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Class of 2014 Updated: 05/06/2011
QRHSGuidance Department Scheduling For Incoming 10th Graders Presentation For 9th Grade Students
Getting Connected To Quabbin and Your Future New Initiatives • Advisory • LINK Crew Members • Rachel’s Challenge Co-Curricular Activities • In School • Out of School • Volunteer Opportunities • Work Experience
Create An Activities Sheet • Download the template to create an Activities Sheet from the Quabbin website, http://www.qrsd.org, under High School Guidance • Beginning to build your portfolio and keeping your options open • Courses • Grades • Honors and Awards • Co-Curricular Activities • Volunteer Experience • Work Experience
Quabbin Regional High SchoolActivity SheetIn School Activities • Your Name: ___________________ Activity9101112 National Honor Society x x x Friends of Rachel x x Link Crew (Freshmen x x Transition and Mentoring Program)
Quabbin Regional High SchoolActivity SheetOut of School Activities • Your Name: ___________________ Activity9101112 Boy Scouts of America x Hardwick Fair – Volunteer x x Math Tutor – Volunteer x x
Quabbin Regional High SchoolActivity SheetEmployment • Your Name: ___________________ JobEmployerDates Hours Per Week Cashier Big Y 1/10 – Present 10
Keeping Your Options Open • College • College Process • Major (Example: Physical Therapy) • NCAA • Financial Aid and Scholarship Process • PSAT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, ACT http://www.collegeboard.com http://www.actstudent.org/ • Military • ASVAB • Employment • Take Challenging Courses and Make Informed Choices
Minimum Admission Requirements To 4-Year State Colleges • 4 Years of English • 3 Years of Math (Including Alg I & Alg II or Trig or comparable course work) • 3 Years of Lab Science • 2 Years of Social Studies (Including US History) • 2 Years of the SAME World Language • 2 Years of College-level electives Weighted Courses: AP level and Honors level Example: http://worcester.edu/admissions/Shared%20Documents/FreshmanApplicants.aspx
Class of 2014 Graduation Course Requirements • 4Years of English • 5 Years of Math • 3 Years of Science (lab based) • 3 Years of Social Studies • 2 Physical Education/2 Health • 1 Year of the Arts • 2 Years of the same World Language • Senior Capstone • 140 Credits Pass MCAS: English, Math, Science
Scheduling Materials • Academic Guide – http://www.qrsd.org • Course Selection Sheet • Incoming Grade 10 Scheduling Instructions and Course Listings
Course Selection RequirementsClass of 2014 • English 10 5.0 credits • Geometry 5.0 credits • IPS or Biology 5.0 credits • US History I or AP US History 5.0 credits / 10.0 credits • PE 2 2.5 credits • Health 2 2.5 credits • World Language 5.0 credits • Elective 1 (Algebra II) 5.0 credits • Elective 2 5.0 credits 40.0 credits • You must take and pass a 5.0 credit course in The Arts prior to graduation. • You must take and pass 2 blocks of the same World Language prior to graduation
Quabbin’sWeighted Courses Course Levels • Unphased: Not a college preparatory class • Phase 3: College Prep Courses • Phase 4: College Prep 2 Courses • Phase 5: Honors • Phase 6: Advanced Placement (AP) (AP Courses mandate that you take the AP Exam)
Quabbin’sWeighted GPA Weighted 4.0 GPA: This is a cumulative Grade Point Average, giving a heavier weight to higher level courses. Your class percentile is based on your weighted GPA. Only Levels 3, 4, 5 & 6 are counted in a student’s GPA.
Things To Remember • Choose Wisely! • Important to begin researching college admissions requirements regarding World Languages • Must choose 2 alternate courses per elective • Must earn at least 70.0 credits to be promoted to the 11th grade
Promotion Requirements Quabbin students must earn: • 70.0 credits to be promoted to 11th grade • 105.0 credits to be promoted to 12th grade • 140.0 credits to graduate • Senior year you must carry 8 courses and earn 35.0 out of 40.0 credits
Every Student With A Plan • Every Student With A Plan • By the time you graduate from Quabbin, you will be able to actively engage in your post-secondary plans.
Thank You! Please remember to put your completed, signed schedule in the inbox with the smiley face in the Guidance Office. Schedules Must Be Turned In By: Tuesday May 17, 2011