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1 Mission Possible: Graduation and Beyond
Class of 2016 Advisement This advisement program supports the state of Georgia BRIDGE Law Advisement and Graduation Plan

2 Focus of 10th Grade Advisement
Advisement and Impact of BRIDGE Law GACollege411 including My411 Student Portfolio Information PSAT Results for Students Who Took Test

3 BRIDGE Law Mandated Advisement Legislation
Law regarding advisement that began during the school year. This law mandates that certain tasks be completed on GACollege411 to support all students career planning and decision making. Students must have a GACollege411 account (My411), complete career interest inventories, complete their graduation plan, explore 3 careers, and be provided with information about College Credit Now/Dual Enrollment.

4 Promotion to Grade 11 In order to be promoted to the 11th grade, your student must have earned 11 credits.

5 HOPE GPA Please remember that a HOPE gpa is calculated on a 4.0 scale and the focus is on academic courses completed. Some science courses that are used in a CTAE pathway also count as the 4th Science requirement. All of these courses automatically calculate into the HOPE gpa. Non-academic elective courses do not count HOPE GPA will be 3.0 or higher- it is not a numerical average. Please monitor HOPE G via your GACollege411 account.

6 HOPE RIGOROUS COURSES All students in the class of 2016 who wish to receive a HOPE Scholarship must take 3 rigorous courses in addition to meeting the HOPE GPA requirement. These courses have just been specified and include the following: Advanced Placement courses, CCGPS Advanced Algebra, Accelerated CCGPS Pre-Calculus, CCGPS Pre-Calculus , Anatomy, Forensics, Physics, Chemistry, French II and III, and Spanish II-V.

7 Registration/Advisement
AP Schedulers and Counselors will request the core academic subjects: English, Math, and Social Studies Students will be guided on the next level Science course to complete Students will complete the Advisement/Registration plan listing the elective choices in priority order. The Course Request List along with the Advisement/Registration Document will be available for you and your student to review and edit before the summer.

8 Advisement Planning With your student during classroom guidance, we will review: 11th Grade Requirements Electives Career Cluster and Pathway Information Georgia High School Testing Requirements Georgia High School Writing Test EOCTs are 20% of final grade in class Important career planning websites:

9 AP and Honors Information
Applications will be online at for the school year. Applications are available and will close February 15, Student must apply even if they are already in honors level. If selected the student will stay in the course all year.

10 Counselors discuss with students completing career interest inventories and linking those results to one of the 11 career cluster areas.

11 Work-Based Learning (WBL)
How can I benefit from WBL? Online Application Process Put your book knowledge to use and gain hands on experience in your career. Earn school credit in your career area during your Junior and Senior year. Earn money while learning (excluding some internships).

12 Work-Based Learning (WBL)
Opportunities Include: Youth Apprenticeship Cooperative Education Internship Employability Skills Development Ask your WBL Coordinator, CTAE Teacher or Counselor for an application.

13 Credit Recovery Courses
If your student is needing to take a credit recovery course due to failing a course, the counselor can help him/her determine if this option is a good choice. Credit recovery courses are taken via There is an approval process for taking these courses.

14 Credit Recovery Courses (Recommended by School Counselor)
If there is a need to take a credit recovery course due to failing a course, the counselor can help determine if this option is a good choice. Credit recovery courses are taken via K12, PLATO, Georgia Credit Recovery, or Georgia Virtual School. There is an approval process for taking these courses.

15 Test-out Opportunities for Credit
Beginning in the Spring, qualified students may test-out in up to 3 EOCT courses throughout high school and earn up to 3 high school credits.

16 Test-out Opportunities Basic Requirements and Information
1. Limit is 3 courses during high school. 2. PCSD Test-out Registration Opportunity in January with information available prior to registration opportunity. This is an Online registration opportunity on the district website. 3. Student cannot have started a course(s) that he/she is planning to test-out. 4. During January registration a payment of $50.00 must be made for each test. Students who score Exceeds will have this money reimbursed after scores come back during April. 5. During February a grade of B or higher will be validated. Also, during February a teacher recommendation regarding the test-out opportunity must be received. This recommendation is completed by the student’s teacher in the subject area. 6. EOCT test(s) is taken during the week of March 10.

17 College Credit Now/ Dual Enrollment
Process by which high school students take courses from a state public or private postsecondary institution while still enrolled as a high school student and receive credit both at the high school and at the postsecondary institution. MOWR (Move On When Ready) full time student at the college ACCEL part time high school/ part time college student

18 College Credit Now/Dual Enrollment Quick Reference Guide
Explains the following: Who is eligible College admission requirements Full-time or part-time status Available courses Campus attendance Earned credits Who pays

19 Dual Enrollment opportunities require..
Advisement conference with the counselor prior to the start of each semester Approval of parent/guardian Admissions requirements met at an eligible post-secondary institution (please watch deadlines….sometimes they are several months before the semester begins) Documentation completed for final approval

20 PSAT Test Results Source: The College Board

21 PSAT Test The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude test provides a standardized view of a student’s scholastic skills, regardless of the school attended, and helps students compare themselves with other college-bound students nationwide. Note to Presenter: Use this PowerPoint presentation to help your students understand their PSAT/NMSQT results and benefit from the feedback provided on their score reports. The notes provided throughout the presentation can be read aloud to students or used simply as reference information. There are 4 major parts to the PSAT/NMSQT Score Report: -Your Scores -Your Skills -Your Answers -Next Steps The score report shows how you performed on each of the three sections of the PSAT/NMSQT: -Critical Reading -Mathematics -Writing Skills

22 Your Scores Score You can see your projected SAT score online in My College QuickStart ( Score Range For sophomore or younger student, your scores are compared to those of sophomores. Your Scores PSAT/NMSQT scores are reported on a scale from 20 to 80. The sample here shows a score of 50 for the Critical Reading section. Below the score is a score range. Ranges show how much your scores might vary if you took the PSAT/NMSQT again before gaining new knowledge or skills. In this case, the Critical Reading score would be within 4 points above or below 50. The performance of students with scores between 46 and 54 would be very similar. Percentiles: How did I do compared to others? Percentiles help you compare your performance on the PSAT/NMSQT to the performance of all other juniors or sophomores who tested. For example, if you scored in the 55th percentile, you scored higher than 55 percent of students who took the test. It also means that 45 percent of students had a score equal to or higher than yours. Another way to understand percentiles is to visualize 100 students lined up from the lowest (or first) percentile to the highest (or 99th) percentile. If you are in the 55th percentile, you would be the 55th student in line, scoring higher than 54 students and lower than 45. Note: Juniors are compared to all juniors who took the test; sophomores and younger students are compared to all sophomores who took the test.

23 National Merit Scholarship Corporation Information
The Selection Index is the sum of your critical reading, mathematics and writing skills scores. If it has an asterisk, you do not meet all of the eligibility requirements for the competition. Below your scores, you’ll find information about eligibility for scholarships available through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Each student who takes the PSAT/NMSQT has a Selection Index. The Selection Index is the sum of the Critical Reading, Math, and Writing Skills scores (CR+M+W). To enter National Merit Scholarship Corporations competitions, you must: 1.        be a full-time high school student; 2.        graduate the following year and enroll in college full-time; 3.        complete grades 9-12 in four years; and 4.        be a U.S. citizen. If your Selection Index has an asterisk (*) next to it, this means you do not meet all the eligibility requirements for entrance into the competition. Typically, it is because you are not graduating next year. More than 1.5 million juniors enter this competition each year. About 50,000 qualify for recognition, and about 9,600 of these students receive an award. Be sure to look at your own Selection Index and eligibility when you receive your score report. The Percentile compares your performance to that of other college-bound juniors. The Entry Requirements section displays information you provided on your answer sheet.

24 Your Skills See how you did on each skill. The same skills are tested on the SAT. Your Skills Section The “Your Skills” section is a valuable part of your PSAT/NMSQT results, showing you a complete picture of how you performed on the different skills tested by the PSAT/NMSQT. Take a closer look to see where you did well and where you might want to improve. The same skills are tested on the SAT. To get more practice before you take that test, try the hundreds of practice questions available online at You can try hundreds of practice questions, organized by skill, online in My College QuickStart (

25 Your Answers You will get your test book back with your PSAT/NMSQT results, so that you can review the questions. You can also review each test question in My College QuickStart. Review Your Answers Section The middle section of the report is the “Review Your Answers” section. When you receive your results, you will also get your test book, the one you used when you took the test. Be sure to ask for your test book if you don’t have it. Use your Test Book: Using your actual test book will help you make the most of the “Review Your Answers” section, since you’ll be able to go back to questions you got wrong and, with the help of the explanations available on figure out why. You can also look at the notes you made in your test book to see how you got to your answer. Four Columns: The Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing Skills sections of your score report all contain the following information. The first column displays the number of each question as it appeared in the test booklet. The second column displays the correct answer to each question. In the third column you will see the answers that you chose: -a checkmark means CORRECT -O means OMITTED -an alphanumeric letter shows the incorrect answer you chose In the fourth column we see the letters E, M, or H, which identify the level of difficulty of each question. -E means EASY questions -M means MEDIUM difficulty -H means HARD (the most difficult questions on the test) Remember: This test is for high school juniors who are preparing for college, so it’s possible that an E or easy question might seem difficult to younger students.

26 Your Answers: Student-Produced Responses
Some of the math problems required you to grid in answers instead of selecting an option. For these questions, you will see the correct answer(s) written out. Review Your Answers: Mathematics Student-Produced Responses Not all the math questions on the PSAT/NMSQT are multiple-choice. The Math section contains Multiple-Choice and Student Produced Response Questions, or “grid-ins”. Here, you solved problems and then recorded answers on a grid. Only answers gridded in the circles are scored. You receive no credit for answers, even correct ones, written in boxes and not gridded or gridded incorrectly.

27 Next Steps What’s next? Use the access code on your report to log in to My College QuickStart, a personalized college and career planning kit. There you can: Search for colleges Get a personalized SAT study plan Take a personality test to find majors and careers that fit you Your Educational Plans Read this section to see how well your future plans match your current interests and skills, as well as the courses you will be taking. On your answer sheet, you provided: grade average a college major of interest Your report gives a description of what college students learn and do with the major you indicated. It also notes skills important to that major and high school courses you should take.

28 Projected SAT® score ranges State percentiles You can filter questions
My College QuickStart My Online Score Report Projected SAT® score ranges State percentiles You can filter questions Questions and answer explanations My Online Score Report lets you learn about your test results: Review questions and answer explanations. Sort the questions by those questions they omitted or answered incorrectly, by the question’s level of difficulty, or by skill. Compare performance to state percentiles. View projected SAT score ranges.

29 My College QuickStart My SAT Study Plan™
Personalized skills to improve SAT practice questions An official SAT practice test My SAT Study Plan, creates a customized SAT study plan on your PSAT/NMSQT results. You can try hundreds of practice questions and even try a full-length SAT practice test.

30 Starter list of colleges Criteria to customize search
My College QuickStart My College Matches Starter list of colleges Criteria to customize search Ability to save searches You can jump-start your college search with a starter list of colleges based on your home state and selected major. You can then customize this list to meet the criteria that are important to you.

31 Log in to your personalized account at
My College QuickStart Log in to your personalized account at

32 Testing SAT $51.00
and/or ACT $ 36.50 Should take at least once by Spring of Junior year

33 Junior and Senior Year Your student should: Focus on academics
Take rigorous/relevant courses which include Advanced Placement and honors courses Stay organized Research options Use Career exploration Post-secondary schools exploration Scholarship information Planning and application information Keep HOPE Alive!!!!!

34 Post-secondary Plans Student’s individual profile (My411 Account is set up.) Important website with career interest inventory information College, university, and technical college information Student’s individual profile Student’s HOPE GPA information Student’s career interest inventory information Student’s high school graduation planning process…BRIDGE Graduation Plan Student’s career planning and decision making Student’s post secondary/college planning process

35 10th Grade Advisement Opportunity!
Professional School Counselors support all students! Thank you for attending the Class of 2016 10th Grade Advisement Opportunity!

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