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Shades Valley High School Class of 2016. Know Your Counselor. Mrs. Natalie Adkinson 10 th Grade Counselor 379-5350 Ext. 634 How Do I See My Counselor. There are three ways to make an appointment to see your counselor.

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Shades valley high school class of 2016

Shades Valley High SchoolClass of 2016

Know your counselor

Know Your Counselor

Mrs. Natalie Adkinson

10th Grade Counselor

379-5350 Ext. 634

How do i see my counselor

How Do I See My Counselor

  • There are three ways to make an appointment to see your counselor.

  • Students my come by the guidance office with a pass to see the counselor. If she is not available, ask Mrs. Smith, guidance secretary to leave a note in her office to call for you.

  • Leave a voice mail at the number on this PowerPoint presentation.

  • E-mail at

Counselor confidentiality

Counselor Confidentiality

  • Information shared with the counselor is personal and is not shared with other individuals. However, if you intend harm to yourself or harm to others, I am required by law to share information with someone who can help.

Grade point average gpa

Grade Point Average (GPA)

  • Grade Point Average, or GPA, is calculated at the end of each semester using a 4.0 scale.

  • A= 4 quality points

  • B= 3 quality points

  • C= 2 quality points

  • D= 1 quality points

  • F= 0 quality points

How is grade point average determined

How is Grade Point Average determined?

  • Assign appropriate number of Quality Points to Letter Grade.

  • Total all Quality Points

  • Divide Quality points by number of courses taken.

Act plan


  • All 10th Graders will take the PLAN on Tuesday, October 22, 2013.

  • The PLAN is a practice ACT which measures your ability in the area of Reading, English, Math, and Science.

  • ACT (American College Test) scores are used by many colleges to determine if a student meets admission criteria.

  • You can read more about this test at

Plan doing your best

PLAN- Doing Your Best

  • Get plenty of sleep

  • Follow directions exactly, and don’t be afraid to ask questions

  • Mark your answer folder carefully, Fill in all ovals neatly.

  • Don’t spend too much time on any single question. For hard ones, choose the answer you think is best and move on.

  • Just like the ACT, there is not a penalty for guessing. Be sure to answer every question.

Plan calculators you can use

PLAN- Calculators You Can Use

  • You may use any four-function, scientific, or graphing calculator, unless it has features described in the PROHIBITED list. For models on the Permitted with Modification list, your will be required to modify some of the calculator’s features.

Plan english

PLAN- English

  • The PLAN English Test Measures your understanding of standard written English- punctuation, grammar and usage, and sentence structure (Usage/Mechanics) – and your understanding of the use of strategy, organization, and style in writing (Rhetorical Skills).

Plan reading

PLAN- Reading

  • The PLAN Reading Test measures your reading comprehension by focusing on skills such as:

    • Referring to details in a passage

    • Drawing conclusions

    • Making comparisons and generalizations

Plan science

PLAN- Science

  • The PLAN Science Test measures your scientific reasoning skills, based on material that is typically taught in first- and second – year high school general science courses.

Plan math

PLAN- Math

  • The PLAN Math Test measures your mathematical reasoning. The test focuses on your ability to reason in math rather than on how well you have memorized formulas or can do involved computations.

Alabama high school graduation exam ahsge

Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE)

  • The State Board of Education voted unanimously on a resolution to phase out the use of the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) as a graduation requirement. The AHSGE will be replaced with end-of-course test aligned with instructional content to ensure that our graduates are prepared for the workforce, technical school, and two- and four-year colleges.

So what do i need to do to get ready for college

So What Do I Need to Do to Get Ready for College?

  • Your sophomore year should be a year of personal growth!

  • Start planning for the future by taking the interest inventories on ACPS (KUDER) and beginning to look at various colleges and careers

  • Complete your 4-year plan through ACPS (KUDER) and submit it to me

Act sat preparations

ACT/SAT preparations

  • Try going to these websites for practice with taking the ACT/SAT





    • Each of these websites offers one or more practice tests that are FREE!!! Take advantage of them!!

Shades valley high school class of 2016

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