Mission Possible: Graduation & Beyond Class of 2015. Information and Tips for Creating a Successful High School & Career Experience. The Advisement BRIDGE Bill (Mandated Advisement Signed into Law in May 2010). BRIDGE Bill Mandated Advisement Requirements for High School.
Information and Tips for Creating a Successful High School & Career Experience
Ongoing support regarding course selection, graduation requirements, career information, and future decisions
4 Units of English
4 Units of Science
4 Units of Mathematics
3 Units of Social Studies
3 Units of Career/Technology and/or World Language and/or Fine Arts
1 Unit of Health & Physical Education
4 Units of Electives (minimum)
A total of 23 Units
Note: World Language (Foreign Language) is not required for Graduation BUT is required for acceptance into a 4 year College or University
4 TOTAL units of English\Language Arts
These must include:
* 1 unit of 9th grade Literature and Composition
* 1 unit of American Literature and Composition
*2 additional units in English\Language Arts
9th Grade: Mathematics I (Algebra/Geometry/Statistics)
Accelerated Mathematics I (Geometry/Algebra II/ Statistics)
There is a Math Support I course that may be required for some students in need of extra support. This runs parallel with Math I.
10th Grade: Mathematics II (Geometry/Algebra II/Statistics)
Accelerated Mathematics II (Advanced Algebra /Geometry/Statistics)
There is a Math Support II course that may be required for some students in need of extra support. This runs parallel with Math II.
11th Grade: Mathematics III (Advanced Algebra/ Statistics)
Accelerated Mathematics III (Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry/Statistics)
There is a Math Support III course that may be required for some students in need of extra support. This runs parallel with Math III.
12 Grade: Mathematics IV(Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry/Statistics)
AP Calculus AB
4 Total Units of Science Required
1 unit of Biology (can be AP/IB)
1 unit of Chemistry, Earth Systems, Environmental Science or an AP/IB Course
1 unit of Physical Science or Physics (AP/IB)
1 unit of a 4th science (any AP/IB. academic science or career tech science)
*****4th Science may be used to meet both the science and elective requirements.*****
3 Units of Social Studies Required
1 Unit of World History
1 Unit of United States History
½ unit of American Government
½ unit of Economics
The link is on the North Paulding website under “Course Registration.” Window closes March 30.What do I need to do to get into Honors and AP classes?
and transcript will reflect an 85 as the weighted points are added to
the final average.
(Advanced Placement courses add 10 points to the final grade, if a 70 or above has been earned.)
All students must complete 1 Health Class and 1 Physical Education Class (Personal Fitness) equaling 1 unit
3 units of ROTC may substitute for the Health\PE requirement
3 Units Required
World Language and/or
Students are encouraged to select courses in a focused area of interest and to build upon the career interest inventories that they have completed with Counselors and Graduation Counselors
Career Clusters and their Pathways are part of a state supported curriculum that encourages and supports students and families in their educational and career planning through long-term goals, knowledge, experience and resources.
There are 11 Career Clusters of courses taught in the Paulding County School District
Career Pathways-Students may earn 3 units of credit in a sequence of CTAE courses in a pathway. These self-selected pathways lead to college readiness and a career readiness certificate. There is a career pathway assessment given at the end of the 3 sequential career pathway courses (usually in the Junior or Senior year).
Animal Science (PCHS)
Plant Science & Horticulture (PCHS)
2. Architecture, Construction, Communication & Transportation
(Pathway is pending. Our district does offer these courses as electives.)
World LanguageCareer Clusters/Pathways in PCSD
4. Business and Computer Science(All)
7. Engineering & Technology(HHS)
8. Family & Consumer Science Pathways
(EPHS, HHS, PCHS)
9. Healthcare Science Pathways(All)
10. Marketing Sales & Service
11. Government & Public Safety Pathways
There is also space to write in Career Pathways, Fine Arts, World Language, Health and Personal Fitness, and elective courses.
Sections 2, 3, 4, and 5This portion of the plan includes the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade years and will be completed on this document. We have reviewed sections 2 and 3 already. Once your student has finalized sections 2-5, then, your student will update in www.gacollege411.org on your student’s My411 Program of Study (BRIDGE Bill Mandate).
Go to High School tab
Go to Your Plan of Study
Use Bridge Bill Document to Update Each Square (Please remember to SAVE as you update.)Creating and Completing the Individual Graduation Plan in the MY411 GACollege411 Portfolio
Student’s My411 account is where all of this information will be stored from middle school and on through high school and beyond.
Please fill in the user name and password at this time on the form.Section 6 BRIDGE Bill Advisement Checklist
Weighted—Per local board policy extra points are
added for certain honors and Advanced Placement. Only AP courses are weighted for the purposes of calculating HOPE Scholarship eligibility.
Please check one of the options listed.Section 10Students select, review, and update their Postsecondary Plans each year from grades 8-12.
There are more options than most parents and students know about:
4-Year Colleges and Universities
2-Year Colleges and Universities
Special Purpose School
Section 12 Postsecondary “College Credit Now” Dual Credit Opportunities(More information presented in Spring of 10th and 11th grade years during advisement)
Section 13 Career Pathway Course ListStudents will record each career pathway course as each course is successfully completed (during 9th, 10th, and 11th grade advisement opportunities).
Section 14 Testing Requirements and InformationTesting requirements and any changes are communicated each year during the annual advisement opportunity.
English Language Arts
Ninth Grade Literature and Composition
American Literature and Composition
United States History
NOTE: Georgia DOE may decide
that one English, one Math, one
Science, and one Social Studies
test may be used for an area of
Georgia High School Graduation
State Board will vote on this change
during the Spring Semester.
3rd year students will take the Georgia
High School Graduation Test in Writing
during the Spring of the Junior Year
Per board policy 2 units of English and
2 units of Math must be successfully
Section 15 Work-Based Learning Detail InformationAdditional information provided during spring advisement of 10th and 11th grade years.
An annual opportunity is provided to review and update the Graduation Plan and then, sign off on the plan. For this year the signatures will be placed in the second column.
Under each Career Cluster are one or more Career Pathways with each pathway having three courses taken in sequence during high school.
(Pathway course descriptions for the first course in a pathway were included in the High School 101 Guide that your student received during the 8th grade.)
CTAE Video Link (Excellent video that reviews all the pathway areas offered.) http://schools.paulding.k12.ga.us/ischooldistrict/district_videos_select.php?district_ID=2&video_ID=112
Research University 4 additional core units recommended
State/Regional University 2 additional core units recommended
The rigor of the courses taken is examined by admissions staff.
Matching a career pathway/cluster with high school courses is important. The Career Cluster/Pathway choice is based on Career Interest Inventory information.
Fine and Performing Arts
Please keep the back page of documents of the BRIDGE Bill Advisement Plan for your records. Pass the white page of this document to the aisles to our student representatives.Please pass the course request sheet to the aisles, as well.
Thank you for your time and involvement!
We appreciate you!