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1 Sophomore Meeting Preparing for the next two years of high school and beyond.

2 Core 40 Graduation Requirements English/Language Arts – 8 credits Including a balance of literature, composition and speech. Mathematics – 6 credits (in grades 9-12) 2 credits: Algebra I 2 credits: Geometry 2 credits: Algebra II **Students must take a math or quantitative reasoning course each year in high school Science - 6 credits 2 credits: Biology I 2 credits: Chemistry I or Physics I or Integrated Chemistry- Physics 2 credits: any Core 40 science course Social Studies - 6 credits 2 credits: U.S. History 1 credit: U.S. Government 1 credit: Economics 2 credits: World History or Geography/History of the World Directed Electives & Electives - 12 credits World Languages Fine Arts Career and Technical Education (College and Career Pathway courses recommended) Physical Education - 2 credits Health and Wellness - 1 credit Local Requirement- Speech - 1 credit Credit Requirement – 42 credits

3 Academic Honors47 Credits Complete all requirements for Core 40. English classes must be advanced or AP level. Earn 2 additional Core 40 math credits. Earn 6-8 Core 40 world language credits (6 credits in one language or 4 credits each in two languages). Earn 2 Core 40 fine arts credits. Earn a grade of a “C-” or better in courses that will count toward the diploma. Have a grade point average of a “B-” or better. Complete one of the following: A. Earn 4 credits in 2 or more AP courses and take corresponding AP exams B. Earn 6 verifiable transcripted college credits in dual credit courses from priority course list C. Earn two of the following:  A minimum of 3 verifiable transcripted college credits from the priority course list  2 credits in AP courses and corresponding AP exams D. Earn a combined score of 1750 or higher on the SAT critical reading, mathematics and writing sections and a minimum score of 530 on each E. Earn an ACT composite score of 26 or higher and complete written section

4 Technical Honors47 Credits Complete all requirements for Core 40. Earn 6 credits in the college and career preparation courses in a state-approved College & Career Pathway and one of the following: ▫Pathway designated industry- based certification or credential, or ▫Pathway dual credits from the lists of priority courses resulting in 6 transcripted college credits Earn a grade of “C-” or better in courses that will count toward the diploma. Have a grade point average of a “B-” or better. Complete one of the following, A.Any one of the options (A - E) of the Core 40 with Academic Honors B. Earn the following scores or higher on WorkKeys; Reading for Information – Level 6, Applied Mathematics – Level 6, and Locating Information- Level 5. C.Earn the following minimum score(s) on Accuplacer: Writing 80, Reading 90, Math 75.Earn the following minimum score(s) on Compass; Algebra 66, Writing 70, Reading 80.

5 Quantitative Reasoning Courses ement/ccr/quantitative- reasoning-courses ement/ccr/quantitative- reasoning-courses AP Biology AP Calculus AP Chemistry AP Environmental Science AP Physics 1 Agribusiness Management Landscape Management Principles of Engineering Chemistry I Chemistry II Integrated Chemistry-Physics Physics I Economics

6 Priority Dual Credit 013-2014-state-approved-course-title-summary- 11-07-13.pdf 013-2014-state-approved-course-title-summary- 11-07-13.pdf

7 In your folder - Transcript You are receiving the 1 st page of what is sent to colleges—2 nd page contains PSAT, SAT, ACT, and ECA scores as well as attendance Check courses, credits, GPA, rank ▫General and Core 40 Diploma – 42 credits ▫Academic Honors and Technical Honors – 47 credits Drop below “C-” for AH or TH on semester grade, student must retake that class for a higher grade, otherwise Core 40

8 In your folder – Course Requests Review requests for next year Course titles and descriptions are available on web site Changes need to be made in Guidance Office as soon as possible Career center deadline has passed, however, there has been one extension: Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO)/Entrepreneurship & new Ventures ▫If interested in obtaining more information, see me after the presentation-Application deadline is April 18

9 AP Courses Current AP Courses:New AP Courses 2014-2015 School Year AP BiologyAP US History AP ChemistryAP Physics 1 AP English/LanguageAP Environmental Science AP English/LiteratureAP Psychology AP CalculusAP German AP Spanish

10 Dual Credit Courses *Chemistry II  CHEM 101, Introduction to Chemistry *AP Chemistry  CHEM 105, General Chemistry I Welding/Advanced Welding  INDT 114, Introductory Welding Welding III  WELD 108, Shielded Metal Arc Ag Business Mgt  AGRI 102, Ag Business & Farm Mgt Natural Resources Management  AGRI 115, Natural Resources Mgt Horticulture Science  AGRI 116, Survey of Horticulture *AP English/Language  ENGL 111, English Composition *AP English/Literature  ENGL 206, Intro. To Literature Principles of Engineering  ADMF 115, Materials & Processes for Manu Introduction to Engineering  ADMF 103, Graphic Comm for Manu *Pre Calculus  Math 137, Trigonometry w/Analytical Geometry *AP Calculus  Math 211, Calculus I *Requires testing to meet required Accuplacer score Student will have an Ivy Tech transcript after completing course Classes range between 3-5 college credits Student with most so far - 21 credits

11 Project Lead The Way Can lead to Scholarships Opportunities in college Current Courses: ▫Gateway to Technology ▫Introduction to Engineering* ▫Principles of Engineering* Adding for 2014-2015: ▫Computer Science and Software Engineering Offered at Career Centers: ▫Principles of the Biomedical Sciences ▫Human Body Systems ▫Digital Electronics ▫Computer Integrated Manufacturing ▫Aerospace Engineering ▫Civil Engineering ▫Engineering Design and Development

12 Upcoming Testing Opportunities PSAT ▫Option to take it as a sophomore and junior ▫Results were handed back in January ▫My College QuickStart  Lays out a study plan specific to student based on results to help increase performance on SAT/ACT ASVAB ▫Offered at the beginning of junior year ▫Results include an individualized access code and password that will help students explore careers specific to their abilities and interests

13 Upcoming Required Testing ECA Must take and pass this test in order to graduate Waiver option in the spring of senior year—but not a guarantee Testing Windows: ▫English 10 – May 5-May 14 ▫Algebra I – May 12-May 21 College & Career Readiness Assessment ▫Testing Window: April 14-25 ▫New assessment this year – 10 th grade pilot ▫Based on PSAT(<42)/ECA (DNP) Scores  All 10 th Graders will be taking the English portion  Only those not meeting the requirement on the PSAT & ECA will be taking the Algebra portion

14 Summer School Opportunity Students can use this to catch up on credits OR work ahead! Summer courses at Lewis Cass Indiana Virtual Academy ▫ ▫Free Summer Online Courses ▫Final is taken at Lewis Cass approximately 2 weeks before students return from summer vacation ▫Students may take up to 2 credits ▫Also a good way to raise a semester grade that may have dropped below a C- for an Academic and Technical Honors Diploma BYU Independent Study ▫ ▫Online Courses-One year to complete ▫Approximately $132 + any required textbooks ▫Final is taken at Lewis Cass

15 College/Career Search Websites to focus in on and help with college/career search:Websites to focus in on and help with college/career search: ▫ jsp jsp ▫ ▫ ▫

16 College Athletics You must register with the proper organization depending on what level of college sports you are interested in playing NCAA (9999) ▫Division I & II ▫ NAIA (9876) ▫Division III ▫ Remember to sign up for the NCAA or NAIA before sending SAT or ACT scores electronically with 4-digit code Once you get everything set up, you will need to check your student’s completed high school courses with the approved course list for Lewis Cass on their web site as well as overall GPA. Once you have your student registered, there should be a transcript release form that is given to me to mail along with the transcript

17 College Visits Start looking early ▫Many colleges will have summer tours students can take and not miss school Get college visit paper from Guidance Office or Mrs. Zartman in the attendance office prior to going on college visit ▫This form is to be filled out by the college representative and brought back by the student and given to Mrs. Zartman It takes the college visit paper AND a parent/guardian calling into the attendance office for the absence to be excused Juniors get one college visit that does not appear on record ▫Students may take additional visits, they will just appear as excused absences

18 College Visits - What to consider Make an appointment with admission office ▫Step further-Appointment with a staff member in area of interest Check out student activities Sports programs What division Intramural Talk with students Visit Classes Questions to ask: ▫What if I’m undecided- programs available to help me make up my mind? ▫Admission requirements ▫Estimated cost for attending ▫Scholarships and financial aid available and deadlines associated with them ▫Housing and dining facilities options ▫Employment opportunities ▫Help for graduated students with employment, specific to major

19 SAT/ACT Recommended to take 1 or 2 times toward at end of Junior Year ▫Best of each test ▫Band Conflict ▫Fee Waivers Lewis Cass High School Code (also called the CEEB Code) is 152100 ▫Important that this gets put on when signing up to take the test, otherwise we will not receive your scores to put on your high school transcript Students receive four free colleges to send scores as long as they choose the schools BEFORE the test date!! Require scores be sent directly from testing agency: ▫Purdue (1230) ▫NCAA Clearinghouse (9999) ▫NAIA (9876) ▫Indiana University-Bloomington (1324)

20 SAT/ACT Practice Information SAT: 12/prepare/srp/free 12/prepare/srp/free Ivy Tech – SAT Prep Courses PSAT Results ACT:

21 Scholarship Search udents.php www.scholarshipshispanicfund. orgwww.scholarshipshispanicfund. org rships rships http://www.imagine- arships/state/indiana/ arships/state/indiana/

22 Today’s PowerPoint presentation and documents can all be found on the school’s web site at under the Guidance Department 10 th -12 th Grade link Heather Adams Guidance Counselor Grades 10-12 574-626-2511 ext. 5105

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