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1 COFFEE TALK HIGH SCHOOL 101 EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO SUCCEED IN HIGH SCHOOL

2 Park Vista Community High School Opened doors August 2004 as a comprehensive high school 828 Freshmen Sophomores Juniors Seniors = 2942 total students 225 Faculty & Staff 5 choice academy programs: Medical, Auto Service, Auto Collision, TV & Film, Information Technology Placed in the top 6% of public schools in the country; a distinction earned by just over 1,600 schools of the approximately 27,000 public high schools in the United States. This is the second consecutive year Park Vista was named in Newsweeks Top Schools list. Students attending 4-year colleges: 63% Students attending 2-year colleges: 30% An A rated school by the State of Florida

3 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS I. A total of 24 credits are needed for graduation. These credits must include: ENGLISH:4 credits MATHEMATICS:4 credits (must include 1 full Algebra credit) SCIENCE:3 credits (must include 1 Biology and 1 Physical Science credit) SOCIAL STUDIES:3 credits (must include 1 World History, 1 American History, ½ American Government, ½ Economics credit) PHYSICAL EDUCATION:1 credit (½ credit of PERSONAL FITNESS and ½ credit of a P.E. class) PERFORMING/FINE ART:1 credit ELECTIVES:8 credits 24 credits total II.A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is needed in ALL high school credit courses. III.A passing score is needed on the 10th grade FCAT Reading. iV. 20 hours of community service/volunteer hours completed in high school are required before graduation.

4 THE PREVIOUS WERE THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS NEEDED FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION. STATE OF FLORIDA UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS HAVE ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS INCLUDING A MINIMUM OF 18 ACADEMIC CREDITS TO INCLUDE AT LEAST 4 CREDITS IN MATH AT OR ABOVE THE ALG I LEVEL IN ADDITION TO TWO YEARS OF THE SAME FOREIGN LANGUAGE.

5 STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM MATRIX STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF FLORIDA INSTITUTIONAL MATRIX AS OF AUGUST 2010 FAMU TALLAHASSEE U FAU BOCA RATON FGCU FT. MYERS FIU MIAMI U FSU TALLAHASSEE NCF SARASOTA U UCF ORLANDO U UF GAINESVILLE U UNF JACKSONVILL E USF TAMPA U UWF PENSACOLA DU TOTAL ENROLLMENT12,27427,70711,10540,45539, ,64450,69116,71940,26711,184 MIDDLE RANGE GPA ACCEPTED (RECALCULATED) FALL SUMMER FALL SUMMER FALL SUMMER FALL SUMMER FALL SUMMER FALL NO SUMMER FALL SUMMER FALL SUMMER FALL SUMMER FALL SUMMER FALL SUMMER QUALITY POINTS ADDED TO GPA FOR AP, HONORS, DUAL ENROLLMENT 1.0 QP FOR AP 0.5 QP FOR HONORS 1.0 QP FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT 1.0 QP FOR AP 0.5 QP FOR HONORS 1.0 QP FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT 1.0 QP FOR AP 0.5 QP FOR HONORS 1.0 QP FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT 1.0 QP FOR AP 0.5 QP FOR HONORS 1.0 QP FOR DUAL ENROLLMEN T 1.0 QP FOR AP 0.5 QP FOR HONORS 1.0 QP FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT 1.0 QP FOR AP 0.5 QP FOR HONORS 1.0 QP FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT 1.0 QP FOR AP 0.5 QP FOR HONORS 1.0 QP FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT 1.0 QP FOR AP 0.5 QP FOR HONORS 1.0 QP FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT 1.0 QP FOR AP 0.5 QP FOR HONORS 1.0 QP FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT 1.0 QP FOR AP 0.5 QP FOR HONORS 1.0 QP FOR DUAL ENROLL 1.0 QP FOR AP 0.5 QP FOR HONORS 1.0 QP FOR DUAL ENROLL MIDDLE RANGE SAT ACCEPTED FALL SUMMER ALL 3 SECTIONS FALL SUMMER ALL 3 SECTIONS FALL SUMMER ALL 3 SECTIONS FALL SUMMER ALL 3 SECT FALL SUMMER ALL 3 SECTIONS FALL NO SUMMER V & M ONLY FALL SUMMER ALL 3 SECT FALL SUMMER ALL 3 SECT FALL SUMMER V & M ONLY FALL SUMMER ALL 3 SECT FALL SUMMER V & M ONLY MIDDLE RANGE ACT ACCEPTED FALL SUMMER FALL SUMMER FALL SUMMER FALL SUMMER FALL SUMMER FALL NO SUMMER FALL SUMMER FALL SUMMER FALL SUMMER FALL SUMMER FALL SUMMER % OF APPLICANTS ACCEPTED FALL OF %54%66%48% 49%44%41%42%44%67% % FALL 2009 FTIC IN TOP 10% OF HS CLASS N/A15%13%14%34%52%35%77%22%35%15% % FALL 2009 FTIC IN TOP 20% OF HS CLASS N/A34%31%30%69%76%75%93%44%60%38% PREFERRED TIME TO APPLY SEPT.FALLSEPT 1-NOV 15JUL -DEC 1PRIOR TO OCT 15 BY FEB 15FALLJUL-NOV 1NOV 19 PRIOR TO JAN 2 FALL ADMISSION NOTIFICATION PLAN ROLLING ROLLING W/FEB 15 TH PRIORITY DEADLINE MODIFIED ROLLING; DEC 1 PRIORITY DEADLINE 2 NOTIFICATION DATES 12/8 & 3/16 DECISION 4/1 & 4/25 ROLLINGFEB 11 DECISION DATE 11/19 ROLLING AFTER THAT MODIFIED ROLLING TOP 3 MAJORS FOR UNDERGRADUATES BUSINESS, PHARMACY, CRIMINAL JUSTICE ELEMENTARY ED, ACCOUNTING, BIOLOGY MANAGEMENT, BIOLOGY, COMMUNICATIONS BUSINESS, LIB ARTS, ENGINEERIN G BUSINESS, BIOLOGY, PSYCH PSYCH, BIOLOGY, POLI SCI BUSINESS, PSYCH, ENGINEER PSYCH, FINANCE, POLI SCI BUSINESS, PSYCH, COMMUN BIOMEDICAL, PSYCH, BIOLOGY BIOLOGY, BUSINESS, EDUCATION ARE LETTERS OR REC REQUIRED? YES - 2NO YES - 1NO 1 ST YEAR RETENTION RATE 78%79%78%82%90%86% 96%83%86%71% 6 YEAR GRADUATION RATE 38.56%39%45%46%71.4%60%63%82%49%48%47% TUITION & FEES FOR 30 CREDIT HOURS $3993$4794$4945$4580$5238 $5348 FOR 36 HRS $5021$5020$4909$5200$4794 NCAA SPORTS DIVISIONDIV 1 N/ADIV 1 DIV 2

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8 HOW ARE GRADE POINT AVERAGES (GPA) AND HONOR POINT AVERAGES (HPA) CALCULATED? ALL LETTER GRADES ARE AWARD POINTS Regular Classes A = 4.00 B = 3.00 C = 2.00 D = 1.00 F = 0.00 Honors Classes A = B = C = D = F = Advanced Placement Classes A = 6.00 B = 4.50 C = 3.00 D = 1.50 F = 0.00

9 2 EXAMPLES EXAMPLE #1 ENGLISH IB3.00 ALGEBRA IC2.00 EARTH/SPACE SCIENCEA4.00 WORLD CULT GEOGRAPHYD1.00 SPANISH IC2.00 P.E.A4.00 INTRO TO INFO TECHA4.00 TOTAL POINTS20.00 GRADE POINT AVERAGE = / 7 = HONOR POINT AVERAGE = (SAME BECAUSE OF NO HONOR OR AP CLASSES)

10 2 EXAMPLES EXAMPLE #2 GPAHPA ENGLISH I HONORSB GEOMETRY HONORSC BIOLOGY HONORSA AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHYA SPANISH IC P.E.A INTRO TO INFO TECHA TOTAL POINTS (WEIGHTING) GRADE POINT AVERAGE = / 7 = HONOR POINT AVERAGE = / 7 =

11 PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS FROM 9 TH TO 10 TH = AT LEAST 5 CREDITS FROM 10 TH TO 11 TH = AT LEAST 11 CREDITS FROM 11 TH TO 12 TH = AT LEAST 17 CREDITS

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13 FREE TUTORING MATH, ENGLISH, SCIENCE, SOCIAL STUDIES AND WORLD LANGUAGES TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 3:004:00 ROOM NEW THIS YEAR!!!!! ALGEBRA & GEOMETRY TUTORING EVERY DAY DURING BOTH LUNCHES ROOM ALL ALGEBRA & GEOMETRY STUDENTS WELCOME

14 EIGHT STEPS TO IMPROVE YOUR GRADES 1. GET ORGANIZED. Utilize assignment sheets or an agenda book daily to write down assignments for each class. Share this with your parents each night. 2. DO YOUR HOMEWORK. Set a specific, designated time, each day that you dedicate solely to homework and studying. Be consistent; make this a routine. After you complete your daily work, show it to your parent so that they can check it and see that you did the work on your assignment sheets or agenda book. 3. STUDY FOR A SET AMOUNT OF TIME AND AT THE SAME TIME EACH DAY REGARDLESS IF YOU HAVE HOMEWORK OR NOT. Even if you have no homework, which should be very rare, you should still study for upcoming test, work on future projects, review class notes, vocabulary, reread textbook chapters, etc. Studying needs to become habitual, like brushing your teeth. 4. CHECK YOUR GRADES REGULARLY ON EDLINE. Students and parents should check Edline weekly. Edline is updated each Thursday morning. Check for missing assignments and upcoming tests, quizzes, or projects. If you see something that you have a question about, contact the teacher. Your parents can even the teachers through Edline. 5. GET EXTRA HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT. Go to your teachers when you are having trouble with a class and ask them for the extra help that you need. We also offer free tutoring as follows: MATH, ENGLISH, SCIENCE, SOCIAL STUDIES AND WORLD LANGUAGE TUTORING TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.ROOM ALGEBRA I & GEOMETRY TUTORING MONDAYS – FRIDAYSDURING BOTH LUNCH ROOM SET GOALS FOR YOURSELF. Set short and long term goals for yourself. Short term goals Daily; fill out assignment sheets completely, complete homework, study. Weekly; improve your grades on Edline, complete all assignments for the week, and improve test grades. Long term goals Quarterly; pass all classes with at least a C, raise GPA. Yearly; earn the credits necessary to stay on track for graduation and be promoted to the next grade. 7. DEVELOP A CONTRACT WITH YOUR PARENTS. Sit down with your parents and develop a contract incorporating your short and long term goals. Set up rewards and consequences based on achieving your short and long term goals. It is important for you and your parent(s) to stick to the contract for this to work. I AGREE TO…….REWARD CONSEQUENCE complete assignment sheets daily__________________________________________ complete my daily assignments_____________________________ complete all assignments for the week improve my grades for the week_____________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8. DECIDE THAT EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT. Decide that education is important. Make it a priority and embrace it a as a core value. Understand that there is a pay-off at the end for you, and consequently you will take it more seriously and perform better.

15 EDLINE CHECK EDLINE WEEKLY ASK YOUR CHILD FIRST IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR GRADES USE THE TEACHER LINKS ON EDLINE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT YOUR CHILDS PERFORMANCE OR OTHER ISSUES IN THE CLASSES CONTACT YOUR CHILDS GUIDANCE COUNSELOR IF AFTER YOU CONTACT THEIR TEACHER THE ISSUE IS NOT RESOLVED

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19 IMPORTANT DATES SEMESTER EXAMS DECEMBER 14 TH PERIOD 1 EXAM DECEMBER 15 TH PERIODS 2 AND 3 EXAMS DECEMBER 16 TH PERIODS 4 AND 5 EXAMS DECEMBER 17 TH PERIODS 6 AND 7 EXAMS REPORT CARD DATES OCTOBER 29 JANUARY 19 APRIL 4 JUNE 9 (MAILED) ADVANCED PLACEMENT/DUAL ENROLLMENT JANUARY 19 TH PARENT NIGHT JANUARY 28 TH APPLICATIONS DUE TO AP TEACHERS FEBRUARY 11 TH LISTS OF ACCEPTED STUDENTS POSTED REGISTRATION DATES FEBRUARY 8 TH AND 9 TH ASSEMBLIES FEBRUARY 25 TH COURSE SELECTION SHEETS DUE TO TEACHER APRIL STUDENTS MEET WITH GUIDANCE COUNSELORS TO FINALIZE COURSES

20 PSYCHOLOGY TODAY ARTICLE Behold the wholly sanitized childhood, without skinned knees or the occasional C in history. "Kids need to feel badly sometimes," says child psychologist David Elkind, professor at Tufts University. "We learn through experience and we learn through bad experiences. Through failure we learn how to cope."childhood Messing up, however, even in the playground, is wildly out of style. Although error and experimentation are the true mothers of success, parents are taking pains to remove failure from the equation. "Life is planned out for us," says Elise Kramer, a Cornell University junior. "But we don't know what to want." As Elkind puts it, "Parents and schools are no longer geared toward child development, they're geared to academic achievement."

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22 PSYCHOLOGY TODAY ARTICLE Enter: grade inflation. When he took over as president of Harvard in July 2001, Lawrence Summers publicly ridiculed the value of honors after discovering that 94 percent of the college's seniors were graduating with them. Safer to lower the bar than raise the discomfort level. Grade inflation is the institutional response to parental anxiety about school demands on children, contends social historian Peter Stearns of George Mason University. As such, it is a pure index of emotional overinvestment in a child's success. And it rests on a notion of juvenile frailtythe assumption that children are easily bruised and need explicit uplift," Stearns argues in his book, Anxious Parenting: A History of Modern Childrearing in America.

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