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We Will Discuss:. Counselor/Counseling Confidentiality Grades Credits GPA Graduation Requirements College Requirements Transcripts Freshman Calendar. 9 th Grade Counselors. Mrs Charalabopoulos (A- Gh ) Mrs Horan ( Gi -L) Ms Donovan (M-P) Mr Witte (Q-Z). Your Counselor!!.

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We Will Discuss:

  • Counselor/Counseling

  • Confidentiality

  • Grades

  • Credits

  • GPA

  • Graduation Requirements

  • College Requirements

  • Transcripts

  • Freshman Calendar


9th Grade Counselors

  • Mrs Charalabopoulos (A-Gh)

  • Mrs Horan (Gi-L)

  • Ms Donovan (M-P)

  • Mr Witte (Q-Z)


Your Counselor!!

  • Helps you get ready for your journey (next semester, next year, after high school)

  • Helps you get ready to learn

  • Helps you remove obstacles, build bridges and develop plans of action


Limits of Confidentiality

  • Harm to self

  • Harm to others

  • Being harmed by someone


Where do you want to go?

How will you get there?


What Does Your Life Road Map Look Like?

You Are

Here


Make It Count!

  • True or False

    My grades don’t count until after 9th grade.

    Every credit counts!!


Grades

  • Passing grades:

    A, B, C, D = .5 credit

    per semester

  • Failing Grades:

    F = 0 credit


Semester vs. Quarter Grades

The semester grades are the only grades on your transcript, and will be the only grades that will go into the GPA.

Semester grades factor in how you did during each quarter as well

the results of your final test each semester


Grade Point Average

  • GPA –Average of grade points earned for total classes completed.

  • Class Rank – Your numerical placement in relation to other students in your class based on your cumulative GPA.


UnweightedWeighted

A = 4.0 5.0

B = 3.0 4.0

C = 2.0 3.0

D = 1.0 1.0

F = 0.0 (no credit) 0.0

Weighted Classes

AP/Pre-IB/IB classes

Honors/Advanced

World Languages

(Levels 4-5)

GPA (Grade Point Average)


How do you earn Credits?

  • Completing & Passing Cherokee Trail Classes

  • Summer School

  • PLATO Credit Recovery

  • Online Classes


4.0 English

3.0 Math (Algebra 1 & higher)

3.0 Science

3.0 Social Studies (1 U.S. History & .5 credit in Civics)

2.0 Wellness/Fitness (.5 Health)

1.5 Fine Arts/Industrial Education/Career and Technical

5.5 Electives

22.0 Total Credits to Graduate

22 credits to Graduate


Where do you see yourself years from now?


What is Your Six-Year Plan

4 Year College

2 Year College

Community College

Vocational/Technical

Military Service

Work


Developing a Four-Year Plan


College Entrance RequirementsMinimum requirement for Colorado Higher Education

  • 4.0 English

  • 4.0 Math (Including Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry)

  • 3.0 Social Studies (including U.S. History & Government)

  • 3.0 Science (2 years Lab Science)

  • 1.0 Foreign Language

    (2-3 for some schools)

  • 2.0 Academic Electives


Transcripts

  • An official copy of a student’s academic record

  • Includes:

    Specific Classes Taken

    Grades/Grade Point Average (GPA)/Class Ranking

    Test Scores (CSAP & ACT State Mandated Testing)


Freshman Plan

  • Understand Graduation Requirements

  • Improve Study Skills and Habits

  • Get Involved

  • Understand College Admission Standards

  • Develop a Four Year Plan

  • Keep a Personal Resume

  • Choose your classes wisely for 10th grade


The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with the First Step Chinese Proverb

Make Each Step Count!!


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