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Career and College Night. Welcome Class of 2015. Presented by the North Central High School Guidance Department. Diploma Options Course Information PLAN Test Results • College Information. Core 40 (Default Diploma) Core 40 - Academic Honors Core 40 - Technical Honors

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Career and college night

Career and College Night

Welcome

Class of

2015

Presented by the

North Central High School Guidance Department


Career and college night

  • Diploma Options

  • Course Information

  • PLAN Test Results

    • College Information


Diploma options

Core 40 (Default Diploma)

Core 40 - Academic Honors

Core 40 - Technical Honors

North Central Academic Honors

International Baccalaureate

Basic

Diploma Options


Core 40 diploma

English: 8 credits

Math:6 credits - Algebra ½, Geometry ½, Algebra ¾

Science: 6 Credits - Biology, Chemistry, Physics or ICP

and 2 additional Science classes

Soc. Studies: 6 credits - World History or World Geog.- gr. 9 or 10

US History – gr. 11 and Govt & Econ – gr.12

PE: 2 credits Health: 1 Credit

Technology: 1 Credit Speech: 1 Credit

Electives: 16 credits

Total : 47 Credits

Core 40 Diploma


Core 40 with a cademic h onors

Meet ALL Core 40 requirements

2 additional math credits - 8 cr.

Total of 49 credits

Fine Arts - 2 credits

World Language - 6 or 8 credits

3 years of 1 language or 2 yrs each of 2 languages

3.0 GPA & no grade lower than C-

External Requirements

Core 40 with Academic Honors


Core 40 with t echnical h onors
Core 40 with Technical Honors

Complete Core 40 requirements and:

  • 8-10 credits in JEL career classes

  • C- or above in required courses

  • 3.0 GPA

    External Requirements


N orth c entral a cademic h onors

Core 40 with Academic Honors

Take 20 X, AP/IB or ACP courses

YOU choose 20 Xs in YOUR areas of strength

Take Chemistry or Physics (not ICP)

Include Precalculus

3.0 GPA

49 credits, no grade lower than C-

North Central Academic Honors


Ib diploma

Prescribed Curriculum

2 year program (Grades 11 & 12)

Apply toward end of Grade 10

Keep IB option open by taking:

English 10X, AP/IB US History, Chemistry, Algebra 3/4, Language X

For more information contact:

Mr. Bill Gulde

wgulde@msdwt.k12.in.us

IB Diploma


The new istep
The new ISTEP!

  • End of Course Assessments (ECAs)

  • Still determines graduation

  • Students must pass ECAs in:

    Algebra 1

    English 10

    Biology

  • ECAs are given upon completion of the course

  • Multiple opportunities to test

  • Waiver is possible


Course options
Course Options . . .

Complete the following by the end of Grade 10

  • 2 semesters of Physical Education - only 1 can be in summer

  • Health

  • Speech

  • Technology – take a class or the tech test


How to decide what is right for you
How to decide what is right for you?

  • PLAN shows your strengths and weaknesses in English, math, reading, and science

  • PLAN lets you know if you’re on target for college

  • PLAN helps you find careers that match your interests

  • PLAN helps you prepare for the ACT








College planning tips
College Planning Tips

  • GET ORGANIZED

  • Earn the best grades you can

  • Get to know your counselor

  • Take advantage of the resources @ NC

  • Learn More Indiana

  • Do not prematurely exclude colleges due to cost

  • National Center for College Costs



Nchs applications to indiana public colleges and universities
NCHS Applications to Indiana Public Colleges and Universities


Factors weighed during the application review in approximate order of importance
Factors Weighed During the Application Review(In Approximate Order of Importance)

  • The Transcript:

    • GPA

    • Difficulty of classes taken

    • The overall academic strength of the high school

  • Grade trends:

    • Increasingly challenging academic core classes

    • Consistent or improving grades

    • Class rank


Factors weighed during the application review continued
Factors Weighed During the Application Review (Continued)

  • SAT or ACT scores

  • Essay (important to all private and highly selective schools)

  • Secondary School Report:

    • Counselor & teacher evaluations of the student record and contacts with the student

  • Extra-curricular commitments


Factors weighed during the application review continued1
Factors Weighed During the Application Review (Continued)

• Special talents or abilities: Art, music, leadership, athletics, etc.

• Service to school and/or community

  • Interest

  • Interview

  • Neatness and accuracy of the application


Naviance family connection http connection naviance com northcentral
NAVIANCE – Family Connectionhttp://connection.naviance.com/northcentral

  • Web-based college resource site

  • College search & comparison

  • Find summer enrichment programs

  • Manage timelines and deadlines

  • Research scholarships & financial aid

  • Requires a WORKING E-MAIL ADDRESS