Non-academic elective courses – Students may exempt elective course exams both semesters. Academic courses - Students are required to take one semester exam in each academic subject area (either the 1st semester or 2nd semester exam). Academic courses include English, math, science, social studies and foreign language. Academic courses - Students are required to take one semester exam in each academic subject area (either the 1st semester or 2nd semester exam). Academic courses include English, math, science, social studies and foreign language.

10 1 st semester exam schedule Thursday, December 17, st pd. 7:30-8:20 2 nd pd. 8:25-9:20 3 rd pd. 9:25-10:15 4 th pd. 10:20-11:10 Lunch 11:10-11:55 5 th pd. 12:00-12:30 6 th pd. 12:35-1:00 (Please note: buses leave at regular time) 7 th pd. exam 1:05-2:45 (Last day of the semester for 7 th period class) Friday, December 18, 2009 (All students are required to be in class at 7:30 unless exempting the first exam of the day.) 1 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)

11 Continuation of 1 st semester exam schedule Monday, December 21, 2009 (All students are required to be in class at 7:30 unless exempting the first exam of the day.) 3 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) Tuesday, December 22, 2009 (All students are required to be in class at 7:30 unless exempting the first exam of the day.) 5 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) IMPORTANT POINTS For attendance purposes, if a student exempts an exam he or she is not required to attend the class period preceding the exam. As a reminder, all students must remain with their teacher throughout the entire exam period.

12 Grade Point Average Students start earning an official unweighted and weighted GPA after the completion of one semester of a high school course. Students start earning an official unweighted and weighted GPA after the completion of one semester of a high school course. Unweighted is based on all courses awarded: Unweighted is based on all courses awarded: A = 4C = 2 B = 3D = 1 Weighted is based on honors and honors gifted awarded an extra.5 for a semester grade of a C or better. Advanced Placement and dual enrollment courses awarded an extra 1.0 for a semester grade of C or above. Weighted is based on honors and honors gifted awarded an extra.5 for a semester grade of a C or better. Advanced Placement and dual enrollment courses awarded an extra 1.0 for a semester grade of C or above. How and where we use GPAs: Unweighted GPA (promotion/graduation) Unweighted GPA (promotion/graduation) 2.0 unweighted GPA required to participate in extracurricular activities 2.0 unweighted GPA required to participate in extracurricular activities Weighted GPA (class rank and academic awards) Weighted GPA (class rank and academic awards) 9 weeks GPA (on report card) 9 weeks GPA (on report card) Semester GPA (on transcript) Semester GPA (on transcript) Cumulative GPA – weighted and unweighted (on transcript) Cumulative GPA – weighted and unweighted (on transcript) 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.

13 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 DRAMA I A A SPANISH II A B ENG HON I B h A h ALGERBRA I B C PERS FIT B RESEARC A E/S SCI HON C h C h 1.00 GPA YR: 4.00 WTD:4.0 CRDT YR: 1.00 GPA YR: 3.00 WTD:3.42 CRDT YR: 6.00 CUM: 4.00 WTD:4.0 CUM CR : 1.00 CUM: 3.13 WTD:3.50 CUM CR: 7.00 CUM: 4.00 WTD:4.0 CUM CR : 1.00 CUM: 3.13 WTD:3.50 CUM CR: 7.00

14 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) ( honors, Intensive classes –SO DO YOUR BEST! placement (FCAT) ( honors, Intensive classes –SO DO YOUR BEST! Summer school options are limited. Students who fail a course first (or second) semester, need to meet with their guidance counselor to discuss summer options. Summer school options are limited. Students who fail a course first (or second) semester, need to meet with their guidance counselor to discuss summer options. Adult Education – Leon County Schools Adult Education – Leon County Schools Florida Virtual School Florida Virtual School Private Schools Private Schools All of these options require prior approval from your guidance counselor. All of these options require prior approval from your guidance counselor.

15 10 th grade Progression English II English II Science (often Biology) Science (often Biology) Math Math World History World History 10th grade AP Accel Progression English II English II Science (Biology or Chemistry) Science (Biology or Chemistry) Math Math AP Art History, AP European History, AP World History, AP Human Geography, AP Psychology AP Art History, AP European History, AP World History, AP Human Geography, AP Psychology

16 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

17 State University System Minimum standards Sliding scale GPA and test scores – minimum 2.5 GPA & 1010 SAT or 21 ACT Sliding scale GPA and test scores – minimum 2.5 GPA & 1010 SAT or 21 ACT Grade Point Average is recomputed using academic courses only. Grade Point Average is recomputed using academic courses only. 19 high school academic units 19 high school academic units 4 English 4 English 4 Math (Algebra I level and higher) Algebra IA & IB = 1 unit 4 Math (Algebra I level and higher) Algebra IA & IB = 1 unit 3 Science 3 Science 3 Social Science 3 Social Science 2 Foreign Language 2 Foreign Language 3 additional academic units 3 additional academic units Weighting used for all state universities: weighted for AP and dual enrollment weighted for AP and dual enrollment -.5 weighted for honors -.5 weighted for honors

18 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 and AP, DE courses, advanced foreign language), test scores, essay

19 University of Florida Largest University in the State Largest University in the State Admissions Middle 50% Admissions Middle 50% academic GPA academic GPA SAT ACT SAT 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

20 FAMU Middle 50% for Admission Middle 50% for Admission 3.05 academic GPA 1350 SAT 19 ACT

21 University of Central Florida Middle 50% for admission: Middle 50% for admission: 3.5 – 4.2 academic GPA 3.5 – 4.2 academic GPA SAT CR and Math SAT CR and Math 25 – 28 ACT 25 – 28 ACT Quality and level of coursework, GPA and test scores Quality and level of coursework, GPA and test scores

22 University of South Florida Fall admissions middle 50% Fall admissions middle 50% 3.58 – 4.12 academic GPA 3.58 – 4.12 academic GPA SAT CR and Math 540 – 620 SAT Writing SAT CR and Math 540 – 620 SAT Writing ACT ACT Quality and level of coursework, GPA and test scores Quality and level of coursework, GPA and test scores

23 Highly 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

24 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. Of students who have taken Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II, 95% will pass algebra portion of the CPT and go directly into college credit work. Of students who have taken Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II, 95% will pass algebra portion of the CPT and go directly into college credit work. Everyone must take a placement test. The CPT 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 CPT 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

25 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) Alg IA & IB = 1 credit 3 credits in Math (Algebra I or higher) Alg IA & IB = 1 credit 2 credits in Science 2 credits in Science 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.

26 Bright Futures Scholarships Academic Scholars Award -Pays percentage of tuition at a Florida public or private institution. Academic Scholars Award -Pays percentage of tuition at a Florida public or private institution. Requirements: 3.5 weighted* GPA (16 required academic credits), 1270 SAT or 28 ACT and 75 hours of community service. Florida Medallion Scholars Award - Pays percentage of tuition at a Florida public or private institution. Florida Medallion Scholars Award - Pays percentage of tuition at a Florida public or private institution. Requirements: 3.0 weighted* GPA (16 required academic credits) and 970 SAT or 20 ACT 16 required academic credits include: 4 English 4 Math (Algebra I level and higher) Algebra IA & IB = 1 credit 3 Science 3 Social Science 2 Foreign Language (in the same language) 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.

27 Gold Seal Vocational Programs Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award - Pays percentage of tuition at a Florida public or private institution. (2 year scholarship) Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award - Pays percentage of tuition at a Florida public or private institution. (2 year scholarship) Requirements: 3.0 weighted GPA (16 required credits for graduation), 3.5 GPA in a 3 credit vocational program 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.

28 ePEP- Personal Education Planner Did you know that the courses youre taking right now may affect how much money you make as an adult? Hard to believe, but its true. Did you know that the courses youre taking right now may affect how much money you make as an adult? Hard to believe, but its true. By age 27, people who took rigorous courses in high school earned 13.1 percent more money than students who didnt--whether they went to college or not. By age 27, people who took rigorous courses in high school earned 13.1 percent more money than students who didnt--whether they went to college or not. College graduates make 66 percent more in wages than workers with only a high school education. A college degree is not a requirement, but some sort of post secondary professional training is! College graduates make 66 percent more in wages than workers with only a high school education. A college degree is not a requirement, but some sort of post secondary professional training is! College admissions officers say that student success in the most challenging high school courses available is the single most important factor in getting admitted to college. College admissions officers say that student success in the most challenging high school courses available is the single most important factor in getting admitted to college. If you arent sure which courses to take or what you might want to do after high school, Floridas one-stop student advising website at can help. Theres a special section just for high school students. If you arent sure which courses to take or what you might want to do after high school, Floridas one-stop student advising website at can help. Theres a special section just for high school students.www.FACTS.org 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 youre taking the right courses to graduate. See your high school transcript and find out whether youre taking the right courses to graduate. 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 win a Bright Futures scholarship to help pay for college. See what courses will make you eligible to go to college or to win a Bright Futures scholarship to help pay for college. Plan your courses for each year of high school, so they lead you where you want to go. Plan your courses for each year of high school, so they lead you where you want to go. You owe it to yourself to make informed choices about your education. Its your future. Dont leave it to chance. Log on at FACTS.org today! future. Dont leave it to chance. Log on at FACTS.org today!

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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).

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32 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. Start researching scholarship opportunities. A number of underclassmen opportunities have been available in the guidance office. Often Essay contests, poster contests, etc. Available on our web site. Start researching scholarship opportunities. A number of underclassmen opportunities have been available in the guidance office. Often Essay contests, poster contests, etc. 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 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 Choices Planner and CollegeBoard's MyRoad programs at Visit schools. Visit schools. Take the PSAT as a 10 th grader in October Take the PSAT as a 10 th grader in October 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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