Presentation on theme: "Class of 2015 Columbia High School"— Presentation transcript:
1 Class of 2015 Columbia High School WELCOMETO YOURSOPHMORECONFERENCE!!Class of 2015Columbia High School
2 Who is your school counselor? Derrick Evans/He does not biteYou are not always in trouble when he sends for youThere may not be an academic issue when he sends for youHe may just want to check and see how you are doing (socially, emotionally, behaviorally, or academically)
3 How do I plan for my future? Essential QuestionHow do I plan for my future?
4 Important Information! The Val and Sal are selected by DeKalb County based on 1st semester grades of the Senior year.The Star Student is selected based on the highest SAT scores received by December of the Senior year.Colleges will still look at 2nd semester grades of the Senior year, and they can change the status of your acceptance letter
5 Let’s talk about… Reading your transcript STEPS TO REACHING GOALReading your transcriptKnowing where you stand with graduation requirementsKnowing your HOPE statusFinding information on careersFinding careers that match your interestsLearning what type of training is needed for careers
6 Transcript Check Find your GPA Find the number of credits earned Make sure all credits earned (including middle school credits) are on your transcriptCheck your transcript against the graduation requirements
7 PLEASE ATTEND!!We are no longer allowed to place students in core classes they have failedStudents can attend summer school or take courses online through DeKalb Online Academy
8 What classes count for HOPE? All classes that begin with the following numbers…23.x English27.x Mathematics26.x Science40.x Science45.x Social Studies60.x Foreign Language
9 HOPE rigor requirements for class of 2015 Students must pass 2 courses from the following types of courses:Advanced MathAdvanced ScienceAdvanced Placement (AP)Advanced Foreign Language
11 ClearinghouseStudents must be cleared in order to play collegiate sportsStudents must register, pay fee, send SAT/ACT test scores, and transcripts in order to qualifyA certain GPA must meet a certain score on ACT/SAT (Sliding Scale)Have no worry!! I will help you with this process!!
12 SAT/Scholastic Aptitude Test Tests verbal and math skills in 6 sections3 hours in lengthMultiple choice plus a grid-in section on the math portionCollege Board does not recommend a student to take the official SAT until the 2nd semester of their 11th grade school yearDoes not test grammar or spelling
13 ACT/American College Testing Tests English, math, reading, and science reasoning in 4 subtests2 hours and 55 minutes in lengthAll multiple choice/does have a writing portion that’s optionalHeavy focus on grammar; does not test spelling or vocabularyACT does not recommend a student to take the official test until the 2nd semester of their 11th grade school year
14 ASVAB Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Test Skills based test; does not mean that you will join the militaryHighly recommended that you take the test during your junior or senior year