Presentation on theme: "“Surging for Excellence”"— Presentation transcript:
1 “Surging for Excellence” Class of th Grade Orientation for Rising 9th Grade Students and ParentsDate: February 8, 2011Name: Rutland High School“Surging for Excellence”
2 Bibb County Schools: 2009-2010 School Year AGENDAWelcome Transition to High SchoolHigh School “terms”Ways to be SuccessfulWhat’s different in high school?Overview of Comprehensive Career Guidance ProcessGraduation RequirementsPrograms of Study/Career PathwaysFour Year Plan of Study and Course SelectionSpring Registration ProcessGACollege411Website for Parents Bibb County Specialty Program OfferingsMagnet High SchoolsAdvanced PlacementRHS InformationQuestionsWelcome parentsState purpose as to discuss the 8th graders’ transition to high school and the processes that will be forthcoming in the SpringOur agenda is as follows for this evening… (review agenda)Bibb County Schools: School Year
3 High School “Terms” Block Schedule (4 X 4, A/B) Credits GPA (Grade Point Average)Class RankGraduation Verification SheetGraduation RequirementsSAT, PSAT, ACTAP (Advanced Placement)4-Year PlanGHSGT, EOCTHope ScholarshipCollege ConnectionsTAA (Teachers As Advisors)PBS (Positive Behavior Strategies)SIG (School Improvement Grant)Vortex School Store
4 Ways to Help Your Child be Successful in High School Keep in contact with the teachers – is the easiestParent PortalEncourage students to use a planner to write down assignments, tests, and activitiesMake sure you see progress reports which are sent home every 4 ½ weeksAttendance is VERY important - Provide documentation for every absence
5 Differences in High School Block SchedulingMust pass Core Classes AND Earn Credits to be Promoted (see handout)Attendance Counts in Each Period (no more than 5 Unexcused Absences in a Class)1st Class Begins at 7:30 a.m. (if you are not seated in class you are considered tardy)School Day Ends at 2:45 p.m.Lots of Activities and Clubs
6 Core Classes & Credits Core Classes Include: Math, Science, Social Studies, & English/Language ArtsCredits for Promotion:9th to 10th: Credits10th to 11th: Credits11th to 12th: CreditsGraduation: 28 CreditsDiploma of Distinction: 30 Credits
7 Counselor Services Four-Year Plan Registration & Scheduling Academic/Career CounselingGraduation Verification FormsTest InterpretationClassroom GuidanceIndividual Counseling (Social & Emotional)Provide Information on an On-Going BasisGacollege411Scholarships and Service Learning
8 Comprehensive Career Guidance GOAL: GRADUATE ON TIME- IN FOUR YEARSComprehensive process for transitioning students through schooling ensuring they are advised on an on-going basis to take the right courses and to stay on course for graduation and success in life beyond high school.Led by Guidance Counselors, Teachers, Parents, and StudentsComponents include:Articulation Between Middle School and High SchoolPlanning Guide (provided to each 9th grader)On-Going AdvisementStudent Interest and Aptitude Inventories (available on )Career PathwaysExplain what Comprehensive Career Guidance isBibb County Schools: School Year
9 Career PathwaysA career pathway is established to help students align their academic and career studies to better prepare them for graduation, post-secondary education, and career opportunities.All students are expected to complete a pathway of study (see handout).
10 RHS Pathways Performing Arts & Visual Arts Modern Language Small Business DevelopmentInteractive MediaComputingFinancial Management-ServicesEarly Childhood EducationNutrition and Food ScienceMarketing and ManagementArchitectural, Drawing, & DesignMarine Corp Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps
11 Elective Choices for 9th Grade Team SportsWeight TrainingDramaArtFood, Nutrition, & WellnessIntroduction to Early Childhood Care & EducationComputing in the Modern WorldJobs for GA GraduatesMCJROTCBeginning BandPercussion BandBeginning Mixed ChorusWomen’s Chorus
12 Four Year PlanEach student, with input from parents, will be guided to create a plan for what classes he or she will take each year in high school.The plan will be formed by the student, the student’s interest inventory results, the student’s career aspirations, and post high school options, aptitude, and future job market analysis.
13 SAMPLE Financial Management Pathway 4 x 4 Block: Possible 32 Units Semester ISemester II10th11th12thMath I & Math I Support or ElectiveMath IIMath IIMath IIIMath IIIEnglish 12 or AP LiteratureMath IVHealth/PEConceptual Physics or BiologyWorld HistoryBiology or ChemistryU.S. HistoryEnviron-mental Science/ Chemistry or Physics IEconomics4th Science orAP ScienceComputer Applica- tionsFine ArtsForeign LanguageEnglish 11 or AP LanguageElectiveAmerican GovernmentEnglish 9Business EssentialsEnglish 10Banking & InvestingInsurance & Risk Manage-mentSAMPLEThis is an example of what a Four Year Plan might look like for a student who selected Business and Computer Science as his career pathway.Notice that with Block scheduling, the student has 32 course possibilities which gives him or her room for all of the requirements for graduation (English, math, science, social studies, PE/Health, and computer applications) PLUS 14 other opportunities to take courses of the student’s choosing.Bibb County Schools: School Year
14 Documents in Packet Registration Form (8th Grade Teachers) Bibb County Graduation Requirements9th Grade Course RequirementsRHS PathwaysElective Choices4-Year Success PlanPathway ExamplesSummer Bridge Survey
15 New Graduation RuleThe State Department of Georgia enacted a new graduation rule.New graduation requirements began with students who enrolled in high school as a 9th grader in the school year. There is now only one diploma type for all Georgia students.Bibb County School District also awards a Diploma of Distinction.
16 New Bibb County Graduation Requirements English4 UnitsMathScienceSocial StudiesHealth/Physical Education1 UnitComputer ApplicationsComputer Tech, Fine Arts, or Foreign Language3 Units minimumElectives (Career Pathway 3 units)7 UnitsTotal for Graduation*Diploma of Distinction28 Units*30 UnitsBibb County Schools: School Year
17 Honor Graduate Must have a 90 or Above Overall Grade Point Average (GPA)Cannot be an …….
18 Spring Registration Process All current 8th Graders will:Participate in the GA College 411 survey of career interestsTour the high school and learn about available programsReceive important information about high schoolChoose courses/program of study for 9th grade
19 Website for Parents and Students Go toStudents will set up account with middleschool counselor.Has helpful information regarding student’s career research, educational plans, interest inventory results, etc.Students will use this account throughout high school.
20 High School Magnet Programs Hutchings Career Center: Bibb County’s only full magnet high school; Offers 6 exciting career paths open to all students county-wideSouthwest High School: Law Academy Magnet SchoolCentral High School: Fine Arts Magnet & International Baccalaureate ProgramNortheast High School: Health Science Magnet SchoolWestside High School: Pre-Engineering Magnet School
21 Advanced PlacementAdvanced Placement( AP) courses are rigorous courses offered to high school students that are equivalent to college level courses.Bibb County School District has an open access policy for participation in these courses.AP students are required to do extensive reading, writing and studying. AP Exams are administered in May.Students who score a 3 or higher on the AP Exam may earn college credit. College credit for AP exams is determined by the college or university.
22 RHS Advanced Placement Course Offerings Social StudiesAmerican Government & Politics – 9th GradeWorld History – 10th GradeU.S. History – 11th GradeMacroeconomics – 12th GradeEnglish/Language ArtsLanguage & Comprehension – 11th GradeLiterature & Comprehension – 12th GradeBibb County Schools: School Year
23 RHS Advanced Placement Course Offerings Fine ArtsArt Portfolio – 10th-12th Grades**************************************************************************************************************************AP Courses that may be added:AP CalculusAP Biology and/or AP Environmental ScienceAP Psychology, AP European History, and/orAP Human GeographyAP Music TheoryAP Computer ScienceAP Spanish Literature
24 RHS School for International Studies The SIS is designed to prepare future leaders in a global economy, to encourage students to be multi-dimensional thinkers, and to develop global perspectives on politics, culture, and science.The SIS targets interested 9th grade students who desire to commit to the rigorous, advanced course requirements.
25 RHS School for International Studies It allows student choice regarding an area of concentrated study.It requires AP exams, allows for interest-focused accelerated academics, and a 4-year research project that will culminate with defense in a student’s senior year.
26 SIG Storm Watch Programs The Storm Watch After-School Program operates 3 days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, and transportation is providedThe Storm Watch Saturday Program & Holiday Programs operate on specified Saturdays and holidays
28 Programs for Prospective Postsecondary Students Work-Based Learning Programs (WBL):Marketing Education (Marketing Co-Op Internship)Youth ApprenticeshipThese programs allow students to receive course credit for supervised technical experiences in area businesses.
29 Programs for Prospective Postsecondary Students ACCEL with Post-Secondary Institutions:Dual EnrollmentMove On When ReadyEarly AdmissionsThese programs are funded by the Lottery and administered by the Georgia Student Finance Commission.A student must be classified as a junior or senior to participate.
30 Programs for Prospective Postsecondary Students These programs allow students to apply, be accepted, and then pursue postsecondary study at approved public and private colleges and technical colleges while receiving dual high school and college credit for courses successfully completed.
31 Governor’s Honors Program Requirements:Nominated student must be a 10th or 11th graderStudent must have been nominated in a specific instructional areaStudent must complete the GHP application and participate in the local screening / audition processStudent must have taken the PSAT or the SAT
32 Governor’s Honors Program Students can be nominated in the following areas:Communicative Arts and Visual ArtsForeign LanguageMathematics, Science, and Social StudiesDance, Music, and TheatreExecutive Business ManagementCommercial & Industrial DesignTechnology
33 Governor’s Honors Program The Governor's Honors Program is a six-week summer instructional program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year.Activities are designed to provide each participant with opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge, and attitudes to become independent life-long learners.
34 Hope ScholarshipHOPE is Georgia’s unique scholarship and grant program that rewards students with financial assistance in degree, diploma, and certificate programs at eligible Georgia public and private colleges and universities and public technical colleges.The HOPE Scholarship award amount covers tuition, HOPE approved mandatory fees, and a book allowance of up to $300 per academic year at a public college or university.At a private college or university, the HOPE Scholarship award is $4,000 per academic year if you are a full time student (12 hours or more).If you enroll as a half-time student (6-11 hours), you may receive an award of $2,000 per year.
35 Hope Scholarship Eligibility Be a legal resident of GeorgiaAll students entering the scholarship program as freshmen must earn a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale for all English, math, science, social studies, and foreign language courseworkThis GPA is un-weighted - Any additional points assigned for AP or Gifted courses will not countBe registered with the Selective Service, if requiredMeet enrollment requirements for the prospective college or university
36 Hope Scholarship Eligibility Be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990Be in good standing on all student loans or other financial aid programsNot have exceeded the maximum award limits for any HOPE programAll core coursework attempted in grades 9-12 will be counted toward the HOPE Scholarship cumulative GPA and un-weighted numeric grades will be converted to the 4.0 scale
37 Golden EagleThe Golden Eagle Award is an award for academic excellence that is presented to Middle Georgia high school seniors who have unselfishly used their talents and abilities to serve their schools and communities.Each winner will receive a Golden Eagle trophy and a $1,000 check.One honorable mention award will be made in each of the category and will receive a plaque and a $300 check. Each nominee will receive a certificate of merit.
38 Golden EagleThe competition is open to all high school seniors (public, private schools, and home schools) within the Telegraph delivery circulation area; only one nominee per category is permitted.Scholarship and service are essential qualifications for a Golden Eagle nominee.The Golden Eagle Award is given to the individual in each category whose record of achievement and service to school and community best exemplifies the unselfish use of his and her talents and abilities to help others, in relation to their category.
39 Golden Eagle Qualifications Accomplishment (Accomplishments, honors, and recognition represent evidence of achievement, both in school and in the community.)Leadership (Initiative in constructive programs, poise in facing difficult problems and courage in meeting responsibilities are hallmarks of a good leader.)Character (The character of the individual can be judged by observing personal habits and attitudes.)
41 500 ClubThe 500 Club recognizes those students who have scored a 500 on the Math, Verbal and Writing portions of the SAT.Students who are members are treated to a breakfast and a pizza party each semester.At the end of the year the names of all 500 Club members are entered in a drawing for a free laptop computer.All students are recognized at senior honors night in May.
42 Robert Byrd Scholarship The Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program is a federally-funded program established to promote student excellence and academic achievement.Each year, about 200 scholarships of $1500 each are awarded annually based on academic merit and promise of continued academic excellence.One student from each high school in the state of Georgia may be nominated for consideration.The award is made without consideration for the location of the institution of higher learning named by the applicant.
43 Robert Byrd Scholarship Eligibility Show excellent academic achievement in high school.Be a legal resident of Georgia.Be an eligible U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, according to definitions in the regulations.Turn in all application materials and documentation no later than February 1.Graduate from a public or private high school or receive the GED during the same year that the application is submitted.Be accepted or have applied at an eligible college as a full-time student.
44 Georgia ScholarThe Georgia Scholar Program is an effort by the Georgia Department of Education to identify and recognize high school seniors who have achieved excellence in school and community life.The program is coordinated by the Office of Student Learning and Assessment of the Georgia Department of Education through local coordinators in each public school system and private schools in the state.The Georgia Scholar must be a high school senior who exhibits excellence in all phases of school life, in community activities, and in the home.
45 Georgia ScholarStudent must have earned at least 28 Carnegie Units for graduation and have taken:4 Units in English4 Units in Mathematics4 Units in Science4 Units in Social Studies2 Units in a single Foreign Language1 Unit in Fine Arts
46 Georgia ScholarStudent must have a minimum combined score of 1360 (math & verbal) on the SAT at one test administration.Student must have a non-weighted cumulative GPA of at least 3.75 on a 4.0 scale.Student must be registered to vote if a United States citizen and 18 years of age on or before March 1.Student must have participated in at least 3 different competitive interscholastic activities.Student must show evidence of leadership.
47 Opportunities for Scholarships Technology FairYoung Georgia Author’s ContestHistory Day CompetitionScience FairOratorical ContestsLiterary TeamSchool CouncilBeta ClubInternational StudiesAthleticsCommunity ServiceBand & ChorusClubsArtDrama
48 Driver’s License Requirements For Learner’s License & Driver’s LicenseApproved Certificate of Attendance which includes:Cannot have more than 10 unexcused absences this school year or last school yearCannot have been found in violation of alcohol, drugs, a weapon or sexual offense.... or threatening, striking, or causing bodily harm to a teacher, staff member, or another studentAlso For Driver’s License:Pass the ADAP (Alcohol & Drug Awareness Program) Test administered through PE/Health Class
49 Clubs & Organizations Academic Team Math Team Beta Club Dance Team Student CouncilBook ClubFCCLADECAFBLACTISkills USA
50 Art DepartmentArt I, Advanced Drawing/Painting, Photography, and AP ArtArt Fees: $10
52 Athletics All First Time 9th Grade Students are Eligible 1st Semester For 2nd Semester in order to remain Eligible, Students must have Accrued have 2.5 CreditsFrom the time Students enter 9th Grade, they can only Participate 4 Years
53 AthleticsMust have a Current Physical on File and Proof of InsuranceFree Athletic Physicals will be Offered in the Spring at Rutland HighCheerleading Try-Outs: March 28, 2011 – April 1, 2011Go Canes!
54 Questions?Capture all parent questions in the space above. Use additional slides of needed.
55 Be The Change You Wish To See In The World! Mahatma Ghandi