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Welcome to 8 th Grade Parent Night Class of 2018. Jr. High – High School Transitions. Advancement by credit, not by class Earn credits each semester (1 credit per semester per course) Begin forming ‘High School Transcript’

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Welcome to

8th Grade Parent Night

Class of 2018

jr high high school transitions
Jr. High – High School Transitions
  • Advancement by credit, not by class
  • Earn credits each semester (1 credit per semester per course)
  • Begin forming ‘High School Transcript’
  • Forming cumulative grade point average (GPA) A=4 points B=3 points C=2 points…
  • Attendance Record
  • Discipline Record
the importance of academic rigor
The Importance of Academic Rigor
  • A rigorous high school academic curriculum is the single-most significant factor determining a student’s success in college
  • Rigorous academic preparation is now wanted by employers, colleges, apprenticeship programs, and the military
  • Careers for students without rigorous preparation are becoming fewer
  • Students taking remediation in college are at a greater risk of dropping out
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RigorousPreparation

Core 40 with Academic Honors

Core 40 with Technical Honors

PostsecondarySuccess

CollegeTechnical School2-year SchoolApprenticeshipMilitaryWorkforce

Core 40

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Core 40 Math

- 6 credits must be earned in grades 9-12

- Students must take a math course or

quantitative reasoning (QR) course each year

in high school

QR courses include courses that help advance a student’s ability to apply mathematics in real-world situations and contexts.

Examples might include some Business and Marketing, Engineering, Science, Trade & Industrial, etc. courses

http://www.doe.in.gov/achievement/ccr/quantitative-reasoning-courses

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Core 40 with Academic Honors Diploma

  • More rigorous academic preparation
  • Best preparation for college
  • Required at some Universities in Indiana
  • Provides additional financial aid for families who qualify
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Core 40 with Academic Honors Diploma

  • Complete all requirements for Core 40
  • Earn 2 additional Core 40 math credits
  • Earn 6-8 credits Core 40 world language credits
  • Earn 2 Core 40 fine arts credits
  • Earn a grade of “C” or above in courses that count toward the
  • diploma
  • Have a cumulative GPA of a “B” or above
  • AND…
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Core 40 with Academic Honors Diploma

  • Complete one of the following:
    • A. 4 credits in AP courses and take corresponding AP exams,
    • B. 6 college credits in dual credit courses from priority course list,
    • C. Earn two of the following:
    • 1. 3 college credits from priority course list,
    • 2. 2 credits in AP courses and take corresponding AP exams,
    • 3. 2 credits in IB courses and take IB exams.
    • D. Earn a 1750 or higher on the SAT critical reading, math, and writing sections and a minimum of 530 on each section
    • E. Earn an ACT composite score of 26 or higher and complete written section
    • F. Earn 4 credits in IB courses and take corresponding exams
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Core 40 with Academic Honors Diploma

  • Students must complete a minimum of 47 credits
  • All required courses will be assigned a letter grade and factored into the overall GPA.
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Core 40 with Technical Honors Diploma

  • Prepares students for two or four year college,
  • technical school, or apprenticeship;
  • VU Scholarship Opportunity
  • Student can earn both the Core 40 with Academic
  • Honors and the Core 40 with Technical Honors
  • Diploma.
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Core 40 with Technical Honors Diploma

  • Complete all requirements for Core 40,
  • Earn grade of “C” or above in courses that count toward the
  • diploma,
  • Have a GPA of “B” or above, and
  • Earn 6 credits in the college & career preparation courses in
  • a College & Career Pathway and one of the following:
  • 1. Pathway designated industry-based certification or
  • credential, or
  • 2. Pathway dual credits resulting in 6 transcripted college
  • credits
  • AND...
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Core 40 with Technical Honors Diploma

  • Complete ONE of the following:
  • A. Any one of the options (A-F) of the Academic
  • Honors Diploma.
  • B. Earn the following scores or higher on WorkKeys:
  • Reading for Information – Level 6,
  • Applied Mathematics – Level 6, and
  • Locating Information – Level 5.
  • C. Earn the following minimum score(s) on
  • Accuplacer: Writing 80, Reading 90, Math 75.
  • D. Earn the following minimum score(s) on Compass:
  • Algebra 66, Writing 70, Reading 80.
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Core 40 with Technical Honors Diploma

  • Students must complete a minimum of 47 credits
  • All required courses will be assigned a letter grade and factored into the overall GPA.
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ISTEP+ Graduation Examination

  • Algebra I End-of-course Assessment (ECA)
  • English 10 End-of-course Assessment (ECA)
  • All Indiana students are required to pass the Algebra I and English 10 ECAs in order to graduate.
  • Students will have multiple opportunities to take the assessments.
  • Waiver options are available.
ncaa eligibility
NCAA Eligibility
  • If you plan to participate in athletics at a Division I or II school, you must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse (typically spring of junior year).
  • Must meet NCAA freshman-eligibility requirements to be deemed eligible to compete in NCAA Division I or II athletics.

*In addition to Core 40 or AHD requirements for IDOE;

GPA & Test Score requirements as well.

21 st century scholars
21st Century Scholars
  • Must enroll by end of 8th Grade; full tuition scholarship in Indiana
  • Must have 2.5 GPA and Core 40 diploma to receive 21st Century Scholarship
  • Must complete Scholar Success Program beginning in Grade 9
  • Financial means testing at end of high school
21 st century scholars cont
21st Century Scholars (cont.)
  • Not a guaranteed full tuition scholarship
  • If you are a 21st Century Scholar, some private schools will cover remaining tuition not covered by award.
  • IU & Purdue provide financial assistance for housing, if you are a 21st Century Scholar & meet eligibility requirements.
dual credit
Dual Credit
  • Courses in which students can earn both high school and college credits simultaneously
  • Dual Credit Providers are Oakland City University and Ivy Tech (PLTW Courses & some Twin Rivers courses).
  • Dual Credit Courses offered include: English 11 & 12 Honors, Pre-Calculus, Psy/Soc, PLTW, and Twin Rivers Programs
  • Dual Credit Courses used to meet AHD requirements must be from priority course list
example freshman course request
Example Freshman Course Request
  • English 9
  • Algebra I, Geometry Honors

*some students will also take Algebra Enrichment

  • Biology
  • Health/Careers
  • P.E. (?)
  • Elective
  • Elective
electives for freshman year
Electives for Freshman Year
  • Spanish
  • Algebra Enrichment*
  • Intro to Engineering Design
  • Intro to Construction
  • Art
  • Band
  • Chorus

*must meet certain criteria

opportunities for junior senior years
Opportunities for Junior & Senior Years
  • Twin Rivers Program

-Building Trades

-Auto Service Tech

-Health Careers

-Cosmetology

opportunities for junior senior years cont
Opportunities for Junior & Senior Years (cont.):
  • Cadet Teaching

-Elementary Arts/Music/PE/Special Ed

-Jr. High

-High School

opportunities for senior year
Opportunities for Senior Year
  • VU Program – Seniors Only

Architectural Drafting Collision Repair

Computer Networking Computer Programming

Diesel Mechanics Electronics

Fire Science Hospitality/Culinary Arts

Industrial Drafting (CAD) Information Technology

Law Enforcement Surveying

Web Development Welding

Computer Integrated Manufacturing (C.I.M.)

Precision Machining (Machine Trades, Tool & Die, Manufacturing)

WE PAY VU TUITION!!

opportunities for senior year cont
Opportunities for Senior Year (cont.)
  • Work Internship

-Gasthof Restaurant and Bakery - Kelso Insurance

-Grandview Pediatrics - Heartland OB/GYN

- Dr. Thorne - Memorial Hospital, Jasper

- Daviess Community Hospital - Norris Law Office

(ER, Physical Therapy, Ultrasound) - Crane/West Gate

-Conservation Officer - 1st National Bank

- Washington Times-Herald - Little Bear Daycare

- Montgomery Medical Clinic - Williams Bros. Pharmacy

- Midwestern Engineers - Eastside Veterinary

- Dr. Deem - Graber Post

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‘We have a sense of urgency to dramatically raise the education level of Hoosiers across our state.’-Teresa Lubbers, Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education

importance of higher education1
Importance of Higher Education
  • Indiana currently ranks 40th nationally in both education attainment and personal per capita income
  • Only 1/3 of Hoosier adults have more than a high school diploma.
importance of higher education2
Importance of Higher Education
  • 99% of the fastest-growing careers require post-secondary training or education U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Indiana will need 877,737 additional college degrees by 2025 to meet workforce needs. Lumina Foundation
  • Over the course of a lifetime, college graduates will earn about $1 million more than high school graduates.

U.S. Census

the importance of higher education
The Importance of Higher Education
  • About 14 million new job openings by 2018 will go to those with a two-year associate’s degree or occupational certificate.

Ctr. On Education & Workforce at Georgetown University

  • “A two-year degree or less can actually place a student in a better position for employment and potential earnings. In 38 of Indiana’s 92 counties, those with a recent associate degree earn more than those with a recent bachelor’s degree.” Dr. Mary Ostrye, senior vice president and provost, Ivy Tech Community College
evaluation criteria may vary among universities
Evaluation Criteria:(may vary among universities)
  • Grades: HS GPA, Core GPA, Class rank or percentile
  • Strength of curriculum (course selection)
  • Courses & grades related to major
  • Trends in achievement
  • SAT/ACT Test scores
  • Guidance counselor/Principal comments
  • Leadership experience (clubs, teams, work)
  • Essay
college admission requirements
College Admission Requirements
  • IU

8 semesters of English

7 semesters of Math

6 semesters of Social Sciences

6 semesters of Sciences

4 semesters of World Languages

3 or more credits of additional college-prep

coursework

www.iub.edu

college admission requirements cont
College Admission Requirements (cont.)
  • Purdue

8 semesters of English

8 semesters of Math

6 semesters of Science

6 semesters of Social Studies

4 semesters of Foreign Language

www.purdue.edu

college admission requirements cont1
College Admission Requirements (cont.)
  • University of Southern Indiana

4 years of English

3-4 years of Math

3-4 years of Lab Science

3 years of Social Studies

www.usi.edu

trends in college admission completion
Trends in College Admission & Completion
  • Some universities have increased % of international admits and decreased % of domestic admits
  • In Indiana 33% of students pursuing a 4-year degree graduate in 8 years. (14% graduate ‘on time’)
  • In Indiana 5% of students pursuing a 2-year degree graduate in 4 years. (1% graduate ‘on time’)
trends in college admission completion cont
Trends in College Admission & Completion (cont.)
  • Taxpayers lose millions at 4-year universities alone
  • Students needing remedial course work in college are less likely to ever graduate.
  • ‘Time to degree’ – we are taking too long to earn a degree & taking too many credits
cost of attendance in indiana for 2013 2014 academic year
Cost of Attendance in Indiana for 2013-2014 academic year
  • IU $20,870 Tuition/Fees, & Room/Board
  • Purdue $23,242 Tuition/Fees, Room/Board, Supplies
  • Ball State $17,230 Tuition/Fees, & Room/Board
  • ISU $16,800 Tuition/Fees & Room/Board
  • USI $16,000 Estimated cost for 2013-2014
  • VU $14,850 Tuition/Fees, & Room/Board
  • Ivy Tech $3,560 Tuition only (30 hours)
  • UE $41, 056 Typical annual cost for 2013-2014
cost of attendance in indiana cont
Cost of Attendance in Indiana (cont.)
  • Cost of college tuition in Indiana has increased over 100% in past 10 years.
  • Average student loan debt in Indiana is $29,000
  • In the U.S. we owe close to $1 trillion in student loan debt – more than all credit card debt!
student loan debt in indiana
Student loan debt in Indiana

College loan debt is a growing crisis with direct consequences to Indiana's economic health. Graduates burdened with suffocating loan payments have less disposable income, and high school students ill-informed in the college planning process often unknowingly marry their future to debt.

-Joseph Wood, President, ISM College Planning ‘Stemming the Tide of Student Loan Debt’, www.insideindianabusiness.com

what does this mean for students and families
What does this mean for students and families?
  • Pursue highest level of academic preparation
  • Read & Write outside of class
  • Research college & careers early
  • Take campus visits early
  • Talk about college & careers at home
  • Community Involvement
  • Consider all options
high test scores scholarship
High Test Scores = Scholarship $

Indiana University Excellence Scholarship

Award: $9,000 per year

School: Indiana University

Major: Any

Criteria: Students with SAT score of 1350 (CR & MATH) or above or ACT composite of 31 or above and a minimum GPA of 3.8, will receive an IU Excellence Scholarship at the time of admission.

Deadline: Must have complete application file to IU by November 1st.

Indiana University Prestige Scholarships

Award: $3,000 per year

School: Indiana University

Major: Any

Criteria: Students with SAT score of 1250 (CR & MATH) or above or ACT composite of 28 or above and a minimum GPA of 3.7 will receive an IU Prestige Scholarship at the time of admission.

Deadline: Must have complete application file to IU by November 1st.

importance of college savings account1
Importance of College Savings Account
  • If a student has a college savings account, they are more likely to attend college
  • If a student has $1-$499 saved in a college account, they are 4.5 times more likely to graduate from college
  • Saving $10/pay from K-12, would pay for an Associate’s Degree
  • Indiana College Choice 529 Plans – 20% tax benefit
points to ponder1
Points to Ponder….
  • Admission Decision is made based upon freshman, sophomore, and junior years of high school.
  • Honors courses=Stronger Test Scores

Often times, test score is what gets you considered for scholarships

  • Some colleges will re-calculate your GPA based only on your grades in high school English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Foreign Language courses. (Purdue/UE)
points to ponder cont
Points to Ponder (cont.)….
  • VU requires one year of high school chemistry for all Health Occupations majors
  • Recommend students create resume and update throughout high school; include extra-curricular activities, honors, awards, leadership positions held, employment, volunteer activities, community involvement
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Parent’s Role

  • Be involved
  • Know your student’s grades, attendance, and discipline record
  • Check Harmony for parents frequently
  • Know dates progress reports and report cards are issued
parent s role cont
Parent’s Role (cont.)
  • Stay in touch with your child’s teachers
  • Review and help your child select classes
  • Explore colleges/careers together

(Summer is a great time to explore!)

  • Talk with your son or daughter about your career and education
resources
Resources
  • www.doe.in.gov
  • www.barr.k12.in.us
  • www.hoosierhot50.org
  • www.collegechoiceadvisor529.com
  • www.learnmoreindiana.org
  • www.scholars.in.gov