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Pike County High School Rising 9 th Grade Parent and Student High School Transition Meeting Rising 9 th Grade Parent and Student High School Transition Meeting
Pike County High School Mission Pike County Schools exist to produce students who are academically successful, graduate on time and achieve their post-secondary goals.
Pike County High School Vision Pike County High School will be the highest academically performing small high school in the state of Georgia.
Pike County High School Essential Question What do parents and students need to know about transitioning to PCHS?
Overview Purpose To provide parents and students with information about high school registration and graduation requirements
High School Graduation Basics English4 credits Mathematics4 credits Science4 credits Social Studies3 credits Personal Fitness1/2 credit Health1/2 credit Foreign Languages and/or Fine Arts and/or CTAE 3 credits Electives6 credits Total= 25 credits
Foreign Languages Foreign Language is not required for graduation. Four year colleges and universities require 2 -3 years of the same foreign language. Must have approval by current Math teacher to register for foreign language in 9 th grade PCHS Currently offers French I, II, III (French I and II alternating years) Spanish I, II, III Latin I, II (alternating years)
Fine Arts PCHS Currently Offers Band I, II, III and IV Advanced Chorus I, II, III and IV Theatre Arts/ Fundamentals I, II, III and IV Visual Arts I, II and III- 9 th graders are NOT allowed to register for Art due to the high demand of the course
What is a Pathway A pathway is a sequence of 3 sequential classes. We want EVERY student to complete a pathway.
Types of Pathways Foreign Language- 3 sequential foreign language courses Fine Arts- 3 sequential fine arts courses CTAE- 3 sequential CTAE courses Advanced Academic- must pass 1 AP or dual enrollment course AND pass 2 years of a sequential foreign language
Pike County High School Additional Educational Opportunities
Gifted/Honors Classes ► ► Available for students in the Gifted Program and for high-performing students ► ► Available in most of the core courses ► ► Students must have recommendation by current teachers
Advanced Placement Courses ► ► Available for students who want the challenge of completing college level work ► ► Earn credit at most colleges if student passes the AP exam ► ► AP Courses- some offered during alternating years AP Literature, AP Language AP Physics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry AP Human Geography, AP US History, AP Government, AP Economics, AP World History AP Calculus
Dual Enrollment- Accel Program ► ► The Accel Program allows a student to earn post-secondary and high school credit at the same time ► ► Open to students during their 10 th, 11 th and 12 th grade years ► ► Must have a 3.0 GPA in core courses and meet the SAT/ACT requirement ► ► Attend Gordon College or an Advanced Academy
Other Opportunities ► Another opportunity for students to earn postsecondary and high school credit at the same time is through Southern Crescent Technical College. ► Minimum 2.0 GPA required ► Students take core classes or elective classes
End Of Course Tests/ GA Milestones ► ► The state mandated End Of Course Tests (EOCT’s) will be required in Algebra, Geometry, Physical Science, Biology, Ninth Grade Literature, American Literature, US History and Economics.
9th Grade Course Selection ► Special Education services are offered at the high school. If your child has a current Individualized Educational Plan, classes will be scheduled to fulfill those requirements.
9th Grade Course Selection ► ► Ninth Grade English/Composition ► ► World Geography or AP Human Geography ► ► Biology or Environmental Science ( Based on CRCT scores) ► ► Algebra or Geometry ► ► Personal Fitness and Health ► ► Elective (Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, CTAE or Math Learning Support) ► ► ***Gifted/ Honors classes are available in English, Algebra, Geometry and Biology
Registration Information ► 7 Period Schedule- Sign up for 5 electives/ CTAE classes in order of preference. ► Make sure students sign up for electives/ CTAE classes that they are interested in taking the entire year. ► No schedules will be changed.
Registration Information ► Schedules will not be changed for teacher or lunch preference. ► There will be no changes unless there is an obvious mistake.
Registration ► ► Complete Registration Sheet ► ► Obtain Middle School teacher signatures as needed. ► ► List elective choices and number 1- 5 in order of preference
Registration Return Registration Form and STEM Parental Permission Form (If your child received one) TO Middle School Homeroom Teacher DEADLINE----TUESDAY FEBRUARY 17
Certificates of Attendance ► Required to get a learners or drivers permit ► Students must see Mrs. Adler in room 217 ► Request 48 hours in advance. Cost is $2.00
Teenage And Adult Driver Responsibility Act (TAADRA) ► ► If you have 10 or more unexcused absences from school in a one year period, your name will be turned into the Department of Driver Services. The penalty is a suspension of your driver’s permit or the ability to receive a learners or drivers permit for one year from the date of the offense or until your 18th birthday. ► ► Additionally, you will also lose your license if you are found guilty of several offenses which include possession of a weapon or drugs on school property or at a school sponsored event. Know the law. Go to www.dds.ga.gov for more information.
Student Support Options ► Counselors ► Graduation Coach/ RTI Coordinator ► Learning Lab ► Math Support
9 th Grade Facts The most powerful predictor of whether a student will complete high school is course performance and attendance during the first year of high school.
9 th Grade Attendance Data GA Department of Education reports the following: 9 th graders who miss: >15 days have a graduation rate of 26.2% 11-14 days have a grad rate of 50.89% 6-10 days have a grad rate of 64.04% 1-5 days have a grad rate of 74.94% 0 days have a grad rate of 76.32%
This Year’s 9 th Grade Class ► ► Failed 178 ACADEMIC courses semester one ► ► Had 450 discipline referrals ► ► 34% Electronic Device Instructional Cost: more than 500 Days ► ► 27% have missed more than five days
Tips for Parents ► ► Understand Graduation Requirements ► ► Progress Reports and Report Cards ► ► Check Grades Online- PowerSchool ► ► Quizzes, Tests, and Projects ► ► Homework ► ► Making Up Missed Work ► ► Cell Phone
Questions??? High school staff members available on gym floor