WELCOME to Algonac High School JUNIOR PARENT PRESENTATION Mrs. Nicole Coss Freshman & Junior Students (810) 794-4911 ext. 1281 firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs. Karen Blair Sophomore & Senior Students (810) 794-4911 ext. 1282 email@example.com To Contact the Counselors
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Algonac High School
JUNIOR PARENT PRESENTATION
Freshman & Junior Students
(810) 794-4911 ext. 1281
Mrs. Karen Blair
Sophomore & Senior Students
(810) 794-4911 ext. 1282
firstname.lastname@example.orgTo Contact the Counselors
Go to the ACS website at www.algonac.k12.mi.us
Click on the High School
Click on the Counseling Center
504 plan Facilitators
Credit Checks/ Graduation Audits
Scheduling of Students
Financial Aide help
Local/National Scholarship Coordinators
And much more!Counseling Services
23.5 Overall Credits
4 English credits
4 Math Credits
4 Science Credits (unless they pass the MME)
3 Social Studies Credits
1 Health/PE Credit
1 Visual, Performing, Applied Arts Credit
6.5 Elective creditsGraduation Requirements Class of 2010 and Beyond
(.25 Credit Each)
Algonac Community Schools Credit Recovery
üSophomore Status – 5 credits
üJunior Status – 11 credits
üSenior Status – 16.5 credits
Beginning with the class of 2007,
AHS put in place a new ranking system:
1. Overall Grade Point Average
2. ACT Score
3. Class Selection Rigor
German I and II – Port Huron High School
Lessons are taught/watched LIVE via the TV from a satellite
Assignments are delivered and turned in via fax or mail
Distance Learning classes are designed for independent, high motivated students
Classes are year-long therefore students are only allowed to drop at semester.Distance Learning
Courses follow a rigorous nationally recognized curriculum which prepares them to take the subject area AP test.
Students will receive college credit if they receive a qualifying score on the AP exam.
Colleges and Universities want to see AP classes on their applicants transcripts.Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
AP grades are not weighted any differently when figured into a student’s cumulative GPA. However in AP courses, an 85% is the cutoff for an A-, and the grade scale goes down from there.
AP Grade Scale
100% - 85% = A
84% - 75% = B
74% - 65% = C
64% - 55% = D
54% or lower = EAdvanced Placement (AP) Courses
Allows for students to attend college courses
while enrolled in high school.
The Michigan Promise Scholarship provides up to $4,000 to high school graduates for post secondary schooling.
All students who take the MME qualify for the $4,000.
Those who earn qualifying scores prior to graduating are deemed – EPAW (Early Promise Scholarship Winners).Michigan Promise Scholarship
When is it? What’s the cost? high school graduates for post secondary schooling.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Cost is $13.00
8:00 am until 12:00 pm
Registration deadline is September 24 , 2008. Checks need to be made out to AHS and turned into the counseling center.
Why take it???
It is the national qualifier for the National Merit Scholarship Competition
Practice for SAT Reasoning Test
Get feedback about critical academic skills
Seek information from colleges
Start the college planning processPSAT
The PSAT Measures:
The most common reasons for taking the PSAT/NMSQT are: