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WELCOME!. GUIDANCE STAFF. Virginia Hilkemann A-D Brandi Bartels E-K Janet Johnson L-RI Rhonda Collins Ro-Z Juli Rohleder Administrative Assistant. MATERIALS.

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Welcome

WELCOME!


Guidance staff

GUIDANCE STAFF

  • Virginia Hilkemann A-D

  • Brandi Bartels E-K

  • Janet Johnson L-RI

  • Rhonda Collins Ro-Z

  • JuliRohleder Administrative Assistant

    .


Materials

MATERIALS

  • Census Form (only for those not currently enrolled at Norfolk Public Schools)

    • Write your current school at the top of the registration form.

  • Registration form

  • Course list


Website

WEBSITE


Course descriptions

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

  • Available on the Norfolk Senior High website

  • http://www.norfolkpublicschools.org/

  • Go to schools (Norfolk High School)

  • Left hand side click on Counseling Center


Nhs graduation

NHS GRADUATION

  • Required:

    A written Personal Learning Plan (PLP) that must include:

  • Identified Career Field or Career Cluster

  • Anticipated Graduation Date

  • Post High School Transition Plans


Welcome

GRADUATION

Must have earned a minimum of 230 total credits.

Must have completed all the required classes with a passing grade (a “P” or 70% or above)


Junior requirements for high school graduation

JUNIOR REQUIREMENTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

35 Credits of English

5 Credits of Speech or Debate

35 Credits of Social Studies

20 Credits of Science

30 Credits of Mathematics

15 Credits of Health and Physical Education

5 Credits of Information Technology Applications

Plus Successful Completion of 85 Credits of Electives for a total of 230 credits


Freshman sophomore requirements for high school graduation

FRESHMAN & SOPHOMORE REQUIREMENTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

35 Credits of English

5 Credits of Speech or Debate

30 Credits of Social Studies

30 Credits of Science

30 Credits of Mathematics

10 Credits of Physical Education

5 Credits of Information Technology Applications

Plus Successful Completion of Credits of 85 Electives for a total of 230 credits


Requirements

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 35 CREDITS OF ENGLISH

    English 9 10 Credits

    English 10 or Honors English 10 10 Credits

    One Semester of Literature 5 Credits

    One Semester of Composition 5 Credits

    One additional Semester of Literature

    or Composition 5 Credits

    PLUS:

    Speech or Debate 5 Credits


Social science

SOCIAL SCIENCE

  • 30 CREDITS OF SOCIAL SCIENCE

    American History 9 10 Credits

    American History 10 10 Credits

    Government 5 Credits

    World Cultures 5 Credits

    JUNIORS ONLY: for a total of 35 credits

    Psychology or Sociology

    or Investigating History 5 Credits


Science

SCIENCE

  • 30 CREDITS OF SCIENCE

    Physical Science 10 Credits

    Biology 10 Credits

    Chemistry, Environmental Science or Foundations of Chemistry 10 Credits (not required for juniors)

  • 30 CREDITS OF MATHEMATICS

    Credits must be in sequence based upon placement in 9th grade

  • 10 CREDITS OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION (15 credits required for juniors)


Technology

TECHNOLOGY

  • 5 CREDITS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS


Sample sophomore schedule

SAMPLE SOPHOMORE SCHEDULE

  • 1. English 10

  • 2. Math

  • 3. American History 10

  • 4. Sophomore lunch/study hall

  • 5. Biology

  • 6. Physical Education (possibly)

  • 7. Elective

  • 8. Elective


Sample junior grade schedule

SAMPLE JUNIOR GRADE SCHEDULE

  • 1. World Cultures/Government

  • 2. Literature/Composition

  • 3. Math

  • 4. Speech or Debate/Elective

  • 5. Lunch

  • 6. Science

  • 7. Elective

  • 8. Elective


Science options

SCIENCE OPTIONS

  • Chemistry (year)

  • Foundations of Chemistry (semester or year)

  • Environmental Science (semester or year)

  • Second semester options:

    • Plant and Soil Science

    • Wildlife and Natural Resources

    • Medical Terminology


Full year english options

FULL YEAR ENGLISH OPTIONS

  • Integrated English 11

  • Composition and Literature


Junior literature options

JUNIOR LITERATURE OPTIONS

  • American Literature Survey

  • British Literature Survey

  • World Literature Survey

  • World Studies (meets literature and world cultures requirement)


Junior composition options

JUNIOR COMPOSITION OPTIONS

  • Composition (formerly Advanced Composition)

  • Practical communications

  • Advanced composition (formerly Research Composition)


Sample 12 th grade schedule

SAMPLE 12TH GRADE SCHEDULE

  • 1. English/Social Science

  • 2. Elective

  • 3. Elective

  • 4. Elective

  • 5. Lunch

  • 6. Elective

  • 7. Elective

  • 8. Elective


Senior english options

SENIOR ENGLISH OPTIONS

  • All junior choices

  • Mythology

  • Science Fiction

  • Young Adult Novels

  • AP Literature and Composition


Exceeding the minimum number of credits is

EXCEEDING THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS IS

It is FREE education

It allows students to explore more options for the future

It builds skills for life

It can help prepare you for what might not be expected

ENCOURAGED


Options to consider

OPTIONS TO CONSIDER

  • Advanced Placement classes

  • Dual Credit classes

  • Health Science Academy

  • Drafting Academy


Advance placement classes

ADVANCE PLACEMENT CLASSES

  • Challenging classes (college level)

  • College credit available by examination

  • Grade weighted

  • Why should students take them?

    • Rigorous

    • College credit

    • Prepare for future career


Advanced placement classes

ADVANCED PLACEMENT CLASSES

  • AP Lit/Comp

  • AP Calculus

  • AP Chemistry

  • AP Biology

  • AP Physics

  • AP US Government

  • AP American History


Dual credit classes

DUAL CREDIT CLASSES

  • Classes taught at the high school, and students can pay tuition, and earn college credit also

  • Why should students take them?

    • Fit into interest areas

    • College credit

    • Prepare for classes in college

    • Take away a college requirement (DEPENDING ON MANY DIFFERENT FACTORS)


Classes offerred

CLASSES OFFERRED

  • Northeast Community College Dual Credit Classes

  • A. Accounting 2 – Full Year

  • B. Precalculus – Full Year

  • C. Introduction to Psychology – Full Year

  • D. Probability and Statistics - Full Year

  • E. Programming in Visual Basic –One Semester

  • F. Basic Nurse Aide (CNA) – One Semester

  • G. Composition and Literature-Full year

  • H. Speech-semester

  • Nebraska Wesleyan University Dual Credit Classes

  • A. AP English Literature/Composition– Full Year

  • B. AP Calculus – Full Year

  • C. AP Biology – Full Year

  • D. AP American History – Full Year


Health science drafting academy

HEALTH SCIENCE/DRAFTING ACADEMY

  • Classes held at high school to prepare for careers in drafting/health sciences

  • Linked to Northeast Community College


Achievement for future plans

ACHIEVEMENT FOR FUTURE PLANS

1. To Graduate From Norfolk Senior High

2. To Enter a Two Year College or Private School

3. To Enter a Four Year College

4. Military Options

5.The World of Work


Entering a two year college or private school

ENTERING A TWO YEAR COLLEGE OR PRIVATE SCHOOL

  • MEET ALL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Additional Math

  • Elective Classes Related to Proposed Program of Study

PLUS


Entering a four year college

ENTERING A FOUR YEAR COLLEGE

  • MEET ALL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • 1 Or 2 Additional Years of Science

  • 1 Additional Year of Math

  • 2 Years of the Same Foreign Language

  • **some colleges also require a fine arts class

PLUS


Some students go directly from high school to work or the military

Some students go directly from high school to work or the military

ELECTIVE CLASSES Related to Work or Military Career Interest of the Student Can Be Very Beneficial


Welcome

SAME BASIC REQUIREMENTS AS 4 YEAR COLLEGE

Demonstrated Leadership and Athletic Ability

Applications for Appointments are Due Early in

Senior Year

MILITARY ACADEMIES

PLUS


Graduating with honors

GRADUATING WITH HONORS

  • THREE LEVELS OF HONORS

    1) Graduating With Honors

    2) Graduating With Distinction

    3) Graduation With Highest Distinction

  • Check Requirements in the Registration Handbook (website) or student planner


High school academic awards

HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC AWARDS

  • NHS ALL “A’s” AWARD

  • ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • SCIENCE DEPARTMENT AWARD

  • Check Requirements in the Registration Handbook (website) or student planner


Summer school

SUMMER SCHOOL

Semester 1: May 28-June 18

Semester 2: June 19-July12

  • To Make Up Classes Not Passed

  • To Take Required Classes to Have More Time for Electives During the Regular School Term

  • FEES: $20 Per Semester Class


Please note

PLEASE NOTE:

  • STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT PASSED REQUIRED CLASSES Must Make Them up Before They Can Take Regular Summer School Classes

  • FOR EXAMPLE: If a student is missing 9th or 10th grade required classes they must take that class before taking junior classes

  • ATTENDANCE-Can not miss more than 2 times per class per session


Registration for summer school classes

REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER SCHOOL CLASSES

  • Forms must be completed and money included

  • Entire fee must be paid to be registered

  • Register as soon as possible, class sections may be limited


What about activities

What about activities?

Be involved in at least one activity or organization

(School Clubs and Activities are listed in the online registration handbook)

Be a well rounded student !!


What is needed to be eligible for certain activities

What is needed to be eligible for certain activities?

  • Pass a minimum of 20 credits the semester prior to the activity

  • Be aware of college sports eligibility requirements


Welcome

Set a regular time and place to study each day and throughout the week.

Keep a daily “to do” list.

Set goals for yourself.

Do your reading assignments before the material is discussed in class.

Pay close attention and take good notes in class.

Prepare for tests during your regular study times instead of cramming at the last minute. (from ACT)

Be a successful high school student


Achievement center

ACHIEVEMENT CENTER

  • Drop in tutoring services that are open to any student before or after school, during a study hall or by recommendation from a classroom teacher.


College planning

COLLEGE PLANNING

  • Visit Counseling Center website

  • Visit www.educationquest.org to:

    * sign up for Countdown to College

    * list and update your activities on the

    activities resume

    *search for scholarships

    COIN website


Registration timeline for 9 th and 10 th grade

REGISTRATION TIMELINE FOR 9TH AND 10TH GRADE

  • March 4, 5, 6, and 7 presentations will be held in panther lunch for registration

  • March 11: students will input class choices during 9th grade Panther Lunch and 10th grade lunch study hall


Registration timeline juniors

REGISTRATION TIMELINE-JUNIORS

  • February 18 through March 1: Counselors will meet with students in small groups or individually to review transcripts/career options/college plans/PLP’s

  • Students will enter class choices online during SSR on March 1


Need help

NEED HELP?

  • Counselors are available during 4th and 5th periods each day in the college and career center to assist all students

  • If students need more assistance they should see their counselor


Course verification sheets

COURSE VERIFICATION SHEETS

  • A listing of your students’ selected courses will be available at the end of May.

  • Please review for accuracy of courses, and contact the counseling center with any changes.


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