Presentation on theme: "1 Four Year Plans Create a Plan for your High School Career With your counselor!!"— Presentation transcript:
1 Four Year Plans Create a Plan for your High School Career With your counselor!!
2 We Will Discuss: Counselor Credits Grades GPA Graduation Requirements Write your 4 year plan
3 Your Counselor!! Gets you ready for what’s next (next semester, next year, after high school) Keeps you ready to learn How to contact your counselor
4 Credits How do you earn credits? Completing High School Classes College classes
5 Grades StandardHonors A = 4.0 5.0 B = 3.04.0 C = 2.03.0 D = 1.01.0 F = 0.0 (no credit) Passing grades earn 0.5 credits for each class each semester
6 Semester vs. Quarter Grades 1 st Quarter2 nd Quarter3 rd Quarter4 th Quarter 1 st Semester August - December 2 nd Semester January - May The semester grades are the only grades on your transcript, and will be the only grades that will go into the GPA. The quarter grades follow your progress throughout the year, and they are averaged to come up with your semester grade.
7 Grade Point Average GPA –Average of grade points earned for total classes completed. Class Rank – Your numerical placement in relation to other students in your class based on your cumulative GPA.
8 To graduate, you need 22 credits! 4 English 3 Math 3 Science 3 History ½ Keyboarding 1 Wellness 1 Vocational or Fine Arts ½ Technology
9 College Entrance Requirements 4 English 3 Math 3 Social Studies 3 Lab Science 2 Foreign Language 1 Fine Arts
10 Your Plan English 9 th 10 th 11 th 12 th (Reading Block)* Soph. English Jr. English Sr.English Freshman Soph. English Jr. English Sr. English Adv. Freshman Adv. Sophmore Adv. Junior AP English *This applies as an elective credit, may need to take Freshman English over the summer.
11 Your Plan Math 9th 10th 11th 12th Math Readiness Pre Algebra/ Geometry*Algebra II Algebra Block Pre-Algebra/Geometry Algebra II*College Algebra Algebra Block Algebra IGeometryAlgebra II*College Algebra Adv. GeometryAdv. Algebra II *Analysis *Calculus *4 years of math are required for University entrance
12 Your Plan Science 9 th 10 th 11 th 12 th Earth Science BiologyChemistry or Human Anatomy BiologyChemistryAnatomy Physics or or or Adv. Chemistry AP BiologyAdv. Physics or or or Anatomy AP ChemistryAP Biology or or AP Biology Physics
13 Your PlanSocial Studies 9 th 10 th 11 th 12 th World History/US HistoryUS Gov’t World GeographyFree Enterprise* 20 th Century Studies AP US History AP US Gov’t Free Enterprise*
14 Your Plan Technology 1 credit required 9 th grade Keyboarding – ½ credit *Examples of Other Technology classes are: Business Management Technology Electronic Media Technology Drafting and Design *For examples of more classes please talk to your counselor
15 Your Plan Health/PE 1 credit required 9 th grade PE and Health
16 1 credit required *– Any year Visual and Performing Arts Vocational Art Industrial Technology Music Business Drama Family and Consumer Dance Sciences * College bound students need to take a fine arts not vocational class to fulfill this requirement. Your Plan Vocational/Fine Arts
17 Your Plan Electives 5.5 are required Electives should help you reach your post high school goals College entrance – Include 2 Foreign Language credits (Reading classes are given elective credit)
18 Quiz How many foreign language credits do you need to graduate? How many credits do you need to graduate? Why is it important to have a good GPA?
19 In Conclusion, We Covered Counselor Credits Grades GPA Graduation Requirements Had you write your 4 year plan