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8 th Grade Orientation. Class of 2017 Welcome to High School!. Your Guidance Counselor. I have lived in Darke County my entire life (New Madison, Arcanum, Greenville) I have been a Guidance Counselor since 2011.

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8 th grade orientation

8th Grade Orientation

Class of 2017

Welcome to High School!


Your guidance counselor
Your Guidance Counselor

I have lived in Darke County my entire life (New Madison, Arcanum, Greenville)

I have been a Guidance Counselor since 2011.

I graduated from the University of Dayton with a Master’s in School Counseling.

I have been married for 4 years, and I have a daughter, Eleanor, who is almost a year old.

I love helping students navigate the choices that high school and college presents.


Agenda

1. Graduation Requirements

2. Ohio Graduation Test (OGT)

3. Scheduling Classes

4. Honors Diploma (College-Prep)

5. College-Prep Requirements

6. College-Prep Curriculum

7. College-Prep 4-Year Schedule

8. Freshman Electives

9. Special Needs Students

10. Miami Valley Career Technology Center

11. Post Secondary Enrollment Options

12. NCAA Freshman-Eligibility Standards

Conclusion & Questions

Agenda


Graduation requirements for classes of 2014 and beyond

English 4 credits

Math 4 credits

(must include 1 unit of Algebra II or the equivalent of Algebra II)

Physical Education ½ credit

Health ½ credit

Science 3 credits

(1 Biology, 1 Physical and 1 unit advanced study in one or more of the following sciences)

Social Studies 9 1 credit

Social Studies 10 1 credit

Government 1 credit

Fine Arts 1 credit

Electives 7 credits

23 CREDITS TOTAL

Graduation Requirements for Classes of 2014 and Beyond


Ohio graduation test ogt

  • Taken for first time in March of sophomore year

  • Need to pass in order to graduate

    (Reading, Math, Writing, Science, Social Studies)

  • If a part of the OGT test is not passed, students have an opportunity to retake the test:

    -Twice during the junior year

    -Twice during the senior year

    -Once in the summer between the sophomore/ junior years

    -Once during the summer between the junior/senior years

Ohio Graduation Test (OGT)


Important information regarding registration

Schedule Changes:

  • Students can get their schedules in early August, and changes should be made before school begins (this avoids chaos once school begins).

  • Students have three days to add/drop classes after the semester begins.

  • Schedules will not be changed the first day of each semester so that students have an opportunity to experience the class.

  • A student who fails a course will be rescheduled into that course whenever possible. Taking two classes in one year of math, science, or English will not be permitted, unless permission is received from the instructor and counselor.

Important Information Regarding Registration:


1. English 4 credits

2. Math 4 credits

Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II or equivalent and another higher level course OR a four-year sequence of courses that contain equivalent content

3. Science 4 creditsincluding Physics and Chemistry

4. Social Studies 4 credits

5. Foreign Language 3 credits/units of one language

6. Fine Arts 1 credit

7. 3.5 GPA

8. 27 ACT or 1210 SAT

High School Academic Diploma with Honors Graduating Classes of 2011 and BeyondStudents need to fulfill only 7 of the following 8 criteria


Suggested requirements for college admission to a state university college prep schedule

  • English 4 credits

  • Social Studies 3+ credits

  • Science 3+ credits

  • Math 4+ credits beginning with Algebra

  • Fine Arts 1+ credits(Art, Music, Band)

  • Foreign Language 2+ credits

SUGGESTED REQUIREMENTS FOR COLLEGE ADMISSION TO A STATE UNIVERSITY (College-PrepSchedule)


College prep curriculum

  • Sometimes difficult to mix & match college prep and non-college prep/elective courses

  • College-Prep Curriculum


    Recommended four year plan for college prep program

    NINTH: and English 9 CP

    Algebra I

    English 9 CP

    Biology

    Health

    Physical Education

    Spanish I

    Social Studies 9

    Electives

    TENTH:

    Geometry

    English 10 CP

    Social Studies 10

    Physical Education

    Spanish II

    Advanced Physical Science

    Electives

    RECOMMENDED FOUR-YEAR PLAN FOR COLLEGE-PREP PROGRAM


    Recommended four year plan for college prep program continued

    ELEVENTH: and English 9 CP

    Algebra II

    English 11 CP

    Chemistry I

    Chemistry II

    Social Psychology

    Spanish III

    Electives

    TWELFTH:

    Pre-Calculus

    English 12 CP

    American Government

    Physics I

    Physics II

    Electives

    **Accelerated math students take calculus in the 12th grade. Other students may double up math courses in grade 12.

    RECOMMENDED FOUR-YEAR PLAN FOR COLLEGE-PREP PROGRAM CONTINUED…


    Freshman electives

    • Agriculture Classes and English 9 CP

    • Art I

    • Web Design and Word Processing

    • Managing Transitions/Financial Management

    • Band

    • Choir

    • All electives are worth one credit, except for Advanced PE (junior/senior elective). This class is worth ½ credit.

    • Depending on class numbers, you may not always get the (elective) class you choose.

    Freshman Electives:


    Special need students

    • IEP will follow you in high school. and English 9 CP

    • Can still take regular education classes

    • Special education teacher will have input into schedule

    • Testing accommodation for the OGT will be provided as stated on the IEP.

    Special Need Students


    Miami valley career technology center mvctc

    • Eligible to apply sophomore year and English 9 CP(after Christmas break)

    • Sophomore tour/visitation

    • Will still graduate as an Ansonia student

    • Can still participate in Ansonia athletics and other activities

    • Transportation to and from MVCTC is provided

    • Programs are available for students of various academic abilities.

    Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC)


    Post secondary enrollment options program

    • A great opportunity for high academic achieving, disciplined students to earn college credit while in high school.

    • To qualify:

      • All students must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 high school GPA (3.0 in a subject area).

      • Incoming freshmen and sophomores: score an 18 for English and/or a 22 for math on the ACT.

      • Incoming juniors and seniors: same ACT testing option, OR achieve college-level reading/writing or math in Edison's COMPASS placement assessment.

      • Underclassmen must take a minimum of 3.2 credits per semester.

      • Seniors must take a minimum of 3.0 credits per semester.

      • Failed classes must be paid for by student.

        (currently $401.88 for a 3 credit hour class)

    Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program


    Ncaa college freshman eligibility standards

    • NCAA students to earn college credit while in high school.Division I has a sliding scale for test score requirements and GPA.

      • For example, a student with a higher GPA can earn a lower score on the ACT/SAT and maintain NCAA eligibility.

      • If you would like to see the sliding scale, see me afterwards.

  • NCAA Division II has a GPA requirement of 2.0. Also, DII has a minimum SAT score requirement of 820 and an ACT sum score of 68.

    -SAT score includes only the critical reading and math sections

    -ACT sum score includes English, math, reading and science

  • NCAA College Freshman Eligibility Standards


    Ncaa freshman eligibility standards

    Division I 16 Core-Course Rule students to earn college credit while in high school.

    English 4 years

    Math (Algebra I or higher) 3 years

    Natural/Physical Science 2 years

    (1 year of lab if offered by high school)

    Additional English, math or

    natural/physical science 1 year

    Social Science 2 years

    Additional Courses 4 years

    (from any area above, foreign language or comparative religion/philosophy)

    NCAA Freshman-Eligibility Standards


    Ncaa freshman eligibility standards1

    Division II 16 Core-Course Rule students to earn college credit while in high school.

    English 3 years

    Math (Algebra I or higher) 2 years

    Natural/Physical Science 2 years

    (1 year of lab if offered by high school)

    Additional English, math or

    natural/physical science 3 years

    Social Science 2 years

    Additional Courses 4 years

    (from any area above, foreign language or comparative religion/philosophy)

    NCAA Freshman-Eligibility Standards


    Conclusion

    • Thanks for your time! students to earn college credit while in high school.

    • Questions???

    • Feel free to contact me by stopping in the school, calling, or dropping an email.

      337-5591 ext. 2117

      [email protected]

    Conclusion


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