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Bexley High School. Welcome to the Curriculum Exploration / College & Career Preparation Night. Part One. Nuts and Bolts of Scheduling and Course Updates 6:00 – 6:30 pm April 18, 2013. Materials and General Information. Parent/Student Handbook (course descriptions)

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bexley high school

Bexley High School

Welcome

to the Curriculum Exploration /

College & Career Preparation Night

part one
Part One

Nuts and Bolts of Scheduling and Course Updates

6:00 – 6:30 pm

April 18, 2013

materials and general information
Materials and General Information
  • Parent/Student Handbook(course descriptions)
  • Course Selection/Grade Level Worksheets
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Teacher Locator and Map
  • Summer School Information
roles and responsibilities
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Current Teachers: Recommendations & course exploration
  • High School Counselors: Graduation requirements, two year plan, honors diploma
  • Parents: Collaborate, advocate, facilitate
  • Students: Be involved, follow through, research & ask questions!
dual enrollment de courses
Dual Enrollment (DE) Courses
  • Partnership with Columbus State
  • Tag courses vs non Tag courses
  • Requirements: College Readiness, 3.0 GPA, and register on-line with Columbus State
  • Cost is $25 per credit hour
  • Courses being offered: English 12, H Chem, Physics, US History, ASL, H French IV & PE
  • More information on BHS website under the ‘Counseling’ tab, click Dual Enrollment link
physical education waiver
Physical Education Waiver
  • Effective this spring season!
  • Includes Marching Band, and all athletic teams including Lacrosse Club and Cheerleading.
  • Students must complete two seasons to receive waiver
    • Seniors and PE waiver
    • Injuries and PE waiver
  • Forms and additional information on BHS website under ‘Counseling’ tab – click Forms & Resources link.
important dates
Important Dates
  • April 1 - 17: High School teachers make recommendations in Power School
  • April 9 – 26: Current 8th grade students meet with HS Counselors
  • April 19: On-line Scheduler opens on Power School
    • Students & parents may view and schedule from home!
  • May 3: Course Selection Process closes

All schedule request changes & overrides must be submitted by this date!

new course offerings for next year
New course offerings for next year
  • New Courses:
    • AP Psychology
    • Advanced Web Tech
    • STEM for Life
    • Architectural & Engineering Graphics
    • Personal Finance/Capstone Project – for seniors!
    • Introduction to Strength and Resistance Training
    • Personal Fitness Concepts
notable info changes from the parent student handbook
Notable info & changes from the Parent/Student Handbook
  • Graduation requirements – p 2
  • Schedule change policy – p 2
  • Earning class credit (20-20-10 policy) – p 4
  • Grade scale – p 6
  • Earning class credit (20-20-10 policy) – p 7
  • College Admissions – pp.7-9
  • Correction: Pre-AP Studio, 1 year of art pre-req, see Fine Arts, pp. 16-17
  • Math sequence, pp. 20-23
  • Athletic Info / Eligibility – pp.36-43
selection of courses so many decisions
Selection of Courses – So Many Decisions!!
  • 7 class periods per semester
    • One study hall/semester & six classes
  • Honors Diploma criteria, p 6
  • To study hall or not?
    • Allows for extra study time, extra help
  • Summer school
  • Regular, Honors, DE or AP?
    • What is your threshold for stress?
    • Rigorous but balanced
summer reading
Summer Reading
  • Summer Reading –p7 in Handbook

Be sure to check summer reading requirements (in May) on HS website:

http://libraries.bexleyschools.org/hs/summerreading/index2012.html

what to do tonight
What to do tonight?
  • Open House – visit classrooms & special programs. See map and list of classrooms.
  • Test drive the curriculum.
  • Counselors will be in the College Counseling Center with info on:
      • PSEO, Credit Flex, and PE waivers
  • Review course descriptions, pp. 10 – 33.
  • Plan for home discussion and contact teachers with questions.
part two

Part Two

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

PANEL

6:30 – 7:15 p.m.

Bexley High School

April 18, 2013

presenting
Presenting…………
  • Tom Fanning, John Carroll University
  • Stephanie Sanders, The Ohio State University
  • Ben Shoemaker, Otterbein University
admissions process
Admissions Process
  • In what way has the landscape of college admissions changed over the last 3-5 years?
  • How critical is the essay? What makes an essay stand out?
  • What about teacher recs?
  • Tell us about social media-does it impact an admissions decision??
  • In the application process, what other factors influence the admissions decision?
  • Share your thoughts on ACT & SAT test prep?
comparing two students on course rigor
Comparing two students on course rigor

Student B

AP English B

AP Physics B

Pre-calculus A

Government A

H Spanish IV B

GPA: 3.9

English 12 A

Physics A

Pre-calculus A

Government A

Latin I A

GPA: 4.0

Student A

comparing two student on standardized testing
Comparing two student on standardized testing

STUDENT B

AP English B

AP Physics B

Pre-calculus A

Government A

H Spanish IV B

GPA: 3.9

ACT: 25

English 12 A

Physics A

Pre-calculus A

Government A

Latin I A

GPA: 4.0

ACT: 30

STUDENT A

second semester course changes
Second semester course changes

Student A: semester two

AP Literature and Comp

AP Calculus AB

AP Physics

AP European History

AP Spanish

AP Literature and Comp

AP Calculus AB

Physics

Psychology/Holocaust

DROP (filled with study hall)

Student A: semester one

should i take ap post s econdary or de
“Should I take AP, Post-Secondary or DE?”

Student B:

AP Literature

AP Calculus

Physics

AP European History

PSEO: Beginning Composition

PSEO: Astronomy

PSEO: Psychology

OR

Dual Enrollment English 12

AP Calculus

Student A:

final transcript 7 th 8 th semesters how do you view this profile
Final transcript –(7th & 8th semesters)How do you view this profile?

Student A: semester two

AP Lit and Comp B

AP Calculus B

AP Euro History A

Physics B

H Spanish IV A

AP Lit and Comp D

AP Calculus D-

AP Euro History C

Physics D

H Spanish IV D+

Student A: Semester one

scenario
Scenario
  • There are two students with the same academic profile (courses, GPA, test scores), as well as strong recs. One gets admitted the other doesn’t - what’s the difference?
the decision
The Decision
  • What is the difference between being:
    • Wait Listed
    • Deferred
  • What percentage of students who apply to your university are admitted?
  • What is the profile of students most recently admitted to your campus (GPA, scores)?
  • How do you attract and maintain minority students?
  • Final words of advice?
thank you
Thank you!

Please contact us with any questions:

  • Kristen McMahon, Counselor A – L
  • Tara Louys, Counselor, M – Z
  • Stephanie Krosnosky, College Counselor

High School Office: 231-4591

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