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SCHS Sophomore Classroom Guidance Lesson ~ Spring 2012. SCHS Professional School Counseling Dept. Who is My school counselor?. SCHS Prof. School Counselors. Essential Questions. How do I plan for my future? Who can assist me with my plan?. Points to Cover. Transcript Literacy

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schs sophomore classroom guidance lesson spring 2012

SCHS Sophomore Classroom Guidance Lesson ~ Spring 2012

SCHS Professional School Counseling Dept

essential questions

Essential Questions

How do I plan for my future?

Who can assist me with my plan?

points to cover
Points to Cover
  • Transcript Literacy
    • Graduation Requirements
    • Know your HOPE status
    • Personal Information on Transcripts
    • SCHS Electives
      • Courses available
      • Classes that match your interests/goals
  • Career Information
  • Credit Recovery
transcript literacy
Transcript Literacy
  • Find your GPA
  • Find your class rank
  • Find the number of credits earned
  • Make sure all credits earned (including middle school credits) are on your transcript
  • Check your transcript against the graduation requirements
  • Is all your personal information correct?
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Transcript Literacy
  • Personal Information – If your family has moved, changed contact numbers, or any other identifying information, SCHS has no way of knowing until you inform the school.
  • If this information has changed please request a change of information form with
    • Ms. Stanley (Attendance)
    • Ms. Newman (Counseling Office Manager)
    • Ms. Strickland (Records)
what do i need to graduate
What do I need to Graduate?
  • Current GEORGIA Graduation Rule for student entering the 9th grade in fall of 2008-2009 Areas of Study: Credits
  • I. English/Language Arts 4
  • II. Math 4
  • III. *Science 4
  • IV. Social Studies 3
  • V. **Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE), and/or Modern Language/Latin, and/or Fine Arts 3
  • VI. Health & Physical Education 1
  • VII. Electives (4 units) 4
  • *4th Science may be used to meet both the required science and required elective in CTAE sequence of courses (V)
  • **Student must complete 3 units in a pathway to complete CTAE pathway and take end of pathway assessment; Student must complete 2 years of the same foreign language for admissions to Georgia Board of Regents colleges/universities.
what do i need to be promoted to a junior advisement
What do I need to be promoted to a Junior Advisement?
  • IKE Promotional Requirement Rule
  • Maintain the following minimum units of credit required for promotion.
    • 10th grade: 5 units
    • 11th grade: 10 units
    • 12th grade: 16 units
  • For students enrolling in the ninth grade for the first time in the 2008-2009 school year and for subsequent years, the following requirements must also be met in order to advance with the entering graduating class:
    • 10th grade: 5 units, including one (1.0)full credit each of state required or core coursework in mathematics, science, and English/Language Arts.
    • 11th grade: 10 units, including two (2.0) full units each of state required or core coursework in mathematics, science, and English Language Arts.
is there hope for me
Is there HOPE for me?

*based on SY 2010-11 award amount

  • 3.7 Core GPA
  • 1200 SAT/26 ACT
  • Maintain a 3.3 College Tuition paid = 100%
  • 3.0 Core GPA
  • No SAT/ACT Requirement
  • Maintain a 3.0 College Tuition paid* = 90%
what classes count for hope
What classes count for HOPE?

All classes that begin with the following numbers…

23. x English

27. x Mathematics

26. x Science

40. x Science

45. x Social Studies

60. x Foreign language

  • x Foreign language

??. x Additional courses approved for fourth

year of science

HOPE counts all courses that begin with the listed numbers…. BOTH required and elective courses.

hope vs non hope electives
HOPE vs. Non-Hope Electives
  • Academic Credits Counted – English, Math, Science, Social Studies & Foreign Language
  • Courses Weighted in GPA Calculation - AP and International Baccalaureate coursework only
  • Weighting Done by Georgia Student Finance Commission
  • To calculate your HOPE GPA please visit the link below or the SCHS Counseling Blog

Source -

hope grant
  • Available to all students attending a technical school in pursuit of a diploma or certificate
  • NO GPA REQUIREMENT upon entrance
  • Must maintain a 3.0 to continue to

receive the HOPE GRANT

dual enrollment programs
  • Provide juniors and seniors with the opportunity to earn college degree-level credit hours, as they simultaneously meet their high school graduation requirements; dually enrolled in High School and college.
  • Tuition
    • Paid for by state Move On When Ready funding OR
    • Paid for by the ACCEL Program, which is funded by HOPE funds
      • Only pays for core courses (Students will have to pay for college electives) Course hours will count against student’s HOPE total of 127 hours.
  • Interested students must meet the college admission requirements of the postsecondary institution and apply to the Dual Enrollment Program at the college.
  • For more information schedule an appointment with your grade level counselor.
what options will our students have
What Options Will Our Students Have?
  • College Credit Now



Move On When Ready

Dual Enrollment

(HOPE Grant)

schs electives
SCHS Electives
  • Core Academic Classes
    • Math, Engl, Sci, Soc. Studies
  • PE/Health
  • CTAE Pathways
  • Fine Arts
  • Foreign Language
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SCHS Electives
  • If you are really interested in a course you should consult w/the following to find out more
    • SCHS Course Catalog (SCHS website + Counseling Blog)
    • Course Teacher
    • School Counselor
    • Peers who have taken the course
where will you be in 2017

Where will you be in 2017?

Because its coming faster than you know it

options after high school
Options after high school
  • Work
  • Trades
  • Apprentice programs
  • Military
  • Technical colleges
  • Two-year colleges
  • Four-year colleges
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  • Take a career interest inventory
  • Match your skills to a career
  • Explore careers of interest
  • Listen to personal stories from people in careers
  • Find out what type of school or training is needed for careers
  • Find out what a career pays
explore your career interests
Explore your career interests
  • Try to meet an individual who works in the field you are interested in
  • Speak with your counselor or teachers about your career interests
  • Visit a program of study to learn more about your possible career path
    • College Visit
    • Apprenticeship (ex. culinary, body art, laser hair technology)
the cost of failure
The Cost of Failure
  • Poor work ethic can affect any business be it a college, a car plant or a collagen centre
  • Questions to ask yourself
    • Can the Bank of Mom &/or Dad afford it?
    • Can the Bank of (your name here) afford it?
    • Do I have the time (7-18 weeks) or $$$ ($250-$600 plus Gas $$$) to afford not passing my classes the first time around?
    • What can I do to succeed?
credit recovery scenarios
Credit Recovery Scenarios
  • Within 10 Days of Failing a class
    • Grade Appeal (free)
    • Credit Repair (free)
  • After 10 Days of Failing a class
    • Take it AGAIN at SCHS (free ~ 18 weeks)
    • Night School (gas $$$ ~ 9 weeks)
    • Summer School ($600 ~ 7-8 weeks)
    • Online Classes ($550 ~ 7-18 weeks)
credit recovery w in 10 days
Credit Recovery – w/in 10 Days
  • Credit Repair – (65-69 grade range) Within the first 10 school days after the completion of the semester students may make up work as determined by the classroom teacher to bring their failing grade to no higher than a 70
  • Grade Appeal – Students may be able to appeal their grade by speaking with their classroom teacher.
  • Students may or may not have to redo work depending on the nature of the situation.
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Credit Recovery – w/in 10 Days
  • This is where positive, professional working relationships pay off.
  • Your parents, teachers and counselors will advocate for you but you have to advocate for yourself as well.
  • There is no quid pro quo in effective relationships. Do for others without being asked or waiting for them to do for you.
credit recovery after 10 days
Credit Recovery – After 10 Days
  • Take it AGAIN at SCHS – (free ~ 18 weeks)
    • Novanet
    • Take it again in REAL TIME
  • Night School (gas $$$ ~ 9 weeks) – Courses for Credit Recovery Only. No guarantee of acceptance. No transportation provided.
  • Summer School ($600 ~ 7-8 weeks)
  • Online Classes ($550 ~ 7-18 weeks)
    • Cobb Virtual Academy or GA Virtual School
    • 1.0 credits = $550; 0.5 credits = $275

Beware of Unaccredited Schools selling BOGUS CREDITS!

so now you should know a little more about
So now you should know a little more about…
  • Who your counselor is
  • Reading your transcript
  • Knowing where you stand with graduation requirements
  • Knowing your HOPE status
  • Finding information on careers
  • Finding careers that match your interests
  • Learning what type of training is needed for careers
  • Credit Recovery/Grade Appeals