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Career and College Night. Welcome Class of 2015. Presented by the North Central High School Guidance Department. Diploma Options Course Information PLAN Test Results • College Information. Core 40 (Default Diploma) Core 40 - Academic Honors Core 40 - Technical Honors

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Career and College Night

Welcome

Class of

2015

Presented by the

North Central High School Guidance Department


  • Diploma Options

  • Course Information

  • PLAN Test Results

    • College Information


Core 40 (Default Diploma)

Core 40 - Academic Honors

Core 40 - Technical Honors

North Central Academic Honors

International Baccalaureate

Basic

Diploma Options


English:8 credits

Math:6 credits - Algebra ½, Geometry ½, Algebra ¾

Science: 6 Credits - Biology, Chemistry, Physics or ICP

and 2 additional Science classes

Soc. Studies: 6 credits - World History or World Geog.- gr. 9 or 10

US History – gr. 11 and Govt & Econ – gr.12

PE:2 creditsHealth:1 Credit

Technology:1 CreditSpeech:1 Credit

Electives: 16 credits

Total : 47 Credits

Core 40 Diploma


Meet ALL Core 40 requirements

2 additional math credits - 8 cr.

Total of 49 credits

Fine Arts - 2 credits

World Language - 6 or 8 credits

3 years of 1 language or 2 yrs each of 2 languages

3.0 GPA & no grade lower than C-

External Requirements

Core 40 with Academic Honors


Core 40 with Technical Honors

Complete Core 40 requirements and:

  • 8-10 credits in JEL career classes

  • C- or above in required courses

  • 3.0 GPA

    External Requirements


Core 40 with Academic Honors

Take 20 X, AP/IB or ACP courses

YOU choose 20 Xs in YOUR areas of strength

Take Chemistry or Physics (not ICP)

Include Precalculus

3.0 GPA

49 credits, no grade lower than C-

North Central Academic Honors


Prescribed Curriculum

2 year program (Grades 11 & 12)

Apply toward end of Grade 10

Keep IB option open by taking:

English 10X, AP/IB US History, Chemistry, Algebra 3/4, Language X

For more information contact:

Mr. Bill Gulde

[email protected]

IB Diploma


The new ISTEP!

  • End of Course Assessments (ECAs)

  • Still determines graduation

  • Students must pass ECAs in:

    Algebra 1

    English 10

    Biology

  • ECAs are given upon completion of the course

  • Multiple opportunities to test

  • Waiver is possible


Course Options . . .

Complete the following by the end of Grade 10

  • 2 semesters of Physical Education - only 1 can be in summer

  • Health

  • Speech

  • Technology – take a class or the tech test


How to decide what is right for you?

  • PLAN shows your strengths and weaknesses in English, math, reading, and science

  • PLAN lets you know if you’re on target for college

  • PLAN helps you find careers that match your interests

  • PLAN helps you prepare for the ACT


PLAN Score Report Side 1


Your Scores


Profile for Success


Your Career Possibilities


Improve Your Skills


Formula for Student Success


College Planning Tips

  • GET ORGANIZED

  • Earn the best grades you can

  • Get to know your counselor

  • Take advantage of the resources @ NC

  • Learn More Indiana

  • Do not prematurely exclude colleges due to cost

  • National Center for College Costs


General North Central Statistics


NCHS Applications to Indiana Public Colleges and Universities


Factors Weighed During the Application Review(In Approximate Order of Importance)

  • The Transcript:

    • GPA

    • Difficulty of classes taken

    • The overall academic strength of the high school

  • Grade trends:

    • Increasingly challenging academic core classes

    • Consistent or improving grades

    • Class rank


Factors Weighed During the Application Review (Continued)

  • SAT or ACT scores

  • Essay (important to all private and highly selective schools)

  • Secondary School Report:

    • Counselor & teacher evaluations of the student record and contacts with the student

  • Extra-curricular commitments


Factors Weighed During the Application Review (Continued)

• Special talents or abilities: Art, music, leadership, athletics, etc.

• Service to school and/or community

  • Interest

  • Interview

  • Neatness and accuracy of the application


NAVIANCE – Family Connectionhttp://connection.naviance.com/northcentral

  • Web-based college resource site

  • College search & comparison

  • Find summer enrichment programs

  • Manage timelines and deadlines

  • Research scholarships & financial aid

  • Requires a WORKING E-MAIL ADDRESS


“This piggy bank is for my college fund.”


Your NCHS Counseling Staff Thanks You For Attending!


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