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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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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
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
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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

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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
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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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