WELCOME TO THE PRESENTED BY THE BHS GUIDANCE DEPT . FRESHMEN PRESENTATION. Catherine Leger. Department Head. The Role of Guidance. Guidance Department Green Guidance. John Smith Gloria Rubilar Teresa Mascarenhas Christa Philogene David Rea Secretary Debbie Grande.
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THE BHS GUIDANCE DEPT.
Types of Guidance Assistance
Questions or Problems
Procedure for seeing your guidance counselor
- obtain a pass from your counselor or DA teacher
- stop in during your lunch to get a pass
Late Hours 2:09-3:00
Always wear your ID on a lanyard around your neck
First time without it = warning
Second & Third time without it = 1 hour detention
JANE Q. DOE
Fourth time without it = 1 hour detention and referral to house-master
Every time thereafter = 1 day in- house suspension
2 times tardy = written warning & automated call home
3 – 7 times tardy = 1 lunch detention
8 – 12 times = 1 hour detention & 1 lunch detention
13 – 21 times tardy = Saturday suspension (2 hour session)
21 times tardy = 3 days out-of-school suspension and House Contract
Waivers may be granted for:
- Death in the Family
- Religious Holidays
- School sponsored activities
- Court appearances
- Unavoidable accidents
- Military obligations & Medical Reasons
Get a Buy Back.
Attend five consecutive days with no absences or tardies to school or class to buy back 1 day. You can do this two times.
Get the buy back form form from the Asst. Housemaster’s Office
Continue to Work Hard.
You can still pass for the semester or year, even with an automatic failure!
If you are passing the course, but fail due to absences, your numerical grade will be a 59.
Semester Course - Term 1 – 59 Term 2 - 85 Final grade = 72
Year Course- Term 1-85 Term 2 - 59 Term 3-95 Term 4 – 80
Year Grade = 80
If you stop working, your average will be so low, you will not be able to bring your grade up. So even if you fail due to absences, you must keep working to get that 59.
IF YOU NEED HELP:
- Discuss it with your teacher
- Go after school for extra help
- Go to the Access Center for tutoring
Progress Reports are sent home 4 times a year
Report Cards are distributed four times a year
*Credits are like a paycheck. You earn them by passing a course.
= 6 CREDITS
= 3 CREDITS
= 1.5 CREDITS
* Credits are not proportional to your final grade in a course. They are proportional to the number of days you spend in a course.
TOTAL = 30 CREDITS
REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION
What Counts in College AdmissionsPercentage of Admissions Officials Citing Criteria as “Considerably Important”
Source: National Association of College Admissions Officers, 2001 Academic Trends Survey
You must pass 50% of your course to be eligible for summer school.
You must pass two terms of a year course and one term of a semester course.
Unless there is a four hour workshop. Check with your guidancecounselor
EACH GRADE CORRESPONDS TO A CERTAIN NUMBER OF POINTS
The higher the class level the more points you earn.
For example aB
Advanced = 3.5 points
College Prep= 3.0 points
Acad.Prep = 2.5 pointsWHAT IS A GPA ?
Your grade point average will determine your order within your entire class.
The highest class rank will correspond to the person who has accumulated the most points during his or her high school career.
Jazz Choir Club
Latin American Club
National Honor Society
Power lifting Club
TV & Radio Club
by decisions made in FOUR
YEARS of High School!!!
High School Graduation
COLLEGE ? MILITARY ? VOCATIONAL ? WORK ? ???