9 th and 10 th ADVISEMENT for Parents for Class of 2015 and 2016. NHS Counseling Department Mission Statement .
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9th and 10th ADVISEMENT for Parents for Class of 2015 and 2016
The Northview Counseling Department works with all stakeholders to help students to become productive members of society who accept responsibility for their actions. In this we strive to create a safe, personalized, and supportive environment that fosters tolerance and respect.
Students are assigned to counselors according to their last name:
Counselor Student Caseload
Samiah Garcia (A – Co)
Jamie D. Brown (Cr – Hu)
Andrew Alhadeff (Hw-Lim)
Renee Ferrerio, Dept Chair (Lim – O)
Allison Leja (P- Sn)
Steve Creel (So – Z)
Students planning to enter/transfer into a 4 year college/university must take a minimum of two units of the same world language.
If you are in Accelerated Math, you will need to take AP Calc AB/BC or Statistics to graduate.
*In science, students may take Physical Science or Physics (no EOCT for Physics).
Credits and Honor/AP Points
17credits need to be earned by the start of senior year for a student to be promoted to the 12th grade. 23 credits are needed for graduation
FAILED COURSES CAN BE MADE UP THROUGH:
SUMMER SCHOOL (MAXIMUM CREDITS THAT CAN BE MADE UP ARE 1.0 CREDIT)
ONLINE COURSES THROUGH FULTON VIRTUAL SCHOOL OR GEORGIA VIRTUAL SCHOOL. COUNSELORAPPROVAL IS REQUIRED TO TAKE ONLINE COURSES
IF YOU DO NOT EARN SUFFICIENT UNITS THEN YOU WILL NOT BE PROMOTED AND IN DANGER OF NOT GRADUATING WITH YOUR CLASS
Fulton County calculates numeric averages by adding up all grades in classes and dividing by the total number of classes taken. The numeric average is on a 100 point scale i.e. 87 out of 100
All grades included in this calculation – failed grades, summer grades, online grades…
Fulton County adds 7 points to the final passing grade for each Honors, AP, and college course taken; shown on transcript
A Word on Grade Point Average (GPA)
High School GPA is calculated by the postsecondary institution not the high school (Fulton County does not calculate)
College GPA is different than the Fulton County Numeric Average
Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship
Males must register with the Selective Service no later than 30 days before their 18th birthday.
HOPE eligibility will be delayed until this requirement is met www.sss.gov
A 3.0 GPA is required by averaging core coursework, including failing grades, on a 4.0 scale
Honors points are removed and a 0.50 weighting is added back in for AP courses only, not to exceed 4.0
Middle school credit is not calculated in the HOPE GPA
All calculations are done by the Georgia Student FinanceCommission
Counselors are not responsible for calculating the HOPE GPA
A 2.99 GPA does NOT qualify you for HOPE
Basic eligibility requirements:
The HOPE Scholarship will pay:
Apply for the HOPE
Apply for the HOPE - Complete starting January of senior year:
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - www.fafsa.ed.gov
Georgia Student Financial Aid Application System (GSFAPPS) - www.GAcollege411.org
View your HOPE average
Go to www.gacollege411.org and create an account.
For Additional Information on HOPE
Contact Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC)
770-724-9000 or www.gsfc.org
Advanced Placement - AP
AP Night – Thursday, January 24, 2013, 6:30 pm, NHS Theater
Use the College Career Room to research colleges and scholarships
Attend College Fairs
Atlanta National College Fair
Georgia World Congress Center
February 10, 2013
College Admission Standards
GPA – Typically average in academic core on a 4.0 scale (English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and World Language)
Course Selection (rigor; difficulty level) – Selective colleges are looking at the strength or rigor of your courses throughout high school, including your senior year. We highly recommend seniors take a minimum of 4 academics each semester- for highly selective colleges, a minimum of 5 each semester.
Test Scores (SAT and/or ACT)
Class Rank – Based on overall numeric weighted average
Extracurricular Activities – Leadership and participation in clubs, service and sports can be particularly important to competitive colleges
College Application Essays – Required essays on the college application are important because they demonstrate your writing ability and give the college more information about you. Please seek advice when writing an essay and make sure to proofread for errors
Letters of Recommendation – Request teacher recommendation two weeks before needed and counselor recommendation at least two weeks prior to the school’s deadline
Resumes – Contains academic info., honors & awards, extracurricular activities, work/volunteer experience, etc.
Georgia Perimeter College
Gwinnett Technical College
If a college or scholarship program inquires about honor code violations or discipline, we are obligated to report this information.
Also, inquiries on a student's integrity may also be affected if the student has a documented out of school suspension or honor code violation.
Acceptance to college is provisional and the colleges hold all of the rights.
Colleges reserve the right to rescind admission or put you on immediate probation.
Honor Code and Discipline
College Entrance Exams
College admission test that measures students’ mathematical ability, critical reading knowledge, and writing skill.
SAT Subject Tests
One-hour tests offered in subjects such as English, foreign language, science, history, and mathematics. Some colleges require the SAT II test(s) & students should check with each college to determine whether it is necessary to take the SAT II(s).
American College Testing Program (ACT)
College admission test which measures aptitude and skill in English, math, reading, natural sciences, and writing.
High School Code 111148
It is recommended students take the SAT and/or ACT at least twice during their junior year and once at the beginning of their senior year
SAT Versus ACT
Dual Enrollment– Move on When Ready
Move on When Ready
A new dual enrollment opportunity for students to attend a postsecondary institution full-time during their junior and/or senior year of high school
Students will receive high school credit and college credit simultaneously while attending college classes on the college campus full time.
NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse
Be aware that the NCAA may or may not approve courses taken through a non-traditional format such as online, distance learning, correspondence, credit recovery, etc.
Counselors are not responsible for researching or advising NCAA policies. It is up to the student and family to investigate NCAA regulations as they pertain to non-traditional courses
BE ORGANIZED- USE YOUR AGENDA
DO YOUR HOMEWORK DAILY (ZEROES FOR NOT TURNING IN WORK LOWERS YOUR GRADE TREMENDOUSLY)
MAKE STUDYING EVERY DAY A PRIORITY- REVIEW CLASS NOTES DAILY
ATTEND TEACHERS HELP SESSIONS
IF NEED EXTRA HELP, ATTEND TAN HELP SESSIONS (EVERY TUESDAY AFTER SCHOOL IN ROOM 541)
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY TUTORING -SIGN UP TO HAVE AN INDIVIDUAL PEER TUTOR HELP YOU-FORM AVAILABLE TO FILL OUT IN COUNSELING OFFICE
ASK YOUR TEACHER FOR RECOVERY IF YOUR GRADE IS BELOW 74 (RECOVERY ENDS 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO FINALS)
EVERY GRADE COUNTS- COLLEGES WILL LOOK AT GRADES FROM EACH SEMESTER
You should have received email alerts for this meeting.
If you do not receive any email communication from the counseling office, make certain we have your updated email address.
You may send your updated email to [email protected]
Make sure to include your student’s legal name and grade level