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Welcome to High School!. We are your Counselors Ms. RegerA – G Mr. NolenH – N Mrs. HorningO – Z. SUCCESS…. …happens one day at a time!. The truth about success…. It doesn’t just happen! It is CREATED… by you!. Counseling Services. Academic Personal Support Groups

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Welcometo High School!

We are your Counselors

Ms. RegerA – G

Mr. NolenH – N

Mrs. HorningO – Z


SUCCESS…

…happens one day at a time!


The truth about success…

It doesn’t just happen! It is CREATED… by you!


Counseling Services

  • Academic

  • Personal

  • Support Groups

  • Crisis

  • Career


How can I see my counselor?

  • Each counselor has a sign-up book on the counter in the guidance office.

  • Your counselor will send a pass for you.


Confidentiality …

We will not share the content of our discussions unless you give us permission. We are required by law and ethical standards to break confidentiality for these reasons:

1. If we believe you are a danger to yourself or others.

2. If we suspect you are being harmed.

3. If we are ordered by a court of law.


You will experience conflict in high school. How you deal with it will determine the outcome.

Conflict…

is a part of life.


  • If handled constructively, conflict

    • Helps you develop new skills

    • Creates relationships built on respect

    • Encourages you to find new ways to solve a problem

  • If left unsolved or poorly handled, conflict

    • Can escalate a small problem into a major incident

    • Can cause extra stress

    • May lead to violence


Credit

  • How much credit is one class worth in one semester?

    1/2

  • How many credits can a student earn in a semester?

    3

  • How many credits can a student earn in four years?

    24


Credits for Graduation

  • How many credits must a student earn to graduate?

    23


Graduation Requirements

  • English 4 Credits (8 sem)

    • English 9, 10, 11, 12 or advanced level english class

  • World History 1 Credit (2 sem)

  • U. S. History 1 Credit (2 sem)

  • Government ½ Credit (1 sem)

  • Economics½ Credit (1 sem)


  • Graduation Requirements

    • Algebra I1 Credit(2 sem)

    • Geometry 1 Credit(2 sem)

    • Algebra II1 Credit(2 sem)

    • Mandatory Math Elective (2 sem)

    • Biology1 Credit(2 sem)

    • Chemistry or Physics (2 sem)

    • Additional Science Credit(2 sem)


    Graduation Requirements

    • Health ½ Credit (1 sem)

    • PE½ Credit (1 sem)

    • VPAA1.0 Credit

    • World Language 2.0 Credit

    • MME is a college entrance exam and a scholarship opportunity


    Testing Sequence

    9th Grade:

    • Social Studies MEAP

    • Explore – pre-ACT

      10th Grade:

    • PLAN *– pre-ACT

    • PSAT *– pre-SAT

    11th Grade:

    • PSAT *– qualifying test for National Merit Scholarship

    • MI Merit Exam

    • ACT – college admissions test (part of MME)

    • SAT – college admissions test

      12th Grade:

    • ACT October or December

    *Necessary scores for dual-enrollment in 11th or 12th grade


    Four Year Plan Current Freshman


    How do I get Help

    • Tutoring every Monday & Wednesday

      • Sign up with Mrs. Culver

    • Talk to your teacher and see how they can help you or how you can do things different

    • See your counselor

    • Talk to your parent/guardian


    Tips for Talking With Teachers

    • Make an appointment to talk - Think through what you want to say, make a list of items you want to cover.

    • Use “I” statements “I am having a difficult time understanding the material.”

    • Don’t expect the teacher to come up with all the answers - Be prepared to make suggestions.

    • Be respectful -A teacher is more likely to be responsive if the purpose of your meeting is conversation, not confrontation.

    • YOU MUST ADVOCATE FOR YOURSELF


    The difference between doing your homework and studying…

    • Homework – completing an assignment, i.e. math problems on pages 36-38.

    • Study – outlining a science chapter, rewriting notes, or making flashcards.


    You should be spending a minimum of 20 minutes of homework / study time per academic subject each day (5 days a week).

    5 academic subjects = 100 minutes (or 1 hr., 40 min.) of study time daily

    Recommended Guidelines


    A Few Study Tips to Get You Started

    • Read the summary or chapter review first

    • Read the chapter questions

    • Skim the chapter – topics to be discussed

    • Read the notes in the margins

    • Read the captions for the pictures / graphs

    • Read the chapter

    • Answer chapter questions

    • Write your own chapter summary

    Reading Assignments


    Taking Good Notes in Class…

    • Write down key points

      • Names, dates, terms

    • Write down information your teacher repeats or emphasizes!

    • Write down what the teacher writes on the board or overhead.

    • Make flash cards for definitions

      • Review them frequently!


    Preparing for tests

    • Cramming for tests never pays off.

    • The more prepared you are the better you will perform.

    • Read over your notes.

    • Highlight or underline important notes.

    • Go over quizzes and homework from the same unit.

      • Look up answers to problems you got wrong.

    • Read chapter summaries.

    • Take notes and make an outline from your reading.

    • Put stars next to things you need to review.

    • Have someone quiz you.


    It is important to get involved in high school and to maintain a sense of balance. Clubs are a great way to be involved!

    • Quiz Bowl

    • Metro league Math Science competition

    • DECA

    • Anime

    • Game Club

    • Robotics

    • Marching Band

    • Student Council

    • NHS

    • Key club

    • SADD

    • Project One

    • Drama/Thespians

    • PWC

    • Science Olympiad

    • Smithsonian Project

    • Exchange students


    Thank You!

    • Thank you for your time and consideration today.

    • We look forward to getting to know you!


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