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Welcome to High School!. We are your Counselors Ms. Reger A – G Mr. Nolen H – N Mrs. Horning O – 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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Welcome to high school

Welcometo High School!

We are your Counselors

Ms. Reger A – G

Mr. Nolen H – N

Mrs. Horning O – Z



…happens one day at a time!

The truth about success
The truth about success…

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

Counseling services
Counseling Services

  • Academic

  • Personal

  • Support Groups

  • Crisis

  • Career

How can i see my counselor
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
You will experience conflict in high school. How you deal with it will determine the outcome.


is a part of life.

  • If left unsolved or poorly handled, conflict

    • Can escalate a small problem into a major incident

    • Can cause extra stress

    • May lead to violence


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


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


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


Credits for graduation
Credits for Graduation

  • How many credits must a student earn to graduate?


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)

  • Economics ½ Credit (1 sem)

  • Graduation requirements
    Graduation Requirements

    • Algebra I 1 Credit (2 sem)

    • Geometry 1 Credit (2 sem)

    • Algebra II 1 Credit (2 sem)

    • Mandatory Math Elective (2 sem)

    • Biology 1 Credit (2 sem)

    • Chemistry or Physics (2 sem)

    • Additional Science Credit (2 sem)

    Graduation requirements1
    Graduation Requirements

    • Health ½ Credit (1 sem)

    • PE ½ Credit (1 sem)

    • VPAA 1.0 Credit

    • World Language 2.0 Credit

    • MME is a college entrance exam and a scholarship opportunity

    Testing sequence
    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

    How do i get help
    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
    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.


    The difference between doing your homework and studying
    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
    A Few Study Tips to Get You Started study time per academic subject each day (5 days a week).

    • 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
    Taking Good Notes in Class… study time per academic subject each day (5 days a week).

    • 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
    Preparing for tests study time per academic subject each day (5 days a week).

    • 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! maintain a sense of balance. Clubs are a great way to be involved!

    • Thank you for your time and consideration today.

    • We look forward to getting to know you!