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Welcome eighth grade students parents of class of 2016

Welcome Eighth gradestudents & Parents ofClass of 2016

Guidance january 2012 gina christel director of guidance
GUIDANCE January 2012Gina Christel Director of Guidance

  • Welcome

  • Introduction of Counselors

  • Tentative Counselor Assignment by alphabet (may vary according to final freshman population)

  • 8th into 9th grade Transition Activities

Transition activities

  • Q & A with high school counselor

    immediately following presentation

  • January 12th -Assembly with 8th graders to receive Course Description Guides and Course Selection Sheet

  • Follow up parent meetings at the middle school assigned by alphabet (Jan 30th-Feb. 1st), hosted by Mrs. Ingoglia and accompanied by high school counselor (make up night meeting Feb. 8th with 8th grade counselor and Director)

Transtioning activities cont

  • 8th grade “Bridge Days” to high school week of March 28 & 29 for tours and presentations.

  • Freshman Orientation-

    Tentative Date: Aug. 28

  • First Month of High School:

    • Assembly with Administration and break out sessions with counselor in smaller group

    • 9th Grade BBQ

    • Freshman Parent Night

    • Introductory Individual Meetings with counselor

  • High school counseling center

    • The Role of the Counselor

    • Individual Conferences with students & parents

    • Parent Nights at each grade level

    • Guidance Programming in classrooms each year

    • Annual scheduling meetings with students

    • Naviance- career planning and college search tool

    • Post Secondary Planning

    Diploma options

    • Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation *

    • Regents Diploma*

    • IEP Diploma/Local Diploma

      *Students also have an opportunity to earn Honors Distinction (90% or above Regents examination test average)

    Graduation requirements

    Required Subjects Regents Diploma* Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation*

    English 4 4

    Social Studies 4 4

    Math 3 3

    Science 3 3

    Health ½ ½

    Art/Music 1 1

    Sequence/Electives 3 ½ 1 ½

    Physical Education 2 2

    World Language 1 3

    Total 22 credits 22 credits

    *Students may substitute 5 units of credit in a

    sequence of Art, Music or Business.

    Ninth grade electives


    Studio Art 1 Animation and video Media

    Computer Graphics Automated Accounting

    Business Law

    Photography I Business Management

    Photograph Lab Entertainment and Sports Management

    Digital Photography I Entrepreneurship

    Fashion Marketing


    Marketing and Advertising


    Video Game Marketing

    Ninth grade electives1

    English Mathematics

    Creative Writing Mathematics Research

    Computer Science

    Introduction to Visual Basic

    Advanced Visual Basic H

    Website Programming and Design

    Advanced Website Design

    Advanced Programming-Java H

    Ninth grade electives2

    Music & Perform. ArtsScience

    Concert Choir Freshmen Science Research H Marching Band

    Music Theory


    Symphonic Band

    Theater Arts

    World Language

    Latin 1

    Academic placement timeline

    • Course Selection (Due: Feb. 10th)

    • Course Verifications mailed home throughout Spring

    • Final scheduling in June based on finals, mailed home end of June

    • Honors Appeal, if appropriate(Due July 6th)

    • Parent Portal Open to view schedule (tentative August 20th)

    • Correction of Error Form-based on strict criteria for any changes (due Aug. 24th)

    Honors policy and student placement
    HONORS POLICYAnd Student Placement

    • Students must have a minimum class average of 92 and a Regents examination (if applicable) or departmental assessment of 90 or better

    • Students will be placed in classes based upon progress through third quarter

    • Final placement will be made

      in June

    • Honors Appeal, if applicable

    Ap college courses offered

    AP English Language AP Computer Science

    AP English Literature AP Biology

    AP World History AP Environmental Science

    AP U.S. History AP Chemistry

    AP Macroeconomics AP Physics C

    AP Government & Politics AP Studio Art

    AP European History AP Music Theory

    AP Human Geography

    AP Psychology

    AP Calculus-BC College Accounting I

    AP Statistics College Accounting I & II

    College Business Law

    College Business Management

    College French, German, Italian, Latin & Spanish