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1 Class of th Grade Orientation for Rising 9th Grade Students and Parents Date: February 8, 2011 Name: Rutland High School Surging for Excellence

2 Bibb County Schools: School YearAGENDA Welcome Transition to High School High School terms Ways to be Successful Whats different in high school? Overview of Comprehensive Career Guidance Process Graduation Requirements Programs of Study/Career Pathways Four Year Plan of Study and Course Selection Spring Registration Process GACollege411 Website for Parents Bibb County Specialty Program Offerings Magnet High Schools Advanced Placement RHS Information Questions

3 High School Terms Block Schedule (4 X 4, A/B) Credits GPA (Grade Point Average) Class Rank Graduation Verification Sheet Graduation Requirements SAT, PSAT, ACT AP (Advanced Placement) 4-Year Plan GHSGT, EOCT Hope Scholarship College Connections TAA (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 easiest Parent Portal Encourage students to use a planner to write down assignments, tests, and activities Make sure you see progress reports which are sent home every 4 ½ weeks Attendance is VERY important - Provide documentation for every absence

5 Differences in High School Block Scheduling Must 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) 1 st 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 Arts Credits for Promotion: –9 th to 10 th : 6 Credits –10 th to 11 th : 13 Credits –11 th to 12 th : 20 Credits –Graduation:28 Credits –Diploma of Distinction:30 Credits

7 Counselor Services Four-Year Plan Registration & Scheduling Academic/Career Counseling Graduation Verification Forms Test Interpretation Classroom Guidance Individual Counseling (Social & Emotional) Provide Information on an On-Going Basis Gacollege411 Scholarships and Service Learning

8 Bibb County Schools: School Year Comprehensive Career Guidance GOAL: GRADUATE ON TIME- IN FOUR YEARSGOAL: GRADUATE ON TIME- IN FOUR YEARS Comprehensive 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 Students Components include: –Articulation Between Middle School and High School –Planning Guide (provided to each 9 th grader) –On-Going Advisement –Student Interest and Aptitude Inventories (available on ) –Career Pathways

9 Career Pathways A 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 Development –Interactive Media –Computing –Financial Management-Services –Early Childhood Education –Nutrition and Food Science –Marketing and Management –Architectural, Drawing, & Design –Marine Corp Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps

11 Elective Choices for 9 th Grade Team Sports Weight Training Drama Art Food, Nutrition, & Wellness Introduction to Early Childhood Care & Education Computing in the Modern World Jobs for GA Graduates MCJROTC Beginning Band Percussion Band Beginning Mixed Chorus Womens Chorus

12 Four Year Plan Each 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 students interest inventory results, the students career aspirations, and post high school options, aptitude, and future job market analysis.

13 Bibb County Schools: School Year Financial Management Pathway 4 x 4 Block: Possible 32 Units 9 th Semester I 9 th Semester II 10 th Semester I 10 th Semester II 11 th Semester I 11 th Semester II 12 th Semester I 12 th Semester II Math I & Math I Support or Elective Math II Math III English 12 or AP Literature Math IV Health/PEConceptual Physics or Biology World History Biology or Chemistry U.S. History Environ- mental Science/ Chemistry or Physics I Economics4 th Science or AP Science Computer Applica- tions Fine ArtsForeign Language English 11 or AP Language Elective American Government English 9 Business Essentials English 10 Banking & Investing Elective Insurance & Risk Manage- ment Elective

14 Documents in Packet Registration Form (8 th Grade Teachers) Bibb County Graduation Requirements 9 th Grade Course Requirements RHS Pathways Elective Choices 4-Year Success Plan Pathway Examples Summer Bridge Survey

15 New Graduation Rule The 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 Bibb County Schools: School Year New Bibb County Graduation Requirements English 4 Units Math 4 Units Science 4 Units Social Studies 4 Units Health/Physical Education 1 Unit Computer Applications 1 Unit Computer Tech, Fine Arts, or Foreign Language 3 Units minimum Electives (Career Pathway 3 units) 7 Units Total for Graduation *Diploma of Distinction 28 Units *30 Units

17 Honor Graduate Must have a 90 or Above Overall Grade Point Average (GPA) Cannot be an …….

18 Spring Registration Process All current 8 th Graders will: –Participate in the GA College 411 survey of career interests –Tour the high school and learn about available programs –Receive important information about high school –Choose courses/program of study for 9 th grade

19 Website for Parents and Students Go to Students will set up account with middle school counselor. Has helpful information regarding students 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 Countys only full magnet high school; Offers 6 exciting career paths open to all students county-wide Southwest High School: Law Academy Magnet School Central High School: Fine Arts Magnet & International Baccalaureate Program Northeast High School: Health Science Magnet School Westside High School: Pre-Engineering Magnet School

21 Advanced Placement Advanced 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 Studies –American Government & Politics – 9 th Grade –World History – 10 th Grade –U.S. History – 11 th Grade –Macroeconomics – 12 th Grade English/Language Arts –Language & Comprehension – 11 th Grade –Literature & Comprehension – 12 th Grade Bibb County Schools: School Year

23 RHS Advanced Placement Course Offerings Fine Arts –Art Portfolio – 10 th -12 th Grades ************************************************************************************************************************** AP Courses that may be added: AP Calculus AP Biology and/or AP Environmental Science AP Psychology, AP European History, and/or AP Human Geography AP Music Theory AP Computer Science AP 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 9 th 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 students 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 provided The Storm Watch Saturday Program & Holiday Programs operate on specified Saturdays and holidays

27 SIG Storm Watch Programs Services Offered: –Tutoring –GHSGT Remediation –EOCT Remediation –Attendance Recovery –Credit Recovery –Credit Repair

28 Programs for Prospective Postsecondary Students Work-Based Learning Programs (WBL): –Marketing Education (Marketing Co-Op Internship) –Youth Apprenticeship These 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 Enrollment –Move On When Ready –Early Admissions These 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 Governors Honors Program Requirements: –Nominated student must be a 10 th or 11 th grader –Student must have been nominated in a specific instructional area –Student must complete the GHP application and participate in the local screening / audition process –Student must have taken the PSAT or the SAT

32 Governors Honors Program Students can be nominated in the following areas: –Communicative Arts and Visual Arts –Foreign Language –Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies –Dance, Music, and Theatre –Executive Business Management –Commercial & Industrial Design –Technology

33 Governors 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 Scholarship HOPE is Georgias 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 Georgia All 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 coursework This GPA is un-weighted - Any additional points assigned for AP or Gifted courses will not count Be registered with the Selective Service, if required Meet enrollment requirements for the prospective college or university

36 Hope Scholarship Eligibility Be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990 Be in good standing on all student loans or other financial aid programs Not have exceeded the maximum award limits for any HOPE program All 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 Eagle The 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 Eagle The 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.)

40 Golden Eagle Categories Art Citizenship Drama English & Literature Foreign Language Industrial – Vocational Journalism Mathematics Music Science Social Studies Technology

41 500 Club The 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 Scholar The 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 Scholar Student must have earned at least 28 Carnegie Units for graduation and have taken: –4 Units in English –4 Units in Mathematics –4 Units in Science –4 Units in Social Studies –2 Units in a single Foreign Language –1 Unit in Fine Arts

46 Georgia Scholar Student 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 Fair Young Georgia Authors Contest History Day Competition Science Fair Oratorical Contests Literary Team School Council Beta Club International Studies Athletics Community Service Band & Chorus Clubs Art Drama

48 Drivers License Requirements For Learners License & Drivers License –Approved Certificate of Attendance which includes: Cannot have more than 10 unexcused absences this school year or last school year Cannot 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 student Also For Drivers 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 Council Book Club FCCLA DECA FBLA CTI Skills USA

50 Art Department Art I, Advanced Drawing/Painting, Photography, and AP Art Art Fees: $10

51 Athletics Fall: Football, Softball, Cross Country, Cheerleading Winter: Basketball, Wrestling, Swimming, Cheerleading Spring: Baseball, Golf, Track, Tennis, Soccer

52 Athletics All First Time 9 th Grade Students are Eligible 1 st Semester For 2 nd Semester in order to remain Eligible, Students must have Accrued have 2.5 Credits From the time Students enter 9 th Grade, they can only Participate 4 Years

53 Athletics Must have a Current Physical on File and Proof of Insurance Free Athletic Physicals will be Offered in the Spring at Rutland High Cheerleading Try-Outs: March 28, 2011 – April 1, 2011 Go Canes!

54 Questions?

55 Be The Change You Wish To See In The World! Mahatma Ghandi

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