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Bexley High School. Welcome to the Curriculum Exploration / College & Career Preparation Night. Part One. Nuts and Bolts of Scheduling and Course Updates 6:00 – 6:30 pm April 18, 2013. Materials and General Information. Parent/Student Handbook (course descriptions)

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Bexley high school

Bexley High School

Welcome

to the Curriculum Exploration /

College & Career Preparation Night


Part one

Part One

Nuts and Bolts of Scheduling and Course Updates

6:00 – 6:30 pm

April 18, 2013


Materials and general information

Materials and General Information

  • Parent/Student Handbook(course descriptions)

  • Course Selection/Grade Level Worksheets

  • Graduation Requirements

  • Teacher Locator and Map

  • Summer School Information


Roles and responsibilities

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Current Teachers: Recommendations & course exploration

  • High School Counselors: Graduation requirements, two year plan, honors diploma

  • Parents: Collaborate, advocate, facilitate

  • Students: Be involved, follow through, research & ask questions!


Dual enrollment de courses

Dual Enrollment (DE) Courses

  • Partnership with Columbus State

  • Tag courses vs non Tag courses

  • Requirements: College Readiness, 3.0 GPA, and register on-line with Columbus State

  • Cost is $25 per credit hour

  • Courses being offered: English 12, H Chem, Physics, US History, ASL, H French IV & PE

  • More information on BHS website under the ‘Counseling’ tab, click Dual Enrollment link


Physical education waiver

Physical Education Waiver

  • Effective this spring season!

  • Includes Marching Band, and all athletic teams including Lacrosse Club and Cheerleading.

  • Students must complete two seasons to receive waiver

    • Seniors and PE waiver

    • Injuries and PE waiver

  • Forms and additional information on BHS website under ‘Counseling’ tab – click Forms & Resources link.


Important dates

Important Dates

  • April 1 - 17: High School teachers make recommendations in Power School

  • April 9 – 26: Current 8th grade students meet with HS Counselors

  • April 19: On-line Scheduler opens on Power School

    • Students & parents may view and schedule from home!

  • May 3: Course Selection Process closes

    All schedule request changes & overrides must be submitted by this date!


Accessing the on line scheduler via power school

Accessing the on-line scheduler via Power School


New course offerings for next year

New course offerings for next year

  • New Courses:

    • AP Psychology

    • Advanced Web Tech

    • STEM for Life

    • Architectural & Engineering Graphics

    • Personal Finance/Capstone Project – for seniors!

    • Introduction to Strength and Resistance Training

    • Personal Fitness Concepts


Notable info changes from the parent student handbook

Notable info & changes from the Parent/Student Handbook

  • Graduation requirements – p 2

  • Schedule change policy – p 2

  • Earning class credit (20-20-10 policy) – p 4

  • Grade scale – p 6

  • Earning class credit (20-20-10 policy) – p 7

  • College Admissions – pp.7-9

  • Correction: Pre-AP Studio, 1 year of art pre-req, see Fine Arts, pp. 16-17

  • Math sequence, pp. 20-23

  • Athletic Info / Eligibility – pp.36-43


Selection of courses so many decisions

Selection of Courses – So Many Decisions!!

  • 7 class periods per semester

    • One study hall/semester & six classes

  • Honors Diploma criteria, p 6

  • To study hall or not?

    • Allows for extra study time, extra help

  • Summer school

  • Regular, Honors, DE or AP?

    • What is your threshold for stress?

    • Rigorous but balanced


Summer reading

Summer Reading

  • Summer Reading –p7 in Handbook

    Be sure to check summer reading requirements (in May) on HS website:

    http://libraries.bexleyschools.org/hs/summerreading/index2012.html


What to do tonight

What to do tonight?

  • Open House – visit classrooms & special programs. See map and list of classrooms.

  • Test drive the curriculum.

  • Counselors will be in the College Counseling Center with info on:

    • PSEO, Credit Flex, and PE waivers

  • Review course descriptions, pp. 10 – 33.

  • Plan for home discussion and contact teachers with questions.


  • Part two

    Part Two

    COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

    PANEL

    6:30 – 7:15 p.m.

    Bexley High School

    April 18, 2013


    Presenting

    Presenting…………

    • Tom Fanning, John Carroll University

    • Stephanie Sanders, The Ohio State University

    • Ben Shoemaker, Otterbein University


    Admissions process

    Admissions Process

    • In what way has the landscape of college admissions changed over the last 3-5 years?

    • How critical is the essay? What makes an essay stand out?

    • What about teacher recs?

    • Tell us about social media-does it impact an admissions decision??

    • In the application process, what other factors influence the admissions decision?

    • Share your thoughts on ACT & SAT test prep?


    Comparing two students on course rigor

    Comparing two students on course rigor

    Student B

    AP EnglishB

    AP PhysicsB

    Pre-calculusA

    GovernmentA

    H Spanish IVB

    GPA: 3.9

    English 12A

    PhysicsA

    Pre-calculusA

    GovernmentA

    Latin IA

    GPA: 4.0

    Student A


    Comparing two student on standardized testing

    Comparing two student on standardized testing

    STUDENT B

    AP EnglishB

    AP PhysicsB

    Pre-calculusA

    GovernmentA

    H Spanish IVB

    GPA: 3.9

    ACT:25

    English 12A

    PhysicsA

    Pre-calculusA

    GovernmentA

    Latin IA

    GPA: 4.0

    ACT:30

    STUDENT A


    Second semester course changes

    Second semester course changes

    Student A: semester two

    AP Literature and Comp

    AP Calculus AB

    AP Physics

    AP European History

    AP Spanish

    AP Literature and Comp

    AP Calculus AB

    Physics

    Psychology/Holocaust

    DROP (filled with study hall)

    Student A: semester one


    Should i take ap post s econdary or de

    “Should I take AP, Post-Secondary or DE?”

    Student B:

    AP Literature

    AP Calculus

    Physics

    AP European History

    PSEO: Beginning Composition

    PSEO: Astronomy

    PSEO: Psychology

    OR

    Dual Enrollment English 12

    AP Calculus

    Student A:


    Final transcript 7 th 8 th semesters how do you view this profile

    Final transcript –(7th & 8th semesters)How do you view this profile?

    Student A: semester two

    AP Lit and Comp B

    AP CalculusB

    AP Euro History A

    PhysicsB

    H Spanish IVA

    AP Lit and Comp D

    AP CalculusD-

    AP Euro History C

    PhysicsD

    H Spanish IV D+

    Student A: Semester one


    Scenario

    Scenario

    • There are two students with the same academic profile (courses, GPA, test scores), as well as strong recs. One gets admitted the other doesn’t - what’s the difference?


    The decision

    The Decision

    • What is the difference between being:

      • Wait Listed

      • Deferred

    • What percentage of students who apply to your university are admitted?

    • What is the profile of students most recently admitted to your campus (GPA, scores)?

    • How do you attract and maintain minority students?

    • Final words of advice?


    Thank you

    Thank you!

    Please contact us with any questions:

    • Kristen McMahon, Counselor A – L

    • Tara Louys, Counselor, M – Z

    • Stephanie Krosnosky, College Counselor

      High School Office: 231-4591


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