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A Collaboration of the Coastal Middle And Islands High School Counseling Offices
What grade 8 students have been doing to prepare for High School transition. Just what is this Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) anyway? What does my child need to do to graduate from High School? What is a Pathway, and how do students choose one? What about those High School tests? Help! I still have questions! And where do I find and follow it? And after we make a choice tonight, are we stuck with it for all four years? Who do I ask for help?
Each grade 8 student has reviewed the graduation requirements with their counselor, and started a plan to help them start thinking about the path to graduation. This plan is found on a website called GACollege411 (www.gacollege411.org)www.gacollege411.org Parents can discuss this plan with the counselor if they have questions. The plan is a reflection of the graduation requirements and pathway options we will discuss.
A Sample “IGP” (aka the Four Year Plan)! If you haven’t already, take a look at the one in your child’s folder!
Signing the IGP/Four Year Plan A. Student A. Parent By signing the IGP/Four Year Plan, you are letting us know (this year) that you and your child are familiar with the requirements for high school graduation. This is always a work in progress and will change over time, being reviewed at least once a year.
Students need 24 units to graduate Credits need to be earned in specific subject areas Students are required to complete 20 hours of community service
Required Area of StudyUnits Required English/Language Arts4 Mathematics4 Science4 Social Studies3 Health and Physical Education1 CORE ACADEMICS16 Required Area of StudyUnits Required World Languages Pathway 3 Consecutive Units of Foreign Language CTAE or Fine Arts1 Unit (2 preferred) Electives4 Units Total24 Required Area of StudyUnits Required CTAE Pathway4 Units in Pathway World Language1 Unit (2 Preferred) Electives3 Units Total24
CORE EnglishScience Social Studies World Languages Math 10 Core Academic Courses 10
Level 1: American Government Level 2: Honors American Government Level 3: AP American Government
12 – 9th Literature & Composition – 10 th Literature & Composition – 11 th American Literature & Composition – 12 th grade British Literature & Composition *Honors, AP, IB, or dual enrollment course equivalents may be used 12
Mathematics CCGPS 9 th - Coordinate Algebra 10 th - Analytic Geometry 11 th - Advanced Algebra 12 th - Pre-Calculus or Approved 4 th Option OR 9 th - Accelerated Coordinate Algebra/Analytic Geometry A 10 th - Accelerated Analytic Geometry B/Advanced Algebra 11 th - Accelerated Pre-Calculus 12 th - AP Calculus, AP Statistics, Advanced level Mathematics course or Approved 4 th Option 13 This is honors math!
14 SCIENCE ◦ Biology ◦ Physical Science ◦ Environmental Science, Chemistry, or another GA DOE approved Science ◦ Physics or another GA DOE approved Science ◦ *Honors, AP, IB, or dual enrollment course equivalents may be used 14
15 Social Studies ◦ World History ◦ American Government ◦ United States History ◦ Economics *Honors, AP, IB, or dual enrollment course equivalents may be used 15
◦ College sequence 3 units required (of the same language) 4 recommended ◦ CTAE sequence 1 unit required 2 units recommended * While the GA Department of Education no longer requires students to complete two units of foreign language for high school graduation, the University System of GA does require the completion of two years of the same foreign language.
Health (.5) Personal Fitness (.5) Electives to add to a minimum of 24 total units ◦ A graduation pathway helps provide cohesion to the additional electives and allows students to explore in depth an area that interests them. ◦ While the hope is that the pathway sparks a college or career interest, at a minimum students gain valuable knowledge by exploring at least one area in depth as opposed to bouncing around intro level electives in multiple areas with only surface understanding.
Advanced Academic – Pathway may be completed with an AP, IB, or Dual Enrollment level course in any one of the following content areas: English, mathematics, science, or social studies. World Language – Pathway may be completed with 3 units of credit in any of the language areas found in the state list of approved courses. Fine Arts – Pathway consists of sequential courses in any of the following areas: journalism, music, theater, and visual arts. (Dance, SAA only). CTAE – Pathway is completed with a cluster of specific courses in a CTAE-approved pathway.
Students must earn 3 sequential credits in the same World Language. Students may choose from any state approved world language. The third course may be high school credit, or reflect AP, IB, or dual enrollment credit in the selected world language.
Pathway is completed with a cluster of specific courses in a CTAE-approved pathway. Specific pathways are offered at each high school. (listed on back of pathway selection form) Additional CTAE pathway options are available at Woodville Tompkins. Students selecting a Woodville Tomkins pathway will take Intro to Business & Technology at their home high school then travel to WT in 10th grade for their additional pathway classes. (Students who are NOT in the specialty program located full time at WT).
Student may choose: English, mathematics, science, or social studies. Student must complete 4 required units in the core area AND Student must earn a minimum of three credits in the same world language AND Course history must also include at least one AP, IB, or dual enrollment credit in the core subject area.
Students must complete 4 sequential credits in one Fine Arts Subject. ◦ Theater ◦ Visual Arts ◦ Music (band or chorus) ◦ Journalism ◦ Dance (Savannah Arts Only)
23 End of Course exams (EOC) counts as 20% of a student’s final grade in a course. English 9 – Literature/Composition English 11 –American Literature CCGPS Coordinate Algebra CCGPS Analytic Geometry Biology Physical Science United States History Economics 23
Students are required to do a minimum of 20 hours of Community Service at a non profit organization of their choosing Community Service logs are available in the Counseling Office and online Must be submitted to Advisors or Counselors and include a 3 paragraph essay outlining their experience
We have reviewed high school requirements. We have reviewed what students have been doing to prepare for those requirements. We have provided you with tools to continue learning, exploring, and planning from home through the GACollege411 website. We need you to review your child’s IGP and sign your child’s Pathway Selection Form before leaving.
Review your child’s Course Registration Sheet, sign and return to teacher Make first Pathway selection on form, sign and return to teacher ◦ If you pick more than one pathway, please rank them in order of importance Sign IGP/Four Year Plan Place all completed forms back in student folder and turn into teacher