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2013-2014 Freshman Parent Night “ Getting the Most out of High School ”. Presented by the Oakland High School Guidance Department. Jana Dickey A-E dickeyj@rcschools.net Jessica Johnson F-L johnsonje@rcschools.net Missy Blissard M-R blissardm@rcschools.net

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2013 2014 freshman parent night getting the most out of high school

2013-2014Freshman Parent Night“Getting the Most out of High School”

Presented by the Oakland High School Guidance Department

counseling department
Jana Dickey A-E dickeyj@rcschools.net

Jessica Johnson F-L johnsonje@rcschools.net

Missy Blissard M-R blissardm@rcschools.net

Teri Pigg S-Z piggt@rcschools.net

Meredy Clifton-Graduation Coach cliftonme@rcschools.net

Laura Davis-Secretary davislau@rcschools.net

Counseling Department
our objective
Our Objective:
  • All stakeholders will gain knowledge and skills to assist students in achieving academic and career goals.
what to expect in high school
What to expect in high school
  • More courses
  • New teachers/students
  • More extracurricular
  • More independence & responsibility
  • Consequences
graduation requirements
4 Credits – English

4 Credits – Math

3 Credits – Science

3 Credits – Social Studies

2 Credits – Foreign Lang

1 Credit – Fine Art

1.5 Credit – Wellness/PE

.5 Credit – Personal Finance

3 Credits – Focused Pathway

1 Credit – Electives

23 Total Credits Required

Graduation Requirements
completing a pathway
Completing a Pathway
  • Graduation Requirement
  • School Specific
  • Elective focus
diploma with honors act benchmarks
Diploma with HonorsACT Benchmarks
  • English 18
  • Math 22
  • Reading 21
  • Science 24
diploma with distinction 3 0 gpa one of the following
Diploma with Distinction3.0 GPA & One of the following
  • Governor’s School
  • All State Musical Organizations
  • National Merit Finalist or Semi Finalist
  • ACT score of 31 or higher
  • Score of 3 or higher on 2 or more AP exams
  • IB Diploma
  • 12 or more hours of postsecondary credit
valedictorian requirements
Valedictorian Requirements
  • 4.0 GPA
  • 12 Honors or Above Courses
  • Honors Diploma
  • Distinction Diploma
common core
Common Core
  • What is it?
  • What is the purpose?
what do grades mean
What do grades mean?
  • System of communication
  • Measures results
  • Establishes academic history
  • Start strong, stay strong
exams tests
Exams/Tests
  • Mid-term exams
  • EOC (End of Course) vs. Final Exam
  • Exempt (Finals Only)
  • 25% of 2nd Semester Grade
grade point average
Grade Point Average

Grading Scale

A-93-100 (4 pts)

B-92-85 (3 pts)

C-84-75 (2 pts)

D-74-70 (1 pt)

F-69-0 (0 pts)

  • Generated at the end of each semester
  • Internal Weighting-H/AH/AP/IB
  • 9 week grading period
help your child succeed
Help Your Child Succeed
  • Parent Portal Access
    • Same as middle school
  • Teacher Contact/Counselor Contact
  • Progress Report
  • Parent Conferences
  • PTC - October 29

www.ohs.rcschools.net

freshman goals
Freshman Goals
  • Grades
  • 4 year plan of study
  • Get involved
  • Study Skills
  • Plans after high school
parent goals
Parent Goals
  • Encourage independent problem solving
  • Set limits and boundaries
  • Encourage positive activities
  • Be a good role model
  • Be aware and be informed
  • Listen
http www ohs rcschools net
http://www.ohs.rcschools.net/
  • Bell schedule
  • Calendar
  • Student Agenda
  • School rules/Bus Conduct
  • Announcements
  • Guidance Web Page
oakland parent association
OAKLAND PARENT ASSOCIATION
  • Great way to get involved
  • Meet once a month
  • ohs.opa@gmail.com
options after high school
Options After High School
  • Identify Abilities and Interests
  • Explore Career Options
5 educational options
5 Educational Options
  • Four year colleges
  • Community and Technical Colleges
  • Career and Trade Schools
  • Military
  • Apprenticeships

Strongly encourage your child to continue his/her education after high school.

www planningyourdreams org
www.planningyourdreams.org
  • Tennessee College and Career Planning
  • Powered by Kuder
  • Activation Code
  • See your counselor
tennessee student assistant corporation
Tennessee Student Assistant Corporation
  • Tennessee Lottery Scholarship Program
  • www.TN.gov/collegepays
  • TSAC Programs
tennessee education lottery scholarship program
Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program
  • Hope - $4000(4yr) $2000(2yr)

GPA 3.0 or ACT 21

    • General Assembly Merit (GAMS) - $1000

GPA 3.75 and ACT 29

    • Wilder-Naifeh - $2000

Tennessee Technology Center

ncaa eligibility center www eligibilitycenter org
NCAA Eligibility Centerwww.eligibilitycenter.org
  • Resource
  • 16/14 core courses
  • ACT/SAT scores
naia eligibility center
NAIA Eligibility Center
  • www.PlayNAIA.org
  • 3.0 GPA
  • 18 ACT
  • Over 300 campuses
  • Small-college campus life
web safety
Web Safety
  • Monitor On-line Activity
  • Social Media Responsibility
spring registration
Spring Registration
  • Face to Face
  • Early Spring Semester
  • Course Request
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FYI
  • Absences: 5 days to turn in a note

Main Office or Annex Office

10 Parent Notes Allowed

  • Check Out Notes:

Main Office Only

Must be verified

extended absences
Extended Absences
  • If your student is absent for multiple days:
    • Contact teacher by email
    • Check faculty webpages
    • Contact guidance department (Laura Davis)
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FYI
  • Car Riders

-Drop and Pick up at the Gym Only

  • Bus Riders

-Annex Only

lunch schedule
Lunch Schedule
  • 1st lunch: 11:31-12:07
  • 2nd lunch: 12:16-12:52
  • 3rd lunch: 1:01-1:37
  • Friday: 1st lunch: 11:12-11:37

2nd lunch: 11:37-12:02

3rd lunch: 12:02-12:27

reminder
Reminder

Report Cards Go Home

Thursday, October 24

thank you for coming

Thank you for coming!

Oakland High School

Guidance Department