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Class of 2015 Junior Seminar. Thursday, January 23, 2014 US History Classes. Who is my ORHS Counselor? - Ms. Paige Green (A-C) - Mr. Matt Koehler (D-H) - Ms. Brianna Ottinger (I-M)- Ms. Kelly Parker (N-R) - Ms. Dianna Sorensen (S-Z)- Ms. Ada Hall (Gifted). Our Seminar Agenda….

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Class of 2015 junior seminar

Class of 2015 Junior Seminar

Thursday, January 23, 2014

US History Classes


Class of 2015 junior seminar

Who is my ORHS Counselor?- Ms. Paige Green (A-C)- Mr. Matt Koehler (D-H)- Ms. Brianna Ottinger (I-M)- Ms. Kelly Parker (N-R)- Ms. Dianna Sorensen (S-Z)- Ms. Ada Hall (Gifted)


Our seminar agenda

Our Seminar Agenda…

  • Your HS Transcript – Is it correct? How is your GPA?

  • Graduation Requirements (Area of Focus? Summer Recovery?)

  • Registration and Teacher Recommendations

  • Testing – ACT + SAT + EOC + AP

  • Scholarship Information

  • What are you going to do after you graduate?

    - 4 year College/University - 2 year Community College

    - Technical School - Military (Talk to your recruiters)

    - Work- Apprenticeships

    ... and how to prepare for it!


Graduation requirements

Graduation Requirements…

You all have until May 2015 to earn 22 Credits:

  • 4 English Credits (one class each year)

  • 4 Math Credits (including Alg2 and one class beyond)

  • 3 Science Credits (include Biology and Physics or Chem.)

  • 2 World Language Credits (of the same language)

  • 1 Fine Arts Credit

  • 3.5 Social Studies Credits (1=US History, 1=World Soc. Std., .5=Economics, .5=US Government, .5=Personal Finance)

  • 1.5 Wellness Credits (.5=Well A, .5=Well B, .5=additional PE)

  • 3 Focused Elective Credits


Area of focus information

Area of Focus Information…

ORHS offers the following 9 Areas of Focus:

  • Math/Science

  • Humanities

  • Fine Arts

  • Business & Information Technology Academy

  • Arts & Communications Academy

  • Early Childhood Academy

  • Engineering and Welding Academy

  • Health Science Academy

  • Advanced Placement


More transcript info

More Transcript Info…

Notify the Registrar in the School Counseling Office if you find mistakes on your school transcript.

Pay particularly close attention if you transferred to ORHS after the start of 9th grade

GPA and Class Rank will be announced in the beginning of your senior year. It is unofficial or unavailable before this time.

Talk to your school counselor with any credit/requirement/graduation questions that you may have – feel free to invite your parents


What s all the fuss about a gpa

What’s all the fuss about a GPA?

  • What is it and how is it calculated?

  • Weighted vs. Un-weighted courses?

  • TN Lottery HOPE Scholarship – GPA/ACT Requirement

  • What GPA’s mean to colleges…

    UT-Knoxville: 3.9 Core Weighted GPA average

    UT-Chattanooga: 2.85 GPA+18ACT or 2.3GPA+21ACT required

    MTSU: 2.7GPA+19ACT or 3.0GPA or 22ACT required

    ETSU: 2.3GPA or 19ACT required


Summer credit recovery

Summer Credit Recovery

There is a cost

Not all courses are offered

You can only take 2

You might not finish the class

Mandatory daily attendance

AVOID THIS by getting HELP

NOW! Talk to your Teachers and

go in for Tutoring or meet with

your school counselor – we can

help with study tips/test strategies


12 th grade course registration

12th Grade Course Registration

  • Take notes now on the 4-Year Plan form

  • What are your graduation requirements

  • You will need some Teacher Recommendations - Talk to your Teacher!

    • English, Math, Science, Social Studies, World Language and AP

    • Some higher level elective courses

  • List Alternatives for Elective Courses

  • Applications are Required for:

    Business Co-op - Ms. Ousley – CS342

    Virtual Enterprise - Ms. Ousley – CS342

    Math Student Service - Your Math Teacher

    YLDCIP - Ms. Shipley – LC321

    Administrative Office Aide - Counselor

    Clinical Internship - Ms. Farr – CS200

    Early Childhood Education – Ms. Burkhalter – CS 250

  • 11th graders will all register online in the Library Computer Lab during your US History Class February 3 - 7, your teacher will provide you with the specific date.


  • Orhs testing calendar

    ORHS Testing Calendar

    ACT – March 4this the TN State ACT test day at ORHS for all Juniors that did NOTtake a voucher.

    It is recommended that each 11th grader use his or her test voucher to take the ACT this Spring (March, April, or June 2014) to see what he or she needs to work on prior to a retake

    Pay attention to what test(s) you need for college admission (ACT? SAT? Subject Test?) and which AP courses the school accepts/score needed

    See handout for ACT/SAT Test Prep Suggestions


    State of tn end of course exams

    State of TN - END of COURSE Exams

    Are given in May 5th– 9th 2014

    Possible EOC’s for 11th graders: Algebra 2, US History, English 3, and Chemistry

    These cumulative EXAMS count 25% of your total second semester grade so PLEASE take these very seriously

    All specific aspects/requirements regarding final exams for other courses will be determined by the classroom teacher.


    What are you going to do after you graduate

    What are you going to do after you graduate?

    • 4 year College/University (Public vs. Private)

    • 2 year Community College (ex. PSCC and RSCC)

    • Technical School (ex. TN College for Applied Technologies)

    • Military (Talk to your recruiters, ROTC)

    • Work/Apprenticeships


    H ow to pay for more school

    How to pay for more school?

    Scholarship Information – See the GREEN Handouts

    Your Financial Aid Package – what the school puts together based on your FAFSA Expected Family Contribution(EFC)

    - Scholarships, Grants, Work-Study, Loans

    FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) – What you and your parents will fill out in January of your Senior Year


    How to pay for more school

    How to pay for more school?

    TN Lottery HOPE Scholarship (Private/Public/4yr/2yr)

    TN Achieves Program (2 yr. Community Colleges) – More info will be provided next fall during Sr. Seminar

    Can start looking at Scholarship Websites, ORHS Counseling Website and Facebook page, college scholarship websites.


    What else is important

    What else is important…

    College Visits - Spring Break & Summer 2014 is a good time to start

    Start looking now as searching/applications take lots of time

    Look at application/scholarship essays now and practice

    Begin putting your academic resume together now

    College Preparation Apps - Some of are free, some aren’t

    ACT/SAT Prep, Financial Aid, College Search Tools, Etc…

    Military Academies - Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard

    Start the process now – contact recruiters and research the requirements/timeline

    Your Counselor is here to Help – make an appointment to see us & invite a parent/guardian!


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