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Navigating the Freshmen Experience. Orientation to Robert E. Fitch High School. Meet the School Counseling Department. School Counselors. Director of Guidance. Mr. Bousquet. Ms. Crowley. Mr. Auriantal. Ms. Henry. Ms. Vereen. Ms. Peirce. Mrs. Zubek.

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navigating the freshmen experience

Navigating the Freshmen Experience

Orientation to

Robert E. Fitch High School

meet the school counseling department
Meet the School Counseling Department

School Counselors

Director of Guidance

Mr. Bousquet

Ms. Crowley

Mr. Auriantal

Ms. Henry

Ms. Vereen

Ms. Peirce

Mrs. Zubek

who is my school counselor
Who is my School Counselor?

Last Name:

A-C Ms. Crowley

D-G Ms. Vereen

H-K Mr. Auriantal

L-N Mrs. Zubek

O-R Ms. Peirce

S-X Ms. Henry

Y-Z Mr. Bousquet

College/Career Mrs. Wisniewski

school counselor appointments
School Counselor Appointments
  • Students must see the School Counseling Secretary to schedule appointments with counselors
  • Students should schedule appointments with their counselor:
    • Before/after school
    • During study hall or elective period
  • In the event of an emergency, students may see their school counselor without an appointment BUT they must have a pass from their teacher.
graduation requirements
Graduation Requirements

FHS

4.0 – English

4.0 – Mathematics

4.0 – Science (1 credit in Biology and 1 credit in Physical Science)

3.0 – Social Studies (1 credit in U.S. History/ .5 credit in Civics)

0.5 – Health

1.0 – Physical Education

1.0 – Applied Arts

1.0 – Fine Arts

7.5 – Electives

26 Total Credits

on to the next grade
On to the Next…. Grade

How many credits do students

need in order to be promoted to

GRADE 10?

** Including 1.0 credit in English 9**

  • 6
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Earning Credits (cont’d.)

Junior = 12 credits

1.0 credit in English 10

Senior = 18 credits

1.0 credit in English 11

Graduation Requirement:

26 Credits

1.0 credit in English 12

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GPA

What does GPA stand for?

GRADE POINT AVERAGE

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GPA (cont’d.)

  • Calculating your GPA is simple, and important to understanding your academic progress throughout high school.
  • GPA represents a student’s grade that he/she received in a particular class
  • This can be weighted or un-weighted.
gpa cont d
GPA (cont’d.)

Unweighted/Simple GPA

A+ 4.33

A 4.0

A- 3.7

B+ 3.33

B 3.0

B- 2.7

C+ 2.33

C 2.0

C- 1.7

D+ 1.33

D 1.0

D- .7

F 0

athletic eligibility policy
Athletic Eligibility Policy
  • CIAC Eligibility Requirements:
    • Earn 4 credits from the previous school year to be eligible for Fall, Winter, and/or Spring sports
    • Freshmen are automatically eligible per CIAC standards
    • Year-end failures may be made up through successfully completion of LEA approved summer school courses
    • Students have 8 consecutive semesters (or 4 consecutive years) of eligibility from the start of 9th grade
    • Additional information regarding athletic eligibility can be found on the CIAC website at http://ciacsports.com
attendance policy
Attendance Policy
  • Credit for 1.0 credit year-long courses will be withheld when a student exceeds 12 class absences (6 for semester-long courses) in the class for excused/unexcused absences.
  • Parents will be notified in writing following the 4th absences for all courses.
  • Parents will be notified in writing when credit is withheld due to violation of the attendance policy.
what does that mean for you
What does that mean for YOU?
  • Be on time to classes
  • Be present in ALL classes
  • Make sure parent/guardian notifies the school when you are ill
    • By phone, but also must submit in writing to be an excused absence
    • Doctor’s note (if absent for 3 or more consecutive days)
    • After 9 absences due to illness, doctor’s note is required by state law
  • Provide documentation from appointments to the floor secretary
career clusters
Career Clusters

The FHS School Counseling Department will be taking the time to meet with the Freshman class of 2018 about Career Clusters. This will be a unique, new opportunity that allows students to tailor their 4-year education plan to college and career interests.

support
SUPPORT

Struggling academically?

Need help with your schoolwork?

We’re here to HELP

  • Teachers – before/after school
  • Falcon Academy – peer tutors