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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

Career and College Night

Welcome

Class of

2015

Presented by the

North Central High School Guidance Department

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Diploma Options
  • Course Information
  • PLAN Test Results

• College Information

diploma options
Core 40 (Default Diploma)

Core 40 - Academic Honors

Core 40 - Technical Honors

North Central Academic Honors

International Baccalaureate

Basic

Diploma Options
core 40 diploma
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 credits Health: 1 Credit

Technology: 1 Credit Speech: 1 Credit

Electives: 16 credits

Total : 47 Credits

Core 40 Diploma
core 40 with a cademic h onors
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 t echnical h onors
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

n orth c entral a cademic h onors
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
ib diploma
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
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
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
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
college planning tips
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
factors weighed during the application review in approximate order of importance
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
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 continued1
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 connection http connection naviance com northcentral
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
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