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Navigating 10 th Grade. October 1, 2013. Introductions. Mr. Foxworth - Principal 10 th Grade AP, Mr. Curl Academic Dean, Mrs. McReynolds 10 th Grade Counselor, Mrs. Crull. Sophomore Office. Location Grade level secretary, Mrs. Hawkins Value of scheduling an appointment.

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navigating 10 th grade

Navigating 10th Grade

October 1, 2013

introductions
Introductions
  • Mr. Foxworth - Principal
  • 10th Grade AP, Mr. Curl
  • Academic Dean, Mrs. McReynolds
  • 10th Grade Counselor, Mrs. Crull
sophomore office
Sophomore Office
  • Location
  • Grade level secretary, Mrs. Hawkins
  • Value of scheduling an appointment
student accountability
Student Accountability
  • Attendance
      • Grades + Attendance = CREDIT
  • Grades (daily, six weeks, semester)
    • Major Grades
        • Three days to retake
        • Student responsibility to schedule time
success for all students
Success for all Students
  • Students need to make the best grades possible!
  • Parents and Students are encouraged to have a Parent/Student Portal www.gccisd.net
  • 1st and 2nd semester averaging
  • Communicate with the teacher FIRST!!
  • Tutorials—bus runs at 3:30 on Tues. and Thurs.
  • Credit Recovery
what is a credit
What is a Credit?
  • 1 credit = 1 full year in a class
  • One half credit = 1 semester in a class
  • To earn credit:
      • Grade average must be 70% or better
      • Must attend 90% of days in the semester
graduation plans
Graduation Plans
  • Distinguished High School Graduation Plan
  • Recommended High School Graduation Plan

www.gccisd.net

graduation requirements recommended high school plan
Graduation RequirementsRecommended High School Plan

Academic Requirements (26 Credits)

Successful completion of

  • English I, English II, English III, and English IV - 4 credits
  • Alg I, Geometry, Alg II, and 4th Math - 4 credits
  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and 4th Science – 4 credits
  • W.Geog, W. History, US History, Government (1 sem), and Economics (1 sem) – 4 credits
  • 2 years of the same foreign language – 2 credits
  • Fine Arts (1 credit), Technology Application (1 credit), PE (1 credit), Communication Applications (0.5 credit), and Health (0.5credit) – 4 credits
  • 4 credits of Electives
graduation requirements distinguished high school plan
Graduation RequirementsDistinguished High School Plan

Academic Requirements (26 Credits)

Successful completion of

  • English I, English II, English III, and English IV - 4 credits
  • Alg I, Geometry, Alg II, and 4th Math - 4 credits
  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and 4th Science – 4 credits
  • W.Geog, W. History, US History, Government (1 sem), and Economics (1 sem) – 4 credits
  • 3 years of the same foreign language – 3 credits
  • Fine Arts (1 credit), Technology Application (1 credit), PE (1 credit), Communication Applications (0.5 credit), and Health (0.5 credit) – 4 credits
  • 3 credits of Electives
  • Must have 4 advanced measures (Original Research/Projects, AP courses, and/or dual credit college courses, PSAT recognition)
ap versus dual credit
AP versus Dual Credit

http://www.hccs.edu/hccs/future-students/dual-credit-at

hcc#1.WhatisDualCredit

http://www.lonestar.edu

graduation and staar
Graduation and STAAR
  • Require a Level II Satisfactory
    • Algebra I – 9th grade
    • Biology – 9th grade
    • English I: Reading and Writing – 9th grade
    • English II: Reading and Writing – 10th grade
    • US History – 11th grade
gpa and class rank
GPA and Class Rank
  • GOOD GRADES
  • Rigorous Courses PAP/AP
  • Requesting a Transcript. Transcript only mailed home Junior/Senior year. Sophomores must request a copy.
    • On GCCISD website
    • Computers in Ranger Center
    • Allow 3-5 days to process
    • Registrar: Heather Roecker, located in Ranger Center
sophomore checklist
Sophomore Checklist
  • Polish study skills
  • Select five or ten colleges to contact for brochures and/or applications
  • Plan a productive summer
  • Use internet to explore different careers and/or consider job shadowing
  • PSAT , Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test
    • Wednesday, October 16, 2013
    • http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html
preparing for college
Preparing for College
  • College and Career Counselor: Clara Monroe
  • College and Career Corner: Amanda Lavender
  • Sign up for the most rigorous courses possible.
  • Discuss with your child their future plans: career interests, two year college, four year college, degree plans, finding the right college for them, researching colleges and reviewing college application requirements
preparing for college cont
Preparing for College (Cont.)
  • NAVIANCE Family Connection Site
    • Students can login to the system:
      • Username: Student ID number
      • Password: Birthdate
        • 2 digits for day and month, 4 digits for year
        • Example: June 6, 1997 = 06061997

Please contact counselor if you have need assistance.

useful websites
Useful Websites
  • www.gccisd.net
  • www.actstudent.org
  • www.collegeboard.com
  • https://connection.naviance.com/rssterling
  • https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/make-a-plan
dates to remember
Dates to Remember
  • End of 1st 6 weeks- October 4th
  • PSAT Parent Meeting—October 7th, 6:30pm, RSS
  • PSAT—October 16th
  • Homecoming Dance – October 12th
  • College Night – October 30th at Goose Creek Memorial High School, 6:30pm
ross s sterling high school
Ross S. Sterling High School

SUCCESS

for ALL

Students!

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