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 ADVISEMENTClass of 2014
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)
This information affects your future!
Take out a pen or pencil to take notes in your handout.
*Students planning to enter/transfer into a 4 year college/university must take a minimum of two units of the same world language.
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
March English/Lang. Arts
*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.
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)
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.
Credits and Honor/AP Points
11 credits need to be earned by the start of the 2012/2013 school year for you to be in the 11th grade.
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
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
Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship
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
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
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
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
Advanced Placement - AP
AP/Joint Enrollment Option Night – Thursday, January 27, 2011, 7:00 pm, NHS Theater
10TH GRADE LITERATURE
CHEMISTRY OR PHYSICAL SCIENCE
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.
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.
Middle 50% GPA
Middle 50% SAT
Middle 50% Act
Middle 50% GPA
Middle 50% SAT
Middle 50% Act
Middle 50% GPA
Middle 50% SAT
Middle 50% ACT
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
NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse
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
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
(Please complete the 4 year plan at the back of your handout)