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FRESHMEN ADVISEMENT Class of 2014. Northview High School – Counselors. Students are assigned to counselors according to their last name: Counselor Student Caseload Samiah Garcia (A – De) Jamie D. Brown (Dh – Ka)

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Freshmen advisement class of 2014

FRESHMEN ADVISEMENTClass of 2014


Northview high school counselors

Northview High School – Counselors

Students are assigned to counselors according to their last name:

Counselor Student Caseload

Samiah Garcia (A – De)

Jamie D. Brown (Dh – Ka)

Renee Ferrerio, Dept Chair (Ke – Mc)

Allison Leja (Me- Sc)

Steve Creel (Se – Z)


Freshmen advisement class of 2014

Tips

This information affects your future!

Take out a pen or pencil to take notes in your handout.


Freshmen advisement class of 2014

Graduation Requirements

*Students planning to enter/transfer into a 4 year college/university must take a minimum of two units of the same world language.


Freshmen advisement class of 2014

Testing

Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT)

MUST PASS all five (5) sections in order to graduate and participate in the graduation ceremony*

Starting in 11th grade students will have five opportunities to test, if needed

Test Schedule

September Writing

March English/Lang. Arts

Math

Science

Social Studies

*The only exceptions to this rule would need to be granted by the

Georgia Department of Education. Exceptions are granted via a

variance or a waiver from the Georgia DOE and are difficult to

obtain due to a long checklist of requirements

**This may or may not be applicable to the class of 2014. State is looking at using EOCT as the “Graduation Test” and in that case it may start counting as 25% of the grade.


Testing continued

End of Course Tests (EOCTs)http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/curriculum/testing/eoct.asp

Students must complete EOCT in Integrated Advanced Algebra, Integrated Geometry, US History, Economics, Ninth Grade Lit and Comp, American Lit and Comp, Biology, and Physical Science.

The EOCT score counts as the final exam, which is 15% of a student’s grade in the course for the semester in which the course is taken (EOCT is 15% of the grade so after it is averaged in, the grade must be 70 or above to receive credit for the course and pass the course)

PSAT http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html

Measures the verbal reasoning, math problem-solving and writing skills that students have developed over the course of their education. Students in Fulton County take the PSAT in grades 9-11

Results from the October testing will be given out during homeroom on January 19th. Princeton Review will also be holding an hour long PSAT Score Report Interpretation Session on January 19th at 7:00 PM in the NHS Theatre. All parents and students are invited to attend.

Testing Continued


Freshmen advisement class of 2014

Credits and Honor/AP Points

Credits

  • How many credits are required to be in the 10th grade?

    • 5 credits need to be earned by the start of the 2011/2012 school year for you to be in the 10th grade.

    • If a student does not have 5 credits then the student remains in a 9th grade homeroom.

  • How many credits are required to be in the 11th grade?

    11 credits need to be earned by the start of the 2012/2013 school year for you to be in the 11th grade.

Honor/AP Points

  • Which courses receive honor points?

    • 7 additional points are added at the end of each semester to passing grades in honors, AP, and joint enrollment / college courses.


What if i fail a course

FAILED COURSES CAN BE MADE UP THROUGH:

SUMMER SCHOOL (MAXIMUM CREDITS THAT CAN BE MADE UP IS 1.0 CREDIT)

ONLINE COURSES APPROVAL REQUIRED TO TAKE ONLINE COURSES

IF MORE THAN 2 COURSES ARE FAILED THEN YOU WILL NOT BE PROMOTED TO 10TH GRADE AND IN DANGER OF NOT GRADUATING WITH YOUR CLASS

WHAT IF I FAIL A COURSE?


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Numeric Average

Fulton County calculates numeric averages by adding up all grades in classes and dividing by the total number of classes taken. The numeric average is on a 100 point scale i.e. 87 out of 100

All grades included in this calculation – failed grades, summer grades, online grades…

Fulton County adds 7 points to the final passing grade for each Honors, AP, and college course taken; shown on transcript


Freshmen advisement class of 2014

Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship

  • Eligible students receive financial assistance covering tuition, HOPE- approved mandatory fees, and a book allowance

  • Qualifications

  • - U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen

  • - Legal resident of Georgia

  • - Graduate of an eligible GA high school

  • 3.0 GPA in core-curriculum subjects

  • valid SS#

Selective Service

Males must register with the Selective Service no later than 30 days before their 18th birthday

HOPE eligibility will be delayed until this requirement is met www.sss.gov


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HOPE GPA

A GPA(3.0)is calculated by averaging core coursework from 9th to the end of 12th grade including failing gradeson a 4.0 scale

Core CoursesConversion

English

Math

Science

Social Science

World Language

Honors points are removed and a 0.50 weighting is added back in for AP courses only, not to exceed 4.0

Middle school credit is not calculated in the HOPE GPA

All calculations are done by the Georgia Student FinanceCommission

Counselors are not responsible for calculating the HOPE GPA

A 2.99 GPA does NOT qualify you for HOPE


Freshmen advisement class of 2014

A Word on Grade Point Average (GPA)

High School GPA is calculated by the postsecondary institution not the high school (Fulton County does not calculate)

College GPA is different than the Fulton County Numeric Average

  • Student should contact college to find how they calculate GPA

  • Most colleges use this scale: A = 4.0, B = 3.0, C = 2.0, F = 0.0

  • Most colleges only consider academic courses (Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language)

  • Some colleges may give additional points for Honors, AP, and College courses

  • Some colleges may take off the additional 7 points added for Honors, AP and college courses


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Advanced Placement - AP

  • Program of college-level courses

  • Receive recognition from more than 3,600 colleges and universities that annually receive AP Exam scores. Over 90% of 4-year colleges in the U.S. provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying scores

  • Required to take the AP exam in May

  • MANDATORY MEETING IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TAKE AN AP CLASS SOPHOMORE YEAR

    AP/Joint Enrollment Option Night – Thursday, January 27, 2011, 7:00 pm, NHS Theater


Typical 10 th grade schedule

10TH GRADE LITERATURE

MATH

CHEMISTRY OR PHYSICAL SCIENCE

WORLD HISTORY

WORLD LANGUAGE OR ELECTIVE

PERSONAL FITNESS/ELECTIVE OR

YEAR LONG ELECTIVE

**In considering the level of class to take…Take the highest level class where you can make A’s or B’s.  Do not put yourself at academic risk by over reaching just because it sounds good to take or your friends are taking this class.  Be honest with yourself.  Listen to your teacher recommendation during registration.  Protecting your Numeric Grade Average is most important in high school. Take a balanced schedule.

**Course placement is based on meeting grade and/or pre-requisite requirements. See the Academic Catalog for specific criteria.

TYPICAL 10TH GRADE SCHEDULE


Freshmen advisement class of 2014

College Admission Standards

GPA – Typically average in academic core on a 4.0 scale (English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and World Language)

Course Selection (rigor; difficulty level) – Selective colleges are looking at the strength or rigor of your courses throughout high school, including your senior year. We highly recommend seniors take a minimum of 4 academics each semester- for highly selective colleges, a minimum of 5 each semester.

Test Scores (SAT and/or ACT)

Class Rank – Based on overall numeric weighted average

Extracurricular Activities – Leadership and participation in clubs, service and sports can be particularly important to competitive colleges

College Application Essays – Required essays on the college application are important because they demonstrate your writing ability and give the college more information about you. Please seek advice when writing an essay and make sure to proofread for errors

Letters of Recommendation – Request teacher recommendation two weeks before needed and counselor recommendation at least two weeks prior to the school’s deadline

Resumes – Contains academic info., honors & awards, extracurricular activities, work/volunteer experience, etc.

Interviews


Freshmen advisement class of 2014

Freshman Profile

UGA

Middle 50% GPA

3.68-4.00

Middle 50% SAT

1800-2080

Middle 50% Act

27-31

GA Tech

Middle 50% GPA

3.72-4.06

Middle 50% SAT

1900-2130

Middle 50% Act

27-32

GA State

Middle 50% GPA

3.0-3.32

Middle 50% SAT

990-1080

Middle 50% ACT

21-23


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General Resume


General resume

General Resume

General Resume


Freshmen advisement class of 2014

If a college or scholarship program inquires about honor code violations or discipline, we are obligated to report this information.

Also, inquiries on a student's integrity may also be affected if the student has a documented out of school suspension or honor code violation.

Acceptance to college is provisional and the colleges hold all of the rights.

Colleges reserve the right to rescind admission or put you on immediate probation.

Honor Code and Discipline


Freshmen advisement class of 2014

NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse

  • If you are planning on participating in intercollegiate athletics at an NCAA Division I or II institution you must register with the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse by the end of the junior year

  • Access the registration materials by visiting the NCAA website www.ncaaclearinghouse.net

  • When taking the SAT/ACT, enter 9999 for scores to be sent to NCAA

  • Students and parents are responsible for determining

  • NCAA eligibility to Division I and Division II schools

  • Counselor’s are neither responsible nor allowed

  • to determine eligibility

Be aware that the NCAA may or may not approve courses taken through a non-traditional format such as online, distance learning, correspondence, credit recovery, etc.

Counselors and Graduation Coaches are not responsible for researching or advising NCAA policies. It is up to the student and family to investigate NCAA regulations as they pertain to non-traditional courses


How to achieve success in your classes

BE ORGANIZED- USE YOUR AGENDA

DO YOUR HOMEWORK DAILY (ZEROES FOR NOT TURNING IN WORK LOWERS YOUR GRADE TREMENDOUSLY)

MAKE STUDYING EVERY DAY A PRIORITY- REVIEW CLASS NOTES DAILY

ATTEND TEACHERS HELP SESSIONS

IF NEED EXTRA HELP, ATTEND TAN HELP SESSIONS (EVERY WEDNESDAY AFTER SCHOOL IN ROOM 633)

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY TUTORING -SIGN UP TO HAVE AN INDIVIDUAL PEER TUTOR HELP YOU-FORM AVAILABLE TO FILL OUT IN COUNSELING OFFICE

ASK YOUR TEACHER FOR RECOVERY IF YOUR GRADE IS BELOW 74 (RECOVERY ENDS 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO FINALS)

EVERY GRADE COUNTS- COLLEGES WILL LOOK AT GRADES FROM EACH SEMESTER

HOW TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS IN YOUR CLASSES


Freshmen advisement class of 2014

Q&A

(Please complete the 4 year plan at the back of your handout)

  • It is the policy of the Fulton County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice, educational program, or any other program, activity or service.


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